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Fast Track: Taylor Swift wins top honors at CMA Awards 2011

November 10, 2011
  • Taylor Swift accepts the award for entertainer of the year during the CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 9.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for entertainer of the year during the CMA… (Mark Humphrey / Associated…)

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday:

Taylor Swift is named the entertainer of the year at the Country Music Awards. Other honorees include newcomers Jason Aldean and the Band Perry. (Los Angeles Times)

Calle 13 is up for a record 10 Latin Grammys at tonight's awards show. (Los Angeles Times)

Brian Grazer has been tapped to produce the Oscars following Brett Ratner's resignation after he made an anti-gay slur. (Los Angeles Times)

Eddie Murphy stepped down as Oscars host. Could the Muppets replace him? Some fans of felt are pushing for it. (Los Angeles Times)

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali apologizes after comparing bankers to Hitler. (Los Angeles Times)

Ashton Kutcher defends fired coach Joe Paterno, then takes it back. (Los Angeles Times)

Speculation is mounting that a British documentary paid for Dr. Conrad Murray's defense in the Michael Jackson case. (Los Angeles Times)

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's estate is demanding that NBC ax the documentary, which reportedly smears the late singer. (Los Angeles Times)

Kim Kardashian's ex-publicist says her fairytale wedding to Kris Humphries was staged. (NY Post)

A Marc Jacobs perfume ad starring Dakota Fanning is banned in the U.K. after a watchdog group says it appeared to sexualize a child. (BBC)

Taylor Lautner says the National Guard defended him from crazed fangirls. (Parade)

Faith Hill, who was adopted, reconnects with her long-lost brother. (Toronto Sun)

Madonna is "very upset" that her new single, "Give Me All Your Love," was leaked. (Billboard)

Piers Morgan is leaving "America's Got Talent." (Los Angeles Times)

Nickelodeon is launching NickMom, a block of prime-time programming aimed for parents. (Los Angeles Times)

Bil Keane, the creator of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died at 89. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Noelene Clark

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