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The 16 And Recovering Community Has Lost One Of Its Own

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Northshore Recovery High School lost one of its own during tonight’s 16 and Recovering episode: Principal Michelle Lipinski sadly informed her community that Shawn O’Neill, a student at the Massachusetts school, had passed away at age 18.

“On the way back from my class that I was teaching, I got a call from Shawn’s mother,” Michelle told Shawn’s classmates and her fellow instructors. “She put him to bed last night, and he was fine. And she went to work this morning thinking he was okay. She realized she was running late for work, so she had her daughter go and wake him up. And he had overdosed.” As the students wept and embraced each other, she announced, “He passed away this morning.”

Michelle later reflected on Shawn’s death — and “the many factors that failed him.”

“The biggest one is, I had a bed [at treatment],” she stated. “He was willing to go, and the insurance company and the treatment program said, ‘You have to go through the emergency room.'” There, Shawn waited for hours and eventually left the day before he overdosed.

16 and Recovering‘s executive producer and director Steve Liss recounted his time with Shawn and the teen’s impact at Northshore.

“He was deeply loved, a universally loved child at Recovery High School,” Liss recently told MTV News. “And that, to me, says so much about him. No one ever had a bad word to say about Shawn. He was a sweet, sweet kid, and he came from a lovely and loving family.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you are not alone and help is available. For treatment options and other resources, visit 16andrecovering.com. If you need to talk to someone, call 800-273-8255 for a free, confidential conversation anytime. Join the conversation using #16andRecovering.

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Ginsburg’s Death Is Why Trump Shouldn’t Be President

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Even though he’s back in the studio, Friday’s episode of “Real Time With Bill Maher” wasn’t live, it was taped earlier in the afternoon. And as a result, the show was in the middle of recording when the news was announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died.

Like a lot of people in the country right now, Maher and his two panel guests — Tim Miller and Trae Crowder — were simultaneously shocked and a bit scared by the news of Ginsburg’s death Friday at age 87 from complications of cancer. After all, Republicans who currently control the senate are likely to try to rush a Trump nominee through before the next presidential term. Which, if successful would secure a 6-3 court majority, would make it highly likely that any number of constitutional protections on a number of issues, including the right to an abortion, or marriage equality, could be threatened.

Of course,a great many people have pointed out that doing so would also an act of shameless hypocrisy on the part of Republicans, who in 2016 unanimously refused to even hold hearings for Barack Obama’s nominee to replace justice Scalia, citing a never-before-held rule that the Senate should not do so during an election year. All of those issues were very much on Maher and his guests’ minds as the processed the news.

As Maher announced the news, Crowder just uttered “no way,” and explained when Maher joked about not being believed that he was just stunned.

Miller suggested that he felt the same way as he directly addressed several of the elephants in the room all at once. “Remember when I was Mr. Optimism at the beginning of the panel? This is gonna get really, really ugly. Really, really ugly,” Miller said. “McConnell is just gonna jam that through. This is the one thing he’s got no compunction about. So this whole like, oh last time it was an election year, wait it out. There is is no way.”

“And it’s just so much closer to the election. I think Scalia died in February,” Maher added. “This is right before an election.”

“This is like literally the worst case scenario,” Miller replied. The panel then talked about who RGB’s replacement might be, with Miller joking that it would be conservative actor Scott Baio, before mentioning conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett, he likened to “a Laura Ingraham if you were a judge.”

Maher then briefly paused to note that we thinks RBG “was just awesome: before pivoting back to more granular issues of politics and power. “I’ve said it before on this show: power begets power. This is why you cannot let a guy like Trump become president. Because it’s not just about the presidency.”

Crowder used that as a jumping off point to push back against progressive voters who might not want to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “Super liberals that don’t wanna vote for Biden because he’s not liberal enough, I just can’t,” he said. “I can’t do it. I can’t handle that s— anymore. This is why you have to just swallow that pill.:

“70,000 votes,” Miller said, referring to the number of votes that put Trump ahead in three key swing states in 2016, allowing him to win the electoral college and become president despite losing the actual popular by nearly 3 million votes.

“We’re gonna move on. We’re gonna get over it,” Maher interjected. “And hopefully we’re gonna be OK.”

In addition, one of Maher’s interview guests on Friday’s show was activist and actress Jane Fonda, and her segment began almost immediately after Ginsburg’s death was announced.

“I’m still reeling, Bill. I just heard that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and we have to be as tough as Mitch McConnell and not allow them to do one friggin thing before the election is over,” she said at the beginning of their chat. “We have to rise up and not allow them to do it. If Mitch McConnell can do it, let’s grow some balls and ovaries and force it. Oh my god.”

The full clip isn’t available yet, but you can watch the moment when Maher found out about Ginsburg’s death below:

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Superhero Bits: Jack Quaid Created ‘The Boys’ Spotify Playlist, Boss Logic Imagines ‘She-Hulk’ & More

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Will other Watchmen characters be appearing in the new Rorschach comic series? Did you know Superman & Lois is filming in the same town where Smallville was shot? What’s on Jack Quaid‘s Spotify playlist inspired by his character on The Boys? Want to know more about Kang the Conqueror before he comes to the MCU? Did a new Thor comic take inspiration from Adventures in Babysitting? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

One of the NYCC 2020 Funko POPs exclusives is a Joker ink-suited figure to benefit Beast Cancer Awareness.

Artist Jorge Fornés confirmed other Watchmen characters will appear in the upcoming Rorschach comics.

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IDW announced Marvel Action: Origins, a new series of comics aimed at middle grade readers, coming soon.

Early progress on sets for The CW’s upcoming Superman & Lois series has begun where Smallville was shot.

If you need a crash course on Vision‘s place in the Marvel Comics universe, watch this edition of Marvel 101.

Jack Quaid put together a Spotify playlist inspired by Hughie Campbell, his character on Amazon’s The Boys.

Boss Logic created this custom artwork imagining what actress Tatiana Mislany might look like as She-Hulk.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will reportedly return to Prague at the end of September into October.

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Stuck inside? Don’t know what to watch/read/play/listen to? ComingSoon.net has got you covered. In this week’s CS Recommends our staff gives you solid tips on the best media to consume during your downtime, including RBG and more! Check out our picks below!

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MAX EVRY’S RECOMMEND: RBG and On the Basis of Sex

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The nation mourns the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman ever appointed to the prestigious seat. Her death at age 87 marks the end of a remarkable 27-year tenure in the United States’ highest court, despite her years-long cancer battle. Film fans have two primary sources with which to celebrate the life of the feminist icon known in some circles as The Notorious R.B.G, namely the lauded 2018 documentary RBG as well as the biopic On the Basis of Sex starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer from that same year. Betsy West and Julie Cohen, who directed RBG, released a statement this evening…

“Like so many Americans, we are crushed by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” West and Cohen said jointly. “Even had she not become a Supreme Court Justice, Ginsburg earned a place in history for what she did to win equality for American women. When we asked her several years ago how she wanted to be remembered, she said with characteristic modesty, ‘Just as someone who did whatever she could, with whatever limited talent she had, to move society along in the direction I would like it to be for my children and grandchildren.’ ”

KYLIE HEMMERT’S RECOMMEND: Prisoners

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Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-nominated mystery thriller Prisoners features some of Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances onscreen. The story follows Jackman’s character as he takes matters into his own hands after his daughter and her friend go missing while Gyllenhaal’s Detective Loki pursues multiple leads as the pressure mounts to solve the case and find the missing girls. Boasting a fantastic ensemble cast (including Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano), the character-driven drama explores the darkest corners of human nature, particularly how seemingly good people can sometimes cross irredeemable lines when driven by anguish, revenge, and desperation.

GRANT HERMANNS’ RECOMMEND: Lethal Weapon Season 1

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As we gear up for the exciting return of Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Richard Donner for a fifth installment in the hit action-comedy film franchise, I think it’s high time we go back and give Fox’s small-screen adaptation of Lethal Weapon a second chance, namely its first season. Arriving on the heels of the lackluster TV adaptation of Rush Hour, I had no expectations for a series based on one of the best buddy cop films in the genre and found myself very surprised by how well the pilot worked and to see how it just continued to bloom and improve from episode to episode really made the show an absolute joy to watch week to week, especially for the chemistry between stars Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford. Combining explosive action, outrageous comedy and a further evolution of its fan-favorite duo than the films generally had time for, Lethal Weapon was truly an outstanding series for both fans of the franchise and newcomers.

MAGGIE DELA PAZ’S RECOMMEND: Election (1999)

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Starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, Election centers around a high school election where an overachieving senior named Tracy Flick tries her best to become the student body president. However, her easy path to victory gets immediately undermined due to her teacher Jim McAllister’s unreasonable resentment against her. To give Tracy a run for her money, Jim encourages popular football player Paul Metzler to also run for presidency. As Jim gets distracted with the election and his childish hate towards Tracy, he doesn’t seem to realize that his personal life is also getting affected by it.

This 1999 black comedy film is easily one of Witherspoon’s best performances before becoming a full-fledged A-lister she is known today. Her effective portrayal of a determined and egotistic know-it-all student would definitely make the audience get annoyed with the character while also at the same time, making her a favorite among its cast. As for Broderick, it’s funny and ironic to see him portray a role that is the total opposite of his iconic 80s’ character Ferris Bueller.

Even though the film had a poor box office performance, it still garnered critical acclaim and had earned director Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. In addition to Witherspoon and Broderick, it also featured Chris Klein and then break-out star Jessica Campbell, who both also gave charming performances as Paul Metzler and Tammy Metzler. However, like other early high-school comedy films during the 80s up to the 2000s, this film does feature a few red-flagged moments. But despite that, it is still an entertaining movie that will appeal to people who are obsessed with old teen films such as Mean Girls. With only two months to go before the upcoming U.S. presidential election, I think now is the perfect time for you to check out or revisit Election!

JEFF AMES’ RECOMMEND: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered

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On the heels of that stunning Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer this week, I decided to go back and revisit an old friend: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare — the 2007 classic that, for me at least, truly established COD as one of the best gaming franchises on the market. Thanks to a remastered edition that greatly improves the graphics and overall gameplay, Modern Warfare continues to pop and surprise unlike any other for roughly 7-10 hours, depending on your finger abilities. It’s simplistic gaming at its finest, free from the depressing tones of modern-day titles like The Last of Us Part II and the shoddy, even perplexing, glitch-infested gameplay of Marvel’s Avengers. In Modern Warfare, players need only pick up their gun of choice and blast the holy Hell out countless bad guys in a myriad of missions executed amidst eye-popping locales. In terms of simple entertainment, you can’t get much better!

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