Deadline.Com — Country music star Miranda Lambert is collaborating on the female comedy script Something In The Water penned by celebrated country music video director Trey Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery. The strong female-led project is a multi-generational ensemble piece set in the heartland; Lambert would take on one of the roles in the romp about five women challenging their men in a bass fishing competition. The project, which Fanjoy also hopes to direct, is said be in the vein of Bridesmaids meets Steel Magnolias.
Lambert and Fanjoy have long collaborated. In fact, for about a decade. Fanjoy directed Lambert’s first music video for the singer’s first single and has, subsequently, helmed the country artist’s videos on her game-changing hits — “Kerosene,” “The House That Built Me,” “Fastest Girl In Town,” “Over You,” “Mama’s Broken Heart” and the singer’s most recent hit video “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood (which has been viewed over 10 million times since bowing last month and has pulled record-breaking view numbers for Viacom and its County Music Television). Together, Lambert and Fanjoy have racked up numerous awards, most recently this past June when Lambert won Female Video of the Year for the song “Automatic,” directed (once again) by Fanjoy.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) June 25, 2014
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) June 24, 2014
Country Weekly — The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry has married her fiancé, Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia, the group’s rep confirmed to Country Weekly.
The couple reportedly held their nuptials at a church in Greeneville, Tenn., where the Perry family lives, and the reception took place at the family home. Among those in attendance were Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher.
The couple originally met in 2012 at a Florida music festival, then got engaged in 2013 when J.P. proposed to Kimberly at the family property in Greeneville.
“I went to a show of hers because I wanted to meet her,” J.P. told ESPN in February. “I got to meet her and we talked and eventually got back connected. That was spring training of 2012 and we started talking little by little and June that year we were dating.”
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— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 25, 2014
For much of her career, Miranda Lambert has been country music’s go-to girl with a gun who’ll kick your ass (and set your house on fire). But with the success of her biggest hit (the heart-tugger “The House That Built Me”) and the forthcoming release of her new album, “Platinum,” the country queen is proving she’s ready to make nice. “‘Hey, I have this other side. I love pink and puppies, too,’” she tells Billboard in a new cover story. But don’t worry folks, she’s not abandoning her fiery side. “That is who I am,” she asserts. “I’m just a Texas girl that speaks her mind, and sometimes that gets me in trouble.”
THIS A-LIST STAR STILL LIVES IN A SMALL TOWN. When not touring, Lambert and husband Blake Shelton hang their hats in Tishomingo, Okla. (pop. 3,100), where she owns a women’s western wear store — The Pink Pistol — and is preparing to open a bed-and-breakfast. She begins most mornings by feeding the couple’s animals and saddling up her horses. “I love the slow pace, the normalcy that it gives me.”
SHE’S MORE THAN JUST A GUN-SLINGING TOUGH GIRL. “With success, I’ve been able to sort of calm that down and go, ‘OK, I don’t have to be guns a-blazin’ all the time. People are listening, so I can open up my softer side and show people who the whole Miranda is.’”
SHE’S PERPLEXED BY THE LACK OF WOMEN ON COUNTRY RADIO. Despite the surging popularity of country music in general, femaie artists are barely getting played on radio. “I don’t know what’s going on with all the other great female artists,” she says. “This is just one of those waves where females are struggling a little bit, but we’ll come back around and be a force to be reckoned with.”
SHE AND SHELTON LAUGH OFF THOSE TABLOID RUMORS. “I think I’ve had like five sets of twins in the last two years, and we’ve been divorced four times, and one of us had a $100 million divorce.”
YEAH SHE LOST SOME WEIGHT… SO WHAT? A svelte Lambert showed up at last month’s Academy of Country Music Awards and all tabloid-hell broke out. “It just feels like you can’t do anything for yourself anymore,” she says. “Have you ever thought I might just be turning 30 and trying to get a little ahead of the game? Isn’t that just a normal thing to do?”