Miranda Lambert, Anderson East NOT Copying Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani With Duet

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By Shari Weiss |

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(Miranda Lambert/Instagram, HollywoodLife)

Miranda Lambert and Anderson East were not copying Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani when they performed a duet on Wednesday. Gossip Cop can bust this absurd comparison.

As Gossip Cop has reported, HollywoodLife loves peddling stories that fuel a Lambert-Shelton-Stefani love triangle, even though such a conflict has never actually existed. The fabrication factory repeatedly makes up “exclusives” about them, such as a story earlier this month in which the site ridiculously and offensively claimed Shelton loves Stefani’s body more than Lambert’s. Sometimes, though, these articles are fake news that were inspired by a kernel of real news, and that’s what’s going on here with this new piece published on Thursday.

Last night, Lambert performed at Eventim Apollo in London as part of her “Highway Vagabond Tour.” At one point during the set, East came on stage to join her. Lambert even shared a photo on Instagram (above) of them singing together. That should be the beginning and end of the news. But not for the webloid, which decided to spin the performance this way: “Miranda Lambert Takes A Page Out Of Blake & Gwen’s Book — Duets With BF On Tour.” The site asks, “Is anyone else getting major Blake Shelton/Gwen Stefani vibes from this?!”

But Lambert and East doing a duet, as they have on occasion in the past, has nothing to do with her ex-husband and his current girlfriend also doing duets. They were not “taking a page” from the other couple’s playbook. The way they’re pit against each other here, you’d think Shelton and Stefani were the first dating singers to ever perform together. That’s, of course, not remotely the case. And Lambert and East copied Shelton and Stefani no more than they copied Faith Hill and Tim McGraw or Cher and Sonny Bono or any of the dozens of couples who have also performed duets together.

HollywoodLies, as the outlet is nicknamed, purposefully crafted this story in a sensational, misleading way just to rile up Lambert, Shelton and Stefani’s fan bases, just as it has tried to do so many times before. In fact, less than a month ago, Gossip Cop pointed out that the online publication had the nerve to run a made-up story falsely claiming Shelton wanted Lambert to “get over their divorce” when it’s the webloid, not her, that keeps tying them together. The site should really be ashamed of the depths it sinks to for traffic.

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