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Sia’s ‘Music’ Movie Asked to be Cancelled by Autism Rights Activists

Autism rights activists are now asking Sia to cancel the release of her “Music” movie.

In response to a trailer released on Nov. 19, starring Maddie Ziegler as a nonverbal autistic teen, activists, people on the autism spectrum and their loved ones have continued to speak out on the film’s display of offensive stereotypes and visual effects.

On Friday, an online petition was launched to cancel the film’s premiere, a campaign spearheaded by Hannah Marshall, who identifies as an autistic woman from North Carolina. Over 500 people have signed the petition, as of Tuesday afternoon.

“As an autistic individual, I am asking that this film is canceled,” Marshall wrote on the fundraising page. “It is extremely offensive to myself and other autistic individuals. Sia has shown no remorse for her inaccurate and hurtful betrayal of the community.”

“This film will not have a major impact on history,” she continued. “Canceling

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Secret Service members asked about protecting soon-to-be-former president Trump full time in Florida: Sources

Agents in Trump’s detail have been asked about relocating to West Palm Beach.

As states begin to certify election results that seal a victory for President-elect Joe Biden, even though Donald Trump hasn’t conceded there is one clear sign his post-presidency life is taking shape: Secret Service agents in the president’s detail are being asked whether they’re interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida, sources have told ABC News.

The Secret Service’s Miami field office also has begun looking at physical reinforcements to Mar-a-Largo, the president’s club to which he refers as “the winter White House,” the sources added. These moves are considered unofficial as Trump has yet to concede to Biden.

Trump, a longtime New Yorker born in the borough of Queens, changed his residency to Florida last year and voted

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Trump called Monica Palmer, Wayne County official who asked to ‘rescind’ vote certifying election results

Trump lost Michigan by a wide margin: At present, he trails President-Elect Joe Biden in the state by 157,000 votes. Earlier this week, the state’s Republican Senate majority leader said an effort to have legislators throw out election results was “not going to happen.”

But the president now appears to be using the full weight of his office to challenge the election results, as he and his allies reach out personally to state and local officials in an intensifying effort to halt the certification of the vote in key battleground states.

In an incendiary news conference in Washington, Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor who is now serving as Trump’s lead attorney, made baseless claims that Biden had orchestrated a national conspiracy to rig the vote.

Trump’s team appear to be increasingly focused on Michigan as a place where Republican officials — on the state’s Board of Canvassers

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Get a Load Of Michael Bay’s COVID-19 Fan Fiction Movie That Absolutely No One Asked For



a person standing in a parking lot: The first trailer for Songbird imagines a future where, "the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown."


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The first trailer for Songbird imagines a future where, “the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown.”

As of October 29, 228,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. If you’re reading this, there’s a 40 percent chance that you know someone who has been hospitalized or died from the pandemic in the last seven months. And the forecast going forward looks grim. The CDC predictions indicate that we will see a total of 235,000 to 247,000 deaths by November 14. Americans—and the rest of the world—are bracing for a grim winter ahead.

In the last seven months, we’ve seen Hollywood attempt to cope with the pandemic to varying degrees of success. Gal Gadot pulled together a group of celebrities for a widely mocked cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Rob McElhenney and his team at Mythic Quest, wrote a hilarious of-the-moment

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2 Sisters Charged After Allegedly Stabbing Store Security Guard Who Asked Them to Wear a Mask

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Two sisters in Chicago are accused of stabbing a shoe-store security guard 27 times after being asked to wear masks before entering the shop.

Jessica Hill, 21, and her sister Jayla, 18, are charged with first degree attempted murder after the Sunday evening attack that left a security guard hospitalized, NBC News reports. According to a Chicago Police Department spokesperson, the sisters got into a verbal altercation with the guard after he asked them to put on face masks and use the store’s hand sanitizer before entry.

The incident, which was captured on CCTV, turned physical when the sisters allegedly began to hit the guard with a garbage can, the Chicago Tribune reports. Jayla then allegedly held the guard’s hair while her older sister allegedly began stabbing him with a small hidden knife.

Police say the 32-year-old victim was stabbed in the back, neck, and arms.

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The Trump Administration Asked Celebrities to Film a COVID PSA. They Ghosted.

The closest Donald Trump has come to speaking honestly about the pandemic came in its early days. Speaking at a press conference in March, Trump was characteristically self-congratulatory, lavishing praise on himself for the “fantastic” job he’d supposedly done. But he did concede there was one area in which he was failing: “I think we’ve done a poor job,” he said, “in terms of press relationship.” His back-patting was entirely undeserved; the coronavirus crisis was out of control then, and is even worse now. But it laid bare that Trump views the pandemic not as a crisis of public health, but one of public relations. So the president did what he always does—pretend the problem doesn’t exist, or that it’s going away, or that it’s someone else’s fault.

Trump has done much of this spinning himself, at rallies, in pressers, on Twitter, and in interviews. But his administration has also

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2020 reads like a TV script. So we asked screenwriters how it should end.

If 2020 were a TV show, the first draft would be terrible. The premise is promising — what happens when political dysfunction meets a deadly virus? — but the execution needs work. Think about how messy it all has been: competing plotlines, too-abrupt soap opera twists, one-dimensional villains, stories introduced and then just as quickly dropped.



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Like it or not, we’re barreling toward the finale, and no one knows what’s going to happen in the last episode. Will there be a satisfying ending? Or one of those unsettling, ambiguous ones that gnaws at you long after you’ve finished the show? Will it be an ending at all?

Hollywood screenwriters have been thinking about that, too.

“This experience is very much kind of a joke that we make a lot in the writers’ room,” says Bruce Miller, the showrunner of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.

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Ozzy Osbourne Says Eddie Van Halen Asked Him to Sing in Band

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There was a point in the mid-1980s, after David Lee Roth left Van Halen, when Eddie Van Halen was going through his Rolodex, asking people to join one of the world’s biggest rock bands. He asked Patty Smyth, she explained to Stereogum earlier this year. He asked Journey’s Steve Perry too, he said in a Rolling Stone tribute. He eventually, of course, tapped Sammy Hagar. (We’re sure he never asked David Crosby.) And, Ozzy Osbourne revealed on his radio show, Eddie once asked him to join too, after Hagar’s stint in the band. Speaking on his SiriusXM radio show “Ozzy Speaks,” the former Black Sabbath singer remembered a phone call from the guitar legend, who died earlier this month. “He phoned me up one time and asked me if I wanted to sing in his band,” Osbourne said. “Way after Sammy. I think he was a

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