Rihanna's Foundation Donates $5 Million To Help Fight Coronavirus 

Rihanna's foundation has donated $5 million to various organizations assisting with coronavirus relief efforts.
 
The Clara Lionel Foundation announced the donation in a statement on Saturday.
 
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Posted by Azania Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:35:00 AM

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are Feeling Better After Being Treated For The Coronavirus 

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are feeling better after being treated for coronavirus and Hanks offered some advice to those sheltering in place.
 
"Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better," Hanks tweeted Sunday night. "Sheltering in place works like this: You don't give it to anyone -You don't get it from anyone. Common sense, no? Going to take awhile, but if we take care of each other, help where we can, and give up some comforts...this, too, shall pass. We can figure this out. Hanx"
 
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Posted by Azania Monday, March 23, 2020 8:36:00 AM

Alicia Keys Postpones Album and Book Tour, Offers to Leave Fans Personal Voicemails: 'Stay Powerful' 

Alicia Keys had some good news and bad news for her fans on Thursday (March 19).
 
Unfortunately, due to the need for everyone to practice "social distancing," the singer announced that she is postponing the book tour for her More Myself: A Journey memoir, which was slated to hit stages in four cities beginning in Brooklyn on March 31.
 
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Posted by Azania Friday, March 20, 2020 11:19:00 AM

Judge Reverses Christian Rapper’s $2.8 Million Verdict Against Katy Perry 

Katy Perry won a legal victory in court after a California judge reversed a $2.8 million copyright infringement judgment filed against the pop star by a Christian rapper, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the decision, handed down on Tuesday (March 17), U.S. Court District Judge Christina Snyder concluded that plaintiff Marcus Gray failed to prove that Perry copied his song “Joyful Noise” for her 2013 single “Dark Horse.”
 
In order to prove infringement “a plaintiff must establish ownership of a valid copyright and copying of constituent elements of the work that are original,” the legal decision states.
 
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Posted by Azania Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Coronavirus: Vanessa Hudgens Sorry For 'People Are Going To Die' Comments 

Vanessa Hudgens has apologised for an "insensitive" Instagram video which seemed to question the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The High School Musical star told fans: "Even if everybody gets it, like yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible... but inevitable?"
 
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Posted by Azania Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:03:00 AM

Hilary Duff Calls Out Young Millennials for ‘Going Out and Partying’ Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 

Hilary Duff is not impressed with those ignoring the serious nature of the coronavirus outbreak. The 32-year-old actress took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday to share a message to her followers. 
 
"To all you young millennial a**holes that keep going out and partying, go home, stop killing old people, please," she said in one clip, looking very serious. 
 
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Posted by Azania Monday, March 16, 2020 11:35:00 AM

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Diagnosed with Coronavirus 

Actor Tom Hanks says he and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
 
In a statement posted to Instagram, Hanks said he and his wife were traveling in Australia when they were tested after exhibiting symptoms like tiredness, body aches, chills and "slight fevers."
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Posted by Azania Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:52:00 AM

Lady Gaga's 'Stupid Love' Launches at No. 5 on Hot 100 & Roddy Ricch's 'The Box' Notches Ninth Week at No. 1 

Roddy Ricch's "The Box" spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
 
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga's "Stupid Love" soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 5, becoming her 16th top 10 and highest-debuting entry since "The Edge of Glory" nearly nine years ago.
 
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Posted by Azania Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:24:00 AM

Max Von Sydow: The Exorcist and The Seventh Seal actor dies aged 90 

Actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in films and TV series including The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 90.
 
His family announced "with a broken heart and infinite sadness" that the Swedish-born actor died on Sunday.
 
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Posted by Azania Monday, March 9, 2020 2:12:00 PM

Demi Lovato Opens Up About What Led to Her 2018 Relapse 

Demi Lovato dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (March 5) to promote her new comeback single "I Love Me" and get serious about the events that led to her 2018 relapse, eventual overdose and hospitalization.
 
When asked by host Ellen DeGeneres what made her "throw it all away" after six years of sobriety, the pop star revealed that her breaking point stemmed from an eating disorder that became all-consuming. "It let me to being really, really unhappy; my bulimia got really bad and I asked for help. And I didn't receive the help that I needed," she told DeGeneres.
 
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Posted by Azania Friday, March 6, 2020 11:27:00 AM

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty In Hate Crime Hoax Case 

Actor and singer Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to restored charges in Chicago related to claims that he staged a homophobic and racist attack against himself in an effort to get attention.
 
Smollett arrived in Chicago's Cook County courthouse Monday (Feb. 24) with his lawyer Tina Glandian, The Chicago Tribune reports. Glandian entered the not guilty pleas to six counts of felony disorderly conduct that relate to the 37-year-old filing fake police reports about the Jan. 2019 incident. His lawyer also mentioned to Judge James B. Linn that she has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to halt the case.
 
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Posted by Azania Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:26:00 AM

Lifestyle Guru, Restaurateur And Former Model B. Smith Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease 

B. Smith, the groundbreaking lifestyle guru, restaurateur, author and former model, died on Saturday (Feb. 22) from early on-set Alzheimer’s disease. She was 70.
 
Smith’s husband, Dan Gasby, announced her death via Facebook on Sunday (Feb. 23). “It is with great sadness that my daughter, Dana, and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith,” the statement reads. “B died peacefully Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 10:50 p.m., of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in our home in Long Island, New York.”
 
Barbara Elaine Smith was born in Everson, Penn., on Aug. 24, 1949. Smith began her modeling career in the 1960s working for Ebony Fashion Fair and later signing with Wilhelmina Models. Smith covered 15 magazines during her modeling days, including becoming the first Black model to cover Mademoiselle magazine in 1976. Additionally, Smith appeared in TV commercials for Mercedes-Benz, and worked as a spokesperson for Verizon, Colgate, Palmolive, and more.
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Posted by Azania Monday, February 24, 2020 9:23:00 AM
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