Headlines: Carrie Underwood Shoots Music Video During Arena Show

Carrie Underwood shoots music video during impressive arena show – Carrie Underwood finished “Church Bells” then stopped Saturday’s Pinnacle Bank Arena show. “We knew the crowd here was going to be so amazing, we thought we’d go ahead and shoot our next music video here in Lincoln tonight,” she said, telling the 15,000 that filled the arena that, after a drink of water, she and the band were going to do “Church Bells” again. This time for the cameras. “If you know it, sing along with it, get into it,” Underwood said. “They’re filming me, they’re filming you, they’re filming everything in this room.” – Read more at Lincoln Journal Star

Music, girl keep singer in the state – Trent Harmon’s hometown is Amory, Miss., where his family still lives and runs a ranch and restaurant, but since earning a history degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, he’s also put down Arkansas roots. “I’ve got as strong of a connection to Arkansas as I do to Mississippi,” he told Paper Trails in a recent phone interview. Last April, he moved to Malvern to be closer to his girlfriend and also to the musical connections he’d made here. “Before I auditioned for American Idol, I was traveling back and forth between Malvern, Amory, and Nashville. I would literally drive to Nashville to have dinner with someone to make those music contacts, and then every other weekend, I was in Mississippi.” He helps with the family’s ranch and restaurant in the northeastern Mississippi city of about 7,000. – Read more at Arkansasonline.com

John Popper spills on pranks, fame and Lenny Kravitz’s pants – In 2006, Blues Traveler singer and harmonica master John Popper played Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC. Ivan Neville was the musical director, and two other harmonica players, Mickey Raphael from Willie Nelson’s band and Taylor Hicks from “American Idol,” were there as well. Neville suggested Popper and Raphael do a harmonica jam with Hicks, but with a particular look in his eye. “As he said the name ‘Taylor Hicks,’ ” writes Popper in his off-beat, hilarious new memoir, “Suck and Blow,” “he gave me a look like, ‘You know what to do, John.’?” So Popper pulled Raphael aside and told him, “Our job, which we will deny, is to hurt [Hicks]. We’re going to do a three-way trade-off. Play as hard and as elaborately as you can. Poor Taylor did not know what hit him. It was a Taylor Hicks torture session. He was trapped and could not get out of it.” – Read more at New York Post

Clay Aiken’s Half-Right to Blame Voters for Antigay Law – So now Clay’s sent out a few tweets about HB2, the North Carolina bill that encourages people to discriminate and basically criminalizes peeing while trans. “Im as pissed abt #HB2 in NC as anyone. But the number of people who are indignant abt it, yet who didn’t even vote in 2014 is more sickening,” he wrote. Now this is getting spun as “Singer Who Lost 2014 Congressional Bid Suggests His Loss Is Worse Than Sweeping New Anti-LGBT Law,” which isn’t at all what he said. In fact, Clay’s right. Halfway, at least. Queerty.com

Nyle DiMarco’s Dancing with the Stars Vlog: We Made a Mistake – and No One Noticed! – “I want to explain, actually, one funny story that happened with [last week’s] dance,” DiMarco says via his interpreter in his vlog. “Everything was going great, except there was one little flaw that happened that everybody missed.” – Read more at People

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Rehearsals Exclusive: Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd Go Pro – In this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at Nyle and Peta’s first rehearsal, we get an insider’s view at Nyle and his translator, Ramon, teaching Peta some sign language basics. We even get a GoPro view, courtesy of the action cameras attached to the dancing duo. – See the Video at People.com

Dancing with the Stars Sneak Peek: Watch Kim Fields Get Surprised by Gloria Estefan – It’s Latin week on Dancing with the Stars and dance pro Sasha Farber has found some fun and surprising ways to make rehearsal interesting for his partner, Facts of Life and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Fields. “So, there’s someone on the phone,” Farber tells Fields in a preview clip exclusive to PEOPLE. “I just want you to have a quick talk.” Farber walks Fields into a conference room and shows her that Grammy winner Gloria Estefan is waiting to talk to her via Skype. – Read more at People.com

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