At 66-years-old, Dolly Parton’s mind is as sharp as they come. The country legend was subjected to rapid fire questions during her appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael. Not only did she answer five questions in a minute, but she did it with panache and with humor. I have to admit she’s pretty quick on her feet. When asked her favorite color, Parton answer “Clairol, number 249″. LOL.
Before the lightning questions, they briefly discussed the honorary doctorate Parton is receiving. Michael asked her if he could call her “Doctor Dolly” or “Double D” for short. She quickly replied, that it wasn’t new to her because, “I’ve been called that for years.”
The one thing not covered in the interview were the rumors that surfaced earlier this week that Dolly was in a lesbian relationship with her childhood friend Judy Ogle. Parton dismissed the rumors already stating that she’s not gay, but her fans are. Amen to that sister. You’ve got one here. Check out Dolly’s rapid fire session below.
Living legend, Barbara Walters, is ending an Oscar Night tradition. For 29 years, “The Barbara Walters Special” has aired in conjunction with The Academy Awards. The Walter’s special traditionally features interviews with nominated celebrities, and this year is no different. In addition to chatting with nominated actresses Mo’Nique and Sandra Bullock, the final telecast will take a look back at some of the highlights from previous years.
Barbara broke the news on “The View” during Monday morning’s telecast. Here’s an excerpt from her announcement.
“I’m thrilled we have such great stars and have such a wonderful show for this last one — but to be honest, I feel like I’ve been there, done that,”
“This special has been a labor of love for 29 years,” Walters said. “I will always remember when Hugh Jackman gave me a private lap dance, or sitting down with the legendary Bette Davis, or being taught to tango by Al Pacino. It’s those priceless moments that have made this special the Oscar tradition that it has become, but I truly feel enough is enough.”