Thursday Update: ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Star Loses House And The General In Hurricane, Britney Spears Accuses Dad Of Trying To Extort $2 Million, Kanye West’s Latest Stunt Raises Questions

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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:

Hurricane

“The Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider’s Louisiana home and studio was damaged by Hurricane Ida, but the real casualties were his 1969 General Lee Dodge Chargers, made famous by the show.

Schneider and his wife, Alicia, were out of state helping Tennessee flood victims when a tree slammed into their home and propelled one of the cars onto the roof, while smashing down on top of its twin.

“Well… When something like this happens you have two choices: Tears and laughter. I choose laughter,” Schneider wrote. “So… What’s your caption? Here’s mine: ‘Miss Ida stopped by to see the General at Miss Shirley’s last night…’”

Britney Woes

Britney Spears said her father, Jamie Spears, is demanding a $2 million payment as a “quid pro quo” condition of exiting his role as her conservator.

In a court motion, her Hollywood A-List lawyer Matthew Rosengart, asked the judge to force Jamie out of his position as controller of her finances and business affairs by a Sept. 29 hearing.

“Britney Spears will not be bullied or extorted by her father,” Rosengart said in a statement. “Nor does Mr. Spears have the right to try to hold his daughter hostage by setting the terms of his removal.”

Jamie claimed to the court that he needed the money to pay off the pop star’s lawyers and agents, but the filing alleges that he refuses to relinquish control of the conservatorship until she provides the payment.

“The world heard Ms. Spears’s courageous and compelling testimony. Britney Spears’s life matters. Her well-being matters. Every day matters. There is no basis to wait,” the document reads.

Cleared

UK media regulator Ofcom reported that Piers Morgan had not breached broadcasting rules by questioning Meghan Markle’s claims of suicidal ideations during a live taping of “Good Morning Britain,” which ultimately cost him his job on the show.

Morgan said that Markle gave the “acting performance of her life” in her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, which he lambasted as “designed to portray her as the ultimate victim.”
A record-breaking 57,793 complaints were filed against Morgan to Ofcom, one of which came from Markle herself.

Ofcom ruled that the former host was within his rights of freedom of expression to make the commentary, even those that are “potentially harmful or highly offensive” in nature.
“The restriction of such views would, in our view, be an unwarranted and chilling restriction on freedom of expression both of the broadcaster and the audience,” the report added.

Morgan celebrated with a new article in the Daily Mail. “Ofcom’s vindication of me is a resounding victory for freedom of speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios who think we should all be compelled to believe every fork-tongued word they say,” he wrote on Wednesday.

Poor Choices

Rapper Kanye West trotted out two controversial figures during his “Donda” listening party at Soldier Field last week.

Disgraced rocker Marilyn Manson, who was dropped by his label after four women filed sexual assault claims against him, and rapper DaBaby, who was banned from Lollapalooza and the Governor’s Ball, for offensive homophobic comments about AIDS, both appeared at West’s side.

The questionable choice to bring out the two famous pariahs was made even more puzzling when neither of them sang or rapped a word during the performance. Manson had nothing to do with the album, while DaBaby is rumored to appear on one of the songs.

During the outlandish event, West also replicated his childhood home, “remarried” ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and set himself on fire.

NFL

Simone Biles’ boyfriend, Jonathan Owens, was let go by the Houston Texans when the team pared down their roster to 53 players in the last round of NFL cuts on Tuesday.

Owens has been with the team since 2019, appearing in one game in the entire season. He gained more field time in 2020, when he played in six games during the regular season.

After the cut, the defensive back became a free agent, but the Texans added him back to the practice squad on Wednesday, which could potentially lead to Owen joining the active roster later in the year.

Shut Down

China issued a stringent new rule limiting video game usage for minors to three hours a week. Players under the age of 18 are restricted to playing between 8pm and 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays in an effort to combat gaming addiction amongst children.

The move tightens limits set in 2019, which reduced playing time to 90 minutes on weekends and three hours during the weekends, after Chinese media described gaming as “spiritual opium” and an “electronic drug.”

Critics complained that the ban is too all encompassing, and should be modified to add different tiers of restrictions based on age level.

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BrewDubbs
10 months ago

if people don’t know enough of when to call it quits on ANYTHING, they need to talk to someone to get help….adults need to teach children how to do that. Many adults need help with it themselves.

Watchman48
10 months ago

This is a spiritual world in which we live, and life in this world is short and, in some cases, extremely short. Materials things are only material having no real lasting value, these things will one day soon vanish.
We should store up our treasures where moth and rust do not corrupt nor destroy, and the only place that will happen is in Heaven.