APRIL 7, 2020

Four days after going missing in a canoe accident, the body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean — Robert F. Kennedy‘s granddaughter — has been found. The search for the body of her young son Gideon will resume tomorrow. The boat was recovered last Thursday, Maeve’s body was recovered at about 5:31 p.m. on Monday about 2.5 miles away from her mother’s waterfront property in Shady Side, Maryland, in about 25 feet of water.  Maeve, 40, and Gideon, 8, went missing on Thursday. Her husband David McKean said the mother-son pair had “popped into a canoe” in order to retrieve a ball that had fallen into the water. “They just got farther out than they could handle and couldn’t get back in,”

 

British Prime Minister BORIS JOHNSON was moved to intensive care, after his COVID-19 symptoms took a turn for the worse.  But he’s not on a ventilator, and a spokesman says he’s receiving “excellent care.” Johnson is 55 years old.​

There are SO many ways to make a difference right now.  Here’s one you probably didn’t think of:  MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY played virtual bingo with senior citizens.

Matthew and his family, including his mother, joined a Zoom call with residents of a senior living facility in Texas, and it sounds like everyone had a blast. The facility posted a video, and said,”Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo!  “Our residents had a great time playing, and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favorite drink.”​

Actress HONOR BLACKMAN died yesterday at the age of 94.  She’s famous for playing the Bond Girl “Pussy Galore” in “Goldfinger” . . . Dr. Cathy Bates in the ’60s spy series “The Avengers” . . . and she had the Katherine Helmond role in the British version of “Who’s the Boss”.

Did you find yourself hitting the pause button during Sunday’s “ACM Presents:  Our Country” . . . just so you could check out the interesting stuff the different country stars’ had in their homes, or wherever? Here are a few:

Carrie Underwood’s oversized antique trunk treasure chest.

Kelsea Ballerini’s boho collection of vintage mirrors.

Old Dominion’s dog statuette with a front row seat on the grand piano.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s taxidermy mounted in the way, way back.

Thomas Rhett’s shirt that was a perfect match for his curtains.

Luke Combs’ “I Cross My Heart” George Strait pillow.

Miranda Lambert’s rustic antlier (antler chandelier) on her porch.

LUKE BRYAN posted a great screen shot from his performance on Sunday’s “ACM Presents: Our Country”.  It showed Blake Shelton’s name instead of his.  Luke captioned it, “I gotta work harder.” That opened the floodgates for comments.  Blake wrote, “Wow, look at my spray tan everyone.”  Jason Aldean and Karen Fairchild posted “tears of joy” emojis, and Dylan Scott wrote, “Love watching you on ‘The Voice’.”

During a video chat with JENNIFER LOPEZREESE WITHERSPOON suggested there might be a “Legally Blonde 3” in the works.

“Tiger King” holds the record for the longest time at #1 on Netflix.  Meanwhile, Investigation Discovery is working on its own special about JOE EXOTIC and others

JAMES TAYLOR will be a mentor on the next season of “The Voice”.

COVID-19 survivor RITA WILSON has been announced as the host of tomorrow night’s “CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares”.  It will raise money for the MusiCares’ Coronavirus Relief Fund. Performers include Dolly PartonLionel RichieMichael McDonaldRandy HouserRascal FlattsVince GillJennifer Nettles, and Lady Antebellum.  (CMT)

 

 

TYLER HUBBARD posted a clip of the chaos in BRIAN KELLEY’s living room that did NOT get shown when Florida Georgia Line performed on Sunday’s “ACM Presents: Our Country”.  It’s Tyler’s two kids having a complete meltdown.

SHANIA TWAIN wants you to spend your time in quarantine by “getting back to books.”  That’s what she says in a video on Instagram.  She walks into her bedroom carrying a stack of about 15 books . . . and then climbs into bed announcing plans to curl up with a Robin Williams biography, and the “Heart of Texas” series.​

 

 

The CBS drama series All Rise will be producing a “virtual” episode surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic by shooting footage in the actors’ homes and using visual effects to create backgrounds.  The Executive producer said, “It’s a unique chance for our All Rise family to band together – in our different homes, even cities – to tell a story about resilience, justice and the power of community.”

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings.​

Russell Crowe is 56.

Tony Dorsett is 66.  NFL Hall-of-Famer.

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