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The Streets Are Safe From Artie Lange...for Now

1 October 2009 5:08 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This is almost too easy for Howard. Artie Lange, whose sobriety-challenged history has made for countless punchlines on The Howard Stern Show, presumably is getting a lift to the studio for the near future after copping to a DUI count in New Jersey. The 41-year-old funnyman pleaded guilty to being under the influence of prescription sleeping pills when he crashed his car in the Toms River back on July 10. The judge in turn revoked Lange's license for seven months, ordered him to attend DUI classes, fined him $600—and provided Stern enough fodder to make it through the rest of the week. »

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Lange Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

14 July 2009 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Outrageous U.S. comedian Artie Lange has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence following a car crash in New Jersey.

The Howard Stern Show regular drove his Nissan Sentra into the back of a Pontiac last week and was booked for a DUI.

He was ordered to take an alcohol screening test, which his lawyer later insisted he passed. However, police believed he was still drunk while driving and requested a urine sample.

According to, the test results are not known yet.

Lange denied the charge on Tuesday. He is due back in court on 26 August.

It's the latest controversy for the heavyweight funnyman - last month he was banned from all HBO Sports TV shows after a foul-mouthed tirade on the premiere of chat show Joe Buck Live. »

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Lange Banned From HBO Sports

18 June 2009 6:35 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Outrageous comedian Artie Lange has been banned from live sports programming at U.S. cable network HBO following an offensive, expletive-laden rant on a new show.

The Howard Stern Show radio regular upset HBO bosses with an appearance on sportscaster Joe Buck's new show Joe Buck Live on Monday night by making homophobic remarks and swearing through a rant about his dislike of American football team the Dallas Cowboys.

At one point, he took aim at Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who is dating pop star Jessica Simpson, stating, "It's like a white-trash gift from God that the f**king Cowboys have a quarterback whose last name rhymes with homo."

In banning Lange, HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg told the New York Post, "We don't have any interest in his world."

In typical fashion, the controversial comic told Greenburg to "Go f**k yourself, I don't care how important you are in the business." »

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Stern blasts Sasha Grey comment

9 May 2009 11:16 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Howard Stern has taken offense to a recent comment made by porn star Sasha Grey. In a interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Grey allegedly said she wanted to drape herself in a Palestinian flag, go on The Howard Stern Show and confront the controversial DJ for being "a closet racist". Responding to Grey's remarks on his show, Stern said: "I kind of don’t know anything about her and I don’t care. "Thank God I didn’t get started (more) »

- By Marcell Minaya

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