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OG Red Wiggle Murray Cook Tells Us What He Thinks Of That Lil Nas X Collab

Get him a skivvy, it's gonna happen.

ICYMI, the Internet practically imploded earlier this week when Lil Nas X tweeted a pic of himself photoshopped with the OG Wiggles.

Lil Nas captioned the mock single cover for ‘Rodeo Remix,’ “y’all ready?” sending his and The Wiggles’ combined fandom into an absolute tailspin.

Listen to Murray spill the tea on the Lil Nas X collab and his other famous friends on the latest ep of It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

Just when we thought the hottest collab of 2020 was about to drop, The Wiggles chimed in and said “we have no idea what is going on but this is greatest.” 

So, instead of speculating, the GOAT team managed to get OG red Wiggle Murray Cook on the blower for a good old fashioned chinwag.

Speaking about Lil Nas X’s tweet, Murray said, “The first I knew was people retweeting and talking about. But we’re always open to new things.”

One thing that brings Lil Nas X and The Wiggles together is their love of genre bending. “One of the great things of doing The Wiggles was we did do lots of sorts of different music – you’re not tied to genres like other acts. One of our goals was to expose children to lots of different music.”

During our chat with Murray, he also spoke about The Wiggles previous collabs which have included everyone from Kylie Minogue to Shaquille O’Neal. As for Murray’s fave, it’s John Fogerty from Creedence Clearwater Revival. “He’s in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. To play with him was a real dream come true.”

The OG red Wiggle also spoke about how important it is for kids to express themselves creatively and why Sydney should be kept open for the sake of young musicians. 

“I had a lot of people in bands say they got into music because of The Wiggles,” he said. “That’s just really rewarding. It’s really important for our culture to keep live music alive.”

Sounds like Murray and his fellow skivvy enthusiasts are more than up for a collab with Lil Nas X, so watch this space.

Oh, and as for what skivvy Lil Nas would we wearing, Murray says most definitely “pink.”

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Why Wasn't Luke Perry Honoured 'In Memoriam' At The Oscars?

He was in a film that won two awards.

At this week’s Oscars, we saw stunning red carpet statements, big wins for the cast and crew of Parasite, 1917 and Ford v Ferrari, and a heartfelt ‘In Memoriam’ segment honouring those who passed away in 2019.

Quickly after the segment aired, film fans took to social media to express their disappointment that a number of notable actors were left out, including Luke Perry, who died in March 2019 after suffering from a stroke.

Listen to the GOAT team unpack Luke Perry’s absence from the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ segment as well as other awards season tea below:

Luke Perry is perhaps best known for starring in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, but prior to his death, he made a brief appearance in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a film that was up for a 10 Oscar nominations, and won two of them.

One fan wrote on Twitter, “Excluding Luke Perry from the Oscars in Memoriam was disrespectful. He appeared in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which was nominated for Best Picture. Quentin Tarantino personally selected Luke to be in his movie so why not mention him?”

Luke Perry wasn’t the only late celebrity left out of the Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ tribute. Fans also pointed out that 20-year-old Disney star Cameron Boyce was excluded, as well as horror movie icon Sid Haig who died in September at age 80, and Carol Burnett Show star Tim Conway who died in May at 85.

A spokesperson for the Academy responded to the exclusions, saying as per Buzzfeed, it receives “hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment.”

“An executive committee representing every brand considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time.” 

While Perry, Boyce, Haig and Conway were apparently honoured on the Oscars website, it doesn’t make up for the fact that they’ve been excluded from the main event. It only makes matters worse that one of these icons appeared in a film that won big on the night. Perhaps it’s time the Academy reevaluate its process when it comes to honouring late stars.

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Here's Proof That Tyrannosaurus Rex Was A Demon In The Sack

Mind, blown.

There’s a lot we’re still learning about dinosaurs and prehistory in general, but there is one thing we can be at least a little certain about, and that’s the fact that Tyrannosaurus was probably an absolute demon in the sack.

The GOAT team recently sat down with paleontologist Dr. Anne Musser and Michael Harvey from the National Maritime Museum to chat sea monsters, evolution and how well each species of dinosaur would treat you in a relationship. Check it out below…

When asked about T-Rex, Dr. Musser was quick to point out that his ‘little arms’ aren’t an over-compensation. “They were actually quite useful, in the sense of the balance of the animal,” Dr. Musser explains. “Don’t laugh at the arms…They were little strong arms.”

Then there’s Tyrano’s ability as a lover, which according to Dr. Musser, wasn’t so bad either. “A study has come out about the sensitivity of these guys,” she said. “They had very sensitive lips – or sensitive over the teeth, you know. They had lots of little nerve endings there, so they thought that might be for the ‘big act.’”

Mind, blown. 

During our chat with Dr. Musser and Michael Harvey, we also spoke about convergent evolution and why some species of animals we know and love today still resemble prehistoric ones, how batsh*t crazy prehistoric oceans would’ve been and why kids are so obsessed with dinosaurs.

In response to that, Harvey said, “role playing a dinosaur when you’re a kid is just so much fun. They’ve all got weird-sounding names [which kids] find, remember and learn which few adults are able to retain – you wind up in a conversation with a six-year-old and they know all the names.”

“They’re real, they’re not made up. Yet they speak to a whole range of things that are in fantasy, for example dragons and dinosaurs. And they’re also safe because they’re extinct.”

Suddenly, I’m six years old and have a whole new appreciation of our prehistoric buddies. 

You can check out the Sea Monsters exhibition at the National Maritime Museum until the 27th of April 2020.

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