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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
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Dolly Rebecca Parton
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January 19, 1946
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Sevierville, TN
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She’s the definition of showbiz longevity and Dolly Parton opens up about her life and her belief that there is good in everyone.

On her rural upbringing, the “I Will Always Love You” songstress explains, “When I was a girl growing up in the 1950s in the Smoky Mountains, there were plenty of people who didn't know what to make of me. I had 11 brothers and sisters and no electricity in my home, yet I knew I was gonna be a star.”

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It’s a big day here in America as we celebrate our independence from British rule that occurred over two centuries ago.

And plenty of celebrities are feeling patriotic on this Fourth of July, both domestic stars and famous international folks.

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It's been a big year for Miley Cyrus, so it's not surprising that the controversial singer earned a spot on Time's 100 Most Influential People list.

In the issue, the 21-year-old's godmother Dolly Parton defended the former Disney gal stating that she's got the brains to make it work in the music business.

12:04 pm

Continuing to show support for her goddaughter, Dolly Parton is telling the haters to back off of Miley Cyrus.

After joking about twerking and her "wrecking balls" on the set of the "Queen Latifah Show," the 67-year-old country crooner stated that the 20-year-old is "just trying to find her own place."

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On Monday she appeared on a previously-taped episode of "The Queen Latifah Show" where she rapped and twerked, but on that same day, Dolly Parton got into a car accident in Nashville (October 21).

While being driven by friend Judy Ogle, a vehicle struck their car, sending the country crooner to the hospital, according to TMZ.

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Normally at home in the world of country music, Dolly Parton tried her hand at rapping on "The Queen Latifah Show" airing Monday (October 21).

Introduced as "straight outta the 'ville" (Nashville), the 67-year-old star beings with "Hey Ho!," before explaining, "I ain't calling anybody names, I'm just sayin' howdy."

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Giving her fans a Christmas treat, Miley Cyrus has released a new video from her summer "Backyard Sessions" recordings.

Shot before her drastic hair cut, the star wore a simple sleeveless top and long black skirt to perform Dolly Parton's classic hit "Jolene" with her band.

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Bringing a close to the work week, Miley Cyrus stepped out in Toluca Lake to run a few errands on Friday afternoon (January 6).

The former Disney darling was joined by a camera-shy guy pal as she showed off her gams in a pair of high waisted jean shorts paired with an Iron Maiden concert tee, jean jacket and zebra print sneakers.

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Making for quite the star-studded celebration, a gathering of celebs teamed up for the taping of "VH1 Divas" Celebrates Soul in New York City, NY on Sunday night (December 18).

Held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, some of music's grandest names such as Mary J Blige, Dolly Parton, 50 Cent, Jessie J and Jennifer Hudson strutted their stuff in the arrivals area before heading inside to film the music special.

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Looking tiny-waisted as usual in a printed jacket and yellow tank top, Dolly Parton spoke at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Tuesday afternoon (February 10).

Ms Parton told the National Press Club, “Somebody said to me, ‘Well, you know what-you’ve got such a big mouth and you know how to talk to people, did you ever think about running for president?’. I said, ‘I think we’ve had enough boobs in the White House, but hopefully [President] Obama ain’t gonna be one of them.’”

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