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Dolly Parton has to be 'wary' of depression

April 19th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Dolly Parton has to be careful because her family has a history of depression.
The '9 to 5' hitmaker has revealed she is just as insecure as anybody else, and dismissed the idea she is "happy all the time", admitting to periods of feeling "sad-hearted and melancholy".
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: "Depression runs in my family on both sides and I have to be wary.
"It's usually brought on by something that's going on in the family and if there are problems sometimes it's a lot for one little person to carry ... People are always saying to me I'm happy all the time.
"But n...

Dolly Parton: Miley Cyrus wanted to 'murder' Hannah Montana

April 19th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Dolly Parton says Miley Cyrus wanted to "murder" Hannah Montana.
The country icon admitted she was concerned when he goddaughter told her she was planning a dramatic reinvention to move away from being known as the Disney Channel character which made her famous.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "As a little girl she was great, but then she started to grow up. And people didn't want her to grow up - they got mad at her.
"Well, that's how everyone has been with Miley. One day she'd had enough and told me, 'I need to murder Hannah Montana in order for people to accept who I really am'....

Dolly Parton to headline sister's woman-power conference

March 20th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Dolly Parton
Country music legend Dolly Parton has signed on to help open her sister Stella's upcoming Red Tent Women's Conference by headlining the weekend event's first-night concert.

The conference, which Stella Parton founded to empower women and to raise funds for victims of domestic violence shelters, will also feature speakers like authors and activists Genie James and Katie O'Neill and Pilates guru Julee Jones.

This year's Red Tent event runs from 18 to 20 April (14), and will be staged at the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Miley Cyrus shares shower selfie ahead of EMAs

November 10th, 2013 1:50pm EST
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Miley Cyrus has shared a sexy shower selfie ahead of her MTV Europe Music Awards performance.
The 20-year-old star is gearing up for a show-stopping performance at the EMAs ceremony in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, tonight (11.10.13) and kept fans updated by posting a racy naked snapshot of herself getting ready on Twitter.
She wrote on Twitter: "I got that shower time showerrrrrr time selfiiiie. (A la lana del ray) #happyemas. (sic)"
She added: "no f**kin around on game day / #EMAzzzzzzz (sic)".
The accompanying image shows Miley wearing nothing but gold necklaces and earrings, with her hair...

Dolly Parton defends Miley Cyrus

November 2nd, 2013 7:20pm EDT
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Dolly Parton thinks young singers, like Miley Cyrus, almost have to sacrifice their souls to make an impact.
The 67-year-old star has defended her goddaughter against her critics following a string of controversial performances and photo-shoots, and doesn't think people realize how talented the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker is.
The country singer told the London Evening Standard: "It's not easy being young. It's hard to know what to do. You've almost got to sacrifice your damn soul just to get anything done.
"I've loved her through the years and watched her grow up, and I've seen how smart she i...

Queen Latifah dreams of interviewing Michelle Obama

October 31st, 2013 12:20am EDT
Michelle Obama
Queen Latifah admits having Michelle Obama on her show would be a "dream."
The 42-year-old presenter thinks the U.S. first lady would be the perfect guest for her new 'The Queen Latifah Show,' which aired for the first time last month, and has even named part of her studio the 'Michelle Obama Lounge'.
Speaking to Conan O'Brien on Tuesday night (10.29.13), she said: "You know a girl can dream right. I think it would be awesome. She (Michelle) hasn't been there yet. The whole set is designed like my house basically. That's the concept. You know like you come in, you sit, you have dinner at th...

Dolly Parton opens up about recent car crash

October 29th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
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Dolly Parton has broken her silence about a recent car accident that led to a hospital visit for treatment, insisting it could have been a lot worse if her best friend had been driving faster.

The country music legend had fans concerned after a car she was a passenger in was involved in a collision with another vehicle near her home in Tennessee last week (ends25Oct13).

Parton took to to assure fans she was OK and resting up at home after a brief hospital visit, and now she has opened up about the crash, telling Country Weekly magazine, "Judy, my best friend, and I were headin...

Dolly Parton has emergency wig

October 25th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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Dolly Parton keeps an emergency wig by her bed.
The 67-year-old country singer admits she keeps the hairpiece at hand in case there's an earthquake and she has to get up and get out of her house quickly.
During an interview on UK TV show 'Daybreak', the 67-year-old star said: "I do [have an emergency wig], especially when I'm in Los Angeles because they have so many earthquakes there.
"Unlike most people I would think, 'No, I'm snatching that wig up before I head down that exit.'
"Of course it may be crooked if I have it on backwards but I'm going to have it."
Dolly also had some words of...

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

October 22nd, 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

October 21st, 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...

Dolly Parton involved in car crash

October 21st, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton was rushed to hospital after a car crash yesterday (10.21.13).
The 67-year-old singer was taken to a local accident and emergency centre in Nashville by ambulance after the motor she was travelling in collided with another vehicle.
The '9 to 5' hitmaker was riding in the passenger seat of her pal Judy Ogle's Nissan Xterra when the driver of a Mitsubishi Diamante failed to stop, which led to both parties sustaining minor injuries, but requiring medical assistance.
Dolly took to Twitter a few hours after the accident to assure her fans she was feeling "good" but was spending ti...

Dolly Parton briefly hospitalised after car crash

October 21st, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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More details have emerged about the car crash that landed Dolly Parton in hospital early on Monday (21Oct13).

The country star alerted fans and followers to the drama on her page, assuring them she was "just a little tired and sore" and "resting at home" after the "fender bender", but now it appears she may have been playing down the crash.

The Tennessean newspaper reports the Jolene singer sustained minor injuries in the accident.

It appears her friend Judy Ogle was driving a Nissan Xterra that collided with a Mitsubishi Diamante near Franklin Pike in Tennessee.

The driver ...

A Tribute To The 20 Hardest Working Bras In Showbiz

September 2nd, 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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Reba McEntire opens up about career highs and lows at special talk

August 13th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Dolly Parton
Country star Reba Mcentire enthralled fans with tales of the highs and lows of her career during a special weekend talk at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

The singer took to the stage at the museum's Ford Theater on Saturday (10Aug13), the night after the exhibition dedicated to her rise to stardom, Reba: All the Women I Am, opened at the establishment, and joked about her on-stage disasters and wardrobe malfunctions.

McEntire also opened up about the tragic plane crash in 1991 that killed seven members of her band, insisting that the support of fellow ...

Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

February 21st, 2013 8:07pm EST
Kim Novak
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

November 27th, 2012 9:25am EST
Dolly Parton
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

October 21st, 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

May 9th, 2012 11:19am EDT
Aretha Franklin
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

April 30th, 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

April 7th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Ashton Kucther
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

February 13th, 2012 11:30pm EST
Jennifer Hudson
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

February 12th, 2012 6:40pm EST
Dolly Parton
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

January 20th, 2012 2:43pm EST
Dolly Parton
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

January 12th, 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

January 10th, 2012 8:38am EST
Cyrus family
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

January 9th, 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

December 25th, 2011 5:30pm EST
Dolly Parton
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

August 4th, 2011 8:16am EDT
Dolly Parton
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

July 26th, 2011 10:51am EDT
Dolly Parton
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

May 26th, 2011 11:11pm EDT
Dolly Parton
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...

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