Daily Brief: COVID Cases Uptick, BLM Dismisses Allegations of Mismanaged Funds

Also, the average cost in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area on Tuesday dropped for the 15th consecutive day on Tuesday
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» With Coachella, Spring Break, and Easter Approaching, Here’s How to Stay Safe From COVID After a recent uptick in COVID cases, L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer is people to do “their very best to make use of the powerful tools at hand, vaccinations, boosters, testing, and masking, to keep ourselves and those most vulnerable to severe illness, as safe as possible.” [Los Angeles Times]

» Black Lives Matter Leaders Dismiss Allegations of Mismanaged Funds Following a New York Magazine report that revealed they had purchased a $6 million home in Southern California with donated funds, BLM leaders dismissed recent articles about the organization’s finances as media attacks and “misinformation and disinformation.” [NBC News]

» Rihanna Gets Candid With Vogue About Her Pregnancy and Love Life The pop icon, billionaire businesswoman, and mommy-to-be opens up about pregnancy, maternity fashion, and how her boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, made his way out of the friend zone in new Vogue cover story. [Vogue]

» Los Angeles Gas Prices Dip for 15th Consecutive Day After an “unprecedented rise in gas prices,” the average cost in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area on Tuesday dropped for the 15th consecutive day, with an average gallon of regular gasoline decreasing 1.3 cents to $5.849, according to figures from the American Automobile Assn. [Los Angeles Times]

» LAX Ranks as Fifth-Busiest Airport in the World The Los Angeles International Airport was the fifth busiest airport in the world in 2021, the airport announced Monday, based on figures released by the Airports Council International World. [City News Service]


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US actor Ezra Miller attends the First Annual “Time 100 Next” gala at Pier 17 on November 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Could Ezra Miller’s Career Be Gone in A Flash?

One of the D.C. Universe’s biggest stars might be burning a little too brightly for their own good as The Flash‘s Ezra Miller—one of the most popular nonbinary celebs in Hollywood—seems to be speeding from one mess to another lately.

As recounted by Vox, the Fantastic Beasts actor’s most recent kerfuffle was a March arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar in Hawaii. Miller allegedly acted out due to their aggravation with another guest’s rendition of the Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper ballad, “Shallow.”

Further details of the arrest depict Miller yelling obscenities, grabbing a mic from a singing woman, and lunging at a man enjoying a game of darts. They were released from custody after paying $500 bail.

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