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Jennifer Hudson has revealed she wants to team up with Sir Tom Jones, Gavin Rossdale and will.i.am on music in the future.
Jennifer Hudson wants to work with all three of her fellow 'The Voice UK' judges on music.
The 'Dream Girls' star has learnt a lot from watching Will.i.am, Gavin Rossdale and Sir Tom Jones on the ITV programme and says she and the Black Eyed Peas star are going to record together once filming for the spinning-chair show is complete.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, she shared: ''I do plan on working with will for my next album.''
Continue reading: Jennifer Hudson Wants To Work With The Voice UK Judges On Music
Ratings fell from an average of 8.5 million to 6.4 million in 2016, the series from which Jones was dropped by the producers.
Sir Tom Jones has revealed his delight at being able to return to the judging panel of ‘The Voice UK’ as it makes its move to ITV for its new series this month, taking aim at BBC bosses for axing him from the last series.
Speaking at a press launch ahead of the sixth series of the show, which returns to British screens on January 7th on ITV, the Welsh singing legend commented on the importance of learning from knockbacks in the showbiz world, and used his experience of being excluded from the final BBC edition of ‘The Voice’ last year as an example.
Sir Tom Jones is to return to 'The Voice UK' this weekend
Continue reading: Sir Tom Jones Was Happy That The Last Series Of 'The Voice UK' Flopped
Sir Tom Jones believes music saved his life after his wife Linda passed away in April.
Sir Tom Jones thinks music ''saved his life'' following the death of his wife.
The 76-year-old singer tragically lost his spouse Lady Melinda Rose Woodward - known as Linda - in April to lung cancer and, although he didn't think he'd ever sing again after her passing, he's glad he carried on.
He told the Independent newspaper: ''She passed away from lung cancer and it was very quick. By the time they found it, she only had less than two weeks. So that hit me hard, and it still has.
Continue reading: Sir Tom Jones: 'Music Saved My Life After Wife's Death'
Having been dropped for 2016's final series on the BBC, 'The Voice UK' is restoring the Welsh singing legend to the coaching panel when it moves to ITV.
Sir Tom Jones is set to return to the coaching panel of ‘The Voice UK’ for its first series on ITV, having been unceremoniously dumped by the BBC just over a year ago.
The 76 year old Welsh crooning legend will be one of the four coaches in the upcoming first series of the talent show at its new home on ITV, to which it’s moved after five seasons on the BBC where it enjoyed mixed fortunes.
“I’m looking forward to returning to my big red chair on ‘The Voice UK’,” Jones said in a statement. “I had some great times on the show and I can’t wait again to discover and help some brand new talent. And of course be back with my pal Will.i.am.”
Continue reading: Sir Tom Jones Returning To 'The Voice UK'
A report in The Sun indicates that Jones, who was given the boot by the BBC last year, is to return to 'The Voice' when it comes to ITV.
Sir Tom Jones is reportedly in the middle of “final talks” to re-join ‘The Voice’ ahead of its move to ITV for its next series, a year after he was given the boot from the reality show.
The 76 year old Welsh singer was deeply unhappy with the way he was dealt with when the BBC decided to axe him last summer in favour of Boy George, but now, with a new set of producers looking to re-vamp the much-criticised show, he’s preparing himself to return.
According to a report in The Sun, bosses at ITV are said to be keen on getting Jones aboard as he “commands respect”.
Continue reading: Is Tom Jones Returning To 'The Voice'?
The talent competition may be switching channels, but Will.i.am isn't going anywhere.
‘The Voice’ coach Will.i.am has confirmed he’ll be staying on with the show when it moves to ITV next year. The Black Eyed Peas main man has been with the show since its first series in 2012 and has seen a revolving door of fellow music stars join him on the panel.
Will.i.am will be retuning to ‘The Voice’.
Will will also be a coach on spin-ff show ‘The Voice Kids’, which is aimed at 7 to 14 year olds. In a statement he said: “I’m delighted to be continuing ‘The Voice UK’ on ITV and being a voice of direction and guidance for the usual suspects, and I’m thrilled to add ‘The Voice Kids’ to the mix.”
Continue reading: Will.i.am Confirms He'll Be On 'The Voice' When It Moves To ITV
The couple had been married for 59 years prior to Linda’s death from cancer in April.
Tom Jones is preparing to play his first concerts since the death of his wife of 59 years Linda in April. The veteran singer said it’s been a ‘tough few months’, but he’s vowed to carry on singing as it’s what Linda would have wanted.
Tom Jones is ready to get back to performing after the death of his wife Linda.
“I’m feeling pretty good now. I’m back in it and getting back in form,” Tom told the BBC. “It’s been a tough few months, losing Linda. She had emphysema, and we thought that’s all it was. But it turned out to be worse than that in the end.”
Continue reading: Sir Tom Jones Speaks Of 'Tough Few Months' After Losing Wife Linda
The two popular former judges are said to be poised to return to the show when it moves to ITV.
Former ‘The Voice’ judges Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones could be set to return to the show, when it moves to ITV for it’s sixth season. According to The Mirror, the two former judges are set to join a revamped line-up which is also rumoured to include Jennifer Hudson and Will.i.am.
Kylie Minogue is rumoured to be making a return to ‘The Voice’.
A source told the newspaper that Black Eyed Peas star Will is the only current coach ITV are hoping to hang on to. “They’ve pushed the boat out to get Will to stay and are very much hoping he’ll say yes,” the source said. "He loves the show and he’s actually a bigger star here than he is in the US.”
Continue reading: Are Kylie Minogue And Tom Jones Set To Return To 'The Voice'?
Linda Woodward passed away on April 10th following what was described as a "short but fierce" battle with cancer, and Jones has thanked his fans for their messages of support.
Sir Tom Jones has thanked his fans in a heartfelt message for their “sympathy and support” after his losing his wife earlier this month.
The 75 year old singer shared some personal thanks via his official Twitter account to his 500,000 followers on Wednesday evening (April 27th), just over two weeks after his wife Linda died from cancer.
Sir Tom Jones thanked his fans for their support following his wife's death earlier this month
Melinda Rose Woodward, believed to be aged 75, passed away at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer.
Sir Tom Jones’s wife Melinda Rose Woodward has died after a “short but fierce battle with cancer”, it has been reported. Known as Linda, she was married to the Welsh singing legend for 59 years.
The couple had known each other from childhood and married at the age of 16, and they stayed together despite high-profile difficulties in their relationship over the years, and had one son, Mark, who is now his father’s manager.
A statement on Jones’s official website on Monday (April 11th) said: “Surrounded by her husband and loved ones, she passed away peacefully.” The family has now “asked for privacy at this difficult time.”
Continue reading: Sir Tom Jones's Wife Linda Dies Of Cancer
Having pulled out of a gig in Manila over the weekend, an illness in his immediate family has forced the Welsh crooner to cancel his entire tour of Asia.
Having initially cancelled a performance in the Philippines over the weekend, Sir Tom Jones has now announced he’s pulling out of his entire Asian tour due to “a serious illness” in his immediate family.
The 75 year old Welsh legend has confirmed that he’s now shelving dates in Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka, according to a new report by Wales Online. A statement from the singer’s representatives appeared via his official Instagram account on Sunday evening (April 3rd).
Sir Tom Jones has now cancelled the rest of his Asian tour
The singer has refused to confirm wether we can expect to see her in the judges chair next year.
Rita Ora’s first season as a judge on ‘The Voice’ might not be over for a few weeks yet, but it appears the British singer isn't ready to commit to returning for another run. When asked if fans of the BBC talent show could expect Rita to stick around for next year, the 24 year old declined to give a definitive answer on her future plans.
Could Rita's tenure on 'The Voice' soon be over?
"Ooooh. That's THE question..." Ora told a reporter during an open mic night, where show’s remaining contestants performed for record company A&Rs."Let me get through this series first,” she then added.
The singer's choice of outfit for Monday's appearance on BBC's 'The One Show' left little to the imagination.
Rita Ora’s cleavage has triggered a deluge of complaints to the BBC after the pop star appeared on ‘The One Show’.
The 24 year old singer was a guest on the primetime evening programme on Monday (5th January) wearing a plunging white suit that, with nothing underneath, veered a little too much to the risqué side for some people’s tastes. The BBC confirmed that it received 424 complaints from the viewing public, most claiming that Rita’s revealing outfit was not appropriate for family tea-time viewing.
Rita Ora pictured with fellow 'The Voice' judge Will.i.am, both of whom appeared on Monday's 'The One Show'
Continue reading: Rita Ora's Wardrobe Choice Sparks Complaints
Michael Sheen, Sir Tom Jones and Sian Philips are among the stars cast in the BBC Wales TV adaptation of Dylan Thomas' play 'Under Milk Wood'.
Michael Sheen, Sir Tom Jones and Sian Phillips have been cast to star in an upcoming BBC Wales TV adaption of Under Milk Wood, a 1954 radio drama written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The news comes a month before the centenary of Thomas’ birth and 60 years after the play was first aired on BBC radio.
Michael Sheen will be lending his voice to the omnipotent narrator in Under Milk Wood.
Set in Llareggub, a fictional Welsh village, Under Milk Wood explores the dreams and thoughts of the village’s inhabitants via an omnipotent narrator. A notable 1972 film adaption starred iconic couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, while the play has also been performed in theatres.
Kylie confirms The Voice bosses' worst fears
The Voice may have been given a popularity boost via a certain Australian popstar, but it’ll have to source a new famous face for next season as Kylie Minogue has confirmed she won’t be returning as judge.
Kylie Minogue rehearses for The Voice
The diminutive singer blamed her tour schedule, tweeting: "#Lovers, due to timing of my tour I won't be back next season for The Voice UK. Thanks to all who supported! Hope to see you on my KMO tour!"
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Blames Voice Exit On Tour Times
Kylie Minogue has quit The Voice after just one season.
Signing up Kylie Minogue for The Voice was the BBC's way of proving that this singing contest - with its spinning chairs and blind auditions - could pack as much of a punch as The X-Factor, despite losing Danny O'Donoghue and Jessie J following its second season. The Australian was certainly a marquee signing, and alongside Tom Jones and Will.i.am (and the fella from Kaiser Chiefs), the BBC show had a judging line-up that could rival that of its ITV rival.
Jermaine Jackman Won 'The Voice'
Now, The Voice executives are on the hunt for another big name to fill the gap left by Minogue, who has quit the show after just one season to focus on her live touring.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Quits 'The Voice', Leaving BBC In A Pickle
Morrissey, Sir Cliff Richard, Tom Jones. Dream line-up.
Morrissey has announced two dates in the United States with support coming from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones. According to the reliable fan-site True To You, the former Smiths frontman will perform with Tom Jones at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on May 10 before playing at Brooklyn's Barclays Center with Sir Cliff Richard on June 21.
Morrissey Performing at the Manchester Evening News Arena
They are the first confirmed shows since Morrissey abandoned a series of tours last year blaming a "lack of funding" and cancellations.
Continue reading: Morrissey Live, With Support From Sir Cliff Richard And Tom Jones
Ricky Wilson and Kylie Minogue will join Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am on the BBC's returning singing contest
The Voice is back, and with an almost entirely new line-up too, as the BBC's returning singing contest hopes to come back with a bang and establish itself as a favourite with the British viewing public. Having suffered in the ratings in the last season, BBC bosses are hoping that the shake-up on the show will reinvigorate it's formula and turn the show into the country's top-rated reality contest.
Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson join the judge's panel, taking up the spots vacated by the departing Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue, and previous hosts Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been replaced too, with Emma Willis and former JLS star Marvin Humes fronting the show this time around. The question is, will this shake up be enough to see the show surpass The X Factor as the nation's favourite singing contest? And can the show actually produce any stars this time?
Continue reading: 'The Voice' Ready For A New Era, With The New Season Kicking Off Tonight
The singer in the Leeds-based indie band has been chosen to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue.
Ricky Wilson, the frontman of The Kaiser Chiefs, has been chosen to fill the remaining seat on The Voice judging panel for the next season of the BBC talent contest. Wilson has been brought in to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue of The Script, as he joins one of four new faces joining the show.
Ricky is the final new face to be added to the show.
As the frontman of the three-time BRIT Award winners, Wilson garnered a reputation as one of the most energetic frontmen in popular music and recorded such hits as 'I Predict A Riot,' 'Oh My God' and 'Ruby.' He will join fellow newcomer Kylie Minogue, who has been chosen to replace Jessie J, as well as show stalwarts Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am. But it isn't just Wilson and Minogue who will be joining the show for the first time, as The Voice will introduce two new hosts following the departure of Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates. JLS singer Marvin Humes and Big Brother presenter Emma Willis have since been hired to present the show when it returns next year.
Continue reading: Kaiser Chiefs Frontman Ricky Wilson Completes 'The Voice' Judging Panel
'The Voice' dealt a blow after celebs' exit, but welcomes some exciting new faces.
Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have become the latest names to jump ship from the BBC talent show, The Voice. The presenters join the show's judges Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue who also revealed they wouldn't be signing up for a third series, despite the second season outperforming the first in ratings for its final episode.
Presenter Holly Willoughby Won't Be Returning To The Voice.
The remaining judges Will.i.am and Tom Jones were also reported to have been considering an exit and underwent extensive talks with the show's bosses to negotiate a contract for a third stint. Kylie Minogue and Big Brother presenter Emma Willis have both signed up to be the new female faces on the show, in the wake of Willoughby and Jessie J's departure.
Leanne Mitchell probably won't even make the Top 100 with her debut album.
Oh dear. Last year's winner of The Voice, Leanne Mitchell, is likely to miss the Top 100 on Sunday's Official Chart rundown after selling less than 500 copies of her self-titled debut album. Over seven million people tuned in to watch the holiday camp entertainer triumph on last season's show and land a record contract with music giant Universal.
However, the label appears to have dawdled over any recorded material whilst simultaneously failing to keep Mitchell in the press, at all. The singer and her mentor Tom Jones will be scratching their heads at the result, given runner-up Bo Bruce saw her album go in at No.10 in the charts and another contender in the 2012 series, Tyler James, managed No.47 with his debut release in October.
The sales disaster will leave many of the singers competing on the current season of The Voice whether it's even worth winning the competition. On ITV's X-Factor show, most of its successful acts - JLS, One Direction, Olly Murs - have failed to win the competition, though last year's winner James Arthur shifted almost 900,000 copies of his single Impossible in just three weeks.
Watch Leanne Mitchell's 'Run To You' Video:
The Voice judge seems to be getting the concept of the show all muddled up...
Danny O’Donoghue seems to be the only member of the judging panel on The Voice that can’t be bothered to keep up the pretence. Once that chair’s turned around and they’re done listening to the timbre of the contestants’ voices, Danny’s pretty clear: if they’re a pretty girl and he’s pressed his button, he’s a happy man. If they're pretty and he hadn’t pressed his button, he starts slamming it wildly in frustration, saying things like “oh, no, I’ve made a big mistake.” See – he doesn’t even pretend it’s all about the voice.
Continue reading: Danny O'Donoghue Takes A Shine To Former Hollyoaks Actress Alice Barlow
The Voice didn’t exactly have the huge success in the UK that its format has been enjoying in the USA, where it’s emerged as a considerable rival to both American Idol and The X Factor in the reality singing stakes. We can’t even remember the name of last year’s winner, and with good reason, given that their winning single didn’t even make the UK top 40 singles charts. Meanwhile, the proposed finalists live tour – a staple for the likes of the X Factor after their series has finished – never materialised after a slow take-up in tickets meant they had to cancel all the dates. Embarrassing.
However, rather than retreating, the BBC has had a tweak of the format and announced that the show will be returning for a second series. The show’s highest ratings came during the ‘blind’ auditions, with judges picking singers for their teams based only on hearing them. To maintain interest in the live shows, the BBC have announced that judges (called coaches, remember) will be allowed to ‘steal’ a losing member of others’ teams if they think they still see something in them. Additionally, each coach is going to have 12 contestants in their team. Two more than last year. All four of last year's coaches, Will.i.am, Jessie J, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue will return.
So will it make a difference? We’re not too convinced, but executive Producer Moira Ross is. According to The Independent she said: “We can’t wait for The Voice UK to return to Saturday nights. With our four global superstars back on board, an unrivalled standard of vocal talent and the added excitement of the “Steals” and “Knockouts”, it’s set to be an extraordinary series.”
The next season of The Voice will see all of the players from the last - thats Tom Jones, Jessie J, Will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue from the Script - return to their posts on the show for another run, a new trailer by the BBC reveals.
In the trailer, which aired on the BBC earlier today, all four of the judges appear together in a sneak peak of things to come in the new year. The trailer, imaginatively called 'Love 2013,' also treats fans of Doctor Who and Miranda by showing sneak peaks at those shows too, promising a rather compulsive viewing period for license payers next year.
The Voice is expected to return to screens in the spring, with the show's producers hoping it can reach the standard set by fellow BBC compatriot Strictly Come Dancing, rather than it's musical talent show rival The X Factor, which suffered a massive ratings drop during its last season, whilst Strictly's viewer figures went up.
Continue reading: Jessie J, Will.i.iam And Co. To Return To The Voice Next Season
The four judges from The Voice will be returning for the second series, which means fans of the show will once again be treated to Will.i.am saying "dope" a lot, Danny O'Donoghue talking drivel, Jessie J telling people she knows what it's like to be a female in the record business and Tom Jones generally looking bemused.
The BBC were probably most keen to sign Jessie J on for the second series, and the 'Do It Like a Dude' singer initially said she wouldn't be returning to the show. There were also rumours that Sir Tom might quit the show, while O'Donoghue is presumably just happy to be there. Audience figures for the first series began strongly, beating ITV's behemoth X Factor before dropping off monumentally. Leanne Mitchell won the first series. That's Leanne Mitchell. Anyone?
Anyway, they're all set to do it again, with O'Donoghue saying he has high hopes for the spring return. "The level of singers auditioning has gone through the roof", he told the BBC. The programme's format is likely to change slightly to keep viewers more interested in the latter stages of the competition. The blind auditions are a unique aspect of the show, though after that, it essentially follows the same tried and tested format of X Factor and Pop Idol. Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival in August, BBC controller of entertainment Mark Lindsey hinted at more use of the "spinning chair" segment.
Continue reading: No Surprises: The Voice Judges Confirmed For Series Two
Tom Jones has been in music for over 50 years but he is just as active as ever even now that he is in his 70s. New album, 'Spirit in the room', follows on from Jones' hugely successful 2010 album, 'Praise and Blame.' It picks up where that album left off with full focus on the Welshman's unmistakeable voice as he makes his way through another selection of tastefully chosen covers. Ethan Johns, known for producing Kings of Leon, is once again in the chair after he produced 'Praise and Blame' which was a collection of Blues and Gospel songs.
Continue reading: Tom Jones, Spirit in the room Album Review
If you want the real biopic on Muhammad Ali, look no further than Muhammad Ali - Through the Eyes of the World, a fascinating new documentary that gives a deep and rich overview of the champ's life, while still imbuing it with plenty of star power.
Continue reading: Muhammad Ali - Through The Eyes Of The World Review
The 'Elvira' star recalls needing stitches after a night of passion with Tom Jones.
Cassandra Peterson admits that losing her virginity to Tom Jones was a little more painful than she expected, and left her needing medical assistance. No matter what Jones sings, we have to say that's certainly 'unusual'.
The horror icon responsible for 'Elvira' claims her first time was with the Welsh 'Sex Bomb' singer, and that she winded up having to go to a hospital in Las Vegas to get stitched up because he was packing a lot more than she expected. 'It was a little hard to handle, shall we say', she revealed. 'I ended up with a little tearing, a little bleeding and going to the hospital. I had to get stitches.'
Continue reading: Cassandra Peterson Claims Sex With Tom Jones Left Her Hospitalized
A foul-mouthed fairy tale version of every Irish Catholic hardship movie you might have ever seen, "Agnes Browne" is an honest effort at mixing familiar misfortune with barby comedy. But director and star Anjelica Huston bungles it so badly that the finished picture feels like a random series of moments in a lamentable widow's life, with no foundation or organic flow whatsoever.
Supporting her unruly brood of angels-with-dirty-faces offspring on nothing more than a few coppers from her farmer's market produce cart, Huston sports a shaky brogue and a cheeky spirit in the face of her family's hackneyed struggles.
Ostensibly a story of Irish tenement-class perseverance (a pub sing-along anyone?), the picture bounces around between disconnected scenes of generic adversity (sleeping several kids to a bed), trite trials of character (will the malevolent local loan shark addict one son to back alley card games?) and brief intervals of highly-scripted, life-affirming joy.
Continue reading: Agnes Browne Review
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