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Tracy Morgan hosts Saturday Night Live after deadly Walmart truck crash

Tracy Morgan, the actor-comedian best known for his role in the hit satirical sitcom 30 Rock, hosted Saturday Night Live Oct. 18, his first significant performance since the tragic Walmart truck crash that nearly took his life last year. Mr. Morgan, who is a former SNL cast member himself, began the show with a monologue about his return to television and comedy, as well as giving thanks to all of his friends, family and fans that helped make his recovery possible. During his intro sketch, Mr. Morgan even exclaimed that he was “back and better than ever.” In June 2014, Mr. Morgan ... Read More

Walmart blames Tracy Morgan’s crash injuries on his failure to use a seatbelt

In response to comedian Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart blaming it for the six-vehicle crash that left him and others critically injured and one man dead, the retail giant said Monday that Mr. Morgan and the others failed to use their seatbelts properly. According to court documents filed in a New Jersey federal court, Mr. Morgan’s injuries “were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device.” Mr. Morgan, still recovering from the June 7 crash, was traveling from Delaware to New York in a limousine van with his assistant Jeffrey ... Read More

Tracy Morgan sues Walmart over crash injuries

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Walmart seeking a jury trial and damages for injuries stemming from a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last month that left him critically injured. Mr. Morgan was riding back to New York in a limousine van after performing in Delaware when a tractor trailer owned and operated by the retail giant slammed his vehicle from behind. Mr. Morgan was one of three passengers critically injured in the June 7 crash in Cranbury Township, N.J. His friend and mentor James McNair, who performed under the name “Jimmy Mack,” died at the scene. ... Read More

Walmart driver that struck Tracy Morgan’s van was speeding, NTSB finds

The Walmart truck driver who crashed into the back of comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo van was speeding 20 mph over the limit and was near the maximum daily driving limit set by federal hours-of-service rules when the crash occurred, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report. NTSB investigators are also looking into whether driver Kevin Roper, 45, had been awake for more than 24 hours as a criminal complaint filed by New Jersey police stated. The crash occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in the early morning hours of June 7 as Mr. Morgan, his assistant, ... Read More

Tractor Trailer collision in Opelika leaves two drivers in critical condition

OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Police Department investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash that left two commercial truck drivers critically injured on U.S. Highway 280 Friday morning. A preliminary investigation determined that one tractor trailer has stopped at a red light in the eastbound lane of Highway 280 when another tractor trailer slammed into the back of it. Images of the crash scene show one truck belonging to Big M Transportation standing upright with a smashed-in cab while another 18-wheeler lies on its side amid heaps of tangled metal. The drivers of both trucks were airlifted to ... Read More

Walmart driver faces criminal charges, lawsuit for crash that injured comedian, actor Tracy Morgan

A Walmart truck driver blamed for causing a New Jersey crash Saturday that killed one man and injured four others including actor/comedian Tracy Morgan faces multiple criminal charges in connection with the crash. Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, Ga., was driving a Walmart tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike when his truck smashed into a limousine van carrying Mr. Morgan and other comedians. New Jersey State Police told the Associated Press Mr. Roper failed to notice traffic slowing in front of him and swerved to avoid a collision, causing him to slam into Mr. Morgan’s van, which flipped upside ... Read More

Deen drops two pant sizes after announcing diabetes diagnosis

Television celebrity chef Paula Deen told People magazine that she has dropped two pant sizes since she admitted to viewers last month that she had type 2 diabetes. Deen was diagnosed with the chronic disease three years ago but opted to keep mum and continue featuring high-fat, sugar-loaded recipes on her Food Network television program. She didn’t choose to go public with her diagnosis until she signed on to be a paid spokesperson for the new diabetes treatment Victoza. Deen has received criticism for not coming clean about her diagnosis sooner while continuing to cook up frightfully fattening fare. Type ... Read More

Alec Baldwin slims down after pre-diabetes diagnosis

30 Rock actor Alec Baldwin has shed 30 pounds after being diagnosed with pre-diabetes last year. He says he radically changed his lifestyle by eating healthier and getting more active with Pilates, spinning and yoga. “Sugar was the real killer for me,” the 53-year-old told STV. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which a person has some but not all the criteria to be deemed diabetic, but leaving him susceptible to developing type 2 diabetes. The first line of treatment for type 2 diabetes is diet and exercise, however many patients eventually have to resort to insulin or blood sugar-lowering medications. ... Read More