10:01 AM EDT 09/23/2014
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."
Originally posted 03/26/2014 03:00PM
The Academy of Country Music awards are just a banjo solo away, broadcasting on Sunday, April 6th on CBS.
Originally posted 12/10/2013 01:00PM
Rare is the friendship that lasts 30 years, and rarer still is the one that earns three Grammy nominations.
But that's just what country's greatest pair of BFFs, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, have got going on.
"You Can't Make Old Friends," the duo's latest collaboration, was nominated for the Best Country Group/Duo Performance Grammy Friday night, their third nomination in as many decades performing together.
Originally posted 11/10/2013 08:00PM
It's dark out already?
If you were too busy making the best of what's left after daylight savings time, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/10/2013 11:05AM
The appreciation between Miley Cyrus and godmother Dolly Parton is mutual.
Just a week after the country legend publicly supported her controversial goddaughter, the pop singer told a German television show that Parton "has always been my role model."
"She's a legend and unlike anyone I've ever seen before," Cyrus, 20, told Wetten ... Dass? during an appearance Saturday, which also included a performance of her hit, "Wrecking Ball" while dressed in an ensemble even she likened to a strawberry.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:55PM
Good cop, bad cop is a strategy we've seen employed many times by celebrity duos, but no two performers have perfected it quite like Country Music Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who reteamed to emcee the show for the sixth straight year on Wednesday.
Originally posted 11/05/2013 08:00AM
Not everyone was a fan of Miley Cyrus's twerk-fest at the MTV Video Music Awards, nor her risqué "Wrecking Ball" video.
But despite her recent over-the-top antics, the 20-year-old pop star has one strong supporter: her godmother, Dolly Parton.
In an interview published Friday, the legendary country singer told the London Evening Standard that Cyrus is "just trying to find her own place and wings and learn to fly."
Originally posted 10/19/2013 12:35PM
Maybe her wig was too tight.
Originally posted 05/29/2012 06:05AM
Hey, everyone! I can honestly say that this episode had some of my very favorite dates!
I've lived in Charlotte for a long time, but I never in a million years imagined I'd be climbing the wall of a museum that Ricki and I go to often. Judging by Chris's face when the ropes came down the side of the building, I think he would've rather been at my house carrying in all my groceries like Ryan did last week!
As scary as it was climbing up the side of the building, the fact that there was a huge storm heading our way made it that much worse. Not only was I scared of falling, but also of getting struck by lightening!
Originally posted 05/17/2012 06:45PM
Following the sad news on Thursday that disco legend Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer, celebrity fans have expressed their appreciation for the singer.
"So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," Aretha Franklin said in a statement. "In the '70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget, 'Last Dance?' [She was] a fine performer and a very nice person."
Barbra Streisand said she was "shocked" to hear about the death of Summer, 63, who never let on to the public that she was so sick.
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