Latest Dolly Parton News

Carey’s Camp faithful mark 132nd year in Millsboro

Aug. 13, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Except for several adults and children tie-dying and a couple youngsters playing wiffle ball or badminton, there was little activity as the midday sun beat down on Carey’s Camp. Around 5 that evening is when the camp really started to come to life. ...

Olivia Newton-John, who played Sandy in 'Grease,' dies at 73

Aug. 08, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of...

Dolly Parton set to visit WVa as part of Imagination Library

Aug. 08, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dolly Parton is keeping a promise to visit West Virginia. Parton is scheduled to appear at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston on Tuesday to celebrate the state's full participation in her Imagination Library. Parton indicated she would...

Dolly Parton reveals Dollywood's longest roller coaster

Aug. 06, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton donned her best sequined park ranger outfit Friday to unveil Big Bear Mountain, Dollywood’s newest and longest roller coaster opening in spring 2023. The attraction, an expansion of Wildwood Grove, will bring thrills to this family-friendly...

Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

Aug. 03, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients. Also being honored are Dallas entrepreneur Lyda Hill, Kenyan industrialist Manu Chandaria, and...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 24-30

Jul. 18, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 24-30: July 24: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 89. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 86. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost In Space”) is 86. Actor Chris Sarandon is 80. Comedian Gallagher is 76. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 75....

Speedway Motorsports founder remembered at NASCAR race

Jun. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The man who founded Speedway Motorsports had a presence Sunday during NASCAR's Ally 400 race at the track his company bought last November. Bruton Smith died Wednesday at the age of 95. The Hall of Famer who was one of the biggest track owners and most...

Dolly Parton gives $1M to infectious disease research, again

Jun. 15, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the organization announced on Wednesday. The new gift is one of several Parton has made to the center over the years,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 23, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 20, 2022. Editorial: As deadly fentanyl claims more Ohio lives, evidence-based treatment is among the answers Ohio and the nation are confronted with a drug abuse crisis typified by misuse of the powerful deadly synthetic opioid, fentanyl....