Thirty-six years ago Tuesday, “Those Memories of You” debuts on the country charts; it reaches No. 5 to become the third of four Top 10 singles from Trio. Sixteen years ago Tuesday, Dolly performs “Better Get To Livin'” and “9 To 5” on the first “results show” for the fifth season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars series. Forty-eight years ago Wednesday, "We Used To" debuts on the country charts; it would peak at No. 9. Forty-three years ago Wednesday, "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" becomes Dolly's 13th country No. 1. Thirty-six years ago Wednesday, the ABC series Dolly debuts; it lasts one season. Twenty-nine years ago Wednesday, Dolly's autobiography, Dolly: My Life And Other Unfinished Business, is released; it spends multiple weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Forty-nine years ago Thursday, “Love Is Like A Butterfly,” which had a month before debuted on the country chart and was a month away from becoming Dolly's fifth No. 1 country single, debuts on the pop charts; her fifth song to chart on the pop side, it makes it only to No. 105, but it moves up to No. 38 on the adult contemporary chart. Forty-eight years ago Friday, Porter & Dolly hold a press conference announcing the "restructuring" of their organization; although it is said that Porter will continue to produce Dolly's records and that they will record duets, he only produces one additional solo album of hers, and their final duet album isn't released for five years. Fifty-two years ago Saturday, Porter & Dolly record "Lost Forever in Your Kiss" for their Together Always album; released as a single more than six months later, it reaches No. 9. Fifty-one years ago Saturday, Porter & Dolly's Together Always debuts on the country album charts; it would go to No. 3 to be their most successful duet album on the country charts. Forty-five years ago Saturday, Heartbreaker enters its fourth of nine weeks at No. 1 on the country album charts; it reaches No. 27 pop. That same day, the single "Heartbreaker" makes it to No. 1 country charts (Dolly's ninth), a position it holds for three weeks; it would reach No. 37 pop, No. 12 adult contemporary. Fifty-six years ago Sunday, Porter & Dolly record the first duet, "The Last Thing On My Mind," for their debut duet album; released as their first single two months later, it peaks at No. 7; their first full duet album, Just Between You and Me, comes out three months after the song is recorded. Twenty-nine years ago Sunday, the AIDS benefit album Red, Hot & Country, which includes a new version of George Jones' "You Gotta Be My Baby" by Dolly, debuts on the album charts; it reaches No. 30 country, No. 183 pop.
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Dolly's next single from November's Rockstar project, “What's Up?” featuring original artist Linda Perry (former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes and producer of Dolly's Dumplin' soundtrack), was released on Friday and a music video premiered on CMT. Check out the video here or in the media player above, and download the song here!
'Mojo' Cover Girl With New Interview The rock album project has garnered Dolly's first-ever interview with British rock journal Mojo, which features busts of her and several other legends such as Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, and Paul McCartney on the cover of their 30th anniversary November issue (available here). Check out a preview of Dolly's interview here.
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Sept. 18: Dolly Sugar Holiday Cookie Kits Coming Dolly's Duncan Hines baking line is expanding this holiday season with a Sugar Cookie Kit, it was announced last week. Each kit will include cookie mix, green frosting, holiday sprinkles, a keepsake booklet, and a barcode to access a holiday message from Dolly herself.
Get New UT Vol Dollywear The University of Tennessee last week announced a partnership with Dolly on four new Vols shirts which are available on their online store here.
WBIR Chats With Dolly An interview from Dolly's recent visit to Dollywood with WBIR was released last week here, with the version that aired here.
Sawyer Brown Doc Coming Billboard last week premiered the first trailer for the new documentary Sawyer Brown: Get Me To The Stage On Time, which features an interview with Dolly. Check it out here.
Dolly The Sheep Creator Dies Ian Wilmut, the British scientist who cloned Dolly the sheep and named her after Dolly Parton since the source material came from a mammary cell, died last week at age 79. Read an obituary from Live Sciencehere.
Chicago Christmas Song Being Reissued Dolly's 2003 holiday collaboration with the band Chicago, a cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time," is getting a reissue this year. The song will appear in a reissue of the album it came from, Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three, as well as a compilation Chicago's Greatest Christmas Hits featuring selections from their three holiday collections, and a boxed set of the three albums, all set for Nov. 3 release.
Sept. 11: Dollywood Wins World's Best Park, Dolly A Park 'Legend' After years of slowly moving up, and being ranked No. 2 the past three years, Dollywood finally took the world's best theme park designation, winning first place in this year's Golden Ticket Awards for Best Park, presented Saturday night at the Tennessee park. They also finished first in Best Christmas Event (for the 15th consecutive time), Best Kids Area (for the fourth consecutive time), Best Family Coaster, and Best Guest Experience (for the fourth consecutive time). In addition, Dolly (who made an unannounced in-person appearance at the ceremony) and her partners in Dollywood (the Herschend family) received the Legend Award, the Golden Tickets' equivalent of lifetime achievement in the theme park industry. Dolly accepted both the Best Park award and her Legend award before closing out the ceremony by singing along with a recording of her "9 to 5."
Considered the "Oscars" of the theme park world, the other finalists for Best Park were No. 2 Europa-Park, No. 3 Universal Islands of Adventure, No. 4 Phantasialand in Germany, and No. 5 King's Island, which breaks the top five for the first time in its 50-year history. Also, for the first time since the awards began in the 1990s, Cedar Pointe failed to make the top 5. It had won first place Best Park from Golden Ticket inception through 2013 and Europa-Park won from 2014 through last year.
Additional recognitions were second place for Most Beautiful Park and Best Food (same rankings as last year), Thuderhead at No. 4 Best Wooden Roller Coasters (up from No. 10), Lightning Rod No. 14 Best Steel Roller Coasters (down from No. 11), No. 3 Best New Roller Coaster for Big Bear Mountain and No. 5 for Best New Attraction for Big Bear Mountain.
Watch the entire ceremony on Facebook from Amusement Todayhere (Dolly accepts her awards around the two-hour mark and two-hour-30-minute mark). WBIR covered the awards here, and WATE interviewed her here. While at the park for her unannounced visit, Dolly scheduled a park tour but it was cancelled due to rain.
'Let It Be' Flies Off The Chart Dolly's remake of "Let It Be" with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr fell off the Billboard charts released Wednesday, down from one week at No. 2 Rock Digital Song Sales, No. 15 Country Digital Song Sales, and No. 22 overall Digital Song Sales. Dolly's Run, Rose, Run falls off the top 10 bluegrass albums chart, down from No. 7. Overseas, Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection gains one to No. 2 in its 41st week on the British country compilation albums chart, 27 of which were spent in two runs at No. 1. Elsewhere on the chart, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe re-enters the top 20 at No. 14, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly duet and one Dolly cover) holds steady at No. 17, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 shoots up nine to No. 4, and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) re-enters the top 20 at No. 20.
Dolly Wishes High Schoolers Well Dolly recently sent a sweet message to the Franklin High School marching band outside of Nashville wishing them luck on a concert where they'll perform her songs and on their performance in the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. See her video here.
New 'Rolling Stone India' Interview Dolly has a new interview about her rock album in Rolling Stone Indiahere.
Aug. 30: 'Let It Be' Sees Chart Debut Dolly's remake of "Let It Be" with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sold 3,000 downloads in its first week of release to debut at No. 2 Rock Digital Song Sales, No. 15 Country Digital Song Sales, and No. 22 overall Digital Song Sales on the Sept. 2 Billboard charts released Tuesday revealed. It didn't earn enough radio airplay or streams to debut on any of the main genre charts that add those to sales. Dolly's Run, Rose, Run holds steady on the bluegrass albums chart at No. 7
'Cowboys & Indians' Story Posted Dolly's cover story in Cowboys & Indians magazine has been posted online. Read it here
Dolly Signs New Kitchenware Deal Dolly announced on Monday she had inked another kitchenware deal with a new partner, this time Farberware and KitchenAid parent manufacturer Lifetime Brands Inc. The multi-year licensing deal will see her collaborate on products from kitchen tools and gadgets, bakeware, cookware, spice racks, cutlery and cutting boards in the food preparation category, to barware, bar tools, flatware, serveware, dinnerware and drinkware in the tabletop category. Beyond the kitchen, the products will extend to food storage solutions, pantryware, insulated bottles and thoughtfully curated home décor accessories.
Doggy Parton Line Adds Kohls, Petco
Dolly also announced Monday that her Doggy Parton pet accessories line was expanding to Petco and select Kohls stores. Check out the Kohls announcement here or the media player above.
Dolly by all accounts gave spectacular performances that raised $1.6 million for Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music in Philadelphia, Miss., on Saturday (video above courtesy TikTok account Lovejoy – check out his channel here for other footage from the day). Between the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows, she and Stuart unveiled a mural on a restaurant next to the theatre based on her song "Wildflowers." (See a video here.) The theatre seat 500 for each show (where almost all tickets were more than $1,000 each), and a few hundred more paid $35 each to sit outside and watch on video screens in the 100-degree heat. Dolly's 13-song set list was about half the length of her usual concerts:
'Let It Be' Charts Overseas Dolly's cover of "Let It Be" with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr plus Peter Frampton and Mic Fleetwood debuts at No. 61 U.K. download singles and No. 66 U.K. singles sales, it was revealed Friday, but the song didn't get enough streams to break the overall top 100 pop singles chart. In the U.S., the song is awaiting news of its American chart debut but it made No. 3 on the Hot Trending Songs based on popularity of posts across X (formerly known as Twitter), her fourth song to chart there after the second, third, and fourth singles from the rock album made the top 20. Elsewhere in the U.K., Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 2 in its 39th week on the British country compilation albums chart, 27 of which were spent in two runs at No. 1. Elsewhere on the chart, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe slips five to No. 16, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly duet and one Dolly cover) inches up one to No. 12, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 20 at No. 19, and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) gains two to No. 15.
Reba Re-Releasing Dolly Duet Reba McEntire announced her Grammy-nominated Dolly duet on "Does He Love You" will be re-released in an acoustic version on Reba's Oct. 6 album Not That Fancy, which features new recordings of stripped-down versions of her previous recordings. Reserve your copy here.
Indiana Takes Imagination Library Statewide Indiana is the latest state to take Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy program statewide, Indiana Capital Chronicle reported here.
Aug. 23: Lipscomb Costume Exhibit Announced
Dolly on Tuesday announced an Oct. 31-Dec. 9 exhibit at Nashville's Lipscomb University. "Dolly Parton and the Makers: My Life In Rhinestones" will serve as the first "physical interpretation" of her upcoming book Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones. A total of 25 costumes will be on display. Tickets will be $25 for a 45-minute tour Tuesdays through Saturdays, with tickets on sale Sept. 1. Dolly's seamstress revealed on Facebook she will be teaching a class and serving as artist-in-residence for the exhibit, Watch Dolly's announcement here or in the media player above.
'Run' Holds On To Bluegrass Charts Dolly's Run, Rose, Run holds steady on the bluegrass albums chart at No. 7 in the Aug. 26 Billboard charts released Tuesday.
Aug. 21: 'Let It Be' Single Drops
Dolly's much-awaited cover of "Let It Be" with surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr plus Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood dropped on Friday. Stream it on YouTube here or in the media player above and download it here.
Dolly Makes Kansas, Washington Visits
Dolly made statewide Imagination Library expansion celebration appearances in Washington state and Kansas. Check out the Washington appearance here or in the media player above, an interview with KING 5 Seattle here, an interview with Kansas City's WIBW here and her Kansas appearance here or in the media player below. An auction of Dolly-autographed items to benefit the Washington Imagination Library concludes Tuesday here.
New Funko Doll Announced Although it was previously reported here months ago, the official track listing for the Oct. 27 album A Tribute To The Judds was released confirming Dolly's collaboration with Lainey Wilson on "Mama He's Crazy." Get your copy here.
New Funko Doll Announced Funko last week officially announced a new Dolly doll based on a photo shoot from her 1977 tour. Check it out here.
Wal-Mart Party Supplies Profiled Dolly's Wal-Mart party supplies line is getting noticed with several stories profiling it recently including Scary Mommyhere.
Dolly Gets Two People's Choice Country Award Noms Dolly picked up two People's Choice Country Awards last week: Social Country Star and Crossover Song for "Seasons" with Bebe Rexha. Vote through Friday here. Winners will be announced Sept. 28 on NBC.
Dolly Discusses Bezos Gift Dolly has provided a little more information on her agreement with Jeff Bezos to spend $100 million of his fortune on charity, Rock Celebrities reported here. She noted she has 10 years to spend it and will spread it where it is most needed, including supporting her Imagination Library.
Aunt Vancie Gets Noticed Dolly impersonator Vancie Vega's "Not Dolly Show" earns a profile in Provincetown Magazine this week. Read it here.
U.S., U.K. Chart Updates Dolly's Run, Rose, Run holds steady on the bluegrass albums chart at No. 7 in the Aug. 19 Billboard charts released Tuesday. Overseas, the U.K. charts on Friday showed Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holding steady at No. 2 in its 38th week on the country compilation albums chart, 27 of which were spent in two runs at No. 1. Elsewhere on the chart, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains six to No. 11, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly duet and one Dolly cover) slips three to No. 13, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls off the top 20, down from No. 18, and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) re-enters the top 20 at No. 17.
Dolly has announced she will release the single of "Let It Be" with the surviving members of the Beatles (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr) plus guests Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood on Friday from her upcoming rock album. Get it here on Friday. She will also be interviewed Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern on TalkShopLive to discuss the album (which is also available from that retailer in an exclusive cassette release pictured above). She will also chat about her upcoming book Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones, which it was already reported here includes randomly-signed copies for some who pre-order through the retailer.
Library Visits To Kansas, Washington This Week
Dolly was in Kansas Monday celebrating the statewide expansion of her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program there with the state's governor. No word as of press time about a broadcast. She'll make a similar visit with the governor of Washington on Tuesday, which will air on Washington's public television network, TVW, at 2:30 p.m. Western time (5:30 p.m. Eastern). The appearance should be available for online streaming here or in the media player above. In related news, West Virginia last week celebrated the one-year anniversary of her visit to the state for the same purpose with a Dolly Day observance here, and the governor of Alabama hosted an event last week about implementing her announcement from January that the program would also be available statewide there. Read more here.
'Entertainment Tonight' Salutes Dolly For Full Show
Entertainment Tonight last week released a half-hour show dedicated to Dolly's life and career. Watch it here or in the media player above.
Judds Tribute Track Listing Released The final track listing was released last week for A Tribute To The Judds, which BMG will release Oct. 27. As was previously reported here, Dolly's contribution is a duet of "Mama He's Crazy" with Lainey Wilson. See the full track listing on Billboardhere.
'Rainbowland' Teacher Speaks To 'Newsweek' The teacher fired from a Wisconsin elementary school over her public announcement that the principal had banned Dolly's "Rainbowland" duet with Miley Cyrus from being performed by her students in a school concert is interviewed in Newsweekhere. She plans to sue the district because the freedom for teachers to speak freely about their districts outside of school is firmly established by case law.
Aug. 9: Miss. Tickets Go On Sale With Major Snafu Tickets went on sale Tuesday morning for Dolly's Aug. 26 Mississippi fundraising concerts, and things were messed up. Sales were ongoing for 90 minutes before organizers were able to correct a restriction error they said their ticketing vendor made that only allowed buyers with Philadelphia, Miss., area zip codes to be eligible to complete their orders for tickets. At the time tickets went on sale to the public, almost no $350 seats were available, as most were either $1,100 or $1,750 and the ones nearest the stage were $3,500. All tickets also had a 7 percent ticket fee and 3 percent processing fee that were not disclosed in advance by the fundraising organization. As of press time Tuesday night, about 140 of the 1,000 seats remained unsold for the two concerts and were available here.
U.S. Chart Updates Dolly's Run, Rose, Run regains one on the bluegrass albums chart to No. 7 in the Aug. 12 Billboard charts released Tuesday. And for the charts reflecting its second week of sales, Dolly's "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You," becomes the first single from Rockstar not to appear on any chart.
Dollywood Auditions Coming To Orlando Dollywood will host its first-ever entertainment auditions in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 19, at SpringHill Suites at Flamingo Crossings. Call backs same day. Registrations end on Sunday. Details here.
Dolly To Visit 'TalkShopLive' Aug. 17 Dolly has announced that she will appear on Talk Shop Live Thursday, Aug, 17, to promote her upcoming album Rockstar and book Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones. She also revealed the retailer will sell an exclusive two-cassette release of her rock album with a pink cover and that random copies of the book will be signed for those who buy them through the retailer. Learn more in a video here or in the media player below.
Aug. 7: Miss. Concert Tickets On Sale Tuesday As promised, organizers of Dolly's Aug. 26 concerts in Philadelphia, Miss., to benefit Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music and her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program announced Friday evening that tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Central time Tuesday through a link that will be posted at that time on their website, www.congressofcountrymusic.org. Tickets will range from $350 to $3,500 but not include formal meet and greets. Tickets to watch the concert on screens outside the theatre will be $35 each and go on sale at the same time. There is a four ticket per household limit. Several fans, however, complained about reports on social media that the museum's subscribers were given access to a pre-sale before the ticket announcement after the initial concert announcement made it clear that no pre-sales at all would be offered. When questioning these rumors on the Congress' social media posts, including posting copies of a flyer purporting to be the notice for subscribers on the presale and asking about its authenticity, the museum's social media managers appeared to delete the questions rather than answer them. A request for comment by Dollymania.net did not receive a response prior to press time late Sunday night.
U.K. Chart Update Overseas, the U.K. charts on Friday showed Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection losing its British crown on the country compilation albums chart, slipping one to No. 2 in its 36th week on the chart, 27 of which were spent in two runs at No. 1. Elsewhere on the chart, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe falls out of the top 20, down from No. 12, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly duet and one Dolly cover) holds steady at No. 10, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 loses six to No. 12, and Emmylou Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) dips six to No. 15 and Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) falls back off the top 20, down from No. 15.
Aug. 4: Natalie Grant Duet Coming Friday
Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant this week announced her new album, Seasons, coming in October and that its first single, a duet with Dolly, will drop on Friday. "Step By Step" is a cover of an Annie Lennox-written song that Whitney Houston covered on The Preacher's Wife Soundtrack. It should be available for streaming on YouTube here and for download here.
Library Gets $1 Million, Wash. Visit, Pitts Return The Dollar General Literacy Foundation this week announced a $1 million to Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy program to celebrate the foundation's 30th anniversary. The gift nearly doubles the amount the company has provided Dolly's program since inception, with $2.3 million in funding to date. Like Dolly's father, who inspired her program because he never learned to read and write, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation was created by the company's former CEO in honor of his illiterate grandfather, who co-founded the company. "I first want to congratulate the Dollar General Literacy Foundation on an amazing 30 years of supporting literacy efforts across the country," Dolly said in a press release. "Dollar General has been a longtime supporter of our work with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and this amazing gift will help us expand my Imagination Library to even more children and families. We share such similar personal stories that are at the heart of our passion for inspiring a love of reading, and I look forward to many more years of partnering on this work that means so much to us."Shown are, from left, Dollywood Foundation President Jeff Conyers, Dolly, and Dollar General Corp. CEO Jeff Owen. (Image courtesy Business Wire. Click on it for a larger view.) In related news, it was announced this week that Dolly will visit Washington state Aug. 15 to celebrate the statewide expansion of her program there. Like her recent appearances for the program in other states, the invitation-only program is open to current active affiliates of the program in the state and will feature a fireside chat with Dolly and brief performance from her. Also like many of the other appearances, it will be broadcast live on public television (TVW) and be available to view on TVW and Imagination Library of Washington social media starting at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Aug. 15. This will follow an appearance in Kansas the day prior to celebrate the statewide program there. Also, two months after halting the program in Pittsburgh, Pa., due to lack of funding, officials announced a partnership to re-start book delivery there thanks to local philanthropic grants and a commitment from the city to provide a staff person to administer the program, WESA reported here.
Dolly Visits Wal-Mart
Dolly popped in to her local Hendersonville, Tenn;, Wal-Mart this week to take some pictures with her Doggy Parton line of pet supplies. Check out images employees shared to social media here.
Miss. Ticket Info Coming 5 p.m. Friday The Congress of Country Music will announce the sale date, ticket price, and purchase process for Dolly's two Aug. 26 fundraising concerts at 5 p.m. Central Friday, the organization revealed earlier this week on social media. The announcement also noted as of this time no meet and greets were scheduled or being offered.
Dolly Donates Dress To Whitney Auction Whitney Houston's estate this week announced Dolly had donated a very special dress to its second annual Whitney Houston Legacy of Love fundraiser to benefit the Whitney E. Houston Legacy Foundation the AP reported here. The evening will feature performances at Atlanta's St. Regis Hotel by Bebe Winans and Kim Burrell plus the auctioning of the dress Dolly wore to sing "I Will Always Love You" as the No. 1 of CMT's 100 Greatest Love Songs of Country Music in 2004. Houston's cover of the song was recently certified diamond for 10 million units.
Preaching About Dolly A United Methodist Church in Morrison, Ill., will center each of August's sermons around a different Dolly song, The Clinton Herald reported here. Pastor Sun-ah Kang's sermons will search for the holy language of love divine in Dolly's lyrics, and each song will be sung in the service. They focus on "I Will Always Love You" this Sunday, "Light Of A Clear Blue Morning" and "Jolene" Aug. 13, "9 To 5" Aug. 20, and "Coat Of Many Colors" Aug. 27.
U.S. Chart Updates Dolly's Run, Rose, Run slips two on the bluegrass albums chart to No. 8 in the Aug. 5 Billboard charts released Wednesday. Dolly's latest single from Rockstar, "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You," failed to sell enough downloads in its first week of release to chart, but since it didn't get much attention until late in the sales week when the music video premiered as an NBC Olympics promo, its second week might be better.
July 31: 'Barbie' Funko Pop Coming Although word had leaked about plans for the figure a year or two ago and some stores made it available for pre-order a week or two ago, Funko last week officially announced the upcoming release of its Backwoods Barbie Dolly POP figure as the first in a series of dolls based on her album covers. Read more from Comic Bookhere.
Emmy Awards To Be Delayed FOX and producers for the 75th Emmy Awards are delaying this year's ceremony due to the actors' strike, it was confirmed last week in multiple reports. The awards were scheduled for Sept. 18, and while producers are seeking a November presentation the network is pushing for January. A final decision is expected early next month. Dolly is nominated for Best TV Movie.
Sinead O'Connor Dead At 56 Irish singer Sinead O'Connor died at age 56 last week, prompting media outlets to recall her sharing Dolly's letter thanking her for covering "Dagger Through The Heart" for her 2003 tribute album. Read the letter from Upworthyhere and listen to the cover on YouTube here or in the media player below.
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