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Looks like Maren Morris is taking one last jab at former Fox News host, Tucker Carlson.

It was recently announced that the popular cable news host would be leaving Fox News following the network’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. Carlson’s show Tucker Carlson Tonight was one of the highest rated shows on FOX, and all of cable news media, but his name was heavily involved in the defamation lawsuit that was just settled for $787.5 million dollars.

Since his termination, it had been reported that he created a “toxic and hostile” work environment during his time at Fox News, but others have claimed that Tucker refused to toe the company line and Fox Corp owner Rupert Murdoch was no longer happy with someone bucking the narrative of the establishment.

Nevertheless, Carlson broke his silence last week, essentially calling out the mainstream news “propaganda” machines in the process:

He announced that he’ll be hosting his own news show via Twitter, where free speech is still allowed:

“Speech is the fundamental pre-requisite for democracy. That’s why it was enshrined in the first of our Constitutional amendments.

Amazingly, as of tonight, there are not that many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining … is Twitter, where we are now.”

And of course, nobody was happier to see Tucker get the boot from Fox News than “country music” singer Maren Morris.

It all started last year when Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, posted a video on her Instagram of herself putting on makeup, with a caption thanking her parents for not changing her gender while she was going through her “tomboy phase” as a child.

Following the post, former country music artist Cassadee Pope took to Twitter to respond to Brittany’s comments, saying:

“You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging.

But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”

Maren Morris eventually jumped in as well:

“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ons and zip it, insurrection Barbie.”

Brittany then went on Tucker’s show to discuss the controversy, and in the introduction, Tucker referred to Maren Morris her as a lunatic fake country singer:

“A country music singer called Cassadee Pope accused Aldean of wronging LGBTQ+ people for writing that, and then a lunatic called Maren Morris, some kind of fake country music singer, went all the way… and then of course, Brittany Aldean was attacked up and down the American media for telling a ‘transphobic joke,’ which they never quoted at all.”

Maren embraced the characterization by Tucker, launching a line of merch that said “Lunatic Country Music Person” to raise money for LGBTQ charities.

After the news broke that Fox was terminating Tucker Carlson, Maren posted to her Instagram story celebrating the news:

Maren Morris

Maren Morris

However, Maren isn’t done yet…

At last night’s GLAAD Awards, Maren took another opportunity to take a shot at Tucker during her acceptance speech for Excellence in Media.

In her speech, she said she felt badass taking him on:

“I felt a little badass taking on Tucker Carlson for calling me a lunatic for standing up to transphobia. Maybe I did feel a little cool, but I don’t want to gloat. I would never insult the recently unemployed.”

And while he may technically be unemployed, he will be getting paid out $20 million a year for the remainder of his contract. I’m sure he’s not worried about it…

Maren Morris is also the first country music artist to receive GLAAD’s excellence in media award.

The post Maren Morris Takes A Shot At Tucker Carlson During GLAAD Awards Speech: “I Would Never Insult The Recently Unemployed” first appeared on Whiskey Riff.


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Title: Maren Morris Takes A Shot At Tucker Carlson During GLAAD Awards Speech: “I Would Never Insult The Recently Unemployed”
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“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid” – Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o



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Christoph Waltz presenting Lupita Nyong’o with the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Oscars® in 2014.

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2023 Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series



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We will update this article throughout the season, along with all our predictions, so make sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2023 Emmys race. The nomination round of voting takes place from June 15 to June 26, with the official Emmy nominations announced Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, with an edited presentation of the ceremonies to be broadcast on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards take place on Monday, September 18, and air live on FOX at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT.

The State of the Race

If anyone deserved an Emmy for their acceptance speech alone, it would be recent Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner Sheryl Lee Ralph (technically last year’s telecast falls into this year’s eligibility window, so why not throw her another recognition?).

One of the appeals of her show “Abbott Elementary” is just how giving the ABC comedy is to its ensemble, so though Ralph is the frontrunner, co-star Janelle James (another returning nominee) could just as fittingly win for her standout performance as Principal Ava in Season 2. Plus, with shows like “Hacks” out of the running this year, there is more room for “Abbott Elementary” star Lisa Ann Walter to make it in too this time.

As for the network comedy’s biggest competition, look no further than comedy juggernaut “Ted Lasso,” which boasts an Emmy-winning performance from Hannah Waddingham, plus multiple nominations for Juno Temple. Though the presumed final season of the show was not the most showy for their characters, there is little doubt that they both will make it into the category this year.

“Barry” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” coming to an end this season paves the way for past nominees Sarah Goldberg, Alex Borstein, and Marin Hinkle to join them, though there is a trio of formidable newcomers as well, with “The Bear” Ayo Edebiri and “Shrinking” stars Jessica Williams and Christa Miller getting meaty enough supporting work on new hit series to warrant awards attention.

Current Contenders (In Alphabetical Order):
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta” (FX)
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video)
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” (Hulu)
Sarah Goldberg, “Barry” (HBO)
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video)
Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Jane Krakowski, “Schmigadoon” (Apple TV+)
Christa Miller, “Shrinking” (Apple TV+)
Ego Nwodim, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Lisa Ann Walter, “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
Jessica Williams, “Shrinking” (Apple TV+)

More Comedy Category Predictions:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

To see IndieWire’s full set of predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards click here.

Last Year’s Winner: Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”
Still Eligible: Yes.
Hot Streak: Last year was Sheryl Lee Ralph’s first Emmy win for “Abbott Elementary,” so no streak yet, but if she did win again, she would become the first Black actress to win this category twice.
Notable Ineligible Series: Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks” (Season 3 was not eligible)


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Adam Silver Slid A Subtle Ja Morant Joke Into The End Of A Radio Appearance



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NBA commissioner Adam Silver spends most of his public appearances being very serious as he discusses league business. Usually he is being asked about things like larger plans for the future (like the in-season tournament or expansion) or how the NBA is handling a delicate situation, like the investigation into Ja Morant‘s latest video holding a gun on Instagram Live.

As such, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for him to show off a sense of humor, but he couldn’t help but make a sly little joke while ending an interview with Dan Patrick on Thursday. As they talked about players carrying the ball and Adam Sandler, Patrick joked he would get the Sandman to do a PSA for an Anti-Carrying Program for the NBA. That opened the door for Silver to make a subtle crack about how an “Anti-Carrying Program” could hold a double meaning, seemingly referencing the ongoing saga with Morant.

It’s kind of jarring to see Silver let this one fly given he typically stays buttoned up, but Patrick seemed to be right on it and understood he was referring to Morant. I also think this is less him making light of the situation and more expressing a little exasperation that this is the second time Morant has found himself in this spot, but I also have little doubt there will be some who are upset with the remark.


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Title: Adam Silver Slid A Subtle Ja Morant Joke Into The End Of A Radio Appearance
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