2013 is only a week old, but Christina Milian is already making a stab at earning the “Hottest Twitpic of The Year” honor! The multi-talented star shared her new years resolution to get in shape along side by super sizzlin’ swimsuit photo. “This will be my body by spring! You ready?!” she captioned the apparently vintage snap, posted in honor of Throw Back Thursday. But time definitely diminish its hotness, that’s for sure! “I’m determined to have this body back,” she assured her followers. Although we have to say, we’ve seen some recent bikini photos of Christina lately, and she still looks pretty much just like that. Head on down to the gallery of her photos two-piece photos below and you’ll see what we mean! Maybe her new years resolution should be to easy up on herself a little bit, huh? Can someone get her Jennifer Lawrence’s number? Maybe they can coach each other through it.
No wonder Usher agreed to an emotional sit-down with Oprah! He wanted America to remember what a handsome, sexy dad he is before (allegedly) taking a coach’s spot on The Voice! Smart man. According to Us Weekly, an inside source reports that the “Scream” singer and “Hips Don’t Lie” chanteuse are set to take over for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera after the show’s third season this fall. As for how Shakira should prepare to join the ratings giant…nope, she doesn’t have to do a single thing to shimmy back in our hearts. She’s been there the entire time! Shakira, Shakira!
While the rumor is merely gossip at this point, we think it adds up. Cee Lo is currently developing a sitcom with NBC, while Christina has been vocal about the intensity of the show’s schedule, telling Ryan Seacrest just last week that she had initially thought the show would be “kind of like a side project.” As Xtina explained on Ryan’s KIIS-FM show, “[I thought], ‘It’ll keep me close to my son in L.A. I don’t have to travel. Then it kind of took off, and there goes my free time!” No word yet as to whether Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will stay put, but they probably will. We mean…they get to work alongside Shakira. What could they possibly have going on that’s more important?
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Reality television gets a bad rap. Many wonder how so many nobodies with questionable talent can become some of the most famous people in the world (hey, Honey Boo Boo!). And then they wonder, “How can I do the same?” Well, we don’t have the answer to that question, but what we do have is a roundup of the best reality-TV shows hitting the tube this fall. Whether you’re a dancing fanatic, a Demi Lovatic or obsessed with JWOWW’s ample assets, there’s a little something for everyone. The Epcot Center of the tube, if you will. Check out our picks below and then tell us what you’ll be watching this fall.
Can you believe Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Blake Shelton have been blindly auditioning contestants in our living rooms for three seasons now? We can barely remember a time before we had to choose between Team Adam and Team Christina. Thankfully, the bickering foursome is back to in their swiveling chairs on a quest to find The Voice (duh!). And it’s not secret that NBC is hoping to deliver a ratings smackdown to Fox’s The X Factor in the process. Our opinion: We love Xtina, but our money’s on Britney. Premiering September 10, 11, 12 at 8 on NBC, airing Mondays and Tuesdays at 8.
What the Critics Say: “The Voice promises big changes this year – hopefully they live up to it in a major way because it would be a shame to see the series over-saturate the brand and not make adjustments to ensure its longevity like [American] Idol has somehow managed to do.” –– Assignment X
The X Factor
Britney. Spears. Need we say more? Clearly, we don’t, but we will anyway. It’s been years since we’ve heard Brit Brit speak more than a few sentences, let alone offer up her opinion. Simon Cowell tells People.com, “[She] is a fascinating person because you just don’t know anything about her … she’s very unpredictable … she has taken this very seriously and she’s surprisingly quite mean.” Any show where a “mean” Britney Spears joins forces with hair-chameleon Demi Lovato has us hooked. Premiering September 12, airing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.
What the Critics Say: “Curiosity is enough to drive The X Factor to a ratings win tonight. If Britney can help the troubled show find its footing, don’t be surprised if she breaks out a rendition of ‘Oops! … I Did It Again’ and maybe even cracks a smile. –– Boston Herald
Remember the time you had an idea for a super cool product, but didn’t have enough money to make it happen? Shark Tank takes everyday people with great –– and sometimes not so great –– ideas and gives them a forum to pitch their products to a group of “sharks,” successful businessmen and women with fat wallets, who will invest in their companies. Sounds extremely nerdy and boring, but Shark Tank is anything but. It was nominated in the non-competition reality show category at this year’s Primetime Emmys and features Dallas Mavericks owner –– and noted hothead –– Mark Cuban. Cancel your Friday night plans and dive in. Premiering September 14, airing Fridays at 8 p.m. on ABC; moving to 9 p.m. on November 2.
What the Critics Say: “The tension between the Sharks is palpable. The entrepreneurs more confident. The deals less formulaic. In many ways Shark Tank has become the American Idol of the small business startup.” — Forbes
It was drams.com over at The Voice this week, after judge Christina Aguilera started beef by questioning finalist (and former Mickey Mouse Club costar) Tony Lucca‘s decision to sing Jay-Z‘s “99 Problems.” Xtina felt his choice of song was “derogatory to women,” a critique Lucca found to be “pathetic.” But of course it couldn’t just be a simple disagreement, could it? It had to be...something more intriguing. According to yet another former Mickey Mouse clubber Dale Godboldo, Christina is out to get Lucca…because he wasn’t into her while they were Mouseketeers. “Britney [Spears] was in love with him. Christina was in love with him. Mylin was in love with him,’ Goldboldo told TMZ about Lucca, adding “All of this madness was not brought on by Tony.” To which we have to say…whaaaaaaa?
Maybe we’re just feeling protective of Christina after The Wanted called her a “b—“ and Kelly Osbourne ripped on her for being “fat,” but this accusation seems like the height of insanity. Fortunately, the two buried the hatchet at the show’s season finale last night. “She just wanted to clear the air a bit,” Lucca, who lost to winner Jermaine Paul, told Us Magazine, explaining that Aguilera “apologize[d] that this became much more of a dramatic thing than she ever intended it.” Does that sound like a woman with an insane 20-year crush? If Christina sincerely had it out for this guy because he wouldn’t date her when they were 12 years old, she would basically be super villain. And if that were true…well then, she would be even more fabulous than we thought she was and we’d be right back where we started from!
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Whoa! What is with the manners on boy bands these days? You never heard 98 Degrees talking smack about…well, it would have been Christina Aguilera back then too. In a recent interview with New York’s 92.3, the British lads of The Wanted started ripping on Xtina after what was apparently a very chilly appearance on The Voice last week. “She’s a total b—-!” bandmember Tom Parker declared, before conceding, “She might not be a b—- in real life, but she was a b—- to us. She just sat there and didn’t speak to us. Wouldn’t even look at us.” Man, as if we didn’t miss sweethearts like the Backstreet Boys already. Which we totally did!
We guess The Wanted have always been a little edgier than pop sweet hearts like Justin Bieber, but this level of douchiness seems totally uncalled for. Unless Christina Aguilera personally spat on each and everyone one of their microphones before the show, we don’t really get where all this rage is coming from. In case we didn’t get how gross the guys though Christina was, Max George took time out to contrast “scary” Aguilera with American Idol‘s lady judge Jennifer Lopez. “Yeah, well J.Lo’s hot,” he laughed. “Christina’s nothing special.” Ew you guys. Boyz II Men would be so ashamed of all of you.
Christina Aguilera has been rocking the same platinum curls and scarlett mouth for as long as we can remember. Unfortunately, we can’t remember a day past the release of Burlesque in theaters. Frankly, we’ve been hoping for a little change. Not that Xtina can’t pull off the neo-Mae West look; it’s just that it’s a lot of look. And with a lot of look, a lot can go wrong. Which it did. Pretty frequently. Stepping out last night at L.A.’s Little Door restaurant, however, Aguilera looked refreshingly natural with a blow-out and a pale lip. Rarely would someone looking more like Amanda Bynes qualify as a makeunder, but here we are, ladies and gentlemen. Here we are.
Even Christina’s look on The Voice last night was toned down, what with the straight hair and nude lip. Then, once Xtina left her on-camera gig, she….she…she obviously took off some of her make-up! We could not be more psyched, you guys! We knew there had to be a happy medium between “Dirrty”-style leather chaps and real-life Betty Boop! So what do you think? Do you like the scaled-back Xtina, or do you miss her blond curls and bright lips already? What should Aguilera do if she really wants to look killer?
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Adam Levine and his Jagger-moves are back on the market! The Maroon 5 front-man and his Russian supermodel girlfriend Anne V have called it quits over the weekend after two years together. “Adam and I have decided to separate in an amicable and supportive manner,” Anne said in a statement to People on Sunday. “We still love and respect each other as friends. I wish him all the best.” The two met back in 2010 at a party for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition in Las Vegas. Anne has appeared in the uber hot issues every year since 2005! Damn, tough loss Adam. At least The Voice is doing pretty well, right? Head on down to the gallery below for pics of the couple in happier times, and more of Anne V’s sizzling styles!
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Since stealing our hearts with 2004’s “She Will Be Loved,” Maroon 5 frontman and Voice judge Adam Levine has had a steady stream of hits, accompanied by a growing collection of tattoos and heart-fluttering music videos. With sometimes shirtless, always sexy performances and ultra chic red carpet style, Levine is perpetually making our heartstrings “Move Like Jagger” (sorry).
While Adam likely rings in #33 alongside his supermodel girlfriend Anne V, us common folk can gander at these 33 piping hot pics. Drool away, dear readers.
If there is anything Adam Levine loves more than showcasing his muscular torso, it’s battling homophobia. God bless America that he can do both at the same time. In addition to discussing his gay brother and musical career, Adam Levine’s gay right comments in Out have him putting American Idol on blast for being less than open about having LGBTQ performers. “What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” the Maroon 5 singer fumes, pointing out that The Voice had 4 gay contestants this season. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.”Ã‚Â Somewhere Clay Aiken is in the process of leaving his agent 2,000 voice messages, telling him to get him on this show, stat.
Levine returns next season to join the other The Voice judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton. Levine will concede, however, “I can’t f— with American Idol. It’s a cultural institution. On The Voice, we just care about a different list of things. It’s for a different type of person, I guess.” Right, for example the type of person who can actually sing. Yes, we just went there.
While Jennifer Lopez might be getting ready to scurry out from under American Idol like a really fabulous Louboutain-wearing mouse, The Voice judges are all snuggling in for a second season. “Our fantastic coaches were integral to the tremendous success of The Voice this year and we are thrilled that they are all returning,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC Universal’s executive vice president of alternative programming. “We look forward to building season two and making The Voice an even greater experience for fans.” Somewhere Simon Cowell is stretching out all his v-necks in a white-hot rage.
On last night’s season finale, judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton bestowed the crown of Best Singer of The Singers Who Sang This Season to winner Javier Colon. Now it’s on to a new generation of performers who silently think all the jokes about Adam and Blake’s secret love affair are not reeeeeeeeeeally such jokes after all.
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