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Entries in morgan freeman (3)

Thursday
Aug072008

Morgan Freeman, out of the hospital and divorcing ... And L'Oreal sez Beyonce is au naturale in that picture. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

#1) Man, is Morgan Freeman having a sucky week or what? First you almost get killed in a car accident, have surgery, you've broken all kinds of bones and then the news breaks that you and the misses are splitsville. Fun times.

Freeman went home from the hospital today, while his press flack broke the news about the divorce.

Freeman's business partner and attorney Bill Luckett broke the news, telling the Memphis Commercial-Appeal newspaper there is a "divorce action pending," but refusing to give further details.

Luckett added that the actor and his wife, a costumer, has been separated for the better part of the past year.

"For legal and practical purposes, [Freeman and Colley-Lee] have been separated since December of 2007," he told Access Hollywood on Wednesday.

Freeman and Colley-Lee married in 1984. The actor was previously wed to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from 1967 to 1979.

I'm glad Freeman is recovering though and is going to be OK as heals up over the next six months. He deserves a break. The man is in three movies this year. But I wonder how this will affect the film where he was supposed to play Nelson Mandela, Clint Eastwood's "The Human Factor?" Freeman is actually the star in that and how often does he get to headline?

But I can't see Clint shooting it without him. Those old coots really like working together.

#2) L'Oreal has pulled a "Shaggy" and is singing "it wasn't me," to the lightening act on Beyonce's face. They swear she simply showed up looking like Casper the Friendly Ghost.

E! Online has a less ashen copy of the ad on their site, but it's still pretty jarring.

Sayeth E!:

Today, the French cosmetics giant is adamantly denying that it gave its longtime spokeswoman a case of the Michael Jacksons.

"Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L'Oréal Paris brand since 2001," the company said in a statement to E! News, after coming under withering online attacks suggesting the ad (on right, above) lightened more than just the hair color of the brand's famous face.

"We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria's hair color."

A rep for the 27-year-old Knowles declined to comment beyond the L'Oréal statement.

Decline to comment, eh? The not-so-secret plot thickens.

Monday
Aug042008

Morgan Freeman Car Crash Update!

Turns out his injuries aren't life-threatening and he's in "good spirits," per CNN:

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was in serious condition at a Memphis hospital after being involved in a car accident Sunday night, but did not suffer any "life-threatening" injuries, according to a friend.

The Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger reported that Freeman's business partner, Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, visited Freeman at Memphis' Regional Medical Center.

"He's resting quietly and has some fractures. Nothing life-threatening. Nothing permanent," Luckett told the newspaper. "He's in good spirits, but he's in some pain."

Thank goodness. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.

Monday
Aug042008

Morgan Freeman in Serious Condition After Car Accident

From The Associated Press:

JACKSON, Miss. - Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman has been injured in car accident in Mississippi and is in a Memphis hospital.

Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Stringer says Freeman is in serious condition.

The hospital, commonly known as The Med, is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis.

Ashley Norris, manager of the Ground Zero Blue Club in Clarksdale that is owned by Freeman, confirmed the actor was in a wreck. Norris said she had no other details.

The accident apparently occurred in Tallahatchie County Mississippi, but the sheriff's department referred calls to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. A highway patrol spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

I hope he'll be all right because he's one of my favorite actors and he's an all around cool guy. He chose to stay in the South rather than move to Los Angeles. He loves jazz and blues. He was in "The Shawshank Redemption." (And has an Oscar ... finally.) Let's all hope he'll make it out all right for his wife and family's sake.