DRAKE SELF QUARANTINES AFTER KEVIN DURANT IS DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS – (03/19/2020)
Drake is now self quarantining in his Toronto mansion after Kevin Durant‘s coronavirus diagnosis. According to Page Six, the rapper was hanging out with the Brookly Nets star days before he was diagnosed. The two were spotted together at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood nine days ago.
Drake posted a photo on IG leaving the restaurant, along with the caption, “life is a race and the grim reaper catches up…till then glasses up,” he captioned the pic.
On Tuesday (March 17th), Drake posted an IG story from his home basketball court, writing, “My life for the next however long.”
Durant is one of four Nets players who have tested positive for coronavirus.
SAM SMITH PROMISES TO DO A ‘LITTLE SING-SONG’ FOR FANS WHO ARE SELF-QUARANTINING – (03/19/2020)
Sam Smith posted a video on social media to talk directly to their fans about the scary times we’re living in.
“This is a weird, weird, weird time,” Smith said, adding that they’re staying indoors not just to stay socially distant, but also due to a headache and allergies. They added, “I just want to really bring home and just say how important I think this time right now is for all of us to remain a unit and to look out for each other, especially for all the older people right now in the world. I’m worried about my Nan and there’s so many people I’m worried about. We’ve just really got to look out for each other and be patient and be giving and share things.”
The singer encouraged fans to keep themselves busy while in isolation, whether through movies, television, music or even books – “Even though I hate reading,” they added. For their part, Smith said they’re going to do their best to keep fans entertained by posting videos of them singing.
“I’m going to sing and I’m going to play some songs and just record them, and hopefully we can all have a little sing-song together,” Smith said. “I think it would be really, really nice. I think we all need it and, you know, in a time like this, music is a really, really beautiful thing.”
“I think we all need it and, you know, in a time like this, music is a really, really beautiful thing.”
Sam’s new album, “To Die For,” is due to arrive June 5th.
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CHARLIE PUTH PERFORMS VIRTUAL CONCERT ‘FOR TOGETHER, AT HOME’ SERIES – (03/19/2020)
Charlie Puth is the latest artist to take part in Global Citizen and the World Health Organization’s “Together, At Home” virtual concert series.
His performance took place on his Instagram Live yesterday. John Legend and Coldplay participated in the series before Charlie.
Puth, at his home piano, played his hits including “Attention,” “One Call Away” and “See You Again.” He also admitted that part of the inspiration behind the latter was a line in James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” which he also performed for the virtual audience. He also revealed that part of the inspiration behind the latter was a line in James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” which he also performed for the virtual audience.
“James Taylor is the reason I know how to sing,” he explained. “I was always obsessed with how he connected Brazilian influences into pop music.”
“If you think about it, it’s the first time the world is in unity,” he concluded on a hopeful note.
Puth also revealed he’s been collaborating with Legend, who performed on Tuesday. Puth passed the baton to Niall Horan and Common who’ll perform separately via their respective Instagram accounts today.
The “Together, At Home” series was created as a way to unite people all over the world amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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BRITNEY SPEARS WANTS TO INSPIRE PEOPLE WITH YOGA AMID CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: Britney Spears posted a video on her Instagram on Wednesday to address the coronavirus crisis. “With the corona disease going around, which is absolutely horrendous and crazy and so scary for our nation right now, I think it’s important personally for us to all try and stay with people that lift your frequency to a higher ground,” she explained. She went on to note that every day, she will be sharing a yoga pose on social media “to inspire others for us to stay healthy and safe and to be better people.”
CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL CANCELED: The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity is postponing its 2020 edition until October. “We have made the decision to move forward with our contingency plan and the festival will now take place from Oct. 26-30, organizers said. “As always, the health, safety and wellbeing of our community is our priority. The decision was made following productive talks with our valued partners and customers and following consultation with public health officials, the City of Cannes and the French authorities.” The Cannes Film Festival has not yet announced a change to plans.
PUSSYCAT DOLLS POSTPONE COMEBACK TOUR OVER CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: The Pussycat Dolls are putting their reunion tour on hold for a few months. The group announced on Wednesday that the 15-date tour was postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic. “Following the latest government advice we are very sad to announce that we are postponing our upcoming UK and Ireland tour,” the Pussycat Dolls said in a statement. The dates have been rescheduled for October into November with original tickets remaining valid.
TYRA BANKS STALLS THEME PARK: Tyra Banks is postponing the opening of ModelLand Theme Park in the wake of coronavirus. It was set to open May 1 in Santa Monica. “As is no surprise, in light of the recommendations of the CDC, WHO and California Governor Gavin Newsom, we have decided to postpone the opening of ModelLand,” read a brand statement on Wednesday. “We will continue to monitor the situation and determine a new date to open that is appropriate and safe. We remain excited to bring the wonderous world of ModelLand to you and will wait to welcome you to our attraction when the time is right.”
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