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Animorphs Movie Loses Original Book Writers Over Creative Differences

Animorphs books fans rejoiced when it was announced that the series was going to get a live-action film under Scholastic and Step up producer Erik Feig’s production company Picturestart. Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant, who co-wrote the original book series under the pseudonym K.A. Applegate, were also attached to the project as creative voices. Unfortunately, the writing duo recently took to Twitter to announce their exit from the project.

#ANIMORPHSmovie update: With great sadness we have decided not to participate further in the @picturestart effort. We may post a full explanation on Reddit later, but for now let’s go

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Omaha police say 7 Trump rally goers taken to hospital after enduring cold weather conditions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At least seven people were taken to hospitals after an Omaha airport rally for President Donald Trump that drew thousands, many of whom were left stranded miles from their parked cars in freezing weather.

Omaha police said in a written statement that first responders dealt with 30 people for medical reasons throughout the day, and seven were taken to hospitals. Police-monitoring sites on social media reported that some people suffered adverse effects from temperatures hovering around 30 degrees as they waited for shuttle buses or tried to walk to their cars more than two miles away following the rally.

“Many people underestimated the distance from the event back to the parking lot on foot,” Officer Michael Pecha, spokesman for Omaha police, said in the statement.

Most of the thousands who attended the Tuesday night rally at Omaha’s Eppley Airfield parked in remote lots and were shuttled

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Bay Area radio legend Barbara Taylor dies



a man and a woman posing for the camera: KCBS reporters Bob Melrose and Barbara Taylor smile for a photo taken in 2012.


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KCBS reporters Bob Melrose and Barbara Taylor smile for a photo taken in 2012.


KCBS legend Barbara Taylor, a staple of Bay Area radio for generations of locals, died Monday from complications suffered after a car accident last year. She was 73.

Beloved by listeners and admired by peers and politicians alike, Taylor started covering San Francisco City Hall in 1975. She would become known as the “dean of the City Hall press corps,” covering the city’s biggest players during the tumultuous ’70s. She was one of the first to report the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978, which was immortalized in the Oscar-winning film “Milk.”

“Always a straight shooter, Barbara Taylor set the standard for journalistic integrity as the dean of the City Hall press corps. For more than four decades she covered San Francisco political life, from our city’s most joyous

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Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs face Senate hearing

Days before an election marked by fears of civil war and stolen victory, the Senate heard testimony Wednesday morning on a rare subject where there exists something resembling bipartisan agreement: the need to rethink the law shielding internet platforms from liability for the content they host.

Three of the biggest names in digital media — Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey — spoke before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about Section 230 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Section 230 established that websites and service providers are not legally responsible for what their users post while leaving the door open for them to moderate user content, as long as they do so “in good faith.” It’s this question of moderation that’s prompted some of the most aggressive attacks on the law, which President Trump has moved to

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Black Panther 2 Star Is Confident an A-Force All-Female Avengers Movie Is Happening

Despite only featuring prominently in a single MCU movie, Black Panther, the character of Wakandan Princess/Scientist Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, was an instant hit with fans. While the character did not get a lot of screentime in the last two Avengers movies, Wright recently told Yahoo! that she is confident the franchise will soon include an All-female superhero team movie where all the Marvel superheroines get to shine.

“I don’t think we have to fight for it. Victoria Alonso is very strong about spearheading it, alongside Kevin [Feige]. It’s only a matter of time before they do it.”

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The lack of female protagonists in the MCU has long been a source of contention among critics. Even the arrival of the solo Captain Marvel movie was viewed as a case of being too little,

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Category 2 Hurricane Zeta crashes ashore in storm-weary Louisiana, dealing new blow in busy Atlantic hurricane season

General Manager of Pere Antoine Restaurant Gaige Rodriguez, left, and cook Michael Dillon board up windows as they prepare for the arrival of tropical storm Zeta which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. October 27, 2020.

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Hurricane Zeta slammed into storm-weary Louisiana on Wednesday with New Orleans squarely in its path, threatening to push up to 9 feet of sea water inland and batter homes and businesses with fierce winds in a Gulf Coast region already pounded by multiple storms this year.

Some roads were flooded near the coast, where forecasters said Zeta was making landfall around Terrebone Bay near Cocodrie. Rain pelted the French Quarter in New Orleans, where workers closed one of the last floodgates as residents braced for Zeta, though a few people were still out on Bourbon Street with umbrellas. The iconic streetcars were idled and

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Country artist Cam confronts hard truths on ‘The Otherside’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.

The California-born singer with cinematic influences made an instant impression in 2015 with her dark horse double-platinum ballad “Burning House.” Doors opened for her, like getting a Grammy nomination, invitations to tour and write with British pop star Sam Smith and open for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. She became a vocal advocate for diversity inside the industry on inclusion task forces at The Recording Academy and the Academy of Country Music.

But two years ago, Cam decided to walk away from Sony Nashville’s imprint Arista citing different values, but remaining under Sony on the RCA Record label based in New York.

She hasn’t gone into many details publicly about the split, but

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The 8 wildest things that happened during the filming of ‘Borat 2’

In this stunt, Borat dresses up as a country music singer while searching for Tutar at a March for Our Rights rally in Olympia, Washington. Onscreen, Baron Cohen sings the “Wuhan Flu” song he made up in quarantine with Jerry and Jim, which the crowd took to and eventually sang along.

Baron Cohen told Stephen Colbert, however, that Black Lives Matter protesters came over to confront the militia groups in attendance at the rally and recognized Baron Cohen.

“One of them went, ‘Oh my God, it’s Sacha Baron Cohen!’ Word got out that it was me, and then the organizers and a lot of people in the crowd got very angry,” he recalled to the late night host. “They tried to storm the stage. Luckily for me, I had hired the security, so it took them a while to actually storm the stage.”

Baron Cohen also wrote about this experience

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One Last Time, Here’s Why ‘Die Hard’ Is a Christmas Movie

From Men’s Health

Die Hard and “Christmas” is to movies what hotdogs and “sandwiches” are to stoned grad students: it’s a debate that means simultaneously nothing and, more importantly, everything, everything that matters. (For the record: Hot dogs are sandwiches, and Die Hard is a godddamn Christmas movie. But we’ll get to that.)

At stake in this argument is absolutely nothing. (If you think it’s a Christmas movie, go ahead and watch it with manger Jesus as you sip eggnog, you hero. No one is stopping you.)

But that doesn’t mean we can’t devote several hundred words to the topic, because, somehow, it does still matter. The movie takes place on Christmas Eve into Christmas morning. There are holiday parties. There are Santa jokes. There’s festive cheer and machine guns and songs and an ending wherein all conflict is resolved. What more do you want from a holiday film??

While

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Man killed by police needed mental health help, family says

On Monday afternoon, police officers arrived at Walter Wallace Jr.’s West Philadelphia rowhome for a third time that day. Relatives said he was having “another one of his episodes.”

In the past, when emotions ran high, the aspiring rapper and father of eight could be pacified with the mention of his young children or a song he liked. But Wallace, 27, grappled with mental illness, including bipolar disorder, and had been going to therapy as recently as last week, said Anthony Fitzhugh, a cousin.

“Whenever I’ve been around and he was having an episode, I’ve always been able to say, ‘Little cuz, little cuz, come on,'” Fitzhugh said. “It might take him a second, but if you know the things that will de-escalate, like he loves music, he loves his kids. When you start talking about these kinds of things … sometimes it’s easier to de-escalate whatever he may be

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