(If you were thinking we’d sit through another few weeks of quarantine, and then we’d get back to hitting up live concerts, sporting events, and other large-scale gatherings . . . you might NOT want to get your hopes up. Experts say it could be MANY months before that can happen. Zeke Emanuel, the director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, says that concerts and sporting events won’t be safe to attend until “the fall . . . of 2021 . . . at the earliest.” He said, “You can’t just flip a switch and open the whole of society up. It’s just not going to work. It’s too much. The virus will definitely flare back to the worst levels.” He added that the re-starting of the economy will have to be done in stages, and crowded events like concerts and sporting events will be the last part of our old lives to return. )
Character actor DANNY GOLDMAN died Sunday after having two strokes. He was 80 years old. In addition to appearing in movies like “Young Frankenstein” and “M*A*S*H”, he was also the voice of Brainy Smurf.
LIAM HEMSWORTH had to rethink his vegan diet after some of the things he was eating gave him kidney stones.
RYAN SEACREST is donating $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts in Los Angeles and New York City.
On his YouTube show “Some Good News”, JOHN KRASINSKI gave doctors and nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston a pretty amazing gift. First, DAVID ORTIZ presented them with lifetime Red Sox tickets. Then John took them on a trip to Fenway Park . . . following CDC guidelines . . . and let them throw out the “first pitch.” And John also announced that AT&T is giving doctors and nurses on the front lines across the country free service for three months.
After ALI WENTWORTH revealed that she had the coronavirus, it was probably only a matter of time before her husband GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS came down with it. He says he’s basically asymptomatic, and Ali’s doing better, too. As of yesterday, she’d gone five days with no fever. CAREY HART says his wife PINK and their 3-year-old son Jameson both got “extremely sick” with COVID-19. Pink is only 40, but she does have asthma. And Carey says the virus,”totally attacked her lungs and her chest.” OPRAH is doing a special today for Apple TV+ about the impact of COVID-19 on the African American community.
Nobody is running live events that aren’t virtual anymore EXCEPT the WWE. Why is that? During a press conference yesterday, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings was asked why the WWE is still producing live TV shows in Orlando. He said, “I think initially there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business.”With some conversation with the governor’s office regarding the governor’s order, they were deemed an essential business. And so, therefore, they were allowed to remain open.”
NASCAR star KYLE LARSON was suspended indefinitely after dropping a racial slur during a virtual racing event on Sunday. He apologized on social media, saying he knows it was a mistake and an “awful thing to say.”
Disney+ censored DARYL HANNAH’s nude butt in the 1984 romantic comedy “Splash”, by digitally making her hair longer. But it kind of looks like fur, and some people are comparing it to the abominations in the movie “Cats”.
MIRANDA LAMBERT is taking heat for photos she shared yesterday of herself and “Tiger King” guy JOE EXOTIC. The pics were taken in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana. She was in Houston with Mutt Nation rescuing dogs, and she put out a call for volunteers. She needed help transporting shelter dogs to Oklahoma, and Joe “came to the rescue” by bringing his trailer.But she didn’t say any of that in the caption. All she wrote was, “Here’s a little Monday memory for y’all. #TigerKing. #WayTooPrettyForPrison.” (Joe is serving 22 years for animal abuse and trying to have a rival killed.) Well, the Internet said stuff like, “That’s not a pic I would be proud of let alone post on social media. Very disappointed.” And “Surprised you would post this considering [your] love of animals. Odd.” Miranda had to do another post where she explained the whole Hurricane Harvey backstory. She ended it with, “I’ve never been to his zoo and I didn’t even know he had tigers. Obviously, I’d never condone animals being treated badly.”
MARGO PRICE would like you to pray for her husband, Jeremy Ivey, who’s been experiencing “a lot of the symptoms of COVID-19.” He’s been tested twice. One came back negative, while other was inconclusive. He’s at high risk because he’s borderline diabetic-hypoglycemic.
SAM HUNT is pushing back the start of his Southside Summer Tour again. It was originally going to kick-off in May, and then he moved it to June . . . and NOW it won’t be picking up until July 10th in Bangor, Maine.
Brett Eldredge is back! He announced on Monday that he will be releasing his first single in almost two years, “Gabrielle,” on Friday. He captioned a photo of the single artwork. “I hope it brings you some happiness.”
JUSTIN MOORE has been self-isolating with his entire family . . . and that includes his parents who live next door. Yep, that means mom’s home cooking. He says she makes THE best carrot cake. And her hash brown potato casserole may have “horrible things in it,” but he doesn’t care because it tastes awesome.
We’re all dealing with this new normal right now, where live streams are replacing concerts and social media videos are replacing real-life interviews. It’s not a perfect scenario, but at least we’re still able to hear live country music and listen to the country stars talk about their songs. That’s kind of our silver lining. So in a one-on-one with a camera, Jason Aldean explains the story behind his new song “Got What I Got.” “I always say it kind of reminds me of being at an 8th grade dance listening to some Boyz II Men songs, so I’d say that’s pretty good.” The song is off Aldean’s album 9.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell will be conducting the NFL draft from his basement starting on April 23. He will even have a “virtual montage” of 15 fans behind him that will react in a similar fashion as if the draft were in a public venue. Teams were advised by the league to prepare to conduct the draft outside of their facilities with personnel advised to be in separate locations.
Disney’s 1973 animated feature Robin Hood is being remade as a live action film for Disney Plus. The new version will keep the film’s animal theme, but will use a mix of live-action and computer graphics.
Tarvaris Jackson — who famously backed up Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLVIII — has died in a car crash. He was only 36. He was involved in a wreck late Sunday night in Alabama, where he grew up.
Abigail Breslin is 24.
Greg Maddux is 54.
Pete Rose is 79.
Loretta Lynn is 88