Pink Reveals She Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Pink took to Instagram to share that she tested positive for coronavirus but has since recovered

As the novel coronavirus continues its spread, more and more famous names are coming out with the news that it’s touched their lives too. The latest is Pink, who just revealed on Instagram that she tested positive for the virus two weeks ago but has since tested negative.

“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive,” she writes. “My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative.”

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Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive. My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative. It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible. This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities. In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.❤

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The pop star then acknowledges her privilege in being tested as soon as she fell ill — and stressed that it needs to be that easily available to everyone. “It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she says. “This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”

After being effected personally by the virus, Pink wanted to give back. “In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center. Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund,” she shares.

She wrapped up her post by expressing gratitude for healthcare providers and pleading for the rest of us to continue social distancing. “THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.”

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Max Greenfield’s Videos About Homeschooling His Daughter Are Comedy Gold

Max Greenfield is every parent right now

If you’re a fan of New Girl (my 16-year-old daughter says it’s a must-watch), you’re likely already in love with Max Greenfield, who plays Winston Schmidt. But get ready for your heart to grow three sizes bigger because watching him homeschool his daughter is hilariously adorable.

Greenfield and his daughter, Lilly, are doing what we all are — trying our best to navigate the life of homeschool parent/teacher/student without strangling each other in the process. It’s been quite some time since most of us have been in school and, well, it’s showing. The father-of-two has been filling in his fans on the harrowing process on social media (which you must immediately follow) and it’s impossible to watch and not belly laugh.

As the actor takes us through the world of nouns and mustaches (both are tricky), you can see by the look on his face the reality of the situation is starting to set in. But, as Lilly points out, if he hadn’t spent so much time “puff puff puff”ing and “glug glug glug”ing through his own high school and college years, he may make a better teacher.

Another update comes as Greenfield tries (and fails) to read, “The Birchbark House” and his daughter sends a message to her teacher to tattle on him. “My daughter sent this message to her teachers today! Just in case you were wondering what bottom looks like,” he says next to a picture of her note. Busted.

He also shared a riveting video of himself reading a passage to Lilly (who is rightly on her phone) and it’s no wonder she doesn’t understand. He titles this one simply, “shit show” and I can say with every fiber of my being I know exactly how he feels.

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Lilly soon emerges as the hero we all need in times like these, telling her dad in one video to stop singing because “he has a dog shit voice.”

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Wednesday @dualipa #homeschool

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Then, just when you think things can’t possibly get better, Greenfield eggs her on by asking, “how long does it take to spell Massachusetts,” to which she replies, “Dad, I need your shit like I need a hole in the head.” Bless this child and everyone who has been involved in raising her.

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The vibe in the classroom has deteriorated #homeschool

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“God bless the teachers (the real ones),” Greenfield captioned one of the videos after he realizes Lilly is both on TikTok and doing dance moves behind him.

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God bless the teachers (the real ones) #homeschool

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This is the entertainment we can all use right now and a much-needed break from our own homeschooling adventures.

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HBO Is Making A Ton Of Programming Free To Non-Subscribers

The free programming is part of HBO’s #StayHomeBoxOffice initiative

In advance of launching the new streaming service, HBO Max, HBO is doing their part to ease us into our new quarantine life by making 500 hours of programming available for free for a limited time. The promotion kicks off today, April 3, so you’ve already got your weekend plans all set.

Even if you’re currently a non-subscriber, you can stream series like Veep, The Wire, Succession, Barry, Silicon Valley, Ballers, and even some old-school hits like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under.

The promotion also includes an assortment of popular HBO documentaries and Warner Bros. movies — so there’s plenty for the whole family, too: Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Happy Feet 2, Smallfoot, and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will give your children something to do other than beat each other up and ask you for their 500th snack of the day.

While we’re all strictly abiding by our stay-at-home directives (if you’re not, shame on you), television streaming has been, obviously, a hugely popular way to kill some time. HBO, owned by WarnerMedia, is just one of the many companies hopping on board to make some of its programming available at no cost to non-customers. Amazon and Broadway HD are also giving us a break with some quality, free programming to get us through our quarantine blues and distract us from, oh, I don’t know *gestures widely at everything.*

The Verge reports that the television industry as a whole saw a 20 percent increase last week compared to the month before, and that HBO Now alone saw the highest usage on its platform since summer. The percentage of people binge-viewing series has increased 65 percent, while movie watching is up 70 percent on HBO Now.

Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told CNN that Netflix has seen a surge in streams. Third-party companies have reported seeing massive increases in usage and subscription signups for streaming platforms like Disney Plus. YouTube Gaming saw a 15 percent growth in viewership now that everyone is at home — and parents are working from home. We do not have childcare, so streaming is now kind of that.

Prior to the official launch of HBOMax in May, this is a pretty smart move for the company. It’s showing non-subscribers what they can get if they sign up for it, which will cost $14.99 per month.

Starting today, the all-access offer runs for the month of April. Enjoy your old favorites and some new ones while we’re all safe at home for the next four weeks/months/years.

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Ryan Reynolds Says Life At Home With 3 Daughters Includes ‘Mostly Drinking’

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have also donated significant portions of money to coronavirus relief efforts

During an appearance on the at-home edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week, Ryan Reynolds hilariously opened up about what life is like at home with Blake Lively and their three daughters while we’re all quarantining.

Reynolds and Lively have three little girls: James, 5, Inez, 3, and a yet-to-be-pubicly-named baby, 8 months. As many of us are finding out, three kids under five at home 24/7 is… a lot. He says his girls currently all love hot pink and wearing dresses “all day.” So, how’s the Deadpool star coping?

Well for one thing, he loves the company of all girls. “I do not miss masculine company at all. Really, most men tend to be the architects of someone’s demise,” he said. “So, it’s fine. I like just being here with the girls. I like doing the girl stuff.”

Even better, Reynolds lets the girls embrace their own interests. “I try not to push gender-normative ideas on my kids as they’re born, but each one when they came out that shoot, they wanted to make dresses, they wanted to dress in hot pink all day. So, that’s what I do. This morning I made dresses out of tissue paper, which was fun for them. Not bad at all.”

As for homeschooling, well he and Lively are giving it about as much of a “go” as we all are. “We’re lucky enough to have a little tiny garden,” he added. “So, we’re learning a little bit about gardening. We’re trying to make this an educational experience, but I’m mostly drinking.”

Aside from just trying to keep their kids entertained, he and Lively have put their money where their mouth is in terms of giving to coronavirus relief efforts. The couple donated $1 million that was split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

They also donated $100,000 to each of the following four hospitals in New York: Elmhurst, NYU Hospital, Mount Sinai and Northern Westchester. They’re also donating 30 percent of the proceeds from Reynolds’ Aviation American Gin bottle sales to bartenders until May 1. If that wasn’t enough, Reynolds’ wireless carrier company, Mint Mobile, is providing customers with free unlimited data until May 14.

And since even celebrities are without access to their hairstylists for the time being, Reynolds has that problem covered: Blake Lively will be handling his next haircut. And honestly, the way he describes it is comedy gold.

“She’s done this once before,” he says. “It took two and a half hours. And then, at the end, it looked like she’d done the whole thing using only a lighter. Or, you know those gloves that are made of sandpaper? It would have been a little faster if she had just worn it down, like she had just rubbed my head until my hair disappeared.”

LOL. Can we quarantine with these two, please and thanks?

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Sesame Street Responds To Coronavirus Pandemic With Over 100 Free Ebooks

Sesame Street released over 100 free eBooks and other printables, worksheets, and guides for families during the pandemic

Half of the U.S. is under some form of stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic, which means tons of families on lockdown together, parents doing their best to home school, and kids wondering why they can’t go to restaurants or see their friends or do anything, well, normal. These aren’t normal times and to help us get through this global crisis together, Sesame Street just freed up a huge catalog of eBooks.

Sesame Street released 110 eBooks which you can download from all the major eBook platforms (Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo) for free. And like all things Sesame Street, the books are both eduational and entertaining, so pop the kids in front of the Kindle for an hour and that’s first period, right?

The free eBooks are part of Sesame Street’s “Caring For Each Other” initative which also includes daily worksheets on creating routines during “The For Now Normal,” health and self-care minded coloring pages, and printables on timely topics like “How to wash your hands.” You can also find the free eBooks on Sesame Street’s “Caring For Each Other” portal.

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“Around the world, young children’s lives are being turned upside down, and parents and caregivers are looking for ways to give their children — and themselves — a sense of stability in this new normal,” Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president for curriculum and content, sesame workshop, said in a statement (via DesignBoom). “But there are things parents and caregivers can do to face each day with optimism. Sesame Street is here to provide the caring adults in children’s lives with the resources they need to help children, and foster their healthy development at home.”

Sesame Street says the activities on the site “are not prescriptions you have to follow, but ideas you can use to spark other playful learning moments,” and they promise to add more content to the portal on a regular basis. Sesame‘s new portal and free eBook service is just one of many free at-home projects companies are pivoting to during the coronavirus pandemic to help families stay entertained. The makers of “Baby Shark “released a remix called “Wash Your Hands.” Amazon has made some of its kid-content free to watch, even if you don’t have Prime. And Onward is now streaming on Disney Plus, despite being in theaters just weeks ago.

Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and Scary Mommy is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. With news being updated so frequently, some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For this reason, we are encouraging readers to use online resources from local public health departments, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization to remain as informed as possible.

 

 

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Amy Schumer and Venus Williams Exercise With Champagne Bottles On Instagram Live

Amy Schumer squats with a magnum of champagne in Instagram Live exercise session with Venus and Serena Williams

As the country is being forced to social distance, shelter-at-home, or in some cases, completely quarantine, many fitness instructors have pivoted to livestreaming their workouts so we can all follow along in our living rooms. Despite previously joking that “the gym was cancelled,” Amy Schumer linked up with Tennis pros Venus and Serena Williams for an at-home workout using wine and champagne bottles for dumbells.

Venus Williams has been live-streaming her pro exercise routines on Instagram every week day at noon and on Friday, March 27, 2020, her sister Serena and comedienne Schumer “joined her” online from their respective living rooms for the bootcamp.

’80s And ’90s Movies And Shows We’re Thrilled To Stream For Our Kids

A few weekends ago (you know, before the COVID-19 pandemic really hit the U.S. with a vengeance), my family and I were at a state basketball tournament. I spent quite a bit of time in a hotel room with my youngest two kids while my husband took our two tweens to the games. On a particularly long afternoon, I logged on to our Netflix account so my son could pick a movie to watch. What popped up? A fantastic movie from my childhood that gave me all the 1990s vibes: Richie Rich.

We’re big fans of Home Alone, so Richie Rich was just what we needed to pass the time. My son was thrilled. Could it be true? Was Macaulay Culkin, AKA Kevin McCallister, actually Richie? Of course, once you watch a movie, you get suggestions for similar movies and television shows. Soon, I was poring over our streaming subscription services, discovering movie after movie and show after show from the 1980s and ’90s that I couldn’t wait to introduce to my four kids. Would they be as wooed by each one as I was as a kid? Time would tell.

With so many of us practicing social isolation due to the coronavirus, we’ve all been challenged with the task of keeping our kids entertained. Whether or not we are tackling homeschooling, we still have many hours in the day where our kids are “bored,” and we have to figure out what to do with them besides argue. That’s where nostalgic childhood movies and shows come in to save the day.

Whether you subscribe to HULU, Prime Video, Netflix, or Disney+ (or if you’re like us, all of them), you’re bound to find some of those feel-good flicks and episodes that take you back to our own childhood. So pop the popcorn, pile on the living room rug with some pillows and blankets, and have fun kicking it old school.

HULU:

Family Matters

This was one of my two favorite childhood television shows. Who doesn’t love Steve Urkel’s antics, Grandma Winslow’s wisdom, and Carl and Harriet’s sarcasm? This show was a big deal when it came out in 1989 because it starred a black family and earned a prime-time slot on TGIF television alongside shows like Step by Step.

Free Willy

A troubled boy doing some forced community service at an aquarium learns that a whale (Willy, of course) is going to be killed — and does everything he can to save him. And in case you didn’t already know, there’s Free Willy 2 and Free Willy 3, both also available on HULU.

Full House

My kids didn’t realize that Fuller House (which they can watch on Netflix) wasn’t an original. I showed them some of my favorite episodes of Full House, like when DJ and Stephanie put a hole in their dad’s wall. No one can forget Stephanie’s signature catchphrase (“How rude!”), Uncle Joey’s impressions, or Uncle Jesse’s hair obsession.

Prime Video:

Good Burger

I can still recite lines from this 1997 movie starring Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson (who now is an SNL cast member) as teenagers Ed and Dexter. They work together to save Good Burger, the fast food restaurant they work for, before Mondo Burger puts them out of business.

Never Been Kissed

Drew Barrymore portrays a reporter who was relentlessly teased in high school (remember Josie Grossie?) and is assigned to go undercover as a high school student. After re-watching, I was surprised to see actresses Octavia Spencer and Molly Shannon. This cheesy flick reminds us that it’s fun to make a new, first impression.

Netflix:

Hook

Released in 1991, this film stars Robin Williams as a grown Peter Pan who is no longer the happy and free boy he used to be. Grown up with a family of his own, he travels back to Neverland where he meets Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) and Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), with the sole mission of saving his own children.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

A snarky teen (Matthew Broderick) and his friends ditch school, using plenty of attitude and antics to help them escape their determined principal and Bueller’s brown-nosing sister. This 1986 classic has some great one-liners that are sure to please your kids.

Indiana Jones

All four Indiana Jones films, starring Harrison Ford, are currently available for streaming on Netflix. In case you forgot, start with the first one, which is Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Good news! The fifth movie is in the works, and yes, Ford is in it.

Disney+:

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Dad and inventor Wayne Szalinski creates a machine that accidentally shrinks his two children and two neighbor boys. In a race against time, he works to save them. Of course, follow it up watching it with Honey, I Blew Up The Kid, and get ready for another sequel, which is in the works.

Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg disguises herself as a nun, living in a convent, to hide from the mob after witnessing a crime. Just like when she was a child in Catholic school, she has a hard time fitting in with the crowd. The music alone is a reason to watch this classic movie.

Boy Meets World

My sister and I loved watching this show about Cory Matthews, his family, his friends, and of course, his ever-wise principal. After watching all seven seasons, move on to the reboot, Girl Meets World, which is also available on Disney+.

To all my 1980s and 1990s fan-friends, you’ll be sure to enjoy re-watching these as much as your kids will enjoy viewing them for the first time. Plus, some blast from the past watching sessions with the fam can be good for the soul during this tumultuous time in history.

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Pink Is Every Quarantined Mom Trying To Fit In A Workout

Pink added a little extra resistance to her workout in the form of her super-cute son

Since we’re all the in midst of social distancing due to the coronavirus crisis, gym visits aren’t exactly an option at the moment. But when you’re a mama, you’re used to multitasking — and for Pink, that currently looks like squeezing in strength training while juggling her adorable three-year-old son Jameson Moon Hart.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Pink shared a short video of her latest workout. In case you missed it, choreographer Ryan Heffington has been using Instagram Live to stream his “Sweatfest” dance class so that families can join in while stuck at home during this trying time. So, while Heffington’s class streamed in the background, Pink made the most of being home with her little boy by inviting him to be a part of her exercise routine.

“I was carrying a 40 pound weight in today’s @ryan_heffington dance class,” she joked. But can we just say how impressed we are on multiple levels here? Not only is Pink obviously strong as hell (I can barely do a push-up with nothing on my back but a tank top), but Jameson also shows off some serious balance.

Exhibit B? Earlier this month, she showed what a tight-grip Jameson has during a mother-son yoga sesh.

While we’re on the subject of this rad family, we should probably point out that Pink’s house feels every bit as fun and vibrant and full of life as she is. Brightly hued walls, cool architectural details, quirky furnishings (is that a Grecian statue by the door?) — yeah, this feels like the space of a badass mom we’d love to have in our circle.

In further proof she’s the mom friend we all need right now, Pink recently revealed that she lets off the coronavirus tension by rage-cooking. She doesn’t whip up just any old thing, either. When Pink gets stressed out over the state of the world today, she pounds out her unrest on a ball of dough. That ball of dough ultimately becomes homemade ravioli. So, basically, the best comfort food ever.

And over the weekend, she shared a cute snapshot of her daughter Willow baking Brazilian Cheese Bread.

So, yes, please do sign us up to eat our feelings with Pink and her fam. Or practice mom-balancing-baby-workouts. We’re pretty much looking to Pink at this point to lead us through the uncertainty of quarantine mom-life.

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Tom Hanks Shares Health Update And Urges People To Stay Home

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are on the mend, two weeks after testing positive for novel coronavirus

Since Tom Hanks first revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the celebrity power couple has become two of the world’s most influential celebrity faces of the virus. First revealing they had been infected two weeks ago, they have been providing health status updates via social media, updating the world about how the potentially fatal illness has been impacting their lives. On Sunday, he revealed that both he and his wife are finally on the mend after two weeks of feeling ill.

“Hey, folks. Two weeks after our first symptoms and we feel better,” Hanks wrote in a joint statement with his wife on Twitter. However, they didn’t stop there. The couple used their star power and influence to urge their fans and followers to stay the hell home — clearly a message that many people still need to hear.

“Sheltering in place works like this: You don’t give it to anyone — You don’t get it from anyone. Common sense, no?” he wrote. “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.”

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On a less serious note, Wilson decided to share her own update on her Instagram account, in the form of a totally hilarious, 90s tribute. The 63-year-old rapped Naughty By Nature’s hit song Hip Hop Hooray, and while we aren’t exactly sure what inspired the amazing rendition, we are so appreciative.

First, she can be seen reading Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game when the song starts playing. And then…wait for it… she starts rapping along. She literally knows EVERY SINGLE WORD of the song, and doesn’t quit until the song is over. Once the music fades out — she returns back to reading, nodding her head at the camera, and laughing at herself. “Quarantine Stir Crazy. See it to believe it,” the actress captioned the video.

Other stars who have tested positive for coronavirus include Daniel Dae Kim, Colton Underwood, Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre , and Debi Mazar, and all of them have shared a similar message. Whether you are feeling sick or not, stay home. The only way we are going to win the battle against the novel coronavirus is if we do it together — meaning every single one of us participate in social distancing.

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Neil Diamond Shares Revamped ‘Sweet Caroline’ To Help With Hand-Washing

‘Sweet Caroline’ updated for a global pandemic

In times of crisis such as these, we need a few silver linings here and there to keep us all sane. Cue beloved singer/songwriter Neil Diamond who recently updated his iconic hit “Sweet Caroline” with some new lyrics to remind everyone that personal hygiene is very, very important.

Diamond posted a video on Twitter of himself and his dog sitting next to the fireplace, which in and of itself is calming enough. But he picked up a guitar and told viewers, “I know we’re all going through a tough time right now. But I love you and I think if maybe we sing together, well, we’ll feel a little bit better.”