BOB SAGET’s support for the Scleroderma Research Foundation went beyond just fundraising. A few years ago, he befriended a 9-year-old girl who has it, and stayed in touch with her and her family until his death.
No, BEN AFFLECK does not own the insurance company Aflac, but he is aware how similar sounding they are. And he’s been hearing the jokes for YEARS. Quote, “This is my cross to bear . . . Thank you, Aflac! I would like a discount.”
A new YouTube record has been set . . . the first video to hit 10 billion views is the 2016 music video for the “Baby Shark Dance”. And now you may spend the next several hours trying to get it out of your head.
KANYE WEST is being investigated for allegedly punching a guy outside a club early Thursday morning. There’s no word why he did it, but TMZ posted video of a very angry Kanye yelling at someone.
CAM and her three-year-old daughter Lucy “got Covid.” Here’s what she said on Instagram, quote, “We had ALL the symptoms. Down and out hard for three days . . . not mild at all . . . and now feels like a cold plus fatigue.” There was a doctor’s visit, and she’s happy to say that Lucy’s health is “looking better.”
PARKER MCCOLLUM had to reschedule this weekend’s shows because of positive COVID cases on his team. Jacksonville’s new date is February 6th, the Orlando show is moved to April 7th . . . and Augusta, Georgia is now February 26th. You can keep track on Parker’s tour page.
Do artists KNOW if they’ve just written a #1 song? Nope. So says CHRIS STAPLETON in an upcoming interview on Sunday’s “60 Minutes”. Quote, “There are a lot of songwriters that claim [they] knew the instant they wrote a song that it was a six-week number one . . . and I think those guys are full of [crap].”
What’s 61-year-old COLLIN RAYE up to these days? He’s in a classic rock band. No lie. Collin Raye and The Riff Raff will be doing their first show on January 26th in Nashville. Quote, “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s a tribute to the greatest American and British rock ‘n’ roll music of all time.”
For reasons that aren’t quite clear, Spotify and Apple Music are NOT letting people listen to JUSTIN MOORE’s song “Guns”, which is on his “Outlaws Like Me” album. You can listen to the rest of the album, but not that song. Justin didn’t even know about it until his podcast co-host told him. He said, quote, “That’s the first I’ve heard of it and I’ll get to the bottom of it. That to me is a major issue, censorship. I have a major problem with that.”
TYLER RICH has added dates to his Two Thousand Miles tour. It picks up March 10th in Springfield, Missouri . . . and runs through April 30th in Champaign, Illinois. SIXFORTY1 and ROBYN OTTOLINI will open select shows. Hit up Tyler’s Facebook for the dates.
The TRACE ADKINS and SUSAN SARANDON series “Monarch” will NOT be debuting on January 30th. According to a spokesperson, the “realities of the pandemic” are pushing the show’s debut to the Fall.
Somebody filmed ERNEST doing an impromptu performance at the Nashville International Airport on Wednesday. A singer was performing “Flower Shops” inside the airport’s Tootsies Orchid Lounge, so, Ernest joined him.
LUKE BRYAN screamed his lungs out watching his Georgia Bulldogs win the National Championship on Monday, and now he’s paying for it. His wife Caroline shared a pic of her taping his mouth shut. Here’s what she wrote in the caption. Quote, “He’s on vocal rest after EXCESSIVE screaming at the National Championship game. Can’t say I’m too unhappy about it. I plan on talking nonstop and annoying the hell out of him.” Another reason for Luke to “keep it zipped” is that Crash My Playa starts next Wednesday. He’s only scheduled to perform two of the four nights, but he’s been known to show up all over the place, so you know he wants to be at full strength. You can hear Luke’s damaged voice in a new clip that he shared yesterday. He’s promoting his “Up” video. It features some of his own home movies, plus scenes from his docuseries, “Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary”.
ALEC BALDWIN has yet to hand over his cellphone to authorities in the “Rust” investigation.
Faye Dunaway is 81.