TV host Fred Willard fired after lewd conduct arrest

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DrJM wrote:

Perhaps he was rehearsing a role…..

Jul 19, 2012 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RobGrondahl wrote:

Isn’t this like getting arrested for being drunk in a bar?

Jul 19, 2012 11:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hank_M wrote:

This is proof that he’s a regular guy, even if going to the peep show is old school.

Jul 19, 2012 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cogboy wrote:

dude? really! there’s an internet. smack it at home…

Jul 19, 2012 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cogboy wrote:

oh wait… better clean up my comment. dude? really! there’s an internet. “take care of that” at home…

Jul 19, 2012 12:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
maxcaviar wrote:

“he’s a regular guy” ?? seriously? don’t drag the rest of men down with your projecting. this is anything but regular. at best, you could say this is “regular” for guys in the entertainment industry. but that is a small fraction of men. you play right into the “men are pigs” “men are dogs” leftist dogma. if you want to be treated like an animal, you’re certainly going about it the right way.

Jul 19, 2012 1:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
everyone wrote:

Fred rocks. Love this.

Jul 19, 2012 1:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
everyone wrote:

What’s truly creepy are the law enforcement nitwits that went in there…….

Jul 19, 2012 1:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mpower830 wrote:

Ummm…what? Isn’t that what everyone does at an adult theater? Where’s his crime?

Jul 19, 2012 1:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mpower830 wrote:

Ummm…what? Isn’t that what everyone does at an adult theater? Where’s his crime?

Jul 19, 2012 1:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bpw wrote:

The guy needs to get a grip. Oh wait…

Jul 19, 2012 1:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Didn’t Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) pull a similar stunt like this back in July 1991 ?? If it was me, I’d rent adult DVDs and do it in the privacy of my home, or rent a room in a motel that offers free adult cable. Why ruin your career and reputation? Because an adult theater is cheaper ??

Jul 19, 2012 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jaybenton wrote:

Hey, Christine, what kind of “improve” show is it exactly? Health? Housing conditions? I’m confused. #EditorFAIL

Jul 19, 2012 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Upside wrote:

Meanwhile, outside same theater someone is getting robbed, pick pocketed, assaulted. But police would rather be in the shade indoors watching peep shows

Jul 19, 2012 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
antifanboy wrote:

Do you mean “improv” TV show? C’mon Reuters.

Jul 19, 2012 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mike2NMaz wrote:

“caught by police watching movies with his pants down”?? What the hell were the police doing in a movie theatre? Why are they looking for men with their pants down? I didn’t realize that Hollywood is so crime-free that the cops have time for this

Jul 19, 2012 4:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
REnninga wrote:

maxcaviar wrote:
“… this is “regular” for guys in the entertainment industry. but that is a small fraction of men. you play right into the “men are pigs” “men are dogs” leftist dogma.”

“Leftist”? Seriously, Max, “leftist”? This is where your mind goes, … to Right-wing political hyperbole? Wow!

Hey, dude, turn off Fox News channel and seek some qualified professional withdrawal and deprogramming therapy.

Max, here’s a clue: When you get too far to the Exrtreme Right, EVERYTHING ELSE in the world appears “leftist” (yes, even a middle-aged guy applying the hand-brake in an adult movie theater; “Damned pinko!”).

Jul 19, 2012 5:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
drummer185 wrote:

Embarrassing to get caught with your pants down. Humiliating when it can’t be confirmed.

Jul 19, 2012 5:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johngalt8377 wrote:

How low on the police hierarchy or incompetent does one get to be assigned “cop who sneaks around the porn theater busting masturbaters?

Jul 19, 2012 8:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johngalt8377 wrote:

More embarrassing to be the cop assigned to porn catcher duty. I wanted to be a detective but my test scores where low. Either this assignment or the drunk tank at the jail.

Jul 19, 2012 8:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
johngalt8377 wrote:

More embarrassing to be the cop assigned to porn catcher duty. I wanted to be a detective but my test scores where low. Either this assignment or the drunk tank at the jail.

Jul 19, 2012 8:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
joeputman wrote:

I have loved Fred Willard since his days playing Martin Mull’s sidekick on Mary Hartman’s “Fernwood Tonight”. This is a bit different that Pee Wee, who was pretty creepy to begin with and who’s show revolved around children. I think the Boston PBS affiliate was a coward to fire him immediately – if I am watching an antique show I don’t really care about the narrator’s extra-curricular actvities.

Jul 20, 2012 1:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ATAT wrote:

It’s OK for movie stars to break their vows and destroy their families to have a younger woman (or man) but it’s not OK to be trapped by a police state gestapo spy?

Jul 20, 2012 5:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Billo321 wrote:

Shades of Fernwood Tonite.

Jul 21, 2012 6:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dgcasey0325 wrote:

Adult movie theater? They still have those things? I would figure with the internet full of free porn and DVDs for the privacy of your own home an adult movie theater would be about as useful as, well, use your imagination. Maybe Fred needed to be arrested because that’s just plain stupid.

Jul 22, 2012 12:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnInCT wrote:

I would have expected a bit more of an enlightened attitude on the part of PBS. And don’t the cops have better things to do out there than arrest people for such nonsense?

Jul 23, 2012 9:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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