The Gwen Stefani comeback is in full swing.
While we gear up for the L.A.M.B. diva’s (reported) comeback single “Baby Don’t Lie” in October, the superstar isn’t keep us waiting any longer to hear those pipes back in action.
Gwen’s seen hitting the stage once again in a brand new teaser from the forthcoming season of The Voice, performing No Doubt classic “Hella Good” alongside fellow judges Pharrell, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. The troupe sounds fantastic together — a potential side project, perhaps? — and will undoubtedly be teaming up time and time again throughout the season. Also, what kind of ageless voodoo magic?! She always looks stunning. More »
Pop stars are really getting behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
, which raises money for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants donate $100 or have a bucket of extremely cold water poured over their head. (To their credit, most celebrities have elected to do both). As a result, social media is buzzing with videos of soaking wet divas and shirtless singers. Bless.
As a part of the challenge you have to nominate three other people to take part. Taylor Swift picked Selena Gomez before undertaking her group-soaking with a bunch of friends and Drake passed the baton to Beyonce, who is yet to participate. (It’s surely only a matter of time). He used the opportunity to show off his rippling six-pack, as did Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris. Watch a selection of the best ice bucket challenges after the jump. More »
has been on Instagram
for less than a week and she’s already putting it to good use. The veteran diva announced her upcoming LP Partners
on the social media platform this morning (August 11) and named an impressive list of duet partners that includes John Legend
, Stevie Wonder
, John Mayer
, Michael Buble
, Billy Joel
, Josh Groban
, her son Jason Gould
and even Elvis Presley
from beyond the grave!
The 72-year-old previously released a compilation of duets in 2002 (titled Duets, funnily enough) but Partners appears to be comprised of original material, so don’t be surprised if Barbra adds to her incredible tally of 32 top 10 entries on the Billboard 200. Expect details on the tracklist and lead single to emerge in the next few days. In the meantime, stay glued to Babs’ Insta! More »
It’s the moment that Carson Daly
spends the entire season prepping for: it’s time to announce the winner of The Voice
! In this case, a moment clearly means an extended episode of recaps, packages, live performances and buildup to an announcement that should really take 10 seconds, but in Voice
world, takes two hours. Three, if you’re counting the pre-Finale recap episode for those who needed the extra coverage (a.k.a. INSANE PEOPLE).
Usher, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton still have horses in the race (these horses’ names being Josh Kaufman, Christina Grimmie and Jake Worthington, respectively), and Shakira is just along for the long ride.
Kicking off the show, Voice “family” members OneRepublic perform “Love Runs Out.” Front man Ryan Tedder had a much larger role in the Season 5 finale, penning Tessanne Chin’s sendoff song “Tumbling Down,” so this limited involvement was a bit of a downgrade. No matter: The Voice is a moving target of rotating rules, so there’s always next year! More »
That’s a wrap, folks. Season six of The Voice
came to a close tonight (May 20) after a marathon of performances culminating with Coldplay
‘s “A Sky Full Of Stars.”
After that, Carson Daly
lined up finalists Christina Grimmie
, Jake Worthington
and Josh Kaufman
, and after the requisite dramatic pauses, he announced that Josh Kaufman was this season’s champion.
“I can’t even talk,” Josh exclaimed as confetti fell overhead after his victory. “I’m overwhelmed, I’m surprised, I’m happy, I’m relieved.” And so are we, Josh. So are we. More »
As The Voice
wraps up for the season, all the telltale signs of “we almost out” creep into the show! With no contestants, Shakira
is in straight-up chill and compliment mode. Adam Levine
’s roots are peeking out, and (ideally) he has donned his last Hawaiian shirt of the season. Blake Shelton
is fitting in the last of his hair jabs at Adam, not to mention as much throwback country goodness as is humanly possible. Usher
has a constant look of “Just one more week left with these fools,” on his face.
The contestants, truly the unsung heroes of this whole extravaganza, are tasked on Monday (May 19) with singing three songs to close out the competition section of their season. Christina Grimmie, Jake Worthington and Josh Kaufman pile on a coach duet, a throwback performance and one final song in their musical plea to be voted The Voice.
But first! Blake and Shakira perform their new single, “Medicine” from Shakira’s self-titled album. Shakira’s outfit leads one to believe that she must have gotten lost on the way to the Dancing with the Stars finale, and Blake’s signature awkward dance moves make it clear that he should stay as far away from DWTS as possible. More »
It’s that time of the season again when the previous season’s contestants take a break from making their contractually obligated Voice
-themed shampoo commercials to perform on the stage where there careers truly began (and where they pretty much ended, some would argue, but happy homecoming anyway!). Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin
, along with the season’s finalists Jacquie Lee
and Will Champlin
perform their newest singles as coaches Shakira
, Blake Shelton
and Adam Levine
await their teams’ results. More »
It’s the semifinals on The Voice
, and Monday night’s episode (May 12) has everything: Adam Levine
furthering his style breakdown by matching his Hawaiian shirt with his tattoo. Usher
performing the live debut of a song (and dancing, obviously). Blake Shelton
dishing out two more accurate comparisons for Adam’s hair (incidentally, they are Sharon Stone
and Barney Rubble
wearing a crown. Adam continuing the totally
bromance with Blake by dumping manure on
some prop truck. Mark Wahlberg
looking as bored as possible while talking about “Dinobots” while promoting the new Transformers
movie in the audience. Five contestants being overshadowed by all the madness.
With just three of the five contestants advancing to next week’s finals, there is no room for error on either the dedication performance or the coach’s pick. Luckily, there is lots of room for oversized cowboy hats, balloon drops and a set based on the “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” video. Get ready. More »
Time to get this train moving! As The Voice
prepared for next week’s semi-finals, the remaining field of contestants was cut down from eight to just five. With this year’s elimination show format, that meant four
contestants sang for their lives at the end of the live eliminations last night (May 6).
Shakira and Usher enter the show most vulnerable, as they each have just one contestant left. Both Adam Levine (who is still rocking regretting that blond hair) and Blake Shelton, however, could still lose their entire teams in this elimination. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, though. There is a lot of tension to manufacture, and performances to execute, before the results would be announced. More »
Guest host alert! Miley Cyrus
sits herself in Adam Levine
’s red chair for the Top 8 perfor…oh wait. A now tow-headed Adam has totally snagged Miley’s short bleached locks for these last stages of the competition on The Voice
. His appearance is that of a man that has lost an unfortunate bet, but he stands by his makeover decision.
“I don’t know why I did it, but it feels right,” he says, as Shakira laughs along, Usher compares him to a Fifth Element Bruce Willis and Blake Shelton makes Meg Ryan and Miley comparisons.
It’s all part of Monday night’s top eight performance excitement. In addition to the remaining contestants, Season 2 Voice veteran Gwen Sebastian and Season 7 coaches Pharrell and Gwen Stefani perform. More »