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Gloria Estefan Blames Fan Interaction For Her Covid-19 Experience

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Gloria Estefan followed the pandemic rules. She claims she “rigorously” complied with health and safety measures, limiting her exposure to others. But the 63-year-old singer admitted during an Instagram video chat that she was “one of the victims of Covid.”

Despite her adherence to protocols, Estefan said she dined outdoors at a restaurant in Miami with three family members. She tested negative days later, but soon started feeling ill and got the classic coronavirus symptoms of losing taste and smell, along with a cough and dehydration.

“The only thing that I can imagine happened is that someone came up to me when I was eating and tapped me on the shoulder,” she said. “They were very close, they had no mask and they were telling me beautiful things — but that’s the only thing that I have done outside my enclosure here, my

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Bad Bunny feels ‘perfect’ and pumped for the Grammys after COVID-19 recovery

Bad Bunny is doing “great” after recovering from a bout with COVID-19, which forced him to skip the American Music Awards last month.



a person talking on a phone while standing on a stage: Bad Bunny accepts the top Latin artist award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Christopher Polk / NBC)


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Bad Bunny accepts the top Latin artist award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Christopher Polk / NBC)

Appearing remotely Wednesday on “The Late Late Show,” the Puerto Rican reggaeton phenom said he was “so happy” to announce he had tested negative for the respiratory illness and was feeling “perfect.” He and host James Corden also celebrated his recent 2021 Grammy Award nominations, which the Recording Academy unveiled last week.

The “Un Día” hitmaker is nominated in two categories: pop duo/group performance and Latin pop album for his February studio effort, “YHLQMDLG.”

“I am so happy and grateful for the academy and the fans — people who support me,” Bad Bunny said. “Wow. Singing in my language now

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Van Morrison and Eric Clapton Strike the Wrong Note About COVID-19

Did Van Morrison and Eric Clapton not get the memo that there is a global health catastrophe that has so far claimed nearly 1.5 million lives worldwide? Do they not know that this pandemic is far from over?

In what world are these two living?

The fact that they would decide to collaborate on a song slamming COVID-19 lockdowns, discouraging people from taking extreme precautions and wearing masks to protect themselves and others, is beyond unconscionable.

With coronavirus cases surging in the U.S., the U.K., Europe and many regions around the world, Morrison and Clapton had the audacity to release “Stand and Deliver,” a song that flies in the face of government orders aimed at stemming further spread of the deadly disease. The CDC is predicting that the death toll is going to climb much higher.

These tone-deaf musical legends appear to be oblivious to the seriousness of this health

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Laura Jane Grace Turns ‘The Swimming Pool Song’ Into a Slasher Film for the Covid-19 Era

Masked killers are a common trope in horror movies — a concept Laura Jane Grace flips on its head for the Covid-19 age in the video for “The Swimming Pool Song.”

The brief slasher movie, directed by Emulsion Lab, starts with a bloodied woman in a flowered dress (poet Hannah Gamble) fleeing a figure in black across a barren field. When the woman falls to her knees and the masked figure (Grace) draws near, we see Gamble laughing as Grace retreats toward the camera, cocking a finger at the viewer. It’s a nice bit of experimental theater that seems to turn the victim into the monster, and the monster into the pursued.

“Like how in a dream, sometimes whatever fear it is that you’re running from isn’t actually anything to be afraid of at all,” Grace says of the video. “Or like how in life sometimes we couldn’t be more

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Watch: Rita Wilson tells Jimmy Kimmel she still has COVID-19 antibodies

Dec. 2 (UPI) — Rita Wilson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss how she still has COVID-19 antibodies and talk about her new singles, including “I Wanna Kiss Bob Dylan.”

Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March while Hanks was in Australia shooting a movie. Kimmel remarked on Tuesday that he feels safe around Wilson due to her antibodies.

“I still have antibodies and I get tested every couple of months because we’re part of a program at UCLA. They test us and so far we still have them,” Wilson said.

“They diminish as you get farther away from your infection, but they’re still there helping us out,” she continued.

Wilson has recently released two new singles titled “Everybody Cries” and “I Wanna Kiss Bob Dylan.” A third track, “Pray for Peace,” is releasing on Friday.

The actress and singer said its a metaphorical

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What pandemic? Holiday TV movies stick with escapism over COVID-19

By Jill Serjeant



Ellen Pompeo smiling for the camera: FILE PHOTO: Ellen Pompeo attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes


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FILE PHOTO: Ellen Pompeo attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in Cannes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Grey’s Anatomy”‘s fictional surgeon Meredith Grey was stricken with COVID-19, while the “Superstore” staff hoarded toilet paper. But Christmas – complete with carol singers, family gatherings and romance – will be a largely coronavirus-free zone on television.

TV shows are adopting varying approaches to the pandemic in their regular-season storylines, with shows like “The Conners” embracing it, comedies like “Mom” ignoring it completely, and drama “This is Us” working it in, but not as a central theme.

But, when it comes to Christmas, escapism still rules.

The Hallmark Channel and sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is putting out some 39 holiday TV movies this year – all of them made since the pandemic yet none of them mentioning the virus.

“The Hallmark

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Los Angeles reverses plans to close Covid-19 testing site for film shoot | US news

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Los Angeles reversed the planned closure of a downtown coronavirus testing site, after the news that the center would be closed because of a film shoot for the remake of the popular teen comedy She’s All That was met with widespread uproar.

Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles mayor, confirmed on Twitter late on Monday night that the Covid-19 testing center at Union Station in downtown would remain open.

More than 500 people who were scheduled to get a coronavirus test at the center on Tuesday had received a series of conflicting messages, first cancelling and then reinstating their appointment for tests, according to the mayor’s office.

In a statement, the mayor’s office said officials had learned of the closure of the testing site on Monday, and that “as soon as this was brought to our attention”, the city first contacted the 504

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Los Angeles Covid-19 testing site threatened by movie shoot for ‘She’s All That’ remake

A movie shoot at a Los Angeles landmark nearly temporarily shut down a coronavirus testing site, until city officials stepped in.



a group of people walking down a street: Coronavirus testing at Union Station in Los Angeles, California, was threatened by a movie shoot scheduled for Tuesday.


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Coronavirus testing at Union Station in Los Angeles, California, was threatened by a movie shoot scheduled for Tuesday.

More than 500 people had appointments to be tested Tuesday at Union Station, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. However, they were notified by testing site operator Curative on Monday that the location would be closed due to an event, as first reported by Deadline.

News of the testing site’s closure quickly garnered backlash online, with many commenting that the location is one of the city’s most accessible testing sites.

Los Angeles County Public Health reported its highest-ever single day Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations on Tuesday, just one day after surpassing 400,000 total cases. The city went under a new stay-at-home order on Monday,

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L.A. reinstates COVID-19 testing after film shoot disruption

Following outcry over the cancellation of coronavirus testing at Union Station to make room for a movie shoot, the city scrambled to ensure that the facility was open and accepting patients Tuesday.

In a tweet sent Tuesday just after midnight, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti nixed the controversial decision to close the downtown testing site amid the worst coronavirus surge the state has seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

The announcement came after more than 500 Angelenos were informed Monday afternoon that their next-day appointments had been canceled.

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