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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Chappelle's No Show

Andrew Sullivan (a Time columnist, btw) praises Dave Chappelle for his candor in a Time interview this week about the comedian's recent flight to Africa to escape the horrors of fame and fortune here in the United States.

No word yet on whether he'll be suing Entertainment Weekly or others for libel based on reports that he was in a mental institution or on drugs. I guess it must feel strange for be the $50 million man just a few years removed from Undercover Brother. But why does a delay like this lead to such nasty rumors so quickly? Don't shows or films get delayed from time to time for various other reasons?

Also, the sudden concern for doing work with "integrity" seems odd from the man who brought us masterpieces like Half Baked.