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Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood

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At the People's Choice do, Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Underwood both made statements about who they want to see more of in their lives—the former far more directly than the latter.

First, Reese showed up, sans Jake, to receive the Fave Movie Star award. Guess all those cutesy comedies (and overly photographed coffee dates with Jake) came in handy. But jeez, couldn't Jake have been awarded the paparazzi privilege of sharing Reese's limelight, since he's afforded her the same photo-op sitch for all these past months? Seems awfully odd.

Regardless, since the whole theme of the night seemed to be "Yes We Can," à la Obama, we simply wanted to know Reesie's expectations of the prez-elect. (We've been asking many celebs this same question.)

Too bad her publicist got in the way. "Oh no way! We will not talk about one thing except what is going on at the award show this moment!"

Sorry, we just assumed R.W. was a full-grown woman with thoughts and opinions of her own.

Razor-sharp switch, instead to: "Who are you excited to see tonight?"

"Carrie Underwood, she always sings her heart out and gives it her all. I just think she's awesome!" Interesting, as we asked Reese's gal crush Carrie about her own girl-on-girl matchup:

Specifically, we inquired if Underwood was planning on collaborating with that other blond country crooner Taylor Swift? "Not to my knowledge," dismissed Car about a possible duet, tho she also said, "Nobody has told me if I am!"

Wow, are you that overmanaged? "Our recording schedules are on different time frames. It happens a lot with people you're friends with or would like to record with. It's really hard to get together with anybody and do anything."

Sure, could be scheduling—or maybe the Idol alum's afraid of the competition? Or maybe it has something to do with Swifty admitting that Underwood ex Chace Crawford is her celeb crush. Such awful thoughts we put out there, forgive us, please!

—Additional reporting by Taryn Ryder and Becky Bain