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Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and more join #BringBackOurGirls campaign

It’s been nearly a month since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and now celebrities are using their star power to help raise awareness of these women’s plight — and, hopefully, to help get them back home.

With the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, notable figures such as Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Biel are using social media to spread the word and offer support for the girls and their families.  READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' finale: Winner of season 5 is....

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Spoiler alert! Don’t click through unless you want to know!

Season 5’s winner has been announced on Tuesday night’s finale of The Voice — featuring some truly horrendous group performances, plus guest stars Celine Dion, Paramore, Ne-Yo, and One Republic, plus a stunningly cray collaboration between Christina Aguilera and “the most down-to-earth real person that I’ve ever met in this business,” Lady Gaga!

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'The Christmas Song': You pick the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! Starting with “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the next 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

Our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics continues with the most-performed Christmas song of all time, simply titled “The Christmas Song” — but you might know it better by its first line: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”

The song’s toasty lyrics — invoking the holiday imagery of mistletoe, flying reindeer, and bundling up like Eskimos — were written by crooner Mel Tormé and composer Robert Wells back in 1944. Tormé’s 1954 version is included in our top six below, but is it the ultimate “Christmas Song”? Kids from 1 to 92 (and beyond) can make their pick below:
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'The Voice' exit Q&A: Matthew Schuler talks song choices, Team Xtina, and the future

Cute as a button, with an indie heart of gold, Matthew Schuler still could not be saved on Tuesday night’s The Voice, even by the supreme powers of Twitter. But don’t you worry about him! He’s got plans brewing, and when EW caught up with him bright and early Thursday morning, he had already gotten himself to the City That Never Sleeps. There’s no rest for the weary, after all, and certainly not those with dreams of a music career and 79,000 Twitter followers asking when his first single will drop. 

Schuler’s confidence and versatile sound stood out early with his unique audition, and performances like “Wrecking Ball” and “Hallelujah” made him a powerful force in the live rounds. We caught up with Matthew to talk about his song choices, what it’s like to be on Team Xtina and what to expect from him in the future (think big).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Matthew, you just got into New York! How are you feeling after the elimination?
MATTHEW SCHULER: It’s so cool to be talking to you guys! It’s a little bittersweet because the show has done so much for me and I really enjoyed my time there. It was hard to say goodbye, but when one chapter closes, another opens. I’m ready to strike while the iron is hot, you know, to start my career. This is just the beginning.
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'The Voice': Which coach has the most valuable team? -- POLL

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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'The Voice': What we want to see from Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green's return

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

Join 'The Voice' debate: Team Christina vs. Team Shakira -- POLL

Ever since Shakira was first announced as Christina’s replacement, fans of the blond vocalists have been participating in a battle round of their own. And now that we know that both Christina and Shakira will return to their red swivel chairs within the next year, fans are more polarized than ever. While both are undoubtedly superstars, as coaches, they both have their pros and cons. Is Christina too mean? Is Shakira too nice? We’ve heard it all before. Now, we weigh in with our analysis, and you get to tell us which bombshell you prefer: READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' season 3 finale: Who will win? UPDATED

In the meantime, though, we’ll enjoy a night of star-studded duets — word on the street is that Cassadee Pope will sing a number with her soundalike idol Avril Lavigne, while Terry McDermott will do a tune with British rocker Peter Frampton and Nicholas David will meet his match in the iconic Smokey Robinson — and big-name performances by the likes of Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, and the Killers. Hopefully, a full hour will also be devoted to Voice Confessionals and dispatches from Christina Milian in the Sprint Skybox™.

So come, Voice fans, and unleash your finale thoughts below. I’ll update the post once a winner has been crowned — and don’t forget to check back even later for a full recap of the whole shebang.

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'The Voice': Who's your favorite going into the finale? POLL

The Voice is many things: an absorbing talent show, an extended high-end chair commercial, a crazy wig parade, NBC’s blessed ratings savior. That said, it hasn’t yet proven itself to be a reliable starmaker. Past Voice winners Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul have had limited success on the national stage, though Paul’s fortunes may change when his debut album drops later this week. Runners up like Dia Frampton and Chris Mann have had slightly more luck, but they’re still nowhere near the level of, say, Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood (let alone Jordin Sparks).

All that might change, though, when The Voice crowns its third winner tomorrow night. Every one of season 3’s finalists is talented; what’s more, each of the three has a specific niche that may make them more commercially viable than the R&B-singing Javier and Jermaine.

Terry McDermott of Team Blake is a Scottish classic rocker with a charming, lilting voice and a signature personal style (business in the front, party in the back). His teammate, Cassadee Pope, is an Avril Lavigne-esque pop rock singer who can also do a convincing country twang. And Team Cee Lo’s Nicholas David is a creature unlike any seen on reality TV before: a soft-spoken, deep-voiced ’70s funkster whose groove is as charmingly retro as his beard.

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'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' telethon was a classy and inspiring hour

Whether or not you found NBC’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit telethon as “enormously entertaining” as host Matt Lauer promised it would be, it was a celebrity-packed hour of television that effectively reminded everyone of how devastating the damage has been while calling for action. A lot more people now know to text REDCROSS to 90999 or go to iTunes.com/redcross to donate money to disaster relief — plus we got to see Jimmy Fallon rock out with music legends. “Jimmy Fallon is a bold man to take the lead vocals from Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel,” Jon Stewart said of the all-star performance of “Under the Boardwalk,” which brought a little levity to the show.

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