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Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix strip NAKED and leap into Gordon Ramsay’s swimming pool

In scenes set to air on Thursday night’s Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix are seen shedding their clothes in front of Gordon Ramsay and his mother and leaping into the chef’s swimming pool in California. The scenes will see Gordon’s mum Helen challenge the …

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HOW HOLLYWOOD IS FARING, FROM THE B.O. TO BROADWAY TO WORKERS

Netflix, WarnerMedia and Sony have each ponied up $100 million to help out-of-work crewmembers, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, most of the industry's funding efforts have been directed toward medical first responders.

"The response has been slow from Hollywood billionaires, and that silence from them in many ways mirrors the silence and slowness that we are seeing from other types of billionaires in the country," says The Chronicle of Philanthropy staff writer Maria Di Mento, who tracks donations in excess of $1 million. "But the stock market has been insanely rocky with deep, deep plunges. And so if they are bottom-line types, which unfortunately I think a lot of them might be, and if they have gotten hit, they might be focused on that right now, which is unfortunate."

Some of the biggest contributions have come from Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively contributed seven figures to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. Six-figure givers include Bob Iger, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg each donated $500,000 to a government fund to help those in need in L.A. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts' family gave $5 million to buy Philadelphia students laptops for remote learning amid the crisis.

An anonymous producer tells THR: "Isn't this the time you actively say, 'We're going to do the right thing to sustain the livelihoods of the people who work for you?' If you have a hundred, $200, $300, $400 million, why don't you actively contribute to the funds that are helping below-the-line people who made those movies and made you rich? This is Hollywood's Bernie Sanders question to me."

BOX OFFICE

Meanwhile, the fallout continues at the box office remains closed. By April 3rd, all major tentpoles were moved from the summer, and THR warns that if the shutdown continues for much longer, domestic grosses for the year will struggle to hit $7 billion, a 20+ year low.

BROADWAY

Broadway is also hurting. The historic shutdown has been extended through June 7th, the longest in history by far. The original re-open date had been April 13th.

"Our top priority continues to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals." said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, in a statement. "Broadway will always be at the very heart of the Big Apple, and we join with artists, theatre professionals, and fans in looking forward to the time when we can once again experience live theatre together."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

GLENN CLOSE TALKS CORONAVIRUS: From isolation at her home in Montana, Glenn Close talked to The Hollywood Reporter about her life during the coronavirus, solo with her dog Pip. Here's a typical day: "I binged Ozark until 3:30 in the morning — I couldn't stop myself because I loved it — but normally I'm up earlier. In my bedroom, I have these blackout curtains that I can open on top to see the weather when I wake up. Then, I always make my bed because it makes me feel good to start off the day like that. I get dressed, though for a while there I was lounging around in my pajamas all day until I thought, ‘Hmm, I don't know about this.' Now, I get dressed, come down, let Pip out and give him his breakfast and make some for myself." She added: "I'm an introvert by nature, so being alone has never been a challenge for me. I'm also lucky in a way to be alone. I'm thinking a lot about people who have young children or who live in apartments with little access to going outside. I'm also thinking of my hometown, New York, and how valiant everybody is there but also how hard it must be — and frightening."

MGM SNAGS RIDLEY SCOTT, LADY GAGA DRAMA: MGM has snagged the rights to Ridley Scott's true crime drama about the murder of Guccio Gucci's grandson Maurizio Gucci, Variety reports. Lady Gaga is in early talks to star in the film, which is based on the book by Sara Gay Forden, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. The film has been slated for release on Thanksgiving of 2021.

LISA KUDROW JOINS STEVE CARELL IN SPACE FORCE: Space Force, a new workplace comedy from Greg Daniels and Steve Carell, is set to launch May 29th on Netflix. Lisa Kudrow will play a recurring role in the series, which centers on a four-star general Mark R. Naird (Carell), who hopes to retire, and instead gets recruited to run the Space Force. Kudrow plays his wife Maggie.

SENTIENT TO REMAKE THE OTHERS: Sentient Entertainment has snagged the remake rights to Nicole Kidman's The Others, which earned $200 million globally when it was released in 2001. The film will be produced by Sentient's Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin. Tub told Deadline: "I am honored to be able to work on my favorite horror film of all time, The Others, and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences. It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey."

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Viewers SLAM Channel 7 for airing ‘cheesy, condescending’ coronavirus promo

Viewers SLAM Channel Seven for airing a ‘condescending’ COVID-19 promo featuring celebrities saying ‘we’re all in this together’ from inside their mansions By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:28 EDT, 9 April 2020 | Updated: 01:52 EDT, 9 April 2020 Channel Seven has received less-than-positive feedback for its …

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Devon Windsor dons sports bra for Miami stroll with husband Johnny Barbara after fishing on his boat

Devon Windsor dons sports bra for Miami stroll with husband Johnny Barbara… after fishing on his boat By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com Published: 19:40 EDT, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 21:30 EDT, 8 April 2020 Newlyweds Devon Windsor and Johnny Dexter Barbara took a break from quarantine for a sunny …

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Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton addresses rumours she will appear on The Bachelorette

‘A lot of people have mentioned Bachelorette’: Married At First Sight’s Stacey Hampton addresses rumours she’s tipped for a reality TV comeback By Shive Prema For Daily Mail Australia Published: 23:42 EDT, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 23:46 EDT, 8 April 2020 Married At First Sight‘s Stacey Hampton is finally …

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Big Brother host Sonia Kruger reveals the housemates aren’t typical ‘reality types’

Big Brother host Sonia Kruger reveals the housemates aren’t typical ‘reality types’ – amid rumours producers were disappointed with the cast By Jessamy Tredinnick For Daily Mail Australia Published: 22:38 EDT, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 22:38 EDT, 8 April 2020 Sonia Kruger thought she’d seen it all in her …

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Rita Ora gushes about ‘hero’ mother Vera returning to work amid coronavirus pandemic

Her mother has returned to work as a psychiatrist with the NHS and is currently on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis. And Rita Ora spoke candidly about her mum Vera Sahatciu’s current situation during an appearance on Extra, which she made via video link on Wednesday. The singer, 29, explained that …

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Tracy Vo reveals the rare health condition behind her decision to quit Today

Newsreader Tracy Vo has spoken about her father’s health condition that forced her to make the tough decision to quit the Today show. The Vietnamese-Australian journalist, 37, has relocated from Sydney to Perth to care for her elderly parents during the coronavirus pandemic. She was particularly worried about her 64-year-old father, whom …

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Drake opens the doors to his EPIC Toronto mansion complete with NBA size basketball court

Drake opens the doors to his EPIC Toronto mansion complete with NBA size basketball court and recording studio: ‘It’s overwhelming high luxury’ By Christine Rendon For Dailymail.com Published: 11:35 EDT, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 13:01 EDT, 8 April 2020 Drake has opened the doors to his glorious and awe-inspiring …

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Christine McGuinness cycles during a rare break from the kids amid coronavirus lockdown

She’s been keeping busy looking after her children Leo and Penelope, six, and Felicity, three, during UK’s coronavirus lockdown. And Christine McGuinness put on a busty display as she engaged in an outdoor exercise session on a stationary bicycle on Wednesday. In a clip shared to Instagram, the RHOC star, …

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Tamara Ecclestone and husband Jay Rutland setup Art For Heroes to raise money for NHS workers

Tamara Ecclestone and her husband Jay Rutland have setup an initiative called Art For Heroes to raise money for NHS workers amid the coronavirus outbreak. Formula One heiress Tamara, 35, and businessman Jay, 39, gave £25,000 towards the cause, as well as creating an online gallery, which sees artists donate …

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Katherine Jenkins confirms duet with Dame Vera Lynn on wartime classic We’ll Meet Again

‘It’s amazing and such an honour’: Katherine Jenkins confirms she will duet with Dame Vera Lynn on wartime classic We’ll Meet Again… with all proceeds going to NHS charities The song was  originally sung by the now 103-year old ‘forces sweetheart’ as soldiers left their families to fight Nazi Germany in …

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MAFS EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Spencer’s secret makeup tips for being camera-ready for up to ’18 HOURS’

Married At First Sight stars have previously claimed they had to be ‘camera-ready’ for up to 18 hours a day while filming Nine’s controversial experiment. And this season’s bride Natasha Spencer has revealed the two products she swore by to maintain her glam appearance and flawless makeup on-screen. Speaking to …

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Fiona Falkiner does her bridal fitting on Zoom ahead of her wedding with fiancée Hayley Willis

Former Biggest Loser host Fiona Falkiner does a bridal fitting on Zoom ahead of her wedding with fiancée Hayley Willis… after fearing nuptials may be cancelled amid coronavirus crisis By Jessamy Tredinnick For Daily Mail Australia Published: 00:58 EDT, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 01:20 EDT, 8 April 2020 Former …

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MAFS’ Natasha Spencer reveals she’s made up with ‘ex-husband’ Mikey Pembroke after bitter split

Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Spencer reveals she’s made up with ‘ex-husband’ Mikey Pembroke after their bitter split and is even on good terms with his new girlfriend By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia Published: 22:26 EDT, 7 April 2020 | Updated: 22:26 EDT, 7 April 2020 Married …

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