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Grim warnings on Tuesday from public health officials about the spread of the coronavirus coincided with new cases appearing across Europe
- BusinessThe Wrap
(Warning: This post contains major spoilers from Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer.”)By the end of tonight’s episode of “The Masked Singer,” almost every panelist — with the exception of the ever-stubborn Ken Jeong — had correctly guessed the identity of The Mouse contestant as legendary singer Dionne Warwick before she was revealed and eliminated.Heck, even guest judge Gabriel Iglesias knew that the “I Say a Little Prayer” songstress was the one hiding inside the super cute rodent costume due to her “undeniable voice,” as Nicole Scherzinger put it.Yeah, Warwick told TheWrap it was pretty much impossible to conceal her signature tone — so she didn’t even try.Also Read: 'The Masked Singer' Unmasks Another Celebrity Contestant: And the Mouse Is... (Video)“There’s no way to disguise my voice, unfortunately — or fortunately,” she said, laughing.If she could do it over again, the Grammy winner says she’d have attempted to hide it a bit, but truly doesn’t know what she’d have done differently to pull that off.“The only thing would be to try to disguise my vocals, but there is no way in the world I could ever think of disguising them,” Warwick said. “I don’t know how to do that.”Warwick made it to Wednesday’s Group B playoffs but lost to Banana, Taco, Kitty and Frog — meaning she only got through that lineup’s Round 1.Also Read: 'The Masked Singer' Edges Mike Bloomberg and NBC's Dem Debate in Early Demo RatingsBut she’s hardly the first professional singer to be eliminated this season, as Lil Wayne and Chaka Khan — also Grammy Award winners — were both booted from Group A. And let’s not forget that Season 2 saw the early dismissals of Seal and Patti LaBelle.When we asked Warwick why she thinks acclaimed singers keep dropping like flies, she told us she isn’t really sure. But she does think it makes sense you can identify them so easily before they’ve been unmasked.“I guess, you know, it would be that they created an aura around who we are, and our voices are our identity,” she said. “So it’s kind of hard not to know who we are when people are accustomed to hearing you.”Also Read: 'The Masked Singer': Why the Elephant Turned Down the Taco CostumeOK, but what’s her opinion on those incorrect guesses, like Jeong’s persistent theory that she was Tina Turner?“It’s wonderful to be thought of among that group of wonderful voices. It’s quite a compliment,” Warwick said.“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox.Read original story ‘The Masked Singer': Mouse Tells Us Why She Didn’t Even Attempt to Disguise Her Voice At TheWrap
- HealthThe Week
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Wednesday night that a person in California who tested positive for coronavirus may be the first case of community spread in the United States.This person did not recently travel out of the country or come into contact with anyone infected with the coronavirus, known as COVID-19. The case was "detected through the U.S. public health system," the CDC said, and "picked up by astute clinicians." The CDC said this could be an "instance of community spread of COVID-19," which means the source of infection is unknown, but also acknowledged that "the patient may have been exposed to a returned traveler who was infected."Lawrence Gostin, director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, told the Los Angeles Times this is "the first signal that we could be having silent transmission in the community. It probably means there are many more cases out there and it probably means this individual has infected others and now it's a race to try to find out who that person has infected." There are 60 cases of COVID-19 in the United States.More stories from theweek.com Israel is the first country to warn its citizens not to travel abroad over coronavirus fears Trump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity
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Restaurateur Harry Morton died of natural causes, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
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Rob Gronkowski envisioned beginning his NFL career in Arizona, but it didn't work out. And, judging by how the next 10 years unfolded, it was for the best.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday formally dismissed a case in which Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he took part in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area, was challenging his life without parole sentence. The move comes after a new law was passed in Virginia, where Malvo is incarcerated in a supermax state prison. The measure, signed into law on Monday, lets people sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for offenses committed before age 18 - as Malvo was - to seek release after 20 years.
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Not every feline is a scaredy cat when it comes to water.From Woman's Day