Latest Dolly Parton News

Judas Priest, Mellencamp leave memorable Rock Hall moments

Nov. 16, 2022 09:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two weeks after the rousing entrance of Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Eminem and Lionel Richie and many others into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will air on HBO at 8 p.m. on Saturday night, when it can also be seen...

Jeff Bezos says he will give away most of his fortune

Nov. 14, 2022 10:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he will give away the majority of his wealth during his lifetime, becoming the latest billionaire to pledge to donate much of his vast fortune. Bezos, whose “real-time” worth Forbes magazine estimates at roughly $124.1 billion,...

Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'" confirms Broadway return this spring

Nov. 10, 2022 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Fosse's all-singing, all-dancing 1978 revue “Dancin'” is headin' back to Broadway and the late choreographer's daughter calls “a magic carpet ride.” “Everything is in it,” Nicole Fosse tells The Associated Press. “It's got politics, childlike...

Duran Duran stumbles, Dolly Parton rolls into Rock Hall

Nov. 06, 2022 07:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie soared. Pat Benatar roared. Duran Duran stumbled but stayed sophisticated. Eminem was Eminem. The four acts found very different ways to celebrate on Saturday night, but all can now forever say they're Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. So are Carly...

The Rock Hall of Fame opens to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Nov. 01, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year will induct Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon and two guys in sunglasses who have scored more No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 than all of those other acts combined. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the rare...

Alan Jackson to get CMA lifetime achievement award

Oct. 27, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Alan Jackson will receive the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Country Music Association Awards in November. The Country Music Hall of Famer with hits like “Chattahoochee” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere" joins a...

Branson's God and country tourism draws patriotic Christians

Oct. 26, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (RNS) — A night at the Dolly Parton Stampede is a microcosm of life in these polarized United States. For nearly two hours, on a hot August night, a capacity crowd divided by North and South, Red and Blue, tried to outshout the other side, egged on by leaders who...

Editors at Bartlett's work to keep up with what's quotable

Oct. 25, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Books and speeches, lyrics and interviews, impulsive tweets and sworn testimony: Keeping up with all the words issued over the past decade might overwhelm anyone, but even more so if it’s your job to keep up. “Clearly, the speed of events meant that no matter...

Leslie Jordan, versatile Emmy-winning actor, dies at 67

Oct. 24, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jordan, the actor whose wry Southern drawl and versatility made him a comedy and drama standout on TV series including “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” has died. The Emmy-winner, whose videos turned him into a social media star during the pandemic,...

Dolly Parton donation strategy: 'I just give from my heart'

Oct. 14, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton laughs at the idea that she is some sort of secret philanthropist. Sure, social media sleuths did piece together this week that the country superstar had been quietly paying for the band uniforms of many Tennessee high schools for years. And yes, it did...