Four women have accused Russell Brand of sexual assault between 2006 and 2013.  Brand says everything he did was consensual, and he has evidence to refute their claims. 

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have resigned from the board of an anti-human trafficking organization, following the fallout from their support of convicted rapist Danny Masterson.

Maren Morris says she’s walking away from country music.  Or at least parts of it she thinks are toxic. She put out two new songs on Friday that allude to it.  One called “The Tree”, and another called “Get the Hell Out of Here”.  They both still have country elements though, so she hasn’t gone totally pop yet. She just did a big interview and said songs like “Try That in a Small Town” have turned her off of country.  “People are streaming these songs out of spite.  It’s not out of true joy or love of the music.” She said she thinks there’s a new “hyper-masculine branch of country” that’s attracted people who are sexist, racist, homophobic, and proud of it. She said she’s had moments where she wanted to, “burn [country music] to the ground and start over.”  But now she thinks it’s “burning itself down.”  To anyone who doesn’t like her ripping on country, her response is, “Anything this popular should be scrutinized if we want to see progress.”

Even celebrities sometimes flirt by sliding into each other’s DMs, late at night.  Kelsea Ballerini met her boyfriend Chase Stokes by slipping him an Instagram message back on December 1st . . . at 1:07 A.M. And we know that, because she shared a screenshot. For what it’s worth, she sent the message some THREE MONTHS after she filed for divorce from Morgan Evans.  That said, when Kelsea announced the divorce, a source said the marriage had been rocky for several years.

Some artists hire session musicians to back them up when they go on tour.  That won’t happen with Jelly Roll.  He says his band is a “family” that “lives” the music, and because of that, every moment of the experience is authentic. “I want to make sure what’s happening in front of the stage is happening behind the stage.”

Hailey Whitters won Best New Female Artist at the ACMs in May, and she’s up for New Artist of the Year at the CMAs in November.  Those are bragging rights.  But she says the highlight of her year was opening for Shania Twain. “She’s the one who planted the seed.  I have video footage of me in my underwear belting out ‘Any Man of Mine’, probably seven years old.  It was surreal to open shows for the one who set me on this path in the first place.”

Alan Jackson celebrated what would’ve been Hank Williams’ 100th birthday yesterday with an acoustic cover of “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. He says, “I don’t think I’d be here without you.”  Hank passed away at the young age of 29 back in 1953.

At tonight’s “ACM Honors”.  Hardy will be presented with the ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year award.  The show airs at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox. 

The website says we are WAY overdue for a country star to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show.  I couldn’t agree more. 

The front door of the house Sharon Tate was murdered in by Charles Manson’s cult sold for $127,000 at an auction. 

Lamar Odom smashed into two parked cars after he dropped his phone while driving and reached down to pick it up.

The “Wonder Years”reboot has been canceled after two seasons.



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Arnold Schwarzenegger raised his kids with tough love.  He once burned his daughter Katherine’s shoes for failing to keep them away from the fireplace, and also threw his son Patrick’s mattress out the window for not making his bed. The inaugural “People’s Choice Country Awards” last night. Morgan Wallen won People’s Artist of 2023, and…