Plácido Domingo Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Plácido Domingo has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Spanish-born singer just said, “I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the Corona virus. My Family and I are all in self isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary. Currently we are all in good health but I experienced fever and cough symptoms therefore deciding to get tested and the result came back positive.”

He went on, “I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic guidelines by washing your hands frequently, keeping at least a 6 feet distance from others, doing everything you can to stop the virus from spreading and please above all stay home if you can ! Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon. Please follow your local government’s guidelines and regulations for staying safe and protecting not just yourselves but our entire community. Plácido Domingo”

The news comes a day after Domingo resigned from AGMA and donated $500,000 for a relief fund to help those during the crisis. The resignation came after a number of women accused the 79-year-old of sexual harassment.

He has won 7 Grammys and has been nominated 31 times.

Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Rihanna Join 100,000 in Virtual DJ Set

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden need to kill time somehow, now that all campaigns have taken a back seat to the coronavirus pandemic, so why not take in a concert with the likes of Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Mark Zuckerberg?

Well, yes, that's precisely what happened Saturday night when DJ D-Nice threw a Social Distancing Dance Party and more than 100,000 people, including Janet Jackson and Dwyane Wade, turned up and out.

It all went down on Instagram live and it lasted for hours! D-Nice said, "Music is a vibration.  It is a universal language. It is who I am. It is what I do as a DJ."

He went on ... "It is a part of my life's purpose to help people relax and enjoy themselves.  What was just a whim has become a movement in less than 4 days. I am honored by love and support."

These are going to be springing up more and more as everyone pitches in to allay fears and boredom.

Kenny Rogers Last Deal, Gambler ... Dead at 81

8:04 AM PT -- Dolly Parton -- half of the famed duo that recorded "Islands in the Stream" -- just posted an emotional tribute, reassuring people Kenny's gonna go to bat for us with God ... especially now.

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Country music legend Kenny Rogers died Friday evening at his home, surrounded by his family.

Kenny was under hospice care at the time of his passing ... according to a rep for the singer, who also says Kenny died of natural causes.

The Country Music Hall of Famer was known for his impressive string of hits that crossed over to top 40 pop hit radio. The biggest of his 60-year career include, "The Gambler," "Coward of the County," "Lucille," "Lady" and his #1 duet with Dolly Parton, "Islands in the Stream."

Kenny has had serious health issues in the past. Back in 2018, he had to cancel the remaining dates of his 'Gambler's Last Deal' farewell tour due to unspecified "health challenges." When he was forced to cancel, Kenny joked, "I didn't want to take forever to retire."

The iconic singer was born and raised in Houston, and was the 4th of 8 children. He has 5 kids of his own, and got married 5 different times.

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Kenny was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013, and in 2017 he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He's also won 13 American Music Awards, 6 CMAs, and 3 Grammy awards ... 2 of them for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

In addition to his sterling career on the mic, Kenny also dabbled in acting, appearing in movies and on TV. Some of his notable acting credits include the title role in "Kenny Rogers as The Gambler" and an awesome guest-starring spot on "The Muppet Show."

Rogers was also a very successful businessman, who co-founded the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters. So, yes ... somewhere in the darkness, the Gambler broke way more than even.

Kenny was 81.

RIP

Originally Published -- 1:52 AM PT

Hendrix, Page, Clapton Guitars of Rock Gods ... Hit Auction Block!!!

This will definitely make ya wanna kiss the sky -- a bunch of guitars played or owned by some of rock's biggest legends are up for auction.

The folks over at Gotta Have Rock and Roll are auctioning off a slew of famous guitars played and/or owned by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, among others.

Hendrix's 1967 electric guild Starfire V cherry guitar, leftie of course, is the priciest ... with a starting minimum bid of $250,000. It's expected to fetch upwards of $400k, and was used by Hendrix in May 1968 when he and Frank Zappa played an impromptu concert ... at a bar after a festival rainout

The guitar's in mint condition and the auctioneers have documentation of authenticity and a pic of Jimi shredding with it.

There's also Jimmy Page's burgundy Fender Stratocaster, which is expected to fetch around $150k. He used the guitar for several gigs when he stayed in Nevada in late May/early June 1991. Legend has it ... Jimmy strolled into a venue and a guitarist from a band performing there introduced himself. Jimmy ended up jamming with them several times.

Duane Alman's Fender Coronado II guitar is also expected to rack up $150k ...  Keith Richards' Gibson Flying V might go for about $125k ... while Eric Clapton's custom-made Taylor Sunburst guitar could nab $40k.

Picks and amps not included!

Ariana Grande Gets Restraining Order Against Obsessed Fan ... I'm Scared For My Life!!!

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5:01 PM PT -- 3/23 Ariana and her mother were just granted temporary restraining orders against the man who was arrested outside her mother's home ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

In the docs, Ariana says she's living in fear and is afraid the man is still trying to find her. She claims when the guy was arrested, cops found notes in his backpack expressing a desire and threat to murder her.

The TRO is in place until April 16, when there will be a hearing to see if they can make it permanent, and it says the guy can't come within 100 yards of Ariana, her mother, their homes or their cars. He's also prohibited from contacting her in any way, and from harassing, stalking, threatening or intimidating Ariana or her mom.

And, get this ... the docs say the general manager of Ariana's touring company claims the guy slipped on the property behind a delivery vehicle and was rummaging through her garbage and talking to himself.

Ariana Grande urgently needs court-ordered protection from an obsessed fan ... we've learned she just filed for a restraining order.

The "7 Rings" singer filed legal docs Friday seeking a temporary protective order from the man who was arrested Saturday following a disturbing and scary visit to her Los Angeles home. Ariana's mother is also asking for protection.

As we first reported ... cops say a man in his 20s showed up at Ariana's house Saturday afternoon, somehow bypassing security and brazenly knocking on her door. Police arrested the man, and they say he had a love note to Ariana with directions to her place. He was booked for misdemeanor trespassing and felony battery, for allegedly spitting on the arresting officers.

It's been a scary month at Ariana's home ... someone also called 911 claiming shots were ringing out on the property, but police say it ended up being a swatting incident.

Originally published -- 3/20 11:43 AM PT

Tekashi 6ix9ine Sued for $150 Mill Over 2018 Shooting

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Tekashi 6ix9ine's desire to get revenge on his rivals got an innocent woman shot ... according to her, and she wants him to fork over $150 million for the incident.

The woman, who filed a lawsuit as Jane Doe, claims the rapper's responsible for the stray bullet striking her left foot and, therefore, shattering her dreams becoming a police officer.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, the woman says this all went down in July 2018 when she was hanging in the courtyard of the Smurf Village apartment complex in Brooklyn. Coincidentally, she claims several members of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods behind Tekashi's kidnapping were also there ... filming a music video.

She says word got back to Tekashi they were there and, in the suit, she alleges he ordered his boys to shoot 'em up. When the bullets started flying, one hit her foot ... and she also hurt her knee and back while falling to the ground.

Her injuries required surgery, physical therapy and she's been treated by a psychologist ... according to the suit. She also couldn't continue working at Century 21 due to her injuries and she had to scrap plans to attend the police academy.

In docs, she acknowledges Tekashi apologized in open court and offered to pay for her medical bills, but that's clearly not enough. She's suing for more than $150 mil in damages.

Tekashi's attorney, Dawn Florio, tells us, "It's suspicious that the plaintiff only sued Daniel Hernandez who was never identified as the shooter in her case. The plaintiff did not sue the persons involved in her shooting. To be clear, Daniel did not shoot her."

If you're keeping score ... this is the third lawsuit Tekashi's been slapped with this month alone. As we first reported, Fashion Nova sued him for $2.25m and an ex-friend sued him for allegedly ordering his boys to shoot him.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Sued You Ordered Your Boys To Murder Me!!!

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2:29 PM PT -- Tekashi's attorney, Dawn Florio, tells TMZ, "Daniel never testified under oath that he directed Aaron Young or Jamel Jones to shoot Shane Hardy. Daniel was never charged in that shooting and he does not know Aaron Young."

Tekashi 6ix9ine damn near had one of his former friends killed when the rapper ordered a hit ... so claims that ex-friend who is now suing the rapper.

Shane Hardy claims he had a falling out with Tekashi back in January 2018 over the rapper's gang affiliation with Nine Trey Bloods. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Hardy says Tekashi admitted, under oath in his racketeering trial, he directed Aaron "Bat" Young and Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones to shoot Hardy.

Hardy claims on January 19, 2018 around 11:45 PM in Brooklyn, Young and Jones each fired several shots at him. Hardy claims he was hit in the back of the head and neck, but remarkably, survived.

Hardy claims he suffered serious physical injury and great humiliation. He's suing Tekashi -- along with Young and Jones -- for damages. This is Tekashi's second lawsuit in the same month. As we first reported, Fashion Nova sued the rapper for $2.25 million over his failure to promote the brand 'cause he got locked up.

BTW ... Young and Jones are currently behind bars after getting caught up in Tekashi's racketeering case. Young was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to being part of a racketeering conspiracy. Jones was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and narcotics charges.

We reached out to Tekashi's attorney, Dawn Florio ... no word back, so far.

Comedian Emo Philips 'Memba Him?!

Chicago-born funny man Emo Philips was in his early 20s when he made a name for himself on the stand-up stages back in the '70s, with his one-of-a-kind kooky comedy that included his high-pitched voice, zany storytelling and his signature cropped haircut.

Emo has toured the world with some of the wittiest comics on the globe including the crooning clown Puddles Pity Party and the song satirist and accordion master "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Emo Philips can still be spotted circling the globe with his unique craft ... awesome hairdo included.

Guess what he looks like now at 64 years old!

Juice WRLD Estate Worth At Least $3.3 Mill ... Miami Condo, Massive Jewelry Collection

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Juice WRLD may have barely been old enough to buy beer but he was loaded ... worth MILLIONS before his tragic death.

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... the late rapper's estate was worth $3,278,867.49. This included a condo in Miami worth around $1,490,000 and several bank accounts ... including one with $1,001,515.68.

He was also a huuuuge watch and jewelry collector cause, according to docs, his watches and jewelry alone are worth $459,318.75. Remember, it's possible Juice WRLD is actually worth a lot more cause there could be assets in trusts outside of the probate estate.

And speaking of the probate estate ... it was Juice WRLD's mom, Carmela Wallace, who filed the docs asking to be appointed the representative for the estate. Juice WRLD had no kids and was not married ... and his father died 6 months prior to Juice suffering a fatal seizure at Chicago's Midway airport.

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