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Kid Rock talks about social media, politics in The Guardian

Kid Rock let the quotables fly in a piece he wrote for The Guardian in which he discusses everything from money to politics. On social media, which he calls "FaceTweet," he says, "I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what's going on in the news, but that's about it." He believes that all drugs should be legalized and taxed, but admits that he doesn't smoke weed because it "makes me dumb." Rock also stated that he's always buying more guns, and that he's "definitely a Republican." On abortion: "I'm no fan of abortion, but it's not up to a man to tell a woman what to do." He also said that as an ordained minister, he doesn't "look forward" to marring gay people, but he says he's not opposed to it. Thanks for the update, Kid.

Keshia Knight Pulliam gets boot from 'Apprentice,' addresses Cosby allegations

Known for playing the youngest Huxtable child, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam is in the spotlight after being fired on the season premiere of "Celebrity Apprentice" for not reaching out to Bill Cosby during a fundraising task. She appeared on the "Today" show Monday morning to defend herself, saying "it would be tactless, very rude to call someone and be like 'Hey, so let me have some money right now.' " Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable, also addressed the Cosby rape allegations, saying "you're innocent until proven guilty. I wasn't there. That's just not the man I know. So I can't speak to it." She adds that, in spite of the multiple accusations of rape and drugging, "you can't take away from the great that he has done."

Danny Brown works on fourth album, children's book

Detroit rapper Danny Brown told an Australian radio station that not only is he working on material for his fourth album, but he's also penning a book for kids. He says the Dr. Seuss-inspired book will be for his 13-year-old daughter. "It's really about self-esteem in black girls," he said.

Also ...

Podcast king Adam Carolla started his first show of 2015 with a bombshell, announcing that his longtime "news girl" Alison Rosen would no longer be a part of the record-breaking podcast, "The Adam Carolla Show." Rosen is being replaced by KLSX's Gina Grad for now. According to The Wrap, Rosen's podcast "Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend" will continue.

Actress and transgender advocate Lavern Cox — best known for her role on "Orange is the New Black" — will speak at Saginaw Valley State University Feb. 17. Visit svsu.edu/boxoffice for ticket information.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Today's birthdays

Norman Reedus, 46

Julie Chen, 45

Kate McKinnon, 31

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