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‘Fatman’ is an awful Christmas movie in which Mel Gibson is great. That doesn’t make it better.

Santa Claus, it is said, knows when you are sleeping, so it’s probably best to come clean if he asks whether you saw “Fatman,” the new sedative written and directed (in the broadest possible sense of those words) by brothers Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms. The film follows Santa, played by Mel Gibson; Mrs. Claus, played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste; and a hit man, played by Walton Goggins.

It is terrible.

The fat man in question is, of course, Santa; he is being hunted by Goggins’ Skinny Man, who has been hired by Billy Wenan (Chance Hurstfield), a middle schooler who earned a lump of coal one Christmas. (He hired Skinny Man to kidnap a classmate and threaten her with electrocution if she didn’t falsely confess to cheating at the science fair where she took first prize and he was runner-up.)

As if a Santa assassination scheme weren’t enough of a

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Singapore Updates Content Support With Audible and KC Media Pacts

The Singapore government is expanding its range of content industry support measures through two new partnerships. One is with Amazon offshoot Audible, the other with KC Global Media.

The moves were unveiled on Tuesday Minister for Communications and Information, S Iswaran. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Singapore Media Festival, the umbrella event that spans the Singapore Film Festival, Asian Television Forum and the Asian Academy Creative Awards. The SMF itself has been expanded this year with first time additions Singapore Games Market Bootcamp, SuperGamerFest and VidCon Now.

The opening ceremony was held at a virtual studio built at the Marina Bay Sands conference and exhibition center that in normal years is home to the SMF as an in-person event. As a public event, the opening was streamed live on Facebook. Other events are screened on the ATF’s proprietary platform.

The development of original audio content will

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‘Where Are My Rights To Say No?’

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  • Millie Bobby Brown talked about a harrowing interaction with a fan who can’t take no for an answe
  • The ‘Stranger Things’ star shared that this happened while she was out with her mom 
  • The actress tearfully asked her followers to be more respectful 

Millie Bobby Brown has tearfully detailed her interaction with a fan that left her feeling upset.

After deleting her TikTok account, a devastated “Stranger Things” star took to her Instagram Story on Monday to share a harrowing experience with a demanding fan while she was shopping with her mom. Brown narrated that a fan recognized her and asked if she could take a video of the actress.

“I said, ‘Um, no.’ But why would anyone want to be taken a video of? Of me? It’s not like of the both of us,” Brown explained.

“I don’t need to justify it to anyone. If I don’t

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‘Euphoria’ Special Episode Trailer Picks Up After Finale

“Euphoria” and its Emmy-winning star Zendaya are back.

It may not be the full-fledged sophomore season of the HBO original series, but the first trailer for a pair of special episodes released on Monday. The first episode is titled “Part 1: Rue” and will stream on HBO Max on Dec. 6 at 9 p.m.

The brief trailer picks up after the Season 1 finale of “Euphoria,” in which Rue (Zendaya) uses cocaine and relapses after her girlfriend Jules (Hunter Schafer) gets on a train and leaves her after their high school winter formal. Rue sits in a diner contemplating her life when she runs into Ali (Colman Domingo), whom she met at her Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

“Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson wrote and directed the first special episode, and HBO has yet to announce the release date or title for the second episode.

Back in September, Zendaya became the youngest person

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Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The year’s most played artist on Spotify? Globally speaking: Bad Bunny.

The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. The Latin Grammy winner and hitmaker , who released a new album last week, leads a top five list that also includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd.

With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album “YHLQMDLG” tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally. The Weeknd’s “After Hours,” Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” and Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” round of the top five.

The Weeknd’s album is the only one in the top five to earn no Grammy nominations. The album’s single, “Blinding Lights,” is Spotify’s most-streamed song of the year with 1.6 million streams globally.

“Dance Monkey” by Australian singer Tones and I is the second most-streamed song

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Wilson Cruz and Margaret Cho Help Raise Funds for the Queer Film Organization

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Outfest’s holiday fundraiser “’Twas the Night Before Give-Mas” on Monday night featured appearances by prominent LGBTQIA+ leaders and creatives, including Wilson Cruz, Margaret Cho, Charlie Carver, Candis Cayne, Alexandra Billings and “Veneno” star Jedet.

The evening helped raise funds for Outfest initiatives, including OutSet, a joint collaboration with the Los Angeles LGBT Center that empowers queer youth to share stories through film; the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, which documents LGBTQIA+ history and Outfest Fusion People of Color Festival celebrating queer filmmakers of color. The event was co-sponsored by Variety and hosted by the magazine’s senior culture and events editor Marc Malkin. It was produced by Kyle Shea, who also co-wrote and co-directed with Mav Viola.

The line-up also included remarks and performances by Steve Canals, Ian Harvie, Cheyenne Jackson, Gretchen Wylder, Nikki and Jill Goldstein, Nneka Onuorah, Jeremy Glazer, Ally Pankiw, Shakina Nayfack

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Kelly Clarkson Awarded Primary Physical Custody of Kids Amid Divorce – E! Online

Nearly six months after Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce from Brandon Blackstock, legal decisions are being made regarding their roles as parents. 

On Nov. 19, the Grammy-winning singer was awarded primary physical custody in Los Angeles of her and Blackstock’s two children together, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4. According to court documents filed on Nov. 30 and obtained by E! News, “under the circumstances present in this case, the interest in providing stability and continuity for the minor children weighs in favor of Petitioner having primary custody” and that the children “have not resided in Montana and that their current resident and their residence for the last several years has been Los Angeles, California.” 

As a result, the exes were granted joint legal custody and physical custody, but primary physical custody was given to Clarkson. “This custody order isn’t that big of a

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‘The Flight Attendant’ Star Rosie Perez Revealed She Had Coronavirus A Year Ago

Rosie Perez has revealed she had coronavirus.

The 56-year-old actress opened up about her diagnosis and symptoms that happened almost a year ago while she was filming for The Flight Attendant in Bangkok, Thailand.

“I had contracted COVID when we flew to Bangkok,” Rosie recalled in an interview with UPROXX. “And at that time, they were saying ‘It’s a new respiratory tract infection. It’s a virus that’s going around. We don’t really know what it is and what it does, but it attacks the respiratory system first and then travels to other parts of your body.’”

She admitted that having COVID was “terrifying.”

“I remember my manager was with me, and I said, ‘Tarik, don’t let me die in Bangkok.’ And he goes, ‘Oh my God, you’re scaring me.’ And the head of the ICU says, ‘You should be scared, sir. This is serious. We’re going to have to

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Covid-19 is a ‘split screen’ scenario heading into 2021. Here’s how the news media should cover it

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.



a group of people walking down the street: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 30: Residents line up for COVID-19 testing at Pritzker College Prep high school in the Hermosa neighborhood on November 30, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois. The positivity rate in Illinois has dipped to 10.2 percent but a spike related to Thanksgiving travel and social activity is expected in the next two weeks.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – NOVEMBER 30: Residents line up for COVID-19 testing at Pritzker College Prep high school in the Hermosa neighborhood on November 30, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois. The positivity rate in Illinois has dipped to 10.2 percent but a spike related to Thanksgiving travel and social activity is expected in the next two weeks. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The days are getting shorter. The lines for Covid-19 testing are getting longer. The case counts are getting scarier and the warnings from public health experts are getting more and more dire.

At the same time, the prospects for publicly available vaccines are looking better and better. So how should the news media balance the bleak Covid winter with the hopeful news about all

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Grammy Museum Announces First Exhibit for When It Reopens

“While the museum’s doors may still be closed, our curatorial team has been hard at work preparing for our reopening,” said Michael Sticka, president of the Grammy Museum, in a statement.

In the meantime, Motown Records will take over this month’s Spotlight Saturdays, the museum’s virtual program series featuring up-and-coming artists in sit-down interviews and performances.

Here is this month’s Spotlight Saturdays schedule:

Dec. 5 – Joy Denalane

Dec. 12 – Chaz French

Dec. 19 – Asiahn

Dec. 26 – NJOMZA

The museum also announced the rest of its December schedule on COLLECTION:live (which consist of interviews and/or performances). Two of the subjects of these sessions were Grammy-nominated last week. Bettye LaVette was nominated for best contemporary blues album for Blackbirds. Tom Kitt was nominated as one of the producers of Jagged Little Pill, a finalist for best musical theater album.

Here is the rest of the December

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