Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - LOCAL PERSPECTIVES -

A com­mu­nity hero stepped into the role as grand mar­shal for the Nashville Christ­mas Pa­rade as a last­minute re­place­ment Satur­day for Kid Rock, who got the boot for his pro­fane com­ments on live TV.

James Shaw Jr. hopped into a horse-drawn car­riage to lead the pa­rade, news out­lets re­ported. Kid Rock was nowhere to be seen as the pa­rade started along its route, ac­cord­ing to The Ten­nessean.

Shaw was hailed as a hero for wrestling a gun away from Travis Reink­ing dur­ing a Nashville Waf­fle House shoot­ing in April that killed four peo­ple and in­jured four oth­ers. He was joined in the car­riage by rel­a­tives of Ak­i­lah Dasilva, a mu­si­cian who was killed in the shoot­ing.

Kid Rock was ousted af­ter us­ing an ex­ple­tive to de­scribe TV per­son­al­ity Joy Be­har dur­ing an in­ter­view Fri­day on “Fox & Friends.” Af­ter­ward, mul­ti­ple “Fox & Friends” per­son­al­i­ties apol­o­gized on air. Kid Rock apol­o­gized for the lan­guage but “not the sen­ti­ment.”

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra posted pho­tos of their wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion Satur­day amid re­ports that the cou­ple had wed af­ter a four-month courtship.

While the cou­ple didn’t say they were of­fi­cially mar­ried — In­dian wed­dings are typ­i­cally days­long af­fairs — they both posted fes­tive pic­tures of them­selves on so­cial me­dia and talked about the work they had put into plan­ning the wed­ding. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the en­ter­tain­ers did not im­me­di­ately re­turn emails seek­ing com­ment.

The cou­ple an­nounced their en­gage­ment in Au­gust. It is the first mar­riage for the 26-year-old Jonas and the 36-year-old Chopra.

Renowned as­tro­physi­cist Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be in­ves­ti­gated by Fox and Na­tional Ge­o­graphic net­works af­ter al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct were lev­eled against him. pub­lished ac­counts from two women who say that Tyson be­haved in a sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner with them. Tyson was host of “Cos­mos: Pos­si­ble Worlds” on Fox in 2014, and a new edi­tion of the se­ries was to air on Na­tional Ge­o­graphic next year.

In a state­ment, the pro­duc­ers of “Cos­mos” said: “The credo at the heart of ‘Cos­mos’ is to fol­low the ev­i­dence wher­ever it leads. The pro­duc­ers of ‘Cos­mos’ can do no less in this sit­u­a­tion.” Fox and Na­tional Ge­o­graphic, mean­while, say they only re­cently learned of the al­le­ga­tions and were re­view­ing them.


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