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Harry Belafonte Denies Taking a Nap During Broadcast


Last Friday, author and entertainer Harry Belafonte was all miked up for a morning interview with the reporters at California’s KBAK-KBFX TV station. Only when the cameras beamed him in from New York, he was sitting in his chair seemingly asleep. Despite a few shouts from the news crew, Belafonte looked to be out like a light. Haha. Interview fail to the max.

We say “seemingly” because now, through his publicist Ken Sunshine, Belafonte is saying that he was meditating, not sleeping.

“True to form, there was a technical glitch in the feed to a local station in Bakersfield, CA. His earpiece wasn’t working, so he decided to take the time to meditate before the rest of his Day-O,” reads a statement, published on TMZ.

Suspect! True or not, when the cameras are ready to roll, best advise your client to be ready also.

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