Wait — The Voice is back for Season 8 on February 28? Quick: Name the winner of Season 7! Come on — the finale was only one month ago. Alright, alright…we’ll let you off the hook, only because we can’t remember the name of the winner, either.
Anyway, with the eighth season of NBC’s singing competition ratings winner on the horizon, the inevitable guest mentor announcement has finally been made. See who all is joining the coaches for a little extra guidance below! More »
It looks like Christina Aguilera is returning to the urban-pop sound of her 2002 masterpiece Stripped — at least according to producers Da Internz. They recently spoke with Rap-Up about working on Xtina’s new LP and described the vibe as “caviar ratchet.” (Excuse me while I dab the tears of joy from my eyes). “The best way I can describe it is called that gourmet ratchet,” the producers behind ass-friendly hits like Rihanna‘s “Birthday Cake” and Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” said.
“It’s upper echelon music with ratchet hood drums,” they continued. “It’s caviar ratchet… we’re servin’ it on gold platters. You want to know what Christina’s music sounds like? 14K caviar ratchet serving with three finger tips.” In other words, Sextina is back and the world is truly not ready! In October the Lotus diva announced that she was working on new music and used the mysterious hashtag FireAndFun. Is that the title or just the hitmaker’s new motto? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Watch Da Internz’s video interview after the jump. More »
Christina Aguilera got into a major scuffle with her former employer at Disneyland during a trip for her birthday. A man by the name of Mouse — Mickey Mouse, to be exact.
According to TMZ, the “Your Body” diva and her team were visiting Disney California Adventure in honor of her 34th birthday (December 18) when the singer decided that she’d like to snap a photo with the iconic mouse. But that’s when the drama really began: “Christina and her crew tried to get a pic with Mickey, but he was going on a break, so Christina was told she had to wait. Cue meltdown! Aguilera lost it, and called Mickey an ‘a**hole.’ We’re told she even dropped the dreaded, ‘Do you know who I am?’” Whoa, whoa, Christina! I think he already knows your name. More »
When Christina Aguilera was expecting her daughter, Summer Rain Rutler, she promised that she would return to the spotlight soon after she gave birth. First, she announced a new album — a follow-up to #JusticeforBionic, which may feature Pharrell. Then she revealed that she was returning to The Voice for its eighth season, along with fellow founding coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, before she made a guest appearance during its current season.
What she didn’t tell fans, though, is that she has another TV gig in the works.
Deadline reports that Aguilera is one of five executive producers of a forthcoming ABC Family dramedy, tentatively titled Hearts and Clubs. The show follows a group of Las Vegas entertainers as they “fall in and out of love,” as somehow influenced by romantic comedy Love Actually. Let’s hope that 2010′s Burlesque is another source of inspiration, as Aguilera’s fiance Matt Rutler, who she met on set, is also overseeing the show’s development. More »
Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran were up bright an early today to make the announcement of the initial nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards on CBS This Morning. And, probably no surprise here — each of them landed nominations in at least one of the five categories announced so far. (The rest of the categories will be revealed throughout the day on Twitter, and we’ll be updating right here, so keep checking back!)
Sheeran’s x is up for Best Pop Vocal Album, where he’ll compete with Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and others. Pharrell’s G I R L is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as is Beyonce‘s 2013 self-titled LP (another one Pharrell worked on). As for the biggest award of the night (Album Of The Year), nominees included the “7/11″ singer, Smith, Pharrell, Sheeran and Beck. More »
Isn’t Thanksgiving supposed to be the holiday du jour? Because it seems like it was replaced when Christmas came early Monday night. Instead of Meghan Trainor – who Carson Daly announced last week would be mentoring Team Gwen Stefani – Christina Aguilera graced The Voice Top 10 with her mentoring presence!
All due respect to Meghan Trainor and that bass she’s all about, but Xtina was a fairly major upgrade. Beyond Xtina, music legend Diana Ross came aboard to mentor Team Pharrell, and legendary producer Clive Davis gave some words of wisdom to the contestants. The ever-so-slightly less legendary Colbie Caillat and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump rounded out the guest mentor lineup for coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, respectively. As if there wasn’t enough pressure on the contestants in these live rounds. More »
Christina Aguilera made a triumphant return to the stage last night (November 9) at the Breakthrough Prize Awards. The Lotus diva, who gave birth to daughter Summer Rain three months ago, looked incredible in a figure-hugging red gown as she sang signature tune “Beautiful” to a room full of scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center.
Watching this (low quality) video is a potent reminder that pop needs Christina. Not only has she discovered the fountain of youth — that outfit gives me major Back To Basics flashbacks — but her voice is still incomparable. Nobody serves vocal runs quite like Baby Jane! Happily, new music isn’t too far away. Xtina is already rumored to be cooking up her comeback hit with Pharrell. Watch her slay up top. More »
Christina Aguilera has hinted that she’s working with Pharrell on her eighth album. Last night (November 7) she posted a snapshot from the studio, which showed a maroon hat resting on the soundboard. Not only is Pharrell being credited for Hollywood’s current hat craze, but as fans of The Voice may recall, the hitmaker wore a similar, if not the exact same hat during last week’s episode.
In light of recent news, the partnership would make sense. Aguilera will return to The Voice for its eighth season, to join Pharrell, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches. (The pop diva also sat in the red chair for the show’s first three seasons, before Shakira took over for Season 4 and Gwen Stefani for the ongoing Season 7.) Plus, Aguilera isn’t the only Voice coach working with Pharrell. Stefani has also teamed with him for her own comeback album, the follow-up to 2006′s The Sweet Escape featuring current single “Baby Don’t Lie.”
See Aguilera tease a Pharrell collaboration on Twitter below. More »
Happy Monday, Idolator readers! We hope you all had an appropriately spook-tacular (groan) Halloween weekend, and hopefully, a far less spooky recovery the day after.
As always, our favorite pop stars were out in full force for Halloween, with costumes ranging from good, bad to downright ugly (in taste, anyway): From Rihanna‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throwback to Katy Perry‘s spot-on Cheeto ensemble, to Justin Bieber‘s adorable buddy costume to Iggy Azalea‘s hater-baiting White Chicks look to Lily Allen‘s controversial, erm, “joke” of an outfit. They’re all here!
Flip through the gallery up top, and let us know your faves in the comments below. More »
Well! Justice has just been served on a big ol’ plate full of lotus flowers and red lipstick tubes.
After “Beautiful” diva Christina Aguilera slightly fumbled her words during her (still iconic) performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the opening of the 2011 Super Bowl, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis went on a short rant mid-concert about artists who “try to change that f**king song.” Rude — and, unfortunate for him, oddly prophetic.
Fast forward to this past weekend, when Lewis was in charge of belting out the tune for Game 5 of the World Series in San Francisco. And almost right off the bat, he missed the mark: “What so proudly we hailed…were so gallantly streaming.” Oops! That’s a lyrical mismatch. You Got Cursetina’-ed! More »