Dolly Parton appeared on Wednesday’s broadcast of “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” where the country singer shot down a nickname suggested by co-host Michael Strahan that played on both her recent honorary doctorate degree and well-endowed chest.
“So now that you have your doctorate, do we call you ‘Dr. Dolly’ or ‘Double D’?” the former New York Giants linebacker asked the country music superstar.
Strahan was referring to Parton receiving both an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee and the singer’s famously large chest.
While Parton laughed along with the “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” audience, she made it clear she'd rather not be called either “Dr. Dolly” or “Double D.”
The country music superstar showed off her wit during a segment with co-host Kelly Ripa and Strahan titled “Dishing With Dolly.”
When asked what is her favorite color, Parton responded, “Clairol No. 249,” referring to the hair dye.
Parton also said she doesn’t get tired of “dumb blonde” jokes, “because we know we’re not dumb and we know we’re not blonde.”
Ripa then asked Parton what she’d like on her tombstone.
“Pepperoni, onion, mushrooms –- the pizza, you mean? I ain’t going anywhere soon so forget that one,” the singer responded.
Things got a little racy when Strahan asked Parton what is the first thing she does when she gets out of bed in the morning.
“I usually get up, put on my clothes and go home,” Parton quipped.
“Actually, I used that [answer] before,” the singer said of her canned material.
Ripa then asked what everyone in the “LIVE” audience most wanted to know about Parton: “Are they real?”
“Well of course not,” the country singer responded. “Do you think I can ever grow out my nails that long?”
Parton, 66, just released her memoir, “Dream More,” and has been making the rounds to promote the book.
Although she has long been married to Carl Dean, rumors have surrounded the country singer suggesting she is gay, with longtime best friend Judy Ogle as her lover.
But Parton shot down the rumors, comparing her friendship with Ogle to the one between Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King. Winfrey has also had her share of rumors that she’s gay.
"Like Gayle, her friend, Judy, my friend, they just think that you just can't be that close to somebody," Parton told “Nightline.” "Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade … We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we're not romantically involved."
Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending...
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