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Kelly Ripa is going gray in quarantine, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are 'feeling better' and Reese Witherspoon's celebrity friends share birthday wishes

Plus, a presidential get-well letter is up for grabs for $17,500 in Pop Break on What's New
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Host Kelly Ripa attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

With COVID-19 coronavirus quarantines a very real part of everyday life right now, Hollywood is keeping up us in the loop about how they're feeling, and looking.

After two weeks in quarantine following testing positive for the illness, actor Tom Hanks and his singer partner Rita Wilson say they're "feeling better."

In a Facebook post, Hanks made it a point to say "sheltering in place works."

Rita, who is understandably going a little stir-crazy, is passing the time by rapping the lyrics to Naughty by Nature's Hip Hop Hooray and sharing it for all of our view pleasure on Instagram TV.

The group saw the video and gave her performance an excellent review.

A get well letter from a long time ago, sent from former President Barack Obama to Blues icon B.B. King is now for sale and expected to bring big bucks.

Obama sent the letter to King in 2015, just about one month before he passed away from vascular dementia.

King's granddaugher is selling the note, written on presidential letterhead signed by Obama, for $17,500.

King was 89 years old.

Since we can't really celebrate birthdays in person right now, the social media tribute post is really having a moment.

Celebrities including Laura Dern, Mindy Kaling and artist Kyra Kendall shared birthday wishes for Reese Witherspoon on Sunday, as she turned 44. 

Her "The Morning Show" co-star Jennifer Anniston sent virtual hugs and her "Little Fires Everywhere" co-star Kerry Washington blew online kisses in a throwback post with the birthday girl, herself.

And while Live with Kelly and Ryan continues with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest conferencing in from home, not everything is business as usual in TV land. 

Ripa shared a mirror selfie of her gray roots after one week in COVID-19 self quarantine, after previously making a joke about getting her Botox appointment in before the clinic was shut down. 

Digital anchor Stephanie Haney brings you your daily dose of Hollywood headlines, Monday through Friday, in What's New from 5-6 p.m. Eastern.

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