DR. ANTHONY FAUCI GETS BEER NAMED IN HIS HONOR

ATLANTA (AP) — He’s gone from having a bobblehead — to having a frothy head named in his honor. An Atlanta-based brewery is the latest to give props to the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci (FOW’-chee). Wild Heaven Beer’s creation is called “Fauci Spring.” It’s a pale ale made with acai berries and an experimental variety of hops. Fauci, who has spent decades in the medical field, has achieved rock-star status lately because of his regular, folksy briefings on the coronavirus — and how to keep it at bay.

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EXPERTS FIND FAME AND ATTENTION CONTAGIOUS

UNDATED (AP) — These are tough times for all of us, for sure. But they aren’t so tough that they keep people from making some of those carrying us through the COVID-19 crisis stars. Dr. Anthony Fauci has had his face put on socks, baked goods, a bobblehead — and now a beer. Meanwhile, another medical expert, Dr. Deborah Birx, is has gone, viral, if you will. She, like Fauci, is getting her likeness made into a bobblehead.

CINEMATOGRAPHER ALLEN DAVIAU DEAD OF COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another member of the Hollywood community has succumbed to COVID-19. His rep says Allen Daviau died Tuesday from complications of the new coronavirus. The veteran cinematographer shot three of Steven Spielberg’s movies, including “E.T.” and “The Color Purple.” He was 77.

NOT GUILTY PLEA IN DEATH OF NOTED L.A. THERAPIST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend could pay with his life if he’s convicted. Gareth Pursehouse has pleaded not guilty in the death of Dr. Amie Harwick, who was once engaged to comedian Drew Carey. The charges against Pursehouse include an allegation that he lay in wait for Harwick — and that could put him on death row if convicted. Harwick was thrown from the third-floor balcony of her Hollywood apartment on Feb. 15. An autopsy says she was strangled first.

ACTOR BRIAN DENNEHY DIES

NEW YORK (AP) — It tells you something about the breadth of Brian Dennehy’s skills as an actor. He’s getting tributes from both “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and “Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone. Dennehy has died at age 81. He’s noted for being a versatile actor in movies and on Broadway. Many will remember him for how he effortlessly slipped into roles and was convincing, whether playing a good guy or a baddie.

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MOVIE EXPERIENCE REIMAGINED IN COVID-19 AGE

NEW YORK (AP) — People who love the movies are finding it tough as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. Not only are theaters closed and festivals canceled — but cinema fans find that watching a movie — even on the biggest TV screen — doesn’t compare to sitting in a darkened theater. A streaming channel is trying gamely to bridge that gap. The Criterion Channel has been offering movies as collections, double-features and night-by-night picks. Officials at the channel say they hope viewers will realize the offerings they’re seeing are chosen by people who really love the movies — not some algorithm.

VON MILLER, NFL PLAYER, HAS CORONAVIRUS

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — NFL star Von Miller says he’s feeling OK and is “in good spirits” after getting COVID-19. So why is he talking about it? His agent says Miller wants people to know the disease doesn’t just “happen to old people in nursing homes.” Miller says he sought a test after developing a cold — and saw the nebulizer he uses didn’t help him feel better. He got word yesterday that he tested positive.

WOMEN’S SPORTS AND CORONAVIRUS

UNDATED (AP) — Women’s sports have always had to struggle to get the same recognition that seems to come automatically to men’s sports. And for a while, it seemed the figurative playing field was leveling. But now that the coronavirus pandemic has struck, the uphill struggle may have gotten more difficult. The commissioner of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league says the situation is like trying to ride out a storm in a boat. Cheri Kempf says it’s easier to do that in a yacht than in a canoe. In this case, she says men’s sports are like the yacht, while women’s sports are the canoe.

TAYLOR SWIFT CANCELS ALL SHOWS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is canceling all her performances and appearances for the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Her representative says Swift's U.S. and Brazil shows will take place next year, and tickets for those shows will transfer to a new date without action on the part of ticket holders. Those seeking refunds for tickets purchased for the U.S. Lover Fest shows will be available starting May 1, subject to Ticketmaster terms.

ROLLING STONES TO JOIN GAGA COVID-19 TV EVENT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones will join Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish (EYE’-lish) for the upcoming TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Advocacy organization Global Citizen announced today that the Stones will appear Saturday on “One World: Together At Home,” a two-hour televised event that will air at 8 p.m. EDT simultaneously on ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks. The Gaga-curated event supports The World Health Organization and will include appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, David and Victoria Beckham, Alicia Keys, Ellen DeGeneres, Pharrell Williams, Eddie Vedder, Kerry Washington, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Celine Dion, Lizzo, J Balvin and Andrea Bocelli. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel will host the all-star event, which will also highlight those affected by the virus and celebrate health care workers on the front lines.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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