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Popular Writer Commits Suicide After Long Battle With COVID-19

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Screenwriter Heidi Ferrer, who wrote episodes of Dawson’s Creek as well as the 2008 Paris Hilton film The Hottie & the Nottie, has died. She was 50.

Ferrer died by suicide on May 26 after a 13-month battle with long-haul COVID-19, her husband, Nick Guthe, announced.

“The excruciating physical pain and inability to sleep from the pain led Heidi to the decision she would rather leave this world on her own terms before her condition worsened more,” he wrote on her Girl to Mom blog.

Ferrer worked with producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec in 1999 by writing two episodes of The WB series Dawson’s Creek and one installment of ABC’s Wasteland. She also penned the 2008 ABC telefilm Princess, starring Nora Zehetner.

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She was a member of the WGA for 24 years.

Born in Kansas on May 28, 1970, Ferrer came to Los Angeles in the late 1980s and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before turning her attention to screenwriting and selling a spec script to Fox.

She later wrote an episode of the 2001 Sci-Fi Channel series Black Scorpion and appeared in the 2006 film Mini’s First Time, written and directed by Guthe.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her son, Bexon.

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Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Take Photo With Young Male Fan Over His Painted Nails

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Floyd Mayweather Refuses To Take Photo With Young Male Fan Over His Painted Nails

Floyd Mayweather refused to take a picture with a male teenage fan and mentioned the boy’s painted nails as an issue.

It all went down at a Clippers game over the weekend. The teen approached Floyd and his crew hoping to take a selfie with Floyd after the Clippers vs. Grizzlies game at the Staples Center, according to TMZ

The teen was recording when he captured Floyd rejecting his request.


“You got painted nails, I don’t take pictures with guys with no painted nails,” Floyd is heard saying in the video as his bodyguards try to get the young fan to back up.

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The fan was visibly upset by the rejection and even went as far as accusing Floyd Mayweather of being homophobic.

“Damn, bro! Floyd’s a homophobe,” the fan exclaimed as Floyd walked away. “…Floyd doesn’t want to take a picture with me because my nails are painted. Bruh, really?!”

 

 

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Facebook Is Reportedly Set To Change Its Name In An Effort To Rebrand The Company

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BREAKING: Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp All Go Down In Major Outage

it’s been an interesting few weeks for social media platform Facebook, as the massively popular company has dealt with a widespread outage that rocked the Internet and introduced a slate of new anti-harassment and bullying policies.

However if new reports prove to be accurate, Facebook is set to undergo a major change that will see the company being called an entirely different name.

@TheVerge exclusively reports, Facebook is planning to permanently change the name of the company as early as next week, according to inside sources with direct knowledge of Facebook practices.

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will reportedly formally discuss the company name change at Facebook’s annual Connect Conference on October 28th—although there is reportedly a strong possibility that the name could be changed before then. The name change is the first step in the company’s efforts to rebrand itself as being known for more than just social media, while highlighting that Facebook owns an enormous part of the social media landscape courtesy of Instagram, WhatsApp and more.

Apparently, Facebook’s new name is such a heavily-guarded secret, that even employees in senior positions at the company are not currently aware of what it will be. Tech experts have speculated that Facebook could potentially change its name to something involving Horizon—which is the name of an unreleased VR version of a Facebook and Roblox mash-up that has been in development for the last few years. ‘Horizon Worlds’ (the name of the VR app) is what insiders believe could be the top name choice.

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Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to usher in Facebook to the new era of the metaverse, which he previously said is “going to be a big focus, and I think that this is just going to be a big part of the next chapter for the way that the internet evolves after the mobile internet.” In case you’re unfamiliar, a metaverse is a virtual world people escape to from a dystopian, real world.

Regardless of the timeline, it’s clear that Facebook as we know is definitely about to change.

 

 

 

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Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Becomes Spotify’s Most-Streamed Single In A Day

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Adele Says New Album “30” Is Coming On November 19

Adele is back and she has set a new Spotify record with her newly released single, Easy on Me, from her upcoming album, 30.

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After 18 hours on streaming services, Adele became the record holder for the most-streamed song with, Easy on Me, in a single day on Spotify.

Spotify tweeted, “And just like that, @Adele set a new record.” After a 24-hour period, Adele garnered “24 million global streams,” Rolling Stone reports.

This surpasses BTS, the group that held this record up until recently, with a little under 23 million streams.

Adele was being listened to continuously all over the world. Easy on Me was also the “most-streamed song in a day in the United Kingdom with over 3.2M streams,” according to Rolling Stone.

“Amazon Music also announced that “Easy on Me” received the most first-day global streams of any song in the history of that streaming service,” also according to Rolling Stone.

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Coming November 19th, Adele spoke a little about her album. She stated, “I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. Discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life,” she said. “And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out,” she wrote of the album, the follow-up to 2015’s 25.

 

 

 

 

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