KID ROCK BOOTED FROM NASHVILLE CHRIST­MAS PA­RADE

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Kid Rock’s pro­fane com­ments on live TV have got­ten him booted from lead­ing the Nashville Christ­mas Pa­rade.

In­stead, pa­rade or­ga­niz­ers have in­vited James Shaw Jr., the man hailed as a com­mu­nity hero for wrestling a gun away from the shooter dur­ing a Nashville Waf­fle House shoot­ing in April that killed four peo­ple and in­jured four oth­ers.

On Fri­day morn­ing, Kid Rock used an ex­ple­tive to de­scribe Joy Be­har dur­ing an in­ter­view Fri­day on “Fox & Friends.” He did the in­ter­view from his bar in Nashville, where he swigged bour­bon while tend­ing bar on cam­era and said he had been drink­ing cof­fee and Irish cream liqueur.

“God for­bid you say some­thing a lit­tle wrong; you’re racist, ho­mo­pho­bic, Is­lam­o­pho­bic, this that and the other. Peo­ple need to calm down, get a lit­tle less po­lit­i­cally cor­rect,” Kid Rock said. “And I would say, you know, love ev­ery­body. Ex­cept, I’d say screw that Joy Be­har (ex­ple­tive).”

Mul­ti­ple “Fox & Friends” per­son­al­i­ties apol­o­gized on air af­ter­ward. Kid Rock apol­fol­low ogized for the lan­guage, but “not the sen­ti­ment.”

TYSON IN­VES­TI­GATED OVER MIS­CON­DUCT CLAIMS

Renowned as­tro­physi­cist Neil de­Grasse Tyson will be in­ves­ti­gated by Fox and Na­tional Geo­graphic Net­works af­ter al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct were lev­eled against him.

Patheos.com pub­lished ac­counts Thurs­day from two women who say that Tyson be­haved in a sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner with them. Tyson was host of “Cos­mos” on Fox in 2014 and a new edi­tion of the se­ries was to air on Na­tional Geo­graphic next year.

Tyson has not com­mented pub­licly and an email re­quest for com­ment to his rep­re­sen­ta­tive was not im­me­di­ately re­turned.

In a state­ment the pro­duc­ers of “Cos­mos” said: “The credo at the heart of ‘Cos­mos’ is to the ev­i­dence wher­ever it leads. The pro­duc­ers of ‘Cos­mos’ can do no less in this sit­u­a­tion.”

They said they will con­duct a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Mean­while Fox and Na­tional Geo­graphic said Fri­day evening that they only re­cently learned of the al­le­ga­tions and were re­view­ing the al­le­ga­tions.

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