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Despite several upcoming reboots of classic TV shows like "Sex and the City" and "The Wonder Years," as well as the numerous ones from recent years, from "Saved by the Bell" to "Gossip Girl," Joshua Jackson said he can't fathom one happening for "Dawson's Creek." "Dawson's Creek" ran for six seasons, from 1998 until 2003. The show follows a tight group of friends -- Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek), Jen Lindley (Michelle Williams), Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) and Jackson's Pacey -- as they grow through high school, college and life.
Adding more insight into the CDC’s updated mask guidance, newly published details of the Provincetown outbreak raise concern that the now-dominant delta variant may be able to spread among fully vaccinated people. Following multiple large gatherings in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from July 3-17, investigators identified 469 COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of which were in fully vaccinated people. The delta variant was responsible for 90% of those cases.
The nation's two leading health organizations focused on the care of pregnant people have issued new guidelines calling on all pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The new joint recommendation from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) comes as the United States faces both a low vaccination rate and a summer surge of COVID-19 cases as the more contagious delta variant spreads. "ACOG is recommending vaccination of pregnant individuals because we have evidence of the safe and effective use of the vaccine during pregnancy from many tens of thousands of reporting individuals, because we know that COVID-19 infection puts pregnant people at increased risk of severe complications, and because it is clear from the current vaccination rates that people need to feel confident in the safety and protective value of the COVID-19 vaccines,” ACOG president Dr. J. Martin Tucker said in a statement.
The U.S. Navy has filed charges against a sailor in connection with the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego last July, the service announced Thursday. Vice Adm. Steve Koehler, the 3rd Fleet commander, is considering court-martial charges, according to the statement.
Academy Award-winning director Ridley Scott has unveiled the trailer for his much-anticipated new film, "House of Gucci." Adam Driver plays assassinated fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, while an almost unrecognizable Jared Leto plays his cousin, Paulo Gucci. Lady Gaga plays Maurizio's ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of arranging his murder.
While most people whisk themselves off on a honeymoon after getting married, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani chose a more "calm" route. While chatting on SiriusXM’s The Storme Warren Show, Shelton revealed that the duo have yet to take their newlywed vacation. "We just stayed there in Oklahoma and just had some quiet time, just she and I," Shelton said.
The U.S. faced off against the Netherlands Friday and won. This was their first match of the knockout stage of the Tokyo Olympics, and with that, the Americans will advance to the next game. The game came down to penalty kicks.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic was blocked on his way to making men's tennis history at this year's Olympic Games. On the warpath to an extremely rare Golden Slam after a dominant two years, Djokovic lost to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the Olympic semifinal in Tokyo on Friday 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. "He won 20 Grand Slams," Zverev said after the match, according to the Associated Press, referring to the 20 major titles the Serbian player has won.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has spent most of her adult life in the public spotlight, first as the wife of Prince Andrew and then as a favorite target of the British tabloid media. Several decades later, another new royal bride, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, became the target of the tabloid media when she wed Ferguson's nephew, Prince Harry, in 2018.
U.S. swimmers Lilly King and Annie Lazor finished second and third in the 200m breaststroke, an admirable finish for the swimmers who were bested by a world-record setting effort by South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker. Team USA's Ryan Murphy also secured a silver medal in the 200m backstroke, but garnered more attention after he then suggested that the race was tainted by doping, according to The Associated Press. Murphy's teammate Michael Andrew was notably without a mask after his fifth place finish, and after the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said he violated protocol, they later reversed their decision, according to USA Today.
As COVID-19 cases surge across much of the United States and many vaccinated people return to indoor masking, a pattern appears to be emerging -- the same states that are seeing the biggest increases in COVID-19 infections also have high rates of residents who don't have health insurance. While COVID-19 data changes daily, as of Wednesday, the 12 states with the highest 7-day new case rates also had higher than average uninsured rates, according to data from the American Community Survey and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis has mocked the use of masks and issued an executive order to block government entities from requiring COVID-19 vaccines, has emerged as a cautionary tale.
Millions of people will be affected, and those most likely to face eviction are households headed by women of color and households with children. Safe, stable and affordable homes in neighborhoods of opportunity improve people's health and wellbeing and their economic prospects. As a pediatrician and long-time housing advocate, we both have seen how the inverse is true: children and families suffer when economic insecurity and high housing costs force them from home to home or shelter to shelter.
A jarring reality check is taking place in intensive care units across the country as thousands of COVID-19 positive patients, nearly all of them unvaccinated, are streaming into hospitals in need of care. This is particularly true in Florida, where virus-related hospitalizations have skyrocketed in recent weeks. The situation has escalated rapidly, now nearing peak levels, with nearly 7,900 patients hospitalized with the virus across the state, up by more than 320% in the last month, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from competition at the Olympics sent shockwaves around the world, one facet in particular stood out to former Olympic gymnasts: that she had the power to make that decision for herself. "I never remember feeling like I ever got to make those decisions, even if I had wanted to," 2012 U.S. Olympian Jordyn Wieber told ABC News. Biles' ability to make her own decision to withdraw is representative to many of a culture that is slowly but surely changing, especially after the reckoning the sport has faced for abusive practices in the five years since the last Olympics.
Several new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, being held this week in Denver, have found that many COVID-19 patients experience "brain fog" and other cognitive impairments months after recovery. This adds to a growing body of research on COVID-19's apparent long-haul symptoms, which can include confusion, forgetfulness and other worrying signs of memory loss. "This research features the first data from an international consortium, which includes the Alzheimer's Association, investigating the long-term consequences of COVID-19 on the brain," Heather Snyder, the vice president of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer's Association said in prepared remarks.
Despite a rise in cases and hospitalizations, several states are pushing back against the CDC's new guidelines -- which have changed dramatically over the past few weeks. The CDC's reversal comes just two months after it announced it would no longer recommend masking for vaccinated Americans, and just as the nation was breathing a collective sigh of relief at the precipitous fall of cases and hospitalizations due to the rollout of mass vaccinations. "The time for government mask mandates is over," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted after the CDC's announcement on Tuesday, adding that "now is the time for personal responsibility."
If you are looking for a fresh way to switch up your strands, micro-link hair extensions might be what you've been looking for. Whether you want add additional length, more volume or even try a new hair color, this is a unique method that's quickly growing in popularity. Ahed, celebrity extensionist and founder of Glam Seamless Hair Extensions Priscilla Valles and co-owner and stylist at The Mane Loft Nidiyah Salahuddin explain the do's, don'ts and everything in-between for micro-link hair extensions.
When U.S. Olympian Tara Davis competes in the long jump competition this weekend at the Tokyo Olympics, cheering her on from home will be her boyfriend, Hunter Woodhall. When Woodhall, a two-time Paralympic medalist sprinter, competes in the Tokyo Paralympics next month, the roles will be reversed. Davis and Woodhall, both 22, are used to achieving great feats, but each being in the Olympics in the same year is remarkable even for them.
Simone Biles spoke out for the first time since she shocked the world by dropping out of the team final and women's individual all-around at the Tokyo Games to focus on her physical and mental health. On her Instagram Story Thursday night, the Team USA gymnast, who has six Olympic medals under her belt (four golds, one silver, one bronze), explained to fans why she decided to gracefully exit.
Biles is the world champion of one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports in the world. Her withdrawal at the Olympics shows that well-being is more important than competing at any cost.