5 Facts About Dolly Parton To Feed Your New-Found, 'Dumplin''-Fueled Obsession

5 Facts About Dolly Parton To Feed Your New-Found, 'Dumplin''-Fueled Obsession

Was I the only one adding songs from the "9 to 5" soundtrack to my Spotify immediately after watching Netflix's new film "Dumplin'?"

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Was I the only one adding songs from the "9 to 5" soundtrack to my Spotify immediately after watching Netflix's new film "Dumplin'?"

I can't be...

Well, if you haven't seen "Dumplin'," I recommend you do. Jennifer Aniston and drag queens, need I say more? You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most importantly you'll start listening to Dolly Parton.

Now, this may come as a shock to a few of you, but I am a feminist, and as such, after looking into her life a bit I immediately felt the need to share with the world (or my small corner of it) how awesome she really is.

To that end, here are five facts about Dolly that will only strengthen the obsession you may or may not already have.

She writes her own songs

And apparently "Jolene", was about her husband's flirtation with a long-legged, red-headed bank teller. Who saw THAT coming?! I certainly didn't.

Owns her own record label

In her own words: "As soon as I could, I started my own publishing company, got my own record label. I think it's important, if you can, to keep all of your goods close to home where you can control them and know what's happening with them."

She throws shade at stereotypes

This is a woman who clearly is comfortable with herself and could care less what society has to say about it. I mean, she has a song called "Dumb Blonde" and an album called "Backwoods Barbie." You go get 'em, lady.

She has her own charity

It's called Imagination Library and it donates one book a month to a million children.

She wrote "9 to 5"

If you're a fan of "Grace and Frankie", you'll wonder where this movie has been your whole life. And the answer to that is it's been around (if you were born after 1980, that is).

Trust me, watch it. You can thank me later.

She's a singer, songwriter, philanthropist, multi-instrumentalist, businesswoman, award winner and a gazillion other things. I mean, the woman has her own amusement park for crying out loud!

There are a gazillion reasons to love this woman, but the internet just doesn't have the attention span. So, if nothing else I hope I have inspired you to give her and her music a chance (even if you hate country music).

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The Best And Worst Moments Of 'The Bachelor': Season 23

Chris Harrison was right when he said this was the most dramatic season yet.

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This season of "The Bachelor" definitely went down in history as one of the best. In the beginning, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Colton being the Bachelor because, just like the rest of America, I had mixed feelings about him. After his breakup with Becca on "The Bachelorette," and an on-and-off relationship with Tia, Colton found his way back to the Bachelor mansion once again, but this time as the leading man.

There were ups and downs, just like every season, but after the finale, I realized that Colton was one of the best Bachelors of the entire franchise. He was right up there with Bachelor number 22, Ben Higgins. He spoke from his heart and it was easy to tell just how hard he fell for some of these women.

Chris Harrison was right when he said this was going to be the most dramatic season yet. Here are the best and worst moments of the entire season. I'm already missing Colton's shower scenes.

1. Worst: The Constant Virginity Jokes

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ABC was seriously milking this.

2. Best: Any time Colton was in the shower.

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Hottest Bachelor ever? The answer is yes.

3. Worst: The Sloth Girl

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This was so painful to watch.

4. Best: Colton sending home Onyeka and Nicole together.

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Their drama was petty AF and Colton was not having it. Respect.

5. Worst: Demi getting the boot.

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So sad to see my girl put herself out there and get shot down.

6. Best: Demi's personality

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Everything that came out of her mouth was hilarious. Can't wait to see her thrive in paradise.

7. Worst: "Roll Tide"

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Hannah B's one-on-one date was so cringing. Her season as the Bachelorette is going to be very interesting.

8. Best: Caelynn talking about her past.

Caelynn and Colton

This brave girl shared her story about sexual assault, and it was a moment so much bigger than the show.

9. Worst: None of Colton's hot friends making guest appearances.

Blake, Jason, Colton

I'm talking about Blake and Jason. What a crew.

10. Best: Heather finally getting her first kiss.

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When they changed her "Never Been Kissed" title to "Has Been Kissed." Good one, ABC.

11. Worst: Hannah Beast

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I am really hoping Hannah Beast stays in her cage for "The Bachelorette."

12. Best: Getting a new "Bachelor" recap guy, Daniel Miramontes.

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This hilarious guy was made Twitter famous by Bachelor Nation because of his hilarious recaps of the show. He even got to Facetime Demi and was invited to the "Women Tell All." Check him out! @dmiramontes_

13. Worst: Chris Harrison's screen time was NON-EXISTENT.

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The past few seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have been lacking the best host in the world and I am super salty about it.

14. Best: Seeing Colton scream like a girl when skydiving with Tayshia.

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Too damn funny.

15. Worst: When Cassie broke up with Colton.

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Watching Colton shake from hearing that Cassie was choosing to leave was painful to watch. I am still in shock that he told her he wants to pick her when there were still two other women there.

16. Best: THE FENCE JUMP.

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Waited all season for this and it was totally worth it.

17. Worst: When Colton broke up with Hannah G.

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My heart seriously broke for her, especially seeing how sad she still was at "After the Final Rose."

18. Best: Seeing Colton fight for love.

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He broke Bachelor rules and made history by going after Cassie. I'm happy the two ended up together in the end.

19. Worst: Not seeing Colton on my TV screen every Monday night.

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I can't get that smile out of my head.

Another season down, and it was one for the books. Colton, I miss you and your handsomeness already.

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If You 'Cancel' Amber Heard Before The Facts Are Out, You're Part Of Why 'Cancel Culture' Is So Toxic

It is hypocritical to call "cancel culture" toxic in the case of Johnny Depp only to call for Amber Heard to be "canceled" before the lawsuit has even been settled.

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In May 2016, Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of domestic abuse. Many chose to "cancel" Depp following the allegations, causing his career to suffer. Now, nearly three years later, Depp has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard after Heard's op-ed detailing the difficulty women face in speaking out about domestic abuse. He denies ever abusing Heard and has presented evidence, including surveillance camera footage and testimony from multiple witnesses. He also claims that Heard abused him, accusing her of violent actions such as punching him while he was in bed and causing a severe hand injury after throwing a bottle at him.

Many have taken to social media to support Depp and condemn Heard. Among this wave of support are comments apologizing for "canceling" Depp without enough evidence. Others assert that they believed Depp all along and knew that Heard was lying from the start. Both parties condemn "cancel culture."

The lawsuit has not yet come to a conclusion, and those who say that people were too quick to "cancel" Johnny Depp should extend the same courtesy to Amber Heard. Depp definitely seems to have brought forth much substantial evidence, even pictures of proofs of injuries inflicted by Heard, and his evidence seems more substantial than Heard, but his allegations are still just allegations. Furthermore, it is very possible for both parties to have been abusive towards each other, in which case both Depp and Heard are in the wrong. It would be best to wait for the lawsuit to conclude. After all, if Depp was condemned and shamed by the public too soon, it seems illogical to do the same to Heard. It is hypocritical to call "cancel culture" toxic in the case of Johnny Depp only to call for Amber Heard to be "canceled" before the lawsuit has even been settled.

This is not to say Amber Heard or Johnny Depp is decidedly innocent. If Heard really did abuse Depp, the case is very reminiscent of that of Jussie Smollet. Heard's actions will make it much more difficult for women who are actual victims of domestic abuse to speak up and are certainly a setback for the #MeToo movement, which Heard has been a spokesperson for. It would also be very regrettable to find that Depp was accused of abuse when he, himself, was the victim. It could also be that both were abusive towards each other.

However, Heard should not be "canceled" before the lawsuit ends. If we wish to condemn "cancel culture" as toxic and damaging, it is only fair to keep from "canceling" Amber Heard until there has been a decisive end to the lawsuit.

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