Carrie Underwood wins CMA’s female vocalist of the year award again

American Idol 4 winner Carrie Underwood has won the Country Music Association’s female vocalist of the year award for the second year in a row.

She also won her first single of the year award for “Before He Cheats,” although that single lost in the song and video of the year categories. Carrie also presented an award in which a fellow Idol finalist was nominated. However, Kellie Pickler lost the Horizon Award to Taylor Swift.

Her win last year resulted in Faith Hill’s fake freak-out reaction, but Faith Hill wasn’t nominated this year, and none of the losers put on a similar show.

41st Annual CMA Awards | Award Winners [CMA]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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