Blake Shelton is used to being the subject of entertainment news, whether true or false. He says that he generally takes it all in stride until, that is, it starts being hurtful to those around him. He tells us exclusively: ["The only time it's ever hurtful is when you think there's a chance that people out there could possibly believe what they're reading. It's amazing to me that they won't give up on a story, and it must for whatever reason be working for them to put Gwen and I on the covers and say that we're married, that we're having a kid, that we broke up, that we're having twins now. It's whatever spin on our relationship that they can put, but sometimes it even gets worse and darker than that. I'm constantly having to defend fake Twitter accounts where somebody will just start a Twitter account and write some horrific thing and then people assume that it was me and we have to go back and . . . But, you know what? At the end of the day those are some high class problems. If that's the worse thing I've got going on then, hell, I can live with that for the rest of my life."] SOUNDCUE (:58 OC: . . . of my life.)

Blake was recently named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive."

His new album, Texoma Shore, was released earlier this month.

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