Published April 07, 2009
An 'Embarrassed' Carrie Underwood Apologizes to Matthew McConaughey Over Sexual Reference in Acceptance Speech | A Crazy Lindsay Lohan Crashes Party, Josh Hartnett Helps Himself to Vodka Shots After Stomach Surgery? | You Heard It Here First: Cuba Gooding Jr. Snags Leading Role in Lucas Film
Carrie Underwood was overwhelmed to have won "Entertainer of the Year" at the American Country Music Awards on Sunday night, but the moment did turn a little mortifying when she made a sexual reference joke to wanting to see Matthew McConaughey's "boots" in her acceptance speech.
The Texas-born actor presented Underwood with the big award, but before his official duties he entertained the audience with a story on how he and his brother once took a road trip thru Texas to see Dwight Yoakam perform. While there the brothers tried to "pick up" a few ladies by telling them that they made a livin' exclusively custom-making George Strait's boots.
"We're like, 'Oh yeah. Say, as I a matter of fact, out in the parking lot, in the trunk of our white Corvette, we have the next year's new edition white ostrich quill George Strait signed series that he's gonna wear on tour next year.' And they got pretty excited about that and said, 'Well, can we see? Can we see? Can we see?'" McConaughey told the audience. "And we obliged ... Point of the story is, we got lucky that night. Thank you, George."
After taking the trophy from McConaughey, a tearful Underwood caused jaws to drop when she said:
"I don't know what to say. I got nothin' ... I want to see those boots, Matthew." (The audience erupted into laughter but somehow we don't think his leading lady, Camila Alves, was so amused). And clearly, Carrie regretted the spur-of-the-moment sexual advance.
"I'm so embarrassed, I totally embarrassed myself. I just blanked," Underwood told Tarts backstage, burying her head in her hands. "You want to say something eloquent in a moment like that and I embarrassed myself. I'm sorry Matthew, I'm sorry to my family. I'm totally embarrassed."
She even admitted that she "blacked out" after hearing her name called and couldn't remember much between making it from her seat to the stage and then to the press room. But as only the 7th woman in the 42-year history of the awards to take the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" honor, it is no wonder Underwood got caught up in the craziness.
"It is definitely a male-dominated genre of music. But this (winning) is just indescribable. I can't wait until the day when having a female nominated in the category is no big deal," she said. "I accept it for all the women before me who kicked butt and never got the recognition they deserve and didn't get the opportunity to get nominated."
It's no secret Lindsay Lohan loves to party — even when she isn't invited. After breaking up with on-again/off-again girlfriend Samantha Ronson, the 22-year-old was denied entry into the launch party for Charlotte Ronson's JCPenny line at Bar Marmont on Friday. We're told security was under strict orders not to allow Lohan inside and that it took several guards to hold her back at the door.
But when Lohan couldn't party at Bar Marmont she then snuck into the bungalow area of the Chateau and went on a door-knocking rampage. The actress obviously heard word of an all-girls night in and even though she didn't know the party peeps personally, she wanted to be part of the action.
"There was a knock-at-the door and Lindsay Lohan was there," an eyewitness told Tarts. "She was as orange as a carrot and her pupils were as big as quarters. She looked awful!"
Apparently the 22-year-old introduced herself and said "Let's party!" but even when the ladies tried to close the door on her she continued to push back. Eventually the annoyed guests locked the door, but our girl stayed pounding away for another minute before (finally) getting the hint and moving on.
Lohan eventually turned to Twitter for comfort after the night fell flat, reportedly tweeting on her private page about how her DJ lover had been turning-the-tables with other ladies.
A rep for Lohan did not respond for comment.
However it seems the young starlet wasn't the only crasher cruising around the Chateau on Friday.
After being hospitalized for mysterious gastrointestinal problems last week, apparently actor Josh Hartnett was ready for a good time. We're told Hartnett and a posse of four guys showed up at the same room about two hours after Li-Lo.
"They were told that they weren't welcome but somehow Josh got in about and left all of his friends standing outside on our doorstep," an insider said. "He made his way into the kitchen and poured himself a teacup full of vodka."
But when asked what on earth he was doing, Hartnett said he was "trying to pour a round of shots for everyone" — but his act of kindness wasn't well received.
"He slammed down the teacup, walked out the front of the door and yelled 'I guess I owe you a sip of Vodka!'" added our source.
Goodness — guess it wouldn't be showbiz without the bleeping bizarre.
A rep for Hartnett refused to comment on the story, labeling it "ridiculous" but said that he is "feeling fine" and has undergone battery tests to determine the cause of his stomach concerns.
On Monday George Lucas’ production company, Lucasfilm, released a statement officially announcing that Cuba Gooding Jr. would be starring alongside Terrence Howard, Tristan Wilds, Ne-Yo and Method Man in Lucas’ first film away from the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises in 15 years.
But hey, that’s old news right? Pop Tarts reported over a month ago that Cuba had signed on to play a prominent part in "Red Tails." The action adventure flick will encapsulate the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during the second World War.