Thursday Update: Morgan Wallen Banned From CMA’s But Up For Album Of The Year, Rocker Suffers Aortic Aneurysm On Stage, Bill Maher Says The Left Has ‘A Crazy Section’

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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:

Banned

Country crooner Morgan Wallen was nominated for album of the year at the upcoming Country Music Association (CMA), but will not be allowed to attend the ceremony. As a continuation of the fallout of his N-word controversy, where a drunken Wallen was filmed calling a friend the racial slur, he was banned from being nominated for individual awards at the ceremony.

However, the CMA did allow Wallen’s album to receive awards to avoid penalizing his collaborators for the scandal.

“The decision, ultimately, was the man would not be allowed, but the music and the people who were part of it [songwriters and producers] could be eligible. That made his music eligible in five categories, and ultimately, he was nominated in one,” remarked CMA CEO Sarah Trahern.

“This is the first time in the history of the CMA, to my knowledge, anyone has ever been disqualified for conduct. Honoring him as an individual this year is not right, and he will not be allowed on the red carpet, on our stage, or be celebrated in any way,” she concluded.

Hospitalized

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered from an “aortic aneurysm and complete aortic dissection” while he was performing at a music festival in Kentucky last month.

Faulkner said he was playing the song “Painkiller” as his “aorta ruptured and started to spill blood” into his chest cavity. He was transported to a local hospital and underwent a 10 and a half hour emergency open-heart surgery, where five parts of his chest “were replaced with mechanical components.”

“If it hadn’t happened in such a high adrenaline situation would my body have been able to keep going long enough to reach the hospital…? The 41-year-old questioned. “We can always drive ourselves crazy with these things but I’m still alive thankfully,”

Delay

Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski revealed that she only recently came forward with allegations that singer Robin Thicke groped her naked breasts while shooting the music video for his smash hit “Blurred Lines,” because the price of telling her truth would have been her successful career.

I was an unknown model and if I had spoken out or complained, I would not be where I am today; I would not be famous,” she explained about revealing the incident in her upcoming memoir, “My Body.”

“I wrote a book about the evolution of my politics and that includes a lot of different experiences from my career and my life and the way that I felt and thought about those experiences have evolved,” she continued. “I hope people are able to read the essay and understand the nuance behind these kinds of situations.”

Fan Section

Liberal “Real Time” host Bill Maher has a lot more conservative fans after beginning to call out woke society’s predilection towards cancel culture.

“For the first time in my life, I am playing to a mixed audience,” Maher said on a recent podcast. “I was in Nashville about a month ago, and the audience was about 60-40 liberal to conservative. That never used to happen, never.”

He believes it’s because a decade ago,”the Left did not have a crazy section.”

“There was no such thing as woke, and now they do have a crazy section, which I call out as a liberal,” he continued. “I think I’m kind of one of the only people doing that, so there’s a hunger to hear that.”

“I think traditional liberals have had it with the far Left of their own party, and they enjoy this too,” Maher concluded. “To be able to play to a crowd like I did in Nashville that’s almost split even, that just never happened before.

Plea

Hillsong megachurch founder Brian Houston pleaded not guilty to concealing sexual abuse in Austraila on Tuesday. The 67-year-old pastor has been charged with keeping quiet about sex offences against children commited by his late father, Frank Houston, a former pastor with the church.

Brian is believed to have knowledge of the sexual abuse his father commited on a young boy in the 1970s, but failed to come forward to the police. He “vehemently professed” his innocence and vowed to fight the charges in an August statement; Houston stepped down from nearly all his positions with the church shortly after he was accused.

“I’ve made a decision to step aside from my role on the Hillsong Church boards that oversee the governance of our operations,” He told parishioners. “I did this so that these boards can function to their fullest capacity during this season.”

The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of up to five years. His next court date is on November 23.

RIP

Soap opera veteran Michael Tylo died of an undisclosed illness at 73. He is best known for his turn on Guiding Light as broody archaeologist Quinton Chamberlainn, but appeared on most of the daytime staples, including All My Children, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Deleted

Las Vegas Raiders’ practice squad quarterback, Kyle Sloter, replied with a laughing face emoji to USA Today sports race and inequality editor Mike Freeman’s post about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s statistical analysis of COVID rates among the unvaccinated.

The CNN report detailed that unvaccinated people are 8 times as likely to contract COVID, 41 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 57 times as likely to die than vaccinated people. Sloter apparently deleted the tweet, but not before an internet sleuth could screengrab the post.

“A backup quarterback for the Raiders, who has no history of fighting infectious diseases, in a tweet mocked vaccine data presented by Anthony Fauci, who is one of the world’s experts,” Freeman whined on Monday. “Then quickly deleted the tweet once called out on it. What a world we live in.”

Criminal Charges

Musician Diplo may face criminal charges for sexual misconduct and rape following a woman’s allegations the the 42-year-old DJ recorded sexually explicit videos without her permission, and knowingly infecting her with chlamydia.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office is currently reviewing the 25-year-old woman’s accusations, however Diplo’s attorney, Bryan Freedman said that the charges are part of “an unceasing campaign of harassment” by a “disturbed individual” who has been “stalking and menacing” the performer for years.

“As is well known, this person tried to extort Wes for millions of dollars and, after he refused to pay her a penny, … has been peddling her lies around the country in a desperate attempt to harm Wes and those he loves, but she will not succeed,” Freeman said in a statement.

Diplo has previously sued the woman for trespassing while stalking him, and successfully petitioned for a temporary restraining order.

Not Charged

Meanwhile, R&B singer Chris Brown will not face battery charges stemming from a June incident at his San Fernando Valley home, where a woman claims the musician slapped the weave off of her head.

Brown has had no problem hitting women in the past, he pleaded guilty to felony assault of then girlfriend, singer Rihanna, in 2009. He was not arrested following the recent battery report, and the city’s attorney’s office declined to file charges over insufficient evidence.

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Jane Stacy
3 months ago

enough with words he nominated for his talent not his taste get over it