Sunday Mirror

Fax of life from Dolly

Techno­phobe star loves old of­fice gad­get

- EX­CLU­SIVE BY HALINA WATTS Show­biz Edi­tor halina.watts@mir­ror.co.uk Viral · Celebrities · Miley Cyrus · Los Angeles

COUN­TRY mu­sic leg­end Dolly Par­ton is still work­ing nine to five – send­ing FAX mes­sages to her fam­ily and friends.

She loves fir­ing off mis­sives on the dated of­fice ma­chine from her home in Tennessee, says her pop star god-daugh­ter Mi­ley Cyrus.

And scolded Mi­ley says Dolly, 74, even de­liv­ers tick­ings-off via the de­vice, which uses a phone dial-up con­nec­tion to send notes.

Los An­ge­les-based Mi­ley, 27, says: “I have not been see­ing her much lately be­cause I had got so busy right be­fore 2020.

“I was tour­ing and do­ing a lot of fes­ti­vals and one of the spanks she gave me was ‘ We did not need a pan­demic to keep us apart. You have not come to see me any­way’. I was like ‘Ouch’. She was say­ing I had not been spend­ing enough time with her.

“She only faxes, by the way. You know when some­one goes in on you in a text, that is one thing. You can just delete it and move on. She will send it in writ­ing, on pa­per.”

But there are never any hard feel­ings and Wreck­ing Ball star Mi­ley hails Dolly as “a role model in ev­ery way.” She adds: “The kind­ness out­shines the tal­ent times a tril­lion.

“Her kind­ness is just what has got­ten her to be loved by all.”

Faxes were a fa­mil­iar of­fice tool in the 1980s and ’90s but were largely re­placed by email.

They are used in parts of the NHS – and, oddly, for many big foot­ball trans­fer deals.

 ??  ?? MES­SAGES Mi­ley & god­mother Dolly
MES­SAGES Mi­ley & god­mother Dolly

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