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Gabrielle Union sparked outrage online by posting a quarantine video that shows her and stepson Zaya Wade having harmless fun.

The video shows Zaya wearing an improvised sarong, while Union dances like the tooth fairy.

Union, 47, is married to Zaya's dad, retired NBA star Dwyane Wade, who announced Zaya was a transgender who prefers feminine pronouns.
 

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Pro-Trump demonstrators took part in a protest for "Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine" at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday, April 15.

The protesters are upset with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's draconian measures that include a stay-at-home order and no travel between residences to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Hundreds protested on foot while many more protested in their cars in what they call "Operation Gridlock."

As of Saturday, residents are prohibited from visiting friends and family and they must stay in their homes 24-hours-a-day except to go grocery shopping or to visit their doctor.

Only essential items can be sold in grocery stores or big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes in Michigan. Many employees have been furloughed as a result of the loss in foot traffic.

Demonstrators referred to Whitmer as a "dictator," and they criticized her heavy handed restrictions across the state.

Activists say Whitmer is doing the most to impress presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden so he will pick her as his VP.

A petition to impeach Whitmer drew over 100,000 signatures online.

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Despite the protests, Whitmer defended her aggressive stance.

"Not one of us wants to go through this again, not in a month, not in the fall," Whitmer told ABC News.

"I want you to have your freedom. I want to have mine, too. We will get to a place where we can be with our friends and family again. It's OK to be frustrated, it's OK to be angry. If it makes you feel better to direct it at me, that's OK, too. I've got thick skin ... I just ask that those who are protesting these orders, do so in a safe manner so that you don't get sick and you don't subject our first responders to risk either."

 

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The bicyclist who was called a "jackass" and "loser" by Chris Cuomo in a recent radio rant filed a police report against the CNN anchor on Monday.

Cuomo expressed frustration with his job as a million-dollar cable TV anchor who can't fire back at people who confront him in public.

In an audio clip circulating on social media, Cuomo said he is unhappy at his current job - and he's willing to walk away from his 7-figure salary.

Directing his anger at the cyclist who confronted him in public, Cuomo said, "I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth."

The cyclist, who identified himself only as Dave, told the New York Post he was surprised to see Cuomo playing with his family at the site where he is building a home in East Hampton on Easter Sunday.

"I just looked and said, 'Is that Chris Cuomo? Isn't he supposed to be on quarantine?'"

Dave said he confronted Cuomo, and asked him why he left Southampton if he was supposed to be on quarantine. "I said to him, 'Your brother is the coronavirus czar, and you're not even following his rules -- unnecessary travel.'"

Dave said Cuomo responded, "'Who the hell are you?! I can do what I want! I'll find out who you are!'"

Dave claimed Cuomo threatened him, saying, "This is not the end of this. You'll deal with this later. We will meet again."

Cuomo previously told CNN viewers he contracted the coronavirus and was self-quarantining in the basement of his Southampton, New York home.

The 49-year-old anchor discussed his coronavirus symptoms at length in daily reports from his basement. His embellished symptoms led many to question whether he was sick with the virus at all.

His wary colleague, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, advised Cuomo to take a break away from the camera.

On Tuesday, Cuomo denied expressing dissatisfaction with his job at CNN -- even though his rant is on audio. He said he loved his job.

According to gossipmongers, Chris vented his frustration at CNN because his bosses allegedly asked him to show proof that he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Walmart, Costco and Target are barred from selling "nonessential" items such as clothing, TVs and appliances to discourage foot traffic in some states.

Big box retailers and grocery store chains in some states are barred from selling nonessential items to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Local governments in mainly Democratic states have used draconian measures such as threats of arrests and steep fines to herd residents inside their homes.

Stores have been allowed to stay open during lockdowns because they sell groceries and other essentials such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

But some states have gone a step further by ordering stores to remove nonessential items from the sales floor or rope off the items so shoppers can't access them.

President Donald Trump acknowledged that Black people have been disproportionately hit by the virus and are dying at a high rate.

Also hard hit are the elderly with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, cardiac disease, and people who are HIV-positive.

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Samuel L. Jackson tried to motivate his fans to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic by reading a children's poetry book titled "Stay the F*ck at Home."

Jackson was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which is being broadcast from the TV host's home.

During the brief interview, Jackson, 71, claimed the book is a sequel to the 2011 children's book for adults titled "Go the F*ck to Sleep."

"Now technically I'm not a doctor, but motherf*ckers listen when I read a poem. So here I am, Sam F*cking Jackson."

He continued: "I'm imploring you: Keep your a** at home. If you want things to go back to normal, don't panic, just use your dome. Wash your hands, don't touch your face and stay the f*ck at home."

Jackson continued: "Motherf*ckers it's not time to gamble, look around, you're not at a casino. Just stay the f**k home as if your name was Trenton Quarantino.

"Sure, you can still see your friend, use the motherf*cking app on your phone, but unless you just ran out of groceries, please stay the f**k at home!"

"Go the F**k to Sleep" is a real book written Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortes. Jackson said he got a call from Mansbach about doing a sequel.

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Oprah Winfrey isn't taking any chances amid the coronavirus outbreak that infected over 46,000 people in the United States.

Oprah, 66, said Stedman Graham, 69, was "late to the party" so he is living in the couple's guest house to help prevent either of them contracting coronavirus.

"Stedman is at the guest house," she told viewers during an Instagram livestream. "You all know I had pneumonia late last year and you can still hear the raspiness in my throat sometimes. And I just got off antibiotics last week and so Stedman was late to the party. Stedman didn’t arrive from Chicago until Thursday and he was speaking in St. Louis on Saturday and he's been on planes."

Oprah insisted the decision to distance himself was his idea.

"(He) was like, 'What's the procedure for coming home?' And I was like, 'You ain't coming in here and sleeping in my bed. It doesn’t work that way... Social distancing doesn't mean you can go sleep in a bed with someone after you got off American Airlines.' We can not play those games."

According to the billionaire TV mogul: "I leave food on the doorstep... He's happy to have me safe. We just take him dinner and we take him breakfast."

The couple is following advice from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) officials, who are advising people to practice social distancing and stay at home in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Actor Idris Elba's wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, deliberately ignored the advice of experts after he tested positive. Sabrina, who tested positive days later, said she refused to maintain distance because she wanted to be with her husband.

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Chinese authorities have placed Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, under strict quarantine to stop the spread of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus.

The Wuhan coronavirus is named after the city where the first fatal case was reported. The Wuhan virus is now categorized as an epidemic after the death toll quadrupled overnight.

The virus that causes a deadly type of pneumonia has spread around the world from ground zero in Wuhan city. The CDC confirmed America's first case of Wuhan coronavirus in Washington state.

America, Asia and Europe authorities have canceled planes and trains and screened travelers for the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering declaring an international emergency.

Chinese authorities shut down public transportation in Wuhan and urged people not to travel to or from Wuhan. The emergency measures were set to take effect at 10 a.m. local time.

Officials said quarantining the city was necessary to "effectively cut off the transmission of the virus, resolutely curb the spread of the epidemic, and ensure the safety and health of the people."

Officials used television, radio and Twitter.com to spread the word that Wuhan and its population were under quarantine. The hashtag #WuhanLockdown was the top trending topic on Twitter.

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Sales of surgical masks have skyrocketed in Asian countries.

Citizens of Wuhan took to Twitter to express concern about what would happen to them if they are under quarantine and unable to leave the city.

"Who will think of the lives of those of us who are healthy in Wuhan? We are also afraid," wrote one Twitter user.

"Even before the city was closed, we protected ourselves and hid at home. Now we are lambs who will still be slaughtered, and we can only leave our fates to the heavens."

Others wondered how sick residents would get from their homes to hospitals without public transportation.

Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s from nasal swabs of people who had the common cold.

But the new coronavirus leaped from fish and animals to humans. The virus is easily spread via air, replicates rapidly in the lungs and overwhelms the respiratory system.

One critical patient was placed on a heart and lung machine to bypass their lungs until they recovered from the disease.

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A defiant epidemiology nurse broke quarantine to go for a bike ride with her boyfriend today in Maine. Hordes of photographers ran alongside Kaci Hickox's bike as she rode through her rural town for about an hour. Hickox refused to quarantine herself for 21 days after returning from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients.

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A nurse who was placed under forced quarantine in New Jersey after arriving from West Africa says she will sue the state of NJ.

Despite testing negative for Ebola twice, Kaci Hickox is being held inside a specialized tent at University Hospital in Newark, NJ.

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