Wishing you a safe and happy Wednesday from the HOLA! USA team. We’re here to bring you the latest updates on what’s happening in the world of entertainment as the battles against the coronavirus pandemic continues across the globe. Check out yesterday’s news to get caught up, or keep reading for the latest and come back to check on the latest trending news as we update throughout the day.
With social distancing becoming the new norm, shows are finding creative ways to keep up with production. America’s Got Talent announced they would be reopening auditions online. Anyone who is interested in competing for the upcoming 15th season, with Sofa Vergara as a judge, can submit a video with their act at www.AGTAuditions.com.
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A royal favorite, Wimbledon, has been canceled. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle will have to wait another year to see their beloved tennis stars like Serena Williams and Roger Federer as the organizers have called off the tournament that was set for June 29 to July 12. The Duchess of Cambridge has not missed the matches since marrying Prince William.
Prince Albert’s American daughter Jazmin Grace Grimaldi says ‘her prayers have been answered’ now that her dad has recovered from the virus.
A whole barrio in Spain came out to their balconies to sing Happy Birthday to an 89-year-old woman who is living alone in lockdown, and we are getting so emotional:
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Hoy Lolita cumple 89 años, esta en casa sola aunque la cuidamos todos los vecinos, son momentos difíciles, también ha perdido amigas, el miedo, la angustia y nadie le puede dar un abrazo... Hoy los vecinos han salido a sus balcones a cantarle “Cumpleaños Feliz”, le han hecho carteles para felicitarla, hasta han dibujado su cara en un cartel, han puesto globos ... en los peores momentos también sale lo mejor de cada uno, todos unidos. Ella dice que ha sido uno de los momentos más bonitos y emocionantes que ha vivido en su vida, lo que no sabe es que para nosotros también! Ella es un ejemplo de superación, positividad. Te queremos Lolita ❤️ #quedateencasa #todovaasalirbien
Leaving behind a legacy. Trans Latina activist Lorena Borjas passed away from coronavirus-related complications at the age of 59. At the time of her death, she had been overseeing an emergency GoFundMe page to help trans people affected by COVID-19.
Justin Bieber has canceled his summer tour. The singer’s 45-date stadium jaunt had been set to start on May 14 in Seattle.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent a sweet message to his “beautiful” little brother Chris Cuomo. Responding to the CNN’s anchor’s tweet revealing he was diagnosed with coronavirus, the politician wrote: “This virus is the great equalizer. Stay strong little brother. You are a sweet, beautiful guy and my best friend. If anyone is #NewYorkTough it’s you.”
Empire star Taraji P. Henson has been forced to delay her wedding to Kelvin Hayden. After already delaying her wedding until June, the actress has now pushed it back to the summer at the earliest. “It’s probably going to be more like July,” she told Extra. “We have to see what this will be like at the other end… Our grandparents, my grandmother is about to turn 96, his is 86, how do we get them to the wedding now? Now, we are concerned, just trying to figure out the safest and best way.”
So we can now add Taraji to our list of 8 celebrity weddings affected by the pandemic.
Selena Gomez is donating to the hospital where she received her kidney transplant. The Come and Get It star is donating to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she underwent a kidney transplant in 2017, as the medical staff there works overtime caring for coronavirus patients. “So thankful for every single medical professional who is putting their health on the line to take care of others,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m donating to @CedarsSinai as they are low on masks and ventilators. They’ve taken such good care of me so it’s my turn to show my gratitude.”
Demi Lovato is also stepping up to help the coronavirus battle. On the eve of her April 1 launch of her new Fabletics activewear range, she announced she will be donating a portion of proceeds from her Fabletics activewear range to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the United Nations Foundation.
Dior’s couture workshops have started producing face masks. On Tuesday, it was announced that the luxury label’s Baby Dior atelier in Redon, Brittany, has been reopened to manufacture the masks. “Thank you to our wonderful petites mains who, in an exceptional show of solidarity, are working tirelessly to protect [healthcare workers],” read a post on the luxury label’s Instagram. “We will return more creative than ever to continue making you dream. But for the time being our petites mains have voluntarily undertaken to produce masks for those invaluable people working selflessly on the front lines.”
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We will return more creative than ever to continue making you dream. But for the time being our petites mains have voluntarily undertaken to produce masks for those invaluable people working selflessly on the front lines. We proudly salute this gesture which once again shows the generosity of our ateliers and laboratories, more committed than ever to ensuring your protection. Take care of yourself, we are by your side. #DiorStandsWithYou.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians season finale will be filmed on iPhones thanks to coronavirus. In a video chat with comedian Jimmy Fallon for The Tonight Show: At Home Edition, Kim Kardashian revealed the last episode will “be all of us in quarantine filmed separately by ourselves.” She explained, “We have tripods set up, and our iPhones and the whole last episode will be what we do in quarantine... I literally have no idea what everyone else has been doing!”