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Cee Lo Green Quits 'The Voice' To Focus On New Show, Album

February 19th, 2014 4:00pm EST
Cee Lo Green Quits 'The Voice' To Focus On New Show, Album
Cee Lo Green is leaving "The Voice" to host his own show. The musician announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which airs today.

He explained: "I'm not coming back guys. I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year.

He added, "But yeah, I'm going to miss 'The Voice' too. So I'm not coming back guys."

Green appeared on the first three seasons of "The Voice," took a break for season four, and returned for season five.

"I don't want to wear out my ...
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CeeLo Green quits The Voice for own show

February 19th, 2014 4:20am EST
Cee Lo Green
CeeLo Green has quit the 'The Voice' to host his own show.

The 'Forget You' hitmaker has been a judge on the US version of the singing contest on the first three series, before returning on the fifth series last year, but has now decided to step back to focus on other TV projects.

Speaking on the 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' - which airs on Wednesday (02.19.14) - he said: "I'm not coming back guys.

"I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year.

"But yeah, I...
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Chris Brown wins rehab over jail as prosecutors push to put him behind bars

February 3rd, 2014 8:40pm EST
Chris Brown
Chris Brown narrowly escaped jail on Monday (03Feb14) after a Los Angeles judge shut down prosecutors' requests to put the singer behind bars for violating probation.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was in court for a hearing into his 2009 Rihanna assault case, when his possible probation violation relating to a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel was raised.

The prosecutors argued that Brown's violent behaviour "continues to increase in severity and frequency" adding he poses an "increasing danger to society".

The District Attorney's office representatives claimed there is probable cause to b...
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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...
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Cee Lo Green Pleads Not Guilty To Charges He Spiked Ex's Drink With Ecstasy

October 22nd, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Cee Lo Green
"The Voice" judge Cee Lo Green has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge he secretly gave an ex-girlfriend ecstasy before having sex with her in 2012.

The plaintiff claims Green spiked her drink last November, and she later woke up naked in a bed with him.

On Monday, the singer went to court in Los Angeles for an arraignment. He posted $30,000 bail and is expected to turn himself in to authorities for booking within 24 hours.

Green will return to the courthouse next month for another hearing. If convicted, he could spend up to four years in jail.

Prosecutors dropped a charge of sexual a...
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Cee Lo Green pleads not guilty to ecstasy charge

October 21st, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge he slipped an ex-girlfriend ecstasy before having sex with her last year (12).

The singer was in court in Los Angeles with his lawyer Blair Berk on Monday afternoon (21Oct13) for an arraignment. He posted $30,000 (GBP20,000) bail and is expected to turn himself in to authorities for booking within 24 hours.

He'll return to the courthouse for another hearing into the case next month (Nov13). He faces up to four years behind bars if convicted.

Earlier on Monday, prosecutors dropped a charge of sexual assault against Green on the ground...
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Cee Lo Green Cleared Of Sexual Assault, 'The Voice' Job Not In Jeopardy

October 21st, 2013 6:03pm EDT
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green has been cleared of sexual assault charges after he allegedly slipped ecstasy into a woman's drink at a restaurant, but still faces felony drug charges.

The charges stem from a year ago when Green and a woman ate at a downtown L.A. sushi restaurant. It's there that she claims he slipped the drug into her drink. She told cops she doesn't remember anything afterward, but woke up in his bed nude.

Green denied the story and encouraged law enforcement to investigate the claims. TMZ reports the District Attorney will formally drop the sexual assault charge, but is still considering...
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Little Richard suffers heart attack at home

September 30th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Little Richard
Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is recovering after recently suffering a heart attack while at home with his family.

The Tutti Frutti singer, who turned 80 last year (12), reveals he was overcome with a coughing fit and started to feel a shooting pain in his arm and it was only after self-medicating that he started to feel OK.

His doctor later advised him that he had suffered a heart attack, and revealed that he saved his own life with his quick-thinking actions.

During a chat with Cee Lo Green for a Recording Academy fundraiser in Georgia on Sunday (29Sep13), he explained, "The othe...
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Cee Lo Green Brought Snake Onto 'The Voice'

September 26th, 2013 6:15pm EDT
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green brought a "king size Boa constrictor" along with him to 'The Voice' auditions.

The 39-year-old judge on the US version of the talent contest has had animals accompany him on set for previous shows including Purrfect, his Persian cat, and pink Moluccan cockatoo Lady, but his latest pet wasn't quite so well received leaving many of the crew scared.

During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Wednesday night (09.25.13), he revealed: "I actually had access to a bunch of animals so I tried something new and it didn't work. Everyone was afraid because I had a giant ...
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'The Voice' Artists Taking California Before Season 5 Premiere

August 28th, 2013 12:05pm EDT
The Voice
The Voice coach Cee Lo Green has reunited with Goodie Mob, and the group is bringing their "Age Against The Machine" tour to Los Angeles' House of Blues tonight, and San Francisco Thursday. But the pet-loving singer isn't the only performer from the hit NBC series to be visiting the Golden State right now. Fans who are eagerly awaiting The Voice's September 23 premiere can also see a number of their favorite artists live over the next two months.

There are three venues that are Voice friendly, with several singers on their calendar. The first is one of Los Angeles's best music venues, Hote...
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Goodie Mob Returns After 14 Years With New Album, 'Age Against The Machine'

August 27th, 2013 1:54pm EDT
Goodie Mob Age Against The Machine
Cee Lo Green's Atlanta Hip-Hop group Goodie Mob is back together after a long hiatus, and the group released a new album, "Age Against The Machine", on Tuesday.

The new disc is the first ablum from the band in nearly 14 years, and Green says it's well worth the wait.

"I know it's exceptional," he tells USA Today. "Quality is imperative. Quartets are almost non-existent in hip-hop. Our collective understanding was to consolidate who we are and invest that energy back into us. We are earth, wind, fire and water."

That message is clear in the cover art for the photo, which features all four...
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Cee Lo Green: 'Andre 3000 suffers from stage fright'

August 8th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Andre 3000
Cee Lo Green has blamed fellow hip-hop star Andre 3000's lengthy hiatus from the music industry on a "severe case of stage fright".

The Forget You hitmaker, who grew up with the rapper in Atlanta, Georgia, claims Andre 3000 worries about living up to the critical acclaim of his last solo material, which was released as part of the Outkast double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2001.

His publicist recently played down reports suggesting the Hey Ya! star is set to release a new solo album in early 2014, and now Cee Lo has shed some light on why Andre 3000 is taking his time with his mu...
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Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessica Alba, Psy And More To Grace Inaugural Social Star Awards

May 20th, 2013 8:20am EDT
Carly Rae Jepsen
The world's hottest event of the year will be happening this May! The world's inaugural annual major awards show dedicated to social media, the Social Star Awards, will be held for the first time in Singapore, with A-list celebrities expected to grace the event.

'Fantastic Four' star Jessica Alba and 'Entourage' star Jeremy Piven will be hosting the awards ceremony.

Some of the stars attending the event include Star Trek helmsman George Takei, international DJ Seb Fontaine, American model Amanda Lepore, Youtube comedian Ryan Higa and New York event producer Suzanne Bartsch. The list of pe...
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Rumor Patrol: 'The Voice' Judge Situation, Mariah Carey Lip-Synching, Mo'Nique's Weight Loss

May 19th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
The Voice
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Returning To The Voice? Are two of the original Voice judges returning to their big red seats? Shakira and Usher are departing... or are they?

Verdict: True, and Shakira and Usher are staying. In an interesting movie, The Voice is going into a rotation of judges for the next two seasons. Shakira and Usher are getting a break and will be focusing on family and music while C...
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Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine & Blake Shelton On Board For 'The Voice' Season 5

May 18th, 2013 8:32am EDT
The Voice
NBC has confirmed that "The Voice" is bringing back all four original judges - Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton - for its fifth season in the fall.

Shelton, Levine, Green and Aguilera were the coaches for the first three seasons. Season six will pair Levine and Shelton with Shakira and Usher, who are judges on the current fourth season.

Carson Daly will remain as the host.

Paul Telegdy, president of alternative andl ate night programming at NBC, explained: "We locked in a plan several months ago to have the outstanding Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green rejo...
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Cee Lo Green Confirms He's Returning To 'The Voice' For Season Five

April 18th, 2013 10:33am EDT
Cee Lo Green
After a successful residency in Las Vegas, Cee Lo Green has confirmed he'll be returning as a mentor on "The Voice."

The singer took a hiatus from the singing competition this season to focus on his music career and his Sin City spectacular at Planet Hollywood. Green hopes to extend his residency and return to "The Voice" at the same time.

He explained, "It was a seven-week run at Planet Hollywood and it was a success and it went so well that they've already offered to extend the stay, so we may come later on in the year, like October. But I start back for season five for The Voice in Jun...
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Fashion Fail: Those Poor Cheetahs

March 10th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Cee-Lo Green
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails! This week we have quite a collection of animals prints to gawk at; we just hope no real animals were harmed to make this disastrous fashion.

Cee Lo Green starts us off with his hoodie. Honestly, this could be leopard print. Heck if I know. Does it really matter?

Yvette Nicole Brown tries on his huge amount of fabric, letting it just wrinkle and fold over everywhere.

Zoe Hardman ups the ante with an entire dress with the pa...
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Fearing For His Life, Cee Lo Green Starts New Diet

December 21st, 2012 8:54am EST
Cee Lo Green
What's Cee Lo Green's New Year's resolution? Lose some weight. The singer, who is renowned for his bulky stature, recently signed up with eDiets.com to drop several pounds before his upcoming residency in Las Vegas.

He explained, "With the strenuous rehearsals and big production of my upcoming Vegas residency Loberace kicking off in February, I've personally committed to making health a habit in the New Year. When I decided to make this commitment to myself, I needed a program that would work with my nonstop lifestyle, and eDiets has made it easy and convenient to make health a priority be...
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Cee Lo Green Farts A lot, According To Christina Aguilera

December 8th, 2012 2:00pm EST
The Voice judges
Cee Lo Green is very gassy, according to his "The Voice" co-judge Christina Aguilera. The songstress revealed his secret in a recent TV interview with Ellen deGeneres.

Aguilera stated that she doesn't like to sit too close to the not-so funky fresh star when they make appearances together.

She told DeGeneres, "(I'm sitting) between Blake and Cee Lo with his gas over there...That's why I have the fan, you know."

Afraid she may have upset her pal, Aguilera quickly laughed off her comment and added, "I love you Cee Lo. Don't be mad. Everybody knows."

It's been a good week for the other t...
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Cee Lo Green Slams Sex Assault Allegation

October 31st, 2012 8:24am EDT
Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green has dismissed an allegation he sexually assaulted a woman in Los Angeles.

An unknown female has filed a police report against the Forget You hit-maker, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, with the L.A. Police Department, according to TMZ.com.

Detectives have visited a restaurant in Downtown L.A. and questioned several employees, including the manager, in connection with the complaint.

Officials have not revealed when and where the alleged incident took place and have not identified the woman.

Green has now spoken out to protest his innocence, telling TMZ.com, "Nothing ev...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3's Final Battle Rounds (Part 6)

October 24th, 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 Battle Rounds, Part 5

October 23rd, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Voice
It's a new week of battle rounds on The Voice, with only two steals left to save hopeful artists who don't win their head-to-head matchups.

A shortened Monday night show - just one hour instead of two - opens with Team Cee Lo: it's Alexis Marceaux versus another returning singer, Daniel Rosa. Cee Lo has given them Adam Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me," which Nakia performed in season one, and he knocked it out of the park back then, so these two have no small quest in front of them. Advisor Rob Thomas cautions Alexis to relax on her diction, and notes Daniel's "confidence issues." ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Battle Rounds, Part 4

October 17th, 2012 9:05am EDT
Battle Rounds Liz Davis, Nicole Johnson
Things are getting thorny in the battle rounds on The Voice, as with only three steals left in play after last night's episode (two for Christina and one for Blake), it's soon to be back to "win or go home" for the artists. Not to mention: are any more battles going to be truncated for time like they were last Tuesday night?

This Tuesday night opens with Team Blake, as Liz Davis is matched with Nicole Johnson on a song that Blake knows well - his wife Miranda Lambert's hit "Baggage Claim." It's amusing to watch Blake quip that he's "met [Miranda] once or twice." Team Blake mentor Mich...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Battle Rounds, Part 2

October 10th, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Voice
Picking up from last night's action, The Voice returns Tuesday with another set of battle rounds. After stretching six battles over last night's two-hour show, we get five jam-packed into this one-hour episode: three full duets and snippets from two more.

Team Cee Lo starts the evening, as Cody Belew takes on Domo, to the tune of Lady Gaga's "Telephone." Cee Lo thinks the song will allow them to do both singing and choreography at the same time, and therefore he can see which of them is "the total package." Advisor Rob Thomas gives Cody some pointers while Domo's conversation with...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Battle Rounds, Part 1

October 9th, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Voice Battle Rounds
With the Top 64 chosen, now it's time to get into competition on The Voice. With the addition of "The Steal" this year, it's going to be messier than ever before, too. Let's go to battle!

Tonight we open with Blake and his advisor Michael Buble, who quips, "Million bucks says they don't know me." Yeah, right, Michael. It's Team Blake's Casey Muessigmann and Terry McDermott who are going to head-to-head first (note the Street Fighter style graphics that are new this season!) Blake's reasoning for putting them together is that they're both "loud, powerful" dudes who auditioned with c...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Blind Auditions, Part 8 and the "Best Of"

October 3rd, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Voice
We're a quarter of the way through Season 3! Monday night was the final evening of blind auditions on The Voice, with each of the coaches looking for two more singers to fill out their sixteen-member teams.

With things winding down, things are really being edited to be as dramatic as possible. We have Adam's "you're the best singer we've ever had" soundbite in the opening package, when we know that he really said Gracia Harrison was the best country singer the show has ever seen. Then there's Cee Lo saying he believes that the winner will come from Team Red Zone - if he'd said anyt...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Blind Auditions. Part 7

September 26th, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Voice
As we head toward the finish of blind auditions, Tuesday proved to be a big day for The Voice. Against stiff competition, The Voice had less overall viewers than ABC's Dancing With The Stars (11.93 to 14.58), but won the coveted 18-49 demographic - and an expected renewal for seasons four and five from NBC. (This isn't really news given that the announcement of coach changes referenced both seasons four and five. But it's nice to hear formally.) So what's the show going to do on such a busy night? Continue filling out the teams, of course!

With very few spots left - two on Team Adam, ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Season 3 Blind Auditions, Part 6

September 25th, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Voice
We're into our third week of Season 3 blind auditions on The Voice, and three weeks could be too much. We're averaging one audition per each segment of the show, which seems to be stretching as far as we can go. Despite the pacing, there are some pretty talented folks - and one old friend - in Monday's batch of hopefuls.

Catching up from last week, Team Adam has 11 members so far, Team Blake has 7, Team Cee Lo has 10, and Team Christina has 11. And, in case you missed it last night, The Voice went home empty-handed at the Emmys, losing Outstanding Reality Series to The Amazing Ra...
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Shakira and Usher to Replace Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green on 'The Voice'

September 18th, 2012 5:15am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Putting an end to recent media speculation, NBC has confirmed via press release that two of The Voice's coaches will be leaving following the currently-airing Season 3 - but that both are anticipated to return to the show in the future.

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will not participate in Season 4 of the show, which is expected to air in Spring 2013, in order to resume their music careers.

Aguilera was quoted in the release as saying, "Since this year NBC and The Voice have decided to tape back-to-back seasons, requiring a full-year commitment, it is important for me to take sea...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: 'Voice' Beats X Factor, Plus New Interviews With Season 3's Artists

September 13th, 2012 2:39pm EDT
The Voice
Right now, this picture is accurate. NBC may have been criticized for clearly counter-programming The Voice against rival The X Factor, but the Peacock got the last laugh as Voice beat Factor in the shows' first head-to-head battle this season. In last night's 8-9 PM hour, Voice delivered 10.66 million viewers to Factor's 7.45.

The X Factor was also defeated in its second hour by the finale of NBC's America's Got Talent, which earned just over 11 million viewers to the 9.49 of Factor.

However, 9.49 is still an impressive amount of viewers that any broadcast network would be happy to hav...
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