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Dolly Parton Gets a “Dose of Her Own Medicine” With COVID-19 Vaccine

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Dolly Parton Reacts to All Those Dolly Parton Tributes

Hitting all the right shots!

Dolly Parton proved once again why she’s a living legend. On Tuesday, March 2, the Grammy winner took to social media to share that’s she officially received her first dose of Moderna, which is the coronavirus vaccine she helped fund last year.

She cheekily wrote on Instagram, “Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine.”

“I’m finally gonna get my vaccine. I’m so excited,” the country music icon said in an Instagram video. “I’m old enough to get it, I’m smart enough to get it, so I’m very happy.”

In fact, the award-winning singer was so jazzed about getting vaccinated that she remade her classic tune “Jolene” in order to “fit the occasion.”

“Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,” she crooned in her video. “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / because once you’re dead / then that’s a bit too late.”

“I know I’m trying to be funny now,” she added, “but I’m dead serious about the vaccine.”

Dolly also recorded herself receiving her first dose from Naji Abumrad, a professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At one point, the star even poked fun at the surgeon, telling him, “It didn’t take this long to film 9 to 5.”

In April 2020, the singer announced she donated $1 million to COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center. Thanks to her contribution, it helped fund the study and development of Moderna.

“When I donated the money to the Covid fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is,” she said last November. “Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon.”

Dolly isn’t the only celebrity and public figure to receive the vaccine in recent months. See which stars have gotten their doses in our gallery below.

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Dolly Parton

“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” the award-winning singer shared on Instagram. She received her first dose of Moderna, which is the vaccine she helped fund last year.

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Richard Branson

“Delighted my wife Joan and I received our first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine here in the BVI,” the mogul wrote on Instagram. “Completely painless and absolutely safe.”

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Jonathan Van Ness

“In NY, where I’m working the vaccine program expanded to include people w pre-existing conditions, being HIV+ is one of the conditions that allows folks to be vaccinated, so if you’re HIV+ please check your states guidelines to see if you’re eligible and get vaccinated against covid-19! There was a list of other conditions that allows for vaccination so wherever you are check the lists and see if you can get in line. Some places like Cali will give leftover doses but just see what’s happening in your area,” the Queer Eye star wrote in a Feb. 22 Instagram post. “Had I not been looking online everyday I wouldn’t have seen, so def get involved with your search. This was my first shot and other than minor soreness in my arm had no side effects and will get my second shot in a few weeks.”

“Each state has different guidelines so you’ll want to look into yours,” he continued. “Definitely need patience, resolve, access to internet to do this so plz if you can help others obtain information or access plz so that. Biggest Hug & Happy Monday! Also, I know my stronger mask should go under, but I didn’t want to take my mask off to put on the stronger under, so I just layered them as was! Stay safe xx.”

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Jeff Goldblum

“Immense gratitude to all of the frontline healthcare workers, continuing to work tirelessly to keep us all safe,” the actor shared to Instagram on Feb. 1. He included a photo of himself getting the COVID-19 vaccine while wearing a mask and robe.

“As a citizen well into my platinum years, I got my first dose of the vaccine through the LA County Department of Health,” he added. “I’ll continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. This too shall pass. Grand things are ahead.”

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Sean Penn

The actor, activist and CORE co-founder posted a pic of himself receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in L.A. and told his Twitter followers, “I’m a lucky man. Lucky to work alongside the ⁦@LAFD & our great frontline @CoreResponse staff, our partners at Carbon Health, USC, & Curative Lab.”

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Samuel L. Jackson

“At The Forum getting that 1st jab!! #lookoutworldbouttobustbackout#vaccinespring#gogitchyoursigotmine,” the star posted to Instagram about the Los Angeles-area landmark on Jan. 24. He was appropriately wearing an Avengers mask while getting vaccinated.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Today was a good day. I have never been happier to wait in a line,” The Terminator star and former California governor shared on Instagram after getting vaccinated in Los Angeles. “If you’re eligible, join me and sign up to get your vaccine. Come with me if you want to live!”

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Julie Bowen

The Modern Family actress told her Instagram followers on Jan. 20 that she participated in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, writing, “Wearing blue for Biden/Harris at my 2nd (hopefully?) vaccine injection. It’s a trial so a: I did not ‘jump the line’ and b: I may just get saline…. It’s still an honor to be part of the process.”

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Al Roker

On Jan. 19, the 66-year-old Today star received the first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine live on air.

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Willie Nelson

Willie and his wife, Annie, were among the first to get the vaccine in Texas. Family Hospital Systems in Texas shared a photo of the country singer giving a thumbs-up after receiving the shot with the caption, “Thank you Willie Nelson for helping Family Hospital Systems slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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Loretta Lynn

The country singer and her daughter Peggy made the vaccination appointment a family affair. The country crooner wrote on Instagram, “Well, I bundled up and Peggy Jean and I rolled out of Hurricane Mills so I could get this vaccine. I’m sure glad to get it and am sure ready to put Covid in the rear view mirror! And I enjoyed the mom daughter time, too! #winning #sickofcovid #stayhealthy #besafe #getyours”

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Judi Dench

In an interview with the BBC, the actress shared, “I had one a week ago so I think my next is something like 11 weeks’ time, that’s a great start!”

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Steve Martin

On Sunday, Jan. 17, the legendary star revealed he received the vaccine. “Good news/Bad news. Good news: I just got vaccinated! Bad news: I got it because I’m 75. Ha,” he captioned his Twitter message. “The operation in NYC was smooth as silk (sorry about the cliché @BCDreyer!) and hosted to perfection by the US Army and National Guard. Thank you all, and thank you science.”

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Martha Stewart

On Monday, Jan. 11, the star was vaccinated at her eponymous holistic care center located at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Stewart, 79, shared on Instagram in part, “We are all hoping for an end to this pandemic. To allay your concerns that I jumped the line know that I am in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines and I waited in line with others.”

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Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

On Tuesday, Dec. 29, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the first dose of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine.

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President Joe Biden

While receiving the vaccine from Delaware-based nurse Tabe Masa, the President-Elect told the American people, “There’s nothing to worry about.”

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Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

The New York City representative shared her vaccination experience on Instagram, promising followers, “I would would never, ever ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself.” 

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Ian McKellen

The Lord of the Rings actor wholeheartedly recommends receiving the vaccine, sharing on social media, “It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. I feel very lucky to have had the vaccine.”

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Nancy Pelosi

The California congresswoman shared on Twitter, “Today, with confidence in science & at the direction of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the COVID-19 vaccine. As the vaccine is being distributed, we must all continue mask wearing, social distancing & other science-based steps to save lives & crush the virus.”

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Mitt Romney

“Grateful for the hard work from the medical community, gov. partners, and others who are working around the clock to deliver a safe & effective #COVID19 vaccine,” the former presidential hopeful tweeted when he and fellow congressmen received the vaccine on Dec. 18.

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Prue Leith

The queen of the Great British Baking Off captioned a pic of herself getting the shot, “Who wouldn’t want immunity from #Covid19 with a painless jab?? #vaccine”

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Joe Park

The Bachelorette contestant was among the first group of healthcare workers to receive the vaccine, a process he documented on Instagram. 

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Elizabeth Warren

Warren and fellow Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said in a statement, “The vaccine is a testament to all we can achieve when we listen to scientists, follow the advice of public health experts, and come together as a country.”

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Mike Pence

The official Twitter account for the Vice President tweeted on Dec. 18, “We want to ensure every American: While we cut red tape, we have cut no corners when it comes to the development of this SAFE and EFFECTIVE vaccine.”

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Sanjay Gupta

The CNN correspondent shared on Twitter, “While I am (a little) afraid of needles… yes… despite being a surgeon, the process didn’t hurt a bit.”

For the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic and for tips on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov.

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This $10 Korean Sheet Face Mask Set Has 15,686 Five Star Amazon Reviews

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Calling all face mask lovers! And we’re talking about the kind of face masks you use for beauty purposes. If you haven’t noticed we love sharing our favorite Amazon finds, especially ones with thousands of 5-star reviews and affordable price tags. And today, we’re about to blow your mind with this $10 sheet face mask set that has 15,686 5-star Amazon reviews!

As regular sheet maskers, we’ve tried dozens of skincare masks, but none quite compare to Dermal’s K-Beauty collagen sheet face mask set. Not only do you get 16 (yes 16!) sheet masks for only $10, but every mask offers a powerful blend of ingredients that tackle different skin concerns like dullness, hyperpigmentation, scarring and inflammation. For extra hydration, we love layering these masks on top of our other serums! 

But as always, don’t take our word for it, check out one of the 15,600+ 5-star reviews on Amazon singing its praises.

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Packed with plant-derived ingredients, sodium hyaluronate, vitamin E and collagen, each mask tackles a different skin concern and offers fast absorption. 

Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“These masks are amazing!!! Having “ice pick” scars left over from acne I was told that I’d have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can’t produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. Well using these masks for 2 months and I’ve seen significant reduction in my scars they are almost completely gone! Gonna keep using until scars have fully healed!”

“I honestly use them as part of my self-care and “happy” place for myself – I’m currently a grad student and they often talk about taking better care of oneself. I literally put one of these on when I’m studying or writing a paper (at home of course ha ha) and they so help with making me feel relaxed.”

“I freaking love these. They are super gentle and have no alcohol. They give a nice little moisture surge and skin plump. I love the variety and these have little descriptions on the front of each mask like; moisture, nutrition, calming, brightening, etc. So I’ll use whatever mask I feel my skin needs on a given day.”

“I have dry, sensitive, eczema skin. My face is so flaky that I literally “snow” everywhere. That’s where these lil babies come in. I use one every day after I shower at night and my face started to clear up in a couple of days.”

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HGTV’s Erin and Ben Napier Confirm They Are Expecting Baby Girl on Home Town

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The Napier home is getting bigger!

During the April 11 episode of Home Town, Erin Napier and Ben Napier announced they were expecting another baby girl. They are already the proud parents to a three-year-old daughter named Helen.

The special reveal on HGTV also occurred after Ben’s brother Jessie and his wife Lauren revealed they were having a baby.

“By now most of you know that in just a few weeks we will be adding another little face to our home videos and photo albums,” Erin wrote on Instagram. “Just like Helen did, her little sister has made it easy to keep her secret by being tiny even now, and I’m deeply thankful that we’ve had almost 8 months of keeping this our news just for our family and close friends.”

The designer added, “Last spring, I put away the changing table supplies because I no longer had an infant. I put it away in the guest room closet and then I cried because I thought how lonesome Helen must feel up there in her crib beside an empty room every night. A few weeks later, I watched my daddy and his brother standing at my grandmother’s graveside. Two men with many differences strengthened each other. Two men who knew her better than any of us ever could. Siblings do that, they know and remember and keep the stories of a family alive. And we wanted that for Helen. Someone to stand with her when we can’t someday. And now she’ll have a cousin following just a few weeks behind her, too. We are so thankful.”

As fans may know, college sweethearts Ben and Erin wondered if they would be able to have children of their own. In fact, after doctors discovered Erin had a perforated appendix, they feared surgery would make it unlikely to conceive. Ultimately, Erin has been able to defy expectations.

“Even in our celebrating, I’m thinking of the would-be parents waiting for their own babies,” Erin wrote on Instagram. “For many it can be such a long and difficult journey and I pray for strength for you if that’s where you are. God answers in His own time, not ours, awfully hard as that can be. Sending so much love to y’all today.”

When Ben confirmed the news on social media, the Ben’s Workshop star couldn’t help but express the power of having siblings. 

“I grew up with built-in best friends. My 3 brothers and I speak our own language and know the dance when it’s time to move a piano into a house together,” he wrote. “Helen will have that with her little sister. It makes me even happier to know that there’ll be another Napier baby right around the corner from us. There was a time when @erinapier and I didn’t know if we would have kids. I would’ve been happy with just the 2 of us, or just the 3 of us, but I can’t wait to see the 4 of us.”

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And for those who want to know about Helen’s reaction, both parents assured fans that she is thrilled.

“Helen tells us daily something new she plans to teach her sister: ‘How to play with the mermaid toys,’ ‘How to walk!’ ‘How to eat pancakes!'” the couple shared with HGTV. “I so hope she won’t feel jealousy, just love and pride in her little sister. I want her to feel like she’s her baby, too.”

Home Town airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. on HGTV.

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The Challenge’s Ashley Cain Says His 8-Month-Old Daughter Has “Days to Live”

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The Challenge star Ashley Cain has some devastating news about his baby girl. 

On April 8, he took to Instagram to update his followers on his infant daughter, Azaylia Diamond, who he shares with Safiyya Vorajee. It was just one month ago that Ashley, who appeared on multiple seasons of The Challenge’s Ex on the Beach UK as well as The Challenge: War of the Worlds, revealed to fans that the 8 month old’s leukemia had returned. In the new video posted online, he explained how, after multiple treatments to save his daughter’s life, there is nothing more doctors can do to help his little one. 

“Last week, we had the bone marrow test and the lumber puncture and bloods taken to send to Singapore in the hope that they could create a CAR-T therapy to save Azaylia’s life,” he said. “Then, we had to have a CT scan on her head and the results came back the next day, saying that Azaylia’s got two very big tumors on her brain.”

He shared that chemo has failed to work and explained that even a “spinal tap” could be too dangerous for Azaylia, leaving the parents with no other treatment options. 

“They think she’s only got one, two days to live,” the reality star said. “It could even be that night.”

Ashley added, “We’re going back home and we’re gonna try and make our baby as comfortable as possible. We’re gonna be strong, and we’re gonna go out with honor.”

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On April 9, Ashley shared an Instagram photo of Azaylia taking a bath in the hospital, along with an emotional caption. 

“9 days ago consultants told us my daughter had 1-2 days to live, but thought she may pass that evening,” he wrote. “Even with a barbaric disease consuming her blood, tumours in her brain and organs and amounts of pain I cannot imagine… She is still battling through 9 days later, with parts of the day with nothing but smiles despite her discomfort.”

He continued, “This is a testament of this little girls strength and the fight she has possessed all of the way through. She has fought a battle that not many, if any, of us could have endured and she’s earned the love and respect of many on the way. The truth is though, I hope and pray that I have earned hers! Even through the hardest and saddest time of my life, she has found a way to make it better. She has shined light on the darkest of days and she has opened my heart to amounts of love I couldn’t believe possible!”

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