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"The results are in!" said Gayle King who celebrated losing 7 pounds on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections.

King told her Instagram followers she was worried about her quarantine weight gain. The 65-year-old "CBS This Morning" host shared a photo that showed her tipping the bathroom scale at 172 lbs.

"Ideal weight [doctor] says is 163... not happening anytime soon. Blaming corona quarantine and Halloween candy corns I just bought! Make it stop!"

A week and a half later, King showed her weight was down to 165 lbs. "Update! Just completed 5-day soup fast and the results are in!" she wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

"Trying to get into mustard yellow dress for Elex night coverage TONITE... praying to sweet black baby Jesus it now fits, that you VOTE and that there is PEACE."

King's fans encouraged her on her weight loss journey. But King had a message for trolls who had something to say about her feet:

"ps plz withhold all negative comments about my jacked up feet I'm well aware they are a hot mess but not yet comfortable in a covid environment going to nail salon... bigger issues to worry about."

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are doing "well" despite contracting Covid-19, according to a statement from their doctor.

America's leader announced his diagnosis in a tweet early Friday morning. Trump said he and the First Lady had contracted the coronavirus and, in an update from White House doctor Sean P. Conley, it was confirmed the President and his wife are doing well during their health scare.

"This evening I received confirmation that both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus," he said, adding they plan to quarantine until they test negative for the flu-like virus in 10-14 days.

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"The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence. The White House medical team and I will maintain a vigilant watch, and I appreciate the support provided by some of our country's greatest medical professionals and institutions."

Conley continued: "Rest assured I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering, and I will keep you updated on any future developments."

Melania also tweeted that she and her husband are "feeling good" but have postponed all their upcoming engagements. According to CNN, Vice President Mike Pence has tested negative for the virus.

Trump and his wife were tested after Trump's top aide Hope Hicks revealed her positive diagnosis on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is challenging Trump in November's presidential election and shared a debate stage with him on Tuesday, offered his and his wife Jill's sympathies to the pair.

"Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery," he tweeted. "We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family."

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Americans woke up this morning to the news that U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The POTUS broke the news on his Twitter page, just hours after revealing that he and the First Lady were having tests following the positive diagnosis of one of his top aides Hope Hicks.

"Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" he tweeted.

Melania added on her Twitter page: "As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together."

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Both Trump and his wife are exhibiting mild, flu-like symptoms, according to Fox News sources. Trump, 74, was described as "lethargic" at an event last night.

But the White House expects both the President and First Lady to recover without any ill effects. They will also have immunity against this particular strain of the COVID virus going forward.

The president and the First Lady are quarantining for the next two weeks. It is unclear if Trump will attend the second debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden next week.

Trump's critics seemed to gloat over the news that he has contracted the virus.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statement:

"The president testing positive for the coronavirus should serve as a wake up call to every single American. The virus doesn't care if you're rich or poor, Republican or Democrat, young or old. No one is immune, not even the president."

Trump isn't the first politician to contract the virus. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Republican Senator Rand Paul are among the other bold name politicians to have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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The coronavirus lockdown has claimed another celebrity couple. Singer Kelly Clarkson has filed for divorce from her husband of 7 years, Brandon Blackstock.

The pop singer has been self-isolating with Blackstock and their kids at their retreat in Montana for the past eight weeks. But the forced home detention has apparently cost Clarkson her marriage.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Clarkson filed papers in Los Angeles last week.

She married her manager, Blackstock, in 2013 after a whirlwind courtship and they share two children - five-year-old daughter River and 4-year-old son Remington. He also has two teenage kids from his first marriage to Melissa Ashworth.

The news comes weeks after the now-estranged couple put an Encino, California mansion on the market.

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Experts say people younger than age 50 should be allowed to leave their homes amid the coronavirus lockdowns.

People over 50 should be quarantined in their homes or face fines if they can't prove their age while out and about.

A Warwick University study found that a "rolling age-release strategy" was the best option to ease the quarantine restrictions and allow people to return to work.

The strategy is based on the high percentage of deaths among coronavirus victims older than 50. The study's author wrote that police should be given powers to fine people if they can't prove their age.

The study, based on Chinese data, said adults over 50 would be allowed out of their homes when a vaccine becomes available next year.

"Our risk graphs... show very clearly that younger people are at far less risk of dying from COVID-19 than older citizens," said Andrew Oswald, a professor at Warwick.

"Any lockdown release policy that does not design itself around this "Age gradient" in human coronavirus risk will have dangerous consequences," he said.

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Amari Dancy thought she chose the perfect hiding place during a game of hide and seek with her cousins while on coronavirus lockdown in her Virginia home.

The 18-year-old chose to hide in a washing machine but the game ended when she got stuck in the machine and was unable to free herself.

"We already had hid underneath the bed, in the closet, and we couldn't go down to the basement," Dancy told NBC News.

Medics and the Prince Williams County Department of Fire and Rescue arrived to help rescue Dancy from the machine on Sunday, according to NBC News.

The heroes removed the machine's top and yanked Dancy out of the machine just before midnight Sunday.

"I mean it's pretty embarrassing, but all I can do is laugh it off. I had a laugh out of it, my family had a laugh out of it, I'm OK. As long as I'm OK, that's all that matters to me."

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Video from the rescue operation made its way to social media where Dancy became an overnight star and racked up a few hundred new followers.

"I just wanted to be out of there," she said.
 


 

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Prominent Atlanta business owner Ryan Wilson slammed Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for reopening the state on Friday, April 24.

The CEO and co-founder of Atlanta's thriving private membership club, The Gathering Spot, made a public PSA informing Gov. Kemp that the renown club will keep it's doors closed, despite Kemp's removal of the shelter-in-place order.

Like many other prominent business owners, mostly Democrats, Ryan expressed his "great concern" with the early opening of the state, saying regardless of what Kemp states, he will not put his staff or members in harm's way, while Georgia is still working to "flatten the Covid-19 curve."

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Wilson, pictured at right with entrepreneur Killer Mike, states, "This is a complete failure of leadership. I don't understand the decision. We're not opening despite the order. We could technically open on April 27, but we're not going to because it's not safe to do so. The worst thing that could happen is we open our space up and someone gets sick or dies as a result of coming into contact with someone here. We just simply are not at the point where the data suggests that it’s a responsible move to make."

Wilson is calling on other local businesses to join him, by remaining closed, as well as urging citizens to stay at home.

He is also asking patrons to continue to support their small local businesses the best way they can throughout this troubling time. In the past 4-weeks of Georgia's closure, The Gathering Spot has donated over $16,000 in grants for small local businesses. They will continue to raise funding with their "We All We Got" fund, to continue to provide resources to local businesses in need.
 

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Covid-19 survivor Idris Elba wants people to spend a week in "quarantine" every year to remember those lost to the coronavirus.

The "Thor" actor and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba have recovered after contracting the potentially deadly disease in New Mexico last month.

To mark the devastating loss of life and mass disruption across the globe, Idris believes people should self-isolate for a week each year to remember the dead.

"I think that the world should take a week of quarantine every year just to remember this time," he tells the Associated Press. "Remember each other. I really do. I think it's… other species use it. It's called hibernation. But it does remind you that the world doesn't tick on your time."

Idris has been very vocal and outspoken since contracting the virus. He is very grateful to be alive, and he believes coronavirus is a sign of the Seven Prophecies.

"Definitely scary and unsettling and nervous. And I think that's been like a real collected world experience," said the actor who missed his six-year-old son Winston's birthday because of the lockdown. "You know, everyone's sort of feeling the way we have been feeling, but it has definitely been sort of just a complete upheaval."

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La La Anthony welcomed her estranged husband, Carmelo Anthony, into her West Coast home to quarantine with her and their son, Kiyan Anthony, 13.

Sandrarose.com reported last year that the couple were living separately after the paparazzi snapped 'Melo enjoying a yacht outing with his side piece in Europe.

The photos went viral just days before La La celebrated her 40th birthday in June.

La La and Carmelo tied the knot in 2010 after nearly a decade of dating. They split on "good terms" in July 2019.

La La told Access Hollywood that holing up with 35-year-old Carmelo has "done wonders" for their son.

She posted a photo of the youngster showing off his eyebrows that were arched like mommy's and wearing the same lipstick shade as hers.

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La La says she and 'Melo are navigating through the uncertainties of COVID-19 as a family.

Carmelo maintains an apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City, while La La works out of her Los Angeles home that she shares with Kiyan.

The separation has been difficult on young Kiyan, who needs a stay-at-home dad now more than ever.

Child experts say children need their fathers in their lives particularly during the crucial psychosexual stages between ages 1 and 7.

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Gabrielle Union sparked outrage online by posting a quarantine video that shows her and stepson Zaya Wade having harmless fun.

The video shows Zaya wearing an improvised sarong, while Union dances like the tooth fairy.

Union, 47, is married to Zaya's dad, retired NBA star Dwyane Wade, who announced Zaya was a transgender who prefers feminine pronouns.