Published by on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm.
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Tracy Morgan thinks social media is killing comedy, and he may be right.
The comedian spoke with the New York Post’s Page Six, saying that comedy should be “off limits” when it comes to tweeting, Facebooking and the like. Why? Because comedians, before bringing their set before a massive audience, work out their material before small club crowds. The instant broadcast capabilities of the web doesn’t allow the jokes to be crafted in the relative privacy of a comedy club.
“The mad scientist, I have to have some place to mix my formulas,” Morgan explained, “but everybody tweetin it.” This might have been the case with his controversial joke about what he would do if his son were gay.
Either way, past public hiccups aside Morgan — just imagine what the journey of such iconic stand-up comedy moments as Richard Pryor’s Live on the Sunset Strip, Eddie Murphy’s Delirious or Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain would have been if the unfinished work was being YouTubed and tweeted to death. Point blank, they wouldn’t exist. Which puts comedy (and many facets of American popular culture) in dilemma.
“I think comedians may have to just sit down and figure out [what to do],” Morgan thinks, “because we don’t want people to stop coming to the shows.”
Published by Clay Cane on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm.
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Tracy Morgan had some big news the other night at the Emmys: He and girlfriend Megan Wallover are engaged!
The 30 Rock funnyman made the announcement on the red carpet at the Emmys with Megan at his side. “We got engaged six months ago!” he told E! television host Ryan Seacrest.
Megan added some more choice details on the proposition: “We were in San Francisco. It wasn’t anything crazy, he was on bended knee.” Why does the thought of Tracy proposing on one knee make us laugh out loud?
Congrats, you crazy kids. Maybe Megan can make Tracy stop from going a little too over-the-top with the smack-talk. But a word of advice for her: Hold on to your organs, ’cause giving him one won’t necessarily keep him around—just ask his one kidneyed ex-wife, Sabina!
Published by Runteldat on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 8:54 am.
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Art is imitating life for actor-comedian, Tracy Morgan.
Page Six reports that the 30 Rock star is dating a New York cocktail waitress named Denise Real. Morgan met the VIP waitress at a strip club named Headquarters. A source told the gossip column, “They secretly met in New York, and he came to Headquarters last Wednesday to see her.”
On 30 Rock, Morgan’s character “Tracy Jordan” often expresses a strong affinity for strip clubs.
Last week, Morgan was spotted with his new girlfriend courtside at Madison Square Garden. The two watched the New York Knicks lose to the Boston Celtics. During an interview with MSG halftime reporter, Jill Martin, Morgan referred to his date, saying, “my superstar right there, Denise.”
Published by Dior Noir on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Looks like Breezy’s setting up for the comeback! According to MTV.com Chris Brown is scheduled to headline Power 105.1’s Powerhouse concert in New Jersey on October 27th (that’ll be a nice break for him from his 180-day hard labor sentence in Virginia!). The show, which will also feature Fabolous, The Dream, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson and Mario, will be the first major promotional event that Chris has participated in to push his upcoming album Graffiti. What do you think about the concert: is it too soon for Chris to be back on the scene or has he suffered enough?
From good news to bad news: rapper Eve told TheYBF.com that she permanently shut down her Fetish clothing line due to “legal reasons” and she also confirmed she has left her label Geffen Records. Ouch! Times may be hard or maybe Eve is just on to the next thing and focusing more on her acting interests. She’s in the upcoming Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page movie Whip It! and will be guest starring on the Fox TV show Glee for two episodes.
There might have been even more you missed from The 6th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors which was taped this week! Apparently Russell Simmons was not at all happy with the show that show which commemorated the 25th anniversary of Def Jam Records. Rumor has it that Russell, who co-founded Def Jam, sent an email out to the show’s executive producer and called the show “incomplete at best.” He allegedly said that not having Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye, Damon Dash, LL Cool J, or Irv Gotti involved hurt the show and said that he wasn’t feeling having a comedian host (Tracy Morgan hosted the awards). The show is scheduled to air on October 13th on VH1 so set your DVRs and judge for yourself. In the meantime, have a great weekend! We’ll chat with you next week!
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Published by Runteldat on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 11:50 am.
I suppose eight years of separation is long enough to figure out whether or not you can patch things up with a person.
So for Tracy Morgan, there’s no time like the present to finally file for divorce from his wife of 23 years, Sabrina Morgan.
The two were high school sweethearts when they wed in 1985. But they split in 2001 and after several failed attempts at getting back together, Tracy finally filed for a divorce at Bronx Supreme Court last Friday.
No word on what caused the eight year rift, but back in January 2008, Sabina said she was filing for a divorce because of Tracy’s drinking problem.
A friend told the New York Daily News, “Basically they were divorced without the paperwork.”
You don’t say.
The friend added: “It seems like he has had a different girlfriend every five months or so. In the past three years, I’ve met three girlfriends.”
That means it’s about time Tracy finally met with a divorce lawyer.
The couple have three sons together. As for Tracy, I’m sure he’ll live. He has a new book on the way and he’s currently filming a movie with Bruce Willis.
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