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Dolly Parton's Picnic With Attorney Ends With A Kiss, What's Up?

12/25/2015 10:25am EST
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Dolly Parton momentarily sparked a few rumors when she was seen with her longtime attorney, Gerald Edelstein, eating a picnic lunch in Los Angeles. The pair were spotted together on Dec. 7 having some private time that ended with Edelstein giving her a kiss on the cheek after she got into her vehicle.

The twosome appeared to have a great time and got some people talking.

The 69-year-old entertainer has been married almost 50 years to her husband, Carl Dean, 73. The couple are rarely seen in public, but their marriage is deemed solid. They got married in May 1966 and Parton's husband is kn...

Dolly Parton Movie To Air On NBC

5/12/2015 2:06pm EDT
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NBC has revealed that the first of its made-for-television films about Dolly Parton while be titled "Coat Of Many Colors" and will focus on the country star's early years. The title is a song the singer wrote in 1971 about a coat Parton's mother knitted her out of rags when she was a child.

The network announced in January that it would be developing a series of TV movies based on the star's life and career.

Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, said Parton would produce the series, but no other details were released such as a premiere date or cast info.

It isn't the first time Gre...

Dolly Parton 'Thrilled' To Finally Perform At Glastonbury

6/30/2014 8:36am EDT
Dolly Parton 'Thrilled' To Finally Perform At Glastonbury
Country star Dolly Parton was ecstatic to perform at the famous Glastonbury Festival in England over the weekend, playing in front of an audience of 100,000 concertgoers. Fans shouted her name as she walked onto the stage on Sunday to perform for her highly anticipated afternoon concert.

She donned a sequined white ensemble and belted out hits including "Jolene," "9 to 5," "Coat of Many Colors," "I Will Always Love You," "Islands in the Stream," and a medley of songs including "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" and "Real Love."

At one point, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora joined h...

Popular Songs You Won't Believe Are Actually Covers

5/16/2014 12:00pm EDT
Popular Songs You Won't Believe Are Actually Covers
There are some cover songs out there that artists perform so well you forget someone did it first. We bet there’s a least a handful of songs on this list you thought weren't covers.

Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin (Jake Holmes)

This song actually has a pretty nasty past. Jimmy Page heard the song performed by Jake Holmes, who was opening for the Yardbirds while Page was a part of the band. The Yardbirds then bought a record of the song and copied it while adding new music for all of their instruments. While mostly reserved for live shows, it was included on a live album – and was the ...

Dolly Parton Comes Clean About Recent Tattoo Rumors

5/14/2014 11:58pm EDT
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Dolly Parton set the record straight about recent stories that she's covered with tattoos while promoting her 42nd album, "Blue Smoke," on "Today" Wednesday morning.

The country superstar has been rumored for some time to have exquisite body art all over her arms and on her breasts, and she told host Savannah Guthrie that she does have some ink -- just not as much as all the stories say.

Parton, who is almost always seen wearing long sleeves, laughed the stories off, saying that the sleeves aren't hiding anything, but she does have a few small tattoos that she got to hide old scars.

"I d...

Hollywood's 15 Shortest Actresses

4/28/2014 9:03pm EDT
Short And Sweet: Hollywood's 15 Shortest Actresses
We recently profiled several short actors in Hollywood, so naturally we also wanted to honor the short actresses with notable careers in showbusiness. Interestingly enough, several of these short gals are brilliant singers in addition to their career on-screen.

Meredith Eaton, 4’3". Meredith had a breakout role as attorney Bethany Horowitz on Boston Legal, a skilled lawyer usually underestimated due to her size.

Linda Hunt, 4’9". Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1982 for The Year of Living Dangerously. She's well-known as a series regular on NCIS: Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga Fires Back At Critics, Dolly Parton Hospitalized, Kanye Proposes, Miley's New Boyfriend

10/22/2013 10:01am EDT
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Lady Gaga Re-Tweets Criticism To Launch 'Do What U Want'
Lady Gaga responded to her critics to launch new single "Do What U Want" by retweeting past messages from all the haters. The singer's new album, "ARTPOP", drops November 11. (keep reading...)

Engaged! Kanye West Proposes To Kim Kardashian On Her Birthday
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian on Monday in San Francisco with a 50-piece orchestra. The rapper gave his new fiance a giant rock (we're not sure if it's from Sierra Leone or not) and had fireworks. It'll be Kim's third marriage, and hopefully this one will last more than 72 d...

Dolly Parton Briefly Hospitalized After Car Crash

10/21/2013 11:41pm EDT
Legendary singer Dolly Parton was briefly hospitalized Monday morning following a fender-bender in Nashville, Tennessee.

Parton was the passenger in pal Judy Ogle's Nissan Xterra when the driver of a Mitsubishi Diamante rear-ended them, after which both women were taken to Vanderbilt Hospital and released shortly after being treated.

"I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good... Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now!" the 67-year-old tweeted.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was charged with failing to yield at an intersection.

Last week Parton a...

A Tribute To The 20 Hardest Working Bras In Showbiz

9/2/2013 9:00am EDT
Hardest Working Bras
Some famous women are born well-endowed, while others choose to seek a little help from a good plastic surgeon to make the size of their chests larger. In either case, in order to support all that weight a strong brassiere is necessary.

Of course, some of those surgical enhancements do take some of the strain off those bra straps.

Check out our list of the hardest working bras in showbiz after the jump.

Believe it or not, only 8 of these women have implants. See if you can figure out which ones...

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Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

2/21/2013 8:07pm EST
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Most celebrities have had "a little work done" over the course of their careers, going for the usual nip here or tuck there to improve their appearance and keep themselves looking youthful enough to keep landing the big roles; and then there are the few dozen who have taken cosmetic surgery procedures to their most extreme.

Take former Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns, for instance. Known in the early 80s for his flamboyant, androgynous appearance, Burns has undergone several cosmetic surgeries -- likening them to simply "buying a new sofa" and saying it's something he'll always keep doing ...

Dolly Parton Laughs Off Lesbian Rumors

11/27/2012 9:25am EST
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Country singer Dolly Parton is refuting new rumors that suggest she's a lesbian. The star heard about reports that she's more than friends with longtime pal Judy Ogle, and she explained to "Nightline" that the gossip is false.

Parton said, "Judy and I have been best friends since we were, like, in the third and fourth grade... We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved."

The singer knows what it feels like to be Oprah Winfrey, who for years has been rumored to be intimate with her ...

Dolly Parton Benefits From Whitney Houston's Death

10/21/2012 7:21pm EDT
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Dolly Parton received a "tremendous boost" in songwriting royalties for her track "I Will Always Love You" following Whitney Houston's death.

Houston's 1992 version of the ballad, which Parton wrote in the 1970s, returned to the top of the charts after she passed away in February, as fans flocked to purchase her signature hit.

The country icon previously admitted she was left "shattered" by Houston's death, and now she has revealed she netted a fortune from the international smash.

Parton tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "I've had a tremendous boost in finances since Whitney passed on ...

Aretha Franklin Lands Gospel Hall Of Fame Honor

5/9/2012 11:19am EDT
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Music icon Aretha Franklin is to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

The Queen of Soul will receive the honor at a ceremony on August 14th in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and will be joined by her fellow inductees including bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, The Hoppers, singer Dallas Holm and Christian rock band Love Song. Late TV evangelist Rex Humbard will also be honored.

Franklin's Grammy-winning 1972 album Amazing Grace sold two million copies in the U.S. and remains one of the best-selling gospel albums of all time.

The Gospel Music Hall of Fame began in 1971 and previous...

Check Out 'Joyful Noise' On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download May 1

4/30/2012 4:07am EDT
Joyful Noise
The light, gentle comedy "Joyful Noise" from director Todd Graff stars Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the tale of a small-town choir determined to win a national choral competition.

As the choir leaders, G.G. Sparrow and Vi Rose Hill (Parton and Latifah) band together and set out to win at any cost, supported by their eager young participants (Jeremy Jordan, Keke Palmer and others).

G.G. and Vi Rose have to put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town in order to make the most joyful noise of all. And along the way, two teens fall in love with music and each oth...

Ashton Kutcher Still Defending Himself After Country Music Awards Appearance

4/7/2012 5:00pm EDT
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Ongoing criticism about his appearance at the Academy of Country Music Awards last Sunday has prompted actor Ashton Kutcher to defend himself again.

The star's cowboy clothing and a Capella rendition of George Strait's "I Cross My Heart" onstage at the Las Vegas ceremony had many stars questioning his motives, with many of country's elite suggesting he shouldn't have been at the event at all.

Others, like Miranda Lambert, who received an award from Kutcher, suggested he was actually mocking the genre.

The actor took to earlier this week to respond to remarks Lambert made, sta...

Jennifer Hudson's Tribute To Whitney Houston Left Dolly Parton In Tears

2/13/2012 11:30pm EST
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Jennifer Hudson's emotional Grammy Awards tribute to Whitney Houston floored Dolly Parton, who wrote the signature tune the Dreamgirls star performed.

The country star was among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Houston after learning of her death on Saturday and she has offered a new statement after tuning into the Grammys on Sunday night and watching Hudson belt out a pitch-perfect rendition of I Will Always Love You.

Parton says, "I was brought to tears again last night, as I'm sure many were, when Jennifer Hudson sang "I Will Always Love You" on the Grammys in memory of Whitney....

Dolly Parton & Jermaine Jackson Offer Whitney Houston Tributes

2/12/2012 6:40pm EST
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Dolly Parton and Jermaine Jackson have added their names to the celebrities paying tribute to Whitney Houston, as news continues to circulate about the R&B superstar's death.

The country singer, who wrote Houston's massive hit "I Will Always Love You", released a statement late on Saturday night revealing she was heartbroken.

Parton wrote, "Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston. I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, 'Whitney, I will always love you...

Dolly Parton Unveils Plans For New Theme Park

1/20/2012 2:43pm EST
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Country superstar Dolly Parton is set to expand her entertainment empire and open a water-snow theme park in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 9 To 5 hit-maker launched Dollywood in the Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee in 1986 and added a water park next door in 2001.

Now, Parton is working on a new addition to her popular attractions and she announced plans for the new $50 million venture on Thursday, her 66th birthday.

The project, located near the Smoky Mountains, will be a joint business deal with bosses at Gaylord Entertainment, who are in charge of the Grand Ole Opry country music mecca i...

Dolly Parton Struggled To Perform In Australia Because Of Bats

1/12/2012 7:44pm EST
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Dolly Parton struggled to get through outdoor performances during a recent Australian tour - because her fair complexion constantly attracted unwanted attention from bats and bugs.

The icon wrapped up her world tour Down Under last month and although the Jolene singer enjoyed meeting the country's native kangaroos and koalas, there were a few creatures she never wants to see again.

The "Coat of Many Colors" singer says, "It was summer there actually and they have a lot of creatures there. It's amazing. Seriously, we worked one outside show at a vineyard, and I'm so fair, I'm so white, and...

Cyrus Clan, Minus Miley, Attend 'Joyful Noise' Premiere

1/10/2012 8:38am EST
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Noah, Tish, Brandi and Billy Ray Cyrus attended the "Joyful Noise" Los Angeles Premiere yesterday. The most famous member of the family, Miley, was absent.

The film stars Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the tale of a small-town choir determined to win a national choral competition. As the choir leaders, G.G. Sparrow and Vi Rose Hill band together and set out to win at any cost, supported by their eager young participants.

Billy Ray starred with his daughter Miley in "Hannah Montana." Billy Ray's stepdaughter Brandi, 24, and daughter Noah, 12, also guest starred on their sister's show.

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Contraband,' 'Joyful Noise' & More

1/9/2012 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
After a great deal of hype, I finally watched David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and honestly I’m not in love with it. Aside from the fact that it’s long-winded at 2.5 hours, the movie isn’t all that exciting in the first act. We get to see two separate storylines involving Lisbeth (Rooney Mara) and Mikael (Daniel Craig), which aren’t very compelling on their own, especially Craig’s portion.

My biggest gripe however, is its over-sexualized lead character Lisbeth. Even though I haven’t read the book series on which the film is based, I understand that Lisbeth is not terr...

Dolly Parton Planning New Broadway Musical

12/25/2011 5:30pm EST
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Legendary country music star Dolly Parton is taking her life story to the stage in a new Broadway musical.

The veteran singer previously worked on the score for the stage adaptation of her 1980 film 9 to 5, and the show, titled 9 to 5: The Musical, opened in Los Angeles before transferring to New York in 2009.

However, it struggled to win over audiences and closed after just 17 weeks of performances.

But the Broadway failure has not put Parton off the idea of working on a big stage production and she is hoping to find a small role for herself in her upcoming project.

She tells WENN, "I'...

Dolly Parton Apologizes Over Dollywood Gay-Rights T-Shirt Incident

8/4/2011 8:16am EDT
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Dolly Parton has apologized to a fan who was ordered to turn her gay-rights T-shirt inside-out before she was allowed to enter the star's Dollywood theme park.

An unnamed woman visiting Dollywood's Splash Country in Tennessee last month with her female partner was stopped by the park's security who took issue with her top, which was emblazoned with the slogan 'Marriage is so gay'.

She was asked to turn the T-shirt inside-out to adhere to the venue's "strict dress code," and agreed to the request before entering. She filed an official complaint with park bosses after her visit, and now P...

Dolly Parton Fan Left Her A Baby In A Box

7/26/2011 10:51am EDT
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Country icon Dolly Parton was stunned to return home one day to find a "loony" fan had left a baby named after her hit Jolene on her doorstep.

The I Will Always Love You hit-maker had just penned her famous 1974 track and was at the peak of her stardom when she found out how "fanatical" her devotees could be.

However, even Parton admits she was shocked when one fan left the tot at the gate of her home hoping she would take the newborn in.

She tells the Windy City Times, "Years ago when I first started being a big star I had fans that were fanatical. It was when Jolene was a big hit. W...

Dolly Parton Mortified By Wig Mishap

5/26/2011 11:11pm EDT
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Country star Dolly Parton was once left red-faced and bald after her wig got caught on a low-hanging tree branch during an outing with friends.

The "9 to 5" hitmaker, who loves donning fake hairpieces to change up her look, admits wigs sometimes cause an unwanted style nightmare.

The Grammy-winning singer recalls, "One time I was riding a bicycle with my best friend and I hadn't pinned my wig on that well. We went to this little grove with an overhanging tree. As I cycled under it, I saw her crying with laughter.

"I turned around and there was my hair hanging from a branch. I had to quic...

Review: 'Gnomeo & Juliet' 'Two Jews On Film' Discover Their Inner Gnome (Video)

2/11/2011 10:18am EST
Gnomeo & Juliet
Can two young teenagers find love despite their warring families? Well, we all know how Romeo and Juliet ended up. However in the 3D version of 'Gnomeo & Juliet' directed by Kelly Asbury, things don't turn out quite as tragic for our lovers.

'Gnomeo & Juliet' takes place in contemporary Stratford-onAvon, Shakespeare's birthplace. Miss Montague (voice of Julie Walters) and Mr. Capulet (voice of Richard Wilson) are neighbours and they absolutely hate each other.

Their respective collection of garden gnomes, the Reds and the Blues view each other with hostility as well. After Blue Gnomeo...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: December

1/2/2011 7:00pm EST
Miley Cyrus
December saw a series of scandals as the stars brought a touch of sex and drugs to the festive season - and wildchild Miley Cyrus led the way. The former Disney star ended 2010 by reminding us all she's a grown up now after she was caught on camera smoking legal hallucinogenic Salvia from a bong, and hit headlines again days later when she was pictured in a girl-on-girl clinch and exposing her bra while surrounded by hunky men.

Her pal Demi Lovato joined the Hannah Montana star in scandal when provocative photos which appeared to show her partly-exposing her breasts leaked on the internet,...

Julie Andrews And Dolly Parton To Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Honors

12/22/2010 4:49pm EST
Julie Andrews
Veteran entertainers Julie Andrews and Dolly Parton are set to be honored with lifetime achievement Grammy awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The icons will be hailed for their contributions to music, alongside punk rockers The Ramones, The Julliard String Quartet, folk group The Kingston Trio, jazz drummer Roy Haynes and gospel star George Beverly Shea.

Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, says, "It is a great honor to recognize and celebrate such a distinguished and dynamic group of honorees. Their legendary work has left a lasting impression a...

Dolly Parton: 'I'm Hoping That Miley Is Going To Be Just Fine'

11/24/2010 11:07am EST
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Dolly Parton is not a fan of Miley Cyrus' raunchy new image and fears the young star is "surrounded" by advisers who are steering her career in the wrong direction.

The country legend has known Cyrus since she was a baby and has previously labeled the 18-year-old singer/actress her "honorary goddaughter". The Hannah Montana star has shed her clean-cut image in recent months, wearing increasingly saucy outfits and shocking fans with provocative stage performances. Parton is adamant she hasn't "encouraged" the youngster to flash the flesh, and fears Cyrus may be getting bad advice from her ...

Johnny Cash To Be Inducted Into Gospel Hall Of Fame

11/16/2010 9:53am EST
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Country legend Johnny Cash will be posthumously inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame.

The singer/songwriter will be celebrated at the Gospel Music Association's annual ceremony, which will also see Christian rock band DeGarmo & Key, the Golden Gate Quartet, and the late Bill Allen honored.

The event will take place in Hendersonville, Tennessee on January 24th.

Previous inductees include Dolly Parton and the Dixie Hummingbirds.

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