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‘My daughter finds me mortifying’: Gwyneth Paltrow ‘failed as a mother’ by making Apple cry

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Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she ‘failed as a mother’ by making her teenage daughter cry during a ‘road rage’ incident.

The Oscar-winning actress, 47, confessed Apple, 15, finds her ‘mortifying’ as she discussed parenting with Ellen’s guest host John Legend during an appearance on the show on Friday.  

The Goop founder is mother to daughter Apple and son Moses, 13, from her first marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 42, who she was married to from 2003 to 2014.

'She finds me mortifying!': Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she 'failed as a mother' by making her teenage daughter cry during a 'road rage' incident

'She finds me mortifying!': Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she 'failed as a mother' by making her teenage daughter cry during a 'road rage' incident

‘She finds me mortifying!’: Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she ‘failed as a mother’ by making her teenage daughter cry during a ‘road rage’ incident 

Legend is father to two kids like Paltrow is, but Gwyneth’s are older than his, and he asked if they’re at the point where she’s ’embarrassing’ to them.

‘My daughter finds me mortifying,’ Paltrow said. ‘If I do anything in public, past just not talking and standing still, she’s like “Oh my God stop it!”‘

She also revealed that Apple has her learner’s permit and she drives them to school every day, and one day she drove was the first time she ‘failed as a mother.’

Ouch! The Oscar-winning actress, 47, confessed Apple, 15, finds her 'mortifying'

Ouch! The Oscar-winning actress, 47, confessed Apple, 15, finds her 'mortifying'

Ouch! The Oscar-winning actress, 47, confessed Apple, 15, finds her ‘mortifying’

Failed: Gwyneth discussed parenting with Ellen's guest host John Legend during an appearance on Friday

Failed: Gwyneth discussed parenting with Ellen's guest host John Legend during an appearance on Friday

Failed: Gwyneth discussed parenting with Ellen’s guest host John Legend during an appearance on Friday

‘She’s a really good driver. I try to be calm and… the first time I failed as a mother, because she went through a red light and I kind of yelled at her,’ Paltrow said.

‘Then she started crying and it was just terrible and I felt so bad,’ she added. ‘So then I was like, OK, you know what, I’m just gonna be chill, and now she’s an amazing driver and I think I’ve learned from my mistakes.’

Paltrow added that she kind of has, ‘road rage’ in the car, and she can see how her daughter, ‘takes on certain aspects of you.’

Doting mom: The Goop founder is mother to daughter Apple and son Moses, 13, from her first marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 42, who she was married to from 2003 to 2014

Doting mom: The Goop founder is mother to daughter Apple and son Moses, 13, from her first marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 42, who she was married to from 2003 to 2014

Doting mom: The Goop founder is mother to daughter Apple and son Moses, 13, from her first marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, 42, who she was married to from 2003 to 2014

Yelled: 'She's a really good driver. I try to be calm and... the first time I failed as a mother, because she went through a red light and I kind of yelled at her,' Paltrow said

Yelled: 'She's a really good driver. I try to be calm and... the first time I failed as a mother, because she went through a red light and I kind of yelled at her,' Paltrow said

Yelled: ‘She’s a really good driver. I try to be calm and… the first time I failed as a mother, because she went through a red light and I kind of yelled at her,’ Paltrow said

Legend added that his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen has road rage too, with Paltrow adding, ‘it’s the place I get out all my anger.’

‘I wanna yell at someone where no one can hear me,’ Paltrow explained, as Legend explained it’s the only place he’s ‘aggressive’ and he’s usually, ‘the calmest person.’

He added that road rage feels, ‘futile,’ which Paltrow agreed with, adding, ‘It is futile, it’s ridiculous, but I still do it and now she is starting to yell at people behind the wheel.’

Road rage: Legend added that his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen has road rage too, with Paltrow adding, 'it's the place I get out all my anger'

Road rage: Legend added that his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen has road rage too, with Paltrow adding, 'it's the place I get out all my anger'

Road rage: Legend added that his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen has road rage too, with Paltrow adding, ‘it’s the place I get out all my anger’

Calmest: 'I wanna yell at someone where no one can hear me,' Paltrow explained, as Legend explained it's the only place he's 'aggressive' and he's usually, 'the calmest person'

Calmest: 'I wanna yell at someone where no one can hear me,' Paltrow explained, as Legend explained it's the only place he's 'aggressive' and he's usually, 'the calmest person'

Calmest: ‘I wanna yell at someone where no one can hear me,’ Paltrow explained, as Legend explained it’s the only place he’s ‘aggressive’ and he’s usually, ‘the calmest person’

She also opened up her controversial Goop candle dubbed ‘This Candle Smells Like My Vagina.’

When asked about how that came about, she said, ‘The idea that women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body.’

‘So, if you just light a candle that says This Smells Like My Vagina, and put it on the coffee table, it’s kind of a punk rock statement,’ she added.

Goop candle: She also opened up her controversial Goop candle dubbed 'This Candle Smells Like My Vagina'

Goop candle: She also opened up her controversial Goop candle dubbed 'This Candle Smells Like My Vagina'

Goop candle: She also opened up her controversial Goop candle dubbed ‘This Candle Smells Like My Vagina’

SHame: When asked about how that came about, she said, 'The idea that women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body'

SHame: When asked about how that came about, she said, 'The idea that women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body'

SHame: When asked about how that came about, she said, ‘The idea that women have been taught to have a certain amount of shame about their body’

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Andy Cohen reunites with his son after TWO WEEKS apart due to coronavirus

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Andy Cohen is back with his son Benjamin, aged one, after nearly two weeks apart.

The Watch What Happens Live talk show host was in isolation after suffering from COVID-19.

On Monday the 51-year-old shared a photo with his boy as he joked in the caption, ‘I’ve hosted reunions for years, but yesterday’s was the best one yet. ♥️’ Andy is known for hosting the Real Housewives reunions for Bravo.

Back together: Andy Cohen is back with his son Benjamin, aged one, after nearly two weeks apart. The Watch What Happens Live talk show host was in isolation after suffering from COVID-19

Back together: Andy Cohen is back with his son Benjamin, aged one, after nearly two weeks apart. The Watch What Happens Live talk show host was in isolation after suffering from COVID-19

Back together: Andy Cohen is back with his son Benjamin, aged one, after nearly two weeks apart. The Watch What Happens Live talk show host was in isolation after suffering from COVID-19

The reunions he is known for: Andy is known for hosting the Real Housewives reunions for Bravo. Seen with the stars of The Real Housewives Of Orange County during season eight

The reunions he is known for: Andy is known for hosting the Real Housewives reunions for Bravo. Seen with the stars of The Real Housewives Of Orange County during season eight

The reunions he is known for: Andy is known for hosting the Real Housewives reunions for Bravo. Seen with the stars of The Real Housewives Of Orange County during season eight

Andy looked to be in good health as he wore a turquoise Polo hoodie while smiling at his son. His child wore a printed top as he reached out to dad.

They were on the floor of Benjamin’s play room with toy cars in the background and a grey stuffed pig. 

The day before the TV staple said the ‘very worst part’ of his experience was not being able to spend time with son.

That same day he said he was feeling better and was cleared by doctors to see his little boy. 

Speaking on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy, he stated: ‘Today is a huge day for me, not only am I back on the radio and Watch What Happens Live but I have been quarantined from Ben for the last 12 days or so and I’m gonna get to see him right after the show.

Separated: The TV host said the 'very worst part' of his coronavirus experience was not being able to spend time with son Benjamin, 13 months

Separated: The TV host said the 'very worst part' of his coronavirus experience was not being able to spend time with son Benjamin, 13 months

Separated: The TV host said the ‘very worst part’ of his coronavirus experience was not being able to spend time with son Benjamin, 13 months

Feeling better: The star revealed on Monday that he finally gets to see his son after being separated from him for 12 days while he fought coronavirus

Feeling better: The star revealed on Monday that he finally gets to see his son after being separated from him for 12 days while he fought coronavirus

Feeling better: The star revealed on Monday that he finally gets to see his son after being separated from him for 12 days while he fought coronavirus

‘My doctor, two doctors, said it would be safe to see him yesterday and I freaked out on Saturday night, worried… so I was like let me just add a day to that – so I’m going to see him today,’ 

Andy also detailed the symptoms he suffered throughout his sickness including a tight chest and loss of appetite.

‘It took 10 or 11 days to work through my system, and it takes a bit to get my energy back,’ he said. ‘You go downstairs to make a piece of toast and you come back and you need to relax.’

He continued: ‘I took a lot of Tylenol, a lot of Vitamin C and liquids…my symptoms were a fever, tightness in my chest, a cough, very, very achy, a lot of aches and pains in the body and very tired. Some chills, loss of smell and appetite.’

One piece of advice Andy gave listeners was to purchase a pulse oximeter, to measure oxygen in the blood. 

'I'm gonna get to see him right after the show' Andy revealed on Monday's SiriusXM's Radio Andy

'I'm gonna get to see him right after the show' Andy revealed on Monday's SiriusXM's Radio Andy

‘I’m gonna get to see him right after the show’ Andy revealed on Monday’s SiriusXM’s Radio Andy

‘One thing I can recommend to people that made me feel really good about having… [is] a pulse oximeter.

‘It’s this little machine that you can get at the drug store that you put your finger in, and it not only takes your pulse, but it measures how much oxygen you’re getting to your lungs,

‘My doctor told me what the reading would be in case it would be a cause for concern or alarm because what you want to do is stay as far away as possible from hospitals.’

Andy said he appreciated being able to be proactive at home and to know whether he needed to go to hospital or not.

'I took a lot of Tylenol, a lot of Vitamin C and liquids…my symptoms were a fever, tightness in my chest, a cough, very, very achy, a lot of aches and pains in the body and very tired. Some chills, loss of smell and appetite.' Andy said of his experience with COVID-19

'I took a lot of Tylenol, a lot of Vitamin C and liquids…my symptoms were a fever, tightness in my chest, a cough, very, very achy, a lot of aches and pains in the body and very tired. Some chills, loss of smell and appetite.' Andy said of his experience with COVID-19

‘I took a lot of Tylenol, a lot of Vitamin C and liquids…my symptoms were a fever, tightness in my chest, a cough, very, very achy, a lot of aches and pains in the body and very tired. Some chills, loss of smell and appetite.’ Andy said of his experience with COVID-19

Reassuring: One piece of advice Andy gave listeners was to purchase a pulse oximeter, which measures oxygen in the blood and helped to put his mind at rest when he was sick

Reassuring: One piece of advice Andy gave listeners was to purchase a pulse oximeter, which measures oxygen in the blood and helped to put his mind at rest when he was sick

Reassuring: One piece of advice Andy gave listeners was to purchase a pulse oximeter, which measures oxygen in the blood and helped to put his mind at rest when he was sick

‘You could scare yourself and think, “Oh my God, my lungs don’t feel right,” but you could use this pulse oximeter and see, “OK, well actually, you’re fine, you’re within the range,”‘ he explained.

‘So that’s my pro-tip,’ Andy said. ‘Make sure you have Tylenol and a pulse oximeter.’ 

The Bravo host, who revealed on March 20 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, returned with the show on Monday while he remains quarantined at his West Village apartment in New York City.

He certainly looked in better spirits as he posed in a colorful striped sweater in an Instagram snap to announce the news and reveal his upcoming guests. ‘Happy to report I’m feeling better and am returning to @radioandysxm this morning, and will try to end your day with a smile when we begin WWHL@Home tonight featuring @neneleakes @lisarinna @mrjerryo!’ 

He ended his note with a thanks to the medical staff working in the hospitals treating coronavirus sufferers and those providing essential services, ‘THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ON THE FRONT LINES OF COVID-19!’

WWHL was set to return on Sunday March 22 but was put on hold after Andy got sick with the extremely infectious disease.

On the mend: The 51-year-old host revealed on March 20 that he has been tested positive for the disease then went into quarantine at his West Village apartment

On the mend: The 51-year-old host revealed on March 20 that he has been tested positive for the disease then went into quarantine at his West Village apartment

On the mend: The 51-year-old host revealed on March 20 that he has been tested positive for the disease then went into quarantine at his West Village apartment

Hiatus: WWHL @ Home was set to return on March 22 but then Andy got sick and the show put on hold

Hiatus: WWHL @ Home was set to return on March 22 but then Andy got sick and the show put on hold

Hiatus: WWHL @ Home was set to return on March 22 but then Andy got sick and the show put on hold

Last week the TV host said the hardest thing about being sick and quarantined was being separated from his son Benjamin.

During an episode of SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live, he said: ‘I’ll tell you what I know from the nanny cam and from video, because I can’t see him, which is the very worst part. But he’s great and his nanny [tested] negative.’  

On March 20 he revealed his diagnosis on Instagram, writing: ‘After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus,

‘As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from home, we’re putting a pin in that for now so I can focus on getting better.

‘I want to thank all the medical professionals who are working tirelessly for all of us, and urge everybody to stay home and take care of themselves.’ 

 

 

 

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Helen Mirren, 74, ditches the glam and posts make-up free snap in bed, first thing in the morning

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Helen Mirren has asked her fans to donate to the Supporting Intensive Care scheme amid the current COVID-19 crisis – in return for a photo of her first thing in the morning.

The veteran actress, 74, snapped the image as she sat up n her bed, silver mane in disarray, no make-up on, glasses at the end of her nose.

Still looking typically fantastic, Helen vied to make a deal with her 812k followers.

Bargain! Helen Mirren has asked her fans to donate to the Supporting Intensive Care scheme amid the current COVID-19 crisis - in return for a photo of her first thing in the morning

Bargain! Helen Mirren has asked her fans to donate to the Supporting Intensive Care scheme amid the current COVID-19 crisis - in return for a photo of her first thing in the morning

Bargain! Helen Mirren has asked her fans to donate to the Supporting Intensive Care scheme amid the current COVID-19 crisis – in return for a photo of her first thing in the morning

She captioned the snap: ‘In return for this pic of me literally first thing in the morning, please donate to the intensive care support, thanks so much!’

Helen is one of a string of celebrities who have pledged to help raise funds for charities and the NHS amid the current pandemic.

Helen’s fellow Hollywood actor James McAvoy made a generous £275k donation to the NHS this weekend.

The X-Men actor, 40, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘One of the main reasons I wanted to give money, and why I upped the amount of money, was not just to get [Personal Protective Equipment] across there, which is so important, but secondarily I’d say it was more to show a sign of support to the frontline staff.

‘I’ve heard that morale is incredibly low and they’re feeling exposed and vulnerable and like they haven’t been supported properly.

Her usual look! Helen ditched the red carpet look for her appearance on Instagram on Tuesday

Her usual look! Helen ditched the red carpet look for her appearance on Instagram on Tuesday

Her usual look! Helen ditched the red carpet look for her appearance on Instagram on Tuesday

Helping the cause: James McAvoy has claimed that his generous donation to the NHS this weekend was not simply to help buy supplies for staff – but to show how much they are valued and supported by the public

‘I think we’ve got to protect those incredible doctors and surgeons and porters and the lady that fills the vending machine at the hospital, and we’ve got to protect all of those people by staying indoors, we’ve got to protect all of those people by social distancing and by taking it seriously, and I think people are starting to take it more seriously.

‘They’ve got to protect their families, and I just wanted to help start a conversation that says to the NHS, we value you so much.’

James added that he has a personal sense of value toward the NHS, explaining: ‘They’ve saved my life and the lives of my family multiple times, and they probably will be doing it at some point in the near future again, so please please please know we value you.’

The Scottish actor described COVID-19 as ‘an invisible enemy that [NHS frontline staff] are fighting every day on our behalf’.

Joe Wicks, who is running daily PE classes for kids on his YouTube channel, is donating all his advertising revenue to the NHS, who are currently in need of Personal Protective Equipment.

Joe, who has gained more than 1 million new viewers since the morning lessons, shared a candid post on Friday night where he admitted that the advertising revenue generated has been ‘unlike anything’ he’s seen before’. 

Hero! Joe Wicks has revealed that he's donating 'every single penny' generated on his P.E videos to the NHS and their heroes

Hero! Joe Wicks has revealed that he's donating 'every single penny' generated on his P.E videos to the NHS and their heroes

Hero! Joe Wicks has revealed that he’s donating ‘every single penny’ generated on his P.E videos to the NHS and their heroes

The fitness star vowed to donate ‘every single penny of the money’ to the NHS as he continues to be the nation’s PE teacher.

Sharing a photo of himself filming his workout, he penned: ‘Words can’t express how happy and proud I have felt every day this week as the nations P.E. teacher. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response and the support it’s had from everyone. ❤️ 

‘As a result of so many people viewing the #PEWithJoe workouts on YouTube the advertising revenue generated has been unlike anything I’ve seen or experienced on my channel before.

‘So I’ve decided that as long as I’m the nations P.E. teacher, every single penny of the money generated on these videos is going to the place where we need it the most right now. All of it is going straight to the NHS, to support the real heroes right now. 

Selfless: The Body Coach star, 33, has been helping students forced to homeschool across the nation with his daily workout videos amid the UK coronavirus lockdown

Selfless: The Body Coach star, 33, has been helping students forced to homeschool across the nation with his daily workout videos amid the UK coronavirus lockdown

Selfless: The Body Coach star, 33, has been helping students forced to homeschool across the nation with his daily workout videos amid the UK coronavirus lockdown

‘Thank you for watching, joining in and sharing… I’m loving being your P.E. Teacher and now you can watch again, knowing you’re not only staying fit, you’re also helping raise money for the NHS. See you Monday at 9am.’

Victoria Beckham has announced she will donate 20 per cent of all sales from her fashion label and beauty brand to struggling food bank charities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Spice Girl, 45, was forced to shut her flagship store in London‘s Dover Street during lockdown but with the high-end fashion label still taking online orders, she has made the generous decision to donate to charities on the frontline of the crisis.

Along with her eponymous clothing brand, the star has also pledged sales from her new make-up line, Victoria Beckham beauty – with the donations from both businesses going to UK charity The Trussell Trust and US charity Feeding America.

Wow: Victoria Beckham has announced she will donate 20 per cent of all sales from her fashion label and beauty brand to struggling food bank charities amid the coronavirus pandemic

Wow: Victoria Beckham has announced she will donate 20 per cent of all sales from her fashion label and beauty brand to struggling food bank charities amid the coronavirus pandemic

Wow: Victoria Beckham has announced she will donate 20 per cent of all sales from her fashion label and beauty brand to struggling food bank charities amid the coronavirus pandemic

In a statement on her website, she wrote: ‘We are committed to caring and supporting those on the front lines of the COVID-19 relief efforts – words can’t describe how thankful we all are for the bravery and hard work of everyone who is making significant sacrifices to keep us safe. We are in this together.

‘At Victoria Beckham and Victoria Beckham Beauty, we firmly believe that during these uncertain times, feeding yourself and your family should not be one of those uncertainties.

‘We are committed to helping the most vulnerable people in our communities: the nurses and healthcare workers who are sacrificing their own health to treat and care for others; the teachers who are continuing to support their classrooms; mothers and children, many of whom are now at home, balancing full-time jobs and home schooling; and the elderly, who are at greatest health risk and unable to go out to shop for themselves.’  

 ‘Above all, we stand behind the women who are supporting other women through this challenging time.

Good cause: Along with her eponymous clothing brand, the star has also pledged sales from her new make-up line, Victoria Beckham beauty - with the donations from both businesses going to UK charity Trussell Trust and US charity Feeding America

Good cause: Along with her eponymous clothing brand, the star has also pledged sales from her new make-up line, Victoria Beckham beauty - with the donations from both businesses going to UK charity Trussell Trust and US charity Feeding America

Good cause: Along with her eponymous clothing brand, the star has also pledged sales from her new make-up line, Victoria Beckham beauty – with the donations from both businesses going to UK charity Trussell Trust and US charity Feeding America

‘This commitment is also why starting 25th March, we will be donating 20% of sales from victoriabeckham.com and victoriabeckhambeauty.com to Feeding America in the US and The Trussell Trust in the UK.

‘Feeding America is a non-profit organisation in the United States. It is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feeds more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. 

‘Every $1 donated to Feeding America provides 10 meals to people in need.

‘The Trussell Trust works to stop UK hunger and poverty by supporting a network of over 1,200 food bank centres to provide emergency food and compassionate, practical support to people in crisis. Even £10 gives a parent the peace of mind that their family will not go hungry tonight.

‘Thank you for your support and loyalty as we navigate this uncertainty together – we truly value you, our community, more than ever.’

Fashion forward: The former Spice Girl, 45, was forced to shut her flagship store in London's Dover Street during lockdown but with the high-end fashion label still taking online orders, she has made the generous decision to donate to charities on the frontline of the crisis

Fashion forward: The former Spice Girl, 45, was forced to shut her flagship store in London's Dover Street during lockdown but with the high-end fashion label still taking online orders, she has made the generous decision to donate to charities on the frontline of the crisis

Fashion forward: The former Spice Girl, 45, was forced to shut her flagship store in London’s Dover Street during lockdown but with the high-end fashion label still taking online orders, she has made the generous decision to donate to charities on the frontline of the crisis

Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus pandemic via their respective charitable foundations to help particular communities in need.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid to support both New York City’s and Los Angeles’s undocumented workers, children of healthcare workers and first responders, as well as the incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations affected by COVID-19.

Making charitable moves: Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic, via their respective charitable foundations

Making charitable moves: Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic, via their respective charitable foundations

Making charitable moves: Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic, via their respective charitable foundations

Giving: On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid; Riri seen last December in London

Giving: On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid; Riri seen last December in London

Giving: On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid; Riri seen last December in London

Last week, Rihanna’s foundation had pledged a previous $5 million in grants to several on-the-ground partners working on the front lines of the pandemic response, geared to protecting vulnerable and marginalized communities in the United States, Caribbean and in Africa. 

This new round of emergency funding will specifically support efforts led by organizations like the Mayor’s Fund for L.A., Fund for Public Schools, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Immigration Coalition. 

The Clara Lionel Foundation, founded by Rihanna, 32, along with the Shawn Carter Foundation, started by Jay-Z, 50, both announced the new pledges via their respective Instagram accounts on Tuesday morning.

 

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Rihanna’s and Jay-Z’s foundations to each donate $1M in COVID-19 relief for undocumented workers

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Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus pandemic via their respective charitable foundations to help particular communities in need.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid to support both New York City’s and Los Angeles’s undocumented workers, children of healthcare workers and first responders, as well as the incarcerated, elderly and homeless populations affected by COVID-19.

Last week, Rihanna’s foundation had pledged a previous $5 million in grants to several on-the-ground partners working on the front lines of the pandemic response, geared to protecting vulnerable and marginalized communities in the United States, Caribbean and in Africa. 

Making charitable moves: Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic, via their respective charitable foundations

Making charitable moves: Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic, via their respective charitable foundations

Making charitable moves: Both Rihanna and Jay-Z are mobilizing to help fight the spreading coronavirus epidemic, via their respective charitable foundations

Giving: On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid; Riri seen last December in London

Giving: On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid; Riri seen last December in London

Giving: On Tuesday, it was announced that Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation is matching a $1 million grant from Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, for a total of $2 million in aid; Riri seen last December in London

This new round of emergency funding will specifically support efforts led by organizations like the Mayor’s Fund for L.A., Fund for Public Schools, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Immigration Coalition. 

The Clara Lionel Foundation, founded by Rihanna, 32, along with the Shawn Carter Foundation, started by Jay-Z, 50, both announced the new pledges via their respective Instagram accounts on Tuesday morning. 

The funds from both nonprofit organizations will help to: offer daycare, food and supplies for the children of frontline healthcare workers and first responders; provide learning materials for over 20,000 children and youth in shelters and virtual mental health support for parents; ensure child-care centers are clean; and support the expansion of home delivered meals for the elderly and homeless in emergency shelters.

Generous: The Shawn Carter Foundation, started by Jay-Z, 50, announced the new pledge via its Instagram account on Tuesday morning; seen on March 8

Generous: The Shawn Carter Foundation, started by Jay-Z, 50, announced the new pledge via its Instagram account on Tuesday morning; seen on March 8

Generous: The Shawn Carter Foundation, started by Jay-Z, 50, announced the new pledge via its Instagram account on Tuesday morning; seen on March 8

Additionally, the grants will be relegated to providing emergency economic and rights support for immigrants and undocumented workers, advocating for free testing and treatment for all New Yorkers, regardless of status, and offering legal support to protect members of marginalized populations, including the incarcerated and immigrant communities.

Finally, the monies will also be used to help encourage voting and civic engagement during the COVID-19 response period. 

Justine Lucas, executive director of the Clara Lionel Foundation said, “There are a number of populations who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic — those who are undocumented, incarcerated, elderly and homeless, as well as children of frontline health workers and first responders. Now more than ever, we need to support organizations prioritizing the health and rights of these individuals.”

Making news: Rihanna announced the matching pledge on both her personal account as well as that of her foundation

Making news: Rihanna announced the matching pledge on both her personal account as well as that of her foundation

Making news: Rihanna announced the matching pledge on both her personal account as well as that of her foundation

Gloria Carter, CEO and co-founder of the Shawn Carter Foundation, added, “In times of crisis it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition and education. The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”

Over the past five years, Rihanna’s foundation – named for her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite – has been one of the first organizations to respond to some of the world’s most devastating natural disasters, and as a result, the foundation is committed to quickly getting ahead of this outbreak in order to protect as many frontline health workers and marginalized communities as possible.

With the Clara Lionel Foundation’s focus on efforts surrounding the COVID-19 response, it also announced that it has decided to postpone this year’s annual Diamond Ball. 

Donations to the Clara Lionel Foundation can be made here

Making time for what's important: With the Clara Lionel Foundation’s focus on efforts surrounding the COVID-19 response, it also announced that it has decided to postpone this year’s annual Diamond Ball fundraiser

Making time for what's important: With the Clara Lionel Foundation’s focus on efforts surrounding the COVID-19 response, it also announced that it has decided to postpone this year’s annual Diamond Ball fundraiser

Making time for what’s important: With the Clara Lionel Foundation’s focus on efforts surrounding the COVID-19 response, it also announced that it has decided to postpone this year’s annual Diamond Ball fundraiser

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