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Louis CK and Judd Apatow Ask TMZ to Take Down Tracy Morgan Crash Video

louis ck tweetLouis CK and Judd Apatow are asking TMZ (via Twitter) to remove bystander video footage of the aftermath of the Tracy Morgan bus crash that took place last weekend. The request comes after the daughter of one of the injured comedians, Ardie Fuqua, posted a note on Instagram stating, “They don’t know how hurtful it is to see my father dragged out of the wreckage.” Krizya Fuqua also talks about all of the false information that’s being spread about her father’s condition.

After reading the plea, Louis CK, who recently kicked up some dust over the CommonCore educational process on Twitter, took to the social networking site to speak directly to TMZ. The tabloid site has yet to respond, according to the most recent story we could find. That’s probably because this is a bit of a sticky situation for the site.

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Ticketmaster Screws Up Obama Inauguration Event

Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration courtesty of Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeleyWe’re going to go ahead and make a wild over-generalization here: Ticketmaster is not the public’s favorite company.

Another totally unsupported assumption: President Obama‘s inauguration won’t inspire quite as big a party in 2013 as it did in 2009. But there will be an event and a parade–and fans were supposed to be able to buy tickets through Ticketmaster yesterday. Unfortunately, the company screwed the whole thing up big time.

Tix were supposed to go on sale on Monday the 8th, but somebody within the Ticketmaster organization (whose name happens to be “Technical Error”) accidentally sent an email on Sunday announcing the availability of the tickets–which promptly sold out. So the mistake was twofold, really: Not only did the message go out early, but the tickets were available early as well. Oh, and the seller’s site was predictably “overwhelmed” by traffic, “slowing the purchasing process.’’

Ticketmaster’s response? Yeah, that kinda sucks–but get over it, people.

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Louis CK Stands Up To Convention

Standup comedians such as Louis CK live and die by public relations every time they speak into a microphone. The first rule in standup comedy states that it’s more important to be liked by the audience than to have them think you’re funny. People are loyal and forgiving with people they like. Funny comes and goes, like indigestion.

Louis CK, like everyone else, feels like he’s being exploited by the freaking entertainment industry and he’s had enough of this crap. So he’s cut out the middleman and is selling tickets to his next tour exclusively on his site.

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Louis CK’s $5 Video Transforms His Reputation

Louis CK has been the talk of the town for the past week or so. The comedian used his own money to produce a special, “Louis CK: Live from the Beacon Theater” in the hopes of finally making some money off the sales of his stand-up routines. He announced last night on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he’s had $1 million in sales.

First, the move makes him look like some kind of Internet genius. With no muss, no fuss, he simply posted the routine online, asked fans nicely not to steal it, and BAM! Success.

Second, he announced that he’s only keeping $220,000, with the rest going to charity. So even though the man can talk ad nauseam about farts, he’s also a generous soul.

Third, he’s made his name as a “working-class loser” but now we know he has cash. Rather than stick with the tried and true, which would no longer be true, he’s evolved in this stand-up routine in order to stay relevant. The New York Times charts the many changes to his comedy over recent years.

So Louis CK shows that great results can come from keeping things simple, giving back, and being honest. Nice.