Sideshow: Tracy Morgan has surgery, will not lose leg

Tracy Morgan's fiancee, Megan Wollover, is sick of the rumors about his condition.
Tracy Morgan's fiancee, Megan Wollover, is sick of the rumors about his condition. (CHRIS PIZZELLO / Invision)
Posted: June 12, 2014

Tracy Morgan's health

Tracy Morgan is not losing his leg as a result of his car crash on Saturday!

So insists the comic's fiancee, Megan Wollover, who is simply sick of the rumor mill.

Morgan's rep, Lewis Kay, said Morgan underwent surgery on his leg on Sunday. He still has the appendage. "The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition," Kay said.

Morgan's fellow passenger comedian James McNair was killed in the crash. A truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Celebrate the norm

Many a wag has applauded Miss Indiana, Mekayla Diehl, in the Miss USA pageant Sunday night for not being thinner than dental floss, for being a little curvy, for having a so-called normal body.

We're happy she's not an emaciated mess. But normal? She's 5-foot-8 and wears a size 4! The average American woman wears a size 12.

The debate has inspired TV fashionista Tim Gunn to pay homage to the normal with a special edition of his show Project Runway. "I would like to do a season of Project Runway where every model is larger than a size 12," he tells the Hollywood Reporter.

Jenner: Beyoncé's cool

This is how gossip logic works: Beyoncé and Jay Z didn't attend the Kim Kardashian- Kanye West wedding, therefore the two couples hate each other.

Oh, puh -leeze, says Kim's mom, Kris Jenner.

"There was so much commotion and excitement, I never really gave [their absence] a second thought," she told an Australian radio talk show, according to the New York Daily News. "If you had been there, you would have thought that was the last thing on anyone's mind."

But she does sound a little defensive, doesn't she?

McCartney's time off

Paul McCartney, 71, is taking a little more time off to recover from his lil' bout with a virus. The Beatle has announced he's postponing the first seven dates on his summer U.S. tour. The tour, which has no Philly stops, will now begin July 5 in Albany, N.Y.

A girl in 'Star Wars'?!

If you were to go by the many action figures and other toys released under the Star Wars label, you'd think the first film series didn't have any women in its cast. As far as parent company Disney was concerned, there was no need for any gals. The studio recently told an irate consumer they had no plans to create any items inspired by Princess Leia.

The consumer, British film exec Natalie Wreyford, complained, inspiring a social media campaign.

Seems Disney has been cowed by the backlash.

"We're excited to be rolling out new products in the coming months," Disney rep Margita Thompson tells Time, "including several items that will feature Princess Leia."

Tidbit

Tylor Scott, 19, and Naomi Charles, 21, on Tuesday were indicted on several felony charges of breaking into Miley Cyrus' L.A. home and stealing jewelry, knickknacks, and a $100,000 white Maserati, reports the New York Daily News.

Sandra 'n' Chris' love

Sandra Bullock is tickled by rumors she has been dating Chris Evans.

"You guys are a little behind," she told Entertainment Tonight reporters when asked about the reports. "We've since married and it started breaking apart, so we separated. . . . We filed for divorce, and I hope everyone can respect our privacy."

The Speed and Gravity actress denied the reports as untrue, if cute 'n' silly.


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