Lady Gaga Coronavirus Concert Adds Taylor Swift, Oprah, J.Lo

Yes, Lady Gaga can get Taylor Swift to perform. Photo: Manny Carabel/Getty Images

What can’t Lady Gaga do? With ample free time after delaying new album Chromatica, the star put on her glasses to organize a star-studded first-of-its-kind coronavirus special, One World: Together at Home. She’s already brought together the three major late-night hosts to emcee and worked with Global Citizen to raise a nice $35 million for the World Health Organization, since the show itself isn’t a benefit. Now, she’s curated a new, top-tier slate of artists to join the special, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Usher, Ellen DeGeneres, Pharrell Williams, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Poehler, Celine Dion, Awkwafina, and Alicia Keys. They join the already announced lineup that includes Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Idris and Sabrina Elba, John Legend, Billie Eilish and Finneas, Lizzo, Andrea Bocelli, Kacey Musgraves, and Chris Martin. And those are just the highlights.

If none of those celebrities strike your fancy, maybe you should check out the six-hour livestream that will precede the special. It’ll feature Adam Lambert, Andra Day, Annie Lennox, Ben Platt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Puth, Christine and the Queens, Common, Don Cheadle, Ellie Goulding, Heidi Klum, Hozier, Jack Black, Jameela Jamil, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Kesha, Lady Antebellum, Leslie Odom Jr., Liam Payne, Maren Morris, Matt Bomer, Megan Rapinoe, Niall Horan, Rita Ora, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sheryl Crow, the Killers, and Tim Gunn, among others. Catch the livestream on April 18 on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Apple, Twitch, or Tidal beginning at 2 p.m. ET. The special kicks off at 8 p.m. that night on ABC, NBC, CBS, and the CW and will be broadcast on various global channels as well.

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Amy Schumer renamed her son after realizing it sounded like “genital”

Amy Schumer has been forced to change her baby son’s name as it sounded like ‘genital’, she revealed.

The 38-year-old comic gave birth to son Gene on May 5th of last year. Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, 40, gave him the middle name Attell in honor of fellow comic and close friend, Dave Attell.

However, speaking on her podcast “3 Girls, 1 Keith,” Schumer told her co-hosts Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett, and Keith Robinson: “Do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name is officially changed? It’s now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that we, by accident, named our son ‘Genital’.”

Podcast guest Aussie actress Claudia O’Doherty — who appeared in Schumer’s first movie “Trainwreck” — admitted: “My mum pointed that out to me, ‘Amy’s called her son ‘Genital’, and she was right!’”

Schumer said she and her husband talked to Attell — who played her homeless BFF Noah in “Trainwreck” — about the decision to drop the middle name.

She went on to say that her son is now named after both her friend and her father, Gordon Schumer, whose middle name is David, adding: “So, two stones.”

Baby Gene’s first name may be inspired by the late, great comedian Gene Wilder. When the comedian passed away in 2016, Amy — who found out via Chris Rock’s Instagram — appeared stunned by the news, writing: “Big death. Heavy moment.”

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Meanwhile, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Schumer and her chef husband Chris have signed up for a Food Network show called “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook.”

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Prince Harry Is “Finding Life a Bit Challenging Just Now”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just moved to Los Angeles, where they’re in social isolation with their son, Archie—and apparently Harry’s kinda having a hard time. Which, understandable: He just moved to an entirely new country during a global health crisis, and his father, Prince Charles, was diagnosed with (and has since recovered from) coronavirus back in England. Things haven’t been easy, and Harry’s friend, conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, says he’s finding his new life “a bit challenging.”

Speaking to the Radio Times (via People), Goodall said “I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but yes, I’ve been in touch, though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging just now.”

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This is a bummer to hear, and—FYI—isn’t the only tea Dr. Goodall has spilled about her royal friend. She also recently told The Daily Mail about a conversation that she had with Harry last summer, during which Harry hinted that Archie wouldn’t be growing up as a traditional royal:

Apparently, this convo went down a full six months before Meghan and Harry stepped down, so clearly independence from the royal way of life has been important to them for a while.

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Ricky Gervais attacks celebs whining about coronavirus isolation

Comedian Ricky Gervais lashed out in a new interview at mega-rich celebrities whining about isolation in their multi-million-dollar mansions — while hospital workers and others are risking everything during the coronavirus crisis.

The British funnyman was furious after seeing a series of celebrity meltdowns, which have included Ellen DeGeneres comparing her sprawling mansion to being stuck in jail, and the likes of Kelly Ripa and singer Sam Smith both breaking down in tears.

“After this is over I never want to hear people moaning about the welfare state again, I never want to hear people moaning about nurses again. Or porters,” the 58-year-old comedian told The Sun.

“These people are doing 14-hour shifts and not complaining. Wearing masks, and being left with sores, after risking their own health and their families’ health selflessly.

“But then I see someone complaining about being in a mansion with a swimming pool. And, you know, honestly, I just don’t want to hear it,” he stressed.

Gervais — who has a well-documented history of attacking self-centered stars — soon tried to laugh away his comments.

“I didn’t go out much anyway, and there’s always too much booze in the house,” he told the UK paper after his tirade, joking that he was “looking at the watch” ready for the “6 p.m. watershed” to start drinking.

Gervais now knows all about the privileges of wealth, being worth an estimated $125 million and talking to The Sun from his $13 million home, the paper said.

But he says he will never forget the lessons he learned growing up in working-class Reading, where life “was a struggle.”

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“And it was — I was the fourth child of an immigrant laborer,” he said of dad Larry, who got up every day at 5:30 a.m. and worked until he was 70.

“I had no money growing up, I didn’t have any until I was 40. But I still had everything,” he told The Sun.

“My mum, she gardened, she grew, she cooked, she sewed, she knitted, she decorated, she did everything she could. And she gave me everything I wanted except money.”

Watching mom Eva taught him that “men worked hard, but women worked miracles,” he said.

“Because when my dad finished his work that was his own time. But my mum didn’t stop working, women didn’t stop working. Carers didn’t stop working, all the women in my family were carers in some respect.”

The lack of cash also taught him that “all the best things were free — friends, nature, learning and healthcare,” he said.

“And that’s why I gladly pay my taxes. And that’s why I clap the NHS,” he said of the UK’s free health service.

It also taught him the real value of things in his life — and how he does not need to flash his cash.

“People ask me why I dress like a tramp. And I say, ‘My clothes are clean and comfortable. Who am I trying to impress?’” he said, adding that he doesn’t collect cars “because I can’t drive.”

“Nothing gives me more of a buzz than to help an animal,” said the pet-lover who regularly pushes animal rights’ charities.

“I’m not a hippie or communist, I think money’s for the safety of your family and friends, and you can’t take it with you.”

Ricky spoke to the UK paper to promote the second series of “After Life,” his dark show about a man who loses the will to live after his wife dies of cancer.

His current fame allowed him to refuse to compromise on the dark material, which he admits would never make regular TV “in a million years.”

“I’ve always been that way and it turned out OK. There are others who probably didn’t compromise and are now sleeping in cars,” he said.

It’s an attitude that has colored most of his career.

“I think sometimes I get labeled ‘controversial comedian.’ Well, what they mean is ‘honest comedian,’” he said.

“Every stand-up I’ve done, every series I have done, there have been ten different people complaining. Well, thousands of people. Everyone thinks their complaint is the worst thing,” he said.

Instead, “everything is up for grabs” in his material, he says proudly, even jokes about AIDS and the holocaust.

“I have always said there’s never a subject that you shouldn’t talk about or joke about. It just depends what the joke is,” he said.

“And people get offended when they mistake the subject of the joke with the actual target.”

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“My family didn’t understand why a “university girl” like me would date a rapper”- Tracy on her relationship with Sarkodie –

Wife of award-winning rapper Sarkodie, Tracy has revealed that there was pressure from her side of the family not to be with someone like Sarkodie.

According to her, her family did not understand why a university educated lady like her would want to spend the rest of her life with a rapper.

Tracy revealed this during a Q and A session with fans today on Twitter:

“Hello queen T…did you ever face any challenges in your relationship from your family? Like y3mp3 daakye  3b3y3 yie Bia ooo,” a fan asked.

She replied saying:

“Yes paaaa!!! My family didn’t understand why a “University girl” like me would date a rapper. And there was the perception that rappers are womanisers.”

Tracy however stated that, she stood her ground and stayed in the relationship because it was what she wanted.

“But I had to stand my ground. I was the one in the relationship not them so wasn’t going to let them choose for me.”

Sarkodie and Tracy’s love story continues to be one that fans look up to. After going through hard times together and staying together through it all, the two are finally smiling with all the “Sarkcess” they have been able to achieve.

See her Tweet below:

Yes paaa! My family didn’t understand why “university girl” like me would date a rapper ?. & there was the perception that rappers are womanisers. But I had to stand my ground. I was the one in the relationship not them so wasn’t going to let them choose 4 me #SrAskTracySarkCess


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