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Jon Stewart 'stunned' by Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct

Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct Jon Stewart made awkward jokes a year ago when pressed about rumors that his friend and fellow comedian Louis C.K.’s acted inappropriately toward women. Stewart no longer think it’s funny. In fact, he says he’s “stunned.” The former “Daily Show” host said Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show that inappropriate behavior is “endemic” in the comedy community and that it is an especially harsh environment for women. He cops to the mistake of turning a blind eye to the rumors. “You always find yourself back ...

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FX severs ties with Louis CK

Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct Louis C.K.’s lucrative deal with FX and FX Productions is no more. The network and production company said they are “ending our association” with the comedian in a statement Friday. Louis C.K. has executive produced five series with the company over the last eight years. In addition to canceling Louis C.K.’s overall deal with his company, Pig Newton, the companies said he will no longer serve as executive producer for any of the four shows they produce with him, including “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One ...

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Louis CK allegations prompt action by HBO, FX

NYT: Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct Two of Louis C.K.’s longtime television network collaborators are taking action after allegations of sexual misconduct were brought against the comedian on Thursday in a story by the New York Times. HBO has taken steps to distance itself from Louis C.K. The network announced the comedian will not appear in its upcoming “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” event and said his previous projects will be pulled from HBO On Demand services. HBO, like CNN, is owned by TimeWarner. ...

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St. Louis sues NFL for moving Rams to L.A.

NFL approves Rams’ return to Los Angeles The place the Rams called home for two decades is now suing the football team. The city of St. Louis, Missouri — where the Rams were based for two decades before jilting it for Los Angeles last year — filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the team and the NFL failed to use proper protocol when the Rams were relocated. “In the years leading up to the Rams relocation request, Rams officials decided to move the team and confidentially determined that they would be ...

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Saint Louis loses game, then bus; driver arrested

5:08 AM ET After Saint Louis suffered a 70-55 loss at St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night, the Billikens prepared to make the trip home. Just one problem. Their bus and its driver were missing. The Billikens soon learned their 56-year-old female driver had taken the bus 40 miles away to Randolph, New York, where she was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to New York State Police Trooper James O’Callaghan. “When troopers were interviewing her, they smelled the smell of alcohol,” O’Callaghan told ESPN. The woman did ...

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Louis Theroux

I was at my wedding in July 2012 when I learned that the DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile was to be unmasked as a sexual predator in an upcoming ITV documentary. At that time, I imagined I knew Savile reasonably well. I’d made my own documentary about him in 2000, filming with him for about two weeks at his various homes around Britain. I’d stayed in contact for several years after the film went out, making occasional trips up to Leeds. There was always a professional pretext – a ...

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There will be no toasting in St. Louis as Cubs offense stalls

1:55 AM ET ST. LOUIS — Put the champagne on ice, because it won’t be needed until the Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field later this week. The Cubs’ magic number to clinch the National League’s Central Division remained at three after a 4-2 loss Tuesday night to the team behind them, the St. Louis Cardinals. “It’s inevitable at this point,” center fielder Dexter Fowler simply stated after the game. With their division lead at 16 games, the question the last few days in the locker room has been about ...

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W2W4: San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues, Game 1

4:39 PM ET Craig CustanceESPN Senior Writer Close Senior NHL writer for ESPN The Magazine Wrote for Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wrote for The Sporting News print ST. LOUIS — After a few days of waiting, the Western Conference final kicks off between two franchises, the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks, that are each enjoying a playoff breakthrough. Here’s what to watch for in Game 1 of the Western Conference final, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday. • This series may hinge on how successful the Sharks’ power play ...

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With NFL Rams gone, St. Louis still stuck with stadium debt

The National Football League’s Rams left behind more than bitterness when the team ditched St. Louis for Los Angeles last month – it left a stadium saddled with about $ 144 million in debt and maintenance costs. Taxpayers will now shoulder the remaining payments for the Edward Jones Dome with only the help of revenue from tractor pulls, volleyball tournaments, concerts and the like. St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed has asked the NFL to help pay off the stadium, but so far has gotten no response. “The ...

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St. Louis scorned as NFL leaves for second time

12:41 AM ET Associated Press print ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is a two-time NFL loser. Both times, the issue was the stadium. In 1988, the city lost the Cardinals to Phoenix over dithering about a new facility that team owner Bill Bidwill eventually built in the desert. With the Rams now moving back to Los Angeles, here’s a look back at their top 10 moments in St. Louis. Owner Stan Kroenke got his wish to take his franchise back to Los Angeles. But the Rams’ move to the West ...

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