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?
Cliff Huxtable. Danny Tanner. Dr. Evil. Which of these roles would you cast Cee-Lo Green in, if given the chance? Right, Dr. Evil! The Voice mentor is already bald and has what appears to be an evil cat! Guess Cee Lo will have to save his maniacal cackling and malevolent schemes for his personal life, seeing as how he’s going to be working with NBC to create a sitcom “loosely based on his real life relationship with his ex-wife and children.” Oh, is his ex-wife some kind of supervillainess? Who are we thinking of? Oh, sorry. It was Catwoman. Our bad.
A move to acting does make sense for Cee Lo, though; the singer recently tried his hand at the big screen for the first time, acting alongside Jordin Sparks in Sparkle as some kind of normal human man without any special powers or plans for world domination. According to Deadline, Cee-Lo’s multi-camera comedy will star “Green as a version of himself as he tries to balance his career as a top recording artist and his frenetic home life.” The singer is in final negations with NBC for the deal, so at least he can get a lot of finger tenting and ludicrous demands for absurd amounts of money out of his system now.
Whitney Houston might be rocking curlers, a house coat and the role of sensible wet blanket mom to Jordin Sparks‘ budding singer, but Houston still manages to steal the show in the new Sparkletrailer, which premiered this morning on the Today show. After a 16-year absence from the big screen, we almost forgot what a natural Whitney was. Also, that house coat is kind of fabulous. We are all about the mint green!
As gorgeous as Whitney looks and as angelic as she sounds (because you know they weren’t about to release a trailer that didn’t highlight that voice), it’s sort of shocking how certain themes in the movie seem to parallel Houston’s real life. Guess she wanted it that way? Set to be released August 17, Sparkle is, according to IMDB, about “Three sisters [who] form a successful singing group and must deal with the fallout of fame and drugs.” As Houston’s world-weary Emma warns her talented daughters in the trailer, “Was my life not enough of a cautionary tale to you?” Wow. As if we didn’t want Whitney Houston to name us “Sparkle” and warn us not to have kids out of wedlock already! We already know our cheeks are going to be as damp as Cee-Lo Green‘s when we see this movie, thought ours will be from tears.
All Hail Queen Madonna! How much more appropriate can you get considering her grand entrance at her incredible (seriously, mind-boggling) Super Bowl Halftime show took its cues from another legendary queen. The next photograph shall elaborate.
Walk like an Egyptian, bay-bee! Only Madge could take on the awesomeness that was Elizabeth Taylor‘s unforgetable entrance into Rome in the film Cleopatra. Come to think of it, Madonna’s entire performance reminded of us of all that is pop culture, old and new. Seriously guys, her fashion cues through the whole shebang — with guest spots by LMFAO, Cee-Lo Green, M.I.Aand Nicki Minaj — reminded us of a couple things that hold a very high importance in entertainment graph. Don’t believe us? The Liz Taylor connection didn’t do it for you? Fine, then click after the jump. Read more…
The only way we could be more psyched about the Super Bowl is….well, if we cared more about sports. But the other only way we would be more psyched is if Animal Planet‘s Puppy Bowl and Super Bowl merged into one adorable bowl. We say “only” because so far, this year’s game is looking pretty excellent. For example, early this week it was announced that both Cee Lo Green andLMFAO will allegedly be joining Madonna for her big half-time performance. Man, we wish we could have seen Madge’s face when she heard she had to perform next to RedFoo and SkyBlu; you know she hates giant shuffling hamsters. A few of other reasons to be excited come February that aren’t the Patriots or the Giants include:
Ferris Bueller returns: Oooooooh yeaaaaaah! Yesterday we saw a sneak-peak of Matthew Broderick channeling his classic slacker role in a forthcoming Super Bowl ad, mostly likely for Honda. Just don’t let Cameron drive it, dude. Or lean on it. Or near it.
Football pants: Have you seen them? They are truly some of the best pants. Top three pants of all time.
Nicki Minaj: Self-explanatory, but listen to “Stupid Hoe” a few hundred times if you aren’t sure. Did we mention she will reportedly be joined by M.I.A. during the half-time show as well? It’s like a Puppy Bowl…for the ears!
That 50 Cent Super Bowl bet: Admit it. If Curtis actually has the cojones tan grandes to tweet a photo of his bathing suit region if and when the Giants win, you are going to look at it. Do not lie to us.
Besides, that Puppy Bowl/Super Bowl thing isn’t ever going to happen anyway. What if someone stepped on a puppy? We would have to throw away TV. Not just ours. Like, all of it.
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.
Well at least they had something to talk about backstage! Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo Green and Nicole Scherzinger may all star on competing reality TV singing competitions but their day-jobs as professional singers brought them to the Capitol Radio Summertime Ball in London this weekend, allowing us to judge their ability to judge. J. Lo’s snake-skin ensemble was certainly daring, with Scherzinger rocking similar, albeit black, thigh-high heels with a short skirt. While some will argue Cee-Lo was considerably less hot than the ladies, we’re getting warm just looking at that bulky coat. Who’s look do you like most? Check out the gallery below and answer our poll.
There’s a reason why Donald Trump looks so glum in this picture, while John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen look like they’re having a ball. Celebrities flocked to Washington D.C on Saturday for the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner and as usual the glam factor was pretty high. But the best part of the evening was that Trump was trumped by President Barack Obama and later, by Seth Meyers, who made some pointed jokes at The Donald’s expense in response to the “birther” debate.
Obama cracked some big ones like, “I know he’s taken some flack lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that’s because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Meyers rubbed it in even further with jibes like, “Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.” Ouch. Donald’s massive ego must’ve taken an even more massive beating!
Now you see why Trump looks dyspeptic, right? But even he can’t deny that the dinner was an amazing success. The ladies looked gorgeous in full-length gowns (except Michelle Trachtenberg who needs to take it easy on the goth lipstick). Mila Kunis, Anna Paquin, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and a very pregnant Alyssa Milano hit it out of the ball park. Paula Abdul looked pretty fantastic too—surprise surprise. The men repp’d it with the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Chris Colfer and Chace Crawford looking sharp in their suits. This also happens to be the nightScarlett Johansson and Sean Penn made their hand-holding public. Page Six reports that Scarlett and Sean were all over each other at dinner with a source revealing, “She plopped down in his lap, and they were kissing.” We may not have pictures of their make-out sesh, but we do have plenty of the rest of the stars in all their finery. Check them out in our gallery below.
Sure, American Idol might have rebooted itself this year with new judges, a kinder approach and a younger talent pool, but some might argue that the formula is stale. At least, that’s what the producers of the new singing showThe Voice seem to be banking on. The new NBC show was created by producer Mark Burnett, the man behind every other successful reality show ever, and he got some pretty amazing talent to come on board as judges for the show. So far, Cee-Lo and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine are confirmed as judges, and (sorry Steven Tyler and J-Lo), just their names alone give the show a much-needed freshness to the show. Carson Daly (yes, the poor man’s Ryan Seacrest) will host.
Burnett is reportedly also trying to woo Christina Aguilera to be a judge as well which—YES, please. She has yet to confirm her participation, however. So how does The Voice set itself apart from American Idol? While Idol claims to be a search for the “whole package”, The Voice is, dur, judging solely on the strength of voice, and “not on looks.” Well now we just hope X-tina signs on so that she can sing “Beautiful” to any contestant who gets voted off. It’s a match made in heaven. The show is set to premiere in April.
It’s that time of the year already! The 53rd annual Grammy nominations (for 2011) were announced last night and it’s safe to say that Eminem made a clean sweep popping up in 10 categories. Love the Way you Lie is up for Song and Record of the Tear while Recovery has received nominations for Album and Rap Album of the Year. Just for a quick memory jog, remember who was a big winner at last year’s Grammys? Beyonce!
Other big nominees this year include Bruno Mars with seven nominations, and Jay-Z,Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum with six each. John Legend and B.o.B follow closely with five. Katy Perry, who’s performing for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c), scored four nominations, including one for Album of the Year for Teenage Dream.
What’s your take on the nominees this year? Did anyone get left out? How many categories will Eminem win? Will Cee Lo get Song of the Year for the genius F— You? Will Gaga’s Fame Monster kick out the other monster albums? Will Justin Bieber get Best New Artist (we love Biebs, but our vote goes to Florence and the Machine).
Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. (Photo: Getty Images)