Dolly Parton: The Bachelorette
Stars are popping up in unexpected places. What’s up with the Katie Couric Prince William interview? Why is David Letterman shutting down with Regis Philbin? And how did Dolly Parton end up on The Bachelorette?
Country superstar Dolly Parton is making a guest appearance on The Bachelorette this season. Since this summer’s Bachelorette, Emily, was on a Dollywood date with suitor Arie, the legendary singer gave an impromptu performance and wowed the couple.
“Seeing Emily’s face when Dolly Parton started singing, she was just so shocked,” Arie said.
That’s one way to have a memorable date. Dolly wrote them an original song and gave them private run of the entire park. “This is a day I will never forget,” Emily said.
She’s still winnowing down the field of 16 remaining men to choose a mate. Dolly Parton has been happily married for over 45 years, but she said she enjoys the eye candy.
Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Dannielynn Update
Remember tragic tabloid figure Anna Nicole Smith? Entertainment Tonight checked in with the troubled personality’s young daughter and her father, Larry Birkhead. The little girl is now in kindergarten, and she’s pushing her father to find a mate in between learning to spell and put on lip gloss. The two had fun on the rides and games at Kids Castle.
It’s been five years since Anna Nicole Smith’s death, but she’s not forgotten. Dannielynn even sees her mother’s face on shopping bags at Guess stores, as well as at her Bahamas graveside. That girl is going to have some impressive therapy bills in a few decades.
Regis Philbin & David Letterman: Remembering Johnny Carson
David Letterman isn’t a regular talk show guest, because he prefers to be the one asking the questions. But he made an exception for pal Regis Philbin, who’s sitting in as guest host on the CNN interview show Piers Morgan Tonight.
The broadcasting titans recalled David Letterman’s 1978 debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The interview is airing Tuesday May 29 2012. David Letterman shut down the reminiscing before he had the chance to get too emotional.
David Letterman said that Regis is suited to the laid back interview format of Piers Morgan’s show, which inherited its timeslot from Larry King last year.
Katie Couric Prince William Interview
What’s it like to have your wedding televised around the world? ABC News’s Katie Couric is going straight to the source in an upcoming interview with Prince William.
“The prospect of 2 billion people watching was quite daunting,” he said, admitting that he’s gotten great advice from the Queen of England. Previews of the interview have been airing on Good Morning America, leading up to a primetime special.
Katie Couric got a rare interview with The Jubilee Queen, and you can see the special, including more of Prince William’s insights, airing Tuesday May 29 2012 on ABC.