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The Voice Recap: Send in the…Clowns?

The Voice Recap: Send in the…Clowns?
Menacing mimes. Male strippers. Cee Lo Green in a slinky red jumpsuit with deep-plunging, lace-up neckline and a delicate ladywig. Carson Daly turning superlatives into bowls of lukewarm mush. And enough bum notes to recreate an authentic Ashlee Simpson recording-studio session. Those were just a few of the disconcerting distractions on the menu for the first live-performance round of The Voice‘s second season.

Maybe my expectations were too high going in. And to that end, maybe it’s not fair to make any long-lasting judgments about the season when there are a whopping 24 singers still alive and well and
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The Voice Recap: Cat, a Rising Star?

The Voice Recap: Cat, a Rising Star?
Reality singing competitions live or die by the strength of their contestants, but it doesn’t hurt to have other secret weapons — especially when you’ve got a two-hour telecast to fill. This week’s installment of The Voice certainly proved the value of a loaded arsenal — employing a fluffy white cat, some creative editing, subtle/possibly nonexistent nods to American Idol‘s Haley Reinhart, several hilariously unrehearsed outbursts, a wrestling match pitting Christina Aguilera’s breasts against the exhausted black Lycra of her scoop-neck top (spoiler alert: the blouse is so going to lose), and even a crushing blow to gossip monster Perez Hilton.
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'The Voice': Jordis Unga from 'Rock Star: Inxs' gets another chance at fame

If you watched "The Voice" tonight, you may have recognized rocker Jordis Unga from another music competition show, "Rock Star: Inxs," in which the band sought their new lead singer. Unga. The 29-year-old singer appeared on the show in 2005. Like "The Voice," it was produced by Mark Burnett productions.

Unga sang "Maybe I'm Amazed," and during her song, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Cee-Lo turned their chairs around. While her dad danced backstage, Unga burst into tears at the end of her song, her hands shaking as she introduced herself to the judges.

Then, the judges introduced themselves to her. "I am the a-hole who didn't pick you," Adam Levine admitted.

Aguilera says, "I loved what I heard. It's definitely stiffer competition this year... I heard that soulful little ad-lib in the low end and I love, love, loved it." She also noted that she's got more time and attention to offer her contestants,
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Bloc Party's Frontman Is Afraid He's Been Fired

Three years since their last effort, Bloc Party is back in the studio working on a new album. But their frontman, Kele Okereke, couldn't tell you how it's coming. He's too busy wondering whether he's been fired.

Okereke told NME he hopes he "hasn't been fired" after catching his band together without him in New York:

I was actually having lunch about three weeks ago, just here on 8th Avenue and I saw somebody walk past and I recognised the haircut. It was Russell. I was like, 'Hey!' but he didn't see me and I followed him around the corner and then I saw Matt, Gordon and Russell all standing outside this rehearsal space. They all went inside.

Perhaps the band hasn't gotten over Okereke leaving them to pursue his solo career. He released his first album, Boxer, under the name Kele in June of 2010, to generally positive reviews.
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FremantleMedia signs deal with Survivor creator Mark Burnett

FremantleMedia Australia (Fma) will produce local versions of Mark Burnett's stable house of reality television shows after signing an exclusive deal with Burnett's production company One Three Television. Fma, which is currently responsible for runaway hits Masterchef and Australia's Got Talent, will have access to One Three Television's formats - both old and new. On the development slate already is a local version of The Apprentice, featuring Wizard Home Loans founder Mark Bouris as well as an adventure show called Expedition Impossible. Burnett is one of the most successful producers in the industry, and is responsible for the creation of juggernauts including Survivor, Rock Star: Inxs and Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?. ...
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Brooke Burke Hired as New 'Dwts' Co-Host

When season 10 of "Dancing with the Stars" is kicked off on March 22, Brooke Burke will be reporting for duty. During the Monday, March 8 telecast of "Good Morning America", ABC announced through host Tom Bergeron that the champion of season 7 is the new co-host of the dancing competition.

"Brooke Burke is my new co-host as Samantha Harris has gone on to more of her responsibilities at The Insider and [Entertainment Tonight]," Bergeron stated when making the revelation. He then added, "She'll be able to talk to the couples backstage with the perspective of having been through it herself." Burke was not present during the announcement since she was still on vacation in Africa with her family.

Brooke Burke beat out competitions that included Vanessa Minnillo, Melanie Brown and Melissa Rycroft for the co-hosting part. The 38-year-old TV personality has a lot of experience as emcee. She has hosted such shows as CBS' "Rock Star: Inxs
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New Dancing With the Stars Co-Host Announced

  • RealityTVGossip
It was announced this morning that former Dwts contestant and winner, Brooke Burke, will be replacing Samantha Harris as Tom Bergeron's new co-host.

Brooke has also hosted TV Land's hit reality competition series "She's Got the Look, as well as "Rock Star: Inxs" and "Rock Star: Supernova."

Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, March 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m., Et). No one will be eliminated in the first week of competition.
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Brooke Burke Becomes New ABC ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Co-Host

Brooke Burke becomes new ABC 'Dancing With The Stars' Co-Host. According to Access Hollywood, past "Dancing With The Stars" champion, Brooke Burke has been named the new co-host of ABC's hit show, "Dancing With The Stars" for season 10. They say that Tom Bergeron recently announced that Brooke would take over for Samantha Harris on "Good Morning America" earlier this morning. Brooke Burke won "Dancing With The Stars" during its 7th season. She has also previously hosted the following shows, “Rock Star: Inxs,” “Rock Star: Supernova,” TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look,” and E!‘s “Wild On.”
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Brooke Burke Named the New Dancing with the Stars Co-Host

The winner of the seventh season of the show will now host with Tom Bergeron ABC announces Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke as the new celebrity co-host alongside Tom Bergeron for the Spring 2010 season of Dancing with the Stars on Good Morning America at the Oscars" the day after the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, Monday, March 8 (7:00-9:00 a.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

Television personality and new co-host of Dancing with the Stars, Brooke Burke won the hearts and votes of America when she became the Season Seven winner of Dancing with the Stars with her dance partner, Derek Hough. Most recently, Brooke has been working as the new host of TV Land's hit reality competition series She's Got the Look. The busy mother of four can also be seen as the new "Mommy Correspondent" on the nationlly syndicated hit daytime talk show The Doctors.
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Brooke Burke is New 'Dancing with the Stars' Co-Host

Brooke Burke is New 'Dancing with the Stars' Co-Host
Model, television personality and former "Dwts" champ Brooke Burke will be Tom Bergeron's new co-host on "Dancing with the Stars."

"She'll be able to talk to the couples backstage with the perspective of having been there herself," said Bergeron in his announcement this morning. Burke, 38, and dancing partner Derek Hough were season seven champs.

Check out photos of the "Dancing with the Stars" season 10 cast

The mother of four isn't unfamiliar with the hosting spotlight.
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'Dancing With the Stars': Brooke Burke lands co-host gig

Brooke Burke, the seventh-season champion  of "Dancing With the Stars," has won more than a disco ball trophy from the show.

The TV personality has landed the coveted role of co-host on the show, Tom Bergeron announced on "Good Morning America" Monday (March 8).

Burke herself posted on her Twitter feed, "I'm so excited to be returning to the Dwts family."

She's stepping into the backstage spot left by Samantha Harris. In February, Zap2it previously reported the Burke was a finalist for the position, along with "The Bachelor" woman scorned Melissa Rycroft.

Burke is a good choice considering her background in front of the camera. She's hosted the travel series "Wild On!" and both "Rock Star: Inxs" and "Rock Star: Supernove." As a winner on the show, she'll have a unique insight into what the contestants are enduring.

The 10th season of "Dancing With the Stars" debuts on Monday, March 22 on ABC.
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Brooke Burke To Co-Host 'Dancing With The Stars'

Brooke Burke To Co-Host 'Dancing With The Stars'
Brooke Burke has been named the new co-host of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Host Tom Bergeron announced that Brooke would take over for Samantha Harris on "Good Morning America" on Monday morning.

Brooke was crowned queen of the ballroom on the seventh season of "Dancing."

She has previously hosted "Rock Star: Inxs," "Rock Star: Supernova," TV Land's "She's Got the Look," and E!'s "Wild On." As an actress she has made appearances on "Less than Perfect," "Las Vegas," "The Bernie Mac Show," the new "Melrose Place" and "Monk."

"Dancing" returns with a two-hour season premiere ...

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Brooke Burke Announced As The New "Dwts" Co-Host

Brooke Burke has officially been announced as the new "Dancing with the Stars" co-host, replacing Samantha Harris. Tom Bergeron appeared on "Good Morning America" Monday to reveal the identity of his new show partner.

Burke, 38, is no stranger to the show. She won the seventh season of the celebrity dancing competition with professional dancing partner Derek Hough.

The model and former "Wild On!" host recently worked as the host of the reality competition series "She's Got the Look." She has also hosted several other high profile series, including "Rock Star: Inxs" and "Rock Star: Supernova."

The mother of four can also be seen as the new Mommy Correspondent on the daytime talk show "The Doctors."
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New 'Miami Medical' Promo Features 'Rock Star's' J.D. Fortune (video)

New 'Miami Medical' Promo Features 'Rock Star's' J.D. Fortune (video)
By Josef Adalian

Attention fans of the late, beloved reality show "Rock Star: Inxs": J.D. Fortune is back on CBS!

Fortune, who won the 2005 edition of "Rock Star," supplies the music for a new promo the Eye is airing to hype next month's premiere of Jerry Bruckheimer's drama "Miami Medical." The song is called "One More Day"; the promo is below.

As for fortune, he spent much of the year estranged from his Inxs bandmates. His admitted cocaine use was behind the separation, but Fortune was scheduled to reunite with the band last month during a performance...
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Former Inxs singer 'is now homeless'

The man who fronted Inxs after winning the Rock Star: Inxs TV show has revealed that he is homeless after being sacked from the band. Jd Fortune, whose real name is Jason Dean Bennison, claimed that he lives in a car in Canada after being dumped by the group, Entertainment Tonight reports. Fortune said: "I was in an airport at Hong Kong and literally got a handshake. They said, 'Thank you very much'. "I found myself (more)
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Charvet & Burke Engaged

  • WENN
Former Baywatch star David Charvet and Rock Star: Supernova host Brooke Burke are engaged and expecting a child together. Charvet proposed during a "summer party" he threw on Saturday night, according to Burke. She tells American publication People, "It was a total surprise. It was all very romantic. He's my best friend." Charvet gave his new fiancee an eternity band engagement ring because "it's forever" says Burke. The couple, who are both 34, have known each other for years, but only started dating last year, during Rock Star: INXS. At that time Burke had just separated from her husband, Dr. Garth Fisher, a plastic surgeon featured on US network ABC's Extreme Makeover. The couple have two daughters - Neriah, six, and Sierra, four.

Burnett: Nets must accept new media

Burnett: Nets must accept new media
If network television is to survive, it has to embrace the power of the Internet and redefine its traditional meaning of primetime, producer Mark Burnett said Wednesday. His comments came during an industry forum luncheon at the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills where the producer of such reality series as Survivor, The Apprentice and Rock Star: INXS lauded the creative and financial opportunities to be found throughout the online world. "The beautiful thing about the Internet is it's on-demand and naturally archived and has people forging communities," Burnett said. Adding that broadband in the office has made 9-to-5 the new television primetime, he continued, "I don't think anyone is bold enough to just do TV or the Internet ... but the Internet is clearly surpassing any network, and the future has to be the combination of the two."

Reality is good for CBS on Tuesday

Reality is good for CBS on Tuesday
CBS' summer reality series Big Brother 6 and Rock Star: INXS showed some life on Tuesday as they move closer to their finales later this month. The 9 p.m. edition of Big Brother was the most-watched show of the night, even as CBS and NBC opened the night with newsmagazine coverage of the ongoing crisis in the Gulf Coast region wrought by Hurricane Katrina. Big Brother drew 8.1 million viewers and 3.4 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Rock Star followed at 10 p.m. with an average of 6 million viewers and 3.1/8 in the demo.

Fox wipes floor Wed. with 'Dance'

Fox wipes floor Wed. with 'Dance'
NEW YORK -- Fox waltzed to a primetime win Wednesday with another episode of So You Think You Can Dance, according to preliminary data released Thursday morning by Nielsen Media Research. So You Think You Can Dance and its preshow averaged 7.9 million viewers and a 3.1 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. It peaked with 8.7 million viewers between 9:30 and 10 p.m. as well as a 3.4/9 in the demographic, the highest of the night. It far outpaced the night's other original shows, all reality: ABC's Brat Camp (6.3 million, 2.2/6) between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.; CBS's Rock Star: INXS (6 million, 2.7/7) between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and R U The Girl on UPN (2.8 million, 1.3/4) between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. The night's most-watched show in total viewers was Law & Order on NBC (9.2 million, 2.7/8), which outpaced repeats of CSI: NY (7.1 million, 2.5/7) and ABC's Lost (4.2 million, 1.6/4).

'NCIS,' 'Big Brother' lift CBS to Tues. win

'NCIS,' 'Big Brother' lift CBS to Tues. win
NEW YORK -- CBS won a repeat-laden Tuesday primetime with a one-two punch of NCIS and Big Brother, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. CBS averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 2.9 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, thanks to an 8 p.m. repeat of NCIS (9.2 million, 2.3/7) and a 9 p.m. original episode of Big Brother (8 million, 3.3/9). At 10 p.m. Rock Star: INXS (6.3 million, 3.0/8) won the demo over both NBC's Law & Order: SVU (8.7 million, 2.7/7) and ABC's Boston Legal (5 million, 1.6/4). Fox came in second place (6.8 million, 2.4/7) with a double shot of House repeats while NBC (6 million, 2.3/6) and ABC (5.3 million, 1.8/5) trailed.
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