5 Lunchtime Links: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert make first joint appearance since divorce tonight and more

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ORG XMIT: CASH135 Blake Shelton, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
ORG XMIT: CASH135 Blake Shelton, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

ORG XMIT: CASH135 Blake Shelton, left, and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

1. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert to reunite at tonight’s CMA Awards.

Last year country crooners Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton attended the CMA Awards as husband and wife. Both are expected to attend tonight’s award show — minus the whole marriage thing. Lambert and Shelton are set to bring an added layer of awkward to the show to air tonight on ABC as they are both up for multiple awards and both performing. Cheers to a night of shifty side-eyes!

2. Jon Stewart signs four-year contract with HBO.

Despite the promise he made during his Emmy acceptance speech, we may in fact have to see Jon Stewart again. The comedian didn’t spend much time in the “barren wasteland” that is not being on TV after the August finale of “The Daily Show.” Stewart has signed a four-year contract with HBO to produce short-form content for several of the network’s platforms. “I’m pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again,” Stewart said of the deal.

3. Today is Matthew McConaughey’s birthday.

There’s nothing Texas loves more than someone who loves Texas, and Matthew McConaughey loves Texas. Happy birthday to the Uvalde-born, UT grad and number one Longhorn fan who’s won us over with every “alright” he’s ever muttered! To say the least he’s one of the main reasons we don’t litter. The actor turns 46 today.

4. Twitter changes “favorite” button to “like.” 

The winds of change are upon us. Twitter, in less than 140 characters, caused a major uproar when it announced that users would now “like” instead of “favorite” tweets and changed the star icon to a heart. Twitter said it chose the heart because it is “a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones.” Maybe after a little time to adjust…

5. Cascade Brewing to bring sour beers to Texas.

Yet another bit of Portland has made its way down to Texas. Famed sour beer maker Cascade Brewing has announced a partnership with Dallas’ Favorite Brands that will bring the brand’s wide assortment of sour ales to the Lone Star State. The brewery is still waiting on a TABC label approval, after which it will begin cross-state shipping.


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