'At Home With Olaf': Disney Launches New 'Frozen' Digital Series, Made Completely From Home

The frequently circulated fun fact during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been that Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a plague. It’s a piece of trivia that has become both a source of inspiration and a source of mockery, because who really wants to be productive during a pandemic?

But Disney Animation has shown us all up — and become the godsend for parents everywhere — by releasing a series of animated Frozen shorts, recorded and animated completely from home. At Home With Olaf, with dialogue recorded by Josh Gad, is a new digital animated series that will debut on Disney+ this week and make us all feel bad for not writing our novel while in quarantine.

The staff at Disney Animation just raised the bar on working from home. The animators, sound engineers, and Olaf voice actor Josh Gad have banded together to create the At Home With Olaf animated digital series, set to debut on Disney+ this week. Disney animation director Hyrum Osmond, who worked as head of animation on Disney’s Moana, spearheaded the project, which will follow the fan-favorite Frozen snowman on several adventures in a series of digital shorts.

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At Home With Olaf will debut on Disney+ this week.

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'Southern Charm': Cameran Eubanks Grows Increasingly Frustrated With COVID-19 Response

Cameran Eubanks from Southern Charm is extremely upset with the lack of response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in her home state of South Carolina.

As most states have issued a “stay at home” order, Eubanks is furious that Governor Henry McMaster is not ordering residents to stay at home. She posted an image of a hurricane peppered with images of the coronavirus heading toward South Carolina. Eubanks also tagged her state’s representatives too.

“Repost @the_southern_pagoda DOES THIS MAKE MORE SENSE @govhenrymcmaster? 6 new DEATHS today! Numbers keep going up!! Time to act is NOW!!! @[email protected],” she captioned the photo. Kyle Cooke from Summer House thanked her for sharing. “Thank you for posting,” he responded. “NY lost about 1,100 lives in the last 24 hours. There are still 8 governors failing to lead and shut down. God bless you guys!”

She’s in disbelief her government is not shutting everything down

Eubanks shared a news headline begging Americans to stay at home for at least a week. “@govhenrymcmaster what in Gods name are you waiting for?!? Surgeon General Jerome Adams said ‘The next week is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, it’s going to be our 9/11 moment, it’s going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives. And we really need to understand that if we want to flatten that curve and get through to the other side, everyone needs to do their part.’”

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She also took to her Instagram story to re-emphasize her disgust. “While I’m on here let me say it again, let me scream it from the effing rooftops,” she said. “Governor Henry McMaster, what’s going on? What are we waiting for?”

“We are one of I think seven states now left in the United States of America that have not issued a mandatory stay at home order,” she continued gesturing in disbelief. “Honestly, I get speechless when I think about it because it’s like all the common sense has just been thrown out the window. And for those that want to compare this to the flu, the CDC estimated that in 2018 2019 the flu killed approximately 34,200 Americans.”

COVID-19 is more dangerous than the flu

Eubanks continued by adding, “The epidemiologist and scientists are predicting that the coronavirus is on track to kill 200,000 and they are saying that is an optimistic estimate.”

“Some models show it in the millions,” she added. “So for those people wanting to go to Lowe’s to get flowers to plant in their yard. Or you’re bored at home and you wanna get out of the house and wanna go to Target or Walmart. You are literally helping kill other human beings. And does that sound extreme? Yes, it does. And I want it to sound extreme because it’s the mother-effing truth.”

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Eubanks then shared screenshots of other people who are just as frustrated. One person posted about people having “quarantine buddies” where people house hop. She also shared a Change.org petition urging McMaster to shut down the state. Eubanks also posted about how nurses are reaching out to her and sharing their stories dealing with the virus. She wrote over the post, “If you think this is a big conspiracy please unfollow me. Utter stupidity. Do y’all think the hundreds of nurses writing me are lying???”

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50 Cent Crime Drama 'Black Mafia Family' Heads to Starz

The series is inspired by the true story of two Detroit brothers who “gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country”

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, even the Hollywood community has been affected. From actors to executives, here is a list of confirmed celebrity coronavirus cases.

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  • Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson announced they both tested positive for the coronavirus in Australia while filming their Elvis Presley biopic. The couple isolated themselves and are keeping their spirits up, sharing their experience on Instagram.

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  • Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko posted on Instagram Sunday that she was self-quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus. She appeared in “Quantum of Solace” opposite Daniel Craig in 2008 and in the sci-fi movie “Oblivion.”

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  • Idris Elba posted a video on Twitter Monday saying that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The British actor said he is asymptomatic and encourages people to stay pragmatic.

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  • Lucian Grainge, longtime chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, tested positive for the coronavirus and has been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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  • Kristofer Hivju posted on Instagram Monday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. The “Game of Thrones” alum is set to star on season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher.” 

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  • Rachel Matthews, the voice of Honeymaren in “Frozen II” and an actress known for “Looking for Alaska” and “Happy Death Day 2 You,” said in a series of posts on her Instagram story (via Page Six) that she tested positive for the coronavirus. Matthews described her symptoms over the course of a week in her posts and added that she found tests for the virus “INSANELY hard to come by.” 

     

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  • Kevin Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and currently a player for the Brooklyn Nets, was one of four players who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic. “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he told The Athletic.

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  • Actor Daniel Dae Kim announced on Instagram Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. “For all those out there, especially teenagers and millennials who think this is not serious, please know that it is,” the former “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0” star pleaded. He has since recovered from the virus.

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  • Prince Albert of Monaco is the first known head of state to contract the coronavirus.

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  • Sean Payton told ESPN he tested positive for the coronavirus. He is the first confirmed case in the NFL

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  • Colton Underwood, former star of “The Bachelor,” revealed in a Twitter video that despite being 28-years-old and healthy, he still tested positive for the coronavirus.  

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  • Andy Cohen, host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, announced he tested positive on March 20.

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  • Actress Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “Younger”) announced on March 21 that she had tested positive for COVID-19. “Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough,” she wrote. “I can breath, and I’m going to heal here, in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days.”

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  • Opera legend Placido Domingo announced on March 22 that he tested positive for COVID-19. “Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon,” he wrote on Facebook.

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  • “Les Miserables” actor Aaron Tveit announced he tested positive for the virus in a lengthy Instagram post. “I consider myself extremely lucky that my symptoms have been very mild,” he wrote.

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  • Sen. Rand Paul became the first U.S. senator to test positive for the virus Sunday.

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  • Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the virus in prison, according to a report from the Niagara Gazette.

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  • “Game of Thrones” actress Indira Varma revealed she was sick with the virus last week.

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  • Daytime Emmy Award winner Greg Rikaart (“The Young and the Restless”) announced on Instagram that he tested positive for the coronavirus. “Nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4-5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys,” he wrote, referring to his husband and son.

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  • Playwright Terrence McNally died of coronavirus-related complications on March 24.

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  • Houston rapper Slim Thug said in an Instagram video posted on March 24 that he tested positive for coronavirus.

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  • Prince Charles, the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but remains in “good health,” his office announced on Wednesday.

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  • Jackson Browne, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, also announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. He is recuperating in his Los Angeles home.

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  • In a memo to staff Thursday, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus and “improving every day.”

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  • Chef Floyd Cardoz died of coronavirus complications on March 25. He won the third season of “Top Chef Masters” and appeared in numerous other cooking programs. He was 59.

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  • Mark Blum, who starred in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “You,” died of coronavirus complications on March 26. He was 69.

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  • ESPN NBA analyst and reporter Doris Burke revealed Friday she tested positive for the coronavirus, and that it took eight days for her to get her results. Fortunately, she has been symptom-free.

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  • Chuck Billy, frontman for the thrash-metal band Testament, told Rolling Stone, “I had an achy body, headaches, coughing, tight chest, I lost my sense of smell and taste — the whole thing.” A few days later, he and his wife Tiffany learned they had the coronavirus.

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  • Houston rapper Scarface revealed in a livestream with Geto Boys’ bandmate Willie D. that he tested positive for COVID-19 after having symptoms that began with the lack of taste and smell.

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  • Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter best known for his work with the rock band Fountains of Wayne and the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has been hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms. Sadly, the 52-year-old rocker died on April 1.

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  • Chris Cuomo announced on March 31 he tested positive for the coronavirus. The anchor has been hosting the show from his basement.

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  • Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe announced March 31 he tested positive for the coronavirus. The brother of John McEnroe says he quarantined himself in his basement and is “feeling fine.”

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  • Eddie Large, one-half of the comedy duo Little and Large, contracting coronavirus while hospitalized for heart failure. Sadly, he died on April 2 at age 78.

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  • Jim Edmonds, MLB player turned “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, said he tested positive for both pneumonia and the coronavirus but is “completely symptom-free” now.

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  • Actress Ali Wentworth, who is married to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, revealed on Instagram she tested positive for the coronavirus and “has never been sicker.” She is quarantined from her family.

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  • Tony-award winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell tweeted he tested positive for the coronavirus and was self-isolating. He added he was feeling better and “over the hump.” 

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  • “Love Song” singer and Broadway star of the musical “Waitress” Sara Bareilles revealed she had tested positive for the virus and is already feeling better, she said in an Instagram story Friday.

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  • Christopher Cross, the singer-songwriter best known for “Sailing,” announced he tested positive for cornonavirus in a lengthy Instagram post. “Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” he wrote.

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  • The pop singer Pink revealed on Twitter that she tested positive for coronavirus but said that after two weeks of self-isolating, she then tested negative for COVID-19 and had recovered. Pink then agreed to donate $1 million split among two different crisis relief funds.

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  • The singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull, who came to fame as part of the 1960s British Invasion with her single “As Tears Go By,” was hospitalized in London after testing positive for the coronavirus, her reps told Rolling Stone. “She is stable and responding to treatment. We all wish her well and a full and speedy recovery,” the reps said in the statement. 

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  • Duran Duran singer John Taylor announced on Facebook that he had tested positive for coronavirus — and fully recovered. “I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing,” he wrote.

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  • Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and Prince Charles have all come down with COVID-19

    As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, even the Hollywood community has been affected. From actors to executives, here is a list of confirmed celebrity coronavirus cases.

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    Hollyoaks spoilers this week – Felix blackmails Walter and Juliet dumps Sid – The Sun

    IN a rollercoaster week for the Hollyoaks gang, there's twists and turns galore in some gripping storylines to keep you entertained during lockdown.

    The Deveraux family reveal more dark secrets as Felix blackmails Walter and Sid gets dumped by a disgruntled Juliet. Here's all the spoilers you need ahead of this week in the Chester village.

    Juliet dumps Sid

    As tumultuous teenage relationships go, Juliet and Sid have have their ups and downs, but it seems to all come to head this week.

    In a bid to save the rocky partnership, Sid plans a romantic trip away for the two of them, only to find out fiery Juliet has invited mates Ollie Morgan and Imran Maalik along.

    Sid shares his frustrations by having a go at Juliet about his romantic plans being ruined.

    She then finally has enough and dumps Sid.

    The more worrying underlying twist in this tale is that Sid's cousin Jordan Price – drug dealer and all round nasty character, helped plan the impromptu getaway – with a hinted ulterior motive to lure the teens to his sinister trafficking ring.

    Felix blackmails Walter

    The Deveraux family reveal more dark secrets this week.

    We've had abandoned triplets, long-lost fathers and heartbreaking suicides within this family and it seems the mystery continues as Felix blackmails God-fearing Walter over a previous misdemeanour.

    Walter looks unnerved at the prospect of his past mistakes being shared as Felix threatens to expose him if he doesn't help build bridges with Mitchell.

    We are about to find out what Walter is so eager to hide from his grandson.

    Warren faces his childhood bully

    Troublesome Felix is at it again and in a twist that I don't think even the most die-hard fan saw coming- it turns out that he grew up in the same care home as Warren Fox.

    The two come head-to head as we find out that Felix was a cruel abusive bully and turned Warren into bad boy we all know and love.

    Warren orders Felix to leave the village and they are about to come to blows when Grace Black steps in to break it up, before the plot takes an even more unexpected turn…

    Darren and Kyle join forces

    Troubled Darren Osbourne and Kyle Kelly bond over their mental health issues.

    Continuing to support each other as they both cope with depression, Kyle seems to be doing a better job at hiding his feelings and Darren offers to help him plan his upcoming wedding to former wife Nancy.

    But the pressure pressure of Nancy's ever-growing to do list only adds to Kyle's feelings of failure and it looks like this all might push him over the edge.

    When can I watch Hollyoaks?

    Airing of new episodes is temporarily reduced and the soap will only be currently showing twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays at the usual times of 6.30pm on C4, and 7pm on E4.

    If you are feeling lost without your daily dose of the show, E4 is running classic episodes from its archive every weekday.

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    Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel & Stephen Colbert To Host COVID-19 TV Event Special; NBC, ABC & CBS Among Broadcasters To Air

    Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert are to host a major television event to help end COVID-19 airing across NBC, ABC and CBS as well as a number of international networks.

    The trio will front One World: Together at Home featuring a slew of A-list stars on Saturday April 18 between 8pm and 10pm. The event, which is curated by Lady Gaga, has been put together by social action platform Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.

    It builds on a series of live online concerts, organized by Global Citizen, where stars such as OneRepublic, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and John Legend have performed at home.

    The global entertainment special will celebrate the efforts of community health workers and promote the fight to end the global pandemic. It will feature multimillion-dollar pledges to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund.

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    It will feature appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, Stevie Wonder and friends of Sesame Street.

    It will be produced by The Voice and Songland exec producer Audrey Morrissey and her production company Live Animals in partnership with Global Citizen.

    In addition to NBC, ABC and CBS, it will air on BBC One as well as Disney, NBC and Viacom stations around the world. The full list of broadcasters includes Bravo, E!, MSNBC, NBCSN, NBC News, NBC News on YouTube, Peacock, Syfy, USA, ABC News, ABC News Live, Freeform, Nat Geo, Channel 5 in the UK, Network Ten in Australia, and Telefe in Argentina, BET and MTV globally across more than 180 countries, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1 in the US as well as Bell Media platforms in Canada, MultiChoice, and Ireland’s RTE.

    It will also stream online via a number of platforms including China’s Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.

    Money raised will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, run by the UN Foundation, to support and equip healthcare workers around the world, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.

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