How Will Gwen Stefani Match up Against Other ‘Voice’ Judges?

I’ve been watching a lot of Gwen Stefani interviews today to see what exact kind of personality we’re looking at, and so far I’ve learned that she stays in touch with Madonna, once wanted a pet monkey and continues to describe her husband as “hot” years after their wedding.

Like former female The Voice coaches Shakira and Christina Aguilera, Stefani is a super proud blond giver of birth who calls motherhood “the best thing that’s ever happened” in her life.

She’s adorably Californian, knows she’s fabulous, and will likely vibe well with fellow blond beauty/sourpuss Adam Levine and new token-black-guy-judge Pharrell (who is half to blame for the spelling lesson in “Hollaback Girl”). Go ahead and put on an EVEN bigger hat, you’ll still never be Cee Lo.  Continue reading “How Will Gwen Stefani Match up Against Other ‘Voice’ Judges?”

Ellie Goulding Rumored as X Factor UK Judge

Ellie Goulding Divergent premierePlease let it be true! Adorable British songstress Ellie Goulding might just be a judge on X Factor alongside Simon Cowell (returning to the original British version for the first time in three years) and Cheryl Cole (also after a lengthy absence).

Longtime third judge Louis Walsh told The Sun that he’s “heard” that Goulding is a contender, though other Sun sources remind us that Walsh is not at all involved in who ultimately snags the gig.

Goulding, who has been busy touring for Halcyon and its expansion, Halcyon Days, has become the go-to girl for recording new songs for big budget, teen box office favorites like Twilight (“Bittersweet”), The Hunger Games (“Mirror”), AND Divergent (“Beating Heart”).

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‘American Idol’ Season 13 Officially Has The Worst Judge’s Panel Ever

American idol judges 2013With newbie Harry Connick Jr. and stragglers Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban filling American Idol’s judge seats for season 13, I have to ask, WHY?

Why is the show still airing? Why did they pick Harry Connick Jr. and WHY did Jennifer Lopez agree to come back on the leaky sinking ship that Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul built and abandoned ages ago?

The Voice has had Shakira, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo and Adam Levine, and they pick Harry Connick Jr.? America’s Got Talent is not doing much better with Mel B. It’s really not that hard to know what the kids are into these days…

X-Factor knows. Khloe, Demi, Britney… Harry Connick Jr. is only cool to people who still read newspapers, watch TV for the Brady Bunch reruns and masturbate to polaroid pictures they keep in a shoebox.

Chad Johnson’s Bromantic Butt Slap is no Big Deal

Chad Johnson lawyer butt slapWhat’s going on in the world of sports besides the NBA playoffs and Tebow possibly signing with the Patriots?

Well, Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones punched a woman for throwing a drink at him, and free agent Chad Johnson got in trouble for slapping his male lawyer’s ass at a probation violation hearing.

Jones pleaded not guilty (even though TMZ has a surveillance video), and Johnson is currently trying to talk his way out of a 30 day jail sentence because he made the whole courtroom chuckle.

“I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously,” the honorable judge so-and-so said. “I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about what’s going on here today?” 

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Gawker Temporarily Removes Hulk Hogan Sex Tape at Judge’s Request, Keeps Article

Hulk Hogan sex tapeOn behalf of everyone at Gawker, editor John Cook wrote that they are refusing to remove their Hulk Hogan sex tape post based on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution: freedom of motherf*cking speech.

Yesterday a judge in Florida officially ordered them to take down the video (and they did, pending the appeal) and the entire 1,400-word article describing it.

Even though Hogan himself requested the video be taken down after it was leaked by a still unknown source in late 2012, Gawker attorney Gregg Thomas wisely made a case for the actual article.

Cook argues that it doesn’t matter how “dumb” or “frivolous” it is, because the Constitution allows Americans to “publish true things about public figures.”  Continue reading “Gawker Temporarily Removes Hulk Hogan Sex Tape at Judge’s Request, Keeps Article”

A Comprehensive Guide To Britney Spears’ X-Factor Faces

Everyone must have noticed the look of fear and distaste Britney Spears permanently has plastered on her face during her judging stint on season two of The X Factor

After five episodes of close examination, I’ve determined that the faces mean nothing, it’s just her way of coping with being on TV.

Granted, when children or teenagers announce themselves onstage, she lights up like a well-carved jack-o’-lantern.

Most of the time she just looks like she smelled some really rancid garbage. So I ask you, who the hell placed the trash can full of year-old yogurt, eggs, milk and steak next to Britney?  Continue reading “A Comprehensive Guide To Britney Spears’ X-Factor Faces”

Shakira And Usher Replace Christina Aguilera And Cee Lo For Season Four Of ‘The Voice’

Did you hear that? It’s the sound of me crapping my she-wolf pants. Shakira is temporarily replacing Christina Aguilera as a judge on next season of The Voice, with Usher sitting in Cee Lo’s seat.

HOWEVER, Aguilera and Cee Lo will return for season five (Blake and Adam are staying), as they are simply on a hiatus to work on new music.  Continue reading “Shakira And Usher Replace Christina Aguilera And Cee Lo For Season Four Of ‘The Voice’”

Randy ‘Dawg’ Jackson Retires From Idol

Randy Jackson is stepping away from his judging position on American Idol after 11 seasons.

TMZ has learned that Jackson will stay on as a “mentor” in the 12th season when judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj debut.

No word on who Randy’s replacement will be.

We do know that it ISN’T Kanye or Diddy, and that Enrique Inglesias and Keith Urban are in talks to fill the spot.

New information will be released in coming days, says executive producer Simon Fuller.

There will be several positive announcements to follow shortly, American Idol is moving up a gear and with the help and commitment from Fox, who are more intimately involved and supportive this season than ever before, we are looking forward to a dynamic new season ahead.”   Continue reading “Randy ‘Dawg’ Jackson Retires From Idol”

Judge Jennifer Lopez Tells Judge Mariah And Judge Britney To Not ‘Think Too Much’

Two-year American Idol judge J-Lo has advice for the two latest big-name pop princesses to try their uncalloused hands at music competition judging.

“If you try and think too much about what people might think or what you’re saying too much, I think you get lost.” …That’s Lopez’s advice to X Factor‘s Britney Spears, and honorable season 12 Idol judge Mariah Carey. 

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Yennifer Lopez Jumps Out Of The Sinking Idol Ship

Up until 2009 American Idol had the same judges – Simon, Paula and Randy.

It was something you could count on, even if counting on a show that has produced only four truly successful radio artists (Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert) feels like too much work. Now it’s lacking credibility and stability.

First Steven Tyler announced his departure from the show after two years as a judge and today Jennifer Lopez called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to say she’s moving on as well. Here are her confusing words:

“It’s been a long thought process. I really have been torn… but even last year, it was super tough to decide. Something has to give. That’s where I am right now.”  Continue reading “Yennifer Lopez Jumps Out Of The Sinking Idol Ship”

Demi Lovato And Britney Spears Are Confirmed ‘X Factor’ Judges

Earlier this month E! reported that Britney Spears wanted Demi Lovato to appear on X-Factor with her. Now they’ve both been confirmed and her wish has been granted, Lovato will join her as a replacement to Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

Simon Cowell and LA Reid will even out the panel in terms of gender, but will Demi compliment Britney? They are similar. Lovato’s struggles (with cutting and bulimia) and comeback does seem familiar.

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Tyra Banks Makes Room For New Faces, Fires Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel And Miss J

Tyra Banks and America’s Next Top Model co-creator Ken Mok have fired runway coach “Miss” J. Alexander, creative director Jay Manuel and judge since season two Nigel Barker.

That’s every recognizable face on the show besides Tyra, gone.

The three will have vanished by the 19th season (18 is currently running) and there’s no word on whether current harpy judge Kelly Cutrone will stay.

Barker told E! News that he wasn’t taken aback:

“It wasn’t a shock. I’m friends with Tyra and the producers. There had been a discussion that ratings were down and that something like this would happen.”  Continue reading “Tyra Banks Makes Room For New Faces, Fires Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel And Miss J”

Britney Spears’ $15 Million Dollar X-Factor Deal

In between shooting promotional videos for Hasbro’s “Twister Dance,” Britney Spears is seconds (okay maybe minutes) away from signing a multi-million deal that will see her seated next to Simon Cowell on the judge’s panel for U.S. X-Factor.

If the deal goes through, Britney’s fiance Jason Trawick may sign on as a producer of the show.

Supposedly his petition to become co-conservator of her funds and business ventures came by suggestion of none other than Cowell.

The departure of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger set the rumor mill abuzz, and Spears was practically confirmed in March when Simon was asked about the future panel:

“It changes on a daily basis to be honest with you. [We’re looking at] a very famous singer and one very famous actress. You’ve gotta talk to everybody.” Continue reading “Britney Spears’ $15 Million Dollar X-Factor Deal”

Howard Stern Is Coming To ‘America’s Got Talent!’

I LOVE Howard Stern, what I don’t love is America’s Got Talent, but will I watch it now that he’s been confirmed as a judge? H-E double hockey sticks yeah I will.

Yesterday Stern was announced as the replacement for Piers Morgan (Zzz) after rumors swirled for over a month about the possible deal ($20 Million dollars for a year?) with NBC and the King Of All Media.

Producers of AGT are even willing to move the entire show to New York so Howard can continue his radio show on Sirius. Of course, the sore bores at the Parents Television Council are angered by all of this.

They told TMZ that Howard Stern is “a performer who is synonymous with shock, profanity and obscenity.”

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