Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his family may look strong in that picture, but apparently they weren’t powerful enough to fight off COVID-19. Yep, corona got The Rock! And his wife Lauren Hashian, and their two young daughters, Jasmine, 3, and Tiana, 2. They all tested positive for coronavirus a few weeks ago. The Rock announced the bad news in an 11-minute Instagram video.
Luckily, The Rock says he and his family are on the other side of the illness, and “we’re counting our blessings right now”. Jasmine and Tiana suffered minimal symptoms and recovered after a couple of days, but the virus wasn’t as easy on The Rock and Lauren.
In any other year, Lori Loughlin’s worst prison fear might be the thought of trading in her off-white cashmere sweaters for a shapeless prison-issued poly-blend jumpsuit. But the bad news for Aunt Becky is that she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli dragged out accepting responsibility for their role in the college admissions scandal, that by the time they accepted a plea deal and were sentenced, they found themselves smack dab in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lori and Mossimo are reportedly really scared of going to prison, especially since prisons are a major source of coronavirus transmission. So knowing what she’s about to walk in to, Lori has reportedly been trying to get as healthy as possible.
If you’re anything like me, you see old footage of public gatherings (like Taylor Swift performing at the 2019 MTV VMAs), and all you can think about is how everyone is standing way too close to each other, and that no one is wearing a mask, and oh god, where is the nearest bottle of hand sanitizer?! And that’s because we’re going on month six of a global pandemic. But the 2020 MTV VMAs will still happen this Sunday, August 30. MTV will make sure the ceremony will reflect the times we’re living in by handing out awards for Best Music Video from Home, and Best Quarantine Performance. But that’s pretty much the extent of their quarantine content. For example, the show is still going to involve live performances, and those performers aren’t required to quarantine if they’re flying into New York from another state.
Several COVID-19 Cases Have Been Linked To The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Which Smash Mouth Played At
Earlier this month Smash Mouth performed at the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Their concert was part of a ten-day festival that attracted 462,000 people, many of whom weren’t wearing masks or observing social distancing. Officials were obviously afraid that the rally would turn into a COVID-19 “super spreader event”, since a lot of attendees come from coronavirus hotspots like Florida and… well, isn’t Florida enough? Despite these fears and 60% of townspeople voting against the rally, the town of Sturgis decided to approve the festival. Their reasoning was that crowds would show up anyway, and they wanted to be prepared.
Welp, two weeks later, and color me shocked, but a bunch of coronavirus cases around the country have been traced back to the event. Whaddaya know, Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell declaring, “fuck that COVID shit” did dick all to stop the virus!
Following in the footsteps of great genius Jake Paul and other moronic influencers, TikToker, Bryce Hall celebrated his 21st birthday with a huge party while we’re all still in the middle of a pandemic. Climbing coronavirus numbers in California be damned! Bryce lived it up with his friends at the Sway House mansion (which is a “hub” where “influencers” live and make content) in the Hollywood Hills and they packed the place with a bunch of non-mask wearing, mouth-breathing idiots. Would you expect anything else? The influencer community is going to be thinned out by coronavirus.
Most movie theaters have been closed since March since they are COVID-19 playgrounds, but even though shit is still serious when it comes to coronavirus, AMC will begin reopening theaters in the U.S. on August 20. And in an attempt to drive our case numbers deeper into the millions, they are offering incredible deals like charging only 15 cents for tickets on its re-opening day. So you can either stay at home and watch Black Panther bareback-style (AKA without a mask) on Disney+ or you can pay 15 cents to watch it at a movie theater while putting a popcorn kernel in your mouth every 5 seconds to make sure you can still taste.