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Miranda Lambert And Tim McGraw Lead Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominations With 7 Each

January 29th, 2014 9:03pm EST
Miranda Lambert
The nominations for the 49th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday during an online video event that featured a host of stars including Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Duck Dynasty's Willie & Korie Robertson and Katy Perry, among numerous others.

The nominees were announced through a series of posts to the ACM Awards' Facebook and Twitter pages. Last year's Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the nominees with seven each.

Lambert is set to face off against husband Blake Shelton, who will co-host the ceremony with Luke B...
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Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 2014 1:05am EST
Daft Punk Grammys
With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Artists From Seasons 2, 3 And 4 Return

December 12th, 2013 12:09pm EST
The Voice
The Internet is abuzz with the news that The Voice has announced its Season 5 finalists, but that's not all that's happening this week. We had several former competitors return to the show, a few more drop by just to say hello, and Blake Shelton crashed someone else's Christmas special again this year.

On Tuesday, four acts from The Voice's past two seasons came back to promote their new music, and we found out what they've been up to. Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope performed the next single from her recent album, and discovered that the album has gone gold.

Her successor and Big Machine R...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Blake Shelton, Tony Lucca, Nicholas David, Michelle Chamuel

December 5th, 2013 2:07pm EST
Blake Shelton
This week's The Voice news roundup is fitting for the holidays. We've got talk of cooking, a lot of giving, quite a few happy returns by some of your favorite artists, and even Santa Claus. Here's the latest news and notes from around The Voice universe:

When Carson Daly asked Blake Shelton and Adam Levine if they were cooking for Thanksgiving, we might've floated the idea of a Blake and Adam cooking show. And after you favorited and retweeted that on Twitter, we might've asked Blake about it. His response was typical hilarious Blake Shelton.

"If you want to make a cooking show that invol...
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'The Voice' News Roundup: Blake Shelton, Terry McDermott & More

November 7th, 2013 2:20pm EST
The Voice
News and notes from around The Voice universe:

Congratulations are in order for coach Blake Shelton, whose album Based on a True Story won Album of the Year at Wednesday night's Country Music Awards. Blake also nabbed his fourth straight Male Vocalist of the Year trophy. His wife (and one-time Voice advisor) Miranda Lambert was named Female Vocalist of the Year for her fourth straight victory.

We also want to give a shoutout to an extended member of the Voice family: Rodney Clawson, the husband of Team Adam's Nicolle Galyon (from Season 2), was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2013 BMI...
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Morning Roundup: Jennifer Aniston's Wardrobe Malfunction, Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Win Big At CMAs

November 7th, 2013 10:13am EST
Morning Roundup: Jennifer Aniston's Wardrobe Malfunction, Blake
A new set of photos from Jennifer Aniston's latest film "We're The Millers" have been spreading like wildfire. The actress, who plays a stripper in the film, did some rehearsal shots in some sexy black lingerie and it turns out you can see right through the top. She also got a new hairdo, cutting her hair short, much like the wig her character in the film wore for the strip club scenes. (Story)

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were the big winners at last night's Country Music Awards (CMAs), picking up the Male and Female Vocalist of the Year awards, respectively. Florida Georgia Line and...
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CMAs Fashion: A Red Hot Taylor Swift, Sheer & Sexy Carrie Underwood & More

November 7th, 2013 8:44am EST
Taylor Swift
Nashville, Tennessee, was hopping last night as performers overtook the town for the Country Music Awards (CMAs).

Taylor Swift, who received the Pinnacle Award, popped on the red carpet in a flowing crimson gown with matching ruby red lips. She knotted her hair back at the nape of her neck.

Carrie Underwood looked incredible in a sheer pink sequined dress that showed off her legs. She swept her long blonde hair to the side.

Miranda Lambert wore an electric blue gown embellished with some sparkles, while her husband Blake Shelton opted for jeans, cowboy boots and a black jacket, vest and ...
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'The Voice' Results Favor Team Blake Again: Does That Matter?

June 12th, 2013 8:49am EDT
The Voice
Blake Shelton is one step closer to winning his third straight The Voice title.

Both of Team Blake's remaining singers - Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers - advanced to the hit NBC show's finals on Tuesday, meaning that he has a two-thirds chance of having the winning artist. Team Usher's Michelle Chamuel is the other finalist.

Team Shakira's Sasha Allen and Team Adam's Amber Carrington were eliminated, the latter despite the fact that she cracked the Top 10 on the iTunes singles chart, an achievement which is supposed to multiply an artist's iTunes votes by ten.

The results all re...
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CMT Music Awards: Winners, Fashion & A Tribute To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

June 6th, 2013 9:06am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Oklahoma natives Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made their state proud by winning some of the evening's top awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Jason Aldean and actress Kristen Bell co-hosted the show, which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Underwood (pictured above) won the coveted "Video Of The Year" prize, beating Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Swift. She sang "See You Again" with a church choir and dedicated the song to the victims of last month's tornadoes in Okl...
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'The Voice' Results: Blake Shelton Defends Holly Tucker on Twitter

June 5th, 2013 2:51am EDT
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton finally saw one of his singers sent home on this week's The Voice elimination show. He also became the second coach to stir up some buzz in two weeks, as the country superstar had a few choice words for someone who made some unkind comments about the unlucky eliminee.

The Voice whittled its Top 6 down to the Top 5 on Tuesday night, and it was Holly Tucker, the Baylor marching band standout, who was sent home. Tucker was visibly upset when host Carson Daly revealed that America's final save went not to her but to her teammates, The Swon Brothers.

Yet as emotional as she was, ...
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Blake Shelton Addresses Tabloid Rumors, Opens Up About Marriage To Miranda Lambert

June 2nd, 2013 9:00am EDT
Blake Shelton People magazine
As rumors swirl about his marriage to Miranda Lambert, country music superstar and Voice coach Blake Shelton opens up in this week’s issue of People about how they make it work and keep their love alive. Since their wedding two years ago, they’ve had to get used to living under the glare of the spotlights, and the tabloid rumors that come with it. From week to week, either their marriage is in ruins (She’s lonely and drinking! He has a wandering eye! She’s jealous of his Voice co-star Shakira!) or they’re having a baby.

Shelton, whose first marriage to Kaynette Williams ended in divorce –...
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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Usher, And Others Raise Millions With Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert

May 30th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Blake Shelton Healing the Heartland
Several music stars gathered at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City to raise millions in charity for those affected by the devastating tornadoes in the state.

Blake Shelton organized the Healing in the Heartland event to air on NBC, where he also appears on The Voice. He started the show with a rendition of "God Gave Me You," and then gave the stage to Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder for musical performances.

Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert focused on the displaced animals affected by the storms. She held back tears as she sang The House Th...
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Blake Shelton's Oklahoma Benefit To Take Place On Wednesday

May 25th, 2013 3:22pm EDT
Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton is holding his tornado relief benefit on Wednesday in Oklahoma City. The state native decided to help out after watching footage of the storm, which tore apart the city's suburbs on Monday and killed of 24 people.
 
The country star will headline "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Also performing: Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and his wife Miranda Lambert.

Shelton commented: "Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy. This is why I want to do this spec...
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David Spade And Blake Shelton Lend Their Support To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 22nd, 2013 6:25pm EDT
David Spade
Hollywood Celebrities have shown their support for the survivors of the Oklahoma tornado.  David Spade has handed $200,000 to the victims of the deadly tornado.

The comedian's generous donation to the American Red Cross will be used for relief efforts in the state after the natural disaster ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City, claiming at least 20 lives and leaving more than 200 injured.

The Joe Dirt star was inspired to help out after his own terrifying experience with a twister, telling EOnline.com, "When I was four, I moved from Michigan to Arizona and our house got hit by a tor...
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Rihanna And Other Stars Send Out Prayers And Condolences To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 21st, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna, Slash, and many other stars have reached out to offer their prayers to the people of Oklahoma following a devastating series of tornadoes.

Powerful tornadoes landed in Oklahoma City Monday, destroying several buildings. Currently, the death toll is over 90 people, with dozens being school children. The children were at Plaza Towers Elementary School when the storms ripped through the building.

Rihanna took to Twitter.com and posted the simple message, "Praying for Oklahoma." Slash wrote, "Horrible what the people in Oklahoma just went thru. The devastation they're facing now. & t...
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'The Voice': Meet Team Blake's Holly Tucker

May 20th, 2013 12:15pm EDT
The Voice
Blake Shelton has his dream team on The Voice this season: a final three loaded completely with country artists. BFTV recently caught up with one of those artists, Baylor marching band star Holly Tucker, to get to know her better.

"I always expected big things because I've seen the show on TV and it just looks larger than life," Holly said of her Voice experience so far. "That's exactly what I got and more."

Speaking of big things, America has watched Holly blow the doors off the Voice studio with her powerful performances of LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" and Martina McBride's "Broken Wing...
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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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Miranda Lambert Follows Mom's Rule: 'Divorce Is Not An Option'

April 11th, 2013 10:39am EDT
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert's marriage to Blake Shelton is solid, and the country singer vows that it will last forever, despite all the recent gossip about them breaking up.

Lambert told reporters after last Sunday's Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards that sometimes it's tough because the two singers travel alot, but she and Shelton plan on staying together 'til death do us part,' according to CountryWeekly.com.

"You know, it's not easy all the time being on opposite sides of the country and, you know, traveling and all that," she said. "But when you get to celebrate moments like this together an...
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Blake Shelton To Officiate Kelly Clarkson's Wedding

April 8th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has revealed that pal Blake Shelton will officiate her upcoming wedding to fiance Brandon Blackstock.

During Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards, Kelly told "Entertainment Tonight" that The Voice star -- who is managed by her beau -- will be a big part of their wedding.

"Not only is he singing, he is marrying us," she says.

Shelton will also preside over the ceremony for Ashley Monroe, who sings in wife Miranda Lambert's side band the Pistol Annies.

"He has done it before with people, he is actually marrying Ashley Monroe from the Pistol Annies as well," she ad...
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Miranda Lambert Dominates The 2013 Academy Of Country Music Awards

April 8th, 2013 12:31am EDT
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert scooped up three of the top prizes at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night, including Female Vocalist of the Year.

The singer bested fellow nominees Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift to win the award.

Lambert also won Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her single, "Over You," and accepted the latter with husband and co-writer Blake Shelton by her side.

"As a songwriter, having your song and your lyrics recognized by your peers is pretty much as good as it gets," she said during her acceptance speech. "And ...
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TV Preview: 'The Voice' Season 4

March 25th, 2013 11:03am EDT
The Voice
Welcome to the new Voice - just as good as the old Voice.

The Voice is back for its fourth season, and it's come with much buzz over the arrival of Shakira and Usher, who are standing in for Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green this time around. Everyone wants to know if the new foursome in the big red chairs will click like the old one, and the answer is a resounding yes. The Voice of season four is reminiscent of the Voice of season one: all the banter but without the moments of tension that raised some eyebrows in later cycles. This is not to detract from Aguilera and Green, who were goo...
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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Joke About Cheating Rumors On Twitter

March 19th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert had some fun with their Twitter followers after it was reported in tabloids that their relationship was coming to an end following a cheating scandal.

Shelton's alleged affair with a younger woman made the cover of the rag, boasting that it had the details on their "shaken up" marriage.

"Hey @mirandalambert… I just read in a tabloid that our marriage is falling apart! FOCK!" tweeted Blake to his wife. "Oh no! Can't wait to read if we make it or not," replied Miranda.

Back in November, the two traded joking tweets over another tabloid headline - this one ...
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Celebrity Valentines for 2013

February 14th, 2013 8:30am EST
Adam Levine
Ah, Valentine's Day. It's a holiday all about love. While it's generally taken to be reserved for that special someone in your life, there are other kinds of love, too - like showing some love for your favorite celebrities. Here's BFTV's list of the celebrities I've fallen in love with and why I want to give them a little extra appreciation this year. Not only are they talented at what they do, but they're also pretty fantastic people.

In alphabetical order:

Jamie Bamber: I waited a couple of years to meet the Monday Mornings star, during which I heard from several mutual friends and fans...
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Blake Shelton To Perform At Kelly Clarkson's Wedding Reception

January 29th, 2013 1:43pm EST
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is set to sing at Kelly Clarkson's upcoming wedding after the former American Idol star accepted his offer to perform on her big day.

Shelton's manager, Brandon Blackstock, proposed to the Since U Been Gone hit-maker last month, and the couple has been busy making plans for the nuptials. The Honey Bee star voiced a desire to sing for the newlyweds, and Clarkson now reveals she has taken him up on his offer.

In an interview on radio country station K-Frog, she says, "Blake actually is going to play at our reception, so we're pretty excited."

Clarkson and Blackstock are se...
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Blake Shelton Vows To Cut Back On 'Controversial' Twitter Posts

January 5th, 2013 5:02pm EST
Blake Shelton
Many people make New Year's resolutions, and country star Blake Shelton is one of them. The singer has vowed to watch what he tweets in 2013.

"The Voice" judge told US Weekly, "I need to work on being a less controversial tweeter."

On New Year's Eve he posted a photo of himself on Twitter passed out in a chair. The beer-loving singer got into a lot of trouble last year for his boozy posts, and while there are no signs of him cutting back on alcohol, he's determined not to write about it online.

The singer also caused controvery last year when he posted something about hitting a turtle wi...
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Blake Shelton Was Glad He Got One More Christmas With His Dad

December 26th, 2012 10:30am EST
Blake Shelton
Country star Blake Shelton will have a heavy heart as he celebrates Christmas this year - because it will be his first without his beloved father Dick, who died in January.

The Honey Bee singer was in Oklahoma last year, so he could spend what became his dad's last holiday season by his bedside, and he admits it'll be odd not to have the old man near him this Christmas.

Shelton, who is enjoying success with his first holiday album, tells Country Weekly magazine, "My sister (and her husband)... were doing their normal Christmas Eve with the kids. And (my wife) Miranda (Lambert) has a tradi...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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'The Voice' Coach Blake Shelton on Season 3 and His Coaching Style

November 26th, 2012 9:30am EST
Blake Shelton
The Voice wouldn't be the show it is without Blake Shelton. There are many great country music artists, but there's only one Blake: talented, but also a capable and dedicated coach, a great person, and so hilarious that it's impossible not to smile around him. Recently, Blake talked with Big Red Chairs about what Season 3 has been like for him, and how he'd describe himself as a coach.

There are only two of Blake's artists remaining in the running this season - Cassadee Pope and Terry McDermott - meaning that under Season 3's new rules, the entirety of Team Blake could go home in...
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Miranda Lambert Laughs Off Pregnancy Rumors

November 15th, 2012 7:48am EST
Miranda Lambert
Country superstar Miranda Lambert has taken to Twitter.com to dispel persistent rumors suggesting she's pregnant.

Speculation that the singer and her husband Blake Shelton are expecting their first child has been endemic in recent weeks.

However, the pair has slammed the rumors - making light of the subject by joking that Lambert is at home getting drunk.

When asked by a Twitter.com follower if Lambert was expecting, The Voice judge Shelton replied, "I hope not... She's passed out with a bottle of Bacardi in her hands!"

The blonde adds, "Don't believe everything you read! I'm having a b...
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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Share Their Secrets To Marital Bliss

November 4th, 2012 9:00am EST
Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert
After 18 months of marriage, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert – the work-hard, play-hard couple – open up in this week's issue of PEOPLE about long-distance love, Oklahoma vs. Hollywood, and why they're waiting to start a family. He's the breakout star of The Voice, they're the Academy of Country Music's reigning male and female vocalists of the year, and they were each nominated for four CMA awards (they swept) – including one for a song they wrote together.

In a world where celebrity marriages routinely grow strained by distance and competing careers, Shelton, 36, and Lambert, 29, aren...
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