Tracy Morgan has married the woman who has stood beside him since his terrible auto crash.
People magazine reports that the "30 Rock" star married longtime girlfriend Megan Wollover in an emotional ceremony Sunday. Wollover told People, "After almost losing Tracy last year, I am so grateful to finally be married to the love of my life."
The ceremony came 14 months after the June 2014 crash that seriously injured Morgan and killed fellow comedian and friend James McNair when their limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike. Morgan has struggled to recover from his injuries, which included broken ribs, a broken leg and a broken nose.
The former "30 Rock" star has mostly been out of sight since the crash as he recuperated from his injuries. But NBC recently announced that on Oct. 17 he will guest host "Saturday Night Live," where he was a cast member from 1996-2003.
It is Morgan's second marriage. He and Wollover have a 2-year-old daughter, Maven.
Babes in Toyland bassist is fired
Just six months and a dozen concerts into a reunion outing that reiterated their influence as an early-1990s thrash-punk band, Babes in Toyland has fired its heyday-era bassist Maureen Herman and replaced her with Clara Salyer, a 22-year-old Minneapolis musician known locally from the bands Prissy Clerks and Whatever Forever.
Herman announced her dismissal from the band on her Facebook page Sunday night. She cited "personal differences" between her and the group's co-founding members, singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland and drummer Lori Barbero. "I wish them nothing but the best and hope the tour is a huge success," she wrote. The band's bassist from 1992-1996, Herman was actually the member who made the Babes reunion a reality when she lined up financial backers she previously worked with from a Los Angeles tech firm. Her calamitous personal story, including addiction and rape, will be detailed in a memoir she wrote for publication next year.
On Monday, Babes in Toyland's publicist issued a statement on behalf of Bjelland and Barbero, which read, "Maureen is one of our sisters and will always remain a friend of ours. We look forward to seeing everyone out on the road." With Salyer in tow, Bjelland and Barbero will resume playing shows Thursday in St. Louis and continue with 23 more dates through November, including several festivals such as Riot Fest in Chicago and Fun Fun Fun in Austin, Texas.