DALLAS (NEXSTAR) — When you think of famous faces who’ve tested positive for coronavirus, Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson probably come to mind.
Hanks and Wilson had been isolated in stable conditions in an Australian hospital following their diagnoses. The couple used a social media post to thank “everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us.”
They have since been released from a hospital in Australia and are now in self-quarantine at their home there, a representative for Hanks said.
There are plenty of celebrities and well-known names who have tested positive for COVID-19. With the scale of the outbreak, a number of public figures have discussed their health status.
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s son and heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland, according to the Associated Press. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual,” according to a statement from Clarence House. His wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has tested negative, the statement said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak. Johnson, 55, said Friday that he was tested for COVID-19 on the advice of the chief medical officer after showing “mild symptoms” involving a temperature and a persistent cough.
ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke unveiled that she tested positive for COVID-19. Burke said that she was tested on March 17 but didn’t get the results back until March 25, when she learned she had a positive diagnosis.
She said she felt her first symptom on March 11 — the same day the NBA shut down play after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.
Jackson Browne, the 71-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, has tested positive for COVID-19, reported Rolling Stone. Browne told the magazine that he got tested after experiencing a “small cough and a temperature.”
Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 79-year-old said in a Facebook post that he and his family are in self-isolation “for as long as it is deemed medically necessary. He added: “I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least a 6 foot distance from others, doing everything you can to stop the virus from spreading and please above all stay home if you can!”
Daniel Dae Kim
Actor Daniel Dae Kim announced on Twitter that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He said in the post, “Ready for a fight? I am.”
Actor Idris Elba announced in a video on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He said he has no symptoms and quarantined himself after learning he had been in contact with someone who had the virus.
Rudy Gobertand Donovan Mitchell
Gobert was the first professional basketball player to test positive and turned to social media to apologize publicly for being careless. Gobert’s test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell also confirmed he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Premier League clubs said some players or staff were in self-isolation. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus and did Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife tested positive for the coronavirus. He is quarantining himself at home after his wife exhibited flu-like symptoms. Trudeau’s office said Thursday night that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is feeling well and will remain in isolation.
Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund in “Game of Thrones,” has tested positive. The 41-year-old actor said he and his family were in self-isolation at their home.
Reports say best-selling Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda, who confirmed he was infected, showed symptoms of COVID-19 in February after returning from a literary festival in Portugal.
The Rev. Janet Broderick
Actor Matthew Broderick’s sister, the Rev. Janet Broderick, 64, told her congregation at her Beverly Hills church that she has tested positive.
Maria Begona Gomez
Begona Gomez, the wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, tested positive, according to officials in his office. Spain has imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the spread of the virus.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus after he came into contact with a Brazilian official who was also positive.
This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for Britain’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.
Today, our questions are set by Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, which has one of the most significant collections of modern British art in the UK. It includes predominantly paintings and works on paper, around 300 studio ceramics and a number of sculptural works. The collection features artists including Frank Auerbach, Lucien Freud and Henry Moore, as well as artists of local significance.
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Actress Bhumi Pednekar has urged all to fight the COVID-19 pandemic through an anti-spitting campaign that aims to educate people. She has reminded that the dreaded novel coronavirus spreads even by spitting. “We have to defeat coronavirus and everyone has to join hands. Leave the habit of spitting. We have to save the country. Currently, our country is under the threat of corona and the fatal disease spreads even by spitting,” Bhumi said. She added: “We all came together to get associated with the toilet campaign and pledged to make the country clean. Similarly, let’s pledge to make the country corona free, by avoiding to spit here and there.”
Bhumi has recently come out with a campaign titled ‘One Wish For The Earth’ for World Environment Day, on June 5. Several Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar have supported the initiative. Big B tweeted and pledged “to be climate-conscious, create awareness within families & communities.”
Akshay shared a video where he spoke about climate change. He said the one wish that he has is to “work towards rebuilding mother nature by the simplest act of planting trees.” Anushka urged everyone to treat animals and plant species with utmost kindness and equality.
Bhumi has become the face of the anti-spitting campaign for Sambandh Health Foundation along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, endorsing the Spit Free India Movement.
Earlier, actor Abhishek Bachchan had also shared a ‘cool rap’ with anti-spitting in open message to combat COVID19. He had shared a video promoting the government’s message of not spitting in the open in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. Sharing the video, he said, “This cool rap video is a great way to drum home the anti-spitting in open message to combat #Covid19. Remember to stop & SOCH – think about your actions & the repercussions this could have on others! Kudos to @PMOIndia @MoHFW_India @BMGFIndia #KhuleMeinNaThooko #MilkeCoronaRoko”
The RuPaul’s Drag Raceuniverse keeps expanding, and Secret Celebrity Drag Race is yet another very successful spin-off that is destined to be renewed for many seasons. Each episode, RuPaul invited three celebrity guests to compete for the title of America’s Next Celebrity Drag Race Superstar a donation of $10,000 to a charity of their choice.
These celebrities were guided by iconic Drag Race contestants of past seasons, which, on Secret Celebrity, were referred to as Queen Supremes. While it was exciting to watch many of the ultimate Drag Race fan-favorites back on TV, it is only fair to point out that some of them did better than others in this new mentorship role.
10 BEST: Bob The Drag Queen
Bob the Drag Queen felt immediately comfortable as a Queen Supreme on RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, which probably comes from the many years of experience coaching up-and-coming drag performers (such as Miz Cracker) and the lessons she learned while filming HBO’s We’re Here.
On both of her Secret Celebrity appearances, Bob had to coach contestants who were surprisingly introverted and somewhat apprehensive about their makeovers. In both instances, it was clear that these celebrity guests were able to come out of their shell due to Bob’s expert guidance.
9 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Kim Chi
Kim Chi is one of the most talented and memorable contestants in the history of RuPaul’s Drag Race. However, it is also fair to say that Kim is a shy individual who excels at her craft when she is executing her own vision.
On Secret CelebrityDrag Race, Kim had the difficult task of mentoring a comedian for a roast challenge. Matt Iseman was very open to suggestions, proved himself to be a great straight ally, and developed deep bonds with the queens. However, this comedian was already very confident about and prepared for the roast (without any mentoring), and Kim’s expertise in throwing shade just didn’t align well with Matt’s style of comedy.
8 BEST: Alyssa Edwards
As the owner of a dance studio and the head of the House of Edwards, Alyssa Edwards has been putting people into drag for the first time and dealing with all kinds of students for over a decade. All of this experience made Alyssa a natural mentor on Secret Celebrity Drag Race – being tough when she needed to, but also kind and patient.
Like Bob the Drag Queen, Alyssa Edwards was featured twice as a Queen Supreme on Secret Celebrity Drag Race. In both instances, Alyssa coached women with strong personalities and got them to push the envelope on what they thought they could or couldn’t do.
7 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Asia O’Hara
On season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Asia O’Hara proved that she is a kind, smart, and compassionate individual who has been a motherly figure to many other drag performers. But then Asia was assigned to mentor the multitalented and iconic Vanessa Williams on Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
As a result, fans saw a version of Asia O’Hara who was shier and quieter than usual, going with the flow of things and mostly just being supportive. In her defense, it is hard to imagine anyone ‘coaching’ Vanessa Williams, and the nerves probably got the best of Asia.
6 BEST: Monet X Change
On Drag Race season 10 and All Stars 4, Monet X Change served as a great mentor for the people she transformed on the makeover challenges. Unsurprisingly, Monet was just as funny, supportive, and blunt on Secret Celebrity Drag Race, which highly benefited her mentee Nico Tortorella.
In the episode that featured Monet X Change, her drag sister Bob The Drag Queen was also present, which made their appearances even more entertaining to watch. If you’ve ever seen the two of them interact, they are just like actual siblings who bicker and tease each other on a daily basis.
5 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Vanessa Vanjie Mateo
No one can deny the star power that Vanessa Vanjie Mateo has, so much so that she was brought back to compete on Drag Race season 11, then back again on season 12 to mentor the contestants for the Snatch Game, and was also featured as a Queen Supreme on Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
With that said, the iconic and hilarious Miss Vanjie is still a young drag performer who likely didn’t feel entirely comfortable in the mentorship role. Like many other queens, Vanjie is used to doing her own thing and seemingly doesn’t have as much as experience on making over other individuals.
4 BEST: Trinity The Tuck
Trinity The Tuck has been a well-rounded drag performer since her first appearance on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Then, Trinity won All Stars 4 alongside Monet X Change, which makes her very experienced in the franchise.
On Secret Celebrity Drag Race, Trinity The Tuck was the designated Queen Supreme for comedian and talk show host Loni Love. Throughout the episode, it was clear that Trinity spent a lot of time giving Loni helpful advice, boosts of confidence, and constructive criticism. Despite the fact that Loni Love competed in an episode with Vanessa Williams, Loni certainly stood her ground and did great.
3 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Trixie Mattel
It’s no secret that Trixie Mattel doesn’t consider herself a great Drag Race competitor, despite having won All Stars 3. Like Kim Chi, Trixie has a particular sense of humor that can be misinterpreted by those who aren’t deeply familiar with her, and is clearly very uncomfortable being ‘tough’ with others.
These various qualities from Trixie Mattel make her a great entertainer, but someone who still has room to grow as a mentor. It is true that her mentee Jordan Connor won his Secret Celebrity Drag Race episode, but one must note that a significant part of the energy that he brought was already there prior to any guidance.
2 BEST: Nina West
Many of the Queen Supremes are great Drag Race competitors, have loud personalities, and/or have a long history of coaching others to get in drag. But what makes Nina West a great mentor is none of those things. Instead, Nina’s strengths as a mentor are that she is deeply compassionate, a great listener, and always able to make the best out of something.
As Dustin Milligan’s Queen Supreme on Secret Celebrity Drag Race, Nina West was helpful, charming, and precise. Much of Dustin’s transformation was focused on an internal makeover – rather than external changes –, and Nina was the absolute perfect mentor for someone like him.
1 NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Monique Heart
Monique Heart is one of the best personalities to have ever been on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but fans didn’t see all of that energy being translated into mentorship skills on Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
Madison Beer – Monique Heart’s mentee – came with a set plan for what she wanted to accomplish on the series. As such, just like Vanessa Williams and Matt Iseman in other episodes, there wasn’t much room left for Monique to actually mentor Madison beyond what was already in development.