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Last updated: Tue. Aug. 12, 2014 - 06:33 am EDT


Morgan struggling after crash

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Tracy Morgan is struggling more than two months after he was injured in a motor vehicle crash that left a fellow comedian dead.

His attorney, Benedict Morelli, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member is fighting hard.

Morgan suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a truck.

Emmy presenters

Film stars Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Halle Berry are among the first presenters announced for this month’s Emmy Awards ceremony.

In a statement Monday, executive producer Don Mischer said 13 celebrities have been confirmed so far as trophy presenters for the Aug. 25 awards.

Other presenters will include Emmy nominees Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad,” Woody Harrelson of “True Detective,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus of “Veep,” Julianna Marguilies of “The Good Wife,” Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory,” Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” and Kerry Washington of “Scandal.”

Also handling trophy duties are “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel and music artists Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, both part of “The Voice.”

‘Turtles’ dominate

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle,” $65.6 million

2. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” $42.1 million

3. “Into the Storm,” $17.3 million

4. “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” $11 million

5. “Lucy,” $9.5 million

Have fall listing?

We are seeking submissions for our Fall Events Guide, listing activities from Sept. 1 to May 25. The guide includes festivals in Indiana and Ohio, theater performances and art exhibits. Send listings to Terri Richardson at or fax 461-8648. Include event name, date, time, location, cost and a contact number. Deadline to receive items is Friday.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor George Hamilton is 75. Actress Jennifer Warren is 73. Singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler is 65. Actor Sam J. Jones is 60. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is 60. Actor Bruce Greenwood is 58. Singer Danny Shirley is 58. Rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot is 51. Actor Peter Krause is 49. Actor Michael Ian Black is 43. Actor Casey Affleck is 39. Actress Maggie Lawson is 34.

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