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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? Michael Richards as Kramer in an episode of “Seinfeld.” Trying to impress his girlfriend’s family (who happen to be black), Kramer goes to a tanning salon and falls asleep on the tanning bed.
By James Parker
December 3, 2006

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COMPARED WITH THE sighing, slow-witted apologies and the long fumblings for atonement, the offense itself was a model of concision. It took about three seconds for actor-comedian Michael Richards, onstage at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood on Friday the 17th, to blow the evening wide open. "Shut up!" he screamed at a black audience-member who'd just reproached him with ... (Full article: 808 words)

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