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Chase Rice Tour Going Forward with Added COVID-19 Precautions – TMZ

Chase Rice’s tour isn’t stopping despite criticism, but more safety is being encouraged.

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Naya Rivera’s body recovered from California lake, sheriff says – CBS News

The announcement concludes an extensive search for Rivera’s body, which began after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a pontoon boat the pair had rented.

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California authorities announced Monday that they are “confident” that a body they found at a California lake is that of missing actress Naya Rivera. The announcement concludes an extensive search for Rivera, which began six days ago after her 4-year-old son was found alone in a pontoon boat the pair had rented. 
“We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera,” said Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub. The sheriff said the location of the body, its physical characteristics and clothing, and the fact that no other missing people have been reported, make officials confident the body is Rivera’s.
She was found in the northeastern portion of Lake Piru, floating near the surface, Ayub said. He added that investigators believe her body was in that area the whole time, but that it had been concealed by shrubbery. 
The body will now be taken to the medical examiner’s office where an autopsy will be performed. There is no indication of foul play or suicide, Ayub said. 
Rivera was first reported missing last Wednesday. Authorities said last week that Rivera and her son rented a pontoon boat at approximately 1 p.m. local time and that when they didn’t return as expected three hours later, workers from the rental company went out to search for them. 
Rivera’s son was eventually found in the boat with his life jacket on. He told authorities that he and Rivera had gone swimming in the lake, and said he got back in the boat but she did not.
“He told investigators that he looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water,” Ayub said. There was an adult-sized life jacket in the boat, and there was not a life jacket on the recovered body.
Video footage showed that Rivera and her son were the only people who boarded the boat. Authorities said Rivera had visited the lake previously. 
By Thursday, authorities said they believed she drowned in “what appears to be a tragic accident.”
A petition created last week that calls for warning signs to be put up around the lake has received more than 32,000 signatures. 
“Naya Rivera is not the first, nor the last to go missing at Lake Piru,” the petition said. “Lake Piru is a very deep lake with very bad whirlpools, people have been asking for years for the city to put up warning signs for swimmers. Locals of Ventura County don’t go to Lake Piru for this reason! Tourist have no idea what they’re getting into.” 
Rivera, 33, was best known for her role on “Glee.” She was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 as part of the cast who sang a rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.'” She also won several ALMA awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, according to IMDB. 
Earlier in the day, officials announced that a body had been found while searching for Rivera. “Glee” co-star Jane Lynch tweeted about that announcement, writing, “Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.”
Chris Colfer, another of Rivera’s “Glee” co-stars, also posted a tribute. “She spoke truth to power with poise and fearlessness,” he wrote on Instagram. “She could turn a bad day into a great day with a single remark. She inspired and uplifted people without even trying. Being close to her was both a badge of honor and a suit of armor. Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be.”

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Disneyland Employees Feel Unsafe with Chaotic Downtown Disney Reopening – TMZ

Disneyland’s union members are apparently deathly afraid of the park’s soft reopening.

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Disneyland just opened the flood gates to Downtown Disney — something many employees there are uncomfortable with at minimum … and deathly afraid of at worst.
TMZ spoke to a couple different union honchos who have hundreds to thousands of members working for the Mouse House during normal times — and they told us their rank and file don’t feel safe, and won’t until some crucial demands are met.
A quick look at the current line outside of the Disneyland Resort Downtown Disney opens at 10 am! Are you waiting? #DowntownDisney#DisneylandResortpic.twitter.com/lcM8g2CSOE
— Disneyland News Today (@dlnt) July 9, [email protected]
Andrea Zinder — President of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 324 — says her union’s got about 250 cast members (Disney’s term for employees) on the ground right now in Downtown Disney, whichjust invited guests back last week to fairly disastrous results — coronavirus-wise, anyway.
Downtown Disney just said “come on in” smh pic.twitter.com/BYX9c0NhbJ
— Fer Nando (@YesIAmFern) July 9, [email protected]
If you haven’t seen some of the videos of the scene, there was virtually NO social distancing being enforced whatsoever in any number of stores that reopened. One positive … most folks were wearing masks, but shoppers were running amok, ignoring signs calling for social distancing.
Andrea tells us this seemingly uncontrollable flood of visitors — from all over the country — worries cast members, who say it’s next to impossible to control the crowds. She says UFCW 324 has been asking for mandatory testing of employees, but Disney ain’t budging.
World of Disney is currently a mess. Guests are not following the social distancing measures that were put in place. #DowntownDisney#DisneylandResortpic.twitter.com/TvYiQvkhcW
— Disneyland News Today (@dlnt) July 9, [email protected]
As a result, she says she thinks the place is a breeding ground for disease, and hopes Gov. Gavin Newsom makes them close shop entirely.
In fact, under Newsom’s new order issued Monday … retail stores will have to close, but restaurants with outdoor seating — which is most in DD — can remain open.
NEW: As #COVID19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise, 30 counties will now be required to CLOSE INDOOR OPERATIONS for:
-Fitness Centers-Places of Worship-Offices for Non-Critical Sectors-Personal Care Services-Hair Salons and Barbershops-Malls
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 13, [email protected]
Austin Lynch, the Organizing Director of UNITE HERE Local 11 says the Downtown Disney reopening is a sign of how badly Disney’s running the show so far.
Most of his 3,000 union members serve food in the park’s hotels and cafeterias, and he too wants guaranteed testing for them before the theme park reopens … whenever that happens.
A Disneyland official tells us, “To date, 20 union affiliates have signed agreements that include health and safety measures such as additional sick pay, reduced park capacity and face coverings for guests and cast members, allowing us to responsibly bring back our cast as soon as possible.”
As for testing, Disney sent a letter to all of its unions last month saying “COVID-19 testing is not viable as a screening tool” and instead urged cast members to continue hand washing, using face coverings and distancing.
In that same letter, though, Disney bragged this approach allowed it to successfully reopen parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong. ICYMI … Hong Kong Disneyland is re-closing due to a surge of coronavirus cases.

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‘The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon Sings “It’s Starting To Look A Bit Like Normal” As He Returns To 30 Rock Studio – Deadline

The Tonight Show returned to the studio tonight with Jimmy Fallon kicking off with an emotional message to viewers. Fallon, sitting on a stool in the middle of the studio, rather than behind the traditional desk, and dressed in a sweater and sneakers rather t…

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The Tonight Show returned to the studio tonight with Jimmy Fallon kicking off with an emotional message to viewers.
Fallon, sitting on a stool in the middle of the studio, rather than behind the traditional desk, and dressed in a sweater and sneakers rather that his usual suit, said that “any type of normalcy feels great” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a New Yorker, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped get us back to where we are now,” he opened. “To all the states, going through the tough parts, friends in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California. I know how hard it is, I’m not going to lie to you, it’s tough. But I’m here to show you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel if we all do our part to keep each other safe.”
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“I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but any type of normalcy feels great. Hopefully we can put a smile on your face for an hour every night and bring you a bit of normal. These are the hardest times to do comedy but they are also the times we need it the most. Maybe that’s why comedy was invented. Chew on that,” he added.
Fallon laid out how the NBC show was able to return, highlighting the safety protocols that he and his small crew went through to get the show up and running. All performers, including house band The Roots, Fallon and staff tested negative for COVID-19 and crew were wearing masks and face shields during shooting and remained six feet apart.
When he turned up to the studio, he had his temperature taken and a nose swab (“I didn’t know you could get a COVID test and a colonoscopy at the same time”) and once he was cleared, he went to his office to get ready.
“We’re taking this very seriously and I want to thank NBC for making sure that everyone feels safe,” he added. “The show will be a little bit different. I think in some ways we’re all getting used to different. But we’re here for you and we’re slowly and safely getting back to work and getting back to whatever normal is.”
Then Fallon kicked on with the show, which featured a monologue that included jokes about President Donald Trump wearing a mask for the first time (“We’re days away from him saying he was the first one to wear a mask”) and how the White House seems to be disparaging Dr. Fauci.
He also took advantage of the benefits of the studio, performing a couple of bits in front of the green screen, including a fake ad for Masculine Man Masks, an 80s throwback called I Like Your Style and performing a song called It’s Beginning to Look A Bit Like Normal, which featured virtual back up dancers as well as Tracy Morgan declaring that he was running for Mayor.
It’s starting to look a bit like almost normal.

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