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Chris Rock says he has COVID-19, urges vaccination

Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: “Get vaccinated.” The 56-year-old comedian wrote on Twitter: “Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” Rock has previously said he was vaccinated. Appearing on “The Tonight Show” in May, he called himself “Two-shots Rock” before clarifying that he received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

White House offers Nicki Minaj call to answer vaccine Qs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House offered Wednesday to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.

Actor Michael K. Williams, Omar on 'The Wire,' dead at 54

Actor Michael K. Williams, who played the beloved character Omar Little on “The Wire,” has died. New York City police say Williams was found dead Monday afternoon at his apartment in Brooklyn. He was 54. Williams created one of the most memorable characters in TV history on the HBO series that ran from 2002 to 2008. Little was a robber of drug dealers who lived by a strict moral code and delivered some of the show's most famous quotes, including, “All in the game.” The Brooklyn-born Williams also appeared in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and “Lovecraft Country."

The Loper Report: 3 Things to Watch

It is that time of the week again. Our entertainment reporter Wil Loper has the rundown on what to watch out for on the silver and the stream screen.