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Dolly Parton Is Proud of Being 'White Trash'

Dolly Parton Is Proud of Being 'White Trash'

Originally posted 09/11/2014 11:00AM

Legendary country singer and actress Dolly Parton is making no apologies for her "redneck" background.

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A Happy Ending for Dolly Parton's Namesake Stray

Dolly Parton's Namesake Stray Returned to Owners

Originally posted 07/10/2014 07:00PM

Looks like there's a fairy tail ending after all for Dolly Parton's furry namesake, who was found alone in a tent at the Glastonbury Music Festival.

The pooch, nicknamed "Doggie Parton," is back in a fur-ever home – just not with Parton.

"In the last five minutes, we got a call from the main people with the government, and they told us that the true owners did come forward," Parton, 68, said in a virtual press conference on Thursday. "They had reported the dog missing. There was a language barrier; I think they were from another country. They got the dog back, and everyone feels good about it."

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Dolly Parton Offers to Adopt Abandoned Dog Named 'Dolly'

UpdatePosted 07/08/2014 10:40AM

Dolly Parton Promises to Adopt Namesake Dog Abandoned at Glastonbury Music Festival

Originally posted 07/07/2014 01:30PM

Dolly Parton was feeling "saxy" at Glastonbury, and now a dog rescued at the music festival has captured her heart.

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UpdatePosted 07/01/2014 03:45PM

VIDEO: Dolly Parton's 'Yakety Sax' Performance Will Make Your Day

Originally posted 07/01/2014 03:15PM

OK, you should probably just get ready to call it a day. Go ahead and pull your car keys out of your pocket and move your cursor toward the 'shut down' prompt on your computer screen, because this video is going to be the high point of today, if not your life: After you've watched Dolly Parton play "Yakety Sax" on a tiny rhinestone-encrusted saxophone, there's literally nothing left for you to accomplish.

"I was feeling rather saxy today," the 68-year-old singer told the massive crowd at the Glastonbury Music Festival on Sunday. "I wanted to do something to impress you."

The oversized audience – an estimated 100,000 people – erupted in cheers before she even played the first note of the familiar theme to The Benny Hill Show. (And, if you ever watched Benny Hill, you know it's not hard to imagine the late comic chasing Dolly around a park bench or an elaborately sculpted hedge while that frenzied instrumental plays in the background.)

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Dolly Defends Miley: 'People Thought I Was Trashy' Too

Dolly Parton Defends Miley Cyrus: 'People Thought I Was Trashy'

Originally posted 06/09/2014 03:20PM

Miley Cyrus has her critics, but she can rely on a fellow songstress to always have her back – her godmother, Dolly Parton.

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Randy Travis Makes Rare Appearance Since Stroke | Dolly Parton, Randy Travis

Randy Travis Steps Out for Friend Dolly Parton’s Concert

Originally posted 06/04/2014 02:00PM

In a rare public appearance since his stroke last year, Randy Travis was all smiles as he attended Dolly Parton's concert in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Saturday.

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CMT Awards Makeover: Today's Stars with Throwback Hair

Originally posted 06/04/2014 07:00AM

Like peanut butter and jelly or, say, the Internet and cat videos, country music and major hair just go together.

And while today's crop of Nashville regulars put plenty of time (read: hairspray) into their dos, we'd really like to see these singers return to the genre's roots (pun intended).

Ahead of Wednesday's CMT Music Awards, we're playing stylist for the female video of the year nominees to imagine what they'd look like rocking the styles and, more importantly, hair of yesteryear.

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Dolly Parton: Maybe I Wasn't Meant to Have Kids

UpdatePosted 05/29/2014 03:15PM

Dolly Parton: Maybe I Wasn't Meant to Have Kids

Originally posted 05/28/2014 12:00PM

Dolly Parton never had children, but she's always had a special bond with kids.

"I grew up in a big old family with eight kids younger than me and several of my brothers and sisters came to live with me early on in my life," she tells PEOPLE Country. "I've loved their kids just like they're my grandkids, and now I've got great-grand-kids!"

Her husband Carl Dean is "Uncle PeePaw" to their nieces and nephews, "and they call me 'Aunt Granny,' " says Parton, 68, who just released her 42nd studio album Blue Smoke. "Now I'm GeeGee, which is great-granny. I often think, it just wasn't meant for me to have kids so everybody's kids can be mine."

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Jimmy Fallon Dons Dolly Parton's Wig on The Tonight Show (Video) | Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon

UpdatePosted 05/14/2014 11:10AM

Jimmy Fallon Dons Dolly Parton's Wig on The Tonight Show (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/14/2014 10:45AM

Dolly Parton is one of music's true legends, and a being of pure light created to bring joy and love to the world.

So when Jimmy Fallon tried on one of her wigs, we were expecting more. He does look rather fetching, though.

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What Would Make Dolly Parton Drop the Hair – and the Boobs? | Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: I'd Like to Disappear Into a Film Role

Originally posted 05/12/2014 02:00PM

Think Dolly Parton and you think dolled up: big hair, long nails, sparkles and curves that are the stuff of punch lines and legends. But the singer says she'd love the chance to shed her "town tramp" look (as she's called it) for the sake of a serious film role.

"I really would love to do something that would be something special enough for me to be willing not to wear the high heels and the fingernails and all that," the star tells PEOPLE Country. "In the same way that Billy Bob Thornton did Sling Blade, I'd love to have a character where I could really, really be an actress and not just Dolly Parton, the personality, the boobs and the hair and all that."

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Filed Under: Country, Dolly Parton

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