BRAD PAISLEY REPLACES TAYLOR SWIFT ON FAMOUS NASHVILLE MURAL – (12/29/2020)
Brad Paisley has replaced Taylor Swift on a mural of country music legends in downtown Nashville. Taylor, who was formerly depicted sitting perched on a barstool between Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash has been painted over. Now, it’s Brad sitting on the same stool.
USA Today noted, the decision to replace her came about (at least in part) because of the disapproval of the country fans who hang out in downtown Nashville.
Tim Davis, the artist of the mural who painted it said, “I have heard many complaints here in Nashville about Taylor being on the wall with country legends since she is currently focused mainly on pop.” He went on to say, “By and large, the people of Nashville love her, as do I.”
Davis adds that it was the bar owner’s decision, not his. He is currently raising money via a Go Fund Me page to paint a mural dedicated exclusively to Taylor Swift.
Country music legends on the mural include Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, and several others.
The mural is located on the outside wall of a Nashville bar.
CARDI B SETTLES $30 MILLION LEGAL BATTLE WITH FORMER MANAGER – (12/29/2020)
Cardi B has finally put an end to a two-year, $30 million legal battle with her former manager Klenord ‘Shaft’ Raphael. It was dismissed with prejudice. Meaning that it cannot be brought back to court at any point in the future.
Shaft, who claimed he discovered her and secured her a spot on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, filed a $10 million breach of contract lawsuit against her in April of 2018. Among other things, he claimed that she abandoned their agreement in order to sign with another management company.
According to her countersuit, Shaft ‘got a 20% commission,’ but tried to seek even more commission off of Cardi’s Sony Music publishing deal. Cardi says he demanded 50% of that deal. In addition, the suit states that he attempted to control aspects of her personal life, such as her romantic relationship with her current husband.
In the settlement, they both agreed to pay all of their own legal fees. When it was over, Cardi B posted on Twitter “Feels good to be free.”
NICKI MINAJ STIRS UP TROUBLE WITH RED LOBSTER RESTAURANT – (12/29/2020)
After Nicki Minaj went online to complain about her food order from Red Lobster restaurant, chaos followed. It started after the restaurant forgot to include tartar sauce in her to-go order.
Instead of calling the restaurant, she posted: “I don’t know who needs to hear this but Dear Red Lobster, when I order fried shrimp, I PROMISE U, I want TARTER (sp) SAUCE. Not cocktail sauce. Sincerely, mother of a newborn w/no nanny.” She added to the tweet: “Also, Wendy’s: Please stop forgetting my ranch sauce with my chicken nuggets.”
Once her fans got involved, the posts started flying back and forth in her defense! Almost immediately, the company’s official social media account posted to her: “We have you covered! We have lots of awesome sauces — cocktail, tartar, remoulade, pina colada… just let us know next time 😃.”
TOM CRUISE BUILDS COVID-PROOF SET – (12/29/2020)
Tom Cruise, 58, is making it his Mission to keep COVID off his set. The star and producer of Mission Impossible 7 made headlines for blowing up at crew members who he felt were flouting COVID-19 safety protocols. Now, he is shelling out millions to move the production to a former military base in Surry, per The Sun.
Five staffers quit over Cruise’s meltdown, in which threatened to fire crew members for not following strict social distancing rules. The film production was stopped earlier this year over a positive test, and Cruise is reportedly deeply invested in a successful finish.
Meanwhile, Cruise is also reportedly dating his British co-star Hayley Atwell, 38.
“Tom and Hayley hit it off from day one,” a production source told The Sun.
“Lockdown, and all the difficulties that came with it, brought them closer together,” the source added. “They’ve been meeting after hours and she’s been to his London pad. “They get on brilliantly. Both seem very happy.”
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