David Lynch and Duran Duran Launch Initiative for Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus

“With COVID-19 testing our healthcare system’s technology, infrastructure and most importantly human resources, the doctors and nurses taking care of the scared and sick patients – at great risk to themselves – deserve the very best tools to manage their health that we can provide them,” said Bob Roth, Chief Executive Officer, the David Lynch Foundation. David Lynch and Duran Duran, along with their famous friends, are lending support to aid healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. It is a great opportunity to raise funds that will help support healthcare workers who are holding our world together through these traumatic times,” adds Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes. “Throughout the years, 5,000 doctors and nurses have learned the TM technique. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. TM will eliminate that traumatic stress and replace it with happiness and inner peace. In addition, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sting, Russell Brand, Laura Dern, Lena Dunham, Naomi Watts, Mary-Louise Parker, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader have also backed the cause. “It’s been said that doctors and nurses are fighting a war — and the enemy is the coronavirus. Many soldiers in war suffer from post-traumatic stress. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. “It is harder than ever to find peace of mind, so for those who can receive a little help through meditation, it is a wonderful gift to receive.”
The Center also established the Heal the Healers Now Fund with all donations raised to be used to deliver the meditation to healthcare providers at no charge. On Monday, the Center for Health and Wellness of the David Lynch Foundation and the US TM Organization launched a new initiative, called Heal the Healers Now, to bring the transcendental meditation (TM) technique to medical professionals across the country amid the ongoing health crisis. band, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are some of the A-listers supporting the work of the David Lynch Foundation to bring the meditation for free to at-risk adults and youth. Please help us get this to our doctors and nurses and all who are on the frontlines fighting this battle,” Lynch said. Lynch and Duran Duran are also teaming up with crowdfunding platform Omaze to offer fans a chance to win two experiences: VIP tickets to a future Duran Duran concert (including flights and hotel accommodations along with a virtual photography session with Rhodes) and a coffee date over video chat with Lynch (who will also draw a picture of the winner during the chat). The goal of the David Lynch Foundation is to teach many thousands more of these heroes over the coming year.”
As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. RELATED: How to Manage Anxiety and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with David Lynch and his Foundation through the Omaze campaign. This same thing is happening to our doctors and nurses. Along with the filmmaker and the U.K. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here. In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, the Twin Peaks creator, 74, said he hopes frontline workers will benefit from meditation.

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Robert Wagner Says Daughter Natasha ‘Knows I Never Would Have Done Anything to Hurt Her Mother’  

It was something in her heart and soul that she wanted to do.”
“The Natalie Wood story is the story of Hollywood and the movies and the golden age of cinema,” says Laurent Bouzereau, who directed the documentary, “but really, it is the story of a family.”
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind will premiere Tuesday, May 5 at 9 p.m. (Her biological father was Natalie’s second husband, Richard Gregson, and she calls both men her dad.) “But enough is enough. 29, 1981, and addressing the painful speculation that Wood’s husband, Robert Wagner, the man who raised her and her sisters Katie and Courtney, had failed to save his wife and bore some kind of responsibility. “Natasha really wanted to focus, not how Natalie left us, but how she lived,” says Wagner. Believe me, it wasn’t easy. “It was a terrible, terrible accident,” she writes, “and the only thing to blame was too much alcohol that night.”
She hopes with both projects, the focus will now return to her mother’s life and work. “That night has gone through my mind so many times,” he says. “And I think she captured that. “Nobody heard anything,” he tells his daughter. I know that if my mom had been in any kind of distress, he would have given his life for her.”
“It’s true,” Wagner, 90, says in a rare interview. “For so many years we were advised to ignore or not talk about it,” says Natasha. RELATED: Natalie Wood’s Daughter Defends Her Father Robert Wagner: ‘He Would Have Given His Life for Her’
“If he hadn’t been able to go there, we would not have made the film,” says Natasha. “She said that because she knows me and she knows that I never would have done anything to hurt her mother.”
RELATED: Natalie Wood’s Daughter Says She ‘Was Gripped By the Fear’ Her Mom ‘Was Going To Die’ in New Memoir
In the documentary, Natasha asks her father to describe what happened that night on their yacht, the Splendour, after he, Wood and actor Christopher Walken returned to the boat following a dinner offshore where they had all been drinking. Once she reached her 40s and became a mom herself, Natasha Gregson Wagner had a newfound desire to rediscover her mother Natalie Wood — and protect her legacy. As they both fight back tears, he recounts the moment he was told they had found her body. She acknowledges she’ll never know with “complete certainty” exactly how her mother ended up in the water because she was alone when she died. It was a long time coming and I’m so proud of her. It’s a subject Natasha, 49, examines in her memoir More Than Love, excerpted in the current issue of PEOPLE, and the HBO documentary Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind, airing May 5. Part of that was addressing the mystery of how she ended up in the waters off of Catalina Island in the early morning hours of Nov. He recounts the argument he and Walken had over how much Wood should work, during which she went below deck to bed. When Wagner went to look for her, he saw that both the dinghy and Wood were gone. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.

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Brett Young’s Baby Makes a Surprise Appearance on His New Single: ‘She Was a Little Musician Before She Knew It’

Though he was able to perform it only a few times before the tour was postponed in March, reaction has been so overwhelming, he says, that picking it as his new single was a no-brainer. “I have to almost go blank on purpose and not think about the words, because if I do, it’s hard to get through.”
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In fact, for a time, Young decided the song was too personal to release to the public. “So I sent it to her, and of course I missed the part where she was apparently sobbing and weeping listening to it.”
Not that the tears have ever ended. Once he got home, Young says, they wept as they listened to the song together for the first time. When it’s your child, it’s really special to watch and see.”
So has Presley gotten her own private performance of “Lady”? I’m so grateful that I’m not the one having to teach that.”
Turning more reflective, he offers a generous tribute to Taylor: “If I had to put into words what it means when I look at my wife, I think it’s just patience and class and grace and kindness and confidence — all those qualities that we want for ourselves.”
Young says he’d always looked forward to fatherhood, and yet he says, once Taylor became pregnant, the idea of actually raising another human being also turned “terrifying.” But those fears (confessed in the lyrics of “Lady”), were eased by the faith he put in his wife. “I thought it was just a gift for my wife and daughter,” he says. “Knowing that my wife grew up nannying and knowing what she was doing and loving children,” he says, “was the thing that I always circled back to that gave me peace.”
RELATED: Why Brett Young Is ‘So Glad’ He Watched His Daughter’s Birth, Against the Advice of ‘Most Guys’

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Since Presley’s birth six months ago, Young’s faith in his wife’s gifts has been amply confirmed: “Whenever I’m like, I don’t know what to do right here, I just go, ‘Hey, babe, what’s the answer here?’ And she’s always got it.”
That doesn’t mean Young has been shirking his parental duties. “She’ll stare at a ceiling fan for 15 minutes and be enthralled,” says the proud papa. It’s just so innocent and genuine and telling to the type of little person she’s already becoming. “I have no idea! “And so I videoed it probably a good minute and a half. “I kinda feel guilty admitting this, but I mostly get to experience the fun stuff,” he allows, “but I’m going to take credit for this: I do change my share of dirty diapers. “And of course I couldn’t wait,” he recalls. “There were a lot of social media posts by people who’d taken videos at the shows,” he says, “and so we were already getting a lot of requests on social media from people wondering when they were going to be able to get the song. Sending love and prayers from the Young Family during this strange and difficult time
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The lyrics change according to the circumstance, Young explains, adding that this one will definitely not be headed for public consumption. But after producer Dann Huff presented him with a finished version — also as a baby gift — Young says he realized “maybe people need to hear this.”

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Heart Explosion // I can’t think of a better way than to celebrate another #1 record at country radio than with my beautiful family. “We’ve been really fortunate with her demeanor and her spirit,” he says, “so yeah … I don’t feel like I’ve screwed her up yet. RELATED: Brett Young and Wife Taylor Welcome Daughter Presley Elizabeth: See Her First Photo
“I always knew I would want to write songs for my children,” says the 39-year-old artist — but this song, released Friday, is much more than that. And of course my wife and I are talking and crying through the whole thing. Many times, Young confirms. Hope y’all are staying safe and healthy! So what does “being a lady” mean to Young? “It’s difficult to sing on stage,” he says. He’s also certain about one more thing. -B
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The singer says it was his idea to include Presley’s fetal heartbeat on the track, the perfect accompaniment to the song’s first line: “I remember when I first heard your heartbeat.”
“Our doctor said, ‘Okay, you probably want to get your phone out and take a video of this because you’re about to hear a heartbeat for the first time,” Young recalls. 1 with “Catch.”
After Copperman worked up a quick demo, Young drove home to share the recording with his pregnant wife. “Well, that’s the whole point,” Young says, laughing. You hope it happens that way — you hope the fans ask for your next single — so that was kind of a fortunate position to be in with this one.”
At the heart of the song is Young’s wish for his daughter to “learn how to be a lady” just like her mother. “There’s another stupid song that I’ve made up since she was born to get her to stop crying,” he says, “and we end up going to that song a lot more often because it actually still works to keep her from crying.”

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F I V E // M O N T H S As difficult as it is to be away from my girls right now, it’s easy to remind myself how blessed we are that our family is safe and healthy. Luckily, there was a long enough snippet in there where we were quiet, and it was just the heartbeat.”
Backdropped by a slideshow featuring Taylor and Presley, Young has been performing “Lady” as the setlist closer on his “The Chapters” tour; it’s the natural spot since the song encapsulates his latest life chapter. But the Little Lady seems to have a different preference. “Daddy will definitely be singing to her her whole life,” he says, “so she better get used to that.”
  But then it’s only fitting that Presley gets to upstage Dad a little since it is, after all, a song that she inspired. Thank you all for all the love and support. Currently quarantining with his wife’s family in Palm Desert, California, Young says he’s been luxuriating in witnessing Presley simply encounter life. “Yeah, she was a little musician before she knew it,” Young, chuckling, tells PEOPLE exclusively. Before you even hear Brett Young‘s first tender words on his new single, “Lady,” you hear something else: the steady rhythm of his daughter Presley‘s fetal heartbeat, recorded during a doctor’s visit when Young’s wife, Taylor, was just two months pregnant. It’s also a love letter to his wife, an expression of hope that his daughter will one day follow in the footsteps of the woman he calls “Lady.”
And not in the Jerry Lewis “Hey, Laaaaadeeeee” way, Young is quick to set straight. It’s actually one of his affectionate nicknames for Taylor — “kind of a joke between me and my wife,” he says — so it was only natural, when the couple learned they were having a girl, that Young began calling their unborn daughter “Little Lady.”
He brought that snippet of an idea into the songwriters’ room last July with Jon Nite and Ross Copperman, and once they landed on the concept, the process “happened really, really fast,” recalls Young, who’s just celebrated his sixth consecutive No. What a blessing and privilege. She might be experiencing joy or she might be confused. I’m truly blessed! “You’re constantly wondering what she must be thinking. “Actually,” he adds, “I think she would agree that she probably still gets teared up every time she hears it.”
Granting that “it’s okay for the world to know I’m a softie,” Young confesses he isn’t much different from his wife. I’m not afraid of a full diaper!”
Presley, he says, has also been making parenthood easy. No worries: There will surely be more Presley-inspired songs for fans, Young assures. So that’s the good news.”
Though he’s missing the stage, Young says he’s now savoring this unexpected down time with his wife and daughter.

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7 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Save Money While Shopping Online

Right now, she has accrued $1,500 in rewards on her Amazon Visa. “We get it, then we get the ’20 percent off your next purchase’ coupon, and then we order the other three.”
Tip 2: Shop Curbside. Tip 3: Price Compare
At the moment, there are some things you can’t wait to buy. For more information or to donate, click here. PEOPLE spoke to Orman and Travis and other shopping experts about how to find the best deals no matter how you’re shopping. The best way to save money buying groceries is to schedule curbside pick-up, says Demer, the Boise-based co-founder of thekrazycouponlady.com. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. She also suggests the app SnipSnap, which allows you to take a photo of a print coupon and convert it into a barcode. “With this pandemic, not only are people wanting to maintain social distance, but they’re also concerned about money,” says Joanie Demer, 37, co-founder of www.thekrazycouponlady.com. Check out drug stores – they’re running some of the best deals on essential items, whether you buy them online or through the pharmacy window at Walgreens, Demer says. First, they wait. Every time you buy something, it rounds up to the nearest dollar and invests the difference. But many things are worth taking the time to research and price compare, says Sara Skirboll, shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot. “That’s really going to add up,” Demer says. If you see toilet paper or disinfecting wipes online, for instance, they might disappear if you waste a couple days trying to get a better deal. Plus, online delivery services offer their own coupons and deals – be sure to click on them, as sometimes they include free delivery. “Make sure you are getting the best deal before clicking the first offer you see,” Skirboll says. “There will be fewer people in the store,” Demer says, plus, “You can grab those essential items and get a better price.”
Tip 7: Shop with a Credit Card that Pays You Cash Back
Though you should be using your credit card wisely during these uncertain financial times, when shopping for essentials, you might as well get an even better deal by shopping with a credit card that gives you cash back. “She made me go back and do it again,” Orman says. “Kroger sometimes has better deals from the parking lot than they have in the store,” Demer says. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. It never sticks around.”
Demer isn’t advising anyone to shop in stores right now due to many state’s shelter-in-place orders – but many parents she speaks to tell her that for whatever reason, they prefer to “glove and mask up” and go to the store and buy things themselves. “That helps get those prices down,” Demer says. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. Tip 5: Tip Your Delivery Person – but Also Tip Yourself
Quarantine life is hard – so reward yourself. Tip 6: Shop in Places You May Not Have Considered Pre-Pandemic
When the first toilet paper rolls disappeared from shelves, people were finding they could buy them at Home Depot or OfficeMax. Demer loves the 5 percent back that the Target store card offers. Demer prefers to avoid shopping delivery apps like Instacart and Shipt. “They’ve had toilet paper online in the last 10 days. But together, they make money saving fun: After Travis grocery shops, the couple plays a game where Orman guesses how much money Travis saved – oftentimes 20 to 30 percent. “We let it sit there and sit there,” Orman says. Rather than going directly to a retailer’s website, she instead first logs onto Rakuten and clicks on a link to her preferred vendor from there. She also receives 5 percent back when she uses her Amazon Rewards Visa offers on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases. It’s made for some incredible walgreens.com deals,” Demer says. She almost always gets an email from the company within a few days, offering a promo code or a discount for her “forgotten item” if she completes the purchase. “It’s something to consider.”
Demer also recommends the rebate app Ibotta, which you can use for Instacart, Target or Wal-Mart purchases. “Even when this pandemic is over, shopping is going to look different because of this time when we were all forced to consider options.”
Here are 7 tips on how to find the best deals whether you’re shopping online, in person or curbside. She also loves that the American Express Blue Cash Preferred card offers 6 percent cash back — up to $6,000 on groceries (and some streaming services) each year. The spare change will add up before you know it. She personally loves her Discover and American Express cards because they give her three and five percent cash back – which is like an additional discount on the item, Orman says. If you are doing that, she says, consider a drugstore instead of a big box store or grocery for non-perishables. Back in pre-coronavirus pandemic days, when Suze Orman actually went to the grocery store, if she forgot to give the cashier her phone number when she checked out, Orman’s wife sent her back to get the savings. “You’re saving real money.”
She also suggests downloading Checkout 51, which works for online shopping. “Walgreens will run their same crazy drugstore promotions they do in-store. “It’s points-based,” Demer says, “but the points convert into dollars.”
RetailMeNot, for example, offers a browser plug-in called Deal Finder that detects every available coupon for a website and automatically applies it. Tip 4: Use a Money-Saver App, No Matter Where You Shop
“I buy everything through Rakuten,” Orman says. “Why spend money when you don’t have to?” asks Orman, of the Women & Money podcast and newly launched finance app (on iTunes here or Google Play here). Along those same lines, many online purchases arrive in a box that has a coupon included for 20 percent off the next purchase, Orman says. “The way these apps work is, you upload a photo of your receipt. “I’m not kidding.”
Similarly, if Orman throws away the junk mail, her wife, Kathy “K.T.” Travis, yells at her for trashing the coupons. Skirboll also suggests downloading the investment app Acorns. “So if we want four of something, we order one,” Orman says. The coupon value is credited to your account as a rebate,” she says. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. On Costco.com, for example, same-day deliveries are powered by Instacart, and delivery is free with a $35 purchase. It works with delivery packing slips,” Demer says. Whether it’s doing a yoga video, completing a work project, or having a killer homeschool session, put some money away to enjoy later. There are never any fees – and you can still use a lot of manufacturer and retail coupons, she says. Tip 1: Be Patient
When Orman and Travis shop online, they put an item in their cart – but they don’t click Buy. Other grocery store chains, including Giant Eagle and H.E.B., still accept coupons too for curbside pickup, she says. Another app she likes is Fetch Rewards, which allows you to scan your grocery store receipt – and for everything you buy, you earn points that you can then redeem. Create a tip jar, and give yourself a reward every time you accomplish a major goal, Skirboll says. “Suze goes crazy that I save all this stuff,” Travis says, noting that her finance expert wife hates clutter. “I don’t like their fees,” she says. “Checkout 51 is one of the only ones to take your online confirmation as a receipt. Check out Bankrate.com or Nerdwallet.com to compare cards and choose one that makes sense for you, Orman says. But if you are looking for ways to save, many online delivery services offer promotions for first-time customers; maybe they’ll waive the first three delivery fees. Travis keeps her stash of direct-mail coupons and deals stuffed into the side pocket of the couple’s car. “It’s highly lucrative,” Demer agrees about Rakuten. Not sure which credit card you should use? PEOPLE’s Real Tips for Real Life presents practical answers to some of the most commonly asked questions around finance, employment and preparing for the future—even when that future can seem very uncertain. Rakuten then offers a percentage kickback on the purchase in the form of real cash back: They cut you a check or make a PayPal deposit.

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Tom Selleck on the Future of Blue Bloods: ‘I Don’t Think There Is an End Point’

Blue Bloods is wrapping up its tenth season, but star Tom Selleck says the beloved CBS family drama series could be around for a long time yet. It started out as a character-driven show and it’s even more than that now. We do the work, and we do it well, but we’re also screwing around and kidding each other and catching up. When you get to a point like this, and we certainly had it on , the audience is really inside the main characters’ heads,” Selleck says, referencing the 1980s series that made him a star. RELATED: Tom Selleck Opens Up About Life on His Ranch and Choosing Family over Fame
And Selleck says he’s long felt a “kinship” to his onscreen family, including Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg and Will Estes. “Our dinner party scenes are like a reunion of friends,” Selleck says. “There were tensions and egos and civil wars going on, and I said to myself, if I ever get a show, I’m not going to let that happen.”
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And there are plenty of lighthearted moments on the show, which ceased production early due to concerns over COVID-19. What we have is truly a blessing.”
Blue Bloods‘ season 10 finale airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. “I don’t think there is an end point,” Selleck, 75, who plays law enforcement family patriarch Frank Reagan, tells PEOPLE. “I think there is a lot of life in the show, as long as you let your characters grow and get older.”
Continues the Hollywood veteran: “There is an evolution. “I love them all,” says Selleck. “Sometimes it’s hard for the directors to get us to concentrate. “I’ve guested on quite a few shows that weren’t always fun,” he says. “We’re all friends.”
Which is a refreshing change of pace, considering some of the series Selleck had worked on in the past.

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The Best Money Lessons for Kids of All Ages, Whether Just Starting Chores or Facing College Debt

When your child completes a task, help them value their work. “Bring it all out,” Orman says, and pile everything that you haven’t used in at least six months in the center of the living room. Lesson One: You don’t have to spend money to have fun. Include your kids in the decision about how to spend the money. Though conversations with kids about money are tough at any time, the coronavirus pandemic has opened up new opportunities to initiate these discussions – whether that’s for a reason as simple as everyone being home and cleaning out closets together, or for one as difficult as job loss and having to cut way back on nonessential spending. What should we do with it? Most importantly: Don’t spend any money right now that you don’t have to spend. What is their plan to begin paying them off if they haven’t secured a job by then? (And remember to get a donation receipt for next year’s tax return – which teaches another lesson: “It’s a really great thing to get a tax write-off,” Orman says.)
The main concept this decluttering exercise teaches is shopping smart in the future. Instead of just trashing the things that don’t spark joy, Marie Kondo-style, give it a Suze Orman twist: Put price tags on everything, estimating what you paid for them. “All I ask, at this point, is that parents and children get together, and realistically look at what it is costing to send your kids to school,” Orman says. Use your time at home to empty toy chests, closets and storage bins. If they did a spectacular job, and they’re undervaluing themselves, then give a bonus, Orman says. You got to talk with one another about things you probably never talk to your kids about. But right now, everybody is staying at home. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. If they did a sloppy job, tell them why you don’t think they earned the amount you agreed upon for weeding that garden or cleaning the bathroom. Do not put the mountain of rejected items back into your closet, Orman says. Try a lightbulb for the electric bill, or Baby Yoda for Disney Plus. How much is Netflix? Have a cake and ice cream Zoom party. “In life, you have to work your way up,” Orman says. There are still some charities that are taking no-contact donations. When you create the job list, vary the prices, Orman says. “Mazel Tov,” Orman says. What was the cost-per-use? These exercises teach kids that if they want money, they must negotiate a fair wage, know their value, and to put care and effort into their work. While very serious illness is the most horrible thing to prepare for, many families are also dealing with the extreme difficulty of job loss in the pandemic-affected market, and don’t know how they will pay the student loans they co-signed: “Thousands of people have written me, ‘Will the Parent PLUS loans be forgiven?” Orman says; they won’t. “Teach them money smarts and how to value even pennies.”
Lesson 6: Teach Your Kids to Live Debt-Free
This is also a great time to reset and change your family’s spending habits. Do you need it? Find one, or wait and donate after the pandemic: “This teaches children that it’s a great thing to help others that don’t have as much,” Orman says. You have a choice. Lesson 4: Real-Life Home Economics
Add “adulting” lessons to your homeschool curriculum: Teach kids how to execute a household budget and how much everything actually costs. When she talks to children, they often tell her a sibling earns a bigger allowance — not because they did more chores, but simply because they are older.  
Lesson 3: Deciding whether to save, spend or share money. If kids see a literal payoff, you might not have to hound them to be mindful of their energy usage. When you’re able to shop with your kids again, remind them about the experience and ask if they foresee using the items in six months. Even though you may be tempted to order the super-expensive Lego set to buy yourself some peace, don’t. If, for example, you have two kids, and they help you knock $50 off your electric bill next month by turning lights off when they leave the room or not blasting the A/C, they would each get $25 in their savings account. “And all of that starts to teach your kid values.”
Lesson 2: Declutter your home, while teaching kids not to waste money and to spend smart. If you still have a paycheck coming in, have no debt and have ample savings (by this Orman means a two-year emergency fund), you may not personally need the stimulus money. Did you receive a stimulus check? For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. For families looking at college options going forward, expensive private schools are great if you can pay them off without accruing lots of debt, Orman says, “but if you can’t, do not think that you are a bad parent because you can’t send your kids to schools you can’t afford.” Her own success makes her firmly believe that the name of the school does not guarantee future success. Then, show them the real budget, Orman says, and explain how money is earned: “You can work for money, or you can save money so you have more money.”
Right now, because your kids can’t do things like pick up extra babysitting jobs, help them get creative with ways to add money back into your accounts. is safe and sound in the house.’”
Celebrating a birthday? Orman hates kids’ allowances. “These are things you can now teach them.”
Lesson 7: Paying for School – and Tackling Student Loan Debt
If your child has a full scholarship to college – or you have saved for his or her whole life (perhaps in a pre-paid college plan or 529 from the time they were in diapers) and can cover all the expenses without taking on any debt – that’s wonderful. “It’s okay, Aunt Suze, it was just a penny,” Orman remembers the little girl saying. Have one family member get out a calculator, play the banker, and add up how much each person’s discarded items cost. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. But her aunt saw an opportunity: She asked Sophia’s mother to go to the bank and withdraw nothing but pennies. “If something happens to you, the parents: How are you going to pay those loans?”
For graduating seniors with large amounts of debt, and facing a difficult job market, Federal Student Loans are currently going to be postponed until Sept. Make them start off with the lower-paying jobs. To help you get started, Orman has a children’s book, The Adventures of Billy and Penny (download it for free here). Have a conversation with them about it.”
Many families, however, truly need the stimulus money to survive. You are not going out,’” Orman tells PEOPLE. What do they suggest you change? But if you have a child home from college and you have taken out student loans, sit down and talk to them about how much it really costs to send them to school — from food and housing, to books and tuition. “Sophia learned the value of a penny,” says Orman of the Women & Money Podcast and the recently released Finance App (download it for free at iTunes and Google Play). Skip this section. “’You are going to stay home and figure out how to entertain these kids with things you already have around the house’.”
“Be creative,” she says: There are a zillion Pinterest toilet paper-and-empty milk-carton crafts. Do you want to give? Are there other opportunities for loan repayment they haven’t considered? “Let’s make it a goal to live a lifestyle that we no longer put on credit cards,” Orman says. “Ask your kids, ‘What should we do with this money? If you are drowning in credit card debt, sit your kids down and talk to them about it. There should be a variety of $1, $3 and $5 jobs as well as $10 tasks. For more information or to donate, click here. “That shows creativity, that shows love, that shows how to do something that really doesn’t cost any money,” Orman says. Ask them how you can spend less money and live debt-free in the future. And she also has some exercises and games to make money smarts feel manageable and digestible for kids from ages 2 to 22. PEOPLE’s Real Tips for Real Life presents practical answers to some of the most commonly asked questions around finance, employment and preparing for the future—even when that future can seem very uncertain. “I said, ‘Oh no you don’t. “ say to them, ‘One day, maybe we can do that again. “They can start making money by decreasing the bills,” Orman says. Instead, explain why you’re not buying new toys in a way that makes sense to young ones. Lesson 5: Teaching kids to work for their money, negotiate a fair rate, and do good work. “You’re not entitled to money, just because you were born,” Orman says. 30, Orman says. In that case, have a very different conversation with your children. When Orman’s nephew, Elliot, recently turned 6, he sat in his driveway while his friends drove by and sang Happy Birthday from a safe, social distance. Don’t let kids only pick the big-ticket items, Orman says. “You cannot say to kids, ‘We cannot buy that right now; we do not have any money,” Orman says. Do you want to keep some? It’s not fun to sit down and talk to your kids about how they will pay off student loans if – worst case scenario – both parents die of coronavirus. But Orman always advocates planning for the worst, and hoping for the best. “You got to eat together. And you have now taken this time to teach them — above all else – family, and people that you love, are the most valuable entities in your life.”
As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. “If you need every penny, talk to the kids about it,” Orman says, and ask your children which bill they think you should pay first. Orman’s niece, Alexis, recently mentioned she was heading to the store to buy crafts, art supplies and toys to entertain her kids during the quarantine. Ask your kids write down their best guess about the costs of everything you spend money on. When Suze Orman’s niece Sophia was 5, she swallowed a penny. Challenge your children to help you lower the bills, Orman advises, and then split the money they helped you save into their savings account. The money expert says the pandemic can inspire conversations “about money with children in every aspect of their lives, from what they spend it on, to what they think they’re worth, to getting rid of things,” Orman says. Then discuss the total with your kids, and ask your kids if they think they got their money’s worth out of each item. “This is the time to teach your kids about what it costs to run a household,” Orman says. The Takeaway
“What you really want to come out of this experience is the fact that you’ve got to spend precious time together,” Orman says. (They may completely forget about it!)
And no need to wait to put it into practice: If you’re doing all your shopping online for the time being, put an item in your shopping cart, wait a week, and see if they still want it – if they don’t, hit delete and save the money. The next time the girl and her mother went shopping, her mom paid exclusively in pennies. “They will say yes,” Orman says – a valuable lesson. Next, ask if they would rather have the money in their piggy bank, as opposed to a pile of stuff they no longer want. Now is the time to “upcycle.” Have a camp-out in your back yard. You can’t go hang out at the mall, or browse Target to kill an afternoon. You can’t eat out. How much do you spend on groceries? Make it fun by playing Price is Right: Home Budget Edition, with cards that have a symbol for every bill you pay. “Here’s how the real world works: You work for your pay.”
Sit down with your kids, and together, make up a list of chores, and ask the kids how much they think each task is worth. Do we need it? Tell them how much money you’ve been spending to maintain their lifestyle. Put items on hold for a week, Orman says, and see kids still want it a week later.

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Hilarie Burton Says the Sexual Harassment She Suffered ‘Affects How I Parent My Daughter’

I wish I had had the ability to do that.”
Burton says she’s had conversations about her experience with son Gus. But she’s focusing on imparting the lessons she’s learned to her young daughter. “There was so much good. And now that are out there, we all just get to collectively give this sigh of relief.”
Ultimately, she says she hopes “that kind of behavior is being flushed out of our industry.” That said, says Burton, “there is still a lot of work to do.”
The Rural Diaries is on stands May 5. ET) on AMC. “You’ll be labeled a troublemaker.”
As a result, “I didn’t say anything for a decade,” says Burton. Friday Night In with the Morgans airs Fridays (10 p.m. RELATED: Hilarie Burton Recalls Her ‘Whirlwind’ Courtship with Husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan
“It affects how I parent ,” she says. But there was bad too.”
In 2017, Burton, along with several of her former costars and One Tree Hill crew members, came forward about alleged sexual abuse and harassment they endured at the hands of creator Mark Schwahn. But in the book, the actress also writes about the abuse she says she suffered while starring on the CW’s hit teen drama series. It’s been over a decade since Hilarie Burton left One Tree Hill, but the memories — both happy and painful — remain with her. “He knows something bad went down on that set and he asks me, ‘Why do you still do conventions for it? (Schwahn has never commented on the allegations and was fired from his job as showrunner in 2017.)
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But despite the situation, Burton, then in her early 20s, didn’t formally complain about her boss. Why do you still talk about it?’ But I am making a decision as an adult to focus on the good, to focus on the fan base and the crew and the fact that I got to learn my craft every day.”
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Continues Burton: “It was a wonderful opportunity for me to stretch. “And as a result of that, people were abused after me. The guilt that comes with that is really difficult.”
Now, Burton admits, “I’ll always be angry” about the abuse she endured. For more from Hilarie Burton, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Burton recalls being “groomed,” by Schwahn on set, whom she said in 2017 was verbally abusive, touched her inappropriately and kissed her against her will. In her new memoir, The Rural Diaries — out May 5 — Burton opens up about her family and her joyful life on a 100-acre farm in the Hudson Valley. “I was told that if you speak up, your career is over,” says the actress, who is wed to The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, with whom she shares son Gus, 10, and daughter George, 2. If my daughter tells someone to f— off, awesome. “I had such strong relationships on the show and I still do,” Burton, 37, who was on the show for six years before she left in 2009, tells PEOPLE. “She will never be a pleaser.

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Marcus Samuelsson’s Chocolate Rum Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Cook remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small pan over medium heat until toasted and fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. “If you don’t have rum, you can omit it”
Marcus Samuelsson’s Chocolate Rum Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate bar, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for pan
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Combine chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler or heatproof bowl set over gently simmering water on medium-low heat. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. “During these difficult times, I love baking at home with my family,” says the chef, who converted his Red Rooster restaurants in Miami and N.Y.C.’s Harlem into food hubs to provide meals to people in need. Quick tip! Transfer cinnamon to a medium bowl, and let cool. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cloves and 1 teaspoon cinnamon into bowl with chocolate mixture, and, using a rubber spatula, stir until thoroughly combined. vanilla extract, divided
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1. if you don’t have buttermilk at home, mix 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice into 1/2 cup milk. Remove cake from pan to wire rack, and let cool completely.5. Preheat oven to 350°. Pour batter into prepared pan. Heavily butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan; set aside.2. Serve cake with whipped cream. Let it stand for 15 minutes, until it thickens slightly and curdles, before using. Add buttermilk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and stir until combined.4. Cook, stirring often, until melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk together eggs in a large bowl until lightly beaten; gradually whisk in chocolate mixture. Serves: 16Active time: 20 minutesTotal time: 1 hour, 35 minutes Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until semi-stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. ground cloves
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
1/2 tsp. dark rum, divided
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. Fold in remaining 2 tablespoons rum. baking powder
1/2 tsp. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, coffee and 1/2 cup rum until sugar is dissolved.3. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Add heavy whipping cream and remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla to bowl.

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Thousands of Kids Tune In to This Kindergarten Teacher’s Online Classes During Coronavirus

Megan!” one mother wrote in the comment section of Tuesday’s morning meeting. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. “I am really happy I can help people through this really weird time right now.”
As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. “Thank you for your songs Mrs. “I knew for my own girls we would do better with a morning routine. “I’m excited about it,” Jessen told WIFR of her group’s growing popularity and importance. “It’s the springboard for the rest of the day.”
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Camp Kindergarten has proven to be a popular destination for parents on Facebook and has since amassed a following of 93,000 since her first video was uploaded on March 16. For more information or to donate, click here. RELATED: ‘Feisty’ 99-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Beats Coronavirus and Celebrates in Exit Parade
Through her morning meetings, Jessen covers topics such as the alphabet, numbers, days of the week and months of the year. Her hour-long meetings include fun educational lessons for children that were inspired by her two daughters, ages 4 and 6. She said, ‘This is just like my school!’ Thank you!” commented another mother in response to a previous lesson. Jessen — a former kindergarten teacher and current preschool assistant — is helping to fill that gap while providing parents and children a sense of normalcy during a difficult and unprecedented time. “It’s something for the kids to look forward to. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. ET on the Miss Megan’s Camp Kindergarten Facebook page. It helps me, too.”
Parents around the country have struggled to pick up where teachers left off after the coronavirus outbreak led to an early end to their school year. “It just started off with me wanting to do this for me and my friends, and it has kind of snowballed out of control, in a great way though,” Jessen told CBS affiliate WIFR. “We get up, we get dressed and we go to class,” she told GMA. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. She often kicks off these lessons by singing and playing the guitar and ends them by reading a children’s book. “My 3-year-old girl dances and gets so excited when you sing with your guitar!! Megan Jessen is the creator Miss Megan’s Camp Kindergarten, a public Facebook group that sees her film live “morning meetings” from her home in Lake Bluff, Illinois. “I’m an advocate of routine and structure,” Jessen told Good Morning America of starting the Facebook group last month. You’re doing a great job.”
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“Just watched you for the first time with my almost-4-yr-old Charlotte. It’s a win-win,” she added to GMA. A mother of two has seen her kindergarten lessons explode in popularity on Facebook, where her audience has grown by tens of thousands as parents around the country look for ways to educate their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Parents can turn on the lessons every weekday starting at 10 a.m.

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Courtney Wagner ‘Furious’ Over Accusations Against Her Dad Robert: ‘People Exploited My Family’

Now 49, Natasha Gregson Wagner is sharing the story of their family’s grief and healing in her memoir More Than Love, and the HBO documentary Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind, airing May 5 on the network. Natalie Wood’s daughter Courtney, was just seven years old when her mother died by drowning off the coast of Catalina Island on Nov. It touches my heart deeply, and it feels so rewarding to see, and be a part of, what a beautiful job Natasha did. I self medicated with drugs and it actually worked for me for many, many years. RELATED: Natalie Wood’s Daughter Defends Her Father Robert Wagner: ‘He Would Have Given His Life for Her’
“Having gone through something like that together I always felt especially bonded to my dad and Katie and Natasha. And so, with many bumps in the road, and a lot of hard work, I pulled myself together. I stood by my dad’s side and we loved them as best we could.”
For more on Natalie Wood and her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner pick up a copy of this week’s PEOPLE. She has gotten to a place where she has compassion for herself and forgiveness.”
Courtney and Natasha were raised by Robert Wagner along with his older daughter Katie Wagner (the daughter of Wagner and his second wife Marion Marshall). Here, Courtney shares details of her own journey, including the pain caused by the tabloid speculation that their father Robert Wagner failed to save their mother that night. RELATED: Natalie Wood’s Daughter Says She ‘Was Gripped By the Fear’ Her Mom ‘Was Going To Die’ in New Memoir
“From as far back as I can remember my family was so happy and engaged with each other. I am so proud of Natasha and I know my mom is too. 29, 1981. Both my sisters had children and it was getting harder and harder to mask the shame and guilt I had because I knew it was breaking my father’s heart and that was something I could no longer do. “I’m so, so, so proud of her and I know my mom is beaming in the light of this triumphant story. I can remember feeling the love and happiness in the air. “They were just eleven and seven when Natalie died. I just know she is.”
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind premieres Tuesday, May 5th at 9:00pm ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. “For me I found ways to numb the rage and heartbreak I experienced throughout my life. It made me feel especially angry for all the terrible things said about my father. “Courtney is somebody who lives in the truth and her recovery demands that of her,” says Natasha. “I thank god and all my angels that I am a part of this beautiful documentary my sister made. “She is not ashamed of her struggles. Part of that story is how Courtney, 46, the daughter of Wood and husband Robert Wagner, once struggled with drug addiction and how she found her path to sobriety. I love him so deeply so and it has gone on for so long that I still can’t believe they actually write such untrue things. “My Dad and sisters experienced a true tragedy together, and were each traumatized, but we had each other to make living bearable, and found ways to move on. I was furious at the accusations being said about him, it felt incredibly disrespectful especially knowing the source of where these accusations came from. “Our bond is stronger than any kind of glue,” says Katie. It radiates in all the photos and I think that’s one of the reasons Natasha wanted to share this story, to share the magic that existed between my parents. It was so transparent that certain people exploited my family like this and it makes me very protective of my father. “My sister did a beautiful job capturing what a fierce, professional, loving person my mom was. Leaving her and her eleven-year-old sister Natasha, motherless overnight. For a long time I had no intentions to give that up for anything, but life was going on without me.

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Baby on the Way for Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson: ‘They Always Wanted a Big Family,’ Says Source

I want to stay up and stay up next to you!’ ”
But that “little bit of toughness” is something Simpson Ross cherishes deeply about her daughter. “Check out their Instagram page to see how they are helping moms and babies get the care they need now and in the future.”
The little one on the way will join big sister Jagger Snow, 4½, plus the mom-to-be’s 11-year-old son Bronx Mowgli, whom she shares with with ex-husband Pete Wentz. “Bronx was an easy sleeper. “Happy Anniversary my love it has been the best 3 years of my life ,” Simpson Ross captioned a throwback snap of the duo sharing a smooch on their wedding day. She’s like, ‘Nuh uh, Mama. “Thanks for giving me the best love.”

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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross on Their “Magical” Date Night with Family to Frozen 2
It’s impossible to tell whom the new baby will take after more at this point, but considering the very different personalities of Simpson Ross’ two kids, it will definitely be a surprise. Michelle Williams, Ciara, Katy Perry and 66 More Celebs Who Are Expecting
The spouses celebrated three years of wedded bliss in August 2017, with the “Pieces of Me” singer posting a sweet tribute to their relationship on Instagram. Ashlee Simpson Ross‘ Autobiography is about to add another family member! “She’s definitely different than Bronx,” she told PEOPLE of Jagger in December 2016. Ash and I can’t wait to welcome the newest addition.”
“During this unprecedented time, we know pregnant women may be under greater stress which is why we are supporting @marchofdimes Mom and Baby #COVID19 Intervention and Support Fund,” the mom-to-be added, referencing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. RELATED GALLERY: Who’s Due Next? They always wanted a big family!” a source tells PEOPLE. “I think it’s good for a girl,” she said of Jagger’s outgoing nature. “We are pregnant and we are so excited to share it with everyone. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. “I’m excited.” “I love knowing that I get to wake up next to you for the rest of my life,” she addressed Ross, 31, who is the son of music legend Diana Ross. Baby #3,” Simpson Ross captioned her post, while Ross wrote alongside his, “The fam is growing. The singer-songwriter and actress, 35, is pregnant with her and husband Evan Ross‘ second child together, the couple shared on Instagram Thursday alongside photos of themselves holding up a positive pregnancy test. “Ashlee has been wanting another baby for a long time.

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Blake Lively Whipped Up Homemade Waffles That Look Exactly Like Cookie Monster

Lively said she used blue food coloring to dye the waffle batter, then cut it into cubes and “tossed it around” to resemble fur. “I dare you to forget this every time you see him for the rest of eternity,” she joked. The Cookie Monster waffle seems to be pretty easy to make. Lively, 32, has been quarantining with her mother Elaine, husband Ryan Reynolds, 43, and their three daughters. On Tuesday, she shared her kid-friendly masterpiece on Instagram, complete with the steps to make it yourself. In keeping with their long-standing tradition of playfully trolling one another, Lively shared a photograph of her husband rocking a very, very tiny ponytail. “Clearly your birth control doesn’t work so…” he quipped. RELATED: Blake Lively’s Colorist Sends Her At-Home Hair Dye Kit – with Directions for Ryan Reynolds to Help
Aside from perfecting her waffle skills, Lively has also tried her luck playing hairdresser for husband Ryan Reynolds while social distancing. Professional chefs aren’t the only ones getting creative in the kitchen right now —  Blake Lively took a stab at making her own Sesame Street–inspired waffles, and they look almost identical to the Cookie Monster. Finally, she crumbled up Sesame Street crackers and placed them around the mouth. To make the eyes she spooned dollops of cream cheese and placed chocolate disks on each eye to make the pupils. Posting a screenshot of his wife’s message, the Deadpool star joked that the actress, with whom he shares three children, didn’t seem to have any problems with the way he looks. RELATED: Blake Lively’s Mom Joins Ryan Reynolds to Promote ‘Boring’ COVID-19 Charity Shirts
It took her a few tries to perfect this yummy waffle character, though. Her second try resulted in a less disheveled looking Cookie Monster. “Self portrait,” she jokingly captioned. “…This is what they mean by being in your ‘experimental phase’, right?” she captioned the second waffle. Of course, it was only a matter of time before Reynolds responded.

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Jane Krakowski Tried Out for Friends 10 Years After Jennifer Aniston Auditioned for Her Soap

And a decade later, Krakowski auditioned for the part of Rachel Green on Friends. “It was just one of those shows that everybody wanted to get an audition for and be on. When you get to be in a show for seven seasons, it’s so lucky”
“We’ll all be very bonded by our humor and by that experience because it was such a great experience for all of us,” she adds. “I think we all would consider it one of the most enjoyable shows we’ve ever been a part of.”
Next up, the Tony winner will return for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s final bow, the interactive special Kimmy vs. RELATED VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Aniston Surprise Unsuspecting Friends Fans on the Central Perk Set
And the mom of son Bennett, 9, went on to star in Fox’s legal dramedy Ally McBeal, and in another long-running NBC hit, 30 Rock. “I love those people and I love the characters and I love our crew,” she says. “It was truly one of the best experiences of my career,” Krakowski says of 30 Rock. “I felt like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was such a perfect show.”
Kimmy vs. And wisely so. It was a show of a generation.”
For more on Jane Krakowski, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
It ended up working out for both stars. And lifelong friendships. “Certainly one of the most fun. Jennifer Aniston also tried out, Krakowski, 51, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I may have gotten the job for Jennifer’s first audition, but I think it’s turned out pretty well for her,” Krakowski says with a laugh. the Reverend on Netflix. Jane Krakowski recently learned she had some tough competition back in 1984 when she landed the role of a teen runaway in the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. the Reverend premieres May 12 on Netflix. “I’m pretty sure every actor within that age group tried to get on Friends,” she says.

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Tony Goldwyn Talks Plans for Upcoming 60th Birthday: ‘Hopefully We Won’t Be Doing It Over Zoom’

It’s amazing how quickly one can get used to new formats when you need to.”
So for Friday’s live charity event benefiting coronavirus relief efforts, he says, “We’ll see how it goes.”
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Goldwyn’s also gotten used to a new routine. “I don’t foresee a Scandal reunion happening in terms of the show, but we’re still very much a family.”
No matter what state the world finds itself in come May 20, Goldwyn can always bake up a delicious birthday treat. “One of my daughters is turning 30 in May and I’m turning 60, so we were going to have a joint party,” Goldwyn says. “But I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, I’m getting really precious time with my wife and one of my daughters, who’s home from grad school — my other one lives on the other coast — so we just have family time that we don’t get. For more information or to donate, click here. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. ET on covidisnojoke.org and Americares’ YouTube channel. “I’ve been doing more baking than I’ve ever done, like berry cobblers,” he says. And on Friday, the actor, 59, will host Americares’ COVID Is No Joke comedy benefit featuring appearances by Elizabeth Banks, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Mindy Kaling, Patton Oswalt and more. “We’re all still really good friends and stay in very close touch with one another,” the SAG nominee says. “But I’ve done a couple more since then and I think I am getting the hang of it. We’ll figure something out.”
Goldwyn doesn’t need a real-life party to stay in touch with friends like his former Scandal costars, who he says have remained close since the ABC drama’s finale aired two years ago. “Routine has become key because I realize otherwise my hair is never combed and I never wear pants,” he jokes. “The first one I did two weeks ago or something, I was very disoriented by it frankly,” the father of two admits. “Hopefully we won’t still be doing it over Zoom, but if that’s what it is, that’s the least of our problems. That’s just a real silver lining to this whole thing.”
Before the world slowed down due to the coronavirus outbreak, Goldwyn planned to celebrate turning 60 on May 20 with one of his daughters, who also has a milestone birthday coming up next month. “And for me personally not being a comedian, that’s really thrilling for me.”
For more on Tony Goldwyn, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Goldwyn, an Americares board member and longtime supporter, feels pretty comfortable with the video conferencing technology at this point. And I’m making more inventive pastas, like a lobster Pomodoro. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. I really like to cook, but I had sort of a repertoire of what I was comfortable with, so now that I’m cooking every meal at home, it’s been about broadening my horizons.”
COVID Is No Joke will air Friday at 8 p.m. “I made a blueberry cake, which was really good. Tony Goldwyn has used his time at home to be part of a handful of virtual events, like a Scandal anniversary Instagram celebration with costar Kerry Washington, an Earth Day town hall with World War Zero, and a conversation about unemployment put on by Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. “The idea that I’ll be the one threading the needle with Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Elizabeth Banks and a lot of people I know, it’s such a fun thing,” the Scandal star tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

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Sandra Lee Transforms Pantry Staples into 6 Amazing Dishes—Get Her Easy Recipes!

Sandra Lee knows how to maximize her pantry. (Reserve cheese packet for biscuit recipe below.) In a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; strain and set aside. RELATED: Justin Bieber’s Missing Cat Sushi Found After Three Weeks by Lifestyle Expert Sandra Lee
Chocolate-Coffee Cookies“Even if you can’t find flour at the grocery, you can still bake decadent cookies using my secret: boxed pancake mix,” says Lee. Gradually add dry mixture to coffee mixture, beating on low until just combined. Bake until just set, 12 to 15 minutes. Roll balls in cocoa powder and place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into ½-inch slices. Cook along with Lee here, and check out her Instagram for more recipe and cocktail ideas! The lifestyle expert, who rose to fame as the host of Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Cooking and using a clever combination of store-bought foods and fresh ingredients to create delicious, fuss-free dishes, is all about making the best use of items she has on hand. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper; toss to combine. In a separate bowl mix together 2½ cups dry pancake mix and 6 tablespoons cocoa powder. Sandra’s Tip! Macaroni Cacio e Pepe
Open 1 box (7.5 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner kit; separate pasta from powdered-cheese packet. Gently fold in  2½ cups dry pancake mix until it forms a soft dough. Add pasta to pan; toss to coat. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. A standard 14.5 oz. In a large bowl mix together 2 tablespoons (from 1 packet) powdered cheese (reserved from the macaroni and cheese dinner kit) and 2½ cups dry pancake mix. Tomato & Cheese Biscuits
Preheat oven to 450F. Serve warm. Place 1 tablespoon cocoa powder in a bowl. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. “We all have those products that we forgot about on the top shelf or way back in the cabinet,” says Lee, who films the cooking videos in her L.A. Form dough into tablespoon-size balls. Maple Syrup Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F. “These Top Shelf pasta recipes take less than 15 minutes from start to finish.”
Open 1 box (7.5 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner kit; separate pasta from powdered-cheese packet. Over medium heat, stir in 1½ cups shredded or grated parmesan cheese until cheese melts and pasta is well coated. Slowly stir in 2/3 cup  stewed tomato juice (reserved from the can of stewed tomatoes) until mixture is just combined; do not overmix. Meanwhile strain and chop 1 can (14.5 oz.) stewed tomatoes. It’s a skill that’s become even more useful during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as millions of Americans are staying in and preparing meals at home—some for the very first time. Serve warm. can of stewed tomatoes will yield exactly 2/3 of a cup of liquid, which is exactly what you need for this recipe!” Serve immediately. Taste for seasoning, and add kosher salt or more parmesan cheese and/or pepper, if desired. “When you open your can of tomatoes, press the can lid down to drain liquid into a measuring cup. RELATED VIDEO: See Inside Sandra Lee’s New York Estate That ‘Smells Like Cookies and Feels Like Heaven’
Delicate Cheese Biscuits“There’s nothing better than a hot fresh-from-the-oven biscuit,” says Lee. Using your hands, gently roll the dough into a 1.5-inch to 2-inch log. “My shortcut recipes make amazingly flaky, delicate biscuits—and you only need two ingredients.”
Preheat oven to 450F. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil; toss to coat. Slowly stir in 2/3 cup water until mixture is just combined; do not overmix. (Reserve cheese packet for biscuit recipe below.) In a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; strain and return hot pasta to the pot. (Reserve canned tomato liquid for biscuit recipe below.) In a medium pan cook chopped tomatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium-high heat until slightly thickened and saucy, about 3 minutes. “During this time when we’re all cooking at home more and certainly watching our budgets, it’s all about being resourceful with the foods we have stocked on our shelves,” says Lee, 53, who is featured in the new issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday. (The cookies will spread and expand during baking.) Bake until set and the edges are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Drop dough by 2-tablespoon amounts on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat 1 cup granulated sugar, ½ cup softened butter and ½ cup cooled, brewed strong coffee or espresso with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Macaroni Margerita“There are so many quick dinners to make when you think outside the mac ’n’ cheese box,” says Lee. Beat 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup softened butter and ½ cup maple syrup with an electric mixer on medium until fluffy, about 3 minutes. “The idea of Top Shelf may sound elevated, but it isn’t a challenge; it’s a chance to create next-level meals with what you already have and simply aren’t thinking about.”
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Exclusively for PEOPLE, Lee looked into her own kitchen pantry to find four common, store-bought staples—a box of macaroni and cheese, a can of stewed tomatoes, a box of dry pancake mix, and a cup of brewed coffee—and turned them into six fast, delicious dishes. Drop dough by 2-tablespoon amounts on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. (If the dough is too soft to slice, place the log in the freezer for an hour or until firm.) Place the dough slices at least 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. To help novice and experienced cooks alike, she launched her new #TopShelf video series on her social channels and Today.com. Pat tops to slightly flatten. Season with kosher salt and black pepper; serve immediately. In a large bowl mix together 2 tablespoons (from 1 packet) powdered cheese (reserved from the macaroni and cheese dinner kit) and 2½ cups dry pancake mix. kitchen.

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