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‘Harold and Kumar’ To Become An Animated Series!

by HAEIN JUNG

Those of you who’ve enjoyed the antics of stoner-duo Harold and Kumar over the years can sit back, light one up, and look forward the Harold and Kumar animated series, set to air on Adult Swim.

Last week, actor Kal Penn (aka Kumar) tweeted about the casts’ first table read for the series, ‘Had a wildly inappropriate morning,’ with John Cho (Harold), Dave Krumholtz, Paula Garces, and Eddie Kaye Thomas.

The franchise chronicles the misadventures of cannabis loving best friends Harold and Kumar as they journey to White Castle in the first film and escape from Guantanamo Bay in the second. In the final installment, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D, they deal with growing pains of becoming adults and putting their wild past behind them.

Additional confirmation comes from writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg who helmed the screenplay for all three films. Hurwitz tweeted, “‘Harold & Kumar’ table read was insane, surreal, & hilarious. Cannot wait for fans to see this!”

Not only was the franchise a beloved cult comedy classic, it has also been favorably reviewed by critics. Robert Koehler of Variety says, “…gleefully upends expectations and delivers an energetic comedy”. A.O Scott of the New York Times writes it’s “delightfully stupid” and that it’s also “one of the few recent comedies that persuasively, and intelligently, engage the social realities of contemporary multicultural America.” The exact airdate of the animated series is vague. However, actress Paula Garces (Maria) assured fans on Twitter, “Coming sooner than u think!”

Puff. Puff. Exhale.

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Investigators: At Least 4 Officials Saw Or Heard Daniel Chong While He was Locked In A Cell For 5 Days

by STEVE HAN

At least four authorities saw or heard San Diego student Daniel Chong screaming for help while locked in a cell for five days with no food or water, but still left him unoccupied as they believed someone else was responsible, according to a recent investigation.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency had neither policy nor training for its employees on monitoring the holding cells, and there was no requirement to check the cells at the end of each day. The DEA declined to comment and said those who failed to assure the safety of Chong are subject to “ongoing internal disciplinary matter,” according to a three-page summary of the investigation.

The inspector general at the Justice Department found that the DEA’s San Diego office didn’t have a system to track detainee movements as no cameras were installed inside the cells.

“The DEA is confident that these measures will help to prevent similar incidents in the future,” the agency said in a statement.

Police arrested Chong, now a 26-year-old student at University of California, San Diego, in April 2012 at his friends house and seized 18,000 ecstasy pills, other drugs and weapons. Nine people, including Chong, were arrested.

Although employees put him in the cell and told him that they would return shortly, Chong was left unattended for five days. He ingested methamphetamine and drank his own urine out of desperation to survive before trying to cut himself with broken glasses to kill himself. The DEA later reached a settlement of $4.1 million with Chong.

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