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Tia Mowry encourages all women to take control of their health

Tia Mowry encourages all women to take control of their health

Gregg DeGuire/WireImageTia Mowry says she began to notice a trend in Black women having poor experiences with physicians after her endometriosis diagnosis in 2006.  The Family Reunion star recalls spending years being improperly treated for debilitating abdominal pains. “I was on this long journey trying to figure out what was wrong with me and I just felt like my symptoms weren’t…

CW releases first official photo of its ‘Powerpuff Girls’ cast in costume

CW releases first official photo of its ‘Powerpuff Girls’ cast in costume

CWThe CW has released the first official picture of the three stars of the live action version of the hit cartoon Powerpuff Girls. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. veterans Chloe Bennet and Dove Cameron, as well as Jagged Little Pill stage actress and recording artist Yanna Perrault are playing grown up versions of, respectively, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.  The new photo is split into…

Did Ryan Reynolds send a “cease and desist” letter over a fan’s tattoo? Sort of

Did Ryan Reynolds send a “cease and desist” letter over a fan’s tattoo? Sort of

Aviation GinWhile some companies have been known to do stuff like this, Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort and Aviation Gin are not apparently the type to sue a fan for using their logos as a tribute.  Still, the actor and entrepreneur couldn’t help but spoof our litigious society by sending a “cease and desist” letter to a guy named Adrian…

“You don’t want to do this”: Bucky and Sam face off against the new Cap in ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ preview

“You don’t want to do this”: Bucky and Sam face off against the new Cap in ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ preview

Marvel Studios/Julie Vrabelova(SPOILERS) On Monday, Marvel Studios released a mid-season trailer for Friday’s penultimate episode of its Disney+ hit The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. It not only catches fans up on the four episodes that have streamed so far, but also gives a preview of a climactic face-off.  In this past Friday’s episode, Wyatt Russell’s John Walker apparently sneaked himself…

Music News

Elton John joins Rina Sawayama, artist he championed last year, for new duet

Elton John joins Rina Sawayama, artist he championed last year, for new duet

Credit: Harley Weir Elton John said recently that while in lockdown, he hasn’t been making any Elton John music, but he’s enjoyed collaborating with a wide variety of other artists, from Metallica to Lady Gaga to Dua Lipa.  Now he’s releasing yet another collaboration. Premiering Wednesday, the song is called “Chosen Family” and it teams…

Toto postpones European leg of “Dogz of Oz World Tour” until 2022

Toto postpones European leg of “Dogz of Oz World Tour” until 2022

Credit: Alessandro SolcaToto had been planning to return to the road in 2021 with a revamped lineup for a trek dubbed The Dogz of Oz World Tour, but the band has announced that the outing has been pushed back to next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The European leg of the tour now is…

National News

Ex-Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid charged in crash that injured 5-year-old girl

Ex-Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid charged in crash that injured 5-year-old girl

iStock/Motortion(NEW YORK) — Missouri prosecutors charged former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid with DWI on Monday in connection with the February crash that critically injured a 5-year-old, leaving her with severe traumatic brain injury. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Reid, 35, surrendered later in the day on the charge of driving…

Shooting at Knoxville, Tennessee, high school leaves several injured, including police officerhooting at Knoxville, Tennessee, high school leaves several injured, including police officer

Shooting at Knoxville, Tennessee, high school leaves several injured, including police officerhooting at Knoxville, Tennessee, high school leaves several injured, including police officer

iStock/ChiccoDodiFC(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Multiple people, including a police officer, were shot at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, police reported Monday afternoon. Several agencies, including the Nashville field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were on the scene at Austin-East Magnet High School in northeast Knoxville as law enforcement investigated. Police…

Protesters clash with police after officer fatally shoots driver during traffic stop

Protesters clash with police after officer fatally shoots driver during traffic stop

Stephen Maturen/Getty Images(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) — A police officer shot and killed a driver during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The incident unfolded around 2 p.m. local time, when officers initiated a stop for a traffic violation in the city in Minnesota’s Hennepin County, about 10 miles northwest…

Health News

US vaccinations are increasing, but what happened to COVID-19 testing?

US vaccinations are increasing, but what happened to COVID-19 testing?

hocus-focus/iStock(NEW YORK) — As more Americans get vaccinated, the urgency to get a COVID-19 test is steadily declining despite the Biden administration promising there would be a “wartime undertaking” to increase access, with billions of dollars in investment from U.S. manufacturing companies to develop new COVID-19 tests. The U.S. has continued a downward trend, with…

Postpartum nurse and mom shares her top tips for new parents

Postpartum nurse and mom shares her top tips for new parents

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Bringing home a bundle of joy isn’t always a walk in the park, but one nurse and soon-to-be mom of four, Karrie Locher, is making it easy for moms about to welcome their newborns. Last Spring, Locher, who is a registered nurse, launched her Instagram to help families transition from hospital…

Lost taste and smell from COVID-19? A new cookbook aims to help

Lost taste and smell from COVID-19? A new cookbook aims to help

AsiaVision/iStock(NEW YORK) — One of the most common COVID-19 symptoms is the loss of taste and smell. For some people, those symptoms can last weeks. Now, a new cookbook aims to help people recover some of the joy of cooking and eating – even while senses are still inhibited. The cookbook, “Taste & Flavour,” was written by chefs Ryan…

What to know about expected but rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases

What to know about expected but rare ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases

RyanKing999/iStock(NEW YORK) — With one in four adults in the United States now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, health departments and scientific studies have documented what’s known as “breakthrough” cases, or people who got infected or sick despite being vaccinated. Such instances are exceptionally rare, but expected, experts say. “You will see breakthrough infections in any…