Headlines: Lauren Alaina DWTS Weight Loss, Carrie Underwood Celebrates No 1

‘DWTS’: Ally Brooke Admits It Was ‘So Scary’ Almost Being Eliminated In Week 6 – Ally also admitted that she was a “little bit” surprised she was in the bottom 2. But it’s not going to get her down. “I gave my all out there and now it’s going to make me want to work harder. And now, I’ve channeled my fans a lot to vote. I’m like nonstop, but I guess I’ll do it even more.” – Read more at Hollywood Life

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast Reacts to Shocking Week 6 Elimination (Exclusive) – ET spoke with Ally and Sasha just moments after the big reveal, where they explained how they were feeling about what just happened in the ballroom. “It was completely shocking … I just can’t believe that Sailor was in the bottom two. And then she got eliminated? Like, it was completely and utterly shocking,” said Ally. “I love that girl, she was one of my closest friends on this show, so I’m just shocked. I’m sure she’s completely sad, and I know she’s probably just taking her time to process this.” Sasha chimed in, telling ET, “It’s happened before where there were couples, they were on the top of the leaderboard and they went home, so it just proves that you gotta vote for Ally, vote for your favorite, and anything can happen.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Lauren Alaina Has Lost 25 Lbs on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ So Far: ‘None of My Clothes Fit’ – Dancing is quite a workout … just ask Lauren Alaina ! The country singer, 24, opened up to Us Weekly following the Monday, October 21, episode of Dancing With the Stars and revealed how much weight she’s dropped since the beginning of rehearsals. “I’ve lost, like, 25 pounds since July,” she told Us. “None of my clothes fit.” After, her partner Gleb Savchenko chimed in with, “You’re welcome.” – Read more at Us Magazine

Carrie Underwood Hints at CMA Awards Show Details: ‘It’s Definitely Going to Be Heartfelt’ – “It’s definitely gonna be heartfelt,” said Underwood, noting with delight that the evening’s theme will be a celebration of country’s legendary women. “I love the fact that there’s a theme happening. I hope that’s kind of something that maybe we adopt for future CMAs.” Theme or not, Underwood offered assurances that the show will still offer plenty of humor. “I feel like Dolly and Reba are both so good at those one-liners that just kill,” she said. “I can’t imagine there not being some of those in there.” – Read more at People

Carrie Underwood Sets “Southbound” Party Vibe – There was just enough mist falling Monday afternoon (Oct. 20) to irritate windshield wipers as guests alighted from their cars and scurried into the BMI building in Nashville to celebrate the chart success of Carrie Underwood’s single, “Southbound.” BMI’s Jody Williams told the gathering that he was recently talking to award-winning songwriter Lori McKenna who was loud in her praise of Underwood. “Carrie’s not a good writer, she’s a great one,” he quoted McKenna saying. “She can hold her own with anyone.” Statistics bear McKenna out. Underwood has co-written eight of her No. 1 singles on Billboard’s country airplay chart. – Read more at CMT

A Sit Down with Sawyer Fredericks – Did you begin touring right after The Voice? After The Voice, I went to L.A. to begin writing with other artists, and my time was filled up with going out there to record, so I didn’t have much of a break. They have to get that album out as quick as possible to ride the wave so to speak. It was a very different environment for me having never released an album before. That was my first time making an album with the industry and record label around it, which was stressful because I wasn’t used to having so many other people being able to have their input into my music. I felt like that album wasn’t truly me, but I was happy with how it came out. – Read more at Govenuemagazine.com

It Is ‘Unlikely’ That PledgeMusic Artists and Creditors Will Be Paid, Receiver Says – PledgeMusic, the direct-to-fan marketplace that went out of business earlier this year, was more than $7.4 million in debt when it entered liquidation, and its receiver says it is “unlikely” that artists and others owed money by the company will be paid, according to a report from the bank-appointed receiver. In the report, the company’s board says its legal advisors “indicated that Pledge monies were not trust monies,” which means the money paid by fans belonged to Pledge, not the artists — even though the premise of the company was for it to be a conduit through which fans would pay artists for everything from albums and CDs to merchandise and even private performances. – Read more at Variety.com

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