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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...

One Vote Against a Dolly Parton Statue: Dolly's

Entertainer says this isn't the right time, though a lawmaker in Tennessee disagrees

(Newser) - If Tennessee lawmakers move ahead with erecting a statue of Dolly Parton at the state Capitol, they'll be defying the wishes of the entertainer herself. In a statement Thursday, the 75-year-old Parton asked lawmakers to scrap the plan, at least for now, reports NBC News . Parton, a Tennessee native,...

Super Bowl Ad Contradicted Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 Message
Dolly Parton Steps
on Her Message

Dolly Parton Steps on Her Message

'5 to 9' commercial celebrated going to another job when the whistle blows on your first one

(Newser) - Dolly Parton rarely makes a misstep. The singer and philanthropist has become even more admired in the past few months, donating to a successful coronavirus vaccine development and pulling a child to safety as a vehicle neared. But Parton's first Super Bowl commercial is deeply disappointing, Kim Kelly writes...

Dolly Parton Declined Medal of Freedom From Trump. Twice

She's not sure about accepting one from Biden

(Newser) - Dolly Parton says she was twice offered the nation's highest civilian honor by Donald Trump—but she had to turn down the then-president both times. "I couldn't accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn't travel...

Dolly Parton Mourns Her Younger Brother
Dolly Parton's Brother
Dies at 67

Dolly Parton's Brother Dies at 67

Randy Parton, 67, one of her 11 siblings, had cancer

(Newser) - Dolly Parton turned 75 on Tuesday, but the week has become a somber one for the country music icon. She announced on social media Thursday that her brother Randy, 67, has died of cancer, reports Page Six . The younger Parton, a country singer in his own right, was one of...

State Considers Immortalizing Dolly Parton

Statue would go on the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol, facing the Ryman

(Newser) - Tennesseans have disagreed on who deserves the honor of a statue on the grounds of the state Capitol. An attempt last summer to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan member, was blocked by state legislators, CNN reports. A lawmaker proposed...

Dolly Parton Rescues Child From Oncoming Vehicle

'Well, I am an angel, you know'

(Newser) - Who needs Wonder Woman when you have Dolly Parton? The Nashville legend, who helped fund development of Moderna's COVID vaccine, prevented a tragedy on the set of her new Netflix movie, Page Six reports. She pulled child actress Talia Hill out of the way of an oncoming vehicle, possibly...

Cyndi Lauper's Youth Benefit Gets Help From Some Big Names

Billie Eilish, Dolly Parton, LL Cool J, Taylor Swift, Cher join annual homelessness event

(Newser) - Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J, and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the "True Colors" singer says has only gotten worse during the pandemic. "You can say, 'Stay home, protect yourself.'...

Dolly Parton 'Cried All Night' Over Elvis Hiccup

He was supposed to sing her 1974 song 'I Will Always Love You'

(Newser) - Had history taken a different turn, Whitney Houston might not be the singer best known for belting out Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." Parton explains that the plan was to have Elvis Presley sing her 1974 song, which was a No. 1 hit and "...

Footnote in Vaccine News Credits a Familiar Face

Dolly Parton's $1M donation to Vanderbilt helped fund Moderna's vaccine

(Newser) - Everyone was so excited by the New England Journal of Medicine's announcement that Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be 94.5% effective that many missed the footnote giving partial credit to a country music superstar. Back in April, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical...

Dolly Parton Voices Support for BLM in a Most Dolly Way

'And of course Black lives matter,' says the singer

(Newser) - Count Dolly Parton among those who back the Black Lives Matter movement. The singer expressed those views in a most Dolly-esque way, saying this in a Billboard cover story that dropped Thursday: "I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she said in reference...

After 42 Years, Dolly Parton Wants to Recreate Playboy Cover

'Boobs are still the same'

(Newser) - Dolly Parton turned 74 in January but she's not showing many signs of slowing down. The country legend tells 60 Minutes Australia that she not only plans to stay in the music business, she hopes to recreate her 1978 Playboy cover appearance when she turns 75. "I don’...

Boot Confederate General for Dolly Parton Instead?

GOP congressman wants a change at the state Capitol in Tennessee

(Newser) - It's an interesting idea to say the least: A congressman from Tennessee proposes removing the bust of a Confederate general from the state Capitol in Nashville and replacing it with one of Dolly Parton. Rep. Jeremy Faison, chair of the House Republican Caucus, floated the idea in an interview...

CMAs Were a Big Night for Women Until Surprise Win

Top award went to Brooks, not Underwood

(Newser) - The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music—whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years—until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. Wednesday night’s show kicked off with a...

Aniston on Dolly's NSFW Joke: 'My Mouth Dropped'

Jennifer Aniston calls Dolly Parton's threesome joke 'hilarious'

(Newser) - Dolly Parton's husband was pretty excited when he found out his wife of 52 years was going to be working with Jennifer Aniston on Dumplin' , an upcoming Netflix film based on the best-selling book . "My husband is crazy about her," Parton explained on Monday while promoting the...

For Gatlinburg's Mayor, Fire Brought Personal Devastation

He lost his home and 7 other buildings

(Newser) - Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner has been the voice of calm while the Tennessee city battled a 15,000-acre wildfire that killed at least seven people before it was put out with help from some much-needed rain. That didn't change Thursday as he noted cleanup efforts are now underway and...

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs
 Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Beyonce appeared for a surprise duet

(Newser) - Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, the AP reports. Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and last year's winner,...

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

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...

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