A Look at How the Attacks in Paris Affected the Entertainment World
1. One of the targets of Friday’s terror attacks in Paris was the Bataclan theater, where the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL were playing. One of the approximately 89 people killed was Nick Alexander, who was working at the band’s merchandise table.
There’s even concert video where you can hear the initial gunfire erupt.
(WARNING!!! You don’t see anything but concert footage, but still, you do hear gunshots.)
2. U2 canceled shows in Paris that they’d had scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. But they visited the Bataclan theater on Saturday. (Full Story)
3. On Saturday, one day after the attacks, DONALD TRUMP was at a campaign rally in Texas. So guess how HE responded? He said, quote, “You know, the toughest gun laws in the world in Paris, nobody had guns but the bad guys . . .
“I’ll tell you what: you can say what you want, but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have been a much, much different situation.” Although he did start with a moment of silence. (Here’s video.)
4. MADONNA broke down while addressing the attacks during a show in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday.
5. “Saturday Night Live” started with cast member CECILY STRONG delivering a message of love and support to France.
6. GERALDO RIVERA’s daughter was at the soccer stadium that was attacked. She escaped unharmed.
(Here’s Geraldo getting emotional talking about it.)
7. Someone yelled “Muslims suck!” during a moment of silence before the Green Bay Packers game yesterday. And quarterbackAARON RODGERS called the guy out at a post-game press conference. (Full Story)
8. A fan yelled “ISIS sucks!” during the moment of silence before the Giants / Patriots game . . . and another fan did the same thing before the Cardinals / Seahawks game. (Full Story)
9. CBS had to pull both “Supergirl” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” from tonight’s schedule, because they were about terrorism. (Full Story)
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