Lambert will be hard to beat
Thanks to her friends in country music, Miranda Lambert leads the Country Music Television nominations by pairing with her husband, Blake Shelton; her girl group, Pistol Annies; and good friend Keith Urban.
She’s up for two individual awards for her video “Automatic,” two for collaborating with the Annies on Shelton’s song “Boys ’Round Here” and two more for her duet with Urban on “We Were Us.”
Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line have five nominations each, and Urban and Taylor Swift are tied with four nominations.
Lambert will be hard to beat this year, with three videos in the top category of Video of the Year and two in the Collaborative Video of the Year category.
Voting begins Monday at CMT.com and continues until June 1. The awards show will be held June 4 in Nashville, Tenn.
Winter guardianship settled
The mother and sister of “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter have settled a guardianship dispute over who will care for the teenage actress.
Winter’s mother, Chrisoula Workman, and sister, Shanelle Gray, announced the accord Monday in Los Angeles just before a guardianship trial was set to begin.
The 16-year-old actress will continue living with Gray and will decide whether to visit with her mother.
Workman had been seeking to reject Gray’s petition to be appointed Winter’s guardian until she reaches the age 18.
A temporary guardianship was granted in 2012 after Gray filed a petition alleging Workman subjected her daughter to emotional abuse. Workman denied abusing her daughter.
Winter was present in court Monday and watched a video montage of family photos after the agreement was announced.
Robbers target McCreery
Police say country music singer Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is a student.
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue says officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. Monday to an apartment about a mile from campus. Three invaders armed with guns are reported to have taken wallets, cash and electronic items.
Police say the 20-year-old McCreery was among the victims. No one was injured.
McCreery won TV’s “American Idol” in 2011. He is wrapping up his sophomore year of college.
Costume Center opens at Met
Michelle Obama joined a who’s who of designers Monday as she cut the ribbon at the Metropolitan Museum’s new costume center.
With fashion luminaries like Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Donatella Versace, Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and others packed into the audience, the first lady helped launch the museum’s new $40 million Anna Wintour Costume Center, named for the editor of Vogue magazine.