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Brad Pitt surprises graduates, the Met Gala is canceled, Rita Wilson makes new music and more news

All the latest trending news on the coronavirus pandemic in the worlds of entertainment and royalty

After initially being postponed, the Met Gala 2020 has been officially canceled. Viewed as the most star-studded fashion event in NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art made the announcement on May 19. The exhibition About Time: Fashion and Duration is still set to open on October 29 until February 7, 2021, but fashion enthusiasts will have to wait another year to see Kim Kardashian, her siblings, Jennifer Lopez and many more walk the coveted red carpet.

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JLo and the Kardashian-Jenner ladies are staples at the Met Gala

For many college and high school students, walking across the stage to receive a diploma symbolizes all their hard work has paid off. With the pandemic canceling graduation ceremonies, Brad Pitt is making sure graduates are still proud of their accomplishments. The actor surprised graduates from Missouri State University with a sweet video message posted on the university’s social account. “Hi everyone, Brad here from quarantine with a shout out to the graduating class of Missouri State University,” Brad says. “It must be very strange doing this in these trying times, but no, we‘re rooting for you. Our money’s on you to make this world a better place. And we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. You did it, you made it! Enjoy, congrats again, and think big!”

While most Friends’ fans are using the extra time at home to binge watch the infamous sitcom, one super fan got the surprise of a lifestyle when meeting actress Courteney Cox. Thirteen-year-old Naftali had a virtual Friends-themed Bar Mitzvah in Borehamwood, England that was viewed by thousands online. James Corden invited the teen to his late night show and had Cox call into the video chat. Watch the sweet surprise below!

Legally Blonde 3 may soon be hitting the big screens thanks to Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor. The Office actress and Goor will be writing the script for the third installment of the film.

Good news, JLo lovers! If you’ve ever wanted to own one of Jennifer Lopez’s gown, now you can do so. Georges Chakra, the designer behind the singers bright pink dress she wore to the 2018 American Music Awards, is teaming ups with EBay to auction the gown for COVID-19 relief.

Pedro Zamora, founder of MECENAS and President of Zamora Entertainment, the largest Latin entertainment event company in the States, is teaming up with the beloved brand Goya for a city-wide food drive initiative to feed families affected by COVID-19. The food drive and announcement will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:30 pm at La Boom, Woodside, NY.

On Tuesday, government spokesperson Maria Jesus Montero announced that Spain is looking to extend the country’s month-long state of emergency for 14 days to June 7.

It’s a sad day in music! Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will not be performing at their Hella Mega Tour this summer due to safety concerns. The bands revealed dates will be rescheduled for 2021.

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JLo’s American Music Award dress will be auction for coronavirus relief.

Social distancing did not stop Karol G and the Jonas brother from dropping a fun video for their latest collab, X. Watch the highly-anticipated video here.

Rita Wilson is getting creative during quarantine. The singer told Entertainment Tonight that she has been using the extra time at home to create new music. “In some ways, it’s been a very creative time and in some ways, it’s been a very reflective time. I’ve been writing songs almost every day,” she said. Rita also revealed that her latest single Where‘s My Country Song, which was inspired by her mother, was produced while self-isolating. “It really was inspired by my mom who was an amazing mother and she did everything for us,“ Rita explained. ”Music sometimes portrays an idealized version of women in music, and I wanted to shine the spotlight on the women who are maybe just doing their jobs with grace and dignity and perhaps asking, ‘Does anybody ever see me? Does anybody want to write a song about me?’ And that’s really what the inspiration was.”

Pedro Martinez and his wife Carolina launched a new PSA to raise awareness for their ‘Step Up To The Plate for the DR’ campaign to combat COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic. Watch it here.

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