During Cuomo's live news conference, Rock joined actress Rosie Perez to announce a PSA campaign in the works that will feature them urging New York City residents to wear masks, among other steps, in the effort to allow the nation's largest city to reopen from the lockdown.
On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel made a surprise announcement: he's taking the summer off. Kimmel said: 'I've been doing this job for almost 18 years' and he needed a break." He said he and his family were fine but he wanted to spend some time with them. The Daily Mail reports that Kimmel wore blackface in The Man Show from 1999-2004 as NBA's Karl Malone. Jimmy Fallon wore blackface in a skit pretending to be Chris Rock in 2000. Fallon has apologized for the stunt.
Chris Rock and Rosie Perez joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at his daily press briefing. The two stars encouraged people to use masks in public and stressed the importance of getting tested for COVID-19. According to CNN, Cuomo said he’s “not cool enough” for people to follow his advice. Perez said: "This is not a joke, this is not a hoax. This is real.” Rock said: "Social distancing is what was the prescription, and we need to take the whole dose or else it's going to get worse."
Members of the Tibetan community on Friday staged a protest against China outside the Chinese Consulate in New York. Demonstrators raised anti-China slogans and were seen waving the Indian and US flags. They were also seen holding a banner reading 'Global Movement to Boycott Made in China'. Last week, Indian American, Taiwanese Americans and Tibetans demonstrated against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. The protests come in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured. Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro-India and anti-china slogans.
To celebrate her daughter Kulture's second birthday, Cardi B went all out and got them matching gold anklets, watches, and rainbow Ugg slippers — because well, why not? As if that wasn't enough, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper also got a larger-than-life crystal manicure courtesy of her go-to nail girl Jenny Bui, whose salon, Nails on 7th in New York City, recently reopened with new safety and hygiene measures in place to protect customers.