Bindi Irwin, the late Steve Irwin’s 21-year-old daughter, married Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo on Wednesday. In a post on her Instagram, she highlighted how they had it with no guests at their ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo from the small wedding. “We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. … Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle. Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad’s memory.” She also made sure to mention that her and her family live at Australia Zoo, which is currently closed to the public. “To everyone reading this – stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!”
The wedding happened hours before Australia’s strict social distancing guidelines went into effect, in which weddings are only allowed to go ahead with a maximum attendance of no more than five individuals.
Elton John will host a benefit special, airing March 29 on Fox, that will pay tribute to front line health care workers and first responders amid the coronavirus pandemic and seek donations.
Performers will include Alicia Keys, the Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey and Tim McGraw. All the artists will appear from their own homes and be “filmed with their personal cell phones, camera and audio equipment,” according to a release from Fox.
Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation will benefit from proceeds raised. The hour-long special will have no commercials and air at 9 p.m. ET.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame revealed that this year’s rescheduled induction ceremony will be taking place in November 7th at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH. The event was originally scheduled to take place on May 2nd but was postponed due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Rock Hall President Joel Peresman said of the postponement, “We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense.”
The ceremony will be broadcast live on HMO beginning at 8:00PM ET and will feature the induction of rock related acts The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex, Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode, as well as non-rock acts Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G.
Jackson Browne has revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told Rolling Stone he immediately sought out testing when he developed a cough and started running a fever. He did test positive, but he downplayed the severity of his illness. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” Browne said.
The 71-year-old rocker said he is speaking publicly about his diagnosis so that everyone should remember to stay at home just like he is, whether they have symptoms or not. “So many people that have it aren’t going to be tested,” he said. “They don’t have symptoms, but they might have it and might be able to pass it on. That’s what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody.”
Kenny Chesney has released the new video for his current single, Here and Now.
Said Kenny via Twitter, “In these times, remember how blessed we are to be alive. Wherever you are, look around, get engaged! Love the people you’re with, find something to smile about. Be mindful, but be happy & take care of yourself & others.”
Here and Now is the title track to Kenny’s upcoming 19th studio album, which will drop on May 1. Watch Kenny’s new video at the link here.
Lady Gaga has decided to postpone the release of her forthcoming album, “Chromatica,” saying “it’s not the right time to drop new songs amid a global fight against the coronavirus.”
“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us,” Gaga said in a post on her social media channels. “And while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.”
Gaga said on Twitter and Instagram that “after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon.”
Gaga already had a set of Las Vegas concert dates tied to the release canceled and said Tuesday that she had also planned a surprise set at the Coachella music festival, which was also previously postponed.
Wonder Woman 1984 is officially being delayed due to the ongoing issue of COVID-19 closing movie theaters across the country. The film will now be skipping over its initial June 5 release date to later in the summer
There are rumors that film producers and executives at Warner Media were considering skipping a theatrical release and will send the movie directly to streaming services, though they have not been confirmed. Director Patty Jenkins said on her social media: “we made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then.”
The 2020 Firefly Music Festival is being canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to be taking place in Delaware from June 18 to 21. Headliners included Rage Against The Machine, Billie Eilish, Halsey, blink-182, Khalid and Maggie Rogers.
In a statement, they said: “At the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are saddened to confirm the cancellation of Firefly Music Festival 2020. We take the safety and health of our fans, staff and community seriously and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”
You can see their full statement about the cancelation in the link below.