Dolly Parton says she disagrees with the notion that “your first impression of someone is always right.”  The country superstar addresses the subject in an article she penned for “Women’s Day.”  She explains that even as a child she had a “big outgoing personality” and “dressed a little bit trashy,” and those who judged her on sight thought she was “a freak.”  Dolly adds that even today she looks “totally artificial,” but she’s “real where it really counts.”  The singer says what “should matter” is “how people treat one another” and “what they do,” and “that takes some time to figure out.”

But Dolly adds that she’s found a bit of a shortcut.  She says whenever she meets someone, she’ll “look at their eyes and their smile and seek out the good first.”  Parton adds that it’s “easy to find” the good in others “when you’re looking for it.”   It has been a busy few days for Miss Dolly as she turned 69 on Monday, January 19th and announced a development deal with NBC.

Dolly Parton says she’s “so excited” about her new NBC deal.  On Friday, NBC’s Robert Greenblatt announced that the network was partnering with the country star to produce a slate of two-hour movies based on her songs, stories, and life.  Dolly, who’ll will serve as a producer, says they plan to “create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind.”  The singer doesn’t say which of her songs they’re considering for the TV movie adaptations.  Dolly adds that she’s thrilled to be teaming up again with Greenblatt, who joined her in producing her Broadway show “9 to 5: The Musical.”  She says