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Coronavirus live updates for March 19: 2nd ‘Game of Thrones’ star tests positive, plus Eiza González, Camila Cabello news and more

All the latest on coronavirus and the entertainment world

We are on day 9 of our  coronavirus coverage , keeping track of the fast-moving news in the celebrity and royal spheres as we  wash our hands  and practice social isolation to stay safe. Catch up on the latest updates below, read  yesterday’s live news coverage  or check out a roundup of the  how the first seven days unfolded  for the world of entertainment.

  • Want to see Antonio Banderas and Alex Gonzalez sweating it out as they work out at home in isolation?  We thought you might .
  •  The Kardashian Jenner family has been torn apart by coronavirus and Kim has something to say about it.
  •  Meet the Latina who invented your new best friend, hand sanitizer. It is reported that this Latina nursing student had the idea for hand sanitizer after realizing that alcohol in gel form could be an effective way to clean hands when in a situation where there was no access to soap and clean water.
  •  Casper Smart has gone “quarantine crazy”and we can’t blame him.
  •  Queen Elizabeth’s 98-year-old husband Prince Philip has been helicoptered to her side . The British monarch had left London a week earlier than planned, and is now hunkering down just like you but in a castle.
  • Elon Musk says Tesla will do its part to fight coronavirus. He says the company will start building ventilators “if there is a shortage.”
  • Following news that  Game of Thrones  actor Kristofer Hivju has coronavirus, Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand on the HBO show, has confirmed she has tested positive. “I’m in bed with it and it’s not nice,” the 46-year-old said. “Stay safe and healthy and be kind to your fellow people.”
  • Production has been halted on Camila Cabello’s live-action Cinderella movie in London, and everyone has been sent home for at least two weeks. The star-studded cast includes Billy Porter, Missy Elliott, Pierce Brosnan and James Corden.
  •  Eiza González fans are in luck!  Bloodshot, the Mexican star’s movie with Vin Diesel, is getting an early digital release. Because of the global pandemic, the film, which was just released on Friday, will be available to purchase on March 24 for $19.99, just when you are running out of shows to binge on Netflix.
  • More good news:  ET Online reports that the Hallmark Channel will be airing 27 – yes, TWENTY-SEVEN – of their original Countdown to Christmas movies nonstop starting this Friday. It’s a coronavirus miracle!
  •  Matthew McConaughey, whose famous motto is “Just keep livin’,” has sent a message of unity and hope to fans. Urging people to “not get paranoid” the dad of three, who is married to model Camila Alves, declared that, “Right now, more than ever before, we’re more dependent on each other than we ever have been.” The actor added, “We have an enemy in coronavirus that is faceless, raceless, sexless, nondenominational and bipartisan. And it’s all an enemy that we agree, we’re gonna beat. We wanna beat, and we’re gonna beat ‘em.”
  • The always entertaining and often camp Eurovision Song Contest, where musical talents from all over Europe represent their countries to compete for the best tune of the year, has been canceled for 2020. The annual live televised talent show, which was set to be held in the Netherlands, the home country of last year’s winner, has been called off because of “the uncertainty created by the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe.”
  • It’s not just the Met Gala that has been affected by coronavirus in the style world. The CFDA Fashion Awards, set to be held June 8 at The New York Public Library, has also been postponed.
  • Kelsea Ballerini has axed plans for a string of gigs to promote her album Kelsea, which is set for release on Friday. “I really wanted there to be so many moments and opportunities for me, face to face, to play these songs for you for the first time, and hug as many of you as possible,” she told fans on social media, later adding: “But, what I care about more than that is everyone staying safe and staying healthy.”

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