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Dear Abby: Maybe I exposed them to COVID, but do I really deserve this treatment? – The Mercury News

Dear Abby: Maybe I exposed them to COVID, but do I really deserve this treatment? – The Mercury News

DEAR ABBY: My husband came down with COVID and has been having a hard time getting over it. Jeanne Phillips When he first started showing the symptoms, I took him to a drive-through medical clinic and got him tested for COVID. The results were negative, so a couple of days later, I carpooled with a friend to another friend’s house where seven other friends had gathered. Several days later, when my husband still wasn’t improving, I took him to an ER where they did another COVID test. This time it came out positive. I thought I owed it to whomever I was around at the get-together to tell them about my husband. At this get-together, we all wore masks. We took them off only to eat and then put them back on. It has been more than 14 days since my husband got sick, and although he is n...
Prince’s Artistic Process Was a Mystery. See How He Made ‘Sign o’ the Times.’ – The New York Times

Prince’s Artistic Process Was a Mystery. See How He Made ‘Sign o’ the Times.’ – The New York Times

“There’s a lot of things I can say about ’87. Pro and con, mostly pro. But I’m not a speechmaker so I’ll do what I do best.” [playing “Sign o’ the Times”] “If y’all want to dance, it’s cool.” Singing: “In France, a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name. By chance his girlfriend came across a needle and soon she did the same.” “How you doing, man?” “Pretty good.” “Let me turn my light on.” “There you go.” “OK, there we go.” “Tell me how you met Prince.” “The phone rings, it’s his secretary. She’s like, ‘Hold on.’ And I’m like, ‘Hold on for who?’ Next thing I hear, ‘Uh, Levi, you want to be in my band?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, OK.’” “Hello.” “Hi, hang on a second. Let me turn you up. I think it was his 24th birthday. And I hear click, click, click, click, click. Jumps over the cou...
Best Movies of 2020 – The New York Times

Best Movies of 2020 – The New York Times

Manohla Dargis | A.O. Scott Manohla Dargis I Watched Until My Eyes Bled It was a year of watching obsessively yet indiscriminately, a year of small and smaller screens. On one lost day not long ago, I spent a horrifying (embarrassing!) 11 hours and 15 minutes on my phone. I read the news, doomscrolled Twitter, did puzzles, checked my email and kept scrolling. It’s no wonder that my eyes had begun to regularly ache and sometimes sting, prompting me to worry that I needed a new prescription for my glasses. I didn’t, I just needed to stop watching, but I couldn’t put down my phone, which tethered me to the larger world that I greatly missed. The point of a top 10 list is to share our preferred movies. But in thinking about my favorites of the year and all the many new and old titles I’ve se...
George Clooney Taught His Three-Year-Old Twins the Grossest Prank – TooFab

George Clooney Taught His Three-Year-Old Twins the Grossest Prank – TooFab

Clooney is famous -- or is that infamous? -- for his on-set (and everywhere else) pranks upon friends, family and co-stars alike! George Clooney is famous for two things: acting and pranks. So many of his co-stars have spoken out about some of the pranks he's pulled on him over the years, it's become well established Hollywood lore. Now it looks like George is thinking about his legacy, because he's already got his three-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, getting in on the action. Getty George Clooney Calls Fatherhood 'Very Fulfilling,' Says Wife Amal 'Changed Everything' For Him View Story "They both have learned to play pranks, which is good fun,"...
Shots reportedly fired at Billie Lourds home by irate construction worker – New York Post

Shots reportedly fired at Billie Lourds home by irate construction worker – New York Post

California cops raced to “Star Wars” actress Billie Lourd’s Los Angeles home after shots were fired by an irate construction worker, according to a report Thursday. LAPD sources told TMZ that officers were called to the Beverly Hills properties where Lourd is combining the homes of her late mother and grandmother — screen legends Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds — into an $18 million mega-estate. After being let go from the job, an unidentified construction worker pulled out a rifle, aimed it at another worker, and fired at least one shot into the ground, the outlet said. No one was injured and new mom Lourd, 28, was not home at the time, TMZ said, without giving a time or date for the alleged shooting. Police were still on the hunt for the alleged gun...
Juice WRLDs Real Sh– With Benny Blanco Drops on What Would Have Been the Rappers 22nd Birthday – Billboard

Juice WRLDs Real Sh– With Benny Blanco Drops on What Would Have Been the Rappers 22nd Birthday – Billboard

On what would have been Juice WRLD's 22nd birthday (Dec. 2), Benny Blanco released their new collaborative single "Real Sh--." The hitmaker took to Twitter to recall how he came across one of Juice's songs a couple of years back, which he described at the time as "one of the best songs i had ever heard," before reaching out to him on Instagram when the late rapper only had about 9,000 followers (compared to his current 12 million). By the time Blanco booked them a studio, Juice didn't even have a record deal. "...the first song we ever recorded tho was 'real sh--,'" he wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread about their friendship on Tuesday. "it was the first time i saw his magic... the whole room dropped their jaws and watched him in awe... we knew we were in the room with a man who was going...
Apple Music Replay 2020: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, and more – 9to5Mac

Apple Music Replay 2020: How to find your top songs, artists, albums, and more – 9to5Mac

Apple Music Replay is Apple’s competitor to Spotify Wrapped, allowing Apple Music subscribers to access details on their most listened to songs, albums, and artists of the year. Here’s how to find your Apple Music Replay 2020 year-in-review. What differentiates Apple Music Replay from Spotify Wrapped is that Replay is actually available and updated year-round. This means that the Replay 2020 playlist has been available for users since January of this year. In early 2021, a new Replay 2021 playlist will be available, but it will be blank and ready for you to start filling up. How to find your Apple Music Replay 2020 stats The biggest downside to Apple Music Replay 2020 is that it’s not directly accessible via the Apple Music application. While you can view your Replay play...
Lord Of The Rings Cast, Experts Form Fellowship To Buy House Of JRR Tolkien – HuffPost

Lord Of The Rings Cast, Experts Form Fellowship To Buy House Of JRR Tolkien – HuffPost

Cast members from “The Lord of the Rings” have once again come together in a fellowship, but this time, it’s not to throw an ancient ring into the fiery pits of Mordor — it’s to purchase the home of Middle-earth creator J.R.R. Tolkien. Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” films, along with Ian McKellen (who played Gandalf) and John Rhys-Davis (who played Gimli), are among a host of Tolkien experts and aficionados promoting Project Northmoor, a fundraising initiative that kicked off on Wednesday and intends to turn Tolkien’s former Oxford home into a center celebrating his works.  Tolkien and his family lived in the house on 20 Northmoor Road from 1930 to 1947. The author wrote “The Hobbit” — originally a bedtime story for his children — in the house, along with t...
Suit alleges attorney stole to splurge on wife Erika Jayne – Los Angeles Times

Suit alleges attorney stole to splurge on wife Erika Jayne – Los Angeles Times

A federal lawsuit accuses prominent Los Angeles attorney Thomas Girardi of stealing funds owed to relatives of plane crash victims to underwrite “a public image of obscene wealth” for himself and his wife, pop singer and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne. The lawsuit alleges that Girardi embezzled proceeds of settlements that plane manufacturer Boeing paid out as compensation to dozens of families earlier this year. The suit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago by Edelson PC, an Illinois law firm that worked with Girardi representing the victims’ surviving relatives. “Tom has resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements that should have been directed to his clients — including ... the widows and orphans who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Li...
Stevie Nicks Dedicates ‘Show Them the Way’ Lyric Video to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – Rolling Stone

Stevie Nicks Dedicates ‘Show Them the Way’ Lyric Video to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris – Rolling Stone

Stevie Nicks has revealed a lyric video for the piano version of “Show Them the Way,” dedicating it to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The video features the song’s lyrics splashed across the screen in a variety of fonts, as Nicks seeks guidance from historical figures. “I don’t know if it was 1960 or 1963/Everything was timeless, even me,” she sings. “I wasn’t old, I wasn’t young, I was just part of their dream.” “I dedicate this lyric video for ‘Show Them the ‘Way’ to our new President and Vice President  — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — and to all of the brilliant people they have already gathered to go on this adventure with them,” Nicks wrote in a tweet. “Good luck to you both. I know you will do great things. I feel it in my bones.” Watch the “Show Them The Way” (piano version) O...