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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert dominates CMAs

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Blake Shelton triumphed over Taylor Swift Thursday night to win the Country Music Association Award for entertainer of the year. Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert also won the honor for song of the year for “Over You,” a Lambert track that the husband and wife co-wrote. Their domination was made complete by Shelton’s male vocalist of the year win and Lambert’s corresponding female vocalist of the year victory. Everything’s coming up Sheltbert! (Do people call them Sheltbert? It’s kind of fun to say.) (Associated Press)

View Photo Gallery: Blake Shelton’s entertainer of the year win was the biggest surprise in a night full of them as the Country Music Association honored its top stars.

Don’t worry, though. Taylor Swift was not ignored. CMA hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood made some jokes about her and ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy during their monologue. ( E! Online)

View Photo Gallery: CMA fashion round-up from the red carpet.

The civil case filed by Sam Lutfi against the family of Britney Spears was thrown out Thursday by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. After attorneys for Lutfi rested their case, Judge Suzanne Bruguera dismissed it because she said it lacked the evidence needed to go before a jury. Lutfi, the former friend and pseudo-manager for the pop star, was suing Spears’s parents and conservators for a portion of the singer’s earnings that he felt he was owed. As part of the case, he also sued Spears’s mom Lynne Spears for libel due to some things she wrote about him in her 2008 book. (Associated Press)

Chris Brown was in court Thursday for a probation hearing in his battery case. Previous questions about his community service hours were not fully addressed, but a judge ordered him to remain on supervised probation and return to court in January, after his tour of Europe and South Africa is finished. For the record, he did not wear his terrorist Halloween costume to court (AP)

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart did their first round of “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2” press together. It was like nothing had changed, as evidenced by their sitdown with MTV, during which they were joined by Taylor Lautner. (MTV)

Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. de Mille Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. That’s the Globes’s version of a lifetime achievement honor. Foster, who turns 50 in November, will be the youngest person to ever receive the award. (Hollywood Foreign Press Association)

FYI: Mr. Burns has endorsed Mitt Romney. (YouTube via Buzzfeed)

Another FYI: Michael Fassbender has been tapped to play writer Thomas Wolfe, while Colin Firth will play his editor, in the film “Genius.” (Vulture)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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