Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) -- You know who's tired of your Nickelback jokes? Deadpool, that's who.
The Merc with a Mouth demands that you "Respect the Back" in a new trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, the upcoming PG-13 version of the very R-rated Deadpool 2. The clip starsRyan Reynolds' profane anti-hero and actor Fred Savage, who's sitting in bed Princess Bride style when he lays down some harsh words for the much-maligned Canadian rock band.
Savage opens by comparing Deadpool being a Marvel property licensed by Fox to "The Beatles being produced by Nickelback." "It's music, but it sucks," he says. "They're over-produced, formulaic ear-garbage."
Luckily for Nickelback, Deadpool is here to defend their honor. "I've had it all this Nickelback hating," he declares, before ticking off a litany of the band's career accomplishments, including 50 million albums sold worldwide, six Grammy nominations, 12 Canadian Juno Awards -- "Those count," Deadpool says -- and six Billboard Music Awards.
After an ashamed Savage apologizes, he and Deadpool start singing an impassioned rendition of Nickelback's "How You Remind Me."
In response, Nickelback tweeted at Reynolds, "It’s not like @VancityReynolds to say sorry, we’ve been waiting on a different @deadpoolmovie story."
Once Upon a Deadpool opens in theaters December 12.
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The mother of the woman who was killed when a protester rammed his car into a crowd of people at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017 spoke about how her family has coped in the wake of her death.
Heather Heyer was killed by James Alex Fields, who was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges. Her mother, Susan Bro, was one of several people who gave victim impact statements in court on Monday.
"Almost all members of our family have gone into grief therapy as the darkness has tried to swallow us whole," Bro said in court, according to The Washington Post.
"We are survivors but we are much sadder survivors. We are forever scarred by the pain," she said.
Jurors listened to the impact statements from Bro and several others who were injured. They are expected to make their sentencing recommendation on Tuesday.
Fields, 21, was found guilty of five counts of aggravated malicious wounding and three counts of malicious wounding in addition to the first-degree murder count. He could face multiple counts of life sentences, based on the guidelines for those charges.
Jeanne “Star” Peterson was one of the victims who spoke in court, saying that her life has been "a living nightmare" after the crash, going through five surgeries to repair her shattered right leg.
"I saw Heather fly into the air before I was struck," Peterson said, according to ABC affiliate WVAW-TV. "I will never forget the look in her eyes."
She spoke about how difficult it was to be in the same room as the man whose actions injured her and killed Heyer, her friend.
"It's been really hard to be in the courtroom with him ... I watched the people I love testify about the worst day of their lives and he just doesn't show any emotion," Peterson said, according to WVAW-TV.
"I didn't realize that I have been carrying this heavy weight and I mean since the car attack really and now I feel so so light," she said.
Another victim who gave an impact statement, going only by the name Lisa Q., explained the painful process of recovering from her various injuries.
She said that she has gone through months of physical therapy in the wake of the August 2017 attack and "today I came close to making a fist."
Kirkikis/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- With current White House chief of staff John Kelly set to depart by year's end, President Donald Trump is scrambling to fill the top White House position after Kelly's expected replacement announced unexpectedly he would not take the job.
The uncertainty comes at a critical time as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation appears to be focusing more on the president himself and Democrats taking over the House in January are more openly talking about the possibility of impeachment.
Whoever ultimately replaces Kelly in the role will become the third person to fill the position within the first two years of the Trump presidency, marking an unprecedented level of turnover for the top White House job within the first two years.
Sources with direct knowledge of the president's thinking told ABC News that the president has a list of five potential replacements for John Kelly, though some on the list have expressed hesitation to take on the role: Rep. Mark Meadows, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, one-time deputy campaign manager David Bossie, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
Meadows, currently the chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, has formed some enemies on Capitol Hill and would be viewed as a controversial choice among establishment forces.
Meadows issued a statement Monday expressing his openness to filling the role should it be offered, calling the possibility "an incredible offer."
"Serving as Chief of Staff would be an incredible honor. The President has a long list of qualified candidates and I know he'll make the best selection for his administration and for the country," Meadows said.
Vice President Mike Pence's 36-year-old chief of staff Nick Ayers had been widely expected to assume the role with Kelly's departure, but said in a surprise announcement over the weekend he is set to leave the administration altogether and will move to a pro-Trump Super PAC.
Ayers' withdrawal from consideration seemed to be a sudden decision, coming after he had extensive conversations with the president about the role.
On Saturday, Trump seemed confident he could name a successor.
"John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year. We’ll be announcing who will be taking John’s place, it might be on an interim basis," Trump said. "I’ll be announcing that over the next day or two," Trump told reporters on Saturday as he departed for the Army-Navy game.
After those remarks, reports surfaced that Ayers was only willing to accept the role on a temporary basis.
Sources familiar with the deliberations say President Trump had been favored Ayers for the role because of what he saw as his political acumen, a quality that the president saw as lacking with John Kelly.
Kelly has served in the role of chief of staff since July 2017 and was initially credited with bringing order to a chaotic White House after the president's first chief of staff Reince Priebus lasted in the role for less than 200 days.
Earlier this year President Trump had asked Kelly to remain in the job through his 2020 reelection campaign. However, Kelly's departure is not unexpected.
Kelly's relationship with the president has been at times strained over the course of his 16 months on the job and his eventual departure has been speculated for the last several weeks.
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a random act of kindness, a man gave up his airplane seat for a mom and baby flying to a children's hospital.
On Dec. 6, Kelsey Zwick was traveling from Orlando to Philadelphia with her 11-month-old daughter Lucy when the stranger, later revealed to be Jason Kunselman, offered his first class seat to them.
Zwick said that she knew the flight with an infant, who was born premature and uses an oxygen machine, was not going to be easy.
"I have a baby, a roller, a diaper bag, then I have an oxygen concentrator that she needs while we travel," Zwick told Fox affiliate WTXF-TV.
As she settled into her economy seat, a flight attended informed her that a first class passenger wanted to switch seats so she and Lucy could have more room.
"I'm just standing there looking at him, crying just saying, 'thank you,'" Zwick told WTXF. "He just quietly was smiling so big and was like, 'you're welcome.'"
But when the flight landed, Zwick was unable to find Kunselman at the gate.
She posted a message to Facebook, which garnered over 415,000 shares, thanking "the man in 2D."
"Not able to hold back tears, I cried my way up the aisle while my daughter Lucy laughed!" Zwick wrote on the same day of the flight. "She felt it in her bones too... real, pure, goodness. I smiled and thanked you as we switched but didn’t get to thank you properly."
Zwick said American Airlines got word of her post and connected her with Kunselman.
"She came up [in line to board] and had the normal roller board luggage and also which I found out later, was an oxygen concentrator," Kunselman told "GMA." "I went up and asked the flight attendant if she thought she would be more comfortable sitting up in my seat and I would take the one in the back."
Kunselman went on, "The next thing I know she came walking up crying and said thank you and I said you're welcome and headed back towards the back of the plane. It just seemed like the right thing to do."
Courtesy Lisa Skinner(ATLANTA) -- One Georgia son is trying to fulfill his father's dying wish to go to the big game.
Steven Skinner, a loving father of four children and husband to his wife of 32 years, is battling for his life after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an incurable type of brain cancer.
The 56-year old Navy veteran, who lives with his wife and son in Atlanta, has only months to live, according to his wife, Lisa.
His son, Andrew Skinner, 23, has started a campaign to raise money to help his father check one last wish off his bucket list, attending the upcoming 2019 Super Bowl.
His GoFundMe campaign, "The Commander's Final Send-off," was also created to raise awareness for the incredible life Steven has lived.
Since Andrew launched the campaign on Dec. 2, it has surpassed the halfway point of its $30,000 goal.
"My dad's been wanting to go to the Super Bowl for the longest time. He'll have times where he'll ask if I want to go and say, 'Hey if I'm able to get tickets for this Super Bowl do you want to go with me?' At least for the last good while, he's been saying that to me," Andrew told "Good Morning America."
Andrew has been by his father's side throughout the battle with cancer, leaving school at Xavier University to help his mother care for Steven. The couple also have a 'honorary son,' Daiyaan, who lives with them and helps care for Steven as well.
"Since he only has a few more months -- I know he has other stuff on his bucket list that he wasn't able to do -- but that's the one thing I know for a fact that he's been looking forward to and wanting to do his whole life," Andrew said.
With the upcoming Super Bowl being held in Atlanta, it would be easier for Steven to travel to and from the stadium.
"I figured I would at least see if I could do anything to try to help him get to the Super Bowl," Andrew shared. "I don't know if it's actually going to be possible or not, but I feel better at least trying and saying at least I tried than not doing anything."
Steven Skinner has been an avid sports fan his entire life. Originally from Monmouth, Illinois, he was an excellent athlete growing up, Andrew said. All-state basketball, baseball and quarterback of his high school football team are just a few of Steven Skinner's early achievements.
His athletic prowess and strong academics helped him advance to the United States Naval Academy. While he was at the Academy, he met the woman who would later become his wife, Lisa.
Skinner was a sophomore, and she was a freshman at nearby Immaculata College. They dated throughout the rest of their college years and got married at the Naval Academy about a year after she graduated.
The pair then headed to Long Beach, California, where Skinner was stationed while working in the Navy. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf for 10 months to work as a weapons officer during the second year of their marriage.
He served aboard the USS Rueben James FFG-57 in 1985. Four years later he went into the reserves, and through the reserves he reached the rank of commander.
Skinner later decided to enter civilian life to be with his family. He worked at several different companies throughout his distinguished business career, eventually becoming senior vice president of products & resources at a consulting firm, Cognizant Technology Solutions.
He was even named one of Consulting Magazine's Top 25 Consultants in 2015.
But his career and life changed forever in December 2017, while he was traveling in New York for business.
"Steven had been on a business trip for a day and was coming home,” Lisa Skinner said. She said he called her from the Delta Sky Lounge and said he was feeling funny. "About a half hour later or so I got a call from the Port Authority on his phone that said that they were taking him to the hospital. They thought he had a mild stroke."
"Once he was at the hospital, they saw a brain tumor," she continued. "It was too late for me to fly out, so I flew out the next morning to New York. Within an hour I signed everything and he went into surgery."
When Steven's 18-year daughter, Sarah, heard her Dad had gotten sick in New York, she wasn't fully aware of his condition.
"I didn't think anything of it, like I thought it was pretty serious, but I thought he was going to be OK," she said. "Maybe it was something he could get over."
Then she heard the news from her mother that it was a tumor. "She didn't say anything about it being cancerous or anything. She said it was just a tumor that could be completely benign or fine."
"I held onto that," she added.
Skinner spent three weeks in New York at Long Island's North Shore University Hospital, where he underwent multiple life-saving surgeries.
"They did 2 brain surgeries, one day after another — not to remove the tumor — but to relieve the brain pressure. Saved his life frankly," Lisa shared. "The surgeon here at Emory said that it was so unusual and most doctors wouldn't have been skilled enough to do it."
During one of the surgeries, the medical team removed part of his skull and placed it in his abdominal area, "for safekeeping," according to Mrs. Skinner. Her husband was able to return to Atlanta, wearing a helmet to protect his skull.
Skinner's company, Cognizant, got him a Learjet because the couple were having problems with their insurance when attempting to secure a flight. Lisa said the CEO just wanted to get her husband home.
Later that month, Sarah found out the gravity of the situation.
"Me and my mom were driving to pick up some food for Christmas and we were talking about my dad. I finally just asked her 'Did they figure out if it was cancer or not?' And she told me that the tumor was cancerous," Sarah said.
"She told me it was glioblastoma and that's like all she told me. I didn't want to hear any more about it. That's all I asked her," she added.
In April, surgeons at Emory repaired Skinner's skull, removing the skull piece and using a prosthetic piece of bone to make sure there was a 100 percent seal.
"I didn't even know they could do things like that," Lisa said.
Skinner went through chemotherapy and radiation for the glioblastoma, completing 2 rounds of radiation and chemotherapy pills up until recently.
"This last hospital stay they found out that the tumor has grown another branch of arms, so they did radiation on that," Lisa said.
Her husband is now in the in-home hospice stage.
"We're hoping to keep him home at least through the holidays, if not longer, but we've learned this year to just do short-term goals," she said. "That's our goal — trying to get everybody under the same roof for the holidays, and then we'll reassess in January when the other two go back to school."
"In the back of my head, I knew the odds weren't good," Sarah said. "I try not to think about it. It wasn't until my family came up to visit me in Annapolis for Thanksgiving, when my mom told me that my dad only had a couple months to live."
Andrew's campaign to bring his father and extra family members to the Super Bowl stems from his desire to share what kind of person his father is with the world.
"Everything he's been through, from the military to working hard his whole life, if I can just spread awareness on how great of a life he's had — because I feel like not enough people know how great of a person he is and all the great things he's done in his lifetime."
"I feel like he deserves it more than anyone I know," he added.
"He's literally done so much for my family. He's done so much for others. He has one of the biggest hearts I know. That's why we wanted to do something that he wouldn't forget and that he would really love," Sarah added about her father. "He's always been constantly working and constantly helping us."
Their mother shares the sentiment.
"He was somebody who was gone a lot, in a lot of ways, between the military and with his career, but when you came one-on-one with him -- you realize that he was a person that when he was there, he really just genuinely wanted to help you."
"I think that's why there's so many people that are coming out of the woodwork and sending us stories," she added.
Lisa said classmates of Sarah's from her high school, friends of Steven's from the Naval Academy and friends from his childhood are among those that have reached out to offer support.
"He's even had a childhood friend that flew out -- that he hadn't seen in years -- just to take us to lunch, he and his wife. Because he had told his kids how much over the years about Steven Skinner, the big guy in high school he played basketball with, and how much he meant to his growing up."
Despite the hardships the Skinner family has experienced since December 2017, Lisa believes some good has come from it.
"This year's been very hard for our family. It's brought a lot of changes and helped us realize what is so important," she said.
"I wondered for a while, why this year? Why are we having to go through this year when we're ending the way we are? But I told the kids that Steven is getting his wish — He's seeing that Andrew is figuring out the type of man that he is and what is important to him — that Andrew is rising above some of the challenges that he had recently to help his dad."
One of the things that Skinner said about Andrew when he realized the magnitude of his illness was that he wanted to live long enough for Andrew to realize the type of man he is, Lisa says.
Along with Skinner, Lisa doesn't take Andrew's incredible gesture of putting his life on hold for his father for granted.
"For Andrew to be home and help take care of Steven — he's been such a very loving son."
"My brother-in law-says that Andrew is determined to keep his father's dignity, so he's been doing things for his father that not only him but most kids don't even imagine," she added.
Skinner has also had the opportunity to see his son, Joey, 20, managing successfully in college, after struggling with auditory processing disorder, dyslexia and sensory problems throughout his life.
"To see Joey — I call 'adulting,'" she shared. "The child that we struggled with — with learning disabilities and other issues — to see him living on his own apartment off-campus, going to school and taking care of himself, and cooking. He's doing a fantastic job."
Her husband has also gotten to see more of his daughter Sarah's basketball than he's ever been able to in his life.
"He doesn't like it when we say she's following in his footsteps -- he wants her to make her own path -- but I know it warms his heart to know that she's chosen the Naval Academy and she's excelling," Lisa said.
The family could never have imagined these past months of indescribable pain, but Lisa is finding the silver lining.
"It's been a gift in a lot of ways, this year," she said. "It's not been what we hoped for when we started this and were hoping to get Steven well — hoping that he could get off the golf course like he loves and spend some more time traveling."
But the family has grown through the experience. "Just talking and spending time with the kids, that's been great," Lisa said.
The Navy man has also had to meet the fact that he's had a tremendous impact on the lives he touched.
"I think he's realizing -- well he does know now -- how much people just like him," she said.
She's also learned something important about life through Steven's battle.
"It's funny how we're all so focused on accomplishments. He grew up being the jock and the academic ... he's good at business, he was good at sports, but I think what he's realizing and he worried about was — was he a good person? There's a difference," Lisa said.
"The amount of money you make, the awards you get, the championships you win, doesn't necessarily tell you whether or not you're a good person. And to have this year for other people to take the time to do that and to tell him what's been most important to them and how he's impacted their lives, I think that's been a real gift for everybody," she added.
MarioGuti/iStock(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is calling off a key Brexit vote in Parliament scheduled for Tuesday that has been building for weeks amid increased infighting among politicians within and across all major political parties.
The so-called “meaningful vote” was intended to give MPs a say on the deal that May had negotiated with the European Union on the nature of how Britain would exit the EU.
The U.K. voted in 2016 to leave the EU by 52 percent, the first country ever to do so, sparking a fraught years-long political and legal process to exit the bloc.
Late in November of this year, May returned from Brussels with a withdrawal settlement and a blueprint for future relations after two years of negotiations with European officials.
May’s government said the agreements meet the key aspirations that Brits demanded upon voting to leave the bloc, while doing minimal damage to the U.K. economy, which is deeply intertwined with the EU.
However many MPs are bitterly opposed to one major clause in the agreement -- an insurance policy designed to keep the British union in one piece and Northern Ireland within in the U.K., should both parties fail to come to a trade agreement within the remaining negotiating period.
Known as the “Northern Irish Backstop,” the policy is a mechanism to avoid a hard border between the EU and Northern Ireland that would endanger the integrity of the U.K.
The “Backstop” mechanism forces the U.K. continue to honor current EU regulations, allowing for trade policies to remain the same until a more permanent solution is negotiated in the future.
This is particularly important for trade and the movement of people between Ireland and Northern Ireland, as Ireland is a member of the EU. If the regulation was different on either side of the border, it would require security and customs checks of goods coming into and going out of either side, a process that is referred to as a “hard border.”
But many MPs object to the fact that the U.K. cannot unilaterally withdraw from the “Backstop” -- they need EU agreement to do so, effectively forcing the U.K. to follow EU laws.
In a speech to the House of Commons on Monday, May said the government “will defer” the scheduled vote, and hinted that she intends to return to Brussels to seek additional concessions on the sticking points of her deal, although she argued that the agreement she has secured was still the best chance of delivering Brexit.
She said that if the vote were to go ahead tomorrow the government would most likely suffer a heavy loss, but added that she believed there is “a majority to be won in this House in support of it, if I can secure additional reassurance on the question of the backstop.”
However the Speaker of the House John Bercow said he had heard many MPs complain about the prospect of delaying the vote after more than three days of debates and contributions.
He said that there were two options for the government: to offer the House a vote on whether tomorrow’s vote should be delayed or should go ahead, or ministers could refuse to move the business of parliament that is scheduled for Tuesday. Bercow added, however, that the latter option would be politically toxic for the government if it denied MPs a say on such a critical moment in the Brexit process.
However, the British media reported that May’s spokesman said the government disagreed, and that no vote was required on Tuesday for parliament to “move on” and vote on Brexit another time.
There is some confusion among political analysts and MPs as to how and if the prime minister’s plan to unilaterally delay the vote will work, and it remains to be seen if that is how the government will choose to close out Tuesday.
Following Theresa May’s statement to Parliament, she faced grueling questions from angry and frustrated MPs who both support and oppose the deal, arguing for the vote to go ahead.
There are also voices calling for opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to bring forward a motion of “no confidence”in the prime minister.
If that were to go ahead, and if enough MPs from Labour, the Scottish Nationalist Party and others agree, the government would fall and a general election would be triggered. The reaction in Parliament was impassioned
“The country is divided not by party but by faction,” said Vince Cable, the leader of the U.K.’s fourth largest party, the Liberal Democrats, on Tuesday in the House of Commons.
"What the heck is going on?" thundered Scottish MP Hannah Bardell at the Prime Minister.
"The government has lost control of events and is in complete disarray," said Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn.
"Without change [May's deal] jeopardizes the control of our money, our borders, our regulatory independence and our constitution too," said the Conservative MP and former Brexit Secretary David Davis.
May faces attack from all sides, including her own party. Political observers have noted prominent Conservative politicians cleaning up their social media profiles, courting media and showing signs of preparing for a leadership contest should May be ousted.
Meanwhile, the view from the EU ranges from confused to aghast.
Veteran Belgian politician Guy Verhofstadt tweeted: “I can’t follow anymore. After two years of negotiations, the Tory government wants to delay the vote. Just keep in mind that we will never let the Irish down. This delay will further aggravate the uncertainty for people & businesses. It’s time they make up their mind!”
VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is going public with her serious health struggles.
In an in-depth profile for Self magazine, Hyland, 28, reveals that she recently had a second kidney transplant after her first transplant was rejected. She also had surgery for endometriosis and a hernia. All together she has endured 16 surgeries.
Hyland was born with kidney dysplasia, which she says forced her to live a life where she says she was "always having to be looked after, having to be cared for." Because of her disease, her kidneys eventually went into failure and her father gave her one of his in 2012. But then her body began to reject the new kidney.
"Christmas break, New Year's, Thanksgiving, my birthday, all of that spent in the hospital," she said of her horrific 2016.
The next year included dialysis and another transplant, this time from her younger brother Ian.
"I was very depressed. When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it's your fault. It's not," she told the magazine. "For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn't want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad."
The actress wants others to know it's OK to ask for help during tough times.
"For anybody that wants to reach out to somebody but doesn't really know how because they're too proud or they think that they'll be looked upon as weak, it's not a shameful thing to say. It's not a shameful thing to share," she said.
More than a year after her second transplant, Hyland and her brother are both doing well. She has a new outlook on life but still deals with the pressures of being a famous actress and going public with her health issues.
"Being held up to this sort of pedestal of how you're supposed to look. Sometimes I have complete meltdowns in the middle of fittings,” she added, referring to her lower abdomen and how the transplant shows in certain outfits.
The surgeries for her endometriosis and her hernia came this year while she was recovering from the second transplant. Hyland said there most likely will be more surgeries but she's coping the best she can.
"That is a goal, to not just listen to my body more, but listen and do something about it because I tend to push myself," she said. "I’m stable. I'm thriving. I'm super happy with life ... I have the greatest family one could ask for. I'm on a show that is absolutely unbelievable and surreal."