We're bringing you and all new reality TV stars photo post this week! It seems the Housewives are resting up after the NYFW festivities of last week because we only spotted one or two out and about this week!
Old coaches are out and new coaches are in on The Voice… and we didn't have to endure months of speculation surrounding possible new coaches? Not even a single, "How about Charlie Sheen?" plea for attention! WOW.
We turn around our chairs and give The Voice a standing ovation.
It's true. Just like that, sources say the The Voice has secured Usher and Shakira as coaches for next season's spring cycle. They will step in for Cee Lo Greenand Christina Aguilera, who both need a break from the hit show to pursue other projects.
I am super excited. Not only is one of my favorite reality shows returning for a third season, I don’t have to wait for the winter season for it to air. Plus, I get to see some pretty hot musicians.
NBC’s The Voice will be returning on September 10th, and the show is keeping it fresh with some new changes (take note, American Idol!). The Voice is a unique reality competition with a format unlike any other. Unlike Idol, the contestants seen by viewers are all talented, and half of the season isn’t centered around crazy auditions. The music competition features coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera creating teams of singers based on their voices alone. Once the teams are assembled, they battle each other in the early rounds.
Something tells me Christina Aguilerais not a pleasant co-worker, but it looks like things got completely out of control this past week between her and The Voice co-star Adam Levine. Radar has the scoop on a huge fight the two had at the May 7 rehearsal for the singing competition and Adam sounds like another piece of work.
Apparently frustrated by Christina’s criticisms of his contestant, Tony Lucca, Adam decided he would have Tony sing “99 Problems” by Jay-Z, which famously includes the line “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one.” The “bitch” being Christina. Adam decided to employ the trick of high school girls everywhere and express himself in pointed song lyrics. Like most adult men.
While Nicole and Steve’s firings are not much of a surprise, Paula’s firing is a major shocker as Simon personally recruited her to be on the show after she was let go from American Idol.
Sources reveal Paula got the bad news yesterday and has yet to hear from Simon. Simon has reportedly yet to find replacements for Paula, Nicole and Steve.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon, who helped create the show, recently assembled the show’s creative team for a top secret meeting in the UK. The reason for the meeting was reportedly to analyze “what went wrong and what was done right on season one.”
There are reports that Simon is wanting to move in the direction of NBC’s The Voice by adding bigger name judges as a way to boost ratings. The Voice, which returns on February 6, features judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
For the time being it appears judge L.A. Reidwill not be let go.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FIRINGS? SHOULD THEY HAVE KEPT PAULA? DID YOU ENJOY THE FIRST SEASON?
Lee, a shy 24-year-old painter from Chicago, appeared shell shocked after being announced the next winner of AI by host Ryan Seacrest. “This is amazing!” said Lee. “Thank you guys so much for everything… I can’t believe this… I’m so happy right now. I’ve never been happier in my life!”
Lee continued, “Throughout the season, the word ‘confidence’ has come up with me a lot. I think looking confident and being confident are two different things for me,” he said. “If I wasn’t confident, I wouldn’t be able to do this.”
However the night wasn’t all about Lee, as it was also judge Simon Cowell’s last night on the hit show. Simon, who is leaving AI after eight years to become a producer and judge on the American version of The X Factor, set to debut in 2011, got a bit teary eyed during his farewell.
“I didn’t think I was going to be this emotional, but I genuinely am,” said Simon as he joined past AI contestants onstage. “The show will go forward, it’ll be different, but I just want to thank you for the support, the fun and… everyone, your sense of humor, thats what’s been the best part.”
Along with past Idol contestants, former judge Paula Abdul also returned to bid farewell to Simon. The finale show also included a hot performances by Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Alice Cooper, and Alanis Morisette, as well as a surprise performance by rocker Bret Michaels.
TELL US: DID THE RIGHT CONTESTANT WIN AI? WHO DO YOU THINK WILL HAVE A BETTER SINGING CAREER?
The upcoming seventh season of Lifetime’s Project Runway, set to premier Jan. 14 (10 p.m. EST), will once again include a number of Celebrity guest judges.
Nicole Richie will serve as the first guest judge on the season premiere of the design competition. “Nicole is a fabulous guest judge,” saidProject Runway executive producer Sara Rea. “She has strong opinions and gives clear and specific constructive criticism to the designers. Also, she isn’t afraid to disagree with the other judges.”
Nicole, who currently has her own fashion line and a line of jewelry, taped the premiere episode last summer before giving birth to her son Sparrow in September.
Celebrity guest judges from last season included Christina Aguilera, Rebecca Romijn, Eva Longoria Parker, Lindsay Lohan and Cindy Crawford.
“No I’m not [coming back] next season,” Julianne, 21, toldRyan Seacrest at the New Moon premiere Monday night in Los Angeles. As for whether she might return the following season, Hough dodged the question. “We’re going go cross that bridge when we come to it,” she said.
Julianne has also broken up with her boyfriend and former DWTS partner, country singer Chuck Wicks. “So are you single?” Seacrest asked. “Um, technically,” Hough said without explaining further.
For the moment, Julianne is staying busy as a country singer and budding movie star. She is starring in the upcoming movie Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera.