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Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for His Own Injuries

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Walmart communications is apparently unfamiliar with the phrase “Don’t kick a man when he’s down.”

Tracy Morgan was not only down — he was almost out. ICYMI: In June, Morgan suffered nearly fatal injuries when Walmart truck crashed into his tour bus on the New Jersey Turnpike. His representatives at PMK*BNC had to tell the public that he would be OK and that he would eventually leave the hospital for an extended stay in physical rehab.

The crash killed the star’s longtime friend, comedian James McNair, and injured the other passengers. Morgan was hospitalized with broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg. Of course, Morgan is suing Walmart for negligence and a boat load of cash.

Now, Walmart has chosen to blame the star for the accident.

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Tracy Morgan’s Publicist: Actor Leaves Hospital for Rehab

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In somber news, this afternoon Tracy Morgan’s publicist confirmed that the actor has left the hospital after nearly two weeks in recovery for what will almost certainly be a prolonged stay in a rehab facility.

Lewis Kay, COO/EVP of Entertainment at PMK*BNC, released this statement to the press:

“While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go. He and Megan wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him.”

The crash that put Morgan in the hospital involved a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel and subsequently pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide. Morgan’s nose, leg and several ribs were broken, and fellow comedian James McNair was killed.

Doctors upgraded Morgan’s condition from critical to fair earlier this week.

Ben & Jerry’s 30 Rock Ice Cream to Guest Star in Finale

Ben & Jerry's 30 Rock Ice CreamThe public loves to tune in to the end of anything. We’re still mad about the last episode of The Sopranos, saddened by the rumored death of Twinkies and, deep down, a little disappointed that the whole “2012 apocalypse” thing never came to pass.

Tomorrow marks the final episode of 30 Rock‘s last season, and we can’t wait to see how the 7-year-old show will end. This perpetual underdog of a sitcom resonated with certain segments of the public, who came to know the characters and quote them during office meetings and happy hours. But now it’s time to say goodbye.

Farewells, of course, bring big ratings numbers. Tomorrow night millions of Americans will watch as Liz Lemon, Jenna Maroney, Jack Donaghy, and that guy who plays Tracy Morgan ride off into the flat screen sunset along with Ben & Jerry. That’s right–the ice cream guys.

Ben & Jerry didn’t become ice cream moguls because they were quirky farmhands; they’ve been a savvy PR team from the beginning. This week, while other brands roll the dice and blow their entire annual marketing budgets on Super Bowl ads, Ben & Jerry chose to aim for a demographic that appreciates their brand of quirk. We have little doubt that fans will literally eat up their latest release, 30 Rock Ice Cream (not to be confused with the Alec Baldwin classic “Schweddy Balls.

Ben and Jerry’s doesn’t want to steal the show, however; the ingredients to the new flavor won’t be revealed until after it’s all over. Let’s just hope Tracy Morgan didn’t make the recipe.

Oh, and here’s Brian Williams explaining the project like only he can:

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Tracy Morgan Joins, Miley Cyrus Quits; The Challenges of Celebrities and Twitter

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The interwebs where all aflutter last week with the campaign to get comedian Tracy Morgan to join Twitter. He did. But also last week, another celebrity, teen sensation Miley Cyrus closed her account on the micro-blogging service. “Everything that I type, Everything that I do, some gossip site makes it news,” she said, in a Youtube video she posted to mark the occasion.

It led us to thinking, are some celebrities too big for Twitter?

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