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Country superstar and The Voice coach extraordinaire Blake Shelton knows what he's good at – that would be singing – which is probably why the five-time Grammy nominee spent his first episode hosting Saturday Night Live belting out so many jams. Instead of relying on Shelton's acting skills or comedic chops to win laughs, the sketch show frequently cast him as a singer or shoved a guitar into his hands for some mild comedy. Shelton played so many different troubadours during the episode, including a country singer who sort of looks like »
Sia is one of the most prolific artists nominated in this year's Grammy races for Record and Song of the Year (for "Chandelier"), but despite her experience, this is her first nomination for songwriting. Can she win? -Break- Sia co-wrote "Chandelier" with Jesse Shatkin, also a first-time nominee in this category. But in recent years, she has also contributed to the success of many other artists, writing hit songs for Ne-Yo ("Let Me Love You"), Rihanna ("Diamonds"), and David Guetta ("Titanium"). Her songs have also been recorded by Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Eminem, and Christina Aguilera. On top of all that, she co-wrote "Pretty Hurts," which is featured on Beyonce's self-titled album, nominated for Album of the Year. How Taylor Swift could upset Sam Smith and Sia for Record of the Year at Grammys But Sia isn't the only hit-maker in the race. She faces "Shak..."' »
The duo were very close until a public falling out, during which Gaga accused Hilton of sending the singer a picture of her in a wheelchair with Madonna pointing a gun at her, accompanied by the word "karma", after she injured her hip.
She later described him as a "stalker" for allegedly attempting to rent an apartment in her building, while Perez backed Christina Aguilera's album over Gaga's and suggested that his former friend had been "poisoned" by fame.
However, Perez was unusually reticent about the feud in a chat with Katie Price, saying just that the friendship "didn't work out".
The conversation started when Katie asked Perez if any of his best friends are celebrities, prompting him to reply: "I've stopped viewing celebrities as friends."
He did say he is still friendly with Katy Perry, »
The season 8 premiere of The Voice is still a month away, but Us Weekly can exclusively reveal this season’s celebrity mentors. Multiple sources confirm that Lionel Richie will help Team Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding will mentor Team Adam Levine, Nick Jonas will handle Team Christina Aguilera, and Meghan Trainor will assist Team Blake Shelton. Mentors come into play during the battle round stage of the competition, directly following the fan-favorite blind auditions. Of all the mentors, only “All Night Long” crooner Richie, 65, has appeared in this [...] »
Come for the "Doing It" video, stay for the YouTube commenters. Some accuse Charli of ripping of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone" (Yes, the video featuring Kill Bill's Pussy Wagon); others accuse Charli of ripping off Christina Aguilera's "Your Body" (We guess there is also a desert involved?). The rest advise Charli to ditch Rita altogether: "you do not need Rita," writes one. "Rita Oral [sic] ruined the song ugh," echoes another. It's funny how everyone here is correct. »
- Lindsey Weber
The song that launched pop punk into the mainstream turns 15!
Blink-182 hit it big with the release of "All The Small Things" back in 2000. The corny love song proved to be a huge watershed moment for the San Diego punk band. In honor of the milestone anniversary, we're breaking down seven things you probably never knew about the hit song.
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1. "All The Small Things" was one of the top-selling singles in America in 2000. It charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100-- the highest Blink-182 has appeared on the Billboard charts ever. Later that year, Rolling Stone magazine declared "All The Small Things" one of the "100 Greatest Pop Songs."
2. The track was one of the last songs recorded on the band’s third album Enema Of The State. Most of the songs of the album had already »
We're finally getting a glimpse at Christina Aguilera's adorable daughter!The "Beautiful" singer took to Instagram to share the first photo of baby Summer Rain, showing her little one from behind, wearing a pink dress and a diaper that reads, "Lil Diva." "Watch out...another one's getting ready to conquer the world! #driven #diva2," the proud mama captioned the pic. Lil Diva in training! Xtina gave birth to her daughter back in August, and she's already slimmed down by practicing yoga and sticking to a clean, portion-controlled diet. "Everything is about moderation," a source told E! News. "She will have cheat meals occasionally too. Running after Max also is helping her burn some extra calories. There's never a quiet moment, Max is very active!" That said, Christina's main focus hasn't been shedding the weight. The hot mama "is all about family right now, that's what her priority is." Aguilera »
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Christina Aguilera's baby already has the threads to prove she's set to follow in her mom's big footsteps. On Sunday, Christina tweeted the first picture of her and fiancé Matthew Rutler's daughter, Summer Rain Rutler. The cute snap shows little Summer resting on a rug while donning adorable shorts, on which "Lil Diva" is sewn into the fabric. "Watch out...another one's getting ready to conquer the world! #driven #diva2," Christina wrote. The candid moment comes fives months after Christina gave birth to Summer. Although she's largely been out of the spotlight since August, the singer made time to show off her postbaby body when she attended the Breakthrough Prize Awards last November, and most recently, she made a much-talked-about appearance at Disneyland. »
World, meet Summer Rain Rutler!
Christina Aguilera has posted a photo of her baby girl on Twitter.
"Watch out...another one's getting ready to conquer the world! #driven #diva2," the 34-year-old superstar mom captioned the adorable photo, which shows little Summer facing away from the camera, complete with a "Lil Diva" diaper cover and hot pink dress.
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It's been five months, and now Christina Aguilera is sharing a photo of her baby girl.
The singer posted this adorable picture of Summer Rain on Instagram today but is not showing her face.
With a "little diva" diaper, Christina captions the pic, "Watch out...another one's getting ready to conquer the world! #driven #diva2."
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Christina and her fiance Matt Rutler welcomed Summer Rain on Aug. 16.
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Summer is the first child for Rutler, and Christina has a 7-year-old son named Max from her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman.
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Christina Aguilera enjoys spending cozy nights at home with her children. The 'Your Body' hitmaker - who has son Max, six, from her marriage to Jordan Bratman and daughter Summer, four months, with fiance Matthew Rutler - admits she is very different at home than she is when she's on stage. She said: ''When I'm home, I'm in my sweatpants getting cozy with my children. There are two sides to me; the person who will cuddle in bed and sing my kids to sleep and the persona who goes out onstage - the extrovert and the artist. It's important for me to express that side of myself. There aren't as many opportunities, but I make sure to get dressed up and be glamorous. Whether I add some eye make-up, wear a special fragrance or try a fun new nail colour - anything feminine and sexy.'' But the blonde beauty »
Xtina's Lil Diva! Five months after giving birth to her baby girl Summer Rain Rutler, Christina Aguilera shared the first picture of the tiny tot on Twitter on Sunday, Jan. 18. "Watch out…another one's getting ready to conquer the world! #driven #diva2," she captioned the photo of her little girl in a hot pink dress and white frilled diaper that had "Lil Diva" stitched onto the back. Watch out...another one's getting ready to conquer the world! #driven #diva2 pic.twitter.com/8zbYkaXXf2 — Christina Aguilera (@xtina) January 18, 2015 Aguilera welcomed Summer with [...] »
Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl, she announced on Twitter. Last year opera star Renée Fleming sang it, but in general, the spot goes to a pop star: Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Jordan Sparks, and Beyoncé have all performed in recent years. "We all still do stuff, too, you know," said everyone else from the original cast of Rent. »
- Margaret Lyons
Both performances will be televised live on NBC from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, as part of the net’s worldwide Super Bowl pregame broadcast. Treshelle Edmond will perform both songs in American Sign Language.
Katy Perry will headline the halftime show, Variety previously reported.
Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Cher, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Aguilera and more superstars have sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and “America The Beautiful” has been performed by Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Lea Michele and Jennifer Hudson at the annual NFL event.
NBC’s pregame and halftime shows are an NFL Network Production, and will be exec produced by Ricky Kirschner. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Our favorite late-night show, Saturday Night Live, has a very big birthday coming up. VH1 Classic will celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary with mega-marathon SNL Rewind: 2015 – 1975, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28. Because 433 hours of SNL is never enough.
[Cue the cheers and food delivery speed dial.] For 19 days, VH1 Classic will play back-to-back episodes of SNL. More details on your new favorite marathon are in the press release below.
New York (January 14, 2015) – VH1 Classic celebrates the 40th anniversary of the longest-running sketch comedy show in history by bringing fans 40 years of “SNL” in one place: “The SNL Rewind: 2015 – 1975 Mega-Marathon” beginning Wednesday, January 28th and wrapping on Sunday, February 15th.
Fans can relive the best moments (or binge on all the ones you missed) of “SNL” history with 19 days of back-to-back SNL episodes in this 433-hour “SNL” marathon — the longest ever mounted for a single series on television ever.
Starting with season 39 and working back to season 1 from 1975, VH1 Classic »
- Taylor Ferber
After launching his career as a teen Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club alongside Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera, Tony Lucca has enjoyed a steady, incredibly prolific music career. With nearly two decades of experience in the music industry under his belt, Lucca is releasing his first self-titled album. Tony Lucca, on Jan. 27. His decision to make his 10th full-length studio album a self-titled one was no accident: This is "honestly, creatively, just such a fresh start" for Lucca, he tells People. "This music is as much 'me' as anything I've ever put out," he explains, »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Oh, how we've missed you, Christina Aguilera. Your crazy-glam fashion and singing expertise are most welcome back on The Voice! The iconic singer took a break from being a coach on NBC's singing competition series during the past two seasons, allowing Shakira and Gwen Stefani to sit in the big, red, rotating chair for a season each, but as the season eight premiere approaches, Xtina is back where she belongs! We've got your exclusive first look at her return as a coach on The Voice! Check out the fierce key art poster above now! But she's not the only one who's about to "seize the stage" this season. Check out longtime coach Adam Levine's rockin' poster below! How can he »
Season 40 of Saturday Night Live is returning from winter break with back-to-back new episodes!
As announced in December, Kevin Hart is set to host SNL's first episode of 2015 on Jan. 17. However, fans of The Voice will be excited to learn that country star Blake Shelton will be pulling double duty as the host and musical guest the following week in his SNL debut.
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However, he isn't the first coach from The Voice to appear on the long-running sketch show. In fact, he's the only one who hasn't.
Levine himself hosted in 2013, and has appeared as a musical guest and in several amazing sketches over the years.
18 items from 2015
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