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Mariah Carey. Nicki Minaj. Keith Urban. Shakira. Usher. In recent years, the revolving door at the judges' table on reality singing competitions like American Idol and The Voice has seen a lot of action. And The X Factor has been no exception, cleaning house following the first season by handing pink slips to judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (who, in turn, replaced Cheryl Cole, who was ousted during the auditions) and hiring on Demi Lovato and Britney Spears in Season 2.
Now Simon Cowell and producers must return to the drawing board to find a replacement for L.A. Reid, who announced last week he will not return for the show's third season. So who should replace him? We asked The X Factor's Reid, Cowell and co-host Mario Lopez that very question backstage after Thursday's finale...
Tuesday's season finale of The Voice was not only an emotional night for Cassadee Pope, who was named the Season 3 winner, but also for the show's coaches. When the singing competition returns in March, it will be without original coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green, who are both sitting out Season 4 to focus on other projects. Anyone worried about their absence, or how the additions of Usher and Shakira will affect the show's chemistry, can officially relax, according to social media correspondent Christina Milian.
"It's going to be powerful. It's going to be....
Shakira's baby hasn't even been born yet, and we're already getting the first photo of the wee one.
Shakira's boyfriend and baby daddy Gerard Pique posted a photo of the ultrasound Thursday. "His...
So much for partying like a rock star. It's a little after noon on a Saturday and Adam Levine has already been up for several hours promoting NBC's hit singing competition The Voice. Thanks to a rigorous production schedule, Season 4's blind auditions, featuring new coaches Shakira and Usher, are already under way while Season 3 is in the midst of its live finals. No wonder the Maroon 5 frontman rubs his eyes sleepily as he sinks into a sofa on the Universal lot in Hollywood. "It's been harder-than-hard hours," admits Levine, 33, effortlessly cool in jeans and a white tee. "But as difficult as it is, it's still really fun because it's rewarding work."
Levine's hardly hurting for jobs these days...
When The Voice returns Monday, we'll get our first look at the new knockout rounds. But what are the knockout rounds exactly?
On Monday and Tuesday, viewers will watch as each contestant works with his or her coach on songs of their choosing. Unfortunately, the singers won't know which other teammate they're competing against until moments before they perform.
Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton
NBC has ordered two more seasons of The Voice, the network announced Tuesday.
Seasons 4 and 5 will air in the spring and fall of 2013.
"This pickup will assure the many dedicated Voice fans that this innovative show will continue to bring some of the most talented new voices to the world's attention through all of next year," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.
Shakira may be spinning around for two in The Voice's judge's chair come spring.
The 35-year-old singer...
Future Voice contestants will be in for a big surprise when those red chairs turn around. Usher and Shakira have signed on as new coaches for the fourth season of the singing competition, NBC confirmed Monday.
Usher, 33, and Shakira, 35, will replace...
Shakira and Antonio De La Rue
Shakira and her boyfriend of almost 11 years, Antonio de la Rue, have split, the singer announced on her blog.
"Since August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship. Throughout this time we have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now," she wrote.
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