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Kevin Hart has received a public apology from NBC Network officials after a photo of the comedian was used to accompany news articles about Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
The headline read: "Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, tests positive for coronavirus".
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Bolt confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus following a huge birthday bash in Jamaica last week. Hart and Bolt are Black - but they don't pass for twins.
The Jumanji: Next Level star was left stunned on Tuesday after noticing his photo appeared in online NBC News pieces detailing Bolt's positive COVID-19 test.
Hart, who recently revealed he was diagnosed with the coronavirus back in March, shared a screenshot of the glaring mix-up of the two black celebrities, and remarked, "No comment", alongside a series of facepalm emojis.
The famously short funnyman then quipped, "I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight....I want to take advantage of this moment & race anybody in the world. We can bet whatever....S**t just got real. I am also no longer doing comedy due to my Olympic training schedule....IM BACK B**CHES!!!!!!
"P.S this is Disrespectful on so many levels....All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso".
Bolt has yet to comment on the photo mishap, but an NBC News representative has since issued a formal apology to Hart via Twitter.
"Very sorry about that @KevinHart4real - bad technical glitch in how photos show up on Facebook," the spokesperson posted.
The picture problem has also been corrected, with editors noting, "A previous version of this article included an incorrect photo on some platforms due to a technical problem. The photo depicted actor Kevin Hart. It has been replaced with a photo of Usain Bolt."
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Comedian Kevin Hart stepped up his public support for embattled TV host Ellen DeGeneres by meeting up for a Los Angeles lunch date.
On Saturday, he was photographed enjoying a drink with DeGeneres on the patio at Santa Monica's Rosewood Miramar Hotel.
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The Finding Dory star found herself under attack in recent weeks after past and present staff members came forward with claims suggesting misconduct, racism, and sexual harassment were rampant behind the scenes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Hart, 41, was among the talk show host's few celebrity friends to speak out in her defense earlier this month.
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Hart had previously called for a stop to the hate directed at DeGeneres amid the TV scandal, branding her "one of the dopest people on the f**king planet", insisting she doesn't deserve all the "negativity".
The comedian took a lot of flack for defending DeGeneres, who invited the funnyman on her show after he was nearly canceled for past homophobic comments.
Ellen had previously stood by Hart after he stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars following controversy linked to old tweets featuring derogatory homophobic words he had once posted.
Kevin Hart responded after he was rudely dragged on social media for showing support to embattled daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres.
DeGeneres faces cancellation of her Ellen DeGeneres Show after suffering its worst ratings decline ever.
Hart joined other Black millionaires, such as singer Tyrese Gibson, in a show of support for DeGeneres after past and present staffers accused her of contributing to a "toxic" environment on the set.
Hart shared a message of support for DeGeneres on Instagram.com, saying, "It's crazy to see my friend go thru what she's going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she's one of the dopest people on the f---ing planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1. The internet has become a crazy world of negativity. We are falling in love with people's downfall. It's honestly sad. When did we get here?"
But his followers were less not impressed by Hart's message. They dragged him on social media for defending DeGeneres after Black staffers confirmed the troubling reports about her.
One IG user wrote: "Oh the millionaire treated the other millionaire with respect? May as well end the investigation here."
Another user wrote, "Stay out of the Ellen show toxicity issue it's not about you it's about the employees who worked under her. Workplace bullying happens and never discount the ones that were victimized!! If you want to support Ellen GIVE HER A CALL IN PRIVATE!! Of course She's not gonna treat big celebs horribly!"
In a follow-up video on Tuesday, Hart shared his frustration at users dragging his good name.
"This social media sh-t is getting out of hand, dude. It is truly getting out of hand," he said, before defending his actions.
Christian Cooper is not down with the "cancel culture" that destroys the lives of people they disagree with.
Christian asked a white woman to leash her dog in Central Park, but the woman, named Amy Cooper (no relation), called 911 to complain that she felt "threatened" by a Black man.
"I'm going to tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life," she said to him while dialing.
Christian filmed her meltdown on his cellphone, and when the video went viral, her life was "canceled" by social media users. She lost her job and the animal shelter took back her dog.
Now Christian says social media went too far.
"It's a little bit of a frenzy, and I am uncomfortable with that. If our goal is to change the underlying factors, I am not sure that this young woman having her life completely torn apart serves that goal," he told the NY Times.
Others called for an end to the cancel culture phenomenon fueled by social media which doesn't believe in second chances.
Comedian Kevin Hart spoke out about cancel culture, saying "Nobody's going to be perfect."
"Life isn't over because people say it is, and that's what's been happening as of late," Kevin told Oprah on Instagram Live.
"It's like people determine when your end button is pushed, but that's not how it works. We need to lose that attitude and feeling and let people grow. People love to talk shit... people love to be negative, but guess what? They also love to be positive. But we only talk about the negative."
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Olympian Lolo Jones says opening up about her virginity was a big "mistake." The 37-year-old Olympic hurdler and bobsledder thought revealing her virginity would inspire other goldstar virgins to come out.
But now she regrets revealing her virginity because no man wants her.
Lolo opened up about her virgin side on the latest episode of Kevin Hart's "Laugh Out Loud" series Cold as Balls.
Lolo previously said she was saving her chastity for the special day when she said "I do", but men were turned off at the thought of being the first guy to defile her.
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"It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Bryant Gumbel in a 2012 interview.
"But please understand, this journey has been hard. There's virgins out there, I'm gonna let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college..."
Lolo told Hart that waiting for marriage put her at a "disadvantage" in her sport because she couldn't release that pressure.
She said being candid about never having sexual intercourse wrecked her dating life.
"That killed all my dates after that," Lolo said. "Like didn't even have a chance. Before, at least I had a chance. Before, I'd like, tiptoe, 'Okay, when's a good time to tell him? Do I wait until he sees my personality a little bit? Or do I just drop the bomb?'"
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Kevin Hart's long-suffering wife Eniko Parrish-Hart breaks down in a new trailer for his 6-part docu-series called "Don't F**k This Up!".
In the trailer, Eniko tries to shed a tear (no real tears fall) as she explains how her husband betrayed her while she was pregnant with their son in 2017.
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"You publicly humiliated me," says Eniko, addressing him directly. "I just kept saying, 'How the f--k did you let that happen?'"
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If you recall, Hart, 40, was filmed in a hotel room with model Montia Sabbag while on a business trip to Las Vegas in 2017.
If you believe Montia, the whole thing was a set up by Kevin and his co-conspirator, J.T. Jackson, to boost publicity for Kev's project at the time.
Montia sued Kevin for $60 million, claiming Kevin and J.T. hid a camera to film their rendezvous for their financial benefit.
Kevin didn't actually cheat on his wife if it was just a publicity stunt. But Kevin has a 6-part Netflix documentary that he needs to promote.
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Eniko never got over the public humiliation of Kevin's alleged affair. Her body language tells the true story in every photo they take together.
But it was her tone of voice in a 911 phone call the night of Kevin's accident that reveals her underlying rage towards Kevin.
Who can forget Eniko telling the 911 dispatcher to "come get him" as Kevin lay unconscious, his back broken in three places. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
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(L-R) Actors Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson attend a Jumanji Photocall at Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, Germany.
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Power siblings Kim Kardashian-West, right, and Kourtney Kardashian got a lift in a white classic Cadillac after attending a fashion VIP party at Art Basel Miami 2019 in Miami Beach.
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Hillary Clinton was spotted out & about in New York City. Here she is pictured posing with twin brothers who asked her for a photo. Clinton is dropping hints that she might be ready to enter the 2020 presidential race soon. Would you vote for her?
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Wendy Williams rocks a Chanel trench coat as she arrives at Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC. The talk show host held a Tuesday-giving event to give underprivileged kids backpacks with school supplies and snacks to make the holiday season a little merrier.
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Kelly Rowland waves as she heads out post-workout at Dogpound Gym in West Hollywood. The single mom-of-one was in a good mood.
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Power siblings Bella and Gigi Hadid were spotted on separate continents this week. Supermodel Gigi was seen arriving at Le Grand Palais in Paris to walk the Chanel Metiers d'art 2019-2020 runway show in Paris.
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Meanwhile Gigi's sister Bella Hadid enjoyed the sun and surf in Miami with besties Kendall Jenner and Fai Khadra.
Kevin Hart, right, was spotted out in public for the first since surviving a near-fatal car accident last month.
The 40-year-old actor was photographed at Avra restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday night, Oct. 21, with rap mogul JAY-Z, Irv Gotti and others.
Hart was seen ahead of a high stakes poker game with JAY-Z, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and sports agent Rich Paul.
According to TMZ, the group also dined together. TMZ has video of Hart apparently walking into the restaurant without assistance or even a limp.
The pint-sized comedian underwent major surgery to fuse his spine in three places after the car crash on Sept. 1.
Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver, Jared Black, lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Calabasas, California. Hart was hospitalized for 10 days before being transferred to a rehab facility for one week.
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While Kevin Hart continues to recuperate from back surgery at home in Calabasas, his wife Eniko Hart, 35, and son Kenzo, 23 months, visited a pumpkin patch in Moorpark, California on Saturday.
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Eniko wore a striped blue shirt with plunging neckline and skintight jeans as she spent the day picking out a variety of pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. She accessorized her casual outfit with cat eye sunglasses, a black leather backpack, and low top designer sneakers.
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Little Kenzo, who turns 2 on November 26, was dressed in a green fox print shirt with his baseball cap turned backwards.
Kevin, 40, was seriously injured in a car accident when his vintage 1970 muscle car veered off the road and plunged down an embankment in Calabasas on Sept. 1.
Kevin was pulled from the wreckage by his bodyguard, but his companions, Jared Black and fiancee Rebecca Broxterman, were trapped in the vehicle while Kevin was rushed to his home nearby.
Jared, who was driving Kevin's car when it crashed, was recently spotted behind the wheel of his Range Rover SUV. He has apparently healed from his back injuries. But Kevin has not been seen in public since the accident on September 1.
Jared and Rebecca are reportedly suing Kevin and a body shop for negligence.
Word is that Kevin still can't walk without assistance following surgery to fuse his spine in three places. He is not expected to return to work until sometime next year.
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In addition to son Kenzo, Kevin also has two children, Heaven, 14, and Hendrix, 11, from his first marriage to comedienne Torrei Hart.
Kevin Hart's publicist clarified reports that the fallen comedian returned to work after breaking his back in a car crash last month.
Hart reportedly returned to work after his near fatal car crash in which he sustained three back fractures and underwent surgery to fuse his spine on Sept. 2.
The 40-year-old Cancer met with his Jumanji co-stars, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black and Nick Jonas, to shoot a promo for the Jumanji sequel.
The three actors revised their busy schedules to accommodate Hart.
According to Hart's official statement, he has "not been in full costume for these shoots and he's not walking much for them either - sitting through most of the day - even though he can walk on his own."
A source says Hart arrived for the shoot in a wheelchair.
The statement goes on to say he does not anticipate returning to work full-time until early next year if his health permits.
As for the other two people injured in the car wreck - Jared Black and his fiancee Rebecca Broxterman - they filed a lawsuit against the pint-sized actor for failure to provide safety equipment in his vintage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.
Hart expresses, "nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery," according to the statement.