MARCH 27, 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have left Vancouver Island in Canada for the U.S.,. PEOPLE. They were are now settled in Los Angeles — Meghan’s hometown. They have been living in a secluded compound and haven’t ventured out amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although the couple and their 10-month-old son Archie had been living in Canada since announcing they were stepping back from their royal roles in January, sources said they had been making plans to spend time in L.A. Meghan has a big support system in L.A., including her mother who works as a social worker and yoga instructor, and several friends who visited the couple on Vancouver Island.

 

No sports? No problem.  Starting tonight, ESPN will air sports MOVIES on Friday nights.  Disney sports movies, of course.  Tonight’s selection:  “The Rookie”.

 

WrestleMania 36 has been dealt another crushing blow. ROMAN REIGNS, one of the top WWE superstars, is reportedly off the card. He’s immunocompromised because of his battle with leukemia, so he asked to skip the show, and the WWE honored his request.  Reigns was supposed to fight GOLDBERG for the Universal Championship.  There’s no word yet on a replacement. WrestleMania won’t be live, by the way.  They already started taping matches . . . and they were scheduled to finish up last night.

 

MARISKA HARGITAY and ICE-T paid tribute to a 45-year-old “SVU” crewmember who died after contracting the coronavirus.

 

A smalltime actor named Keith Middlebrook was arrested for falsely peddling a coronavirus cure. He was trying to hook investors by telling them MAGIC JOHNSON was onboard.  He was lying.

 

Rapper SCARFACE has tested positive.

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna for helping out by donating personal protective equipment. And she previously donated $5 million to various organizations on the frontlines in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa.

 

Bruno Mars is pledging $1 million to assist MGM employees who have been affected by COVID-19. He’s been performing at The Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas since 2016.

 

Ralph Lauren is donating $10 million towards coronavirus relief efforts.

 

Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio own some restaurants and hotels in Florida, and naturally, their employees are now out of work. So, they’re trying to get 300 of them temporary gigs at CVS.

 

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is giving $5 million to Louisiana for coronavirus relief.

 

Roger Federer is donating $1 million to families affected by coronavirus in Switzerland. That’s where Roger is from.

 

Bay Area rapper G-Eazy is providing meals to local at-risk youths in San Francisco for the next month.

 

BLAKE SHELTON’s new mullet debuted in a GIF yesterday on Twitter. The “business on the side” has two stripes shaved out so that it kinda resembles a mohawk. The “party in the back” is very short, and in the GIF you see GWEN STEFANI’s hands pulling down as if she’s trying to make the hair longer. Blake captioned it “Quarantine mullet update 3/26/2020 . . . @GwenStefani has decided to take it to the next level . . . Stripes.” He posted another pic around the same time.  He and Gwen are outside and they’re both wearing camouflage.  He captioned that one, “Our first quarantine photo shoot.

 

Tons of performers will be featured on “ACM Presents: Our Country”. That’s the two-hour ACMs replacement show going down April 5th on CBS. The list includes Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, and Shania Twain. There’s also a great lineup of duos, including Kane Brown with John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Brad Paisley with Darius Rucker, plus Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. The performers will be doing their thing at various locations, like their garage, basement, recording studio . . . and I’m sure a few surprise places.  There will also be “greatest hits” clips from the ACM’s 55-year history. (The regular ACMs with trophies and live performances will be held September 16th.)

 

CARSON DALY and his wife welcomed their fourth child.

 

JON PARDI was talking about how going to a concert used to be something we took for granted, but now it’s on hold.  It’s made him appreciate his fans even more.  When things DO get back to normal . . . It’s going to be awesome.  The crowds are going to be ecstatic, and everybody’s going to be like, ‘I’ve been waiting for this concert!'”

 

BLACKBERRY SMOKE announced their “Live From Capricorn Sound Studios” EP will be out June 19th. And, they’re going to donate a portion of the sales to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

 

NBC pulled an episode of New Amsterdam dealing with a flu pandemic as the coronavirus outbreak continues. An NBC spokesperson said the episode “was written some time ago.  Being sensitive to the current climate, the producers, network and studio have decided that the episode will not air on April 7 as previously scheduled.”  Another new episode of the show will air on April 14 as the season finale.

 

Courteney Cox admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that she was watching FRIENDS starting from season one during the quarantine. In the interview, she revealed the reunion episode was supposed to be shot Monday and Tuesday (3/23 and 3/24.)

 

Brenda Song is 32

Fergie is 45.

Nathan Fillion is 49.

Mariah Carey is 50

Pauley Perrette is 51

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