At a time like this, all of us must adapt — even celebrities.
Whereas many Individuals have left their places of work to telecommute in the course of the coronavirus lockdown, tv stars and musicians are additionally discovering what it’s like to work from home.
Jimmy Kimmel, for instance, is delivering “Quarantine Minilogues” from his crib in Southern California, joking about how he has “nothing to do” and has felt “incarcerated” at occasions. And abruptly, his blood sort is “Disney+” after watching “Frozen 2” time and again along with his two younger youngsters.
Different late-night hosts are additionally doing the at-home factor. Stephen Colbert, for one, has produced comedic video segments from his bathtub and alongside his yard hearth pit whereas sheltering in place.
Sadly, the outcomes aren’t all the time blessed with studio-like high quality. Throughout a family video that includes Seth Meyers, the NBC host acknowledged that he’s nonetheless working out the kinks with sound and movie issues.
“Shout out to the YouTubers who’ve been doing this for a very long time,” he mentioned. “You’re making us execs look like actual dopes. I tip my cap.”
The professionals had higher get with this system as a result of, within the coming weeks, TV will rely much more on their homework within the type of three main broadcast specials.
Fox on Wednesday introduced that it’s going to air “The iHeart Dwelling Room Live performance for America” on Sunday, March 29 (6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET). Hosted by Elton John, it’s a commercial-free hourlong profit occasion geared toward offering “leisure reduction and help for Individuals to assist struggle the unfold of the COVID-19 virus and to rejoice the resilience and power of the nation throughout this pandemic.”
This system will function performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and extra, from their very own houses, filmed with their private cell telephones, cameras and audio gear. (Let’s hope they’ve the newest model of the iPhone).
Equally, CBS will air “AMC: Our Nation” at eight p.m. Sunday, April 5. It’s a two-hour particular that has nation music stars presenting acoustic performances, together with some “intimate dialog,” from their dwellings by way of video chat.
Producers say it will likely be an evening stuffed with “leisure, hope and reflection, bringing the therapeutic energy of music to Individuals at a time after they want it most.”
Additionally wading into this new actuality is James Corden. On March 30, he’ll host “Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Present Particular” (10 p.m., CBS).
Jokingly touted as a means of “bringing folks collectively to maintain folks aside,” the present will function Corden hunkered down in his storage, chatting with superstar friends. The present additionally will embody musical performances by BTS in South Korea, Andrea Bocelli in Italy, Dua Lipa in London and Billie Eilish with FINNEAS and John Legend in Los Angeles – all from the security of their houses, after all.
In the meantime, CBS additionally introduced that “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert,” which has been on hiatus, will return with new episodes Monday, March 30. Colbert and his workers and crew will proceed to work remotely.
Is there actually no place like home? Keep tuned. We’re about to seek out out.