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Human Nature members reveal how they got Covid

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Human Nature’s Andrew and Mike Tierney recently revealed they caught coronavirus earlier this year - with one to blame for the other’s infection.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The brothers appeared on 2Day FM’s breakfast show, </span><a href="https://www.hit.com.au/shows/the-morning-crew-with-hughesy-ed-and-erin"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, on Monday, May 10 to talk about their struggles with COVID-19.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew told the show that he was the one that infected his entire family, as well as Mike, his wife, and their daughter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew believes he was infected in early February when he was returning home to Las Vegas following his Australian tour.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’d been touring at Christmas here and then we went back home to Vegas and life has gone back to a version of normal over there,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We go and do things even though there’s COVID everywhere … and I’d gone back to the gym, and I swear I got it from the gym.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He explained his suspicions, “You know people doing their heavy breathing and squatting really and not wearing a mask.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew said that though masks were still mandatory in gyms in Nevada, where Las Vegas is situated, a lot of people ignore the rule.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While he isn’t certain he contracted the virus there, he said he was worried about the gym as soon as he entered. “I just walked into the gym and I thought, ‘this is not clean in here’. But you do that every day with the gym …</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I went home and thought I had a cold but then I thought to myself, I don’t think you can really get a cold anymore, so then I was tested for COVID.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Between the gym visit and his COVID test, Andrew and Mike went on a weekend ski trip together. “We went away skiing for a weekend and our families were sort of all in one lodge together so Andrew spread it to everyone,” Mike said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Andrew’s wife and daughter were infected, as were Mike’s wife and daughter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though both Andrew and Mike’s kids experienced mild symptoms, the brothers differed in their reactions. “Luckily we’re all fine now, it only lasted about 10 days or so,” Mike said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mike has made a full recovery while Andrew is still on the mend and yet to recover his sense of smell.</span></p>

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Fan favourite takes out Dancing With The Stars again

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Luke Jacobz has claimed his second Dancing With The Stars mirror ball trophy after winning the show’s all-star celebrity season.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Going up against former soap star Bec Hewitt, Jacobz and professional dance partner Jorja Freeman won the grand final.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/COEW5cHhMaV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/COEW5cHhMaV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Luke Jacobz (@lukejacobz)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Earlier in the episode Kyly Clarke, Lincoln Lewis, Ada Nicodemou, and Manu Feildel were kicked off.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“To win is honestly the greatest achievement of my life,” Jacobz told AAA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I have never wanted something so much in my life.” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The now 40-year-old dedicated his win and the $20,000 cash prize to the Charlie Teo Foundation, a charity that funds brain cancer research.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">He came... and he conquered the Ballroom once again! A big congratulations to Luke Jacobz and his incredible partner Jorja. 🙌✨ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DancingAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DancingAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/UYc0sK6qp3">pic.twitter.com/UYc0sK6qp3</a></p> — #DancingAU (@DancingAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/DancingAU/status/1386269226093084672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 25, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Home and Away actor, whose real name is Luke Jacob Ashwood, won his first trophy in 2008 with his partner Luda Kroiter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This year’s season saw celebrity contestants return to the competition, including Tom Williams, Fifi Box, Jamie Durie, and wildcard contestants Schapelle Corby, Renee Bargh, Matty J, Jessicca Gomes, and Erin McNaught.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After the announcement of his win, Jacobz said, “Thank you for asking me to come back, when I did this show in 2008, I was always like if they do another one and ask people back, I want to have a go at it, because I really enjoyed it last time.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m so grateful to be partnered with Jorja, she works so incredibly hard, her passion and love for dancing is so inspiring.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CN7ZiGGBCEU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CN7ZiGGBCEU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Luke Jacobz (@lukejacobz)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With his win, Jacobz is hoping more opportunities will come up to follow his passion for performing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I really hope that winning can open doors for me to perform on a live stage,” he said. “To tour with other dancers or to be part of a production would be a dream come true. Next is unwritten … but I am hungry for more so, if the opportunity arises, I will be there to take it but I am a duo so Jorja is coming with me.”</span></p>

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“Sworn to secrecy”: Aussie dad finally able to crow about daughter’s royal moment

<p>As one of the four-person choir that sang at Prince Philip’s scaled-back funeral, Miriam Allan also stood out as the only woman. Back in his Newcastle home, her father watched on proudly.</p> <p dir="ltr">Chris Allan said he has known his daughter was incredibly talented since she was a “musically precocious” six-year old.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ms Allan performed Jubilate Deo, Benjamin Britten’s sacred choral composition, alongside the choir at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor on Saturday. But, this wasn’t the first time she’s sung the song, having performed it since she was a child growing up in New South Wales.</p> <p dir="ltr">Before her latest performance and the establishment of her international renown as a soprano, her father said she would perform it at Newcastle’s Christ Church Cathedral.</p> <p dir="ltr">“The Britten that they sang during the service, she’s been singing since she was a little kid,” Mr Allan said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Having since moved to England in 2003, Mr Allan said his daughter would use him as a “sounding board”. He watched as her career blossomed, taking her on tours around the world with leading orchestras and choirs.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9SLiFKgtQy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9SLiFKgtQy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Miriam Allan (@miriamsoprano)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Reminiscing on fond memories of accompanying his daughter on piano, as a composer, and singing together, he said, “I played for her and gave her music to sing and so forth when she was younger.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“There were many times when we sang or played together - I would play the piano and accompany her.”</p> <p dir="ltr">The pair have performed on some of the same programs since she was a teenager. Their most recent performance in August 2019 was for the Newcastle Music Festival - held in the cathedral where her musical career started.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ms Allan is married to Richard Bannan, a lay clerk, one of the 12 choral singers employed to sing at St. George’s Chapel. She also teaches singing in Oxfordshire and is a singing coach at a preparatory school in Westminster.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr Allan said he was thrilled to watch his daughter perform at the sombre yet moving service for Prince Philip.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNz6evNA1Wb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNz6evNA1Wb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Miriam Allan (@miriamsoprano)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">But, this isn’t the first time she’s performed for the Duke either. Mr Allan said, “She used to sing years ago in the Royal Guards Chapel and Prince Philip would often come to that, so she had sung for him a number of times.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“It was quite a lovely experience to be able to sing [for him] again.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Until a phone call on Friday afternoon, Mr Allan had no idea that his daughter would be performing for Queen Elizabeth and the 30 other royal family members in attendance and had expected her husband would be the one singing.</p> <p dir="ltr">“She said, ‘Someone in the family is going to sing and it’s not Rich’,” he said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We were sworn to secrecy at the time because it was all embargoed.”</p> <p dir="ltr">He was surprised and thrilled, and said “it was a great opportunity for her.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr Allan, along with his wife, Gerogei Laney, watched the performance from their Newcastle home.</p> <p dir="ltr">Commenting on her composure, he said, “To have that ability and to be able to keep your composure under that stressful condition when you know lots of people are watching is pretty good.”</p>

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Tina Turner posts rare new snap

<p>Legendary singer Tina Turner has shared a rare new image with fans as she prepares to enter a new chapter in her life completely out of the spotlight.</p> <p>Turner already largely retreated from public life over the last decade but broke her social media silence to promote her new documentary film<span> </span><em>Tina</em>.</p> <p>The photo is one of the first times fans have seen a recent photo of Turner as she's been plagued by ill-health including a stroke, cancer and kidney transplant in more than a year.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMuvSiColPF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMuvSiColPF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tina Turner (@tinaturner)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Only 5 days left! This Saturday, the documentary "TINA" will be released. I am so excited to share this movie with you – seeing the concert scenes made me relive some of the proudest moments of my life. I simply had to sing along and dance around my living room!" she wrote under the sweet snap.</p> <p><em>Tina</em>, a HBO feature-length documentary was filmed in 2019 and shows Turner revisiting her early years where she struggled with domestic abuse before her dream career materialised just a few years later.</p> <p>“It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad," Turner reflects in the documentary.</p> <p>“I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it.”</p> <p>The film is also a final farewell to fans, as she wants her final phase of life to be private.</p>

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Dolly Parton changes words to legendary song for very special reason

<p><span>Dolly Parton has changed her famous tune Jolene for a very special reason.</span><br /><br /><span>The legendary singer has written hundreds of songs throughout her decades-long career and she has just changed the lyrics of Jolene to encourage fans to get their COVID-19 vaccine.</span><br /><br /><span>“I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion,” the actor, singer and humanitarian sang in a social media post on Tuesday.</span><br /><br /><span>Just moments before receiving her shot, she could be heard saying: “It goes, ‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate’.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CL7me6sDRyA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CL7me6sDRyA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>In 2020, Parton donated $US1 million ($AUD 1.28 million) to Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee, for coronavirus research.</span><br /><br /><span>Parton told The Associated Press that she wanted to wait until the vaccine became more widely available as she didn’t want to look like she was jumping the line.</span><br /><br /><span>“That didn’t hurt. Just stung a little bit,” she said after checking with the doctor if her hair looked good.</span><br /><br /><span>She then smiled at the camera saying, “I did it! I did it!”</span><br /><br /><span>The Grammy-winning legend turned 75 this year.</span></p>

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Tony Bennett reveals fight against Alzheimer’s disease

<p><span>Tony Bennett has revealed he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but refuses to give up the fight.</span><br /><br /><span>"Life is a gift — even with Alzheimer's. Thank you to [his wife] Susan and my family for their support, and AARP the Magazine for telling my story," he wrote on social media.</span><br /><br /><span>The 94-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in 2016, but has proven even the lingering disease did not stop him as he released his chart-topping duets album with Lady Gaga, <em>Cheek to Cheek i</em></span><span>n 2015.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Life is a gift - even with Alzheimer’s. Thank you to Susan and my family for their support, and <a href="https://twitter.com/AARP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AARP</a> The Magazine for telling my story.<br /><br />Read more here:<a href="https://t.co/R05A4jc5BF">https://t.co/R05A4jc5BF</a>⁰<br /><br />📸 Kelsey Bennett <a href="https://t.co/ApxBCpGv0y">pic.twitter.com/ApxBCpGv0y</a></p> — Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) <a href="https://twitter.com/itstonybennett/status/1356232201810157568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 1, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>The star’s son, Danny Bennett, released a heartfelt statement: "Managing my father for the last 40 years has been a privilege and an amazing journey. He never ceases to inspire me with his passion and dedication to all that life has to offer. The last four years has been no exception.</span><br /><br /><span>“He continues to sing and stay fit on a daily basis. I speak for the whole family in thanking his wonderful wife Susan for all the support and love she has given to him. Our wish is that by openly sharing his challenges with Alzheimer's That we will give hope to all that face this condition and will help end the stigma surrounding this disease.</span><br /><br /><span>“Above all else, we want to be able to help raise awareness, advocate for advancing new therapies and one day soon, finding a cure."</span><br /><br /><span>Alzheimer's can result in progressive memory loss that deprives its sufferers of speech, understanding, treasured memories or recognition of loved ones.</span><br /><br /><span>While it is understood Bennett has not developed many of the worst characteristics of the disease which can include episodes of rage or depression, he does have a tendency to forget where he is.</span><br /><br /><span>"One of the cruellest aspects of dementia is the stigma that surrounds it," Sarah Lock, AARP senior vice president for brain health, said.</span></p> <p><span>"Feelings of hopelessness can cause people to resist getting diagnosed or refuse treatment. Although there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there's a lot that people can do to delay symptoms and improve quality of life."</span></p>

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Shocked woman spots iconic music legend in her holiday snap

<p>After returning home from her holiday, one woman has discovered an "incredible" guest star featured in one of her photos.</p> <p>TikTok user Mae Archie shared an image from a photo she took in New York after visiting an exhibition about The Beatles.</p> <p>The photo shows Archie casually crossing the street on a zebra crossing - similar to the one on The Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover - while a passerby walks towards the opposite direction.</p> <p>Archie realised later that the man walking alongside her wasn't a stranger after all, instead it was The Beatles band member Sir Paul McCartney.</p> <p>Archie's video, documenting the trip has be watched over 50,000 times.</p> <p>In her video caption she wrote: "Taking pictures in NYC and realising when I got home, THE Paul McCartney photobombed me."</p> <p>Archie explained in the comments of her post: "Story time: So I just left the MET to see the 'Play it Loud' exhibit and was legit looking at the Beatles set and everything because I love music.</p> <p>"And I wanted to take a cute photo so I took it on the cross walk but I was facing my mum so I never actually saw Paul until I turned around."</p> <p>Archie says she "made eye contact" with McCartney and "stood there for a few seconds" during the star-struck moment.</p> <p>"He could tell I was trying to figure out why he looked so familiar," she adds.</p> <p>As soon as she realised, the musician simply winked at Archie and walked away.</p> <p>"He knew I knew," she said.</p> <p><img style="width: 454.3446244477173px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7839656/screen-shot-2021-01-27-at-31958-pm.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/aa7ae3dfe398414cbbbdae8881fd64da" /></p> <p>Perhaps McCartney was saying "goodbye" when Archie was saying "hello".</p> <p>Archie ended her story, saying the "moral of the story" was that she "was dumbstruck and Sir Paul spawns at sidewalks."</p> <p>Viewers were gob-smacked by the celebrity encounter, with many marveling at the poetic justice of the moment.</p> <p>"Out of all the spots to photobomb, just like the Abbey Road cover," wrote one user.</p> <p>Another said: "It would be the most incredible story. I would tell it to everyone I know."</p> <p>While a third exclaimed: "The Paul McCartney and you just walked right by him?"</p>

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Unearthed video of Princess Diana shows rare talent

<p dir="ltr">Footage of the beloved Princess Diana playing the piano during her and Prince Charles’ 1988 tour of Australia has resurfaced, sending royal fans into a frenzy.</p> <p dir="ltr">The video sourced from the Nine News archives captured the effervescent couple during a visit to the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.</p> <p dir="ltr">Prince Charles and Princess Diana are seen in a room filled with music students, staff and other members of the media.</p> <p dir="ltr">Then 26-year-old Di is seen gently taking a seat at the piano where she gives an impromptu performance.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrincessDiana?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrincessDiana</a> playing the piano in Melbourne, Australia. So beautiful 💗 <a href="https://t.co/XbJscVRmpf">pic.twitter.com/XbJscVRmpf</a></p> — Princess Diana of Wales (@DianaPrincessOW) <a href="https://twitter.com/DianaPrincessOW/status/854052461300125696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">She effortlessly plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.</p> <p dir="ltr">Charles, who was 39 at the time, was also seen attempting to play the cello.</p> <p dir="ltr">The royal tour that included Princess Diana polishing off the ivories was part of their 1988 visit to Australia.</p> <p dir="ltr">It came five years after the couple first visited Australia together – a tour which remarkably included Prince William when he was just a toddler.</p> <p> </p>

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Dolly did it! Fans praise Dolly Parton for "curing coronavirus"

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p><span>Dolly Parton has been praised by country music fans for "playing an important role in the COVID battle" after making a very generous donation.</span></p> <p>She gave USD $1 million to the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville to fund coronavirus projects.</p> <p>One of these projects were human trials of the Moderna vaccine, which was found this week to be nearly 95 per cent effective against the virus in early studies.</p> <p>A Vanderbilt spokesperson said Parton’s “generous” gift was helping “several promising research initiatives”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon. <a href="https://t.co/dQgDWexO0C">pic.twitter.com/dQgDWexO0C</a></p> — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) <a href="https://twitter.com/DollyParton/status/1328741440470528000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 17, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Fans are saying that "Dolly is our saviour" and others are saying that as she donated to the researchers that are now helping with the vaccine, she helped cure COVID.</p> <p>Dolly announced her generous donation to the Medical Center back in May.</p> <p>“My longtime friend Dr Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards that research of the coronavirus for a cure,” the star wrote on Instagram.</p> <p>“I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations.”</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Nicole Kidman shows off incredible singing voice

<p><span>Nicole Kidman has reminded fans that she not only acts, but she sings spectacularly too.</span><br /><br /><span>The Undoing actress, 53, leant her vocals to the TV show's title track after her director Susanne Bier persuaded her.</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman posted a video of her singing the song 'Dream A Little Dream Of Me' on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to explain that Bier called her to say, "I've had an idea — I want you to record the title sequence."</span><br /><br /><span>"I was like, 'Absolutely not'," Kidman responded, before adding, "Then she said 'You have to. And I went 'OK'."</span><br /><br /><span>While many may not know she has some serious vocal chops, this is not her first public performance.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHDj7r2pc-S/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHDj7r2pc-S/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Danish director + musician husband + filming in a basement studio = nervous singer of #TheUndoing theme song.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Nov 1, 2020 at 8:57am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>She sang in the musicals Moulin Rouge and Nine.</span><br /><br /><span>Despite her previous experience, she told The Sydney Morning Herald that she was incredibly nervous.</span><br /><br /><span>"I can't do with my voice what I can do when I act and that's very frustrating," Kidman said.</span><br /><br /><span>"With performance, there's the possibility I may not get there. But at least I know I can try to reach it. With voice, I just can't. I wish I could sing what I feel."</span><br /><br /><span>In an interview on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show, Kidman explained the thought process behind recording the track.</span><br /><br /><span>"We were in lockdown. We were in Tennessee, in Nashville, and the director sent me a text going, 'Would you sing the title track, 'Dream a Little Dream,' to the series?'" Kidman said.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGFWWtFpi22/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGFWWtFpi22/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Love getting to play dress up and chat about @UndoingHBO with @MarieClaireAU ✨ Link in bio xx</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Oct 8, 2020 at 6:05am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"I was like, 'What? No, I so don't want to do that. My voice is not good,' which is always my reaction, and she said, 'No, no, I think you can sing it.'"</span><br /><br /><span>Kidman has been married to musician Keith Urban since 2006.</span><br /><br /><span>Urban helped her by offering their home studio to record the track. "We laid it down and sent it in, and they mixed it so it ended up in the series," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I don't know if that's a good or bad thing."</span></p>

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Rod Stewart reveals "big falling out" with Elton John

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Rod Stewart is claiming that he's made efforts to heal the rift between himself and Elton John, but was snubbed by the Rocketman singer.</p> <p>The rockers had another falling out after Stewart, 75, mocked John's retirement tour and criticised the movie about John's life. </p> <p>Stewart opened up about the feud in a recent interview.</p> <p>“We don’t talk to each other anymore,” the <em>I Don’t Want to Talk About It</em> singer said on Chris Evans’ <a rel="noopener" href="https://shows.acast.com/chris-evans-how-to-wow/episodes/rod-stewart" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>How To Wow</em></a> podcast.</p> <p>The rocker added: “Big falling out.”</p> <p>“Last time I emailed him I said, ‘I’ve got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?’ You know, cause they both love football,” he said of John and his sons. “You don’t have to come, but if they want to come play on this they’re welcome.”</p> <p>“(He) never got back to me.”</p> <p>The rift initially started when Stewart claimed that John's biopic <em>Rocketman</em> didn't live up to its potential despite praising the Freddy Mercury biopic <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>.</p> <p>“It was OK, I just wished it hadn’t been a musical. I mean, the dancing outside the council house made it a bit ‘Mamma Mia’,” he said.</p> <p>He also slammed John's retirement tour, saying it's "dishonest".</p> <p>“If I retire, I won’t make an announcement. I’ll just fade away. I don’t think this is a big deal, it stinks of selling tickets,” he said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Celine Dion stuns in futuristic photo shoot

<p>Celine Dion has proven once again that age is just a number by showing off some serious skin in a gilded photoshoot for her new 12th English-language album,<span> </span><em>Courage</em>.</p> <p>Taking to her Instagram over the weekend, Celine shared two photos of her rocking a gold bodysuit by French fashion designer Thierry Mugler.</p> <p>The 52-year-old captioned the post, “Live life by the golden rule”.</p> <p>The iconic singer credited her 34-year-old backup dancer - and rumoured love interest - Pepe Munoz for styling the look.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDq8CN9DLha/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CDq8CN9DLha/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Live life by the golden rule ✨ - Team Céline . Vivez la vie en respectant la règle d’or ✨ - Team Céline . #Courage #Sunday #MuglerArchives . Styled by @p.e.p.e.munoz and @sydneylopez Hair: @dee_termined_girl Makeup: @justinstclairmakeup 📸: @paolakudacki</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/celinedion/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Céline Dion</a> (@celinedion) on Aug 9, 2020 at 6:52am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It didn’t take long for fans to flock to the comments section to praise her.</p> <p>“Ageless,” wrote one, while another called her, “My queen”.</p> <p>“So awesome. Such a strong woman,” added another.</p> <p>Others speculated on the inspiration behind Celine’s look.</p> <p>“Love this. Star Wars C3-PO?” proposed one.</p> <p>“Love the dress! Looks like one that Britney wore at the Circus Tour!” added another.</p> <p>“Beyonce vibes!” was another suggestion.</p>

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Elvis Presley’s grandson dead at 27

<p>Lisa Marie Presley's son and Elvis Presley's grandson Benjamin Keough has died at the age of 27.</p> <p>Reports have said Benjamin took his own life on Sunday. </p> <p>In a statement to TMZ, Lisa's manager, Roger Widynowsk, said, "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11 year old twins and her oldest daughter Riley. </p> <p>“She adored that boy. He was the love of her life."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkdywyJkeo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkdywyJkeo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Gee 💋 (@justginam)</a> on Jul 12, 2020 at 10:01pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Benjamin followed in his famous family’s footsteps and was also a musician. He also acted in a short film called Rod and Barry.</p> <p>While he kept out of the limelight, no one could ignore the striking resemblance he beared to his world renowned grandfather. </p> <p>“He does [look so much like Elvis]!” Lisa Marie told CMT in 2012. </p> <p>“He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.”</p> <p>Elvis’s daughter admitted she gets “overwhelmed” at times by how much they look alike. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkdqsNF8H1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; 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border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CCkYN1NFXQJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; 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Susan Boyle delights the internet with her first ever TikTok video

<p>Susan Boyle has made an incredibly hilarious debut to social media app Tiktok, where she was shown displaying her amazing dance moves with friends. </p> <p>The 59-year-old <em>Britain's Got Talent</em> star took part in a socially distanced dance accompanied by her personal assistant Geraldine and vocal coach Chris Judge.</p> <p>The group boogied to the song <em>Laxed Siren Beat</em> by Jawsh 685 and the video was uploaded to the account of Gez Rae.</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/N3yKG_Yc4V4"></iframe></div> <p>The Scottish singer revealed in February she’s actually been trying to add another talent under her belt by taking dancing lessons</p> <p>"Someone suggested I would be good on Strictly Come Dancing," she told The Sun. </p> <p>"Yeah, I would like that. I've got some moves. I've been taking dance lessons."</p> <p>The Scottish singer, who rose to fame on the third series of <em>Britain's Got Talent</em> in 2009 with her stunning rendition of <em>I Dreamed a Dream</em> from<em> Les Misérables</em>, told to <em>A Current Affair's</em> Tracy Grimshaw that there's still plenty of things on her bucket list for her to tick off and make sure come to fruition. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BySmiH-lddE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BySmiH-lddE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Susan Boyle (@susanboylemusic)</a> on Jun 4, 2019 at 7:08am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"My bucket list? One is to ride a bike — I got my very first bike, never had a bike when I was a kid," Boyle said to Grimshaw. "And I've got my professional licence, I've learned how to drive."</p> <p>Boyle also admitted in the same interview that being pushed into international fame so suddenly back in 2012, was simply too much for her to handle at the time. </p> <p>She says three years after the show, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome which came as a “relief” to her. </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8b2ZQpl3Cg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8b2ZQpl3Cg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Susan Boyle (@susanboylemusic)</a> on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:34am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"That was just a relief for me, though, because for years I thought I had something a bit more serious, you know? So that took it off my shoulders a bit," Boyle said, explaining that she had previously thought she had "quite serious brain damage."</p> <p>"[With] Asperger's, you just have to make people aware that sometimes you have to go at a certain pace, don't be too bombarded with things. At the very beginning I was too bombarded," she recalled.</p> <p>"I just want to keep going. I just want to keep entertaining people, making albums, touring. I'm as happy as anything."</p>

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Vale Dame Vera Lynn

<p>Iconic songstress Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103.</p> <p>In a statement, the singer’s family said she passed away on Thursday “surrounded by her close family”.</p> <p>The Forces’ Sweetheart, who had sold over a million records by the age of 22, was best known for performing hits such as <em>We’ll Meet Again </em>to troops in World War Two, as well as <em>The White Cliffs Of Dover</em>, <em>There’ll Always Be An England</em>, <em>I’ll Be Seeing You</em>, <em>Wishing</em> and <em>If Only I Had Wings</em>.</p> <p>She was also known for her charity commitments, having been involved with organisations concerned with military veterans as well as polio, breast cancer, blindness and cerebral palsy.</p> <p>Her last public performance was at Hyde Park, in a 1995 ceremony that marked the 50th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.</p> <p>Days before her 100th birthday, she released a compilation album titled <em>Vera</em> <em>Lynn 100</em>, featuring re-orchestrated versions of some of her most popular tunes. The album rose to number 3, making her the first centenarian to enter the UK charts.</p> <p>In April, the Queen referenced the song during a speech to Britons who were separated from families and friends due to the coronavirus lockdown, saying: “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again.”</p> <p>Following the speech, Dame Vera beat her previous record to become the oldest artist to get a top 40 album in the UK after the song re-entered the charts at number 30.</p> <p>Dame Vera is survived by her daughter Virginia.</p>

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Keith Urban surprises fans by giving them his number

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Country music star Keith Urban has won the hearts of fans by asking them to send him a text.</p> <p>He put up a snap on Instagram of a Polaroid with a US phone number, explaining that fans should “shoot me a text”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CADyIcLpcWc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CADyIcLpcWc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Shoot me a text! 615-240-2938</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/keithurban/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Keith Urban</a> (@keithurban) on May 11, 2020 at 12:21pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The reply, according to<span> </span>Now To Love, is instant but automated and unfortunately, fans outside the US can’t access the latest service.</p> <p>"Hi! Glad you're here. I can't text internationally just yet but fill out your contact info so we can text you as soon as it's available,” the automated text said.</p> <p>The link leads fans to a site called<span> </span>Community, that describes itself as "a new conversation platform enabling direct and instant communication at massive scale, all through text messaging."</p> <p>Other stars, such as the band OneRepublic, have jumped on board, with lead singer of the band Ryan Tedder explaining to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/business/8543190/why-hundreds-music-stars-giving-fans-phone-numbers-community-app" target="_blank">Billboard</a><span> </span>why they use the platform.</p> <p>"We captured over 20% of our audience at Red Rocks and immediately had so much more engagement than we've ever had with Instagram and Twitter," Ryan explained.</p> <p>"Nobody else should have your fan's information other than you -- the fact that Facebook owns all of it and we can't have access to it unless we want to pay exorbitant fees is ridiculous."</p> <p>There’s no word as to when the service will be in Australia or New Zealand as of yet, but fans of Urban should keep their eyes peeled.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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“This is what being an at home roadie looks like”: Nicole Kidman shares sweet video of Keith Urban rocking out

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is rocking out at home to her husband Keith Urban’s country sounds. She uploaded a crazy and chaotic Instagram video of her husband shredding on the guitar.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>Big Little Lies</em><span> </span>star couldn’t be prouder as she watched on, smiled and gave a thumbs up to the camera.</p> <p>“This is how I get to hang out now,” Kidman said.</p> <p>The video then cut to a full shot of Urban, 52, riffing on his electric guitar.</p> <p>She uploaded the video to Instagram with a sweet caption, saying “this is what being an at home roadie looks like” and tagged her husband’s account.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B--CZ-CpI8r/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B--CZ-CpI8r/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">This is what being an at home roadie looks like 🎸❤️ @KeithUrban</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/nicolekidman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Nicole Kidman</a> (@nicolekidman) on Apr 14, 2020 at 10:16am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The couple have had a very musical time in isolation as Keith has been producing live studio sessions for his music fans and followers on Instagram.</p> <p>Urban has been sharing live concerts online via his Instagram account and YouTube channel. One clip late last month showed Kidman dancing up a storm as she relaxed with no shoes on and had her hair in a low ponytail as Urban performed<span> </span><em>Never Comin’ Down</em>.</p> <p>She cheered him on as she played the ultimate supportive wife and cheered him on during his performance.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Rod Stewart performs live for fans amid coronavirus pandemic

<p><span>Rod Stewart has performed for awestruck fans from the comfort of his home in Florida over the Easter weekend. </span><br /><br /><span>The 75-year-old sat alongside his daughter Ruby, 32, to undergo his #TogetherAtHome performance to raise money for the World Health Organisation and Global Citizen. </span><br /><br /><span>“Hello everybody, this is Rod and Ruby from sunny Florida wishing everybody a happy Easter,” Rod said in the video via Facebook livestream. </span><br /><br /><span>“We’re going to try and entertain you for 20 minutes … it’s going to be absolutely chaotic because neither of us play the guitar, but we’re going to do our best.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-0F62ojVid/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; 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text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-0F62ojVid/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sir Rod Stewart (@sirrodstewart)</a> on Apr 10, 2020 at 1:39pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span><span>Both Rod and his daughter sang sweetly for the camera, and moved around their living room from the couch to the piano. </span><br /><br /><span>Together they performed in perfect harmony some of Rod’s greatest hits including When I Was Younger, Swing Lol, Dirty Old Town and Sweet Chariot. </span><br /><br /><span>The pair took breaks between each song to chat with fans and dance together, as well as give a special hello from the family pet Ziggy.</span><br /><br /></span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; 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margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B6wolnEAlqt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Here we come 2020 ❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thekimberlystewart/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Kimberly Stewart</a> (@thekimberlystewart) on Dec 31, 2019 at 6:15pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>The father daughter duo also welcomed other members of the Stewart family including Penny Lancaster and their 14-year-old son Alastair to perform one of Rod’s most beloved songs Forever Young as the brilliant concert came to a close.</span><br /><br /><span>“Thank you to all the health care workers worldwide for putting their lives at risk to care for others. God bless you. We’ll pay you back somehow, we have to,” Rod said. </span><br /><br /><span>Rod celebrated his 75th birthday milestone this year in hospital while recovering from a knee replacement surgery. </span><br /><br /></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7JT8cmAwob/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7JT8cmAwob/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Penny Lancaster (@penny.lancaster)</a> on Jan 10, 2020 at 8:15am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Penny shared a sweet message alongside a photograph of her hubby, writing: </span><br /><br /><span>“Roddy is doing remarkably well after his knee replacement surgery on Tuesday (so well that the naughty boy keeps trying to walk without his crutches). </span><br /><br /><span>“Luckily he is being discharged today to celebrate his 75th tonight and home this weekend to see the boys play football!”</span></p>

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Dolly Parton’s BIG announcement!

<p>Dolly Parton has announced plans to donate $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s COVID-19 research efforts.</p> <p>"My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who's been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure. I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations," she wrote in an Instagram post.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ceG0wlAVc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ceG0wlAVc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/dollyparton/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Dolly Parton</a> (@dollyparton) on Apr 1, 2020 at 9:24am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The two have been friends since 2014, when he treated her after a minor car accident.</p> <p>The friendship between the pair was discussed in the podcast<span> </span><em>Dolly Parton’s America</em>, hosted by public radio veteran Jad Abumrad.</p> <p>"At some point, Jad realised that there was someone calling on his father's phone and their name was an interesting pseudonym. He asked his dad about it and he says, 'Oh, it's Dolly. I just help out when she needs some advice,'" Dolly Parton's America producer Shima Oliaee said in an interview with <span><em>Pocket Casts</em>.</span> "He's a good friend that advises her when she has a question. So that was the first step."</p> <p>This isn’t the first time Parton has showed off her generosity. In 1990, the singer established Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a program that sends low-income children free books every month from birth to age five. During the coronavirus pandemic, Parton is hosting<span> </span><em>Goodnight With Dolly,</em><span> </span>a series where she reads children’s books out loud, beginning with<span> </span><em>The Little Engine That Could</em>.</p> <p>It is estimated that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready within 12-18 months, with over 20 vaccines currently in the works.</p>

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