We’re on day 15 of our coronavirus coverage, getting inspired by stories of celebrities doing their part to help get supplies to our hospitals and the needy, and saddened by the losses, like the death of fashion designer Jenny Polanco, we’re seeing as the pandemic takes hold. To find out what’s happening, check on yesterday’s top trending stories, or keep reading for the latest developments from the world of entertainment.
While the Tony Awards were set to air live on Sunday, June 7, the American Theatre Wing announced that the award show would be postponed indefinitely: “We will announce new dates and additional information once Broadway opens again.”
Kylie Jenner is the latest celeb to make a major donation for coronavirus relief. The beauty mogul donated $1 million to help hospitals in LA buy protective gear and supplies.
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I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. I made a wish to the Universe to gather protective masks for our brave healthcare workers and today my dream came true. One of my patients, a beautiful Living Angel just donated $1,000,000 to help us buy hundreds of thousands of masks, face shields, and other protective gear which we will have delivered directly to our first responders, as too many masks at hospitals are disappearing before making their way onto the faces of our front line heroes. I have never felt more blessed to be a doctor, as helping our brave ER and ICU workers feels just as gratifying as helping my own patients. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU @kyliejenner ❤️. You are my hero. This generous donation will help save many precious lives. Our world is a better place with you in it. I love you so much. Thank you X a million....
While we are experiencing a shortage of surgical masks, many fashion brands are stepping up and producing face masks. The latest brand to help fill the void is Gap. "An update on our #COVID19 response: Our teams are connecting some of the largest hospital networks in Calif. w/ our vendors to deliver PPE supplies while we pivot resources so factory partners can make masks, gowns & scrubs for healthcare workers on the front lines," the clothing brand announced on their social platforms,
Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for coronavirus. Carmen was hospitalized on Sunday with respiratory infection and tested for coronavirus, according to a government state.
Celebrity chef Floyd Cardoz, featured in season 2 of the the Netflix show Ugly Delicious, has died at the age of 59. The Top Chef Masters winner passed away eight days after his company The Hunger, Inc confirmed he had been admitted to a New York hospital with COVID-19.
Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus, just over two weeks after attending an event with another major royal who has the illness. And guess how he told sons Prince William and Harry?
Wondering where Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royals are hunkering down right now? Here’s an update.
Penelope Cruz’s uplifting quarantine post is a real-tear jerker– just what we need to remember the positivity around us.
Selena Gomez just tapped Cardi B for the #safehands challenge and we’re here for it.
Camila Cabello is “heartbroken” and apologizing to fans after deciding to postpone her The Romance Tour. “I feel this is the responsible thing to do,” she wrote on social media. “To all of you going through a difficult time right now, I’m sending you lots of love and light your way, remember to be gentle and loving and kind to yourself, let’s be compassionate and take care of ourselves and each other. When the danger passes, all this love that we are putting into the world will heal us.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda has paid tribute to playwright Terrence McNally, who died on Tuesday at age 81 from complications linked to coronavirus. “Heartbroken over the loss of Terrence McNally, a giant in our world, who straddled plays and musicals deftly,” Lin-Manuel wrote on social media. “Grateful for his staggering body of work and his unfailing kindness.” The Broadway legend was behind such hits as Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Full Monty.
Meanwhile, the big-screen version of Lin-Manuel’s hit musical, In the Heights, has been postponed. Originally set for a June 26 release, the movie is now delayed until further notice.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated $1 million to the Frontline Responders Fund, aimed at providing vital medical supplies during the coronavirus crisis. “I never believed in sitting on the couch and complaining about how bad things are; I always believed we should all do our part to make things better,” he wrote in the caption including the campaign’s GoFundMe link.
We want Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard as our landlords. The couple, who own a number of residential buildings in Los Angeles, recognize that the coronavirus is hitting people financially and, reports People, are waiving rent for their tenants in April.
Cheers to Ryan Reynolds, who is donating 30% of proceeds from online sales of bottles of his Aviation Gin brand to the United States Bartender’s Guild to help out-of-work bartenders.
Dennis Quaid and fiancée Laura Savoie have decided to postpone their April 4 Hawaiian wedding because of the coronavirus. “Now we may do something closer to home,” the actor told Extra. “We’re going to wait for [the pandemic] to lift.”
Heidi Klum has tested negative for coronavirus. “I just have a bad cold and trying to get over it. Sending love out to you and everyone,” the supermodel revealed.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne has tested positive for COVID-19. The six-time Grammy nominee told Rolling Stone that his symptoms are “really pretty mild” but he did decide to seek medical help when his temperature spiked recently.
Coronavirus is keeping us all at home and taking us away from our regular beauty routines: just ask Kelly Ripa. The Live with Kelly and Ryan host, who recently donated $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts, is self-isolating in her New York home and decided to keep fans’ spirits up by showing off her grey roots. “Root watch week one,” she wrote alongside the image.
Good news, bad news. Will Smith's Bad Boys for Life is getting an early digital release on March 31, while fans of Wonder Woman 1984 will have to wait until August to see the superhero flick. Its original June date has now been postponed.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) chairman Tom Ford are revamping the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund into a fundraiser. The pair are launching a video series, A Common Thread, on MARCH 26, and donors can support the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund for Covid-19 relief by texting THREAD to 44-321 or contributing online
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has found a way to be able to help her elderly neighbors during lockdown. The actress told Esquire she uses the Next Door app, calling it “a really amazing resource to check in with your local community and see if there are seniors in your area that need help – that need grocery or medication deliveries or pet food. That’s been the most heartwarming part about this. It’s about being able to be of service.”