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    Dolly Parton is donating $1 million toward coronavirus cure research
     5 April 2020
    The 74-year-old country icon has announced she is making a sizeable donation toward Vanderbilt’s ongoing research into a cure for coronavirus - which is also known as COVID-19 - as the respiratory illness continues to spread across the globe and claim the lives of thousands
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    Kristen Bell was told she wasn’t “pretty enough” at the start of her career
    5 Apr: The ‘Frozen 2’ star has revealed she faced plenty of rejection for roles when she was finding her feet as an actress, and said many auditions would result in her being told she lacked the looks needed to play the “pretty girl”, as well as the “quirky” personality needed for the “weird girl” roles... more
    Leighton Meester is reportedly expecting her second child
    5 Apr: The ‘Gossip Girl’ star is believed to be pregnant with her second child with husband Adam Brody, according to pictures obtained by the Daily Mail which seem to show Leighton’s burgeoning baby bump... more
    Ariel Winter says growing up in the spotlight has been “rough”
    5 Apr: The 22-year-old actress had her “awkward” teenage years play out in front of millions after she rose to fame playing Alex Dunphy on ‘Modern Family’ for 11 seasons, beginning when she was just 11 years old... more
    Bindi Irwin held a “candle-lighting ceremony” for her later father Steve Irwin at her wedding last week
    4 Apr: The 21-year-old conservationist tied the knot with Chandler Powell on March 25, and although her father - who died in 2006 after he was attacked by a stingray while working on an underwater film - couldn’t be there to walk her down the aisle, they made sure to include him in the ceremony... more
    Taylor Swift has offered “direct relief” for an independent record store in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee
    4 Apr: The 30-year-old singer has reached out to offer financial aide to Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, after the store was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which is forcing many business to close its doors whilst struggling to keep paying staff... more
    Jessica Simpson is leaning on her faith to help her feel “true peace” amid the coronavirus pandemic
    4 Apr: The 39-year-old singer says that whilst many have been “struggling with fear” during the global health crisis, she has found a “pure connection to hope” in her religion and has encouraged her followers to pray for the safety of those working to save lives in the pandemic, including health care workers and scientists... more
    Angelina Jolie’s son Maddox will be heading back to school in South Korea as soon as the coronavirus pandemic has “settled”
    4 Apr: The 'Maleficent' actress has welcomed the 18 year old back into her abode last week, after his semester at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, was terminated due to the global health crisis... more
    Samuel L. Jackson has lent his voice to a sequel to the popular book ‘Go the F**k to Sleep’ that reflects on the coronavirus pandemic
    4 Apr: The 71-year-old actor appeared on Tuesday’s (31.03.20) episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to give a reading of the new book, titled ‘Stay the F**k at Home’, which stresses the importance of self-isolation and social distancing amid the current global health crisis... more
    A Robin Williams YouTube channel has been launched five years after his death
    4 Apr: The iconic actor tragically took his own life in 2014, but now, over five years after his death, fans will be able to watch classic clips from some of his most memorable stand-up shows on YouTube... more

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