COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPPELLE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, CANCELS SHOW
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Dave Chappelle is the latest celebrity to come down with the coronavirus. He tested positive for COVID-19 just before he was to do a comedy set in Austin, Texas last night. It was to be the first of four shows at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater from last night through Sunday. But all the performances were canceled. His representative says Chappelle is quarantining and that he has had coronavirus symptoms.
DUSTIN DIAMOND HAS CANCER
UNDATED (AP) – One of the original “Saved by the Bell” cast members is fighting to beat cancer. A representative says Dustin Diamond has gone through a first round of chemotherapy – and has a second round coming up. He also will be getting physical therapy. The rep didn’t say what kind of cancer Diamond has – or what his prognosis is. Diamond is best known for playing Screech on “Saved by the Bell,” which aired from 1989 to 1993. He was in two of the “Saved by the Bell” spinoffs. But he was not invited back for the sequel launched last fall on Peacock.
BERNIE SANDERS INAUGURATION OUTFIT GETS ATTENTION
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Some people who attended Joe Biden’s inauguration looked like fashion plates. But Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders became a bit of a fashion punchline – because of his apparent desire to put staying warm over looking cool. Sanders wore a casual coat designed to keep him toasty on a blustery Washington day. He also rocked a pair of mittens fashioned out of recycled wool. The look spawned a flock of internet memes. But it also got a lot of attention for the mittens, which were made by a Vermont elementary school teacher as a side-hustle. The mitten-maker, Jen Ellis, tells a Vermont TV station she is “totally honored” that Sanders chose to wear her hand-coverings on Inauguration Day.