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'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day

2/24/2015 9:12am EST
'The Voice' Season 8 Premiere Recap: Adam's Terrible Day
The Voice is back (not that you missed it; it only went away two months ago!). And while the focus is on the return of original coach Christina Aguilera, there are plenty of other storylines in season eight.

Like can anyone derail Blake Shelton and the seemingly indomitable country voting block? Will Adam Levine continue to have his mojo when it comes to snagging four-chair artists? And how many wise words will Pharrell Williams come up with this season?

After another rocking performance from the coaches, who team up on Lenny Kravitz's hit "Are You Gonna Go My Way" with some really distra...

'Saturday Night Live' Season 40, Episode 12 Recap: Blake Shelton

1/25/2015 11:20am EST
Saturday Night Live
The last time a male country music star hosted “SNL,” the results were a lot more interesting. The thing is, Tim McGraw has much more acting experience than Blake Shelton, and thus he was a lot more comfortable branching out from his country persona than Shelton was in this episode. “The Voice” judge mostly stuck to variations of himself or generic roles. This was fine for ensuring a show that ran smoothly, but it also prevented his appearance from being a truly memorable one.

Inside the NFL – This take on the New England Patriots deflated ball scandal made the weird decision of focus...

Blake Shelton Calls Himself 'The Justin Bieber Of Country Music' [Watch]

1/25/2015 7:58am EST
Blake Shelton Calls Himself 'The Justin Bieber Of Country Music'
Blake Shelton took over hosting duties on "Saturday Night Live" and quickly set himself apart from the pack of other country superstar hosts such as Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton.

"The Voice" stated in his opening monologue.

"Yes I have been drinking. For those of you that don't know my work I am kinda like the Justin Bieber of country music. Just a trouble-making cutie," he said.

"I have to say that I do feel like a fish out of water here in New York City as everything is so fancy. The only comedy show I watched growing up was 'Hee Haw,'" Shelton explained.

Shelton then threw an improp...

Rumor Patrol: Blake Shelton Leaving 'The Voice,' Madonna Obsessed With Death And More!

12/6/2014 12:00pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Blake Shelton Leaving 'The Voice,' Madonna Obsesse
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.

Lady Gaga Sexually Assaulted: Lady Gaga revealed that she was involved in a horrifying situation at the age of 19, when Howard Stern pressed the singer to speak about her provocative performance of the song "Swine" at SXSW earlier this year during an interview on his radio talk show. During the performance, she asked vomit artist Millie Brown to vomit green liquid on her as a way to degrade herself in...

Tons Of Pics From The 2014 CMA Awards

11/6/2014 12:15pm EST
Country Music's Biggest Stars Hit The Red Carpet At The CMA Awar
The stars were out Wednesday night for the 2014 CMA Awards, where Miranda Lambert -- who looked dazzling in the red carpet prior to the show -- was the big winner.

The singer, who was nominated nine times, picked up four awards: Album of the Year ("Platinum"), Single of the Year ("Automatic"), Musical Event of the Year for her collaboration with Keith Urban on "We Were Us," and Female Vocalist of the Year. Lambert won the latter category for the fifth consecutive year, besting competition from Carrie Underwood, who co-hosted the show, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and Martina McBride.


'The Voice' Recap: Who Did Gwen Stefani Choose To Save?

10/22/2014 9:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Who Did Gwen Stefani Choose To Save?
We've reached the end of another phase of competition on The Voice. Just six more battles remain, and Gwen Stefani will have to choose one of the six losing artists to add to her squad. Who will be the lucky singer to get a second chance and which five will go home for good? Here's what happened on Tuesday night.

Team Pharrell: Ricky Manning (turned 2 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Brittany Butler (2 chairs), "On Broadway"
Pharrell has matched these two because one's R&B, one's jazzy, and they're both "scary" - so here's a jazzy tune about the difficulties of making it in showbiz. That's f...

'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Has The Only Steal Left?

10/21/2014 9:07am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Has The Only Steal Left?
We're now halfway through the first set of battles on The Voice, with Monday having brought us six more head-to-head matchups and three more steals as Blake Shelton informs Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams that to win the competition, one must upset Adam Levine. On that moment of Zen, here's what went down in part three of the battles.

Team Adam: Damien (turned 4 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Kelli Douglas (3 chairs), "Knock On Wood"
Adam wants to see how these two close friends do when they're playing against each other. But forget the friendship issue, both of them are struggling with...

Christina Aguilera Returning To The Voice For 8th Season, Gwen Stefani Out

10/15/2014 1:05pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is heading back to The Voice for its next season.

The show's host, Carson Daly, who also stars on NBC's "Today" as the show's social correspondent, made the announcement during the morning show on Tuesday, and NBC exec Paul Telegdy confirmed the news via a statement.

"We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam (Levine), Blake (Shelton) and Pharrell (he replaced Cee Lo Green, who left the show permanently in February), in what will be an incredibly competitive competition," said Telegdy.

Christina w...

'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Is Now Out Of Steals?

10/15/2014 9:08am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Is Now Out Of Steals?
Another day, another half-dozen battles on The Voice. Or rather, three battles and one montage of the other three. And one coach has already used both their steals. What went down on Tuesday night? Read on to get our Voice blow-by-blow.

Team Pharrell: Taylor Phelan (4 chairs in blind auditions) vs. Jordy Searcy (3 chairs), "Breakeven"
Pharrell has selected this pairing because he wants to hear indie-pop and rock converge, which is also why he's picked this Script song that longtime fans may remember when season one's Xenia Martinez covered it. Taylor struggles with the falsetto, causing hi...

'The Voice' Recap: Which Four-Chair Artist Was Upset In Monday's Battles?

10/14/2014 9:08am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Which Four-Chair Artist Was Upset In Monday's
Now that the Top 48 of The Voice season seven have been chosen, it's time to start sending some of them home. With the help of some celebrity advisors, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are matching up their artists to decide who to keep, who to let go - and who to steal from each other.

Who's dropping in to help out? It's Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks coming back to the show to assist Team Adam, the members of Little Big Town stepping up for Team Blake, Gwen Stefani recruiting her husband Gavin Rossdale for Team Gwen, and Alicia Keys making music with Team...

Blake Shelton Wins Race To The Top of The Billboard 200

10/9/2014 11:13am EDT
Blake Shelton
When the Billboard issue their chart prognostications last week, it was suggested that Blake Shelton had a solid shot at his second career #1 album. That said, that forecast would become cloudy thanks to one Barbra Streisand, who was projected to be competitive in the race for the top spot once again. Fellow country artists Lady Antebellum were considered to be likely third place. Things didn’t complete go as expected.

Blake Shelton indeed topped the Billboard 200, selling a more robust than expected 101,000 copies of Bringing Back The Sunshine. While prognostications had allotted 90...

'The Voice' By The Numbers: Were Season 7 Auditions Easier?

10/8/2014 9:11am EDT
'The Voice' By The Numbers: Were Season 7 Auditions Easier?
Last night's episode of The Voice was a clip show, but that's not stopping us from offering a little insight. You see, we sort of felt things were getting a little easier this season, so we decided to do the math and find out. We compared statistics from season seven's blind auditions to those from a year ago - season five - and to those from the first season to set a Top 48, season two, way back in 2012. So is it easier to get on The Voice now than it was before? Which coach is the toughest to win over? Here's what we uncovered.

A note before we begin: obviously, we're comparing statistic...

Blake Shelton, Prince, & Lady Antebellum Lead Albums To Check Out

9/30/2014 11:10am EDT
Blake Shelton, Prince, & Lady Antebellum  Lead Albums To Check O
Talk about being spoiled on Tuesday, September 23. No shortage of new albums was available, restoring hope after a year of down album sales. September 30 may not be the ‘super Tuesday’ of the former week, but there are still some exceptional choices. Among the biggest artists dropping new albums: Blake Shelton (Bring Back the Sunshine), Lady Antebellum (747), and Prince (ART OFFICIAL AGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM with 3RDEYEGIRL). Here are nine new albums to check out this week.

1) Prince, ART OFFICIAL AGE (Warner Bros)


The Purp...

'The Voice' Recap: Adam Quips, Anita Comes Back, And The Blind Guy Wins

9/30/2014 10:19am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Adam Quips, Anita Comes Back, And The Blind G
After the first week of blind auditions, the next wave of The Voice is rolling on with two more hours of singers hoping to impress Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. If you need a reminder, Team Adam has three of twelve artists, Team Blake and Team Gwen each have four, and Team Pharrell is ahead in the count with five. How many more people will get added to the lineup in this round? There's only one way to find out.

Batting leadoff on Monday night is Chicago native John Martin. John's rendition of "Sweet Pea" attracts three of our four coaches: Gwen, Pharrell a...

'The Voice' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Gwen And Pharrell's Excellent Adventure

9/23/2014 9:15am EDT
'The Voice' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Gwen And Pharrell's Excelle
The Voice is back, and all eyes are on its third coaching panel, which now consists of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Will Gwen and Pharrell start a new Voice tradition of beating Adam and Blake? Or will everyone's favorite bromantic duo reclaim their former glory?

To answer those questions, we need to find four new teams of twelve talented singers, and there's only one way to do that: turn those big red chairs and start pushing buttons. Welcome to the season seven blind auditions!

First, you've got to have the almost-obligatory coach performance. Our new ...

Jimmy Fallon Nails 1944 Spike Jones Hit To Beat Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton In Latest 'Tonight Show' Lip Sync Battle

9/18/2014 1:05pm EDT
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani On The Tonight Show
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani joined "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon for the the comedian's latest epic Lip Sync Battle on Wednesday night.

The two stars, who are team mentors on NBC's hit singing series "The Voice," were both the house to promote the upcoming seventh season of the show, which premieres on Sept. 22.

Shelton starts things off with his version of Taco's "Puttin' on the Ritz," complete with a champagne glass and a tap dance solo, and after Fallon's turn singing Ellie Goulding's "Burn," Stefani stepped up to the mic for Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

With no clear sta...

Gavin Rossdale To Join Gwen Stefani On 'The Voice'

7/15/2014 2:24pm EDT
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
On September 22, "The Voice" will return with judges Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. Being the only lady on the coaching panel is tough, but Stefani will have some familiar help in the form of her husband, Gavin Rossdale.

In the second stage of the competition, Rossdale's mentoring could prove useful to get Team Gwen where it needs to be. Stefani revealed to Access Hollywood, "He is super articulate and he has a really good opinion and he is smart and he's been doing a really good job. We both have, I think, a lot of experience in the sense that when you ...

The Hottest Male Country Music Stars Of 2014

5/9/2014 3:00am EDT
The Hottest Male Country Music Stars Of 2014
Texas native Luke Bryan is one of the hottest stars in country music. The son of a peanut farmer, Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Caroline, and has two sons.

His hit songs include "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," "Crash My Party" and "That's My Kind of Night."

Bryan burst on the scene in 2010 and received several Academy of Country Music Awards and a CMT Music Award. In 2012, he swept the American Country Awards with nine trophies, including the "Artist of the Year" award. The following year he won the Academy of Country Music Awards' ...

'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 8

5/6/2014 10:08am EDT
'The Voice': 5 Soundbites From The Top 8
The Voice dropped a bombshell on Monday night, and we're not referring to Adam Levine's change of hair color. Host Carson Daly revealed on-air that to get things down to the right number for next week's semifinals, the show would be axing three of its remaining singers - almost half the field - after the latest round of performances. We spoke with each of the singers after the show to get their thoughts on that and other things. Here are some of the soundbites from the Top 8.

01) Kristen Merlin's not afraid to get emotional. Team Shakira's last remaining artist teared up during her perform...

'The Voice' Coaches Talk Before Season 6 Live Playoffs

4/7/2014 12:12pm EDT
'The Voice' Coaches Talk Before Season 6 Live Playoffs
Live playoffs for The Voice are just two weeks away - and so BFTV snagged a few quick words with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira about potential changes in their strategies, what they've learned from being coaches, and who might stick around for this fall's Season 7.

While you're watching tonight's battle rounds, know that yes, they really are as agonizing as they look on TV. "That's the worst part of the job," Blake told us. "Anything that's in between the blinds and the live shows sucks for coaches, because the first thing we do is beg these people to pick us and be...

Why 'The Voice' Can't Lose Adam Levine And Blake Shelton

4/5/2014 12:08pm EDT
Why 'The Voice' Can't Lose Adam Levine And Blake Shelton
Can you imagine The Voice without Adam Levine and Blake Shelton?

We can't either.

The Internet's been abuzz this week following the news that Pharrell Williams is signing on to NBC's Emmy-winning singing competition for Season 7. Everyone wants to know if the Maroon 5 hitmaker and the multiple CMA award winner will be joining Pharrell in those big red chairs this fall. The network, for its part, has only said that the identities of the other three coaches for the show's next cycle will be revealed "at a later date."

But there is absolutely, positively no way The Voice should go on withou...

'The Voice' Recap: 80's Night With Blake Shelton

3/5/2014 8:31am EST
The Voice
As we finish the second week of Season 6 auditions on The Voice, the teams are filling up. Defending champion Adam and Usher each have only 5 spots left, while Shakira is half-complete with 6 open spaces, and Blake is bringing up the rear, looking for 8 more artists. Who will the coaches discover tonight?

Maybe it'll be Megan Ruger, who looks like the distant cousin of Season 3's Michaela Paige. Megan performs "Just Like A Pill" by Pink, which gives her big shoes to fill, because the last person to audition with a Pink song was Season 5 champ Tessanne Chin. (It's worth noting that NBC cen...

'The Voice' Recap: Season 6 Blind Auditions, Part 2

2/26/2014 9:10am EST
'The Voice' Recap: Season 6 Blind Auditions, Part 2
In the first night of Season 6 auditions on The Voice, Team Blake picked up 1 of 12 singers, Team Adam and Team Shakira landed 2 and Team Usher a leading 3. There are still plenty of spots to fill, though, so let's get to it.

We start off with another returning artist, Delvin Choice, who comes armed with Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You." That piece was pretty much killed by Jesse Campbell in Season 2, but Delvin nails it himself, earning three quick button pushes from Adam, Shakira and Blake. Usher waits until almost the last moment, but he's finally persuaded, too. Delvin is understandab...

'The Voice' Returns For Season 6: What Have You Missed?

2/24/2014 12:10pm EST
'The Voice' Returns For Season 6: What Have You Missed?
Tonight begins Season 6 of NBC's The Voice, but there have been plenty of happenings with past artists - and the coaches - since Season 5 wrapped in December. Before you tune in to the new cycle, read on to find out what you may have missed over the last three months.

The major news is that coach Cee Lo Green announced last week that he will not return for Season 7, marking his second departure from his big red chair. Cee Lo's best finish on The Voice was having the runner-up (Juliet Simms, season 2) - which Usher has already matched (Michelle Chamuel, season 4). No word yet on who will re...

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

1/29/2014 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...

Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

1/28/2014 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...

'The Voice' News Roundup: Artists From Seasons 2, 3 And 4 Return

12/12/2013 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...

'The Voice' News Roundup: Blake Shelton, Tony Lucca, Nicholas David, Michelle Chamuel

12/5/2013 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...

'The Voice' News Roundup: Blake Shelton, Terry McDermott & More

11/7/2013 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...

Morning Roundup: Jennifer Aniston's Wardrobe Malfunction, Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Win Big At CMAs

11/7/2013 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...