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‘Dark Knight’ actor dies, a star turns medical volunteer and more trending celebrity news

Our daily update on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the worlds of royalty and entertainment

 Reese Witherspoon showed off her TV hosting skills she picked up from The Morning Show as she had an Instagram Live chat with Jennifer Lopez. The women discussed how they are both coping during their time at home. During the conversation, that happened Monday afternoon, JLo shared that they are in Miami while Reese is in L.A. “It’s nice to be home,” the singer, who has a new show called Thanks a Million on Quibi, said. “There’s a lot of travel for work. It’s the silver lining on the cloud. Just enjoying having super quality time with them.”

While Reese admitted she is a Jenny from the Block superfan and was sad she missed her Las Vegas residency, the 50-year-old star revealed that she and the kids have been watching a lot of musicals and romantic comedies, including Legally Blonde. “They loved it,” the Marry Me actress. “My daughter was like I want to know what happened to her.”

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Jennifer Lopez joined Reese Witherspoon to discuss her new Quibi show Thanks a Million and share how they are spending their time

Actress Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner in Jaws has passed away at 91 from coronavirus complications. The actress is survived by her five children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

John Krasinski had his second episode of Some Good News where he invited the cast of Hamilton including Lin-Manuel Miranda to surprise a superfan Aubrey. The little girl had one epic serenade from the hit Broadway play’s cast.

  

Jay Benedict, an actor who appeared in The Dark Knight Rises and Aliens, has died from coronavirus at the age of 68. “It is with profound sorrow that we must announce Jay’s death on the 4th of April due to complications arising from a Covid-19 infection,” read a statement posted on his official website. The American star was known on British TV for his appearances in Emmerdale, Foyle’s War and Jonathan Creek.

In an animal world first, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo that developed a dry cough has tested positive for the coronavirus. Six other tigers have the illness as well. “It is not known how this disease will develop in big cats since different species can react differently to novel infections, but we will continue to monitor them closely and anticipate full recoveries,” read a statement from the Wildlife Conservation Society.

 Sofia Vergara has    found a new talent while on lockdown  .

 JLo’s twins Max and Emme show that the family that sings together stays together as they spend time as a blended family with A-Rod and his children in isolation.

 Queen Elizabeth referred to her first-ever public address, broadcast in 1940 during World War II, as she made a rare speech about COVID-19 from her Windsor Castle home on Sunday. “[My sister Princess Maragret and I], as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety,” said the monarch. “Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones, But now, as then, we know deep down that it is the right thing to do.” The Queen, whose son Prince Charles has just recovered from the virus, concluded her inspirational speech by saying, “We will succeed and this success will belong to every one of us.”

FUN FACT: There’s something significant about the Queen’s green suit.

After being admitted to the hospital on the same night of the Queen’s speech, Boris Johnson has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Downing Street shared that the prime minister’s symptoms “worsened.” The statement reads in part: “On the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital. The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all NHS staff for their hard work and dedication."

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A stoic Queen Elizabeth II, 93, spoke to the British public live on TV on Sunday night

 Jay-Z  and Meek Mill have sent nearly 100,000 surgical masks to prisons in Tennessee, New York and Mississippi. The hip hop stars made the donation, which will help protect both staff and inmates, through their Prison Reform Alliance.

 Ariana Grande  performed a beautiful rendition of My Everything with producer Tommy Brown while in self-isolation:

  

Girls singer  Rita Ora  has signed up to be a hospital volunteer. The singer's mother, who is a psychiatrist and has also returned to the British National Health Service (NHS), told our sister brand  HELLO!  that Rita is “very keen to do her bit” and wants to help out as the UK also battles the coronavirus. The singer and her sister Elena will “be among the people who deliver medical supplies, collect prescriptions, check on the elderly and make phone calls to lonely and vulnerable members of the community,” their mom revealed.

Coronavirus has led Crazy Rich Asians heartthrob Henry Golding to become a dog dad. The actor is now fostering a pitbull mix named Stella to help clear shelters during lockdown. The best part? The actor found his “perfect match” after he was encouraged by fellow Hollywood star Olivia Munn to help a pup in need as the pandemic takes hold.

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Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding and wife Liv Lo are fostering a pitbull to help clear out shelters during lockdown

Kate Upton’s MLB player husband Justin Verlander is donating his weekly paycheck to charity, the couple announced over the weekend on social media. “We’re going to pick an organization every week who's doing really good work right now and donate the entire week's paycheck to that organization," Kate explained in a video posted to Instagram. “We’ll also be highlighting the organization that we choose so that everyone can see the amazing work they’re doing right now.”

Iconic 1960s singer Marianne Faithfull has been hospitalized in London. The 73-year-old star – whose career launched with the 1964 hit As Tears Go By, written by boyfriend Mick Jagger – is “stable and responding to treatment.” Friend Penny Arcade shared in a post that Marianne “can barely speak.” She added: “She has withstood and survived so much in her life... that to be taken down by a virus would be such a tragedy.”

Duran Duran guitarist John Taylor confirmed he has recovered from COVID-19 three weeks after falling sick. “I am speaking out to answer to the enormous amount of fear being generated by the pandemic, some of it entirely justified,” he wrote on social media, “and my heart goes out to everyone who has had to deal with real loss and pain. But I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing.”

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