Monday Update: Travis Tritt Says Music Venues Discriminating By Requiring Vaccines, Melissa Joan Hart Blames School’s Mask Policies For Contracting Virus, Don Everly Dead At 84

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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:

Discrimination

 

Country star Travis Tritt called out music venues for requiring concert goers to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry.  

“In light of recently announced policies and mandates from some entertainment companies, promoters, and local municipalities which would discriminate against specific concert attendees who are not vaccinated, I feel compelled to make a statement,” he said in a statement. 

“I have always been a huge defender of basic human rights and liberty for all,” he continued. “No government, employer, or private entity should ever be allowed to infringe on those rights and liberties.”

Tritt is firmly against any forms of discrimination and thinks they should be “condemned in the strongest terms possible.  He added that he would support “anyone who is willing to publicly stand against discrimination and the squelching of any specific freedoms and basic human rights around the world.”

He called for those in agreement to let their voices be heard. “The only way these injustices can be defeated is with a unified front against them,” Tritt concluded. “Use your voice to stand for what is right and against what is wrong. Long live freedom!”

RIP

 

Don Everly, of the country music group the Everly Brothers, died at the age of 84 at his home in Nashville on Saturday. 

“Don lived by what he felt in his heart,” his family spokesperson announced. “Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams … living in love with his soul mate and wife Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother. Don always expressed how grateful he was for his fans.” 

Everly and his brother Phil, who died at the age of 74 in 2014, had 19 top 40 hits in the 1950s and 1960s, including “Bye Bye Love,” “Let It Be Me,” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” 

The duo called it quits in 1973 during a concert at Knott’s Berry Farm in California, when Phil walked off stage and Don told the audience, “The Everly Brothers died 10 years ago.” They reunited sixteen years later, and were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

“The Everly Brothers are integral to the fabric of American music,” said singer Jerry Lee Lewis. “With my friend Don’s passing, I am reflective … reflective on a life full of wonderful friends, spectacular music and fond memories. There’s a lot I can say about Don, what he and Phil meant to me both as people and as musicians, but I am going to reflect today.”

 

COVID

 

Former “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” star Melissa Joan Hart contracted the virus despite being vaccinated and blames schools for allowing children to attend unmasked.  

“I think as a country we got a little lazy and I’m really mad that my kids didn’t have to wear masks at school,” she said. “I’m pretty sure that’s where it came from.”

She hopes her husband and children don’t catch COVID-19, as she won’t be able to go to the hospital with them. 

“I’m just scared and sad, and disappointed in myself and some of our leaders,” she posted on Instagram. “I just wish I’d done better, so I’m asking you guys to do better. Protect your families. Protect your kids.”

“It’s not over yet,” she remarked of the pandemic. “I hoped it was, but it’s not, so stay vigilant and stay safe.”

 

Emergency

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” star William Peterson was rushed to the hospital after suffering from exhaustion while filming the franchise sequel “CSI: Vegas” on Friday.

The 68-year-old actor was taken by ambulance from the set of the show, to a nearby medical center where he was evaluated and released, because he reportedly “did not feel well,” during the shoot.

“He is exhausted from long hours on set for the past 12 weeks and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure,” his publicist said in a statement.  

 

Jeopardy! Shout Out

 

Ryan Reynolds backed LeVar Burton as the next host of “Jeopardy!” after Mike Richards stepped down from the post Friday due to sexist and racist comments he made on a podcast years ago.

“Pretty consistently from 2013 to 2015 Deadpool would explode on Twitter with fans wanting me to play him. It was awkward because I agreed with them but the studio didn’t see it. Ultimately the fans won and the rest is glorious history. I’m forever grateful,” Reynolds wrote, shouting out Burton with a tag at the end of the post.  

The “Reading Rainbow” fan-favorite pick for the job replied with two praying hand emojis and a heart.  

 

Lawsuit

 

“The Young and the Restless” showrunner Anthony “Tony” Morina, is being sued, alongside CBS Studios and Sony Pictures Television, for sexually harassing a background actress on set.

Briana Thomas accused Morina of making repeated sexual advances, comments on her body, and offering “private acting lessons” to her in 2018 and 2019 before he fired her for rebuffing him. 

During one incident, Morina allegedly asked her to take off her sarong during a poolside scene, so he could see her bikini, and played with the strings on the bottoms while he told her, “It’s a tough industry to break into, unless you know someone who can help you. Let’s start with a private session and see if we can get you a little more comfortable,” court filings said. 

She is suing for damages including “unpaid wages, premium pay and statutory penalties,” after Morina retaliated against Thomas on set, by “verbally abusing” and “humiliating” her in front of other staff after she did not succumb to his overtures.  

“Plaintiff was shocked, embarrassed, and distraught after the onslaught from Morina,” the lawsuit stated. “After Plaintiff left work that day, she received an email stating that her employment was terminated and that she was no longer needed on the show.”

 

Reunited

 

Britney Spears dogs have been returned to her home after a housekeeper took the pooches to the vet for reportedly falling ill and sent them to recover at the singer’s dog sitter’s home until they recuperated  

Last week the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office investigated an alleged physical altercation between the “Toxic” singer and the housekeeper due to the dogs being taken from Spears’ care without her knowledge. 

The housekeeper allegedly removed the pups when she became concerned about their nutrition when they were seen eating table scraps despite being on a special diet. 

Spears is being investigated for the incident and the housekeeper no longer works at the property.

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