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:
Iconic singer Bob Dylan has been accused of grooming and sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 1965, through New York’s now expired Child Victims’ Act.
A Greenwich, Connecticut, woman identified as “J.C.,” claims the abuse occurred multiple times between April and May 1965 when Dylan “exploited his status as a musician by grooming J.C. to gain her trust and to obtain control over her as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse” her at his Hotel Chelsea apartment in New York City.
Dylan’s representative asserted that “the 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”
Former USWNT soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo claimed that the team’s woke superstar, Megan Rapinoe, pushed other players to kneel in protest during the national anthem.
“I think the kneeling thing can be very divisive. I’ve seen Megan Rapinoe almost bully players into kneeling because she really wants to stand up for something in her particular way,” Solo said during a podcast.
“I think the rhetoric surrounding this team has been both divisive and inclusive. I guess it’s kind of where we are in politics in this day and age.”
James Patterson’s new thriller features a surprising co-writer… Legendary singer Dolly Parton.
“I cannot be more excited about the release of my very first novel ‘Run, Rose, Run’ with the great James Patterson,” Parton said.
The novel, “Run, Rose, Run,” follows a young woman pursuing her musical dreams in Nashville as she tries to outrun a brutal secret from her past. A twelve song album inspired by the book will be released simultaneously.
“The mind-blowing thing about this project is that reading the novel is enhanced by listening to the album and vice versa,” Patterson commented. “It’s a really unique experience that I know readers (and listeners) will love.”
“It’s been an honor — and a hell of a lot of fun — to work with the inimitable Dolly Parton, whom I’ve long admired for her music, her storytelling, and her enormous generosity,” he concluded.
Another victim of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has come forward with a lawsuit against the dead convict’s estate under New York’s Child Victims Act, which is set to expire on Saturday.
The anonymous victim claims that the disgraced financier trafficked her to New York in 2003 when she was in high school and sexually abused her for the next 15 years.
She alleged that he repeatedly raped her “on a continuous and systematic basis from 2003 through 2010,” and subjected her to “strangulation, slapping, beating, tormenting, abuse, insult, coercion, gaslighting and physical injuries” that resulted in confusion and trauma bonding, according to court documents.
“Epstein’s horrific crimes and tortious acts continued with less frequency through 2018,” but she has been left with “permanent and lasting” emotional and physical injuries. She is suing for unspecified damages.
“Jeopardy!” concluded their exhaustive search to find a permanent replacement for late host Alec Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer in November.
After trying out series champion Ken Jennings, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and “Star Trek: Next Generation’s” LeVar Burton, who was considered a front runner, the show settled on two permanent hosts, “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards and the “Big Bang Theory’s” Mayim Bialik.
“IT’S TRUE!!! Been waiting a long time to tell you all,” Bailik tweeted. “Really really honored and astounded and excited for this — it’s beyond anything I ever imagined could happen.”
Fans were disappointed by the selection of Richards, who is relatively unknown in front of the camera, over fan favorite Burton.
“Why couldn’t they just give it to @levarburton like literally everyone on the planet wanted?” complained Meghan McCain.
“JEOPARDY CHOSE *TWO* HOSTS AND NEITHER IS NAMED LEVAR BURTON,” exclaimed another replier.
Barbie maker Mattel apologized for failing to include a recognizably Asian Barbie in their collection of Olympic Barbie dolls, despite the Games being held in Tokyo this year.
“Our intention to represent the Asian community with the Skateboarder doll fell short and we fully receive and recognize the feedback,” a spokesperson said.
A new Barbie was released to represent each new 2021 Olympic sport – softball, sport climbing, karate, surfing, and skateboarding – but consumers argued that the skateboarding doll was not distinguishably Asian.
“Reddish brown eyebrow barbie with corner eye difference is suppose(d) to be Asian. Hahaha,” One commenter tweeted. “To say this was an accident is a joke. I would have more respect if you just said we didn’t think an Asian barbie would sell.
“Moving forward, we will work to find more ways to champion all representation and celebrate the amazing achievements of all Olympic athletes, who are showing us that anything is possible,” Mattel committed.
#Barbie is committed to empowering girls to participate in sports by capturing the fun and friendship of the season, and inspiring kids to find the athlete within.🏅 #YouCanBeAnything #tokyo2020 #Olympics https://t.co/MFjn2ZhfvW pic.twitter.com/XftIDTaZMo
— Barbie (@Barbie) July 28, 2021
Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks had five more concerts scheduled for 2021 and has decided to cancel all of them.
“These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made,” Nicks tweeted Tuesday. “I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising Covid cases should be of concern to all of us. While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.”
Nicks, 73, was set to perform at the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado and BottleRock Napa Valley in September, both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in October.
“Because singing and performing have been my whole life, my primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer,” she continued. “I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look towards a brighter 2022.”
“Married With Children” star Christina Applegate announced that she was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
“Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS,” the 49-year-old actress tweeted. “It’s been a strange journey,” she added. “But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it.”
The “Dead to Me” star has previously battled breast cancer in 2008, and underwent a double mastectomy.
“As one of my friends that has MS said “We wake up and take the indicated action,” she continued. “And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing.”
Rapper Eminem’s ex-wife Kim Scott attempted suicide last month and was hospitalized following the July 30 incident.
Law enforcement and paramedics responded to a call that there was a suicidal person at Scott’s Michigan home, and upon arrival, she became combative while they tried to take her vital signs and needed to be restrained by police officers.
Scott was taken to a local hospital, where she received medical attention and a psychological evaluation, but was eventually released and is back at home.
Eminem and Scott were married from 1999 to 2001, and remarried briefly for four months in 2006. They have a 25-year old daughter, Hailie Jade.
Pat Hitchcock, the only child of iconic director Alfred Hitchcock, died at the age of 93 on Monday.
She appeared in many of her father’s films including “Strangers on a Train,” “Psycho” and “Stage Fright,” “Psycho,” and “Strangers on a Train.” Outside of her Hitchcock flicks she had parts in television series “Suspense,” “Suspicion,” and “The Life of Riley,” and movie roles in “The Case of Thomas Pyke” and “The Ten Commandments.”
Performer Sunni Welles, who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault died on Monday at 72, after battling lung cancer.
Welles worked as a child actor on “Leave It to Beaver,” “My Three Sons,” and Cosby series “I Spy,” where she alleged that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her. She was one of sixty women who accused Cosby of raping them.
Welles toured the world as a singer and dancer, before becoming a principal dancer at Las Vegas’ Folies Bergère musical variety show in 1979, and later retiring to perform with her jazz band in the 90s.
Britney Spears scored a major victory in the quest to rid her father from his role as her conservator, when Jamie Spears agreed to relinquish his control over her life when the proper plan is put into place.
Court documents detailed that Jamie requested to work with the court and Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart to facilitate a “smooth transition” to a new conservator.
“Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’ father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests,” the filing read.
Celebrity supporters of the #FreeBritney movement celebrated on social media. “I’m so happy to hear this news,” friend Paris Hilton wrote. “It’s been so long overdue but I’m so glad that Britney is on her way to finally being free. Sending so much love!”
“It’s wonderful so many have supported Britney!” Wrote legendary singer Dionne Warwick. “I’ve just heard the news! Wonderful things can happen when we stand together… but not too close because I have just learned that some of you do not bathe.”
Songstress Cher encouraged Britney to look into how her money was spent while she was under Jamie’s care. “If I was Brit I’d get a forensic accountant,” she suggested before sharing her enthusiasm. “I couldn’t [be] happier 4 her if I was twins.”