#HotCountrySkinny for December 27th

She can try to resist, but even 17 years later, LeAnn Rimes can’t fight the moonlight! During a trip to Colorado, the 35-year-old country and pop singer recreated her famous cameo from the cult film Coyote Ugly, which sees her performing on top of a bar.

“This is what happens when your friends at @kemosabe1990 in Aspen move locations and open up a bad ass private bar upstairs and then turn on ‘Can’t Fight The Moonlight,'” LeAnn wrote on Instagram on Wednesday night, alongside a photo of her kneeling on top of a bar and looking up at two women dancing on it. “No one could resist! Coyote Ugly 2.0!” Hope she didn’t order water! And no, Rimes did not wear her famous beige cropped halter top with tassels—it was far too cold. Also, it’s no longer the early ’00s. Coyote Ugly was released in 2000 and centers on a young woman from New Jersey, played by Piper Perabo, who gets a job as a dancing bartender at a famous NYC bar run by women while aspiring to become a famous songwriter. Others stars included Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, Bridget Moynahan, Izabella Miko, Adam Garcia and John Goodman.Rimes paid tribute to the movie in 2015 on its 15th anniversary, tweeting, “WOW 15 years!!”


Dolly Parton is always one to bring a smile to people’s faces, and she lit up the room when she visited with young patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville recently. She also offered a generous donation to the hospital.

“The reason I’m here today is because I have a very special reason to be fond of this hospital,” Parton tells those gathered in the above clip, explaining how her niece Hannah Dennison was diagnosed with Leukemia as a child and received treatment at Vanderbilt hospital for four years before going into remission. The legend’s visit with patients took place while she was promoting her children’s album, I Believe in You, in October of 2017, and she welcomed her sister Rachel and Hannah to the stage to talk about their experience. While Parton’s niece, Hannah, was undergoing treatment, the superstar would write songs to help lift her and her family’s spirits. “When Hannah was sick, we felt it was really important, the rest of the family, that we did something to help Rachel and Richard in their journey,” Parton explains. “So I love the music of course, so I wrote the songs and I used to put together little songs with Hannah’s friends and our little cousins so Hannah had something to listen to.”

Now 28, Hannah is the inspiration behind two songs on I Believe in You: “Chemo Hero” and “Brave Little Soldier.” “I know that it’s so important to take care of children whether they’re sick or whether they’re well, especially when you’re not feeling good,” the legendary country star says. In addition to providing the children with the joy of music, Parton also announced that she’s donating $1 million to the hospital that gave so much to her niece and family. All proceeds from album sales of I Believe in You go toward Parton’s longtime charity, the Imagination Library.


The wait for new music from Scotty McCreery is nearly over. The American Idol star has announced that his third studio album, Seasons Change, will be released on March 16. Autographed copies of Seasons Change will be available for pre-order at ScottyMcCreery.com on Dec. 20.


Tyler and Hayley Hubbard are celebrating their first Christmas as new parents…..More on today’s #Skinny at 8:40am and 4:40pm.



Picture: Courtesy People Magazine

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