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Co-Star to Kevin Hart: We Aren't Done Yet

Actors, comedians send best wishes after Hart's accident

(Newser) - Well wishes for comedian Kevin Hart—who is recovering from back surgery after an auto accident—included an admonition from co-star Dwayne Johnson that their work isn't finished. "We have a lot more laughing to do together," Johnson posted on Instagram with a photo of them making... More »

Hart Undergoes Surgery After Horrific Crash

The actor/comedian left his companions pinned in the vehicle

(Newser) - Kevin Hart underwent back surgery Sunday only hours after surviving a horrific car crash in the Los Angeles area. Sources tell TMZ the actor/comedian's surgery was successful and he's expected to spend a few days in hospital. Doctors are optimistic about the 40-year-old making "a full recovery,... More »

2 Were Left Trapped in Kevin Hart Wreck: Cops

The actor/comedian managed to crawl out of the car

(Newser) - That Kevin Hart survived is a near-miracle—but somehow the actor/comedian emerged from a horrific car wreck early Sunday morning, TMZ reports. His classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda plunged off Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, Calif., at about 1am, breaking through a wooden fence and plunging into a gully where the car'... More »

Chappelle: I Don't Believe Michael Jackson's Accusers

In new special, comic says he doesn't think the pop star molested anyone

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson documentary Neverland has prompted even some of his staunchest defenders to doubt Jackson's innocence in molestation claims. But one fellow celeb appears to be holding the line. "I’m going to say something I’m not allowed to say, but I gotta be real: I... More »

Ellen Responds to Backlash Over Support for Kevin Hart

As Don Lemon of CNN joins the chorus of critics

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres made big celebrity headlines Friday when she pushed for Kevin Hart to host the Oscars after all. And after a furious backlash, she doesn't appear to be changing her mind, reports E! Online . "However you feel about this, the only positive way through it is to... More »

A New Twist in the Oscars Hosting Drama?

Ellen DeGeneres told Kevin Hart the Academy wants him

(Newser) - He got a gig "nobody was trying to score," and then he just as swiftly lost it . Now, nearly a month after Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets surfaced, the 39-year-old comedian may be reconsidering his decision. Variety reports Hart revealed this... More »

The Heat on Mika Brzezinski Isn't Going Away

Co-anchor was not on the air Thursday after apologizing for remark seen as homophobic

(Newser) - Mika Brzezinski was not on the air Thursday, a day after she caused a ruckus by referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a "butt boy." Her Morning Joe co-host— and husband —Joe Scarborough said Brzezinski was "off with her family, a long-planned family event,... More »

Oscars Consider Odd Choice: No Host at All

Kevin Hart's departure has Academy 'freaking out'

(Newser) - It was the " least wanted job in Hollywood "—and after the exit of Kevin Hart , it might be the job that exactly nobody does. Sources tell Variety that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was "blindsided" by Hart's decision to step down as... More »

After Ultimatum, Kevin Hart Is Out as Oscar Host

He apologizes for homophobic tweets

(Newser) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ended up looking for a new host for the 91st Academy Awards less than 36 hours after naming Kevin Hart for the slot. The comedian, who had faced a major backlash over homophobic tweets from 2011 and earlier, announced Thursday night that... More »

Kevin Hart Scores Gig Nobody Was Trying to Score

Meet your 2019 Oscars host

(Newser) - And the Oscars' hosting gig goes to: Kevin Hart, who's promising to make this year's ceremony "a special one," reports the Los Angeles Times . "For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same,"... More »

Kevin Hart Surprises 18 Kids With College Scholarships

The comedian's charity teamed with the United Negro College Fund to pledge $600K

(Newser) - Kevin Hart has surprised 18 students with scholarships to college totaling $600,000. Per the Philadelphia Inquirer , the comedian's Help from the Hart Charity has teamed up with the United Negro College Fund and the Knowledge is Power Program to help students from eight US cities who are attending... More »

Woman in Kevin Hart Scandal Comes Forward

She's shown in 'bedroom images,' but says she's also a victim of extortionist

(Newser) - On the heels of comedian Kevin Hart's Instagram video about someone seeking financial gain from a mistake he made, a woman came forward Wednesday and said she was "involved" with the box office star a month ago but is not an extortionist. Montia Sabbag said that since images... More »

Kevin Hart Apologizes for Sex Tape and Extortion Attempt

The comedian takes to Instagram to address infidelity

(Newser) - Comedian/actor Kevin Hart took to Instagram Saturday to apologize to his wife and children for his participation in a sexually suggestive tape that he says is being used to extort him. TMZ reports that Hart, the star of numerous Hollywood hits including Central Intelligence and Get Hard, can be seen... More »

Secret Life of Pets Leaves You 'Warm, Fuzzy'

It's 'cute, charming, and a little hyper—just like a new puppy'

(Newser) - It's as though Universal Pictures rounded up all the hilarious people in the world and packed them into one animated flick. Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, and Jenny Slate star in The Secret Life of Pets , which, as you probably... More »

Trevor Noah's First Daily Show Guests Revealed

Kevin Hart, Chris Christie are among them

(Newser) - Some of Trevor Noah's first guests as host of the Daily Show will combine much of what the show focused on under the reign of Jon Stewart: comedy and politics. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart will appear on the show's premiere on Monday, followed by GOP presidential contender and New... More »

Get Hard 'Feels Like a Life Sentence'

Unfunny flick isn't quite the satire it aims to be: critics

(Newser) - Will Ferrell's latest comedy about a wealthy white guy who enlists a law-abiding black man to help him prepare for life in prison is proving more controversial than his usual work. With accusations that Get Hard is homophobic and racist, Ferrell defends the flick to the AP , noting he... More »

Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M

'Lone Survivor' not even a close second

(Newser) - Ride Along arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates today. The strong opening for Ride Along marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr.... More »

Fukudome Lifts Cubs Past Astros

Lee also goes 4-for-4 as Chicago breaks game open in 7th

(Newser) - Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Derrek Lee was 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros today. Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, and Astros... More »

D-1 Dreams Dashed, Player Invents His Own

Football scholarship to Cal? Nevada senior admits he made it up

(Newser) - Nevada football player Kevin Hart's proudest moment came last Friday when he stood before his entire school and announced that he had accepted a scholarship to play D-1 ball at Cal. His most crushing came yesterday when he admitted he made the whole story up, reports the Washington Post—after... More »

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