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Grammys: Tina Fey vs. Betty White!?

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 1st 2011 12:10PM
Tina Fey Betty White GrammysThe Grammys have always put some of our favorite artists up against one another, but the latest batch of nominations is giving us one very epic battle: Tina Fey vs. Betty White. Say what!?

Both funny women have been nominated for Best Spoken Word Album, Fey for her reading of 'Bossypants' and White for 'If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't).' We can't wait for the (hopefully) hilarious split-screen reactions from the actual ceremony.

White and Fey aren't the only TV stars to pick up nominations.

Seth MacFarlane picked up a few noms, one for the 'Family Guy' original song 'Christmastime Is Killing Us' and another Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Over in the Best Comedy Album category, Kathy Griffin, Louis C.K. and Lonely Island are up against one another.

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Watch 'The Voice' Contestant Dia Frampton's 'Don't Kick the Chair' Feat. Kid Cudi (VIDEO)

by AOL Music Staff, posted Nov 30th 2011 4:00PM
She isn't just a pretty 'voice,' but also one talented songwriter! Dia Frampton, who rose to fame as the runner-up on the inaugural season of NBC's 'The Voice,' has a catchy new, Kid Cudi-assisted single out called 'Don't Kick the Chair.' The Utah native puts the tune's poignant lyrics in the spotlight for its brand-new video.

"I wrote this song with Busbee and Julie Frost," Dia, who was on country megastar Blake Shelton's 'Voice' team, told AOL Music. "It started with my lyrical idea, 'Don't Kick the Chair,' since my sisters and I throw that phrase around at home when we're complaining about something when, on the other hand, it's a beautiful day outside. In other words, 'don't kick the chair' is another way of saying, 'don't give up,' because you can't have the highs without the lows, and there's no use in getting down about something for too long. You got to start pushing forward at some point."

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'The Voice' Season 2 Trailer: Drama of Blind Auditions (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2011 10:35AM
The Voice Season 2 Trailer"This is 'The Voice'" ... Season 2 trailer.

NBC's top show is back this February and so are the trademark swivel chairs and blind auditions.

Starting Sun., Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera are all back for another season of tears, joy and high notes.

"You're just waiting on pins and needles for what those first few notes sound like," Aguilera says, describing the blind auditions.

Frankly, we can't wait. This season host Carson Daly will be joined by Christina Milian as social media correspondent.

Watch the new trailer below.

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Jennifer Coolidge Joins '2 Broke Girls,' Werewolves Invade 'True Blood' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 26th 2011 7:15PM
Jennifer Coolidge Joins 2 Broke GirlsJennifer Coolidge is moving to Williamsburg.

According to Deadline, Coolidge will join Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs on '2 Broke Girls.' The 'Best in Show' actress will play Sophie, a hard-working woman who moves into the same apartment building Max (Dennings) and Caroline (Behrs) live in.

Coolidge's other TV credits include 'Sex and the City,' 'Party Down' and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.'

In other casting news ...

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Simon Cowell Explains 'The X Factor' Tutor Phase (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 12th 2011 6:15PM
Now that 'The X Factor' has moved past its 'Idol'-inspired laugh-at-the-weird people stage, it's beginning its 'The Voice'-inspired mentor phase, where the contenders will be split into 4 groups, each to be tutored by one of the show's judges. On 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 7AM PT on FOX) Cowell explained what the show is looking for in its champion.

"You've got to find somebody and you've gotta show how you can turn them into a real winner in the real world. Not within a competition, 'cuz someone's always going to win a show, somebody you can say ... we helped make this person into a star," he explained.

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Adam Levine Confirms New Karaoke Bar Sitcom, Performs With Maroon 5 on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 5th 2011 2:15PM
Matt Lauer and Adam Levine on 'Today'Adam Levine's television career began with a guest spot on 'Saturday Night Live,' and continued with a judging spot on 'The Voice.' Now the Maroon 5 lead singer is adding the "executive producer" title to his TV resume. On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) Levine talked about a new sitcom pilot he's working on for NBC, and performed with Maroon 5.

Though he was initially reluctant to share details, Matt Lauer got Levine confirm that the pilot had been bought by NBC, and that the show will be set in a karaoke bar. Will Levine appear in the show? "Perhaps," said Levine. "I've not decided yet, Matt Lauer."

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TCA Report: NBC Exec Talks 'Smash' Debut, 'The Voice' Return & 'Playboy' Controversy

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 1st 2011 3:00PM
Smash, NBCTalking to critics at the Television Critics Association press tour Monday, new NBC entertainment president Robert Greenblatt took the right tack: He modestly called attention to the network's few bright spots, he didn't assert that the network would roar back this fall, and most importantly, he had Joel McHale from 'Community' relentlessly mock the Peacock Network well before Greenblatt even took the stage.

It was a wise move, and a way of acknowledging NBC's many problems without turning the Greenblatt session into an inquisition about the last decade of shoddy, brain-melting mismanagement at NBC. Well played, sir.

Some news came out of the session: Greenblatt said the second season of 'The Voice' will premiere Feb. 5, after the Super Bowl. The next episode of the singing contest will air Feb. 6, which is the same night that NBC's well-received mid-season pilot 'Smash' will premiere.

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Adam Levine is Producing a Karaoke Bar-Based Sitcom for NBC

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 1st 2011 5:30AM
Adam Levine'Cheers' meets 'The Voice' as Adam Levine flexes his TV muscles and goes behind the camera to produce a sitcom for NBC.

Deadline reports that NBC beat out at least two other networks in a bidding war for the show, which is an ensemble comedy set at a karaoke bar.

The as-yet-unnamed project is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. Levine and Jake Kasdan ('Bad Teacher') will serve as executive producers, with Kasdan also attached to direct.

So, will karaoke be 2012's big craze?

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Blake Shelton Tweets About Playing Opposite Wife Miranda Lambert on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 8th 2011 1:30PM
Ann Curry and Blake Shelton on 'Today'While Blake Shelton performed Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), his wife Miranda Lambert was over at 'Good Morning America' doing her own thing. That led to a Tweet war over whose performance more people would be watching. Today anchor Ann Curry brought up the exchanges, and Shelton said Lambert was performing on "The Weather Channel or something."

"We've been popping off back and forth," said Shelton. "She says she wins because she has boobs. And she has a point. Can't argue with that." Not that Shelton would miss the opportunity to argue. He said he has a somewhat secret weapon. "She underestimates my moobs," he said.

Shelton prefaced his remarks by saying that, "getting married is by far the most crucial, pivotal, best thing that's ever happened to me." And he played his song 'Honey Bee,' which he can claim he was singing to Lambert if he gets into trouble later.

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Cee Lo Green May Join 'The Voice' U.K.

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 5th 2011 8:45AM
Cee Lo GreenIt's been a busy old summer so far for Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee Lo Green. In addition to his duties on NBC's 'The Voice' he's performed live at a whole raft of gigs and festivals in the U.S. and Europe.

Last week we reported that Green and his fellow coaches will all be returning to 'The Voice' for Season 2. Now comes news that he may be adding even more work to his already punishing schedule.

According to 'The Daily Star' Green could be pulling double-duty in 2012 as he's been asked to reprise his role as voal coach and mentor on the U.K. version.

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Javier Colon Says He Had No Confidence He Would Win 'The Voice' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 1st 2011 6:00PM
Javier Colon, winner of 'The Voice,' on 'Today'Wednesday night, Javier Colon beat out favorite Dia Frampton to win the first season of 'The Voice.' Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Colon said he never thought it would happen. His doubts were understandable: the show had chronicled Colon's many missed chances in the music industry, and he talked with Matt Lauer about almost giving up music.

"It was getting to the point where I wasn't able to make a living, enough to raise my two beautiful girls and to support my wife," he said. "And I wasn't going to let that happen. So If I had to do something else, I was going to do something else."

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'The Voice' Coaches Will All Return for Season 2, NBC Confirms

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 30th 2011 5:00PM
The Voice NBC has announced that all four coaches will return for Season 2 of 'The Voice.'

Yep, you can expect more tight shirts on Adam Levine, more denim on Blake Shelton, more sunglasses for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will be back -- no word on whether her leather diaper-esque shorts will return as well.

"Our fantastic coaches were integral to the tremendous success of 'The Voice' this year and we are thrilled that they are all returning," Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios, said in a statement. "We look forward to building season two and making 'The Voice' an even greater experience for fans."

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'The Voice' Finale: Coach and Winner Interviews and What You Didn't See on TV

by Laura Prudom, posted Jun 30th 2011 12:01PM
The winner has been crowned and the confetti has been swept away, but for fans of 'The Voice' who weren't fortunate enough to be in the crowd for the finale last night, allow AOL TV to lift the curtain for you.

The Voice finalists
Not only did we have a plum spot from which to admire the back of Adam Levine's head during the taping (and to admire all of the artists' off-screen antics), we later hit the red carpet to talk to the coaches and the winner as they reflected on a triumphant first season.

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Adam Levine Says He'd be 'Delighted' to Return for Season 2 of 'The Voice'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 30th 2011 8:35AM
Adam LevineThe dust has barely had time to settle after 'The Voice' champion was crowned before thoughts inevitably start turning to Season 2 of NBC's breakout hit show.

The celebrity coaches -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton -- were a huge hit with the TV audience and helped propel the show to massive ratings.

But, given their own music careers, and the fact that they're not joining the finalists out on the road on 'The Voice' tour, can they be persuaded to return next year?

Speaking after last night's finale, Levine told 'The Hollywood Reporter' "That's the question that everyone's asking me. I'd hate to say for sure, but I think so. If they'll have me, I'd be delighted to be back."

!!!SPOILER ALERT!!! If you haven't watched 'The Voice' finale yet, and don't want to know who won, don't keep reading after the jump.

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Did the Best Singer Win 'The Voice'? Watch Their Final Performances (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 30th 2011 1:35AM
Now that the first season of 'The Voice' is officially over, only one question remains: Why do we have to wait so long for Season 2?

Kidding. The real question is: Did the best singer win?



Hopefully if you're reading this, you already know who the winner is, but either way, you can enjoy their final performances again and again right here.

Javier Colón and Stevie Nicks singing 'Landslide,' Dia Frampton and Miranda Lambert singing 'The House That Built Me,' Vicci Martinez and Train's Pat Monahan singing 'Drops of Jupiter' and Beverly McClellan and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder singing 'Good Life' -- which was your favorite?

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