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Even though the Kanye West incident is now just relegated to a paragraph in Taylor Swift ’s Wikipedia entry, it’s still so worth parodying during awards show season. So Wednesday night (Jan. 9) on the People’s Choice Awards, actress Olivia Munn (who I only know as Nick’s stripper girlfriend on New Girl) pretended to be angry that Swift had won in the best country artist category. “Uh, this is a little awkward,” she said as Swift approached her to pick up the trophy. “If you want to thank me first, it makes the most sense.” Swift can take a joke, though, so as she wrestled the trophy out of Munn’s hands, she just laughed and said, “This always happens.” Swift’s done a lot of growing up since she was Kanye’d at the MTV Music Awards in 2009. And she looked it on Wednesday, in a very low cut clingy white gown, her hair pulled back, with smoky eyes and nude lips. So even though Munn kept the joke alive (“And it will always happen, Taylor. This is your lot in life.”), Swift seems to have outgrown her sensitive side and can handle any and all teasing that comes her way.