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Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
Trump warns of 'painful two weeks' as officials predict up to 240,000 US coronavirus deaths
President gives unusually sombre press conference with projections taking physical distancing measures into account * Coronavirus - live US updates * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has warned America to brace for a "very, very painful two weeks" as the White House projected that the coronavirus pandemic could claim 100,000 to 240,000 lives, even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.Striking an unusually sombre tone at the start a marathon two-hour briefing, the US president defended his early handling of the crisis and displayed models that, he said, justified his decision to keep much of the economy shut down."I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead," Trump told reporters at the White House. "We're going to go through a very tough two weeks. This is going to be a very painful, very, very painful two weeks."The US death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,800 on Tuesday, eclipsing China's official count. Trump has been widely condemned for exacerbating the crisis by failing to prepare testing kits, breathing apparatus and other equipment.On Tuesday his experts said their models showed between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus even if the country keeps mitigation measures in place.Dr Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus taskforce response coordinator, told reporters that models show a worst case scenario of between 1.5m and 2.2m deaths

Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
China clamps down on coronavirus test kit exports after accuracy questioned
Beijing is stepping up its oversight of exports of coronavirus test kits after several European countries complained about the accuracy of some Chinese-made tests. Chinese exporters of coronavirus tests must now obtain a registration certificate from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in order to be cleared by China's customs, the NMPA said in a statement late on Tuesday. Beijing had been encouraging Chinese firms to export test kits and other supplies to help battle the coronavirus pandemic, leading to a surge of companies offering kits to countries desperate to get a handle on the fast-moving and highly contagious disease.


NYTimes ArtsApr 01, 2020
Looking for a Book to Read With Your Family?
"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" will spark lively conversation among people who have run out of things to say.

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Chris Cuomo gets emotional about his family after coronavirus diagnosis: 'I can't go hug my kids' (Yahoo! TV)

Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases
Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it. China, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has managed to bring its outbreak under control and is easing travel restrictions in virus hot spots. Up to now, the number of known asymptomatic cases has been classified, and it is not included in the official data, though the South China Morning Post newspaper, citing unpublished official documents, recently said it was more than 40,000.


Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
Coronavirus confusion in Russia after Putin announced a nationwide vacation and people took to the streets. Two days later the Kremlin had to clarify people were meant to stay at home.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters: "It's not days off or holidays in the classical understanding of that word."


Playbill NewsApr 01, 2020
What's on April 1: Michael Urie and Tessa Thompson on Play-PerView, Joan Allen and Cynthia Nixon Read The Heidi Chronicles, More
Check out who's hopping online to hang out with fans, teach classes, and perform virtually.

AV Club FilmsApr 01, 2020
Now's as good a time as any to get mad about the How I Met Your Mother finale again
Many of us sheltering at home are revisiting seasons of beloved TV series as we run out of Tiger King to watch. While many are happy to revisit old seasons of New Girl or The Office, people are a touch more hesitant to tune into How I Met Your Mother: That contentious finale just might have ruined the series for all…

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Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
From Jared Leto to Snoop Dogg, Here's (Almost) Every Celeb Who's Become Joe Exotic on Social Media
Hey all you cats and kittens! Are you swept up in Tiger King mania like the rest of the country? Below, Billboard rounded up every celebs-as-Joe Exotic meme you simply can't miss.

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Larry David Has a Coronavirus PSA for All the ‘Idiots Out There' (Vulture)
While digging into Mia's past, Little Fires Everywhere still can't take its eyes off Elena (AV Club Films)

VultureApr 01, 2020
Don Lemon Tears Up Thinking About His Pal Chris Cuomo's COVID-19 Diagnosis
"He's probably sitting at home laughing at me."

Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Forget Sleep, Samuel L. Jackson Wants You to ‘Stay the F-k at Home'
Samuel L. Jackson dialed into Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (April 31) to read a revised version of his favorite poem for the coronavirus era.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsApr 01, 2020
DJ Ace: High-risk people like me can get coronavirus and be fine
BBC 1Xtra's DJ Ace puts out a message of reassurance for people with underlying health problems.

AV Club FilmsApr 01, 2020
Samuel L. Jackson drops more profane wisdom with Stay The Fuck At Home
On Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live (home edition), Kimmel got some bad news from guest Samuel L. Jackson. Video-chatting live from the screening room in his guest house (hey, it's good to be Samuel L. Jackson), the actor informed Kimmel that Kimmel's long begged-for tagalong on one of Jackson and pal Magic Johnson's…

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NYTimes ArtsApr 01, 2020
Looking for Escapism? Stream These Great British TV Shows
Head across the pond from the comfort of your couch with our favorite British television shows, all available on streaming services.

Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
Villager fakes death to circumvent India's virus lockdown
A Kashmiri villager faked his death and travelled more than a hundred miles in an ambulance with four others in a desperate bid to circumvent India's virus lockdown and return home, police said Wednesday. Hakim Din was being treated for a minor head injury at a hospital in Jammu when an ambulance driver suggested the 70-year-old fake his death to get past checkpoints, police said. Din and three other men wanted to return to Poonch, a far-flung region in Indian-administered Kashmir close to the de facto border with Pakistan.


Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
ER doctor on coronavirus: What needs to happen now — a 5 week national quarantine
It's time for the federal government to take serious action. Doing so will save lives.


Yahoo! TVApr 01, 2020
Samuel L. Jackson hopes to flatten the curve with hilarious poem: 'Stay the f*** at home'
Inspired by the best-selling children's book, "Go the F*** to Sleep," this hilarious new poem encourages social distancing.


Yahoo! BooksApr 01, 2020
Great Recession showed countries can't fight the coronavirus economic crisis alone
Trade represents close to 60% of world GDP, and national economies can't thrive in isolation. We needed a global response in 2008 and we need one now.


Yahoo! TVApr 01, 2020
Demi Lovato urges all of us to focus on mental health during coronavirus quarantine
Demi Lovato says that now, more than ever, we need to use our self-quarantines as "a chance to grow."


Playbill NewsApr 01, 2020
Company Stars Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, and Claybourne Elder Set for Josh Swallows Broadway Live Stream April 1
The cast of the web series Indoor Boys will also reunite for the bi-weekly event on the Broadway Podcast Network, hosted by Josh Lamon's alter ego.

Playbill NewsApr 01, 2020
Listen to Sutton Foster Sing a Poignant New Song From Georgia Stitt's A Quiet Revolution
The two-time Tony winner performs "Stop" on the new album.

AV Club FilmsApr 01, 2020
The first (and hopefully last) coronavirus April Fool's Day joke comes from K-pop star Jaejoong
April Fool's Day ain't what it used to be. The era of whoopee cushions and novelty snake nut cans is over, social media and online echo chambers having paved the way for one of post-truth. And, as much as we'd like to think humanity would collectively abandon coronavirus-related pranks in this time of uncertainty,…

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K-Pop star sorry for coronavirus April fool's joke (BBC Entertainment & Arts)

Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Justin Bieber Postpones Entire 2020 Tour Due to Global Health Crisis
Justin Bieber has postponed his anticipated Changes tour as of Wednesday (April 1).

Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Why 5 Seconds of Summer Feel New Album ‘Calm' Is the ‘Best Representation of Who We Are'
Not only is Calm 5SOS' first album on Interscope Records -- after nearly 6 years with Capitol -- but it's the Australian group's most musically complex project yet.

Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Ross Copperman Tops Country Songwriters Chart, Thanks to Hits by Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan & More
Ross Copperman hits No. 1 on Billboard's Country Songwriters chart (dated April 4), fueled by four songwriting credits on the Hot Country Songs chart.

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The Weeknd Rules Hot 100 Songwriters & Producers Charts Simultaneously (Billboard Music News)

NYTimes ArtsApr 01, 2020
‘The Uprising,' a Masterpiece of iPhone Cinema
Peter Snowdon's 2014 feature turns the amateur videos of the Arab Spring into a you-are-there documentation of history made in the streets.

Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Watch Drew Barrymore and Justin Bieber's Wholesome Livestream Chat
Justin Bieber's Instagram Live had quite the special guest on Tuesday (March 31): none other than Drew Barrymore.

VultureApr 01, 2020
K-Pop Star Jaejoong Missed the April Fools' Memo, Joked He Had the Coronavirus
Someone was bound to do it.

Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Stephen Colbert Unearthed an Unseen 2016 Duet With John Prine: Watch
"My thoughts are with John and his wife, Fiona, and his family. And everybody out there touched by this virus," Stephen Colbert said as he introduced the performance clip.

Yahoo! ArtsApr 01, 2020
Sweden's 'free will' coronavirus strategy alarms some scientists
"The material presented by the public health authorities is weak, even embarrassing," one professor who is critical of Sweden's strategy, said.


Yahoo! ArtsApr 01, 2020
'The floor was moving': 6.5 earthquake strikes in Idaho, largest in the state since 1983
The temblor was centered 73 miles northeast of Meridian, a city on the outskirts of Boise, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Billboard Music NewsApr 01, 2020
Phish Will Debut New Album ‘Sigma Oasis' During Livestream
Phish will debut their new album, Sigma Oasis, in an online listening party.

BBC Entertainment & ArtsApr 01, 2020
Edinburgh festivals cancelled due to coronavirus
The Edinburgh Fringe and four other major cultural festivals in the city will not take place this year.

NYTimes ArtsApr 01, 2020
The Wildly Funny Samantha Irby Is Back, Not a Moment Too Soon
Irby's new essay collection, "Wow, No Thank You," offers more of her deadpan, confiding voice, which ranges from high silliness to emotionally painful depths.

Yahoo! BooksMar 31, 2020
CNN's Jim Acosta: ‘This Was a Different Trump' at Coronavirus Briefing
CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, known for his rough-and-tumble verbal battles with President Donald Trump, likely raised eyebrows among CNN viewers on Tuesday night when he praised the president's new tone at the latest White House press briefing, claiming "this was a different Trump." Just days after pushing for coronavirus restrictions to be loosened by Easter so as to reopen the economy, the president admitted on Tuesday that at least 100,000 Americans would likely die from COVID-19 and Americans had a "very tough two weeks" ahead of them.During the briefing, Acosta asked whether projections of up to 200,000 deaths would be lower if Trump had acted sooner, prompting the president to insist that he did act early. Though Acosta would continue to press him on whether he waited too long to take the pandemic seriously, Trump did not spar with his longtime nemesis, even noting at one point that Acosta's question was "fair."Appearing on CNN later in the evening, Acosta told anchor Anderson Cooper that the president and the rest of the White House coronavirus task force delivered a sober message to the public that they'll need to be prepared for a heavy death toll. Saying this was the "most stunning briefing" he ever sat through, calling it "downright chilling," Acosta said he had "never seen President Trump like this" and insisted he believes that the president is "scared right now" and everyone in that room could feel it.After noting that he tried to ask Trump and the coronavirus tas

Yahoo! BooksMar 31, 2020
I followed New York City 'deathcare' workers as they collected the bodies of people killed by the coronavirus, and I saw a growing, chaotic, and risky battle
As hospitals and morgues fill with the bodies of coronavirus patients, mortuary professionals face a growing struggle in putting the dead to rest.


Playbill NewsMar 31, 2020
Look Back at the Original Production of Oklahoma! on Broadway
The show celebrates its 77th anniversary since opening at the St. James Theatre. March 31, 1943.

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Step Inside Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (Playbill News)

Billboard Music NewsMar 31, 2020
Adam Lambert Wants Funky New Album ‘Velvet' to Feel Like a ‘Warm Velvety Hug' in Uneasy Times
Adam Lambert stops by the Pop Shop Podcast to chat about his new album "Velvet," how he didn't want to get sucked into the "hustle" of making a "trendy" album, if he thought about delaying the album's release due to coronavirus concerns, and how he hopes the album wraps up fans like a "warm velvety…

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One Day at a Time Recap: Sofa, So Good (Vulture)

NYTimes ArtsMar 31, 2020
Jan Howard, Singer and Writer of Country Hits, Dies at 91
A female star in Nashville when there weren't many others, she found success as Bill Anderson's duet partner and as a solo artist singing about the heartache she knew all too well.

VultureMar 31, 2020
Fran Drescher and The Nanny Cast Will Reunite for a Quarantined Table Read
Who would have guessed that the Zoom we described was just exactly what the doctor prescribed?

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They have style, they have flair, they're there: The Nanny cast reunites for virtual table read (AV Club Films)

Yahoo! ArtsMar 31, 2020
India's coronavirus emergency just beginning as lockdown threatens to turn into human tragedy
A week after Narendra Modi ordered the largest national lockdown the planet has ever seen and Delhi's Bhogal market is little quieter than usual. Rather than being confined to home to stop the spread of Covid-19, large groups of residents instead huddle together in the shade, drinking tea and playing cards. Street vendors continue to hawk fresh fruit and vegetables and the police watch as daily life in the capital's backstreets continues, apparently content to enforce movement restrictions only on the capital's major thoroughfares. The failure to abide by the prime minister's decree is due to necessity, rather than defiance, said Muhammad Asif, 21, a cycle-rickshaw driver scanning the crowd for customers. The three-week-long social distancing precautions ordered by Mr Modi are an unaffordable luxury for tens of millions of daily-wage labourers.


Yahoo! ArtsMar 31, 2020
G-20 Pivots as Emergency Aid Focus Turns to Developing World
The head of Moscow's main coronavirus hospital who met with President Vladimir Putin a week ago has tested positive, he said Tuesday, as the Kremlin announced the Russian leader's health was fine. Last Tuesday Denis Protsenko met with the Russian leader who inspected the Kommunarka hospital while wearing a bright yellow hazmat suit. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov swiftly told Russian news agencies that Putin took regular tests and there was no reason to worry about his health.


Playbill NewsMar 31, 2020
Recapping Smash 2.04: 'Connect With Your Body!'
Sheryl Lee Ralph stops by to add some class, while Jimmy scowls, Derek pushes his performers to be sexual, and Julia overreacts to criticism.

Yahoo! BooksMar 31, 2020
Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry warns COVID-19 threatens US energy sector
This is about national security, says former Energy Secretary Rick Perry.


Playbill NewsMar 31, 2020
Watch Stars of NBC's This Is Us on Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 31, 2020
Trump warns US headed for 'very, very painful two weeks'
President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned of a "very painful" two weeks as the United States wrestles with a coronavirus surge that the White House warns could kill as many as 240,000 Americans. "This is going to be a very painful, a very, very painful two weeks," Trump told a press conference at the White House. Trump described the pandemic as "a plague."


Billboard Music NewsMar 31, 2020
Elderbrook Selects Bonobo, Peggy Gou, Mark Ronson & More for His Moody Quarantine Playlist
Elderbrook shares 10 of the tracks that are getting him through the season of social distancing.

Billboard Music NewsMar 31, 2020
Lindsay Lohan Is Coming ‘Back' With New Music, Just When We Need It Most
It's been about six months since Lindsay Lohan gave fans a taste of her music with "Xanax," featuring Alma, but on Tuesday (March 31), she declared: "I'm back."

Playbill NewsMar 31, 2020
Watch the Lopezes, Frozen's Santino Fontana, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff Reunite on Stars in the House Live Stream, Benefiting The Actors Fund
The daily benefit series, created by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, offers mini concerts and conversations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Playbill NewsMar 31, 2020
NBC to Re-Air Emmy-Winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, More
Brandon Victor Dixon, Alice Cooper, Norm Lewis, and Jason Tam co-starred in the 2018 TV presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical.

Yahoo! BooksMar 31, 2020
Justice Department Probes Lawmaker Trades After Outbreak
An MIT researcher says gaseous clouds could carry droplets of all sizes up to 27 feet, though doctors contend 6 feet is adequate against coronavirus.


VultureMar 31, 2020
Lindsay Lohan Says ‘I'm Back' in Twitter Video Teasing New Music
Is "Xanax" finally here?

Yahoo! ArtsMar 31, 2020
Cuomo Says Coronavirus Is ‘More Dangerous' Than We Thought as N.Y. Cases Jump Overnight
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday acknowledged that the coronavirus is "more dangerous" than officials initially thought after more than 300 died across the state overnight."I'm tired of being behind this virus. We've been behind this virus from day one," Cuomo said at a Tuesday press conference in Albany. "We underestimated this virus. It's more powerful, it's more dangerous than we expected." More than 1,500 people have died and 75,795 more have been infected with the virus in New York State, accounting for a 14 percent increase in the last 24 hours, Cuomo said. About 43,139 of those cases are in New York City, where the daily number of newly infected patients has fortunately dipped below 6,000 across the five boroughs over the last 24 hours.To date, more than 3,416 people have died and 174,467 individuals have been infected with the virus nationwide—a death toll that has eclipsed China's official count.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Implements ‘Stay at Home' Order Amid Coronavirus PandemicCuomo said it could be weeks before New York sees the worst of the pandemic, stating that the apex may not be for 21 days. "We're all anxious, we're all tired, we're all fatigued. It's been all bad news for a long time. Our whole lifestyle has been disrupted. Everybody wants to know one thing, when will it end. Nobody knows," Cuomo said. "We're dealing with a war we've never dealt with before. We need a totally different mindset and organizational transformation."  New

VultureMar 31, 2020
Stephen Colbert and John Oliver Lovingly Recall Their Most Violent Hecklers
"There was a riot, I had to be hustled out by security."

NYTimes ArtsMar 31, 2020
Tomie dePaola, ‘Strega Nona' Author and Illustrator, Dies at 85
Mr. dePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 books, including his classic story of a grandma witch and her helper, Big Anthony.

Billboard Music NewsMar 31, 2020
5 Seconds of Summer's ‘CALM' Leads U.K. Midweek Albums Chart
5SOS' fourth studio album is No. 1 on the Official Chart Update.

Yahoo! ArtsMar 31, 2020
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits near Boise City, Idaho
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time 88 miles from Boise City, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was initially reported as a 4.8 magnitude quake.


Yahoo! ArtsMar 31, 2020
A man hid his coronavirus symptoms to join his wife in a New York hospital maternity ward. She ended up infected also.
The man revealed his condition only after his wife gave birth and she also began to display coronavirus symptoms as well.


Yahoo! BooksMar 31, 2020
Trump criticizes Cuomo for saying states have to bid on ventilators as if on eBay to fight coronavirus
At the coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump rebuked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for saying states have to compete and bid against each other like they're on eBay.


Yahoo! BooksMar 31, 2020
'Sailors do not need to die,' warns captain of coronavirus-hit U.S. aircraft carrier
The captain of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in a blunt letter, has called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the lives of his sailors and stop the spread of the coronavirus aboard the huge ship. The four-page letter, the contents of which were confirmed by U.S. officials to Reuters on Tuesday, described a bleak situation onboard the nuclear-powered carrier as more sailors test positive for the virus. Captain Brett Crozier, the ship's commanding officer, wrote that the carrier lacked enough quarantine and isolation facilities and warned the current strategy would slow but fail to eradicate the highly contagious respiratory virus.


BBC Entertainment & ArtsMar 31, 2020
Coronavirus: Edinburgh's festivals look set to be scaled back
An announcement is expected this week on whether some of the city's biggest cultural events will go ahead.

VultureMar 30, 2020
Children's Author Tomie dePaola, Writer of Strega Nona, Dead at 85
The children's author created more than 250 books during his career, including the adventures of Big Anthony and that magic pasta pot.

Playbill NewsMar 30, 2020
Recapping Smash 2.03: Steam Heat
Ivy moves on, Julia proves she knows about sex, and Jimmy scowls. Yes, it's Season 2 of Smash!
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