In addition to writing songs for an upcoming album, Deana Carter has been splitting time between homes in Nashville and Los Angeles. She has written and pitched treatments for a TV game show and a food show. The latter "will definitely include wine, and I'll be doing the research," she joked during her Thursday (April 26) news conference. Carter also has landed the small role of a "bimbette Wal-Mart wife" in an upcoming independent film starring Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton. "Billy Bob said, 'Just flirt with me like you always do Deana, and you'll do fine.'"