I’ll bet you didn’t know that in the ’90s, Jimmy Fallon and Carrie Underwood performed together as singing duo Jim Carrie. (Carrie looked very grown-up for her age, considering she was born in 1983.) The two double-handedly invented a new genre: country-rap, or c’rap. Their country-fried takes on classics like “Straight Outta Compton” (which, in this iteration, is about a “crazy mother-effer named Ice Cube, from the gang called Fellas With Attitude”) and “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang” will have your toes tapping and your eyes watering. Who knew that “The Humpty Dance” would sound so moving as a ballad?
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Add Carrie Underwood to the list of celebrities supporting marriage equality.
The country singer, whose new album was released last month, was responding to a question by The Independent regarding how she reconciles her Christianity with the more liberal mores of the music industry. Underwood responded, “Our church is gay-friendly. Above all, God wanted us to love others. … We have to love each other and get on with each other. As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.” READ FULL STORY »
There are a few mysteries to solve this week, starting with a new one from Sherlock Holmes on the second season of Sherlock on PBS, then moving through the start of season finales to discover the winner of The Voice. Later in the week, find some great pop culture graduation gifts (’tis the season…) like the new Stephen Colbert book, and then don’t forget to do something nice for your mom next Sunday. Have a great week!
Sherlock returns to Masterpiece Mystery, PBS, 9 p.m.
Making plans for Sunday nights the next few weeks is elementary, my dear PopWatchers. Benedict Cumberbatch is back as everyone’s favorite detective and Martin Freeman joins him as Watson for the second season of the beloved Steven-Moffat-and-Mark-Gatiss series. This week: Could Sherlock be in love? Check out Ken Tucker’s preview below. READ FULL STORY »
The casual music fan who watched this season’s American Idol finale and saw Tony Bennett, who turns 85 next month, dueting with Haley Reinhart knows Bennett is still going strong, but you can’t really appreciate how amazing he sounds until you see him live. I caught a show recently, and he’s the first singer to ever make me tear up twice in the same song (“Maybe This Time”). After 60 years in the business, his voice is still powerful and he’s made holding a mic into an art form — he knows precisely how the distance from his mouth will affect not only the volume but the mood. I love it when he drops the mic by his side and the sound is faint, intimate, and pure. READ FULL STORY »
Carrie Underwood will make her silver screen debut in April as a church youth leader in Soul Surfer. (See this official shot of the singer to the right for a sneak peek at the movie.) The film stars AnnaSophia Robb as real-life surf star Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, but returned to competitive surfing months later.
Underwood made her TV debut last season on How I Met Your Mother (as a sales rep and object of Ted’s affection), and she was totally passable. Inspirational youth leader is, like, one notch different than effervescent country star, so I actually have pretty high hopes for her here.
What do you think, PopWatchers? Is Soul Surfer a wise move for the former Idol contestant?
Fresh off her Entertainer of the Year win at Sunday’s ACM Awards, Carrie Underwood made a surprise visit yesterday to The Ellen DeGeneres show, where the American Idol alum gave away tickets to the show’s charity special, Idol Gives Back, and talked about her upcoming nuptials to Canadian hockey player, Mike Fisher.
What we learn from her visit is: Carrie isn’t a bridezilla, she wants a small wedding, and she thinks Ellen is doing a great job on Idol. And if you want to experience some jewelry envy, check out her massive yellow diamond engagement ring. Carrie simply says, “He did goood.” Good, indeed! Watch Carrie’s couch time with Ellen in the clip after the jump: READ FULL STORY »
that The Office’s John Krasinski and Young Victoria‘s Emily Blunt will walk down the aisle “in about a month.” The source doesn’t know a lot of the major details — like the location — but it seems that when it comes to celebrity wedding news, every single detail is worthy of a headline. E! Online is reporting
Clearly, however, people are interested in the nitty-gritties. How else can you explain how much I know about Carrie Underwood’s upcoming nuptials? Ready for this? Okay: Underwood, who became engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher last December, will have cupcakes instead of wedding cake at the reception and her dog will serve as the ring bearer, but her dress is still in the beginning stages of design. Phew! Last year, I didn’t even know this much about one of my oldest friend’s weddings, and I was a bridesmaid.
I get sucked into Platinum Weddings and My Fair Wedding marathons more often than I care to admit. I can see why people are interested in the details, especially if they’re a fan or a bride-to-be. But we’re not talking about weddings of Diana and Charles proportions; a new heir to the throne won’t be coming out of any of these unions, no matter how much we love Jim Halpert. Is there really a reason why we can’t wait until after the wedding to find out that Carrie’s on Team Cupcake?
What do you think PopWatchers? Do you care about every single detail of a celeb wedding leading up to the big day, or is it information overload? Is there any celebrity wedding you were truly excited for?
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