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Coffee Talk: Tracy Morgan's Status Upgraded to 'Fair'

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Why Tracy, why? The comedian started a firestorm when reports of his homophobic rant flooded the Internet on June 10. Tracy later apologized for saying he would murder his son if he told him he was gay. “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words,” he said in a statement. “I’m not a hateful person.”

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A representative for Tracy Morgan has revealed that the comedian is now in fair condition nine days after the tragic June 7 car accident that killed his close friend James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Morgan had been listed in critical condition since the accident and had undergone surgery to mend a broken leg. Doctors say that the funnyman's personality is beginning to come back as well. [E!News]

Anthony Anderson will host the new Food Network Series Food Fest Nation where he travels around the country highlighting regional cuisine. This won't be Anderson's first appearance on the Food Network; he previously competed on Chopped and was a judge and competitor on Iron Chef America. [Deadline]

N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton finally has its leading men. Classically trained actor Marcus Callender will take on the role of Dr. Dre and newcomer Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-E. As previously reported, Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr. will play the teenaged version of his father. Production on the film is set to begin in less than two months. [Billboard]

If Shonda Rhimes could have any guest star on her hit show Scandal it would be none other than Bill Clinton. The series creator recently revealed that the former President is at the top of, if not the only person, on her guest star wish list saying, "That's not really our thing, but I will say, 'Bill Clinton, if you're out there, we would love to have you…We would always love to have you." [E!News]