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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton


Famous as :

Country music singer

Birth Name :

Dolly Rebecca Parton

Birth Date :

January 19, 1946

Birth Place :

Sevierville, Tennessee

Spouse :

Carl Dean (businessman, since May 30, 1966)

Claim to fame :

Song "Joshua" from album "Joshua" (1971)

Latest News

Video: Kelly Clarkson Performs Stripped-Down Cover of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'

August 29, 2015 06:18:31 GMT

continued the tradition of covering a song by another artist on her ongoing "Piece by Piece" tour when she made a stop in Albuquerque on Thursday night, August 27. The singer wowed the crowd with a stripped-down version of 's hit "Jolene".

NBC's Next Dolly Parton Movie Will Be Based on 'Jolene'

August 14, 2015 07:37:59 GMT

NBC hasn't premiered "" yet, but it has already mapped out an idea for its second movie. At the TCA summer press tour to discuss "Coat of Many Colors", executive producer Sam Haskell announced that the next project would be based on the country music singer's 1973 hit song "Jolene".

NBC's 'Coat of Many Colors' Finds Its Young Dolly Parton

July 14, 2015 02:47:35 GMT

NBC has cast Alyvia Lind as a young for upcoming TV movie "". The 69-year-old singer/actress herself dropped the news to the child actress, saying, "What we're really here to do is to announce that you have been chosen to play little Dolly in the movie." Lind immediately covered her mouth as she was both surprised and happy to land the role.

Dolly Parton TV Movie Series in the Works at NBC

January 16, 2015 22:54:24 GMT

is coming to NBC. She is set to produce a slate of two-hour TV movies based on her songs, stories and life for the network. "I don't know anybody in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton," NBC's Robert Greenblatt said. "I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together."

Dolly Parton Plans a Gay-Friendly Dance Album

July 16, 2014 08:38:03 GMT

wants to support her gay fans by making an album they can "relate" to. The veteran singer revealed her plan to record a dance LP focused on LGBT pride during a conference call last week, DigitalSpy reported.

Video: Dolly Parton Gives Dazzling Performance at Glastonbury, Denies Lip-Sync Allegation

June 30, 2014 08:44:27 GMT

wowed the crowd when she graced the stage of Glastonbury, one of the biggest music festivals in the U.K., on Sunday, June 29. The singer, who made her debut at the annual summer event, played her biggest hits for more than 150,000 concertgoers who packed the Worthy Farm in southwest England.

Dolly Parton to Marry Husband Again

December 25, 2013 06:43:49 GMT

is planning a big event to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with husband Carl Dean. The singer reveals in a new interview with Closer Weekly that she will get married again to Dean as a part of the celebration in 2016.

Dolly Parton Is 'All Good' Following Car Accident in Nashville

October 22, 2013 02:09:58 GMT

thankfully is fine after being involved in a fender bender in Nashville on Monday, October 21. After the collision, the 67-year-old singer took to Twitter to tell her fans that she was resting at home. "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!" she wrote.

Video: Dolly Parton Raps About Boobs on 'The Queen Latifah Show'

October 19, 2013 01:58:27 GMT

Earlier this week, actress made headlines after showing off her rap skills on a British TV show. Now, singer/songwriter/actress follows the "" star's footstep by rapping on "The Queen Latifah Show".

Dolly Parton Denies Lesbian Rumor and Romantic Relationship With Best Friend Judy Ogle

November 27, 2012 06:01:41 GMT

denied that she is a lesbian when she was recently interviewed on "Nightline". Clarifying the rumor that she has a romantic relationship with best pal Judy Ogle, she explained, "Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade."

Dolly Parton Cries When Watching Jennifer Hudson's Tribute to Whitney Houston

February 14, 2012 05:53:01 GMT

was overwhelmed with emotion when watching 's moving tribute to . The 66-year-old artist said in a statement, "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."

Video: Dolly Parton Does Impromptu Rap Over Queen Latifah's Beatboxing

January 13, 2012 07:13:28 GMT

showed off her rap skills when appearing on "Today" show recently. The country music singer delivered the impromptu rap to show off her chemistry with her "" co-star, , after host gushed that hip-hop and country had "an intersection" in the two of them.

Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah Stunning at 'Joyful Noise' Hollywood Premiere

January 10, 2012 09:12:28 GMT

Two veteran divas, and , stole the spotlight at the Hollywood premiere of their comedy film "". The country singer and the soul artist became the center of attention upon their arrival on the black carpet that was rolled out outside the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles Monday night, January 9.

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton Make Reluctant Duet in 'Joyful Noise' First Trailer

September 24, 2011 04:30:00 GMT

Two A-list songstresses, and , are joining forces to create a winning Gospel Choir in the first trailer for musical comedy "". Making its way out via Apple, the video presents the soul diva and the country singer playing Vi Rose Hill and G.G. Sparrow who are feuding with each other before they are forced to team up for a music project.

Video Premiere: Dolly Parton's 'Together You and I'

July 05, 2011 03:33:20 GMT

has just debuted a music video for her new single "Together You and I". The 65-year-old country pop vet who is known for her glitzy outfit is singing the uplifting lyrics of the song on a bridge while people around her are holding hands and sharing smile with each other.

Dolly Parton Releases Free Books Scheme

March 07, 2011 09:02:09 GMT

Country music superstar has launched a project to make free books available to children in foster care across Scotland. The singer/songwriter developed the initiative as part of her Dollywood Foundation in her hometown of Sevier County in Tennessee in 1995. After its success, she expanded the idea to neighboring communities, before it was rolled out across America.

Betty Garrett the Broadway Actress/Singer Passed Away at 91

February 14, 2011 04:09:40 GMT

Actress/singer Betty Garrett has died at the age of 91. The star passed away on Saturday, February 12, a day after she was admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles with heart problems.

Pre-Grammys Honors Dolly Parton, Julie Andrews and The Ramones

February 14, 2011 03:55:17 GMT

, and punk rockers The Ramones were hailed at a pre-Grammy Awards celebration on Saturday, February 12 when they were presented with honors for lifetime achievement.

Julie Andrews and Dolly Parton Are Special Honorees at 2011 Grammys

December 23, 2010 04:30:06 GMT

Veteran entertainers Dame and are set to be honored with lifetime achievement Grammy awards by the U.S. 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.

Dolly Parton: Miley Cyrus Is Steered to Wrong Direction by People Around Her

November 25, 2010 03:10:41 GMT

is not a fan of ' 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".

Danny Trejo's Killer and Charmer Sides Highlighted in New 'Machete' Clips

August 21, 2010 07:19:05 GMT

More sneak peeks to "" are given away before the film opens wide in U.S. theaters on September 3. Both videos have 's Machete as the highlighted character, with one of them showing him snap-shooting 's McLaughlin. The renegade, in the meantime, is featured seducing 's Luz in the other clip.

Video Premiere: KT Tunstall's 'Fade Like a Shadow'

August 21, 2010 06:52:35 GMT

's new single "Fade Like a Shadow" got a music video treatment and it has been premiered for fans' viewing pleasure. The single is taken from her upcoming studio installment "" which is set for September 28 U.S. release.

Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton Hired to Make 'Joyful Noise'

August 21, 2010 06:52:27 GMT

More than a decade after "Sister Act" which rose 's name was released by Touchstone Pictures, another gospel-choir-themed movie is going to be brought forward by Warners-based Alcon Entertainment. The studio has announced on Friday, August 19 that they are pitching a movie titled "" which will have and as the lead actresses.

Dolly Parton: Don't Judge Miley Cyrus Too Harshly

July 02, 2010 04:02:01 GMT

has defended her "honorary goddaughter" over her raunchy new image - insisting the teenager is just "trying to find her way". The 17-year-old Disney star has hit headlines in recent weeks with her saucy onstage antics, which have included flashing her flesh in revealing costumes and simulating a same-sex kiss with a female dancer as she promotes her new album "".

Dolly Parton Laughed Off Open Marriage Rumor

May 22, 2010 07:18:39 GMT

has laughed off reports she and her reclusive husband Carl enjoy an open marriage, insisting she'd "kill him" if he cheated on her. The country superstar insists past comments she has made about their relationship have been taken out of context and she remains as loyal and devoted to her man as she did the day she married him, 44 years ago.

Dolly Parton's Biopic Heading to Big Screen

February 15, 2010 09:23:41 GMT

Country legend is eyeing a musical movie of her life - she's currently working on bringing her biopic to the big screen. The superstar, 64, is putting plans into place for the story of how she went from a poor girl living in the mountains of Tennessee to one of the biggest-selling country singers in history.

Dolly Parton's 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Set to Be Remade

February 12, 2010 08:33:01 GMT

's 1982 movie "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" is to be revamped by the women behind "Legally Blonde" and the producers of the "" franchise. Screenwriters Karen McCulluh and Kirsten Smith will rewrite the film's script and plot, while Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce the project.

Andrew Shue and Reporter Fiancee Walk Down the Aisle

February 08, 2010 02:52:15 GMT

Actor Andrew Shue has wed U.S. TV reporter Amy Robach following their whirlwind romance last year in 2009. The former "Melrose Place" star separated from his wife Jennifer Hageney in 2008 after 14 years of marriage and began dating Robach, who divorced her husband the following year.

Kate Walsh Wins Legal Battle Against Estranged Husband

February 06, 2010 07:45:43 GMT

Actress is celebrating after a Los Angeles judge denied her estranged husband Alex Young the right to spousal support in their ongoing divorce battle. The "" star has been locked in a war of words with Young since separating from him in 2008 and ending their 14-month marriage.

Jack White to Go Country With Dolly Parton

February 06, 2010 07:34:41 GMT

star is set to give another country music icon a cool career boost - he's in talks to produce 's next record. The rocker, who previously produced 's acclaimed 2004 album "", has reportedly approached Parton with a view to working with the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker on her next release.

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