Just over a year after a highway accident left him in a coma for two weeks, Tracy Morgan is back in the spotlight. But the comedian—who hosted SNL last month, is shooting movies again and is preparing for another stand-up tour—recently told Complex that he will never be the same. Morgan said that while he was in the hospital, he had a supernatural encounter. Speaking of the accident, that was so severe that it killed his friend and fellow passenger James McNair, Morgan explained, “Well, you’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me.” Morgan described the seemingly spiritual encounter that happened while he was in a coma,
I went to the other side. This is not something I’m making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, “Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.” And here I am, doing an interview with you.
Walmart, whose truck caused the accident, recently settled a lawsuit with Morgan and the other individuals and families effected by the wreck. Discuss
December is upon us, and with it comes holiday merriment, treasured time with family and, of course, Star Wars. Impression wizard, Charlie Hopkinson is feeling the Star Wars spirit and put together a video of 15 Star Wars impressions that will put your Darth Vader impression to shame. But don't worry, there's still plenty of time before the premiere to get your Yoda up to snuff. Watch this video, you must. Like it, you will. We're working on it.
Officials at the University of Chicago have shut down the school’s campus in Hyde Park after they received a message that said there would be a shooting at the school today. The FBI told the school that the threat even named a specific time and place on campus. In a statement, school administrators said, “Based on the FBI's assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday.” Discuss
The future is now! (That is, if you live in one of the cities that will be home to Amazon Prime Air's drone-based 30-minute delivery system.) In a statement, the company explained, "We are testing many different vehicle designs and delivery mechanisms to discover how best to deliver packages in a variety of environments,. We have more than a dozen prototypes that we’ve developed in our research and development labs. The look and characteristics of the vehicles will evolve over time." Discuss
Taylor Swift continues to be one of pop music’s most genuinely cool superstars. This weekend while on tour in Australia, Swift got wind of the #HelpJoriMeetTaylorSwift campaign, set up by the sister of 12-year-old Jori Hope. The young T-Swift fan has been diagnosed with a condition that will cause her to lose her hearing. Hope has said that she’s especially sad because, “I won’t be able to hear Taylor Swift sing.”
After a local radio station and newspaper heard about the campaign, they helped connect the girl’s family with Swift’s people. And, this weekend, Hope was finally able to meet her favorite artist, and see her live in concert. It’s not the first time Swift has gone out of her way to do something nice for her super-fans. She’s been known to crash bridal showers and even send them homemade gifts. Discuss
Three people were killed this weekend during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, in what is being a called an act of domestic terrorism. Authorities are still trying to determined what provoked suspect Robert Lewis Dear to open fire at the facility, but investigators told reporters that Dear mentioned “baby parts” and has said that he is anti-abortion. The 57-year-old has a criminal record, but according to his ex-wife—who was interviewed by The New York Times—did not speak often about abortion. From The Times: "He was generally conservative, but not obsessed with politics … He believed that abortion was wrong, but it was not something that he spoke about much.”
Among the three victims—that included Ke'Arre Stewart and Jennifer Markovsky—was a police officer who responded to the shooting. Along with his career in law enforcement, Officer Garrett Swasey was also co-pastor of a local evangelical church. Discuss