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Friday
Jul272012

Fred Willard: Porn Movie Was 'Boring,' Arrest Was 'Embarrassing as Hell'

Brian To/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Thursday night, comic Fred Willard addressed his July 19 lewd conduct arrest at a Los Angeles porn theater.

Willard, a veteran of comedies like Best in Show and This Is Spinal Tap, began the interview with a joke, asking Jimmy Fallon, "What do you want to talk about first?" before saying of the arrest, "Let me say this: That's the last time I'm gonna listen to my wife when she says, 'Why don't you go see a movie?'" 

He also joked that the film was boring, and the theater was a good place to take a nap.

Willard again asserted nothing inappropriate happened -- as the arresting officer claimed -- and that the situation is "being sorted out."  The comic admitted the whole situation was, "embarrassing as hell," adding, "It's very painful but I'm trying to laugh it off."

The arrest got Willard fired from the PBS show Market Warriors, but he still currently hosts the ABC improv comedy show Trust Us with Your Life.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Fred Willard: Lewd Conduct Incident Was 'Much More PG'

Brian To/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Fred Willard is commenting online about his arrest for alleged lewd conduct at an adult movie theater in Hollywood, Calif., last Wednesday night, according to People.com. 

He tweeted on Monday, "Wait til u hear my version; much more PG & my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow."

The 72-year-old actor was fired by PBS as the voice of Market Warriors after the alleged incident, but he remains host of the ABC improv show Trust Us with Your Life

He wrote, "I was not fired from TUWYL, so B sure 2 watch."

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday that Willard will not be facing jail time in connection with his arrest on lewd conduct charges, and is eligible to enroll in a “pre-filing diversion program.”

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