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Dolly Parton Among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Winners

Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year’s Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients. Also being honored are Dallas entrepreneur Lyda Hill, Kenyan industrialist Manu Chandaria, and Lynn and Stacy Schusterman, from the Oklahoma investment family. The award, presented by the international family […]

‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Shows Canceled After Host Gets COVID for Second Time

Seth Meyers has become the latest late night host to get hit with COVID — and for the second time. The host announced that NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers would be canceled for the rest of the week due to testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. “After negative tests Monday and Tuesday I tested […]

President Biden Continues to “Improve Significantly” After COVID Diagnosis, Says His Doctor

President Joe Biden continues to “improve significantly” despite a lingering sore throat from his coronavirus infection, according to an update Sunday from his doctor. “The president is responding to therapy as expected,” wrote Dr. Kevin O’Connor in his latest note. Biden has been taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug that helps reduce the chance of severe […]

Bill Murray Had to Drop Out of Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’ Due to COVID

Bill Murray had to drop out of Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City just before its shoot in Spain got underway due to COVID-19, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Murray, among Wes Anderson’s longtime collaborators, was attached early to the film now in postproduction. But Murray being absent from Focus Features’ star-studded cast list for Asteroid City […]

Kamala Harris Positive for COVID-19, President Biden Not “Close Contact”

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the White House announced, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus even as the U.S. eases restrictions in a bid to revert to pre-pandemic normalcy. The White House said Tuesday that Harris tested positive on both rapid and a PCR tests, and said she […]

‘Bridgerton’ Star Nicola Coughlan Misses Premiere After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington a.k.a Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton, has revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the season two premiere of the hit Netflix show. “My Bridgerton Premiere look — a little different than expected,” Coughlan began in her Instagram caption, along with a photo showing her dolled up in a […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Positive for COVID-19

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she has tested positive again for COVID-19 and will not accompany President Joe Biden to Europe for meetings on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Psaki tweeted that she took a test in preparation for Wednesday’s trip and it came back positive. Today, in preparation for travel to […]

Former President Barack Obama Tests Positive for COVID-19

Former President Barack Obama has tested positive for COVID-19. He revealed the news on Twitter on Sunday, noting that his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, is negative. “I just tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful […]

New York City to Lift Vaccine Mandate for Entertainment Venues, Restaurants

New York City and Los Angeles are lifting some of their strictest COVID-19 prevention measures as officials in big cities around the U.S. push for a return to normalcy after two grueling years of the pandemic. New York City, which has long prided itself as having the nation’s toughest COVID-19 safety protocols, will do away […]

Biden Outlines New COVID-19 Plan to Not Allow “Virus to Dictate How We Live”

It’s time for America to stop letting the coronavirus “dictate how we live,” President Joe Biden’s White House declared Wednesday, outlining a strategy to allow people to return to many normal activities safely after two years of pandemic disruptions. One highlight is a new “test to treat” plan to provide free antiviral pills at pharmacies […]

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Tests Positive for COVID-19

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has tested positive for COVID-19 four days after her husband Prince Charles was confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, the couple’s office said Monday. Clarence House said Camilla was self-isolating. Charles has been isolating since he tested positive on Thursday, but Camilla had continued with public engagements while taking daily […]

New York Lets Broad Mask Mandate Expire, But Not in Schools

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will end a COVID-19 mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings, but will keep masking rules in place in schools for now. The mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor places, like grocery stores, shops and offices, was put in place Dec. 10 […]