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Country music fans can sleep in Dolly Parton's tour motorhome this summer
READ MORE: 'I avoided beaches because my body wasn't perfect – but now I proudly wear bikinis' Dolly’s 45-foot motorhome comfortably sleeps two people and is decorated in the singer’s classic style – with plenty of hot pink velvet and glitter.Two people can sleep in the glitzy motorhome and may even try on all of Dolly’s gorgeous costumes, shoes and even her guitar.“(I) decided to retire it because I wasn’t touring that much anymore and it just was sitting there.“And I thought this could be put to really good use.”While many major fans will want to stay in the tour bus it does come at a cost.The motorhome costs a minimum of $10,000 (£8,280).But, Dolly has stated that part of the cash goes to the Dollywood Foundation which supports disadvantaged children with education programmes as well as her Imagination Library.The superstar added: “If you’ve got money – and a lot of people do – they just want to experience that.”Guests get to enjoy a Dollywood room that sleeps an extra four people, a full sized wig cabinet and bejewelled clothes and shoes.The decor is a gaudy wonderland with murals on the walls.Dolly spent months in the motorhome during her tours from 2008 to 2022.And, she even wrote some of her songs like “Backwoods Barbie” as well as “9 to 5: the Musical” within its walls.On the booking website, the van is described as “the ultimate behind-the-scenes Dolly Parton experience.”It even states: “Designed by Dolly and her sisters, the motorcoach offers a unique glimpse into Dolly’s life on the road.” Would you love to stay in this home? Tell us in the comments… READ NEXT: Backpacking Brit shares top paid jobs to work while travelling in Australia Tourists banned from 'haunted' fort in India where people 'disappear'
Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Arlo Parks and Guy Garvey read CBeebies ‘Bedtime Stories’ at Glastonbury
Phoebe Bridgers, Arlo Parks and Guy Garvey are the latest musicians to take part in CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories series, with the trio all reading a tale at Glastonbury over the weekend.They follow fellow artists Harry Styles, Dave Grohl, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Tom Hardy and Ed Sheeran in appearing on the children’s TV series in recent years.Parks read Once Upon A Rhythm, written by James Carter and illustrated by Valerio Vidali, for her segment, while Bridgers read The Spectacular Suit (written by Kat Patrick and illustrated by Hayley Wells).“It was an absolute pleasure to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story from Glastonbury and bring joy and dreams to young people – what a special moment!” Parks said in a statement about her story, which you can watch here (UK viewers only).A post shared by BBC Radio 6 Music (@bbc6music)Elbow frontman Garvey read his story, A Little Bit Brave (written and illustrated by Nicola Kinnear), to an audience of children.“The first time I did a CBeebies bedtime story it was for the rest of the band’s kids, I didn’t have any of my own. Now I’ve got one and they’ve got more,” Garvey said in a statement.“The book I’ve chosen is a favourite bought for me by my best friend Pete Jobson who also has a couple of munchkins.
Dolly Parton donates $1million to Vanderbilt University for pediatric disease research
Dolly Parton has donated $1million to Vanderbilt University as part of her decades-long philanthropic quest.MORE: Dolly Parton reveals epic unseen photo of meeting the Queen during Jubilee celebrationsThe icon gifted the large sum of money to pediatric infectious disease research and it will reportedly help the university continue to study the causes of disease, understanding resistance to antibiotics and preventing and treating infections in children with cancer.WATCH: Dolly Parton sends special message to The Queen"No child should ever have to suffer," the singer shared in a statement.  "I'm willing to do my part to try and keep as many of them as I can as healthy and safe as possible."It's not the first time the singer has donated to the Tennessee college as she also gave $1million to the Medical Center's COVID-19 vaccine trials which helped to launch the Moderna vaccine.MORE: Dolly Parton shares heartbreak after sad loss: 'I will always love you'MORE: Dolly Parton shares heartwarming message after receiving award she initially rejectedDolly has always been passionate about helping others and HELLO! named her in our 2021 Kind List for her ongoing work helping the people of her state and country.In 1988, she created the Dollywood Foundation and began by offering scholarships to local high school students. In 1995, this expanded into the Imagination Library serving children in Sevier County, Tennessee, where Dolly was born and raised.
Dolly Parton to star in musical film ‘Mountain Magic Christmas’
Dolly Parton will star in a Christmas film for NBC, titled Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.The network announced the collaboration on Tuesday (May 17), describing the film as a “modern-day musical about the making of a network TV special”.A description reads: “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas is the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique ‘mountain magic’ she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas.“Throughout the movie’s production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men.“When it’s time for her big special to air live, a renewed and inspired Dolly goes rogue and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realisation that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.”The project is written and executive produced by David Rambo, Parton and Sam Haskell. It will be Parton’s third film with NBC, following 2015’s Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors and sequel Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle of Love in 2016.In 2020, the singer and actress starred in the Netflix musical film Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie.
Norwegian Eurovision entry Subwoolfer recorded a ‘Jolene’ parody about their time in Turin
Eurovision entry Subwoolfer have shared a ‘Jolene’ parody about their time in Turin.The duo, who comically donned yellow wolf masks in this year’s tournament, were 50-1 to win in Italy with their track ‘Give That Wolf A Banana’.They finished the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in 10th place with 182 points, some way off the winners, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra and UK runner up Sam Ryder.Now, to mark their time in Italy they have posted a video of themselves, which you can view below, goofing around in Turin performing a parody of Dolly Parton‘s famous hit ‘Jolene’.The clip sees the duo on the streets of the city, changing the lyrics of the track to: “These yellow ears beyond compare, we’re breathing in Italian air, we’re eating pizza almost every meal / We’re saving grandmas everyday, we ate a few along the way but Italian grandma skin is hard to peel,” before they declare: “Turin, Turin, Turin, Turin, we’re begging of you – join us to the moon.”Meanwhile, UK Eurovision runner Sam Ryder, has announced details of a new 2022 London show at brand new venue Outernet on November 24. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday (May 20) at 9am here.In Ukraine meanwhile, their win was said to bring “incredible happiness” to a country under invasion by Russia.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Instagram that the courage of the war-torn country “impresses the world” and congratulated Kalush Orchestra on their victory.He then went on to promise to host Eurovision in the future in a “free, peaceful and rebuilt” Mariupol, a city currently largely under Russian control.