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'The Voice' Top 12 Eliminations Breakdown

April 15th, 2015 9:09am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Top 12 Eliminations' - Adam Breaks A Streak
America is definitely not voting the way that it used to when it comes to this season of NBC's The Voice. On Tuesday night, the results of voting to decide who moved into the Top 10 were revealed, and they signaled that times are changing in the history of TV's top singing competition.

Plus, the Twitter Instant Save started up again, season 8 Team Christina advisor Nick Jonas popped by to perform his latest single, and there were some more group performances, this team with the coaches joining their artists for takes on a couple of classics.

But what you really want to know is who went ho...
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'The Voice' Coaches Talk

April 14th, 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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'Saturday Night Live' Season 40, Episode 18: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons

April 12th, 2015 3:15pm EDT
Taraji P Henson on SNL
With her breakout role as Cookie on "Empire," Taraji P. Henson has been showcasing her commitment, confidence, and charisma to her biggest audience yet. These are the qualities that great "SNL" hosts are made of, and in her first appearance at Studio 8H, she had to show them off, both because she was given plenty of roles that required a strong presence and because many of the sketches were running low on premise and thus necessitated strong performances across the board.

Hillary Clinton (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – It has been a delight watching Kate McKinnon develop her Hillary Clinton impressi...
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Julia-Louis Dreyfus Plays The Whisper Challenge (Watch)

April 9th, 2015 10:55am EDT
Julia Louis Dreyfus On The Tonight Show
Julia Louis-Dryefus appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" almost brought the house down when she and Fallon played a hilarious game of "Whisper Challenge."

During the game, Louis-Dreyfus and Fallon took turns wearing headphones with loud music playing while the other read a phrase. Each had two chances to figure out what their opponent was saying, using lipreading to guess the phrase.

The premise was simple enough, until the phrases on the cards were eventually revealed.

The "Veep" star went first and was so engrossed in the music that she didn't realize Fallon had repeated ...
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Who Made The Top 12 On 'The Voice'?

April 9th, 2015 9:25am EDT
'The Voice' Top 12 Revealed
Your votes and the coaches' saves are in - The Voice revealed its Top 12 on Wednesday night, and there were some notable omissions. America elected two members from each team, while Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams used their last-ever saves to add a third singer to their rosters.

It was also a bit of a homecoming for one season 7 artist, as Wiz Khalifa enlisted Chris Jamison to join him for a performance of "See You Again," Khalifa's song from the soundtrack to the newly released film Furious 7.

But Wednesday night was all about elimination results, an...
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'The Voice' Live Playoffs Part 2

April 8th, 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

April 7th, 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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'SNL' Cast Begs Michael Keaton To Play Old Role

April 5th, 2015 1:00pm EDT
'SNL' Cast Begs Host Michael Keaton To Play Batman Again
Both Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan put the pressure on Michael Keaton to reprise his famous roles of both Batman and Beetlejuice during his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live."

Moynihan and Killam played devoted fans of the actor, and together sang a hilarious song to try to blackmail the star into reliving his most famous characters.

After an initial refusal, the jokesters cut to scenes with them tricking him into playing the part, super-imposing a Batman outfit over his regular clothes as he read a book backstage and then doing the same with Beetlejuice clothes as he looked at ...
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'Saturday Night Live' Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen

April 5th, 2015 9:45am EDT
Michael Keaton Hosts 'SNL' For First Time In Over 20 Years - We
Michael Keaton’s innate charm was on full display during this past awards season. That was not as present in his third “SNL” hosting stint (and first in over 20 years). Instead, he reminded viewers of his dark side. While he never actually suited up as Batman or Beetlejuice during the episode, his roles did seem to be inspired by that portion of his career. The result was a surplus of oddly severe sketches, some of which were praiseworthy in their boldness, but others which were cringeworthy in their difficulty to watch.

Final Four Postgame – “SNL” was operating right down to the wire ...
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NBC's Next Live Production

March 31st, 2015 10:53am EDT
Live Broadcast Of 'The Wiz' To Air On NBC
A live broadcast of the iconic all-black version of "The Wizard of Oz" titled“The Wiz” will air on NBC this coming December.

The groundbreaking musical was a hit on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award for Best Musical. It was adapted into a film in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and will be adapted for television just prior to the holiday season.

Kenny Leon will stage both the upcoming Broadway version and television version of “The Wiz.”

Leon is an acclaimed director who has brought two popular plays to television in creative adaptations. He worked on “A Raisin in ...
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