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faces drug charges
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Comedian Artie Lange was arrested recently on drug possession charges outside his New Jersey home.
Hoboken police spokesman Sgt. Edgardo Cruz said that 49-year-old Lange was arrested on Sunday after allegedly being found with drugs in the parking garage of his building.
Officers found cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia both on him and in his car.
Lange has a history of drug addiction.
He was recently featured on HBO’s new comedy series “Crashing,” which stars Peter Holmes and is produced Judd Apatow. He plays himself as a mentor to Holmes’ character who is trying to make it as a stand-up comedian.
On Friday he tweeted about the arrest, saying he’s “doing great.”
to read ‘Juno’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in “Juno” during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The creators will stage the reading April 8 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles to raise money for the women’s health organization. Jennifer Garner will also be back in the role of the adoptive mom, but the male leads played by Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and J.K. Simmons will go to actresses, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Jason Reitman, who earned an Oscar nomination for directing the film, once put on a series of live script readings. He stopped last April after five seasons but told the publication that the presidential election inspired him to revive them.