Monday, May 20, 2024

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Have Tested Positive for Corona Virus in Australia, Which Means Anyone Can Get It


Now you know we’re in trouble. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for the corona virus. This isn’t a joke. They are in Australia, where Tom is shooting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley movie. Tom is playing Colonel Parker, Elvis’s manager. It’s a Warner Bros. film. British actor Rufus Sewell is among their co stars. Austin Butler plays Elvis. It seems pretty likely production will be suspended.

If they can get it, anyone can. So let’s all be more careful. Life is like a box of chocolates, not a first aid kit.

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!” – Tom Hanks

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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