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Click! Candid Moments from the CMAs Red Carpet | Kellie Pickler

Click! Candid Moments from the CMAs Red Carpet

Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:40PM

It's a downright down-home party for Kellie, Taylor and more on country's biggest night

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Brad Paisley's Top 5 Targets at the CMAs

Brad Paisley's Top 5 Targets at the CMAs

Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:55PM

Good cop, bad cop is a strategy we've seen employed many times by celebrity duos, but no two performers have perfected it quite like Country Music Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who reteamed to emcee the show for the sixth straight year on Wednesday.

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These CMA Stars Look Amazing from Front to Back

These CMA Stars Look Amazing from Front to Back

Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:25PM

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These CMA Stars Look Amazing from the Back but Wait 'Til You See the Front!

These CMA Stars Look Amazing from the Back but Wait 'Til You See the Front!

Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:25PM

These three stars show off dazzling rear views on country's most spangly night

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PHOTO: Meet Kellie Pickler's Little 'Peanut' – Her New Dog | Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler Adds Dog Peanut to Her Furry Family

Originally posted 07/18/2013 12:25PM

There's a new pitter patter of little feet at Kellie Pickler's home – but not that kind.

"Me & Peanut," the Dancing with the Stars champ Tweeted on Sunday, sharing a photo of her furry friend captioned #MyNewPup.

Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs, are already pet parents to a menagerie of animals, including a number of dogs, a cat and a snake.

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Why Kellie Pickler's CMT Dress Almost Didn't See the Light of Day | Kellie Pickler

Why Kellie Pickler's CMT Dress Almost Didn't See the Light of Day

Originally posted 06/06/2013 12:35PM

All the scoop on the country queen's sequin CMT Music Awards gown

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DWTS Champ Kellie Pickler Celebrates with Hero's Welcome in Nashville | Kellie Pickler

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Kellie Pickler Celebrates DWTS Win with Hero's Welcome in Nashville

Originally posted 06/05/2013 04:00PM

Two weeks after Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough were declared the winners of season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, the sassy blonde country singer brought her mirror-ball trophy home to Nashville, where she opened the Tuesday night show of the Grand Ole Opry – and got a hero's welcome.

After her torchy performance of "Stop Cheating on Me," members of the audience mimicked the DWTS panel by holding up paddles with the No. 10, prompting a delighted laugh from Pickler, who said, "I wish y'all could have been the judges!"

At a party backstage, she was presented with a caricature of her dancing on the Opry stage, a pair of Music City flip-flops, a mirror-ball cake, keys to the city and the surprisingly heavy trophy handed over to her by Hough, who was on hand for the celebration.

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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart's Latest Split Strikes Readers As Funny | Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart's Latest Split Strikes Readers As Funny

Originally posted 05/25/2013 11:05AM

Perhaps you saw it coming, because the latest breakup of on-and-off pair Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart turned out to be a source of genuine amusement this week.

Readers also stepped up to the plate to express how they felt about Abercrombie & Fitch's "exclusionary" sizing policy – and happy they were not.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers over this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry.

In the meantime, keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story – one way to tell us exactly what you think.

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Fellow Dancing with the Stars Contestants Thought Kellie Pickler Would Win

Originally posted 05/22/2013 10:45AM



While Kellie Pickler says she had no sense she would win the mirror-ball trophy Dancing With the Stars, her fellow contestants said there were clues all along the way that she would be a star on this season's show.

Country singer Pickler, 26, who rose to fame on the fifth season of American Idol, said her ballroom strategy was to focus on being in the moment each week, not on the long-term outcome.

"I just tried to take it one week at a time, one dance at a time," the North Carolina-born Pickler told PEOPLE after her victory, with her partner Derek Hough at her side.

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Alexandra Raisman Found Her Dancing Elimination 'Heartbreaking'

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DWTS: Alexandra Raisman Found Her Elimination 'Heartbreaking'

Originally posted 05/22/2013 07:30AM

Being the first one eliminated on the last night of competition was rough for Dancing with the Stars contestant Alexandra Raisman.

"I'm sad it's over," Mark Ballas's partner, 18, told PEOPLE in the ballroom immediately after Tuesday's finale. "Right when they announced [our elimination], it was just heartbreaking. You work so hard and everyone wants to win."

Fortunately, after news of the fourth-place pair's dismissal sunk in, Raisman had a new outlook on the situation.

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