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Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Rising number of celebrities selling video messages during pandemic – with some bizarre requests

Technology
Ever wanted some words of support from your football hero? How about help with a marriage proposal from a famous musician?The coronavirus pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard - and it's seen a growing number of celebrities selling personalised video messages online. Websites such as Cameo and Memmo give members of the public the chance to ask stars to record a shout-out for their friends or relatives, with prices ranging from around £15 to several hundred pounds.Nigel Farage is one of the latest names to sign up to Cameo - a site which has attracted big stars in the US - with a video from the former Brexit Party leader setting you back £75.Simon Webbe, who found fame with the boyband Blue, says he charges around £50 for a personalised video on Memmo and he received about 100 re...
Comic Relief will stop sending celebrities to Africa

Comic Relief will stop sending celebrities to Africa

Entertainment
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The celebrities striking the right note by spreading comfort and joy

The celebrities striking the right note by spreading comfort and joy

Entertainment
With tours, TV shows and film shoots shut down, the coronavirus pandemic has left celebrities with little to do but go on social media and show us, more than ever, what they are really like.At one end of the scale are the self-important, earnest, out-of-touch - and increasingly irrelevant.At the other are the compassionate, creative and life-enhancing.The stars who have actually connected with fans during this crisis are those who have provided positivity, escapism, humour and a human touch.Many have been posting regular videos and even hastily-created home-made shows from lockdown. Here are some of the best: John Krasinski's good newsIn mid-March, the release of film sequel A Quiet Place Part II...
10 celebrities trying to cheer us up amid COVID-19 pandemic

10 celebrities trying to cheer us up amid COVID-19 pandemic

Entertainment
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect people around the globe, celebrities are turning to social media to cheer up fans.From health and hand-washing advice to much needed light relief, stars are offering their words of wisdom on COVID-19. Image: Liam Gallagher, Madonna and Ben Stiller offer advice on COVID-19 Here are 10 celebrities sharing their thoughts on the pandemic.Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro and Ben StillerThese three Hollywood stars have teamed up with New York governor Andrew Cuomo to urge Americans to "stay home and save lives". ...
Met Gala 2019: Celebrities reveal their ‘campest’ looks on the red carpet

Met Gala 2019: Celebrities reveal their ‘campest’ looks on the red carpet

Entertainment
The Met Gala, an annual benefit event for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is considered one of the world's biggest fashion events. It is known for its exclusive guest list, its expensive tickets and - most of all - its extravagant outfits, based on a different theme each year.This year, that theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion - to coincide with an upcoming exhibition at the Met, inspired by US writer and political activist Susan Sontag's 1964 essay, Notes on Camp. The outfits this year will therefore, like the exhibition, be based on "irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality and exaggeration".And showing everyone how it was done at the very start of the night was singer Lady Gaga, who arrived in a billowi...