ADELE’S MAKEUP ARTIST SAYS ‘EXCITING NEWS’ IS COMING SOON: Adele’s makeup artist, Michael Ashton, posted a very interesting update on Thursday on his Instagram. “BTW..exciting news coming soon!! Get ready to get on board,” he captioned a photo of Adele at a mirror in his Story. And his mysterious post has fans excited that the star could be making a musical comeback, after not having released an album since 2015’s 25. Rumors have been swirling that the singer is set to make a storming return to the charts following the end of her marriage to Simon Konecki.
SHAKIRA DONATES THOUSANDS OF N95 MASKS TO COLOMBIA AMID PANDEMIC: Shakira donated thousands of N95 masks to health care workers in Barranquilla, Colombia, as well as ventilators to save lives amid the pandemic. The Mayor of Barranquilla, Jaime Pumarejo, expressed his gratitude in a post Thursday. “One of the most beloved Barranquilleras in the world is @shakira , and she is also one of the people who most love Barranquilla. Huge thank you for your contribution of thousands of N95 masks for our health care workers, and ventilators that will save lives,” he wrote.
MADONNA SAYS SHE ALREADY HAS CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODIES: Madonna says she already has coronavirus antibodies in a new “Quarantine Diaries” video on her Instagram. “Took a test the other day. I found out that I have the antibodies, so tomorrow, I’m just going to go for a long drive in a car and roll down the window, and I’m going to breathe in the COVID-19 air,” she said in the video. Earlier this month, Madonna posted a video of her reading from her quarantine diary in which she reveals that she’s lost a family member and two friends to the coronavirus. Madonna has donated $1 million to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in order to help create a vaccine for coronavirus.
ONEREPUBLIC, TRAIN, JEWEL TEAM FOR LIVESTREAM CONCERT BENEFIT FOR CINCINNATI: OneRepublic, Train and Jewel are among the artists who’ll be participating today in United 4 Cincy, a three-hour charity livestream concert event designed as a fundraiser for the people of Cincinnati, Ohio. The United Way of Greater Cincinnati is the beneficiary of the event, which will provide help directly to the most vulnerable residents of Cincinnati, which has been “devastated” by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the charity. It’ll stream today 7 p.m. ET at united4cincy.com. Other stars participating include former Cincinnati mayor, broadcaster and talk show host Jerry Springer, country stars Carly Pearce and Big & Rich, Jill Scott, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo, author Curtis Sittenfeld, and other local celebs.
ASHLEE SIMPSON EXPECTING SECOND CHILD WITH EVAN ROSS: Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are expecting another baby. The couple shared the news on Instagram Thursday alongside photos of themselves holding up a positive pregnancy test. “During this unprecedented time, we know pregnant women may be under greater stress which is why we are supporting @marchofdimes Mom and Baby #COVID19 Intervention and Support Fund. Check out their Instagram page to see how they are helping moms and babies get the care they need now and in the future,” she added. The couple is currently parents to a four-year-old daughter, Jagger, and Ashlee has an 11-year-old son, Bronx, from her marriage to Pete Wentz.