Emmy nom­i­nee Dolly Par­ton still gets a kick out of Hol­ly­wood

Arab News - - COFFEE BREAK -

WEST HOL­LY­WOOD: Dolly Par­ton says she is ex­cited to be in the Hol­ly­wood mix on Emmy Awards week­end.

The 71-year-old en­ter­tainer was among the stars mak­ing the preshow party rounds Friday with a stop at Va­ri­ety and Women in Film’s gath­er­ing at Gra­cias Madre res­tau­rant in West Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

“All the par­ties, see­ing all the stars... I still get a kick out of it,” Par­ton said. “I am a coun­try girl.”

Wear­ing a skin-tight black rhine­stone-stud­ded dress, Par­ton said she’s also ex­cited about her gown and wig for Sun­day’s show. She is up for an Emmy in the TV movie cat­e­gory for “Dolly Par­ton’s Christ­mas of Many Col­ors: Cir­cle of Love.”

Par­ton’s week­end was not all about fancy par­ties, though. She said she spent some time in the kitchen ear­lier Friday.

“Well, I made some sausage and bis­cuits for my trip home on the bus af­ter the shows are over. And I made some chicken and dumplings, a few lit­tle gro­ceries that I put to­gether,” she said. “See, I travel in my tour bus and I al­ways cook my own food. So that was not very glam­orous, but it was good.”

There is no word on whether Par­ton in­dulged in the snacks served at the party, which in­cluded mini em­panadas and cheese­filled roasted figs. Vi­ola Davis par­took in the ice cream sun­dae bar, top­ping her scoop with frosted an­i­mal cook­ies.

Mean­while, stars packed the res­tau­rant’s pa­tio. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade chat­ted with friends, “The Hand­maid’s Tale” star Samira Wiley held hands with her wife, and Kate Flan­nery hugged Wil­liam H. Macy as he and Felic­ity Huff­man made their way through the crowd.

Other guests in­cluded Sarah Hy­land, Tracee El­lis Ross, Lea Michele, Ju­dith Light, Claire Foy and Brian Tyree Henry.

Dolly Par­ton ar­rives at the 69th Prime­time Emmy Awards Va­ri­ety and Women in Film pre-Emmy cel­e­bra­tion on Friday in Los An­ge­les. (Photo by Jor­dan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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