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Sofía Vergara’s happy hour, baby Archie’s lockdown cuteness, the ‘00s are back and more

Celebrity and royal briefs to keep you up to date on hot trending news in the age of coronavirus

 Prince Harry  and  Meghan Markle  shared a 1st birthday video of baby Archie from quarantine  where we can see him throw books on the floor and adorably say “Dada.” The Duchess of Sussex also revealed little Archie’s sweet nickname!

Calling all beauty gurus! Sofía Vergara will be joining celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury this Friday for her new series, Charlotte’s Beauty Happy Hour. Close friends Charlotte and Sofia (the Colombian-American actress even has her own Charlotte Tilbury lipstick shade created just for her – ‘Viva La Vergara’, $37) will be speaking on beauty, the magic of makeup, and positivity in an episode that will air on May 8 at 7 pm BST on Instagram Live – @ctilburymakeup. And what’s more, you might not leave empty-handed! At the end of every Beauty Happy Hour, the British MUA offers viewers the chance to win one of ten $200 gift vouchers to shop for makeup or skincare online.


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Sofía Vergara will be attending BFF Charlotte Tilbury’s virtual Beauty Happy Hour this Friday

Meanwhile, legendary party thrower Sofía had a Cinco de Mayo fiesta to remember while on lockdown with her niece Claudia Vergara.

*NSYNC members Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and JC Chasez reunited to virtually celebrate bandmate Lance Bass‘ birthday. The guest of honor shared a video on social media that showed the former boy banders – minus Justin Timberlake – appearing for “NSYNC-O de Mayo,” while another fun clip featured Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Lance’s husband Michael organized the fiesta, which also included friends wishing him a Happy Birthday in a parade of cars outside his house. “My loved ones made it so special. I’m still in shock,” said Lance.

 Fashion Week in Beijing, China is taking place, but with one big difference. Because of safety precautions due to the pandemic, this week’s Fall-Winter 2020-21 shows are not being attended by audiences.

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A model walks the runway at the ZHANGSHUAI Fall-Winter 2020-21 show at Fashion Week in Bejiing, China on May 5

 Good news for Starbucks fans – the Seattle based café chain is reopening 85% of their US stores. Starbucks will be following enhanced protocols in light of the pandemic and the company’s app will be optimized for improved contactless or reduced-contact transactions including curbside pickup, voice ordering through Siri and digital payment.

 Paris Hilton is taking us back to the early 2000s with a line of merchandise with proceeds going to coronavirus charities. Sliving – which combines the words “slaying” and ”living” – is the name of her new collection featuring famous phrases from her early ‘00s reality TV show The Simple Life like, ”That’s hot” as well as merch emblazoned with both Paris and co-star Nicole Richie wearing medical masks. The heiress, DJ and singer called it “fun fashion for an amazing cause.”

If you are thinking about popping the question during quarantine, star favorite Neil Lane and KAY Jewelers just made it more fun! The celebrity jeweler helped launch a Virtual Proposal Contest via Facebook and Twitter with an amazing prize. Not only will Neil Lane – whose fans include Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Garner – gift the winner with a dream ring after a personal consultation, KAY Jewelers will then help them throw a surprise Zoom engagement party with family and friends. The contest runs until May 11.

In movie news, The High Note   starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson, is the latest movie skipping the big screen thanks to COVID-19. Set for a May 8 release, the movie will now go straight to online platforms starting on May 29 for just 48 hours.

Altísimo Live! celebrated Cinco de Mayo with star-studded performances and appearances from  J Balvin ,  Maluma ,  Wilmer Valderrama , co-host  Eva Longoria  and more for a good cause. Prior to the event, Justice for Migrant Women and Hispanics in Philanthropy raised $1 million. With the support of fans who tuned in to this live-streamed show, an additional $700,000 was brought in for the Farmworkers Pandemic Relief Fund.