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Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
NBC blames "equipment failure" for blackout during Super Bowl
“We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed," an NBC spookesperson said of the black screen that led to some people joking that NBC was paying tribute to The Sopranos finale in the middle of the game. Brands like Tide quickly capitalized on the blackout. “Clean clothes are still clean in the dark. If it's clean, it's a #TideAd,” the laundry detergent brand tweeted.
- Hope was the theme in many of this year's Super Bowl ads
- There were no National Anthem protests at the Super Bowl
- Kevin Hart sparred with security to try to get onto the Super Bowl trophy podium
- Kevin Hart later dropped an F-bomb live on NFL Network
- Pink sent a savage tweet to a troll mocking her National Anthem performance
- Pink explained on Twitter that she spit out a throat lozenge (not gum)
- See The Voice Super Bowl ad: Blake Shetlon, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine mock country cliches
- How did Danny McBride end up starring in an Australian tourism ad?
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
Watch The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan as a coach on Ireland’s version of The Voice
Appearing on Season 3 of The Voice of Ireland in 2014, the late Irish singer was known for her “Doloresisms.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Kelly Clarkson prefers The Voice to American Idol because of the blind auditions
The first Idol winner says The Voice’s blind auditions process “means something to me” because “I do not fit the pop-star image.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 11:02AM EST
ABC is pitting American Idol directly against The Voice
ABC has released its midseason schedule, and the Idol revival will air from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays, starting on March 11. That means Idol will compete with the NBC singing competition on Mondays. As James Hibberd notes, “what makes this all the most compelling is that The Voice‘s (Kelly) Clarkson is Idol’s most famous alum. There was considerable speculation that NBC swooped in to hire her for their talent show to prevent ABC from snagging her for the Idol revival when she was hired early last year (NBC executives dutifully denied that Idol coming back had anything to do with hiring their new competition’s most famous winner).”
- Scandal moving to 10 p.m. to make way for the Grey's Anatomy spinoff, which is getting a two-hour premiere
- ABC sets more midseason premiere dates, including Zach Braff's Alex, Inc.
- ABC renews The Gong Show for Season 2
- Jimmy Kimmel jokes "What could possibly go wrong?" in the poster for the 2018 Oscars
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Former The Voice star: Miley Cyrus helped pay my rent
Janice Freeman, who competed on Miley’s team on Season 13, revealed that the singer paid for her family’s security deposit and covered the first six months of rent. "Miley, you are my dawg, like, my best friend, and I will defend you to the bitter end," Freeman said in a video posted to Instagram.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
NBC sued after rejecting an audience member from The Voice whom Michelle Obama invited
Greg Duncan says he was one of the veterans invited by the then-first lady to a special May 2016 taping of the NBC reality show. But despite going through two security screenings, he wasn’t allowed in the taping because he says he resembled another person that the Secret Service had barred.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
The Voice finale had a 20% ratings drop from 2016
The 10.8 million who watched last night was more in line with the spring finale, but the number is a sharp decline from the finale airing one year ago. ALSO: Voice winner overcame Miley Cyrus’ big mistake.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Nashville taps a judge from Holland's The Voice to play a singing competition show judge
Singer-songwriter Ilse DeLange will make her acting debut on the CMT series.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
The Voice alum Melanie Martinez accused of sexual assault
A female former friend of the Season 3 Voice alum, Timothy Heller, accused Martinez of raping her in a series of tweets posted last night. In response, Martinez tweeted she was “horrified and saddened by the statements and story told tonight by Timothy Heller,” adding that “she never said no to what we chose to do together. And although we parted ways, I am sending her love and light always."
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 2:06PM EST
Kelly Clarkson's Los Angeles house was burglarized
“Everyone is safe and good,” Clarkson tells Extra of the robbery, which took place when no one was home. Clarkson says “materialistic things we didn’t care about” were stolen, adding: “Yeah, it was crazy, we got here and our whole house was like bashed in, it was crazy.”
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 4:32PM EST
NBC to show a 100-second Toyota ad tonight during The Voice
Toyota plans on tugging at viewers’ heartstrings with tonight’s lengthy ad, which will be the only commercial airing during that particular break.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Rita Ora fooled the judges on Germany’s version of The Voice
The British singer sang her single “Your Song” before the judges, who didn’t know her true identity.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
Comcast will let its viewers vote for The Voice using their X1 remote control
Viewers can cast one vote per artist using their remote during the live broadcast or up until one hour after it ends.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 7:14AM EST
Blake Sheton reads mean tweets reacting to his Sexiest Man Alive honor
Ellen DeGeneres did her own version of mean tweets for The Voice star. ALSO: Explaining the Blake Shelton backlash.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 5:33PM EST
The Voice now employs every musician who's ever been named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”
Next week’s Voice episode should be interesting considering that 2013 “Sexiest Man Alive” Adam Levine and 2017 “Sexiest Man Alive” Blake Shelton have a friendly feud going. ALSO: There is much disagreement over Shelton’s selection on Twitter, while others are asking: “Do we have to care about this Blake Shelton Sexiest Man Alive thing?”