At a time like this, we all have to adapt - even celebrities.
While many Americans have left their desks to telework while the coronavirus is locked, television stars and musicians are also discovering what it is like to work from home.
Jimmy Kimmel, for example, delivers "quarantine minilogues" from his crib in southern California, joking that he has "nothing to do" and that he felt "incarcerated" at certain moments. And suddenly his blood group is "Disney +" after watching "Frozen 2" over and over with his two young children.
Other hosts in the late evening also do the trick at home. Stephen Colbert, for his part, produced comic video segments of his bathtub and next to his rear fireplace while sheltering at home.
Unfortunately, the results are not always endowed with studio-type quality. In a home video starring Seth Meyers, the NBC host admitted that he was still solving the audio and video problems.
"Shout at YouTubers who have been doing this for a long time," he said. “You make us pros like real dope. I tip my cap. "
The pros had better get used to it because, in the coming weeks, television will rely even more on their homework in the form of three major broadcasting programs.
Fox announced Wednesday that it will air "The iHeart Living Room Concert for America" on Sunday March 29 (18 p.m. PT / 21 p.m. ET). Hosted by Elton John, this is an hour-long, ad-free fundraising event designed to provide "relief and support to Americans to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and the strength of the nation during this pandemic. "
The program will include performances by Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and many others, from their own homes, filmed with their mobile phones, cameras and equipment personal audio. (Hopefully they have the latest version of the iPhone).
Likewise, CBS will broadcast "AMC: our country" at 20 pm. Sunday April 5. It is a two-hour special that features country music stars presenting acoustic performances, as well as "intimate conversations" from their homes via video chat.
Producers say it will be a night filled with "entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most."
CBS also programmed "Homefest: James Corden's Late Late Show Special Special" (22:30 p.m. March). Jokingly presented as a way to "bring people together to separate them," the show will feature Corden from his garage, chatting with famous guests, and will include musical performances from BTS in South Korea, Andrea Bocelli in Italy, Dua Lipa in London and Billie Eilish with FINNEAS and John Legend in Los Angeles - all from the safety of their homes, of course.
Meanwhile, CBS also announced that "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", which was on hiatus, will return with new episodes on Monday, March 30. Colbert and his staff and team will continue to work remotely.
Is there really no place like home? Stay tuned. We are about to find out.
This article appeared first (in English) on mercurynews.com