Carrie Underwood wins three CMT awards

Carrie Underwood’s award show dominance continues, as she won three CMT awards last night.

She won Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year for “Before He Cheats,” and that video was also recognized for Video Director of the Year; CMT viewers vote for the winners.

After winning Video of the Year, Carrie said, “It was at the CMT Awards last year that I gave my very first acceptance speech ever. Let me tell you, it’s great to be up here again. Thank you, fans. I’ve had such an amazing, blessed two years. I started out on a fan-based show, and you guys have continued to support me throughout everything.”

Last year, Carrie was named CMA vocalist of the year, and won five Billboard awards. Earlier this year, she won three Grammys.

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The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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