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Parton Dissatisfied With Career Success

19th February 2007

Country music queen DOLLY PARTON craves greater career success, despite 26 number one songs, seven Grammys and 100 million record sales around the globe. The 61-year-old is desperate to become the biggest artist the world...

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The Things They Say 4088

19th February 2007

"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....

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Brenda Lee Returns With Gospel Duets Album

17th February 2007

Reclusive rock `n' roll star BRENDA LEE is heading back into the limelight with a new album of gospel duets. The singer, dubbed Little Miss Dynamite, has teamed up with country stars like DOLLY PARTON,...

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Country Stars Call For Vintage Performance Preservation

9th February 2007

LEANN RIMES has joined a host of fellow country music stars to petition for better preservation of vintage country performances. The singer kicked off the The Soul of Country, this year's (07) Grammy Foundation Music...

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Parton Picks Unknown To Play Doralee In Nine To Five Musical

10th January 2007

DOLLY PARTON has handpicked a little-known Kentucky singer to play the sassy secretary she played in cult movie NINE TO FIVE when the film tours America as a musical this year (07). The country queen...

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Minogue Seals Comeback By Topping Gay Icon Poll

7th January 2007

Pop princess KYLIE MINOGUE has cemented her comeback after being hailed the greatest gay icon of all time. Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of the Australian leg of her...

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Simpson: '2006 Taught Me Who I Am'

4th January 2007

JESSICA SIMPSON is refusing to turn her back on a turbulent 2006, insisting the last 12 months have taught her more about herself than any other experiences to date. The pop star and actress enjoyed...

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Dolly Named Top Tennessean

4th January 2007

Country queen DOLLY PARTON has been named the Tennessean of the Year by Nashville's largest daily newspaper. The JOLENE singer was recognised for her music and her charity work. Parton told The Tennessean newspaper that...

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Simpson Slams Kennedy Center Reimbursement Reports

3rd January 2007

JESSICA SIMPSON's father/manager JOE has hit back at reports he is furious that the Kennedy Center won't reimburse him for $15,000 (GBP7,700) in stylist's fees after his daughter was cut from a tribute to country...

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Simpson Drops Parton Tribute

22nd December 2006

Jessica Simpson pulled out of a tribute to Dolly Parton after fluffing her lines, it has been revealed.The buxom blonde figure was to sing 9 to 5 to the more legendary buxom blonde Parton at...

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Simpson Edited Out Of Parton Tribute

21st December 2006

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON has asked producers to pull her portion of a tribute to DOLLY PARTON at the Kennedy Center Honors out of the upcoming televised show. Simpson drew unwanted attention earlier this month (DEC06)...

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Parton Pledges Money To Hometown Hospital

14th December 2006

Country music legend DOLLY PARTON has pledged $500,000 (GBP256,000) to a $90 million (GBP46 million) hospital and cancer centre in her home state of Tennessee. The JOLENE singer wanted to honour ROBERT F THOMAS, the...

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Simpson Continues With Poor Performances

13th December 2006

JESSICA SIMPSON is being criticised by her new movie co-stars for forgetting her lines on set, just days after she caused a sensation by forgetting the lyrics to a song during a tribute to country...

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Simpson's Mother Furious With Her Parton Performance

8th December 2006

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON's mother reportedly lashed out at her daughter in front of DOLLY PARTON and US PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH after the pop star forgot the words to the country star's 9 TO 5...

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Gracious Dolly Invites Jessica To Sing 9 To 5 Again - With Her

8th December 2006

Country great DOLLY PARTON has more than forgiven JESSICA SIMPSON for forgetting the lines to her 9 TO 5 anthem during a Kennedy Center Honors tribute at the weekend - she has invited the pop...

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Lost Cash Track Makes Its Way To Wagoner 25 Years Late

7th December 2006

A lost JOHNNY CASH tune is to be featured on country legend PORTER WAGONER's new album - 25 years after the RING OF FIRE singer wrote it for his pal. Cash wrote COMMITTED TO PARKVIEW...

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Simpson's Meltdown Caused By Faulty Dress

6th December 2006

LATEST: Pop star JESSICA SIMPSON's poor performance at the Kennedy Center Honors event on Sunday night (03DEC06) was due to her faulty dress. Simpson performed the song 9 TO 5 during a tribute to DOLLY...

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Simpson Re-tapes Rendition Of Song

5th December 2006

LATEST: JESSICA SIMPSON was forced to re-tape her performance of DOLLY PARTON's hit 9 TO 5 late on Sunday night (03DEC06) after botching her first live run-through at the Kennedy Center Honors. The singer/actress, who...

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Simpson In Tears After Tribute

5th December 2006

JESSICA SIMPSON burst into tears last night (03NOV06) after forgetting the words to a DOLLY PARTON song she was performing during the Kennedy Center Honors event. Two years after sister ASHLEE's lip-syncing debacle on TV...

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Lloyd Webber Honoured For Arts Contribution

4th December 2006

British theatre composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber was one of five international stars honoured last night for his contribution to the arts.Other artists awarded the honour from the Kennedy Centre, a US organisation supporting...

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Us Legends Honoured For Cultural Contributions

4th December 2006

Producer STEVEN SPIELBERG was among a group of American showbiz legends who were honoured for their contribution to the arts last night.The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC also bestowed accolades on...

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Kennedy Center Honours Spielberg, Parton And Robinson

3rd December 2006

STEVEN SPIELBERG, DOLLY PARTON, SMOKEY ROBINSON, SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and ZUBIN MEHTA have been awarded Kennedy Center Honors for their lifetime contributions to the arts and American culture. US Secretary of State CONDOLEEZZA RICE...

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Dolly Parton Picks Chenoweth To Play Her In Biopic

23rd November 2006

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...

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Keith Is Double Country Winner

6th November 2006

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...

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Country Music Publishing Pioneer Killen Dies

2nd November 2006

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,...

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Parton Defends Glamour

2nd November 2006

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...

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Parton Plans Simpson Show At Dollywood

28th October 2006

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...

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Parton Plans First European Tour In 30 Years

23rd October 2006

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...

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Burke Records With Country's Great Ladies

19th September 2006

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,...

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Dolly + Wynonna Join The Reba Celebrations

18th September 2006

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...

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