Entertainment News: the voice
Alright, so after weeks of rumors and speculation, here's the official plan for "The Voice."
Original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green WILL return to the NBC singing contest series for season 5 this fall, as scheduled, NBC announced in a statement obtained by OTRC.com on Friday, May 17.
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Shakira is not returning to "The Voice" next season, according to a recent interview.
When asked if she would be returning for the show's fifth season, the singer reportedly told "Access Hollywood" on May 14, "Not for next season, for sure."
Christina Aguilera will return for season 5 of NBC's "The Voice" as previously planned, a report says, adding that CeeLo Green, another original show coach, is still in negotiations to return to the singing contest series.
An NBC rep had no immediate comment and the two have also not addressed the issue publicly. USA Today, which carried the report, also added that it is unclear what the coach line-up will be like when the show returns this fall.
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are taking time off from the NBC singing contest series "The Voice" to pursue other projects and will not serve as coaches on the upcoming fourth season, while Latin pop star Shakira and R&B singer Usher will take their place.
The network announced the news in a statement on Monday, September 17, a week after the premiere of season 3. Remaining coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain through season 4, which is set to premiere in the spring of 2013.
Three major singers in pop entertainment will be seen on talent competitions this season and "The Voice" coach Christina Aguilera had a few kind words to say about her fellow pop singer and former "Mickey Mouse Club" co-star Britney Spears joining "The X Factor."
Aguilera spoke at a press conference for the new season of "The Voice" on August 10. Aguilera said when asked about Spears according to People magazine, "I came up with Britney, we were very close. Our paths have always crossed. They'll continue to cross. I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding new talent."
The final four graced the stage of the NBC singing contest series "The Voice" once last time as the season 2 winner was crowned.
With tense moments in the pre-finale show on Monday between coaches Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine, the singing stars were not only in it for their contestants but also bragging rights as Levine aimed to have another contestant win the big prize.
The final four contestants of the NBC singing contest series "The Voice" took to the stage on Monday a day before the season 2 finale, with what has become expected drama from dominant coaches Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine.
Monday's pre-finale episode saw the two butt heads once again with regard to Levine's contestant, Tony Lucca. The Michigan native, whose history of appearing on "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" with Aguilera when they were younger has been a dominant storyline on "The Voice," has drawn mostly lukewarm and negative critiques from Aguilera.
Eric Church recently slammed singing competition reality shows in an interview with Rolling Stone, in which he named NBC's "The Voice" coaches Blake Shelton, a fellow country star, and Cee Lo Green, but later said that his comments were not meant to be a personal verbal attack against them.
Church, who celebrates his 35th birthday on May 3, is known for songs such as "Drink in My Hand" and his new single "Springsteen." They are included on his third studio album, "Chief," which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart after its July 2011 release. Church moved from his native North Carolina to Nashville, home of country music, after college and signed a record contract about six years ago.
Cee Lo Green of the "The Voice," says he has the "strongest team" of singers competing on the NBC show.
The 37-year-old singer, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine make up the four mentors who throughout the past few weeks chose a crop of contestants "blindly," just by hearing them perform. The "Battle Rounds," which sees two contestants from one person's team singing a duet for survival on the show, began on March 5.
Kelly Clarkson is ditching her "American Idol" past to appear as an adviser on NBC's reality singing competition "The Voice."
In addition to Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, Ne-Yo and others will join the celebrity mentors Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee-Lo Green when the series returns, the network announced on Friday.
Christina Milian will join NBC's "The Voice" this season as the new Social Media Correspondent, the network announced on Wednesday, October 26.
"So I'm officially your eyes and ears behind and beyond the stage for @NBCTheVoice so if your a major fan u may wanna #FOLLOW me! :)," Milian Tweeted after the news was officially announced.
"American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has slammed Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine's claims that the singing competition keeps its gay contestants in the closet.
"When does privacy stop in this country? ... I don't go into my dentist and say, 'Are you gay?' I don't say to contestants on 'So You Think You Can Dance,' 'Are you gay?' What does it got to do with me? What does it got to do with anybody?" Lythgoe, who is also an executive producer and judge on 'SYTYCD' asked Entertainment Weekly.
During the Maroon 5 show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Monday, legendary singer Stevie Nicks joined the band's lead singer and "The Voice" coach Adam Levine on stage to perform a duet of Nicks' 1981 single "Leather and Lace."
Before the performance at the Hollywood Bowl, which can be seen below, Levine said, "This is one of those moments where you don't actually realize what you're doing until you do it."