Word is Tracy Morgan is reportedly showing signs of improvement, so much so that doctors upgraded his condition to fair. He remains hospitalized while recovering from several broken bones, the worst of which is a fractured femur.
A rep for Morgan said that not only is his health improving, but “his personality is certainly starting to come back as well.”
Morgan’s assistant, who was also injured in the wreck, has been upgraded to fair condition, according to the rep.
Raptress Eve married her fiance, Maximillion Cooper, on June 14. The “Barbershop” actress, who also had a self-titled sitcom, and the British designer and Gumball 3000 race founder wed in Ibiza, Spain. “I’m so happy to make Eve my wife,” Cooper told E! “The whole experience has been amazing, and we are both so happy to have tied the knot.”
The 18th annual 2014 American Black Film Festival will screen an impressive roster of films, including 12 world premieres, in New York City June 19-22 at the SVA Theater. The New York premiere of Screen Gems’ “Think Like a Man Too” will lead the slate of official films on June 19 at 8 p.m. Yours truly will be attending as a guest of Cadillac. Some of the luxury automobile’s activities this weekend will include a Cadillac media luncheon, “Cadillac Conversations with Sabin Blake and Jeff Friday,” a dinner at Minton’s in Harlem, activities in the Cadillac booth at the Entertainment and Lifestyle Expo and the career retrospective “Spike Lee … Yah Dig!”
Many people have expressed their dismay over the recent Elle UK cover featuring multiplatinum producer and recording artist Pharrell Williams, who is seen wearing a Native American headdress as a fashion statement. Among the comments that have swirled around the Internet is that it is a “misappropriation of Native American culture.”
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Toni Ann Semple, a resident of Queens, N.Y., who has roots in the Cherokee and Mohawk nations, took exception to the cover photo as well. “This is inappropriate. Only Native American chiefs wear such regalia. I feel that it is important that we’re mindful of our actions towards each other, that if not pondered long enough, can end up being insulting to us all,” she said.
Williams has since issued a statement, saying, “I am genuinely sorry.”
The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Apollo Walk of Fame on June 11 at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Ronald and Ernie Isley received a standing ovation from the Amateur Night audience as they accepted their honor on the very stage they began their careers on almost six decades ago. It was a joyous occasion, and the Isley Brothers even thrilled the Apollo audience, singing a few notes as they accepted their honor.