Grammy-award winner Christina Aguilera says she's excited to be part of the new NBC musical reality show "The Voice" that promises to emphasize raw voice talent over style and performance.
"Honestly, this gives us an opportunity to judge them solely based on what we hear and how we're moved by their voice, or the emotion in their vocal ability, and I'm thrilled to be able to experience new talent in that way, which is a way I'd never seen done before," Aguilera told "The Insider" at a press event Tuesday.
Three other famous musician coaches will join Aguilera on the show -- Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, country artist Blake Shelton and singer/songwriter Cee Lo Green. The coaches will each select singers to mentor into artists during blind auditions. Once they have their teams, the star coaches will bring in their personal songwriters, producers, and high-powered friends to help their teams evolve. Ultimately, America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.
When asked whether she'll mind being the only women coach, Aguilera said: "I will be a little bit nervous, I'm sure. It's going to be so strange, you know, I'm going to be on the hot seat with these boys, it's me and the boys, seriously. But they better watch out, you know, I'm going to get my own team to come in and mentor whoever I take under my wing."
Levine said the show will be "refreshingly different" from what has already been done and will not focus on the stars, but the new talent. "It's not about us, really. I mean it's more about making everybody we're working with the best they can be. We are kind of helping them become that. And they paid us a lot of money too, that's nice, that doesn't hurt."
The host of "The Voice," Carson Daly, said he's been astounded by the level of talent he's seen that will be appearing on the show. "I was here yesterday and I was blown away. It's really top-notch stuff. We're starting with some of best voices I've every heard."
"The Voice" premieres Tuesday, April 26th on NBC.
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Plus, before the "Dancing with the Stars" premiere -- we're at the top-secret rehearsals!
Then, the top 10 on-set romances of all time.
And, Sofia Vergara's backstory, from her first commercial to the sultry star of "Modern Family." Next "Insider"!
Bieber Fever was alive and well in New York City Tuesday as teen sensation Justin Bieber got to see his wax figure unveiled at the famous Madame Tussauds museum.
After admiring the wax figure up close and playing and fixing its hair, Bieber was asked whether he ever expected to be "waxed": "Not at all, it's pretty incredible to see. And as you can see, you know, I'm at least six feet taller than this guy."
The 17-year-old singer also thanked the enthusiastic crowd gathered for the unveiling: "I want to say thank you for all your support, and helping me make this happen. And thank you Madame Tussauds for all your hard work and getting it out. Thank you, it looks awesome, it looks great."
There was one slight difference between the real Justin and his wax statue - the figure has Bieber's old hairstyle, which is visibly longer since the teen idol recently made headlines by trimming his signature locks.
Kirstie Alley admits to Entertainment Tonight's Chris Jacobs that she's terrified to take the "Dancing with the Stars" dance floor.
The former "Cheers" actress told ET, "I am excited and exhilarated and I am terrified," regarding her "Dancing with the Stars" debut. She continued, "I don't want to be terrified, but I am. Slightly."
If there is a silver lining to Kirstie's fears, it's that the pounds have been coming right off, "I have a number in mind for the size I want to be...I think 4. I know it's a little small, but I don't care." As creator of Organic Liaison, she has lost 60 pounds so far on the program. Partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who called their first week, "a cardiac arrest," hasn't made life easy for Kirstie, but plans to "shock the manure out of everybody."
If Kirstie's costume clues are any hint, we certainly will be shocked. She tells Chris regarding one outfit, "It's an animal costume, grrr..." As for Maksim, Kirstie continues, "He's a park ranger. Let's just put it that way."
So be prepared for anything when Season 12 of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres Monday night, March 21 on ABC.
Perhaps the second time is the charm for the 38-year-old "Bachelor" veteran Brad Womack. Host Chris Harrison seems to think so! Fresh from last night's finale, Chris dishes on the future of Brad and his bride-to-be Emily Maynard.
"They are doing fantastic right now" he says, adding confidently that "the good news about Brad and Emily is that they are two of the most stubborn people you will ever meet and so they are going to fight like hell to make this work."
And even though Emily gleefully accepted Brad's sparkling Neil Lane engagement ring and marriage proposal during last night's finale, the After the Final Rose Special revealed the couple's path to the altar has been a bumpy one, divulging a post engagement breakup/makeup, in addition to an indefinitely postponed wedding ceremony. "She's smart. She's dealing with Brad and this relationship and trying to make it work as much as she can, but at the same time she's got to make the right decisions for her daughter."
Despite their hardships, Harrison believes they will ultimately make it work. With a bit of luck and some time away from the spotlight, he is optimistic a learn-by-example of "Bachelor" successes such as Trista and Ryan Sutter will keep them going strong. "You look at the couples that have succeeded on our show- it's those couples that have just gotten out of here and you know, made it work, and that's what they're doing."
Everyone from Hugh Jackman walking his dog to Lindsay Lohan at the airport to Selena Gomez outside of "Late Night With David Letterman," the celebs made their way around the Big Apple.
Meanwhile, Gomez's boyfriend Justin Bieber was filmed floating over a crowd of concert-goers.
Back in L.A., Miley Cyrus got shy as the paparazzi spotted her outside of Moe's restaurant and Jane Lynch signed autographs for some "Glee" fans.
Check out the video for more, including Ryan Phillippe's response when he gets asked by the paps if he, in fact, is "winning."
Don't let her meatball exterior fool you, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi can pack a punch!
The "Jersey Shore" star got into the ring during "WWE Raw" to serve as the show's guest star. However, things got heated when Snooki started some drama with tough girl Diva Michelle McCool.
When approached by McCool, Snooki didn't take the wrestler's insults sitting down! Watch the leopard wearing reality star get in the ring and lay the smack down on the WWE wrestler and counterpart!
Pee-wee Herman and Jake Gyllenhaal are not above using Twitter to sell a few tickets.
In the longer video, that is still only 16 seconds, Gyllenhaal jokes, "The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway is a story about a man who gets to enter the body of another human being for the last eight minutes of their life." Pee-wee bites back, "Wait, that's the plot of your movie, the 'Source Code.'"
'Source Code' hits theaters April 1.
Emily Maynard accepted Brad Womack's fairytale marriage proposal on ABC's "The Bachelor," setting their wedding date for Monday, March 14. Now the couple's "I do's" have been postponed and "The Bachelor" host, Chris Harrison, sought answers on last night's "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose."
Emily revealed that she postponed the wedding because she feels like "a dime a dozen," saying, "[Brad has] said a couple times that he fell in love pretty early, and I just felt like if he fell in love pretty early then there should be some things that were saved for just me."
Emily went on to explain that now that the show is over, the couple will have a fresh start and get to know each other in "real life."
Although Emily wants to know Brad better, one thing she's already discovered about him is that "he's got a bit of a temper."
"Are we talking knock-down, drag-out fights between you two?" asked Chris Harrison.
"Yeah, we are," answered Emily.
In spite of Brad's shortcomings, Emily still has faith that they will exchange vows.
"I just love who he is as a person and I know I can't see my everyday life without him in it," said Emily. "So, yeah, I absolutely do see us getting married."
Seeing as how they're relationship hasn't gone as planned, Chris was curious if Brad had any regrets.
"Maybe I regret letting myself get to that point that makes her feel anything less than loved," said Brad. "But I wouldn't trade a single thing - nothing - for the opportunity just to meet her."
Hit rewind and take a ride back to this day in history 27 years ago -- March 15, 1984 -- when Marisa Tomei was filming on location in Daytona Beach, Florida, for her role on the daytime soap "As the World Turns"!
Before she became an Oscar winner, she starred on the sudser as Marcy Thompson. 19-year-old Marisa, sporting a bouncy bob, said of her work at the beach, "It's really fun to shoot on location, especially here, with all the kids and everything." She joked, "I wish I could get more caught up in the fever [of spring break], but we have to work unfortunately."
Watch the video to go back in time with Marisa!
Tyra Banks sat down with "The Insider" co-anchor Kevin Frazier and dished on her life as an ivy leaguer, having enrolled in an Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School.
"We study strategy, marketing, innovation, leadership and finance and accounting," said the supermodel.
Tyra passed along a nugget of wisdom that she picked up from one of her professors, saying, "Over analysis means decision paralysis."
The talk show host is sure to put all of her newfound knowledge to practical use with her new fashion website typeF.com launching today, and according to the site's mission statement "beauty is not one size, one shade, one style."
"If you look at a lot of fashion and beauty sites, they kind of tell you what to do," said Tyra. "And typeF is the exact opposite. It's all about personalization and customization."
Tyra explained that the website allows a client to type in their physical attributes and receive fashion advice specific to the client based off of the information given.
"I have an amazing team," Tyra gushed, crediting her business associates with helping her juggle all of her projects which include "The Tyra Banks Show" and "America's Next Top Model." "We really have fun and I couldn't do it without them. If I didn't have my team I'd probably just be like a celebrity for hire, but I wouldn't have a business."
"America's Next Top Model" airs Wednesdays on The CW.
Japan's devastating tsunami... Nuclear meltdown concerns... Are reporters being forced to evacuate?
Then, Tyra Banks -- open and honest about her body image.
Plus, on the set with the men of "The Good Wife," revealing love triangle secrets.
And, "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette's backstory. Next "Insider"!
Brad Womack seemed like an eternal bachelor to some, but the two-time headliner of ABC's "The Bachelor" is off the market. Did he drop to one knee for Chantal O'Brien or Emily Maynard?
After mulling over the input of his family and an almost last minute change of heart, Brad asked for Emily's hand in marriage. As Emily walked towards Brad in a flowing white dress, the image could be a foreshadowing of the wedding to come. With the backdrop of South Africa, the picture-perfect proposal ended in a passionate kiss and suffocating hug. "You're so much more to me than a leap of faith," Brad uttered with seemingly utmost sincerity as he placed a Neil Lane engagement ring on Emily's finger. "You're my once in a lifetime. I'm asking you to please give me your forever."
-Melting Point: In their final serious conversation before Brad determined who he’d call his wife, Emily grilled him about his commitment to being a father to her daughter. He told her, "I want you to give me the chance. I want her to give me the chance to be a father, not a stepfather…I guarantee I can love you and your daughter." Growing "profoundly mad and upset" at the interrogation and sweating bullets, Brad exited the room to fetch water. Emily feared the worst, confessing, "I really just messed it up big time…My head absolutely sabotages my heart."
-Mama's Boy: Mothers are said to have excellent gut instincts. The initial meeting with Chantal went well, but once Emily walked in the room, the decision became clear for Brad's mom, who said, "I certainly see a chemistry here that I haven't seen…I think Emily is kind of the whole package. I very much see a future there." Brad's sister-in-laws expressed they'd have an easier time bonding with Emily since she too is a mother.
-The Breakup: Although Brad and Chantal braved a death-defying final date in shark infested waters, he said goodbye with "a heavy heart." Giving her the respect of being direct and to the point, Brad said, "I have stronger feelings for someone else. I'm so sorry." Heartbroken, Chantal admirably responded, "You're an amazing person and Emily's very lucky. It just sucks because I felt very strongly."