SHORT CUTS: Tracy Morgan SCRAMED Again!

Published September 21, 2007

Posted Sept. 19, 2007 - Looks like comedian Tracy Morgan will be wearing his SCRAM bracelet a little longer. The "30 Rock" star admitted to a judge that he drank alcohol on Aug. 4, in direct violation of his probation on a DUI charge, reports E! Online. The lapse in control earns him another 80 days with his Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monioring device, which detects alcohol consumption through the skin.

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Morgan has worn the high-tech ankle bracelet since May 25 after pleading guilty in February to driving under the influence last year in New York—which, in turn, violated his probation stemming from his December 2005 DUI bust in Los Angeles. Originally, he was ordered to wear the SCRAM device for 90 days. If he violates the deal one more time, he'll find himself in the pokey for 30 days.


Snipes Ordered to Pay Up

Wesley Snipes has to fork over $1.7 million  the United Talent Agency , after failing to respond to a court summons. The agency claimed 45-year-old Snipes verbally agreed to give them 10 percent of his salary for any roles it got him. United says it later negotiated his lead role in Blade: Trinity, along with parts in three other lesser known projects. Snipes later failed to pay the agency, after leaving it as a client, United alleged. A judge let the agency publish notice of the lawsuit in two newspapers, after it was unable to serve Snipes personally. Neither he, nor his attorneys, appeared in court. Snipes also faces eight counts of tax evasion in an October trial. He’s accused of failing to pay the government $12 million.

Papa Pinkett

Dr. Randal D. Pinkett, winner of “The Apprentice” season four, is now a new daddy, according to EUR.

Randal’s wife Zahara Pinkett gave birth to Amira Leslie on August 8 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Born at 6:47 p.m., she weighed six pounds and nine ounces and was nineteen and a half inches. Amira, which is Arabic for princess, takes her middle name from Randal’s late father, Leslie Pinkett.     

In addition to winning “The Apprentice,” Randal Pinkett, Ph.D., M.B.A. is the author of Campus CEO, and Chairman and C.E.O. of BCT Partners. He was the first African-American Rhodes Scholar at Rutgers University and has also earned degrees from Oxford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Written by BET-Staff

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