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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