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The Original Backs Tweaks to 'Jolene' by Beyonce

'Cowboy Carter' includes a recasting of Dolly Parton's 1973 classic

(Newser) - The latest review of Beyonce's new crossover album comes from a member of the country music and rock and roll halls of fame. The album includes Dolly Parton's 1973 classic "Jolene," but with a different structure and some different lyrics, Variety reports. On Friday, the day...

For Fans Offended in Her Honor, Dolly Has Four Words of Advice

'Forgive that and forget it,' she says of fellow singer Elle King's recent public gaffe

(Newser) - Dolly Parton would like everyone to cut singer Elle King some slack over King's botching of a Parton song while drunk. "Let's just forgive that and forget it and move on because she felt worse than anybody ever could," Parton said in an interview with Extra...

'Hammered' Singer Outrages Fans at Dolly Parton Tribute

Grand Ole Opry apologizes after Elle King told the audience she was 'hammered,' forgot lyrics

(Newser) - They didn't get their money back, as a "hammered" Elle King had warned them, but fans at a Dolly Parton tribute did receive an apology from the Grand Ole Opry after a profane, substandard performance Friday night. King cursed during her act, told the audience she was impaired,...

Dolly Parton's Sister Has a NSFW Message for Critics
Dolly Parton's Sister Has a
NSFW Message for Critics

Dolly Parton's Sister Has a NSFW Message for Critics

Stella Parton has some words for folks who didn't like Dolly's outfit at NFL's Thanksgiving Day game

(Newser) - "Dolly Parton wows in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader uniform" was one complimentary perspective on what the country star wore during her halftime performance at the Thanksgiving Day NFL matchup between the Cowboys and Washington Commanders. As she crooned "Jolene," "9 to 5," and a cover of...

Dolly Parton Puts Band Back Together for 'Let It Be'

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr join star lineup on new cover of Beatles track

(Newser) - Dolly Parton received help from musicians with "Let It Be" experience when she recorded her cover of the 1970s Beatles song. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr appear on the track, included on her next album, USA Today reports. "Well, does it get any better than singing 'Let...

School Has Beef With Dolly Parton's 'Rainbowland'

Wisconsin elementary school says it might be too controversial for first-graders' concert

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton's "Rainbowland" is a song about setting aside "judgment and fear" and letting people be "free to be exactly who [they] are," speculating that if we did so, we could live in a "paradise." Despite the apparently idyllic message,...

'80s Hits, Dolly Parton Rule Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony
Dolly Parton, '80s Bands
Reign Over Rock Ceremony
the rundown

Dolly Parton, '80s Bands Reign Over Rock Ceremony

Hesitant inductee embraces her inner rocker

(Newser) - Lionel Richie soared. Pat Benatar roared. Duran Duran stumbled but stayed sophisticated. Eminem was Eminem. The four acts found very different ways to celebrate on Saturday night, during a celebration filled with 1980s hits, but all can now forever say they're Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. So are...

Dolly Parton's New Venture: Canine Fashion

Some of the proceeds from her 'Doggy Parton' line will go to animal shelter

(Newser) - It may not be every dog's dream to wear a "blonde bombshell wig," a "gingham print body harness," or even a "rhinestone spoiled pink body harness," but the possibility now exists thanks to Dolly Parton. The singer and philanthropist has launched a line...

James Patterson Says White Male Writers Face Racism
James Patterson
Quickly Backtracks

James Patterson Quickly Backtracks

He's sorry he said white male writers face racism

(Newser) - Update: James Patterson is apologizing after a comment he made in a recent interview didn't go over well. "I apologize for saying white male writers having trouble finding work is a form of racism," the author tweeted Tuesday. "I absolutely do not believe that racism is...

Dolly Parton's Love for Taco Bell Just Reached New Heights

Country music icon will star in TikTok production about fast-food chain's revived Mexican Pizza

(Newser) - Never did we think we'd be writing "Dolly Parton," "Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza," "TikTok," and "musical" in one sentence, but here we are, explaining just exactly how all those words are coming together. On the heels of the announcement that the...

Dolly Parton's Resistance Was Futile

Country legend has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

(Newser) - Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. The honorees—voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians, and music industry professionals—"...

Dolly Parton Has Change of Heart on Rock Hall

'I'll accept gracefully' if inducted, country music legend says

(Newser) - Dolly Parton may not have initially wanted her name on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she won't put up a stink if she wins a spot. The country music legend tells NPR that she will "accept gracefully" if chosen by some 1,...

Jim Carrey Is 'Fairly Serious' He's Leaving Hollywood
Jim Carrey:
'I've Done

Jim Carrey: 'I've Done Enough'

Actor, 60, tells 'Access Hollywood' he's retiring after new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film comes out

(Newser) - Jim Carrey is just one of the many , many , many , many people who've weighed in this week about the Will Smith-Chris Rock kerfuffle (and he's also taking some flak for his thoughts), but the Dumb and Dumber and Truman Show actor is now making headlines for a very...

Dolly's Decision to Bow Out of Rock Hall Vote Hits a Snag

Ballots are already out, meaning voters will make the decision, not Parton

(Newser) - Update: Dolly Parton might not want to be considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but she's still on the ballot, reports the AP . The hall said Thursday that ballots already have been sent to the approximately 1,200 voters (most of them artists themselves). Essentially, it'...

Dollywood to Pay Education Tab for Workers

All 11K employees will have college tuition, books, and other costs covered

(Newser) - "Learn more" is one of the principles Dolly Parton laid out for her foundation. Dollywood employees will now receive help achieving that goal, CBS News reports. Tuition, fees, and books will be covered for all Dollywood workers who want to continue their education. The offer applies to seasonal, part-time,...

Rock Hall Nominations Include 7 First-Timers

Dolly Parton, Eminem among them

(Newser) - Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year's first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction, including Rage Against the Machine (the band'...

Dolly Parton: 'This Is the House That Whitney Built'

She invested profit from I Will Always Love You cover in Black neighborhood in Nashville

(Newser) - When Whitney Houston sang—and, in a way, reinvented—Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You, Parton made a lot of money. And that money got reinvested in the Black community. Houston recorded her cover for The Bodyguard in 1992, and it was a bigger hit for her than...

Dolly Parton Gives Husband, Everyone Else a Great Gift

The singer-actress-philanthropist-legend dressed up like a Playboy bunny at 75

(Newser) - Dolly Parton never disappoints. Neither does her Twitter feed. The singer—who once said she is never offended by dumb blonde jokes because she knows she’s not dumb and she knows she’s not blonde, and once tweeted that she’d never fun for president because "there are...

Looking for Dolly Parton's Ice Cream? That'll Be $1K

After website snafu, that's how much is being asked for a pint on eBay

(Newser) - Dolly Parton's fans are not messing around: They sent 50 times the normal traffic to the website for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams when Parton's limited edition flavor launched Thursday , leading to a supply-and-demand problem. Which would explain why there's a pint of the Strawberry Pretzel Pie...

Dolly Parton Says She Got a 'Dose of Her Own Medicine'

Singer gets the coronavirus vaccine, which she helped fund

(Newser) - Saying she was getting a "dose of her own medicine," Dolly Parton on Tuesday got her first COVID-19 vaccination shot. The 75-year-old helped to fund the Moderna vaccine by donating $1 million to Vanderbilt researchers, USA Today explains. In fact, she received the shot from the Vanderbilt physician...

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