This week, Paul McCartney stood in for Kurt Cobain to front a semi-reunited Nirvana at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert (and later on Saturday Night Live), and there were touching tributes to the Newtown shooting victims from SNL and The Voice. The cast of Downton Abbey acted out scenes from Breaking Bad, we met the most easily scared man in the world and/or Norway, and Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson had a "sad-off" about their upcoming movies: Les Miserables and Django Unchained, respectively.
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She was No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes chart the same night that she was crowned the Season 3 winner of The Voice, but Cassadee Pope says that she didn't expect to win the competition. She actually thought that she was going to get the boot weeks ago.
"I kind of thought at the knockouts that I was done. I was not happy with that performance," the 23-year-old told reporters backstage after winning the singing competition. "That was probably my lowest moment as far as my performance, but I think seeing iTunes has helped me get through this season with a little bit more ease. It gave me a little bit of a heads-up for what was going to happen."
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In the words of coach Adam Levine, Tuesday's finale for The Voice was "bittersweet."
The Season 3 capper not only crowned a new winner, but it also (temporarily) said goodbye to coaches Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, who will sit out next season to focus on other projects. (Shakira and Usher will take over their spinning chairs.)
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The Voice finale is known for being a lively few hours of splashy song and dance, but before the top three performed on Monday, the series paid a touching tribute to the fallen children and faculty killed in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and CeeLo Green joined the top three, host Carson Daly, Christina Milian and former Season 3 contestants on stage for a moving rendition of "Hallelujah."
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The blind auditions are officially over on The Voice, but as the battle rounds began Monday, producers introduced a new twist that put the buttons — and more importantly, the battles between the coaches — back in action. But did the highly anticipated steal twist actually work...
American Idol singer Frenchie Davis. Mickey Mouse Club member Tony Lucca. The Voice has always been about giving talented singers a second chance at fame. Now, the show is giving its singers another second chance with a twist that could shake the game up in a big way: the Steal.
In the battle rounds, which kick off Monday at 8/7c on NBC, the coaches will have the opportunity to press their buttons once again — this time to steal a singer from another coach after that singer has lost their battle. "I have to say as a naturalized American, what the country is all about is second chances. And this is a second chance for people," executive producer Mark Burnett tells TVGuide.com. "When they hit those buttons and the lights come on, it's like, 'Wow!' I've been doing this long enough that I know when I see something magical happen."
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NBC's The Voice threw down the gauntlet when it expanded its planned two-night Monday-Tuesday premiere to a third night on Wednesday, which puts it head-to-head with the first night of The X Factor's two-night premiere. In response, X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell deemed the move as "cold-hearted" and...
Khloe Kardashian may be adding another TV show to her resume. The reality star is reportedly the front-runner to host The X Factor, TMZ reports.
According to the site, the reality star is the lead contender out of all the hopeful hosts. Producers, including Simon Cowell, who has said he wants two hosts — a man and a woman — reportedly think Kardashian is the most sensible pick since judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato also share Kardashian's young fan base.
Jimmy Kimmel points to an enormous new treadmill in his office. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host recently installed the contraption, which sports a large tabletop to conduct business while exercising, and has taken to walking on it while working. "I read somewhere that sitting all day can cut 15 or 20 years off your life," he explains. "It's worse than smoking. We weren't meant to sit this much."