Angelina Jolie has spoken out to express her concerns about the safety of children forced to live with their abusers in solitary confinement. “The social distancing that is needed to stop COVID-19 is one that will inadvertently fuel a direct increase in trauma and suffering for vulnerable children. There are already reports of an upsurge in domestic violence around the world, including violent murders,” the mother-of-six wrote in an article for Time. She went on to note the problems with school closures as they are “a lifeline as well as a shield offering protection – or at least a temporary reprieve – from violence, exploitation and other difficult circumstances, including including sexual exploitation, forced marriage and children”. work and domestic violence… It will take a nationwide effort to give children the protection and care they deserve.
Rihanna is joining forces with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to help victims of abuse during lockdown.TMZ reports that the internet boss and the singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation are donating a total of $4.2 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.
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You won’t see Camila Cabello’s big-screen debut until next year. Singer exit Cinderella reboot, which she was filming in London before filming was halted due to the pandemic, has been postponed until February 2021.
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50 shades of gray Star Jamie Dornan has defended his friends Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig’s poorly received take on John Lennon’s Imagine – but says he understands why it rubbed people the wrong way. “I’ll tell you what the problem was: I literally did mine in the toilet at my house. Obviously some people had fled to their second homes,” the Irish actor said. “There’s too much area in the background, too many beautiful trees swaying in the background, clearly in front of a ocean, that kind of craic.” He said Kristen contacted him to participate, then later wrote to him apologizing! “She texted a few days later saying ‘Sorry’…N Not being on social media, I wasn’t aware of the backlash – but I was made aware by friends,” he revealed.
Quick money moves: Cardi B is offering $1,000 an hour to those affected by COVID-19.
Taraji P. Henson has launched a new service offering online mental health therapy to African Americans in need. His Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation – named after his father, who suffered from mental health issues after serving in Vietnam – will offer five free online counseling sessions from April 15. triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Empire star posted on social media. “In the African-American community, we’ve been taught to endure, to hide our suffering, but it’s something none of us have ever experienced, and no one should suffer in silence.” If you would like to donate to the cause, text NOSTIGMA to 707070.
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