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Tom Hanks details his experience with COVID-19

Steve Granitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Tom Hanks recently gave his first public interview since returning from Australia and recovering from COVID-19 alongside his wife, Rita Wilson, giving a detailed description of the experience. “Rita went through a tougher time than I did,” the 63-year-old actor tells Military Defense Radio.  “She had a much higher fever.  She had lost her sense of …

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Kenya governor includes bottles of cognac in COVID-19 care packages

5PH/iStock(NAIROBI) — Mike Sonco, the governor of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is taking some heat for including bottles of Hennessy — a brand of cognac — in COVID-19 care packages. “We are giving some small bottles of Hennessy in the food packs that we will be giving to our people…,” says Sonco in a video posted to Citizen TV Kenya’s …

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Widespread testing is the key to reopening country, says Dr. Birx

iStock/Gwengoat(NEW YORK) — With nearly 765,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 40,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Deborah Birx joined ABC’s This Week to discuss how the nation can slow the spread of the virus and reopen the country. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said, “One of those critical — critical — legs of the stool is testing.”  In addition, expanding …

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NYC non-profit to deliver 140K shelf-stable meals to city’s most vulnerable amid COVID-19

God’s Love We Deliver (pictured: GLWD staffer Kristine)(NEW YORK) — As New York City continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, local charity organizations have been stepping up to do their part for the city’s most vulnerable. God’s Love We Deliver, a non-profit that delivers medically tailored meals to sick clients, is undertaking a massive volunteer effort this weekend to feed …

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John Krasinski is hosting a virtual prom for high schoolers missing out this year

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — John Krasinski is here to salvage prom season. The star of The Office and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be be hosting a virtual prom on his Some Good News YouTube channel Friday night at 8 p.m. ET for all the high schoolers missing out on their prom this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Bill Cosby deemed “not eligible” for early release despite COVID-19 spread concerns

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(PENNSYLVANIA) — Bill Cosby will remain behind bars despite Pennsylvania’s plan to release some inmates as a way to reduce further spread of COVID-19. Cosby, 82, who was convicted in 2018 for the 2004 sexual assault of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, has been deemed ineligible for an early release because of his violent offender classification. “Mr. …

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Learn how to give men’s haircuts in quarantine with Quarancuts Virtual Hair School

Barba(NEW YORK) — Does the prospect of cutting your own hair or the hair of a loved one while in quarantine scare you? One New York City men’s grooming boutique is here to ease your fears, and teach you how to cut hair properly. Barba, in partnership with the agency Terri & Sandy, has launched the Quarancuts Virtual Hair School. …

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2020 San Diego Comic-Con officially canceled due to COVID-19

Daniel Knighton/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — The 2020 San Diego Comic-Con has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the first time the event has been scrapped in its 50-year history. The event, which was set to take place July 23-26, will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center July 22-25, 2021. “Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and …

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‘Fuller House’ star Jodie Sweetin’s kids host adorable “dress like a celebrity” dinner

Disney Channel/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — With being able to dress up for dinner and head out to a fancy restaurant out of the question due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families across America are finding creative ways to make family meals a little more fun. Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin revealed Thursday that her 11-year-old daughter Zoie came up with a brilliant idea to come to …

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January Jones embraces her inner Fred Astaire and learns tap dancing while in quarantine

Presley Ann/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — With America embarking on a full month of sheltering at home, some individuals have challenged themselves to master an entirely new skill by the time the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end. One such person is actress January Jones, who is now dedicating her time to work on her tap dancing skills. The Mad Men star revealed how she is …

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