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'The Voice' poll: Has Christina Aguilera's image rehab been successful?

Just a few months ago, Christina Aguilera was at a career low point. Over the span of about four weeks, she had messed up the words to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, been arrested for public intoxication, stumbled at the Grammys, and gotten sued. Oh, and lest we forget, all that came right her album Bionic tanked, her movie Burlesque flopped, and she filed for divorce from her husband of five years. Phew! Maybe words can’t bring Xtina down, but it sure seemed like a string of public misfortunes could.

Then something wonderful happened: Aguilera’s next project, The Voice, became a bona fide hit. And like Idol judge Jennifer Lopez before her, suddenly, the public began to see the diva in a whole new light. READ FULL STORY

The Voice Battle poll: Which duet was best?

The Voice saved the best for last. No, the show is far from over, but the Battle Round concluded last night and the field was cut to 16 hopefuls after four memorable duets featured perplexing costumes, stirring vocals, and a kiss that would’ve made Mitch & Mickey proud.

Jeff Jenkins dressed down for his duet of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” with the more-Elton inspired Casey Desmond, but boy’s got pipes to get away with it. Xenia and Sara Oromchi were tasked with a difficult song, “I’ll Stand By You,” that wouldn’t be any teen girl’s first choice. Lily Elise blew everyone away on “Since U Been Gone” — with her outfit! — but that was enough to send Cherie Oakley home. And then, Emily Valentine and Curtis Grimes sealed “Need You Now” with a kiss. So sweet that no one even minded that Lady Antebellum’s song is about drunken booty calls.

Which was your favorite duet last night? Vote below. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' Battle poll: Which duet was best?

Leave it to The Voice to offer something for everyone. Last night’s Battle Round featured songs from diverse eras and genres, and though the pairings didn’t always make the songs their own, at least they kept us guessing. (Can 16-year-old Raquel really deliver that deep Rihanna note?) Serabee and Dia’s version of “You Can’t Hurry Love” was bizarre — Cee Lo’s word — but Devon and Rebecca both held up strong singing Radiohead’s “Creep,” a true test for any rock vocalist. The trio “duets” continue to feel unbalanced, though Tori & Taylor advanced despite sounding deferential to Kelsey in their performance of “Unwritten.”

But what duet did you like best? Which would you want to hear again and again on your iPod? Vote below. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' Battle poll: Which duet was best?

The thrilling blind auditions are over, but The Voice‘s first Battle Round delivered as much intrigue and suspense as the singing competition’s initial episodes. Teammates had to collaborate on a song, but that teamwork was undermined by the fact that only one of them would survive. Throw in a quartet of celebrity-guest mentors, and there was plenty to see.

But whose song was best? READ FULL STORY

'The Voice' poll: Which coach's team is the strongest?

After four televised hours of auditions, at least two renditions of “Rolling in the Deep,” and innumerable zingers courtesy of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, The Voice‘s celebrity coaches finally have their hand-picked teams of eight. Christina Aguilera’s octet is heavy on big-voiced divas (it includes only one man, Justin Grennan); Blake’s squad, on the whole, is folksy and more quietly powerful; Adam’s got a crew of charming crowd-pleasers; and Cee Lo Green has selected an eclectic group containing everyone from southern fried Curtis Grimes to rocker chick Emily Valentine.

This early in the competition, it’s tough to pick a clear front-runner (unless you’re Mandi Bierly). But it shouldn’t be as hard to assess which mentor managed to snag the most talented vocalists. So whose team reigns supreme? Vote in our poll below to let us know what you think. READ FULL STORY

'The Voice': How will it compare to the 472 other singing competition shows out there?

Between the 90-minute episode of Glee and the series premiere of The Voice, it seems like everyone will be singing on prime time television tonight. Except, presumably the cast of The Good Wife. But, again, just a presumption.

Of course, people singing on TV is nothing new. Since the days of Star Search (the original, not that one hosted by Arsenio Hall. That one goes in the vault of things that never happened. Saved By The Bell: The College Years lives there too), we’ve tuned in to watch regular folk sing their hearts out on national television. Will they be mercilessly criticized? Or become the next big thing, right before our eyes? Now, there’s The Voice, the new NBC series in which a panel of celebrity judges — or coaches, as they’ll be known — simply listen to contestants (their backs are turned to the talent while they perform, in case you haven’t seen NBC’s bazillion promos) to ensure it’s all about, well, the voice. But, even with The Voice‘s line-up of relatively relevant music stars — including Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green — as well as a refreshing concept, the series still really has a lot of singing reality shows to live up to. And, in case you missed the past decade, there have been scads of ‘em. READ FULL STORY

Christina Aguilera talks Super Bowl flub, her passion for 'The Voice': Welcome back, girl!

Tonight, NBC’s new singing competition The Voice debuts, and Christina Aguilera has been making the talk show rounds. She talked in detail about her Super Bowl flub with Ellen DeGeneres, explaining that she’d sung the anthem for the Steelers in her hometown since she was seven or eight. “I think I had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment. But I was like, ‘Here I am at the Super Bowl, singing for a team and in front of the world and remembering what it was like to be that young, and look where I’ve made it now,’ and then it’s like, OH. And that night, I knew,” she said, laughing. “I was like, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question. ‘In 2011, what female singer flubbed the lyrics….'”

With Jay Leno, Aguilera talked about all the experience she brings to her team of Voice contestants when it comes to dealing with the ups and downs of show business and getting through mistakes by preparing yourself for the next time, when you want to show people you’re stronger. Watch both interviews below. READ FULL STORY

New 'Burlesque' clips: Stop me if you've heard this one before

If you liked Chicago and the “Lady Marmalade” video from back in the day, but wished they were just more about booty-shaking, well, rejoice! Because there are two new clips from Burlesque, and that’s exactly what they are. Sorry, Bob Fosse, but these breasts won’t jiggle themselves!

Here’s Christina performing “Express,” which sounds like “Feeling Good,” except without the emotional potency, and “The Gospel Truth” from Hercules, which no one remembers except me. READ FULL STORY

November Sweeps calendar: 'Glee,' 'House,' 'Big Bang Theory' and more welcome big-name guests

November-2010-Sweeps-GuideImage Credit: Harper Smith/NBC; Adam Rose/Fox; Bob D'Amico/ABC; David M. Russell/CBS; Virginia Sherwood/NBC; United Feature Syndicate IncNovember is here, and you probably know what that means for television: Sweeps! It’s that bountiful time of the TV season when the networks try to ramp up viewership as much as possible so they can set their advertising prices for the year. All of which means means we’ll see crazy guest stars! Specials! Awards shows! Big interviews! For example, Cher is going on 20/20 to talk Burlesque Nov. 19; ABC is airing the Country Music Awards on Nov. 10; Oprah will sit down with the Jackson clan on Nov. 8; and Gwyneth Paltrow, well, she’s appearing on both the CMAs on Nov. 10 and Glee Nov. 16. How does one make sense of the November Sweeps madness? Duh, it’s easy, silly: Just use our handy, complete-yet-only-the-stuff-you-care-about guide below:

Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings): More of Oprah and Gayle’s camping trip at Yosemite National Park
Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS, 8 p.m.): Only 12 castaways remain as the tribes merge
In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville (ABC, 10 p.m.): This hour-long special features Roberts interviewing country music stars Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, and Kellie Pickler
Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 10 p.m.): A History of Violence‘s Maria Bello and ER‘s Alex Kingston guest star

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.): Dollhouse‘s Eliza Dushku guest stars
Bones (Fox, 8 p.m.): So You Think You Can Dance‘s Stephen “tWitch” Boss guest stars
Community (NBC, 8 p.m.): Hilary Duff and Andy Dick guest star
30 Rock (NBC, 8:30 p.m.): Elizabeth Banks returns

Oprah (Syndicated, check local listings): First of two-part event featuring Madea‘s Tyler Perry and 200 men who are stepping up to speak out about the trauma of their childhood sexual abuse (the second part airs Friday, Nov. 12)
Medium (CBS, 8 p.m.): Scrubs‘ Judy Reyes and NCIS‘ Rena Sofer guest star
Supernanny (ABC, 8 p.m.): Season premiere!
CSI: NY (CBS, 9 p.m.): Night Court‘s John Larroquette guest stars as Deputy Chief of Manhattan Borough Detectives Ted Carver


'Burlesque': International trailer gets it right

If the first Burlesque trailer left you on the fence, you’ll definitely want to watch the international trailer below. It’s a better cut with a more relaxed-looking Christina Aguilera, more dancing, more romance (with proof that Cam Gigandet will run the full gamut: shirtless, shirts without sleeves, shirts with sleeves), more Stanley Tucci (imagine if he’d been in Showgirls), more Kristen Bell (with Julianne Hough), and more Cher. (Not only do we get a tease of her onstage, but we also get to watch her deliver the line “If you fall off the stage, leg extended, boobs up.”) Now, I’m officially in. And still curious about when we’ll see a great Alan Cumming moment in a preview. You?  READ FULL STORY

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