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Who were the best dressed country stars at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night? Host Carrie Underwood and big winner Miranda Lambert were among the ladies singled out as tops on the red carpet. Others on the praised list Kellie Pickler, Lucy Hale, and Nicole Kidman (wife of winner Keith Urban). On the worst dressed list: “Nashville” co-star Clare Bowen, Gretchen Wilson, Cassadee Pope, and Brantley Gilbert. Even rising star Kacey Musgraves was deemed a loser for her jeans-and-tank ensemble. E! Online

In an unusual switch-up, the Taylor Swift song “Shake it Off” returns to the top of the singles chart this week. The song was first way back on September 6 for two weeks, but then Meghan Trainor bumped Swift out for the past eight weeks with “All About That Bass.” The new Swift album “1989” also leads its chart this week. Billboard

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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences appoints Bob Mauro as its new president. Mauro is a former CBS vice president of network operations and Leo Burnett Worldwide COO. He will take over operations including awards shows, sales, promotion, marketing, and financial management. Deadline

Two potential blockbusters opening this weekend could ignite the box office in one of the fiercest battles ever. “Interstellar” is a sci-fi epic directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. “Big Hero 6” after big success with “Frozen” and “Wreck It Ralph.” Both films are expected to bring in at least $55 million each. Variety

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In an annual tradition, several TV and film casts from the past are reunited in a large new photo gallery. The cover photo features a 30th anniversary reunion of “Ghostbusters” cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver. Other reunions include “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Little House on the Prairie,” “Mean Girls,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Sisters,” and “Sports Night.” Entertainment Weekly

Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Payne is finally getting a passion project off the ground. With the signing of Matt Damon for a lead role, the long-gestating dramedy “Downsizing” will go into production. Written with collaborator Jim Taylor, the film is about humans who have perfected shrinking themselves to save resources in the near future. Payne and Taylor have been shopping the script since 2009. The Wrap

Netflix is bringing Lemony Snicket back to life. The online provider will be a live-action series based on the “Series of Unfortunate Events” book series. The big screen version in 2004 starred Jim Carrey but was a dud. Carrey and the other movie actors are not expected to be involved. Vulture

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