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Legend: 'The Voice' taped through April

One program the coronavirus hasn't forced a screeching halt to is NBC's "The Voice."

John Legend, one of the four coaches on the Emmy-winning music series, says he and the others have pre-taped the show until the end of April.

"There were only three weeks of live shows planned and those were for May. So who knows what we'll do? I don't know if we'll be able to do them without an audience. I haven't spoken to the producers about what the plans are," he told The Associated Press in an interview this week.

"And I think everybody's playing things by ear because we don't know where the world's going to be in May. But if we can do those shows in May, that'd be great. Possibly without an audience, that would be understandable," he added. "But, you know, if we can pull it off, then that would be great. We'll see if that's doable."

The 18th season of "The Voice," airing Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern, also includes Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and first-time coach Nick Jonas.

Broadway actress Miles is pregnant

Broadway actress Ruthie Ann Miles, who tragically lost her daughter and unborn child two years ago, is pregnant.

The Tony-winner shared on Twitter Saturday that she is due this spring.

In 2018, Miles and her 4-year-old daughter Abigail were struck by a vehicle on a New York street that killed Abigail and a friend's 1-year-old son. Miles was pregnant at the time of the crash and lost her unborn daughter, who she planned to name Sophia, two months later.

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In her Twitter message announcing the pregnancy, Miles thanked those who supported her and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein after the crash and let them grieve for the past two years.

"We know Abigail Joy and Sophia would have loved being big sisters and are loving watching their family grow," Miles wrote.

Michelle Obama, Oprah, at epic (virtual) party

The hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice's Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rihanna and Will Smith.

Oprah tweeted that it was the "best party of 1 and 100K I've ever been to." Smith expressed a similar sentiment.

As the world practices social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many have been looking for ways to hang out virutally and D-Nice's joyous dance party proved to be just the ticket.

D-Nice has been hosting Club Quarantine parties on his Instagram Live since Wednesday, but it hit a peak Saturday night, attracting entertainers, athletes and politicians to the account, like Missy Elliott, Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Zuckerberg and Magic Johnson.

Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders also stopped by the virtual party, as did Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

Today's birthdays: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 101. Actor William Smith ("Conan the Barbarian," "Any Which Way You Can") is 87. Singer Nick Lowe is 71.Actor Robert Carradine is 66. Actress Donna Pescow is 66. Guitarist Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers is 56. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 50. Actor Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") is 47. \Actress Amanda Brugel ("The Handmaid's Tale") is 43. Actor Philip Winchester ("Chicago Justice," "Chicago Med") is 39. Dancer Val Chmerkovskiy ("Dancing with the Stars") is 34.

— The Associated Press


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