Coronavirus has halted the nation and caused many things to reach a standstill as the fight against the spread continues, with stay home orders and quarantine.
The pandemic has cancelled major events, television show production, jobs and a host of other things.
As a result there has been an increasing rise in the use of social media, which was essentially designed for situations like the current one.
Connection, laughter and media have been the source of entertainment for most, but there is one new trend happening that has been a treat for all those stuck inside.
Celebrities have donated money, meals and supplies to their cities and organizations dealing with COVID-19.
In recent weeks, they have also been doing something new that previously was a rarity.
Ciara and husband Russell Wilson, Kevin Hart, Michael Rapaport, Tamera Mowry and husband Adam Housley, Jessie Reyez, as well as Tiffany Haddish and more, have all been going live with fans to connect, entertain and discuss various topics during quarantine.
The new trend is growing with more and more celebrities offering an intimate look inside their homes and lives in a whole new way.
Tiffany Haddish went live on Instagram earlier this week. In her video she explained how she recieved several letters and packages from fans all over the world.
A few fans sent her samples of their best selling products, hoping to get an endorsement or shout out from the comedian.
In her live video she tried both cinnamon and garlic and chicken flavored pickles, sent by a fan.
She also tried several sea moss fruit smoothies as well. The pinnacle of the live chat happened when the star admitted that she is indeed trying to make things happen with rapper Common.
Actor Michael Rapaport has also gone live several times in the past 2 weeks. The star has been delivering a very demanding and commanding message for everyone to,
“Stay the f*ck at home!”
While Michael seems to be going a bit stir crazy by his own admission, he is still hosting his podcast and keeping up with humorous posts and videos to help lift spirits.
He explained in a live video how it is okay to feel a bit of negativity amid all that’s going on, as he does despite efforts to remain positive every day.
Michael has made sure to declare that our current situation is very serious and everyone needs to do their part and stay home. For those who are, they can enjoy nearly daily live videos from the star as well as several doses of humor.
Tamera Mowry has also decided to go live a few times this week. The ‘Real’ tv star and her husband Adam Housley, have begun cooking dinners together with fans.
The Housely household has a large, modern kitchen which fans get to see up close. Fans can also gain insight into Tamera’s advice on love and marriage as well as other topics.
The ‘Sister Sister’ actress also posted a cover of her own rendition of Lady Gaga’s, ‘Shallow,’ which was chillingly effortless and beautiful.
So for those looking for a nice distraction, laugh or chance to talk with a celebrity, tune in on Instagram and enjoy.