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‘I Will Punch You!’: Local News Anchor Tortures Arachnophobic Weather Man With Tarantula

Ray Cortopassi is a jerk. No, I've never met the anchor for Indianapolis' Fox59 Morning News and have seen nothing of him except the below clip, but judging solely from that, he is a jerk. A hilarious, hilarious jerk. In the clip in question, Cortopassi uses a giant tarantula from a segment to sadistically torture poor Jim O'Brien while he's trying to give his weather report. The arachnophobic weather man eventually makes a bee-line straight for the studio door leaving anchorwoman Angela Ganote to attempt to finish the segment. This lasts for a few seconds until Cortopassi starts scaring her.
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Roger Ebert backs down over Ryan Dunn drink-drive Twitter comments

Us film critic admits he may have been 'too quick to tweet' following the death of the Jackass star in a car accident

Us film critic Roger Ebert has admitted he may have spoken too soon when he took to Twitter with anti drink-drive comments following the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn in a high-speed car smash.

Dunn and his passenger died after the former's Porsche 911 hit a tree and burst into flames in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, in the early hours of Monday morning. A coroner yesterday said the men were killed by the impact of the smash and the resulting fire.

Ebert, who had earlier tweeted: "Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive", appeared to backtrack over his comments following a backlash from his followers and fans of Dunn, who starred in all three Jackass movies as well as the MTV TV series which spawned them. In a
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Roger Ebert backs down over Ryan Dunn drink-drive Twitter comments

Us film critic admits he may have been 'too quick to tweet' following the death of the Jackass star in a car accident

Us film critic Roger Ebert has admitted he may have spoken too soon when he took to Twitter with anti drink-drive comments following the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn in a high-speed car smash.

Dunn and his passenger died after the former's Porsche 911 hit a tree and burst into flames in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, in the early hours of Monday morning. A coroner yesterday said the men were killed by the impact of the smash and the resulting fire.

Ebert, who had earlier tweeted: "Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive", appeared to backtrack over his comments following a backlash from his followers and fans of Dunn, who starred in all three Jackass movies as well as the MTV TV series which spawned them. In a
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Ryan Dunn died from impact and heat of crash, says coroner

Jackass star's Porsche may have been travelling at 100mph before it flew into ravine, struck tree and burst into flames

Jackass daredevil Ryan Dunn and his passenger died from the impact of the violent car crash they were involved in and the resulting fire, according to a coroner's report.

The Chester County coroner listed blunt force trauma and thermal trauma as the official causes of death for both men. Toxicology results will take four to six weeks to complete, coroner's office spokeswoman Patty Emmons said.

Dunn was known for making viewers cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts with his cohorts in the multimillion-dollar Jackass TV and movie franchise.

Dunn, 34, and passenger Zachary Hartwell died early on Monday, shortly after leaving Barnaby's, a pub in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dunn had tweeted a photo of the pair and a third man drinking just hours before the crash, but the photo has since been taken down.
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Bar Owner Denies Dunn Was Drunk

Bar Owner Denies Dunn Was Drunk
The owner of a bar where tragic Jackass star Ryan Dunn partied with pals just hours before his death in a car crash has denied the TV prankster was drunk.

Dunn and an unidentified pal were killed in the early hours of Monday morning when the star's Porsche spun out of control and crashed into trees, bursting into flames.

The pair had been driving along a road in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania following a night out. A photo reportedly posted online hours before the tragedy showed Dunn and two pals sipping drinks in a bar, sparking speculation alcohol may have been a factor in the fatal crash.

But Jim O'Brien, who runs a bar in nearby West Chester where Dunn allegedly spent part of Sunday evening, is adamant the star only had "a couple" of bottles of beer.

O'Brien tells the New York Daily News, "I wouldn't call it partying. Ryan wasn't one of the wild guys you would see on Jackass. He never really got drunk here. He was always just quiet and did his own thing... We would have stopped him if he had too many drinks. What happened was a tragic accident."

Ken Taylor obituary

Screenwriter who created wonderful parts for women, as in his TV adaptation of Paul Scott's The Jewel in the Crown

The screenwriter Ken Taylor, who has died aged 88, had his first radio play broadcast in 1941. Anyone who has enjoyed drama in the intervening 70 years will have been touched by his work for radio, television, film and stage, which included a Bafta-nominated adaptation of Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn for Channel 4 (1992), the 1983 BBC version of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, a 1975 adaptation of Muriel Spark's The Girls of Slender Means and the 1964 teleplay The Devil and John Brown, for which he won the Writers' Guild award. Perhaps his biggest success was The Jewel in the Crown, the 1984 Granada television mini-series based upon the Raj Quartet novels by Paul Scott, which earned him an Emmy nomination and the writer of the year award from the Royal Television Society.

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The Gamm Announces Grace Running 3/12-4/5

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to stage the New England premiere of Grace, a stimulating, frank and moving examination of the conflict between science and faith through the lens of a contemporary family. Written by Irish playwright and director Mick Gordon and University of London philosophy professor A.C. Grayling, and directed by Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella, Grace features Gamm Resident Actors Wendy Overly, Jim O'Brien and Karen Carpenter, as well as newcomer Kyle Blanchette.
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