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.
Patheos.com 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.