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STARS, DISNEY, QUEEN THANK HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Celebrities, from Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah Winfrey to Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have been opening up their wallets to those suffering during the coronavirus pandemic, and now, many are thanking the workers on the front lines in recognition of World Health Day.

ROYALS

Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement, saying: "On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to thank all those working in the healthcare profession for your selfless commitment and diligence as you undertake vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and well-being of people across the Commonwealth, and around the world."

She continued: "In testing times, we often observe that the best of the human spirit comes to the fore; the dedication to service of countless nurses, midwives and other health workers, in the these most challenging of circumstances, is an example to us all. My family and I send our enduring appreciation and good wishes."

Her son, Prince Charles, is recovering from coronavirus and Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson is in the hospital after being diagnosed.

The Queen's grandson Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton had this to say: "Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family, who like so many in the UK and around the world are affected by coronavirus. We wish him a speedy recovery at this difficult time."

ELLEN DEGENERES

Ellen DeGeneres thanked workers too, tweeting: "It's World Health Day and I could not think of a better day to thank the brave healthcare workers on the frontline of this. Who do you wanna thank?"

SOFIA VERGARA
Sofia Vergara tweeted: "To the amazing doctors, nurses and medical staff who are putting their lives on the line every single day, thank you".

DISNEY

While Walt Disney World theme parks are closed, they are shining the spotlight on healthcare workers. Disney theme parks united across the globe "with a message of thanks and appreciation to celebrate the brave healthcare providers who are helping so many" by lighting up Cinderella's Castle in Orlando, the Enchanted Storybook Castle in Shanghai and a "Merci" displayed at Disney Paris.

Antonio Banderas, Michael Strahan, Megan Rapinoe, Michael Sheen, Molly Sims, Ally Brooks and others also shared their thanks.


TWITTER REACTS TO PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE'S NEW FOUNDATION

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were hoping to keep the details of their nonprofit under wraps, but when they learned that the details were leaking to the press, they went ahead and shared information.

The Sussexes are calling the project Archewell, which takes its name from the Greek word Arche, or source of action, and also is linked to their son Archie. The say they hope their new project will "do something that matters," and will be comprised of a well-being website, emotional support groups and multi-media educational material. They hinted at a bigger launch at a later date, saying: "We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right."

In addition to the nonprofit, they reportedly hope to create educational films, podcasts and books as part of their larger plan of launching themselves in the U.S.

Not everyone was psyched.

Many questioned their choice of using their son's name, especially since they previously said they were stepping down from their senior royal roles to protect him: "Archewell is...just a really terrible name. It doesn't make sense and leverages the child they claim to be trying to protect from the spotlight. Are any branding and PR people actually giving advice or being listened to? It's shocking how bad Harry and Meghan are at this."

Another critic wrote: "Forcing your staff to move you from Canada to LA in the middle of a pandemic? Cringe.Trying to push out your PR so people don't forget little old you during a pandemic? Cringe. Using your famous baby's name as a charity name? Unlawful levels of cringe."


CELEBRITY GOSSIP

KHLOE KARDASHIAN MAY NEVER DATE AGAIN: Khloe Kardashian is done with the dating scene. In a peek at Thursday's episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she tells momager Kris Jenner she is "not even thinking" about dating again after splitting from Tristan Thompson, with whom she shares True, 1. "I have friends that are, like, ‘I want to hook you up with someone,' but I just don't care. I'm focused on myself and True, and that's just what I do. Who knows? Maybe I'll never date again."

TORI SPELLING DRAGGED: Tori Spelling's decision to launch a money-making virtual meet-and-greet mid-pandemic has not been greeted with open arms. Spelling was offering 20 lucky fans the opportunity to chat one-on-one … for $95 a pop. As one fan noted, "People are doing free concerts and you are charging? How about you do a lottery and do random pics for the winners!!! Please!" Spelling appears to be in financial arears. She has been sued twice by AmEx for failure to pay bills and by City National Bank for reneging on a loan. She and husband Dean McDermott share five kids.

COLTON UNDERWOOD SAYS HE'S REVOVERED FROM CORONAVIRUS: Colton Underwood is giving his fans a health update. The Bachelor star took to social media to say that he's "made a full recovery" and thanks girlfriend Cassie Randolph for her support. He wrote: "I just want to take a second and thank this beautiful woman and her family for taking such good care of me. Not only physically, but mentally too (and I'm probably the most high maintenance patient). She's hardworking, passionate, understanding, kind and has the biggest heart."

KRISTIN CAVALLARI RETURNS HOME: After a three-week "isolation" in the Bahamas, Kristin Cavallari is returning home to Nashville. She was on vacation with husband, Jay Cutler, their three kids -- Camden, 7, Jaxon, 5, and Saylor, 4 – and her hairstylist friend, Justin Anderson, and his fiance, Rhodes Austin, when the pandemic began in earnest. Anderson shared their strategy of isolation in paradise on social media: "being stuck on an empty island and forced to quarantine could be worse. thankful for my wolf pack during these scary times. this is where we are, this is us staying positive. we couldn't be social here if we tried." The stars received backlash in comments with many calling their multiple posts from paradise "tone deaf" amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

DORINDA MEDLEY IS NOT DOWN FOR QUARANTINING WITH …. If Dorinda Medley had to choose one fellow Housewives star to not quarantine with it would be … Tinsley Mortimer, she tells Maria Menounos on her show Better Together. She explained: "Because, we're just so different. We just run our lives so differently, you know. We're totally different women. And it's not because she's bad and I'm good, and she's this. We're just very different. I like women of like minds."

JAMES KING DIES: TLC's My 600-Lb Life alum James King has died at age 49. He is survived by his wife Lisa, his four daughters Carrie, Krystle, Courtney and Bayley, his two sons Daemian and Austin, and his 19 grandchildren. King has been battling health issues for some time, including sepsis and cirrhosis of the liver.


ANA DE ARMAS GUSHES ABOUT WORKING WITH 'HANDSOME' CO-STARS GOSLING, REEVES, AFFLECK

Ana de Armas sat down with American Way, and inside, she dished on working with her current boyfriend Ben Affleck, and several other "handsome" co-stars, which have included Chris Evans, Daniel Craig and Keanu Reeves.

She and Affleck co-star in the forthcoming Deep Water, a film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's psychological thriller. The 31-year-old has several other projects in the words as well, including No Time to Die, with Craig as Bond and Blonde, a fictionalized take on Marilyn Monroe's life based on Joyce Carol Oates' novel.

The Cuban-born star moved to L.A. in 2014, fluent only in Spanish. "I was auditioning for parts, and I didn't even know the words I was saying. But, I knew what was going on in the scene, and I could emotionally be in touch with what was on the page."

The turning point in her career was 2016's Knock Knock, with Reeves. "I had such a great time working with Keanu, and we have become so close," she says. "We shot Knock Knock in only 28 days, mostly at night. Despite the challenges, I had a great time. He called me when he was producing Exposed and said, ‘I cannot imagine anyone better to play this role.'"

Next up was Blade Runner 2049, with Ryan Gosling. "I auditioned three times for Joi, and the third time, I knew he would be there. I was shaking so badly. They put you in a room together and make you read things, to see how your chemistry is. I wish I had the tape of that meeting. I've been very lucky––because these men are all very handsome––but the best part of it is who they are as people. I've had the best partners."


ROSE MCGOWAN CALLS ALYSSA MILANO A 'FRAUD' OVER BIDEN ENDORSEMENT

Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano are at it again. The Charmed alums have been at each other's throats for years, with their enmity coming to a head during the #MeToo era.

McGowan, 46, is accusing Milano of hypocrisy this time for endorsing 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, after he was accused of sexual assault by a former staffer.

She tweeted: "You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME."

The 47-year-old Milano wasn't having it, tweeting: "I continue to support you and applaud your bravery as well as acknowledge all the people you have helped along the way, @Rosemcgowan. Be well and stay safe."

Many supported Milano, calling her a "class act," with another saying, "Even those who do you wrong you still are kind to them. See people? Someone learned respect! Where's yours?"

Tara Reade, who worked with Biden in 1993, accused him of touching her without her consent.


EXES BRUCE WILLIS & DEMI MOORE SHELTER TOGETHER AMID CORONAVIRUS

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore called it quits two decades ago, but the pair are shacking up again to keep their crew together.

The 65-year-old actor and 57-year-old actress share three adult daughters, and their crew has been living it up in perfect, coordinate harmony if Instagram is any indication.

The 26-year-old Tallulah captioned a shot of them in matching PJs, captioning it: "chaotic neutral." Her 28-year-old boyfriend, film director Dillon Buss, is also in the shot, along with a canine friend, also in PJs.

While responding to a commenter, Tallulah confirmed that her family "made the choice to quarantine together and have been together for 27 days taking every precaution."

Willis' wife, Emma Heming Willis, cheered them on in the comments, writing: "Looking good squad."

KALEY CUOCO

Kaley Cuoco, meanwhile is living with her husband Karl Cook … for the first time since marrying more than a year-and-a-half-ago. She tells Jimmy Fallon: "So, we've been married for a year and a half, been together for almost four years. And we now, this quarantine has forced us to actually move in together. It's been great for our relationship. And we like each other we realized, which is even better."


INDUSTRY NEWS

NEW STARS IN THE HOUSE SET: The casts of Young Sheldon, Desperate Housewives, Jessie and Barry will reunite for a livestream episode of Stars in the House, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley to raise money for The Actors Fund's COVID-19 benefit. Henry Winkler, Stephen Root, Debby Ryan, Iain Armitage, Annie Potts, Peyton List, Marcia Cross, Vanessa Williams, Brenda Strong, Dana Delaney and Eva Longoria have signed on. This show is set for Sunday, April 12th at 8 pm.

TRAILER FOR EXTRACTION DROPS: On Tuesday morning, Chris Hemsworth debuted the action-packed trailer for the upcoming Netflix film Extraction. "So happy to finally be able to share the trailer for Extraction with you all! This has been a difficult few months for all of us, and we hope this will provide a bit of entertainment while we are all staying home," the actor wrote on Twitter. Hemsworth, best known for Marvel's Thor, is teaming up with Avengers: End Game directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who are producing the film, which is helmed by Sam Hargave. Extraction premieres on Netflix on April 24.

CBS' ALL RISE TO PRODUCE QUARANTINE EPISODE: CBS' first-year drama All Rise will resume production for an episode about the coronavirus. The episode will be produced virtually, and constitutes a first for a scripted series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode will use FaceTime, Zoom, WebEx and other online tech, and will air May 4th.

PARADIGM LAUNCHES RELIEF FUND: Two weeks after a round of layoffs and pay cuts, and a Paradigm agent filing a $2 million wrongful termination suit against the agency, CEO Sam Gores says he is establishing a $1.1 million relief fund for the 100 terminated staffers. "The vital and significant actions we took, though necessary for the health of the company, were hard and painful," Gores wrote in a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, calling them the toughest of his 37-year career. "And while immediate action was required, I realize that the way the message was conveyed to you lacked compassion and made you feel alienated from Paradigm."


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