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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Carrie Underwood triumphs at CMT Awards; Sherri Shepherd takes stand against cyber-bullying


Carrie Underwood at the CMT Music Awards. (John Shearer - JOHN SHEARER/INVISION/AP)

Carrie Underwood won her third video of the year award in a row at last night’s CMT Music Awards. Luke Bryan won male video of the year, and celebrated the victory in the traditional awards show manner: by tearing his boxers from beneath his pants and tossing them into the crowd. Here’s a full list of winners. (Associated Press)

Sherri Shepherd tweeted that she plans to take legal action after receiving death threats and other forms of what she calls cyber-bullying on Twitter. “Just returned from filing a police report for this online harassment nonsense. I will be pursuing this legally,” she tweeted last night after retweeting some threatening remarks.

Danica McKellar — Winnie Cooper of “The Wonder Years” — has filed for divorce from Michael Verta, a composer and her husband of three years. Joint custody of their son, who will turn 2 in September, is being sought. The formal reason for the divorce: irreconcilable differences. Imaginary reason for the divorce: Kevin Arnold, and the fact that Winnie still likes-him likes him. (Associated Press)

Apparently Taylor Swift and John Mayer — who said some ill-advised things about Swift, an ex, in a recent Rolling Stone interview — almost ran into each other earlier this week at the Tower Bar in West Hollywood. Swift reportedly demanded to be moved to another table far away from where she spotted Mayer dining with a friend. The situation was, according to an unnamed witness, “drama central.” (New York Post)

Here’s what Jewel looks like as June Carter Cash, via a photo she tweeted from the set of the Lifetime biopic. (Us)

A lawsuit about potential royalties owed to members of the “Happy Days” cast is moving forward; a judge denied earlier this week a motion to dismiss the suit, which could go to trial next month. That can’t happen soon enough for Erin Moran; headlines this week also revealed that the actress who once played Joanie Cunningham is dealing with tough times. After the foreclosure of her California home in 2010, she and her husband are now reportedly living in an Indiana trailer, caring for his ailing mother. (Deadline; NY Post)

It’s actually possible to play “Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne,” the video game that figured prominently in a recent “Community” episode. But once you start, say goodbye to the rest of your Thursday. (Reddit via Slate)

A fan has gone ahead and made a teaser-trailer for J.J. Abrams’s next “Star Trek” movie, a teaser that is good enough to seem real, even though it isn’t. (YouTube via BuzzFeed)

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Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift

 
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