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'The Voice' Recap: Top Five Revealed

5/6/2015 9:07am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Top 6 Eliminations' - Team Christina Takes A
And then almost everybody had one. This week's elimination on The Voice once again kept the numbers at a near-even keel, with Team Christina being the next to face the chopping block.

What almost overshadowed the eliminations, though, were the usual return performances by former artists - but not by the usual folks. Yes, season seven winner Craig Wayne Boyd came back, but he wasn't joined by his fellow finalists (two of the three have already been here), instead sharing the stage with folks from seasons one, three and five.

In order to brace you for the elimination (just one this week, as...
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'The Voice' Coaches Talk

4/14/2015 9:41am EDT
'The Voice': Coaches Chat Before The Top 12
Now that we're officially into The Voice's live playoffs, it's time to check in with the folks who have the big star power - and the big decisions. Prior to Monday night's Top 12 performance show, Starpulse spoke with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams, as well as host and executive producer Carson Daly.

Read on to find out how uncomfortable it was for the coaches to eliminate two members of their teams last week, what makes a "dark horse" candidate and what they've learned from sitting in those big red chairs.

Last Wednesday was a tough day for A...
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'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory

12/17/2014 8:26am EST
'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory
On Tuesday night, The Voice crowned its seventh winner since the Emmy Award winning singing competition began in 2011.

We had the opportunity to speak to the winner and the winning coach just minutes after host and producer Carson Daly made the announcement - read on to find out what each of them had to say.

SPOILER ALERT - If you have not seen Tuesday night's finale of The Voice, this article reveals the winner of season seven.

In the battle of the incumbents, Team Blake upset Team Adam on Tuesday night, with Blake Shelton's country singer Craig Wayne Boyd earning the victory over Adam ...
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12 Celebrities Who've Never Gotten Enough Credit

10/11/2014 12:10pm EDT
Adam Levine
Celebrities usually get plenty of attention, but sometimes they don't get enough credit. Maybe you know them for one thing, but you don't know the other three things they do, too. Maybe you don't know them that well, because they've not gotten as much press as they should. There are a lot of good people who are underrated, and that doesn't just mean that they haven't been discovered yet.

We've compiled this list of twelve celebrities who've never gotten enough credit over their whole careers - they're not just underrated now, but they've pretty much always deserved a bit more respect. In n...
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Another 'Today' Show Baby Arrives

8/21/2014 2:30pm EDT
Carson Daly and wife Siri Pinter
"The Voice" host Carson Daly and wife Siri Pinter welcomed their third child on Wednesday, daughter London Rose.

The TV host, who also serves as the social media correspondent on "Today," shared photos of his new arrival on the show Thursday morning.

"Baby and Siri are right here," he said via a Facetime chat. "They're doing very well. It's incredible. We thought this was going to happen on Saturday and it didn't. We went home. It was a long couple days of waiting.

"Finally yesterday I got a call ... It was Siri saying 'Come on, come on! It's happening right now!' and like out of a movie...
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Carson Daly Dishes On 'The Voice' Season 6

4/8/2014 12:10pm EDT
Carson Daly Dishes On 'The Voice' Season 6
Whenever we need an answer about The Voice, we can always go to Carson Daly. The show's host - and one of its producers - has served as the link between the hit singing competition and its audience, explaining the various changes and listening to our questions and concerns. So when we found Carson at The Voice's red carpet Thursday, we welcomed the chance to ask him about the alterations in Season 6 and how the Emmy-winning series has evolved over the last three years.

First, about replacing the knockout rounds with a second set of battle rounds. "We loved it," Carson told us. "I think it ...
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Carson Daly: 'The Voice's' Master Of Ceremonies

11/25/2013 12:10pm EST
Carson Daly
With all the attention we give to The Voice's coaches, it's important not to overlook the person who keeps the show on course: host and producer Carson Daly.

Quite simply, the show wouldn't be the same without Carson, who reminds us on a weekly basis that hosting is a whole lot more than reading off a TelePrompter into a microphone. It's his job to keep the show on target and on time, no matter what. We're not just talking when one of the coaches goes off on a tangent during their comments; this is the guy who steered the ship during triple-digit heat with no air conditioning.

And it's Ca...
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Matt Lauer Dons Famous 'Baywatch' Swimsuit For 'Today' Halloween Event - See More Pics!

10/31/2013 5:00pm EDT
The Today Show
Carrying on their annual Halloween tradition, the members of "The Today Show" morning team donned various costumes during the a.m. broadcast.

Matt Lauer made a particularly entertaining entrance as Pamela Anderson from "Baywatch." He donned the show's signature red swimsuit complete with fake breasts and a platinum blonde wig. He even jumped around in slow motion for the crowd.

Lauer's co-anchors shared the television show theme by dressing up as iconic characters from programs including "The A Team," "The Flintstones" and "Laverne & Shirley."

Check out more "Today" costumes...

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Carson Daly And Longtime Girlfriend Siri Pinter Engaged

10/7/2013 8:12pm EDT
Carson Daly and Siri Pinter
TV host Carson Daly and longtime girlfriend Siri Pinter have finally gotten engaged after six years of dating and parenting two children.

A source close to the couple confirmed the news to Us Weekly after Pinter was spotted with a large diamond ring on her engagement finger over the weekend.

The Voice host and former MTV veejay recently landed a new role on NBC's "Today Show" as the face of its new social media branch, The Orange Room. Daly will connect with fans via the show's new feature.

"The Today Show" revealed a whole new set last month, dominated by the color orange. Daly will sti...
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'The Voice' Admits 'Inconsistencies' In First-Round Playoff Voting

5/9/2013 9:30am EDT
The Voice
Host Carson Daly opened Wednesday's The Voice results show by announcing that there had been "inconsistencies" found during the first round of live playoff voting, but assured fans that the situation did not affect the outcome.

Daly brought on stage Jason George, the CEO of Telescope - the company which oversees voting for not only The Voice, but other reality competitions as well. Daly then revealed, "We noticed some inconsistencies in this week's texting and online voting."

"For complete fairness, votes cast via text and online were not included in the voting results," he went on to sta...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3's Final Battle Rounds (Part 6)

10/24/2012 9:00am EDT
Battle Rounds - Adriana Louise vs Jordan Pruitt
There's one last night of battles on The Voice, and just one steal left, which belongs to Christina Aguilera. This is crunch time...for this phase of the top-rated singing competition, anyway. So let's get right to it, shall we?

Tuesday night begins with Christina's team, specifically Adriana Louise and Jordan Pruitt, who get handed Katy Perry's "Hot and Cold." Jordan confides that she's surprised to see advisor Billie Joe Armstrong because he's so different from Christina. Billie Joe instantly picks up on Jordan's "professional" side, while Christina thinks Adriana is "holding ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Blind Auditions, Part 3

9/13/2012 12:03am EDT
The Voice - Season 3
Welcome to the end of The Voice Season 3 Premiere Week! How time doesn't fly when you're on the hunt for the best voice in America. Tonight, Adam has 14 spots on his team left to fill, Blake has 12, Cee Lo has 13 and Christina has 12. Let's laugh at how the "previously on" makes Adam look like the last kid picked on the playground at school.

First on deck tonight is Samuel Mouton, who sings Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," getting Adam, Cee Lo, and Christina's attention, in that order. One thinks Cee Lo will be naturally intrigued since Samuel likes cooking. Christina wants to know ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Blind Auditions, Part 1

9/11/2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice - Season 3
Aside from a little case of deja vu, it feels pretty good to have The Voice back on our airwaves. Season 3 starts with our four superstar coaches taking the stage yet again, this time for a rendition of the Rolling Stones' classic "Start Me Up" - which A) sounds great and B) is a reminder that no other celeb panel on TV has the street cred that these folks do. Although I could do without the confetti. But let's get to the competition, shall we?

The coaches have 16 spots to fill on their teams this time, up again from last season's 12 (though they're going to be going into live shows w...
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Countdown to 'The Voice': Where Are Season 2's Finalists Now?

9/3/2012 3:00pm EDT
The Voice
A new season of NBC's The Voice is only one week away. As you prepare to meet the artists of Season 3, Big Red Chairs is looking back at the singers who captured your attention in Season 2 earlier this year.

Season 2 was won by Blake Shelton's finalist, Jermaine Paul. The runner-up was Team Cee Lo's Juliet Simms, followed by Team Adam's Tony Lucca in third place, and Team Christina's Chris Mann coming in fourth. But what's happened to them in the just under four months since we last saw them?

Winner Jermaine Paul was signed to a record deal with Universal Republic Records, through which...
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'The Voice': Mark Burnett Explains Format Additions, Addresses Potential Coach Changes

8/17/2012 12:20pm EDT
The Voice
The Voice has made significant changes for its upcoming third season, and producers are talking about the biggest change of all - new coaches - according to executive producer Mark Burnett, who addressed the media alongside coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera earlier this week.

According to Big Red Chairs: After NBC exec Bob Greenblatt talked earlier this year about wanting to incorporate the coaches' signature chairs into the battle round phase of competition, the show has done just that. In a new twist called "the steal," during the battles, the arti...
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'The Voice' Finale - And It's Jermaine for the Win!

5/9/2012 11:23pm EDT
The Voice Finale  - And It's Jermaine for the Win
Host Carson Daly welcomes us to The Voice finale. There have been three months of blind auditions, battles and live performances. Four contestants - Jermaine Paul, Tony Lucca, Chris Mann and Juliet Simms - have given everything they’ve got to win over their coaches and the viewing audience. The four celebrity coaches - Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera - have done their best to pick winning vocalists, and to nurture the musical talents to this peak point.

It’s all over but the two hours that our poor finalists will have to endure before discovering just ...
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'The Voice' – Excitement In The Air On Finale's First Night

5/8/2012 11:28am EDT
The Voice Finales
It’s the beginning of the end for the Final Four. Jermaine Paul, Tony Lucca, Chris Mann and Juliet Simms will face the audience to see who will win the title of this season’s The Voice. Host Carson Daly is excited, coaches Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera are excited, and the studio audience is frenzied.

Only the audience’s votes will be counted for the final vote. Each of the vocalists will sing three times; a solo, a duet with their coach, and a tribute to their coach, singing one of the songs their coach made famous.

The night begins with a look back at...
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Carson Daly's Girlfriend Pregnant With Second Child

5/5/2012 9:45am EDT
Carson Daly
TV host Carson Daly is set to become a father again - his girlfriend is pregnant with their second child.

The Voice host and his longtime partner Siri Pinter will welcome a little brother or sister for their three-year-old son Jackson James this autumn.

Food blogger Pinter broke the news on her website on Friday, uploading a photo of her pregnant belly and writing, "There is a baby in there... and that baby has been living there for about 5 and a half months already!

"I am due early September. I am beyond thrilled and blessed."

Daly was previously engaged to actress Tara Reid.
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'The Voice' Recap: Live Semi-Final Eliminations Find The Final Four

5/2/2012 12:20pm EDT
The Voice Semi-Finals
Some familiar faces joined the new during The Voice’s semi-final eliminations. Host Carson Daly welcomed special guests including Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan, Vicci Martinez and Javier Colon, all of whom were last year's finalists.

The eight hopefuls, Tony Lucca, Erin Willett, Chris Mann, Jamar Rogers, Jermaine Paul, Katrina Parker, Lindsey Pavao, and Juliet Simms, battled it out on Monday’s episode, and discovered tonight what the coach judges and America thought of their efforts.

The process is a little complicated, involving 100 points for each coach to split between their team mem...
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'The Voice' Performance Show: Who Was Instantly Eliminated?

4/17/2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
The producers of NBC's The Voice aren't making it easy: on Monday's performance show, an "instant elimination" forced two coaches to chop two artists before America's vote.

Neither the singers nor the coaches were fans of the surprise axe. Blake Shelton remarked that if he knew who was responsible for the idea, he'd kick them - and Team Blake's Erin Willett was quick to concur.

"I'm still unhappy with it. I think that's the worst thing we've done," said Team Christina's Chris Mann after the show.

Perhaps the only one to see any merit in the idea was Adam Levine, who remarked that it at...
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'The Voice' Results Show: Which Four Artists Went Home?

4/11/2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
It was decision time again on NBC's The Voice, this time for Team Adam and Team Cee Lo. Who did America save and who sung their last song Tuesday night?

For Team Adam, the bottom three were a trio of lovely ladies: Kim Yarbrough, Katrina Parker and Karla Davis. It was Katrina's heartbreaking rendition of No Doubt's "Don't Speak" that won her Adam's one reprieve.

On Team Cee Lo, facing elimination were Tony Vincent, Cheesa, and Erin Martin. Cheesa delivered a powerful version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" that earned her a second chance, despite Cee Lo first saying that his head was l...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Team Adam vs. Team Cee Lo!

4/10/2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Team Adam went head-to-head with Team Cee Lo, and I have my thoughts plus the artists share theirs post-show!

It was another entertaining night on The Voice on Monday, but perhaps even moreso because again, putting Team Cee Lo against...well, any of the other three teams really shows how distinct Cee Lo's ideas are. While Team Adam stuck with fairly simple setups (perhaps the most production came with the giant airplane wing that Karla Davis got to sing on), Team Red Zone had guitar players on stilts for Jamar Rogers and a whole Egyptian s...
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'The Voice' Results Show: Who Went Home and The Reaction!

4/4/2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Last night America spoke on NBC's The Voice, sending two members of Team Christina and Team Blake home, leaving twenty artists to sing on.

Christina's team bid farewell to Sera Hill and Moses Stone, as Christina chose to save Ashley de la Rosa. Meanwhile, Blake kept Jordis Unga and lost Charlotte Sometimes and Naia Kete.

The results came after a new part of the show this season: a "sudden sing" where the bottom three got a chance to perform for their coach's save (as opposed to last season, where a coach selected one based on their previous live performance).

Some of America's votes we...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Live Show Recap & Interviews!

4/3/2012 8:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: my blog goes live with a recap of and interviews from the first live show of season two!

For the next six weeks, it's all about the live shows. Last night, Team Christina Aguilera and Team (Recent CMA Award Winner) Blake Shelton took the new and improved stage at Warner Bros. to sing for their survival, and by the time you read this you'll have just hours to vote before three artists from each team will be sent packing. (Voting closes at 10 AM EST; vote now!)

On to the recap...

The first live show had everything: some truly great perform...
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Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Is About Selena Gomez

3/28/2012 8:12am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has confirmed his new single is a tribute to his girlfriend Selena Gomez.

The 18-year-old pop star released Boyfriend, the first single from his upcoming album Believe, this month and the song features the lyrics, "If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go/ I can take you places you ain't never been before/ Baby take a chance or you'll never ever know/ I got money in my hands that I'd really like to blow/ Swag swag swag, on you."

Fans had speculated the song was about his long-running romance with singer/actress Gomez, and Bieber has now revealed the rumors are true.
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Interviews From The Final Battles!

3/27/2012 11:00am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: I talk with Moses Stone, Naia Kete, Orlando Napier, Justin Hopkins and Tony Vincent so you can get to know them beyond their battles!

Last night's final round of battles featured some of the most interesting yet. Before they aired, I had a chance to sit down with several of the performing artists. Here's what they had to say.

Moses Stone

Team Christina / Twitter: @IAmMosesStone

I wouldn't know hip-hop if it came up and smacked me in the back of the head. But you don't have to know the game to respect the player. Moses Stone is making hi...
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'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battles Have Surprising Results

3/27/2012 1:07am EDT
The Voice
We're down to the last battle rounds on The Voice. The last chance for hopeful artists to grab a spot in the live shows. (Can you believe we're headed into the last phase of the competition already? How time flies when you're singing your heart out!)

The night kicks off with Team Cee Lo: Wade vs. James Massone, with Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." On first instinct, this might be a mismatch. But it wouldn't be the first time The Voice turns something that doesn't blatantly match into something special. James has his nerves get the better of him, and hesitates in first rehearsal, then ...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: On Tour With...Dia Frampton!

3/20/2012 11:05am EDT
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Dia Frampton rocks Los Angeles, plus meet Team Adam's Nathan Parrett and Katrina Parker!

A reminder: if you missed any of last night's battle round action, you can read my recap, and don't miss my interview with Jewel on mentoring Team Christina.

Dia Frampton may not have won The Voice, but she's found plenty of success after the show. She released her album Red last year and joined her coach, Blake Shelton, on his "Well Lit and Amplified" Tour this spring.

But just because she hit the national stage on the show doesn't mean she's become...
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'The Voice' Recap: Week 3's Battle Rounds Give '102 Percent'

3/20/2012 1:00am EDT
The Voice
We're now halfway through battle rounds on The Voice. There have been some fantastic battles so far - so who's next?

Well, that'd be Team Adam (yay!). My coach gets right down to business, matching Pip vs. Nathan Parrett, and sending them off with Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." Nathan is a little intimidated by the fact that Pip got all four coaches to turn for him, which is understandable, but kind of hilarious because in practice, Pip thinks Adam might be favoring Andrew, so it all evens out. Pip gets to work with Alanis, while Nathan gets Robin Thicke. The latter result...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: Interviews With Monday Night's Artists!

3/13/2012 11:00am EDT
Juliet Simms
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: hear what Juliet Simms, Kim Yarbrough and Lee Koch had to say before their battle round performances!

If you missed any of last night's battles, you can read my recap here.

Juliet Simms

Team Cee Lo / Twitter: @JulietSimmsALL

Don't let appearances fool you: Team Red Zone's rocker Juliet Simms is surprisingly sweet and outgoing. She is more likely to make you laugh with how funny and approachable she is.

"This is all I've ever done my entire life. This is my huge passion," she told me. That passion came through in her blind audition vers...
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