Very few people in America still work “9 to 5,” but the classic film and song of that name live on and get new life next week with the release of a 25th anniversary DVD special edition of Dolly Parton’s film debut.
She and film co-stars Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman on Thursday night joined producer Bruce Gilbert to walk the red carpet in Hollywood to kick off a launch of the “9 To 5: Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot Edition” DVD, which hits stores on Tuesday. At the private party following the arrivals, Dolly entertained the crowd with a live performance of the film’s Oscar-nominated theme song.
The DVD contains several great special features, including a full-length commentary by Dolly, Jane, Lily and Bruce; a “Nine @ 25” featurette on how the film came to be made, how it was cast and profiling the work done in the picture by each of the principal actors; 10 deleted scenes running more than 11 minutes long, 17 outtakes in a nearly six-minute “gag reel,” a “Singing Nine To Five” karaoke function, a featurette honoring the film’s director, the late Colin Higgins, and the movie’s original theatrical trailer.
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In other Dolly news over the past week, her hit collaboration with Brad Paisley is officially no more on the major charts. Due to falling airplay, the tune was removed this week from the Billboard country singles tally, where it had been No. 10 the previous week. Although the former No. 1 had enough airplay to have ranked No. 11 if it had remained on the chart, its frequency of airplay had fallen below No. 15. Chart rules require automatic removal of any song with more than 20 weeks on the chart that falls below No. 15 either on airplay or actual chart position.
On the minor charts, it fell last week to No. 6 on the “Power Source” Christian country singles countdown after four weeks at No. 1, slipped one to No. 3 on the Great American Country cable network weekly countdown and moved up two to No. 4 on CMT. In Canada, the song slid 11 to No. 27 country and fell off the top 100 pop singles chart, down from No. 81 the previous week. It had peaked up north at No. 2 country and No. 23 pop.
Dollywood announced the park, its American Eagle Foundation bald eagle sanctuary and Dolly herself will be featured on a Smoky Mountain episode of Animal Planet’s “Get Out There!” The show drops off an average family in the wilderness to learn about the animals native to the area. This new edition premieres at 8 p.m. next Thursday.
If you missed Dolly’s interview on Naomi Judd’s “Naomi’s New Morning” on the Hallmark Channel earlier this month, the show’s producers announced on Dollymania this week that it has been scheduled to repeat this Sunday at 10 a.m.
Rutherford County next week will spend six days celebrating the launch of Dolly’s Imagination Library literacy program there. The program is in the process of expanding into its 92nd county in the state, with the final three expected to sign on later this spring. Nationwide, it is active in about 500 communities across 42 states.
And Dolly’s Smoky Mountain paradise, Dollywood, opens to the public for its 21st season on Saturday. Dolly will be on hand the following weekend for her traditional season “Grand Opening” celebrations, which actually take place the second weekend the park is open.
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