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Blake Shelton - The Voice Karaoke For Charity held at Hyde Sunset Kitchen at Hyde Sunset Kitchen - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st April 2016

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Blake Shelton - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton - Gwen Stefani watches her son Zuma Rossdale play flag football at the park. Her two other sons, Kingston and Apollo, attended as well. The whole family departed in Blake Shelton's SUV. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Blake Shelton - The Voice judge Blake Shelton picking up groceries at ralphs in Studio City - Studio City, California, United States - Sunday 17th January 2016

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Gwen Stefani , Blake Shelton - New couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton take off from Burbank in a private jet for a romantic weekend getaway, while Stefani's ex-husband babysits her three sons - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th December 2015

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton - Premiere Of Netflix's "The Ridiculous 6" - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st December 2015

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Blake Shelton - IHeart Radio Music Festival 2015 held at MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - Arrivals - Day 2 - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 19th September 2015

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Luke Bryan Supporting Blake Shelton Through His Divorce From Miranda Lambert


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Luke Bryan has been making sure he keeps in touch with Blake Shelton as the country star copes with his divorce from Miranda Lambert. An U.S. entertainment website managed to grab a quick interview with Bryan after his Friday night (7th August) performance in New York.

Luke BryanLuke Bryan at the ACMs in Arlington, Texas in April 2015.

Read More: Luke Bryan Is Raising 13-year-old Nephew After Brother-in-Law's Death.

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Miranda Lambert On Her Divorce From Blake Shelton, Wishes She’d Been “Drinking All Day”


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Miranda Lambert is reportedly not coping well with her divorce from Blake Shelton. According to audience members who attended Lambert’s performance in Minnesota on Friday (7th August), Lambert allegedly claimed on stage that wished she had been “drinking all day”.

Blake Shelton and Miranda LambertBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the 48th CMAs in 2014. 

Read More: Miranda Lambert Leads The Way In ACM Nominations.

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Jake Owen & Lacey Buchanan Are Divorcing After Three Years Of Marriage


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In a summer of celebrity splits, Jake Owen is the latest star to announce his separation from his wife, model Lacey Buchanan. The country music star announced the news via Twitter on Friday (7th August).

Jake Owen and Lacey BuchananJake Owen and Lacey Buchanan at the ACM Awards in 2014.

Read More: Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Divorcing After 4 Years Of Marriage.

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Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton Divorcing After 4 Years Of Marriage


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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are divorcing. The country music superstars are separating after four years of marriage. The news was broken earlier today (20th July) by an entertainment website which unearthed the preliminary legal documents. Shortly after the news broke the former couple confirmed they were parting ways.

Blake Shelton and Miranda LambertBlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the 57th Grammy Awards in February 2015.

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Blake Shelton - Shots of the coaches from the TV talent show 'The Voice' a they attended the Top 8 Spring 2015 event which was held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 23rd April 2015

Music-focused ACM Ceremony Remind Us What Award Shows Should Be Like


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In some senses, Sunday night’s ACM awards were just the latest in a long month of country music-themed ceremonies, with a similar lineup of stars and the same songs you’d expect at one of these things. They did have a few things going for them though.

Blake Shelton & Luke Bryant AMC AwardsBlake Shelton [l] and Luke Bryan [r] make the perfect ACM team.

As the only show to be hosted by the Blake Shelton/Luke Bryan duo for the umpteenth time in a row, there was some radorkable banter happening. There were also a couple of lovely nostalgic tributes. Eric Church and Keith Urban offered up a lovely rendition of Church’s collaboration with Merle Haggard, Pledge Allegiance to the Hag. George Strait followed with the appropriate All My Ex’s Live in Texas, his No. 1 hit from 1987, followed by his brand new single, Let It Go.

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lamber and Blake Shelton - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

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Miranda Lambert Leads The Way In ACM Nominations


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Miranda Lambert leads the field at the Academy of Country Music Awards with a total of eight nominations, including one for the top prize Entertainer of the Year. The nominations for the 50th annual awards ceremony were announced via Twitter on Friday morning.

31 year old Lambert is something of a crossover phenomenon. She’s currently the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, and has been picked in the same category again for a ninth year in a row. It’s also her fourth shout in the Entertainer of the Year list. In addition, she’s up for Album of the Year for Platinum and Single Record of the Year, both as an artist and a songwriter, for ‘Automatic’.

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Miranda Lambert scooped 8 nominations for 2015's ACM Awards

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Craig Wayne Boyd Wins 'The Voice's' Seventh Season For Mentor Blake Shelton


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And the winner of The Voice is… Craig Wayne Boyd! Yes the country singing father has been crowned the winner of the talent show’s seventh season, beating favourite Matt McAndrew. Boyd’s win also means victory for his mentor, Blake Shelton who triumphed on Tuesday night despite rival Adam Levine having three acts in the final.

Craig Wayne BoydHere is your winner, Craig Wayne Boyd

In the grand finale, broadcast on Tuesday (December 16th) on ABC, the four remaining acts, Boyd, McAndrew, Chris Jamison and Damien Lawson battled it out for the lucrative recording contract.

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Blake Shelton - Shots from the red carpet ahead of NBC's season 7 of "The Voice" top 5 event which was held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014

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Blake Shelton - Shots from the red carpet ahead of NBC's season 7 of "The Voice" top 5 event which was held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails in West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 8th December 2014

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Blake Shelton - Shots of a variety of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 48th Annual Country Music Association Awards which were held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Thursday 6th November 2014

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert - Shots of a variety of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 48th Annual Country Music Association Awards which were held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert - 48th Annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena - Red carpet at Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me Trailer


After having a music career that spanned five decades and saw the release of over 70 studio albums, country music superstar, Glen Campbell, was hit with a major tragedy. In June 2011, Campbell announced to his worldwide fan base that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. What followed was a 'goodbye tour' of epic proportions. The tour was originally scheduled for five weeks, but in almost no time at all, that five weeks blossomed into a 151-week tour of sold-out concerts as fans across the globe flocked to see and support the musical legend before his retirement for the industry. His final performance came in 2012, at that year's Grammy Awards Ceremony were he performed his most famous and most loved song, 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.  

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Those Lucky "The Voice" Hopefuls Will Be Mentored By Taylor Swift This Season


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Well this is a piece of news noone was expecting… Taylor Swift, another pop star at the height of her career, has joined Season 7 of The Voice as an advisor. As the title suggests, Swift will advise the Voice hopefuls across all four teams. The announcement comes via Us Weekly, who also note that Taylor will be taking over the role from Season 6 advisor Chris Martin.

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Raise your hand, if you weren't expecting this move from Taylor Swift.

Apparently, Swift has already made her valuable contribution to the season, with a source for Us saying: “Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with. She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor.”

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Stevie Nicks To Join 'The Voice' As Advisor To Adam Levine's Team


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Stevie Nicks is all set to join The Voice, taking on an advisory role to Adam Levine's team. The 66 year-old Fleetwood Mac singer is the first advisor to be announced for the new series with the network planning to announce the other advisors soon.

Filming Is currently underway for the show's upcoming seventh season. Nicks has been working with coach Levine and his 12 team members as they assign songs and rehearse with the contestants in preparation for the show's battle rounds, according to the AP.

Levine and Blake Shelton will be joined by Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams as coaches when the NBC show returns.

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Miranda Lambert Is Happy, In Love And (Probably) Not Carrying Alien Babes


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Miranda Lambert has a new album to promote. Platinum comes out on Tuesday, so the country singer is currently doing the obligatory press rounds and digging deep into her personal life in the process. In one interview, Lambert tells USA Today all about her marriage to Blake Shelton and how the couple deal with life in the spotlight.

"Even if it's people you know, sometimes you need to cement it," Lambert says. "It's just like, 'No one come over; we're having us-time for a second.' We haven't seen each other, and we need to be like, 'Hey, how was the last five days?' It just gets too crowded sometimes."

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Lambert collaborated with Carrie Underwood on one song off Platinum.

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"The Voice" Recap: Home Towns And Cow Dung


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It was The Voice semi-final last night, and you can bet contestants and judges alike pulled out all the stops. But while the contestants we’re putting on their best professional faces, the judges took the whole affair a bit less seriously. Usher, setting aside his judging duties for a moment, performed his new song, Good Kisser. The tune earned him a standing ovation from his fellow judges.

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Usher used the opportunity to debut his new song.

But by far the best moment of the show came from Adam Levine. Eager to get back at Blake Shelton for tweeting out his phone number, Levine got creative. The Maroon 5 vocalist ordered two truckloads of cow dung to be unloaded in Shelton’s red pickup truck mid-show. Props to Levine – as on-air pranks go, that one should go down in the history books.

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Gwen Stefani To Join Pharrell Williams As Latest Addition To 'The Voice' Judging Panel?


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Gwen Stefani may be joining The Voice as a judge for the upcoming seventh season. Reports suggest Stefani is close to signing a deal with the show's network, NBC, to appear as a judge on The Voice for one season.

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Gwen Stefani is rumoured to be joining The Voice as a judge in the upcoming seventh season.

Stefani, according to reports in The Wrap, appears to be filling in for Christina Aguilera who is currently expecting her second child. Aguilera has served as a judge for the show since 2011 but is taking time off during her pregnancy. She is expected to return for the eighth season of the show so Stefani may be a temporary replacement. 

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'The Voice' Battles: Competition Heats Up As Adams Steals From Shakira


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Hard-headed tactics, nail-biting decisions and some truly A-grade talent; so began The Voice season six battle rounds where audience favourites were sent home, judges fought over the best candidates and the remaining contestants sang their hearts out for a chance to progress to the next stage.

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The Judges Had Some Tough Decisions To Make This Week.

The last two night's episodes (17th and 18th March) were particularly cutthroat: the battle round sees two contestants from the same team pitted against each other with the coach choosing only one. It's not the end of the road for the singer who doesn't get picked though as the rejected can be stolen by other coaches. The coaches can retain only six contestants from their original team and two more can be added from the steal.

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CeeLo Green Will Leave 'The Voice', It Is Because He's Never Coached A Winner?


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CeeLo Green has announced that after the end of this season, he won't be returning as a judge on the NBC singing show, The Voice. CeeLo first broke the news that he would be leaving after a four season tenure to Ellen Degeneres on Ellen which has been followed with a full statement and a confirmation from NBC.

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CeeLo Green Will Not Be Returning To 'The Voice' For Season Seven.

"CeeLo Green has been an instrumental part of the success of The Voice and we deeply appreciate all his contributions," said NBC reality TV chief Paul Telegdy in a statement confirming Green's announcement. "We're looking forward to working with him on other upcoming projects that will tap into both his musical and entertainment expertise."

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Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Confirmed For Grammy Awards Performance. Does This Spell A Beatles Showcase?


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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at this years 56th Grammy Awards, with their inclusion to the Grammys set list being announced this week by the music awards showcase. Although the organisers for the event have revealed that the pair will perform, they have yet to specify whether the two will appear on stage together at all, a prospect that most are hoping for.

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Paul and Ringo will hopefully be performing together

The pair were announced as two of the latest confirmed acts to appear at the awards show, with fellow performers John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Sara Bareilles and Carole King also added to the bill.

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And The Winner OF 'The Voice' Season Five Is...


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The final standings for season five finale of The Voice featured two of Adam Levine's acts, with Will Champlin and Tessanne Chin representing the Maroon 5 singer, and Christina Aguilera's 16-year-old protege Jacquie Lee. After 13 weeks of hard fought contest, the three became two and then two became one, as Tessanne Chin was crowned the newest winner of NBC's singing contest.

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Levine scored his second win in the contest, whilst Christina will have to wait a while longer

It was a second win for Levine as a judge and few could begrudge Chin for winning the contest after 13 solid weeks of top quality performances. On Tuesday (17 Dec.) night the Jamaica-born singer was picked ahead of Champlin, who placed third, and Lee, who came second, not just based on votes from the American public, but on her merit as an artist, as seen throughout the latest season. The final votes took into consideration the contestant's success on iTunes and other fields away from the show, and it was Chin who was the clear favourite to win from the get-go.

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The Voice Rocked By Stunning Performances In Semi-Final Show


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Tuesday’s semi-finals of The Voice provided a tense show, as the last remaining contestants battled it out for one of the three spots in the semi-finals. At this point it was anyone’s game, but with three contestants left, Adam Levine was the one mentor with a clear advantage – especially considering the powerhouse performance delivered by Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin. Chin belted out a rendition of Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' which earned her a standing ovation from the audience and from an awed Levine. And now we get to the major spoilers.

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Levine and Aguilera are the last mentors left standing.

"That was crazy what just happened," Levine said, via People. "The sheer talent is just ? I think that is probably the most flawless and graceful performance I've ever heard on this show."

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George Jones Honoured By The Stars Of Country At Nashville Tribute Concert


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The great George Jones was honoured by some of the biggest names in country and western music this week, as the stars came out in force to the George Jones Tribute Concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Friday, 22 November. The widely acclaimed country star country, who sadly passed away earlier this year on 23 April, was honoured for four hours straight by some huge names performing Jones' greatest hits.

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George Jones passed away earlier this year

The evening began (via Billboard) with the sole piece of stock footage featuring Jones, the video for his sigle 'No Show Jones,' yet despite his absence from the jumbo screens on stage, his memory never left the arena during the event billed as 'The Final No Show.'

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No One Is A Favourite To Leave 'The Voice' As We Reach The Top Ten


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Last night (18 Nov.) on NBC, we came no closer to discovering who might be the first contestant to be booted out of the Top Ten on The Voice, after all of the remaining performers gave it their all and performed to their best. With Team Blake and Team Adam still sitting pretty with all three contestants, and with Team Christina and Team CeeLo having lost one each, the race was still wide open, as the closely-fought contest showed how much fight was left in the contestants. The rest of this story contains spoilers from last nights episode.

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Carson Daly, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton have an impressive top ten left

Up first was Austin Jenckes, singing 'Your Love' by The Outfield. Still in need of finding his "breakout song," Jenckes seemed to do just that on last nights episode, as all of the judges were left thoroughly impressed by the singer as he finally came into his own. Both Blake and Christina were left impressed by the build of the song and although Adam was critical of Austin's lack of range on the song, the overall response was purely positive.

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The Country Music Awards Toasts Country's Top Entertainers: Full Winners List & Highlights


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The Country Music Association Awards lit up the Nashville nighttime on Wednesday, 6 November, as 'Country Music's Biggest Night' went off with a bang at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Aired live on ABC last night, the hosts for the evening were once again the ever-reliable Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who oversaw some memorable moments over the course of the night.

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Blake Shelton performs at the CMA Music Festival

Leading the nominations pack for the 47th annual awards was rising star Kacey Musgraves, who led with six nominations in total. Right behind, with five nominations, was Miranda Lambert, but it was her husband Blake Shelton who finished the night as the biggest winner, taking home two gongs during the ceremony. Officially, it was Taylor Swift who went home with the most awards, although her wins for the Music Event of the Year (shared with Tim Mcgraw and Keith Urban) and the sought-after Pinnacle Award had already being revealed prior to the awards show. She also won (again, sharing with McGraw and Urban) for Music Video of the Year for 'Highway Don't Care.'

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Christina Aguilera On Her Break From 'The Voice', Family Life And Show-Biz Pressures


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Christina Aguilera explained why she decided to take a season off from the televised singing competition The Voice. The singer stated it was due to her family commitments and the pressures of constantly living in the public eye. She spoke to the press at the NBC segment of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour, held in Beverly Hills.

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Christina Aguilera at the NBC'sTelevision Critics Association Summer Tour, Beverly Hills on Saturday.

The New York native has been appearing on television since she was ten years old. Understandably, constant media attention for the majority of her life has left her wary of the strains it can place on family life. She has one son, Max, about who she said "he starts kindergarten this fall, I'm excited about that". She also discussed her dual role as pop star in public and mother at home: "the cameras go off, I go home, I put on sweats and a T-shirt. The red lips come off. I check out and I'm mom and I needed some time, I needed some time to do that".

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Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Benefit – Will The Money Go To The Right Place?


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Blake Shelton was quick to organise a benefit concert after the Oklahoma hurricane left many homeless and missing loved ones. And people were quick to buy tickets; the concert sold out in 5 minutes, but is the money going to the right place?

No one’s suggesting for a minute that there’s any untoward activity going on, but it has been suggested that kneejerk donations can often be channelled in the wrong direction “There’s an awful lot of emotional giving that happens after a disaster. Sometimes that can be a recipe for wasteful spending,” explained Heather Joslyn, an editor at the Chronicle of Philanthropy. “There is a multiplier effect,” she adds. “A celebrity can write a check for $1 million, but if they give a televised concert, it will definitely bring in more money.” Blake’s, Reba McEntire, Usher and Vince Gill all stepped in to help out, as well as his wife, Miranda Lambert.

Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton all helped raised $50 million for Hurricane Sandy victims last year, and David Saltzman, the executive director of the Robin Hood Foundation, says he still finds it heart-warming when a celeb announces a benefit like this. “In my mind, it’s a way of building a sense of community,” he said. “Think of these as incredibly big, incredibly effective bake sales for a neighbor in need."

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The Voice's Adam Levine: "I Hate This Country" [Video]


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Adam Levine's "I hate this country" remark on The Voice last night has elicited a whole wave of responses on Twitter. The Maroon 5 man was stunned that two of his three remaining singers - Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons - were voted off the show despite being considered frontrunners. This was a terrible decision, and Levine knew it.

A close-by microphone caught Levine muttering his hatred for the American public, which some fans of the show claim will decrease his chances of winning with his one remaining act. Ryan Cooney wrote on Twitter, "Adam Levine just said "I hate this country" on TV... Not a smart move dude, not smart at all. #america." 

It's hardly surprising that Levine had a dig at the American public - Judith Hill was easily the most talented singer in the final 8 - though the singer will struggle to salvage his reputation on the show with touchy television viewers. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Amy Reiter offered a potential explanation for Judith's elimination, "...it could also have been that Hill was almost too polished, too much of a pro. She'd sung a duet with Michael Jackson. Her parents were well-connected musicians. She already had the bearing of a superstar - seemed already to have arrived.  What did she need us for?"

Watch Adam Levine's "I Hate This Country" remark:

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Warfare On 'The Voice' At Top 8 Pull Out All The Stops


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The top eight singers on The Voice took their performances to another level on Monday evening (May 27, 2013), with fire, feather and cowboy boots playing prominent roles in a number of blinged up turns. Blake Shelton had kicked off the show with a rendition of his latest hit 'Round Here,' though things soon got serious, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

On Team Adam Levine, it was Judith Hill who seriously impressed with a reinterpreated rendition of Will.i.am and Justin Bieber's #ThatPower. "That hair is badass - I guarantee you, Adam has been on the phone with Cee Lo [Green] this week!" said Shelton of Judith's huge mohawk. Sarah Simmons struggled a little with Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' while Amber Carrington didn't quite manage to convey the majesty of Adele's Oscar winning track 'Skyfall.'

On Team Blake, Holly Tucker chose to perform 'Done' by the Band Perry and ultimately succeeded. "There were big notes in this song, and you hit them and took them up to another level," said Usher. Over on Team Shakira, Sasha Allen was assigned 'Without You' by David Guetta and Usher, "I started comparing myself to Sasha as a singer, and that's not good [for me]," said Shelton. "I think you bought Shakira another week, for sure."

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Blake Shelton Wastes No Time Organising Tornado Benefit Concert For Fellow Oklahomans


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Blake Shelton has announced that he is planning a benefit concert as part of the relief effort for the violent tornado that occurred in his home state of Oklahoma killing 24 people. 

The country star announced on 'The Voice' on Tuesday night (May 21st 2013) that he has teamed up with TV network NBC to organise a concert to raise funds for those who have lost their homes and families to the disastrous cyclone that took place in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday (May 20th). 'We'll know more about it in the next 24 hours', he told Billboard. 'I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly.' He also insisted that he can 'call in some really big favours' for the show and, according to Fox News, he already has a date and a venue fixed.

Also on the singing show, he performed a song with his wife Miranda Lambert while appealing to viewers to donate whatever they can to the Red Cross, to get help to the victims of the appalling catastrophe as soon as possible with numerous people now homeless. With this being the second major natural disaster to hit the States after Hurricane Sandy, there's no doubt that Blake will have dozens of musicians eager to help.

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Blake Shelton Raising Hard Cash For Victims Of Oklahoma Tornado


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Blake Shelton is taking the well-wishing one step further - by raising hard cash. He’s teaming up with NBC to put on a benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the tragic Oklahoma tornado.

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As a judge on The Voice, Shelton used his position to raise awareness, opening Tuesday night's show by performing an acoustic version of "Over You" alongside wife Miranda Lambert. Meanwhile, the donation information for The Red Cross was behind them on-screen. "I think 'Over You' was the perfect song for this situation," Shelton said later on. "The moment was right. I wish things could have been different. I wouldn't have thought about performing a song like that, but it seemed like the right thing to do." And it was later revealed that he and NBC were amidst the planning stages of a benefit concert to raise money. "We'll know more about it in the next 24 hours," Shelton told Billboard. "I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously, it will be televised and will happen really quickly."

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Usher Brings 'The Voice' Audience To Climax After Stripping Down!


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Take note ladies, all it takes to get Usher to start stripping down is a cover of the Backstreet Boys and a broken air conditioning unit. At least that how it looks as the singer was forced to strip down during last nights (May 13) edition of The Voice, in what was probably the highlight of a still impressive show.

The singer was so taken by Garrett Gardner's rendition of 'I Want It That Way' by the Backstreet Boys that he had to take off a few layers until he was just in a vest and his trousers. Well, that and because the A/C unit was broken in the studio, but the acts on last night's show were hot that we wouldn't be surprised if it was a joint effort between the remaining acts and the A/C.

Although it was Shakira's Gardner that had Usher taking his top off, it was actually the 'Climax' singer's team that looked to have finished the night more impressively. Whilst Josiah Hawley crooned a Script cover and Michelle Chamuel won praise for her rendition of 'Call Your Girlfriend,' it was Vedo's song and dance routine to  Michael Jackson‘s 'Rock With You' that really impressed.

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Usher was blown away by last nights performances

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The Voice Finale Approaches And Blake Shelton Is Rooting For Country


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Things are getting heated up over on The Voice as judges Shakira and Blake Shelton butt heads over who they want to send to the finale. The playoffs continued last Tuesday and, under Shelton’s coaching, it would be no surprise if the next Voice of America ended up being a country performer. The biggest hopeful for this season seems to be 16-year-old country songstress Danielle Bradbury, after she was named as one of the contestants to beat on this episode.

With her in the running, it might be that country is making a comeback to the talent competition. Shelton certainly knows it and he commented during last night’s performances: 'I've been saying since day one I want to bring a country music singer to the finale,' said Blake, who thinks this year he can do just that.

He does have some tough competition though, in the face of Shakira’s team, and one singer in particular: Sasha Alan. Despite Alan being a favorite for the top spot, her mentor was definitely experiencing a case of nerves before the performances began: 'I'm so nervous, you have no idea. I'm going to end up with no nails, I'm going to be biting them the whole time.'

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Blake Shelton

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18th June, 1976

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Musician

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