Olympic Athletes Get Norovirus
The athletes at in Pyeongchang may be looking for gold, but apparently, a number of them are feeling a shade of green. A norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics is spreading to the athletes. The BBC is reporting that so far, two Swiss athletes have contracted the virus in Pyeongchang. The Swiss team says the freestyle skiers were taken away from the rest of the team after being diagnosed.
But that’s just them – more than 200 people have been affected by a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Games. The outbreak began last week among security workers at the Olympic Park, and spread to staff members, venue personnel and cafeteria workers.
The highly contagious virus causes vomiting and diarrhea – and officials say they’re doing their best to stay on top of the situation. "Very stringent measures are in place when it comes to food and beverages," says Olympic spokesman Christophe Dubi. "As soon as a case is reported then all the area gets disinfected.”
Prince Harry Goes Solo in Charity Outing
Just days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a visit to Edinburgh, the Prince went solo on a charity outing. Prince Harry helped serve food for the Fit and Fed campaign, which provides free lunches and activities to kids during their school breaks. He also met with volunteers and coaches from the charity, Sport at the Heart.
While on his visit, he made sure to sneak in a game of handball and hockey with the kids. The activity was run by StreetGames, an organization that teaches youth how to be sports coaches. His time with the charities did include some royal business. Prince Harry made it a point to discuss proper use of the organizations’ resources.
Ariana Grande Named Hero Of The Year
Ariana Grande was feeling the love at the fan-voted NME Awards earlier this week. The singer was named Hero of the Year and her One Love Manchester concert, which raised money for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack, won Music Moment of the Year at the event, which was held at London's O2 Academy Brixton.
“We really appreciate everyone who has voted tonight,” the singer said in a statement, adding, “but I’d like to dedicate this award to the real heroes – the people of Manchester, the brave young men and women who stand together.”
Justin Bieber Joins NBA Celebrity All-Star Game
Justin Bieber is getting ready to show off his skills on the court. The singer has been added to tonight’s NBA All-Star Weekend celebrity game.
Biebz will play on Team Laker, which already includes Nick Cannon, Nate Robinson, Caleb McLaughlin, Sterling Brim, and more, while Migos rapper Quavo is also a new lineup addition, joining Team Clippers, featuring Common, Jamie Foxx, Dascha Polanco, Paul Pierce and more.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Celeb Game will air tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN from the Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention.
Nick Jonas Gives Fans A Love Song For Valentine’s Day
Nick Jonas knows how to wish his fans a Happy Valentine’s Day. In case you missed it, the singer shared a very special post on Instagram, featuring an acoustic cover of The Beatles’ “Til There Was You.”
“Thought I’d share one of my favorite love songs... The Beatles’ rendition of #TillThereWasYou from The Music Man,” Nick shared. “Just a little something to get you guys in the holiday spirit -- #HappyValentinesDay!”
Katy Perry Takes A Victory Lap After Catching Wedding Bouquet
Catching the bouquet at wedding can be exciting for some, and embarrassing for others, and Katy Perry definately qualifies for the first category.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, the singer shared video of her catching the bouquet at a wedding, reportedly her brother's, and then having a pretty strong reaction to her achievement. The singer quickly took the bouquet and then ran around the venue in a victory lap.
She captioned the video, “when you crave companionship but run from love when you get it #happymadeupholidayofforcedlove#ilovemyself #iloveyoutoo.”