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Mariah Carey shows ‘sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo’ from ‘Friends’



Jennifer Aniston was a style inspiration for Mariah Carey.

The five-time Grammy award winner revealed Aniston’s famous haircut from “Friends” encouraged her to try the bouncy look for herself. 

In a Flashback Friday post she shared to Instagram, Carey wrote: “#FBF A sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo #friends.” 

However, Carey’s voluminous side-swept bang and high ponytail received a stamp of approval from Aniston on Saturday.

“LOVE IT,” Aniston commented under the image along with a fire emoji.

While the hairstyle Carey sported in her photo is not an exact haircut Aniston had when she played Rachel Green in the second season of “Friends,” it had visual similarities.

The second season was notably the peak of the series with 29.4 million viewers on average, according to archived Nielsen data.

Mariah Carey is seen during Nabco Benefit Party at City Center in New York City on June 2, 1998.
Mariah Carey is seen during Nabco Benefit Party at City Center in New York City on June 2, 1998.

During this time, Aniston’s haircut became known as “The Rachel” and grew to become a popular hairstyle that celebrities and everyday women would request in the late 90s, reports

Although Aniston, 52, complimented Carey, 51, on her Rachel-inspired hairstyle, the actress has gone on record saying she didn’t like the haircut on herself.

“I was not a fan of the ‘Rachel.’ That was kind of cringe-y for me,” Aniston told Glamour magazine in 2015. “Looking back—honestly, even during that time—I couldn’t do it on my own. I needed [my hairstylist] Chris [McMillan] attached to my hip. Left to my own devices, I am not skilled with a hairbrush and blow-dryer.”

In recent years, Aniston has mostly donned long and sleek hairstyles that have now become her new signature look.

Jennifer Aniston sports her famous haircut as Rachen Green in “Friends”.
Jennifer Aniston sports her famous haircut as Rachel Green in “Friends”.
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Aniston notably wore this style in the “Friends: The Reunion” special, which made its HBO Max debut on Thursday, May 27.


Higher risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation among children with poorly controlled asthma, says study



Children with poorly controlled asthma infected with Covid-19 are more likely to require hospitalisation than children with well-controlled asthma or those without asthma, according to a new study. The study, carried out between March 2020 and July 2021, is the first of its kind investigating Covid-19 hospitalisation among 5 to 17-year-olds living in Scotland.

The findings, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, suggest that current UK recommendations to offer Covid-19 vaccination to all 12 to 17-year-olds should now be expanded to include children with poorly controlled asthma aged 5 and older — including an estimated 109,488 in the UK.

The authors said that prioritising this group of children for Covid-19 vaccination has important implications for vaccine delivery worldwide by reducing the risk of infection, associated illness and, consequently, the need for children to have time off school. However, the overall risk of children with asthma becoming seriously ill with Covid-19 is low, with 1 in 380 children with poorly controlled asthma in the study hospitalised with Covid-19.

“Understanding which children with asthma are at increased risk of serious Covid-19 outcomes is critical to ongoing policy deliberations on vaccine prioritisation,” said lead author Professor Aziz Sheikh from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. “Our analysis provides the first national evidence of the risk of Covid-19 hospitalisations among school-aged children with markers of poorly controlled asthma.”

He added, “The key takeaway from this study is that keeping children’s asthma under control is critical as this greatly reduces the risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation. Vaccinating those with poorly controlled asthma offers an additional important layer of protection from serious Covid-19 outcomes.”

Asthma is one the most common long-term childhood conditions affecting an estimated 78 million 5 to 19-year-olds worldwide in 2019, with over 1 million children being treated for asthma in the UK alone. Despite evidence that adults with poorly controlled asthma are at greater risk of being more severely affected by Covid-19, there is a lack of research in children, and until now, there have been no population-based analyses.

At the request of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), researchers analysed data from the Scotland-wide Early Pandemic Evaluation and Enhanced Surveillance of COVID-19 (EAVE II) reporting platform between March 1, 2020 and July 27,2021 to identify which children with asthma were at increased risk of severe COVID-19, leading to hospitalisation within 14 days of a positive real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (PT-PCR) test, or death from any cause within 28 days after a positive test for SARS-CoV-2. EAVE II allows rapid analysis of data from routinely collected electronic health records and linked national databases for 5.4 million people (around 99% of the Scottish population).

In total, 752,867 children aged 5-17 years old were included in the analysis. Among 63,463 children (8.4%) with a diagnosis of asthma, 4,339 (6.8%) had a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, and 67 (1.5%) of these were admitted to hospital with Covid-19. There were nine intensive care admissions or deaths in children with asthma, which prevented detailed evaluation of these most severe outcomes. Overall, 40,231 (5.8%) of children without asthma had a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, of whom 382 (0.9%) were hospitalised with Covid-19.

The study found that 5-17-year-olds with poorly controlled asthma (defined as being hospitalised with asthma within the past two years) were more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 (548 Covid-19 hospitalisations per 100,000 children), compared to children with well-controlled asthma (94 hospitalisations per 100,000 children), or without asthma (55 hospitalisations per 100,000 children). Based on these data, the researchers estimate that there were 9,124 children aged 5–17 years old with poorly controlled asthma in Scotland during the study period who might have benefited from Covid-19 vaccination, and approximately 109,488 children in the whole UK.

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‘9-1-1’ Season 5 Episode 10 Photos, Promo, Plot and Cast



Fox’s 9-1-1 season five episode 10 has a holiday theme and will serve as the season’s winter finale. “Wrapped in Red” airs on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT.

Executive producers Angela Bassett and Peter Krause return to lead the cast as Athena Grant and Bobby Nash. Jennifer Love Hewitt plays Maddie Kendall, Oliver Stark is Evan “Buck” Buckley, Aisha Hinds is Henrietta “Hen” Wilson, and Kenneth Choi is Howie “Chimney” Han. Ryan Guzman plays Eddie Diaz, Rockmond Dunbar is Michael Grant, Corinne Massiah is May Grant, Marcanthonee Jon Reis is Harry Grant, Gavin McHugh is Christopher Diaz, and John Harlan Kim plays Albert Han.

“Wrapped in Red” Plot: The members of the 118 are called to series of emergencies around Christmas Eve. Then, Eddie struggles with an emotional Christopher.

The Season 5 Plot, Courtesy of Fox:

The first responders race into action when a series of ransomware attacks target computer systems, air traffic control towers and hospitals. Then, a massive city-wide blackout causes havoc in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Athena deals with a family emergency, Maddie’s postpartum depression worsens, Eddie suffers a health scare and a new call center operator takes charge.

9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 10
Peter Krause and Angela Bassett in ‘9-1-1’ season 5 episode 10 (Photo by Jack Zeman © 2022 FOX Media LLC)
9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 10
Aisha Hinds and Oliver Stark in the “Wrapped In Red” episode (Photo by Jack Zeman © 2022 FOX Media LLC)
9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 10
Angela Bassett and Peter Krause in the “Wrapped In Red” episode (Photo by Jack Zeman © 2022 FOX Media LLC)
9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 10
Oliver Stark in season 5 episode 10 (Photo by Jack Zeman © 2022 FOX Media LLC)
9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 10
Peter Krause in season 5 episode 10 (Photo by Jack Zeman © 2022 FOX Media LLC)
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Lost In Space Cast Previews Third and Final Season of the Epic Adventure



As has become a holiday tradition, Lost In Space Season three drops just in time for your holiday enjoyment.

Lost In Space Season 2 found everyone scattered across space.

The children were without their adult anchors, and with their children on their own, the adults are moving heaven and earth to join them.

Lost In Space Season 3 Poster

Penny and Will, especially, are changing and growing up, maturing due to necessity and proving themselves to be quite resourceful.

Max Jenkins and Mina Sundwall chatted with us about how they’ve grown.

Will is forging new relationships, including one with Dr. Smith, and Max shares what that means without spoiling any of the fun for you.

We also spoke with Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, and Toby Stephens, who remind us where we’ve been and what we can expect.

Molly explains how Maureen feels about losing the kids.

“It’s a bit of a bummer,” she says with a chuckle.

Toby explains how the separation affects John and Molly’s marriage.

Lost in Space Season 3 Photo

They share a sense of failure but cannot move forward until they have answers.

Ignacio offers insight into Don’s coping mechanism, the joking we’ve come to enjoy that he uses to alleviate stress.

And although Molly says that it’s a depressing start, she has more to say about how the season progresses.

Hint: It gets fun really quick!

From what we’ve seen so far, there is a lot to love about the new season.

New relationships blossom, and as situations arise, so rise the characters we love to handle them.

Sadly, our space adventure with the Robinsons is coming to a close.

But the final season offers all of the answers you’ve been clamoring for, too.

It’s a wonderful start to the holiday season, so gather the family to watch Lost In Space Season 3 when it drops on Netflix on Wednesday, December 2.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She’s a member of the Critic’s Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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