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Today’s Lady News: Dolly Parton Is The Voice Of Reason In America

  • How could we have missed this clip of Dolly Parton, on “Larry King Live,” talking about how we all need to be a little more tolerant? “I think we need to dig down a li’l deeper, be a li’l kinder to one another, and accept one another for who we are,” she said. “You can’t tell me that people are any way other than what they are supposed to be. I don’t think gay people are trying to be different just to make other people miserable. … I think we should be a little more tolerant, a little more accepting an understanding.” Dolly also said she grew up during segregation and the first time she met a black person was in 1960 when she went to high school. [ColorLines]
  • Does taking the birth control pill put women out of touch with their baby-making biology when they’re fertile and make it harder for them to conceive when they’re older? That’s the argument made by author Vanessa Grigoriadis in this controversial New York magazine piece. [New York]

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What Would Dolly Wear?


Vintage video of ’70s Dolly Parton taking you on a tour of her wigs and wardrobe. The cup fairy of country music strikes a pose as she models all her hottest looks. Oh the irresistible eleganza! Some days you have to say, “Screw it, bossman. I have four minutes on a Monday morning to get my mind blown with glamour!” [WOW Report] Keep reading »

Quotable: Dolly Parton Says Miley Cyrus Is Just “Horny And Young”

“If you think I’m going to sit here and pass judgment on Miley, you’re wrong. I think she’s beautiful. I love her. She’s trying to grow up, you know, I remember when I was horny and young. … She’s got the legs that go forever. It’ll take people a while to get over her being Hannah Montana. The girl’s talented. The girl’s beautiful and, you know, it’s shocking just like [she’s] your own daughter. Everybody looks at her like [she’s] your own kid… I’m not passing judgment. So, we can just leave that at that.”

Dolly Parton, the voice of reason in the moral panic over Miley Cyrus‘ sexuality, on “Access Hollywood.” [Bumpshack] Keep reading »

8 Reasons We Want To Road Trip To Dollywood

If you are a fan of all things Dolly Parton, we know what you’ll be doing on July 3 at 8 p.m. Clear your schedule because the Hallmark Channel is airing a musical tribute to Dolly called “Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood.” Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus ,and Kenny Rogers are all set to perform and Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney will be making guest appearances. More importantly, however, the show will explore the Dollywood theme park, which is awesomely amazing. Seriously, we want to go. Now. Here’s why. [Hallmark Channel] Keep reading »

Quotable: Dolly Parton Starts Spackling On Makeup At 3 A.M.

“I usually get up at 3 am. I don’t require a lot of sleep and if I get tired, I’ll take a power nap during the day. When my [husband] Carl is awake, I’ll put on my makeup and roll my hair a little, because I don’t want to look bad for him, do I?”

Dolly Parton, who makes the rest of us lazy girls look more sane [Contact Music] Keep reading »

Quotable: Dolly Parton On Natural Beauty

“I am not [a natural beauty]. Never have been … I started bleaching my hair as soon as I could get money to buy bleach. Before that it was that dishwater color. I’d get the tar beat out of me for bleaching it, but I’d do it anyway. I just felt like a blonde. Don’t even know what color my hair is now. It’s probably grey. Don’t want to see, don’t want to know.”

—The inimitable Dolly Parton [Times of London UK] Keep reading »

Dolly Parton And Jessica Simpson Lament Their Double Ds On Twitter

I’ve always thought it was really sweet that Jessica Simpson and Dolly Parton are friends. When Jessica flubbed the words to “9 to 5″ performing for President Bush a few years back, Dolly said to the press, “Jessica is so talented that I’m sure that someday they will be paying tribute to her.” When folks poked fun at Jessica’s weight, Dolly told Larry King, “People always treat her bad. They always talk bad about her. I just recorded a song with her a few months ago. And I’ve never been around a person any sweeter in my life.” These two have a ton in common—the big blond hair, the country roots, and, of course, their massive chests. Well, last night on Twitter, they finally acknowledged the latter commonality. Dolly Tweeted, “Ahhh chiropractor … Hurts so good : – ) you lug these around and see if your back don’t hurt!” To which Jessica responded, “Amen sister : – ).”

Here’s hoping they start a group called the Big Tittie Committee and invite Pamela Anderson to join them in discussing the woes of being top-heavy. [Huffington Post]
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Eight Songs To Make You Spend (Without Saint Nick)

I can’t stand Christmas music. After a weeks worth of shopping I’m already up to my eyeballs in “Silver Bells” and “Feliz Navidad.” Don’t get me wrong, I love buying gifts, but if I hear one more light jazz rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock,” I’m going to lose it. There are plenty of non-Christmas celebrating shoppers out there, slowly being tortured by seasonal elevator music — the Heebs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jehovah Witnesses, Atheists, Taoists….well, you get the point. Still, since it’s our job, if we have the means, to help boost the economy, I would just like to suggest some tracks to the retailers out there, unless they want me to do my holiday shopping at home — where I can blast my own awesome non-denominational music. Now, let’s get in the mood to spend with these hot holiday-free jams that revel in consumerism…

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Halle Berry Defines Sexy

Esquire, the men’s mag, just named new mom Halle Berry, “Sexiest Woman Alive, 2008.” Not bad for a 42-year-old woman who spent a quarter of the year with a baby bump! Humbled, yet perplexed, by the honor after being in the business for 21 years, Berry asked, “Does being the sexiest woman alive imply that I know a thing or two about what’s sexy and, possibly, about sex itself? I’m not sure, but here’s what I do know: I know damned well I’m sexier now than I used to be!” Girl, you always looked good to us! So, in honor of Ms. Berry, who reminds us that, “Sexy is not about wearing sexy clothes or shaking your booty until you damn near get hip dysplasia; it’s about knowing that sexiness is a state of mind,” here are some other sexy women we’d like to congratulate for being who they are, just like Halle! [Esquire]

Funny Sexy- Chelsea Handler
Glamour Girl Sexy- Rachel Zoe
Cool Sexy- MIA
Smart Sexy: Michelle Obama
Want to Be BFF Sexy- Feist
Strong & Sexy- Uma Thurman
Fierce Sexy-Vanessa Williams
Nerdy Sexy- Kari Byron
Sophisticated Sexy- Oprah
Sexy Grandma- Dolly Parton
Creative Sexy- J.K. Rowling

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Sexism Still Pays Off For Men

Growing up, my mom and dad shared the responsibility of bringing home the bacon…well, the proverbial bacon — we’re Jewish. Anyway, my mom was a realtor and good at her job, but I’ll never forget her main competitor. His wife didn’t work and he was a jerk, the kind of guy who used too much hair grease and put his cheesy head shot up at bus stops. While my mother kept me in enriching after school programs, this other slick Realtor dude would scam his clients for sympathy by dragging his son around to meetings. One particular prospective female client even told my mother she was going to go with this guy because he was really his family’s breadwinner. Puke — that’s some serious girl-on-girl crime! I was always proud of my mama for Mary Tyler Moore-ing it up in the face of sexist foolishness, but apparently this chauvinist realtor isn’t the only man who has cashed in on close-mindedness.

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