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Brittany Frederick is an award-winning entertainment journalist with more than 30 million readers and over 12 years experience. She is Starpulse's dedicated correspondent for NBC's The Voice, through her blog Big Red Chairs. You can reach her at her official website or on Twitter.

Graham Yost On 'Justified's' Season (And Series!) Ending

April 8th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
Graham Yost On 'Justified's' Season (And Series!) Ending
Graham Yost is one of our favorite showrunners of all time, because he's a genius and because he's always willing to explain said genius. Previously, Graham let us pick his brain about The Americans, which he executive produces. But we know him best as the showrunner of Justified, which ends its penultimate season tonight. Here's what Graham had to say about the conclusion of Season 5, the end of the entire series next spring, and the one show on broadcast television that he loves (hint: so do we!)

"You’ll see a big shift in the finale," he said of tonight's episode. "You’ll see what happe...
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Carson Daly Dishes On 'The Voice' Season 6

April 8th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Carson Daly Dishes On 'The Voice' Season 6
Whenever we need an answer about The Voice, we can always go to Carson Daly. The show's host - and one of its producers - has served as the link between the hit singing competition and its audience, explaining the various changes and listening to our questions and concerns. So when we found Carson at The Voice's red carpet Thursday, we welcomed the chance to ask him about the alterations in Season 6 and how the Emmy-winning series has evolved over the last three years.

First, about replacing the knockout rounds with a second set of battle rounds. "We loved it," Carson told us. "I think it ...
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'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battle Rounds

April 8th, 2014 8:20am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: The Final Battle Rounds
The Voice is just steps away from turning control over to you at home. In fact, we're less than two months away from crowning a new champion. But before we can do that, there are more battle rounds and more scenes of Chris Martin that we need to get to. So, here's Monday night's fight card!

1. Team Shakira: Dani Moz vs. Clarissa Serna, "Perfect"

Shakira matches her "powerhouse singers," looking to narrow it down to just one on her team. Their choices include Pink's "Perfect," Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," and Kelly Clarkson's "Catch My Breath." They go with the Pink tune, which has already...
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Meet 'Star-Crossed's' Not-So-Ordinary Mom Deena Dill

April 7th, 2014 2:10pm EDT
Meet 'Star-Crossed's' Not-So-Ordinary Mom Deena Dill
On The CW's new teen drama Star-Crossed, Deena Dill plays Margaret Montrose, who for reasons we're about to reveal is generally not the kind of parent you'd want to hold up as a role model. In real life, she's much more pleasant to be around. BFTV connected with Deena last week to talk about her Star-Crossed role and her history as one of the creators of another CW series. SPOILER ALERT: If you're not caught up with Star-Crossed, this interview reveals one major spoiler.

If you haven't yet jumped onboard with The CW's latest original series, Deena helpfully provided us a primer for the sci...
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'The Voice' Coaches Talk Before Season 6 Live Playoffs

April 7th, 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...
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Meet MTV2's Comedy Star Lil Duval

April 6th, 2014 9:09pm EDT
Meet MTV2's Comedy Star Lil Duval
Roland "Lil Duval" Powell has become a comedy fixture on MTV2 with his appearances on Guy Court and Guy Code, so it was no surprise when the network handed him his own show. Having just wrapped the second season of Ain't That America With Lil Duval and with season four of Guy Code on the horizon, Duval phoned into BFTV to talk about being the face of a TV program and the strong relationship he enjoys with the network.

"It's surreal," he reflected. "I'd never thought I'd have my own show, let alone with my name in [the title]. It's almost like I'm pinching myself."

Ain't That America sees ...
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Rap Artist Drew32 Talks Making 'The Batch' And Giant Snakes

April 6th, 2014 8:09pm EDT
Rap Artist Drew32 Talks Making 'The Batch' And Giant Snakes
Detroit-based rapper and producer Drew32 is hoping that 2014 will be his breakthrough year. Following the release of his mixtape The Batch: Volume One, BFTV connected with Drew to talk about the kind of artist he wants to be - and how he came to make the acquaintance of a 22-foot snake.

"I'm kind of like a one-man band and I'm really passionate about it," he told us. "I rap, I produce, I do web design - I kind of do it all. I've been doing this since I was 10 years old. It's what I love to do. And I'd love to be able to really connect with fans."

Describing his mixtape, Drew continued, "I...
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Grammy-Nominated Jazz Guitarist Chuck Loeb Teaching New Artists

April 6th, 2014 7:12pm EDT
Grammy-Nominated Jazz Guitarist Chuck Loeb Teaching New Artists
For years, you've enjoyed Chuck Loeb, the Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist and member of Fourplay. Now Chuck is teaming up with ArtistWorks to launch an online jazz guitar school that will allow you to learn directly from the man himself. BFTV caught up with Chuck last week to ask him about the teaching experience and what's ahead in the rest of his career.

"I enjoy teaching," he told us. "From time to time, I get to do a master class or a clinic here and there, and I've always liked it and wanted to do it [more]. But with the traveling and recording schedule I have, it was hard to commit t...
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Christiann Castellanos On 'Veronica Mars' And Viral Videos

April 5th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Christiann Castellanos On 'Veronica Mars' And Viral Videos
It was one of the coolest developments of last year: the Veronica Mars Powers That Be and loyal fans pulling together to get a feature film made continuing on from the TV show. That's the kind of second chance most of us can only hope for. What was it like to actually be a part of that awesomeness? To find out, BFTV chatted with actress Christiann Castellanos - who has a supporting role in the film - about the Veronica Mars experience, as well as what she's passionate about.

"My character's name is Jade, and I am a very important part of one of the original cast members' lives," Christiann...
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Why 'The Voice' Can't Lose Adam Levine And Blake Shelton

April 5th, 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...
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