Body Business

How does Carrie Underwood really feel about all the attention she's getting for her body?

The Carnival Imagination is one sailing ship still in need of its moon! As part of the insanely intimate Carnival LIVE concert series, Carrie Underwood performed aboard the cruise liner while it was docked at Catalina Island off the coast of southern California on April 4 — just two days after her headline-grabbing performance during the 2017 ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

Wonderwall.com was on hand for the truly unforgettable show, during which the blonde beauty joked about not knowing whether her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, was at home or out of town for a game and opened up about how eager she was to be reunited with their son, Isaiah Michael Fisher.

We also caught up with the country superstar in the hours leading up to the gig: "It's been so nice to be able to work with Carnival Cruise Lines and see how families get to come and hang out and spend their time," she told us. "Being a mom now, I realize how important family time is, and it's nice to be part of something that gives that to people," she added.

Keep reading to see what else Carrie told us about the recent attention she's gotten for her body, sharing her music with her son, the struggle to keep her energy level up, the best part of having a 2 year old and more — and check out our Snapchat Diary from the cruise in the video below!

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Carrie Underwood on what makes the Carnival LIVE concert series so special: "It's just a smaller room. It's more intimate. I get to really see everybody's faces. [My] The Storyteller Tour was just a massive tour. There were a million people and lights and everything. Sometimes it's nice to just kind of ease back and play something that's a little more intimate and one-on-one."

On how she likes to vacation now that she's a mom: "I just like to take it easy, to be honest. I love it if I can get in a workout in the morning and then kind of lay by the pool or ocean (or some body of water) in the afternoon, then have a nice dinner at night. For me, it's just about simplicity. Now that I have a 2 year old, I'm always trying to think of things that he can do. I can take him swimming or whatever it is we're doing. We can venture out and he can have some fun that's just for him."

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On how she keeps her energy up while balancing her career and her family: "Caffeine? I don't know. For me, it's trying to get sleep if and where I can. I'm so lucky that I get to do so many cool things. Even if I'm tired leading up to them, as soon as I get out on stage or as soon as [my band] starts to play for an award show or whatever it is, the energy just comes because it's exciting and it's fun."

On how much coffee she actually drinks: "Probably not really too much — maybe a couple cups of coffee a day. But it certainly helps!"

On the recent attention she's gotten for her body: "The reward really is feeling good and feeling healthy. That's what I always stress. It's always nice when other people notice that you work hard, but the work is the good thing. I love carving out even a little time for myself when and if I can [to work out]. And I'm just a clean, healthy eater."

On her favorite thing about her son right now: "His personality is just coming through more and more every single day. Right now he just loves to be around whoever — he just wants to follow me around and around. And he's just a little cuddle muffin. He loves giving hugs. He's a sweet, sweet little boy. He really is. He's busy and he's a mess, but he's really sweet."

On whether Isaiah is more of an athlete (like his dad) or a performer (like his mom): "He definitely loves music, and any time if we're listening to the radio and I come on, he's like, 'Mama!' He knows it's me. He loves to sing along. He's always singing something. Sometimes I don't know what he's singing — maybe something he learned at school. But he's always singing something. I don't know what path his life will take him down. But I am happy that he also loves being outside. That's all he wants to do. Sometimes it's raining, and I'm like, 'Honey, it's storming. We can't go out in that!' And he gets so disappointed. He just wants to go outside and doesn't understand why he can't. So I'm thankful that he seems to be an active kid."

On which of her songs Isaiah likes to sing: "He likes to sing along with either 'Heartbeat' or 'Dirty Laundry.' He kind of knows different parts of those songs. But he knows all the little kid songs too — 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' and all that stuff."

Friends forever

John Mayer paid for private jet to transport Bob Saget's body to L.A.

John Mayer made sure his late pal got home in style.

A new report by Showbiz 411 says the singer footed the bill for a private plane to transport Bob Saget's body from Florida to California.

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The "Full House" actor was found dead in an Orlando hotel room on Jan. 9 following a comedy show in Jacksonville. 

John's generosity didn't end with the airplane either. Last week, he and comedian Jeff Ross went on Instagram Live as they picked up Bob's car from Los Angeles International Airport. The duo reminisced about their pal during the drive. 

"I've never known a human being on this Earth who could give that much love," John said, "individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life."

After the gesture, Bob's wife, Kelly Rizzo, publicly thanked John and Jeff.

"No words for how much this meant to me," she said on her Instagram Story. "These two men have been holding me up and taking care of me (along with many other incredible people who loved my husband more than anything)."

John, who served as a pallbearer at the comedian's funeral, also helped design a hoodie with Bob's name on it. Proceeds from the sale of the clothing will go to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which Bob worked tirelessly for. 

Over... again

Pamela Anderson reportedly divorcing for fifth time

Pamela Anderson is getting divorced… again.

Rolling Stone reported on Jan. 20 that the former "Baywatch" babe and Dan Hayhurst are splitting after a year of marriage.

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A source close to the couple told the music publication that the actress is filing for divorce in her native Canada, where she and Dan had been living. 

"Pamela loves as authentically as she lives," said the source, who dubbed the brief union a "pandemic whirlwind" that petered out.

Pam and Dan tied the knot at her Vancouver Island home on Christmas Eve in 2020.

"I'm exactly where I need to be — in the arms of a man who truly loves me," she told DailyMailTV a month after they exchanged vows.

"I am in love. We were married Christmas Eve with both our families' blessing, everyone we know is happy for us," Pam said. "I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago, this is where my parents were married and they are still together. I feel like I've come full circle."

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During a joint interview (from their bed!) with British talk show "Loose Women," she added, "This is like the magic place to live, I guess. He was working here, and I got stuck here during COVID, and we stuck together, and we're still stuck together."

"He's the kind of guy I probably would have met if I would have stayed home and not went around the world and got crazy," she added. "I mean, I came home in one piece. It's nice to be with, like, a real man who can actually change a light bulb."

Less than a year before she married Dan, Pam reportedly married businessman Jon Peters. They split after just 12 days, and she later claimed they were never legally married.

She was previously married to Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998. She married Kid Rock in 2006. And she married producer Rick Solomon twice: first in 2007 and then in late 2013 or early 2014. (Their first union was annulled.)

Breaking the law

'Twilight' director was nervous over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's 'illegal' kiss

"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwick admits there might have been too much chemistry between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the 2008 film…. so much so that it was "illegal."

While on The Big Hit Show podcast, Catherine recalled the two young actors' steamy audition. At the time, Robert was 21, and Kristen was 17.

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"I could tell they had a lot of chemistry, and I'm like, 'Oh my God.' I thought, Kristen was 17. I don't want to get in some illegal things," she said, noting the legal age of consent in California is 18 years old.

During the audition, which took place in California, the passion was so intense that the British actor fell off the bed while he and Kristen kissed. 

"So I remember I told Rob, 'By the way, Kristen is 17. In our country, it's illegal to have a sexual…' And he's like, 'Oh, OK, whatever,'" she said.

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Robert and Kristen ended up falling in love and were in a relationship for four years. Catherine, of course, saw the romance in its infancy, as the duo's audition took place at her house. 

"Rob and Kristen did the audition right here on the bed. They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed right there on this floor," she said on the podcast. 

"He walked in and he had his hair was dyed black for some play, with these wacky bangs. He was a bit out of shape," she said of RPatz. "His shirt was just all messy, and I'm like, 'Oh, OK. OK, let's see how this goes.'"

Based on the box office returns, it clearly went well.

"Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed, the kissing scene, Rob was so into it he fell off the bed. I'm like, 'Dude, calm down.' And I'm in there filming with my little video camera, whatever," Catherine said. "And at the end [of the audition] Kristen was like, 'It has to be Rob.'"

Bad memories

Former co-star says Jessica Alba was 'horrible' to work with

Jensen Ackles worked with Jessica Alba more than 20 years ago on James Cameron's 2000 sci-fi show "Dark Angel." The experience isn't one he remembers fondly.

On Michael Rosenbaum's "Inside of You" podcast, the former "Supernatural" star was asked if it was "cool to work with" Jessica back then. 

"No, she was horrible," he said, quickly noting that he was not joking. "I've told this to her face."

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Pressed on the details of his less-than-stellar memories, Jensen said, "I love Jess, which kind of contradicts what I just said. She was under an immense amount of pressure on that show."

Jensen noted that the Honest Company founder was young and in a tumultuous relationship with co-star Michael Weatherly at the time, which caused "some undue stress on set."

"I was the new fresh face on the set," he said. "I was the new kid on the block and I got picked on by the lead… Like the worst kind of bickering a brother and sister could do. She had it out for me. It wasn't that she didn't like me. She was like, 'Oh here's the pretty boy the network brought in for more window dressing because that's what we need.'"

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The bickering even happened in front of the crew, so Jensen decided to throw it back at her, which he said the crew "loved."

"It did build some mutual respect" between them, he said. "We bickered, we bickered like brother and sister."

The two, though, had touching moments, including the time Jensen's grandfather passed away during filming. 

"She literally walked into my trailer and just held me for half an hour," he said. "So it was that kind of relationship. If she walked in, it would be all hugs, but she didn't make it easy on me."

Still recovery, but happy

Jessie J's 'perspective has changed' after miscarriage

Jessie J is turning the page.

Just two months after revealing she suffered a miscarriage, which she called the "saddest and loneliest time" in her life, the singer is now happier than ever. 

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It's all about perspective.

"So I was pregnant but not any more. I am probably in the happiest place I have ever been, believe it or not. My perspective on life has changed completely," she told a London crowd during a recent performance, according to MailOnline. "The day [the miscarriage] happened, a man came up to me in the street. I was by myself and crying. He said, 'I don't know you and I don't know what is happening with you right now but I know you should share it with other people.'"

"That is why I do what I do," she continued before speaking to others who have experienced the same pain. "So to anyone who has been through that, or near someone who has, I am so sorry. There is no other way to explain it than just the saddest, loneliest thing."

Jessie surprisingly performed a concert just hours after getting her sad news last year. During that show, she spoke about her pain.

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Since her miscarriage, Jessie, 33, is finding "the blessing in pain," a quality her parents instilled in her, and she's now had the "best January ever."

Back in early December, the singer explained why she decided to get on stage just hours after one of the worst days of her life. 

"I reacted in work mode. It's safe to say I sometimes pour more energy into creating an unhealthy process of my own pain in front of a camera, than I do acknowledging it behind one in real time. 'The show must go on' mentality reacted before the human in me did," she wrote on Instagram

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Jessie said she just needed to cry and "fall into someone's arms and sob" that evening. After the show was over, she ached emotionally and physically. She also quickly understood why women long for a day when the topic of miscarriages isn't a taboo subject. 

"I have never experienced physical pain and trauma or felt loneliness like it. This has changed me forever. In the most, heartbreaking, but beautiful way," she said. "It's put life into perspective in a way nothing else ever has. I am so sorry if you have ever been through it alone or not, or are going through it right now at any stage of pregnancy. Losing your baby is one of the worst feelings in the world."

"I ache for you," she said at the time. "If I could I would bring you food, hold you through the physical pain, I know that's needed more than a "stay strong" text right now."

Thanks Ye

Kanye West's antics have brought Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson closer

If you think Pete Davidson is troubled by Kanye West's antics of late, think again. 

"Pete thinks it's totally hilarious," an insider told Page Six. "Not just that — he thinks the whole [tabloid drama with him, West and Kim Kardashian] is hilarious. He loves it."

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The "SNL" funnyman, of course, is dating Kim, who Kanye publicly pined over just five weeks ago. After it became clear that Kim wasn't about to run back to Ye, he began dating little known actress Julia Fox, and he threatened to beat up Pete in a new rap song released last week. 

Over the weekend, Kanye also claimed that Kim was preventing him from attending daughter Chicago's fourth birthday (even though pictures showed Ye in attendance next to Kim's mom, Kris Jenner).

The shenanigans are actually making Kim and Pete lean harder into each other.

"The whole craziness with Kanye last week has brought Kim and Pete closer," a separate source said, later adding, "Kim and Pete can talk to each other about what is going on. It's nice to have someone to share concerns with."

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Kanye, the source noted, has had issues with Pete for several years, ever since the comedian mocked the rapper after he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2018. At the time, Kanye said he was bullied backstage and throughout the week of rehearsals for supporting former President Donald Trump by wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.

"I wish I had bullied you," Pete countered those claims the following week. "I wish I would have suggested that it might offend some people like your wife, or every black person ever." 

He also quipped, "Kanye, I know you are like, 'This is the real me, I'm off the meds.' Take 'em. There is no shame in the medicine game. I'm on 'em, it's great. There's nothing wrong with taking them."

She's back!

Ivanka Trump returns to Instagram after eight month hiatus: See the post

It's time to be social again!

For the first time in eight months, Ivanka Trump has posted to Instagram, sharing photos of herself taking part in a food drive in upstate New York.

"Thank you to our many incredible partners and volunteers who helped feed tens of thousands American families across Idaho and NY, with fresh, nutritious, locally-sourced produce and dairy this holiday season," she captioned a series of images posted on Jan. 18 but snapped last week.

The initiative is part of the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program, which began in May 2020 and was designed to deliver fresh produce to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos show Donald Trump's older of two daughters holding boxes, talking to other volunteers and carrying apples. In one snap, she stands next to a kid holding a sign reading "free food boxes."

Ivanka also shared the images on her Instagram Story.

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Reports said the former POTUS's daughter teamed up with billionaire Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya to deliver produce to families in need last week in the area of Rochester, New York.

Naturally, Ivanka dressed warm and cute for the occasion: She donned a gray coat over a cream-colored turtleneck and jeans. She perfected the outfit with mustard-colored gloves and brown lace-up boots. One picture of Ivanka in a black coat was said to have been taken in Idaho during a recent food drive there.

In her post, Ivanka 40, claimed that 1.1 million pounds of locally sourced dairy and produce were delivered, 1.3 million meals were served and 52,000 food boxes were distributed. She was quick to note that the venture is "100% privately funded."

According to the United States Department of Agriculture's website, "USDA contractors have delivered 173,699,775 boxes of fresh produce, milk, dairy and cooked meats to disadvantaged Americans across the country."

Prior to her Tuesday, Jan. 18, post, Ivanka last connected with her 7.4 million followers in May 2021 when she implored her fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, her last two images prior to Tuesday showed her getting the jab.

Wanted woman

Networks reportedly gearing up for 'bidding war' over Gayle King

The country's biggest TV networks are apparently getting ready to pay a King's ransom for a certain newswoman's services. 

Page Six reported that Gayle King's contract with CBS ends in May, and rival networks are ready to move mountains to ink the "CBS Mornings" anchor to a contract. CBS, though, "will do everything we can to keep King," a source said.

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Despite CBS' hopes, there is speculation that Gayle might be ready to move on from her early shift or move to the West Coast, where her family lives. Her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, also lives in Southern California. 

"Gayle's contract is up at CBS in a few months and the networks are gearing up for a bidding war for the ages," a TV source told the New York Post's gossip page, noting that MSNBC "could possibly put in a huge bid to have Gayle take over Rachel Maddow's vacant nightly slot."

NBC might come at Gayle in a different way, potentially asking her to team up with Hoda Kotb on "Today." A Hoda-Gayle pairing would make them "the most formidable duo on TV," the source insisted. 

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A different TV insider said Gayle's exit from CBS would spell doom for "The Eye."

"If ABC or NBC gets Gayle, it's game over at CBS for talent. The question is, does Gayle want to carry on the morning show in New York when her whole family and best friend are on the West Coast?," the source surmised. "ABC could give her the third hour of 'GMA' to host from Los Angeles, or a different daytime show. Gayle has proven herself as one of the most talented broadcasters on TV, so the bottom line here is money, and what Gayle wants to do."

Gayle recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at CBS.

"After all this time, I still love this job…I think it's an awesome, awesome job," she told her co-hosts last week in marking the occasion. "It's a privilege, and I don't take it lightly. I love being here with you guys."

Happy news!

Criss Angel's 7-year-old son's cancer is in remission

On Jan. 17, Criss Angel took to social media for "the most important post" he's ever made: his 7-year-old son, Johnny Crisstopher, is cancer free, he happily declared. 

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"Today our son Johnny Crisstopher will finally ring the bell symbolizing his remission and the end of his treatment!," the famed illusionist captioned a 14-minute video dedicated to his son.

The tot, who Criss shares with wife Shaunyl Benson, was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. 

Criss' video, titled "1095," features footage of Johnny's long journey, including hard-to-watch moments of the child hooked up machines in the hospital.

"Ten percent of kids that go through the treatment they don't even make it, not because of the cancer, but because of the types of medicines they have to put in their bodies. Ten percent lose their lives," Criss says in the video. 

The title of the film comes from the 1,095 chemotherapy sessions that Johnny endured during his fight with B-Cell A.L.L. Leukemia.

Criss and Shaunyl, who are also parents to son Yanni, 2,  and daughter Illusia Angelina, 10 weeks, are hoping to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer with the video.

"Let them know that they are not alone, you know what I mean. There is magic in the world and that magic is love," the "Mindfreak" star said. "While you watched this short film, seven children were diagnosed with cancer."

Criss' footage was posted around the same time Shaunyl shared her own video of Johnny ending his treatment. 

"These last cycles were tough, especially after giving birth early to Johnny's little sister Illusia. These videos were taken over the last 4 months, as we finally finish Johnny's treatment for relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We have an amazing support system and I'm so so grateful for my parents and their selflessness. Family is everything, especially during the hard times," she wrote. "We are so proud of you my Johnny boy. This is ALL YOU ♥️ This chapter of your life will finally be behind you and I'm so excited for your future. I can't wait to finally see you ring that bell my love. Ring it hard because the whole world is proud of you!"