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Famous People Who’ve Contracted Coronavirus COVID-19



Several famous people have contradicted the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

US actor Tom Hanks, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta are among the rich and famous infected by the coronavirus:

Entertainers

Tom Hanks and his wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, are the first Hollywood stars to announce they are infected. They have been placed in quarantine in a Gold Coast hospital in Australia. Hanks has urged the public to heed the advice of experts.

Best-selling Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda, who lives in northern Spain, has also been infected, showing symptoms of the new Coronavirus in February, after he had returned to his home from a literary festival in neighbouring Portugal.

Sport

England’s football Premier League, the richest in the world, is badly affected: Arsenal’s Spanish manager Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is British, have both contracted the coronavirus.

Italian football team Juventus has announced that one of their players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive.

French basketball player Rudy Gobert has become the first US National Basketball Association player to test positive, prompting the NBA to abruptly suspend the season.

Utah Jazz star Gobert has apologised for potentially exposing people to the coronavirus, after triggering scorn on social media for pointedly touching every microphone and voice recorder on a table in front of him at a media availability on Monday.

A second Utah player, Donovan Mitchell, has also been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19.

Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria, is doing well after being admitted to hospital in the United Arab Emirates 10 days ago.

Politicians –

Canadian premier Trudeau has been placed in isolation for two weeks after his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tested positive.

Spain’s equality minister Irene Montero has tested positive and has been quarantined along with her partner, deputy prime minister and radical left Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias.

French Culture Minister Franck Riester is staying in his Paris home after contracting the coronavirus earlier this week.

British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department who helped craft the legislation to fight the bug, has tested positive, the first British politician to do so.

Several senior officials in Iran have been infected, including Vice President Massoumeh Ebtekar and Iraj Harirchi, deputy health minister.

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, has entered hospital quarantine after being infected. He recently met Ivanka Trump, the daughter and aide of US President Donald Trump.

Fabio Wajngarten, a top aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the disease following a trip on which both met with the US president. Bolsonaro is awaiting results of his own test.

Reprinted with permission -France AFP

Get Blue Ivy’s NBA Courtside Look

 

Before the NBA (and many other major American sports leagues) could cancel the season because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Blue Ivy Carter and her dad Jay Z got to sit court side at an Los Angeles Lakers versus the Los Angeles Clippers this week.

The stylish tot showed up to the Staples Center in a custom personalized denim jacket, a grey cropped ruffle sleeve short sleeve shirt, with black leggings and a chic pair of on trend lug-sole combat boots with a sock-style upper. She wore her hair in individual braids that were curled at the very ends

Blue’s boots were from Fendi Kids, its FF logo boots, which feature a lace-up design and a rounded toe, and retails for $714 and you can get over at Farfetch.com.

[Get a less expensive look with a $49.99 H&M Jacket , a pair of Daria Girl Combat Boots by Madden Girl for $49.99,  a pair of high waisted pants by Zella Girl for $35 and a simple grey short sleeve ruffle sleeve graphic tee from like H&M for $15.]

 

After the game, she was shy about starstruck over seeing All-Star LeBron James and seemed hesitant to ask him something.

“If you want it, you gotta tell him,” Jay-Z can be heard telling his daughter in a videotaped encounter of the 8-year old asking for an autographed baskedtabll. “You almost got it out. Yeah, just do it.”

She eventually made her request and James responded: “You want a ball from me?… By the time you get out of school on Monday, you’ll have it.”

Blue, who was born on Jan. 7, 2012, is the first child of Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z. The couple also share twins Rumi and Sir, who are 2.

 

Jodie Turner-Smith Confirms She’s Having a Baby Girl!

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jodie turner

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Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith confirmed to her Instagram Stories audience on Sunday that she and husband Joshua Jackson are expecting a baby girl!

Although the British actress had previously let the second of the baby slip last month during an appearance on The Graham Norton ShowTurner-Smith was more deliberate this time around  when she posted  a short video of her baby “dancing” in her belly.

“Favourite moments with baby,” she captioned the first video, then adding, “Can you see her dancing in there? Every time I try to record she stops.”

Eventually, you can actually see her little girl doing some aerobics in there and you her belly moving.

So sweet! The video had expired but it was adorable.

Congrats!

Malika Haqq Celebrates Baby Boy at Another Baby Shower



It looks like the lovely Malika Haqq was treated to another baby shower over the weekend.

No confirmation but, perhaps it was a smaller, more intimate one with her very close family and perhaps the family of dad of baby, rapper O.T. Genasis’ family.

The actress and TV personality posted a photo of herself in a sash with inflated balloons spelling out “baby boy” above her

She captioned an Instagram slide show post that she also shared to her Twitter account, “I couldn’t be happier.”

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I couldn’t be happier 👶🏽

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The photos featured the reality TV star sitting in front of a fireplace in a strapless baby blue bump-hugging dress while wearing one of those “mom-to-be” sashes that baby shower hosts make the guest of honor wear. (Smile)

Last month, her bestie Khloe Kardashian threw her a very elaborate and lush bear-themed baby shower.

Haqq used the occasion to confirm that that OT was the dad as he was present at the event, as well.

Meanwhile, Haqq has been sharing lovely photos of herself in neutral clothing while promoting her fashion partner, online boutique Pretty Little Things.

We love her new photos

Malika Haqq modeling Pretty Little Things

International Women’s Day: Most Admired Female Heroines in Cinema

Today is International Women’s Day and in honor of the day, Redbox.com asked its costumers, “What is your favorite depiction of a female historical character in a movie?“



Here are the top 5 Answers the movie video rental box service was given.

Tara P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures

Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich

Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Jennifer Lopez as Selena in Selena.

Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia



Source: A survey of 930 highly engaged Redbox Customers, 1/27-2/8/20

Meghan Markle Suprise School for International Women’s Day

Like she has in the past, Meghan Markle is celebrating International Women’s Day in a big way!

The Duchess of Sussex, who is back in the U.K. for a final round of royal engagements, visited Robert Clack School in the town of Dagenham in east London on Friday for a special International Women’s Day assembly.

Meghan spoke to 700 students, who range in age from 11 to 18, about a host of women’s issues that have become a key part of her work. “When we thought about what I wanted to do for International Women’s Day this year, for me it was incredibly important to be with the women of our future,” she said in her speech. “And that is all of the young women here, as well as the young men who play a very large part in this. Specifically coming to your school made a lot of sense for me because of this social justice and the impact that it’s rooted in.”

Meghan Markle at school during 2020 International Women's Day

Later Meghan added, “I encourage and empower each of you to really stand in your truth, to stand for what is right – to continue to respect each other. For young men, to continue to value and appreciate the women in your lives, and also set the example for some men who are not seeing it that same way. You have your mothers, sisters, girlfriends, friends in your life – protect them. Make sure that they are feeling valued and safe. Let’s all rally together to make International Women’s Day something that is not just on Sunday – but frankly, feels like every day of the year.”

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America Ferrera Stuns in Leopard Print

America Ferrera looked stunning on her way to accept an award for her work as a producer.

“All this Animal Mama energy is heading to the National Hispanic Media Coalition Gala to receive the Outstanding Producer Impact Award,” the Ugly Betty alum captioned a photo of herself in a long leopard print dress with a high kitty bow collar and billowy sleeves. “Beyond honored! @nhmc_org

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star wore her hair slicked back with a center part and lose ringlets and gold platform sandals.

Very nice!

Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams are expecting their second child. Their first kid, son, Sebastian Piers, was born in May 2018.

Pregnant Malika Haqq Gets Heat For Promoting Plastic Surgeon

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malika haqq

A few folks on the Internets were going after Malika Haqq for a post with a plastic surgeon before she gave birth.

In it, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians frequent guest, posed with famed celebrity doc to the stars Dr. Jason Diamond.

“Stopped by just to see my fav @drjasondiamond and I’m fully book(ed) for my post pregnancy makeover. I can’t wait!” Haqq, who is due to give birth next month, captioned the photo of the two of them smiling ear to ear.

The angry response from fans was swift encouraging her to “not do it”.

A few backed her decision but the next day after posting a series of underwater maternity photos, she clapped back.

“Who said  I was getting surgery?!” Haqq commented back. “I don’t need it. Never have boo boo.”

My thoughts:

1) it was probably a sponsored promotion with a partner that unfortunately, perhaps, failed to include the proper FTC disclosures.

In which case, there is no guarantee that she will actually have get work done right after having a baby and will skip attempting to snap back naturally.

2) If she didn’t intend to get surgery done to expedite the return to her pre-pregnancy shape, she would not be the first. As actress and tv personality Tia Mowry told me years ago at an expo for expecting moms, people were throwing money at her encouraging her to get surgery right after baby

A lot of them do it, I suspect but do not let anyone know about it and lie about dropping the weight by breastfeeding and doing yoga.

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In the meantime, she was busy promoting Pretty Little Things in a cute underwater maternity shoot:

 

Ex Olympian Gold Medalist Hope Solo Is Expecting Twins After Miscarriage

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Hope Solo pregnant

Former U.S. soccer goalie Hope Solo is expecting twins, a boy and girl, with husband, former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens.

The two time Olympic gold medalist broke the news about her impending arrival during an appearance on BeIN Sports.

She shared: “My husband and I get to practice equality from the very beginning with one boy and one girl — miniature soccer team on the way.”

The two-time Olympic gold medalist also retweeted a post of the video clip alongside two baby emojis.

Solo had previously shared publicly that she and Stevens suffered a miscarriage of twins in 2018 — an episode she told Elle magazine in June almost became fatal to her and left her “hours from dying.”

Solo had one of her fallopian tubes removed due to an ectopic pregnancy.

 

Shortly after the 2018 miscarriage, Solo told Elle magazine she started In vitro fertilization.

Solo and Stevens got married in 2012, and recently celebrated their seventh anniversary.

Congrats!

Food Network’s Kathie Lee is Expecting After Infertility Struggles

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kathie lee and ryan biegel

Food Network chef Katie Lee and husband Ryan Biegel are expecting their first child together after a year of infertility and struggles to conceive.

“Eating for two. Baby Biegel is on the way!” Lee captioned a photo of herself eating a bowl of spaghetti with her top rolled up to reveal a growing baby bump. She also shared an adorable video of when she surprised her cohosts on The Kitchen in a subsequently posted video.

In her shares this weekend, Lee talks about the pain from well-meaning people who constantly asked her  if she was pregnant or why she wasn’t pregnant yet. And how insensitive it was for her to have people speculate that she is pregnant each time she gained a little weight.

After hearing enough comments about her weight she “finally respondded that it’s not ok to comment on a woman’s body and you never know what someone is going through”. And although others “mean well” by asking whether you are pregnant or not, “can be hurtful”.

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Lee and her husband have been married for two years but she chose to open up about her fertility struggles last year. In an Instagram post on April 2019, Lee talks about how she was naive to think she would get pregnant easily given both of them ate healthy, didn’t smoke and exercised.

“[R]eproductive health is an entirely different ballgame,” she wrote, adding that IV is an “intense process”. She also revealed at that point that after going through the entire process, they had “zero healthy embryos.” Sad.

She ended by letting all know that “[n]ot only is IVF physically exhausting, the emotional toll is unparalleled”.  It has all come to ahead now that she is finally going to be a mom!

Congrats!