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Luke Bryan Drank Some 'Country Guy's Chill Pill' Prior To The ACM Awards

4/20/2015 1:29pm EDT
Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton Drank 'A Little Vodka' In ACM Pre-Sho
Even big-time celebrities need to calm their nerves sometimes, and Luke Bryan admitted at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday that he drank a little alchohol before co-hosting the 50th annual event with Blake Shelton.

During a red carpet interview with ET, he told Nancy O'Dell, "I wouldn't say there's many nerves, I'd just say there's a lot of excitement. It's going to be a fun night of music and a lot of memories."

Bryan hosted the show in Arlington, Texas, and admitted he and Shelton imbibed in a pre-show ritual to get things started, "We huddle up and do some read-throughs a...

'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...

'The Voice' Live Playoffs Part 2

4/8/2015 9:08am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Live Playoffs, Part 2' - Team Adam
After Monday night saw Team Blake and Team Pharrell perform for America's votes, Tuesday evening was the time for Teams Adam and Christina to put their best forward in hopes of being one of the three singers from each roster to make it through the first week of live playoffs.

Tonya Boyd-Cannon, "Take Me to the Pilot" (Team Adam): We all know Adam loves his Elton John, and it's evident in how he sings this song for Tonya before turning her loose on it. She's able to bring the "church," as he calls it, out of the track with her usual big energy. Everyone winds up standing by the time she's d...

'The Voice' Live Playoffs Begin

4/7/2015 9:52am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Season 8 Live Playoffs Begin With Team Blake
The Voice's live playoffs have arrived, as the Top 20 sing this week to make the Top 12. Teams Blake and Pharrell were the first on the chopping block Monday, and NBC amped up the energy with a guest performance by Maroon 5, because you can never hear "Sugar" too many times.

Who did well and who's at risk of going home? Read on for our analysis of Team Blake vs. Team Pharrell and tune in Tuesday night to see who stands out from Teams Adam and Christina. America's votes will protect two singers on each team, while a third will be chosen by their coach.

Sarah Potenza: "Free Bird" (Team Blak...

Who Got The Final Four Spots On 'The Voice'?

3/31/2015 9:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Knockouts, Part 3' - The Final Stea
We're almost to the end! Monday was the last step before The Voice's live shows begin, with six more battles to figure out who got the final four spots in this season's live show pool.

One of those was determined by Christina Aguilera, who utilized the competition's final steal in (no surprise here) the last matchup of the evening to give one artist a second opportunity.

Who did Christina choose to save? And who else joined that person in the live shows? Read on to find out what happened on Monday.

Team Adam: Tonya Boyd-Cannon, "I Wish" vs. Barry Minniefield, "What You Won't Do For Love"...

Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Love 'Girl Crush'

3/30/2015 2:16pm EDT
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Show Support For LBT's 'Girl Cru
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert showed their support for Little Big Town's controversial song "Girl Crush" in a new photo on Instagram.

"We love @littlebigtown #girlcrush," the pair posted on Sunday. The image shows them kissing and wearing baseball caps with the song's title on them.

Even though the tune is actually about jealousy, not a homosexual relationship, it has caused a major ripple on the country music scene.

One fan wrote on Lambert's Instagram page: "In central Missouri they hardly play that song. What in the world?! I happen to love it!!!!"

Another added: "That song is am...

'The Voice' Battle Rounds Part 4

3/18/2015 9:42am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Battle Rounds, Part 4' - Who Did Ph
The Voice finished its battle rounds on Tuesday night, with Pharrell Williams doling out the one remaining steal in the competition, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton hugging it out, and as many battles airing as did during Monday's two-hour show. We just had to smush half of them into another montage.

Who got through, and who went home? Read on to find out what the coaches said, hear our commentary, and re-watch each of the battles to decide if you think the decisions were right or wrong.

Team Christina: Rob Taylor (3 chairs) vs. Jeremy Gaynor (4 chairs), "Animals"
Winner: Rob Taylor
What Th...

The Results Of Monday Night's 'Voice' Battle Rounds Are In

3/17/2015 10:16am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Battle Rounds, Part 3' - One Chair
In the third of four battle round episodes, The Voice laid out six more battles and two more steals, resulting in the exact same thing that happened at the end of blind auditions: one coach is holding onto one more spot on their team. Who are we all waiting on? Well, you'll have to read on to find out.

Here are the results from each of Monday night's battles, complete with our commentary and the videos if you missed any of the performances.

Team Pharrell: Caitlin Caporale (2 chairs) vs. Briar Jonnee (2 chairs), "Fallin'"
Winner: Caitlin Caporale
What They Said: Pharrell hands these two so...

Miranda Lambert Sizzles In Music Video (Watch)

3/12/2015 8:35am EDT
A Smokin' Hot Miranda Lambert Show Off Her Body In Swimsuit For
There are few things in life better than a country star in a tight red swimsuit.

Well, so long as that country star is Miranda Lambert. Something tells us her husband Blake Shelton (also a country star) wouldn't like quite as good.

The music video for Lambert's latest single, "Little Red Wagon," (from her 2014 album "Platinum" has just released online, and it features the country music sensation squeezed into a little red bathing suit and showing off by the pool.

Also, in a pair of very tight Daisy Dukes. And also writhing around in bed wearing nothing but lingerie. It's a sexy music vid...

'The Voice' Recap: Which Coach Goes All In?

3/11/2015 9:12am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Battle Rounds, Part 2' - Which Coac
Tuesday was the first full night of battle rounds for The Voice, and as usual it was a busy one. There were nine battles and three steals, including two by one coach who will now have to sit on the sidelines for next week as they're out of free passes. Which one took that risk?

And which artists are on the move, while some of them are being sent home for good? Check out all the results in our recap.

Team Pharrell: Anthony Riley (4 chairs) vs. Travis Ewing (3 chairs), "Get Ready"
Winner: Anthony Riley
What They Said: Pharrell has paired these two because he thinks they're similar soulful, ...

'The Voice' Blinds End And Battles Begin

3/10/2015 9:09am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Blinds End And Battles Begin' - A Mixed Bag
NBC did a very strange thing with The Voice on Monday night - the show combined the end of its blind auditions round with the beginning of its battle rounds, the first time that has ever happened.

It made for a bit of a disjointed show, but basically the teams got completed and the first person got eliminated from season eight all in the same night. If you were a bit confused, we don't blame you. To keep your scorecard up to date, here's our recap.

Part 1: The Blind Auditions

Nathan Hermida, "Sure Thing"
Chairs: Two (Adam and Christina)
What They Said: Adam hits his button near-immediate...

'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 3' - Adam Levine's Blind Audition

3/3/2015 9:01am EST
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 3' - Adam Lev
The second week of blind auditions on The Voice began Monday, with more singers taking the stage at Universal Studios Hollywood hoping to land the remaining spots on four superstar teams.

Adam Levine has three of his twelve artists picked out, while Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera each have four and Pharrell Williams a whopping five. That means we're halfway to complete. Who's in and who's out? Which coach decided to see if they could turn some chairs? And what could have been done without? Let's get to it.

Kelsie May, "You're Looking At Country"
Chairs: Three (Blake, Christina and P...

'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' ...