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TRACY MORGAN: A U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization says comedian Tracy Morgan must do more than apologize for his recent anti-gay remarks.


Morgan joked during a Nashville stand-up act about how violently he would react if his son told him he is gay.

The "30 Rock" cast member later issued a statement apologizing "to my fans and the gay and lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others. ... While I am an equal opportunity jokester, and my friends know what is in my heart, even in a comedy club this clearly went too far and was not funny in any context," reported.

The Human Rights Campaign said that is not enough.

"Tracy Morgan exercised extremely poor judgment and he did the right thing by apologizing. But that's just not enough. He's a role model and Morgan now has a responsibility to make amends for his horribly hurtful and dangerous 'comedy' routine. He also needs to go further than his apology and correct the record: no one should feel ashamed because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and they should definitely not become a victim of violence," Fred Sainz, HRC vice president for communications, said in a statement Friday. "Words have consequences and Morgan should be held to a higher standard. Until he does something meaningful, his brand will remain tarnished."


Morgan's "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey, in a statement to TMZ, said, "The violent imagery of Tracy's rant was disturbing to me at a time when homophobic hate crimes continue to be a life-threatening issue for the GLBT Community."

However, Fey also said what Morgan said in Nashville "doesn't line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person.

"I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian co-workers at '30 Rock', without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket."

TMZ said NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt has put Morgan on notice that "this kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

JENNIFER HUDSON: Jennifer Hudson's publicist says the singer-actress was treated for food poisoning at a New York hospital.

"After performing on 'Good Morning America' (Friday), Jennifer Hudson went to the hospital due to severe abdominal pains," the representative told TMZ. "She was treated for food poisoning and released."

Hudson is a former "American Idol" contender who won a supporting actress Oscar for her big-screen debut in the movie musical "Dreamgirls."


SELENA GOMEZ: Selena Gomez's publicist says the 18-year-old actress has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after falling ill. said the "Monte Carlo" and "Wizards of Waverly Place" star complained of nausea and a severe headache after taping an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Thursday night.

"Last night after Selena's appearance on 'The Tonight Show,' she wasn't feeling well and was taken to the hospital," her representative told "She is currently undergoing routine tests."

PETER DINKLAGE: Peter Dinklage's publicist has confirmed to the U.S. actor's wife is pregnant with their first child.

Dinklage and theater actress/director Erica Schmidt married in 2005.

The actor is best known for his work on TV's "Nip/Tuck" and "Game of Thrones," as well as in the films "The Station Agent" and "Death at a Funeral." did not say what the baby's gender is or when Schmidt is due to give birth.

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