Leonardo DiCaprio is speaking out against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s baseless allegation that the actor is fueling fires in the Amazon by bankrolling nonprofits he claims are to blame for the destruction.
DiCaprio said Saturday in a statement shared on Instagram, “The future of these irreplaceable ecosystems is at stake and I am proud to stand with the groups protecting them. While worthy of support, we do not fund the organizations targeted.” Continuing, he added that he is “committed to supporting the Brazilian indigenous communities, local governments, scientists, educators and general public who are working tirelessly to secure the Amazon for the future of all Brazilians.”
Last week, Bolsonaro told supporters in Brasilia that DiCaprio was “giving money to set the Amazon on fire,” without offering evidence of his claims. The president raised similar accusations during a Facebook Live broadcast in which he claimed DiCaprio is “collaborating with the burning of the Amazon” and waging a “campaign against Brazil.”
Mötley Crüe frontmanVince Neil went under the knife last week, undergoing surgery to correct a condition commonly known as “Viking disease.” Neil shared a photo of himself in a Nashville hospital just prior to surgery saying: “Hand surgery today!!” adding the hashtags #vikingdisease #Dupuytrenscontracture and #nashville.
Neil, 58, had the surgery to correct a condition called Dupuytren’s Contracture, described as “a benign condition which causes a tightening of the flesh beneath the skin of the palm and can result in permanently bent fingers.” Because the condition is most commonly seen in people of Northern European descent, the condition has been nicknamed “Viking disease.”
Neil is apparently recuperating in Leiper’s Fork, just outside of Nashville.
Pink Floyd are streaming live video of their 1987 track, “Sorrow”, taken from the 2019 remix of their 1988 album, “Delicate Sound Of Thunder.” The video is of the band during a sold-out, five-night stand as part of the “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason” world tour at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, NY, where they played before more than 71,000 fans while earning almost 1.8 million at the box office.
The 2019 remix is featured as part of the December 13 release of a new box set entitled “The Later Years 1987-2019”, a period that saw the group generate sales of more than 40 million records. In addition, the box set will contain an updated version of 1987’s “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”, a series of 1987 & 1994 live recordings and unreleased studio recordings, and full versions of the group’s 1989 Venice Concert and 1990 appearance at Knebworth.
Kid Rock was escorted off stage in Nashville after launching an explosive rant against Oprah Winfrey. The singer, 48, began swearing about the media personality on stage of the Honky Tonk Bar, which he owns.
The singer can be heard shouting “F*** Oprah” on the stage of the Nashville bar he owns, adding: “She can suck d*** sideways,” while making lewd gestures. In the footage obtained by TMZ, he can be heard telling the crowd: “Oprah Winfrey is like, ‘Hey, I just want white women to believe in this s***’ – f*** her.”
One member of the booing crowd can be heard calling the musician “racist” at which point Kid Rock was removed from the stage by security. Hearing the audience member, Kid Rock said he knows that “weird” people will call him “racist” for attacking Winfrey and revealed what he would tell those individuals if he met them: “Okay fine, f*** off.”
Mark Wystrach, the lead vocalist for the country trio Midland, welcomed his first child with his wife, Outdoor Voices founder and CEO Ty Haney.
The couple posted a family selfie announcing the birth of their baby girl on Instagram with the caption: “Sundance ‘Sunny’ Leon came into this world with a bang! It’s been a wild and unexpected week in the hospital, but we are all doing great and loving being together!”
The new mom, 31, added: “So grateful for our amazing doctors and nurses who have taken the best care of us and to our friends and family for all the love, prayers and support! The power of love and positivity is real. Lil Baby Sunny is strong, beautiful and an absolute joy! We’ve gotten a clean bill of health and we’re going home tomorrow. Yeehaw! The adventure has begun!!!”
Kanye West debuted the music video for “Closed on Sunday.” The song is a single from his “Jesus Is King” album
In the video West is seen resting in a rock formation with his wife, Kim Kardashian West and their four children. Soon armored vehicles are shown arriving carrying his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, and members of his Sunday Service choir. A shot of the entire group present includes his sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian and her children as well as West’s father.
The song centers on family and faith, and was directed by Jake Schreier in Wyoming where West recently purchased a ranch. You can view the video for “Closed on Sunday” at the link here.
The holidays just around the corner and superstar Beyoncé has just dropped a festive merch collection.
The 12-piece merch capsule is comprised of a selection of winter-ready apparel, an “I’m Sleep” face mask, tree ornaments, and, of course, Christmas accessories such as wrapping paper featuring Queen Bey herself. Standout items include the T-shirt with a graphic print of Beyoncé dressed in a Santa outfit along with the slogan “Your favorite wrapper,” and the woven blanket that reads “Gon’ Be Litty.”
You can shop Beyoncé’s festive merch on her website now where prices start at $15 USD.
Cream will release “Goodbye Tour Live 1968” on February 7th — a 4-disc box set of material from the group’s farewell tour. The box set is being previewed with previously-unreleased live audio of “Sunshine Of Your Love”.
The package contains 36 tracks, including 29 making their first appearance on CD, recorded during Cream’s farewell tour of the U.S. in October 1968 and their final UK date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 26 of that same year. There are a total of 19 previously unreleased tracks, and 10 tracks from the Royal Albert Hall show, which have only ever been available on DVD.
This new expanded edition comprises three US concerts – at the Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena – alongside London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says that following radiation treatment for throat cancer, his test results look great and he’s feeling strong.
Mustaine gave an update on his current condition to Rolling Stone, telling the publication, “I’m on the other side of the majority of the treatment, and I feel really strong. After the radiation, the guy said all of my test results looked amazing. I figured, I’m not gonna let this beat me. I’m not gonna let this even scare me.”
When he received the diagnosis, Mustaine said, “I thought about every single trick that I had learned about healing my body and the things I’d learned from martial arts, and I did everything that the doctor said to a T, and hopefully this is the end of it and I never hear of it again. But I feel great.”
Craig Morgan performed for service members in South Korea during Thanksgiving week as part of his 12th USO Tour. Craig himself spent 10.5 years on active duty in the U.S. Army in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and 6.5 years in the Army Reserves.
Craig’s trip to Camp Humphreys in South Korea will be highlighted in a special episode of CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown, airing at 9 a.m. ET on Dec. 14 and 15.
In 2018, Craig was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in recognition of his dedication to entertaining troops and their families around the world. The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal is one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian. The Army recognized Craig for his significant dedication to supporting military members who have served their country, often in harm’s way.