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Dolly Parton Asked Legislators to Remove Bill to Erect a Statue of Her - Find Out Why!

Dolly Parton is asking legislators not to consider a bill to erect a statue in her likeness at the moment.

The 75-year-old music icon spoke out in a statement on Thursday (February 17).

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“I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration,” she revealed.

“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time. I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean. In the meantime, I’ll continue to try and do good work to make this great state proud.”

Earlier in the month, Dolly explained why she hasn’t gotten the coronavirus vaccine yet.

Dolly Parton Sings '5 to 9' in Super Bowl 2021 Commercial for Squarespace - Watch Now!

Dolly Parton is putting a new spin on one of her classic hit songs!

Squarespace just aired their 2021 Super Bowl Commercial featuring a re-recording of the 75-year-old music legend’s 1980 hit song “9 to 5″ now as “5 to 9.”

The spin on the song is meant to honor the historic number of people who are working to turn an after-hours project or passion into their own business or side hustle.

Damien Chazelle directed the commercial and Justin Peck oversaw the choreography, with many of the dancers featured from Broadway and off Broadway.

Squarespace worked with Dolly to rewrite the lyrics to “celebrate a new generation of entrepreneurs, and empower anyone with a dream to get started – the music is the star of the commercial.”

Plus, Dolly’s own side hustle, a namesake fragrance, will launch its website on Squarespace before the Super Bowl at DollyFragrance.com.

Check out all of the 2021 Super Bowl commercials here!

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Dolly Parton Explains Why She Hasn't Gotten the Coronavirus Vaccine Yet

Dolly Parton is holding off just a little longer until she gets the COVID-19 vaccine.

During a new interview, the 75-year-old entertainer – who donated $1 million to coronavirus vaccine research at the start of the pandemic – explained why she hasn’t gotten the vaccine yet.

“I’m not going to get mine until some more people get theirs. I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money,” Dolly explained to The Associated Press. “I’m very funny about that. I’m going to get mine though, but I’m going to wait.”

“I’m at the age where I could have gotten mine legally last week,” Dolly continued. “I turned 75. I was going to do it on my birthday, and I thought, ‘Nah, don’t do that. You’ll look like you’re just doing a show.’ None of my work is really like that.”

Dolly then reassured that she is definitely “going to get” the vaccine, and that she wants to encourage others to get it too.

“When I get it, I’ll probably do it on camera so people will know and I’ll tell them the truth, if I have symptoms and all that,” Dolly said. “Hopefully it’ll encourage people. I’m not going to jump the line just because I could.”

During another recent interview, Dolly Parton revealed she turned down receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom two separate times.

Dolly Parton Re-Records '9 to 5' for Squarespace Super Bowl Ad - Watch!

Dolly Parton is putting a spin on her classic “9 To 5″!

The music superstar re-recorded her 1980 hit “9 To 5″ as “5 To 9″ as part of Squarespace’s Super Bowl commercial, which premiered Tuesday (February 2).

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The spin on the song is meant to honor the historic number of people who are working to turn an after-hours project or passion into their own business or side hustle.

Damien Chazelle directed the commercial and Justin Peck oversaw the choreography, with many of the dancers featured from Broadway and off Broadway.

Squarespace worked with Dolly to rewrite the lyrics to “celebrate a new generation of entrepreneurs, and empower anyone with a dream to get started – the music is the star of the commercial.”

Plus, Dolly’s own side hustle, a namesake fragrance, will launch its website on Squarespace before the Super Bowl at DollyFragrance.com.

It was recently revealed that Dolly turned down a prestigious honor twice. Find out why!

Dolly Parton Turned Down the Presidential Medal of Freedom Two Separate Times

Dolly Parton revealed that she has been offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom two separate times, and she turned it down both times.

“I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn’t travel because of the COVID,” she explained on the Today show. She added she has also now heard from Joe Biden‘s administration. “Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure.”

“But I don’t work for those awards,” she continued. “It’d be nice but I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it.”

“I think everyone thinks you might deserve it,” Today show host Hoda Kotb added.

If you don’t know, the medal is given by the President to an individual who has made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

Former President Barack Obama even once wanted to give Dolly the award and you have to see what he once said about it.

Find out the huge donation Dolly made that has really been helping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Steel Magnolias' Is Trending on Twitter - Find Out Why!

Steel Magnolias is having a moment on social media.

The 1989 film, which stars Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts, shot to the top of the Trending Topics due to a viral tweet on Sunday (January 24).

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“What movie automatically makes you cry no matter how many times you’ve seen it? You can do more than 1,” the Twitter prompt from one user reads, which resulted in hundreds of responses. And one of the most common responses? Steel Magnolias!

The movie follows a young beautician who arrives in a small Louisiana town and finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

The stars of 'Steel Magnolia' walk the red carpet in 1989

Steel Magnolias (ugly cry every single time),” one popular response reads.

“BAY BAY!! Steel Magnolias will hit you in the feels every time. I also have learned that I’m more like Ouisa as I mature and I’m OK with that,” said another.

“Woke up my favorite white movie trending, Steel Magnolias. ‘Don’t talk about me like I’m not here!’ ‘Open your eyes, Shelby. Open, open your eyes,’” added another.

One of the stars of the movie sadly passed away in December.

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Dolly Parton Mourns Passing of Brother Randy Two Days After Her Birthday

It’s a sad day for Dolly Parton.

The 75-year-old entertainer took to her Facebook account on Thursday (January 21) to announce he death of her younger brother Randy.

“My brother Randy has lost his battle with cancer,” Dolly wrote. “The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with God and that he is joined by members of the family that have gone on before and have welcomed him with joy and open arms.”

Randy‘s passing comes just two days after Dolly‘s 75th birthday.

“Randy was a great singer, writer, and entertainer. He sang, played guitar and bass in my band for many years. He headed his own show at Dollywood since it opened in 1986. He’s had several chart records of his own, but his duet with me on ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You’ will always be a highlight in my own career,” Dolly continued. “‘You Are My Christmas,’ our duet on my latest Christmas album, joined with his daughter Heidi, will always be a favorite. It was his last musical recording and he shined on it just like he’s shining in heaven now.”

Dolly concluded, “He is survived by his wife Deb, his daughter Heidi, son Sabyn, grandsons Huston and Trent. We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts, Dolly Parton and Family. Those wishing to honor Randy may donate to the Imagination Library in honor of both Randy and our father, Robert Lee Parton.”

Our thoughts are with Dolly and Randy‘s loved ones during this difficult time.