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Carrie Underwood Provides More Details Than Ever About Her 2017 Accident On Ellen

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Carrie Underwood stopped by Ellen to promote her new album Cry Pretty (which will probably debut at #1 on the Billboard charts), and when asked about the accident that left her with more than 40 stitches last year, provided what might be the most candid and detailed description of what happened.

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Underwood appears nervous and maybe even a little uncomfortable while telling host Ellen DeGeneres what happened that fateful night, but powers through. After being asked if she “fell down steps,” she responds, “I fell up steps a little bit.” She goes on:

“I kinda tripped before I got [to the steps] and the steps were kinda the problem. If it’d been flat ground, I would have been fine. I went to catch myself and barely missed the step and kinda jammed my hand in there and hit my face…”

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In addition to the facial injury, Underwood tells DeGeneres that she also chipped the bottom of a tooth. “I didn’t realize how bad it was [at first],” she says, adding that she was alone when the incident occurred. When the extent of the injury became a little clearer, she called up her team and they took action.

When DeGeneres asks whether or not she thinks she looks different, Underwood replies, “I feel like I do a little bit.” She goes on to explain why she made her injury so public so quickly:

“My biggest worry at the time was if I say nothing, then later on… I feel like people are gonna say, What has she done to herself electively?

This is all pretty much what I expected: she was worried she’d look a lot different after healing, but—surprise! (and congrats?)—she doesn’t. I’d love to throw in a video embed, but Ellen uses something called Ellentube that is one of the most frustrating, insufferable things on the entire internet! So you’ll have to click here and scroll to the bottom to view it.

[Hollywood Life]


Royal duties are... so weird:

On Thursday 20 September, Meghan will host a celebratory event at Kensington Palace for the launch of the cookbook Together.

At the event, Meghan will help the women involved with the scheme prepare a meal before themselves and more guests sit down to enjoy the tasty feast.

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[Celebitchy]


I like Sharon Stone’s dogs. That’s all!

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  • Kristen Bell vapes “once a week.” [Just Jared]
  • Our long national nightmare is finally over: Lindsay Shookus has rejoined Instagram. [Us Weekly]
  • She’s gotta have her java! [Just Jared]

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It’s weird to me that the Kristen Bell headline is phrased so salaciously, like she “admits” to vaping weed around her sober husband. I feel like it’s intentionally trying to make it sound like she’s doing something hurtful to him, when in the text of the article it says Dax is totally fine with it and even told her he’d be a sober guide for an X party (probably joking, but still).

And that makes sense, because I would think that if you are struggling with an addiction the goal would be to get to the point where you can be around other people imbibing without it completely derailing you. I’m sure it’s always a struggle, and I know people have ups and downs, but it seems like it wouldn’t be feasible to go through life like “my sobriety is entirely dependent on the company I keep also being 100% sober.” Or at least most of the people I know who are sober don’t have a problem with their friends/family having a drink or using a bit of weed.

Anyways, I’m probably thinking too much about this and being unreasonably cranky. Happy Wednesday y’all.