This year, Miranda Lambert will be throwing one heck of a birthday party. The country singer turns 27 on November 10 — the same night the Country Music Association hosts its 44th annual awards in Nashville. And the birthday girl just might walk away with a whole mess of shiny gifts: Lambert scored nine nominations, the most ever garnered by a female in a single year.
"It's ridiculous, isn't it?" Lambert says. "It hasn't really sunk in yet."
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Jewel's Tyd the knot.After 10 years together, the singer and rodeo champion Ty Murray eloped to the Bahamas and exchanged vows in a private ceremony Thursday night, People reports."She wore a traditional wedding gown, while Ty wore his favorite blue jeans, white shirt and cowboy hat," Jewel's rep told the magazine. "The couple is very happy and look forward to enjoying their honeymoon."The couple share share a 2,200-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas.Jewel, 34, is a judge on CMT's Nashville Star. Murray, 38, hosted Ty Murrays Celebrity Bull-Riding Challenge last year on CMT.Jewel told People last year that she and Murray werent rushing to the altar."We don't know if there's a point we've lapped our friends who've gotten married and divorced," she explained. "We probably would if we had kids we're just not sure we want them yet. But we've had something really special already." Tim Molloy
While on the Today show promoting his show Nashville Star, Meredith couldn't resist asking Billy Ray what his take was on the passé issue of Miley's half-naked, provocative photos in Vanity Fair. Daddy Cyrus explained he didn't complain to the magazine by using the lovely metaphor, "The more you stomp in poop, the more it stinks." He even addressed what many called the "creepy" pose between him and his daughter which looked more like boyfriend and girlfriend.
Cheers to Nashville Star for cutting to the chase. American Idol's countrified cousin whittled down the audition process which takes Simon Cowell & Co. seemingly endless weeks to 20 minutes, and promptly presented the Top 12 finalists. It helped that there were none of the airtime-sucking freak-shows that make Idol's initial episodes so painful. Plus, Jewel smoothly transitioned from host to judge, making room for new emcee Billy Ray Cyrus to bring some of that Hannah Montana/Dancing With the Stars magic to the show as it's transplanted from USA to NBC. In a word: Giddyap! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!