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Charlie Brown Actor Facing Prison Time in Threats Case

He pleaded guilty to threatening a sheriff and mobile home park manager Tuesday

(Newser) - The legal woes of the one-time Charlie Brown continue, as former child actor Peter Robbins pleaded guilty to making criminal threats Tuesday, the AP reports. The 59-year-old, who voiced the popular Peanuts character in multiple TV specials in the 1960s, has been charged with offering $50,000 to have the... More »

Spectre Finally Puts Box Office Out of Its Misery

'Spectre' soars to 73M, ending weeks of flops, but falling short of 'Skyfall'

(Newser) - It took the combination of James Bond and Charlie Brown to save the box office with the openings of both Spectre and The Peanuts Movie after a disastrous few weekends of flops . Spectre took an easy first-place spot with an estimated $73 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, failing to... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Sentenced in Stalking Case

Judge: 'Don't be a blockhead'

(Newser) - Good grief: Charlie Brown is going to rehab. Peter Robbins, the original voice for the character, was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday after he was found guilty of threatening his ex and stalking her plastic surgeon, the AP reports. But he'll be allowed to do his time... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Upset by Ex's Boob Job

Peter Robbins accused of stalking, threatening ex and plastic surgeon

(Newser) - More details are trickling out on why, exactly, the "voice of Charlie Brown" was arrested Sunday : Peter Robbins was, allegedly, quite unhappy that he paid for a breast enhancement for a girlfriend ... and then the relationship didn't last. The 56-year-old is accused of stalking and threatening both the... More »

Voice of Charlie Brown Gets Arrested

Peter Robbins busted for alleged stalking, threats

(Newser) - As if the "voice of Elmo" scandal wasn't enough to wreck our childhood memories, now the voice of Charlie Brown has been arrested. Peter Robbins, who voiced the popular animated character as a child, was busted in San Diego Sunday night and will be arraigned today on one... More »

'Muslim President' Hates Charlie Brown: Tenn. Mayor

Obama's West Point speech forced postponement of Christmas special

(Newser) - President Obama's speech on the Afghanistan troop buildup bumped the annual airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas, really ticking off the mayor of Arlington, Tenn. He apparently hasn't heard that nothing is private on Facebook, where he vented about TV scheduling: "Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit... More »

All-Star Game Is Another National (League) Shame

(Newser) - After a 12th consecutive All-Star Game loss last night, even “Charlie Brown thinks the National League stinks,” writes Jeff Passan for Yahoo Sports. And in the 2002 tie that interrupted that streak, the senior circuit blew a 4-0 lead. If indeed the teams are evenly matched, and each... More »

Peanuts Animator Dies

Bill Melendez was also 'voice' of Snoopy

(Newser) - The creator of the Charlie Brown TV specials and movies, one of the most popular animation franchises in entertainment history, has died at the age of 91 in Santa Monica, reports the Los Angeles Times. Jose Cuautemoc "Bill" Melendez brought the Peanuts characters to the screen and was the... More »

Good Grief! Peanuts Writer Was Depressive

New biography depicts buried rage of comic artist

(Newser) - Charles Shulz hid his dark side amid tales of Charlie, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy, according to a new biography. Snoopy's romance was secretly Shulz's extramarital affair, and Charlie Brown was victim to the very buried rage that Shulz took out on others. An old pal confirmed this dark portrayal, writing... More »

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