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Green Day Went Full Anti-Trump With An ‘American Idiot’ Lyric Change For Their ‘New Year’s Rockin Eve’ Performance

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Today (January 1) is the first day of 2024, which means that Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve was last night. Performing on the broadcast were a number of artists, including Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Green Day. The latter used their time on stage to make a statement about their feelings on Donald Trump.

The opening lines of the song’s second verse originally go, “Well, maybe I’m the f*****, America / I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.” (The censored word is an LGBTQ+ slur; Armstrong has long identified as bisexual.) For New Year’s Rockin Eve, though, he changed the second line to, “I’m not a part of the MAGA agenda.”

So basically, Armstrong had pretty much the exact opposite NYE as Vanilla Ice.

This actually isn’t the first time Armstrong has made this specific lyric change, as he sang the song this same way at the iHeartRadio Music Festival back in 2019. This New Year’s Eve special on network television is probably the biggest stage on which it has been showcased, though.

Around that time, he also explained that Trump hadn’t been an inspiration behind the band’s politically charged music, saying, “I mean, I draw no inspiration from the President of the United States, because he’s just… there’s nothing. Trump gives me diarrhea [laughs], you know? I don’t want to write a song about it!”

Some artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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Donald Trump Rang In 2024 With A Mar-a-Lago Vanilla Ice Concert (Featuring A Ninja Turtle) And Boy Do People Have Jokes

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Happy 2024! Last night (December 31), there were a ton of musical celebrations counting down the end of 2023. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve saw performances from Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, and Janelle Monáe; CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper And Andy Cohen hosted Uproxx cover stars the Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, and others; and Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago had… Vanilla Ice and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

Video from the Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve party has surfaced on social media, and it shows Vanilla Ice doing his thing on stage, at one point even being joined by a TMNT character (Michelangelo, specifically, in case you were wondering about his political allegiances).

Naturally, people had jokes. One X (formerly Twitter) user wrote, “Time Zones are weird, guys. Australia is in 2024, California is in 2023, and Donald Trump is in 1992 at a Vanilla Ice concert.” Another wrote, “POV. It’s your last New Year’s celebration as a free man, and you get Vanilla Ice.” Others made note that Trump didn’t look super excited as the performance was happening.

This wasn’t Ice’s first time at Mar-a-Lago, as he previously made headlines for a 2020/2021 NYE performance at the same venue. He defended his appearance with a statement saying, “The New Year’s Eve celebration at Mar-a-Lago was awesome. We danced we celebrated. We had a great time. It was a very classy event at a beautiful Palm Beach landmark. Everyone was cleared from Covid test prior to the event. I think everyone just wants to get out and dance and have fun. We’ve all been marinating, trapped in our houses. It’s not about politics at all. This is about dancing and enjoying New Year’s. And I wish everyone a very happy new year.”

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Every single week, our TV and film experts will list the most important ten streaming selections for you to pop into your queues. We’re not strictly operating upon reviews or accrued streaming clicks (although yes, we’ve scoured the streaming site charts) but, instead, upon those selections that are really worth noticing amid the churning sea of content. There’s a lot out there, after all, and your time is valuable.

TIE: 10. What If…? (Disney+ series)

It’s no secret that the live-action MCU has been ailing in 2023, but this alternate-reality series is still bringing the geek-fire. The show does so by tossing fan-favorite characters into various would-never-happen scenarios that perhaps should happen, considering that the viewership enjoys them more than the overly complicated superhero movies of late. Recently, this show has been going in hard on Captain Carter and Loki/Thor while asking how things would have gone if the Avengers had come together centuries ago. What results is truly the spirit of silliness (Salty Thor!) that Marvel could stand to harness again. Remember when Ant-Man was funny? Yeah.

TIE: 10. Leave The World Behind (Netflix movie)

This movie doesn’t promise to leave you fulfilled and feeling like the ending makes sense, but when you play Mad Libs with A-listers in streaming movies, at least that isn’t the worst possible result. Sam Esmail helms this ditty alongside executive producers Barack and Michelle Obama, and Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, and Ethan Hawke co-star in an apparently apocalyptic tale like no other. This film ends up being a messy meditation about the effects of ailing technology upon humanity (and deer). And man, we are in trouble if a scenario like this begins to unfold in real life.

9. Thanksgiving (Sony Pictures Releasing film on VOD & Amazon Prime)

Eli Roth used to be terrified of sharks, but now that he has conquered that fear, the Cabin Fever director decided that it was time to turn his infamous Grindhouse trailer into a feature film. Fifteen years appears to be the right amount of time to have waited, too, because a sequel shall be on the way. So, if you didn’t catch this film in theaters, you can now sit in your own living room and watch Patrick Dempsey attempt to save his Massachusetts community from a psychotic, masked pilgrim. Fun!

8. The Holdovers (Focus Features film streaming on Peacock)

This movie might be slightly more fam-friendly than others on this list if you’re looking for something to watch on NYE afternoon before the partying begins. The Descendants and Election director Alexander Payne reteamed with Sideways star Paul Giamatti, who portrays a misanthropic, boozy teacher that spends his winter break on campus with a group who is also stuck there for various reasons. What transpires is a story where difficult conversations take unexpected turns and friendship ends up reigning supreme.

7. Beef (A24 series streaming on Netflix)

Yes, this scathing dark comedy is back on the streaming charts. Chalk that up to people catching up on recommendations during the lazy holiday stretch where you can take a trip to somewhere that you’d never want to visit in real life. That would be Road Rage Central as embodied by Ali Wong and Steven Yeun setting out to destroy each other’s lives after one near collision and a flip of the bird sets mutual insanity into motion. The show is, at times, as stressful as the subject matter would suggest, but the end results defy expectations, so hop on to this adrenaline-fueled ride share and breathe a sigh of relief that you are not currently behind the wheel.

6. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (Lionsgate film streaming on VOD & Amazon Prime)

The odds are very seldom in anyone’s favor in this franchise, but this prequel movie heads back to the earlier days of Panem when Coriolanis Snow actually wasn’t such a terrible guy. Here, he connects with District 12 tribute Lucy Gray Baird, whose run as tribute came long before Peeta Mallard was the boy with the bread and Katniss Evergreen volunteered to save her sister’s life. Lucy’s defiant song makes her a girl on fire, too, but there are snakes to be found in The Capitol’s games, of course.

5. Slow Horses (Apple TV+ series)

Gary Oldman is having a blast as a cantankerous spymaster who’s leading a bunch of f*ck up underlings who have been relegated to the Slough Horses beat. Mick Herronthe’s book series keeps coming to life while taking the veneer off the British intelligence business, and watching Oldman eating noodles and ice cream is only one of the fart-filled delights of this show.

4. Percy Jackson And The Olympians (Disney+ series)

The general consensus so far with this series is that Rick Riordan’s bestselling novels are finally receiving the adaptation that they deserve. Even former Percy actor Logan Lerman was blown away by this series and by newfound Percy actor Walker Scobell. Riordan is likewise thrilled, so here’s to hoping that this effort goes further than the two films of yesteryear.

3. Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child Of Fire (Netflix movie)

Zack Snyder really wanted to make a Star Wars movie, and for multiple reasons, Rebel Moon now emerges instead. Naturally, there will be a director’s cut on the way in addition to a second half of this saga, and reviews have been mixed, but the Internet loves Snyder’s works, so this space opera is receiving an abundance of streaming hours as we head into the New Year.

2. Saltburn (Lucky Chap/MRC/Lie Still film streaming on Amazon Prime)

In case you haven’t been forewarned, you probably shouldn’t watch this one with the fam. Barry Keoghan’s character really goes to town in multiple scenes that will cause you to nervously laugh at best, and at worst? We don’t want to spoil the fun here, but it sure would be something if Keoghan earned another Oscar nod for this performance. Rosamund Pike is likewise lofty in this satire of the posh British class, and Jacob Elordi likewise earns more accolades here, but do not sleep on Archie Madekwe, ever.

1. Reacher (Amazon Prime series)

This second season is already pleasing the masses while Reacher shows no shortage of new ways to kick ass, and that includes a group of bikers, too. A third round of junk food and miraculous deductions from the wanderer will be on the way, but in the meantime, enjoy seeing the leading man as a team player. That’s not his natural state of being, but Alan Ritchson is selling every side of The Big Guy while alternately crushing skulls and sandwiches.

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Panthers Owner David Tepper Threw His Drink On A Jags Fan During Carolina’s Latest Loss

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The 2023 season has been a rather disastrous one for the Carolina Panthers. After trading up in the draft to select Bryce Young at No. 1 overall, they have bottomed out with the NFL’s worst record at 2-14, ensuring the 2024 pick they send to Chicago will be this season’s first overall selection.

The Panthers hired and fired Frank Reich as head coach, have had little in the way of bright spots on the field, and enter this upcoming offseason with a long list of upgrades needed if they’re going to take any strides forward in 2024. Sunday brought the Panthers their latest loss, losing 26-0 to the Jaguars in Jacksonville, despite the Jags starting backup CJ Beathard at quarterback. It was yet another demoralizing loss as the offense looked completely aimless, with plenty of blame to go around for their lackluster performance.

A fair portion of the blame for the Panthers struggles belongs with owner David Tepper, who by all accounts has his hands in the day-to-day football operations of the team. Tepper is now on his sixth head coach (including interims) since buying the team in 2018, and was among the driving forces in selecting Young first overall. The losing streak has apparently been wearing on Tepper, who did not enjoy his afternoon in Jacksonville and ended his day by tossing his drink at fans below his luxury box.

This is definitely a first that I’ve ever seen, as there have certainly been owners and fans that have shared words before but I can’t ever recall an owner tossing a drink (or anything else) at someone. Tepper will almost assuredly get a response from the NFL for this one, and while I’m sure the Jags fans in front of his box were enjoying themselves and giving him some grief during the game, there’s really no excuse for this kind of action from a clearly frustrated owner — although he has set himself up well for a new starring role on a Real Housewives spinoff in Charlotte.