First round of the 2021 NFL Draft attracted 12.6 million viewers, second-biggest audience ever

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces Kwity Paye as the 21st selection by the Indianapolis Colts during round one of the 2021 NFL Draft at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Gregory Shamus | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images The National Football League’s opening night of its annual … Read more

TSA extends mask requirement for planes, buses and trains through mid-September

Passengers, almost all wearing face masks, board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, on May 3, 2020, in New York City. Eleonore Sens | AFP | Getty Images Traveling this summer? Don’t forget your mask. The Transportation Security Administration on Friday extended a federal requirement that travelers on buses, trains, commercial flights and at airports … Read more

Atlanta-based Blackhall Studios sold to private equity firm for $120 million

The sound stage lot at Blackhall Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Blackhall Studios One of Atlanta’s biggest filming hubs has been sold. Founder Ryan Millsap announced Wednesday the sale of Blackhall Studios to Commonwealth Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, for $120 million. Blackhall, which is in the process of expanding its footprint in Georgia, … Read more

Netflix snags 7 awards, nearly doubling its all-time Oscars tally

Viola Davis stars in Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Netflix In one night, Netflix has nearly doubled its number of Oscar wins. Heading into Sunday’s 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, the streaming service had 36 Oscar nominations across 17 films — the most of any distributor in this year’s slate. By the end of the … Read more

Netflix faces another year with the most Oscar nominations and the likelihood of few wins

Gary Oldman stars as Herman J. Mankiewicz in Netflix’s “Mank.” Source: Netflix In recent years, Netflix‘s films have had no trouble earning top spots on Oscar ballots, but it has had a hard time turning those nominations into trophies. The streaming service first appeared on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ radar in … Read more

Life With an Ostomy Pouch for Ulcerative Colitis

SOURCES: Danielle Gulden, medical sales professional, Columbus, OH. Justin Mirigliani, software trainer, Cherry Hill, NJ. Yosef Nasseri, MD, colorectal surgeon, Surgery Group of Los Angeles. Margaret Goldberg, registered nurse; wound, ostomy, and continence nurse; past president, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. United Ostomy Associations of America: “Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery Guide,” “What Is an … Read more

Southwest Airlines says leisure bookings improving, expects to break even in June

A Southwest Airlines jet leaves Midway Airport on in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Thursday said leisure travel bookings continue to rise and that it expects to break even “or better” by June. The Dallas-based airline posted first-quarter net income of $116 million, compared with a $94 million loss a … Read more