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Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Dies from Coronavirus Complications

Singer-songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne and Ivy), who was reported to be in a medically-induced coma yesterday after having contracted COVID-19, has died. Rolling Stone reports: “Schlesinger’s lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed the musician’s death. Schlesinger was hospitalized in March and tested positive for the coronavirus. At the time, he was placed on a ventilator, which left him […]

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George Takei, Kelly Loeffler, Pete Buttigieg, Kara Swisher, ‘Vogue’, Orville Peck, Florida, Dem Convention: HOT LINKS

FLORIDA. Governor DeSantis orders statewide 30-day stay-at-home order: ‘Under the order, the governor is requiring “all Floridians to limit movements and interactions outside their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.” The order goes into effect Thursday night at midnight.’ JOE BIDEN. Democratic National Convention may be […]

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A Second Miami Beach Winter Party Attendee Has Died of Coronavirus

Ron Rich, a volunteer at the Winter Party in Miami Beach which took place in early March, has died from COVID-19, making him the second attendee to succumb to complications from the coronavirus. RELATED: 40-Year-Old Winter Party Attendee is First COVID-19 Fatality in Miami-Dade County Wrote the National LGBTQ Task Force on Facebook: “The National […]

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Whoopi Goldberg Grills Bernie Sanders: ‘Can You Explain Why You’re Still in the Race?’ — WATCH

View co-host Whoopi Goldberg on Wednesday asked Bernie Sanders why he’s still in the race for president, suggesting he was performing a repeat of 2016, when he refused to concede the primary to Hillary Clinton and took a month to endorse her after he did. Said Goldberg: “I’m told that you intend to stay in […]

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Ina Garten Shares Jumbo Cosmo Recipe: ‘During a Crisis, Cocktail Hour Can Be Almost Any Hour’ — WATCH

Chef Ina Garten has today’s best tip for making it through the coronavirus crisis: a massive Cosmopolitan. Garten demonstrated the proper preparation on Instagram. “You never know who’s gonna stop by,” Garten said. “Wait a minute. Nobody’s stopping by.” After pouring in cups of good vodka and Cointreau, the all-important shake: “Gotta shake it for […]

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Larry David Coronavirus PSA: Stay Home ‘Idiots’ and Stop ‘Hurting Old People Like Me’ — WATCH

Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David appeared in a PSA put out by California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office urging people to obey the stay at home order. Said David: “I basically want to address the idiots out there — and you know who you are. I don’t know what you’re doing. You’re going out, you’re […]

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Bill Gates Calls for National Lockdown: ‘Shutdown Anywhere Means Shutdown Everywhere’

Bill Gates called for a national lockdown in a Washington Post op-ed in which he laid out three steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. Said Gates: “Because people can travel freely across state lines, so can the virus. The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere. Until the case numbers […]

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Connecticut Governor: Medical Supply Stockpile is Empty and ‘For Now We Are On Our Own’

Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont says the state has received all it is going to receive of medical supplies from the national stockpile. Said Lamont: “It was disturbing today to find out that the national strategic stockpile is now empty. We did get 50 ventilators, for which I am very thankful. For now we are on […]

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Worshippers Pack Louisiana Church Where Pastor is Defying Coronavirus Ban: ‘We Have a Mandate from God’ — WATCH

Life Tabernacle Church was packed for services on Tuesday night after its pastor, Mark Anthony (Tony) Spell, was charged with six misdemeanor counts of disobeying the powers of the governor for defying the state’s ban on public gatherings amid the coronavirus crisis. “We have a mandate from the word of God. … We have a […]

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Reveals Greatest Fears About Coronavirus in Emotional First Show After Revealing He Tested Positive: WATCH

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo began his Tuesday night prime time show with an emotional pep talk following the revelation that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Said Cuomo: “Tonight’s show is going be a little different. But the priority remains, reality set in all the way to the president. Brace yourself, not for a hoax, […]

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Seth Meyers Asks Elizabeth Warren About Joining a Biden or Sanders Ticket, Social Distancing, and SNL: WATCH

Elizabeth Warren appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday night and fielded a few questions about the coronavirus crisis, possibly becoming running mate with or endorsing Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, and Kate McKinnon’s SNL impression. “I have not talked with people about it,” Warren said of joining a ticket. “Look, I’m focused […]

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Rep. Devin Nunes Calls Coronavirus School Cancellations ‘Overkill’ in Remarks That Will Not Age Well: WATCH

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Laura Ingraham’s FOX News show that cancelling schools in California for the rest of the year due to COVID-19 is “overkill” and suggested they be sent back in two weeks. Ingraham said parents would be demonstrating if “normal life” didn’t start up again soon and were forced to wait for […]

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U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 4,000 as Trump COVID-19 Team Warns 240,000 Could Die

U.S. deaths from coronavirus this morning, April 1, stand at 4,081 following a Tuesday press briefing at which Donald Trump warned the public that Americans could see 240,000 deaths before the pandemic is over. Said Trump: “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We’re going to go through […]

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Dark Sky and Apple, Cape Cod, Lorena Borjas, Carole Baskin, Zoom Hackers, Prince Harry, Gayme Show: HOT LINKS

RIP. Transgender activist Lorena Borjas dies of COVID-19. “Borjas, 60, emigrated from Mexico in 1981 and became a staunch civil rights activist, considered by many a pioneer in defending the rights of Hispanic and undocumented transgender individuals, NBC 4 New York’s sister station, Telemundo 47, reports. According to the Transgender Law Center, Borjas helped countless […]

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Ben Platt and the ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Cast Perform ‘You Will Be Found’ from Quarantine: WATCH

James Corden closed Monday night’s Late Late Show homefest with an uplifting track from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, performed by the show’s original star Ben Platt and cast members from the current Broadway and National Touring companies. Enjoy.

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