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Dolly Parton Picks Chenoweth To Play Her In Biopic

Former THE WEST WING star KRISTIN CHENOWETH is celebrating after being given the nod to play DOLLY PARTON in an upcoming biopic by the country legend herself. The actress/singer accepts she might be lacking in...

Keith Is Double Country Winner

Country star TOBY KEITH was the big winner at Saturday night's (04NOV06) Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Music Awards, after taking home two top accolades. His hit, AS GOOD AS I ONCE WAS, was named Country...

Country Music Publishing Pioneer Killen Dies

BUDDY KILLEN, who built the biggest country music publishing business in the world before selling it in 1989, has died. He was 73. Killeen, died Wednesday (01NOV06) of pancreatic cancer at his home in Nashville,...

Parton Defends Glamour

Country legend DOLLY PARTON has defended her flamboyant image insisting songwriters don't "have to be ugly". The blonde 9 TO 5 singer is fiercely proud of her doll-like good looks and glamorous wardrobe, even though...

Parton Plans Simpson Show At Dollywood

Country Legend DOLLY PARTON has landed a promise from JESSICA SIMPSON - to perform with her at her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee. Parton admits she's a huge fan of the pop star/actress and sees...

Parton Plans First European Tour In 30 Years

Country legend DOLLY PARTON is set to embark on her first full European tour since the 1970s, claiming the trek is "a dream come true." Parton has been trying to make European dates a reality...

Burke Records With Country's Great Ladies

Soul great SOLOMON BURKE is recording a new album with country's leading ladies. The GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND singer has hit the recording studio with DOLLY PARTON, EMMYLOU HARRIS and GILLIAN WELCH,...

Dolly Dishes Up Family Secret Recipes

DOLLY PARTON launched her new cookbook at her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee on Friday (15SEP06), offering fans a host of family secrets from the kitchen. The country superstar told reporters she has always been...

Dolly + Wynonna Join The Reba Celebrations

LATEST: DOLLY PARTON and WYNONNA JUDD have joined KELLY CLARKSON, TRISHA YEARWOOD and FAITH HILL as part of a star-studded tribute to REBA MCENTIRE. The ladies will perform the flame-haired singer's hits at the CMT...

Kennedy Center To Honour Webber, Parton, Robinson And Spielberg

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, SMOKEY ROBINSON, DOLLY PARTON, STEVEN SPIELBERG and conductor ZUBIN MEHTA have all been selected to receive this year's (06) Kennedy Center Honors. The awards will be bestowed on 2 December (06),...

Younger Voters Invited To Oscar Club

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has often been accused of being an old-man's club that is out of touch with the sensibilities of young filmmakers, has invited 120 actors, directors, producers,...

Haggard To Be Honoured As Bmi Icon

Country music legend MERLE HAGGARD will be honoured as a Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) Icon at the performing rights organisation's 54th Annual Country Awards. Past honorees include DOLLY PARTON, BILL ANDERSON, LORETTA LYNN and CHARLIE...

Chesney Takes Top Acm Award For Second Year

Singer KENNY CHESNEY took home the top prize at last night's (23MAY06) 41st annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Awards for the second year in a row. The HOW FOREVER FEELS star was named Entertainer...

Parton And Presley Team Up For Tennessee Tourism Ads

Country star DOLLY PARTON and late rock icon ELVIS PRESLEY have 'teamed up' to help boost tourism in their native Tennessee. Using the latest computer technology, tourism bosses have doctored a California driving scene from...

Dolly Cooks Up A Treat With New Cookbook

Country queen DOLLY PARTON is cooking up a treat for fans to boost the coffers of her favourite charity. Parton has revealed her favourite recipes in new cookbook DOLLY'S DIXIE FIXIN'S to raise funds for...

Parton Returns To Wedding Chapel For 40th Anniversary

Country queen DOLLY PARTON and her husband CARL DEAN will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next month (30MAY06) by returning to the Georgia chapel where they exchanged vows in 1966. But Parton admits this won't...

Dolly's Naked Dash Across Tom Jones' Estate

Country queen DOLLY PARTON once stripped and dashed across TOM JONES' lawn after a drunken night out with pals. The bubbly singer reveals she streaked across Jones' Beverly Hills property after pals dared her to....

Don't Mess With Dolly

Country queen DOLLY PARTON is thrilled she still attracts male attention, but refuses to put up with sexist behaviour. The busty blonde, 60, loves the occasional wolf-whistle, but chauvinists had better watch out. She says,...

Phoenix And Witherspoon Among Cmt Nominees

WALK THE LINE stars JOAQUIN PHOENIX and REESE WITHERSPOON have been lauded for their musical talent as well as acting - picking up a nod at this year's (06) CMT Music Awards. Phoenix, who plays...

Parton Planning Broadway Musical

Country music legend DOLLY PARTON is making plans to bring a musical based on her life to the stage. The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU singer is working on a Broadway, New York City, show...

Beastie Boys: 'Dolly Was Robbed'

Veteran rappers BEASTIE BOYS were appalled by THREE 6 MAFIA's Academy Award win, because they believe country superstar DOLLY PARTON is more deserving of the honour. The SHE'S ON IT hitmakers are huge fans of...

Faith, Urban + Brad Among Country's Triple Threats

Country queen FAITH HILL, BROOKS + DUNN, BRAD PAISLEY, KEITH URBAN, TRACE ADKINS and AMERICAN IDOL winner CARRIE UNDERWOOD are all triple nominees for the upcoming CMT Music Awards. The triple threats were announced yesterday...

Weinstein Could Make Me President, Says Parton

Country queen DOLLY PARTON has offered movie boss HARVEY WEINSTEIN the job of campaign manager should she ever run for US president. The busty icon performed her Oscar-nominated track TRAVELLIN' THRU from movie TRANSAMERICA at...

Parton Still Stunned By Last-minute Oscar Song

DOLLY PARTON is still pinching herself after picking up an Oscar nomination for her TRANSAMERICA tune TRAVELIN' THRU' (corr) - because the song almost didn't make the soundtrack. Parton, who performed the tune at the...

Dolly Considered Streaking At The Oscars

DOLLY PARTON had Oscar bosses worried as they prepared for last night's (05MAR06) Academy Awards - when she threatened to sit naked in the audience. The country singer, who was a Best Song nominee, was...

Parton Turned To Loyal Designer On Oscar Night

Country legend DOLLY PARTON helped her longtime designer realise his ultimate dream, by asking him to create her Oscar gowns. Costumier ROBERT BEHAR felt sure Parton would desert his designs for her Academy Awards look...

Parton: 'I've Always Been A Freak'

Country singer DOLLY PARTON jumped at the chance to write the theme song for movie TRANSAMERICA, about a transsexual, because she always felt like an outsider herself. Parton's strict religious upbringing in rural Tennessee...

Parton Threatened For Having Gay Fans

Singer DOLLY PARTON has been bombarded with hate mail because of her popularity with the gay community. The COAT OF MANY COLORS singer has a large gay male fan base, which has made her...

Parton Thanks Doctors For Her Good Looks

Country music legend DOLLY PARTON is thrilled she looks so good for her age and she gives all the credit to her doctors. The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU singer celebrated her 60th...

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