Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year

  • FILE - Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Parton is among the entertainers who took the initiative to make the best out of a challenging year. The country music icon donated $1 million toward researching the coronavirus at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year.