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Artie Lange on Overcoming ‘Toughest’ of All Addictions – Heroin

TheFixlogoSince Artie Lange miraculously walked himself back from the edge of the abyss, he has been doing a lot of interviews about his life and new book. But there’s likely no more apt a place to find the one-time Howard Stern sidekick talking about his hard-fought recovery from heroin and other addictions than The Fix.

The website, which focuses on the issues of addiction and recovery, relaunched this week after taking a summer break. Overseeing these efforts is newly installed publisher and CEO Jay Levin, who previously founded LA Weekly.

The Fix plans to post at least five new features per week, along with a similar amount of personal essays and eight news items. Here’s Lange’s answer to the first question from The Fix contributor McCarton Ackerman – Where are you in your sobriety these days?:

“I’ve have had two relapses in the last 18 months, but have been clean for three months now. The last relapse was from painkillers I was taking for an injury. They were given to me by a doctor, but I didn’t take them as prescribed and finished a month’s prescription in about a day and a half. I got to a meeting and stopped myself, but I would definitely consider that to be a relapse.”

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Mike Tyson’s Latest Career Move Involves a ‘Fowl-Mouthed’ Pigeon

Seth MacFarlane, Trey Parker and Matt Stone can all claim a legacy piece of Mike Tyson Mysteries, a new weekly quarter-hour show green lit for Adult Swim. The show will mix in live-action footage of Tyson with a cartoon sidekick that owes a lot to Stewie Griffin and Cartman.

Per a report by TheWrap TV editor Tim Molloy:

Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries.

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Vic ‘The Brick’ Jacobs Fans Are Feeling Blue*

The Web page for Fox Sports Radio LA’s weekday national program Loose Cannons now lists only Pat O’Brien and Steve Hartman. That’s because as of this week, third wheel Vic “The Brick” Jacobs has been moved off the show in favor of spot news and Lakers coverage duties.

Allaccess.com is the first to confirm the news. Given VBJ’s loyal fan base, there will likely be more article and Facebook comments like these:

Jerry: I think they did push him out… Pat’s shtick of being impatient with Vic every day was Pat’s true feelings about Vic.

rusticgroovy: It’s only been a couple of days and I really miss Vic. I love Pat (& tolerate Steve) but the Loose Cannons are not the same. Missing you, Vic!

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The Thoroughly Post-Modern Pat O’Brien


With the list of fallen sports heroes growing longer by the day, former co-host of The Insider Pat O’Brien has plenty of opportunities on his daily Fox Sports Radio show “Loose Cannons” to reference his infamous 2005 phone sex scandal. Still, his willingness to do so on a regular basis without a hint of embarrassment is both a testament to his Dr. Phil-aided rehabilitation and the odd transparency of the 21st century media horizon.

On today’s edition of the program, a discussion with Steve Hartman and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs quickly segued from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a New York Knicks executive (Anuscha Browne Sanders) who won an $11.6 million sexual harassment judgment against the team in 2007 to current Brett Favre problem Jen Sterger, a TV reporter who may have received X-rated communications from the one-time Jet quarterback in 2008.

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Peggy Siegal, Pamela Fiori & the Winner of Lunch with Laurel

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— DIANE CLEHANE

While the regulars in the dining room at Michael’s chatted about their plans for the upcoming holiday weekend, it seemed only fitting that my lunch today was with Laurie Haspel Aronson, president of Haspel, the quintessential American company responsible for the creation of the classic seersucker suit. Laurie tells me it was the brainchild of her great grandfather, Joseph Haspel, who wanted to turn the fabric once favored by laborers for its cool comfort into a natty summertime staple of bankers and businessman everywhere.

Haspel, which was founded back in 1909, has dressed some pretty iconic fellows including Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. Jimmy Smits, who wore Haspel during his stint on The West Wing, will be sporting seersucker this weekend when he hosts PBS’ July 4th special and on his upcoming series Outlaw that premieres this fall.

Laurie explains how the venerable label remains a current fashion favorite (Russell Brand is a fan) but hasn’t alienated its old school clientele this way: “The great thing about it is it can be worn by everyone and looks good on everybody. It takes on the personality of the wearer.” Indeed.

Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:

1. Former Chanel president Arie Kopelman and his wife Coco with Pamela Fiori (in Chanel) and a distinguished looking gent we didn’t recognize.

2. A very blonde Peggy Siegal and a handsome young fellow.

3. Scribe Phoebe Eaton, looking very glam

4. Abernathy & MacGregor’s Jim Abernathy

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