Divas to the Rescue! How Your Faves Are Giving Back During the Pandemic
- 2020-04-08 17:58
- By newnownext.com
A crisis can bring out the best in celebrities, giving them a purpose aside from their own self-interest, and reminding us why we gave them so much of our money in the first place. Now our grandes dames of pop culture are donating their time, their talent, and their own dollaaaaarrrsssssss to offer some relief from this unrelenting coronavirus pandemic. Here, we salute the fabulous ladies (and one sir) who are saving us from the ineptitude of our current presidency and putting a song in our hearts. Oscar winner and Chromatica ambassador Lady Gaga teamed with advocacy group Global Citizen to raise $35 million for the World Health Organization , and will celebrate health-care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic battle with an all-star telecast event streaming across multiple platforms. Rihanna’s charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation , donated $5 million to aid in coronavirus relief efforts in her native Barbados and around the world. Dolly brought that BDE with her $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University towards the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. John was also one of the many celebs who turned up for the iHeart Living Room Concert for America , which raised $8 million for coronavirus relief efforts. Speaking of iHeart, Mimi also performed, emancipating the high notes for an at-home rendition of the classic, eternally soothing bop “Always Be My Baby.” She also schooled us on how to protect ourselves from this damn thing, delivering an adorable TikTok video of her washing her hands to the Ol’ Dirty Bastard mix of “Fantasy” with Dem Babies™, who are now more like Dem Grown-Ass Kids™. Chanteuse and unparalleled hoofer Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, are donating one million meals to the Food Lifeline , which provides nutritious dishes to the food-insecure in Western Washington state. Oprah may not be much of a singer—barring “ Run On, ” the theme song from Season 13 of her legendary talk show—but if anyone has earned the moniker of “Diva Best Believa,” it’s the erstwhile Queen of Daytime.