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Larry David shares perfect video message encouraging people to stay at home

Larry David Curb

Larry David recorded an absolutely perfect video message that was shared through the California governor’s Twitter account on Tuesday.

In the message, the “Seinfeld” creator and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” encouraged people to stay at home and watch TV.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt for David to encourage people to stay at home and watch TV during a time when the newest season of his show is available on HBO, but that doesn’t mean his message isn’t a good one.

And California really couldn’t have gotten a more perfect character for that message. This is exactly who LD is in the show.

Shannon Sharpe gets funny Joe Exotic photoshop

Shannon Sharpe Joe Exotic

The central figure of Netflix documentary “Tiger King” is a guy by the alias of Joe Exotic, who has lit the internet on fire. Joe Exotic is all over the place on social media and in the memes, and he even appeared on Shannon Sharpe’s Twitter account.

Sharpe shared a tweet Sunday that had his face Photoshopped to make him look like Joe Exotic.

That photo is great, and we really want to see Sharpe dress up to look like that. It’s on you to make it happen now, Shannon.

As for Joe Exotic, he is known for his bleached-blond mullet, earrings, tattoos, and incredible ability to entertain. Unfortunately, Exotic (real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage) is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence.

Britt McHenry shares photo from post brain surgery

Britt McHenry is recovering from brain surgery she underwent earlier this month and shared a photo of her progress.

The former ESPN reporter shared a photo she took after having switches removed following her surgery.

McHenry, who became a political pundit after losing her job with ESPN in 2017, disclosed in late February that she had a brain tumor. She underwent surgery for it on March 4.

McHenry said last week that her recovery is “hard.” She is aiming to “keep fighting” through her recovery, which coincides with the country battling the coronavirus pandemic.

This Frank Caliendo-Joey Mulinaro collaboration impression video of Bill Belichick and Andrew Luck is great

Frank Caliendo Jon Gruden

Frank Caliendo is doing his part to help keep people entertained as they stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. He has been posting several funny impression videos on social media, and one of his videos was a collaboration that stood out.

Caliendo and fellow impressionist/comedian Joey Mulinaro collaborated on this mock phone call between Bill Belichick and Andrew Luck. Caliendo plays Belichick, while Mulinaro plays Luck. Enjoy.

If you like that, you’ll really enjoy Caliendo pretending to do Pat Summerall and John Madden calling a viral video of a couple combining to be a horse.

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo criticizes people playing basketball, not social distancing

New York governor Andrew Cuomo is not pleased with the way some of the state’s residents are handling the coronavirus outbreak, and he was once again highly critical of them on Sunday. One of the specific messages Cuomo delivered had to do with playing basketball.

Cuomo announced on Friday that all New Yorkers must stay home “to the maximum extent possible” beginning on Sunday night. The order bans all public gatherings of nonessential individuals, which is not much different from the guidelines that have already been in place. On Sunday, Cuomo demanded that residents take the coronavirus outbreak more seriously and ridiculed those who continue to take part in pickup basketball games.

“I play basketball. There’s no concept of social distancing while playing basketball,” Cuomo told reporters. “It doesn’t exist. You can’t stay six feet away from a person playing basketball. You can, but you’re a lousy basketball player and you’re gonna lose. You just cannot do that.”

Officials at the federal and state levels have been stressing the importance of social distancing for weeks, yet people continue to congregate at places like parks, basketball courts and beaches. We’ve seen more examples of that in the Los Angeles area.

Experts say the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus and not overwhelm the health system is to practice social distancing. However, not everyone is taking that seriously, and we even saw one NFL player appear to openly defy the guidelines the White House has put in place.

Video: Arnold Schwarzenegger, his donkey and mini-horse have a message for you

Arnold Schwarzenegger donkey horse

Arnold Schwarzenegger went viral on Sunday night after putting out a video urging people to stay inside.

The former Governor of California was seated at a table as he spoke, and he was surrounded by a pet donkey Lulu and mini-horse Whiskey.

Schwarzenegger told people not to go out or go to restaurants, which follows the new rules in California announced by the state’s current governor, Gavin Newsom. Newsom announced on Sunday that all bars, wineries and brewpubs must be closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a good reminder that if you have a message you want to go viral, just deliver it with a mini-horse and donkey by your side (and in a headlock).

Former Ms. Nevada State 2019 Katie Williams goes viral over defiant Red Robin tweet

katie Williams

A woman named Katie Williams went viral on Twitter Saturday night over her defiant tweet and both flippant and ignorant attitude towards the coronavirus pandemic.

Williams, who says on Twitter that she is Ms. Nevada State 2019, responded to a tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recommending people not go out to help contain the coronavirus pandemic. Williams proudly responded that she “went to a crowded Red Robin” and “it was delicious.”

Williams has several other tweets blaming the media for causing hysteria and says people should live their lives.

Williams also does not seem to understand how seemingly healthy people can spread the virus.

She must have missed the part about people carrying the virus despite being asymptomatic. Not everyone’s health is terribly affected by the virus, and those infected don’t necessarily show symptoms right away (incubation period is believed to be possibly 14 days). She also does not seem to understand that the socially responsible move is to practice distancing to avoid spreading the virus to those who are most at risk, such as older people and those with preexisting health issues.

Williams and others like her may not want their lives to be dictated to them, which could ultimately lead the government to issue mandated shutdowns.

Notably, Williams claimed last year that her beauty queen title was taken away from her due to her political views. She is running for a spot on the Board of Trustees in the Clark County School District in Nevada.

Donald Trump takes shot at Mike Bloomberg over golf game

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is known for trying to embarrass his enemies and opponents using his Twitter account, and the US president attempted to do that again on Tuesday by ridiculing Mike Bloomberg over the Democratic candidate’s golf game.

Bloomberg is one of several Democrats who are hoping for a chance to remove Trump from office in November, but the two were actually friendly at one point in the past. When someone tweeted a photo that showed Trump and Bloomberg on the golf course together several years ago, Trump responded by mocking Bloomberg over his short stature and his inability to hit the long ball.

Trump owns several golf courses and has played rounds with a number of celebrities and star athletes over the years. Peyton Manning was criticized for teeing it up with Trump a few years ago and tried to explain himself during a talk shot appearance.

As most people in the United States and beyond have come to learn, Trump rarely ever takes the high road. We’re not surprised he mocked the former Mayor of New York over his driving distance.

Bong Joon Ho was the hit of the Oscars with his drinking jokes

Bong Joon Ho Oscars

If you didn’t see the Academy Awards on Sunday night, here’s your recap: “Parasite” won everything and its director Bong Joon Ho was the star. They were calling his name at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood more than the announcer yelling Jefferson’s name after the linebacker’s car was wrecked by Spicoli in “Fast Times.”

Bong Joon Ho also won over folks on Twitter by talking about how he was going to party after winning. Take a look:

That led to plenty of great Bong Joon Ho references.

We need the Bong Joon Ho biopic now. This guy is a legend in the making.

Eminem performed at the Oscars and the reactions were tremendous

Idina Menzel reaction

Those watching the Academy Awards on Sunday were probably shocked to see a performance by Eminem from the movie “8 Mile” right in the middle of the show. How do we know? Because the reaction from those in attendance said it all.

Capping off a segment on the power of songs in movies, Eminem gave a live performance of “Lose Yourself.” The attendees couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

Was the performance random? Yes. But is there ever a bad time for a live performance by Eminem? I say no.

This was just about as random as Eminem’s hilarious 2013 interview on ESPN.