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Dolly Parton: America has lost its 'morals, principals and values'
Fox News ^ | January 11, 2012 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 01/11/2012 7:37:20 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Dolly Parton is back on the big screen, starring alongside Queen Latifah in the Gospel-driven “Joyful Noise.” But the country music legend insisted that there is more to the movie than just music and a good time.

“The film is uplifting and I want people to go away feeling better than they did when they got here, because times are hard right now. Everybody's been feeling a little scared and a little down, and the economy has been bad and people don't know what to think. We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days,” Parton told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column at the film’s Hollywood premiere on Monday night. “People are looking for something a little more stable; people are feeling like they need to get closer to God. So (the movie has) got a lot of heart, a lot of soul. It's about community, it's about pulling together and it's about believing in something bigger and better than you."

The iconic country star through the years, from Smoky Mountain young 'un to seasoned diva!

Set in the small, struggling town of Pacashau, Georgia, “Joyful Noise” – which opens in theaters on Friday – tells the story of the Divinity Church Choir’s quest to lift the community’s spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. However, the discord between its two leading ladies threatens to destroy that dream.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; culturewars; dollypartons; gospel; hollywood; joyfulnoise; moviereview
Interesting.
1 posted on 01/11/2012 7:37:26 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh no, what are we going to do without our “principals!” Maybe we need more superintendents?


2 posted on 01/11/2012 7:38:38 AM PST by FMoran
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To: US Navy Vet

Off topic, but we drove through Pigeon Forge and Sevierville three years ago....that woman has MADE those two burgs.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 7:41:36 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: US Navy Vet

From a woman who had so many face lifts.... She has to shave her chin.....


4 posted on 01/11/2012 7:41:52 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s kind of hard for me to take anyone seriously, spouting about moral decline, who has made a career out of shaking her enormous breastesses all over the silver screen and stage.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 7:42:24 AM PST by nesnah
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To: US Navy Vet

Makes me think about that movie see made with Burt Reynolds.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 7:44:09 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: US Navy Vet

Glad she got that off her chest.


7 posted on 01/11/2012 7:45:36 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Sybeck1

say what you will, she is correct, there are no morals left in this nation.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 7:45:50 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: nesnah

Well, she did say the film is ‘uplifting’....


9 posted on 01/11/2012 7:46:29 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: FMoran

LOL You genius you.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 7:47:03 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: FMoran
Oh no, what are we going to do without our “principals!” Maybe we need more superintendents?

Or more Journalism degrees.

11 posted on 01/11/2012 7:49:17 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well, if I were going to lose my morals, I guess I’d wanta lose ‘em with Dolly!


12 posted on 01/11/2012 7:50:51 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: FMoran
Here's one great Principal:


13 posted on 01/11/2012 7:51:31 AM PST by bigbob
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To: US Navy Vet

OK, but with a view of your chest and your co-”star”, Queen Lat, being a lezbot, tell us what you’re going to do about it...


14 posted on 01/11/2012 7:52:48 AM PST by matginzac
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To: bigbob

She’s another who purposely deformed her face. She looks like a frog now.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 7:59:10 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: US Navy Vet

A wise-man once said.. Woman who stands on tolit is high on pot!


16 posted on 01/11/2012 8:00:21 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: US Navy Vet
"Has America has lost its 'morals, principals and values'?"

Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?

17 posted on 01/11/2012 8:02:50 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: bigbob

She’s not doing the new “Dallas” series this summer but the rest of the major cast members are at least in the pilot. Read that she wants to do comedy.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 8:03:35 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Set in the small, struggling town of Pacashau, Georgia, “Joyful Noise” – which opens in theaters on Friday – tells the story of the Divinity Church Choir’s quest to lift the community’s spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition.

I can just imagine the pitch meeting; 'It's "Sister Act" meets "Barbershop" meets "Coal Miner's Daughter"'.

19 posted on 01/11/2012 8:06:11 AM PST by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

She was such a pretty woman and to see her now is horrifying. I saw the coming attraction of her movie about a week ago - I couldn’t even look at the screen.

Happily, she is still a fine singer and songwriter.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 8:11:44 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Baynative

Why are Dolly’s feet so small? Answer: nothing grows in the shade. Bwahahahhahha!


21 posted on 01/11/2012 8:13:03 AM PST by momtothree
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To: US Navy Vet

Didn’t dolly do “whatever” she wanted for years, while her husband lived a quiet life alone? So wealth and fame and sex trump morals.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:58 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

To me they all look like the Joker.

Some of them I can’t even recognize anymore.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:58 AM PST by Jvette
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To: US Navy Vet
One of my all time favorites,

Johnny Carson's Famous Interview with Dolly Parton - 1980s

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3nwtn_johnny-carson-s-famous-interview-wi_fun

24 posted on 01/11/2012 8:24:05 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: nesnah

***who has made a career out of shaking her enormous breastesses all over the silver screen and stage.***

She got her start as a singer on the old Porter Wagner show. She took over when Norma Jean quit. She never shook them then, and it was only when Hollywood saw her that her breast size became an issue.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 8:24:05 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: US Navy Vet

We wanted to take a church trip to the movies to see “Courageous”. My husband and I went first to preview it and make sure that it was appropriate for families to bring young children. We got there just as the movie was starting and missed the previews. We loved the movie and a week later took 77 people from church including kids with us to see it. We got there early and had to sit through the previews. I was absolutely horrified. This movie was one of the previews and I couldn’t even watch. I sat with my face in my hands trying not to cry. I hadn’t even considered what we would be exposed to in the previews. According the the previews of this movie it looks like a bunch of stereotypes of what Hollywood thinks churches and Christians are. It didn’t seem uplifting at all. It seemed inflammatory.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 8:28:16 AM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: US Navy Vet

What “values” should we attribute to posing on the cover of Playboy in a bunny outfit?


27 posted on 01/11/2012 8:30:46 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: US Navy Vet

” - - - We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days,” - - - “

Right you are, Dolly! It is called OMAMANATION.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 8:35:12 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
She got her start as a singer on the old Porter Wagner

Before Porter, she was on local TV in Knoxville. Do a search on "Cas Walker."

29 posted on 01/11/2012 8:35:46 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: US Navy Vet

” - - - We just seem to have lost all our morals and principles and values these days,” - - - “

Right you are, Dolly! It is called OBAMANATION.


30 posted on 01/11/2012 8:36:10 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Yaelle

Her open marriage was a rumor...

Dolly Parton Laughed Off Open Marriage Rumor
http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0003172.html


31 posted on 01/11/2012 8:41:17 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Graewoulf

Dolly went too Hollywood making films with Jane Fonda. She should have known better.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 8:47:16 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: don-o

Oh man, your mention of Cas Walker gave me a flashback to the ‘70s. I can vaguely remember seeing Cas Walker ads on TV.


33 posted on 01/11/2012 8:50:01 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: don-o

I can’t believe it, he’s got a wikipedia entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas_Walker

When I get home I’m definitely going to have to watch some Cas Walker TV commercials on YouTube.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 8:57:19 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: don-o

Listen to her record, “Heartsongs”. She sings some of her favorite old timey songs. She also tells all about the Cas Walker days and sings the commercial on that album too.

I don’t care about her bra size; she has a joyful, infectious personality which I enjoy hearing and watching. I hope she doesn’t look too grotesque in this movie because I hope to see it. She is a talented musician and song writer.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 9:00:33 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: US Navy Vet

BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - wasn’t she in that movie? Well, just to make money.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 9:03:11 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: US Navy Vet

I doubt that Dolly is a paragon of virtue, but I do love to hear her sing and talk.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 9:04:24 AM PST by varina davis (Elect a real American patriot in 2012 -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: US Navy Vet

... reports the lead actress from “the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”


38 posted on 01/11/2012 9:04:34 AM PST by dangus
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To: nesnah

Gimme a break...


39 posted on 01/11/2012 9:24:01 AM PST by GOPJ (`3dI)
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To: US Navy Vet

Dolly DOES make a couple of good points.


40 posted on 01/11/2012 9:48:51 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: momtothree
What a coincidence. “She's a Brickhouse” by the OJays just came on my Zune as I was reading this. LOL
41 posted on 01/11/2012 11:46:52 AM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: ErnBatavia

I was there back in 2006! It’s beautiful and the people are friendly.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 12:45:32 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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