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Man arrested for camping in Disney World amid pandemic, Nick Cordero update and more news

Daily celebrity and royal briefs to keep you up to date in the age of coronavirus

A man was arrested in Orlando, Florida after trying to quarantine inside of Walt Disney World. While we all may wish upon a star that we could social-distance inside the magical theme park, Richard McGuire, 42, actually attempted to. The Alabama native was arrested on Thursday, April 30 after camping on Walt Disney World’s “Discovery Island,” according to an arrest report acquired by USA TODAY. “Orange County officers conducted a search by foot, boat and helicopter and eventually found him.” He’d been hiding in one of the island’s buildings (his plan was to stay the week), calling it a “tropical paradise.” He’s now banned from all Disney properties and charged with a misdemeanor for trespassing the park, which has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pearsons unite! The cast of This Is Us had an adorable zoom call to help frontline workers. Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and more came together with Frontline Foods to feed hospital workers at Jefferson Hospital and Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights in Pittsburgh, and other hospitals in Philadelphia, too.

Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots shared a new update about her husband’s battle with coronavirus. “They will be taking him from the ventilator to a trach that will hopefully make everything a lot more comfortable for him and get all of that stuff off of his face,” she said on her Instagram Story. “So I am really hoping that that’s able to happen.” Earlier this week, Amanda revealed the devastating news that Nick now has holes in his lungs due to the virus. Our thoughts continue to go out to the family.

Late-night TV show staples are personally paying their employees salaries during this uncertain time. PEOPLE confirmed that James Corden is paying salaries for around 60 The Late Late Show staffers who were temporarily laid off due to the health crisis. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah is similarly assisting his employees, paying 25 furloughed members of his Comedy Central show out of pocket, according to Variety. Jimmy Kimmel compensated his stagehands from his own wallet during production shutdown, and since then, ABC has picked up the tab, paying their full rates.

Composer of hits like Sugar Sugar and I’m A Believer Ron Frangipane passed away due to Covid-19 Pneumonia on April 15. The keyboardist, who was an original member of The Archies (these days known most by fans of the hit show Riverdale), was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. We send our love and thoughts to the family at this time and ask you to play one of his songs around the house as a tribute.

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