Daniel Dae Kim, a veteran actor best known for prominent roles on TV shows Lost and Hawaii Five-0, has tested positive for Coronavirus.
He's the latest in a long line of celebrities to reveal such a diagnosis.
The 51-year oold said in a lengthy statement that he started developing symptoms on his flight back to his home in Hawaii after spending several weeks filming in New York City.
He was on his way home after production closed down on New Amsterdam due to the virus and was “asymptomatic” during that time, Kim explained.
“But as the flight was close to landing, I started noticing some scratchiness in my throat, which is unlike how I usually get sick,” he said on Instagram.
“So when I landed, I called my family doctor in Hawaii and he told me to monitor my symptoms."
Continued the popular star:
'To be safe, when I got home, I quarantined myself in a room in the house and tried to rest on my own.
"But later that night, I started feeling tightness in my chest, body aches and my temperature started to rise. So he then told me to get tested.”
From there, Kim said he went to one of the newly-built, publicly available drive-thru testing centers in Honolulu.
(Wouldn't it be amazing if all states had multiple locations such as this?)
“The test itself was really awkward and a little painful, because they shove a huge swab into your nose and into your throat, but it was worth it, because of what I found out,” he said.
A father of two, Kim says he was able to manage his symptoms on his own in self-isolation with medication from his doctor, although he did not specify the type.
“I never went to a hospital, but with the help of medication, bed rest, liquids and, of course, my loving family, I didn’t need to.
"I actually started feeling better the day after, and I started feeling a little better the day after that, and today, even though I’m not 100 percent, I’m pretty close,” he said.
The Hawaii Five-O then offered to help with efforts to create a vaccine for COVID-19.
“With any luck, I will have actually built up an immunity to this virus when all of this is said and done," he said, adding:
"So I may not actually need the vaccine when it comes out.
"I hope it does soon though, and I will gladly contribute in any way I can, including donating antibodies in the pursuit of finding a vaccine for everyone."
Kim appeared on multiple episodes of The Good Doctor as Dr. Jackson Han and starred for seven seasons on Hawaii Five-0 as Chin Ho Kelly and for the entire run of Lost as Jin-Soo Kwon.
Other notable entertainers who have been diagnosed with an illness that has been dubbed a pandemic and which has led to an essential shut down of the United States are:
Tom Hanks, Kevin Durant, Idris Elba and Sean Payton.
"I guess it’s nice to be mentioned in the same breath as Tom Hanks and Idris Elba, two of my favorite actors,” Kim joked. “I guess I’m in some pretty good company.”
He ended by asking folks -- hello, President Trump! -- to stop being racist by referring to this ilness as the Chinese Virus and to stop blaming the Chinese for this outbreak.
And then he urged everyone out there to be careful:
Thankfully for me it was not a matter of life or death.
But even though I’m smiling and upbeat now, for several days I was in bed, so for all those out there, especially teenagers and millennials who think this is not serious, please know that it is.
And if you treat this without care, you are potentially endangering the lives of millions of people, including your loved ones.
So for the sake of everyone else, please follow the guidelines. Socially distance, self-isolate, stop touching your face and of course, wash your hands.
One of the cool things about being on Teen Mom is that you make a lot of money.
Like, a lot.
The moms and the original dads make hundreds of thousands of dollars per season, if you can even believe it, and they also get to travel for free if MTV is filming, which is pretty neat since we've been seeing a lot more vacations on the show recently.
But besides the show itself, cast members are pulling in crazy amounts of cash from all kinds of wild and crazy places.
"Like where?" you may be wondering.
Well, wonder no further ...
[We've updated the list for 2020 so that you can enjoy the slow financial declines of Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham. You know you've been waiting for this!]
2. Amber Portwood
3. Not Much
4. A Quick Hobby
5. Forever Haute
6. Well ...
In very important Ireland Baldwin news, she is out here working out in some capacity, broadcasting it to her fans so they can use her technique and motivation as an inspiration to not just sit around and get fat as hell eating all the snacks you’ve rationed during this Coronavirus Crisis.
Clearly, anyone watching this from their couches, are only watching it for the technique, and not the Alec Baldwin produced and neglected cleavage.
These celebrity children live very extraordinary (weird) lives, but a solid workout in isolation is a great idea, I know gyms everywhere are doing live broadcasts. When you have a beautiful backyard space because your mom is Kim Bassinger and your dad Alec Baldwin, these workout inspo’s can be really effective at least when the top is as tight as this.
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Birgit Kos has been modelling since 2010, when she was 14 or 15, which sounds creepy but is apparently the norm in the modelling industry. She is Dutch, not nearly famous enough, which almost makes her a pure and innocent 23 year old who hasn’t been tainted by the celebrity she deserves, if anything she probably feels inadequate that she doesn’t have the millions of followers, but instead rides around 140k followers, which is so low the Barista just laid off from your local cafe probably has more, but that Barista will never be as wonderful as Birgit Kos, she may start up a premium snapchat though as times are tough, while Birgit will just continue being hot while sitting on that pile of money she’s accumulated by actually being paid for being hot.
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The global economy is in a state of free fall these days, and those whose financial futures are uncertain might find themselves scrambling to get their ducks in a row.
And apparently, Jinger Duggar is one of those people.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself -- wait a minute, isn't Jinger the star of a popular reality series, and as such, shouldn't she be pretty well-off?
But unfortunately for Jinger, her situation isn't quite that simple.
For starters, Counting On ratings have been declining for years, and the future of the show is uncertain.
On top of that, earnings for the show have to be divided among a very large cast, and if Derick Dillard is to be believed, Jim Bob has been pocketing his kids' earnings for the entire time they've been famous.
And since Jinger was disowned by her parents until fairly recently, it's safe to assume she ins't receiving many handouts or low-interest loans from the bank of Jim Bob these days.
All of this is to say that Jinger probably isn't as financially secure as most people who were born into famous families.
Fans have noted that she lives in a big house in LA and seems to travel and dine out freely (or at least she did, before the coronavirus pandemic), but appearances can be deceiving.
It's important to note that the house is on loan from a beneficiary eager to support the couple during Jeremy's time in divinity school.
On top of that, the Duggars view affluence as a sign of God's grace, so you won't often find one of them admitting to economic anxiety.
In their eyes, doing so would be tantamount to admitting they're not on good terms with the big guy upstairs.
But if you look deep enough, there are indications that Jinger and Jeremy are struggling.
The biggest indicator is the fact that Jinger keeps trying to set up sponsored content arrangements.
Unfortunately, she keeps losing partnerships due to her family's ultra-conservative beliefs.
Back in December, Jinger got fired by a donut company after fans alerted the owners to some of her more bigoted views.
(Until she publicly disavows them, we have no choice but to believe that Jinger shares her parents' beliefs.)
In the months since, she's lost partnership deals with two other companies for the same reason.
And that may help explain the recent changes in Jinger's lifestyle.
Fans have noticed that in 2020, the mother of one seems to be making an effort to portray herself in a more modern, secular light.
When Jinger posted about the death of Kobe Bryant, for example, fans were stunned.
Sure, the whole world was talking about the tragedy, but it's not customary for the Duggars to comment on current events, unless it's some sort of political situation which they feel would benefit from an ultra-conservative take.
All of this has led to longtime fans criticizing Jinger's "modern" lifestyle, but it seems there's a strategy in play here.
Duggar women generally aren't permitted to work, and Jinger's husband is a full-time student.
That means the Vuolos' income options are limited, and Jinger likely realized that modernizing in order to make herself more attractive to sponsors is their best bet.
That might mean further pissing off Jim Bob, but she's been doing that her whole life -- and these days, he's not doing much for her financial situation.
Ashley Benson has made her way over to the ever growing TikTok platform to share some of her silly dance moves wit her fans. The 30 year old new lesbian got her model girlfriend Cara Delevingne in on the action for a video on the app.
The pair have been barely self isolating with their friends Kaia Gerber and Margaret Qualley and are keeping themselves busy with learning new dance trends together. I wonder if Kaia and Margaret were gossiping about mutual ex Pete Davidson, I know if I we’re them I’d be getting tested for more than the Corona Virus.
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Former Disney kid Dove Cameron has been spending the last few days on self isolation, as we all should be doing. She took the time to write to her fans on Instagram about why it’s so important to her that everyone practises social distancing and self isolation. The actress took a snap of her fully clothed in her shower to post with her caption below:
hi guys! so, i’ve been staying off of social media for mental health reasons, but, wanted to stop by to remind: with the COVID-19 virus impacting so many different groups of people more heavily than others (elderly who cannot leave their houses due to higher mortality risk, families who don’t get paid sick leave & can’t afford childcare when their children’s schools close, medical professionals, children who rely on school-provided food, homeless individuals) it is EVERYONE’S responsibility to stay home and participate in social distancing, even if you don’t feel at risk/ feel you will be less affected. remember: you can be a carrier with hardly any symptoms. PLEASE help slow/stop the spread of this illness with discipline and empathy, and STAY HOME. the best way to stop the spread is to behave like you already have it. in my next post i’ll talk about healthy quarantine/home experiences/activities we can all do together to make it more bearable!
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I realize that we are in a state of emergency, or at least in a state of uncertainty, making all this celebrity content a nice distraction, even if in the grand scheme of things we’ve got our own problems to deal with.
But it is nice to see that Paris Hilton is sensitive to the current climate from her mansion, so sensitive that she’s posting half naked pictures of herself in a hot boot and one-piece like she wasn’t pushing 40 because she doesn’t look like she’s pushing 40. She’s managed to preserve herself nicely over the years, especially based on all the partying she’s done.
Maybe for that reason alone, the fact she’s defied all odds and is still hot all these years later, so she doesn’t fear the Coronavirus or the backlash from the fans mad she’s trying to sell Paris Hilton products on her social media, in a time where people can’t figure out how to buy food!!
I personally appreciate the effort, the more sexy pics the girls take of themselves, the more entertained I am!!
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DC Comics has The Teen Titans and The Legion of Super-Heroes, two very popular comics featuring teams of teenaged super-heroes. Marvel has never really been able to nail that genre down despite having created Spider-Man and The X-Men, both of which started portraying their characters as young adults in the late 70s and early 80s.
Marvel’s attempts at teen super-heroes have mainly focused on X-Men spinoffs like The New Mutants, with mixed success. They struck gold with the critically-acclaimed Runaways and Young Avengers, but were completely unable to capitalize on those successes and turn them into popular ongoing series.
One of Marvel’s teen books, however, has a long history of being absolutely terrible and filled with the kind of incompetent pandering you’d expect from out-of-touch white men trying solve racism: New Warriors.
Just how bad was New Warriors? So bad that even the characters in it didn’t want to be in it. Firestar, the only character in it anyone actually cared about, spent most of time with her boyfriend whining about how the two of them deserved to be Avengers.
Marvel also tried to cram the title full of characters they believed were serving underrepresented demographics like paraplegic hero Silhouette who fought villains with her high-tech crutches and Rage, a black man who was previously invited to join the Avengers because he called Captain America racist.
I wish I was making this up. Hell, I wish I was capable of making this up, but even though I’m Irish-Italian, I’m nowhere near white enough to come up with a black teenager named Rage whose superpower is calling Captain America a cracker.
Following in that tradition, Marvel has announced a new version of the New Warriors that is every bit as pandering and stupid as the original. But before we get into that, let me give some background you’re unfortunately going to need to understand what’s going on.
Marvel’s writers and editors are entirely too online. And they’re constantly getting into fights with fans. The worst part is that they’re usually right. Like when a bunch of people for some reason got angry that some junior editors at Marvel got milkshakes. But they become insufferable even when they’re right by taking their online feuds into the books they’re writing.
“But Eric, comics have always been political!” Yeah, and I’m not saying don’t be political, I’m saying don’t be terrible.
They are really not taking my “don’t be terrible” advice to heart at all. So are you ready to see the new New Warriors?
Yeah, Snowflake and Safespace. Snowflake is nonbinary. Look, I don’t like the people who are online calling people snowflakes and going on about safe spaces either. That whole “lol, did I trigger you by saying the n-word, libtard?” schtick isn’t funny or clever. But this is absolutely terrible.
Here’s how writer Daniel Kibblesmith describes those two characters.
“Snowflake and Safespace are the twins,” the writer says, “and their names are very similar to Screentime; it’s this idea that these are terms that get thrown around on the internet that they don’t see as derogatory. [They] take those words and kind of wear them as badges of honor.
No one is reclaiming “snowflake” dude. No one cares. No one is insulted when @MAGA1488 calls them a snowflake but you. We just think they’re dipshits for a second and move on.
Remember earlier when I talked about Rage, the angry black teen created to teach us a valuable lesson about not being racist? Rage is actually in this book as a “mentor” to the new New Warriors. And there are more than just Snowflake and Safespace. It’s so lucky that I’m a writer and not a YouTuber I wouldn’t be able to say any of this out loud with a straight face.
The team also features someone named Screentime who is described as “A Meme-Obsessed super teen whose brain became connected to the internet after becoming exposed to his grandfather’s ‘experimental internet gas.’” I hate this so much because this concept was already done and done way better.
There’s also an emo vampire character because I guess Kibblesmith thinks Twilight and being emo are still hip things the kids do today do. Seriously, he actually said that he “wanted to have teen characters who felt as ‘now’ as the New Warriors did in 1990. The New Warriors have been zeitgeist characters from the beginning, you get edgy skateboarding Night Thrasher in the ’90s and the Reality TV team in the 2000s.” The New Warriors was terrible and lame in the 90s, so I guess he nailed it with his topical references like having an Edward Cullen character called B-Negative.
And then there’s fat Dora the Explorer.
Her power is literally having a magic backpack that she can pull things out of. I’m done. You know those rumors that Warner is on the verge of shutting DC down and exploding the entire comic book industry? I will take one of those now, please.
Now, there is some hope here. We could all die from Coronavirus before this ships. But there’s also a chance, a small, outside chance that this is an elaborate troll Daniel Kibblesmith is perpetrating on Marvel’s editorial staff. When he talks about the “edgy, skateboarding Night Thrasher in the 90s,” he could be as aware as we all are that New Warriors was some of the worst garbage Marvel pumped out in one of the worst eras in comic book history. Maybe he’s taking the piss here. Maybe they go the route of the original Exiles book and kill the entire team off after a few issues.
Marvel has put out a lot of unironically cringey books, so I’m not in the mood to give them the benefit of the doubt. But we’ll find out next month when the book hit stands. Unless we get lucky and a comet hits the Earth before then.
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