JEDEDIAH BILA from the weekend edition of “Fox and Friends” and her husband are recovering from the coronavirus. British Prime Minister BORIS JOHNSON is out of intensive care. RIHANNA’s father says she sent a ventilator to his house after he came down with COVID-19. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE joked that 24-hour parenting is, “just not human” . . . and people who are 24-hour parents and NOT multimillionaires can’t handle it.
RIHANNA is teaming up with the already-generous Twitter CEO JACK DORSEY to provide $4.2 million to aid domestic violence victims in the Los Angeles area. Approximately 90 people per week have been turned away from full domestic violence shelters in L.A. since a stay-at-home order was issued. SANDRA BULLOCK donated 6,000 N95 masks to L.A. healthcare workers. A 9-hour online benefit for the Grammy Music Education Coalition kicks off Saturday at 4:00 P.M. Alice Cooper, DMC and David Ellefson from Megadeth are among the participants. The Cleveland Browns are donating proceeds from jersey sales to COVID-19 relief.
It’s really happening: A “Tiger King” follow-up show hits Netflix on Sunday. It’s called “The Tiger King and I”, and it’ll be hosted by JOEL MCHALE. He’ll talk to several of the stars about what they’ve been up to since it aired. Joel says, “It’s eye-opening and, hopefully, funny.”
PINK spoke to ELLEN DEGENERES yesterday about what she and her 3-year-old son went through with COVID-19. Unlike many Americans, she was able to get tested so she knew for sure that they had it. And she’s well aware that there’s a problem with that, “It’s very controversial to people that I was able to get my hands on a test. You SHOULD be angry that I can get a test and you can’t, but being angry at me is not gonna help anything. It’s not gonna solve the issue – we should work together to try and change that. Tell me anybody with a sick 3-year-old that, if they could get their hands on a test, wouldn’t take it. And if they say that, I’m calling [B.S.].”
A new list of the 10 funniest movies of all time includes: “Superbad”, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, and “Caddyshack”.
Rumor has it that MACAULAY CULKIN has signed on to do a “cameo” in the upcoming Disney+ “Home Alone” reboot . . . and that Disney had to shell out $3.1 MILLION to land him.
This might be a good weekend to put on the earbuds and listen to a few good-for-the-soul country songs. Probably what TheBoot.com had in mind with this list of the Top 10 Country Songs of Faith. Check it out:
1. “When I Get Where I’m Going”, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
2. “Three Wooden Crosses”, Randy Travis
3. “Family Bible”, George Jones
4. “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, Carrie Underwood
5. “Believe”, Brooks & Dunn
6. “Go Rest High On That Mountain”, Vince Gill
7. “I Saw God Today”, George Strait
8. “The Old Rugged Cross”, Johnny Cash
9. “Angels Among Us”, Alabama
10. “New Again”, Sara Evans and Brad Paisley
The fake rowing photos of LORI LOUGHLIN’s kids have hit the Internet.
“Saturday Night Live” will return with a remote episode this weekend.
There was a fake report that COLIN KAEPERNICK had signed with the New York Jets . . . but apparently he IS reaching out to the team.
THOMAS RHETT is donating a portion of the proceeds from his song “Be A Light” to the Music Cares COVID-19 Relief Fund. It’ll help people affected by the shutdown of the touring industry.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a number of artists have turned to live streaming as a way to connect with their fans, and Thomas Rhett is getting into the livestream-concert scene with a headlining spot on the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour: Home Edition on Friday, April 10. The show will support the American Red Cross and will stream on Facebook and Instagram Live.
KIP MOORE’s next album, “Wild World”, is due out May 29th. Since he can’t play it live anywhere, he’s releasing clips of himself performing some of the songs.
The world is crazy right now, so maybe a simple song is just what we all need. Guessing that’s why VINCE GILL and AMY GRANT chose to perform “You Are My Sunshine” to the empty house at their recent Grand Ole Opry show. They got help from Jenny Gill and Corinna Grant Gill on guitar, piano, and backing vocals.
At the age of 78, Bob Dylan has earned his first-ever number one on a Billboard Chart. The 17-minute-long song “Murder Most Foul” is about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The song topped Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart after being downloaded 10,000 times. “Like a Rolling Stone in 1965” and “Rainy Day Women” were #12 and #35 respectively in 1966.
John Stamos and his fellow cast mates from Fuller House posted a “Full Quarantine” parody. The clip features Danny (Bob Saget), Joey (Dave Coulier), D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), Kimmy (Andrea Barber) and series creator Jeff Franklin. Stamos said on Instagram, “Stay safe and stay home. Unlike Full House this will all go away.”
Tori Spelling is being sued by creditors for hundreds of thousands in unpaid bills. She is now looking to make money off her fans by charging $95 for a “Virtual Meet and Greet.” Her Instagram read, “Can’t wait to do my first ever virtual meet and greet… Only 20 spots available so reserve your spot now. Link in my bio.” One displeased fan wrote, “People are doing free concerts and you are charging?”
This week’s CD Releases include new music from Maddie & Tae.
Maren Morris is 30.
Laura Bell Bundy is 39
John Madden is 84.