PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: The Voice (71-80 of 147)

Adam Levine calls 'Honey Boo Boo' the 'decay of Western civilization'

Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Everyone, just leave Honey Boo Boo child alone!

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is officially driving the “I hate Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” bandwagon. Well, hate is an understatement. The Voice judge told GQHoney Boo Boo is the DECAY of Western civilization.” READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by anonymous:

“Thanks, Adam.  I’ll call you from a payphone.”

–Cee Lo Green on The Voice

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Monday, Oct. 29 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

Read more:
‘The Voice’ recap: Total Knockouts
‘The Voice’ recap: Be Like Myc
Usher and Shakira join ‘The Voice’

Sunday night TV smackdown: Fox vs. ABC

Image Credit: FOX;Colleen Hayes

On Sunday, Sept. 30, tune in for a feud as old as time itself: Fox vs. ABC.  That’s right, Popwatchers, it’s the start of another fall TV season, and with it comes the heartrending decision that cuts to our core: which shows to watch live?

As if having to choose between The X-Factor and The Voice wasn’t terrible enough, on Sundays from 8-10pm you’ll have to pick either Fox’s animated comedy block or ABC’s dramatic pairing of Once Upon a Time and Revenge.  The Fox lineup boasts some entrenched heavyweights – The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad – and an acclaimed young buck, Bob’s Burgers.  ABC, in the other corner, features two welterweight dramas whose first seasons were among the network’s most popular in years.

Don’t forget your aprons, PopWatchers, because this battle royale is about to get messy.

Fox or ABC?  Comedy or Drama?  Animation or Live-Action?  Cast your vote and make your voice heard.

READ FULL STORY

Wednesday night TV: Britney vs. XTina as 'The Voice' and 'X Factor' go head to head -- POLL

Fall television’s timeslot wars continue tonight as The Voice and The X Factor face off in a bitter duel for the ages. (Something like this, I imagine.)

The Voice debuted on Monday night to respectable ratings, though it wasn’t up against much competition. Tonight will be the true test of the NBC series’ viewership.

While The X Factor got off to a rough start last year, it has undergone a number of changes. Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger are gone, with Demi Lovato and Britney Spears taking their places for season 2. What’s more, Simon Cowell has vowed that viewers will see a whole new side to Spears, who he says is “surprisingly quite mean.” Looks like it might deserve another chance.

But this is more than just a question of The Voice vs. The X Factor. This, readers, is the age old battle of Britney vs. XTina. So, when 8 p.m. rolls around, which show will you be watching live? READ FULL STORY

'The Voice': How Xtina or Cee Lo could win it all this season

Collectively, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green have racked up nine Grammys, three Billboard Music trophies, and countless WTF Outfit Awards — but neither has ever led a mentee to victory on The Voice. Unfortunately, this fall could be the last chance for both of them: Executive Producer Mark Burnett said this summer that the competition’s upcoming fourth season may feature an entirely new judging panel.

So, what can Xtina and Cee Lo do to vanquish Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, starting during tonight’s season premiere? We’ve got a few ideas. Namely:

READ FULL STORY

Monday Night TV: Which show will you watch live? -- POLL

Image credit: Mark Seliger/NBC

The unofficial first day of the fall TV season is always bittersweet. Yes, your beloved shows are back on the air, yes, your summer favorites are taking their final bow, and yes, anticipated new series are debuting, but what do you watch live when these shows have competing timeslots? With the season premiere of NBC’s The Voice and the season finale of ABC’s Bachelor Pad both airing at 8 p.m. EST, which TV show will get your undivided, live attention? It’s the ultimate war of reality TV competitions!

READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Master,' Britney vs. Christina, and 'Glee'

fmp-the-master.jpg

Although Summer is almost over, it  doesn’t mean you won’t have anything to look forward to come fall. September not only brings us the beginning of the new TV season, but an onslaught of Oscar contenders in theaters — including The Master, starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. What other pop culture delights can you indulge in this week? See below to find out.

READ FULL STORY

'The X Factor' vs. 'The Voice': Which gets your vote? POLL

Oh, it’s on.

The Voice is officially challenging The X Factor for the title of Biggest Non-Idol Singing Show. NBC just announced that next week, it will air The Voice on three consecutive nights rather than two — meaning that on Wednesday, the series’ third audition episode will go head to head with The X Factor‘s season premiere on Fox.

Simon Cowell isn’t too pleased about this development: “This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business,” he told TMZ today, explaining he thought NBC and Fox had a “gentleman’s agreement” to air The Voice on Mondays and Tuesdays, while X Factor would appear Wednesdays and Thursdays. “Britney’s not going to appreciate the fact that Christina — who has been a bit of a rival — isn’t allowing Britney to have a night of her own,” Cowell added. And whether or not Cowell’s assessment is correct, these shows are clearly engaged in a battle for melismatic dominance.

So, what will it be: Britney or Christina? Flash or substance? Chairs or another kind of chair? Let’s examine what we know about both The Voice Season 3 and The X Factor Season 2, category by category:

READ FULL STORY

Revisiting the 'American Idol' vs. 'The Voice' debate

When NBC’s rival singing competition The Voice returned in February, I felt like I was the only Idol fan left in America. Media outlets championed NBC’s chair-spinning competition, with its flashy format — an audition style that’s admittedly superior to Idol‘s — and sass-spewing judges, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. “The Voice is more relevant, more meaningful, more compelling and more entertaining right now,” said Alex Strachan of the Montreal Gazette. “After a decade, we no longer believe in the Idol factory,” wrote EW’s Mark Harris. Those barbs stung me (an American Idol junkie) personally — these critics’ concerns had me worried that the freight train of Idol might be chugging to a stop. The Voice briefly legitimized this fear by pulling ahead in the coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic and beating the Fox stalwart in the ratings race.

Still, I stuck with Idol this season, and I’m glad I did. After three months of watching, I remain convinced that American Idol is a viable singing competition — with the best vocals of any show on TV. American Idol kept its focus on the contestants and their singing, and over the course of the spring, it reclaimed its title as the highest-rated television show on television.

Here’s why Idol reigns supreme:

READ FULL STORY

'The Voice': On the scene for the season 2 finale

By Whitney Pastorek

Stuck in traffic on the way to the finale of The Voice tonight, I felt a palpable excitement, PopWatchers. Last night’s epic battle of Jermaine Paul, Chris Mann, Juliet Simms, and Tony Lucca had featured such fireworks – both literal and (yes, Adam) metaphorical – I felt certain that I was about to bear witness to a dramatic spectacle! Would Christina punch Adam in the face? Would Tony Lucca’s wife rip out Christina’s weave? Would audience members spontaneously combust in the heat? I did not know, but I was prepared for anything.

Sadly, the answer turned out to be: none of the above. It was a somewhat languid finale for those of us there in person, as the heat in the soundstage led not to combustion, but wilting. It took very little time for Bill the Warmup Dude to inform us that we were the quietest audience ever. “Your clapping should be contagious, like a cold,” Bill told us. “I need your applause to be real applause, with both hands making noise.” Eventually he gave up, and just told everyone that Justin Bieber would be performing later. That did the trick. READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP