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8 items from 2016

Nick Cannon Shares Health Update with Fans: ‘I’m About to Get Out Up Here’

28 December 2016 2:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Nick Cannon is still in the hospital due to complications from an autoimmune disease, but according to the star, he’s “about to get out” – and when he does, he’s taking it to “a whole new level.”

On Wednesday, the America’s Got Talent host took to social media to share a health update with his fans and thank them for their support as he recovers.

“What’s good? I got so much love for y’all. Thank you so much. I’m still in this hospital but I’m about to get out up here, for real, and »

- Mariah Haas

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Nick Cannon Gives Health Update From Hospital in Inspirational New Video

28 December 2016 7:47 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nick Cannon isn't letting his recent hospital stay get him down.

The 36-year-old America's Got Talent host spent Christmas at Cedars-Sinai Hospital due to complications with lupus, though on Wednesday, he let all his fans know that he's planning to tackle 2017 stronger than ever. In a video update from the hospital, Cannon thanked everyone for their support.

"I'm still in the hospital but I'm about to get out of here, for real, and I'm letting you know we're about to take it to a whole new level," Cannon says. "I've just been sitting here, reflecting, and I can't sit here dormant no more. I'm about to take it to the new level, a different stratosphere, a different mesosphere. I'm sitting here just getting stronger, just, like, Iron Man strong, Incredible Hulk type strong."

Watch: Exclusive -- Nick Cannon Talks 'Outstanding' Feeling Expecting Another Child

"Nietzsche said, 'What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger,'" he adds »

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Kevin Hart Visits Nick Cannon in the Hospital: See the Sweet Pic!

27 December 2016 1:51 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What are friends for?

Nick Cannon was hospitalized over Christmas due to complications with lupus, but his good pal, 37-year-old Kevin Hart, recently paid him a visit to lift his spirits!

"So happy to see my brother @nickcannon getting back to himself," Hart Instagrammed on Monday alongside a picture of the two with comedian Dick Gregory. "Nothing but love for you man..... #GetWellNick #Ncredible."

Watch: Nick Cannon Reveals He's Spending Christmas in the Hospital 

"Man, so many loving strong vibrations came to visit me in the hospital today!" Cannon, 36, also wrote about the same photo. "Thank you to Everyone for all the gifts, messages, comments, the time, the love and the prayers... I'm getting there!!! And once I'm back... it's about to be #Ncredible."

Earlier, Cannon and Gregory took some time to make a surprise visit at the Children's Hospital.

"@therealdickgregory and I just took an impromptu trip to the Children's Hospital to visit some beautiful spirits »

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‘Nothing but Love for You Man’: Nick Cannon Gets Post-Christmas Hospital Visit from Kevin Hart

26 December 2016 12:44 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Nick Cannon may be spending the holidays in the hospital due to complications from an autoimmune disease, but he isn’t alone.

Longtime friend Kevin Hart, 37, paid him a visit — sharing a smiling shot of the two (and fellow comedian Dick Gregory) to his Instagram account on Monday.

“So happy to see my brother @nickcannon getting back to himself,” he captioned the post. “Nothing but love for you man…..”

Cannon, 36, also shared the picture to his Instagram account, thanking the two men and the rest of his fans for their support as he recovers from the setback caused by the autoimmune disease. »

- Dave Quinn

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Kerry Washington Reunites With Her Scandal Dad Joe Morton to Support His Latest Broadway Role

17 July 2016 2:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Papa Pope is in the building.  Kerry Washington and Joe Morton's characters on Scandal might share a father-daughter relationship that can be described as dysfunctional at best, but off screen this duo is anything but. The actress was on hand to support her TV dad as he headlines the Broadway play Turn Me Loose over the weekend, sending diehards of the Shondaland political drama into a frenzy upon their reunion.  Washington shared a selfie of the pair in a cheerful embrace on Instagram, which she captioned, "Last night I experienced a transformative night of theater. Went to see the extraordinary Joe Morton (Aka my Papa Pope) on stage as Dick Gregory in #TurnMeLoose & I was »

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‘Scandal’s Joe Morton Roars With The Power & Punch Of Dick Gregory In ‘Turn Me Loose’ – Review

22 May 2016 6:51 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

If the only image that comes to mind at the mention of the name Dick Gregory is the skinny African American elder, his beaming visage ringed with a nimbus of white hair and beard, prepare for a restorative explosion. In one of the most astonishing performances of this or any season, Joe Morton, the stage-turned-Scandal star, plays the enduring comedian, activist, gadfly and author with a warmth and precision that has nothing to do with versimilitude and everything to do… »

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‘Scandal’ Actor Joe Morton on His First Off-Broadway Role

29 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Long before Joe Morton played Olivia Pope’s sinister father on “Scandal,” the actor starred in Tony Award-winning musicals on Broadway. The 68-year-old Emmy winner was first mentioned in Variety for his role in the musical “A Month of Sundays” — his first part after leaving Hofstra University. Now, some 45 years later, he’ll portray NAACP leader Roy Wilkins in HBO’s “All the Way” and channel Dick Gregory in the one-man show “Turn Me Loose” later this year.

When did you decide you wanted to pursue acting?

I entered Hofstra as a psychology major. During orientation they took us into the theater and did a skit on what our first year might be like. When it was over, I literally couldn’t get up out of my seat. I kind of sat there and thought, “I’ve been singing for a while and playing guitar, and really enjoyed that. Maybe I could be an actor. »

- Margaret Lenker

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John Legend and Joe Morton Team Up for Play on Life of Dick Gregory

23 March 2016 4:52 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

In a career that has spanned nearly 60 years, comedian, political activist and social critic Dick Gregory has had many lives. He started out in the 1950's as a comedian and Mc and eventually toplining at the Playboy Club in Chicago. He was soon discovered by TV talent scouts, and became a regular fixture on TV talk shows throughout the 60's. Long before Chris Rock or Richard Pryor, Gregory's humor was searing and cutting edge, dealing with topics such as racism and other social ills, but with his own patented barbed wit. However, producers treated him, as well as other black performers on the shows at the time, as hired help, and would not let him sit down with the various talk show hosts »

- Sergio

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