A day in the life of Jack Bauer would go so much easier if anyone would just listen to him when he barks commands like, "Stop that couple!" Fat chance when what seems like half the armed personnel of the CIA's London bureau have guns pointed at the good guy instead of the fleeing bad guys.
Will they never learn? Apparently not. Which is no doubt exactly the desire of the fans who've been waiting four long years — that's roughly 35,064 hours in real time — for 24, one of TV's most electrifying thrillers, and Kiefer Sutherland as its beleaguered yet seemingly indestructible hero to snap back into action. The novelty — and thus, a bit of the edge — is gone as Fox's 12-part 24: Live Another Day seeks to prove that less is more, slowly revving up the comfortably formulaic engine while visceral split-screen editing once again intensifies the literally explosive twists. And yet, because a sad, mad, badass Jack Bauer is the only Jack we've ever known, there's something grimly satisfying when he mutters bleakly to one of his few allies, "I don't have any friends."
It's official: Gwen Stefani has signed on to The Voice as a coach for the show's upcoming seventh season, NBC announced Tuesday.
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The No Doubt lead singer...
There hasn't been any hollaback from NBC about whether or not Gwen Stefani will sit in one of The Voice's big red chairs next season, but the No Doubt lead singer and fashion icon was a hot topic on the red carpet Monday after ...
The Voice may be welcoming another new face this fall.
Gwen Stefani has reportedly signed on as a coach for the show's seventh season, TMZ.com reports.
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Stefani, 44, would replace Christina Aguilera, who announced her pregnancy in February. NBC declined to comment on the report.
George Strait was the big winner at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home the prize for fan-voted Entertainer of the Year.
After beating out Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and the show's co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, 61-year-old Strait said, "Wow... I always said I had the best fans in the world and I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case ... This is so amazing. This has been an amazing past 30 years." Strait last won the award in 1990.
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Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are among the performers who will take the stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards next month, People reports.
Usher has already racked up an impressive team of contestants just two days into The Voice's blind auditions. But the R&B superstar insists there is one genre of music he'll never be able to win over.
"They're never going to accept me in Nashville. Ever," Usher says in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video.
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Shakira and Usher reclaim their big red chairs on Monday's Season 6 premiere of The Voice (8/7c, NBC), and it seems absence really does make the heart grow fonder — or at least hungrier.
Both coaches return from their season-long break ready to win and willing to do whatever it takes to do so. After making their debuts last spring in Season 4, Usher and Shakira seem poised to officially come out of the shadows of the original judges they replaced, Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green. How will they do it? And what else can fans expect from Season 6? Read on for five teases about The Voice's highly anticipated return...
Shakira, Usher, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton
The Voice is about finding rising talent, but sometimes the most fun performances come from the mentors.
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In the sneak peek below from the upcoming season, the foursome do a switcheroo, as Blake Shelton performs a Shakira song and vice versa, while Usher belts out a Maroon 5 favorite before Adam Levine jumps into an Usher ditty. By the end of the set, the four are jamming out together.
Those outfits! Those wigs! Those ... pets?! There are plenty of reasons why CeeLo Green (and Purrfect the cat, and Lady the bird) are irreplaceable on The Voice. But, like it or not, NBC will soon have to start searching for the next music superstar to fill Green's big red chair this coming fall on the heels of his exit from the highly rated singing competition.
CeeLo Green not returning to The Voice
So who should fill the "Forget You" singer's bedazzled, one-of-a-kind shoes? We round out six great candidates...