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Dolly Parton Then & Now: See The Country Star’s Transformation Through The Years On 75th Birthday

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In honor of Dolly Parton’s 75th birthday on Jan. 19, we’re taking a look back at photos of the legendary country singer throughout the entirety her extraordinary career.

Happy birthday to the one and only, Dolly Parton! The country superstar turns 75 on Jan. 19, which is the perfect opportunity to celebrate her illustrious career and how she’s changed the face of country music over the years. Dolly epically climbed the music ladder by starting out as a girl who came from nothing and transforming into a record-breaking artist, who undoubtedly paved the way for other females in the genre.

Dolly Parton looking beautiful with a big smile.. (Everrett Collection)

Dolly released her debut studio album, Hello Dolly, in 1967 and it brought her two top 40 hits, including “Dumb Blonde”, which talked about how despite the spunky artist’s light-colored locks, she was “nobody’s fool”. In addition to releasing more solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, she released a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner and stayed on the charts. Although her albums didn’t do as well in the 1990s, she climbed the musical ladder again when she reached success in the new millennium and has continued to release records on independent labels as well as her own record label, Dolly Records.

Throughout Dolly’s tremendous career, which includes having 25 songs reach the number one spot on the Billboard country music charts, she has not only transformed herself musically, but also fashionably. The beautiful starlet has shared various looks with various hairstyles and outfits during her epic performances, music videos, and appearances, and has become an icon to women of all ages. From high wigs that she confessed were “heavy” in a 2019 Instagram post and big jewelry, to straighter hair and casual clothing items like leather jackets, this lady sure knows how to rock just about any style!

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Dolly Parton, seen here during a previous appearance, released her debut album in 1967. (MEGA)

Her gorgeous voice and impressive guitar playing are also things about Dolly that people everywhere know and love, and she hasn’t wavered despite being three months away from her 75th birthday! On Apr. 8, she wowed music fans with a rendition of her dear friend and sometimes musical partner, Kenny Rogers‘ song “Sweet Music Man”. The performance was part of CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares, which honored the legend after he passed away at the age of 81 in March, and Dolly’s appearance was one of the most heart-stopping of the entire special.

Whether she’s singing her heart out or posing on a red carpet with her brightest smile, Dolly has never failed to amaze people throughout her years in the spotlight. Click through the gallery above to relive more of the most epic moments from her career.



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Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter Is Pansexual & Says Threesomes With Couples ‘Changed’ Her Life

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In a revealing new essay, Caroline Giuliani opens up about her sexuality and how she found her voice and freedom after indulging in threesomes with couples.

Rudy Giuliani’s 32-year-old daughter, Caroline Giuliani’s, life changed when she started embracing her sexuality by becoming a “unicorn,” or someone who has threesomes with couples seeking a third partner. Caroline shared her experiences with polyamory in an essay for Vanity Fair. “I now understand that my curiosity, open-mindedness and sense of adventure are three non-negotiable, defining elements of my identity,” Caroline admitted. “But it wasn’t until I started sleeping with couples that I shed my shame about those qualities, let alone embraced them in all areas of my life.”

Caroline added that her relationships with couples, which are not always sexual, helped her “better cope with depression, anxiety, and the lingering cognitive effects of adolescent anorexia” because it “became the key to harnessing [her] voice and creative spark.” She also opened up about one specific encounter with a couple, which led her to define her sexuality. “My heightened response to their energetic flow also started me on the path to identifying as pansexual,” Caroline confirmed. “Which feels more precise than bisexuality.”

Caroline Giuliani out with her mom, Donna Hanover. ( Frank Franklin/AP/Shutterstock)

Being pansexual means that Caroline is not attracted to people based on biological sex, gender or gender identity. “I am attracted to people based on their presence and energy,” she explained, “Regardless of their biological sex, gender or gender identity.”

Caroline said that her experience as a unicorn helped her embrace parts of herself that she never was able to before. “I know now that I am empathetic, radically open-minded, profoundly adventurous and fiercely committed to telling stories that reduce the stigma surrounding sexuality and mental health — including this one, right now,” she wrote. “Before I started living the unicorn life, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to list those qualities or even feel certain that they are positive traits”

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Caroline Giuliani at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 with mom Donna Hanover. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

She concluded by explaining that the purpose of her essay was to clarify misconceptions about “sexually adventurous people,” including the notion that they’re “less responsible” because of their lifestyle. “Shining a communal light on sexuality makes it harder for darkness, like assault and trauma, to fester,” Caroline explained. “Because of my openness, I’ve dealt with everything from first dates spitting in my mouth (without consent!) to people assuring me I’ll never find a partner to start a family with. Through all of the judgement, the incredible moments of connection and transformation I’ve shared with these couples remind me that my expansive mind is a gift.”

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‘Zombieland 3’: Release Date, Story Details & More You Need To Know

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Will the ‘Zombieland’ crew slay zombies again in a third film? When it comes to a possible ‘Zombieland 3,’ here are the latest updates you need to know.

There’s just something about a zombie apocalypse. It’s been less than two years since we last saw Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock in Zombieland: Double Tap, but fans are already looking ahead to a potential Zombieland 3.

Nothing has been made official just yet, but there have been more than enough teases about a third Zombieland movie. From what went down in the first Zombieland sequel to a possible plotline, HollywoodLife has rounded up the key information we know so far about Zombieland 3.

Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Jesse Eisenberg in the sequel. (Everett Collection)

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Recap

Zombieland: Double Tap picks up 10 years after the events of the first film. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are still alive and fighting zombies. They are still living in the White House, and Columbus is ready to propose to Wichita using the Hope Diamond. Now that’s one heck of a rock. However, Tallahassee and Columbus’ lives are turned upside down when Wichita and Little Rock suddenly disappear.

Columbus crosses paths with the ditzy Madison (Zoey Deutch), who managed to survive Zombieland by camping out in the freezer of a Pinkberry store. They went back to the White House and sleep together. Wichita returns and finds out about Columbus and Madison’s hookup. She comes back to reveal that Little Rock took off for Graceland with a man named Berkeley (Avan Jogia), and “super zombies” are on the loose. The crew heads to Graceland to find Little Rock.

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Woody Harrelson and Rosario Dawson in the sequel. (Everett Collection)

The group arrives at Graceland and finds Tallahassee’s coveted vehicle “the Beast” at a nearby Elvis-themed motel that’s run by Nevada (Rosario Dawson). Tallahassee and Nevada hit it off bonding over the Elvis Presley. The group takes a trek to Babylon, a hippie commune, to find Little Rock. They face their biggest zombie horde yet. Just when Tallahassee is about to fall to the zombies, Little Rock saves him.

In the end, the zombies are defeated once again and the core four survives. Little Rock and Tallahassee make up, while Wichita and Columbus get engaged. The four of them depart Babylon with Nevada along for the ride. Little Rock breaks up with Berkeley, who winds up with Madison. The movie doesn’t end on a definitive note, so there are countless possibilities for how a third film could begin.

There is a mid-credits scene that features Bill Murray at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse in 2009 when he was promoting the fake movie Garfield 3: Flabby Tabby. TODAY weatherman Al Roker turns into a zombie in the middle of the interview. Bill kills the zombie versions of Grace Randolph and Lili Estefan before escaping. The post-credits scene is a hilarious outtake of Bill making the other actors break character when he coughs up a hairball.

Zombieland: Double Tap had a budget of $45 million. The movie was released on Oct. 18, 2019, and made nearly triple that at the box office with over $122 million. The sequel has a 69% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. The audience score is much higher at 88%. The sequel was deemed a success like the first movie. The first Zombieland made $102.4 million at the box office and has an 89% rating on the Tomatometer and 86% audience score.

Estimated Release Date

Since Zombieland 3 hasn’t been confirmed yet, there is no official release date. Zombieland: Double Tap was released in 2019, a full decade after the first Zombieland in 2009.

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Emma Stone in the first ‘Zombieland.’ (Everett Collection)

The idea of a third film has been tossed around, and director Ruben Fleischer revealed that Emma pitched the idea of Zombieland 3’s timeline. “We’d be really lucky to get to return to Zombieland,” Ruben told EW. “Although, I will say, Emma said, she thought it would be fun if we did one of these every 10 years. Knowing that Woody’s just the healthiest guy there is, he’s going to outlive all of us, and so we can just keep doing them every 10 years, ‘til the end of time.”

So if Zombieland 3 follows the lead of the first sequel, fans shouldn’t expect to see it until 2029. That’s a long time. Ruben also added, “I can’t imagine a better way to look forward to my future than knowing that every 10 years I get to hang out with those guys and make a movie with them again.” It all comes down to figuring out a good story to tell.

‘Zombieland 3’ Plot Line

Obviously, plot details have not been revealed just yet. However, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick do have an idea of where the third movie could be set, and it’s all thanks to Woody. “We were in Atlanta shooting and it was cold and Woody [Harrelson] was like, we should do the next one on an island,” Paul told TheWrap in 2019. “Everyone was like, I love that idea. Standing in the cold in the middle of the night, somehow, island life sounded much better. But I was like, creatively, that’s not the best choice, but as of right now, that sounds like a pretty great idea.” Rhett added, “I think I got it: I think the cure to the zombie illness has to be Fiji water, so they have to go to Fiji!” Honestly, not a bad idea.

Ahead of the sequel’s release, Paul also said that Woody has expressed a desire to make more Zombieland movies. Woody’s down to make a whopping 10 more Zombieland movies. “I don’t know if 10 is in the cards, but maybe one,” Paul revealed to TheWrap. “We’re not thinking about it though, we’re just bracing ourselves for this weekend and keeping our fingers and toes crossed that it does well.”

Speculated New & Returning Cast

Woody, Jesse, Emma, and Abigail all returned for Zombieland: Double Tap. If we’re thinking about a third Zombieland movie, it wouldn’t make sense to do it without the core four reprising their roles as Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. Since Nevada ended up joining the crew at the end of Zombieland: Double Tap, a third movie could feature Rosario’s return as well. As for Avan and Zoey coming back as Berkeley and Madison… anything is possible. 

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Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as Tallahassee and Columbus. (Everett Collection)

HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Avan about his role in Zombieland: Double Tap. The role of Berkeley reunited Avan with producer Gavin Polone, who produced the ABC Family series Twisted that Avan starred in years ago. Avan opened up about embracing comedy in playing Berkeley. “It was really cool to work with them and riff off them,” Avan said. “I love comedy. Comedy is great. It’s very hard, though. It’s either funny or not funny, but I do like the environment of riffing with people and trying to create an environment for humor to come out of.”

Tallahassee and Columbus both meet their doppelgangers in Zombieland: Double Tap. They are played by Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch. When discussing the film for an Entertainment Weekly roundtable, Emma wanted to know who her doppelganger would be. Woody offered up Jennifer Lawrence, his co-star in the Hunger Games movies. Emma was totally OK with that. “Oh, yeah. That would be fun. That would be really. She’d be so funny,” Emma said. JLaw in Zombieland 3 would be epic. 

In the years since between the first and second film, the main cast went on to star in some of the biggest films. Jesse starred as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 critically-acclaimed film The Social Network, which earned him his first Oscar nomination. He also starred in the hit movie Now You See Me and played Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Woody played Haymitch in the Hunger Games movies from 2012 to 2015. He notably starred in the first season of True Detective and earned an Emmy nomination. He received his third Oscar nomination for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in 2017.

Emma had her first leading role a year after Zombieland in Easy A. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. She played Gwen Stacy in two Amazing Spider-Man films. She was nominated for her first Oscar in 2015 and won an Oscar in 2017 for her performance in La La Land. She received a third Oscar nomination for The Favourite in 2018. Abigail was just 12 years old when she starred in Zombieland. Before returning for the sequel, she starred in films like August: Osage County, Ender’s Game, and more. She notably starred in the TV series Scream Queens as well.

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Tom Brady Reveals The Hilarious 1st Thing Gisele Said To Him On The Field After Super Bowl Win

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Gisele Bundchen hinted she was ready for Tom Brady to retire after he won his 7th Super Bowl. He revealed exactly what she said to him following the win in a new interview.

Tom Brady dished about life in the off-season in his first interview since winning the Super Bowl in February. While chatting with James Corden on The Late Late Show, Tom shared some behind-the-scenes tidbits about his celebration on the field after winning the big game with his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It’s a big moment, obviously, and a culmination of a lot of months of everyone working hard,” Tom explained. “I’m looking for my family and I see my oldest son run over to me, I give him a big hug. I saw my two little ones. Then, all of a sudden, I saw my wife [Gisele Bundchen], and I gave her a big hug and just as I did it, she says, ‘What else do you have to prove?’”

Gisele, of course, was referring to the fact that Tom was able to win his SEVENTH Super Bowl at 43 years old. On top of that, he did it in his first season with a brand new team after previously playing with the New England Patriots for 20 years. Fans have been wondering for years if Tom was going to be ready to retire soon, and it seems like even Gisele is on-board with that possibility.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen celebrating after his Super Bowl win. (Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock)

However, Tom isn’t going anywhere. After the Super Bowl, he confirmed that he’d be returning for another season, and he told James how he avoided the discussion about retirement with his wife. “I just gave her a big hug,” he laughed. “I was trying to figure out a way to change the subject really quick. I think I moved onto something else really quickly.”

At the end of the day, though, Gisele has been nothing but supportive of her husband. “She’s the best supporter, she’s been amazing,” Tom gushed. “I think, for me, it’s a whole different life [after football season]. There’s in-season mode of being up early, playing football. Then, all of a sudden, that literally stops. So I’m getting reacquainted with the dishwasher and where the broom is [now]!”

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Gisele greets Tom Brady on the field after his Super Bowl win. (Steve Luciano/AP/Shutterstock)

Tom also joked about the Bucs’ victory boat parade, where he famously threw the (very expensive) Lombardi Trophy across the water to one of his teammates. “I was not thinking at that moment,” Tom joked. “I was just…this seems really fun to do! When you get your hands on one of those trophies, there are a lot of really sharp edges on the bottom. I found out later that, had that been an incomplete pass, that would’ve went down, like, 80 feet.” Luckily, the trophy was caught successfully!

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