The Voice recap: The top eight artists perform for a spot in the finals

The semifinals kicked off on Monday’s edition of The Voice, a show that saw the remaining eight artists compete for America’s vote, advised by their coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson. The eight semifinalists each performed a new song on his or her own, and a duet with another artist. Here are the highlights of Monday night’s show: Adam Cunningham, representing Team Adam, lead off with Lonestar’s “I’m Already There.” Afterwards, Levine praised the performance, calling Cunningham “one […]

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All-Star Christmas Carpool Karaoke stars Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars & More

On Monday’s Late Late Show, James Corden presented his second annual all-star Christmas episode of Carpool Karaoke, featuring all his carpool guests from the past year. The sequence started with Corden driving with his bandleader Reggie Watts — both wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats. “Should we listen to some Christmas music to get us in the mood?” asks Corden. “Do we have any?” Watts asks in turn. Corden answers, “Let’s find out.” They break into the holiday classic “Santa […]

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John Mayer thanks fans for “amazingly kind and loving tweets”

John Mayer is awake and tweeting. After having emergency appendectomy surgery yesterday, John has returned to his favorite hangout — social media — to thank fans and friends for reaching out to him to make sure he’s O.K. “Thank you everyone for the well wishes,” he wrote. “Had surgery yesterday and woke up to see some amazingly kind and loving tweets. I’m so sorry that we couldn’t finish out the last few dates of the tour. This […]

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift images among top 25 GIFs of the Year

In 2017, we enjoyed watching Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift make various TV appearances, and then we enjoyed them even more as GIFs. GIPHY, the GIF-sharing website, has released its list of the top 25 GIFs of 2017, and both Gaga and Taylor made the list.  Taylor’s arrives in at #19 with a GIF of the singer roundhouse-kicking Andy Samberg through a wall, which received 110 million views. The GIF was from Taylor’s commercial for her Taylor Swift NOW channel. The #24 GIF was Lady Gaga […]

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Lady Gaga is “not an ingénue” in A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper’s version of A Star Is Born – starring Lady Gaga in her first big-screen starring role – will put a different spin on the Hollywood classic. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bradley says Lady Gaga’s character, Ally, will be older and more hardened than the character portrayed by Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand in previous incarnations of the film. “She’s not an ingénue; she’s not this innocent person,” he says. “[We’re asking]: What happens when you’re 30 and you [realize] […]

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John Mayer’s appendectomy surgery leads to more postponed shows

Here’s the good news: John Mayer is in “good spirits,” according to a spokesperson, after undergoing emergency appendectomy surgery Tuesday. Now, here’s the bad news: John’s surgery means that two additional concerts he was scheduled to perform have been postponed. Following the announcement of John’s surgery, the band he’s currently touring with, Dead & Company, was forced to postpone their December 5 show in New Orleans.  Now, the band’s show tonight in Orlando, FL and their December 8 […]

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The Voice recap: Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson each lose an artist

On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 10 artists who performed on Monday learned that Ashland Craft, from Team Miley Cyrus and Shi’Ann Jones, from Jennifer Hudson’s team were sent home. Craft and Jones were eliminated on a one-hour results show. They lost an “Instant Save” vote to Davon Fleming, from Team Jennifer. There are now eight artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Prior to the vote, Craft, Jones and Fleming sang for an opportunity to be […]

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Lady Gaga helps rebuild Hurricane Harvey-damaged Houston home

Lady Gaga took some time out from her Joanne World Tour to give back to a Houston family whose home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. She and her Born This Way Foundation teamed up with military veterans from Team Rubicon to help out a woman named Pamela and her family Sunday. “Before the #JoanneWorldtourHouston tonight me and @btwfoundation teamed up with @teamrubicon to do some demolition due to water damage and mold remediation in Pamela’s house from Hurricane […]

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The Voice recap: The top 10 artists perform for America’s vote

The Voice live rounds continued on Monday, with the top 10 artists competing for America’s vote, advised by their coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson. For their performances, each artist picked a song that inspired him or her as singers. Here are the highlights of Monday night’s show: Team Jennifer’s Davon Fleming kicked things off with Christina Aguilera’s “Hurt.” Adam called Fleming’s knack for covering songs originally done by females “nothing short of miraculous.” Jennifer said she was beyond proud […]

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Shawn Mendes & John Mayer take their bromance to Instagram Live

John Mayer is one of Shawn Mendes‘ musical idols, but Shawn’s also lucky enough to have become friendly with John over the years.  The two have performed together, and now they’ve given us a peek into their relationship by letting us listen in to their Instagram Live chat. On Monday, John was doing an Instagram Live video from Dallas, where he’s on tour, when Shawn popped in to join the discussion from Australia, where he’s on tour.  Shawn […]

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