APRIL 16, 2020

Luisana Lopilato is standing by her husband Michael Bublé after some fans expressed concerns over his behavior in a recent social media appearance. On Sunday, the Argentinian model, 32, posted a message to her followers on Instagram, shooting down any negative claims about her marriage to 44 yr old Buble, with whom she shares three children — sons Noah, 6, and Elias, 4, and daughter Vida, 20 months. “It’s incredible how some human beings act! And during a time where we’re all navigating through a pandemic, living with moments of lockdown, anxiety, fear, loneliness, uncertainty of all kinds.” We get together every day with my husband to stream live and bring a bit of joy, entertainment, and hope, and we have to deal with hearing and seeing from ill-intentioned people who come out saying things about our family without knowing anything about us.” Some fans called out Bublé for how he elbowed and handled Lopilato during a moment in an Instagram Live session, which was captured and re-shared on Twitter.​

Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro did a video to accept the “All In Challenge,” where rich people are auctioning off experiences to raise money to feed the elderly, children, and frontline workers.They’re offering up the chance for a fan to get a walk-on role in their upcoming movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, which is being directed by Martin Scorsese. The winner will not only get a cameo, they’ll go to the premiere. They then challenged Ellen DeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, and Jamie Foxx. Ellen and Matthew accepted . . . but there’s still no word from Jamie.​
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s poker tournament raised $1.75 million for coronavirus relief.

Reese Witherspoon’s fashion brand Draper James got swamped after promising to give free dresses to teachers to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic. The website with the application form crashed, and the staff was overwhelmed. So, Reese and Draper James are trying to make up for it by donating to the non-profit DonorsChoose to support teachers in three Southern cities.

Michael Che from “Saturday Night Live” is paying the rent for his grandmother’s neighbors in New York City. His grandmother died of COVID-19. Michael said, “That’s just a drop in the bucket . . .”I really hope the city has a better plan for debt forgiveness for all the people in public housing.”
Danny Trejo is serving carnitas from his Mexican restaurant to L.A.’s frontline workers. He hit up a hospital in L.A. yesterday, just before lunchtime, and served HUNDREDS of free bowls to hospital workers.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan, have teamed up with other Latin celebrities for Eva Longoria’s virtual Cinco de Mayo celebration. It’s a benefit called the Altísimo Live Festival, and it’ll raise money to support the millions of farmworkers across America who help feed the country.​

Amazon’s JEFF BEZOS coughed up $36 BILLION in his divorce settlement last spring. Going into the deal, he was worth about $149 billion. Jeff already made a majority of that money back. According to the latest “Bloomberg Billionaire Index,” Jeff’s total net worth is $140 million right now, which is up $24.9 billion in just the first few months of 2020 alone. Of course, Amazon’s stock price is through the roof, because people are just sitting at home ordering essentials online, streaming Prime video and music, and downloading books to their kindles.Jeff’s ex-wife is making out okay as well. She’s made $8.2 billion of her own so far in 2020 . . . thanks to her 4% stake in Amazon. Her total net worth is now at $45.3 billion according to Bloomberg. Jeff is still the richest person in the world, and MacKenzie ranks 18th.

Fox has a new show coming next month called “Labor of Love”, which is basically “The Bachelorette” . . . only with a woman who’s looking for a BABY DADDY. It’s hosted by KRISTIN DAVIS, and premieres May 21st.

OZZY OSBOURNE is donating 10% of his merch sales to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Ozzy revealed just this past January that he’s battling the disease.

JENNIFER WAYNE of Runaway June went public yesterday to say she has COVID-19. The good news is that she “kicked its ass” . . . and if that doesn’t sound like something her grandfather John Wayne would say, nothing does. She’s pretty sure she got it at the grocery store because it’s the only place she’s been during quarantine. She shared a list of things that helped her fight it off. “I loaded up on Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, B complex; chaga mushrooms and lots of zinc. I drank more water and Gatorade than I ever have [to] flush it out of my system. The vitamins, staying hydrated, and getting rest were a lifesaver for me.” She’s also paying it forward by donating her blood and plasma to help others. The post included a photo of her holding a card listing the “three things she’s grateful for.” One is that her parents didn’t get it. Secondly, she’s grateful to her body for fighting it off, and the last one is her “incredible family and friends.”​

Former “Bachelor” CHRIS SOULES is hooking up with VICTORIA FULLER from PETER WEBER’s season.

J.K. ROWLING bought her childhood home . . . where she got the inspiration for the cupboard under the stairs that Harry Potter lived in.

RUSSELL DICKERSON and his wife Kailey are expecting their first child. He said they spent nine months trying, and then she broke the happy news to him on New Year’s Day. They’ve been married since 2013. I Russell said the best marriage advice he ever got was to stay humble, apologize first, and never let a disagreement linger.​

WILLIE NELSON’s “At Home with Farm Aid” concert last Saturday raised more than $500,000. Funds will help American family farmers and ranchers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

BRAD PAISLEY released a surprise new single called “No I in Beer”. He wrote it a couple of years ago, but says the message feels very timely. “This song wasn’t written for this specific moment we’re all facing, but it takes on a new meaning for me when I hear it now.”

Lady Antebellum’s HILLARY SCOTT posted a photo of her husband Chris and their daughter Eisele all decked-out in tropical attire. “When the daddy-daughter [Hawaiian] Luau gets cancelled because it’s safer to stay home . . . you bring it to the back yard.”

LEANN RIMES opened up to “People” about her lifelong battle with depression and anxiety . . . and how it led to her checking into a treatment facility several years ago. “I had so much underlying grief. Everything accumulated and I had to give in. There was co-dependency. And a lot of healing that needed to be done.”

LAUREN ALAINA was wearing a boot on her right foot earlier this week because she broke two toes. She was taking it very well, though. She posted a video of herself riding a post-surgery scooter around her kitchen while listening to Brooks & Dunn’s “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”.

DIERKS BENTLEY has a song on the “Trolls World Tour” soundtrack. It’s called “Leaving Lonesome Flats” and it was written by Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton. And yes, that’s some shameless name-dropping right there.​

Jon Cryer is 55. Alan Harper on “Two and a Half Men”,

Jimmy Osmond is 57.

Bill Belichick is 68. Coach of the New England Patriots.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 73.

Bobby Vinton is 85. Biggest hit: “Blue Velvet”.

Pope Emeritus Benedict the Sixteenth is 93.

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APRIL 16, 2020

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