It all started Saturday morning, when Jana Kramer and boyfriend Brantley Gilbert went offshore fishing. She tweeted a picture of her and a baby shark they had caught as well as a picture of a nice little sailfish.
And then on Saturday, she got hit with a nasty flu virus and couldn't finish her show opening for ALAN JACKSON. Brantley Gilbert was there too . . . and he actually carried her off the stage and, I presume, all the way to the hospital.
Because Jana then started Tweeting photos of her hospital room. In one she's hooked up to an I.V. and holding Brantley's hand.
In another pic, Brantley and Jana's manager are trying to blow up surgical gloves . . . and the final one is Brantley wearing a hospital gown. Here are the hospital room photos.
Looks like another T-Swift fairytale romance has bit the dust. According to "Us Weekly", Taylor and Conor Kennedy broke up about a month ago . . . although it may not be nasty enough for her to trash him in a song.
A source said, quote, "They quietly parted ways a while ago. It was a distance thing. No hard feelings. They're fine. It's been over a month since they've seen each other. With her promoting her album 'Red', she has no time off."
Of course, a Taylor Swift breakup is always big news . . . so a couple of other sources jumped on the bandwagon with their take on the breakup.
Radar Online claims it's because Conor's too young. An insider said, quote, "Conor's just an 18-year-old kid and wasn't ready for anything super serious, but Taylor's looking for her soul mate and it kind of freaked him out with how strong she came on."
They added that Taylor was, quote, "More obsessed with the idea of dating a Kennedy, than the actual Kennedy she was dating."
Meanwhile, HollywoodLife.com claims the relationship is NOT officially over. They have a "source" close to Conor who said, quote, "It's more of a break than a breakup. I would not be surprised at all if they get back together.
"They are just very busy with what they are doing in their own lives. The distance really got to Taylor, and she wanted to slow things down before ruining any potential future they have together. She is still good with the family and Conor.
"Chances are good they'll be back as an item maybe as soon as the holidays when Conor has more free time."
Taylor Swift is permeating the media this week promoting her album"Red" . . . so why not test your Taylor trivia with the "10 Things You Didn't Know About Taylor Swift". A couple of them actually surprised me.
#1.) She's an award-winning poet.
In the fourth grade, Taylor's poem "Monster In My Closet" placed first in a national poetry contest. Here's the poem: "There's a monster in my closet and I don't know what to do / Have you ever seen him? / Has he ever pounced on you?"
#2.) Taylor's dad owns 3% of her record label.
He was an early investor in Big Machine Records.
#3.) Taylor's brother Austin is a student at Vanderbilt University.
He transferred from Notre Dame.
#4.) The Dixie Chicks were a major influence.
There are others . . . but she ranks the Chicks way up there.
#5.) She wrote a novel when she was 12.
It's 350 pages and it's DONE.
#6.) Taylor's grandmother on her mom's side was an opera singer.
Taylor's grandma Marjorie Finlay was an "accomplished opera singer" . . . and Taylor looks EXACTLY like her. I swear.
#7.) Her first job involved tons of bugs.
She knocked praying mantis pods out of trees on her family's Christmas tree farm.
#8.) Taylor Swift was the first "Saturday Night Live" host to ever write their own monologue.
It was song she wrote called "My Monologue Song".
#9.) The thought of a real tattoo actually terrifies her.
#10.) She's sort of blind.
When she's not wearing glasses, she's wearing contact lenses.
Blake Shelton did an interview with "Cowboys & Indians" magazine . . . and they asked if he agrees that what's coming out of Nashville is today's version of pop music. He does. He said, quote, "Yes, I would say in some ways it is.
"You see, with country music, there's two things about it. And I hear CeeLo Green say this a lot, too, which is interesting because I would consider him a pop/R&B artist. Lyrically, country music is so in-depth.". He goes on to say, "There are writers who spend days, weeks, months, sometimes a year on one song. And making sure they're writing something special. Sure, sometimes it might only take 15 minutes. But they're always making sure they're writing something that connects with people. It's not about a gimmick."
Anyway, all would have been fine if he finished there. But as usual, Blake went too far. He then made it sound like country music does not cater to deep thinkers.
He said, quote, "It's not over anybody's head. It's easy to sing along to, and it's easy to understand. When you're in your car and you're driving from work back home, or vice versa, you don't want to think too hard about what you're listening to on the radio.
"You want to smile or have a moment when you go back to something in your life that you like to remember.
"I think with pop and rock these days the music gets away from that a little bit. Don't get me wrong: I think there's some great pop music overall. But I think there's so much emphasis on the writing in country music. That's the difference."
So, I think Blake Shelton just said the country music is popular because it doesn't make you think. Is that true? Is country music popular because it's, simple?
There's a video on YouTube of an 83-year-old woman doing a KEG STAND at an LSU tailgate. She chugs for about 10 seconds straight while everyone cheers. Wow. Way to go, granny!