Celebs tout ice baths, but science on benefits is lukewarm
THE MINDYou might call Dan O’Conor an amateur authority on cold water immersion. But Cronenwett says studying cold water immersion with a gold-standard randomized controlled trial is challenging because devising a placebo for cold plunges could be difficult. Cronenwett says cold water immersion stimulates the part of the nervous system that controls the resting or relaxation state. It also helps the body burn calories, which has prompted research into whether cold water immersion is an effective way to lose weight. O'Conor plunges year-round, but he says winter dunks are the best for “mental clarity,” even if they sometimes last only 30 seconds.wftv.com
Channing Tatum says he should 'probably apologize' to Kristen Bell's husband, Dax Shepard, after she said seeing 'Magic Mike' in London was 'up there' with her wedding day
Bell once said that seeing the "Magic Mike" live show in London was on par with the birth of her children and her marriage to Dax Shepard.news.yahoo.com
Mike Henry to stop voicing Black character on 'Family Guy'
The show was a spin-off from the long-running series "Family Guy." Henry, announced Friday, June 26, that he will no longer voice the black character Cleveland Brown on "Family Guy." (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)LOS ANGELES Family Guy voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the shows main African American character because persons of color should play characters of color. The 54-year-old voice actor, who is a white man, has voiced the character since the series debut in 1999. Henry had also voiced the Latin maid named Consuela on the series.
Kristen Bell releases politically-themed book for children
The actress, and her friend Benjamin Hart, just released a children's book: "The World Needs More Purple People." The book is about Penny Purple, a child, who doesn't want to be "red" or "blue." Bell and Hart began writing two years ago, but Bell said now is the right time to bring the book out. As for why a politically-themed book was written for children, Bell told USA Today that "there's a high probability that if a child is reading this book, a parent is either near or reading it to them." She says the point of the book is to look for similarities in one another, rather than differences.
LeBron James, Spotify, HBO among 2020 Webby Award winners
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that James, Fallon and Bell are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. Lil Nas Xs Panini won a Webby for peoples voice award for best art direction. Spotify scored an award for best use of online media, while HBO claimed best branded editorial experience. Tom Hanks #NiceTweets with Tom Hanks won a peoples voice award for arts and entertainment.
'Frozen II' has record-breaking Thanksgiving, nabs $124 million in US
Anna and Olaf from from Disney's "Frozen II," voiced by Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. "Frozen II" continued to dominate the box office, hauling in $124 million domestically during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The animated feature outpaced 2013's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to become the highest-grossing film over that holiday period. In it second weekend, "Frozen II" garnered another $249 million worldwide, bringing its total global tally to $738 million. He noted that "Knives Out" was the right counter-programming for the weekend, hauling in $41.7 million during the five-day weekend.cnbc.com
Kristen Bell wants to help teachers; could we love her any more?
Shes helping teachers get their classroom wish lists fulfilled. Bell includes the featured teachers Amazon wish list and in turn asks her followers if they might be able to help donate supplies. One educator in New York nearly had her wish list fulfilled in full. "I've always had an Amazon wish list with the things I wanted for my students, but never did I believe this would happen." But on the other hand, we love to see Bell doing something like this.
How Dax embarrassed Kristen Bell in front of Jay-Z and Beyonc
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's plan to become besties with fellow celebrity couple Jay-Z and Beyonc didn't exactly work out. Bell talked about it recently on the YouTube series, "First We Feast." "Dax talked his ear off and I don't think Jay was that interested," Bell said. "I think he was like, 'Real recognize real' And I was like, 'Dax, Dax, don't.'" Still, Bell understood that her husband, who has been open about his admiration for Jay-Z, had to give it his best shot.
How 'Veronica Mars' helps some sexual assault survivors heal
What has set "Veronica Mars" apart from other programs geared at young adults is how it helped a certain segment of the population feel seen: sexual assault survivors. But what has set "Veronica Mars" apart from other programs geared at young adults is how it helped a certain segment of the population feel seen: sexual assault survivors. It's hard to quantify exactly how therapeutic shows like "Veronica Mars" have been for assault survivors, considering the understandably historically low probability of this subset of the population to self-identify. Hulu does not include a warning label ahead of the old episodes of "Veronica Mars" available on its platform and a request by CNN to find out whether it would was not returned. "Veronica Mars" is produced by Warner Bros. Television which, like CNN, is part of parent company WarnerMedia.
Kristen Bell: Stardom on her terms
She turned heads as tough teen detective Veronica Mars, starred in movies as a Disney princess and a bad mom, and will soon be landing in "The Good Place." Actress Kristen Bell has managed to create a successful career while keeping close to her family. Tracy Smith reports.cbsnews.com