American Idol Abandons Filming in Studio Due to COVID-19
American Idol abandons filming in studio due to coronavirus. I guess the producers tried everything possible to make it all work but right now an email to the crew says that they will continue to monitor advice from federal and local agencies. But there might be an alternative. The plan is still to produce the show, but the judges will be at their homes and viewers will ultimately decide who wins and goes home.
Golf is Considered Essential in Arizona!
Arizona must not be getting the stay at home memo because the state has declared the sport of golf an essential activity. So yes you heard me right, they have shelter in place unless they have good reason to leave, like to golf.
Star Wars Actor Passes Away
Star Wars actor, Andrew Jack has died from the coronavirus. He passed away in a hospital in London. Sadly his wife couldn’t be with him because she herself is in quarantine in Australia. He’s also known in the industry as a dialect coach to the stars and was currently working with Robert Pattinson on the new Batman movie.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Donated THIS…Plus Other Celebrity donations
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $400k to COVID-19 relief to four NY hospitals that are getting hit hard by the pandemic. This is the second major donations this month. They’ve already donated $1mil to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
Stephon Marbury, who played 14 years with the Boston Celtics, with the Knicks and even played in China struck a deal with a Chinese Mask manufacturer to sell New York 10mil masks. Stephon was able to get the masks for $2.75 each, though retailers have quoted the state at $7.25 apiece.
The Joe Exotic GoFundMe was Fake, thanks to rapper Cardi B, and other Tiger King gems in the news today!
Cardi B’s efforts to start a GoFundMe I guess was a joke.
Carole Baskin urges SNL’s Kate McKinnon to NOT use real cats for her new show. You know, Kate will be playing her in a new project. Instead Carole wants Kate to use computer generated imagery
Oh, and now law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to crack the case of Carole’s missing husband. It’s still an active cold case so maybe fans can help solve it. If you have any leads, there is a phone number.
CMA Fest Postponed!
CMA Fest in Nashville this June has been postponed. This is the first time the festival has closed down in half a century. Usually it takes place in downtown Nashville in June and people and artists from all over the world perform free shows down in every bar on Broadway and they do big shows at the Titan’s football stadium at night. It’s something that fans and artists look forward to every year and it brings in over 80,000 people to the city. The event will return June 10-13 in 2021. Ticket holders can seek a refund or they can hold the passes for the 2021 event.
Beer Pong for a good Cause and Look who’s Participating!
A big virtual beer pong tournament is happening this upcoming Monday night. I’ll tell you some of the celebrities that will participate now. Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen are two of the celebrity participants in rapper Post Malone’s upcoming online beer pong tournament. It’s going to be a virtual game of beer pong that’s set to take place over the course of 8 days on instagram starting the week of April 6. The participants are divided into 16 teams and former Pats player Rob Gronkowski and his GF Camille will also take part. Each participant will also donate money that will be donated to COVID19 relief funds.
And speaking of Gronk and Camille, they just donated 10,000 masks to Boston Medical Center. A doctor named Doctor Day said “It shows me that the type of people that I get to work with care about me and you just as much as we care about them. And no matter what team they played for, we are all on the same team now.”