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Avril Lavigne Tells Topless Protester “Get the Fuck Off” at 2023 Juno Awards

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Avril Lavigne Tells Topless Protester "Get the Fuck Off" at 2023 Juno Awards

Onstage at the Juno Awards in Canada, Avril Lavigne confronted a topless environmental protester. The woman ran onto the stage behind the singer as she introduced a performance at the start of Monday’s ceremony in Toronto.

A message on her back said, “save the green belt,” presumably about the Ontario government’s contentious housing development plan. Before confronting the woman, Lavigne attempted to finish her speech.

Lavigne turned around and told the woman to “get the fuck off,” swatting at her breast. A security guard then escorted the protester off the stage. Avril was introducing Canadian-Punjabi singer AP Dhillon’s performance when the woman appeared on the stage behind her.

Avril Lavigne later won the final award of the evening, the TikTok Juno fan choice award, alluding in her speech to a bizarre moment earlier in the ceremony when a topless protester appeared on stage behind her.

“Now, nobody do anything this time. I’ll fuck a bitch up,” Avril Lavigne joked to the Juno Awards crowd.

In connection with the incident, Casey Hatherly, 37, of Vancouver, British Columbia, was charged with mischief on Tuesday.

In an emailed statement to CBC News, a spokesperson for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), which hosts the Junos, said the organization does everything possible to avoid interruptions to the program, but “there are always risks with live events and broadcasts.”

“We hope tonight’s brief interruption does not diminish the achievements of this year’s performers, winners, and nominees.”

Jessie Reyez and Preston Pablo both win.

Although The Weeknd won album of the year for Dawn FM, he did not attend the ceremony, prompting jeers from the audience. The Toronto singer received four awards during Juno’s opening night ceremony on Saturday evening.

“It’s an honor to be recognized here,” Reyez said during her acceptance speech, adding that she was honored to be nominated alongside artists such as DVSN and Savannah Ré.

Preston Pablo, a pop artist from Timmins, Ont., was named breakthrough artist of the year. The 21-year-old singer thanked his family and “the amazing fans for being such a huge part of why I’m here today” during his speech.

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Nickelback has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Later, Nickelback was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

During a pre-recorded segment, actor Ryan Reynolds referred to the band as “the pride of Alberta,” followed by an onstage introduction from Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid.

Jessie Reyez of Toronto won the R&B award for her 2022 album YESSIE and later performed her song Mutual Friend onstage.

Chad Kroeger, who appeared alongside guitarist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair, stated they only had about two minutes to speak.

“It all started 27 years ago in a little town called Hanna, 300 kilometers southeast of here,” Kroeger said, referring to the band’s hometown.

“We had no idea what we were doing, and we still don’t most of the time. But everything we did end up bringing us to this point. But we didn’t get here without a lot of assistance. “Before each band member thanked their collaborators and loved ones, he added.

The band ended the show by performing their songs Rockstar, How You Remind Me, and Animals, followed by a montage of music videos highlighting some of their biggest hits.

After the show, Kroeger spoke to the press about the band’s mistreatment by the music industry.

“We have been the music industry’s whipping boys for far too long. “It’s nice to see a change,” he said, adding that the members of the band don’t “kill puppies.” “or make headlines for inappropriate behavior.

“We’re four musicians who have been ripped through the mud and worse for 15 years of our 27-year career. So, how does it feel? It fucking stinks, “Kroeger went on to say, “How does it feel to win this award tonight? Fucking Redemption!”




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BTS Member Suga Begins Alternative 18 Month Military Service In South Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea – Suga, a member of the K-pop supergroup BTS, began his mandatory military service as a social service representative on Friday, an alternative form of military service in South Korea.

Suga, age 30, became the third member of the group to begin performing military duties. The remaining two, Jin and J-Hope, are already serving in active duty at army bases.

“I will faithfully serve and return… Please remain healthy and we’ll see you all in 2025!” Suga wrote in a message posted to the Weverse online fan community.

Big Hit Music, the management agency for BTS, reported that Suga began commuting to a workplace designated under the alternative military service system.

Due to threats from North Korea, all able-bodied males in South Korea must serve in the army, navy, or air force for 18 to 21 months under a conscription system. For 21 months, individuals with physical and mental impairments can perform their duties at non-military facilities such as welfare centers, community service organizations, and post offices.

Local media reported that Suga’s alternative service in 2020 was presumably related to shoulder surgery.


Suga, a member of the K-pop supergroup BTS, began his mandatory military service as a social service representative on Friday.

Active duty soldiers must complete five weeks of fundamental military training at boot camps before beginning service. According to the Military Manpower Administration, those performing alternative service must complete three weeks of basic military training and have the option to choose when to do so.

Unknown was the facility where Suga began serving. In a statement released earlier this week, BTS’s management agency, Bit Hit Music, asked Suga’s admirers not to visit him at work during his military service.

Big Hit Music requested that warm regards and encouragement be conveyed only in their souls. “We ask for your continued love and support for (Suga) until he completes his service and returns.”

Last year, a heated public debate erupted over whether BTS members should be exempt from their mandatory military obligations. However, the group’s administration agency ultimately reported that all seven members would meet their obligations.

South Korean law exempts athletes, classical and traditional musicians, ballet dancers, and other dancers if they have contributed to the nation’s prestige. K-pop performers do not qualify for the special exemption.


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Ozzy Osbourne Has Final Neck Surgery: ‘I Can’t Do It Any More’

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Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has undergone surgery for the final time to repair a spinal injury sustained in a late-night fall in 2019.

“I can’t believe I’ve come to the end of it,” he said on Talk TV to Piers Morgan. “It’s been five years of absolute hell for me and the family.”

The fall worsened an injury he acquired in a quad-bike crash in 2003, impairing his ability to walk.

However, he stated that he would refuse any more surgical operations.

“It’s going to be the final surgery because I can’t do it anymore,” he remarked in an edition of The Osbournes Podcast last Saturday, a day before his next procedure.

“Regardless of how it turns out, that’s it after tomorrow.” I’m not doing anything else. I can’t.”

When asked how he felt about the operation, Ozzy said, “It’s fine. I’ve undergone so much surgery in the last five years that going for a [expletive] haircut now feels like a [expletive] haircut.”

He stated that while his health had “improved somewhat,” he still had mobility issues.

“My feet feel like they’re tied to a brick,” he explained.


Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has undergone surgery for the final time to repair a spinal injury sustained in a late-night fall in 2019.

“I walked upstairs and downstairs today for the first time in a long time – and my feet feel like they’re wearing diving boots.”

“I believe it’s nerves.” “When I did my spine in, the nerves were all [messed up].”

The Black Sabbath frontman wanted to leave the house to “walk around the block,” but was concerned about paparazzi “waiting to ambush me everywhere.”

“When they photograph me, my mouth is half-open or I’m bent over, and it’s like, ‘Ozzy’s on his last legs,'” he explained. “I’m not on my last legs yet.”

The 74-year-old announced his retirement from touring in February of this year but a month later indicated he planned to return to the stage at some point in the future.

He was scheduled to perform alongside Metallica, AC/DC, and Guns N’ Roses at the Power Trip festival in California next month. He did, however, withdraw from the lineup in July.

“Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet,” he said. “I am far too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed.”

‘This is a really horrible scene.’
Osbourne has had many health issues recently, ranging from COVID-19 to Parkinson’s Disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2003 but did not officially declare until 2020.


Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he has undergone surgery for the final time to repair a spinal injury sustained in a late-night fall in 2019.

After slipping and falling in 2019, doctors implanted metal plates in his neck, but these caused him extra difficulty and had to be removed.

On an earlier episode of The Osbournes Podcast on September 12, he revealed that he would require more surgery.

“I’m getting an epidural soon because they discovered the neck has been fixed,” he explained, “but below the neck there’s two vertebrae where the bike hit me and disintegrated, nothing left of ’em.”

He also stated that the injury had altered his posture.

“In my back, the two discs and the muscles on my shoulders have separated from my skeleton, which is why I lean forward as gravity pulls my head forward.”

“I was thinking to myself as [the doctor] said it, ‘I’ve walked like that my whole life.'”

Osbourne thanked his family for their support after the surgery, telling Morgan, “It’s been a really bad scene.”

“It changes your whole life,” Sharon explained. “Our lives have drastically changed.

“Conversely, it’s wonderful that I’ve had Ozzy at home for the past five years.” He drives me insane, yet we’ve been together daily for five years.”

His son, Jack, stated that contrary to popular belief, his father’s physical condition was not caused by Parkinson’s disease.

“I have Parkinson’s disease, but I never think about it,” Ozzy ended.


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Advocacy Quavo Steps Up Against Gun Violence After His Nephew Takeoff’s Shooting Death

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(LOS ANGELES) – The pain Migos musician Quavo went through after witnessing his nephew Takeoff get gunned down last year is something he doesn’t want anybody else to go through.

Quavo discovered his mission as a strong champion against gun violence as a result of his pain. On Wednesday, he is scheduled to meet privately with several important political leaders before speaking on a panel about tackling the issue at the Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference in Washington.

The Grammy-nominated rapper stated that Takeoff’s sudden death in 2022 compelled him to come up.

“I feel like your calling comes at the most unexpected times,” added Quavo, who honored his nephew alongside Migos bandmate Offset earlier this summer at the BET Awards.

According to police, Takeoff was a bystander shot outside a Houston bowling facility after an argument over a lucrative dice game erupted into gunshots. Takeoff’s killing was the latest in recent years of fatal shootings involving hip-hop musicians such as Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, PnB Rock, and Young Dolph.

“You don’t think nothing is going to happen,” Quavo added. “I need to get up to bat and hit a home run.” I have to do something to prevent it from happening to the masses, especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else. I aim to reduce these percentages.”


The pain Migos musician Quavo went through after witnessing his nephew Takeoff get gunned down last year is something he doesn’t want anybody else to go through.

Quavo will speak on a panel with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Rep. Lucy McBath, whose activism was fueled by the shooting murder of her teenage son, and Greg Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund on Wednesday. It will be a solution-oriented discussion about community intervention tactics, the fight against gun violence, and the power of activism.

“We need to do better with gun control,” Quavo stated. “We need to figure out how to keep these types of incidents from happening to people going anywhere and thinking they can hurt someone when they shouldn’t.”

Following Takeoff’s shooting, Quavo frequently asked himself, “How do we use (guns) safely?”

“And how do you keep them out of the hands of bad decision-makers?” he asked. “I’m kind of stuck in the middle. Even the police have firearms. Unfortunately, several members of our culture and loved ones have died as a result of police brutality. It’s all about options and how we can limit who can use these weapons.”

Quavo’s voice, according to Jackson, might make a difference. He praised the rapper for meeting with members of Congress, sharing firsthand knowledge and putting pressure on them to make meaningful changes.

“His voice and commitment around community violence intervention could provide more resources for those who are most at risk,” said Jackson, whose Community Justice organization welcomed Quavo for an advocacy day. They are both advocating for the passage of the Break the Cycle of Violence Act, which would provide communities with a $6.5 billion government grant to combat gun violence, create preventative programs, and assist kids with job training and workforce development.

Jackson, who was shot in 2013, stated that the fight against gun violence has become personal.


The pain Migos musician Quavo went through after witnessing his nephew Takeoff get gunned down last year is something he doesn’t want anybody else to go through.

“It’s exactly what we need,” Jackson stated. “To reduce gun violence, we must change behavior as aggressively as we focus on safety, ownership, and access.” But we won’t be able to change behavior if our communities lack the resources they require, and our youth are being disregarded and abandoned.”

So far, Quavo has taken the appropriate steps: last year, the rapper and his family established the Rocket Foundation in honor of Takeoff, and he pledged $2 million to invest in community violence intervention. He hopes to establish additional after-school programs in regions where community centers have been closed and basketball goal rims have been removed.

According to Quavo, keeping the youth engaged in useful activities in a safe setting is critical. He’s already solicited help from members of the hip-hop community, notably musician Meek Mill, who has been active in criminal justice reform.

However, Quavo admits that he needs more political support to streamline much-needed resources to the most fortunate.

“I feel like after going to the White House, I’m going to need resources,” he explained. “I need a bag of goodies to bring back and say, ‘Here, this is for the culture.'” We’ve got that extension cord. We are immersed in such a kind of environment. I don’t believe anyone else of our size is as well connected. We need resources to make things change.”


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