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Gwen Stefani In Talks to Replace Christina Aguilera on ‘The Voice’
She replaces Aguilera, who announced in February that she was pregnant with her second child.
NBC could not be reached for comment on this story.
TMZ first reported the news.
- Variety Staff
Miley Cyrus Postpones Remaining U.S. Tour Dates After Hospitalization
Miley Cyrus has postponed the remained of her American tour, CNN reports.
Following an extreme allergic reaction last week that lead to the singer's hospitalization, Cyrus's representative announced Friday that "all remaining U.S. dates on the Miley Cyrus 'Bangerz' tour have been postponed." The European leg of the tour will proceed as planned, beginning with a show on May 2 in Amsterdam.
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- Robyn Ross
White House Responds to Justin Bieber Deportation Petition
The White House is a Belieber.
After receiving a petition with over 250,000 signatures to deport Justin Bieber, the White House officially responded via its online "We the People" petition board.
"Sorry to disappoint, but we won't be commenting on this one," the statement reads. "We'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber's case," the site adds, linking to an Associated Press report about Bieber's January arrest in Miami on charges of DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest without violence.
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- Robyn Ross
James Franco and other celebs who just can't stand criticism
James Franco does not take criticism of his work lightly. Currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, the actor was quite displeased with the review New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley gave the revival. Though Brantley’s assessment was not excessively negative – he even complimented Franco’s talent at one point — the actor posted an incensed response to the review on Instagram, calling the critic “a little bitch.” The post has since been deleted.
Brantley responded to the criticism much more diplomatically than Franco. “I like Franco’s work on film a lot, and he didn’t disgrace himself on stage, »
- Amber Ray
Update: Supreme Court Allows Feds To Argue In Aereo Case Next Week
Update, 12:48 Pm: Looks like three isn’t a crowd for the Supreme Court when it comes to the upcoming Aereo hearing. The high court has decided to let the Solicitor General’s office participate in the one-hour oral arguments session between Aereo and the broadcasters Tuesday in Washington D.C. “Motion of the Deputy Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument Granted,” said the Scotus yesterday. The granting of the motion comes more than a month and a half after the federal government’s top legal office filed a brief supporting the broadcasters in their showdown with the Barry Diller-backed streaming service. That was followed by the Solicitor General’s office requesting the time to directly make its points. The broadcasters have given the federal lawyers 10 minutes of their time. Though the broadcasters have a couple of former Solicitors General on their team, »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Best of the Week: Pfister and Depp Interviews, Jon Hamm Career Watch, Women Screenwriters and More
The top stories of the week from Toh! Awards: Highs and Lows of the Meaningless 2014 MTV Movie AwardsBox Office:Arthouse Audit: "Only Lovers Left Alive" Tops Trio of New Big-Name OpeningsBox Office Top Ten: "Captain America" Stays Strong to Beat "Rio 2"Friday Box Office: Sequels Beat New Entries, Faith-Based 'Heaven' Is Strong, 'Transcendence' Starts off WeakFeatures:Career Watch: As "Mad Men" Enters Its Final Season, Can Jon Hamm Rebrand Himself as a Movie Star?Memo to Women Screenwriters: Man Up!Festivals:As Tribeca Kicks Off, "A Brony Tale" Leads Some Must-See DocsCannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?Fledgling Director Gillian Greene's "Murder of a Cat" Is One to Watch at TribecaWim Wenders Sets Sail for Cannes, But Where Is "Every Thing Will Be Fine"?Interviews:"Hank and Asha": How Two Newlyweds Shot a Long-Distance Romance on Their HoneymoonKevin Spacey Q&A: "House of Cards" Wouldn't Exist Without Richard III, »
Pivot Television Network and Shazam Team Up for Earth Month
In order to celebrate of Earth Month with a meaningful initiative, Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting Millennials, and Shazam, the world’s leading media engagement company, have teamed up to make it easier than ever to access content, get informed, and be involved in addressing issues effecting our world. This April, Pivot will be releasing programming that highlights important issues around water, energy, sustainable food, climate change and natural disasters that impact the planet. Shazam's app recognizes the specially tagged Earth Month programs, allowing Pivot viewers who want to go deeper into the issue to easily access related video content and get involved by supporting social actions directly. “Pivot’s audience is passionate about issues effecting the planet. Our collaboration with Shazam creates an immediate opportunity for viewers to become even more engaged with the programming to make their voices heard,” Jennie Morris,...
- Sydney Levine
From the Beginning - An Orphan Black Primer
Guest Review by Darwyn Carson – “Just one. I’m a few. No Family Too. Who Am I?”Last year no one knew what to expect. The burning question was: “Who is Orphan Black?” This recap is for anyone who saw Orphan Black’s virgin season and want a fast refresher and for anyone who’s curious about the buzz surrounding the techno-thriller. So if a catch-up marathon event isn’t in your future either, read on for a summarizing of selected season one highlights.There was this girl. Pretty much all we knew and isn’t there always a girl? This one was youngish, sporting a rock and roll street-smart vibe, exhibiting empathetic traits and a quick mind; but not a lot of impulse control. All this is unveiled right at the top of episode one: Natural Instincts. Sarah Manning fresh off of a Metro train spies a smartly dressed »
- Darwyn Carson
Watch: Mark Ruffalo’s Voice Is a Cure in ‘The Normal Heart’ Trailer
The promos for Ryan Murphy’s HBO drama keeping getting more and more powerful.
The first full trailer shows Mark Ruffalo, his onscreen partner Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts fight to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in New York City in the early 1980s. The pic follows gay activists and the medical community as they try to expose the truth about the crisis. At one point, Ruffalo’s character accuses the government of a conspiracy to murder all gay men.
“To win a war, you have to start one,” Ruffalo says in the clip.
Larry Kramer himself scripted the TV adaptation of his hit 1985 Tony-winning off-Broadway play. The HBO movie, which also star Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Alfred Molina, will air on May 25. Jonathan Groff, the star of another HBO program, “Looking,” also makes an appearance in the telefilm.
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- Maane Khatchatourian
Ratings Rat Race: ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Falls, ‘Hannibal’ Surges, ’20/20′ Up As ABC Wins Demo For Friday
There was a lot cooking on primetime last night and Friday’s menu was a mix of the undercooked and the more-than-just-right. The second week of Season 6 of Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares traveled to the troubled Old Neighborhood Restaurant in Arvada, Co and to a Greek joint in Queens, NY, where the owner couple were in almost as much trouble as their establishment. Unfortunately for the two-hour reality show, the trouble didn’t stop there: the Gordon Ramsay series took a 17% dive from its 8 Pm (1.0/4) premiere April 11 and an 18% drop from its 9 Pm (0.9/3) broadcast last week. On the gastrological flipside, NBC’s resident cannibal was served a much-appreciated meal. The sometimes unsteady Hannibal (0.9/3) took a big bite of the ratings to garner a 29% rise over last week. With less competition in its 10 Pm time slot, that’s best that the thriller series has done in three weeks among adults 18-49. Additionally, »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on Nashville
Michelle Obama is dusting off her cowboy boots and heading to Nashville.
The First Lady will appear on the May 7th episode, when Rayna (Connie Britton) organizes a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out her boyfriend Luke (Will Chase) has been injured in Afghanistan and has to cut his tour short. Country singer and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will also appear.
Nashville and more bubble shows: Which will survive?
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- Robyn Ross
This Week on Stage: James Franco dishes, Audra McDonald dazzles (again)
Lesson learned this week on Broadway: if he does not like what you wrote about him, James Franco will call you “a little bitch”. Franco, who made his Broadway debut this week in Of Mice and Men opposite Bridesmaids charmer Chris O’Dowd, took on the New York Times’ Ben Brantley on Instagram, making it the 453rd silly thing he’s done this year. (Or is it incredibly shrewd and constant self-promotion? One cannot be sure.) In more benevolent news, a bevy of much-loved stage, film, and TV triple threats returned to their roots, including Audra McDonald (channeling the haunted spirit of Billie Holiday, »
- Jason Clark
Hart of Dixie 3.18 Review: “Back in the Saddle Again”
Hart of Dixie ran the gamut of romantic relationships in this latest episode. There was a terrible first date, an eye-opening second date, the blissful beginning of a new relationship, and the potential beginning of the end of a previously stable relationship. Throw in some jealous ex-boyfriends and an act of teenage rebellion and you’re [&hellip
Vikings 2.08 Review: “Boneless”
Like any series that is making the jump from “good” to “great,” it’s not just an increased investment in the characters and plots that has elevated this season of Vikings. Along with that, the production values have really stood out in a positive way, and it seems like each episode–and especially “Boneless”–has upped its game because [&hellip
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- Sean Colletti
ABC Family Orders Stitches: A Paranormal Crime Procedural
My favorite new trend in television, as I have said many times before, is all the horror and paranormal shows cropping up everywhere. And before you start thinking the genre is burning itself out, we are only set to get more and more. The next one we have to start looking forward to now is [&hellip
ABC Family Orders Stitches: A Paranormal Crime Procedural »
- Remy Carreiro
George R.R. Martin Reveals What A Full-Grown Dragon Looks Like
So one thing people seem to really be on the fence about regarding Game of Thrones is the dragons. Some people know just how cool dragons are, and how dragons are very rarely make things less cool. If anything, they amplify the cool factor. But some people feel this otherwise believable world of Westeros gets [&hellip
George R.R. Martin Reveals What A Full-Grown Dragon Looks Like »
- Remy Carreiro
The Main Difference Between American and Canadian Chopped
Chopped is a killer show. It is the show that got me into cooking, and made me realize all the layers of tastes that really go along with enjoying food. It also showed me that you can make good food out of anything, as long as you know what you are doing. But Chopped has [&hellip
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- Remy Carreiro
'Orphan Black': Tatiana Maslany says to get ready for a 'high octane' season 2
It’s hard getting people to notice you when you are a new show on a small cable channel, but BBC America’s Orphan Black was able to gain a devoted fan base with its twisty tale of a woman discovering she is part of a clone conspiracy. Star Tatiana Maslany in particular gained industry recognition for her portrayal of seven different characters in season 1. So what will she and the show do for an encore when season 2 kicks off on tonight? Maslany already shared some intel on the new clone , told us what she thinks she can do even »
- Dalton Ross
Pilots 2014: More Early Buzz
We’re heading into the homestretch of pilot season as the broadcast networks are beginning to view and test the completed pilots, a process that will continue for about two weeks before the nets move on to making pickup and scheduling decisions. Based on buzz around town, here are the most talked-about pilots three weeks before the upfronts. Related: Pilots 2014: Early Buzz Edition Every year, there is at least one pilot that comes out of nowhere and surprises everyone. We may have that this season in ABC‘s multi-camera Cristela. It was not even supposed to be a pilot. Developed at 20th TV-based 21 Laps/Adelstein for more than a year, the semi-autobiographical project co-created by and starring rising Latina stand-up comedian Cristela Alonzo was sold to ABC last summer with significant penalty. But when pilot-pickup time came along, ABC quickly loaded on high-profile sitcoms, including the 20th TV-produced The Winklers, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Is Gwen Stefani a good fit for 'The Voice'? -- Poll
The Voice has had its fair share of megastar mentors, starting with original quartet Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. And the reality contest has been able to keep up its twice-a-year schedule by cycling out some of those judges with the equally star-powered Shakira and Usher.
So it comes as no surprise that Gwen Stefani might be the next superstar to join the NBC show. TMZ reports that it’s a done deal, while The Hollywood Reporter says the No Doubt singer is simply in talks, but NBC wouldn’t confirm the news when EW reached out for comment. »
- Katie Atkinson
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