Saturday Chuck Schumer did an online Seder from home. Viewers could donate to Congress’ CDC Foundation to help CV emergency response.
As his year-old grandson watched — and Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein, Henry Winkler, Jason Alexander, Idina Menzel, Richard Kind, Debra Messing, Josh Groban, Darren Criss, Nick Kroll, Rachel Brosnahan, Fran Drescher, Cynthia Erivo, Camryn Manheim participated, the senator said, in part: “Some joke that you can distill Jewish holidays into three simple sentences: ‘They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat.’
“This Passover those words are no joke. Together, we will overcome this plague like every other before so that we can be happy, healthy and free once again.”
Conventions. The Dem Donkeys postponed their barnyard braying to August. Head ass Biden says he’ll hide behind a mask. Like that’s different from his Obama years? Dems may even stage a virtual convention, which goes with virtual candidate Biden, who said he’s not even attending his local church. His local church is shut. A virtual convention — voting by phone — means no paying attention to droning speeches. Sitting home, delegates can inhale pot roast instead of runny tuna on paper plates. Go beddy-bye at 8, nobody knows who’s not paying attention, no crappy food, no crappy speeches, no waking up Biden.
Doc takes leave
News from the Netherlands. When CV hit London, a friend’s doctor went on vacation. Really???? Her medical practitioner being quick to leave, she panicked and left for home in Amsterdam, where she could go to a public hospital if necessary. The city’s in lockdown, but no masks, no gloves. Pharmacies, supermarkets and “coffee shops” that sell pot stay open.
Please pay attention
Dr. Anthony Fauci has teamed with NYC’s “Dr. Mike,” who has millions of online followers. When this is all over, bobblehead Fauci — same height as Tom Cruise — will probably sign with CAA . . .
Meanwhile, for important news, Kendall Jenner — who caught flak for her Instagram Live chat with Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey, on Friday, where she talked about how blessed they are during CV lockdown — has broken up “for good” with NBA basketballer Ben Simmons. In the midst of our pandemic, I knew you’d want to know.
Grub & giggle
Need food? I know Samir of NYC’s big-time catering service Michelle’s Kitchen 30 years. Samir, who even organized Imelda Marcos’ banquets here, is now prepping dinners for hospitals, NYPD, fire department and the city’s finest. He’s the best. I trust him . . .
It’s Holy Week. The “Diana” musical star Roe Hartrampf (who plays Prince Charles) took selfies pantsless in boxer briefs and tux jacket. Etai Benson, a star of “Company,” did jacket and tie, and nada below. Praise the Lord.
Central Park seems not so safe
Biking in Central Park, publicist Couri Haye got hit by a cyclist. “He drove right into me, fractured my right leg in two places, sped away and didn’t give his name. I laid in the street, unable to move, dripping with blood. Lady officers in two police cars said it happened on ‘Dead Man’s Curve.’ Same spot a cyclist was killed in last year.
“Their emergency kit was empty. The NYPD hadn’t provided supplies. They had to buy their own bandages, gloves, alcohol wipes. An ambulance arrived. I was flat in the street, my face a bloody mess. With the pandemic, I thought an ER scarier than the actual accident. A friend helped me to CityMD at 315 W. 57th. X-rays, surgery and I’m now home with a nurse and daily physical therapy.
“With too many out running and biking, Gov. Cuomo called the park ‘dangerous.’ As for me, doctors say I’m back up in six weeks.”
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.