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Maddy's Dolly Parton Outfit Helps Her Win Big on 'Toddlers & Tiaras' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 1st 2011 8:40AM
Maddy JacksonThe mothers and managers on 'Toddlers & Tiaras' (Wed., 10PM ET on TLC) often make what seem to us to be questionable choices, and this week was no exception.

We saw Maddy's mom adding some adult "enhancements" to the four-year-old's "Outfit of Choice."

That's because Maddy's toddler pageant pièce de résistance is to dress up as Dolly Parton. Complete with fake boobs and butt.

As he preps her Partonesque wig for the the competition, stylist Michael confesses that he's not a fan of "the boobies." But Maddy thinks she looks cute in her outfit, boobs 'n all.

When Michael asks if she thinks she'd be just as cute without the fake boobs he gets an emphatic "No!"

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'Toddlers and Tiaras' Mom Defends Maddy's Enhanced Dolly Parton Impression (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 31st 2011 3:00PM
Maddy Jackson, who won a lot of prizes, on 'Today'When four-year-old Maddy Jackson plays Dolly Parton in pageants and competitions, she has to use a few enhancements. Namely, fake boobs and a fake butt. That didn't seem to bother her or her mother, Lindsay, who both appeared on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to talk about 'Toddlers and Tiaras' and the child pageant lifestyle.

"When she wears the fake boobs and the fake butt, it's just like extra bonus," said Lindsay Jackson. Maddy's verdict? "I won a lot of prizes!" she yelled on a clip from 'Toddlers.' When 'Today' anchor Savannah Guthrie asked if she enjoyed the competition, little Maddy kissed her finger and pointed with a smile, which is apparently what a child pageant star does when she means "yes."

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Dolly Parton Explains How She Lost Dolly Parton Look-a-Like Contest (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 25th 2011 11:45AM
Dolly Parton Explains How She Lost Dolly Parton Look-a-Like ContestDolly Parton admits she once lost a Dolly Parton look-a-like contest, and has difficulty choosing her own photo from a lineup of Parton impersonators on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC).

Parton said she once participated in a look-a-line contest with drag queens held on Santa Monica Boulevard and, amazingly, she lost.

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Roseanne Barr: Dolly Parton Has Tattoos 'All Over Her Body' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 11th 2011 7:25AM
Roseanne Barr Talks Dolly Parton's Tattoos on 'The Late Late Show'It's not unusual these days for celebrities to have a tattoo -- or several. The host of 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) has three. Roseanne Barr has five, and she told Craig Ferguson what and where they are.

"You know who's totally tattooed? I shouldn't even tell this," she said. Ferguson begged her to dish. Too late to back out now. "Dolly Parton ... I'm not making it up!" Barr said. "She's got, like, all these awesome tattoos all over her body -- no black or no blue lines. All like pastel, gorgeous bows all over everything..." Could this be true??

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Dolly Parton Shakes Her Fringe for George Stephanopoulos (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jun 29th 2010 2:15PM
Dolly Parton is so excited by the appearance of anchor George Stephanopoulos on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC) that she shakes the fringe on her dress in greeting. Except, it looks a bit like Parton is trying to shake something else instead.

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TV Casting: Dolly Parton Returning to 'Hannah Montana'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 29th 2010 12:30PM
Dolly PartonDolly Parton will reportedly return for the final season of 'Hannah Montana,' reprising her role as Aunt Dolly. Parton -- who previously appeared in two episodes of the hit Disney Channel series -- revealed the big news on Friday, although she did not specify when the episode will air. Recently, it was revealed that 'Hannah Montana' would end after its fourth season. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

More casting news after the jump.

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Carrie Underwood on Her Holiday Special, Working With Dolly Parton and Her Favorite Christmas Song

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Dec 7th 2009 10:00AM
Carrie UnderwoodIt's been a busy fall for multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood. In early November, the 'American Idol' winner released her third studio album, 'Play On,' and reprised her role as co-host of the CMA Awards, along side Brad Paisley. But she's also been in the Christmas spirit this season, as indicated by her two-hour variety special, 'Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special,' which airs tonight at 9PM on Fox.

The show will feature musical performances as well as skits, pairing Underwood with Dolly Parton, Kristin Chenoweth, 'Idol' season 7 winner David Cook and Christina Applegate.

Underwood recently spoke to reporters via a conference call about her special, plus her own thoughts on the holiday season. Here's what she had to say.

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AI7 Report Card: The season that was

by Jason Hughes, posted May 27th 2008 1:03PM
AI7 Top 12We scoured the earth (and the archives at various record companies for failed projects that showed vocal promise) to create the greatest assemblage of singing talent American Idol has ever seen! So what happened? After last year's virtual snooze-fest, how did a season that truly did give us perhaps the greatest depth of talent we've ever seen (an argument could be made for Season Five) give us such lackluster shows?

After Sanjaya-gate last year, the biggest controversy to come out this year was that finalist David Hernandez used to be a stripper and David Archuleta's dad might be a Mr. Meany-Pants. And we got to be pissed that Kristy Lee Cook outlasted the likes of Michael Johns. Not until we got to the finale of Davids did things get really intense.

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American Idol: Top 8 Revealed

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 2nd 2008 8:45PM
dolly parton(S07E27) Was Dolly's appearance as big as we all hoped? Are this year's mentors hit or miss? Did anyone do a great job last night? And most importanly, who's going home? Tonight's live chat of the American Idol results show will start shortly before 9pm ET. Check out the Ford commercial and see if Dolly's still got it herself as a performer (my guess is yes).. And see if America got it right ... or if Kristy Lee is still alive ... again.

You can join the chat by following this link. Look for the full episode review right here later tonight.

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American Idol: Top 9 Perform

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 1st 2008 7:45PM
American Idol 7 Top 9 (w/ Dolly Parton)
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The success of these live Idol chats just keeps growing and growing. So come on in and join the hottest American Idol party on the web this week during both the performance and results show. Tonight the festivities begin in time for the live 8pm ET performance show. This week's theme, mentor and guest performer tomorrow are all Dolly Parton. Dolly's written some great songs, but we've only got one hour tonight so expect wall-to-wall music. Come on in, the chatter's fine!

You can join the chat by following this link. Look for the full episode review right here later tonight.

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Rumor alert: Dolly Parton Week song lists revealed?

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 1st 2008 3:23PM
Dolly PartonWe got a tip from TV Squad reader 'Alice' detailing what 'she' claims is the set list for this week's performance show. Now, Entertainment Weekly has their own song list for "Dolly Parton Night." And the two lists couldn't be more different. EW's list comes from a "a pretty solid source" while mine comes from an anonymous person from Singapore or Zimbabwe named 'Alice' using a fake email address. But maybe Alice is the secret name Ryan Seacrest uses when he wants to feel special and he's got the real scoop. I'll know for sure he's legit if I get an offer to make millions of dollars just by transferring funds through my bank account. Ryan wouldn't lead me astray.

The celebrity mentor and theme is Dolly Parton (so they both got that much right), though reports have it that she refused to judge the contestants because she couldn't bring herself to be mean. I guess she decided that one Paula was enough. I'm glad to hear this as 90% of the celebrity guest judges do nothing but gush over everybody's performance, and I don't think I could take Dolly telling Kristy Lee Cook how she's such an amazing performer and could win the competition.

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Porter Wagoner dead at 80

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 29th 2007 2:21PM

Porter WagonerIt's hard for a lot of people to remember this, but country singer Porter Wagoner had a syndicated variety show, The Porter Wagoner Show, that lasted for 21 years. It came on the air in 1960 and ended in 1981. That's a lot of television.

He wore rhinestone suits all the time, but somehow he didn't become the Liberace of country music. He still looked real, and when you're wearing a rhinestone suit that's not easy to do. His hits included "Company's Comin," "Carroll County Accident," and "Green Green Grass of Home." He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame five years ago, and he helped launch the career of Dolly Parton, among others. He released his last album this past June.

Wagoner died over the weekend of lung cancer. He was 80.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Sep 28th 2007 7:01PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today: on TV Squad Daily:
  • Nickelodeon wants the kids to play outside tomorrow so they're broadcasting several hours of a black screen.
  • Dolly Parton reminds us all that she is nice. Too nice to judge American Idol.
  • I'm oddly intruiged by this: Knight Rider is might be coming back to TV next fall.
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 1 results

by Erin Martell, posted Sep 26th 2007 11:35PM

Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas

(S05E03) The three-part premiere week finally reached its conclusion, and one star was sent packing. Tom's introduction really played up the battle of the sexes angle, calling Week 1 a "dance duel." Drew returned as Tom's co-pilot, and I'm curious to see how long he'll stick around. As usual, there was a tidy summary of the previous night of performances. The men answered the call after Len's warning on Monday night. Like Jennie Garth, Cameron set the standard with his Foxtrot. In his post-performance interview, Cameron was very proud of all the work he did.

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Jessica Simpson drops out of the Honors

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 22nd 2006 8:33AM
The Kennedy Center Honors Jessica SimpsonWhen The Kennedy Center Honors airs on Monday night, we won't be seeing Jessica Simpson's flubbed tribute to Dolly Parton. In fact, we won't be seeing Simpson at all. Despite running through Dolly's "9 to 5" a second time at the taping, Simpson asked that her performance be pulled from the televised version of the show entirely. Why? Because Simpson's a perfectionist, damn it - a regular Maria Callas.

According to Simpson's spokesperson, the young singer and reality show punchline "idolizes Dolly" and "wasn't happy with her performance" so she nixed it. Thanks to the internet, however, you can see snippets of Simpson's performance online. Just think - before the days of YouTube, you couldn't see the lackluster production numbers that got trimmed from bloated tribute shows. Now, you can. Thanks, technology!

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