Fact: The four judges on The Voice U.K. are set to perform a tribute to George Michael to kick off the show's final. Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will reportedly sing his hit Freedom on Saturday night (01Apr17). The singer died in December (16), aged 53, and was laid to rest this week (beg27Mar17).
Fact: Will.i.am has been crowned Tech Personality of the Year at the annual T3 Awards. The Black Eyed Peas singer scooped the accolade thanks to his work on various gadgets, including his own rival for the iPhone, the Dial. Previous award-winners include Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Fry.
Quote: "Even though there are only two black people on it, I love that show. It's awesome but, yeah, that kinda annoys me that it has only two black characters." Will.i.am can't believe his favourite TV drama, Game of Thrones, doesn't feature more people of colour.
Quote: "When you see Simon on TV you’re like, 'Wow, you’re a monster. You’re so mean to these people.' But when you get to know him you’re like, 'Wait a second! You’re not that guy.'" Will.i.am reveals that it's all an act with X Factor judge Simon Cowell, and claims the music mogul is in fact a really nice guy.
Fact: Singer Will.i.am is collaborating with luxury fashion brand GUCCI to develop a line of smart watches. The Black Eyed Peas frontman took to Twitter.com to announce the news on Thursday (19Mar15). He has previously unveiled a watch which can be used to DJ.