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On a recent episode of Drunks ’Round Here — oops, I mean Extra — Blake Shelton talked about how much he’d been drinking. That joke isn’t news. He pulls the I’m-so-drunk-right-now card out at almost all his interviews these days. But what is news is how Shelton gets his news. “The truth is, I’ve been drinking a lot, and I don’t remember what all’s been happening in my life lately,” he joked of the magazines with headlines like “Yes, We’re Having a Baby” and “Separated 71 Days” and “Can Blake Be Trusted?” He explains, “So I pick up those magazines to find out what the real truth is. We’re getting divorced, we’re having a baby.” I guess that’s Shelton’s way of saying the tabloids don’t really have the true story. Maybe only Shelton and Miranda Lambert do.