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4 million travelers passed through the nation's airports since Saturday on their way to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.

The TSA screened 917,354 people at airports across the country on Monday. Security screenings at U.S. airports surpassed 2 million over the weekend, as people ignored the CDC's warnings to avoid traveling over the holiday.

It's a far cry from earlier this year when Americans were terrified to leave their homes amid the news media's daily doom and gloom Covid-19 reports.

Mainstream cable news outlets saw drastic drops in TV ratings as millions of viewers fled to alternate news stations such as Newsmax and One America News (OAN) who don't obsess over Covid-19 statistics.

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Among the well-heeled travelers were Jennifer Lopez and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez who sparked outrage on social media when they shared this Instagram.com photo of their luxurious accommodations on their private jet.

Dr. Anthony Fauci ramped up his usual fear mongering, warning that 43,000 Americans will die with Covid-19 between now and Christmas.

Long lines formed outside health clinics in New York City as hundreds waited for 6-12 hours to get tested before traveling.

But NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that a negative test does not mean New Yorkers can stop wearing masks or social distancing.

De Blasio set up "checkpoints" around the city to catch people violating his strict quarantine orders over Thanksgiving.

Violators may face fines of $1,000 to $2,000, the mayor's office has said.
 

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Beyonce Knowles Carter has built her entire career stealing from other artists. Now her fans are accusing superstar Jennifer Lopez of ripping off Beyonce's performance from the 2014 Grammy Awards.

J.Lo's performance at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night drew comparisons to Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" set at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

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The 51-year-old Latina singer was joined by Colombian singer Maluma to perform "Pa Ti" and "Lonely" from the soundtrack of their upcoming movie Marry Me.

While many took to social media to praise Jennifer for her incredible performance, Beyonce's fans were quick to point out the similarities between her performance and Beyonce's performance six years ago.

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"Does anyone notice that J.Lo is ripping off Beyonce on her performance at the amas," one fan wrote, while another added, "JLO really stole Beyoncé's whole drunk in love performance. Copied everything, down to the outfit."

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Fans noted that both women sported wet look bobs, and Jennifer donned a black bodysuit that was similar to the one Beyonce wore for her Grammys performance.

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Both stars also started their performances sitting on a chair, with black, blue and red lighting on the stage.

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However, others were quick to jump to Jennifer's defense, pointing out that Beyonce's creative thievery is legendary:

"You're joking, right? If you think for 1 second that this is Beyonce's concept, you are a pop-culture illiterate. It's homage to Cell Block Tango from Chicago (the movie/play, NOT the city). It predates both JLo's and Beyonce's careers. #ResearchTHENpost."

And another added: "Girl... Beyonce did not invent black swimsuits and wet hair bob type look... That's just how Jlo looks in the MV (music video) for that song. Calm down."

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ABC censors were said to be "freaking out" over risqué performances by Jennifer Lopez (left) and Megan Thee Stallion at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night.
 

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According to Page Six, a source said Lopez, 51, whose sexy Super Bowl halftime performance triggered over 1,300 complaints about her "strip club act," was set to outdo herself in a "steamy" duet with Colombian singer Maluma.

But Lopez's AMA performance was tame by stripper industry standards.
 

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Censors were also nervous about the impossibly scanty costume to be worn by Billboard magazine's Rapper of the Year, Megan Thee Stallion. But that turned out to be a false alarm as well. The black lacy negligee Megan wore during her sultry set was nothing television viewers haven't seen before.
 

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This year's AMAs, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, was broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
 

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The funniest moment of the night was when Henson shook her butt at a life-size cutout of semi-retired pop singer Beyonce's face.
 

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The most scandalous attires of the evening were pop singer Ciara Wilson and male-to-female trans actor Laverne Cox flashing a little leg.
 

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Ciara was the first presenter at the American Music Awards. She rocked a flowing red dress with a plunging neckline and black, thigh-high hooker boots. She presented the award for Favorite Male Artist - Soul/R&B to The Weeknd, who wore stage makeup and bandages to promote a movie role.
 

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Ciara's hair was done up in extension braids so tight that it looked like her scalp was screaming to be set free. The wife of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed her look with a pair of silver hoop earrings and several rings.

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Heavily pregnant singer Kelly Rowland glows in a green maternity dress as she is seen leaving a photo shoot with friends in Brentwood, CA. The mom-of-two changed into a striped dress for a photo shoot at a private studio. She had her hair wrapped up in a towel before going into makeup.
 

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New Couple Alert: Chris Rock was seen going out to lunch with his new girlfriend, actress Carmen Ejogo, in his maroon Ferrari in Malibu.
 

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Rapper Nelly ate a whole tray of cupcakes that was delivered to him at the Dancing with the Stars Studio. The rap star has a sweet tooth and worked it off dancing with pro Daniella Karagach.
 

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Actor Will Smith got back into character as he continues to film "King Richard", the biopic of Serena and Venus Williams' dad Richard Williams, in LA.

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One of the top producers behind Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour and Jennifer Lopez's and Shakira's showstopping 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show has died.

TV and live event producer Dan Parise died from a cardiac arrest on Monday night, aged 61.

The industry veteran produced the Grammy and Emmy-nominated concert special, On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z, in 2014. He previously served as Live Nation's Director of Production, and also worked with superstars including Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and Pearl Jam.

Additionally, Parise worked with the team at Jay Z's Roc Nation on big events like the Global Citizen Festival and the rap mogul's annual Made In America Festival.

Paying tribute to Parise, a Roc Nation spokesperson tells TheWrap, "He committed his life to his family at home and his family on the road, making each one of us better with each show. From working with Dave Matthews to Michelle Obama to Keith Richards, his mark on the entertainment and broadcast world will be felt for generations to come."

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NeNe Leakes was spotted at LAX airport in Los Angeles, wearing her typical uniform of a white v-neck top with ripped jeans and combat boots. She accessorized her casual outfit with a multicolor wool and silk Fendi poncho (retail $1,190).

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Power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez arrived for business meetings in Beverly Hills. The couple dressed to the nines and held hands as they made their way inside the Beverly Hills office building.
 

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Actor Jamie Foxx spent Presidents Day at Disneyland with his daughter Annalise, 10, and her friends. Jamie wore a Dior sweater with black Nike's and Run-DMC socks. Jamie also carried a custom made lightsaber in a protective case over his shoulder.

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Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce are among a long list of minority actors who were snubbed by the Academy Awards. The Academy unveiled their 2020 Oscar nominations on Monday, Jan. 13, WENN.com reported.

Lopez was expected to earn Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as an aging stripper in the film Hustlers (2019). But she was left off the list of nominees, which included British actress Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Florence Pugh, Kathy Bates, and Laura Dern.

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Jay-Z is reportedly consoling his wife, Beyonce, who was overlooked for an original song nomination for her single "Spirit" off the soundtrack to one of the year's biggest movies, Disney's remake of The Lion King.

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Lupita Nyong'o was snubbed for her role in the comedy/thriller Us, as was actress Awkwafina for her critically acclaimed performance in The Farewell.

The list of Black actors who were bypassed by the Academy also includes Eddie Murphy, who was expected to be recognized for his portrayal of comic Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite Is My Name.

Not a single female filmmaker earned any recognition in the directing category, according to WENN.com.

Lopez's Hustlers director Lorena Scafaria was ignored, as was Beyonce's music music director Melina Matsoukas.

Jennifer Lopez has a lot to be thankful for. She is engaged to be married to former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and she's still in demand as a performer and an actress at age 50.

But some of J-Lo's fans were baffled when Alex, 44, posted photos of Lopez and his two daughters Natasha, 15, and Ella, 11, on Instagram. The images excluded J-Lo's twins by her ex-husband Marc Anthony.

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The girls are A-Rod's daughters by his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, whom he divorced in 2008. J-Lo reposted the images on her Instagram.

Lopez's fans were annoyed that the family pictures didn't include J-Lo's 11-year-old twins - Emme and Maximillian - who were right there in the kitchen with them.

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Lopez did post shots of her daughter Emma (2nd from right) and her son Max - but the images were inside a gallery and not prominently displayed like the family portraits.

Men don't know any better, but J-Lo's fans felt she should've included her kids in the family shots - especially when the photos are posted on social media for all the world to see.

Question: What do you think of A-Rod and J-Lo's Thanksgiving family portraits? Should she have included all four children in the shots?

Check out more celebrity family Thanksgiving photos below.
 

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Now you can own a piece of Grammy history. The iconic Versace dress worn by Jennifer Lopez to the 2000 Grammys before she became a household name is going on sale for only 10 days.

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The stunning green floral cutout silk dress that Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards on Sean "Puffy" Combs' arm is on sale for $9,325.

The Hustlers star sported an updated replica of the infamous dress during Milan Fashion Week in Italy last month.

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According to Us Weekly, Lopez, 50, requested that the revamped dress be more revealing and show more skin.

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The replica dress sparked renewed demand from social media influencers and fashionistas who want to floss the barely there garment on Instagram.

According to WENN.com, the dress is on sale now through the Moda Operandi website, but it will only be available for purchase for 10 days and will not ship until May 5, 2020.

The website begs for your patience since the dress is being custom hand sewn just for you.

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J.Lo recently recalled the impact of "that dress" on her YouTube channel, revealing the look created "an extra kinetic energy" on the red carpet.

"It just goes to show you the power of fashion and the power of those types of moments," she said. "I know people try to make it frivolous at times, but what those things do is they give people an inspiration. It puts a beautiful moment out into the world. One dress can change the trajectory of how people dress for the next 10 years. It's a crazy impact that fashion can have."

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Does Beyonce know about this? Latin superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have been booked by Jay-Z to perform during Super Bowl LIV halftime in Miami, Florida next year.

Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 42, are set to perform at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Feb. 2. The announcement was made on Instagram.com on Thursday.

Shakira shared a photo of Lopez, 50, and the caption: "Get ready 02.02.20."

Lopez added: "This is happening. 02.02.20." "Going to set the world on [fire] @shakira #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowlLIV @pepsi".

Coincidently, Feb. 2 is Shakira's birthday.

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Jay-Z was widely criticized for accepting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's offer to provide halftime music consultation in exchange for cash and a possible ownership in a NFL team.

Many believed the aging rapper's wife, Beyonce, would be the first artist he signed to perform during Super Bowl halftime.