Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dolly Parton criticizes segment on Howard Stern radio show

NASHVILLE (AP) — Dolly Parton says she is "completely devastated" by a segment on the Howard Stern radio show featuring her voice discussing sex and other celebrities.

The country performer released a statement Wednesday saying editing or trickery made it appear she was commenting on topics and celebrities including Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Burt Reynolds and Johnny Carson.

"I have never been so shocked, hurt and humiliated in all my life," Parton said. "In a blue million years, I would never have such vulgar things come out of my mouth."

The segment aired May 6. A spokesman for the show did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

"Just wanted you to know that I am completely devastated by this," Parton said.