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Nov. 16, 2012 at 2:20 PM   |   Comments

Comedian Katt Williams arrested for alleged assault

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Oakland, Calif., after he allegedly hit a man on the head with a bottle on a tour bus outside a hotel, police said.

The victim, whose name wasn't released to the media, sustained a laceration to his head in the incident Wednesday night, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Williams, 41, was arrested for suspicion of assault.

No motive for the confrontation was reported.

The Chronicle said Williams' publicist did not respond to a request for comment on the arrest.


Silverstone-Winkler play 'The Performers' to close Sunday

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- "The Performers," a new Broadway stage comedy starring Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler, is to close Sunday after seven performances, producers said.

The porn-themed show also will have played 23 previews before it shuts its doors.

The Hollywood Reporter said lackluster reviews and Hurricane Sandy slowed ticket sales for David West Read's romantic comedy, which is set at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas.

Directed by Evan Cabnet, the play co-stars Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker and Jenni Barber.


FX orders third season of 'Horror Story'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- FX says it has ordered a third edition of its creepy anthology series "American Horror Story" for the fall of 2013.

"Horror Story" veteran Jessica Lange will headline the cast for the next 13-episode season, E! News said. Who Lange will play and where or when the story will take place have not yet been revealed.

The show was created by writer-producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck. Season 1 took place in modern times in a haunted house in Los Angeles. Season 2 is set in the 1960s in a New England mental institution.

"With 'American Horror Story: Asylum,' Ryan and Brad have raised the bar in every way from Murder House, the first' American Horror Story' miniseries," FX President John Landgraf said in a statement Thursday.

"And their original idea -- the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast -- has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting. We can't wait to see what deviously brilliant ideas they come up with for their third miniseries."


Whoopi Goldberg books '666' guest spot

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg will be a guest star on the New York-set supernatural series "666 Park Avenue," ABC announced.

Goldberg, star of the films "Ghost" and "The Color Purple" and co-host of TV's "The View," will appear on the Dec. 2 episode of the show, which follows the strange goings-on in a luxurious Manhattan apartment building.

"Jane is hurled back in time to October 1927 by the mysterious Maris Elder, who hypnotizes her in an effort to find out where she disappeared down the spiral staircase," a synopsis of the episode said.

"Her time-travel adventures unlock secrets long hidden in Peter Kramer's apartment, where his wife was murdered, and shows Jane that her family has a dark legacy ... ."

Rachael Taylor plays Jane and Jim True-Frost plays Peter. Goldberg will be Maris.

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