Weekly Entertainment News Wrap: Pandemic Changes Everything

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No finale for The Walking Dead, actress apologizes for dismissive coronavirus remarks, and Jussie Smollett’s complaining about ‘quarantining’ — here’s what you missed this past week in entertainment news.

Entertainment News: Major Finale Postponed

AMC’s The Walking Dead will be without its season finale… for a while. Due to the coronavirus, post-production on the episode was postponed. Expect it to air as a special at a later date.

In other TWD news, here’s a recap of the show’s latest episode. It features Dania Gurira’s last appearance of Michonne.

Evangeline Lilly Apologizes
A week ago, Evangeline Lilly (Lost, Ant-Man) was outspoken and dismissive about social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Now the actress is apologizing.

Smollett Whines
Empire star Jussie Smollett (Jamal) hadn’t been on social media for almost a year, but now he is. And he’s complaining about his quarantining — but the number of days seems to time with something other than the coronavirus.

Playwright Passes

Complications from the coronavirus claimed another life. Famed playwright Terrence McNally died at the age of 81.

Testing Positive
Two high profile personalities tested positive for the coronavirus: England’s Prince Charles and America’s convicted former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Exit From The View… Studio
Another panelist on The View is leaving the table. Meghan McCain, who’s pregnant, is taking a break from being in the show’s studio for fear of contracting the coronavirus. But like co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, she’s appearing from home.

Entertainment News: Sad Farewells

Kenny Rogers died at the age of 81. The country singer/songwriter was, perhaps, best known for the song, The Gambler

The Harlem Globetrotters has lost one of its most popular players. Sadly, Fred “Curly” Neal has passed away at the age of 77.

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay is one of many mourning the loss of Josh Wallwork, a devoted member of the show’s production team. The 45-year-old fell victim to the coronavirus.

Video Watch
You won’t want to miss this sneak peek video from Empire. It features Carol telling off her sisters Cookie and Candace.

(Wood) Working Man

Chris Meloni (ex-Det. Elliot Stabler, Law & Order: SVU) has found a productive way to handle being quarantined in California. He’s been doing some woodwork and he showed off some of his projects.

Couples Corner
Relive some of Hollywood’s most memorable romances via Entertainment Hub’s recap of their love stories. This week’s featured twosomes are True Blood’s Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer as well as Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Rose Leslie;

Also, there is Once Upon a Time’s Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin; Orange Is The New Black co-workers Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli; and Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.

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