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Xtina Is Back On The Voice USA!


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Christina Aguilera is back in the red, swivelling chair of The Voice, USA. The platinum pop diva will be back for the eighth season, starting in early 2015, making the new line-up look suspiciously similar to the programme’s initial foursome.

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Christina has announced she'll be back on The Voice USA for its eighth season

Xtina was part of the originals with Maroon 5 star Adam Levine, country singer Blake Shelton and singer-songwriter CeeLo Green: the quartet that steered the show for the first three seasons. Shakira and Usher took on the coaching roles in season four before the Genie in a Bottle singer returned with CeeLo for season five.

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Cee-Lo Green Posts Bizarre Views On Rape, Deletes Twitter


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In a series of tweets, the singer Cee-Lo Green has questioned the definition of rape after he pleaded no contest to supplying ecstasy to a woman. The former judge on 'The Voice' was sentenced to three years' probation after supplying the drug to the woman and having "consensual relations", despite the fact that she had no recollection the following day.

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Green's attorney Blair Berk had argued that anything happening in the period between dining at a sushi restaurant and the woman waking up naked in the singer's bed was entirely consensual.

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CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest To Drug Charges, Receives Community Service & 3 Years Probation


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CeeLo Green appeared in an L.A. court on Friday (29th August) and pleaded no contest to the felony charge against him relating to an incident in 2012 where a woman accused Green of drugging her with MDMA/Ecstasy without her knowledge or consent.

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CeeLo Green has been sentenced to three years probation and 360 hours of community service.

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Cee Lo Green Escapes Jail Time Over Drug Supply Allegations


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R&B star Cee Lo Green has escaped jail time after pleading no contest to a count of furnishing a controlled substance. The case stems from an incident in July 2012 where Green was accused of providing ecstasy to an unsuspecting 33 year old female.

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Cee Lo Green escaped jail time after pleading no contest to ecstasy furnishing allegations

As part of the no contest plea, the singer was not given jail time but he was instructed that he must return to court for a progress report in March 2015. He must also complete 52 Alcohol / Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

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CeeLo Green Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges


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CeeLo Green pleaded not guilty to a charge of giving a woman a hit of ecstasy before having sex with her.

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CeeLo Green pleaded not guilty to the drug charges.

The case first came to the Los Angeles Police Department's attention in October of last year. It seems the incident occurred in mid-July last year when CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, allegedly slipped a 33-year-old woman MDMA whilst they were having dinner, according to the LA Times. It seems they retired to her hotel room where police initially thought an assault took place. 

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CeeLo Green On Goodie Mob's Age Against The Machine: "I Know It's Exceptional"


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Goodie Mob’s youngest and most successful breakout star has spoken about his group’s new album, Age Against The Machine – the first offering from the group for 14 years. He was keen to rejuvenate the team “before the world writes us off," according to USA Today.

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"I did realize at some point that we had been poised for a purpose," he says. But despite the years apart "there's a seamlessness that is second nature and second skin. We've known each other all our lives. I still feel like we are one unit. I can speak my deepest darkest truth because I have company in that mystery and camaraderie in that conflict,” he adds.

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Cee Lo Green Reactivates Goodie Mob After 14 Years, New Album Out Now


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Cee Lo Green may have had a successful project as one half of Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse, and a hit solo song 'Forget You' that hasn't been forgotten, but he was keen to revive the Atlantan hip-hop act that gave him his solid foundation in the music biz.

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The Group Are Trialling Some New Outfits Too.

Goodie Mob, formed in 1991 in Atlanta, still consists of the same four members - Cee Lo, Khujo, T-Mo and Big Gibb - who are now back with a reinvigorated sound and a new record, Age Against The Machine. The new album is out today (27th Aug) and the group are expected to tour their new music throughout early Fall to really get the mob machine moving again.

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'The Voice' Returns: But Where Are All The Superstars?


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Get ready to settle down in your favorite chair with a little pile of peanuts because The Voice is on its way back for a fifth series. Judges Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, Adam Levine and Carson Daly took to the stage on Saturday evening (July 27, 2013) for the Summer TCA press tour, reports E! Online.

Aguilera took a season off last time out to focus on her latest album, though she was in good form at the panel event over the weekend. "Well I understand that I am coming back to the Blake Shelton show at this point," she joked, referencing the country star's three victories out of the past four cycles.

Though The Voice has been praised for its refreshing take on the stale reality singing show format, it's no secret that the show is yet to produce a real 'superstar.' With Simon Cowell bolstering his X-Factor line-up, are the judges feeling the heat?

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Christina Aguilera On Her Break From 'The Voice', Family Life And Show-Biz Pressures


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Christina Aguilera explained why she decided to take a season off from the televised singing competition The Voice. The singer stated it was due to her family commitments and the pressures of constantly living in the public eye. She spoke to the press at the NBC segment of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour, held in Beverly Hills.

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Christina Aguilera at the NBC'sTelevision Critics Association Summer Tour, Beverly Hills on Saturday.

The New York native has been appearing on television since she was ten years old. Understandably, constant media attention for the majority of her life has left her wary of the strains it can place on family life. She has one son, Max, about who she said "he starts kindergarten this fall, I'm excited about that". She also discussed her dual role as pop star in public and mother at home: "the cameras go off, I go home, I put on sweats and a T-shirt. The red lips come off. I check out and I'm mom and I needed some time, I needed some time to do that".

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Rod Stewart, T.I. And Cee Lo Green To Hit The Voice In May


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It’s not just wannabe talents performing on The Voice, you know, bona fide singers hit the stage too. Next up, in May, arrive Rod Steward, T.I and Cee Lo Green to show the contestants how it’s done. Lady Antebellum, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams will also perform in May.

Green has been a part of The Voice for a while now, having coached on it for the first three seasons. He’s just finished his stint in the desert, performing in Loberace in Las Vegas, and will hit the crowd with Only You from his forthcoming new solo album Girl Power, set for a late 2013 release. Stewart and Green will perform on the May 8 episode, while Grammy-winning country-pop trio Lady Antebellum will promote their forthcoming album "Golden" on the May 14 episode. Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. will all perform on the May 14 episode. Rod Stewart has been rumoured to judge on a number of talent shows, so his proximity to the show might fuel those rumours even more.

Stewart has been hanging out with teen pop starlet Harry Styles recently. Probably not through choice, though - the one direction star was getting close and friendly with his daughter, Kimberly Stewart, 33. The pair even spent the night together and Styles was seen buying coffee for all three of them the next morning.

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Rod Stewart, Pharrell, Cee-Lo Green Lined Up To Appear On The Voice USA


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The producers of The Voice USA have arranged a varied line-up of music stars to perform on the show in the coming weeks, Reuters reports. Amongst them is Rod Stewart, who will be performing music from ‘Time,’ his first album of original material in over 10 years. He is scheduled to appear on the show on May 10, according to the report and he will be joined by Cee-Lo Green – formerly a judge on the show. Green is expected to perform his new song ‘Only You.’

On May 14, the show’s organisers have lined up a performance from Lady Antebellum. The Grammy award winners are currently promoting their album Golden and have been invited onto the show; currently one of US TV’s prime spots for promoting artists’ new material. The pop singer Robin Thicke will also be making an appearance on the same show as Lady Antebellum, as will rapper T.I. and singer / producer Pharrell, who recently guested on Daft Punk’s comeback track Get Lucky. The show averages around 14 million viewers across the two weekly shows.

The Voice is currently in its fourth season in the US, having recently drafted in Shakira and Usher to replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera. The season will draw to a close in June, when a winner will be chosen and rewarded with a recording contract. 

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Are New Judges Usher And Shakira Ready For The Voice USA Challenge?


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Tonight (March 25) marks the first instalment of the brand new series of The Voice USA - and what's more, it brings two completely new faces to the judges' seats (as any new talent show series tends to do now-a-days) with Usher and Shakira taking up the spots made vacants by Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.   

We all know that new a series means new faces, but what it also means is new auditions - and does anyone really watch these shows for anything other than the often torturous lengths some people go to in order to have their voices heard? Well maybe, but the majority of us only watch it for these first few weeks anyway and on a show where the contestant is regularly out-witted and upstaged by a piece of furniture then we've got a good chance that this years auditions are going to be some memorable ones.

As well as the usual tomfoolery from the hopeful contestants, the fourth series of The Voice USA should be an interesting one anyway just to see how the new judges gel. Cee Lo and Christina have already mentioned that they are only taking breaks and will be returning to the show and it was the chemistry shared by the four that really drove the show forward. With two new, although admittedly popular replacements, there is a chance that the show might not work the same way it did before and the show may end up being a disaster. However - and this is probably a more likely outcome - what if Shakira and Usher are too good and Cee Lo and Christina never get invited back, creating an all out war that may spill into a spin-off series! Maybe that won't happen, but hey, it's TV and weirder things have. The Voice airs on NBC tonight (March 25) 8 ET/PT.

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Cee Lo Green’s Mary, Did You Know, Featuring Scenes From History Channel Miniseries The Bible (Video)


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Cee Lo Green covers Mark Lowry’s 'Mary, Did You Know?’ using poignant scenes from the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible as a backdrop for the video.

Watch the video for 'Mary, Did You Know' here

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Lindsay Lohan Cuts A Tired Looking Figure Whilst Others Shine At The AmfAR Awards (Pictures)


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Fresh from her recent court appearances, it was a disheveled looking Lindsay Lohan that took to the amFAR Awards red carpet in New York last night (February 6, 2013). The star has been in court again after allegations that she broke the terms of her probation by getting into another car-relates scrape. Various reports have been knocking around that she's struggling with the ongoing troubles in her life - albeit many of them self-inflicted - and she looked less than 100% last night. 

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Stocking Fillers: Best Christmas Songs Of 2012


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Stocking Fillers: Best Christmas Songs of 2012

 

Many consider Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' the last true Christmas song to be released; it's hard to believe that was back in 1994! Since then, there's been a sputtering of jovial Christmas releases, but nothing that seems to stand the test of time. 2012 has actually delivered a handful of relatively acceptable additions - both cover of classic tracks and original tracks. Here are a few of the tracks you might be hearing more of over Christmas. 

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A Week In Music – Rihanna Disappoints, Cee-Lo Green And The Muppets Get Us In The Festive Spirit, The Rolling Stones And Paul McCartney


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Albums of Note... Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic has been met with a mixed response and our reviewer reckons the Barbadian pop star phoned this one in. As her career becomes more of a marketing cash cow than an artistic endeavour, so her albums impress less and less.

Of course, there is also the ‘elephant’ that seems to appear in every room Rihanna walks into… an elephant known as ‘Chris Brown.’ He makes an appearance on the album, duetting with RhiRhi on a track called ‘Nobody’s Business.’ “Fun: it's something that's lacking a lot in this album, Unapologetic rattling on machine-like but with very little given away to the spirit of enjoyment… She doesn't have to feel apologetic for anything, but what's more concerning is that Rihanna doesn't seem to feel anything anymore, something all too apparent on this turgid LP.”

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Internet Radio Fairness Act Riles Artists Rihanna, Billy Joel And Ludacris


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How many of us have heard of the Internet Radio Fairness Act, and if we do know it, how many of us really understand what it's trying to do? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has explained it and its benefits and all in all it sounds like a really good idea- however, perhaps it's because we don't fully understand all parts of the article that it seems so good.

Assuming they know what the Internet Radio Fairness Act is doing for them, or against them, 125 musical artists have all signed their name to an open letter opposing the act because it would take away some of their royalties. According to Reuters, they'd be losing out on 85% or royalties for using the songs by these artists, who include Rihanna, Billy Joe, Ludacris, Blondie, Collbie Callait, and CeeLo Green, to name but a few. Responding to their fears and criticism, Tim Westergren, one of the founders of Pandora, a prime internet radio streaming website, explained the great possibilities that may come to fruition if the bill is passed: "Passage of the IRFA will mean more jobs in a sustainable industry, more choices for listeners, and more opportunities and revenue for working artists and their record labels. When the digital music sector is allowed to grow and innovate, everybody wins." Likewise, a spokesperson for the fairness act said: "[w]e respect the artists' concerns and are willing to work with them through the legislative process to create a healthy, sustainable, growing Internet radio business that benefits them as well as labels, distributors and consumers." 

Both sides of the argument seem to thin their way will be a happily-ever-after situation. We guess perhaps not.

Cee Lo Green Caught On Tape Apologising To Girl He Is Said To Have Assaulted


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Cee Lo Green may have one too many recordings, as one recording of his soulful voice may land him in more hot water than he could bear to think about.

The Gnarls Barkley man and judge on The Voice, is facing charges of sexual battery and, according to TMZ, the woman that is accusing him secretly recorded a conversation between the two in which he references a drug (MDMA) and can be heard apologising to the woman.

The woman in question, whose identity has been kept secret, apparently told police that Cee Lo took her to a restaurant in downtown L.A. some time this July. After that, the woman says the the two shared drinks and then she remembers nothing after that and the next thing she knew she was lying naked in a bed in a hotel room with Cee Lo.

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Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Claims Cee Lo Green Slipped Her Ecstasy


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New information has come to light in the Cee Lo Green sexual assault case. Today, TMZ have reported that the woman claiming to be a victim of Green’s sexual assault “slipped” her an ecstasy tablet and then had sex with her.

According to TMZ, sources involved in the case have said that Green has admitted to doing this, as the alleged victim taped a telephone call in which he confessed that he had done it. However, he has not admitted it publicly.

The woman told Los Angeles police that Cee Lo took her to the sushi joint, where they had a drink together, but has said that she remembers nothing after that, until she remembers being naked in a bed, with Cee Lo in the room with her. The woman reported the incident very soon afterwards, to her local law enforcement agency and it was eventually referred to the LAPD. On the tape, Cee Lo reportedly apologises repeatedly and references MDMA, telling her that he thought it would help them to have an exciting time together.

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Woman Accusing Cee Lo Green Of Sexual Assault Was His Dinner Date


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The woman accusing Cee Lo Green of sexual assault told police that the incident occurred at a popular sushi joint in Los Angeles. TMZ have updated their story today (November 1, 2012), with the news that the woman was not an employee of the restaurant but someone that Green had brought to dinner with him.

Cee Lo has denied the claims, stating that he has not been at the restaurant for three months, though that’s not necessarily his strongest form of defence, as the alleged victim has told police that the assault happened a few months ago. Victims of sexual assault do not always report the crimes straight away; the LAPD will still have investigations to carry out into the allegations. It is understood that the staff at the restaurant have been interviewed in relation to the alleged assault, which initially led to suspicions that it may have been a staff member that had been assaulted.

Yesterday, TMZ quoted a close acquaintance of Cee Lo’s protesting The Voice judge’s innocence, by saying “I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody.” However, this isn’t the first time that Green has been in trouble with the law regarding his behavior towards women. In 2001, he allegedly threatened his then-wife and smashed the windows of their Jaguar during an argument.

Cee Lo Green In Sexual Battery Case


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Singer Cee Lo Green has been accused of sexual battery against a woman in a restaurant in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. 

Apparently, police have already been to a restaurant in down town LA to carry out questioning of the manager and his staff. The LAPD is keeping schtum about any of the details of the case, and by details we mean anything. The woman has remained unseen and unnamed, and what precisely Cee Lo is being accused of still remains unclear, let alone when or where the incident is said to have taken place.

Nevertheless, the Gnarls Barkley singer has stepped up to defend himself, saying that he has no idea what they're talking about. He said "Nothing ever happened [at the restaurant the claim reportedly alleges the assault too place at] or anywhere else." Plus, one source close to Cee Lo said , "I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody." Apparently, Cee Lo hasn't been to the restaurant forthat was briefly investigated yesterday, in over three months. But, of course, without knowing when the incident is said to have taken place, sadly we can't say that proved Cee Lo's innocence. He is currently working on the American talent show 'The Voice' as a mentor. Edward Furlong and Flavor Flav have also been accused of assault this week.

Accused: Cee-Lo Green Denies Sexual Battery


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TMZ revealed yesterday (October 30, 2012) that Cee-Lo Green (real name Thomas DeCarlo Calloway) has been accused of sexual assault.

A woman recently filed a police report regarding the incident, with LAPD, who have visited a restaurant in downtown LA. On their visit there, they are understood to have spoken to the manager of the restaurant as well as several of the employees. However, it has not been confirmed whether or not the alleged incident took place at the restaurant or elsewhere. LAPD will not be revealing the identity of the alleged victim or the location of the incident.

Cee Lo, however, has spoken to TMZ and insists that he has done no wrong. According to The Voice judge, he hasn’t even been to the restaurant in question in three months and he insists “nothing happened there or anywhere else.” TMZ also spoke to a close acquaintance of Green’s who spends a lot of time with the singer, who insists “I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody."

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Hotel Transylvania Review


Very Good

Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than we expect. It's packed with gross-out gags that will keep kids laughing, plus clever character-based humour for the grown-ups. And it also features one of the funniest performances in recent memory from Sandler, perhaps because we can't see him on-screen.

He provides the voice for Dracula who, after his wife died, built a secret hotel where monsters could escape from human contact. But a century later his daughter Mavis (Gomez) is about to turn 118 and wants to go out and explore the world, even though Dracula has always warned her that humans are evil. As the family friends gather for her birthday, human backpacker Jonathan (Samberg) haplessly wanders into the hotel. And since Dracula doesn't want anyone to think he's been lying about humans all this time, he has to think fast, passing Jonathan off as a member of the Frankenstein family who's here to plan Mavis' party. But in talking with Jonathan, Mavis becomes even more intrigued by the world outside the castle.

The film's tone is hugely livened up by the guests at this party, including Frankenstein (James), Wayne (Buscemi) the wolf, Griffin (Spade) the invisible man and Murray (Green) the mummy. Each of them has marriage and family issues of their own that stir into the general mayhem, adding throwaway sight-gags and rude one-liners in every scene. With so much coming at us, some things are bound to make us laugh. And while the kids will love the poo and fart jokes, older audiences will enjoy a witty jab at Twilight and a hilariously grim bingo game.

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Sparkle Review


Good

An energetic cast and some terrific music make up for the rather hackneyed plot of this Dreamgirls-style drama. Remade from a 1976 film, the story is that familiar trajectory of musicians who achieve fame only to fall into a string of ugly problems. It's just about watchable, but what makes it notable is that it features Whitney Houston in her last film role.

It's set in 1968 Detroit, where Sister (Ejogo) is determined to become a star. Her singer-songwriter sister Sparkle (Sparks) is the one with real talent, but she's happy to stay in the background with their other sister Dee (Sumpter). As Sister and Her Sisters, they are managed by Stix (Luke), a fast-talking charmer who falls for Sparkle. But the girls' intensely religious mother (Houston) is under no illusions: she has been there, done that and continually warns her daughters that they shouldn't go the same way she did. But of course, they have to live their messy lives themselves.

Since it's such a familiar story, the film has a cheesy, soapy feel to it, playing on the sisters' rebellion against their religious upbringing. Of course, danger is represented in the men they fall for. While good-girl Sparkle tries to keep Stix at arms' length for awhile at least, Sister must choose between two men: the poor but nice Levi (Hardwick) and the flashy but drug-addled Satin (Epps). Since we know that she will choose the wrong guy, we know it's not going to be a happy journey for her. But this trawl through the dark side gives Ejogo a chance to steal the film with a much more emotionally charged performance.

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The Voice Reaches Eighth Round Of Blind Auditions


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The Voice reached its eighth round of blind auditions - truly it feels like things are moving fast this year. Is that down to the sheer quality of the contestants and the multiple vast talking points they're giving us? We're not so sure, certainly we'd say the last couple of rounds have seen some wannabe stars perhaps harshly overlooked as spots on all four of the voice coaches teams begin to fill up.

There were nevertheless more who managed to make it to the next stage, and none more notable than Chevonne, whose back story included the fact that she's currently a backing singer for Lady GaGa and claimed that she was tired in being in her employer's shadow. You're far from the only one Chev. She added a heart-tugging touch to the story by claiming she'd struggled with an eating disorder, and soon impressed coach Cee-Lo Green with a powerful rendition of the Pretenders' Brass In Pocket.

Another notable among the handful who made it through, was 46 year-old Rudy Parris. A country veteran, he'd previously played with Hank Williams III but gave up on his career to raise his daughter. Now fully-raised, Parris was keen to get back on track and it's no surprise that he ended up with country man Blake Shelton. Among those bottoming out was the unfortunate Rod Michael; a cocky 31 year-old who claimed to be in a famous boy band from Europe, he was quickly put in his place after failing to receive a single vote.

'The Voice' Recap: Has Christina Struck Gold With The Returning Dez Duron?


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The US season of The Voice powered on through another weekend with spots on the teams becoming harder to come by and more and more decent singers falling by the wayside as a result. With Christina Aguilera having recently announced that she won't be appearing on the coaching panel next year, and nor will Cee-Lo Green, it looks like she's now got a strong chance to make a winning exit after managing to nab a much-improved Dez Duron from the other coaches to put him in her team of 16.

Remember the name Dez Duron? If you were following The Voice last season you might do; he gave up college to audition for the NBC program last time out only suffer the indignity of having no coaches turned towards him. Ouch. Nevertheless, he's come on strong this year and sounded the part, whilst the judges were in no doubt about his physical prowess even before turning round, thanks to screams from more besotted members of the audience.

There was another potential contender for a final place too, according to Rolling Stone, with 17 year-old Brandon Mahone heading over to Maroon 5's Adam Levine after impressing with a soulful voice that had all four coaches putting in an offer for him. Another of Levine's picks, Michelle Brooks Thompson impressed as well. With the knockouts due to begin soon, the competition is sure hotting up.


'The Voice' Recap: 17 Year-Old Brandon Mahone Is Pick Of The Bunch


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It's getting tighter and tighter as we get to the last "blind" rounds of The Voice in the USA. With a lot of the spots now taken, there were some good performers finding it a struggle on the latest edition of the show, although in spite of that there was still good news for a couple of standouts during the course of the NBC show.

Among the most impressive was 17 year-old Brandon Mahone, as well as leading female contenders Michelle Brooks-Thompson and Terisa Griffin. Whilst these first timers impressed, their stories were eclipsed by 22 year-old Dez Duron; Duron had dropped out of college to audition in the season last year but didn't manage to turn a single coach's chair. It was a different story this time for Duron though, the delighted performer seeing Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera battling for his attention. Ultimately he decided to join Team Christina.

As for the 17 year-old Mahone, it was Maroon 5's Adam Levine who proved most persuasive, telling the starlet after he'd belted out The Temptations' I Wish It Would Rain that "you seem to have studied what it is to be a performer from that era to the point where you felt like one of them ... it felt like you were just the next in line." They were words Mahone couldn't help but listen to and he'll be a threat as the weeks progress.


Major Shake Up Revealed With Christina Aguilera Leaving 'The Voice'


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We're only one week into the third season NBC's The Voice, but the network is already announcing changes and they involve the departure of Christina Aguilera, as well as fellow original judge Cee-Lo Green. This season will be the last that's seen of the pair, as there is a new Aguilera album, Lotus to promote and tour, whilst Green is taking time off to work on new music and a scripted comedy about his life.

In their place? None other than Colombian singing sensation Shakira and general R'n'B superstar Usher. Not bad, as replacements go. "We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to The Voice, " Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement reported by The Clicker. "The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments made by Christina and Cee Lo."

Those disappointed at the news need not fear, though. Both have indicated that they will be returning to the show once they've finished with their other projects. "By pursuing my first passion of music during the break, I am also able to come back and offer even more to my team on 'The Voice' in the future," Aguilera said in a statement, whilst Green commented "Thank you, NBC, for supporting my decision to take this season four hiatus! I will return for season five and will be watching season four."

Hotel Transylvania Trailer


It's time to pack your bags, cover your neck and head on over to the glitziest five-star hotel known to the underworld, as we head to Hotel Transylvania.

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Video - Cee-Lo Green Celebrates Thanksgiving - Macy's 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade - Part 2


A range of celebrities including Neil Diamond, Scotty Mccreery and Mary J Blige were spotted celebrating Thanksgiving by taking part in Macy's 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Many were sitting on floats of different shapes and sizes. Among them, the singer Cee-Lo Green, wearing traditional looking colours of white and brown, posed for photos with two lucky fans. Canadian singer Avril Lavigne was also seen talking to an interviewer about the American holiday.

Director Tim Burton made a special parade balloon for the celebration. Other balloons were iconic children's characters, including a Smurf; Kermit the frog, Pikachu and a balloon of the Wimpy Kid, from the novel and film Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.
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Cee-Lo Green

Date of birth

30th May, 1974

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.69




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