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Dolly Parton

PASADENA, Calif. -- The entertainment president for NBC relishes the idea of working with his idol, Dolly Parton.

Robert Greenblatt said during NBC's semi-annual party for critics that he'd welcome the idea of working with Parton. The two were previously partners as producers on the Broadway musical "9 to 5."

But he isn't holding out hope that Parton will have time to work with him.

"I think she has so many things going on in her life that she doesn't have time for us," Greenblatt told me. "If we could figure out the right thing to do, I would love it.

"I love her to death. She's extraordinary."

Greenblatt wasn't keen on the idea of Parton headlining a holiday special, but he likes "working her into something."

To prove what a fan he is, Greenblatt plans to see Parton's new movie, "Joyful Noise," when it opens Friday nationwide.

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JasonMcBroom30 writes:

Dolly also honored Robert Greenblatt at the 2011 Gay Lesbian alliance against defamation (GLAAD)awards in L.A. She spoke for about 10 minutes about what he meant to her as a friend and how she has always supported the gay community etc etc. Evidently they've struck up a nice friendship. Dolly is a Goddess. She's such an amazing example of a true giving, open minded, Tennessean. With all of the nasty hateful political things going on in our state. She is CERTAINLY the pride and joy of Tennessee!

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