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Carrie Underwood Really Likes to Please Her Husband, Huh?

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I like Carrie Underwood. Seriously, I really do. I’m not a huge fan of the whole country thing, but I think she’s a really sweet girl, I love her story, I love that she’s probably the most famous American Idol ever (and ever will be), and I think she’s genuinely a good, positive role model for little girls growing up with a media that constantly tells them that they’re not good enough. Carrie Underwood is awesome, OK?

But I read an interview that she recently did with Self magazine, and I have to say – it was corny as all hell. I was able to appreciate it for its good-heartedness and its truth, but there was deep-down feminist part of me that kind of cringed when I read the things she likes to do to make her husband happy, and the things she seeks to reaffirm that she’s the bees knees.

Shall I go on?

From Self, what she had to say about dressing to please her husband – and no one else:

“I get texts from Mike when I’m on a red carpet that read ‘You’re so hot!’ I like that. Words of affirmation mean a lot to me. But my husband is also pretty conservative. When I’m wearing some outfits, he’ll say, ‘That dress is a little short, don’t ya think?’ He would never tell me I can’t do or wear something or make me feel bad, but I’m a married lady now, so I try to be respectful of my husband. I want to look sexy for him, and I appreciate that he wants to look nice for me, too.”

So, alright. I get that it’s “nice” she wants to look “nice” for her husband, and I’m just so sure he feels the same about her. I have no doubts that he likes to look “nice” for her, “too.” Oh, “sorry.” Did I get “carried away” with the “quotes”? My “bad.” But you know what’s also nice? Looking nice for yourself before looking nice for anyone else. And someone appreciating you for what you look like even when you know you look like hot garbage on a humid day. That’s cool as well.

I’m not saying that Carrie’s husband gets carried away with his machismo role as husband (“That dress is a little short, don’t ya think?”), but I am saying that maybe Carrie just shouldn’t, you know … try so hard, I suppose.

Carrie Underwood Saves Puppies Too!

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Just like Pink before her, Carrie Underwood has learned that the secret to making the people love you, unconditionally and forever, is to save the life of an adorable, lovable puppy. Or another option could be that Carrie Underwood is a good person with a conscience and a heart who knows that it’s reprehensible to throw your dogs out of your moving vehicle while you’re speeding down the interstate.

Either way, here’s the story of how Carrie Underwood rescued an injured dog, helped nurse it back to health, and became one of my heroes:

The singer pulled over to help suffering dogs on the median of an interstate highway between Oklahoma and Tennessee after paying a visit to her parents’ house over the holidays.

“I had Ace and Penny [Underwood's dogs] and a trunk full of luggage and presents in the SUV,” she wrote on her fan club website on Dec. 30.

The country singer moved one of the dog’s “bloody” and “limping” body to her car. Unfortunately, the other dog had died. “My guess is that the dogs were thrown out of their car by their owners on the highway.”

Underwood took the injured pooch under her wings for the time being and named her Stella.

After a trip to the emergency vet to get groomed, the CMA Awards host tried to find a permanent home for her little friend.

As of New Year’s Day, Carrie reported that Stella was getting house trained, recovering from her road rash and getting her teeth cleaned.

“She follows me around from room to room,” Underwood wrote. “She’s the best Lab I’ve ever been around!”

A day later, we learned that Stella had been adopted by some neighbors down the street, “I cried when she walked out the door,” Underwood wrote. “[Husband Mike Fisher] told me not to be a crazy ex-girlfriend about it and stalk them…I can’t help it! She deserves the best life ever!”

Is anyone else completely in love with Carrie Underwood now? To be honest, the most I’ve ever thought about her was back in 2006 when she had that “Before He Cheats” song everywhere; I thought it went a little too far, that there are probably better ways to deal with your anger towards your boyfriend who might be cheating on you than to key his car and carve your name into the seats, and that if I had to see this one drag queen at the gay bar do that song one more time, I was going to explode. But now I love her! Isn’t that great?!

What about you guys? Do you think more highly of Carrie Underwood now that you’ve heard her rescue story, or are you mostly just completely disgusted by the sorry people who did this to their dogs in the first place? It’s also completely acceptable to feel both of these things.

The CMA Awards Were Cool Enough to Mock the Kardashian Divorce

The good stuff starts around the 5:30 mark. The rest is a lot of hooting and hollering about Hank Williams smoking and drinking before his interviews and how football’s just not the same without that God-awful song he used to sing, and then Hank himself shows up behind them and is saluted by the crowd like he’s some kind of second coming of Christ. Then there’s some uncomfortable making-out-with-Barbies going on, where Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood check if Faith Hill Barbie and Tim McGraw Ken are anatomically correct (spoiler!: they aren’t).

Any of you guys see this, um, live?