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The couple recently celebrated their one year anniversary.
Blake Shelton has revealed that he enjoys taking girlfriend Gwen Stefani on ‘Bachelor’-style dates in his new private helicopter on his Oklahoma ranch.
During an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Thursday the country star said he gets more use out of the helicopter than you would think, but admitted he doesn't fly it himself.
Blake Shelton likes taking Gwen Stefani on helicopter dates
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The long-running American kids' show is returning to British screens for the first time since 2011.
Beloved children’s TV show ‘Sesame Street’ is set to make a return to British television screens next week, with some big name guests including Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams in its brand new series.
The legendary and long-running series, celebrating 47 years on air in America this month, is coming back to screens in Britain regularly for the first time in 15 years since it was first pulled from schedules back in 2001. After a brief revival a few years later, it was then removed again five years ago. It’s due to begin once again at 4pm on children’s channel Cartoonito next Monday (November 7th).
Gwen Stefani will be a guest on the new UK series of 'Sesame Street'
Continue reading: 'Sesame Street' To Return To UK Television, With Guests Such As Gwen Stefani And Pharrell Williams
Gavin Rossdale's former partner Marilyn has slammed the star for initially denying they had a relationship, calling it ''extremely hurtful''.
Gavin Rossdale's former lover was ''hurt'' when he denied their relationship.
The Bush frontman initially insisted that he never dated cross-dressing singer Marilyn in the 80s but eventually confessed all in 2010 and Marilyn - whose real name is Peter Robinson - admitted that Gavin's denial was crushing.
He told Newsweek: ''It was extremely hurtful to be denied. As Shakespeare said: 'A love denied blights the soul'.''
Continue reading: Gavin Rossdale Blasted By Ex
Stefani and Shelton performed their duet 'Go Ahead and Break My Heart' on the South Lawn, at President Obama's final state dinner.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton gave a duet performance at the final state dinner held by outgoing U.S. president Barack Obama in Washington D.C., in front of a star-studded audience.
At the lavish reception and dinner, held at the White House by Obama in honour of the visiting Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on Tuesday (October 18th), Stefani and her boyfriend of a year gave a rendition of their duet ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ - after which she shook hands with Obama.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Perform In Front Of Barack Obama At Final State Dinner
Gwen is returning to the show where she first met boyfriend Blake Shelton last year.
Gwen Stefani is returning as a coach on ‘The Voice’ for the competition’s 12th season next year.
Stefani’s return means Miley Cyrus is out, but fan’s needn't worry as she’ll be coming back for the show’s 13th season in the fall of 2017.
Gwen Stefani is coming back to ‘The Voice’ for season 12 next year
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Will Be Back On 'The Voice' For Season 12 With Miley Cyrus Returning For Season 13
Stefani took her three sons, plus new boyfriend Blake Shelton, to her childhood home in Anaheim.
Gwen Stefani took her new boyfriend Blake Shelton on a trip to her family home in Anaheim, California along with her three sons – but not before a trip to Disneyland.
The couple were spotted at Disneyland on Wednesday (October 12th) as the former No Doubt frontwoman documented the fun day out via Snapchat. 40 year old Shelton, who had never been to the theme park before, spent most of the day wearing a ‘1st Visit’ badge as they walked around with Stefani’s three children – Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8 and Apollo, 2.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Takes Family, And Blake Shelton, To Anaheim Childhood Home - And Disneyland!
For the first time us humans get to have a look into the life of some of the most mysterious creatures ever known: Trolls! When Princess Poppy decides to go on an adventure to a new land, she's continually put in peril by giants and monsters unlike any that she's ever heard of.
Trolls the movie is produced by DreamWorks Animation and sees Thomas Dam's famous dolls being brought to life for the first time.
The lead characters are voiced by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake whilst Shrek Forever After director Mike Mitchell teams up with Walt Dohrn on directorial duties.
Ellen DeGeneres quizzed the singer on her future plans with boyfriend Blake.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are not about to get married, at least that’s what Gwen’s saying. The former coach on ‘The Voice’ laughed off rumours she was set to walk down the aisle again, when she was put in the hot seat by Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday.
Gwen says she's not about to marry Blake anytime soon
Appearing on the talk show, Ellen told Gwen: “I’m so glad y’all are so happy. Before I make plans, because I make plans way ahead of time, tell me when you’re getting married because I need to know. I just need to know so I can clear that schedule.”
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Laughs Off Rumours She's About To Marry Blake Shelton
The country star has moved on following her divorce from Blake Shelton last year.
While Blake Shelton hasn't been shy about showing off his relationship with Gwen Stefani, his ex wife Miranda Lambert has been keeping her love life more on the down-low since their divorce. But the country singer made it clear who her new man was on Friday night, by wearing his name on her t-shirt during a concert in California.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert Wears Her Love For Boyfriend Anderson East During Concert
Sources close to the couple have suggested that wedding bells might not be too far off...
Things have moved very quickly for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, having only begun their relationship less than 12 months ago. However, sources close to the couple have now started to intimate that there will be wedding bells for the couple in the near future.
“They are not engaged yet,” says a source close to 46 year old Stefani told People on Wednesday evening (August 3rd). “Everyone is expecting it to happen at some point, though.”
The former No Doubt lead singer, who separated from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale last July, is currently in the middle of a U.S. tour, promoting her comeback album This Is What The Truth Feels Like, so it’s not been ideal for planning the future.
Continue reading: Is Blake Shelton Planning To Propose To Gwen Stefani?
Messing has been open about her support for Hillary Clinton and took comments by the country star as an endorsement of Trump.
‘Will and Grace’ star Debra Messing has apologised to country singer Blake Shelton for misconstruing some statements he made about the upcoming US election. Messing had implied Shelton was a supporter of Donald Trump and had even asked his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to “talk to your man.”
Debra Messing has apologised to Blake Shelton.
It all started after Shelton spoke to Billboard about presidential candidate Trump and how the Republican doesn't often hold back. "I'm not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton,“ Shelton said.
Continue reading: Debra Messing Apologizes To Blake Shelton After Implying He Was Voting Donald Trump
In a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, Stefani spoke about divorcing the father of her three children.
Gwen Stefani has opened up about how she’s still coping with the aftermath of her divorce from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, describing the moment they split for good as like having her dreams “shattered”.
The former No Doubt singer, 46, who is currently dating Blake Shelton and in the middle of a North American tour, spoke about her divorce and her new relationship in the August edition of Harper’s Bazaar.
“My dreams were shattered,” she recalled about the moment she parted ways with Rossdale, 50, her husband of nearly 14 years last summer. “All I wanted my whole life was to have babies, be married, like what my parents have.”
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Recalls Divorce From Gavin Rossdale: "My Dreams Were Shattered"
During a new radio interview, Stefani denied recent reports that wedding bells are imminent.
Gwen Stefani has laughed off recent rumours that she and her new boyfriend Blake Shelton are planning to get married.
Ever since she and the country music star got together at the end of last year, soon after she divorced her husband of more than a decade Gavin Rossdale, the two have been enjoying what looks like a whirlwind romance from the outside. Naturally, this has got internet and tabloid gossip columns working overtime on a number of stories of various degrees of plausibility – including one that claims she’s pregnant.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have been dating for nearly 9 months
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Denies Rumours That She And Blake Shelton Are Planning To Get Married
The couple performed their duet ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ at the awards on Sunday.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton brought their love to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 22nd), when they performed their hit song ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’. The couple, who have been dating since late last year, debuted the song on ‘The Voice’ earlier this month, the same place where they first began their relationship.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Perform Romantic Duet At Billboard Awards
The couple collaborated together on ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’.
Earlier this month couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton released their first duet together, ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’, taken from Shelton’s upcoming album If I’m Honest. Appearing on Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix talkshow, Stefani spilled on how the couple’s duet came to be, revealing that when she was initially sent the song she worried that she wouldn't like it.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Tells Chelsea Handler All About Her Blake Shelton Duet
The Hollywood A-listers, promoting their new movie 'Money Monster', belted out 'Hollaback Girl' with Stefani.
James Corden’s massively successful ‘Carpool Karaoke’ saw its most star-studded edition yet this week, as main guest Gwen Stefani was joined by both George Clooney and Julia Roberts!
The latest instalment of the viral favourite, broadcast on Wednesday night’s ‘The Late Late Show’ (May 4th), saw Corden pick up 46 year old Stefani and they rattled through both her old and new hits as they drove around Los Angeles.
Firstly, they belted out ‘Don’t Speak’, the anthemic breakthrough hit for Stefani’s former group No Doubt way back in 1997 which was a chart-topper around the world.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Joined By George Clooney AND Julia Roberts In Star-Studded 'Carpool Karaoke'
Stefani and Shelton (Sheltani?) will perform 'Go Ahead and Break My Heart' on next Monday's episode of 'The Voice' (May 9th).
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are to perform a duet they recently wrote together for the first time onstage during ‘The Voice’ next week, it has been revealed.
The couple, who’ve been dating for a little over eight months since Stefani split from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale last summer, wrote the song ‘Go Ahead and Break My Heart’ together last autumn, and back in April it was announced as the ninth track on Shelton’s upcoming album If I’m Honest, released on May 20th.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton To Perform Duet On 'The Voice' Next Week
A judge confirmed their divorce back on April 8th, and details of the settlement have reached the public domain via TMZ.
Gwen Stefani’s divorce from her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale has been finalised by a judge: and the details of the settlement have made their way into the media spotlight. Unsurprisingly, they’re somewhat favourable toward the former No Doubt singer.
The former couple parted ways in August 2015 after 13 years of marriage and three children together, after Rossdale reportedly cheated on her with their nanny Mindy Mann. They filed court documents in Los Angeles back on April 8th detailing the division of their assets, according to TMZ.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale in early 2015
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani's Divorce From Gavin Rossdale Finalised
Eve worked with Stefani on 'Let Me Blow Ya Mind' and 'Rich Girl', and is set to reunite with her as support act on the No Doubt singer's new tour.
Gwen Stefani has blown her fans’ minds by announcing an extensive tour of the United States, with her former collaborator Eve as the support act.
The 46 year old singer revealed dates for her new 'This Is What The Truth Feels Like Tour' via all her social media outlets on Monday (April 18th). The tour of the U.S. and Canada will begin on July 12th at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA, and roll for 27 dates, ending at The Forum in Los Angeles on October 15th.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Announces Summer U.S. Tour With Former Collaborator Eve As Support
The couple got together after meeting as coaches on The Voice
Are Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton making plans to have a baby together? The new couple got together last year as they both dealt with relationship break-ups and now rumours are surfacing that they’re planning to start a family together.
Suggestions have been made Stefani and Shelton may try to a baby together
In Touch Weekly reported a source that suggested No Doubt frontwoman Stefani, 46, and her country singing man Shelton, 39, are thinking seriously about trying for a baby sister for Gwen’s three sons.
Continue reading: Are Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton Planning To Have A Baby Together?
She's currently the Key Advisor on series ten, and will be making a more permanent move in September.
She only announced last month that she was joining ‘The Voice’ as a special advisor, but Miley Cyrus seems to be making her move to the NBC reality show more permanent, revealing she’ll be a coach on season 11.
The 23 year old singer will be making her debut on the show on Monday (March 28th) when the knockout rounds commence and her role as Key Advisor begins, which will see her offer advice to all teams and contestants.
Cyrus confirmed the news on Twitter herself, writing: “It's true! I am going to be the newest judge on Season 11 of The Voice @NBCTheVoice #thevoice.” She’ll most likely be joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys, the replacement for Pharrell Williams who has already confirmed he will not be returning after the current season.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Will Be A Coach On 'The Voice' Season 11
The singer’s 13 year marriage to the Bush frontman ended last October, amid rumours of Rossdale’s infidelity.
Gwen Stefani has said she felt 'so embarrassed' following her split from husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale. The 46-year-old has just released her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like and said that she credits the creative process for helping her get over the heartache.
Gwen Stefani felt ‘embarrassed’ over Gavin Rossdale split.
Speaking to CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ Stefani said her world "changed forever” when her marriage finally broke down. "At that time everything was like I had no skin, it was so raw," Stefani said. "Nobody knew what was happening, and I had this big secret.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Felt 'So Embarrassed' During Split From Gavin Rossdale
The former couple announced their split last year after 13 years of marriage.
Gwen Stefani has spoken about her painful break-up from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, who she divorced last October after 13 years of marriage. Tabloids have blamed the breakdown of the couple’s marriage on Rossdale’s infidelity, but while Gwen is refusing to confirm the rumours she does admit the saga is a “really good, juicy story”.
Gwen Stefani and new love, Blake Shelton.
Speaking to the New York Times, Gwen said: “If I could, I would just tell you everything, and you would just be in shock. It’s a really good, juicy story.” Rossdale has been accused of having an affair with one of the couple’s nannies, a rumour which neither party has confirmed.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Opens Up On Gavin Rossdale Split: "It's A Really Good, Juicy Story"
'Team Blake' will apparently be receiving financial bonuses if Shelton and Stefani love it up on air, leaving fellow judge Aguilera fuming.
Christina Aguilera is said to be “furious” with producers of ‘The Voice’ for allegedly offering Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani a ‘sweetheart deal’ to pay them bonuses for ramping up the chemistry between them when on screen.
Aguilera, 35, has returned to the judging panel on the US version of the reality singing competition after a one year break. She is reported to be unhappy with an exclusive offered to the couple, after Stefani joined as a mentor on fellow judge Shelton’s team.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have reportedly been offered a 'sweetheart deal' by 'The Voice' producers
Continue reading: 'The Voice' Judge Christina Aguilera "Furious" About 'Loved Up Bonus' Offered To Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani
The video for Make Me Like You was all shot live and shown on TV in the break of the 2016 Grammy Awards. The 3 minute 47 second long video was shot in a 32,000 sq foot studio and was directed by longtime collaborator Sophie Muller.
Not counting her recently ended marriage to Gavin Rossdale, Stefani has only ever dated current boyfriend Blake Shelton and her ex-bandmate Tony Kanal.
Recently divorced Gwen Stefani, now currently dating Blake Shelton, has revealed that she doesn’t have “a type” when it comes to dating because she’s only ever had two boyfriends in her life.
The 46 year old singer, currently making a music career comeback with her new single ‘Make Me Like You’, was speaking to radio station K-Earth 101 on Wednesday (February 17th) when she revealed that, Blake aside, she’s only ever gone out with one person.
“You know I've only had two boyfriends, right?” the former No Doubt singer said when asked if she has a type. “So I'm not like — when you say that, it just sounds funny. It's just so limited. No, I do not [have a type]. That's a funny question. I’m gonna just stop right there."
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Has Only Ever Had Two Boyfriends
Stefani also cleared up any confusion over ‘that’ fall during her Grammys performance.
Gwen Stefani has admitted that her new single ‘Make Me Like You’ is in fact about her new love, country star Blake Shelton. The former No Doubt singer began dating Shelton last year after meeting on talent show ‘The Voice’, following the end of her marriage to Gavin Rossdale.
Gwen Stefani’s new song is of course about Blake Shelton.
Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', Stefani was asked straight up if the song was about Shelton. "It is, actually," she said. "I will admit that that song is about that guy, yeah.” Kimmel then asked Stefani if she thought it was "great that you can take something in your life and you can actually make something out of it that's a creative expression?”
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Reveals New Song 'Make Me Like You' Is About Blake Shelton
Though Shelton seems to have been very publicly trying to 'win the break-up', Lambert's recovery has been more private and is going fine, according to a close source.
Though she’s been recovering a lot more privately from her divorce than her ex-husband Blake Shelton has, Miranda Lambert has apparently now put the fallout from her marriage break-up behind her and is “really enjoying” life.
An unnamed close to the 32 year old country music star told Us Weekly on Wednesday (December 2nd) that “she has started going on a few dates.”
Lambert and Shelton, 39, announced their divorce after four years of marriage in July this year. While Shelton has been dating his colleague on ‘The Voice’, Gwen Stefani, for just over a month, flaunting their romance in front of the cameras, Lambert has kept details of her private life closer.
Continue reading: Miranda Lambert Is Doing Fine After Blake Shelton Divorce
Stefani and Rossdale announced their divorce a few months ago, but the reason behind it has not been officially explained.
Gwen Stefani apparently decided to end her marriage to Gavin Rossdale after she discovered that her husband had been sleeping with their children’s nanny, a new report has sensationally suggested.
An unnamed source close to the couple, who announced their divorce in August this year, claimed to Us Weekly that the reason for the split was because Stefani had discovered a three-year affair between Rossdale and the Australian nanny they had hired to take care of their kids, Mindy Mann. “This was done right under Gwen’s nose,” the source said, as she apparently discovered a series of flirty messages between the pair on the family’s iPad in February.
Gavin Rossdale allegedly cheated on Gwen Stefani with their children's nanny
Continue reading: Gavin Rossdale's 'Affair With Nanny' Allegedly The Reason For Gwen Stefani Divorce
Gwen parties with emoticons in the video for this catchy Pharrell produced track.
Gwen Stefani has just dropped the awesome video for ‘Spark the Fire,’ the second single from her much anticipated new album. Featuring bright colours, animation and floating Pharrell heads, ‘Spark the Fire’ is trippy, even by Stefani’s zany standards.
Stefani has released the video for 'Spark the Fire'
In the video, Stefani sings on floating clouds in a colourful, animated world, showing off her heavy Japanese influence. Emoticons and speech bubbles pop up throughout and producer Pharrell even makes a ‘floating’ appearance.
Continue reading: Watch Gwen Stefani's Weird And Wonderful New Video For 'Spark The Fire'
Gwen Stefani is snapped on her arrival at the Refinery29 Country Club launch held at 82 Mercer in New York City. She can be seen talking to reporters on the red carpet and she looks stunning as always with her trademark curls and red lipstick, a leather jacket and loose printed pants. Other arrivals included Victoria's Secret models Vita Sidorkina and Lindsey Ellingson.
Continue: Video - Gwen Stefani Turns Heads Once Again At Refinery29 Country Club Launch
Meet your new "The Voice" cast, now with more Stefani/Rossdale.
Where do all the stars turn first to resurrect a failing career? No, we’re not talking about the tabloid press here. If you’re a musician, who hasn’t gone platinum in the past couple years, your best bet may be a temporary move to the talent show circuit.
Could this be a career reboot for Rossdale, who hasn't released an album since 2008?
In not entirely unrelated news, Gavin Rossdale has reportedly joined The Voice and will help mentor his better half, Gwen’s Stefani’s team. Stefani just took on the coach gig for this coming season, and now it looks like the Bush frontman will assist with mentoring.
Stefani announced the (moderately) exciting news via Twitter.
Continue reading: Rossdale And Stefani Sing Each Other's Playlist As "Bush" Vocalist Joins "The Voice" Lineup
Does Maroon 5 have another hit on their hands with their new single, 'Maps'?
The wait for new Maroon 5 material is finally over. The band unleashed their brand new single, ‘Maps,’ and it’s the first taste we have from their upcoming album, V, out September 2 via Interscope Records. ‘Maps’ is Maroon 5 like you’ve never seen them before as the group enters uncharted territory with a song that’s bound to reach number one on the radio charts in no time. Produced by the same hit makers that brought you Overexposed’s ‘Payphone,’ ‘Maps’ has that same catchy flare to it featuring Adam Levine’s ever familiar falsetto. It’s a mid-tempo pop jam that never stops hitting, and it’s one of the best tracks we’ve heard from Maroon 5 yet.
Maroon 5 releases their new single, 'Maps'
While ‘Maps’ is certainly different, it has an addictive chorus like none other. “All the worse you took came back to me/So I’m following the map that leads to you/The map that leads to you/Ain’t nothing I can do,” Levine croons, and there ain’t nothing you can do about having it stuck in your head all summer. Though the lyrics may speak of heartbreak, Levine says it’s about a little more than just that. “It’s complicated. It’s also kind of not giving up on things too. People go through a lot of things and get stepped on and step on others and we all make mistakes. It’s kind of more about not giving up on something, even though maybe you should,” Levine told Ryan Seacrest about the track on Monday.
Continue reading: The Verdict On Maroon 5's New Single, 'Maps'
The 44 year-old singer was partying on Saturday night, with a few familiar faces, celebrating the impending birth of her third child
Gwen Stefani's baby shower was attended by her fellow celebrity friends.
The party, which took place on Saturday night (Feb 8th), for her third child included names on the guest-list such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie.
The pregnant 'No Doubt' singer, along with the partygoers, played baby shower themed games as well as feasting at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani's Baby Shower Boats A-List Guests Like Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie And More
Gwen Stefani debuts her baby bump in Los Angeles on the red carpet this Thursday (Oct 17th).
Gwen Stefani hit the red carpet on Thursday night and showed off something special.
The 44 year-old singer attended the opening night Gala of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles with her husband, but they were accompanied by one more person.
Stefani has been at the centre of pregnancy speculation for quite some time now and her visible baby bump confirms the reports.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Shows Off Baby Bump On Red Carpet
Baggy trousers fuel pregnancy rumours.
Gwen Stefani is apparently pregnant with her third child, sources speaking to E! have reportedly confirmed. She already has two sons, Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 4, with husband Gavin Rossdale and wants to give her two boys a sibling.
Should We Read Into Gwen's Baggy Style Choice?
Singer Stefani, her Bush frontman husband and their two young boys have already established themselves as the most fashionable family in show business and are regularly seen out and about together in LA or London. A year ago, the 43 year-old 'Harajuku Girls' singer confessed to Marie Claire magazine that she "really, really wanted" to give her two adorable boys another sibling and indicated that she and 47 year-old Rossdale had tried to make this happen in 2010 but "it didn't really work out."
Continue reading: Is Gwen Stefani Pregnant With Third Child? Baby Rumours Mount After Loose Outfit
Has No Doubt's long hiatus mean they've lost touch with the current and updated version of political correctness? Unfortunately, it appears the answer is yes. Their video for the new single 'Looking Hot' was quickly withdrawn after fans were offended with its content, Fox News reports.
The video saw the band's lead singer, Gwen Stefani, adorned in Native American attire, or at least their attire according to the movie Pocahontas. Perhaps dressing up as a Native American isn't intrinsically offensive, but perhaps portraying said person as being tied up by an American in a western themed video is. "Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history," said the band. "Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people. This is of great concern to us and we are removing the video immediately."
Fans took to twitter to air their grievances, with the majority of them posting tweets to suggest just how offended they were. Some, however, weren't too bothered, and bemoaned the sensitivity of others. No Doubt appeared on "The X Factor UK" tonight to promote "Push and Shove," released in September. What do you think of the video? Seek it out and let us know below.
Continue reading: No Doubt Quickly Retract Looking Hot Video Due To Racist Claims
No Doubt have been forced to apologise to the Native American community after offending some of its members with their latest pop video. No Doubt – who are fronted by Gwen Stefani – released the video for ‘Looking Hot’ on Friday (November 5, 2012), which, according to Reuters, featured Gwen dressed in traditional native garments, dressed as a Native Indian Princess. They have been accused of trivializing the culture of Native Americans.
In the video, drummer Adrian Young and guitarist Tom Dumont are dressed as cowboys and capture Stefani, though she is rescued by bass player Tony Kanal, who plays a tribal chief. In a statement, the band have apologised, saying their intention was “never to offend, hurt or trivialize” the Native American culture. They added “As a multi-racial band our foundation is built upon both diversity and consideration for other cultures. Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history… Although we consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California, we realize now that we have offended people ... We sincerely apologize to the Native American community and anyone else offended by this video.”
‘Looking Hot’ is the second single to be released from No Doubt’s latest album release, Push and Shove. It’s the band’s first album release in a decade.
No Doubt getting back together were the words on everyone’s lips, but now that it’s confirmed, and Push and Shove has been released, what do people think of their comeback?
Well – drumroll please – it’s great! Their first album for over a decade has proven to be a success, with the L.A Times saying: “At its best, "Push and Shove" channels some of the infectiously restless energy of "Rock Steady," the band's pre-hiatus farewell. And it further polishes a bold mix-and-match aesthetic that feels familiar today in part because of records such as "Tragic Kingdom." With so many people anticipating the renaissance of their eclectic style, the band were probably under more pressure than ever before, but they seem to have dealt with it well. “No Doubt aren't just 11 years older than they were when they released their last LP. They're determined to be wiser. Push and Shove leans toward synthpop-flavored ballads with grown-up themes: relationship struggles, the rewards of long-term romance,” writes Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone.
So the comeback is going well, where so many have failed, but even Gwen Stefani, the band’s mercurial front, wasn’t certain of success, according to The Daily Herald. “That’s pretty complicated stuff when you start to really look at it,” the 42-year-old lead singer and lyricist said. “You’re playing this role your whole life — the singer of No Doubt — totally committed to this in the greatest kind of way, and then all of a sudden, you’re saying, ‘Actually, you guys cannot be No. 1 anymore or else this is not going to work.’”
No Doubt return with their latest album ‘Push and Shove’; their first studio effort since taking a break following their 2001 Grammy nominated ‘Rock Steady’ album.
‘Push and Shove’ is also the title of their new single which features Busy Signal and Major Lazer. A black and white video for the track has been unveiled showcasing the noisy dance/ rock tune with hints of R&B, reggae and ska. It’s not an overly complicated audio-visual; it simply shows the quartet having lots of youthful fun after a long 7 year hiatus where they each broke off to commit to some of their own projects. It doesn’t look too much like this new album wavers too much from their old sound either; which can be seen as both a bad and a good thing, however it’s difficult to refer to ‘Push and Shove’ as in any way dated. Guitarist Tom Dumont told USA Today that it was their intention to stick to what they knew. ‘Our goal was to be true to our past and our influences but to be contemporary’, he said.
As for the lengthy wait for the new album, lead vocalist Gwen Stefani admitted that it was mainly down to her busy schedule.
There hasn't been the huge buzz surrounding No Doubt's return that there might necessarily have been with other acts, which is strange in a way given the profile Gwen Stefani had back in the last decade. On the other hand they've not been away for a hugely long time in comparison to some of their peers. However, unlike many who've simply returned and wheeled out the old hits, No Doubt are actually returning in a creative sense; that is, they've got new music out!
Push And Shove is the band's first album since returning, and it seems to be finding good sway with the critics, with many pointing out that the trio haven't really changed their style since going away - and that that's absolutely fine. "Gwen Stefani pogos as hard as she ever did in her Anaheim-strip-mall ska days" writes Entertainment Weekly, "But she's also just as neurotic, which adds depth to her love songs." Billboard meanwhile comments "Push and Shove is a celebration of No Doubt's love for all things 80s pop and the Southern California ska scene."
Such a continuous character doesn't impress everyone though; The Independent writes "No Doubt makes only the most tentative divergences from previously tried and tested strategies, which gives Push and Shove a character that could be described as either dated or timeless" whilst its sister Sunday paper comments "There's an excess of bog-standard radio-friendly pop-rock, and a couple of wet weepies a la Don't Speak."
Flavor Flav made a bit of a fool of himself at the iHeartRadio Festival over the weekend. The Public Enemy member (he’s the one with the over-sized clocks) was filmed meeting Gwen Stefani backstage at the festival and he was clearly over the moon that he managed to get his picture taken with her. The only problem is that it wasn’t actually the No Doubt singer that he was posing with. It was Miley Cyrus. Yes, that’s right Mr. Flav managed to confuse the 42 year old No Doubt singer with the 19 year-old Hannah Montana star. Ouch.
We’re wondering how Miley’s feeling now that she knows her new cropped blonde hairdo has effectively doubled her apparent age? Perhaps Flavor Flav needs a massive pair of spectacles? It would certainly explain the size of the timepieces he carried around his neck… To be fair to the guy, he did at least confuse Miley with someone that was actually at the festival; Gwen’s band No Doubt were performing there, ahead of the release of their sixth studio album this week.
Their meeting certainly made for awkward viewing (even if it’s pretty entertaining). Huffington Post have hosted a video that shows Flavor walking away from their photo opportunity, telling his entourage how glad he was to have met Gwen Stefani. A lady then whispers to him that it was in fact Miley Cyrus that he just got up close and personal with. “I know that's not Hannah Montana,” he protests, before going back and checking again and explaining that he’s a fan of Miley’s too. We reckon he just about managed to save face, there.
This week, No Doubt release their sixth studio album, Push and Shove. Their lead singer Gwen Stefani may have soldiered on into a new millennium with her solo material but her band seem content to revisit the sights and sounds of the 1990s – the decade when they made their name. In an interview with The Guardian, Stefani insists that her solo records were “never meant to be taken seriously” and the band seem to be re-treading old ground with their new material, even with forward-thinking producer Diplo at the helm in the studio.
In the video for the first new single from No Doubt, ‘Settle Down,’ Stefani wears a black vest with a visible bra, bold shiny trousers and a giant watch: “To original fans it will prompt nostalgia, to new ones…it will probably look like a very on-trend 90s fashion revival.” Gwen insists that it “feels so much more natural being back in this mode” and she has fixed the broken relationship that she had with songwriting partner Tony Kanal (whom she used to date).
That return to the band’s trademark sound will please hardened fans of the band but may prove to be a sticking point for those who have fallen by the wayside. Andy Gill of The Independent states that the band have “only the most tentative divergences from previously tried and tested strategies, which gives Push and Shove a character that could be described as either dated or timeless.” A return to form, though is a good thing for Entertainment Weekly, who write “Gwen Stefani pogos as hard as she ever did in her Anaheim-strip-mall ska days. But she's also just as neurotic, which adds depth to her love songs.”
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