Monday Update: ‘Friends’ Cast Member Dead, Disturbing Details Come Out About Fatal Alec Baldwin Shooting, BLM Protests Vaccine Mandate At Nets Game

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We’re tracking the conservative culture clash with woke Hollywood hypocrites to keep you up to date on who’s winning and who we hate. 

 Here’s what happened today:



New information has come out on the fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin’s western, “Rust,” where the actor unintentionally shot the director, and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in the incident.

According to a report, six hours before the event, union crew members walked off the set in protest of the working conditions, which included lack of safety on set. 

“Corners were being cut — and they brought in nonunion people so they could continue shooting,” claimed an insider, who also said that the same prop gun Baldwin shot had had three misfires in the week prior. “There was a serious lack of safety meetings on this set.”

When producers hired non-union workers to keep cameras rolling on, half of the crew quit in protest. Baldwin, in addition to starring in the film, also is a writer and producer, released a statement about the shooting. 

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he tweeted


Protestors marched to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sunday to oppose vaccine mandates and support Nets’ star Kyrie Irving, after he was barred from playing in the NBA by the team for refusing to get the jab. 

The protestors, who included members of the Black Lives Matter of Greater New York organization, carried signs that read: “Stand with Kyrie,” “No digital passports,” and “End medical mandates,” while they chanted “My body, my choice” and “Let Kyrie play!”

At one point, demonstrators trampled past barricades outside the stadium and tried to push their way inside, which caused security guards to lock down close to an hour before the Nets’ game.   

“Barclays Center briefly closed its doors today in order to clear protestors from the main doors on the plaza and ensure guests could safely enter the arena. Only ticketed guests were able to enter the building and the game proceeded according to schedule,” a Barclays Center spokesperson said

No arrests were made in relation to the incident. 


Chart Topping

The anti-Biden slogan “Let’s Go Brandon,” which went viral after a reporter claimed a NASCAR crowd’s chants of “F*** Joe Biden,” was a cheer for the winning driver, Brandon Brown, has been remixed into a chart topping rap song by the same name on iTunes.

Rapper Bryson Gray rhymes about vaccine mandates and gun rights in the song, which has been banned on YouTube and Instagram for sharing “harmful false information.” 

“YouTube has banned “Let’s Go Brandon” song from YouTube due to “medical information”. What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa,” the conservative Christian rapper wrote on Twitter Saturday.  

The next day the song had been downloaded so many times it surpassed popstar Adele’s long awaited new release “Easy On Me.” 

“WE DID IT. FROM BANNED ON YOUTUBE TO PASSING ADELE ON THE ITUNES CHARTS TO BECOME THE #1 SONG IN THE COUNTRY! Stop being afraid of censorship,” Gray tweeted on Sunday. “Stop being afraid to be cancelled. STAND UP. Thank y’all so much! KEEP IT GOING!”



GOP lawmaker Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri called on the British royal family to strip Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, of her title after she wrote a letter to congress on Wednesday, trying to influence Democratic leaders to federally mandate “paid leave.” 

“Ms. Markle’s latest interference in U.S. politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretense of being the Duchess of Sussex,” Smith said. 

“While her attempts at appealing to working-class families by recalling her days of eating at Sizzler were laughable, her comments make crystal clear that the passage of this massive tax-and-spend bill is aimed more at helping global elites get huge tax breaks than helping the working families she claims to have dined with,” he concluded


Sounding Off

“Real Time” host Bill Maher came out in defense of comedian Dave Chappelle, who has received backlash from transgender activists over jokes in his Netflix special “The Closer.” 

“There isn’t just one true opinion. I’m a free-speech guy,” Maher said on Friday. “Now, I’m ‘Team Dave’ but that doesn’t mean I’m anti-trans. We can have two thoughts in our head at the same time.”

He lashed out at critics who called Chappelle “transphobic,” during the panel. “When I hear ‘transphobic,’ ‘phobic’ has a meaning: Fear. I’m not transphobic if I merely disagree with you. It’s not hate,” he continued. 

Maher said the stance of trangender Netflix employees, some who have quit in protest of Chappelle’s show, is that their point of contention is that they want to be alive and people like Chappelle don’t want them to be. “Well, that’s just ridiculous. Dave Chappelle does not want you to not be alive,” he snarked. 

“You know, you’re not automatically right if you’re trans,” he added. “You’re completely equal, you’re just not automatically right and it doesn’t behoove everybody to get their mind around very new changes, I mean, we were boy and girl for a very long time.



The cast of “Friends” took to social media to pay tribute to their late co-star, James Michael Tyler, who played Central Perk coffee shop manager, Gunther, for 150 episodes of the series from 1994-2004.

“Friends would not have been the same without you,” wrote Jennifer Anniston. “Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed.”

Tyler died on Sunday after battling stage four prostate cancer since 2018.

“The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you,” Courtney Cox posted. “Rest In peace James.”

“We had a lot of laughs buddy. You will be missed. RIP my friend,” added Matt LeBlanc. 



Jamie Lynn Spears said her parents pushed her to get an abortion at 16-years-old when she became pregnant with now 13-year-old daughter Maddie in her new memoir “Things I Should Have Said.”

Spears said her father Jamie and mother Lynn tried to convince her that having a baby at that juncture in her life was a terrible idea.

“‘It will kill your career. You are just too young. You don’t know what you’re doing. There are pills you can take. We can help you take care of this problem … I know a doctor,’” she wrote. “Everyone around me just wanted to make this ‘issue’ disappear…everyone was certain that termination would be the best course of action.”

She also claims that her father fought with her to put the baby up for adoption and forced her to conceal the pregnancy from her famous sister. 

“I needed her more than ever and she wasn’t able to help me in my most vulnerable time…” Spears continued. “To this day, the hurt of not being able to tell my sister myself still lingers.”

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