New York Times: TikTok Mansions Are Publicly Traded Now

New York Times: TikTok Mansions Are Publicly Traded Now. “A business trying to make money off mansions full of TikTok influencers has gone public on the stock market through an unusual deal. It involves a former Chinese health care company, and if that sounds confusing, well, we can explain.”

HuffPost: White House Plans In-Person Holiday Parties As COVID-19 Cases Rise

HuffPost: White House Plans In-Person Holiday Parties As COVID-19 Cases Rise. “The White House plans to host its annual Hanukkah reception next month, even as coronavirus cases are on the rise around the country. The reception is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Dec. 9, according to a copy of the invitation, which was shared with HuffPost by the recipient. There were no instructions included about special coronavirus precautions.”

Los Angeles Times: Even as COVID-19 surges, Triller planned a red carpet party in a Hollywood Hills mansion

Los Angeles Times: Even as COVID-19 surges, Triller planned a red carpet party in a Hollywood Hills mansion. “Triller, an L.A.-based company that operates a video sharing app that competes with TikTok, planned to throw a private launch party Thursday for Irvine-based beauty products company UVé Beauty. The party was described as an ‘evening of glitz and glamour,’ with ‘light bites, pampering and live music,’ according to an invitation reviewed by The Times.”

Los Angeles Times: Some in L.A. are getting COVID-19 tests so they can party, socialize. Officials call this a disaster

Los Angeles Times: Some in L.A. are getting COVID-19 tests so they can party, socialize. Officials call this a disaster. “Desperately seeking to find a seemingly responsible way to hold dinner parties, some people have started to get tests for the coronavirus as a way to clear themselves to attend dinner parties without needing to wear masks or keep their distance. That’s absolutely the wrong thing to do, according to Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County’s director of public health.”

New Zealand Herald: Airbnb removes 300 New Zealand listings in party house purge

New Zealand Herald: Airbnb removes 300 New Zealand listings in party house purge. “Airbnb has scrubbed 300 New Zealand properties from its lettings platform this weekend, as its global crackdown on problem houses continues. The website says the decision was made after an update to its policies which included a ban on parties and events in Airbnb listings which came into effect in August. So far, changes have affected bookings for large groups or guests under the age of 25.”

Ariana Grande Slams Social Media Stars for Partying amid Pandemic: ‘Couldn’t We Have Just Stayed Home?’ (People)

People: Ariana Grande Slams Social Media Stars for Partying amid Pandemic: ‘Couldn’t We Have Just Stayed Home?’. “Ariana Grande has a message for partying social media stars — stay at home. During an interview with The Zach Sang Show on Friday, the ‘Positions’ singer, 27, spoke out about people seeming to abandon social distancing protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all for the sake of social media. Grande questioned whether going out to party is worth potentially spreading COVID-19 and exacerbating the public health crisis.”

NBC News: Illegal Halloween party with nearly 400 people shut down by deputies in NYC

NBC News: Illegal Halloween party with nearly 400 people shut down by deputies in NYC. “The sheriff’s office in New York City said Saturday its deputies shut down an illegal Halloween party of more than 387 people that violated emergency orders prohibiting large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. The police bust occurred at around 1 a.m. on Saturday in a Brooklyn warehouse.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Marin high school suspends in-person learning following ‘large’ student party

San Francisco Chronicle: Marin high school suspends in-person learning following ‘large’ student party. “A Catholic high school in Marin County suspended in-person instruction for two weeks after administrators learned of a large party hosted by students. The principal of Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield announced the suspension of in-person classes in a letter to parents posted on the school’s website, in an attempt to curb the potential spread of the coronavirus.”

New York Times: ‘Diamond Sweet 16’ Party Leaves 37 Infected and 270 in Quarantine

New York Times: ‘Diamond Sweet 16’ Party Leaves 37 Infected and 270 in Quarantine. “The ‘Diamond Sweet 16 Package’ at the Miller Place Inn, an opulent Long Island catering hall, includes options like virgin frozen daiquiris and a make-your-own-s’mores bar. But those treats are unavailable for now. The inn has closed temporarily and its owners have been fined after one such party there last month left 37 people infected with the coronavirus and forced over 270 into quarantine, officials said.”

Miami Herald: Cops break up huge party of over 1,000 people at off-campus housing at FSU

Miami Herald: Cops break up huge party of over 1,000 people at off-campus housing at FSU. “A large gathering, with more than 1,000 people, was shut down by cops late Saturday night near Florida State University in Tallahassee. The party was at an off campus apartment complex called Tenn Street Apartments that saw at least 700 cars parked in the area, blocking travel lanes, cops said. The Tallahassee Police Department said that this bash was just one of a dozen large social events they broke up over the weekend, read a Facebook post from the agency.”

People: Police Break Up Gathering of Hundreds Outside House Featured in the Jersey Shore

People: Police Break Up Gathering of Hundreds Outside House Featured in the Jersey Shore. “Police broke up a gathering of hundreds of people Monday night outside a house in New Jersey featured in The Jersey Shore. People crowded outside the residence at 1209 Boardwalk in Seaside Heights Monday night, where YouTubers the Nelk Boys were hosting a launch party for their new website.”

CNN: Michigan State University students asked to self-quarantine after Covid-19 outbreak

CNN: Michigan State University students asked to self-quarantine after Covid-19 outbreak. “Health officials on Saturday asked Michigan State University students to self-quarantine immediately after parties contributed to 342 new coronavirus cases….The hundreds of new Covid-19 cases involving people affiliated to the university date to August 24, the health department said. Only 23 people had tested positive before that date.”

New York Times: A University Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On

New York Times: A University Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On. “An unexpected upswing in positive tests at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed how even the most comprehensive approaches to limiting the virus’s spread can break down.”

Police: Several Miami U students cited for throwing party after testing positive for COVID (Local12)

Local12: Police: Several Miami U students cited for throwing party after testing positive for COVID. “At Miami University, more than 1,000 students have the coronavirus. Despite the surge in cases, the Oxford Police Department had a busy weekend busting house parties. Several students who knew they were positive for the virus decided to throw one anyway.”