Quote: "I'm like an aunt or an older sister. I've been around so long, like a family member. So I think a lot of children and their parents and even their grandparents have followed me through the years, and I'm kind of like a family member." Country singer Dolly Parton comments on her longevity in the music business, which she broke into in the 1960s.
Quote: "I will never retire, I like the work!" Dolly Parton insists she'll die in the studio or on a stage.
Quote: "My husband loves him, by the way... so, it's possible. It's possible. My husband likes him as a person. My husband just relates to him somehow. He's the coolest guy!" Country icon Dolly Parton is open to collaborating with her man's favourite rapper, Snoop Dogg.
Quote: "I've done that... I thought it would be great to do a video and have a bunch of old people acting like they're young... and dancing and skinny-dipping. We'll have to do that in shadows if they're getting naked." Dolly Parton is considering recruiting a bunch of fearless pensioners to get naked for the promo of her new song I'm Sixteen.
Quote: "I was really happy when I heard they'd gotten back together, 'cause I know that seemed to be a big heartache for both of them when that happened. That's good that they're back together." Dolly Parton is happy her goddaughter Miley Cyrus and her ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth have reconciled. The couple called off their engagement in September, 2013 after three years together. They reportedly reunited over Christmas (15) after spending time together in the actor's native Australia.
Fact: Dolly Parton has another big hit on her hands - the country star's Coat of Many Colors TV movie, which aired in America on Thursday night (10Dec15), was watched by 12.8 million viewers, making the two-hour special, based on Dolly's early years, the most-watched film on the U.S.' top four networks in four years.
Quote: "It's too emotional to watch with a bunch of people because we lose our eyelashes - we wear a lot of makeup and we cried our eyes out." Dolly Parton was a wreck as she watched Coat of Many Colors, the upcoming TV movie about her upbringing in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains, with her sister Stella.
Tweet: "I just watched @kelly_clarkson cover of #Jolene. It was so heartfelt and beautiful. I loved it!" Dolly Parton was thrilled to watch YouTube footage of Kelly Clarkson covering her classic heartbreak song during a concert in New Mexico last week (ends28Aug15).
Tweet: "I just want to say thanks for all the birthday wishes. I have the best fans in the world!" Dolly Parton celebrates her 69th birthday on America's Martin Luther King Day (19Jan15).
Fact: Beyonce has extended her lead over Dolly Parton as the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history after adding another two nods to her initial three mentions for the 2015 prizegiving. The superstar, who was previously tied with the country legend at 46, landed early nominations on Friday (05Dec14) for Best Urban Contemporary Album for her self-titled release, and Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance for her Drunk In Love collaboration with husband Jay Z. She has since notched up an extra pair for Best Surround Sound Album and Best Music Film for her On the Run Tour: Beyonce & Jay Z Tv concert special, taking her total nominations throughout her career to 51. She has 17 wins to date.
Fact: Country star Dolly Parton will no longer to able to adopt the dog found abandoned in a tent after Britain's Glastonbury festival last month (14). The pooch, dubbed Dolly after the 9 to 5 hitmaker, has finally been returned to its owners.
Tweet: "Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming! Still riding high after @GlastoFest. 100,000 people out there singing with little 'ol me!" Dolly Parton is still struggling to comprehend the amazing response she received from revellers at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last weekend (27-29Jun14).
Quote: "Back in the day, doing my own things my own way, and dressing sexy and showing my cleavage and all that, I got a lot of criticism. Lots of people thought I was making a mistake and that I was just trashy, which I was. So I did go through that, but I don't give her advice. Everyone has to walk this journey according to their own rules. That's what she's doing. And I lurve (sic) her." Country icon Dolly Parton is convinced her goddaughter Miley Cyrus has to find her own way through life in the spotlight. The former Disney star has been shocking fans on her Bangerz world tour with her raunchy costumes and suggestive dance routines, while she has also become known for her wild partying and penchant for smoking pot in recent years.
Quote: "The only thing that would ever stop me would be if my health failed or if my husband was sick or needed me." Country music icon Dolly Parton has no plans to slow down as she continues to tour the world.
Quote: "I spend a lot of time in California and you know, they're always prone to have earthquakes. I never take my make-up off at night, I always keep it because I thought, 'If I have to run out in the streets I have to look good because there are going to be cameras everywhere.'" Dolly Parton ensures she is never seen without make-up, even in a disaster.
Quote: "I've always said it's a good thing I was born a girl otherwise I would've been a drag queen." Country icon Dolly Parton insists she is always flattered when men dress up like her.
Quote: "I'm doing a musical of my life story - and I'm also doing a movie. When we started talking about a movie, people had mentioned Scarlett Johansson. I guess she's full-bosomed." Singer Dolly Parton isn't opposed to the idea of actress Scarlett Johansson portraying her on the big screen.
Quote: "He loves me, but he is not necessarily a fan of mine. When I did Stairway to Heaven, which is one of his favourite songs in the whole world, he was not real happy about what I did with that. He thought nobody should ever have touched that song but them... He didn’t particularly care for my version of it because he is just so in love with the original. A lot of people felt that way." Dolly Parton admits her rock fan husband was not thrilled with her Led Zeppelin cover.
Quote: "We’ve been together 50 years. We met 50 years ago, we’ve been married 48 years on May the 30th, but we’re good friends. He likes to stay home, I like to stay gone so that works out real well for both of us." Dolly Parton on her winning marriage to Carl Dean.
Quote: "Kenny is one of my favourite people in the whole wide world. Kenny and I have always had that love and that passion (but we've) never been lovers." Dolly Parton insists her longtime friendship with fellow country music icon Kenny Rogers has never turned romantic.
Quote: "My legs aren't long enough to get my butt that far up in the air." Dolly Parton doesn't think she'll be able to twerk like goddaughter Miley Cyrus.
Quote: "One day she'd had enough and told me: 'I need to murder Hannah Montana in order for people to accept who I really am'. I think she felt she had to make that severe a change. And she obviously did." Dolly Parton reveals her goddaughter Miley Cyrus was determined to put her Disney past behind her.
Fact: Dolly Parton has confirmed on Twitter.com that she will be playing at Britain's Glastonbury Festival this summer (14). She will perform on the final day of the event, which runs from 25-29 June (14).
Quote: "Everyone is all over me now like I'm supposed to answer for Miley. I admire her, I respect her, she's smart, and she's so talented. 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 just leave her alone 'cause nobody was going to let her grow up... I'm not saying nothing bad about Miley." Dolly Parton insists she won't be publicly criticising her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, no matter what she does to drum up publicity.
Quote: "The older I get, the gladder I am I don't have kids... I always think now that God didn't mean for me to have kids, so everybody's kids can be mine." Dolly Parton's huge family stops her from regretting never becoming a mother.
Quote: "It's just like having an automobile; you gotta keep it up. I will have it again when I need it, if I need a little nip and tuck or something here and there, but for the most part now, after you get that stuff about as done as they can do you (sic), then you use the Botox and you used the collagen and it's all just surface stuff." Dolly Parton isn't done with perfecting her look.
Tweet: "I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good... Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now!" Country icon Dolly Parton attempts to beat the tabloids by tweeting news of her Monday (21Oct13) car crash.
Quote: "Everybody thought we were having an affair... because we were on tour together for two years... We just flirted with each other for 30 years. It keeps the tension there." Singer Kenny Rogers insists he never had a romantic relationship with his longtime musical collaborator Dolly Parton.
Quote: "I'd wanna do my life story as a musical and some day I'd like to see it as a feature film. Kristin Chenoweth would be great (as me). She keeps writing me and saying, 'You better do this before I get too old'." Dolly Parton on her dream project.
Tweet: "I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park." Dolly Parton pokes fun at herself.
Quote: "Kitty Wells was the first and only Queen of Country Music, no matter what they call the rest of us. She was a great inspiration to me as well as every other female singer in the country music business. In addition to being a wonderful asset to country music, she was a wonderful woman. We will always remember her fondly." Dolly Parton pays tribute to singer Kitty Wells, who died on Monday (16Jul12).
Tweet: "If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words!" Dolly Parton takes aim at country music critics.
Quote: "No one could have been nicer, classier nor better looking than DICk Clark. I've had a crush on him since I was a teenager. But much more than that, who in this world has done more for the music industry? He will always stay young and special in the minds of all of us. May you rest in peace." Dolly Parton pays tribute to late TV mogul DICk Clark, who died on Wednesday (18Apr12).
Quote: "I definitely ain't ridin' that. You don't want to see what a real bald eagle looks like." Dolly Parton fears her wig will fly off if she ever rides the new rollercoaster attraction at her Dollywood themepark in Tennessee. The $20 million (£12.5 million) ride is the first so-called steel-wing coaster in the U.S.
Tweet: "I wish I could stay 21 forever. Don't we all? But I won't ever be old in my heart or in my mind." Dolly Parton is young at heart.
Tweet: "Hey @Dolly_Parton I'm thinking of you today on your Birthday. Had a Margarita at Frank n Lucy's in your honor!" Jane Fonda toasts her 9 To 5 co-star Dolly Parton on her 66th birthday on Thursday (19Jan12).
Quote: "I don't get to see her as often as I'd love to, but she's a special gal and I hope she just does great in this world." Dolly Parton wishes she could spend more time with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus.
Quote: "If I see something saggin', draggin' and baggin', I'll have it nipped, tucked and sucked!" Country superstar Dolly Parton is not opposed to undergoing more plastic surgery to combat signs of ageing.
Quote: "Was that not the ugliest picture you've ever seen? That looks like something obscene." Country icon Dolly Parton laughs off a recent red carpet photo which appears to show a tattoo of a rose on her chest.
Fact: Dolly Parton joined her Joyful Noise co-star Queen Latifah for a game of charades on U.S. TV show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday (13Jan12). The two stars beat Fallon and his sidekick thanks to Parton guessing Latifah's American Idol clues.
Quote: "We'd be fun together, don't you think? I think people would love that. But, you know, you just wait. Those kind of things happen when they're supposed to." Dolly Parton is keen to team up with Lady Gaga.
Fact: Profits from a new memoir penned by Dolly Parton's sister Stella will benefit domestic violence charities in America. The tome, titled Tell It Sister, Tell It, features the sibling's recollections of growing up in Tennessee's Appalachian Mountain foothills.
Quote: "I've never liked ironing and I have a crew that comes in to clean the house and mow the yard once a week." Dolly Parton isn't a fan of housework.
Quote: "Well, of course! I don't want to look good for everyone else and like a slouch for him!" Country legend Dolly Parton insists on maintaining her famed glamorous image even when relaxing at home with her husband Carl Dean.
Tweet: "I love bald men. Just because you've lost your fuzz, don't mean you ain't a peach." Dolly Parton finds hairless men attractive.
Quote: "I remember this woman in our local town who was a tramp, although I didn't know what that meant back then. I thought she was the prettiest thing I'd ever seen because her hair was peroxide blonde and she had red nails, high heels and a short skirt. People said she was trash and I thought, 'That's how I want to look. When I grow up I want to be trash.'" Dolly Parton explains her trademark look.
Tweet: "I'll take a sandwich and a shake over a joint and a jug anytime." Dolly Parton prefers to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
Quote: "(Doing 28 interviews in a day) means the same number of outfit changes. I never do an interview in or even wear the same outfit twice. So after I've worn this blouse it will be wrapped up, and locked in my closet, never to be seen again." Country star Dolly Parton only wears an outfit once.
Quote: "I'd love to do a duet, always wanted to work with Madonna, but she never asked. (Madonna and Lady GaGa are) the perfect fit. I'm as outrageous as they are. I was gaudy before they were gaudy." Country music icon Dolly Parton would love to collaborate with pop superstars Madonna and Lady Gaga.
Quote: "I love her to death. It would be fun (to work with her) because we're both very gaudy and outrageous." Dolly Parton is keen to work with Lady Gaga.
Quote: "I didn't get an invite which is disappointing. I'll just marry Harry then I'll be guaranteed to go to the next one for sure. He's a little cutie, isn't he?" The queen of country, Dolly Parton, has her eye on British royal Prince Harry after missing out on an invitation to his brother Prince William's royal wedding next week (29Apr11).
Fact: Dolly Parton is celebrating after landing her one millionth follower on Twitter.com.
Quote: "I've always thought God didn't let me have kids so everybody's kids could be mine." Dolly Parton insists helping children through her charity book scheme is the next best thing to being a mum.
Quote: "I love Queen Latifah. There's only one difference between us; she's cool and I ain't." Dolly Parton on her Joyful Noise co-star.
Quote: "This one was perfect, it was written and directed by Todd Graff, who's a wonderful writer, he just kind of tailor made it for me, my character. And so I said there's no way that I won't work with Queen Latifah because I love her. We had a ball making the show." Country star Dolly Parton jumped at the chance to make her movie comeback alongside the rapper-turned-actress in the upcoming film, Joyful Noise.
Quote: "We loved our big hairdos. We were both little and we used to often talk about that, trying finding clothes to suit us because she had kind of a big chest too. But she was a doll, I just loved her, she had a great sense of humour... Because of her great perfume, somebody said, 'Well, we know heaven's going to smell a lot better.' So I thought that was a sweet thing to say." Country star Dolly Parton pays tribute to the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on Wednesday (23Mar11), and makes a reference to her signature perfume, White Diamonds.
Quote: "I have little feet because nothing grows in the shade." Dolly Parton jokes about her out-of-proportion body.
Quote: "Just because I got the Lifetime Achievement Award doesn't mean I'm done." Dolly Parton refuses to retire after picking up a big Grammy Award on Sunday night (13Feb11).
Tweet: "I hope people realise there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs." Dolly Parton insists there's more to her than meets the eye.
Quote: "I just think we need to dig down a little deeper and try to be a little kinder to one another and accept one another for who we are... I think we should be a little more tolerant, a little more accepting and understanding of not just the gays but other people. Minorities." Dolly Parton is adamant bullies need to put aside negativity and embrace their peers.
Tweet: "After momma gave birth to twelve of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her." Dolly Parton makes light of her overcrowded upbringing.
Tweet: "My weaknesses have always been food and men - in that order." Dolly Parton.
Tweet: "I hope people realize that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs." Dolly Parton wants the public to know there is more to her than her ditsy image.
Tweet: "I hope people realize that there is a brain underneath the hair and a heart underneath the boobs." Dolly Parton insists she's much more than a simple busty babe.
Tweet: "It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen." Dolly Parton.
Quote: "A peacock who rests on its feathers is just another turkey." Wise words from Dolly Parton.
Quote: "The only way I'd be caught without make-up was if my radio fell in the bathtub while I was taking a bath and electrocuted me... but I'd hope my husband would slap a little lipstick on me." Dolly Parton insists she'll never be caught without make-up.
Fact: Dolly Parton will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Dollywood theme park in Tennessee on 3 May (10). The country superstar took over the tourist attraction in 1986.
Quote: "We'll have to get a girl who can get her a really big ol' boob job, won't we now." Dolly Parton on who will play her in a biopic.
Quote: "I'd have probably done it when I was that age if I could afford it and thought I needed it." Dolly Parton has no problems about reality TV star Heidi Montag's recent plastic surgery overhaul - The Hills star famously had 10 procedures in a day.
Quote: "I don't have a lot of the pictures of myself in the house because I don't like looking at myself as I go by." Dolly Parton hates seeing herself on display in her home.
Quote: "I look trashy. I did when I was younger and I still do and I like that. It's worked in my best interest." Dolly Parton is unashamed of her image.
Tweet: "I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park!" Dolly Parton pokes fun at her colourful image.
Quote: "I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don't even try to tell me different." Sixty-three-year-old Dolly Parton is still a kid at heart.
Quote: "I have no desire to learn about computers. I just hire 'geeks' for that stuff." County superstar Dolly Parton is not a fan of modern technology.
Quote: "I don't want to retire, I hope to just fall over one day in the middle of a song and that's how I want to go - with a smile on my face hopefully." Dolly Parton wants to die onstage.
Quote: "I think I'm not going to wash my face until morning, and then I'll clean it off and I'll put it on in case I have to get up in the middle of the night." Dolly Parton on her bizarre make-up ritual.
Quote: "Children love me because they hear me speak and then I tell them my name is Dolly. They think I am their age." Country legend Dolly Parton, 63, refuses to act her age.
Fact: Dolly Parton is teaming up with the United Way of America to expand her child literacy programme. The singer's charity, Imagination Library, and the national non-profit organisation have set a goal of providing free books to one million children each month in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. by 2014.
Quote: "I grew up in a musical family and I can carry a tune but I don't feel comfortable singing as Allison Janney. If you ask me to sing right now I would probably have to slap your face. But as a character, I feel more comfortable." Actress ALLISON JANNEY doesn't enjoy singing when she's not in character for her first Broadway musical, Dolly Parton's production of 9 TO 5.
Quote: "I'm a proud person. I'm not vain. If you've got the money and you're going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it." Dolly Parton on her experiments with cosmetic surgery.
Quote: "I want to be like one of those little fainting goats that get scared and then just fall over. I want to go and go and then drop dead in the middle of something I'm loving to do (sic). And, if that doesn't happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I'll have my high heels on." Country singer Dolly Parton has no plans to slow down at age 63.
Fact: Dolly Parton has recorded a duet of her I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU with Broadway star STEPHANIE J. BLOCK to give the singer's new album a boost. Block is the star of Parton's 9 TO 5 musical, which opens in New York on 30 April (09).
Fact: Dolly Parton performed the typewriting sound on her 9 TO 5 hit with her acrylic fingernails.
Quote: "I'm the kind of person if I need something, I just go get it done. If I see something sagging, dragging and bagging, I'll get it nipped, tucked and sucked." Dolly Parton isn't afraid of going under the knife.
Quote: "Nobody asked me to perform. I said 'it's still called 9 to 5 not 'Ninety-five.'" Ageing country legend Dolly Parton has no intention of gracing the stage of her 9 to 5 musical when it hits Broadway in April (09).
Fact: Country legend Dolly Parton will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Tennessee for her contribution to the music industry and her work as an advocate for education. The singer will be collect the degree at a ceremony in May (09).
Fact: JERRY O'CONNELL and Rebecca Romijn named one of their newborn twin daughters after the actor's brother, CHARLIE O'CONNELL. The other tot was named in tribute to singer Dolly Parton. CHARLIE TAMARA TULIP and DOLLY REBECCA ROSE were born on 28 December (08).
Fact: Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton are among the stars to have donated memorabilia to the 20th annual Rock for Kids Rock + Roll Charity Auction, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois, on 5 December (08). The sale will raise money for the city's homeless and underprivileged children.
Fact: Dolly Parton has been chosen to be the ambassador to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The country legend grew up in the foothills of the Tennessee mountain range and will work alongside park officials to promote the protected area's 75th anniversary.
Quote: "I think she plays it better than me. That was the first movie I'd ever been in. I was a little green. She's got it down pat." Dolly Parton insists MEGAN HILTY, the star of the stage musical version of 9 TO 5, is better than she was as the movie's DORALEE RHODES.
Quote: "I never take orders well. It's a good thing I never had to work a real job." Dolly Parton.
Quote: "I've been through that with a lot of men and just because of the way you look too. Me looking cheap - well, the way that I choose to look. Certainly, when I first came to Nashville, I looked like an easy make." Dolly Parton was the victim of sexist music bosses when she first started out.
Quote: "People say, 'What do you think about global warming?' and I say, 'If my globes get too warm, I just take my sweater off.'" Busty Dolly Parton weighs in on current affairs.
Quote: "Poor little Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan... If those little girls slept with as many men as they say in the tabloids, why their little butts would have more fingerprints than the FBI! I kinda feel sorry for them. We should give those two a break." Country queen Dolly Parton.
Fact: STEP BROTHERS co-stars Will Ferrell and JOHN C. REILLY performed a karaoke version of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' hit ISLANDS IN THE STREAM during an appearance on MTV show TRL on Tuesday (22Jul08).
Quote: "I don't really know what I'm doing, but I've been sent out to kiss ass!" Country music legend Dolly Parton isn't shy about winning rave reviews from critics for her upcoming Broadway show 9 to 5, debuting in the Big Apple next spring (09).
Quote: "People would ask about foreign affairs and I'd say, 'What's wrong with American men?' Then, they'd ask about global warming and I'd say, 'When my globes get warm I just take my sweater off.'" Dolly Parton on why she will never go into politics.
Quote: "Some people say I should go into politics but I'm not interested. We've got enough boobs in the White House." Dolly Parton won't be running for office any time soon.
Quote: "People ask if we are Roman Catholic, but I say 'No, we are just hillbillies.'" Country singer Dolly Parton reflects on growing up in a family of 12 children.
Quote: "I don't regret anything I've done; I regret that I got caught doing some of it." Country star Dolly Parton on her eventful life.
Quote: "(He says), 'Why should I cheat on her when I get a new woman every six months?'" Dolly Parton's husband loves his wife's new looks thanks to cosmetic procedures.
Quote: "I'm going to keep on making music, even if I have to sell it out of the back of my car." Country star Dolly Parton reckons she will always find a way to sell her music.
Quote: "People know I have no taste. No style. No class, it's all low. No matter how I dress, I'm still going to look cheap. I'd rather be a cartoon than a genius." Dolly Parton is content with her public persona.
Quote: "If we do cheat, we don't know it. I don't want to know it if he's cheating on me... if that's what's making it work, then that's fine." Dolly Parton responds to reports her marriage to husband Carl Dean is an open one.
Quote: "My songs are like my children. I expect them to support me when I'm old." Country star Dolly Parton on her song longevity.
Quote: "Maybe I am just a Backwoods Barbie - too much make-up, too much hair, in a push-up bra and heels - but don't be fooled by thinking that the goods are not up there. It might look artificial but where it counts, I'm real." Country queen Dolly Parton warns people not to judge her by her looks.
Quote: "I know I ain't dumb and we all know I ain't blonde." Country singer Dolly Parton isn't offended by dumb blonde jokes.
Quote: "I love being out here rather than in the big cities. You hardly ever hear of a drive-by shooting from a hay wagon." Country legend Dolly Parton was delighted to visit the northern England town of Rotherham on Wednesday (05Dec07).
Quote: "I always say if I, you know, if I see something sagging, dragging or bagging, I'm going to go have it stuffed, tucked or plucked." Country queen Dolly Parton is not afraid to admit her love of plastic surgery.
Quote: "I can just see two big mountains growing up out of my grave, and people going around on mule rides to look at them." Dolly Parton believes she will be best remembered for her assets rather than her singing and acting talents.
Quote: "I heard that she wakes up every day four hours before her husband to put on her face (make-up)... I think that's cool." Newlywed Amy Winehouse is inspired by her heroine Dolly Parton's devotion to her husband.
Quote: "I'm in showbiz. I look at my boobs like they're show horses or show dogs. You've got to keep them groomed." Country music legend Dolly Parton looks after her famous breasts.
Quote: "The only time you'd ever get me out of the house without make-up or being dressed is if my husband has had a heart attack." Country star Dolly Parton likes to ensure she always looks her best.
Quote: "If I see something sagging, bagging and dragging, I'm going to nip it, tuck it and suck it. It takes a lot of money to look this cheap." Glamorous country star Dolly Parton will do whatever it takes to preserves her good looks.
Quote: "I'm not offended by all of the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb - and I'm also not blonde." Dolly Parton refuses to take personal criticism to heart.
Quote: "I just do whatever I need to do whether it's collagen or Botox or wigs. I'm like a show dog - I keep myself up and groomed and ready." Dolly Parton explains how she maintains her looks.
Quote: "I love to cook. I use a lot of butter and grease. I'd rather eat a little bit of stuff that I like that's cooked the way I like it than to eat a whole bunch of stuff that has no taste." Singer Dolly Parton doesn't believe in starving herself.
Quote: <p>"I can't even get him to go for a (McDonalds) Big Mac, much less the Oscars." Academy Award nominee Dolly Parton on her husband of 40 years, Carl Dean, not escorting her to the Oscar ceremony, where she is nominated for Best Song. </p>
Quote: <p>"I've written 3,000 songs, but probably only three good ones." Singer and song-writer Dolly Parton is modest about her accomplishments. </p>
Fact: <p>Country star Dolly Parton is co-writing the music for a stage musical adaptation of her hit movie 9 TO 5. </p>
Fact: <p>VIP guests at last night's Country Music Awards in New York City received gift bags containing products worth $15,000 (GBP8,3000). Guests including SIR Elton John, Dolly Parton and Kenny Chesney were treated to Skechers shoes, Wrapture cigars, Wrangler Jeans and much, much more. </p>
Quote: <p>"Italians have these great lips. They're so soft." Dolly Parton is a fan of the Italian pout. </p>
Quote: <p>"People ask if we're Catholic 'cause we had so many (children). I say, 'No, just horny hillbillies!'" Dolly Parton muses on being one of 12 children. </p>
Quote: <p>"Every diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes." Country star Dolly Parton can't quit eating chips. </p>
Quote: <p>"I hope to die in the middle of a song, hopefully one I wrote." Country star Dolly Parton is already planning her own death. </p>
Fact: <p>Country star Dolly Parton insists her new album, THOSE WERE THE DAYS, which features cover tracks like BLOWIN' IN THE WIND and IMAGINE, is a peace album. She says, "I never understood why we couldn't get along better." </p>
Fact: <p>Country legend Dolly Parton's new album, THOSE WERE THE DAYS, is her 63rd. </p>