Last night CNN hosted their Heroes 2009 gala and just about everyone you could think of was in attendance. In fact, it’s easier to think of who wasn’t there than who was there. Britney, Paris, Lindsay… I guess they must be totally over because they were no shows. What about our tampon-tease Tila? Where was she? Surely she is a hero of sorts. Who did make it? The Rock, Carrie Underwood, AnnaLynne McCord who seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Check out the photos below and let me know in the comments who you think was the best dressed and most deserving to be there. I know my hero, the electric (you heard me! Electric!) Debi Mazar was there, looking fierce as hell per usual.
Carrie Underwood is issuing apologies both to Matthew McConaughey and to her family over her completely Wonder Bread comment made to the star during her American Country Music Awards acceptance speech for Entertainer of the Year.
Carrie Underwood was overwhelmed to have won “Entertainer of the Year” at the American Country Music Awards on Sunday night, but the moment did turn a little mortifying when she made a sexual reference joke to wanting to see Matthew McConaughey’s “boots” in her acceptance speech.
The Texas-born actor presented Underwood with the big award, but before his official duties he entertained the audience with a story on how he and his brother once took a road trip thru Texas to see Dwight Yoakam perform. While there the brothers tried to “pick up” a few ladies by telling them that they made a livin’ exclusively custom-making George Strait’s boots.
“We’re like, ‘Oh yeah. Say, as I a matter of fact, out in the parking lot, in the trunk of our white Corvette, we have the next year’s new edition white ostrich quill George Strait signed series that he’s gonna wear on tour next year.’ And they got pretty excited about that and said, ‘Well, can we see? Can we see? Can we see?’” McConaughey told the audience. “And we obliged … Point of the story is, we got lucky that night. Thank you, George.”
After taking the trophy from McConaughey, a tearful Underwood caused jaws to drop when she said:
“I don’t know what to say. I got nothin’ … I want to see those boots, Matthew.”
Underwood released a statement shortly thereafter. “I‘m so embarrassed, I totally embarrassed myself. I just blanked. You want to say something eloquent in a moment like that and I embarrassed myself. I’m sorry Matthew, I’m sorry to my family. I’m totally embarrassed.”
Seriously? Carrie Underwood really believes her lame attempt at being funny was so offensive that it was worthy of making a statement? She was so mortified that she had to apologize to her family as if she has bestowed scandal upon them? Anyone even listens when Carrie Underwood speaks? I’m full of questions this morning.
All I know for sure is this-I’m more inappropriate than that towards my mailman. I guess I need to call all my relatives and apologize for my actions. This could take a while.
“There is someone I do support, but I don’t support publicly.Â I lose all respect for celebrities when they back a candidate.Â It’s saying that the American public isn’t smart enough to make their own decisions.Â I would never want anybody to vote for anything or anybody just because I told them to.”
Carrie Underwood in next week’s TV Guide