Malik Beasley has flirted with Larsa Pippen in the comments section of her new IG snap, just days after his wife revealed she was filing for divorce.
NBA star Malik Beasley has dropped a less than subtle comment on Larsa Pippen‘s latest Instagram selfie. It comes just a couple of weeks after the Real Housewives of Miami star was spotted holding hands with Malik, who is married to Montana Yao. “What makes you the happiest?” Larsa captioned her December 12 IG selfie, which saw her rocking a sequin top with a plunging neckline and full glam. Malik quickly responded, “U,” along with a red-heart emoji. The pair received some pretty swift backlash, with one user replying, “There’s a thing called direct messages,” while another wrote, “She got that entanglement.”
Larsa was photographed holding hands with the Minnesota Timberwolves player in a mall on November 23. Just days later, his wife Montana took to Instagram to issue a message that seemingly alluded to the photographs. “Wow…I don’t even know this man,” she began. “This is wild y’all I’m seeing it for the first time just like y’all.” Montana, who shares a young son with Malik, has now filed for divorce.
Despite Larsa and Malik’s very public display of affection, and this new flirty comment, a source close to Larsa told HollywoodLife that she’s staying quiet on the matter. “Larsa didn’t have anything to do with their break-up and she could have spoken out to defend herself but out of respect she kept quiet, she felt that was the right thing to do,” the insider told us.
The source continued, “It was upsetting that people jumped all over her but she’s a very confident person and she knows who she is and that she wasn’t in the wrong. Her family and true friends have all been very supportive and that is all that matters to her. She has so many great things going on right now with the launch of her own jewelry line, which is a dream come true. She’s not letting this drama get her down.”
Timothée Chalamet just made his ‘SNL’ debut! The 24-year-old slayed his opening monologue from studio 8H as his mom cheered him on in the audience!
Timothée Chalamet, 24, has made his first appearance on Saturday Night Live— but we already know it’s not going to be his last. “It’s a huge honor to be hosting! I’m so happy to be here — I’m from New York, I live in New York, I grew up 12 minutes from here,” he said on-stage. The star rocked his usual casual attire in a red jacket, skinny black jeans and high-top sneakers.
During the monologue, he revealed he isn’t the first family member to make an appearance on the series: his mom Nicole Flender worked background on the show! The real estate broker and dancer was visible throughout the “Massive Headwound Harry” sketch with Dana Carvey and the late Chris Farley back in the ’80s.” Yup, that’s my mom! She almost got spit on by Chris Harley. Mom, I love you!” he sweetly said, shouting out his mom in the audience. Nicole, wearing a protective pink face mask, looked so proud of her son as she cheered him on.
“No matter where I go, I’ll always be a New York City kid at heart especially at Christmas…I’m g”oing to play a little song if thats okay with you guys,” he said before taking a seat at a piano for a musical bit. Nothing like Christmas in New York when you’re from here! Sledding down the Chrysler Building,” he noted, confessing his first kiss was with “Stacey Met, Mr. Met’s daughter.” He sang, “The city was my playground and the subway was my babysitter. Nothing like eating Cheetos on Christmas Eve. You eat a handful then you lick your fingers.” How…Christmas-y?
Pete Davidson also joined in for a bit, singing about his upbringing in Staten Island. “I’m not from that New York. I’m from Staten Island,” he explained. “Hearing Santa coming down the chimney and realizing it’s just rats. We leave Santa cookies and a White Claw. I love you Staten Island!” he hilariously said.
The Beautiful Boy actor was confirmed to be hosting the long-running NBC sketch series on Nov. 25, alongside news about the Dec. 7 show hosted by Jason Bateman and the upcoming Dec. 19 show to be hosted by Kristen Wiig. “Timotheeeeee & Bruuuuuuce,” a later tweet from SNL‘s official Twitter excitedly read (Bruce for, of course, musical guest Bruce Springsteen). The 24-year-old promoted the news himself with a captionless Nov. 25 post on Instagram, that certainly got his followers and famous pals stoked for the episode!
Avengers actor Josh Brolin wrote, “What?!?! Oh, man. It’s gunna be good!” while The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Kiernan Shipka gushed “YESSSSSSS.” Finneas added, “Oh F—” — likely the reaction we had when reading the exciting news. “IM SO PROUD OF YOU IM CRYING MY EYES OUT” one fan also posted with several tear emojis.
Timothée seemed full of energy in several promos shared on social media ahead of the episode, standing on-stage with Bruce, Cecily Strong and the E Street Band. “Hi I’m Timothée Chalamet and I’m hosting Saturday Night Live with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band — tonight!” he declared, wearing a protective black face mask (an on-set required at Studio 8H). Bruce then hilariously quipped, “Good news — the whole band is in the cast now!” as one inquired, “Can I play Dr. [Anthony] Fauci?”
In another outtake, Cecily and Timothée had a hysterical back and forth where they called each other by the other’s name. “Please sir?” the SNL cast member begged as Timothée attempted to back out of the awkward interaction — eventually interrupted by Bruce. “Come on Bruce,” the Born in the U.S.A. singer — who last performed on the show in 2015 — interjected.
Despite their best efforts, some of the biggest celebs have contracted COVID-19. Country music royalty Charley Pride sadly lost his battle with the virus this week.
From statewide shutdowns to wearing face masks, the coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one us in 2020, including some of our favorite celebrities. After Tom Hanks, 64, and his wife Rita Wilson, 63, confirmed they had contracted COVID-19 in Australia, stars like Jim Parsons, 47, Giuliana Rancic, 46, Vivica A. Fox, 56, Robert Pattinson, 34, and more have also tested positive for the highly contagious virus in the months since. List of the most recent stars that have had COVID-19 below.
Ashanti, 40, has confirmed that she tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus. “Hey ya’ll I can’t believe this but I tested positive for COVID-19,” she shared via her Instagram account on Saturday, Dec. 12. The news came the day that Ashanti was set to go head-to-head with Keyshia Cole in a Verzuz battle. “I’m okay and not in pain. I’m still down to do the Verzuz from my house…we’re trying to figure it out!” she added. The battle has since been cancelled.
Just one month after accepting the Country Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Charley Pride has passed away due to coronavirus complications. Public relations firm 2911 Media confirmed that he died in Dallas, Texas after contracting COVID-19. The music sensation, who was the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, was 86 when he died on December 12. Throughout his career, Charley had 29 songs hit number one and won three Grammy Awards: two for gospel and one for country. He was awarded Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1971 and earned a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2017. Most recently, he accepted the Country Music Association’s 2020 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award on November 11. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
Maren Morris reacted to the sad news on Instagram. “God I hate this year…rest in power, Charley,” she posted, along with a heartbroken emoji, to her Instagram story. She also included a professional portrait of the singer as tribute.
Carrie Ann Inaba
The Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba took to her personal Instagram account on December 10 to share that she had contracted coronavirus. “I have tested positive for COVID 19,” her caption began. “I’m home with some symptoms and will be sequestering as per the CDC guidelines, resting and taking care of myself. I have been in a very safe environment following all the guidelines and safety protocols and it still found it’s way to me. So, this is a friendly reminder to be extra careful this holiday season. Wear your masks, socially and physically keep your distance, and wash your hands. Take care everyone. And I’ll keep you updated on my journey.” You can see Carrie’s full video above.
“Hi Everyone,” Ellen DeGeneres shared on Dec. 10. “I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe.”
Aubrey Plaza revealed that Kristen Stewart and a number of other cast and crew members from Happiest Season contracted COVID-19 when the film was shooting in February. “Yes, right before COVID, in fact, COVID was on our set. Kristen [Stewart] got sick but we didn’t know… a lot of people got sick,” Aubrey explained during her appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “It was the last week of February so people were starting, it was like that zone where people were starting to talk about coronavirus, but people were laughing about it,” she said. “No one understood how serious it was. But a bunch of people on our set got sick. I didn’t, thank god.”
.@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!
Rudy Giuliani, 76, has tested positive for COVID-19 according to President Donald Trump, 74. “@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus,” the President tweeted on Sunday, Dec. 6. “Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!” he added. The former NYC Mayor has been out-and-about lately, including last week in a Michigan court for a voter hearing fraud. Rudy has yet to tweet about his diagnosis.
Kyle Richards, 51, took to Instagram to reveal she and her daughter, Sophia, 20, both have COVID-19 on Dec. 5. She explained when she got it in the caption of a family Christmas photo she shared. “I love these people so much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Some of you may have heard I have COVID. I got it after these photos were taken,” the caption read. “Since I was diagnosed I have been separated from my family in order to keep them healthy. Unfortunately , Sophia also got it. We will stay in isolation until it’s safe to see the family and others again . I can’t wait to hug them 🥰”
Jeremih, 33, tested positive for COVID-19 last month and it led to him needing to be put on a ventilator in a Chicago hospital, where he was said to be in critical condition for a period of time. Thankfully, he was eventually transferred from the ICU to a regular room and on Dec. 5, it was reported that he has fully recovered from the virus. “First and foremost, I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for saving my life. I will be forever grateful,” he said in a statement to TMZ.
Jojo Siwa, 17, is the latest star to reveal she and her family contracted COVID-19. “I did end up getting it, the big, dreaded COVID-19. It got through my whole family,” JoJo revealed to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, Dec. 3. “We had headaches, we were tired, we had shortness of breath, we had all the things. All my family actually lost their taste and smell, but all have it back. But I never did.” The YouTube sensation and former Dance Moms star noted that her she and her family tested positive “three days apart.”
Grammy winning singer Gloria Estefan revealed on December 2 that she tested positive for COVID-19 after dining outdoors at a Miami restaurant. The 63-year-old said she spent most of November in isolation and endured only “a little bit of a cough” after losing her sense of smell and taste. In a video posted to her Instagram page, the Cuban-born hitmaker said she was infected despite following all protocols to a tee. Gloria theorized that she could have been exposed by a fan who was not wearing a mask — while at dinner, the fan tapped her on the shoulder and got very close to her to talk.
“I was very lucky, but I just wanted to share with you that I was in quarantine, and one day I went out and met with one person who was not wearing a mask. I even held my breath through their talk, but something must have happened there,” she said. Luckily, she didn’t suffer too severely, and added, “Fear was my biggest problem. We’ve got to grab fear and shake it and just do whatever you can to keep your immune system as healthy as you can.”
“I’m devastated that I won’t be racing this weekend,” tweeted Lewis Hamilton on Dec. 1. The Formula One star revealed that he’d tested positive for COVID-19, and will not race in the Sakhir Grand Prix. “Since we started the season in June, my team and I have been taking all the precautions we possibly can and following the regulations everywhere we’ve been in order to stay safe. Unfortunately, even though I returned three negative results this past week, I woke up yesterday morning with mild symptoms and requested another test which came back positive. I’ve immediately gone into self-isolation for ten days.”
“I’m gutted not to be able to race this weekend, but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others. I’m really lucky that I feel ok with only mild symptoms and will do my best to stay fit and healthy. Please look after yourself out there. You can never be too careful. These are worrying times for everyone and we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and each other. Stay positive.”
Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Arie Luyendyk Jr.revealed that he had contracted the coronavirus in a series of videos posted on his Instagram Stories feed on Nov. 26. “Many of you have been wondering… why we have been absent on social media and why I’m sitting like 25ft away from the girls,” he said, as he sat outside in his garden, far away from his wife, Lauren, and their 18-month-old daughter, Alessi. “It’s ‘cause I actually tested positive for COVID… nine days ago. So tomorrow I get to go in and see if I’m all clear. It’s been rough. I gotta say. It’s not easy being separated. I’ve been on the other side of the house. Lauren has been really sweet, she’s been keeping me fed. She just slides some food outside and I go get it. So that is the reason why we’ve been so absent.”
Bad Bunny‘s fans were concerned after he dropped out of the 2020 American Music Awards on November 22 with no explanation. The singer’s rep revealed in a statement that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was not showing any “major” symptoms as of November 23. They declined to provide further details. Bad Bunny was slated to perform his hit “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez at the awards show, where he won Favorite Male Latin Artist and Favorite Latin Album for YHLQMDLG. He appeared remotely to present Favorite Latin Female Artist.
Donald Trump Jr.
The president’s son spent months on the campaign trail stumping for his dad while not wearing a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It finally caught up with him, as on Nov. 20, 2020 he revealed that tested positive for the coronavirus. “I got the ‘rona” he said in an Instagram video, explaining that he only found out because he took a precautionary test ahead of a father-son trip with one of his children.
Don Jr. said he was experiencing no symptoms whatsoever, but is quarantining and following protocol “out of an abundance of caution” and taking the diagnosis “seriously.” Don Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle already battled the coronavirus, testing positive in Aug. of 2020 but she too was asymptomatic.
“I had the coronavirus, my family had the coronavirus, nine months ago, right at the beginning of the pandemic,” Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee said during the Nov. 16 episode of GMA. The ABC News chief meteorologist said she continues to test for COVID because she “travels a lot – hurricanes, and the wildfires – for work here.” She brought this up in a segment about false positives while revealing that she also had a recent false-positive test.
“I tested positive for COVID,” The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan King shared with her Instagram followers on Sunday (Nov. 15.) “I have been safe while traveling but I had an exchange on Tuesday where I did not protect myself and this is where I had to have been infected. I have been safe with distancing and masks since Tuesday, including when I went to a dinner solo and stayed distant and wore a mask at [2-year-old son Hayes]’s soccer.” Meghan, 36, added that her kids – twins Hayes and Hart and 3-year-old Aspen – have been staying with their father, Jim Edmonds. “[B]ut Hayes will quarantine due to brief (1 hour) proximity to me. I have contacted everyone and will isolate for 10 days minimum, per CDC guidelines. My children will have to stay with my parents as they cannot stay at my house while I’m sick.”
“I am feeling poorly but I am okay,” she added. Meghan said she got tested to feeling “extreme lethargy.” She said she has “extreme exhaustion, sneezing, a mild cough, and diarrhea.” She also says she thinks she’s losing her sense of smell, and is undergoing a “regiment of vitamins, tons of rest, water, and food delivery.”
Larsa Pippen revealed in a since deleted Instagram Story that she contracted the novel coronavirus. “I’ve been battling Covid for a week. It’s no joke I’ve never felt pain like this!” the Real Housewives of Miami alum, 46, captioned the November 13 story. HollywoodLife reached out to her rep, who confirmed the model had tested positive. “Yes she has been battling it for a week. She’s had the worst body aches and hard time breathing. We have a doctor coming to the house caring for her.”
Richard Schiff & Sheila Kelley
On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives. @thesheilakelley is also positive. This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here.
Richard Schiff “tested positive” for COVID-19 on election day, which The Good Doctorstar revealed in a Twitter post on Nov. 10, 2020. Sadly, he also revealed that his wife, The Guest star Sheila Kelley, has also tested positive for the virus. “This has been the most bizarre week of our lives…This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here,” Richard wrote in his Twitter announcement.
We are hanging in there. Spiraling love from one to the other. That and deep slow long breaths. https://t.co/LnRCbbdb45
Sheila added on to her husband’s message, tweeting, “We are hanging in there. Spiraling love from one to the other. That and deep slow long breaths.”
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has revealed he had the coronavirus. The 40-year-old actor made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on November 6, during which he explained that he was feeling sick. “I’m not sure what I have. I have a little bit of a persistent fever, a dry cough, a little bit of fatigue, so it could be COVID,” he said, explaining that he had tested negative for the virus but had it earlier in the year. “I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days and had a little bit of fatigue,” he said. “This feels very, very different. This feels much more like flu.”
Khloe Kardashian, 36, revealed that she was diagnosed with coronavirus back in Mar. in self-recorded footage for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. A promo trailer for the Oct. 29 episode showed the reality beauty laying in bed and talking about her experience with being sick. “Just found out that I do have corona,” she said to the camera. “I have been in my room. It’s gonna be fine, but it was really bad for a couple days.”
“Vomiting, shaking and hot and then cold,” she continued before also talking about extreme headaches and coughing. “I suffer from migraines, but this was the craziest headache,” she said. “I wouldn’t say it was a migraine. The coughing, my chest would burn when I would cough.”
She went on to warn viewers that the virus is indeed “real” but also gave them positive words of encouragement. “Let me tell you, that s**t is real. But, we’re all gonna get through this,” she assured before concluding by saying, “we’re all gonna be ok” if everyone follows the correct protocols. She ended the video by saying, “May God bless us all.”
Pregnant Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson, 23, announced on October 26 that she was hospitalized with a severe case of coronavirus: “Life update: I’m not going to lie, this has been one of the most challenging things. I got COVID-19 and ended up getting very sick. I know everyone experiences covid differently, but wow these symptoms are wild. I’ve definitely struggled through this one! Thankfully baby Huff is doing great and healthy, and I am now healing as well. I’m no longer in the hospital (this pic was not from today) and i have just about fully recovered. I’ve learned a lot and I have been challenged in a lot of new ways.”
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 and left the Portugal national team to quarantine, the team revealed in an October 13 statement. “The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation,” reads the statement. “Following the positive case, the remaining players underwent new tests this Tuesday morning, all with a negative result, and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon, in Cidade do Futebol.” The 35-year-old’s diagnosis means he won’t be playing for Portugal when they face off against Sweden in a UEFA Nations League game on October 14.
Cam Newton, 31, is the latest pro-athlete to test positive for the Coronavirus. The New England Patriots Quarterback will not be playing in Sunday night’s game, ESPNreports. “Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine,” the team said in a statement to the network. “Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19,” they added.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 59, took to Twitter on Oct. 3 to announce he has tested positive for COVID-19. The politician helped President Donald Trump, 74, who also tested positive for the virus, prepare for the first of the presidential debates last week. “I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19,” Christie’s tweet, which can be seen below, read. “I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.”
I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two. I will be receiving medical attention today and will keep the necessary folks apprised of my condition.
The very own president and First Lady of the United States, Donald Trump and Melania Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 1. Donald made the announcement himself on Twitter, writing, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
Melania also took to Twitter with her own announcement. “As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”
As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.
Even before receiving the positive test results, Donald and Melania planned to go into quarantine. This is because Trump’s top aide Hope Hicks was the first to test positive for the coronavirus after she and the president traveled to and from the first 2020 presidential debate together (which took place on Sept. 29). Donald and Melania’s positive COVID-19 tests happened less than five weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!
Hope reportedly “felt poorly” in Minnesota the day afterwards, where Trump was holding a rally, according to the report. On that day, she was seen walking to Trump’s Marine One helicopter with the president’s other advisers Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, and Dan Scavino, according to ABC News. She was then “quarantined” on her “return flight” and received her positive test results for COVID-19 on Oct. 1, just two days after the presidential debate, Bloomberg News also reported.
Shortly after the report broke, Trump confirmed Hope’s diagnosis and revealed that both he and Melania Trump will be quarantining. “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!,” Trump tweeted on Oct. 1.
Jim revealed that both he and his husband, Todd Spiewak, 43, contracted COVID-19 earlier this year when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 28. ″Todd and I both had it early on. It was, like, middle of March,″ he told Jimmy Fallon during the interview, which can be seen below. ″We didn’t know what it was. We thought we had colds. And then it seemed less likely, and then finally we lost our sense of smell and taste.”
″It defied the descriptions for me,” he continued. “I didn’t realize how completely taste and smell could be gone,″ he continued of his symptoms. ″And when you’re in quarantine and there’s really nothing to do but eat, oh my God, that was brutal.”
Jim went on to confirm that both he and Todd, who were married in 2017, luckily recovered from the virus and have been quarantining in their home together.
The longtime red carpet host, 46, was set to be a part of E!’s Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards special on Sept. 20, but she revealed in a video message that she had contracted COVID-19. “Hey, everyone. As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately, this year is just so different,” Giuliana said in the video. “As part of E! and NBCUniversal’s very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn’t want to hear that, I’m very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I’m thankful.”
She continued: “As far as my health, I’m doing well. My husband Bill and our son [Duke] also did test positive, but we’re all doing well and taking care of each other so I’m going to get back to doing that. But I just want to say I’m wishing you all the best and please protect yourselves and protect those around you. Take good care and I’ll see you on the next red carpet.”
Vivica A. Fox
Vivica, 56, was also set to take part in E!’s Live from the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards special, but she also tested positive for COVID-19. She released a statement that aired during the pre-show. Her statement read: “I am terribly sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight! Unfortunately, I have tested positive for the coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution, I am isolating myself at home. During these precedented times, it’s more important than ever that we follow all safety and health rules and guidelines to protect ourselves and each other. I’m sending my very best to Nina and Brad, who I know will hold down the fort, and congratulations to all of tonight’s nominees!”
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka, along with their young twins Gideon and Harper (who were nine years old at the time), contracted the coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic. Neil revealed the news months later during a Sept. 2020 episode of the Today show, explaining, “It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April. We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn’t want to be paranoid about it.”
However, the How I Met Your Mother star knew something was wrong when he “lost [his] sense of taste and smell,” so the family “holed up” afterwards. They’re now doing “great,” Neil confirmed.
Jillian Michaels revealed she contracted COVID-19 from a “very close friend” after letting her “guard down” during an interview on Fox Business, which aired on Sept. 8. “If you are afraid of COVID, you should not go to the gym. And I actually am a person who let my guard down, I haven’t even spoken about this publicly really, and a very close friend of mine gave me COVID several weeks ago,” the fitness expert admitted on television.
While she got “on the other side” of the virus “pretty quick,” The Biggest Loser host admitted that a public gym is “probably a place where you will get [the coronavirus].” She added, “I would love to tell you that’s not the case, but the reality is I literally get my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it. It’s just that simple.” Jillian clarified that her friend “had no idea” she had the virus, and even the workout guru herself was unaware she was carrying the virus for six days.
Tiffany Haddish revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the pandemic. The comedian made the big reveal during an interview with the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, which she uploaded to her YouTube page on Aug. 31. “I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus. Get the tests the second time. I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus,” Tiffany revealed.
Tiffany went into self-isolation afterwards. Eventually, another test came back negative, but revealed that the actress had “antibodies.” So, Tiffany got tested 12 times after that — her most recent results revealed that she did not have any antibodies! The Girl’s Trip actress joked, “So I think I’m superhuman.”
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 48, took to his Instagram account on Sept. 2 to reveal that he, his wife Lauren, 35, and two daughters, Jasmine, 4, and Simone, 2, all tested positive for COVID-19. In a video he shared with his followers, which you can see below, he explained that they caught the virus from “very close family friends” who they “love and trust” but after quarantining, they are no longer contagious and are “on the other end of it” and doing “good.”
“Stay disciplined. Boost your immune system. Commit to wellness. Wear your mask. Protect your family,” Dwayne captioned his video. “Be strict about having people over your house or gatherings. Stay positive. And care for your fellow human beings. Stay healthy, my friends. DJ,” he signed off, adding a black heart emoji.
Robert Pattinson, 34, has contracted COVID-19, according to Vanity Fair. His diagnosis has caused production on The Batman to be halted in London, England only days after they resumed filming. “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused,” Warner Bros. said in a September 3 statement, not naming Rob. HollywoodLife has reached out to his rep for comment.
“I want to make it public that today, Aug. 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus,” Antonio Banderas, 60, tweeted on Monday (Aug. 10) in Spanish. “I would like to add that I feel relatively good,” he added, per Variety, “just a little more tired than usual, and am confident that I will recover as soon as possible following medical instructions that I hope will allow me to overcome the infectious period that I am suffering, and that is affecting so many people around the planet.”
“I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write, rest and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my 60 years,” added Antonio, “to which I arrive full of enthusiasm. A big hug to everyone.”
Alyssa Milano, 47, has opened up about her experience battling COVID-19 after discovering she’s tested positive for the antibodies. “This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick…Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom,” the Charmed alum explained. “At the very end of march I took two covid19 tests and both were negative…After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19,” she said in her lengthy Instagram post, shared on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Actor Bryan Cranston, 63, revealed in an Instagram post that he had caught COVID-19, but that his symptoms were mild. “I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still… I contracted the virus. Yep. it sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it. I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant.” he wrote. Brian shared an accompanying video where he donated plasma so the antibodies could be retrieved to help those suffering with more serious cases of virus.
I tested positive for COVID-19, so I’ve kind of really been at home self-quarantining for the past week and a half,” Real Housewives of Atlanta alum ShereeWhitfield, 50, told her fans via Instagram on July 14. She went on to reveal that the illness is “no joke,” but also admitted that she’s feeling a lot better. She concluded, “Thank you guys and take care and be safe”.
Kanye West, 43, revealed that he had coronavirus back in February during an interview with Forbes that was published on July 8. Of his symptoms, he said, “Chills, shaking in bed, taking hot showers, looking at videos telling me what I’m supposed to do to get over it.” He also added, “Someone told me Drake had the coronavirus and my response was, ‘Drake can’t be sicker than me!’” Of note, Drake, 33, confirmed he tested negative for the virus in May.
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