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Alec Baldwin ‘taking a break’ from Twitter after controversy over wife Hilaria Baldwin’s heritage

Alec Baldwin announced that he is taking a break from Twitter after the scandal surrounding his wife, Hilaria Baldwin. Baldwin tweeted “Twitter is like a party where everybody is screaming. Not much of a party. Goodbye for now.”

Alec’s announcement comes nearly one month after Hilaria, 37, was forced to deny accusations that she has been lying about her Spanish heritage and faking her accent for years. Hilaria had vowed to “sign off [Instagram] for a long time” in the wake of the controversy, but returned just three hours later. She then sat down for an interview with The New York Times, in which she shut down cultural appropriation allegations.

Alec released an eight-and-a-half-minute Instagram video on December 27, telling his 2 million followers that people were being “ridiculous” for calling out his wife of eight years. “We live in a world now where we’re hidden behind the anonymity of social media,” he said. “People feel that they can say anything.”

Alec Baldwin leaves Twitter after uproar over wife’s heritage

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Foo Fighters Release ‘Waiting On War’ Video

The Foo Fighters have released a music video for their new single, “Waiting On A War” from their forthcoming album, “Medicine At Midnight,” which is set for release on February 5th.

Frontman Dave Grohl said, “As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war. I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future. Last fall, as I was driving my 11 year old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realized that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote ‘Waiting On A War’ that day.”

Watch the video – here.

Foo Fighters Call Upon the Youth in ‘Waiting on a War’ Video

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Bad Religion’s New Song ‘Emancipation of the Mind’ debuts on Inauguration Day

Bad Religion released “Emancipation Of The Mind,” an outtake from the 2019 album Age Of Unreason which debuted on the inauguration day of President Joe Biden.

The lyrics call for reason and open-mindedness as a new administration is welcomed into the White House. Co-songwriter and vocalist Greg Graffin said, “I think the song really is a celebration of enlightenment values that can be cultivated through enthusiastic learning and open-mindedness. So often we’re told what to think. But learning how to think (as opposed to learning what to think) is a true feeling of emancipation from the constraints of indoctrination that are so commonplace in our society.”

Check out the song – here.

Bad Religion marks Inauguration Day with new song, “Emancipation of the Mind”

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Garth Brooks perform at Inauguration of President Joe Biden

Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem at President Biden’s inauguration, singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as part of the event to mark President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  

Gaga sang from the West Front of the US Capitol, dressed in a navy blue jacket, a red dress and a gold dove pinned on her jacket.  On Twitter, Lady Gaga called for peace, captioning a photograph: “A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other.”

Jennifer Lopez sang ‘This Land is Your Land’ from the balcony of the famous building, and managed to get a line of her song, ‘Let’s Get Loud ‘ into the performance. 

Garth Brooks performed a rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’, asking everyone at the event in person, at home and at work to join in.  Brooks said: “I’m going to ask you to sing this last verse with me. Not just the people here, but the people at home, at work. As one, united.”

Inside Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks’ performances at Biden’s inauguration

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Harry Brant, Son of Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant, Dies at 24

Harry Brant, the younger son of billionaire publisher Peter Brant and model Stephanie Seymour, has died. The 24-year-old socialite and fashionista was found dead Sunday of an accidental drug overdose, his parents said in statement.  Brant’s parents said Brant died just days before he was to re-enter rehab.

Brant and Seymour said: “It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Our hearts are shattered. We will forever be saddened that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask that you please allow our family privacy as we attempt to cope with the loss of our beautiful, beautiful boy.”

Brant was a staple of New York’s fashion scene, along with his brother, Peter Brant II. Brant modeled for Balmain and Italian Vogue, and launched a unisex makeup line for MAC with his brother in 2015. His parents said he had hoped to expand his role creatively at Peter Brant’s Interview magazine.

Stephanie Seymour’s son, Harry Brant, dies at 24 from accidental overdose, family says

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All five seasons of ‘The Muppet Show’ coming to Disney+ this February

Disney+ said in a press release Tuesday that all five seasons of The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+ in February. The variety series will start streaming Feb. 19.

The Muppet Show, created by Jim Henson and featuring his Muppet puppet characters, aired from 1976 to 1981. Seasons 4 and 5 were previously unreleased on home entertainment. The Muppet Show features beloved Muppets characters, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the Swedish Chef, as well as a variety of famous guest stars.

Kermit the Frog said, “It’s going to be great to welcome back longtime fans, and to give a new generation of fans a chance to see how we got our start, how Miss Piggy became a star and so much more. Today, I’m proud to say: ‘It’s time to play the music, light the lights and meet the Muppets on Disney Plus tonight!’ And as for Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the balcony, I can only add: ‘Sorry, guys, but… here we go again.'”

The Muppet Show is getting a long-awaited streaming release on Disney+

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Weezer Announce New Album ‘OK Human’

Weezer has announced a new surprised album, OK Human, to arrive January 29 via Atlantic. A single titled “All My Favorite Songs” will arrive this Thursday.

The band confirmed that their previously-announced album Van Weezer is still slated to arrive May 7 and has shared three singles off that record: “The End of the Game,” “Hero,” and “Beginning of the End.”

Weezer Announce New Album OK Human Is Coming Next Week

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Motley Crue release video to celebrate their 40th Anniversary

Motley Crue released a new video online to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first time that members of the band jammed together, leading to the creation of the group. Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, along with vocalist and guitarist Greg Leon, first jammed together on January 17, 1981. The band would go on to recruit Mick Mars and Vince Neal, parting ways with Leon.

Nikki had this to say, “40 years ago today in 1981 we started @motleycrue outta Hollywood California. I am beyond grateful to of (sic) done this journey with my brothers @thevinceneil @mr.mickmars and @tommylee. The places we’ve travelled to around the world together, the songs we’ve written, the OVER the top live shows and of course 4 generations of fans.”

Lee said, “Happy 40th my dudes…. what a f***ing ride hey!?! Like a rollercoaster we been up down and all around this damn world touching hearts and many other parts hahah of people all around the globe! Cheers to touching more!!!!”

Neil added, “Happy Birthday to my brothers! 40 years!! A lifetime of memories!!”

Watch the anniversary video – here.

Mötley Crüe are kicking off their 40th anniversary celebrations this weekend

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‘Ozark’ and ‘The Crown’ lead the Critics Choice Awards Nominations:

Netflix’s Ozark and The Crown each earned six Critics Choice Award nominations, announced on Monday.  Streaming service Netflix led the field with 26 nominations and premium cable network HBO followed close behind with 24 nods.

Lovecraft Country (HBO), Mrs. America (FX), Schitt’s Creek (Pop) and What We Do in the Shadows (FX) earned five nods apiece, while Better Call Saul (AMC) and The Plot Against America (HBO) each are up for four awards.

Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement, “We are so thrilled to be celebrating the incredible work that was released during this extended season. In a year when the need for entertainment was undeniable, the industry rallied to deliver beautiful series that delighted us, educated us, challenged us, and most importantly, brought us all together.”

Winners will be announced during a March 7 ceremony hosted by entertainer Taye Diggs.

Critics’ Choice Awards 2021: The Complete List of TV Nominations

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Mural of Eddie Van Halen to be unveiled in Hollywood

Artist Robert Vargas has finalized a mural he is painting of Eddie Van Halen to be displayed at Guitar Center in Hollywood, which will be unveiled on Jan. 26.

Van Halen, who grew up in Pasadena, died of throat cancer on Oct. 6 at the age of 65. Following Van Halen’s death, fans left flowers at his childhood home on Las Lunas Street in Pasadena. Vargas, a contemporary artist known for his mixed-media portraits, murals and live events, was born and raised in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. His best-known works include a city of L.A. commissioned mural of legendary Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir titled “Can’t Stop. 

Eddie Van Halen Mural Coming to Hollywood

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