RIHANNA’S DAD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 – (04/10/2020)
Rihanna‘s dad Ronald Fenty tested positive for coronavirus and revealed that his daughter sent him a ventilator. He told The Sun, “My daughter Robyn was checking in on me every day. I thought I was going to die to be honest. I have to say, I love you so much, Robyn. She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done.”
Rihanna also donated over $700,000 worth of ventilators in her home country. After spending 14 days in an isolation center, Ronald was declared virus-free and is now back in his Barbados home.
Mr. Fenty stressed the severity of the illness, saying, “I want everybody to stay home. This is a serious situation. More serious than people realize. Please stay home.”
Ronald is one of over 50 coronavirus cases in Barbados, with three deaths reported so far.
RIHANNA WINS PETA’S ‘COMPASSION IN FASHION’ AWARD: PETA is honoring Rihanna with one of its “Compassion in Fashion” Awards for creating cruelty-free fashion. Her line, FENTY, has debuted a capsule collection of faux-leather items, including a corset dress and skirt and button-down shirts. “Rihanna should ‘Take a Bow’ for this stunning cruelty-free collection,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “With her new vegan collection, Rihanna shows how easy it is to create a killer look that no animal had to die for.” The collection was “inspired by utility wear and uniforms,” according to the FENTY website. On Instagram, Rihanna wrote, “Faux leather. and yes it’s as soft as everyone says.”
HALSEY BUYS 100,000 MASKS FOR HOSPITALS AMID PANDEMIC – (04/10/2020)
Halsey has purchased 100,000 masks to be donated to medical professionals and staff amid the ongoing global health crisis.
“I am beyond privileged to be self isolating in my home, without the fear and obligation of essential work employment. Without a sick family member to care for. A child to feed. A financial crisis to navigate. So I tried to find a real way to make a difference,” she wrote on Instagram.
She said the masks “will be distributed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph, LAC+USC Medical Center, and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital; for the medical professionals and non medical hospital staff who are working to put a stop to this pandemic and help millions of strangers they will never meet.”
Halsey pointed to their heroism for “working to put a stop to this pandemic and help millions of strangers they will never meet” and urged people to donate to GiveDirectly, which helps low-income families.
“Please continue to stay home, if you can,” she said, echoing the calls from medical experts and governments alike to social distance. “If you are on the frontlines, my heart is with you. And I will be continuing the fight to help you get the support and resources you need.”
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CAMILA CABELLO AND SHAWN MENDES SURPRISE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WITH VIRTUAL VISIT – (04/10/2020)
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes surprised patients at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. with a virtual visit Tuesday, chatting with some young fans individually and answering their questions.
Camila posted a series of photos and videos from the visit. In one clip, Camila and Shawn encourage a girl who is shy about singing. In another, a young fan asks Camila about her creative process, and in yet another, two young girls show off their dance moves.
One video, posted by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, shows a fan asking Camila how fun is it to be quarantined with Shawn. “It’s the most fun,” Shawn answered for her, and she agreed. “He made broccoli eggs today,” she said. “Have you ever heard of broccoli eggs? It sounds terrible, but it tasted great.”
Seacrest also raved over the visit on his personal account writing, “Just when the kids thought their video call with @Camila_Cabello couldn’t get any better, @ShawnMendes enters the chat. Thank you both for hanging out and pulling off this surprise.”
Mendes and Cabello revealed they were social distancing together last month when they put on an Instagram Live concert for Global Citizen’s “Together at Home” series.
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