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Carrie Underwood Claims her Faith Helped Her Along to Stardom

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It’s no secret that Carrie Underwood came from a Christian family, but unlike Katy Perry‘s mildly over-the-top mom, Carrie’s a little more laid back and approachable about her faith. Carrie recently interviewed with Fox 411 and discussed her spirituality, and her upcoming role in new movie Soul Surfer, a movie about a female surfer who, in a freak accident, loses most of her arm to a shark attack and seeks refuge from a faith-based counselor, played by Carrie.

Carrie on how ingrained her faith is in her life:

“I grew up in church and have a wonderful family that always supported that. I grew up going to church camp and reading my bible and having different faith books and movies in my life.”

On her upcoming role as a Christian counselor in Soul Surfer:

“I hope that it is very clear that the faith in this movie is more than an undertone, and that the reason Bethany got through everything was because of her faith in God. It’s easy to have faith when things are going great and you’re on top of the world – I’m winning, I’m selling, I’m on tour and this is all great! But this story is about having faith when the chips are down and how to deal with that. We can all learn something from Bethany’s story, even when the little things in our lives don’t go so well, we can take a lesson from her and realize how small that problem really is.”

On this, her first experience with acting:

” … (Acting) was a totally new animal for me, it was so different but everyone on the set really helped me along. They were patient and understood I had never been in a movie before and helped me through it.”

On being ‘boring’ off the camera and away from the stage:

“I live a boring life away from what you see me on camera doing, I’m just the most normal person on the universe. I’m a wife, a mother to my doggies, I’m a maid, I clean the house, I’m pretty boring. We don’t ever go out to eat, we don’t do anything,” she added. “As Carrie the person, I wander around in sweatpants, and when I have to be ‘Carrie Underwood’ I have to look (dressed up.) It’s like a big personality, if I look like this, and always wear makeup; my friends would be like, ‘What are you doing? We’re going to TGI Friday’s, what’s up with this?’”

So, my opinion? This girl is so normal and down-home that it kills me with glee. I’m actually really tickled to see a celebrity that has no problem speaking out about her personal faith, her avoidance of fame, and her wariness about all things new. In a day and age where it’s almost taboo to run around telling people about your religion (I mean, I’m a Christian – and I’m not afraid to admit it to anyone, but then again, I’m not selling billions of records worldwide and being photographed on the red carpet for all to see), I give Carrie mad props for sticking to her guns, being true to herself, and showing people that there’s nothing weird whatsoever about professing their faith.

Quotables: Kellie Pickler is a Lush

No, I’m just kidding. She could be a perfectly nice young girl for all I know. Not that, you know, lushes are bad people. I’ve met my share of drunkards that were quite lovely, in fact.

But I just read a partial interview with former American Idol fame, Kellie Pickler. She of super-hot “Red High Heels” fame spoke to OK! magazine for their September issue and discussed how vast the difference is between her and Carrie Underwood, the “other” country-sangin’ blonde of American Idol, and her affinity for beer and not food:

Last thing I bought
I have an obsession with koozies [a fabric sleeve to keep beverages cold]. So I bought me a “Grand Ole Opry” koozie for my beer. I like my beer. I’d rather drink beer than eat.

Last thing I Googled
Dalmation adoption centers. I was looking for a local rescue center that has Dalmation puppies.

Last time I was mistaken for another celebrity
A lot of people confuse Carrie Underwood and me – we’re blonde, country and both from American Idol. I get called “Carrie Pickler” and she gets “Kellie Underwood.” But we’re totally different – night and day. I’m crazy and she’s a lady.

Last date night
Kyle [her fiance, songwriter Kyle Jacobs] and I will usually go down to Green Hills to watch a movie at the theater, or we’ll sit home and order one On Demand.

Good for you for being normal, Kellie. I know that not a lot of people know who you are, and even less dig country as much as they dig Carrie Underwood, but hey. You’re cute, you’re real, and you supposedly messed around with Kid Rock. And that makes you clutch in my book.

Love It Or Leave It: Carrie Underwood’s Today Show Getup

I like Carrie Underwood. I’m not such a fan of country music, especially country bubble gum pop, but Carrie Underwood’s alright in my book. I came across this photo of her at her most recent Today Show performance, and because my internet connection is as slow as mole-asses (yes, mole asses), it took a minute to load, and I gradually got to see what she was wearing.

I caught the blazer and tie and thought, “Yeah, cute.” Then the tweedish shorts came into view and I liked the outfit even more. Another thirty seconds or so went by, the black knee socks were revealed and I thought, “Woo! Hot bitch! Check out those legs!” And then my connection took the liberty of speeding way the fuck up, and all at once my vision was assailed with those horrendous, horrific excuses for shoes. I could have died. I thought it was a cruel joke from the fashion gods for smiting, well, pretty much everyone, and I wanted to take a Louisville slugger to both shoes in an effort to beat the sheer malevolence out of them.

Evil, evil shoes.