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Edgar Ramirez Encourages People to “Trust Science” After Revealing He Has Family Members “Dying” of COVID

Edgar Ramirez Encourages People to “Trust Science” After Revealing He Has Family Members “Dying” of COVID

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT "We need to trust science and follow the recommendations and be very responsible with the way we handle information in times of fear and uncertainty," the 'Jungle Cruise' star said. Édgar Ramírez has revealed the personal toll COVID-19 is having on his family while encouraging people to “follow the recommendations” as the pandemic continues. While promoting the release of his new movie Jungle Cruise, the actor stressed to the Associated Press that many people are still being impacted daily by COVID-19, including his own family. “Many families … continue to be affected, including mine in a…
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Endurance athlete Fred Zalokar found dead in Yosemite National Park

Endurance athlete Fred Zalokar found dead in Yosemite National Park

By Avery Newmark, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT 61-year-old went hiking on July 17 and was reported missing the following day Accomplished endurance athlete Fred Zalokar was found dead in Yosemite National Park after failing to return from a weekend hike, the National Park Service said in a statement. The 61-year-old’s body was found and recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark. “This incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available. Our condolences to his family and friends,” the park statement said. Zalokar, who is from Reno, Nevada, was day hiking on July 17, from Happy…
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From Ice Baths to Oxygen Chambers: New Hollywood Wellness Centers Offer Recovery From Grueling Workouts

From Ice Baths to Oxygen Chambers: New Hollywood Wellness Centers Offer Recovery From Grueling Workouts

BY KATHRYN ROMEYN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT A variety of wellness destinations are opening around L.A., providing everything from vitamin drips to ‘air pressure pants’: "You cannot go wrong if you add a recovery protocol to your curriculum." From cryo chambers and float tanks to infrared saunas and old-fashioned naps, you cannot go wrong if you add a recovery protocol to your curriculum,” says trainer-to-stars Gunnar Peterson, whose current roster includes Charlize Theron and Rebel Wilson. And while foam rollers are one of the most effective and affordable ways to ease bound-up muscles, there are a handful of spots around…
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Meet the L.A.-Based Gucci Exec Empowering Fashion’s Next Generation

Meet the L.A.-Based Gucci Exec Empowering Fashion’s Next Generation

BY VINCENT BOUCHER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT Antoine Phillips is working to lift up "creatives of color" through the luxury label’s scholarship program and an impact fund supporting nonprofits in 12 cities across the U.S. “Being a male of color from Los Angeles, I can tell you it’s really about empowering the next generation of creatives of color in different cities [and] to amplify opportunities,” says Gucci’s Antoine Phillips of the initiative Gucci Changemakers North America, which he jump-started in 2019 after joining the luxury label as its L.A.-based vp of brand and culture engagement. Its focus is on increasing inclusion…
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Robin Williams’ Son Talks Late Father’s Lewy Body Dementia: “I Wanted to Be There for Him”

Robin Williams’ Son Talks Late Father’s Lewy Body Dementia: “I Wanted to Be There for Him”

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT “There was just more anxiety and depression and just things he was experiencing and talking to me about that made me realize that he was — it was very uncomfortable,” Zak Williams said of his father's final days on 'The Genius Life' podcast. Zak Williams, the son of the late actor Robin Williams, is shedding more light on his father’s Lewy body dementia, and how the loss of the comedian-actor affected his eldest son. In an emotional conversation with The Genius Life podcast host Max Lugavere, Zak shared details around his father’s experiences with Lewy body dementia…
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US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

By Mike Stobbe AP Medical Writer, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years. The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline. More than 3.3 million Americans died last year, far more than any other…
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Britney Spears Calls Out People Closest to Her Who Failed to Show Up While She Was “Drowning”

Britney Spears Calls Out People Closest to Her Who Failed to Show Up While She Was “Drowning”

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The pop star took to Instagram on Friday to share a lengthy message beside the quote: "Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask." Britney Spears on Friday called out the people closest to her who have failed to show support during the pop star’s conservatorship battle, yet have posted about her situation. “There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak…
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Scarlett Johansson Reveals Details of Her Pandemic Wedding to Colin Jost

Scarlett Johansson Reveals Details of Her Pandemic Wedding to Colin Jost

BY ALLISON CRIST | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT According to the 'Black Widow' actress, masks reading "Jost 2020" were among the favors handed out to guests. The way Scarlett Johansson sees it, her pandemic wedding to Colin Jost was “how it was supposed to be — minus the face masks.” That’s how the Black Widow star described the intimate affair, which took place back in October, during a virtual appearance on Monday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. “Even though it was small and intimate, it was beautiful and we were so happy to see people that we hadn’t seen in such a long time,” Johansson recalled. “We…
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Ted Turner to give Nebraskan land to nonprofit but keep paying taxes

Ted Turner to give Nebraskan land to nonprofit but keep paying taxes

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT Media mogul and billionaire bison rancher Ted Turner is donating an 80,000-acre ranch he owns in western Nebraska to his own nonprofit agriculture ecosystem research institute and says he might do the same with four other ranches in Nebraska’s Sand Hills. But he’ll continue to pay taxes on the land, much to the relief of local officials and Nebraska leaders, the Omaha World-Herald reported Thursday. “I believe that local property taxes provide essential support for services on which our ranches and communities depend," Turner, 82, said in a news release last week announcing the new…
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Sweat Like the Stars With These New Gyms, App Workouts And Gear

Sweat Like the Stars With These New Gyms, App Workouts And Gear

BY INGRID SCHMIDT | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT The buzziest places to get fit around L.A. and online, including a new muscle-building regimen from Chris Hemsworth.   AKT Dance-cardio workout brand AKT founded by Anna Kaiser (trainer to Sarah Jessica Parker, Alicia Keys, Kelly Ripa and Shakira) soft-opened an initial L.A. location in WeHo in June, while a Santa Monica space is in the works. It includes The Loft private studio which accommodates up to five clients. Core classes are Dance, Bands, Tone and Circuit. AKT also serves up online fitness classes via AKT GO ($19.99 monthly). 7111 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323-336-6774, first…
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