1. Sharon Stone was on top of this coronavirus thing before most of us were. At her 62nd birthday party on March 8th, she had a nurse at the door taking temperatures. She says, “People thought I was a little extreme. That I was a little bit crazy.”
Sharon Stone Tested Guests' Temperatures at Her Birthday Party Before Coronavirus Outbreak https://t.co/qnHMdAH8CF
— People (@people) April 17, 2020
2. Two NFL players have the coronavirus. Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller is expected to speak to the press today.
ProFootballTalk: Von Miller tests positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/k09bLI87uW
— sven #stayTFhome ???? #StayAtHomeChallange (@BDarkrider) April 17, 2020
And L.A. Rams center Brian Allen tested positive several weeks ago. Rams coach Sean McVay says Allen is “on the road to recovery.”
The Rams' Brian Allen became the first NFL player to publicly disclose his COVID-19 diagnosis. Allen talked to @JayGlazer about dealing with the virus while @Rich_Hammond covered the Rams' response.https://t.co/n2bpznqrRChttps://t.co/wZPMfmqkEg
— The Athletic L.A. (@TheAthleticLA) April 17, 2020
3. Sam Smith thinks he and his sister have COVID-19, but they’re recovering.
— 1 NEWS (@1NewsNZ) April 17, 2020
4. The opening to this week’s episode of “The Simpsons” appears to be a nod to quarantining.
5. Just like Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil is getting some backlash for comments he made about reopening the country.
Celebrities Doing Good: Major League Baseball, the Chainsmokers, and Louis CK
1. Major League Baseball players have raised almost a million to provide meals for kids.
Proud to be a part of #HomePlateProject to help support the over 20 million kids who rely on schools for their meals. With schools closed because of COVID-19, we all partnered with @teammates4kids @BigLeagueImpact @MLB to provide over 4 million meals in every MLB community! pic.twitter.com/ShbS1MWq2Y
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) April 17, 2020
2. The Chainsmokers donated 20,000 masks to hospitals in New York and Las Vegas.
Sincerest thanks to @TheChainsmokers for donating 10,000 N95 masks to #WCM to protect our #HealthcareHeroes on the frontlines. Grateful to #NewYorksFinest from @NYPD and @BrooklynDiocese's Emergency Taskforce for ensuring safe delivery of #COVID19 supplies. #TogetherWithWCM pic.twitter.com/OZYOZjSLxb
— Weill Cornell Medicine (@WeillCornell) April 16, 2020
3. This was probably more for the parents than the kids, but Jon Bon Jovi popped into a Florida teacher’s virtual kindergarten class.
Jon Bon Jovi made an appearance in a Palm Beach, Florida virtual kindergarten classroom. https://t.co/wlbhW5noVk
— 93.9 LITE FM (@LITEFMChicago) April 15, 2020
4. Louis CK threw down $30,000 for the wait staff at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan. Several other comedians have also donated.
— Handsome Jim Norton (@SexyJimNorton) April 16, 2020