The Voice’s Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira, and Usher took a break from their coaching duties to treat a room of about 150 guests at Los Angeles’ Sayers club to a private concert, and EW was lucky enough to score a seat at the intimate soiree. READ FULL STORY
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Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, and more famous folk may have a bone to pick with their moms.
All of those celebrities’ mothers are featured in a new PSA for Healthcare.Gov. The clip makes the case that young adults need to sign up for health care — because their moms already worry enough. As evidence, the mothers cite examples from their famous kids’ youth. Then First Lady Michelle Obama appears, explaining, “We nag you because we love you.”
Watch below, and ponder if this PSA doubles as a buddy comedy audition for Hill and Levine’s BFF moms: READ FULL STORY
The much-tattooed, smooth-voiced Maroon 5 frontman and coach on The Voice Adam Levine has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2013. The singer was modest in his acceptance of the title, telling People: “As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table.”
2013 has been the culmination of many things for the 34-year-old star, who keeps in shape with yoga and spinning. He’s sharpened his acting chops with turns on American Horror Story and Family Guy, moved from musical guest to host on Saturday Night Live, and got engaged to model Behati Prinsloo.
Last night marked the first round of live shows for the top 20 contestants competing on season 5 of NBC’s The Voice. Entertainment Weekly was on the scene as members of Team Adam and Team Blake gave it their all in the hopes that viewers at home would vote them into the Top 12.
Check out a couple of things you didn’t see at home when the cameras stopped rolling below!
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The live rounds begin tonight! After two exciting knockout rounds last week, the top 20 singers are settled and the coaches have their five final picks. Have you found yourself aligning with any particular teams this early in the game? Do you fancy Blake’s army of country and soul singers? Or Christina’s band of divas and diva-men? This time around, instead of the coaches deciding our fair singers’ fates, it’s you, America. Read on for a crash course on the teams and vote for your favorites.
Here’s a refresher on the Season 5 teams:
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As the cool kids (and the contestants on MTV’s The Challenge) say, the O.G.s are back! Tonight kicks off season 5 of the Emmy-winning reality series The Voice. And as longtime fans of the show know, things will be a little more familiar this season thanks to the return of all four original judges: Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green.
After CeeLo and Christina took last season off (and were replaced by one-namers Usher and Shakira), they’re ready to return to their red spinning chairs. So to get you all in the mood for tonight’s shenanigans, here’s our rundown of what we want to see from this “original” season:
CeeLo’s animal of choice: First, it was Purrfect the cat, and then it was Lady the bird. So what furry friend will be joining Team CeeLo this season? My fingers are crossed for a baby tiger with a monkey literally on its back! READ FULL STORY
Adam Levine is no stranger to making his opinions known on Twitter, in interviews, and anywhere else people will listen. Tuesday night’s hot mike moment on The Voice when the Maroon 5 frontman and coach on the show claimed to “hate this country,” after two of his contestant’s were voted off the singing competition, sparked yet another round of Levine tweets. He later explained it was a joke made in an emotional moment. But last night’s performance was just another comment to add to the stack of bold declarations from the world’s most-tattooed nice Jewish boy. Let’s look back:
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During the audition process, Saturday Night Live godfather Lorne Michaels often asks prospective cast members what cast they grew up with. That is, what edition of Saturday Night Live did candidates initially fall in love with. Are they fans of the Adam Sandler/Chris Farley years or Eddie Murphy’s reign, or are they admirers of the late great Phil Hartman? It’s a difficult question for someone as young as Justin Bieber, who’s only 18 and presumably still gaining an appreciation for the show’s legacy, but at least he demonstrated a willingness to fail — an essential element of any comedy and a somewhat rare characteristic for a pop star. Bieber likely didn’t win a ton of new converts with his comedy, but his dedicated fans seemed to appreciate his effort… and his singing… and his Bieberness. Still, TV ratings were soft.
Bieber follows up fellow double-threat Adam Levine, who debuted at the top of the most recent SNL host poll with a modest 35.5 percent. It’s not bad exactly, but it’s lowish for a most-recent episode and will test his ability to hang around in the race for best Saturday Night Live host of the season. Martin Short‘s support sagged a little, but he finished a strong second, with 24.0 percent. Season-premiere host Seth MacFarlane looks to be in it for the long haul; he inched up to 15.6 percent. Anne Hathaway’s polarizing SNL performance finally caught up to her, as she scored just 11.2 percent and was eliminated when Jennifer Lawrence edged her with 13.9 percent. America has spoken, but Hathaway’s Homeland skit will live forever.
Remember, gang: This poll is about who was the best SNL host, according to whatever subjective criteria one uses to determine this sort of thing. Below, I’ve embedded one representative clip for each of the five hosts currently in the race. After the vote, the host with the least support will be eliminated, and the other four will advance to compete against Christoph Waltz on Feb. 16. Ultimately, we’ll eliminate the less memorable hosts and crown a new Mr. or Ms. Saturday Night. Watch the clips, refresh your memories, and vote below. READ FULL STORY
Adam Levine may have moves like Jagger, but he hasn’t quite captured the Rolling Stone’s strutting confidence — on SNL, at least. While Mick was completely at ease as a host last season, Levine frequently seemed a little nervous during his own maiden hosting voyage; his cue card-reading was blatant enough to make us dock Maroon 5’s front man a few points. And then there was Levine’s performance in that cringe-worthy “Gay Network” sketch, which aimed for good-natured edginess and fell far short of the mark.
But overall, Levine did pretty well for someone who only recently began dipping his toe in the acting pool — and the SNL he oversaw was an improvement over Jennifer Lawrence’s disappointing episode. (Granted, this may have been thanks to The Lonely Island, Cameron Diaz, and Jerry Seinfeld rather than Levine alone). He charmed as Nev Schulman in the sketch show’s spot-on Catfish spoof, he held his own alongside Andy Samberg and co. as the Digital Short made its triumphant return, and he took off his shirt just a few minutes into the episode, which almost makes up for that obvious cue-card reading.
Still, if last week’s poll is any indication, it may be tough for Levine to top Lawrence. READ FULL STORY
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