Parton to perform at Glastonbury, Tomlinson plays soccer
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 01:23
Feb 27 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Dolly Parton signs to play Glastonbury, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson hits the soccer field, and Steve McQueen screens ''12 Years A Slave'' for the U.N. Bob Mezan reports.
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Dolly Parton is headed to Glastonbury. The legendary country music star has signed on to participate in Glastonbury's annual music festival on June 29. Parton tweeted the news. She's adding the tour as part of her Blue Smoke World Tour and will play in the festival's renowned legends slot, which last year featured fellow country star Kenny Rogers.
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has made his soccer debut during a charity match in the U.K. The pop star played for the second-tier Doncaster Rovers. Fans flocked from as far as Mexico to see him play. Despite the hype, the game was a draw, 0-0, with Rotherhan United.
"12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen was at the United Nations headquarters in New York for a special screening of his Oscar-nominated film. The movie was shown as part of a slavery remembrance commemoration. McQueen's film will compete for the Oscars top prize - best picture - at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday (March 02).
And speaking of the Academy Awards, workers readied the envelopes that will conceal the winners' names. Designed by Marc Friedland, this year's envelopes are handcrafted from a high-gloss, iridescent metallic gold paper stock, with a red lacquered lining featuring the Oscar statue hand-stamped in satin gold leaf.
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