This cannot be happening. Our beloved Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for Coronavirus, according to Variety.

The couple are the first celebs to go public with a diagnosis, and Variety notes they were in Australia for “production of Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Presley movie, in which Hanks is playing Presley’s iconic manager Colonel Tom Parker.”Read the statement below:

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!”


Those “facts” remain to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: The world is sick, and we’re running out of Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer, so who knows what will end next. As of right now, here are some of the larger events and shakeups in Entertainment and culture. The list is getting longer by the minute:

Postponed/modified events include:

  • Coachella postponed till October 2020
  • SXSW
  • Ann Arbor’s Hash Bash (currently in consideration of postponement)
  • March Madness exhibitions are set to broadcast live with no audiences
  • NBA suspends season until further notice due to coronavirus
  • Khalid, Stormzy, Green Day, Avril Lavinge, Louis Tomlinson, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Ciara, Pearl Jam, Miley Cyrus, Courtney Love, Zac Brown Band have all postponed tour dates, with the beginning half more directed at Asian Markets
  • The Metropolitan Opera in New York has issued a 14-day quarantine for any performers, artists, or employees traveling from “China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Hong Kong.”
  • KISS canceled all meet and greets on the “End of the Road World Tour”
  • Automotive News World Congress postponed
  • Stagecoach Festival postponed till October 2020
  • ASCAP Experience
  • E3 Video Game Trade Show
  • RuPaul’s DragCon LA
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Tomorrowland Music Festival
  • Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune: Both game shows will reportedly continue production without live studio audiences, per TMZ.
  • Late-Night TV: Full Frontal With Samantha BeeThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth MeyersThe Late Show With Stephen ColbertThe Daily Show With Trevor Noah, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver have all confirmed that they will suspend taping in front of live studio audiences. Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live will reportedly be doing the same.
  • CNN’s Democratic Debate
    There will be no live audience for the Democratic debate between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden on March 15 due to coronavirus concerns. CNN will also nix its press room and spin room. “At the request of the campaigns and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to eliminate the live audience, the press filing center, and the spin room in Phoenix,” the network said in a statement. “We encourage you to tune in to the debate at 8 p.m. ET.”
  • The Auschwitz Memorial said on Wednesday that it would be closed until March 25.
  • The New York International Auto Show that was scheduled for April has been postponed. The show is now scheduled to run Aug. 28 to Sept. 6.

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