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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...

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...

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