Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY

Andrea Mandell

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Recent articles by Andrea:

Best picture race to get a shake-up in 2024: Academy announces new diversity and inclusion standards

To become anointed best picture by the Academy Awards, films submitted for the category will have to meet new inclusion and diversity standards. → Read More

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Marvel's "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, who also portrayed Jackie Robinson and James Brown in biopics, died Friday of colon cancer. He was 43. → Read More

Kenya Barris makes case to turn Election Day into a national holiday during American Black Film Festival

"Black-ish" and "#blackAF" creator Kenya Barris wasn't afraid to talk politics during his virtual panel during the American Black Film Festival, which launched Friday. → Read More

Brad Pitt is Emmy-nominated for 3-minute turn playing Anthony Fauci on 'SNL'

Emmy voters decided Brad Pitt's 3-minute depiction of Dr. Fauci on "SNL" was nomination-worthy. → Read More

Chris Evans opens up about his new political site, 'Rocky' quarantine workouts and Finstas

Former superhero Chris Evans is in a new groove during the pandemic: he’s turning his sights to politics. He opens up about his life in quarantine. → Read More

Olivia de Havilland, 'Gone With the Wind' actress and Hollywood royalty, dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, one of the last pillars of Hollywood royalty and a contemporary of Bette Davis and Errol Flynn, has died. She was 104. → Read More

Quarantine Diary: Alton Brown is sampling hot sauce with a mask on and debating quitting drinking

Alton Brown has made lemonade out of his close quarters, launching "Quarantine Kitchen" with his wife, Elizabeth. Check out a day in his life. → Read More

Obsessed with 'Normal People'? The stars open up about fame, sex scenes and Connell's viral necklace

Have you binged Hulu sensation "Normal People" yet? Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal open up about shooting the sensual series - and that necklace. → Read More

Quarantine Diaries: Henry Winkler is eating dinner mid-day and waiting to hug his grandkids again

Henry Winkler's quarantine? He's making sure to get dressed every day, napping while his wife puzzles - and just wants to hug his grandkids again. → Read More

Quarantine Diary: Kyra Sedgwick is baking banana bread and wiping down groceries just like the rest of us

In her quarantine, Kyra Sedgwick is baking banana bread, getting emotional on Zoom calls with family and wiping down her groceries with Kevin Bacon. → Read More

Quarantine Diaries: Deepak Chopra is doubling his yoga routine and dreaming of his late parents

Deepak Chopra's quarantine in his California home finds him broadcasting daily meditations to millions of people - right after a double yoga session. → Read More

Quarantine Diary: How Hasan Minhaj is balancing a newborn, a toddler and his 'Patriot Act' Netflix show in limbo

With Netflix's "Patriot Act" on hold, host Hasan Minhaj shares his life in quarantine, which revolves around a newborn son and 2-year-old daughter. → Read More

Two Grand Princess cruise passengers with coronavirus die; 103 have tested positive for COVID-19

Two passengers who had been on Princess Cruises' Grand Princess, which docked in California, have died due to complications from the coronavirus. → Read More

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to accept state residents off Holland America cruise ships

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to accept state residents off Zaandam cruise ship, but other passengers, including foreign nationals, remain in limbo. → Read More

A day in the life of my quarantine: Read Jameela Jamil's diary

"The Good Place" star Jameela Jamil shares a day in the life of her quarantine, from stress-eating and podcasting to shows she's streaming to cope. → Read More

Pink says she tested positive for coronavirus and is now negative, pledges $1M to crisis

Pink says she tested positive for the coronavirus two weeks ago and has since beaten it. Now she's donating $1 million to healthcare professionals. → Read More

'She was my everything': Read husband's memorial of Kennedy descendent and their 8-year-old son

David McKean says family was self-quarantining on Chesapeake Bay to give their kids more space before wife and son were involved in a canoe accident. → Read More

National Burrito Day is here, and these deals and freebies still work in a time of quarantine

Coronavirus is affecting National Burrito Day but the deal day hasn't been canceled. Get free Chipotle Queso Blanco plus free delivery and specials. → Read More

A day in the life of my quarantine: Read Jimmy Fallon's diary

Read Jimmy Fallon's quarantine diary to see how he's parenting, what he's watching and how he's doing a daily version of "The Tonight Show" from home. → Read More

Q&A: What you need to know about Trump's travel ban from Europe due to coronavirus

All travel from Europe will be restricted for the next 30 days, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. → Read More