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Morgan’s drunk days; Zoe Kravitz’s new man; Gossett Jr. moved by Mandela; Mary Mary’s ‘Sound’; Grace Jones’ fit November 4, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:19 am
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Tracy Morgan continues to work on his sobriety, but recently told Complex magazine about a time during his drinking days when he stayed way past his welcome during a recent jam at Prince’s house. “I got kicked out of Prince’s house,” the “30 Rock” star said. “The last time he won a Grammy, we went to [his] party. Free booze all night. Prince had his band in the living room. Everybody left the house except for me and my boy. It was 6 o’clock, 7 o’clock in the morning, the sun was coming up, and we were still drinking. And Prince and his wife were at the door in their pajamas and said, ‘Come on, Tracy, you’ve got to go.'”

 

       *Speaking of Prince, Lenny Kravitz’s 19-year-old daughter, Zoe showed up to his recent Gansevoort Hotel rooftop gig with her new boyfriend of two weeks, MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden.  The New York Post’s Page Six says they are “inseparable.” VanWyngarden was most recently linked with Kirsten Dunst.      

       *Lou Gossett Jr. was making a movie in South Africa when, after years of anger over racism and becoming an alcoholic like his father, he had an epiphany.  “I was looking out at Robben Island, where Mandela spent 27 years in prison, and I burst into tears,” Gossett tells the New York Daily News, “because there is absolutely nothing that ever happened in my life to compare to what that man went through and what his people went through. I said, ‘What the hell am I doing?’ I did worse to myself than any person, white or black, did to me.”

 

       *R&B/gospel duo Mary Mary is riding high on the Billboard charts this week with their critically-acclaimed new album “The Sound,” heralded as “Praiseworthy” by People magazine. Released on Oct. 21, “The Sound” is currently the nation’s No. 1 Gospel album as it makes its “Hot Shot” debut on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and the Top Christian & Gospel charts at No. 1 while becoming this week’s “Greatest Gainer” rocketing from No. 22 to No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.

 

      *Former Bond girl Grace Jones reportedly had a fit Wednesday when a partygoer accidentally stepped on her fur coat at the London shindig for new 007 movie “Quantum of Solace.”  A witness tells Britain’s Daily Mirror: “The guy looked totally freaked out. He accidentally brushed past Grace and stepped on her fur coat which didn’t go down well. He didn’t know where to put himself when she started yelling. Grace can be quite scary. He just kept apologizing and then ran as soon as her friends stepped in.”

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