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Weekly Entertainment News Wrap: Coronavirus Takes Its Toll

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More Hollywood stars diagnosed with coronavirus, Rosie O’Donnell reviving her talk show, and a legendary comedian passes away. Here’s what you missed this past week in entertainment news.

More Hollywood Stars Test Positive For Coronavirus

The coronavirus continues to hit Hollywood hard. Two Game of Thrones stars, Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, and Indira Varma, who portrayed Ellaria Sand, have both tested positive for the virus.

Film star Idris Elba has also been diagnosed with COVID-19 virus, as well as Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim — but his former Lost co-star Evangeline Lilly doesn’t seem to want to practice social distancing.

Another who has tested positive is The Bachelor star Colton Underwood while an actor from The Walking Dead has the symptoms and shares his story about trying to find out if he has it.

Dax Shepard traveled and self-isolated to make sure his family was safe but wife Kristen Bell and their kids found a way to “see” him and keep their spirits up.

Entertainment News: Reaching Out
Jennifer Garner, John Legend and other stars are reaching out to help fans through this trying time. Entertainment Hub has the details about their benevolent efforts here.

Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane and his animated alter ego, Stewie, posted a special message for fans regarding the coronavirus. Namely, stay safe by staying home.

Rosie Returning
Rosie O’Donnell is planning to revive her talk show, all in the name of helping actors who’ve been hurt by the coronavirus shutdown. Here’s what’s happening.

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Taraji P. Henson’s New Turn

Cookie is taking charge before Empire wraps. Actress Taraji P. Henson recently made her directorial debut on the Fox series.

Sad Farewells
Former star The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman, Lyle Waggoner passed away. The actor was 84.

Kathy Griffin has lost a family member near and dear to her heart. The comedic actress reported that her mother, Maggie Griffin, has died.

Days after Modern Family wrapped up filming its final episode, the cast lost a beloved member of their fold. Beatrice, who played Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) beloved bulldog, Stella, crossed over the rainbow bridge.

Stronger Than Ever
Claire Daines and Hugh Dancy met back in 2007 on the set of the film, Evening. Their friendship blossomed into a lasting love story.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys played married KGB spies on The Americans. Then, life imitated art and they got together for real off-screen.

Stranger Things co-stars Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer battle monsters on the set of the science-fiction series. And it turned out to be the perfect aphrodisiac for a real-life romance.

Relationship Fail
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were so in love they married twice in 2002. But an alleged affair ultimately ended things between the couple, over a decade later.

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