During these trying times, Jon Bon Jovi wants fans to try their hands at songwriting. This past weekend, the rocker asked fans in a YouTube video to contribute lyrics to a song he's working on about the coronavirus pandemic titled "Do What You Can."
"I did what I do best, which is to sit down with my guitar and try to put something to words, for you, maybe to brighten up your day.
Here's my idea: We're gonna write this one together," Bon Jovi said. "I'm gonna give you the chorus; I'm gonna give you the first verse. I'm gonna play the second verse, but you tell me your story.
Tell me what you're going through. Tell me how you're feeling."
He then played the start of the song, which opens with the words, "Tonight they're shutting down the borders and they boarded up the schools / Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks, one last paycheck coming through."
Fans can submit their lyrics in the video's comments, or use the hashtag "#DoWhatYouCan."
On Tuesday, HBO Max announced that among its inaugural streaming offerings in May will be an eight-part docuseries about Mark Wahlberg's life titled Wahl Street.
UPI reports that the show, which stars the rapper-turned-actor, will focus "on how Wahlberg juggles his film career with other business ventures, such as his production companies, clothing and sports nutrition lines, and car dealership."
In a press release, an HBO exec said, "Mark's entrepreneurial spirit is fun to watch and we hope to show both the struggle and triumphs of what it takes to succeed."
On Monday, the popular game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune said they would begin taping without studio audiences in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
A person close to the shows says that the move is "being taken out of an abundance of caution." The shows are taped months in advance at a studio in Culver City, California, so it'll be a while before the unattended shows air.
Last week, CBS announced that it was suspending production on The Amazing Race in response to the potentially deadly virus.
In Hillary, the new Hulu docuseries about his wife's life and career, Bill Clinton says he feels "terrible" that his affair with Monica Lewinsky made it difficult for the former White House intern to "get a normal life back." He says he entered into the affair as a means of coping with life's "pressure and disappointments and terrors" and says he used extramarital sex to "manage [his] anxieties for years." All in all, he says what he did was "awful" and insists, "I am a totally different person than I was."
Is this psuedo-apology coming 15-20 years too late?