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Sia says she was “suicidal” following backlash to ‘Music’ film

Sia has said that she was “suicidal” following the backlash to her 2021 film Music.The Australian singer-songwriter made her directorial debut with the movie, which stars Maddie Ziegler as a nonverbal autistic teenager called Music.Sia courted controversy over her decision to cast Ziegler, who is not on the autism spectrum. An online petition was launched, aiming to cancel the premiere due to the film’s “inaccurate and hurtful betrayal of the [autistic] community” and the inclusion of scenes in which the titular character is restrained.Addressing the widespread criticism, Sia apologised to the community and said that a disclaimer would appear before future screenings of Music.
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Dolly Parton ‘hangs out in her birthday suit’ as she celebrates occasion in style
Dolly Parton is never one to do anything by halves, with the singing sensation celebrating her birthday in her signature glamorous style.On Wednesday, the Jolene singer celebrated her 76th birthday.As they do every year, her masses of fans rushed to wish her a happy birthday.Being her cheeky self, Dolly made a quip about celebrating in her ‘birthday suit’, although she was referring to a chic, hot pink suit, rather than suggesting she was in the nude… we think.In a post shared on social media, the musician uploaded a photo of herself in a seated pose, her beautifully manicured fingers resting on knee and her waist as she beamed at the camera.‘Just hangin’ out in my birthday suit!,’ she wrote in the caption, which we’re sure everyone read in her unmistakeable voice.Underneath the post, Dolly thanked everyone who sent her kind messages, writing: ‘Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes ❤️.’One person commented on Instagram: ‘Happy birthday dear, thank you for being an inspiration to us all, you are an icon!!!’Another fan wrote: ‘Happy birthday, you wonderful human!!!’ while someone else said: ‘Happy Birthday you wonderful humanitarian, amazing artist and overall beautiful person.’With over 200,000 likes on Instagram and 130,000 likes on Twitter at the time of writing, we’re sure Dolly’s feeling the birthday love.Just last month, the multi-Grammy Award winner smashed several Guinness World Records overnight, setting two new record titles for the most decades on the US Hot Country Songs chart (female) with seven, as well as most No.1 hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist at 25.She also broke her existing record for the most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist with 109
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