It's a tradition at the CMAs for the hosts to rip on their fellow country stars . . . and for the camera to pan to the audience and catch that star's reaction. It's like, they BETTER be laughing or showing it doesn't bother them or they'll look totally lame.
Well, this year, when BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD cracked that TAYLOR SWIFT will never, ever, ever, ever get back with CONOR KENNEDY, we did NOT see Taylor's face.
So the "New York Times" asked Taylor why, and she told the truth. She said, quote, "They don't pan to you if you're not laughing."
While we're on the subject . . ."People" is presenting a pretty good case that Taylor Swift is now dating HARRY STYLESof ONE DIRECTION.
Last Thursday, Styles visited Taylor on the set of "X Factor" where she was rehearsing for her performance that night. A source told the magazine, quote, "I had to literally do a double-take. He was smiling at her while she rehearsed.
"When she was done he jumped up on stage, picked her up, put her over his shoulder and carried her off stage. The whole crew was really surprised."
And then they quoted "X Factor" host MARIO LOPEZ. He said, quote, "I said to Harry, 'What are you doing here.' And he sort of [pointed] toward Taylor."
Mario went on to say that he saw Taylor and Harry "hand-in-hand."
Wherever you were last Friday, I doubt it was as cool as where KEITH URBAN was hanging out. He was in the south ofFrance staying in a fancy hotel on the Mediterranean Sea.
He shot some footage for you to drool over for his "Urban Chat Webisode". You can check that out here.
I think we're all in agreement that ticket scalpers are pretty scummy. But when CHRIS YOUNG found out they were making bank outside his show last Thursday in Nashville, he saw the bright side.
Chris told his audience that he never thought he'd be famous enough for scalpers to make money off him. (Country Weekly)
JUSTIN MOORE is headlining a concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show is going down November 27th inNashville. Justin's buddies Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and Randy Houser will also perform. You can grab details here.
DEANA CARTER has filed for legal separation from her husband, Brandon Malone. They have no children . . . although Deana has an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship.
GARTH BROOKS fans can look forward to his first full-scale tour in more than a decade in the fall of 2014. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Garth will launch the trek just a few months after his youngest daughter graduates high school in May 2014. Garth wrapped up his one-man show at the Wynn Las Vegas over the weekend, but he is reportedly returning to the resort for a special performance in the coming months.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal also reports that Garth is keeping the private jet Steve Wynn provided to shuttle him back and forth from Oklahoma to Las Vegas for the concerts.