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:
The MLB suspended Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer after an alleged victim came forward with accusing the ace pitcher of violently assaulting her during two separate sexual encounters.
Though the team failed to act after a police report claimed Bauer choked the identified woman until she passed out and repeatedly punched her in the face, the league placed him on paid administrative leave while they investigated the allegations.
“We continue to refute [the woman’s] allegations in the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies her account of their two meetings,” the Bauer’s representatives said in a statement. “Again, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.”
On Thursday, the MLB announced that Bauer’s leave would be extended an additional seven days, but the decision is contingent on the Players’ Association’s consent.
“The Golden Girls” actor Chick Vennera, who had a recurring role on the sitcom, died in his Burbank, California home at 74-years-old from cancer.
Vennera kicked off his five decade career touring with the cast of Broadway musical “Grease,” moved onto television roles in “Baretta” and “The Blue Knight,” and transitioned into film with 1978 Oscar-winning “Thank God It’s Friday,” WWII epic “Yanks,” and 1988 dramedy “The Milagro Beanfield War.”
In addition to appearing on screen, he voiced animated characters on “Pinky and the Brain,” “Batman Beyond,” and “Animaniacs.”
“Brigerton” author Julia Quinn, who wrote the best-selling book series that was adapted into the hit Netflix show, suffered two deaths in her family due to a drunk driving accident on June 29.
“I have lost my father and my sister. Because a catering company did not secure their load and canvas bags spilled onto the highway. Because a pickup driver thought nothing of driving while his blood alcohol level was nearly 3 times the legal limit,” Quinn wrote on Facebook.
Her sister Ariana, who she had just completed a graphic novel with, was 37, and her father Steve was 77. Ariana’s service dog was also killed in the accident. The driver only sustained minor injuries in the crash and was arrested for a DUI.
“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo says Hollywood is influencing Americans with woke ideals.
“Walt Disney said back in the 1950s … movies and television will influence our youth,” he remarked. “Look at what’s going on in the streets across America today, especially in all the blue states and the blue cities, and all the anger and hate and violence going on out there.”
“We keep reaching new levels of insanity,” he continued. “It’s obvious America is a great country. This is just another example of lies from the Left.”
He said the liberals that believe this country is so horrible should move to another one to “find out” what communism and socialism are really about.
“If they knew it was going to be just as bad as where they were leaving, why do we have so many people in the world that still want to flock to this country?” Sorbo pondered. “I don’t see anybody taking boats from Key West to Cuba. I don’t see anybody rushing to get down to Venezuela.”
He thinks America is still a “pretty darn good place to live” and pursue dreams. “This country was built on individuals. It was never built on big government.”
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department on assault charges stemming from a 2019 arrest warrant, for allegedly repeatedly spitting on a female videographer while performing at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
The singer was processed and released on personal recognizance bail, and will remain free as long as he doesn’t commit any crimes while he’s out on bond. Manson will appear in court at an unspecified date in New Hampshire on two counts of Class A misdemeanor simple assault.
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus took down a video from their YouTube channel that they claimed was meant to be “tongue-in-cheek humor,” but enraged parents when they stated “We’ll convert your children.”
The music video, titled “A Message From the Gay Community,” featured the line: “Gen Z’s gayer than Grindr…We’re coming for them. We’re coming for your children… The gay agenda is here.”
The chorus alleged that they were sent “threats of harm” due to the video’s content, and removed it from their public channel on July 7.
Live On TV
The only way spectators will be able to catch the upcoming summer Olympics is on a screen, when Tokyo banned audiences from attending the games after Japan declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19.
The Olympics, which are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, were originally slated to limit in stadium viewing to 50% of capacity, or up to 10,000 people, but a recent uptick in coronavirus cases caused organizers to lock down the event.
“It is regrettable that we are delivering the Games in a very limited format, facing the spread of coronavirus infections,” Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto commented. “I am sorry to those who purchased tickets and everyone in local areas.”
He Said, She Said
“Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven denied star Sharon Stone’s claim that she was coerced into filming full frontal nudity for the flick.
“My memory is radically different from Sharon’s memory,” Verhoeven said. “That does not stand in the way and has nothing to do with the wonderful way that she portrayed Catherine Tramell.”
Stone alleged in her recent memoir that Verhoeven asked her to remove her underwear for a scene because the light was reflecting poorly off them, and that she was unaware the shot would be included in the final cut of the film.
The director vehemently denied her recollection. “But her version is impossible,” Verhoeven continued. “She knew exactly what we were doing. I told her it was based on a story of a woman that I knew when I was a student who did the crossing of her legs without panties regularly at parties.”
“When my friend told her we could see her vagina, she said, ‘Of course, that’s why I do it.’ Then Sharon and I decided to do a similar sequence,” he concluded.