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Grand Ole Opry (Not That One)
to Uphold Confederate Flag Ban
Nov 28, 2023 11:00 AM CST
Grand Ole Opry (Not That One) to Uphold Confederate Flag Ban
Scotland's most popular country music club, in Glasgow, was using Confederate flag in ceremony
- The Grand Ole Opry has been embroiled in a controversy over the Confederate flag—but it's not the Tennessee venue, and the controversy appears to be over, at least for now. The BBC reports that members of Scotland's most famous country music club, of the same name as...
Bills Player on Shoving
Fan: 'Emotions Boiled Over'
Nov 28, 2023 8:31 AM CST
Bills Player on Shoving Fan: 'Emotions Boiled Over'
Pass rusher Shaq Lawson offers apology after scuffle with fan he says taunted players' families
- Buffalo Bills pass rusher Shaq Lawson apologized Monday for shoving a Philadelphia Eagles fan behind the team's bench after alleging the person was making threatening remarks about players and their families. Lawson posted his apology on his Instagram account a day after a video showed him and five defensive...
Dolly Parton's Sister Has a
NSFW Message for Critics
Nov 27, 2023 7:54 AM CST
Dolly Parton's Sister Has a NSFW Message for Critics
Stella Parton has some words for folks who didn't like Dolly's outfit at NFL's Thanksgiving Day game
- "Dolly Parton wows in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader uniform" was one complimentary perspective on what the country star wore during her halftime performance at the Thanksgiving Day NFL matchup between the Cowboys and Washington Commanders. As she crooned "Jolene," "9 to 5," and a cover of...
Nov 17, 2023 12:33 PM CST
Ramaswamy Says Who He Thinks Are 'Vermin'
GOP presidential candidate echoes Trump, uses word to apply to San Francisco's homeless people
- Former President Trump's use of the word "vermin" last weekend to describe his political enemies raised a red flag , with critics calling it "straight-up Nazi talk" and a Trump rep responding by calling those critics "snowflakes." Now, another GOP presidential candidate is getting in on...
Nov 15, 2023 8:35 AM CST
National Book Awards Disrupted by Defecting Sponsors
At least 2 won't attend Wednesday's NYC ceremony, amid rumors authors will call for Gaza ceasefire
- The National Book Awards already made headlines earlier this year, when it dropped Drew Barrymore from hosting its annual ceremony due to her resuming her talk show amid the Hollywood strikes. Now, with the event set to take place Wednesday in New York, there's more disruption, this time tied...
David Brooks Posts a
Burger Picture, Chaos Ensues
in case you missed it
Sep 24, 2023 11:15 AM CDT
David Brooks Posts a Burger Picture, Chaos Ensues
Restaurant at Newark Airport pushes back at 'NYT' columnist's suspiciously high tab
- David Brooks' op-eds for the
New York Times
have raised eyebrows before , but it was a tweet about his recent airport meal, and an insinuation about the US economy under President Biden , that put the newspaper columnist on the radar this week. That post has since gone viral, and the...
Boebert's Theater Snafu Just
Got a Bit More Salacious
Sep 16, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Boebert's Theater Snafu Just Got a Bit More Salacious
New footage shows congresswoman, companion groping each other; Boebert issues apology
- After Lauren Boebert was kicked out of a Denver theater last weekend for "causing a disturbance" during a performance of
, new details are now out over exactly what kind of disturbance it was. It had already been publicized that complaints were logged over Boebert reportedly singing, vaping (which...
Game Developers Irate Over
'Phenomenally Unpopular' Fee
Sep 15, 2023 11:12 AM CDT
Game Developers Irate Over 'Phenomenally Unpopular' Fee
Unity Technologies shuts 2 offices after death threat comes in over controversial new cost
- Earlier this week, Unity Technologies, a video game software company based in San Francisco, made an announcement that roiled the gaming world: It would begin charging developers a 20-cent fee each time a user installed one of its games, a "phenomenally unpopular" move that set off "widespread anger,...
Photo of Cops With Recaptured
Killer Slammed as 'Inhumane'
Sep 14, 2023 6:31 AM CDT
Photo of Cops With Recaptured Killer Slammed as 'Inhumane'
Controversy arises over pic taken in Pennsylvania after Danelo Cavalcante was back in custody
- A group photo of about two dozen officers in tactical gear posing with escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante minutes after his capture on Wednesday in southeastern Pennsylvania drew criticism from policing reform advocates and some members of the public. The moment of the photo was captured by a KYW-TV television news...
Not All of Lizzo's
Upset With Her
Aug 18, 2023 10:07 AM CDT
Not All of Lizzo's Dancers Are Upset With Her
'Big Grrrl' group thanks singer for 'shattering limitations' after harassment suit by ex-dancers
- Lizzo hasn't been having a great month as she defends herself against accusations of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment from three of her former backup dancers. Now, a group of her current dancers are singing her praises, though their comments are creating another mini-backlash. "We have...
Bradley Cooper's Prosthetic
Nose Doesn't Go Over Well
Aug 16, 2023 11:38 AM CDT
Bradley Cooper's Prosthetic Nose Doesn't Go Over Well
Critics say prosthesis used in Leonard Bernstein biopic is antisemitic
- On Tuesday, Netflix dropped a trailer for
, a biopic about
West Side Story
conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein that's headed to theaters on Nov. 22 and to the streaming platform the following month. Netflix plugs the film as a "towering and fearless love story" and "a...
Aug 16, 2023 10:20 AM CDT
Backlash to Pride Merch Hurt Target
Retailer sees quarterly sales fall for the first time in 6 years
- Target's quarterly sales dropped for the first time in six years, due in part to the "strong reaction" to its Pride month offerings, the company said Wednesday. Sales at stores open for at least a year fell 5.4% last quarter, while foot traffic declined 4.8%, CNN...
The Killers Invited
a Fan Onstage,
Aug 16, 2023 9:35 AM CDT
The Killers Invited a Fan Onstage, Also Invited Controversy
Frontman Brandon Flowers asked Russian fan to play drums at concert in nation of Georgia, to boos
- What one band's frontman may have thought was a well-meaning metaphorical embrace of all the people of the world didn't go over well in one former Soviet state. The Killers are now offering a mea culpa after lead singer Brandon Flowers invited a Russian fan who happened to...
Jul 26, 2023 6:34 AM CDT
6 Seconds Have Vanished From Aldean Music Video
Footage from BLM protests has been scrubbed from 'Try That in a Small Town' amid backlash
- Jason Aldean may still be defiantly performing his controversial song, "Try That in a Small Town," but the music video for the song is now six seconds shorter. That's because the footage has been "quietly edited" since its initial upload on July 14 to remove references...
Jason Aldean: Accusations
About My Song Are 'Dangerous'
Jul 19, 2023 11:45 AM CDT
Jason Aldean: Accusations About My Song Are 'Dangerous'
CMT pulls music video amid backlash over song critics say encourages violence
- Country Music Television pulled a music video from country music superstar Jason Aldean on Monday after critics said it contained racist dog whistles. The lyrics of "Try That in a Small Town," a song released in May, include veiled threats against people who try to seize guns or...
Dems Slam GOP Congressman
for Using 'Offensive' Term
Jul 14, 2023 10:18 AM CDT
Dems Slam GOP Congressman for Using 'Offensive' Term
Arizona Rep. Eli Crane earned House rebuke for calling Black Americans 'colored people' in debate
- A freshman Republican congressman received an official rebuke on Thursday for the way he referenced Black Americans during a floor debate. The incident happened Thursday as GOP Rep. Eli Crane of Arizona tried to promote an amendment he'd proposed to the National Defense Authorization Act, one in which the...
Tucker Carlson's Latest
Interview Is Raising Eyebrows
Jul 12, 2023 7:33 AM CDT
Tucker Carlson's Latest Interview Is Raising Eyebrows
Former Fox host chats with influencer Andrew Tate, detained in Romania on rape, trafficking charges
- The ninth installment of Tucker Carlson's Twitter program aired Tuesday, and on it was a surprise guest that even some conservatives were side-eyeing. The former Fox host interviewed a person he called "the most Googled man in the world last year"— Andrew Tate , the misogynistic social-media influencer...
Jul 11, 2023 10:50 AM CDT
Apolitical Guy Fieri Is Suddenly Political
Although it's unintentional, as a photo of him with Donald Trump creates a ruckus online
- Generally speaking, celebrity chef Guy Fieri has never been one to mix politics with his food. As Matt Schimkowitz wrote for the AV Club in a 2021 profile, "the vagueness in Fieri's political beliefs has allowed fans to project whatever they want onto him." Which is part...
Biden Concedes a 'Very
Difficult Decision' on Ukraine
Jul 8, 2023 8:30 AM CDT
Biden Concedes a 'Very Difficult Decision' on Ukraine
President says it took him 'a while to be convinced' to send controversial cluster bombs to help with war
- The Biden administration is on the defense after announcing it will send controversial cluster bombs to Ukraine to help in that nation's counteroffensive against Russia. On Friday, President Biden conceded to Fareed Zakaria on CNN that it was a "very difficult decision" to approve the transfer of cluster...
Heinz Talks Refrigerating
Ketchup, and a Red Storm Rises
Jul 2, 2023 9:03 PM CDT
Heinz Talks Refrigerating Ketchup, and a Red Storm Rises
Despite legions who say otherwise, the company wants you to refrigerate after opening
- For decades, Americans have been plagued by this burning question: Do you need to refrigerate ketchup or not? In a
food column published in May 1977, columnist Marie Bianco cited Heinz in her answer, writing that the longtime ketchup maker said "you must refrigerate the ketchup unless you...
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