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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton never had sex… but why?

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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton may have created pure magic with their duet ‘Islands in the Stream’, but all their public flirting and fawning was only that and never went any further. How could that be, especially in the music industry, where promiscuity is often the name of the game? Well, Kenny will tell you.

From People:

“We flirted with each other for 30 years, and it was much more electric,” explains Rogers in an interview with Dan Rather, airing Tuesday on AXS TV. “I think once you consummate a relationship like that, it loses something. And she and I both believe that theory, so we did some massive flirting in front of the nation, but there was never anything more than that.”

Aw, well that’s sweet. They’re still friends to this day, in fact, and got together for another duet last year on ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’. So why does Kenny love Dolly so much? (You know, besides the obvious reason: she’s THE BEST.)

“Dolly has no filter – if it goes in her mind, it comes out her mouth, she doesn’t stop to think ‘Maybe I shouldn’t say this,’” he says. “She came over and put her arms around me and she said, ‘Kenny, I just want you to know something; I could never sing at your funeral’ and I said, ‘So we’re assuming I’m going first, is that what you’re saying?’ But that’s what’s so wonderful about her, if she thinks it, she says it.”

Too true! Kenny Rogers is a true gentleman.

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Dolly Parton has a dance record for her gay fans

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Dolly Parton is an absolute legend, and everyone loves her, right? Well, prepare to love her a little bit more, because she really wants to make a dance record for her gay fans.

From Gay Star News:

Parton was speaking to reporters at a press conference last week, promoting her current world tour, which is coming to a close tonight (14 July).

The ‘Jolene’ singer said she has a special song for her gays fans.

‘At some point I would like to do a dance record and I have several songs that are very positive towards the gay community,’ said Parton.

‘I have a song called ‘Just A Wee Bit Gay’. It’s a great little dance tune, it’s funny and it’s got a lot of comic in it.

‘I do write a lot of songs along those lines with people that are different and are just themselves.’

Parton, who is considered a gay icon, has been a vocal supporter of the gay community and equal marriage.

‘I think everyone should be with who they love,’ she said.

‘I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals.’

LOL. Oh, Dolly. I can’t actually imagine her doing a dance album – or that it would be any good – but I still think it’s hilarious and a really sweet gesture.

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Dolly Parton defends Miley Cyrus: ‘People thought I was trashy, too’

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If you don’t love Dolly Parton, you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself. She’s amazing! She’s a music legend and also hilarious as a personality, as well. So when Dolly says we all oughta be a little nicer to Miley Cyrus (who is her goddaughter, by the way), we should probably listen to her, right? I mean… right?

From the Sunday Times Magazine (via People):

“Yeah, well I do, ’cause 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,” says the singer and songwriter, 68.

“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 her.”

“I’ve known her daddy [Billy Ray Cyrus] the many years he’s been in the business. I’ve watched her grow up,” Parton says. “She’s a smart girl. She had to go to extremes to get her point across. I think she got the point across.”

I mean, in a sense, I do see her point. People did think Dolly was trashy, but I can pretty much guarantee that Dolly wasn’t on stage simulating blowjobs on a giant blow up penis before riding it or spreading her ass cheeks as she pushes them open to an arena audience. There’s a slight difference there, I fear.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week


Last week on Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week, we saw Camilla Belle wearing something diabolical. This week, Shia LaBeouf (above) clearly takes my WTF spot for the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the week. But do you agree? See what others wore this week below (and ask yourself, “Did Laura Prepon do something to her face?”) and make your choices!

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Dolly Parton In Car Crash, Is “Tired and Sore”


Dolly Parton was in a car crash in Nashville today. According to E Online‘s summary of local reports, it appears that Ms. Parton’s car was hit when an oncoming car didn’t yield to them. Thankfully, Dolly seems to be doing okay. She tweeted,

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!

Dolly Parton is a goddamn treasure. I’m glad she’s okay. Did you catch her rapping on Queen Latifah’s show today? Here you go:

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Dolly Parton Has A Tumblr And She Really Loves Gifs

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Dolly Parton has her very own very official very new Tumblr. I think she’s interesting that she took this approach with her web presence. Very hip, Dolly. Solid move. I mean, who knows if she personally works on it, but it’s still a good idea. Here’s the inaugural post:

Welcome to the OFFICIAL Dolly Parton Tumblr, showcasing some of the best of YOUR Dolly themed Tumblr posts! Be sure to tag your Dolly-related posts with “Dolly Parton” for a chance to be featured right here! :)

The Tumblr contains Ms. Parton’s own inspirational quotes, music, videos and gifs.

Sorry gif haters!

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Last we heard from Ms. Parton, she was working on a musical about her life. No debut date has been announced, and the last time she spoke about it was in January of 2012. In 2011 she did a film with Queen Latifah titled Joyful Noise that wasn’t released until last year, and it died a quick and quiet death at the box office. Maybe she’ll find a new audience in Tumblr and can get some more projects started. That would be neat.

Anyway, check it out. It’s pretty fun.

Of Course Dolly Parton is Writing Her Life Story as A Musical

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I said “of course” like that because this is completely magical news, and it’s only to be expected after how completely magical this whole month has been. Have you guys been feeling it? Think about it: this month we’ve gotten a slew of nudie pics from some ridiculously gorgeous women (and Lindsay Lohan!), we gotten into the holiday spirit, thanks to Courtney Stodden, and also, I’m getting married, you guys! I would say that he liked it, so he put a ring on it, but it’s not 2008 and I’m not That Girl. But it’s been such a good month, hasn’t it?

But this isn’t about me right now. This is about the beautiful Dolly Parton and her plans to pen an autobiographical musical for Broadway. She actually says that she’s in the process of writing the show right now, but that she probably won’t be acting in it when it hits Broadway. However, she did say that she’d “find a way to introduce it somehow, maybe the older me.” You just can’t keep Dolly Parton off a stage, you know.

For those of you lucky enough to have experienced the glory of Dollywood, this sounds a lot like Heartsong, doesn’t it? I wonder if you’ll get splashed with water or if leaves will fall as it turns autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains? My fingers are definitely crossed.