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“This illness is serious and real” P!nk tests positive to coronavirus

Pop superstar P!nk has revealed she tested positive to coronavirus two weeks ago and is now donating $1 million to help healthcare heroes on the front line of the crisis.

The 40-year-old made the shock announcement on social media a short time ago.

“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive,” she wrote.

“My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor.”

P!nk revealed that she and her young son have since beaten the virus.

“Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative,” she wrote.

The “So What” singer said she was one of the lucky ones who was fortunate enough to get a test.

“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she wrote.

“This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities.”

 

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Pink has since pledged $1 million to help fight the virus.

“In an effort to support the healthcare professionals who are battling on the frontlines every day, I am donating $500,000 to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia in honor of my mother, Judy Moore, who worked there for 18 years in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center.

“Additionally, I am donating $500,000 to the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.”

“THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes!”

P!nk finished by begging her fans to stay home and continue social distancing.

“These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home,” she wrote.

Flight attendant’s hilarious ‘work from home’ video goes viral

If you need something to make you laugh today, this video will do the trick.

A Canadian flight attendant has become an internet sensation after her hilarious video, showing what it would look like if flight attendants worked from home, went viral.

It comes as Australians and those in the US, along with other parts of the world, are being told to work from home in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

However, while that’s great for most people, some industry’s simply aren’t able to, resulting in thousands of workers being temporarily stood down.

Kristen, a flight attendant for WestJet, is one of those and thought she would try and bring some joy during this tough time.

With the help of her comedian husband Wes Barker, the pair came up with this brilliant skit which depicts the day in the life of a flight attendant working from home.

The video has already racked up more than 5 million views on Facebook and thousands of comments.

“My life nailed in a video. Thank you for the laughs. As I am heading into two months at home with no pay this is the kind of motivation I need,” one person commented.

“This is the BEST and funniest video I have seen in a long time. It truly hit home and I am so thankful for the great ‘cry, belly laugh’ I haven’t had in such a very long time,” wrote another.

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Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and hubby Adam Brody are having a baby!

One of our favourite TV couples are having another baby!

Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and her The O.C alum actor hubby Adam Brody have finally let the world in on their not so little secret.

The pair stepped out for a walk in LA, where Leighton showed off her growing belly.

You can see the photos, taken by the Daily Mail, here.

This will be the second child for Meester, 33, and Brody, 40, who are already parents to four-year-old daughter Arlo Rose.

Meester and Brody tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Northern California in February 2014, after meeting on the set of the 2010 film The Oranges.

Congratulations to the happy, growing family!

Montaigne to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021

Montaigne is still set to get her shot at Eurovision glory, when the song contest returns in May 2021.

SBS announced today that art-pop singer-songwriter will represent Australia at the competition next year, after this year’s event was cancelled due to coronavirus.

Montaigne was chosen to represent the country after winning Eurovision – Australia Decides on the Gold Coast in February with her performance of Don’t Break Me.

Montaigne said she was so happy to receive the news that she will get to have her moment to shine at the Eurovision Song Contest.

“At home, we’ve started this ritual of cracking open a fortune cookie daily and reading our fortunes to each other and I got one that read, “You will be sharing great news with all the people you love.” I’m so glad it came true!” she said.

Australia joins Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine in a growing list of countries who’ve given their 2020 artists a second chance.

SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin said there will not be a Eurovision – Australia Decides 2021.

“Although SBS and fans alike will miss Eurovision – Australia Decides 2021, this will honour Australia’s decision and give Montaigne the chance to show the world what we already know – that she is an incredibly talented, exciting and original artist.” he said.

While Montaigne’s spot on the world’s biggest stage is confirmed for next year, Eurovision rules stipulate this year’s songs will not be eligible to compete in 2021.

“Our focus will now shift to a new song for 2021 and Montaigne is not wasting a moment of this period of isolation with many new ideas already on the table,” said Mr Martin.

WATCH: Virgin Australia’s April Fools Day prank is a little different this year

Virgin Australia has today flipped April Fool’s Day on its head, turning the airline’s annual prank into a reality.

Following a mass shortage of toilet paper throughout Australia in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the airline has announced they will be rescuing thousands of toilet paper rolls from its grounded aircraft and donating them to vulnerable members of the community.

“We are known for pranking travellers each year with April Fool’s Day announcements, but we’ve decided that this year, we’ve all been punked enough by 2020,” Virgin Australia General Manager, Product and Customer, Sarah Adam, said.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to temporarily reduce our flying schedule and ground 125 aircraft, which means there is a lot of toilet paper not being used, and we want to ease some of the stress that so many Australians are currently facing.”

Ms Adam said that they couldn’t be happier to not be punking anyone today and instead spreading some toilet paper goodness to those who need it most.

“Each year our passengers use enough toilet paper to stretch from Sydney to Los Angeles, so we’re thrilled that in true Virgin spirit, we’re going to help the elderly, the vulnerable, medical staff, and our charity partners, by giving them the supply of toilet paper that’s currently locked-up in our grounded aircraft and storage facilities throughout Australia,” she said.

For every toilet paper roll that’s rescued, Kleenex will match the donation, ensuring that a number of thousand toilet paper rolls reach communities around the country.

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