The daily gossip: March 20, 2020

Cheer stars say goodbye after Daytona gets canceled, everyone's excited Brady's a Buc, and more

Monica Aldama.
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1. Netflix's Cheer stars say goodbye to the sport after Daytona gets canceled

The stars of Netflix's Cheer spent the week sharing emotional goodbyes on social media after the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida, was canceled for the first time in four decades due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, the Navarro College cheer team coach, Monica Aldama, reacted to the news, writing "I was not ready to say goodbye so quickly." Because Navarro is a two-year community college, Daytona's cancelation likely means an inconclusive final season for returning members of the team like Morgan, Jerry, and La'Darius. "My heart hurts that I won't cheer again," wrote Morgan earlier this week. No word yet on if Netflix was planning on a second season, but it doesn't look good, y'all.

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2. Celebrities celebrate Tom Brady signing with the Buccaneers

Just call him Tampa Tom. On Friday, lifelong New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady confirmed he's signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and officially started on his "new football journey." Brady's former Patriots teammate Lonie Paxton shared his congratulations on Instagram, writing "looking forward to a whole new set of teammates, coaches, and fan base of believers who get to experience that!" Brett Favre also celebrated Brady's move, writing "man so excited for you!!! Heck, I may have to buy season tickets." Actor Josh Brolin simply replied with a bunch of emoji fists. Locals were also thrilled: "It's like Babe Ruth going from the Red Sox to the Yankees," one longtime Bucs season-ticket holder raved to the Tampa Bay Times.

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3. The Situation is going to pass his time in quarantine making cakes

Here's one less thing for you to worry about: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is definitely not going to starve while in quarantine. The Jersey Shore star and his wife, Lauren, walked Page Six through their refrigerator and pantry on Friday to illustrate how they are "stocked up for the apocalypse." In addition to honey ("pretty much kills everything") and canned tuna ("which I lived eight months off of in federal prison"), The Situation showed off his loaded "cake section." Confused? It's there "in case we want to make different types of cake and make the most use of our time. We can ... turn a negative situation positive," The Situation explained. Honestly, goals.

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4. Christian Siriano wants his sewing team to start making emergency medical masks

Fashion designer Christian Siriano and his team want to do their part to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, the Project Runway alum tweeted that if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "says we need masks, my team will help make some. I have a full sewing team still on staff working from home that can help." Cuomo quickly wrote back that he would be grateful for the help. Other designers and fashion houses have also eagerly chipped in, including Spanish-based retailer Zara, which is donating masks and fabric for hospital gowns. The French conglomerate LVMH — which owns Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Christian Dior — is likewise using its facilities to manufacture hand sanitizers.

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5. BFFs Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern illustrate safe social distancing

Besties Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern have found a way to safely hang out during the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Witherspoon posted a selfie captioned "friendship with social distancing," featuring her Big Little Lies costar standing approximately 10 feet behind her on a running path, giving the camera a wave. A second photo, taken by Dern, showed the pals in the reverse positions. "Y'all are so cute!" exclaimed one fan. While the actress' home state of California has ordered people to stay at home, authorities like San Francisco Mayor London Breed have clarified that "engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, or running" is okay "provided that you maintain at least six feet of social distancing." Check and check.


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