OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon Lunch at BOA

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

I love how people take something as simple as Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon lunching together last week in Los Angeles and twist it and turn it into something way more complicated. Are they bonding over having once loved Jake Gyllenhaal? Are they talking about being blond? And from Nashville? Did they compare notes about Vanderbilt University — where Swift’s brother goes to school and Witherspoon’s mom teaches? Or are they both just kind of crazy about BOA Steakhouse’s chanterelle mushroom & Tellaggio cheese brushetta? The two women likely had other more interesting things to talk about, which we will never know unless maybe Witherspoon signs Swift up for a new movie. Or Swift recruits Witherspoon to sing with her on a new tune. But if we try to speculate on everything Swift did with stars when she was in California, like Nicki Minaj, Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber, we will be here all day.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.