THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Residential Internet usage has surged 98% amid the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Home Depot is cutting its hours and has started closing at 6pm.
  • England has canceled all elective operations for three months.
  • Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner won the Iditarod sled-dog race.
  • There are some saying that, in the near future, we could be seeing gasoline at under a dollar a gallon.
  • Wow, Netflix has been asked to control their streaming so the Internet doesn't "buckle."
  • Officials will likely be forced to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak makes it nearly impossible for many athletes to train or attend qualification events, reports Sports Business Journal.
  • Despite the profound toll being exacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Quibi and HBO Max both report that they plan to go ahead and launch. Quibi is slated to launch April 6, and HBO Max is slated for late May.
  • And they were supposed to shoot that "Friends" reunion for HBO Max on Monday and Tuesday... but now THAT's been postponed until at least May.
  • To recap: Amanda Bynes and Paul Michael announced they were engaged a month ago. Then last week, they broke up and she removed all of the couples' pictures from her social media. Then she posted a new picture of them together. This week, it's the big announcement that they're expecting a baby together. By the way, the couple met at the same sober living facility two months ago.
  • The Kansas Jayhawks are the number one basketball team in college in the final poll. There will be no tournament, but lots of arguments.
  • Got a favorite TV show? It may or may not have filmed its season finale before being shut down because of the virus.
  • Princess Beatrice can't win. She's had to postpone her wedding twice because of the misadventures of her dad, Prince Andrew.
  • Chase is temporarily closing 1,000 branches and reducing the hours on the rest of them.
  • Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are scheduled to appear in court together in London Monday.
  • Remember how Tyra Banks was going to launch Model Land, where you could experience the life of a model? Because people can no longer gather, that has been postponed.
  • In the Hamptons, at Milleridge Inn Cottage -- founded in 1672 and where Bernie Sanders had his prom -- they're now calming bridezillas -- who are suddenly changing dates or lowering a guest list -- by moving their place's tables 10 feet apart.
  • You think you've had an exciting week. Jennifer Lawrence and her husband Cooke Maroney are still calming down after they had to restrain an intruder at their Los Angeles-area home on Sunday night until the cops arrived.
  • The Surgeon General Jerome Adams asked influencer Kylie Jenner to get the word out about the seriousness of the coronavirus.
  • "American Idol" is the latest show to suspend production because of you know what.
  • Oh, and the Hallmark Channel is bringing back their Christmas movie marathon for those stranded at home.
  • Country music star Brad Paisley is already so cool for operating a free grocery store for those in need. Now he's announced his store will be delivering to seniors during the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Clare Crawley's upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" has been postponed because of coronavirus, and now host Chris Harrison thinks the show will be recasting, saying "Maybe it'll be completely different guys, maybe it'll be a mixture. Who knows?"
  • That's right! There's a presidential campaign underway. Tulsi Gabbard has dropped out and endorsed Joe Biden.

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