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J.K. Rowling talks about recovering after experiencing all the COVID-19 symptoms

J.K. Rowling tweeted that for the last two weeks she had experienced all the symptoms of covid-19, but that she’s made a full recovery.

She also shared a video of Queens Hospital’s Dr. Sarfaraz Munshi, crediting his breathing technique for helping her with her symptoms.


Cats VFX Artists discuss awful working conditions

A visual effects artist who worked on the cursed film CATS discussed with The Daily Beast all the awful things that occurred during post production:

- Yes, there was a butthole. The film was half done in post before someone noticed the unintentional hole that then had to be removed. There was no explanation for how it got there in the first place.
- The artist descibed working on the film as "almost slavery" with artists working 90-hour weeks. Some even stayed in the office for 2-3 days straight while sleeping under their desks.
-  Everything was so rushed and difficult it was impossible for good effects. They were only given 4 months to work on the entire film while given 6 months to work on the films trailer.
- Tom Hooper has no idea how animation works, wanting fully rendered animations before evaulating the work (which never happens).
- Hooper wanted videos of real cats doing the things the cats in the film do. Which lol.
- Hooper was described as horrible, disrespectful, demeaning, and condescending. You were not allowed to talk to him during meetings and multiple VFX Supervisors came and went during production.

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Drought has settled on the town of Peaches, California. The area of the Central Valley where fourteen-year-old Lacey May and her alcoholic mother live was once an agricultural paradise. Now it’s an environmental disaster, a place of cracked earth and barren raisin farms. In their desperation, residents have turned to a cult leader named Pastor Vern for guidance. He promises, through secret “assignments,” to bring the rain everybody is praying for.

Lacey has no reason to doubt the pastor. But then her life explodes in a single unimaginable act of abandonment: her mother, exiled from the community for her sins, leaves Lacey and runs off with a man she barely knows. Abandoned and distraught, Lacey May moves in with her widowed grandma, Cherry, who is more concerned with her taxidermy mouse collection than her own granddaughter. As Lacey May endures the increasingly appalling acts of men who want to write all the rules and begins to uncover the full extent of Pastor Vern’s shocking plan to bring fertility back to the land, she decides she must go on a quest to find her mother no matter what it takes. With her only guidance coming from the romance novels she reads and the unlikely companionship of the women who knew her mother, she must find her own way through unthinkable circumstances.

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Harry Styles releases ‘stay home’ COVID-19 merch and goes out for a quick pap stroll

Harry Styles is selling COVID-19 t-shirts with all the profits being donated to the Solidarity Response Fund for the WHO (World Health Organization).

Keep in mind that 100% of the profits is not the same as 100% proceeds, so not all $26 are going to the WHO and we don't know what kind of conditions workers will be making these t-shirts in.

It's interesting that his new COVID-19 merch is encouraging people to stay home when he's been out and about in L.A. calling the paparazzi for days. This is him on Sunday:

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ONTD, would you ever buy COVID-19 merch?

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Disney releases new ‘Frozen’ short

Disney animator Hyrum Osmond and Olaf voice actor Josh Gad made a Frozen short from their homes during the quarantine. More are on the way.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will name their post-royal charitable organization "Archewell"


The Telegraph did some digging through public trademark applications and found a charitable organization named "Archewell" filed in Beverly Hills on Mar. 3

Harry and Meghan released a statement:

"Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic, but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be."

"Before SussexRoyal came the idea of Arche — the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’. We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters."

"Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right."

"What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic. As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute."

"While you may not see us here, the work continues."

Emmanuelle Chiqrui cast as Lana Lang in Superman & Lois

Emmanuelle has been cast as Lana Lang-Cushing, a loan officer at Smallville Bank. She and Clark re-establish their friendship during a difficult period in her life.


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Lady Gaga talks details for One World: Together at Home

One World will be air simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CBS. It will be co-hosted by each network's leading late night show host. Lady Gaga appeared on the Late Show, the Tonight Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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As part of her call with Jimmy Fallon, LG secured a $10,000,000 donation from Apple's Tim Cook.

One World: Together At Home will broadcast simultaneously on ABC, NBC and CBS at 8PM EST on April 18th. In the first week of fundraising from corporate donors & philanthropists, they have raised $35M. Fundraising will continue until April 18th, but the event itself is not a fundraiser.

The money is going to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, where it will be going to frontline workers, vaccine research, rapid response and directly to those in need around the world.

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