Blondes get a bad rap. And tabloid blondes like Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson haven't been helpful in dispelling fair-haired stereotypes. Dolly Parton had a good handle on the pressures of blonditude when she said, "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb ... and I also know that I'm not blonde."
Although Parton is a notorious bottle-blonde, blondes everywhere who are sick of the masses judging them according to the trappings of the few blonde reality TV wash-outs should take note: Parton built a multi-million dollar franchise out of being a ditzy blonde, which includes her very own theme park. Parton learned to play the part, showing it's not actually about the color of your hair, but what you make of yourself.
If you're a blonde, or just in need of an uplifting, good time, then you're in luck. This week, Fred Meyer's Broadway in Boise will bring Legally Blonde the musical to the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The musical has been adapted from the popular MGM film, and Elle Woods is at the top of her game, proving blonde or not, she can take on Harvard Law School. With three shows running Monday, Feb. 7, through Wednesday, Feb. 9, there are plenty of chances to check out the show Time magazine called "an Elle of a show."