Shawn Southwick


The very funny Artie Lange (above).

Artie Lange, veteran comedian and former regular on The Howard Stern Program, delighted Comedy Cellar audiences in New York City recently by performing impromptu in his unexpected return to the stage.

Howard Stern‘s troubled sidekick Artie Lange returned to stand-up with a triumphant, surprise appearance at the Comedy Cellar over the weekend — his first since his grisly suicide attempt in January.

“He had a great line when he opened the show,” comic Craig Gass told The Post’s Mandy Stadtmiller. “He said, ‘Well, folks, I gotta say I am so glad that Fashion Week is over because I am [bleep]ing exhausted.’ ”

The audience gave the schlumpy 42-year-old comedian a deafening ovation during the two midnight shows he played on Friday and Saturday, following Chris Tucker one night.

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/artie_makes_em_laugh_again_hF2ISlKH5T7RmneYJHwQwJ

Could there be any better news for Artie fans who have no doubt agonized over the comedian’s troubled plight this past year, which included a suicide attempt?  Well, there could be, but we shouldn’t hold our breaths if we are waiting for Artie’s return to Howard’s show on Sirius XM satellite radio.

Howard has hinted to the audience that an Artie return is not in the cards, and has brushed off callers who have inquired about Artie’s well being of late, usually claiming that he “doesn’t know” how Artie is or how he is doing.  On the Wrap Up Show, producer Gary Dell’Abate recently mentioned that Artie has made overtures to him about coming in as a guest, and that likely isn’t going to happen anytime soon, if ever.

I understand that the Stern staff still feels the weighty burden from worrying about Artie’s health and psyche on a constant basis, and has been troubled by the pandora’s box that an Artie return engagement, or even visit, would open.  But Gary and Howard have been a bit flip in this regard.  Gary especially, who has sort of joked around with Wrap Up Show callers inquiring about Artie–at Artie’s expense.

Gary should recall that Artie took Gary on a USO tour a few years back to Afghanistan, despite Gary having no discernible performing talents, which advanced Gary’s career and did little for the magnanimous Lange.

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Though Artie might not be appearing on Howard’s show anytime soon, J.D. Harmeyer, who pulls tape for Howard, also travels with Artie as part of his road crew on weekends, and video tapes his shows.  If Artie is getting up on stage at the Comedy Cellar, it can’t be too long before he is scheduling gigs.  If Harmeyer is still to serve Artie in the same capacity, Artie will likely become a very hot topic for Howard in absentia by nature of J.D.’s frequent on air appearances.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com, www.crackbillionair.com)

Shawn Southwick, who last month may have made a suicide try from a famaily home in Utah, overdosing on presecription drugs, and Larry King have called off their divorce.`Southwick is known to have opiate addiction problems, but reportedly overdosed on psych meds.

Outgoing CNN talk show host Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick have made their reconciliation official.

King and his wife filed separate petitions Wednesday in Los Angeles to dismiss their divorce case, People.com and TMZ.com report.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-100709-larry-king-wife-call-off-divorce,0,7114924.story

Interesting development.  I guess they resolved the sister in law and baseball coach reported affairs.

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Dapper 200 hundred year old Larry King, with estranged wife Shawn Southwick (above).

Shawn Southwick’s May 28th overdose, which was suppressed from the media from May 28th to June 8th, is now being called a suicide attempt.

https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/shawn-southwick-larry-kings-wife-overdoses-hear-southwick-on-howard/

Police found multiple empty pill bottles on her bed, in her purse and in her bathroom, according to the report. The containers had held Compro, Prometrium, Clonaxepam, Ambien, Klonopin, Subutex, Cymbalta and Lyrica.

Some of the bottles had a “prescription of 30, others of 60, all of which were empty and which had been filled within 10 days,” read the report.

Police also found what they believed to be a suicide note left by Shawn.

“At this time, it is unknown whose writing this letter was in, however wording on the letter led me to believe that [King] had intentionally taken the quantity of pills,” read the report.

The report also states that the note indicated that she “was leaving, or that she might hurt herself” and that she wanted to be buried in Utah.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/06/10/2010-06-10_larry_kings_wife_shawn_southwicks_accidental_overdose_called_an_attempted_suicid.html

Subutex is a powerful opioid used to treat opiate dependency.

http://www.drugs.com/cdi/subutex.html

Klonopin is a powerful anti anxiety medicine, Ambien a powerful sleep drug, Cymblta is used to treat severe depression, and Lyrica is an anti-epileptic drug. 

Apparently Southwick is a lot sicker than first projected.

Be Careful,

Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)

Larry King’s 7th wife, Shawn Southwick, and probably his 8th divorce (above).

A decrepit Larry King with his latest young family, all wearing ugly, stupid looking sneakers (above).

Shawn Southwick, the estranged 7th wife of Larry King, overdosed on various unnamed prescription drugs on May 28th, but the news of the incident was suppressed from the media until yesterday.

Southwick, 50, OD’ed on pills May 28, but news of the event just surfaced June 8.

It’s unclear what drugs Shawn took, but her dad suggested it may have been depression or anxiety medication.

‘SHE WON’T WAKE UP

In a 911 call obtained by RadarOnline, Shawn’s father, Karl Engemann, tells the operator that he came home and found his daughter unconscious at her Provo, Utah, house May 28.

“I can’t wake her up,” Engemann, 76, tells the 911 operator, who dispatches an ambulance. “She may have overmedicated.”

He added: “She’s unconscious. I slap her and I holler at her and she opens her eyes half way and puts them back down again.”

http://www.examiner.com/x-14380-Celebrity-Fitness-and-Health-Examiner~y2010m6d8-Larry-Kings-wife-Shawn-Southwick-okay-after-drug-overdose

This is just the last development in a long line of odd circumstances between King and Southwick, that include allegations of adultery on both sides.  Recently it came to light that Southwick was having an affair with Hector Penate, a guy who basically solicited King to tutor his sons at baseball.  See video of Penate, a struggling actor and baseball instructor, as he talks about his affair with Southwick below.

http://www.popcrunch.com/hector-penate-shawn-southwick-affair/

Southwick has denied the affair, vehemently doing so to the media and on Sirius XM’s Howard Stern Show.  She even agreed to take a lie detector test on air, but then backed out.  In fact, Southwick has a history of telling Howard many strange things, including the fact that she wears “magic underwear”, a Mormon temple garment.  Say what?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygZLrD-o33Q (Howard discusses King’s divorce)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6T0mRbxiFU (Howard with Southwick, pt 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aHPspQCsjA&feature=related (Howard with Southwick, pt 2)

To millions of Mormons around the world, garments are a special piece of clothing worn as a symbolic gesture of the promises that they have made to God. The garment is always worn under other clothing, next to the skin. For most people who wear it, the garment takes the place of regular underwear. (For this reason, some people refer to the garment as Mormon undergarments or as Mormon underwear. Most LDS prefer simply using the term “garment” instead.)The garment is directly related to Mormon temples. It is there that faithful members first receive the garment after individual instruction on what it stands for and how it should be cared for. The garment is worn as part of a special ceremony called the temple endowment. The garment is worn at all times (day and night) by members as a constant reminder of the promises they have made to God in the Temple to be honest and faithful to the commandments of the Lord.

http://www.mormon-underwear.com/

I guess the promises Mormons make to God gloss over adultery, or perhaps Southwick doesn’t wear her magic underwear when she knows she’s going to be getting some.  Southwick has also made claims that the 76 year old King (is he really that young?) has had a sexual relationship with her sister, model Shannon Engemann, and those claims sound true, despite King’s protests that he supported her financially out of a sense of familial obligation.

King admits to lavishing Engemann with gifts, including a $160,000 automobile.  Though Southwick’s camp say she probably overdosed on anxiety and depression meds, she entered a rehab facility in 2008 for painkillers.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/04/14/2010-04-14_larry_king_files_for_divorce_from_7th_wife_shawn_southwick_citing_irreconcilable.html

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)