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'The Voice' Singer Tells Why He Performed 'Happy' For Pharrell

3/13/2016 3:03pm EDT
'The Voice' Singer Tells Why He Performed 'Happy' For Pharrell
This week on The Voice, Brian Nhira became the latest artist to perform a coach's song when he chose to audition with Pharrell Williams' massive hit single "Happy." His version of the song earned him a place on Team Pharrell, and Starpulse spoke to Brian afterward about what motivated him to cover a coach's song in front of the original artist - and which other coach his father wanted him to pick!

"I chose 'Happy' as my audition song [after] I saw an interview with Oprah [Winfrey] and Pharrell," Brian recalled. "It was after 'Happy' had been out for a little while and it was obviously just...
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Adam Levine's Blake Shelton Impression Leads 'Voice' Season 10 Outtakes

3/8/2016 11:25am EST
Watch: Adam Levine's Blake Shelton Impression Leads 'Voice' Seas
One of the biggest draws of NBC's The Voice is the unpredictable antics of the coaches, which are on full display in this new video featuring outtakes from the first week of Season 10 blind auditions.

Click here to watch what didn't make it onto the TV broadcast, including Adam Levine's nonsensical impression of fellow champion Blake Shelton that has Pharrell Williams unable to contain his laughter.

Not exempt from the craziness, Pharrell gets an invisible violin assist from one of his colleagues while making a blind audition pitch. Blake continues to take shots at Adam, surprising no one...
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Adam Levine Reveals Story Of 'Low Five' With Pharrell

2/19/2016 9:06am EST
'The Voice': Adam Levine Reveals Story Of 'Low Five' With Pharre
As we get closer to the new season of The Voice, NBC is asking the show's coaches about their pre-show habits. In a video released on Thursday, Adam Levine explained the origin of the "low five" he gives Pharrell Williams after the coaches are introduced by Carson Daly.

Watch the video below to find out where Adam got the idea for the low five - and of course it wouldn't be an Adam Levine video without some commentary regarding his friend and rival Blake Shelton.

Both coaches will be entering their tenth season when The Voice returns on Monday, February 29 at 8 PM on NBC. Adam is the reig...
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Robin Thicke: 'I Was High And Drunk Every Time I Did An Interview Last Year'

10/26/2015 10:19am EDT
Robin Thicke Was 'High' And 'Drunk' During All 'Blurred Lines' I
During a newly released deposition video regarding his "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, singer Robin Thicke revealed he was "high" and "drunk" during all of his 2013 interviews.

Thicke confirms he wasn't sober in any of the interviews he gave during 2013 to promote his hit tune "Blurred Lines."

"With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year," Thicke reportedly remarked in the video, which was unsealed by a Los Angeles judge, according to a report by KABC.

People Magazine reported that in the deposition video, Thicke also said he was not an honest person.

Th...
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'The Voice': Who Won The Final Six Battles

10/21/2015 9:19am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: And Pharrell Williams' Final Steal Goes To...
Battle rounds are over on The Voice. Who won the final six battles and who got the last steal to join Team Pharrell? Read on to find out who's advancing to next week's knockout rounds - and from there it's just one step to the live shows and becoming the winner of Season 9.

Team Adam is the first to conclude its battles, as Adam matches Shelby Brown against Amanda Ayala on Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" in a battle of teenage singers. Shelby has apparently never performed with a full band, so that's a challenge for her. But following the most awkward commercial break on this show, Shelb...
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'The Voice' Battles Part 2 Kicks Off With An Upset

10/14/2015 10:35am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: The First Upset In Second Battles Episode
Tuesday's second battle installment of The Voice kicked off with an upset and ended with a steal, placing the first battle montage of the season in the middle. It was a mixed bag for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, and if you missed any of the episode last night, here's what happened.

Team Adam: Keith Semple vs. Manny Cabo, "Baba O'Riley"

This is not an easy song to sing; just ask season one's Beverly McClellan or season three's Terry McDermott. But it's the pick for these two veteran rockers and family men, as Adam needs to decide which one he'll b...
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'The Voice' Recap: Blind Auditions Are Almost Over

9/30/2015 9:18am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Season 8 Blind Auditions Are Almost Over
After this week, there's only one more night of blind auditions for The Voice. So on Tuesday, coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are busy taking their teams from 'sort of done' to 'mostly done,' after the slightly creepy black-and-white versions of past artists stopped popping up.

Darius Scott opens the show with his cover of "You Make Me Wanna..." and turns three chairs, those belonging to Adam, Gwen and Pharrell. Darius goes to Team Pharrell, basing it on his high school experience which includes a N*E*R*D* tattoo. Also known as the one tattoo Adam doe...
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'The Voice' Blind Auditions Continue

9/29/2015 10:09am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 3
It's time for the second week of blind auditions on The Voice, and with our coaches already having filled at least a third of their teams, this is usually where things start to get dicey. Season 9 is no exception. And on top of that, we have the show's first-ever marriage proposal. No, we're not kidding.

Firstly, here's a shocker: the episode does not start with a four-chair audition. Morgan Frazier gets on the show with her cover of "I Want You To Want Me" (how appropriate for this moment, right?), and turns both Gwen and Blake. Morgan being a country artist, she takes her guitar and goes...
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'The Voice' Season 9 Premiere: Blind Auditions Begin

9/22/2015 10:33am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Three Four-Chair Auditions In Season 9 Premie
The Voice returned on Monday for the ninth (?!) season of the singing competition, just one day after it won two more Emmy Awards, including its second trophy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. It seems like the show is picking up steam, with the season nine premiere being business as usual for Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

Longtime viewers know the show never starts its blind auditions off with anything less than the best, so after the coach medley it's no surprise that opening singer Mark Hood turns all four chairs. Despite saying beforehand he...
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Expect A Big Surprise On The Season Premiere Of 'The Voice'

9/20/2015 4:00pm EDT
The Voice
NBC's The Voice usually has one or two good surprises during the singing competition's blind audition round - but in the upcoming Season 9, the network is teasing an audition as "the most shocking reveal on The Voice yet."

Those are strong words, especially on a show that's had a few curveballs over the last five years. We've seen singers mistaken for the opposite gender, solo artists confused for duos, newbies who've gone on to win the whole show, and Pharrell Williams told us in our recent interview that he originally thought Season 8 champ Sawyer Fredericks was an older African-American...
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Pharrell And Blake Talk Season 9 Of 'The Voice'

9/14/2015 12:07pm EDT
'The Voice': Pharrell Williams & Blake Shelton Talk Season 9
A new season of The Voice is just around the corner, which means more of Pharrell Williams (pictured here with Season 9 advisor Missy Elliott) and Blake Shelton. Starpulse visited with both Pharrell and Blake recently to find out what they could tell us about the season ahead.

"The last thing I would expect is that we would be nine seasons in five years later," Blake told us. "I can't believe how many of these things that we do, it's crazy. Two a year and we're actually filming three a year, but you know what? It's so much fun. It does take up a lot of time but when you're actually in ther...
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Pharrell Makes Odd Requests While Touring

8/22/2015 2:18pm EDT
Pharrell Williams' Tour Rider Leaked, Includes Weird Request For
Occasionally an artist's tour rider leaks, and it includes some unusual requests. Pharrell William's demands are only slightly bizarre.

Star magazine got its hands on the singer's tour rider, which includes requests for the following: Nilla Wafers, Pedialyte, gluten-free bread, matches, “SUPER COLD” sodas, a variety of five fish dishes (cooked in a pan) and two (framed) photos of astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Apparently, the photos of Sagan are to remind Pharrell "how lucky we are to be on this planet."

According to Noisy, other leaked tour riders include: Madonna's request for 20 internati...
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We Find These Music Videos To Be The Best So Far This Year

6/20/2015 9:00am EDT
The Best Music Videos Of 2015 (So Far)
What does every good music single need? A stunning visual – a gripping music video – to accentuate and accompany the music of course! While music videos on television seem to be a thing of the past, they are still incredibly popular online. All of the videos that grace this list have racked up millions of views on YouTube alone. Choosing just 20 out of a beaucoup of videos is arduous, but here are some of the standouts as of yet in 2015.

Some of the songs actually bowed in 2014, but they weren’t released as a single until 2015 or the video arrived in 2015.

1) Taylor Swift featuring K...
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Best & Worst Fashion From The CFDA Awards

6/2/2015 2:55pm EDT
Best And Worst Dressed At The 2015 CFDA Awards Include Gigi Hadi
The stars were out on Monday night for this year's annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, held at Alice Tully Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center.

Celebs, models and fashion designers alike took to the red and white carpet prior to the night's ceremony, showing off in some pretty amazing outfits.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid, 20, sizzled in a silver and bronze Michael Kors jumpsuit, while sister Bella, 18 looked amazing in a black evening gown.

Model Karlie Kloss took the plunge in a red and black polka dot gown by Diane von Furstenberg, while actress January Jones bro...
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Will Fans Enjoy Jamie Foxx’s New Album?

5/20/2015 2:42pm EDT
Review: Jamie Foxx Keeps Things Sensual On ‘Hollywood’
How does one characterize Jamie Foxx? The best way to describe Foxx is as multitalented. He is one of few actors – an Academy Award winner by the way – who can convincingly play dramatic roles as well as comedic roles. Furthermore, Foxx is one of few actors who has nailed the ‘musician’ thing – he’s a classically trained pianist with golden pipes.

After a five-year hiatus between albums, Foxx returns with his most sensually driven lengthily titled album yet, Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses. Has the 47-year old Foxx lost his swag? Nope, not in the least – perhaps he overdoes the ‘sw...
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'The Voice' Names Its New Winner!

5/20/2015 9:40am EDT
Sawyer Fredericks Wins 'The Voice' For Team Pharrell
In a conclusion that seemed to be forgone, Sawyer Fredericks of Team Pharrell was named the eighth winner of The Voice on Tuesday night. Fredericks beat out Team Blake's Meghan Linsey (the runner-up), Team Adam's Joshua Davis (third place) and his own teammate Koryn Hawthorne (fourth place) to claim the trophy.

After the celebration was over, Sawyer and Pharrell joined the media to give their first reactions to the good news. Read on for what they had to say and our take on what Sawyer's victory means for The Voice, which will be back for its ninth season this fall.

"You've got to think a...
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Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams Ready For Tonight's Finale

5/19/2015 9:42am EDT
Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams On 'The Voice' Journey
Continuing our look at each of the duos remaining on The Voice, after Monday night's last performance show we checked in with Koryn Hawthorne and her coach, Pharrell Williams.

What does Pharrell think is so special about Koryn (and her teammate and fellow finalist, Sawyer Fredericks)? What was it like for Koryn to record a song written by Pharrell? They told us on the red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood.

"This whole journey has just been life-changing and amazing. I've grown so much as an artist, but I've grown as a person also," reflected Koryn. "It gets me emotional because I'm so...
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We Think You'll Really Enjoy Snoops Latest Album

5/18/2015 1:54pm EDT
5 Takeaways From Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bush’
Snoop Dogg is back y’all! What better to come back than dropping a bomb? In this case, a ‘bomb’ is more ‘da bomb’ than a ‘flop.’ Bush, Snoop’s latest album is heads and tails above his recent releases, particularly his reggae album (as Snoop Lion) Reincarnated. What makes Bush so good? Well, here are five takeaways that make it irresistible!

1) Snoop Shows Incredible Maturity

Much like the song “So Many Pros,” there are indeed “so many pros” about Bush. One of the biggest is the maturity that Snoop showcases. Yes, it is shocking that Snoop Dogg and maturity are in the same sen...
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'The Voice' Finalists Announced

5/13/2015 9:33am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Your Four Season 8 Finalists Are...
On Tuesday, The Voice unveiled the four finalists that the show will carry to next week's finals. It's only the second time since the series moved to its current format that there have been four finalists, with the Twitter Instant Save replacing last season's Wild Card as the last free pass back into the competition.

This season has been nail-bitingly tough, with three of the four coaches having just one artist remaining going into the semifinals - a change of pace from how things usually play out by this point, where one coach (usually named Adam Levine or Blake Shelton) has a numerical a...
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'The Voice' Top 8 Perform

4/28/2015 9:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Top 8 Performances' - 3 To Watch
Pharrell Williams is impressed with what he's hearing on The Voice, and we can understand why. Things are getting down to the wire now - on Monday night the Top 8 singers took the stage again, hoping to avoid elimination and make their way into the Top 6.

As the fight for your vote gets tougher by the week, we've selected our favorite three performances from last night's show in an attempt to help make it a little easier on you, and just to recognize greatness. Who impressed us? Read on to find out.

Joshua Davis (Team Adam), "Fields of Gold": Joshua can pretty much do any song by any sing...
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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' 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...
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'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...
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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"...
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'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...
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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...
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'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, ...
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'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Loss Will Cost Robin Thick & Pharrell Williams Big Bucks

3/11/2015 12:10am EDT
Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams Lose Copyright Infringement Laws
A Los Angeles jury ruled in favor of the children of late singer Marvin Gaye on Tuesday, awarding them $7.3 million in their copyright infringement case against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke over their 2013 hit single "Blurred Lines."

The two singers have spent nearly the last two years battling accusations that the song ripped off the Motown legend's "Got To Give It Up."

The case spent the past two weeks in court, where Thicke played numerous songs on the piano to show that lots of songs have similarities and lawyers played parts of Gaye's hit single to convince an eight-person fede...
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Pharrell Williams Testifies In 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Trial

3/5/2015 11:20am EST
Pharrell Williams Says He Didn't Copy Marvin Gaye's Song
Pharrell Williams testified in court on Wednesday that he wasn't thinking of Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up" while he wrote the hit tune "Blurred Lines" for Robin Thicke.

Williams and Thicke are involved in a copyright infringement dispute with Gaye's children, who believe the singer and producer stole pieces from their father's hit 1977 song and used it in "Blurred Lines." The family believes they deserve a cut of the song's $16 million profits as well as some of Thicke's touring money.

Williams insists he didn't copy the song and told the Los Angeles court: "I must've been channe...
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'The Voice' Recap: 'Blind Auditions, Part 4' - Blake Wants Everyone

3/4/2015 9:06am EST
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Blind Auditions, Part 4' - Blake Wa
The last full night of auditions on The Voice was Tuesday, and naturally it was a busy one. The superstar coaches reached the phase where they got pickier with their few remaining button pushes - except for Blake Shelton, who turned his chair for a whopping nine of the fifteen singers who crossed the stage.

Meanwhile, Pharrell found himself in dogfights with Adam and Christina that were markedly different from his earlier successes, and everyone added valuable artists to their teams. Who went where and who do we think has the early advantage? Read on.

Ashley Morgan, "I Wanna Dance With So...
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