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Jerry Seinfeld & Robert De Niro to pay tribute to Don Rickles

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
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Jerry Seinfeld and Robert De Niro are set to headline a special TV tribute to veteran comedian Don Rickles.

The Toy Story star, 87, will be feted by some of his close pals and Hollywood's biggest stars in One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles.

Alongside Seinfeld and De Niro, Rickles' long career in the entertainment business will be remembered by David Letterman, Martin Scorsese, Bob Newhart, Tracy Morgan, John Stamos, Jimmy Kimmel, Regis Philbin, and Jon Stewart.

The show will be taped at New York City's iconic Apollo Theater on 6 May (14) and will air on America's S...
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Tracy Morgan credits Saturday Night Live with making veteran dad laugh again

April 16th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Former Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan has credited the U.S. sketch comedy show with helping his dad laugh again after serving in the military during the Vietnam War.

The comedian was one of the long-running comedy series' breakout stars during his seven seasons on SNL, but Morgan's relationship with the show started long before he was hired in 1996.

During an interview with Queen Latifah on her talk show on Tuesday (15Apr14), Morgan gushed over SNL, particularly its profound impact on his father, Jimmy Morgan, after he came home from war in the 1970s.

He explained, "You gotta und...
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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
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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 is a new dad

July 2nd, 2013 9:21pm EDT
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Actor Tracy Morgan is a new dad after welcoming a daughter with his fiancee on Tuesday (02Jul13).

Megan Wollover gave birth to little Maven Sonae in the early hours of the morning and the comedian couldn't be happier.

The former 30 Rock star tells People.com, "Mother and child are doing fine. Love to all my fans and thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon."

The couple became engaged in 2011.

Maven is Morgan's fourth child - the 44 year old has three grown sons with his ex-wife Sabrina.
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Tracy Morgan Agitates An Australian Feminist Group With 'Misogynistic' Performance

April 18th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
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.

Tracy did his part ...
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Paris Hilton & Five Other Celebs Who Were Caught Making Anti-Gay Comments

September 21st, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Paris Hilton
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
30 Rock
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
Tracy Morgan
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.

On Mond...
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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
Son photo
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
Tracy Morgan
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
Tracy Morgan
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."

Asia M...
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Giants vs. Patriots: Who 20 Celeb Fans Are Rooting For In The Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2012 1:59pm EST
Tom Brady
Who says Hollywood doesn't know sports? With Super Bowl XLVI just days away, many in the movie biz are showing their true colors in preparation for the big game. But the fandom elevates when two storied teams like the New York Giants and the New England Patriots face off.

Here, we take a look at 10 die-hard celebrity fans for each team. Based on this study alone, the Patriots fans may be better-looking; but if a fight were to break out at the bar this weekend, we'd want these Giants fans to have our back.

New York Giants

Rooney Mara/Kate Mara It's not a stretch to say that the Mara ...
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Tracy Morgan's Mother Facing Home Foreclosure

January 31st, 2012 3:22pm EST
Tracy Morgan
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
Tracy Morgan
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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Tracy Morgan Hospitalized After Fainting At Sundance

January 23rd, 2012 8:08am EST
Tracy Morgan
Comic Tracy Morgan has been taken to the hospital after he fainted during an awards ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

The 30 Rock star was honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah and reportedly fell unconscious outside the venue after giving his acceptance speech, according to TMZ.com.

An ambulance took the star to a nearby hospital for treatment and he was joined by his fiancée Megan Wollover.

The comedian's representative Lewis Kay has put the incident down to exhaustion and altitude sickness and dismissed reports which suggested the sta...
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'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...
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Tracy Morgan Planning Kids With Fiancee After Summer Wedding

January 5th, 2012 7:45pm EST
Tracy Morgan
Comedian Tracy Morgan has opened up about his whirlwind romance with his new fiancee, revealing the two are eager to have children - despite their 18-year age difference.

The 30 Rock star met 25-year-old Megan Wollover last year and he proposed after a month-long courtship, announcing the engagement news last September.

And now Morgan, who was has three adult sons with his former high school sweetheart and ex-wife Sabrina, admits he's keen to add to his family.

He gushes, "She's awesome. She's totally with me. I love her. I was married for 21 years and I never thought I would get married...
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Megan Fox Wears Sexy Thigh-High Boots While Christmas Shopping In West Hollywood

December 1st, 2011 9:00am EST
Megan Fox
We spotted Megan Fox shopping for some Christmas gifts at Madison boutique in West Hollywood yesterday. The actress wore brown leather heeled boots, black stretch pants, and a gray sweater.

Megan recently made her Broadway debut. Earlier this month she participated in "The 24 Hour Plays," which gave a group of actors, writers and directors 24 hours to come up with a script and prepare it for the stage. She starred in short play "The Maid" opposite Paul Bettany, Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan.

Megan stars in several upcoming films such as "This is Forty," "The Dictator" and "Fathom." H...
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Megan Fox Makes Her Broadway Debut

November 16th, 2011 1:42pm EST
Megan Fox
Megan Fox took to the stage in New York on Monday night to mark her Broadway debut in The 24 Hour Plays.

The Transformers star was among a number of famous faces taking part in the charity theatre project, which gives a group of actors, writers and directors 24 hours to come up with a script and prepare it for the stage.

Fox made her New York stage debut as she appeared in a short play called The Maid opposite Paul Bettany, Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan, and she told reporters at the event she would never consider signing up for a proper Broadway production.

She says, "I don't have...
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Tracy Morgan Proposed To Fiancée After Three Weeks Of Dating

November 8th, 2011 2:25pm EST
Tracy Morgan
Comedian Tracy Morgan proposed to his new fiancée just three weeks after meeting her on a blind date earlier this year.

The 30 Rock star, who turns 43 on Thursday, announced he is engaged to marry 25-year-old Megan Wollover at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards in September, and now he reveals to New York Magazine that the proposal took place after a whirlwind romance.

He jokes, "I hypnotized her. She called me the Black Svengali!"

The couple plans to wed next year.

Morgan was previously married to his high school sweetheart Sabrina, the mother of his three adult sons. They separated in...
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Eddie Griffin and Tracy Morgan In The Running for Role Of ODB In Biopic

November 2nd, 2011 12:37pm EDT
Eddie Griffin
Ol' Dirty Bastard's life story is still coming to a theater near you … eventually. The rapper also known as Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus or just simply ODB died in 2004, and in 2009 his cousin and fellow Wu-Tang Clan member RZA mentioned a biopic was a possibility.

In a recent interview with XXL, RZA dished some details on the project, and it sounds like it's moving into high gear. Not only that, it's attracted the attention of "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan and actor Eddie Griffin.

It looks like Griffin is the more likely choice to play ODB, for now, if only because the two were friends. R...
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Tracy Morgan Is Engaged

September 19th, 2011 10:06am EDT
Tracy Morgan
Comedian Tracy Morgan is engaged to wed for the second time.

The "30 Rock" star married his high school sweetheart Sabrina in 1985, but they separated in 2001 and he finally filed for divorce from the mother of his three sons in 2009.

However, he's set to exchange vows once again - and he introduced fans to his new fiancee, known only as May, on the red carpet at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Morgan reveals they got engaged "six months ago", while his lucky lady tells E! TV presenter Ryan Seacrest of the proposal, "(It was) in San Francisco. It was actually pretty traditional...
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DVD Review: 'Tracy Morgan: Black And Blue'

August 5th, 2011 10:15am EDT
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Tracy. Morgan. Comedy. Nuff said. Check out the DVD specs below for the HBO special "Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue."

Title: "Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Tracy Morgan

Director: John Moffitt

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 60 minutes

Release Company: HBO Home Video

Website: www.hbo.com

The Flick: Seeing and hearing Tracy on many different venues, from his legendary appearances on the Howard Stern show to his work on "30 Rock," I was actually surprised at how unimpressed he comes off in this HBO special. Doing stand-up from Harlem’s World Famous Apollo ...
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Tracy Morgan Stirs Up Controversy Again With 'Retard' Jokes

June 29th, 2011 11:19am EDT
Tracy Morgan
TV funnyman Tracy Morgan has sparked controversy again after joking about mental and physical disability in his stand-up act on Saturday.

The 30 Rock star prompted outrage earlier this month after making a series of remarks about homosexuality during a comedy gig in Nashville, Tennessee. However, less than three weeks after apologizing for his comments, Morgan has come under fire once again.

Appearing onstage at New York City comedy club Carolines on Broadway, the actor told the crowd, "Don't ever mess with women who have retarded kids. Them young retarded males is strong. They're stro...
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Tracy Morgan Makes Amends With Angry Gay Activists In Tennessee

June 21st, 2011 10:07pm EDT
Tracy Morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan has met with gay and transgender youths in Nashville, Tennessee 18 days after he upset fans there with homophobic remarks during a stand-up comedy show.

The 30 Rock star was reprimanded by gay rights groups for suggesting he'd "stab" his son if he found out he was gay during his routine on June 3 and has since apologized for the ill-judged remark.

He also agreed to meet with homeless gay teens in New York on Friday in an effort to show gay rights groups he truly was sorry.

The meeting at the Ali Forney Center was arranged by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defa...
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