The Boston Red Sox have quarantined a 20 year old pitcher from Taiwan in a South Florida hotel room over fears about the Coronavirus. The pitcher is Chih-Jung Liu and he arrived last week to start his first spring training with the Sox but the team is taking a safe approach to the situation which is why he’s in a hotel room. This is the second player from Taiwan who’s been quarantined due to the virus fears.
You know how we played a little Country 1025 shark tank yesterday? Well here’s some news about the real sharks on the TV show! Barbara Corcoran was scammed out of $388k! An email chain was forwarded to Barbara’s bookkeeper named Christine and it looked like it came from Barbs assistant, Emily. Well “Emily” told Christine that she had the green light to pay over $388k to a company in Germany. Problem is that this was not the real Emily!! They finally figured out the scam but it was too late. The money is gone but the IT folks say the original scam emails traced back to a Chinese IP address. Attorneys are involved to figure out the next move.
Kobe Bryant memorial items have been pulled by EBAY. The company thinks it’s bad taste and it’s against their policy which states that sellers can’t profit off of human tragedy or suffering. One XL t-shirt from the memorial already sold for $2,025
Squeeky clean George Clooney is taking action against a company that he’s been endorsing for years…Nespresso. He’s been the face of that brand since 2006 Looks like the Nespresso claimed that all of its coffee beans were sourced ethically, but after a journalist was given access to remote Guatemalan farms, it had children working in the fields. George has released a statement saying that he grew up on a tobacco farm from the time he was 12 so he is uniquely aware of the complex issues regarding farming and child labor. He also mentioned that clearly the board and the company have some work to do. Now Nespresso says that they have a zero tolerance for child labor and it’s immediately launching an investigation into the matter. They won’t be purchasing coffee beans from farms in that area until the investigation is closed.
Macaulay Culkin has officially joined the cast of American Horror Story for its upcoming 10th season!
A superstar athlete just said that they are retiring from the sport they’ve been known for for their entire life. Who is it? Maria Sharapova is retiring from Tennis. She says “tennis, I’m saying goodbye. And so in whatever I might choose for my next chapter, my next mountain, I’ll still be pushing. I’ll still be climbing. I’ll still be growing”She’s been a powerhouse since she was 17 years old when she won 5 career grand slams and people really got to know her when she went head to head with Serena Williams. She’s only 32.
The Academy of Country Music will announce this year’s host and full list of nominees today at 8am followed by a press conference at 8:30. Country musicians Lauren Alaina and Ashley McBryde will select ACM Awards nominations categories via videos posted in real time. The ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday April 5th from 8-11pm on CBS.
Maren Morris announces dates for her headlining RSVP: The Tour. Her first tour stop is BOSTON on June 5th. Openers will be Caitlyn Smith, James Arthur and Ryan Hurd. Tickets for her headlining tour on March 6th at 10am.