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11 Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Folks

Brie Larson says she used the experience for 'Room'

(Newser) - Fame doesn't necessarily guarantee ideal familial relations. Ranker rounds up celebrities who are estranged from their parents. A sampling:
  1. Brie Larson: The Room star says her own childhood inspired her performance. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she ceased contact with her dad when she was 16.
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Barbara Walters Picks Her 'Most Fascinating People'

Special airs Dec. 17

(Newser) - Next Wednesday we'll learn who Time has anointed its Person of the Year (currently leading the readers' poll: Bernie Sanders ), but America will have to hold its breath for two more weeks before learning who Barbara Walters has deemed the Most Fascinating. She'll announce that person during... More »

Tracy Morgan Rocks SNL Stage One Year After Deadly Crash

Larry David, cast of '30 Rock' also showed up

(Newser) - Just a month after he surprised everyone with an appearance at the Emmys , Tracy Morgan went back "home" on Saturday night—to the stage on Saturday Night Live as its host, the AP reports. "I'm back, it feels so good to be here," he announced to... More »

Tracy Morgan Gets Married

The comedian marries longtime girlfriend

(Newser) - Funnyman Tracy Morgan married longtime companion Megan Wollover last night, the actor's rep tells People . The newlyweds have a 2-year-old daughter, Maven, and exchanged vows in front of close friends and family members. Morgan, 46, and Wollover, 28, weathered the storm of his painstaking recovery after he was nearly... More »

Tracy Morgan to Host Saturday Night Live

He will take the stage on October 17

(Newser) - The best Saturday Night Live host announcement in a while: Tracy Morgan will do the honors on Oct. 17. It will be Morgan's first big appearance since last year's horrific car accident that left him critically injured, notes Time . Morgan, of course, was an SNL cast member for... More »

Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash Up 28 Straight Hours

NTSB says driver fatigue played big role in accident

(Newser) - How are your reflexes after you've been awake for 28 straight hours? The NTSB says the driver of the truck that smashed into Tracy Morgan's limo was in that exact predicament, reports ABC News . Kevin Roper, 35, drove 800 miles from his home in Georgia to Delaware, where... More »

Tracy Morgan: 'I'll Get Back to Making You Laugh'

He speaks out for first time after accident

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan, clearly emotional but speaking clearly, made his first public appearance since last year's crash this morning on Today , soon after settling with Walmart over the accident that left him badly injured. "I can't believe I'm here," he told Matt Lauer. "The case... More »

Tracy Morgan Settles With Walmart Over Crash

But terms are undisclosed

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan has settled with Walmart over last year's devastating highway crash , but neither side is offering details, reports MarketWatch . Morgan and two friends were seriously injured and another friend was killed when a Walmart truck plowed into their limo on the New Jersey Turnpike. Previously, Walmart agreed to... More »

Kids of Tracy Morgan Friend Getting $10M From Walmart

Settlement is for death of James McNair in accident

(Newser) - The two children of comedian James McNair, who was killed in the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan, are getting a $10 million settlement from Walmart. The $10 million figure for Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, was disclosed in documents filed in Surrogate's Court in... More »

Morgan May Never Be 'the Tracy Morgan He Once Was'

Lawyer says he's still recovering from severe brain injury

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said yesterday. Benedict Morelli said the former Saturday Night Live and... More »

Docs Don't Know if Tracy Morgan Will Perform Again

Morgan's lawyer says the comedian's future is uncertain

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan has recovered enough to give Walmart a piece of his mind after the company blamed the comedian for the injuries he sustained in the June crash that killed one of his colleagues—but will he ever perform again? "The jury’s still out," Morgan's lawyer,... More »

Tracy Morgan: Walmart Is Blaming Me?

Statement from comedian hits back at chain's allegation in lawsuit

(Newser) - Walmart's new strategy of blaming Tracy Morgan for the injuries he suffered when a company truck plowed into his limo has caught the attention of Morgan himself. "After I heard what Walmart said in court, I felt I had to speak out," reads a statement from the... More »

Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for His Crash Injuries

Injuries tied to lack of proper restraint, says company in lawsuit

(Newser) - Facing a lawsuit by those injured in a six-car collision—among them comedian Tracy Morgan —Walmart has responded that Morgan and Co. should have been wearing their seatbelts. Injuries in the accident, which involved Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, "were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs'... More »

Injured Tracy Morgan 'Still Struggling': Lawyer

Attorney explains lawsuit against Walmart

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is home from rehab , but that doesn't mean he's recovered from a June car accident. "He's still struggling, but he's a fighter and he's had issues before that he's fought through," his lawyer, Benedict Morelli, told the Today show. Matt... More »

Tracy Morgan Out of Rehab

Comedian to continue recovering at home

(Newser) - More than a month after the June 7 crash that critically injured him and killed a fellow comedian and friend, Tracy Morgan was released from medical rehab yesterday and "will continue his recovery efforts at home with an aggressive outpatient program," says his publicist in a statement obtained... More »

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Crash

Lawsuit says company negligent in regard to truck driver

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over the crash that still has him struggling to recover after more than a month, reports CNN . Morgan and others in his limo say the chain was "careless and negligent" in regard to the Walmart tractor-trailer that slammed into their vehicle on the New... More »

Tracy Morgan Heads to Rehab

Comedian 'still has a long way to go,' says rep

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is out of the hospital and into a rehabilitation center, his publicist announced today. The comedian is expected to stay at the undisclosed facility "for the next few weeks," the rep says, following the deadly traffic accident Morgan was in on June 7. "While he... More »

Tracy Morgan's 'Personality Starting to Come Back'

Condition upgraded to 'fair' after accident

(Newser) - Some good news about comedian Tracy Morgan—his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. People has the statement from the actor's rep, who calls this a "great improvement" and says, "His personality is certainly starting to come back as well." Morgan broke his ribs,... More »

Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Hadn't Slept in a Day

Meanwhile, Morgan is 'more responsive'

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is still in critical condition after the six-vehicle crash that left one person dead Saturday, but the actor and comedian was "more responsive" yesterday, his rep said in a statement, calling it "an incredibly encouraging sign." Morgan, 45, suffered injuries including a broken leg, a... More »

Driver Charged After Crash That Put Morgan in ICU

Kevin Roper, 35, was at wheel of tractor-trailer: officials

(Newser) - The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a limousine bus carrying actor Tracy Morgan has been charged in the incident, prosecutors say, via CNN . Kevin Roper, 35, of Georgia, has been charged with death by auto and assault by auto after the crash, which killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack"... More »

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