Scoop: Josh Brolin bares all to support Standing Rock Sioux

Josh Brolin showed his support for the Standing Rock Sioux'e efforts to stop an oil pipeline by posting a nude photo online. (Courtesy Instagram)

Josh Brolin is really behind the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

On Monday, the actor posted a nude photo of himself — at least it appears to be — on Instagram in which he’s perched on a big red rock, with the caption: “Celebrate Standing Rock. #protectthesacred #humbled #reallife.”

The post followed the tribe’s victory in its battle to stop an oil pipeline being built near its reservation in North Dakota; on Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not allow the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri River and that it is seeking alternative routes.

In the photo, the 48-year-old gestures to the sky with his back to the sun, exposing his nicely toned buttocks.

Construction of the route (a half-mile from the reservation) has become a flash point for environmental and indigenous demonstrations, drawing thousands of activists.

On a related note, Neil Young, on Facebook on Monday, wondered the Army’s decision will make a difference. He questioned whether President Barack Obama will stand up to corporate interests who continue to state that they are “fully committed” to ensuring that the “vital project is brought to completion.”

FLORENCE HENDERSON’S HEART

Florence Henderson — best known as one TV’s most beloved moms — had a long history of heart problems.

On Monday, TMZ, which obtained a copy of her death certificate, reported that the legendary actress “secretly battled serious heart issues for 10 years.”

The “Brady Bunch” star, a show biz veteran of 64 years, died of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center on Nov. 24 at age 82.

QUICK TAKES

A new WalletHub study revealed San Francisco to be 2016’s “best city for singles”; among the parameters considered were: number of single people, nightlife options, cafes, restaurants, online and mobile dating opportunities and city accessibility. … San Jose Animal Care Center is among local groups slated to receive support from fast food outlet Chipotle’s “Eat a Burrito, Support Your Local Animal Shelter” promotion Dec. 6; RP reps say 186 Chipotle restaurants in Northern California are participating. Patrons who want to help simply should mention the fundraiser to the cashier before paying for their order … Brette Humphrey from San Francisco had the chance to “come on down” on “The Price is Right” in an episode of the classic game show airing on Dec. 13.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Director Judd Apatow is 49. … Guitarist Ben Watt of Everything But The Girl is 54. … Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 60. … Comedian Steven Wright is 61. … Actor Tom Hulce is 63. ,,, Entrepreneur Craig Newmark is 64. … Actress JoBeth Williams is 68. … Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 70.

— Staff, wire report Dakota pipelineFlorence HendersonJosh BrolinNeil YoungStanding Rock Sioux

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