COVID Archives

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 saw the likes of John Layman, Jonathan Hickman, Jamal Igle, Amy Chu, Ben Templesmith, Mark Waid, Ed Brisson, Joe Harris, Tom King, Joe Benitez… all major comic book creators, come down with COVID-19 at, or just after San Diego Comic-Con last week. John Layman:Turned out I am an SDCC Covid casualty[...]
Stranger Things 4: Matthew Modine Calls for S5 Brenner Redemption
While COVID protocols forced Hollywood and the entertainment industry as a whole to refocus on safety, testing also created content-related costs, according to Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos Speaking with Deadline Hollywood, Sarandos revealed that COVID costs were, on average, about 5/10 percent of its content spend In 2022, Netflix is spending[...]
Do Heroes Still Wear Masks At Comic Cons?
For a number of personal reasons, I do not f-ck with covid, and con organizers don't care, so now one of my favorite parts of being a comic book artist is off the table for me If you ever want a commission or a signed book or something shoot me an email or a dm[...]
An Editorial In Favor Of Masking and Vaccination Requirements At C2E2
The following, I think, are four of the best reasons to require masking and proof of vaccination. Comic professionals have died of COVID, including Juan Giménez, the iconic Metabarons artist Making the disease more difficult to spread at conventions would be a fine tribute to him. Someone with COVID will attend C2E2 no matter what rules are[...]
Jackass Star Steve-O Tested Positive For COVID At The Royal Rumble
 But it turns out that WWE is in fact taking this whole COVID-19 pandemic seriously (at least at the moment) and tested all of them as soon as they arrived and that's where Steve-O's time at the event ended abruptly. Image: Screencap Steve-O revealed on a new vlog that all of the Jackass Forever stars were required to take[...]
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 But in the days that followed, inside stories began to emerge that Jax's abrupt release was at least partially due to her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccination, something WWE was heavily stressing their performers to do  Now in a new interview with Jax herself, it appears those stories were correct. Image: Screencap Appearing on a recent[...]
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In reaction to the controversy surrounding musician Neil Young and others pulling their music from the streaming service in response to podcast host Joe Rogan's steady stream of COVID-19 misinformation, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek posted a statement on the streaming music & podcast service (which you can check out below) announcing new & updated policies[...]
Patrick Stewart in Star Trek Picard
In what's starting to feel a little too much like 2021, filming on Paramount+'s Sir Patrick Stewart-starring Star Trek: Picard has been shut down over what is being reported as "more than 50" positive COVID-19 test results The results were reported on Monday and impacted several zones- including the cast in Zone A Production was[...]
COVID Acknowledges Tribal Chief; Roman Reigns Cleared for Smackdown
Reigns has been out of action after testing positive for COVID-19 before the WWE Day 1 PPV last Saturday, causing a massive shakeup in plans that saw Brock Lesnar added to the WWE Championship Fatal Four-Way and led to Lesnar pinning Big E to win the belt Despite the win, Lesnar said on Monday Night[...]
WWE Breaking News: Roman Reigns Will Not Be At WWE Day 1 Tonight
Breaking news is just coming in that WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has tested positive for COVID-19 today and as such, will neither be at WWE Day 1 tonight nor will he defend his Universal title against Brock Lesnar in their scheduled main event match  Reigns confirmed the news on his personal Twitter account just minutes ago, saying[...]
WWE Enacts New COVID Protocol For Employees After Bad Outbreak
WWE has been hit hard by COVID-19 and the highly infectious Omicron variant  Numerous talent and personnel have been sidelined with the virus and this lead to some on-the-fly restructuring of every show, be they house shows or live TV, this past week  It appears to have even reached the top of WWE, as Chairman Vince[...]
Vince McMahon & Other Big WWE Personnel Weren't At Raw Last Night
 In a different time and situation, this would lead one to assume they were all working on some other big WWE project, but given the company's recent struggles with COVID-19 and a large number of infected talent and personnel, maybe it's safe to assume that the company's top backstage head-honchos have now been infected as[...]
The Book of Boba Fett Red Carpet Premiere Canceled Over COVID Concerns
Unfortunately, COVID-19 isn't one of them On Wednesday afternoon, news broke that the red carpet premiere for Disney+ and Lucasfilm's The Book of Boba Fett that was scheduled for January 4 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has been postponed due to serious COVID concerns The event will be moved to February to honor[...]
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Here's a look at Charli XCX's Instagram post:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Charli (@charli_xcx) With an increase in the Omicron variant of COVID-19, NBC announced a big change to tonight's year-ending episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live With Ghostbusters: Afterlife & The Shrink Next Door star Paul Rudd hosting and Charli XCX serving[...]
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More than a month after General Hospital ex-star Ingo Rademacher aka Jasper "Jax" Jacks parted way with the long-running ABC soap opera over his refusal to abide by health & safety protocols that included being vaccinated for COVID-19, the actor is suing the network for what he says (in a complaint filed in Los Angeles[...]