Tracy Morgan might be looking for a new country to call home if he’s not careful. While appearing onLopez TonightMonday evening, Morgan opened up about meeting our commander-in-chief at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner last summer. However, it seems like the 30 Rock star was far more impressed with meetingÃ‚Â the President’sÃ‚Â wife. Yes, Tracy Morgan has thing for First Lady Michelle Obama. And that’s putting it mildly.
“I looked at Michelle and she said, ‘Hi Tracy!’ and I just got hard!” Morgan over-shared. “Michelle looked like a tall mountain, and I’m gonna climb it just ’cause it’s there. Kilimanjaro!” We wonder if this is what the founding father’s had in mind when they outlined Freedom of Speech. Let’s hope the Prez isn’t the jealous type, or else Gitmo might have a new inmate.
Tracy Morgan is over his kidney transplant and back at work at 30 Rock, which may explain his good spirits at the Knicks game in Madison Square Garden last night. Not only was he flashing a giant wad of twenties, but the actor took time to pose with Sports Illustrated swimsuit models Catrinel Menghia and Kate Upton, who were making the scene with fellow bikini promoter Genevieve Mortin. We’d guess he’s not totally healed, though—why else would he not have shown off his belly to the ladies last night?
Imagine finding out your brother had life-threatening surgery while you are trying to get your Twilight gossip on. According to a RadarOnline interview with his brother and mother, Tracy Morgan never told his family about his kidney transplantÃ¢â‚¬Â¦they had to read about it on the internet.Ã‚Â “I’ve been with him at his home, and he didn’t let me know anything,” James Morgan claims. “It was his choice, but he could have got me checked to see if I was compatible. If he would have asked, of course I would have done it. He’s my brother.” We’re not saying you have to tell your family everything, but if you’re going to have someone else’s organ put in your body, maybe shoot them an email?
Even Tracy’s mother found out about her son’s transplant from the gossip sites before the 30 Rock star would confirm he had undergone the operation. “He didn’t tell me about anything,” Tracy’s mother Alice Warden says. “We never discussed it. He didn’t bring it up to me. Someone came and told me they saw it on the Internet, so I was just as shocked.” As if that wasn’t strange enough, apparently the family has never heard of Tanisha Hall, Morgan’s donor and ex-girlfriend whom the actor thanked on the SAG red carpet. “God bless her, that’s all I can say about that. She must really have a genuine love for him, even though they’re not together anymore,” James says. As if their annual reunion wasn’t awkward enough, now the family newsletter has basically be replaced by TheFABLife. Not that we mind it, but still: communication, people!
The fact that Tracy Morgan‘s ex-girlfriend gave him a kidney makes us think she might be the one that got away. At the SAG awards on Sunday, the 30 Rock star gave a shout-out to former flamer Tanisha Hall for floating him the organ last year. “I’d also like to thank Tanisha for donating my kidney to me,” Morgan told E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the read carpet. When asked how he knew his donor, Morgan practically blushed. “We were together but then we separated, but she also gave me a kidney…I’m doing fine and happy to be here,” he explained. Tracy must know some seriously dark relationship magic to pull that off. Hats off to you, Tracy!
Morgan received the transplant in December, after which we’re hoping Tanisha got a hovercraft with her name spray-painted on the side. Tracy’s co-star Grizz Chapman also received a kidney transplant earlier last year, but we suspect his didn’t come from a former lover. Unless this is what people do after they have a friendly break-up, and we’ve just never experienced one. Also a possibility! Just to prove he’s back on the top of his game, Morgan joked about Sarah Palin again, shouting “Sarah Palin, you’re the hottest MILF in the world!…She’s a MILF!” We’d be nicer to the women in your life if we were you, Tracy. You never know when you’re going to need a cornea or a lung.
Execs at TNT are a little embarrassed this morning and have issued an apology because of some course language Tracy Morgan dropped last night on the network. Tracy showed up on Inside The NBA to chat with hosts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith and the men began discussing who was hotter, Tina Fey or Sarah Palin. Morgan replied “Let me tell you something about Sarah Palin, she’s good masturbation material.” Dirty and uncalled for? Sure. But honestly, what do you expect when you goad Tracy Morgan on live TV into discussing a woman’s attractiveness? The man is the very definition of loose cannon. A spokesperson for the network said this morning “It’s unfortunate Mr. Morgan showed a lack of judgment on our air with his inappropriate comments.” Yes, it is, but it’s also unfortunate that you’re unfamiliar with Tracy Morgan’s m.o.
At the Sundance Film Festival, two things occur annually. One, celebrities bust out their most stylish and furry cold-weather gear, and two, it’s where independent films go to find an audience and a distributor. Unfortunately, not every film that appears at the festival is stellar, and it looks like we can confirm that there’s at least one flop to come out of Sundance so far. The Son Of No One, a film starring the power trio of Katie Holmes, Al Pacino and Tracy Morgan (in a dramatic role!), prompted several distributors to walk out before the film had ended and — this is so sad — only one person reportedly applauded when the film ended. (Do you want to bet it was Tom Cruise?)
The film is a crime drama and also stars Channing Tatum, Juliette Binoche and Ray Liotta. Not a bad cast, so now we’re actually kind of intrigued to see just how bad it is.
Usually these days, Kevin Smith stays on our radar because of his rants against airlines and his persistent affinity for long jean shorts. Truth be told, the last movie of his we saw in the theater was Dogma, and that was just for the Matt Damon-Ben Affleck reunion. Smith’s last movie was Cop Out, starring Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis and it turns out that the film, which doesn’t really sound great on paper, was an even worse experience to make for the director.
Smith went on comedian Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast recently and said that his experience on the film, particularly with Willis, was bad. Smith said that Willis refused to cooperate or participate in promoting the film. He says “It was difficult. I’ve never been involved in a situation like that where one component is not in the box at all. It was f—ing soul crushing.” You hear that, Bruce? You may have done this buddy cop movie for the paycheck, but you ended up crushing a soul. “I had no f—ing help from this dude whatsoever,” Smith continued. Your move, Bruce. Feel like responding? We didn’t think so.
In contrast, Smith says working with Tracy Morgan was “a dream,” and “Were it not for Tracy, I might’ve killed myself or someone else in the making of that movie.” And when Tracy Morgan is the voice of reason on-set, you know things are bad.
Our Christmas gift came early this year, because word is30 Rock’sTracy Morgan received a kidney transplant around December 10, and he’s already almost back on his feet! “Tracy is doing well and taking some much needed time to recover after the surgery,” his rep confirmed. We’re glad to hear he’s on the mend, but are still planning a candlelight vigil until New Year’s. No way are we giving up our Tracy Jordan.
Amazingly Tracy, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996, will only misstwo or three 30 Rock episodes set to air in March and will be “looking forward to going back to work after the holidays,” says his rep. Coincidentally Morgan is actually the second cast member to require a kidney transplant this year. Co-star and Tracy Jordan posse memberGrizz Chapman also received a kidney in August after suffering from end-stage renal failure. If anyone on that show needs a kidney, you just let us know. Let’s put it this way: we have two kidneys; we don’t have two Tina Feys or Alec Baldwins. [Photo: WireImage]
While most of us would agree that it’s a stretch to still describe baseball as being Our National Pastime™, there’s little sense denying that every playoff baseball game played during the month of October is laden with the kind of dramatic tension that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. This post, however, is not really about celebrating the magic and mystery of America’s most revered professional sport. Rather, it’s about the celebrities who trot themselves out to the pitcher’s mound before games to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
First, the facts: Every single Major League Baseball team plays 81 home games during the course of the season. This means that the poor public relations department of each team has to come up with 81 different ways to get the crowd excited before a game. In some of baseball’s larger markets, teams draw upon their access to a range of different celebrities, a list that runs the gamut from Hollywood’s A-List to downtrodden reality television flameouts, to get their fans excited over a long and often monotonous season. So we here at TheFABLife thought you would get a kick out of seeing celebs of all magnitudes — most of whom are not exactly known for their athletic abilities — attempting to throw a baseball sixty feet and six inches. So, if you pardon the expression, who throws like a girl and who throws like someone who could be called up to The Show? Now’s the time to find out. Play ball!
For years, the show Entourage has confused us. Main character Vincent Chase and his lovable gang of loser sidekicks hang around in L.A., living off of Vinnie’s multi-million dollar salary because he is the Leo DiCaprio of this fictional world, the A-list actor everyone loves. And yet Adrian Grenier, the actor who plays the perpetually laid-back and unshaven Vinnie, is not. Grenier is B-list or maybe even C-list when it comes to his fame, not even coming close to the superhero roles Vinnie gets (remember the time he was Anne Hathaway‘s boyfriend in The Devil Wears Prada? We barely do either!) I mean, how bad is it that the guy playing his agent is more famous than he is in real life?
So with the premiere of the new season of Entourage and poor Adrian/Vinnie as our inspiration, we thought of ten other actors who sadly are not nearly as famous as the roles they play on TV and in the movies. We have hope that some of them will someday make it to the big time, but unfortunately, for some others, the time seems to have passed. Click through our gallery to see the actors who wish they were their on-screen counterparts.