Latest Dolly Parton News

Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named 'People of the Year'

Dec. 01, 2021 10:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation's teachers as its “2021 People of the Year.” “This year has been a transformative one, pushing us all to create something new and...

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

Nov. 23, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste; “Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; “Justice (Triple Chucks...

Dixie State University name change passes Utah Legislature

Nov. 10, 2021 20:09 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Southern Utah’s Dixie State University is poised to change a name often associated with the Deep South and slavery after the Utah Legislature approved a new name Wednesday over local backlash. The Republican-controlled Legislature voted to change...

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to expand in Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program is expanding throughout Kentucky, the state's Department of Education announced Tuesday. With the goal of inspiring a love of reading, the voluntary program gifts books each month to...

Country star Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

Oct. 18, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Luke Bryan has taken home the top prize at the CMA Awards, but he'll step into a larger role when he hosts the awards show in November. The Country Music Association and ABC announced on Monday that the “American Idol”...

BTS suits, Katy Perry dress to be sold at charity auction

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction. The seven-member K-pop group wore custom Louis Vuitton suits to perform their hit “Dynamite” during March's...

Dolly Parton, businesses raise $700K for flood victims

Oct. 07, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dolly Parton and her Smoky Mountain businesses have raised $700,000 to help residents impacted by the catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee. According to a Wednesday news release, Parton chose United Way of Humphreys County to...

List of Emmy winners includes Jean Smart, 'Ted Lasso' actors

Sep. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

List of main winners at the Emmy Awards: Comedy Series: “Ted Lasso.” Drama series: “The Crown” Limited Series: “The Queen’s Gambit” Actress, Drama Series: Olivia Colman, “The Crown” ...

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' streaming seek Emmy Awards glory

Sep. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games. Will “The Mandalorian” bow to “The Crown” as best drama series? Can the feel-good comedy “Ted Lasso” charm its way into...

'SNL' hosts Rudolph, Chappelle win guest actor Emmy honors

Sep. 13, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claire Foy, Courtney B. Vance, Maya Rudolph and Dave Chappelle won guest actor Emmys at Sunday's creative arts awards ceremony. On the drama series side, Foy was honored for “The Crown” and her reprisal of Queen Elizabeth II, the role that won her...