Tuesday night on The Tonight Show, Levine showed off some pretty impressive impressions when Jimmy Fallon challenged the Maroon 5 crooner to a game of musical impressions, except it isn’t a Jimmy-Fallon-celebrity-game without a cutesy twist. In the styles of specific artists like Michael Jackson and Iggy Azalea, they riffed on kiddie tunes like the Sesame Street theme song and “Old McDonald.” Thus, Levine had to ditch the Maroon 5 wailing and sing a grizzled version of “The Muffin Man” in the style of Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.
For once, it seems Fallon has been bested in the impressions department—though to be fair, Iggy Azalea’s accent does seem to be of an indeterminate origin.
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
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! READ FULL STORY
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.
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 seriesThe 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
I CAN’T TELL. Just pressed play on The Voice and I’m trying so hard to give him the benefit of the doubt, as I truly do love both rugged facial hair and mysteries. But this is just confounding. Is it a goatee or a beard? Does the goatee overpower the beard (rock beats scissors) or is it the other way around, with the beard bubbling up from the surface to eventually consume the goatee (paper covers rock)?
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 showclaimed 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: READ FULL STORY
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.
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