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Dolly Parton Defends Goddaughter Miley Cyrus: “Nobody Was Going To Let Her Grow Up”

  • Dolly Parton has finally weighed in on Miley Cyrus’ VMAs performance. She happens to think her goddaughter’s performance was fantastic, thank you very much. ”I admire her, I respect her, she’s smart, and she’s so talented,” said Dolly. “And Billy Ray and me will never say nothing bad about Miley ’cause Miley obviously knew what she was doing. She knew she had to go to drastic measures to let people leave her alone, ’cause nobody was going to let her grow up.” Dolly has spoken and so it is decreed.   [Perez Hilton]
  • Lady Gaga and Josh Hutcherson from “The Hunger Games” are both on the schedule to host “Saturday Night Live” in November. [Perez Hilton]
  • ABC is developing a drama about Yale’s secret society, the Skull and Bones. It allegedly includes former President George W. Bus and Secretary of State John Kerry as members. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are hanging out again … [US Weekly]
  • … while Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are finalizing their divorce. She reportedly won’t receive any spousal support at all. [People, TMZ] Keep reading »

Dolly Parton Raps Awkwardly On “The Queen Latifah Show”

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Better Just Stick To Country Music — OK, Dolly?
  • Dolly Parton is a goddess who can do no wrong. But, um, this clip of her rapping on “The Queen Latifah Show” wearing a blonde Afro wig is cringe-inducingly awkward. Just stick to country — OK, Dolly? I hope voicing this opinion won’t halt invitations to special Dolly/Latifah girly brunches. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • “Masters Of Sex” star Lizzy Caplan and “Friends” star Matthew Perry  — who I didn’t even know were a couple — quietly split up last year.  [US Weekly]
  • Earlier this week, two tween girls in Florida were charged with aggravated stalking for their treatment of Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old girl who committed suicide in September. Thirteen-year-old John Borgen had dated Rebecca and then dated one of the girls accused of viciously cyberbullying her and telling her to die. John said he had no idea Rebecca was being cyberbullied by the girls, ages 14 and 12. Those girls’ identities are being withheld by police because of their ages. [ABC News]
  • Gossip blog HollywoodLife.com is claiming, apparently falsely, that Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were broken up when he died this summer from a drug overdose. [Gossip Cop] Keep reading »

“Drunk History” Explores Some Dolly Parton Drama

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Dolly Parton Drunk History
"I gotta write a song, because I'm Dolly Parton."

Four of the things in life I love the most: Dolly Parton, Casey Wilson (RIP “Happy Endings”!), country music, and drunk people trying to explain things. Obviously the Nashville episode of “Drunk History,” which delves into Dolly’s tempestuous relationship with Porter Wagoner, is delighting me to no end. Check out this hilarious clip above and watch the whole episode here. [Comedy Central via Jezebel]

Miley Cyrus Sings Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

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Miley Does "Jolene"

Incase you forgot, Miley Cyrus is a singer. A singer with country roots, y’all. Her daddy is Billy Ray Cyrus, ya know? And her godmother is Dolly Parton herself, so I’m sure she had special permission to sing Dolly’s hit song “Jolene” for her “Garden Sessions,” a collection of videos of Miley singing classic covers with her band record in her backyard this summer. Miley doesn’t have that beautiful, clear-as-a-bell clarity that Dolly has, but I think she does a pretty good job. What can I say? I am kind of a fan of Miley.

I’m curious to see whether this country simplicity will be the vibe on her upcoming album, which she’s recording with producer Pharrell Williams.  ”Her sound right now is her personality,” Williams told MTV. “That’s what we’ve been aiming for in the studio and that’s what’s been coming out and that’s what’s been sounding so interesting. Her voice is a very powerful one — you just have to hear it to know that and to understand it. It’s nowhere near what it is that you think.” Check out another song from “The Garden Sessions” after the jump…
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Today In Sex: Dolly Parton Is Not A Lesbian & What Is “Milking”?

  • Sorry ladies who were interested, Dolly Parton and her giant jugs have confirmed that they are not gay. [Socialite Life]
  • A paper in China thought The Onion article, which named King  Kim Jong Un as the “Sexiest Man Alive,” was real. I wonder if Channing is pissed. [Newser]
  • And the nominees for the Bad Sex Awards, honoring the most poorly written sex scenes in literature, are … [The Mary Sue]
  • Is there a point at which you’re too old to be a virgin? I don’t know the answer to that, but when the asker is 16, the answer is no. [Gurl] Keep reading »

Dolly Parton, On Losing A Drag Queen Competition

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“They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated — made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything. All these beautiful drag queens had worked for weeks and months getting their clothes. So I just got in the line and I just walked across, and they just thought I was some little short gay guy.. but I got the least applause.”

––Dolly Parton tells a story from her new memoir, Dream More, out November 27. If you don’t love Dolly Parton I don’t even want to know you.

7 Reasons To Love Country Music (Or At Least Give It A Chance)

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I grew up in a small, rural town where muddy trucks would cruise up and down main street with rifles mounted in the back window and country music blasting from the speakers. I grew up hating country music. I thought it was stupid, cheesy, and ignorant. To me, country music was the soundtrack to a conservative, small-town mentality that felt incredibly stifling. I tuned it out in favor of pop, rap, oldies, indie rock, and metal (for years my musical taste could be easily summed up as “Everything except country!”) until one day in 2003, when the Dixie Chicks caused a firestorm by speaking out against President Bush on stage. This was progressive, ballsy, the complete antithesis to everything I thought I knew about country music. I realized if these kinds of women were singing country songs, maybe it was time for me to reconsider my hatred for the genre. I slowly–and secretly–starting getting into country. Pretty soon I was asking friends for country recommendations and discovering that I have a serious banjo fetish.

This year I drove two-hundred miles roundtrip to attend a country music festival and even took a trip to Nashville to get my live banjo fix. My high school self would be stunned. Here are seven things I’ve learned to love about country music since my conversion to a proud country fan… Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Why Dolly Parton Showed Anderson Cooper Her Boobs

Dolly On Natural Beauty
Dolly Parton says her natural hair color is "dishwater." Read More »
Lamenting Double D's
Jessica Simpson and Dolly Parton complain about boobs on Twitter. Read More »
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Dolly Parton gets up at 3a.m. to start putting on makeup and doing her hair. Read More »
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  • Dolly Parton showed her boobs to Anderson Cooper to prove the rose tattoo on her cleavage in “Joyful Noise” is fake. [People]
  • The rumored Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis split is all but official, sources say. [Celebitchy]
  • An interview from Star magazine in the UK claiming to be Beyoncé’s first post-baby interview is “completely made up,” says her rep. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Paris Hilton is recording a new album. Thank God almighty. [Starpulse
  • Sixty-seven days, seven hours and 28 minutes until “Mad Men” returns.  I know this because there’s actually a countdown clock. [SecretsAreBack.com]
  • I’m obsessed with Butter London’s spring 2012 polish colors and names: Slapper, Bossy Boots, Trout Pout, Knackered and Disco Biscuit. Everyone else can go home. Butter London wins. Trout Pout is the best nail polish name ever. [Racked]
  • Dudes explain the appeal of the money shot, as if it needs explaining. [Em & Lo]
  • Watch a “Jeopardy” contestant guess “donkey punch” — a fictional sex act — as an answer. He was wrong, by the way. [Nerve.com Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Four-Year-Old Girl Channels Dolly Parton On “Toddlers & Tiaras”

  • What is there to say, really, about a four-year-old girl wearing a padded bra and butt pads while she channels Dolly Parton on “Toddlers & Tiaras”? Her mother wore the same costume as a kid when she competed in pageants and obviously that’s why she thinks sexualizing her four-year-old is A-OK. Excuse me while I bang my head against the wall. [Styleite]
  • Rachel Zoe is talking smack about Brad Goreski, claiming he “used” her and tried to steal her clients after he quit. Ugh, sounds like a Taylor Jacobson redux. I’m just going to tune out. [ONTD]
  • There’s oh-so-many things wrong with this 9/11 memorial coloring book called We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom. [The Week]
  • I’m planning to stalk Jude Law, pounce on him, and shave off that terrible beard. Who’s with me? (Pitchforks and torches discouraged; condoms encouraged.) [Celebuzz]

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Dolly Parton Ushers In A Better Day

Can we take a moment to appreciate that Better Day is Dolly Parton’s freaking 41st studio album? Much respect, Dolly, much respect. What makes Dolly tunes so amazing is that they can take lyrics that would normally make me roll my eyes—for example, “Together you and I can stop the rain/ and make the sun shine”—but with her voice and the sheer power of her optimism, it makes me think, Yes, we can make the sun shine! This album is the perfect thing to play at your Fourth of July BBQ over the long weekend or to put on the stereo for that road trip to Dollywood.

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