Day: November 19, 2020

What time does ‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ premiere? New season filmed in quarantine bubble, sans Snooki.

Jerzday takes on the pandemic in the latest season of “Jersey Shore.”

Yes, the reality show that launched a million “cabs are heres” is still on TV, this time without Snooki.

Here are the details. You know, in case you weren’t planning to watch “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” reunion instead.

‘Jersey Shore Family Vacation’ season 4

Series mainstay Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced she was leaving MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” in 2019, saying the show wasn’t fun anymore/too much drama and not worth spending time away from her three children.

The third season, she said, would be her last.

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From left: Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Lauren Sorrentino, Deena Nicole Buckner, what appears to be some kind of JWoww doll and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino in the new season of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”MTV

Polizzi, 32, who lives in Florham Park and owns the Snooki Shop boutique in Madison, had returned alongside the majority of the original cast (sans Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola) in 2018 for the “Jersey Shore” revival “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.”

The original series that propelled the Shore denizens to reality show fame for their antics in Seaside Heights, Miami and Italy, debuted in 2009 and left MTV in 2012.

‘Jersey Shore,’ but make it a ‘quarantine bubble’

The revival series has followed the original cast through weddings, parenthood, divorce and prison.

Now: COVID-19.

We were already well into the pandemic when the previous season of “Jersey Shore” ended in June.

The fourth season of the show, filmed in a quarantine “bubble” at a Nevada hotel — Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio “rents” the entire place — starts Thursday.

These new episodes see the cast picking up the pieces after the notorious speech at Angelina Larangeira’s (née Pivarnick) 2019 East Brunswick wedding that preceded/sparked Snooki’s exit from the show (see series refresher below).

A trailer for the season (see clip above) shows DelVecchio wearing a mask while driving a car that appears to be filled with … replica dolls of his female castmates?

It wouldn’t the first time DelVecchio has deployed a doll … he did the same when Sammi Giancola declined to participate in the show in 2018. The Sammi doll became a fixture in the first run of the revival series.

DelVecchio, Vinny Guadagnino, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro mobilize to bring the rest of the cast back together in the wake of the wedding debacle (Pauly and Ronnie already live in Vegas), which saw Larangeira and her Staten Island guests take great offense to a roast-slash-wedding speech delivered by the women of the cast.

Minus Snooki, the remainder of the returning cast is rounded out by Larangeira, Holmdel’s Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Jackson’s Deena Nicole Buckner, née Cortese. From the trailer, it also appears as if Sorrentino’s wife, Lauren, who has been a regular presence on the show, again plays a part, filling in a bit for the missing “meatball.”

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CDC Recommends Against Travel for Thanksgiving Holiday Amid Coronavirus Surge | National News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday strongly recommended against traveling for Thanksgiving while the U.S. sees a record-breaking surge in its coronavirus outbreak.

“CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period,” Henry Walke, CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said on a call with reporters Thursday. “For Americans who decide to travel, CDC recommends doing so as safely as possible by following the same recommendations for everyday living.”

In update guidance, the agency recommended celebrating the holiday either virtually or with those in the household, which it defines as “anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit.”

“People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households,” the CDC said.

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If someone hasn’t been actively living in the household for 14 days, people should take extra precautions, like wearing a mask in the home.

“From an individual household level, what’s at stake is basically the increased chance of one of your loved ones becoming sick and then being hospitalized and dying,” Walke said.

The updated guidance comes the day after the U.S. saw its highest daily death toll from the virus since May and topped 250,000 total fatalities.

“We’re alarmed, again, with the exponential increases in cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” Walke said.

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CDC pleads with Americans to not travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

It was some of the firmest guidance yet from the government on curtailing traditional gatherings to fight the outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the recommendations just one week before Thanksgiving, at a time when diagnosed infections, hospitalizations and deaths are skyrocketing across the country. In many areas, the health care system is being squeezed by a combination of sick patients filling up beds and medical workers falling ill themselves.

The CDC’s Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz cited more than 1 million new cases in the U.S. over the past week as the reason for the new guidance.

“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household,” she said.

If families do decide to include returning college students, military members or others for turkey and stuffing, the CDC is recommending that the hosts take added precautions: Gatherings should be outdoors if possible, with people keeping 6 feet apart and wearing masks and just one person serving the food.

Whether Americans heed the warning is another matter. The deadly comeback by the virus has been blamed in part on pandemic fatigue, or people getting tired of masks and other precautions. And surges were seen last summer after Memorial Day and July Fourth, despite blunt warnings from health authorities.

The United States has seen more than 11 million diagnosed infections and over 250,000 deaths from the coronavirus. CDC scientists believe that somewhere around 40% of people who are infected do not have obvious symptoms but can still spread the virus.

Also on Thursday, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced what she called a “two-week pause” with some businesses closures and capacity reduced for restaurants and houses of worship starting Nov. 30. She said officials will reevaluate COVID-19 caseloads on Dec. 13. If they haven’t eased by then, she said “a full state lockdown” will follow.

And New Hampshire’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who previously resisted calls for a statewide mask mandate, issued an order requiring face coverings to be worn in public spaces indoors and outdoors.

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KEEPING UP WITH NON-COVID-19 CASES

Hospitals are struggling to keep up with non-coronavirus cases ranging from broken bones to heart attacks in states where COVID-19 cases are tying up resources.

In Kansas, rural hospitals are running into difficulty trying to transfer patients to larger hospitals for more advanced care.

“Whether it is regular pneumonia or appendicitis or fractures that need surgery, they have a limited amount of beds in their facilities and they are not taking a lot of these routine cases,” said Perry Desbien, a nurse practitioner who works in Smith Center and other rural communities. “They are saying, ‘Send them home. Have them follow up in the office. Unless it is life-threatening, we don’t want

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A coronavirus vaccine might not be widely available until several months into 2021.

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The U.S. death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 250,000, including 1,700 reported Wednesday alone. Hospitalizations across the nation have exploded, with almost 80,000 Americans now receiving inpatient treatment.

Happy Thanksgiving? Not so much.

New York canceled its massive Thanksgiving Day parade weeks ago. Houston followed suit and Detroit is planning a virtual event as well.

Many universities are urging students not to go home for the holidays, concerned about igniting a nationwide burst of new cases. Some schools are suggesting that students that do go home not come back, fearing an outbreak of infections on campus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chimed in Thursday, recommending Americans simply not travel for the holiday. 

“The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members is coming to this family gathering and they could end up severely ill, hospitalized or dying,” said Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager. “We don’t want that to happen.”

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has reported more than 11.5 million cases and more than 250,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The global totals: 56.4 million cases and 1.35 million deaths.

🗺️ Mapping coronavirus: Track the U.S. outbreak in your state.

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California curfew: 10 p.m. for 94% of residents

Three days after 94% of California’s population was moved into the state’s strictest tier of coronavirus restrictions, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a 10 p.m. curfew Thursday for that same group, encompassing 41 counties.

The curfew, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., begins Saturday and will last a month, Newsom said via Twitter, calling the move a “limited Stay at Home Order” that covers gatherings and non-essential work. 

Coronavirus cases have doubled in the last 10 days across California, which became the second state to record 1 million COVID-19 cases last week.  

Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade will go virtual

Detroit’s top public health official on Thursday scuttled any plans for a live downtown performance for the city’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Denise Fair, chief public health officer for the Detroit Health Department, determined that a parade of 800 participants and 22 floats would violate Michigan’s recent public health restrictions on outdoor gatherings of more than 25 people. Parade organizer Tony Michaels said there had been no expectation of a live audience and that a “virtual” parade will be available for TV viewers Thanksgiving morning.

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CDC issues blunt statement against travel this Thanksgiving

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it “strongly” recommends that Americans avoid traveling to see family members and friends over Thanksgiving.



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“As we’re seeing exponential growth in cases, and the opportunity to translocate disease, or infection from one part of the country to another leads to our recommendation to, to avoid travel at this time,” said Dr. Henry Walke, CDC’s Covid-19 incident manager, during a briefing with reporters held Thursday. 

“We’re alarmed,” he said referring to the 1 million new cases of the coronavirus reported over the past week, and the surge in hospitalizations nationwide. The U.S. also has reported more than 250,898 deaths from Covid-19 on Wednesday.

Before Thursday, the CDC had urged Americans to consider the risks associated with traveling and gathering with people that aren’t part of your household but did not explicitly advise against travel.

That said, some 50 million Americans are expected to travel, predominantly by car, from Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 29, according to AAA. That’s only 5 million fewer Americans that traveled for the holiday last year. 

Related: 16 ways to throw together a smaller, no-fuss Thanksgiving dinner at the last minute

Walke cautioned about the risk of transmission both due to the mode of travel and the need to pass through transportation hubs such as airports, bus and train stations and gas stations. “When people are in lines and waiting to get on the bus or get on the plane people tend to crowd together and can’t maintain their distance,” he said.

In addition to the updated recommendation against traveling, the CDC updated its definition of a household.

“If people have not been actively living with you for the 14 days before you’re celebrating they are not considered a member of your household and, therefore, you need to take those extra precautions, even wearing masks within your own home,” said Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz, CDC’s community intervention and critical population task force lead.

See also: The CDC says you shouldn’t travel for Thanksgiving — here’s how to reduce risk if you do

“There is reason for hope. We’re all excited about the news regarding a vaccine,”  Walke added on Thursday’s briefing. “But it’s not here yet. When it does arrive the mitigation steps will still be equally important in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our fellow citizens.”

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CDC discourages travel; Thanksgiving parades go virtual; universities urge students not to go home for holiday

The U.S. death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 250,000, including 1,700 reported Wednesday alone. Hospitalizations across the nation have exploded, with almost 80,000 Americans now receiving inpatient treatment.

COVID-19 has now killed a quarter of a million Americans

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Happy Thanksgiving? Not so much.

New York canceled its massive Thanksgiving Day parade weeks ago. Houston followed suit and Detroit is planning a virtual event as well.

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Many universities are urging students not to go home for the holidays, concerned about igniting a nationwide burst of new cases. Some schools are suggesting that students that do go home not come back, fearing an outbreak of infections on campus.



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Holidays are usually for gatherings, but many get-togethers are complicated or canceled because of COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chimed in Thursday, recommending Americans simply not travel for the holiday. 

“The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members is coming to this family gathering and they could end up severely ill, hospitalized or dying,” said Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager. “We don’t want that to happen.”

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has reported more than 11.5 million cases and more than 250,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The global totals: 56.4 million cases and 1.35 million deaths.

🗺️ Mapping coronavirus: Track the U.S. outbreak in your state.

This file will be updated throughout the day. For updates in your inbox, subscribe to The Daily Briefing newsletter.

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50 new COVID-19 cases in Hamilton Thursday, as recreation centre limits frustrate council – Hamilton

Frustration over new red zone restrictions within recreation facilities is dominating the agenda at Hamilton City Hall.

The emergency and community services committee has approved a motion to cut fees in half that the city charges to minor hockey organizations, skating clubs and other user groups.

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Ward 6 Coun. Tom Jackson notes that a maximum indoor capacity of 10 patrons, regardless the size of an arena or recreation centre, will mean “financial hardship” for recreation groups.

His motion, approved by committee members, says the halving of fees will last as long as the city remains in the red control category of province’s COVID-19 framework.

Jackson says he’s “miffed, puzzled and peeved” at how Hamilton, which is averaging about 50 new cases of COVID-19 each day over the past week, “got lumped in with York, Toronto and Peel.”

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Jackson is particularly frustrated that the indoor capacity limit of 10 patrons applies, “whether it’s a quad-pad arena of four pads inside the one big building, or it would be a simple, single pad.”

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“It’s hard times for sure, added Ward 7 Coun. Esther Pauls, who says she “understands the frustration of all the constituents that are calling me, all the people that have kids in any sport.”

Fifty more cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday in Hamilton.

That’s according to public health’s daily update which shows no new deaths related to the virus in the city for the first time in almost a week.

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There are also no new outbreaks included in Thursday’s tally, which shows 342 active cases of coronavirus in Hamilton.

Many of the city’s current outbreaks are within long-term care facilities and the four most widespread involve a total of 175 resident and staff cases at Chartwell Willowgrove, Hamilton Continuing Care, St. Joseph’s Villa, Baywoods Place.

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Air Travel Was Gaining Momentum. Now What?

Confidence about the course of the coronavirus pandemic has helped put passengers back on planes in recent months, and Thanksgiving week is shaping up to be one of the busiest periods for U.S. air travel since it came to a near-standstill in the spring. News that effective vaccines may be close at hand lifted airline stocks.

But new concerns over the spread of the virus are rattling travelers and threatening airlines’ hopes for the months ahead.

United Airlines said Thursday that bookings had slowed and cancellations had risen in recent days because of the surge in virus cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to avoid holiday travel altogether, presenting the industry with its latest wrenching question: How dark can this winter get?

“There’s two trains running toward us,” said John Grant, a senior analyst with OAG, an aviation data firm based near London. “One is full of optimism on a vaccine, and the other is, sadly, full of more caution. Who gets there first?”

When Angela Henry booked her Thanksgiving flights months ago, she had no idea that the United States would be setting new coronavirus infection records as the holiday approached. She also didn’t know that she would be pregnant.

Ms. Henry, 30, and her husband agonized over whether to stick to their plan to fly to Atlanta from Northern California to spend Thanksgiving with his family. After soliciting advice from loved ones and medical professionals and weighing the risks, they recently decided to go through with it.

“It’s been tough,” she said. “I was just trying to find that rational middle ground.”

Airlines argue that flying is generally safe because of the various policies put in place to limit contagion, high-end air filtration aboard planes and the relatively few published cases of coronavirus spread in flight. But the science is far from settled, travelers are still at risk throughout their journey and many would-be passengers have been discouraged by lockdowns and outbreaks in the places they hoped to visit.

Passenger volumes remain down more than 60 percent from last year, and the industry is losing the tens of millions of dollars a day.

Airlines for America, a group representing the nation’s largest carriers, canceled its annual holiday forecast this year, but said it expected more people to fly around Thanksgiving than in the weeks before or after. American Airlines said it expected to operate about 15 percent more flights around the holiday than in the rest of the month. And United expects Thanksgiving week to be the busiest one since the pandemic began, crediting measures to guard against the virus’s spread that it says have put passengers at ease.

“They see that mask compliance is really good; they’ve seen how clean the planes are; they’ve maybe even seen the electrostatic sprayers in action; they’ve seen us board the plane back to front, they’ve seen social distancing on the jet bridge — all of that has contributed to greater confidence in air travel,” said Josh

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Family Vacation’? Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Weigh In

The shore may never be the same. When Jersey Shore: Family Vacation returns for its fourth season on Nov. 19, a familiar face will be missing. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has left the show after deciding she couldn’t handle the drama and wanted to spend more time with her family. But is Snooki really done with Jersey Shore for good?

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino says he thinks Snooki may be back  

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Snooki dropped a bombshell on Jersey Shore fans in late 2019 when she announced she was quitting the MTV show. 

“I am retiring from Jersey Shore,” she said on the Dec 6 episode of her podcast,  It’s Happening with Snooki and Joey. “The main reason is really…. I just can’t do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really hard on me. I try and quit every single day. I just hate being away from the kids … It’s just not my life anymore.”

While Snooki has left Jersey Shore behind, she’s still friends with most of her old roommates. Could that mean that she might one day return to the show? Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino hopes so. 

“We’re still leaving the door open for her return,” he told E! News ahead of the season 4 premiere. “She’s a legend and I’m going to remain positive. I think maybe in the next year, we might see her come back in some capacity.”

“I’m being hopeful,” he added. 

How Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley handled Snooki’s absence from ‘Jersey Shore’

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Not having Snooki around during filming for season 4 was definitely an adjustment for the cast. Her good friend Jenni “JWoww” Farley came up with a strategy for dealing with Polizzi’s absence. She “just pretended [Snooki] was sleeping the whole time,” she told E!

“I’ll never accept Nicole not coming back,” JWoww added. “[She] slept by me for over 10 years so if there’s a way, we will get her back.” 

Previously, Farley hinted that she might follow her friend’s lead and quit Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. 

“I am way to ride or die to see you leave,” she tweeted on June 18, after the explosive season 3 finale. In that episode, Snooki declared she was done after a massive blow-up at Angelina Pivarnick’s wedding over a racy wedding toast. “If you’re done, I’m done. There’s no Jwoww without my Snooki,” Farley added.  

Farley did ultimately decide to return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. “Despite the rumors, I’ve made the decision to stick with the show and reunite once again with my second family,” 

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