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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 »

30 Rock's Tracy Morgan in ICU After Car Wreck

His limo bus overturned on New Jersey Turnpike

(Newser) - Comedian Tracy Morgan was seriously injured in a six-vehicle highway accident overnight, reports CNN . The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live star remains in intensive care after the accident about 1am on the New Jersey Turnpike, reports NBC Philadelphia . Morgan's limo bus overturned near Trenton with six passengers aboard,... More »

We'll Miss You, Liz Lemon

Tina Fey's '30 Rock' character signs off tonight

(Newser) - Tina Fey's 30 Rock ends its seven-year run tonight, and the tributes are plentiful. Here's a sample:
  • Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times : "What is the legacy of these critically acclaimed, low-rated, award-winning seven seasons?" he asks. The "show is itself too singular—and too unsuccessful, in
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Argo Snags Top Prize at SAG Awards

Affleck's CIA thriller continues awards sweep despite Oscar diss

(Newser) - Ben Affleck's Argo is heading into the Oscars with huge momentum, after taking the top prize at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The thriller about a 1980 CIA plan to rescue hostages in Iran took the Best Ensemble prize, adding to prizes including Best Drama and Best... More »

Joe Biden's Parks and Rec Cameo Airs

Plus: Liz Lemon getting married on '30 Rock'

(Newser) - Joe Biden's Parks and Recreation guest spot —which the Atlantic Wire calls "the most anticipated cameo by a politician on a television show of all time"—aired last night, and the VP got himself sniffed by Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, who has long harbored... More »

Baldwin: Assaulting Photog a Joke

He laughs off suggestion of anger management therapy

(Newser) - Obstreperous Alec Baldwin stepped from his home to face the media in Manhattan yesterday, and declared his recent confrontation with a Daily News photographer a joke. As he walked from his East Village apartment with his 16-year-old daughter, Ireland, he laughed when asked if he'd consider anger management therapy.... More »

Tina Fey: End of 30 Rock 'on the Horizon'

But Alec Baldwin is in it to the last, she assures 'The View'

(Newser) - The good news: Despite the fact that Alec Baldwin went on a Twitter tirade threatening to leave NBC, he is not bowing out of 30 Rock early, Tina Fey assured the ladies of The View today. The bad news? The show, currently in its sixth season, may not be around... More »

Flight Attendants Want Baldwin's 30 Rock Off Airplanes

They're still angry over his criticism of them, airline

(Newser) - American Airlines flight attendants are so furious with Alec Baldwin they want his sitcom banned from their airplanes. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants has asked that 30 Rock be removed from all American Airlines flights in the wake of the very public squabble that erupted when he got booted... More »

Tracy Morgan: Retarded Boys 'Strong Like Chimps'

Comedian apparently ready for a whole new controversy

(Newser) - Maybe Tracy Morgan is pranking his publicist for a new bit on Scare Tactics. In his first live performance since his infamous anti-gay rant earlier this month, the comedian smoothed over the scandal, but instead took aim at the mentally disabled. "Don't ever mess with women who have... More »

Tracy Morgan Blasted for Anti-Gay Rant

Says he'd stab his son over sexual preference

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan is facing serious heat for a violently homophobic diatribe he allegedly made at a stand-up show last Friday. According to an audience member’s account of the rant, the comedian said that if his son was gay, he’d stab him to death. For years, Morgan has said... More »

Alec Baldwin Weighs Run for NYC Mayor

Weiner's downfall may create opening for 30 Rock star

(Newser) - With Anthony Weiner's hopes of becoming mayor of New York City rapidly shriveling, Alec Baldwin spies an opportunity. The 30 Rock star is believed to be considering throwing his hat into the ring now that the front-runner is fading, reports the Wall Street Journal . With the primary still two... More »

Baldwin: Next Season Is 30 Rock's Last

He says Tina Fey will go on to direct, write films

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin was honored last night at the National Dance Institute's fundraising fete, but that's not what's making headlines today. Instead, it's one little comment Baldwin made about 30 Rock, telling New York that "next year is our last year of the show." The magazine notes that Baldwin... More »

'Bossypants' Fey: I Didn't Exploit Palin

SNL impersonation may have hurt 30 Rock ratings, Fey writes

(Newser) - Tina Fey's new memoir Bossypants deals with stardom, sexism, and, to nobody's surprise, Sarah Palin. ABC breaks out a few nuggets from the new release:
  • "Some may argue that exploiting Governor Palin and her family helped bring attention to my low-rated TV show," Fey writes of 30 Rock.
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30 Rock: TV's Least Ethical Show

Sitcom racks up 11 ethical violations per episode

(Newser) - If the employees on 30 Rock were real, they’d be in serious trouble. The NBC show is the biggest offender when it comes to depicting ethical violations in the workplace, CNN reports. Incidents like Alec Baldwin’s character referring to a “chick lawyer” who’s “asking for... More »

30 Rock Star Tracy Morgan Gets New Kidney

Morgan to be absent from several episodes

(Newser) - Comedian Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant and will be missing from several episodes of 30 Rock this spring. Morgan, a star of the NBC comedy's "show within a show," is doing well and taking some much needed time to recover after the surgery," a... More »

I Quit: Five Great Job-Ending TV Moments

(Newser) - Most people love a good job-departure story, and while the news provided at least two of those this week ( here and here , even if the eraser board girl was a hoax), TV has a history of great quitting/firing moments. Cinemablend pulls together five favorites; click here to see all... More »

30 Rock to Air Live Episode

They'll do it twice for East, West coasts

(Newser) - NBC says 30 Rock is going live this fall. Or at least one episode of it. A live show will air Oct. 14 and be performed twice so that both East and West Coast viewers get to see it that way. Shouldn't be a problem given the SNL backgrounds of... More »

8 Hilarious Octogenarians

A list inspired by—who else?—Betty White

(Newser) - Eighty-eight-year-old Betty White is definitely feeling the love these days, but she’s not the only hilarious octogenarian out there. Nerve lists the eight funniest people over age 80. Among them:
  • Elaine Stritch, 84: Best known for her work on Broadway, Stritch has also guest-starred on 3rd Rock From the
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Tracy Gives Jon Ridiculous Nickname

Morgan can't focus on a topic for more than 30 seconds

(Newser) - If Tracy Morgan’s interview on last night’s Daily Show is any indication, the actor is a lot like his 30 Rock character. His appearance, though ostensibly to promote his new movie, Death at a Funeral, instead centered around a $75 debt owed to him by Tobey Maguire. Morgan,... More »

Rip Torn Freed on Bail, Bound for Rehab

After alleged bank break-in, actor due back in court Feb. 17

(Newser) - Rip Torn appeared in court in Connecticut today to face charges related to an alleged bank break-in Friday evening and was released on $100,000 bond. The 78-year-old actor will enter alcohol rehab as soon as possible, his lawyer said. The numerous charges against him include burglary, trespassing, and carrying... More »

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