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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones vacated title to avoid Dominick Reyes, probably returns to 205 – MMA Junkie




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With Dominick Reyes out of the immediate title picture, Daniel Cormier thinks fans can expect to see a light heavyweight return by Jon Jones.

Speaking on ESPN on Monday, Cormier, the former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion, discussed Jan Blachowicz’s title-earning victory over Reyes at UFC 253 and Jones’ tweets since.

Cormier took particular exception to Jones potentially hinting at a return to 205 pounds weeks after vacating the title, calling his longtime rival “out of touch.”

“That’s so whack,” Cormier said. “Have you ever met a guy that’s so out of touch? He’s so out of touch. It’s like, OK, Jon, then why not just go, ‘I was afraid of Dominick Reyes. Now I want to go back to 205 and fight Jan Blachowicz because he beat Dom’? That’s crazy. I mean, who does that? Who does that?

“He could have fought Reyes. This could have been him and Reyes (Saturday). This was supposed to be him and Reyes. Instead, he gave up the belt. He gave up the belt and said, ‘I want to fight at heavyweight.’ Now, ‘Maybe, I’ll go back?’ How could you be so out of touch? I don’t get it.”

Despite this, Cormier said it would be smart for Jones to return to light heavyweight and fight Blachowicz. If that fight were to happen, Cormier predicts Jones would win. Speed and durability would prove to be the difference makers, he said.

“(Blachowicz) is too slow to beat (Jones),” Cormier said. “The thing about Jones is people don’t realize he’s got a good chin. You can hit him. I hit him. A lot of us hit him. He can take punches. If Jan Blachowicz is out there and he’s too slow, Jones will pick him apart. God, I can’t believe it. Look, if I was still fighting at 205 or if I was still fighting today and you said, ‘D.C., you can fight Jan Blachowicz,’ I’d probably fight Jan Blachowicz. No disrespect, just because I think… it’s surprising, right?

“When you have footage of people getting old victories over him, you think you can do it, too. Any fighter does. If you’re a guy like myself or Jones, then, of course, you think you can beat him. That’s why Jones will go fight him.”

Jones, 33, has not competed since a February 2020 split-decision victory over Reyes at UFC 247. After a dispute with UFC president Dana White over pay, Jones vacated his 205-pound title in mid-August. He has since declared he will move up to heavyweight for his next fight – though he has hinted at interest in a 205-pound return, as well.

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Release Date of Daniel Craig’s James Bond Film No Time to Die Moved Up – MSN Money

The new James Bond film will now be released on Nov. 20

The release date for the new James Bond film No Time to Die has been brought forward five days to Nov. 20.

The news was announced on Saturday via the official James Bond Twitter account and follows Warner Bros.’ decision to move King Kong vs. Godzilla from Nov. 20 to May 21, 2021.

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No Time to Die was initially set for release in November 2019 but the date was first pushed to February 2020 and then to April 2020, following the departure of the movie’s original director Danny Boyle and his replacement by Cary Fukunaga.

In March, it was announced that the film’s release date was being postponed until November as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The film finds Bond no longer on active service and enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The film features Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, and Christoph Waltz.

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Daniel Radcliffe responds to J.K. Rowling’s tweets about gender identity – CNN

(CNN)The boy who lived is speaking out.

Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the “Harry Potter” franchise, on Monday responded to franchise creator J.K. Rowling’s controversial tweets about gender identity, directly addressing fans who may have felt pain reading the author’s comments, which some labeled as transphobic.
Rowling, who has often come under fire by the large Potter fandom for her social media posts, sparked backlash over the weekend after mocking a headline about “people who menstruate.”
“‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people,” she tweeted on Saturday. “Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Shortly after, the author’s name was trending on Twitter, with many accusing her of transphobia — which she’s been accused of before.
“Hi @jk_rowling, using non-gendered language is about moving beyond the idea that woman = uterus,” Clue, a period-tracking app, replied. “Feminists were once mocked for wanting to change sexist language, but it’s now common to say firefighter instead of fireman.”
“What JK Rowling is saying is harmful and dangerous and the trans and non-binary witches and wizards deserve to feel welcomed and loved in the Harry Potter community dammit!!!!” actress Tessa Netting wrote.
Radcliffe, who doesn’t have a public presence on social media, wrote a heartfelt response to Rowling’s comments in a blog post for The Trevor Project, a non-profit devoted to suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth.
“Transgender women are women,” he wrote. “Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice given by professional health care associations who have far more expertise on this subject matter than either Jo (Rowling) or I.”
Rowling has not issued an apology. Though in a follow-up to her tweet on Saturday, she wrote in quotes words that she had been called as part of the backlash, including “witch” and “TERF,” which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
“Times change. Woman-hate is eternal,” she wrote.
She followed that tweet with a three-part thread of tweets in which she defended her earlier comments.
“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction,” she tweeted. “If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth.”
“The idea that women like me, who’ve been empathetic to trans people for decades, feeling kinship because they’re vulnerable in the same way as women – ie, to male violence – ‘hate’ trans people because they think sex is real and has lived consequences – is a nonsense,” she said in the second tweet.
“I respect every trans person’s right to live any way that feels authentic and comfortable to them,” she added. “I’d march with you if you were discriminated against on the basis of being trans. At the same time, my life has been shaped by being female. I do not believe it’s hateful to say so.
A representative for Rowling did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment regarding Radcliffe’s post and the outrage surrounding her tweet.

‘It’s clear that we need to do more’

Radcliffe began his post by asserting that his comments are not “in-fighting” between him and Rowling, who he wrote is “unquestionably responsible for the course my life has taken.”
“According to The Trevor Project, 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth reported being the subject of discrimination due to their gender identity,” wrote Radcliffe, who said he has been “honored to work with” The Trevor Project for the last decade. “It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm.”
He then referred readers to The Trevor Project’s Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth, noting that he is “still learning how to be a better ally.”
The 30-year-old actor then specifically addressed fans of the Wizarding World, or “all the people who now feel that their experience of the books has been tarnished or diminished.”
“I am deeply sorry for the pain these comments have caused you,” he wrote. “I really hope that you don’t entirely lose what was valuable in these stories to you. If these books taught you that love is the strongest force in the universe, capable of overcoming anything; if they taught you that strength is found in diversity, and that dogmatic ideas of pureness lead to the oppression of vulnerable groups; if you believe that a particular character is trans, nonbinary, or gender fluid, or that they are gay or bisexual; if you found anything in these stories that resonated with you and helped you at any time in your life — then that is between you and the book that you read, and it is sacred.”
Radcliffe is not the only celebrity who voiced his opinions on Rowling’s tweet.
Katie Leung, who played Potter character Cho Chang, tweeted: “So, you want my thoughts on Cho Chang? Okay, here goes…(thread)” and then linked to a series of fundraisers for organizations that are working to promote the safety of black trans people.
Jonathan Van Ness, of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” also replied to the author.
“Trans women are women,” Van Ness wrote, linking to Rowling’s tweet. “Trans Black people & trans non-Black people are discriminated against every single day. They’re dying. We’re fighting for Black people & trans people and you’re doing this?”

History of controversial posts

Rowling has 14.5 million followers on Twitter, and her “Harry Potter” franchise has been celebrated for its messages of acceptance. However, over the years fans have expressed their disappointment in the author for her social media posts that sometimes project the opposite message.
In 2018, she came under fire for liking a tweet by a user that referenced “men in dresses.” A spokesperson for Rowling at the time told Newsweek the like “was a mistake.” “I’m afraid J.K. Rowling had a clumsy and middle-aged moment and this is not the first time she has favourited by holding her phone incorrectly!” the rep told the publication.
In December, Rowling disappointed the Harry Potter community after she expressed support for Maya Forstater, a woman who lost an employment tribunal over comments she made on social media about transgender people.
Forstater brought a claim against the Center for Global Development and CGD Europe, an international development think tank, after she lost her job as a researcher following comments on Twitter criticizing UK government plans to allow people to self-identify their gender. In a statement posted on Twitter, Forstater said she believes that “sex is a biological fact & is immutable.”
Rowling announced her support for Forstater on Twitter, writing: “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill.”
The comments upset fans. “As a devoted Harry Potter fan who also happens to be transgender, it was like a punch in the gut,” author Jackson Bird wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times in December of 2019. “Through her books, Ms. Rowling helped teach a generation the power of not just tolerance, but fierce acceptance and unconditional love.”
GLAAD, a non-profit dedicated to LGBTQ+ issues, cited Bird’s op-ed when responding to Rowling’s tweet this weekend.
“JK Rowling continues to align herself with an ideology which willfully distorts facts about gender identity and people who are trans,” the organization wrote. “In 2020, there is no excuse for targeting trans people.”
“We stand with trans youth, especially those Harry Potter fans hurt by her inaccurate and cruel tweets,” GLAAD added.

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‘Ink Master’ Star Daniel Silva Arrested for Murder of YouTuber Corey La Barrie – Entertainment Tonight

Ink Master star Daniel Silva has been arrested for murder in relation to the death of YouTuber Corey La Barrie on Sunday.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division, a 2020 McLaren 600LT was traveling “at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control.”

“Driver then ran off the road and collided with a stop sign and a tree on the northeast corner of Huston Street and Carpenter Avenue,” the LAPD press statement said. “The driver of the McLaren exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.”

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene of the crash, and both the driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital. Police state that “the passenger, a 25-year-old male…  succumbed to his injuries” at the hospital.

It is alleged that Silva was the driver of the vehicle, while La Barrie is believed to be the passenger.

Silva is being held at the LAPD Valley Jail in Van Nuys on $200,000 bail, according to arrest records obtained by ET.

The accident, which occurred Sunday, was also La Barrie’s 25th birthday. His brother, Jarrad La Barrie, shared the news in a message posted to Instagram.

“This isn’t something i thought i would ever have to sit here and type out for a very long time or what i wanna do right now but everyone deserves to know, my brother Corey passed away last night in a car accident with his drunk friend driving,” he wrote. 

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do I don’t know how I’m suppose to do this without you,” he continued, “i miss you so much already this isn’t fair thank you for always being the best big brother i could ask for i love you so f**king much life’s never gonna be the same without you R.I.P.”

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