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5 Celeb-Owned Tourist Attractions

Schedule your summer road trip around the stars

(Newser) - Taking a summer road trip? Obsessed with Hollywood? If both of those things apply to you, consider visiting one of these five travel attractions owned by celebrities, as rounded up by :
  • Dollywood: Dolly Parton bought a stake in a Tennessee theme park, named it after herself, and the
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5 Actors Who've Penned Cookbooks

They still enjoy some domestic duties

(Newser) - A person can, apparently, be rich and famous and still enjoy slaving away in the kitchen ... as proven by these 11 celebrities with their very own cookbooks, rounded up by ETOnline . Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full list here —especially if you want... More »

25 Celebs Who Married Young

Jamie Lynn Spears will join the under-25 group

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears, engaged at just 21 , joins a whole host of young brides in Hollywood. The Huffington Post rounds up 25 under 25:
  • Megan Fox married Brian Austin Green when she was 24.
  • Hilary Duff wed Mike Comrie at age 22.
  • Heidi Montag was 22 when she married Spencer
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Houston Seemed to Predict Own Death

Plus: Whitney's funeral will be live-streamed

(Newser) - Whitney Houston may have had a premonition of her own death, telling friends she "really wanted to see Jesus" in the days before she died. Friends tell TMZ Houston quoted the Bible, sang hymns, and talked a lot about the afterlife in recent days, and said she "felt... More »

Dollywood Passes on Meeting With Lesbian Couple

Olivier Odom was asked to turn her shirt 'marriage is so gay' inside out

(Newser) - Dollywood officials have offered a refund to a lesbian couple after an employee asked one of the women to turn her T-shirt reading "marriage is so gay" inside-out to avoid offending others during a recent visit to the Tennessee theme park complex. Park officials were going to meet with... More »

20 Must-Read Celebrity Bios

Need a good beach (or bathroom) read? Try these

(Newser) - To understand how women have defined “celebrity” over the past century, you have to read these 20 biographies. Or maybe, writes Tracie Egan Morrissey for Jezebel , you’re just looking for a trashy bathroom read. That works, too:
  • No Lifeguard on Duty, Janice Dickinson: The supermodel is “deliciously
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Heidi Wants to Save the World With '3D Boobs'

Montag fancies herself a 'mogul,' looks forward to film career

(Newser) - The Hills is leaving your television screen after this season—and if you think you’re heartbroken over the loss, imagine how Heidi Montag must feel. Well, actually she feels just fine: “I’m so excited The Hills is finally over,” she tells People , before moving on to... More »

Celebrity Body Parts and Other Wacky Insurance Policies

Dolly Parton's boobs are insured for a cool $600K

(Newser) - Health insurance may be the topic of the day, but it's so boring. The Business Insider takes a look at the wacky side of the industry, which mainly includes celebs insuring their body parts for millions of dollars. And some extraterrestrial stuff. Here goes:
  1. Heidi Klum's legs: The model's right
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Unexpected People With Roses Named After Them

Dolly Parton, say hello to George Burns and Abe Lincoln

(Newser) - Valentine's Day makes people think of roses. And when you think of roses, you think of ... George Burns, naturally. Maybe not, but the late comedian does have a variety of rose named after him. Mental Floss tracks down nine—actually, eight—more celebrities who've lent their names to the flower:... More »

Highs and Lows of the Tonys

From the three Billys to a lost Dolly Parton

(Newser) - The 2009 Tony awards were not without their laughs—and gaffes. The LA Times outlines the best and worst of Broadway's biggest night.
  • Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser during the show's opening number, but later appeared accidentally, and uncomfortably, on the stage when she lost out on the music and
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'Dr. Dolly' Wows, Advises Tenn. Graduates

There's 'a heart beneath these,' Parton tells capacity crowd

(Newser) - Dolly Parton roused the crowd at the University of Tennessee’s graduation ceremonies today, during which the singer/tycoon received an honorary doctorate, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. “I am Dr. Dolly!” she said. “When people say something about ‘double-d,’ they will be thinking of something... More »

Tongues to Chest Hair, Stars Insure Prized Parts

Dolly Parton's chest worth $11K per inch

(Newser) - Celebrities are known for insuring their most famous body parts, but now other types are getting into the practice. This week, a coffee taster’s tongue was insured for $13.8 million, making it the most valuable in the world. To mark the occasion, the Mirror lists some of the... More »

Dolly Gives Google Static in Airwaves Feud

FCC to decide today who gets rights to 'white spaces'

(Newser) - Singer Dolly Parton has added her powerful country-music lungs to a battle against Google over an unused chunk of radio spectrum that will be settled by an FCC vote today, the New York Times reports. Tech companies have been pushing for the spectrum to be opened up for public use,... More »

Cuppa Joe Could Shrink Your C-Cup

Coffee, linked to decreased cancer risk, presents dilemma for busty-and-proud types

(Newser) - Three cups a day makes cleavage go away, a study has found. Though coffee protects against cancer, drinking caffeine for an extended time period makes breasts shrink. The reduction is most noticeable in larger busts, but it’s not enough to make Dolly Parton a Keira Knightley, the New York ... More »

Parton Kicks Off 9 to 5 Premiere

Parton offers mini concert at debut show

(Newser) - Tuesday's premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical came with an unexpected treat when Dolly Parton leaped on stage and performed songs to cover up a technical glitch, says the Los Angeles Times Music Blog. She roused the audience into singing along to the "9 to 5" theme, and... More »

Raunchy Stern Prank Enrages Dolly

Shock jock's audio tricks have Dolly spewing hate

(Newser) - Dolly Parton has become the latest victim of a Howard Stern audio mashup and the country legend is livid, reports E! Online. The shock jock and his henchmen chopped up and remixed Parton quotes to make it sound as if she was spewing out raunchy and racist remarks. The fuming... More »

Dolly Parton Releases Album on Own Label

Backwoods Barbie hits No. 2, gives an iconic career new life

(Newser) - More than a decade after Nashville spurned her for a crop of up-and-comers, Dolly Parton is releasing a new album on her own label--and having the last laugh, as Backwoods Barbie hit Billboard's No. 2 on Billboard in its second week. That's thanks to new technologies that are creating end-run... More »

Opry Star Wagoner Dead at 80

Pioneer revolutionized country music

(Newser) - Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner died of lung cancer in Nashville last night, just as the Country Music Hall of Fame—which enshrined him in 2003—gathered to induct new members. He was 80. Wagoner will be remembered as a rhinestone-clad innovator who pioneered the country concept album and... More »

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