OFFSTAGE: Tim Allen: Crushing on Miranda Lambert

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It’s hard to take comedians seriously all the time. But this time, I think actor-comedian Tim Allen was telling the truth about almost getting into a fight with Blake Shelton over Miranda Lambert. Allen was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, talking about a few missteps he’s made in Nashville . And this was, by far, his biggest. It was at this year’s CMA Awards , and he was seated behind Blake Shelton. “I’m watching right behind Blake Shelton, who wouldn’t move, and he’s the largest man on the planet. Then a woman comes up, and she’s up there rocking out with ’I told you I was the crazy one’ — some song about her being nuts and tattoos and booze,” he recalled. “I was like, ’I love this woman.'” After that, Shelton made an off-color remark about something he’d like to do to Lambert. And Allen said he’d like to do the same. “And then I get that look. And he goes, ’That’s my wife!’ So we haven’t spoken since,” Allen said.

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