JUSTIN BIEBER, MEEK MILL OFFER AMAZING EXPERIENCES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS ‘ALL IN’ CHALLENGE – (04/16/2020)
Justin Bieber and Meek Mill have joined the “All In Challenge,” kicked off by Fanatics founder Michael Rubin.
Celebrities offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences that fans can win by simply donating as little as $10 to COVID-19 relief.
Bieber announced in a video: “I am going to auction off a cool experience where I fly to the winner’s home and I sing them ‘One Less Lonely Girl.’ I think this can be a cool opportunity and it’ll be fun for me!” In the caption, he adds that he might just serenade the lucky winner with “a few other” songs, too. He also added that he was inspired to donate the experience because many fans have been asking for it. He nominated Chris Brown, Kanye West and Chris Pratt to join the challenge.
Meek Mill donated his 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom for the challenge. “I’m in a position where I can help out, so you know me, they said ‘all in’ and I came right out the door with my biggest car, my favorite car.” he explained, before challenging James Harden, LeBron James and Floyd Mayweather.
Other experiences up for auction came in from Yo Gotti, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Timbaland and more.
Fans can buy 10 chances for $10 and up to 200 chances for $200. As of late Tuesday, the All In Challenge has raised over $2 million dollars’ 100% of the proceeds will be divided between Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry and America’s Food Fund, who will then disperse the funds to World Central Kitchen and Feeding America.
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LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ROBERT DE NIRO OFFER GIG TO FAN IN FUND-RAISER – (04/16/2020)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro have offered a chance for a fan to get a walk-on role in their upcoming film, Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. The winner will spend a day on the set and be able to go to the premiere.
The fund-raising project, called The All in Challenge, was launched by Fanatics founder Michael Rubin and has stars auctioning off experiences to raise funds to feed the elderly, children and frontline workers amid the pandemic.
Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and America’s Food Fund are dispersing the donations. Now, DiCaprio and De Niro challenged Matthew McConaughey, Ellen DeGeneres and Jamie Foxx.
DeGeneres accepted the challenge and said that she and wife Portia de Rossi will donate $1 million to the fund, and is offering an opportunity for fans to donate and “win” co-hosting duties on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She then challenged Justin Timberlake and Laura Dern.
McDonaughey also accepted and offered fans a chance to join him at the University of Texas football game. He then challenged Jimmy Kimmel and Jonah Hill.
Other stars have also recently put together major fundraisers. Octavia Spencer, Aimee Carpenter, Leslee Feldman, Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone are teaming up with Frontline Foods to deliver meals to hospitals from nearby restaurants across the country.
“We saw the incredible work that Frontline Foods and their army of volunteers were doing nationwide. This can benefit both the frontline healthcare workers who risk their lives every day in order to save ours and the local restaurants who are desperately trying to keep their lights on and pay their staff in these economically devastating times. Every little bit counts, whether it’s 5, 50 or 5000 dollars. It can make a real a difference,” said McCarthy and Falcone in a statement.
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SHAWN MENDES AND CAMILA CABELLO SURPRISE HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN MIAMI WITH CUBAN SANDWICHES – (04/16/2020)
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, who have been quarantining together in Camila’s hometown of Miami, sent a special food delivery to the healthcare team at Miami’s Jackson South Medical Center on Friday.
They placed the order for 200 Cuban sandwiches at El Rinconcito Latino restaurant, totaling $1,280. “When they say, ‘200 sandwiches,’ [we said], ‘What? At this time? It’s for what?’” restaurant employee Andreina Rodriguez said. “It’s important to support a local business, so Camila Cabello, thank you.”
The two also surprised patients at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. with a virtual visit last week, chatting with some young fans individually and answering their questions.
Camila and Shawn will also be taking part in this Saturday’s One World: Together at Home special to celebrate healthcare workers and support the global fight to end COVID-19. The special airs across multiple networks and platforms, starting at 8 p.m. [ET].
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Full Story: Miami Herald
CIARA HAD TO FACETIME RUSSELL WILSON DURING ULTRASOUND DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC – (04/16/2020)
Ciara has shed light on what pregnant women are going through during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On Wednesday, the singer shared a video of herself at her doctor’s appointment, getting an ultrasound with hubby Russell Wilson watching on FaceTime. Ciara said, “Russ had to FaceTime me from the car for our Ultrasound. We don’t hear too much about US during this time.” She later invited “all my pregnant women to chat with me and my doctor today on IG LIVE 2pm PST,” adding the hashtag “#WomensWednesday.”
Ciara announced that she and the football quarterback are expecting their second child together in January. The duo shared that they are expecting a baby boy in a gender reveal video on Tuesday.
The singer and the NFL star – who wed in July 2016 – are also the parents of daughter Sienna, 2. Ciara shares her eldest child, 5-year-old Future Zahir, with her ex-fiancé, Future.
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