LADY GAGA EXPLAINS WHY THE ‘ONE WORLD’ CONCERT IS NOT A FUNDRAISING EVENT – (04/08/2020)
Lady Gaga is talking about the upcoming special One World: Together at Home, airing April 18th.
Gaga teamed up with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization to curate the two-hour special, which she says will not be a fundraising event.
Gaga chatted with one of the three event hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live. She explained: “The money will actually be raised before the special and we will not ask you for money during the special for a lot of reasons, mostly because we’re very cognizant of the fact that unemployment is rising and also that people are having a very hard time feeding their children. We want everyone to enjoy this show.”
Gaga said she has already raised $35 million by reaching out to corporations and philanthropists and she isn’t finished yet.
Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared in a “surprise” Facetime phone call with Gaga on the show. His appearance was part of a planned announcement: Apple is donating $10 million to the One World: Together at Home event.
The show airs April 18th on CBS, NBC, and ABC, and a multitude of other TV and streaming platforms. It will feature appearances by Sesame Street characters, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Idris Elba, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lizzo, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, among many others.
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TAYLOR SWIFT SENDS LONGTIME FAN $3,000 AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – (04/08/2020)
Taylor Swift surprised a longtime fan and college student with $3,000.
Jess Buslewicz, a sophomore at Smith College in Massachusetts, had to return home to Connecticut due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus. She lost her job as an on-campus tour guide and her babysitting job, both of which helped pay for her school books and tuition. Her mother has also lost much of her work as a travel agent.
Buslewicz, a massive Swift fan since the age of 7, has runs a blog on Tumblr dedicated to the singer, and turned to it amid the pandemic. She said, “One day I was sitting on the couch and I got a PayPal notification that there was $3,000 in my account!” adding, “There’s a little message with it and at the end she said, ‘p.s. it may be April 1st but this is not an April Fools joke!’ and without that little addendum I think I would’ve been a lot more nervous that it was a joke.”
“I’m pretty sure I blacked out for like I remember seeing the notification and then the next five minutes. I have no recollection,” Buslewicz told Page Six.
“Jess, I saw your post about everything you’re going through, I’m sorry you lost your campus job. I can see that this situation has caused you intense anxiety and I hope this gift of $3,000 will help and that you and your mom are healthy and safe. Sending you hugs, Taylor,” the singer wrote in the message section, according to a screenshot Buslewicz posted.
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JONAS BROTHERS SEND SWEET VIDEO MESSAGES TO MAKE-A-WISH KIDS – (04/08/2020)
The Jonas Brothers are not able to visit the sick children they planned to meet via the Make-a-Wish Foundation right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so they are sending greetings virtually.
In an Instagram post, Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas send their love and good wishes to the kids.
“We know a lot of these wishes have been canceled with everything that has been going on, but we just hope you know that you are loved and we think you guys are the greatest,” Kevin said.
Brother Nick then offered his words of advice. “I know these are tough times, confusing times, but I think the thing that’s helping me through it – and maybe this will help all of you – is I’ve been spending some time just writing,” he shared. “It could be in a journal, it could be a short story or a poem or a song. Whatever brings you happiness, that’s the thing to focus on right now.”
Joe added: “I hope this video brings you some joy like all the Make-a-Wish kids bring me and my brothers so much joy when we get to meet you.”
Make-A-Wish is also inviting everyone to share a “creative message of hope” to encourage kids who are waiting for their wishes. Post them and tag @MakeAWishAmerica and #WishesAreWaiting.
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