PHOTOS: Michael's hot body evolution Wearing nude heels and a red dress, Mc Murry, a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, looked happy next to her athlete boyfriend, who won Best Male Olympic Athlete and Best Record-Breaking Performance at the awards show.
The only conversation that ever came up was when we were watching the Olympics and somebody would be, like, `How about that Michael Phelps? ' That was one of those completely, totally, utterly fabricated lies that came out of nowhere. "I swear on everything, on my job, my house, my dog.... "See, this is always a tricky thing," Underwood answers.Such is the bubble Underwood is living in—a weird, often lonely, train-whistle-in-the-distance kind of place. She won't watch television shows with celebrity gossip, and she worries what her family must think about the media circus."I would talk to my mom," Underwood says, "and she'd be like, `Now they're saying blah, blah, blah.' She worries more about this stuff than I do because no parent would want anybody saying bad things about their daughter. I don't know anything, I haven't done anything.' So we don't talk about any gossip anymore."Life in the bubble: It wasn't always like that. "That can be either a good thing or a bad thing because you get to know 'em before you go out with 'em, but then you only see each other maybe once a month, maybe twice. In three months, it'll be `Carrie said she's not dating anybody,' yet last night, I was out on the town with some guy. "If I meet somebody, and they don't know anything about me, that's like, `Oh, you're going to actually get to know me a little bit before you go Google me?Carrie Underwood always sleeps with the bathroom light on in her hotel room everywhere she goes because often she wakes up in the middle of the night having no idea where she is, and no one is there to tell her. ' " But Underwood's mass celebrity is almost impossible to escape at this point.She's been on the road since February supporting her double-platinum sophomore album, Carnival Ride, traveling by bus almost every day, hitting the stage most nights at another big arena in another middle-size city, and is scheduled to play about 140 gigs by the end of this year. The incessant rumors have led her to stop using the Internet except for e-mail.