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    Carrie Underwood to step in on Sunday nights

    Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for ‘‘Sunday Night Football,’’ with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro. Underwood steps in for Faith Hill, who announced last month that she would not be back for a seventh season. Underwood will sing a new version of ‘‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,’’ the network said Tuesday. The first Sunday night game is Sept. 8, when the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys. ‘‘Sunday Night Football,’’ which averaged 21.8 million viewers last season, is TV’s top-rated prime-time show.

    Bacharach and Costello headed to Broadway?

    One of television’s most successful sitcom writers is joining with Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello to create a musical based on their 1998 album, ‘‘Painted From Memory.’’ Bacharach said Tuesday that Chuck Lorre, creator of ‘‘Two and a Half Men’’ and ‘‘The Big Bang Theory,’’ contacted him and said he wanted to write a story to go with the music. The album was an unusual collaboration between a pop classicist and an Englishman who usually traffics in rock ’n’ roll. They earned a Grammy for one of its songs, ‘‘I Still Have That Other Girl.’’ Costello said he and Bacharach are writing additional music for the play.

    Model lifestyle

    “I definitely have to prove myself — just showing up on time and doing everything that you’re supposed to do.” — Ali Lohan, (Lindsay’s sister), to Womenswear Daily about trying to make it as a model.