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The cast of "The Voice" have been enjoying one of their most talented seasons to date, and the coaches warn that the gloves are about to come off for the upcoming live shows.
Season 6 kicked off with the return of coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher, with Levine standing as the show's reigning champion after his season 5 win with contestant Tessanne Chin. Usher and Shakira have once again filled out the red chairs occupied in the Fall cycles by Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the latter of which has decided not to return to the show for good.
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As speculated, Shakira and Usher will return as coaches on the NBC show "The Voice" for season 6 in spring 2014, once again replacing veteran stars Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, the network confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
The new season, with Shakira, Usher and veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, is set to premiere on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET, NBC said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com.
Usher will get to keep primary custody of his two young children after an Atlanta judge dismissed an emergency request by the singer's ex-wife seeking temporary custody their children, according to ABC News.
Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing earlier this week after their 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, got his arm stuck in a pool drain after trying to retrieve a toy. At the time of the accident, the child was in the care of the singer's aunt.
Usher's former stepson Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of his ex-wife Tameka Foster, has died, according to reports.
Glover died after being taken off life support, People magazine reported on July 21. The magazine's report does not mention the date or time of his death. The 11-year-old had been involved in a Jet Ski accident in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6.
Usher's eldest son, Usher Raymond V, 5, has been hospitalized after suffering a pool accident at the singer and "Voice" mentor's home near Atlanta.
The boy got his arm stuck in a pool drain after trying to retrieve a toy, People magazine reported on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Two people who worked at the home rescued the child, who was given CPR before he was taken to a hospital, the outlet said.
Usher has come to the defense of his protege Justin Bieber, who is in hot water with his neighbors again following several months of personal turmoil.
Retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson spotted a Ferrari racing through their gated Los Angeles-area community on Monday, while he was with his daughter and another neighbor, and told police that Bieber, 19, was behind the wheel and driving erratically. Johnson tried to confront him but was reportedly ignored. The pop star's rep says Bieber was not the driver. Police are investigating the incident.
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.
The nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards (AMAs) ceremony, which marks its 40th anniversary this year, have been revealed.
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj lead the pack with four individual nods, while Justin Bieber, his mentor Usher, Maroon 5, Drake and the group One Director each earned three nominations. Other nominees include Rihanna's ex Chris Brown, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Pitbull. This year's ceremony also features a new category - Electronic Dance Music. Check out a full list of nominations for the 2012 American Music Awards.