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The EE British Academy Film Awards, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), are handing out film awards in a virtual ceremony on Sunday. TheWrap will update the list of winners as they are announced. The ceremony is the second of two weekend presentations, following a Saturday event in which six below-the-line and two short-film categories were announced. In those categories, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” won two awards, one for costume and one for makeup and hair, while other awards went to “Mank” (production design), “Sound of Metal” (sound), “Tenet” (visual effects) and “Rocks” (casting). BAFTA’s awards have long been considered a strong predictor of the Oscars because of the large number of British members in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Over the last five years, the 18 categories shared by the two shows have seen at least nine and as many as 14 BAFTA winners repeat at the Oscars. Also Read: Chloe Zhao Wins Directors Guild Award for 'Nomadland' - Complete List of Winners The BAFTA Best Film category, though, has not gone to the eventual Oscar winner since “12 Years a Slave” won both awards in 2014. The six BAFTA winners since then – “Boyhood,” “The Revenant,” “La La Land,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Roma” and “1917” – have all fallen short at the Oscars. This year’s BAFTA nominations, which took place after an overhaul of nomination procedures designed to produce a more diverse slate of contenders, differ far more dramatically than usual from the Oscar nominations. The differences are particularly notable in the categories in which nominees are chosen by juries, including director and all four acting categories. Also at the show, director Ang Lee was presented with the BAFTA Fellowship, the organization’s highest award. Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary hosted the show from the Royal Albert Hall in London, with all the nominees and winners participating via video links. Here is the list of BAFTA nominees. Winners are indicated by *WINNER. BEST FILM “The Father” “The Mauritanian” “Nomadland” “Promising Young Woman” “The Trial of the Chicago 7” OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM “Calm With Horses” “The Dig” “The Father” “His House” “Limbo” “The Mauritanian” “Mogul Mowgli” “Promising Young Woman” “Rocks” “Saint Maud” OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH ACTOR, DIRECTOR OR WRITER “His House,” Remi Weekes (writer/director) “Limbo,” Ben Sharrock (writer/director) and Irune Gurtabi (producer) “Moffie,” Jack Sidey (writer/producer) “Rocks,” Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson (writers) “Saint Maud,” Rose Glass (writer/director), Oliver Kassman (producer) FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE “Another Round” “Dear Comrades!” “Les Misérables” “The Life Ahead” “Minari” “Quo Vadis, Aida?” DOCUMENTARY “Collective” “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” “Dick Johnson is Dead” “The Dissident” “My Octopus Teacher” “The Social Dilemma” ANIMATED FILM “Onward” “Soul” “Wolfwalkers” DIRECTOR Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round” Shannon Murphy, “Babyteeth” Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” Jasmila Zbanic, “Quo Vadis, Aida?” Sarah Gavron, “Rocks” LEADING ACTRESS Bukky Bakray, “Rocks” Radha Blank, “The Forty-Year-Old Version” Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman” Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” Wunmi Mosaku, “His House” Alfre Woodard, “Clemency” LEADING ACTOR Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal” Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Adarsh Gourav, “The White Tiger” Anthony Hopkins, “The Father” Mads Mikkelsen, “Another Round” Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian” SUPPORTING ACTRESS Niamh Algar, “Calm With Horses” Kosar Ali, “Rocks” Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” Dominique Fishback, “Judas and the Black Messiah” Ashley Madekwe, “County Lines” Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari” SUPPORTING ACTOR Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah” Barry Keoghan, “Calm With Horses” Alan Kim, “Minari” Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night In Miami…” Clarke Peters, “Da 5 Bloods” Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal” ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round” Jack Fincher, “Mank” Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman” Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson, “Rocks” Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Moira Buffini, “The Dig” Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller, “The Father” Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven, “The Mauritanian” Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” Ramin Bahrani, “The White Tiger” CINEMATOGRAPHY Sean Bobbitt, “Judas and the Black Messiah” Erik Messerschmidt, “Mank” Alwin H. Kuchler, “The Mauritanian” Dariusz Wolski, “News of the World” Joshua James Richards, “Nomadland” EDITING Yorgos Lamprinos, “The Father” Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland” Frederic Thoraval, “Promising Young Woman” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, “Sound of Metal” Alan Baumgarten, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” ORIGINAL SCORE Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “Mank” Emile Mosseri, “Minari” James Newton Howard, “News of the World” Anthony Willis, “Promising Young Woman” Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Soul” EE RISING STAR AWARD Bukky Bakray Conrad Khan Kingsley Ben-Adir Morfydd Clark Sope Dirisu BAFTA Fellowship Ang Lee BAFTA Opening Night 2021 categories, presented on Saturday: CASTING “Calm With Horses” “Judas and the Black Messiah” “Minari” “Promising Young Woman”“Rocks” *WINNER COSTUME DESIGN “Ammonite” “The Dig” “Emma.”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” *WINNER “Mank” MAKE UP & HAIR “The Dig” “Hillbilly Elegy”“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” *WINNER “Mank” “Pinocchio” PRODUCTION DESIGN “The Dig” “The Father”“Mank” *WINNER “News of the World” “Rebecca” SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS “Greyhound” “The Midnight Sky” “Mulan” “The One and Only Ivan”“Tenet” *WINNER SOUND “Greyhound” “News of the World” “Nomadland” “Soul”“Sound of Metal” *WINNER BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION “The Fire Next Time”“The Owl and the Pussycat” *WINNER “The Song of A Lost Boy” BRITISH SHORT FILM “Eyelash” “Lizard” “Lucky Break” “Miss Curvy”“The Present” *WINNER OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA Noel Clarke Read original story BAFTA Film Awards Winners – Updating Live At TheWrap
Chris Wallace grilled both allies and critics of President Biden on “Fox News Sunday,” fact-checking Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott about claims they’ve made about job growth and the migrant crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. In speeches this past week, Buttigieg said Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan would add 19 million jobs to an economy recovering from the pandemic. But Wallace pointed out that Buttigieg was referencing a Moody’s Analytics report that projected an addition of 16.3 million jobs with an increase of 2.7 million jobs if Biden’s plan was implemented to get the 19 million total. When pressed by Wallace, Buttigieg conceded that he overstated the impact. “So it doesn’t, as you said last Sunday, create 19 million jobs,” Wallace said. “Why mislead folks?” Also Read: Chris Wallace Accuses Biden Team of 'Being Less Transparent Than Trump' About Border Crisis (Video) “Well, you’re right, I should have been more precise,” Buttigieg admitted, though he still defended the American Jobs Plan as one that should be approved by Congress. “The difference in jobs that that particular analysis suggests is 2.7 million more. That is a great place to be, why wouldn’t we want America to create 2.7 million more jobs?” On the other side of the aisle, Wallace confronted Abbott over his criticism of Biden’s handling of the increase of migrants arriving at the border, as the administration is racing to build new facilities to shelter migrants — many of which are unaccompanied children — that have been left in overcrowded camps. Abbott, along with many other Republicans like fellow Texan Ted Cruz, have slammed Biden on this issue since he took office, warning of sexual abuse and other human rights violations that have occurred in the camps. Chris Wallace to Gov. Greg Abbott: "There were thousands of complaints of sexual abuse at migrant shelters during the Trump years. Not to say what's going on now is right, but we couldn't find one instance of you complaining & calling that out when President Trump was president." pic.twitter.com/MgzWY7AGsv — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 11, 2021 But Wallace noted in the interview that there were “thousands of complaints of sexual abuse at migrant shelters during the Trump years” and that he and his team “couldn’t find one instance of you complaining and calling that out when President Trump was president.” Abbott brushed off the question, insisting that there were “multiple differences between what happened in the Trump administration” and the Biden administration. He claimed that Trump officials kept better contact with his office about the situation at the border and that abuse allegations were “filed with federal agencies.” “Don’t fall prey to Democrats and others saying, ‘Well, Abbott didn’t complain about this in the past,'” he said. “What they need to focus on is exactly what I called attention to last month in Dallas, Texas, where I pointed out then that there were going to be instances of child sexual abuse taking place.” Watch Wallace’s interviews with Buttigieg and Abbott in the clips above. Read original story Chris Wallace Grills Both Biden’s Allies and Critics: ‘Why Mislead People?’ (Video) At TheWrap
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The coronavirus vaccines are here and with it the beginning of the end of the pandemic—but you might not know that looking at cases in a hot spot like Michigan, where the state's public health system is overwhelmed and the governor has asked—though not demanded—that residents pause avoid in-person dining and school sports. To address this and other hot spots in America, Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner and board member for Pfizer, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan appeared on Face the Nation this morning. Read on for the 6 big takeaways about COVID hot spots—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 Michigan's Cases are Rising Dangerously Due to "a Number of Things" "What is driving the spike and infections in your state?" host Margaret Brennan asked Gov. Whitmer. "Well, a number of things, Margaret," she answered. "Number one, we kept our spread low for a long period of time. So we've got reservoirs of people that don't have antibodies. We have variants, a big presence of variants here in Michigan that are easier to catch and people are tired and they're moving around more." These are "the combination of things that is contributing to what we're seen as a large amount of community spread in Michigan right now." Keep reading to see what other hot spots might arise. 2 The Virus Expert Said Other Hot Spots Might Pop Up—And We Need to Target Them Gottlieb feels "we need to think about putting those resources"—like more vaccines and more people to administer them—"into hotspots," like Michigan. "It's been sort of a Hunger Games for vaccines amongst states. We need to think differently about this pandemic. If you look at all the planning for past pandemics, the flu planning that we've done in the past, even planning for bio-terrorism isn't so always contemplate searching resources into hot spots. It never perceived that there was going to be a confluent national epidemic, but there were going to be localized outbreaks that in fact is likely what we're going to see going forward. So we need to get in the habit of trying to search resources into those hot spots, to put out those fires and spread. It's not just Michigan right now, the same time, Great Lakes Region." 3 The Virus Expert Said Young People Were Now Getting Hit Hard, Which May Represent a Turning Point Cases in Michigan are "mainly starting to come down, they may be reaching a turning point. A lot of the cases are in younger people, people who haven't been eligible for vaccination. If you look at the cases about 15% increase in cases for those under the age of 18, a 50% increase of people between the age of 20 and 29 to 30% increase for people between the ages of 30 and 39. So they're occurring in groups that haven't been vaccinated." 4 Gov. Whitmer Said She'd Like the Federal Government to Send Her More Vaccine Doses "We are seeing a surge in Michigan, despite the fact that we have some of the strongest policies in place—mask mandates, capacity limits, working from home," said Whitmer. "We've asked our state for a two week pause. So despite all of that, we are seeing a surge because of these variants. And that's precisely why we're really encouraging them to think about surging vaccines under the state of Michigan." She praised the White House for their consistency but said an "adjustment" should be made. 5 The Virus Expert Said You Could Keep Schools Open—Under the Right Conditions Extra-curricular sports are being blamed for the spread of the disease. Shouldn't they be shut down? "What we've seen consistently through this whole pandemic is that the risk and the schools correlate with the risk and community. So if you're in a community that has relatively low prevalence and that's a lot of parts of the country right now, things are starting to look better across a lot of parts of the country. The risk in the schools is lower," said Gottlieb. "If you're in a community that has a high prevalence, like the Metro Detroit region, the risk in the schools is higher." He recommended those schools take a "pause."RELATED: This COVID Vaccine Has the Most Side Effects, Study Says 6 How to Stay Safe During This Pandemic Follow the public health fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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Fans are once again calling for Bowen Yang to be made a “Saturday Night Live” series regular, after a sketch this week in which he played the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Only in this version of the story, the iceberg blames the Titanic. The bit came as part of “Weekend Update” with Colin Jost and Michael Che, to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic on April 14 and 15, 1912. Jost introduced the iceberg to tell his side of the story, at which point Yang entered in full makeup, sporting a white suit and an iceberg on his head. “Thanks for having me. This is always a really weird time of year for me,” Yang admitted to Jost. But as Jost pushed for what the iceberg was thinking in sinking the ship, Bowen Yang’s character sidestepped the questions, calmly claiming it “was a really long time ago” and that he’s “done a lot of reflecting to try to move past it.” Also Read: 'SNL': Kid Cudi Pays Tribute to Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley With Bold Fashion Statements “I think my publicist was very clear. We’re not here to talk about the sinking,” he tersely told Colin Jost. “I’m here to promote my album.” According to the iceberg, it’s a “hyper-pop, EDM, new disco fantasia” album, called “Music.” But according to Jost, people would rather hear about the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the iconic ship. Jost didn’t relent, and Yang’s iceberg finally cracks. “OK, fine. You wanna do this? Let’s do this,” Bowen Yang’s iceberg said. “First of all, you came to where I live and you hit me.” He made fun of the orchestra on the ship before angrily noting, “Before I can turn around and go like ‘what,’ half my ass is gone, which was my best feature.” As the iceberg continued, he makes an important distinction about what technically killed the passengers of the Titanic, “What did the autopsy say, they iceberged? No. They drowned, bitch. That’s not me, that’s water.” Don’t worry though, we did still get a taste of that upcoming album. You can watch the full “Weekend Update” segment above or click here. Read original story ‘SNL': Bowen Yang Defends Sinking the Titanic – As the Iceberg That Sank the Titanic (Video) At TheWrap
After taking a steep drop on Friday, Warner Bros./Legendary’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” popped back up with $6.2 million gross from 3,084 theaters on Saturday, giving it an estimated second weekend total of $13.3 million and an overall domestic total of $69.5 million. The long-term outlook for the MonsterVerse film looked somewhat unclear when Friday grosses dropped 67% to just under $4 million. But with the Saturday rebound, “Godzilla vs. Kong” is now looking like it is following the typical pattern of a Hollywood blockbuster with a 58% weekend-to-weekend drop, even if the overall numbers are diminished as theaters continue the months-long reopening process. The next step for the film is to see how it does in two weeks against fellow Warner release “Mortal Kombat” and whether growing interest in returning to the steadily rising number of open theaters can allow both to perform despite sharing the same core 18-45 male demographic. Also Read: WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar: Tentpoles Like 'The Batman' Will Get Exclusive Run in Theaters in 2022 “Godzilla vs. Kong” has already become the highest-grossing film in North America since the pandemic closed theaters a year ago, passing the $58.5 million total earned by “Tenet” on Friday, as it has enjoyed a wider release in the U.S. and Canada than the Christopher Nolan film ever did. And despite ongoing pandemic closures in Europe and South America, “GvK” is also set to eclipse the $365 million global total of “Tenet” in the coming week. The next goal for the film is to become the first movie since “Bad Boys for Life” to earn a domestic total of over $100 million. As for the rest of the Top 5, Universal’s “Nobody” and Sony/Screen Gems’ “The Unholy” are in a narrow race for the No. 2 spot, with “Nobody” getting the edge with an estimated $2.65 million from 2,400 theaters and an estimated $15.6 million total after three weekends. “The Unholy” has an estimated $2.4 million in its second weekend from 1,850 theaters and a 10-day total of $6.6 million. Also Read: Blame Canada: Box Office Recovery Faces New Challenge Despite 'Godzilla vs Kong' Success Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” is in fourth with $2.1 million in its sixth weekend, continuing to show the same legs at the box office that “The Croods: A New Age” showed this past winter despite its availability as a premium on-demand rental. The animated film starring Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina now has a domestic total of $35.2 million, slightly ahead of the pace set by “Croods 2,” which grossed $34.5 million after six weekends. Completing the Top 5 is the lone new release of the weekend, Lionsgate/AGC Studios’ “Voyagers,” which opened to $1.35 million from 1,972 screens. The sci-fi thriller has received poor reviews with a 27% critics Rotten Tomatoes score and a C from CinemaScore audience polls. Lionsgate was paid a distribution fee for the film, which was produced by AGC on a reported $24 million budget. Read original story ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Adds $13.3 Million in 2nd Weekend at Box Office At TheWrap
Vitamin supplements are marketed as easy ways to provide your body with the nutrients it needs without the hassle of eating the perfect diet—but did you know some are the unhealthiest supplements you shouldn't take? If you're on a daily vitamin supplement regimen, you may assume you're doing something healthy for your body. But in some cases, you're doing the exact opposite."Numerous investigations show the alleged benefits are unproven and in the worst cases, vitamins and supplements can be harmful," says Dr. Mike Varshavski, DO. Want to make sure you're not putting yourself at risk with your "healthy" supplements? Here are seven of the unhealthiest supplements you shouldn't take. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 You Should Be Careful Before Taking Calcium Calcium helps keep your bones strong and your heart pumping. But to be absorbed properly, calcium must be accompanied by the right amount of Vitamin D. And if it's not? The extra calcium may settle in your arteries instead of helping your bones. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association analyzed 2,700 people who took calcium supplements over 10 years and concluded that excess calcium caused buildup in the aorta and other arteries. Calcium is essential, but it's healthier to get it directly from your diet. 2 Kava May Have Side Effects Kava is a natural supplement used to treat anxiety and insomnia. "Kava supplements may have a small effect on reducing anxiety, but they have been linked to a risk of severe liver injury," according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). While it may reduce anxiety, too much kava can lead to liver damage or failure.The supplement also may cause "digestive upset, headache, dizziness, and other side effects," states the NCCIH. If you choose to take kava for anxiety, be careful about your dosage and how long you regularly take the supplement to prevent permanent damage.RELATED: Unhealthiest Habits on the Planet, According to Doctors 3 Soy Isolate Can Help, but Has Issues "Soy products are used for menopausal symptoms, bone health, improving memory, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels," according to the NCCIH. Women who are menopausal or perimenopausal may take soy isolate supplements to ward off the symptoms, such as hot flashes. But be wary of the long-term effects of these supplements. "Long-term use of soy isoflavone supplements might increase the risk of endometrial hyperplasia (a thickening of the lining of the uterus that may lead to cancer)," the NCCIH states."It's okay to eat whole soy foods — like soy milk, edamame, and tofu — in moderation, several times per week," says Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN from the Brigham and Women's Hospital. However, she warns to stay away from soy isolate supplements or foods made from textured vegetable protein or soy protein isolate due to their negative health effects. 4 Red Yeast Rice is Not Always Recommended Red yeast rice claims to help lower LDL cholesterol levels (the "bad" cholesterol) and prevent heart disease, similar to statins. However, these supplements are associated with a host of potential side effects. "Like statins, red yeast rice can cause exactly the same side effects as statins, and that includes muscle, liver, and kidney problems," says Dr. Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., FACP, FACE from Scarsdale Medical Group.A study published in Pharmacy and Therapeutics analyzed the benefits and risks of red yeast rice. It concluded the supplement is "not recommended for patients with hypercholesterolemia" and "has not been shown to be a safe alternative to statins for patients with hyperlipidemia." If you're concerned about your cholesterol, eat healthy, exercise, and consult your doctor before taking any supplements. 5 Ginkgo Sometimes Doesn't Mix Well With Others Ginkgo is an herbal supplement used as a natural treatment for anxiety, dementia, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. It's also been associated with increased memory function. However, if you're taking other supplements or medications, the side effects of ginkgo can quickly outweigh the benefits. "Ginkgo may lower blood pressure, so taking it with blood pressure medications may cause blood pressure to drop too low," according to experts at the PennState Hershey Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The supplement may also "raise the risk of bleeding, especially if you take blood-thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), and aspirin."Ginkgo also raises and lowers blood sugar levels so stay away from it if you have diabetes. Consult your doctor if you're on any medications or other supplements before taking ginkgo. 6 Beta Carotene Is a No-Go for Smokers Beta carotene is a popular supplement because it works as "an antioxidant and an immune system booster," according to Kaiser Permanente. But if you're a smoker or have an increased risk for lung cancer, you're advised to stay away from synthetic beta carotene supplements at all costs."Use of beta-carotene has been associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in people who smoke or who have been exposed to asbestos," warns the Mayo Clinic. A study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research analyzed male smokers who took beta carotene supplements. The study concluded that the "supplementation group had significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer in all categories of tar content." If you use tobacco products or are at high risk for lung cancer, don't include beta carotene with your daily supplements. 7 St. John's Wort Does Not Interact Well With Antidepressants St. John's wort is an herbal supplement that helps with sleep disorders and may curb mild anxiety or depression. However, if you're already on medication for depression or anxiety, it's best to stay away."St. John's wort has been associated with very serious and potentially dangerous interactions with many common drugs," according to the Cleveland Clinic. "St. John's wort can weaken how well other drugs work, including antidepressants, birth control pills, cyclosporine (an anti-rejection drug), digoxin (a heart drug), HIV drugs, cancer medications, and blood thinners such as Coumadin."If you mix St. John's wort with anti-depression medications, you may experience a dangerous increase in serotonin levels, called serotonin syndrome. Consult your doctor before you take St. John's wort or any other supplement. As for yourself: To get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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Kid Cudi had the internet abuzz with his fashion-forward performance as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” — with two looks that were an apparent tribute to the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain. First, the singer performed the song “Tequila Shots” wearing a T-shirt with a photo of the late “SNL” cast member Chris Farley, who died in 1997 at age 33 of a drug overdose. Cudi also wore a green cardigan that recalled the one that Cobain — who died by suicide at age 27 in 1994 — had worn during his band Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged” performance the year before. Cudi returned later in the show with an even bolder callback to the late Cobain for his song “Sad People” — an ankle-length, spaghetti-strap floral dress reminiscent of a similar outfit that the Nirvana frontman wore during a photo shoot for the U.K. music magazine The Face. Also Read: 'SNL' Cold Open Has Some Bleak Thoughts About Derek Chauvin Trial (Video) If you’re out here hating on Kid Cudi because he was wearing a dress, grow up and understand that it’s not only an homage to Kurt Cobain but also him speaking loudly for everyone to be and love themselves for who they are. pic.twitter.com/H7i7NfYbM3 — ⚜️𝗞𝗜𝗗 𝗖𝗨𝗗𝗜'𝗦 𝗛𝗨𝗠𝗢𝗟𝗢𝗚𝗜𝗦𝗧⚜️ (@CudisHumologist) April 11, 2021 Both songs are from Cudi’s new album, “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen.” Cudi has long been an admirer of Cobain — and according to Consequence of Sound even got a tattoo of the late rock star that he shared on social media last summer. Many online commentators note the apt choice of outfit and its lyrical connections, since “Sad People” concerns Cudi’s longtime battle with depression, including a 2016 stint in a rehab for “suicidal urges”: “Lettin’ go, ooh, this ain’t livin’ / I swim in pain / Never drown, keep my head up above the waves (get it, get it).” Others noted the timing of the performance, just days after the 27th anniversary of Cobain’s death. Watch the performances below. Also Read: Kid Cudi Enters Rehab for 'Depression and Suicidal Urges' The Twitterverse heaped praise on Cudi for his performances, and for “breaking social norms” with his “fabulous” and “stunning” outfit in the “Sad People” performance — which he ended with a smile and a curtsy. See more reactions below. Sensing a pattern here with Kid Cudi on #SNL and another KC pic.twitter.com/quFEQOiiFW — Jillian Sederholm (@JillianSed) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi pulling the ultimate Kurt Cobain tribute on #SNL on the week of this death. @KidCudi all about love and suicide prevention and awareness!!! pic.twitter.com/m4DOUC5eFF — Danny Armstrong (@DArmstrong44) April 11, 2021 Kid cudi on #snl rn!!!! King!!!!! pic.twitter.com/xspn8qQhG0 — Sophie Ross (@SophRossss) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi wearing a dress on SNL. Yes. — here for now (@LouisTheChild) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi performing on SNL in a floral dress is the energy we need in 2021 — Jon Steingart (@jonsteingart) April 11, 2021 Kid Cudi rocks a Chris Farley tee, then a stunning sundress. Respect. #SNL — Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) April 11, 2021 Man, I will always love Kid Cudi. The embodiment of his song “unf***wittable” #snl https://t.co/lLOuiF3Yde — Brandon Pope TV (@BpopeTV) April 11, 2021 Cudi flourishing on SNL. Next level pic.twitter.com/53kXlTFXhx — Kozza (@Kozza) April 11, 2021 Cudi’s curtsy was everything #snl @KidCudi — Tanya Casole-Gouveia (@TaCaGo) April 11, 2021 Read original story ‘SNL': Kid Cudi Pays Tribute to Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley With Bold Fashion Statements At TheWrap
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It can be tempting to feel like it's too late to get in shape.Middle-aged adults who were never self-proclaimed "health nuts" from the start may feel like the time for major lifestyle changes has passed. However, new research from the American Health Association (AHA) suggests that this point in life might be the perfect time to create a healthy meal plan and pick up a new gym routine.Using data from the Framingham Heart Study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the new study revealed that eating healthy and exercising regularly in your midlife may be significant for maintaining your heart health in your golden years. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now).Specifically, the research found that adopting these two lifestyle habits midlife can lower your chances of metabolic syndrome, a group of harmful conditions that can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other serious heart conditions. The question is, what should you be eating if you want to protect your heart?"I would recommend eating just a wide variety of fruits and vegetables," Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RDN, AHA volunteer expert, and former chair of the AHA's Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, told Eat This, Not That! in an interview. "But, you know, [you] have to eat other things as well…whole grains, nuts, and seeds."Dr. Kris-Etherton also recommends focusing on including other plant-based foods into your diet like nut and seed butter varieties, such as almond butter and sunflower seed butter. Without a doubt, it's much easier to follow a healthy plant-based diet when you're cooking at home. If you're dining at a restaurant, it can be a bit more challenging to find healthy foods on the menu that aren't doused in salty seasonings and sugary sauces.However, Kris-Etherton reassures that it's possible. "A lot of restaurants now are featuring some of the ancient grains on their menus, and one, in particular, is quinoa," she says. "And that would be a really good side dish or a main dish, along with lean protein foods and fruits and vegetables."Of course, diet is just one piece of the puzzle. It's also key to get plenty of exercise and to keep your workouts varied."People need both aerobic exercise and strength training," said Dr. Kris-Etherton. "And so people should exercise at least 150 minutes per week, and that should be of moderate physical activity, so get out there and walk. Then, don't forget the strength training twice per week."She noted that while the association has not issued any guidelines regarding how long you should spend on strength training, it should be a key part of your exercise routine.For more tips on what to eat to keep your heart healthy for as long as possible, be sure to check out These Are the Two Best Diets For Heart Health, According to Doctors.
Right now, the coronavirus is the #1 health concern in the land, but keeping your heart healthy should also remain paramount: Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in America, according to the CDC, with 655,381 dying from it yearly. And since COVID-19 can cause heart problems, it makes sense to make sure your ticker is ticking properly. "Even if we feel healthy now, the point of this is to avoid a heart attack in the next 10 to 20 years," says cardiologist Tarak Rambhatla, MD, about the importance of yearly physicals to suss out potential issues. "If we have underlying cardiac risk factors that we don't realize, those can progress to real disease in 10-15 years," he says. "If you at least know those numbers, it will give you a good framework for identifying risk factors [for heart attacks and disease]." Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise. 1 Get Your Flu Shot Flu? And heart health? What's the connection? This: Adults over 65 are more likely to experience fatal flu complications, including heart attacks. That's why cardiologists like Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chair of Cardiology at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, get flu shots every year. "Many individuals are unaware that their risk of a heart attack increases by up to 10 times in the days and weeks after an acute flu infection," he says. A flu shot can also ensure you don't get the flu on top of coronavirus, a potentially deadly double-threat. 2 Moderate Your Stress Levels "Stress hormones can cause an increase in cortisol which causes an increase in visceral fat (fat around your organs) which directly impacts heart health," says Andrea Paul, MD. Stress can increase adrenaline, a hormone that kicks in your "fight or flight" response—and increases your heart rate and blood pressure. Keeping those numbers elevated creates an inflammatory response in the body, which in turn can cause heart issues, including heart disease and even heart attacks. 3 Unglue Yourself From Your Phone Cardiologists—like most of us—are glued to their phones. While they have to be available for work reasons, they also know the value in shutting down.And they're right: A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that "constant checkers"—or people who are always looking at social media, email, and other apps on their smartphones—are more stressed than those who aren't. "Take a holiday from your smart devices on the weekend," recommends Nieca Goldberg, MD, a cardiologist and American Heart Association volunteer expert. "Choose a weekend day to take a break." 4 Avoid Toxins "Chemicals in processed foods, pesticides, alcohol, nicotine, recreational drugs, and sweeteners all put strain on the cardiovascular system," says Shae Leonard, a licensed Physician Assistant and functional medicine clinician. "This causes oxidative stress leading to vessel damage, deposit buildup, and cardiovascular disease." 5 Pay Attention to Your Blood Sugar "Increased blood sugar is where it starts (leads to oxidative damage to arteries, endothelial dysfunction, hypertension, and eventually plague and cholesterol buildup/blockages," says Leonard. "Get lab work done regularly to strive for optimal levels not just 'normal' or 'within normal limits'; this is not optimal." 6 Get a Good Night's Sleep "Always allow enough time to sleep 8 – 9 hours each night," says Dr. Beverly Yates. "Create and maintain a healthy sleep schedule. Go to sleep at the same time each night and awaken at the same time each morning." 7 Push Away From the Table "Pay attention to whether you are hungry when you eat. Pause frequently when eating so that your body has time to notice whether you are full," says Dr. Poston. "Keep track of your eating habits to see if you are eating out of boredom or to ease stress." 8 Exercise "Any amount of exercise is better than none at all," says Leann Poston, MD. "Set a goal whether it is steps per day, climbing stairs, or just participating more in any activity that gives you pleasure and requires movement." "The best exercise for your heart is the exercise you will actually do," says Dr. Yates. "Consistency matters." 9 Drink Coffee Worried that your morning cup—or three—of joe will hurt your heart? Don't be. "Fortunately, coffee is still OK and even somewhat protective for heart disease and diabetes," says Richard Collins, MD, a cardiologist based in Littleton, Colorado.A recent study conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that even drinking as many as 25 cups of coffee a day won't impact your heart. While most of us don't drink that much, another study by German researchers found that drinking four cups can help endothelial cells—or cells that line the inside of blood vessels—function better, which in turn can help the heart pump blood more effectively. 10 Don't Forget About Your Vitamins "The most important dietary stress leading to heart disease is a deficiency of B12 and folate. A deficit in either of these causes an increase in the cellular waste product homocysteine," says Sheldon Zablow, MD. "As this toxin increases, it causes inflammation of the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels in the heart and it increases the thickness of the blood. This combination causes an increase in blood clots which leads to heart disease and strokes."RELATED: What Taking a Multivitamin Every Day Does To Your Body 11 Limit Sodium While the American Heart Association recommends 2,300 mg of sodium a day maximum, the average adult consumes more than 3,400 mg. This can spell trouble for your health because sodium is one of the leading contributors to high blood pressure, one of the risk factors for heart disease and heart attacks.Avoid those risks by limiting added salt as much as possible."For packaged foods, the nutrition fact panel may be useful in identifying lower sodium products, and for menu items, diners can request sodium content information," said the study's lead researcher, Lisa J. Harnack, Dr.PH., professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "Also, if you frequently add salt to food at the table or in home food preparation, consider using less." 12 Don't Smoke "Over time, smoking contributes to atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in arteries) and increases your risk of having and dying from heart disease, heart failure, or a heart attack," says The NIH. "Compared with nonsmokers, people who smoke are more likely to have heart disease and suffer from a heart attack."RELATED: The Easiest Way to Avoid a Heart Attack, Say Doctors 13 Avoid Heavy Alcohol Drinking While a few drinks can be good for heart health, such as raising your "good" (HDL) cholesterol levels, if you don't already drink, your heart shouldn't be a reason to start. "Regular or high alcohol use can hurt your heart and lead to diseases of the heart muscle, called cardiomyopathy," says WebMD. "Drinking alcohol regularly also can raise your blood pressure." 14 Invest in Self Care "My best advice to myself, friends/family and patients is to take a hard stance on 20-30 minutes of self-care which can take the form of meditation or relaxation other than screen time," says Sonal Chandra, MD. "This self-work takes precedence over any other work—the rest can wait!" So follow those fundamental mitigation measures for your heart, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.