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Lawyer Says Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again

October 1st, 2014 4:41pm EDT
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Tracy Morgan is still recovering from injuries sustained in a June, 2014, car crash and there's a chance he may never perform again.

The comedian was critically injured while a passenger in a limousine on the New Jersey turnpike. His vehicle was hit by a Wal-Mart truck, and his good friend and mentor James McNair was killed. Morgan broke his leg, nose and ribs.

Morgan is still dealing with the effects of the crash, and his lawyer says he may never perform again. Benedict Morelli told the New York Post: "The jury's still out. The doctors don't know the answer. I don't know the answer."

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Tracy Morgan Lashes Out At Wal-Mart

October 1st, 2014 9:57am EDT
Tracy Morgan: 'I Can't Believe Wal-Mart Is Blaming Me'
Tracy Morgan is stunned that Wal-Mart is partially blaming him for the injuries he sustained in a crash involving one of their drivers earlier this year in New Jersey.

As part of their defense in a lawsuit filed by Morgan, Lawyers representing the big box store suggest the comedian should have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The former "30 Rock" star, whose mentor and best friend Jimmy McNair died in the accident, is shocked by the claim.

He explained, "I can't believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong."

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Why Is Wal-Mart Blaming Tracy Morgan For His Injuries?

September 30th, 2014 11:28am EDT
Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan Is Partly To Blame For Injuries Caused By
Wal-Mart has fired back at a personal injury lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan because the company says the comedian wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he was involved in a car crash earlier this year.

In June, a Wal-mart truck struck the limousine Morgan was traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike. The actor was hospitalized in critical condition with a broken leg and rib, and his friend James McNair was killed.

Morgan believes Wal-Mart is negligent because the truck driver, Kevin Roper, was not monitored for fatigue after driving hundreds of miles from his home in Jonesboro, Ga., before going...
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Tracy Morgan's Attorney Says The Actor Is 'Still Struggling' Following Car Crash

August 11th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
Tracy Morgan's Attorney Says The Actor Is 'Still Struggling' Fol
Tracy Morgan's lawyer says the actor/comedian is "still struggling" to recover from the major car crash he was involved in earlier this summer.

In June, a Wal-mart truck struck the limousine Morgan was traveling in on the New Jersey Turnpike. The actor was hospitalized in critical condition with a broken leg and rib, and his friend James McNair was killed.

Morgan was transferred to a rehabilitation facility in July. He was later photographed using a walker and telling the media, "I feel strong."

His attorney Benedict Morelli told the "Today" on Monday, "He's still struggling, but he's a ...
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Tracy Morgan Feeling 'Strong' One Month After Car Crash

July 14th, 2014 9:14pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Feeling 'Strong' One Month After Car Crash
One month after surviving a multi-vehicle car crash on the New Jersey turnpike, Tracy Morgan has opened up about his condition, telling photographers he's doing okay and feeling "strong."

On June 7, a man driving a Wal-mart truck slammed into a vehicle that Morgan was traveling in, killing his friend and mentor James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Morgan, 45, broke his nose, ribs and leg. The truck driver, Kevin Roper, reportedly fell asleep at the wheel.

Last week the actor/comedian was released from a rehabilitation center, and he moved back to his home in New Jersey to complete his recovery. He ...
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Tracy Morgan Leaves Rehab One Month After Deadly Crash

July 13th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Leaves Rehab One Month After Deadly Crash
Tracy Morgan has been allowed to return home for a lengthy rehabilitation process for injuries he suffered in a deadly car accident in June.

Morgan will be able to relax at home for the first time since June 8 when a Wal-Mart driver smashed his truck into a vehicle carrying Morgan and several others. The crash claimed the life of fellow comedian and writer James McNair, and Morgan was close to losing his leg after it was severely injured. He also suffered a broken nose and several broken ribs.

Spokesman Lewis Kay revealed Morgan’s release in a statement. He added, "He asked me to pass alo...
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Tracy Morgan Suing Wal-Mart Over Fatal Turnpike Crash

July 12th, 2014 8:37am EDT
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Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart over the highway crash that critically injured him and killed standup comedian James McNair last month.

The lawsuit claims Wal-Mart was negligent when Kevin Roper, the driver of the tractor-trailer smashed into the former 30 Rock star's limousine van. Declaring the company should have known their driver had been awake for over twenty four hours, and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable."

In the complaint filed Thursday, the statement reads "As a result of Walmart's gross, reckless, ...
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Tracy Morgan Released From Hospital, Transferred To Rehab

June 20th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
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Tracy Morgan continues to improve after a fatal car accident and has been released from the hospital to begin a lengthy rehabilitation.

Tracy's spokesman Lewis Kay said in a statement, "Tracy has been transferred to an undisclosed rehab center, where he is expected to remain for the next few weeks. While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go.

"He and [fiancee] Megan Wallover wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him."

Tracy suffe...
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Investigation Claims Truck Driver In Tracy Morgan Crash Was Speeding

June 19th, 2014 3:58pm EDT
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An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board says the man driving the Wal-Mart tractor trailer that smashed into Tracy Morgan's van was driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit at the time of the crash.

The engine in Kevin Roper's truck has an engine control module that records data such as vehicle speed and engine RPM. In a preliminary report, the NTSB says that according to the device, the truck was driving 65 miles per hour in the minute leading up to the accident. Two lanes were closed for construction on a highway sign and the speed limit was lowered from 55 to 4...
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Tracy Morgan Upgraded To Fair Condition

June 17th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
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Tracy Morgan fans hoping for some good news have received it: the comedian has been upgraded to fair condition.

Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement, via E! News, "Happy to pass along that Tracy has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a great improvement. His personality is certainly starting to come back as well."

Kay added that Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea has also been upgraded to fair condition. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. Revealed that fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua is still in critical condition.

The American Hospital Assoc...
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Tracy Morgan Showing Signs Of Improvement, Says Publicist

June 13th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Tracy Morgan Showing Signs Of Improvement, Says Publicist
Tracy Morgan's condition is improving, according to his publicist. The actor-comedian was involved in a serious car crash last weekend, and he has a broken nose, ribs, and femur.

Earlier this week, rumors circulated that his leg had been amputated, but they were later denied.

His represenative Lewis Kay told CNN: "Today was a better day." Kay added that doctors are optimistic about Morgan's recovery; however, he is expected to remain in the hospital for several more weeks.

On June 7, the star was in a limo with four others on the New Jersey Turnpike when his vehicle was struck from behin...
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Tracy Morgan's Estranged Mother Turned Away From Visiting Him In The Hospital

June 12th, 2014 12:11am EDT
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Tracy Morgan's mother hasn't been allowed to see her son as he recovers in a New Jersey hospital following a fatal car crash in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The comedian and two friends were hospitalized and in critical condition following the crash, which left one man, Morgan's comedy writer James McNair, dead.

Morgan hasn't seen his mother, Alicia Warden, in over a decade, and she learned of the accident on television.

Warden went to see her son at the hospital on Sunday but Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover turned her away and wouldn't allow the visit, but when his mother returned l...
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Tracy Morgan's Leg Not Amputated, Rep Calls Rumors 'Fabricated'

June 10th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
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Tracy Morgan's representative has denied rumors the comedian has had his leg amputated following a deadly car accident over the weekend.

Morgan was in a limo bus Saturday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike when it was struck by a tractor-trailer and flipped. James Mcnair, a fellow comedian who writes material for Morgan, died in the crash.

Tracy's representative felt the need to deny rumors the comedian was having his leg removed due to the amount of damage it suffered. The statement reads, "Tracy remains in critical but stable condition. His fiancée Megan is by his side. The concern for ...
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Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Hadn't Slept In Over 24 Hours

June 9th, 2014 11:06pm EDT
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The driver of the tractor-trailer truck that hit the SUV limousine that comic Tracy Morgan was riding in on Saturday night has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto for causing the crash.

Kevin Roper, who drove a truck for Walmart, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into Morgan's limo and four other vehicles, including another tractor-trailer. He had reportedly been on the road for more than 24 hours without sleeping at the time of the accident early Sunday morning in Cranbury, New Jersey.

Morgan and one other passenger riding in the limo were airlifted to a nearby hospita...
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Tracy Morgan Remains In Critical Condition, Driver Of Truck That Caused Accident Charged

June 8th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Tracy Morgan Remains In Critical Condition, Driver Of Truck That
Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition following a fatal car accident in New Jersey early Saturday morning, but the star's rep says he's in good hands.

Morgan was airlifted to a nearby hospital after the wreck, during which the SUV limousine he was riding in was struck by a Walmart tractor-trailer truck after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The "30 Rock" star's limo was one of six vehicles involved in the crash, which killed one of the passengers in the limo while critically injuring three others.

Authorities confirmed that James McNair, Morgan's comedy writer, was the passenger...
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Tracy Morgan Says 28 Thanksgiving-y Things - Watch It!

November 28th, 2013 4:04pm EST
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In honor of Thanksgiving, Tracy Morgan appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and reeled off a list of things that make us all think of the holiday.

The comedian's list includes the obvious - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblets, and the horn of plenty - but it also includes some humorous things, such as his Uncle Reggie's brussel sprout farts.

Morgan also talks about the Macy's Thankgiving parade. "You better keep that Snoopy ballon away from my Underdog  or he's going to try and sniff his butt," Morgan declares. "Ha, ha, ha. That's hilarious."

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The Morning Roundup: Colin Hanks & Tracy Morgan's New Babies, Lou Reed Loves 'Yeezus,' Silverstone Shares Breast Milk

July 3rd, 2013 10:04am EDT
Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant
Tom Hanks is a grandfather again. The actor's son, actor Colin Hanks, and his wife Samantha Bryant welcomed their second daughter, Charlotte. The couple also has a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. (story)

Avril Lavigne wanted to hold her wedding to Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger in southern France because she wanted her guests to have a vaction to remember. The couple wed on Monday, which was also Canada Day. (story)

Alicia Silverstone has started a new breast milk sharing service to help struggling moms via her online blog "The Kind Life." But it's not just for anyone -- you have to be ...
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Tracy Morgan Agitates An Australian Feminist Group With 'Misogynistic' Performance

April 18th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
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Over-the-top comedian Tracy Morgan, famous for playing... well... himself, on NBC's hit sitcom '30 Rock' has rattled some cages during his comedy tour through Australia.

Women's rights activists are calling for a boycott of Tracy Morgan's stand-up tour after last Saturday night's show in Melbourne, when 50 fans left the show half way through. The reason? An overabundance of misogynistic content.

His performance, part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, was met by harsh reviews from critics who labeled the show as sexist, unfunny and wildly overpriced.

In the aftermath of the show, Melinda ...
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Tracy Morgan's Fiancee Is Pregnant

February 1st, 2013 8:48am EST
Tracy Morgan and Megan Wollover
Tracy Morgan's fiancee Megan Wollover is pregnant and due to give birth to the couple's first child this summer.

The actor, 44, revealed the news to People.com on Thursday just hours before the series finale of his NBC show "30 Rock."

"I am over the moon excited and just want a happy and healthy baby and a safe delivery for Megan," he gushed.

Morgan and Wollover got engaged last year. Morgan has three adult sons with his ex-wife Sabrina: Bobby, Tracy Jr., and Chris.

In January 2012 the comedian had a health scare after fainting during a party at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. His r...
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Jimmy Kimmel Pranks People Not Watching Emmy Awards With 'OMG Tracy Morgan' Twitter Trend

September 24th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel may have sent social media followers rushing for their televisions (or an online live cast) when he told the Emmy Award audience to Tweet a false headline.

Kimmel had fellow comedian Tracey Morgan pretend to pass out and lay on the stage, then instructed telecast viewers to Tweet "OMG, Tracy Morgan just passed out on stage at the Emmys, turn ABC on now!"

TwitterTV reported 25,000 tweets were posted soon after, making "OMG Tracy Morgan" a trending topic. A few journalists, including those from TV Guide, spoiled the stunt by explaining it in their messages.

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Paris Hilton & Five Other Celebs Who Were Caught Making Anti-Gay Comments

September 21st, 2012 4:30pm EDT
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Paris Hilton got herself into a pickle this week by slamming gays who use the Grindr app, which allows people to "find local gay, bi and curious guys for dating or friends." A taxi cab driver recorded her saying about gay men, "They’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."

Ouch.

The socialite immediately released a statement, which reads in part: "I was having this private conversation with a friend of mine who is gay and our conversation was in no way towards the entire gay community. It is the last thing that I would ever want to do and I cannot put into words how much ...
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NBC Confirms '30 Rock' Will End After Next Season

May 14th, 2012 8:52pm EDT
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TV bosses at NBC have confirmed reports that hit comedy 30 Rock is to end after one more season.

NBC president Robert Greenblatt announced the official news during a press conference on Monday.

He said, "I know Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and the rest will deliver some of their best work. We think the world of Tina and hope she will be in the NBC family for years to come."

30 Rock has been a critical hit since it first aired in 2006, and the show and its stars have won a string of Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
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Tracy Morgan Hospitalized In Colorado, 'Sorry' For Canceling Stand-Up Show

May 8th, 2012 9:31am EDT
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Tracy Morgan axed a stand-up show in Denver, Colorado, Saturday after he was hospitalized with flu-like symptoms. The "30 Rock" star, who has diabetes, was also treated for dehydration and was released after several hours.

Morgan was too weak to perform and had to cancel a show in the city that night, according to TMZ.com. He was photographed in a wheelchair at Denver International Airport on Sunday.

Morgan had a health scare in January after fainting during a party at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. His representative blamed that incident on exhaustion and altitude sickness.

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Tracy Morgan Hits Cyclist With His Car Door

April 3rd, 2012 8:25am EDT
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Funnyman Tracy Morgan has urged cyclists to make themselves more visible after a black-clad rider ploughed into his car in New York.

The 30 Rock star was involved in a minor accident in Manhattan on Monday night when a bike-riding courier slammed into the door of his car as Morgan opened it.

The actor is adamant he failed to see his fellow road-user because he was dressed head-to-toe in black - and he's advised cyclists to brighten themselves up to reduce the number of accidents in the Big Apple.

Morgan tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I mean, this guy was wearing all blac...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Son Of No One'

February 24th, 2012 10:27am EST
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Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Ray Liotta and Juliette Binoche all in the same flick? We’re there! It’s all dissected for your movie reviewing pleasure with the arrival of "The Son Of No One" on Blu-ray this week via Anchor Bay Entertainment. Follow the film about the fuzz below!

Title: "The Son Of No One"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Channing Tatum, Ray Liotta, Al Pacino

Director: Dito Montiel

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "The Son Of No One" is a flick that’s hard to enjoy. Meaning the hardene...
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Check Out Channing Tatum & Al Pacino In 'The Son Of No One' On DVD & Blu-ray Feb. 21

February 18th, 2012 6:29am EST
The Son Of No One
In the police thriller "The Son Of No One," a young officer (Channing Tatum) is assigned to the Queens precinct he grew up in.

When letters start surfacing about two unsolved murders in the neighborhood, they bring back dark memories and secrets that threaten his career and his family. He is forced to break his own moral code to keep himself, his family, and his fellow cops safe.

Joining Tatum on screen are Al Pacino, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes, Tracy Morgan and Juliette Binoche.

The release also contains deleted scenes and audio commentary with writer/producer/director Dito Monti...
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Tracy Morgan Cheers Up Patriots Fans With Airport Comedy Routine

February 8th, 2012 8:16am EST
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Funnyman Tracy Morgan cheered up miserable New England Patriots fans on their way home from the Super Bowl by putting on an impromptu comedy show at Indianapolis Airport.

The 30 Rock star jetted out to Indianapolis, Indiana to see his favorite team, the New York Giants, emerge victorious over the Patriots in the big game on Sunday.

Morgan mingled with other traveling football fans on his way back to New York on Monday, and he burst into an impromptu stand-up set at the airport to keep their spirits up.

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels charity, was among the crowd at the ter...
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Tracy Morgan Defends Reputation In The Midst Of Family Drama

February 2nd, 2012 10:30pm EST
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Comedian Tracy Morgan has addressed reports he has turned his back on his ailing mom as she battles to keep her home after falling on hard times, insisting he prefers to keep family matters out of the media.

The 30 Rock star's mother, Alicia Warden, lost her job in Ohio last year and now bank bosses are attempting to reclaim her house due to failed mortgage payments.

Morgan's sister, Asia, went public with her mom's financial struggles last week, telling the New York Daily News that her famous brother was refusing to help.

She said, "This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy."

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Tracy Morgan's Mother Facing Home Foreclosure

January 31st, 2012 3:22pm EST
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Funnyman Tracy Morgan's estranged mom is facing foreclosure on her home after failing to make $25,000 in mortgage payments.

Alicia Warden, 61, lost her job in Ohio last year and she has since fallen on hard times.

The 30 Rock star's sister Asia Morgan has now called on her famous brother to step in and help after bank chiefs moved to reclaim their mother's house.

Asia tells the New York Daily News, "My mom's house isn't extravagant, but it's her home. Her health is failing. She has diabetes, and her legs are giving out on her. This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy... My mother ...
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Tracy Morgan Returning To Work After Fainting Incident

January 23rd, 2012 8:11pm EST
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Funnyman Tracy Morgan has thanked his hospital caretakers for their expertise and swift attention after fainting during a party in Utah at the weekend.

The star was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday when he reportedly collapsed outside the Park City venue.

Morgan was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and his representative later blamed the incident on exhaustion and altitude sickness.

And the comedian is wasting no time in getting back to work, assuring fans he has made a full recovery and is already back on his feet, ...
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