Everyone knows that MARIAH CAREY and NICKI MANAJ were beefing during the "American Idol" audition rounds . . . so it's no surprise to hear that the show's producer, NIGEL LYTHGOE, would like you to believe KEITH URBAN is also acting ornery.
Lythgoe told some TV critics at a press event that Keith and fellow judge RANDY JACKSON have had their share of fights. Keith was there too and he agreed, adding, quote, "We have gone at it."
And then in a separate interview Lythgoe took it even further.
He said, quote, "When it's (Keith's) turn to speak, he gives his mind and he won't put up with anybody else knocking a kid down. He's had rows with Mariah, Randy and Nicki . . . a big one with Nicki."
We may never know why TAYLOR SWIFT and HARRY STYLES broke up . . . but that's not stopping everyone on the planet from jumping on rumors and speculation.
Here are a couple theories being passed along by Perez Hilton.
One is that Taylor was too "intense" for Harry. She was jealous of his fans and his fame . . . and that he was still "openly close" with his ex-girlfriend, a chick named Caroline Flack.
A so-called source said, quote, "It all became too much and Harry found her a little too demanding. Taylor probably engineered the split but Harry held all the cards in the relationship."
Other sources said that while Taylor and Harry were fighting she blurted out, "You're lucky to even be with me." That, supposedly, sealed the deal on their breakup.
And since we are already talkin' about Tay-Tay... How about the dress she wore on The People's Choice Award show last night... Um....wow.... What do ya'll think? Too much skin? My take on it is Taylor is a beautiful, mature young woman and the dress isn't THAT revealing.. I think it's pretty glam for her.. So I give it a thumbs up!
Okay, SHANIA TWAIN fans . . . if visiting the Shania Twain Centre is on your bucket list . . . well, you better get there.
The city of Timmins, Ontario, which is where it's located, obviously . . . is thinking seriously about shutting it down. (Full Story)
KELLY CLARKSON will be performing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at PRESIDENT OBAMA'S inauguration on January 21st.
BEYONCE will also be there singing the National Anthem . . . and JAMES TAYLOR will perform "America the Beautiful". (USA Today)
LEANN RIMES has released the video to her song "Borrowed". It's from her new album "Spitfire", which is due out April 30th.
Justin Moore and Josh Thompson's name have been mentioned in an indictment of three Blackfeet tribal leaders who have been charged with hosting illegal big-game hunts in northwestern Montana for a film crew and several country stars including Justin and Josh. The hunts took place in 2010 and 2011 and according to The Washington Post, "Federal prosecutors allege the hunts were unlicensed and the men illegally sold the tribe's wildlife, but supporters say the hunts were organized to boost the poverty-stricken reservation's economy and raise its profile." The three men have pleaded not guilty to six felony counts that include conspiracy, the illegal sale of tribal wildlife, theft from a tribal government receiving federal funds and making false statements. Justin and Josh have been mentioned in the court documents because they were part of the hunts, but they are not facing any charges.