Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Dolly Parton avoids fairground rides

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is reluctant to try out the rides at Dollywood because she has "too much to lose".

The voluptuous country music legend has a family amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Although the venue offers a series of exciting rides, Dolly insists she will never be spotted on the more daring ones.

"I don't do the rides because people say I have too much to lose, like my hair and my reputation," she quipped to UK TV show Daybreak.

Dolly is one of the most successful female country music artists of all time. The 66-year-old star has been performing since she was a child and has fans all over the world.

The witty singer was quizzed on whether she would consider using her fame to move into politics.

"No way! I hate politics. Someone said, 'Would you consider running for president here in the United States?' And I said, 'No, I think we have enough boobs in the White House.' I don't think so," she laughed.

Although Dolly is grateful for her loyal supporters, she feels happiest spending time with loved ones away from the public spotlight.

"Nobody can be alone all the time," she replied when asked if she has any privacy. "I enjoy it, when I am out there in public I belong to the public, and if I go to a party I have a good time. But preferably I would just rather be at home, I am very close to my family. I have a lot of little nieces and nephews and we do a lot of babysitting, a lot of fun things that we do. I am very private."

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


You feel optimistic and for good reason. An admirer has been trying to win your heart. All this attention is flattering. If you're single, keep playing hard to get. The more you resist, the more they'll persist. Are you already in a relationship? Start pursuing a cherished dream. Fulfilling your heart's desire will make you a better partner and friend. Dwelling on what might have been will just make you bitter. Take a risk. It's better to try and fail than be paralysed by fear.More