“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival. The actor was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards and fell unconscious shortly after his acceptance speech, according to Variety.
Morgan’s rep confirmed to CNN that his client is being treated after falling ill during the event. CNN iReporter Chris Barrett captured footage of Morgan attending the awards ceremony on Sunday, about an hour before he passed out, Barrett tells CNN.
Barrett added that he thought the 43-year-old actor was injured. “It looked like he was limping on the way into the venue," Barrett says. "He was being held up by multiple people. I thought he had a sprained ankle initially."
The CNN team got an early start at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday with set up and the first live interview with David Oyelowo, one of the stars of “Red Tails."
Before he was interviewed by Kyra Phillips, the actor talked about the time he spent in Alabama screening the movie as well as how honored he was to be able to meet some of the actual men who flew the jets in World War II.
Later in the morning, Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynskey stopped by to tape an interview about their movie which opened the festival, “Hello I Must Be Going.” Danner plays the mother to Lynskey’s character and the pair discussed the dynamic of playing those roles and how much fun they had working together. FULL POST
Robert Redford likes to say the Sundance Film Festival is all about the artists, but politics are always part of the equation.
Redford set the tone at his opening day news conference (after first saying “I’m not going to get into politics”) by criticizing Republicans in Congress as narrow-minded. He also blasted the Republican Presidential debates, saying, the candidates have a “mushroom cloud of ego hovering” over them.
He even took a swipe at Mitt Romney’s taste in movies.
Day one of Sundance is normally “set up” day.
And this year is true to form, as all of the various venues in Park City, Utah, are finalizing their looks for the next week of movies, concerts and dinners.
The famed Egyptian Theater, which hosts many of the film premiers during the festival, was home to the opening press conference on Thursday, where Robert Redford, the founder of the Sundance Film Festival, addressed this year’s crop of documentaries and films.
Demi Moore is one of the most talked about stars at Sundance. She has two movies here, the Wall Street thriller "Margin Call" with Kevin Spacey and the dysfunctional family drama "Another Happy Day" co-starring Ellen Barkin and Kate Bosworth.
I sat down with 48-year old Demi to talk film, family, romance, and - as she nears 50 - whether she wants more kids.
If you've ever wondered about the whereabouts of Paul Reiser or Rutger Hauer, the mystery has been solved. They're both at Sundance.
Reiser was one of television's biggest (and highest-paid) stars with "Mad About You," which ran on NBC from 1992-1999, but since then, he's been writing music.
He appeared at the festival's ASCAP Music Cafe to perform original music he composed with vocalist Julia Fordham. It turns out that Reiser was a classically-trained pianist before he became a stand-up comedian and actor.
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