Today in celebrity gossip: Taylor Swift was teased and un-awarded at the CMAs last night, Katie Holmes is safe and sound guys so stop worrying, and hear about a fabulous party that happened during the blackout.
The winds of change are a'blowing. The CMA Awards, country music's biggest hootenanny of the year, were last night, and things felt different. No, no, the ratings were fine, the viewership of the CMAs literally changes not one iota when New York and New Jersey are out of power, because, again, they are the CMAs. What changed is that Taylor Swift, crystal queen of commercial country, was mocked on stage and received no awards. Which, OK, she has gone winless before and has been made fun of in the past, so things weren't that different this time around, but the mood just seems harsher. Basically what happened was that, yes, Swift was nominated but did not win and hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood (comedy dynamos, them) joked "The greatest trade of the year had to be the Kennedy family. They somehow traded Arnold Schwarzenegger for Taylor Swift," after talking about football trades. Then they did a sketch-y thing where Carrie had to tell Brad that the two had split up and Brad was like "Are they ever gonna get back together?" And of course Carrie was all "Never never never, never ever," like the song. So, it was a little needling about Swift's tres public personal life and it must have stung a little for the golden child. But, of course, she did get a standing ovation for her nice Paris-set performance later in the show, so it wasn't all antipathy and bad juju. Still, you have to think that the community will continue to turn sour on Swift the more straight-up pop tunes she releases. This could be the beginning of Taylor's country end. Or not. Whatever. [Us Weekly]
OK, everyone. We can wrap it up. The Hurricane Sandy rescue effort is done, because we now know that Katie Holmes is safe and sound. We knew that she lives in Chelsea and that most of that neighborhood is without power and water, so of course everyone from Cuomo to Bloomberg to the common person staggering through the unlit wildlands of lower Manhattan was deeply concerned about Katie Holmes, but now we've learned that she went uptown and checked herself and her daughter into a hotel. We don't know what hotel, but that's OK. The important thing is that she's safe and back rehearsing for her Broadway play (which starts previews on Monday) and now we can focus all of our efforts on the next thing that really matters, the New York City Marathon. Because once Katie Holmes has been secured, we can absolutely turn our full attention to a running race that demands lots of power and resources. Since, y'know, no one else needs them now that Katie Holmes is accounted for. [Page Six]