Arts Bites – May 14

Graphic by Lena Yang

Graphic by Lena Yang

‘Daily show’ comedian to take over ‘Colbert Report’ time slot

Larry Wilmore, currently a correspondent on The Daily Show, will be replacing The Colbert Report next year with The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore starting January 2015.
Comedy Central released a statement saying the new show will cover news and current affairs, and feature a “diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television.”

Cult TV show Community cancelled after five seasons
After more than five years on television, NBC has officially announced that Community has been cancelled.
While a cult hit among fans, the show has been struggling to achieve the viewings needed to keep it alive.
The show’s creator Dan Harmon and cast members promoted the hashtag #sixseasonsandamovie, but it fell short of the sixth season, with no word about a potential movie.

Chris Brown will spend 131 days in jail after admitting to violating terms of parole
A Los Angeles judge has ruled R&B star Chris Brown will receive a full year in jail after violating the terms of his parole.
The judge gave Brown credit for the 234 days he already spent in jail and rehab, which reduces the sentence to 131 days.
Brown had been on parole since 2009, after pleading guilty to assaulting his girlfriend at the time Rihanna.
His most recent altercation in Washington last year was a result of a misdemeanor charge from a man who claimed Brown and his bodyguard assaulted him outside a hotel.

 

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