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'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dead at 69

'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dead at 69
Alan Thicke, the actor, talk show host and composer known for his turn as the Seaver family patriarch on the sitcom Growing Pains, died of a heart attack Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.

Thicke reportedly suffered a heart attack while playing hockey with one of his sons. He was taken to a Los Angeles area hospital where he was pronounced dead. He is survived by his wife Tanya and sons Brennan, Carter and the pop star Robin Thicke.

Growing Pains ran for seven seasons on ABC between
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'The Voice' Recap: Could Jacquie Lee Win?

'The Voice' Recap: Could Jacquie Lee Win?
Yoink. That's the sound of Jacquie Lee stealing the crown on this season of The Voice. That's one possible scenario, at least.

The other? Tessanne Chin wins it all.

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The only thing that's probably a lock at this point: The winner won't be Will Champlin. (Sorry, buddy.) Double-header coach Adam Levine had to pick someone to throw under the bus, and he went all in on Chin.

During the final performances leading up to the Season Five coronation, each of the
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The Voice's Final Three Are Revealed

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The Voice's Final Three Are Revealed
Ladies and gentlemen, The Voice officially has its finalists. After a season filled with epic performances, game-changing steals and tense Twitter saves, a trio of singers proved they have the pipes - and grit - to compete for The Voice crown next week. So who did America vote through to the finals, and who ended their musical journey? Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin of Team Adam Levine and Jacquie Lee of Team Christina Aguilera all advanced, which meant James Wolpert of Team Adam and Cole Vosbury, coach Blake Shelton's last remaining artist, bid adieu. Chin, 28, was the first finalist
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The Voice's Final Three Are Revealed

The Voice's Final Three Are Revealed
Ladies and gentlemen, The Voice officially has its finalists.

After a season filled with epic performances, game-changing steals and tense Twitter saves, a trio of singers proved they have the pipes – and grit – to compete for The Voice crown next week.

So who did America vote through to the finals, and who ended their musical journey?

Tessanne Chin and Will Champlin of Team Adam Levine and Jacquie Lee of Team Christina Aguilera all advanced, which meant James Wolpert of Team Adam and Cole Vosbury, coach Blake Shelton's last remaining artist, bid adieu.

Chin, 28, was the first finalist revealed and also the least surprising.
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'The Voice' Recap: Blake Shelton Goes Out on High Note

'The Voice' Recap: Blake Shelton Goes Out on High Note
It's official: Blake Shelton will not win this season of The Voice. His last man standing, Cole Vosbury, fell shy of making the top three, getting the boot alongside James Wolpert (the first member of Team Adam Levine to go).

Still, Blake went out on a high note, with three out of four of the guest performers being former mentees.

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In fact, it was a reunion of sorts, as the top three contestants from last season all returned to perform. Winner Danielle Bradbery,
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'The Voice' Recap: Adam Levine's Team Starts Strong

'The Voice' Recap: Adam Levine's Team Starts Strong
It's finally time for viewers to have their say on The Voice, as the show went live for the first time this season with the top 20 artists competing for America's vote.

The three-night extravaganza – which culminates with the top 12 being revealed on a special Thursday night episode – began as frenemies Blake Shelton and Adam Levine squared off with their respective teams. And Team Adam came out the clear winner.

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While Adam has started off strong in the past, he's often lost
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'The Voice' Recap: Coaches Steal Back Rejected Contestants

'The Voice' Recap: Coaches Steal Back Rejected Contestants
Yoink! The second and final night of the knockout rounds on The Voice found both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera stealing back people who were stolen from them. Yup, you heard right.

Just a baby step away from the live rounds (which start next week), the coaches continued to cut their teams in half by pairing off teammates to perform against one another, choosing one to stay and one to go.

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But in a new twist this season, each coach got
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The Voice: Judges Steal Back Singers, Blake Tries 'The Hawk'

The Voice: Judges Steal Back Singers, Blake Tries 'The Hawk'
Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine did something on Tuesday that no Voice judges had ever done before – they stole back singers who they'd previously cut loose in the battle rounds.

Thanks to a new twist, the coaches were each given one steal during this week's knockout rounds – the final hurdle before the live shows kick off next week.

Levine grinned like a schoolboy as he pressed his button for Will Champlin, a young dad whose father is Chicago band member Bill Champlin.

Champlin delivered an emotional rendition of "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars that earned high praise
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‘The Voice’ Recap: Adam Levine Makes Two Shocking Steals

The Voice’ delivered another night of intense competition Oct. 21. With the battle rounds coming to a close, the judges were on high alert for any potential steals — and Adam knew just who he was looking for.

Destinee Quinn 20, and Lina Gaudenzi, 23, battled for a spot on Team Christina with “Not Ready To Make Nice” by The Dixie Chicks. Christina Aguilera said she chose the song to bring both girls a little out of their comfort zone, and the winner would depend on how willing they were to let go. Both girls were very connected with the song during the performance, but Adam Levine found a few technical glitches. Ultimately, the choice came down to emotion versus range. For Christina, it was Destinee’s emotion that won the battle. But Adam swooped in and stole Lina before Carson Daly could even get a word in edgewise!

Read on to see the
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‘The Voice’ Recap: Former Contestant James Irwin Makes Emotional Return

James Irwin returned to the stage after a lackluster performance last season, determined to turn at least one judge’s chair. But with R.E.M’s ‘Losing My Religion’ he blew away all four!

Last season, James Irwin made his debut on The Voice with a performance that didn’t exactly wow the judges, but Shakira gave him some sage advice about second (and third) chances that made him want to come back and give it another go.

James Irwin Wows With R.E.M’s ‘Losing My Religion’

On season four of The Voice, James had us all emotional with his heart-wrenching story about losing his twin daughters, just moments after they were born. He came back for season five on Oct. 1 with his wife and baby son, determined to make his family proud and win the judges over, saying last time, “I didn’t give them the best version of myself.
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Is The TV Theme Going Extinct?

What happened to the TV theme? Or the entire opening credits, for that matter?

More and more, television shows are doing away with opening titles in favor of putting credits over first acts and getting right to the action. When Sports Night did that in 1998, I thought it was novel. Now, however, it seems to be the rule and not the exception – and those catchy TV themes that used to stick in my head seem to be falling by the wayside. It bothered me, so it was something I discussed with composer Bear McCreary in our interview, and then I saw the new Law & Order get rid of its iconic theme and wondered, “What’s become of TV themes?”

Allow me to share with you (in no particular order) six of my favorite TV themes. By that, I mean original themes recorded specifically for a TV series. Not pop songs
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