In seasons past, the scene outside the Nokia Theater LA Live in the hour leading up to the performance finale resembled a kind of carnival of Idols past — Hey, it’s Anoop! And… that one kooky girl from Hollywood week! No, the other one! — with a general feeling of excitement and occasion stirring among the crowd waiting to get into the theater. Perhaps I’m just projecting my own indifferent indifference about the season 10 finale here (I simply don’t care about the fact that I don’t care), but yesterday’s scene was far more subdued in comparison. I did not catch sight of Idol alumni milling about the courtyard in the hope someone will recognize them; I felt no spark of anticipation bouncing around the multitudes as they calmly waited in orderly lines to get inside. READ FULL STORY »
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With Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s weekend wedding now in the books — Shelton returned to Twitter Monday afternoon with the message, “Hey y’all I’m back!!!!! Without my sack!!!!,” and “Mrs Shelton” became a trending topic after Lambert tweeted, “Mrs Shelton here! Winning!!!!!” – LIFE.com is celebrating country music’s best couples with a 50-slide photo album. It starts with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (pause to appreciate their color coordination on their wedding day), naturally includes the eternal Johnny Cash and June Carter and the tumultuous George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and in addition to Blake and Miranda, involves the likes of Tim and Faith and Garth and Trisha (along with Keith and Nicole and Brad and Kimberly, which could be reaching, but both actresses serve as muses, so we’ll let it slide). READ FULL STORY »
Blake Shelton fans, new and old, are breathing a sigh of relief after the The Voice coach cleared up a Twitter controversy that erupted last night when some followers — and GLAAD — thought his retooling of Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine” was a homophobic rant. “Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song.. Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy… ” Shelton tweeted. Ten hours later, he woke up to find a lot of replies. ”Ba! Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets…. Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family and friends. Dumb asses… ” he tweeted. “Please make it right! I want 2 like u again” tweeted one follower. Shelton’s response: “Ha! Ok try this. Its meant to be from a girls point of view.. Thus, ‘Shania Twain.’” Then, it hit him why people had misunderstood his original tweet. “Hey y’all allow me to seriously apologize for the misunderstanding with the whole re-write on the Shania song last night… It honestly wasn’t even meant that way… I now know that their are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere. But when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… I love everybody. So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!” Adam Levine, a fellow coach on The Voice, jumped to Shelton’s defense joking, “what did you go and say now? Don’t sweat it big country. I know you’re a good person. Well…yeah you’re a good person.”
GLAAD, meanwhile, wasn’t laughing. After Shelton’s initial tweet, the group responded, “No, @BlakeShelton – violent, anti-gay statements are not what a woman wants. Apologize now. #LGBT #gay #thevoice @NBCTheVoice.” Contacted by EW, a GLAAD rep said the organization was working with Shelton on a tweet that addresses anti-gay violence. UPDATE: Shelton has tweeted, “@glaad hey I want my fans and @nbcthevoice fans to know that anti-gay and lesbian violence is unacceptable!!!!! Help me!!!! And DM me…” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios released the following statement: “Following outrage from community members and allies, Blake Shelton took the right step in speaking out against anti-gay violence and sending an important message to his fans and viewers of The Voice.”
Who’s the breakout star of The Voice? Right now, we’d have to say coach Blake Shelton, whose sense of humor, sensitivity (catch those smiles when contestants sang songs by his fiancée, Miranda Lambert?), and toughness (he still didn’t pick either of ‘em!) is winning him fans who have no idea his hair used to look like this.
Go ahead, embrace him. PopWatch has been a fan since he nailed the EW Pop Culture Personality Test back in 2008. Below, we revisit that entertaining conversation and stand by what we concluded then — there’s nothing sexier than a straight man expressing love for The Golden Girls. READ FULL STORY »
Miley Cyrus loves the 1990s. For one, she was born in 1992, about a year after Nirvana ushered in a new age of rock music with the release of Nevermind. Twenty years later or so, the two collided again on stage in South America. At her concert last week in Ecuador, Cyrus covered “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that inspired her to want to follow her dreams. (Thanks, Dad, but nah.)
Cyrus has the hearty voice to make this song interesting, at least, but… um, that dancing. What’s with the dancing? Or as another 1990′s icon George Costanza might have said, “It’s more like a full-body dry heave set to music.” Scroll to the 47 second mark below and stand back. Sweet fancy Moses! READ FULL STORY »
We’ve said it before: CMT’s best show is CMT Crossroads, a concert series in which country artists team with artists from different genres to perform each other’s songs. Check out the full list of pairings, but think Sugarland and Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Def Leppard, Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, Keith Urban and John Mayer, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge, and the Dixie Chicks and James Taylor, to name a few. Our new dream duo: Trisha Yearwood and Adele. READ FULL STORY »
Great news, Friday Night Lights fans: NBC is going to be auctioning off props from the show — things like coach’s sunglasses and Tim Riggins’ farm coat. But there’s one decision that’s sure to raise at least an internal debate while casting your bids: Would you rather own Panther or Lion gear? READ FULL STORY »
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