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Rita Wilson celebrates "beauty...blessings" and being a cancer and COVID-19 survivor
ABC/Rick Rowell (LOS ANGELES) -- Sunday, March 29 is a significant date in Rita Wilson's life, one on which she commemorated being a "COVID-19 Survivor" and "Five Years Cancer Free." The actress, who is home in Los Angeles after undergoing two weeks of quarantine in Australia with her husband, Tom Hanks, when the pair was diagnosed with the disease, looked back on her Instagram in a lengthy, grateful post. "This date, March 29, represents a time of great happiness," Wilson begins her post, which features a throwback photo of her and Larry David. "I was on Broadway starring with Larry...
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John Krasinski delivers 'Some Good News' on YouTube, reminisces about 'The Office' with Steve Carell
ABC/Paula Lobo (LOS ANGELES) -- Like the rest of us, John Kransinki is desperately in need of some good news, so he brought us just that in the form of a homemade "news" show on YouTube dubbed, well, Some Good News. Featuring a colorful SGN logo -- made by his daughters, the Quiet Place director explained -- Krasinski sat at a desk like an anchorman and delivered some uplifting headlines about people being awesome to each other amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Krasinski explained he farmed out his fans to help him look for uplifting stories -- from an interview...
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'X-Men' star James McAvoy donates over $340K for PPE
ABC/Heidi Gutman (LONDON) -- X-Men movie series star James McAvoy has donated over $340,000 to "Masks for NHS Heroes," a crowdfunding campaign set up to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and hospital staff in London, England, according to The Guardian. The Scottish Split veteran also posted a video message to his Instagram account, saying in part, "Money donated today will save lives…Help us to help the government to help the NHS.” He also included a link to "Masks for NHS Heroes." As of Sunday night, the campaign, whose goal was to raise nearly 250,000 U.S. dollars, has already...
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Elton John bands together with artists like Mariah Carey and Backstreet Boys for 'iHeart Living Room Concert for America'
Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Harlequins (LOS ANGELES) -- As America grapples with the rising COVID-19 pandemic, Elton John teamed up with an array of artists on Sunday night to "lift your spirits" for the first ever iHeart Living Room Concert for America that aired on Fox. The concert not only served as means to comfort those worried about the outbreak, but it also helped raise money for two critical charities: First Responders Children Foundation and Feeding America. It was later revealed by comedian Ken Jeong that Fox was matching donations. "We hope this bit of entertainment can feed and fuel...
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"American Idol" recap: Aloha, it's judgement day
ABC/Karen Neal (KAPOLEI, Hawaii) -- Aloha Hawaii! American Idol changed up the scenery and headed to beautiful Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa on Sunday to narrow down the Top 40. The contestants and judges -- Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan -- got a chance to soak up some fun in the sun before it's back to business. Each American Idol hopeful performed in front of a live audience and the judges in one last performance that ultimately determined if they would make to the Top 20 where America will take over and decide their fate. Nick Merico ...
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Matt Damon and the 'Contagion' cast reunite "virtually" for COVID PSA
Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) -- Life has unfortunately imitated art for cast of the 2011 film Contagion, which has seen an uptick in streaming since the real-life COVID-19 coronavirus began spreading. That's why scientists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health tapped the stars of the film -- Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, and Kate Winslet -- to dispense some real-life advice on how to fight the disease. "In the movie, I played a guy who was immune to the hypothetical virus that was spreading around the world," Damon says. "That was a movie. This is real...
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Killing time? 'Killing Eve' launching Season 3 two weeks early
AMC Studios/BBC America (LOS ANGELES) -- While most shows have been delayed by the COVID-19 situation, AMC and BBC America have just given you some new binging to look forward to: they're launching Season 3 of their Emmy winning Killing Eve 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Season 3 kicks off Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern on both AMC and BBC America. The announcement also came with a new trailer for the brand new season. "We know how adored this series is and we know how keen people are for great content right now," noted Sarah Barnett, president of...
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Aries Spears explains why "nothing's off limit in comedy": "Laughter is pain and pain is laughter"
Courtesy of Aries Spears (NEW YORK) -- Like other comedians around the world, Aries Spears is doing his best to make people laugh even during these trying times. That's why it's not surprising that the MADtv alum and master impersonator, who recently posted some hilarious impersonations on his Instagram, told ABC Audio that when it comes to comedy, "Nothing's off limits." "No, but timing is everything in comedy," Spears clarifies. "If it's some tragic that just happened, you might want to hold up. But at some point, time heals." "So, you've got to move forward," he continues. "And, you know,...
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'Jimmy Kimmel', 'Desus & Mero' returning with all new shows -- from home
ABC/Randy Holmes (LOS ANGELES) -- Some more late night talk shows are getting back on their feet, but like millions of Americans, under COVID-19 quarantine, they're working from home. ABC announced on Thursday that Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will return to TV with new episodes, taped at his house, on Monday and throughout next week. Jimmy’s guests will include, Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Tweedy, Grouplove and more. Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 ET on ABC… Also, Showtime announced on Thursday that the late-night series Desus & Mero, will return to...
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Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz applaud health care workers -- literally -- amid COVID-19 pandemic
Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage (LONDON) -- Daniel Craig and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, think health care workers deserve a round of applause, so they took to social media on Thursday to do just that and want others to join them. In a video clip posted to the James Bond Twitter account, the couple, joined by his No Time to Die co-stars -- Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris and Rory Kinnear, are seen clapping, along with a message that reads, "Thank you to everyone, everywhere, who is working to keep us safe." The message is followed by the hashtags, "#ClapForOurCarers #ClapForCarers...
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Mariska Hargitay pens heartfelt tribute to 'Law & Order: SVU' crew member who died from COVID-19
NBC/Virginia Sherwood (NEW YORK) -- There are less smiles and laughs on the set of Law & Order: SVU as it was announced on Wednesday that a beloved crew member succumbed to COVID-19. Show star Mariska Hargitay penned a beautiful tribute to Josh Wallwork, a 45-year-old who worked as one of the series' costumers. "Heartbroken we are. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile on his face," reminisced Hargitay. "He brought love and kindness everywhere he went." The actress revealed just how profound the loss is for those working on the show, writing that Wallwork was "Always...
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Ethan Hawke holds adorable family sing along while in self quarantine
Bruce Glikas/WireImage (NEW YORK) -- Ethan Hawke showed off his family's musical gifts on Wednesday as they stay indoors to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a video uploaded by his daughter Maya, whom he shares with ex-wife Uma Thurman, the 21-year old Stranger Things breakout star captioned the four minute video, "To Live is to fly" -- the name of the song by Townes Van Zandt that the family decided to perform together. Ethan strums his guitar as he sings along with Maya, who is the lead vocalist, as well as his three other children --...
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