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  • Kelly Clarkson's incredibly tough 'Voice' decision has Blake Shelton telling her to 'quit'

    During the last day of the battle rounds on The Voice Tuesday, Kelly Clarkson was faced with a very tough decision – keep her pop-gospel teen duo, the Cunningham sisters, or 30-year-old Parker McKay, the contestant with a heartbreaking backstory. While both the Cunningham sisters and Parker slayed their haunting rendition of Lesley Gore's "It's My Party," Blake Shelton knew exactly what Kelly should do. "I thought you sounded incredible," Blake told Parker. "But you were up against The Cunningham Sisters." Blake then turned to Kelly and said, "Do you want my advice? Quit." Blake telling Kelly to quit was obviously a joke. In fact, earlier in the show, Ariana Grande also joked about quitting when she herself had a hard decision. Fortunately, neither coach quit and, in the end, Kelly shared, "Man. I'm so bummed right now," said Kelly. "I just can't fight the, like, what is gonna happen, in my heart, so I have to pick," before declaring the teenage Cunningham sisters as the winners to move on to the Knockout rounds. " I think the thing that really steals me about The Cunningham Sisters is just to have that kind of confidence and precision at such a young age. Like, imagine this whole journey. I think anything I kind of throw at them, like, a challenge, they like it and they kind of grow in that arena, so I'm very excited about it," said Kelly.

  • Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton marry over Independence Day weekend

    "The Voice" judges celebrate Independence Day weekend by officially coupling up in intimate ceremony on Shelton's Oklahoma ranch.

  • Blake Shelton's bold statement calling 'Voice' contestant 'the first superstar that we launch off this show'

    The Voice's Season 20 live playoffs ended with an incredible performance by Team Blake Shelton's R&B singer Cam Anthony, who took everyone to church Monday night with his performance of Hozier's "Take Me to Church." Cam's performance had all four coaches on their feet, and viewers at home singing his praises. The singer, who was blocked from working with John Legend by Nick Jonas during the blind auditions, surprisingly chose to join Team Blake.  On Monday, Blake referred to that day, when he told Cam, "I know there was some blocking and things that went on, but I promised you, when you joined my team, that I would keep the lane open for you and I would do everything I could to get you to this point, but the rest has to be up to you, man. And you have delivered every time you stand on this stage."  Blake then made a bold statement, when he shared, "I've never had more people asking me about an artist on my team in 20 seasons of doing this show, man. You could be the first superstar that we launch off this show." It's no secret that in the last 19 seasons, almost all of the winners have not gone on to have huge fame like winners from rival show American Idol, which has launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood, but Blake has been around all 20 seasons of The Voice, and he's even won seven of those seasons. So it may have been viewed as some subtle shade toward the show and its past contestants. Nevertheless, Cam slayed his performance, and Blake might be right – Cam really does have the talent and star power to become the first superstar to come from The Voice.

  • Blake Shelton tries to win over 'Voice' contestant with Gwen Stefani wedding and pregnancy jokes: 'She's delivering twins right now!'

    Blake was so eager to recruit Pia Renee that he may have inadvertently started rumors about upcoming his wedding date and Gwen’s Season 20 whereabouts.

  • Blake Shelton fails to recognize ex-bandmate on 'The Voice' premiere: 'Sounds like there's some history there!'

    Fellow coach Kelly Clarkson thought the entire situation was hilarious, and she was right.

  • Gwen Stefani extends her 'Voice' family: 'Everybody knows I just want a daughter'

    “Everybody knows I just want a daughter! Is that weird?” squealed Gwen, a mother of three boys, giving her new fiancé Blake Shelton a sly glance as she spun around.

  • Gwen Stefani Photoshops 'boo' Blake Shelton into a classic throwback of her and ex-husband Gavin Rossdale

    Eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the PhotoShopped picture initially was a photo of the songstress and her ex-husband.

  • 18 Celebs Who Have Clapped Back at Ellen DeGeneres, From Playful Ribbing to Genuine Disdain (Photos)

    Sean Hayes: In a spontaneous game of “The Battle of the Gays,” DeGeneres and the “Will & Grace” star one-up’d each other with digs about the other’s career. It began with Hayes calling DeGeneres “Helen,” while applauding that her talk show has been on-air for 15 years. “I’ve also done other things in the past,” she smiled. Segueing into talking about “Will & Grace,” she asked, “How long was it [on-air] the first time around… before y’all got canceled?” He picked up his mug and, looking pensive, answered, “I think it was longer than your sitcom was.” But DeGeneres won the round, adding, “Yeah, that’s right. I had to come out first for y’all do that sitcom.”Dakota Johnson: When DeGeneres asked the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress why she wasn’t invited to her celeb-studded 30th birthday party, Johnson said, “Actually no. That’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited… Last time I was on the show last year, you gave me a bunch of s— about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited. I didn’t even know you liked me!” Caught off guard, DeGeneres insisted, “Of course I like you,” followed by some rather awkward silence. It only got worse when DeGeneres asked about comedian Tig Notaro performing at the party. Johnson responded, “She’s my favorite comedian…other than you!”Michelle Obama: The former first lady proved she has a great sense of humor when she appeared on “Ellen” and gifted here with a bottle of Metamucil, saying, “something to keep you flowing.” Before the Obamas moved out of the White House, DeGeneres took her to CVS, to show her how to survive a normal lifestyle. There, Obama was challenged by the comedian’s behavior that included opening packages, eating food without paying for it, announcing to the store that Obama had “a rash” and singing through a megaphone to a sleeping baby. Finally, Obama said, “Ya know, you’re really annoying. It’s like taking a 3-year-old to the store.”Katy Perry: DeGeneres had another memory lapse when she forgot that the “Smile” singer had been married to actor Russell Brand. Perry looked surprised when the host asked, “Were you [married]?” Perry whispered, “His name was Russell Brand. Remember, you gave me some wedding gifts on this show?” Perry smiled into the camera and mimed scissors, as if she was cutting the exchange. On the flip side, Perry is one of the few celebrities who has defended DeGeneres in recent weeks. “I think we all have witnessed the light and continual fight for equality that she has brought on the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love and a hug, friend Ellen,” Perry tweeted.Justin Timberlake: In a 2016 appearance on “Ellen,” Timberlake joked about her tequila-influenced flub of the lyrics to his song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” She, apparently, loves that song, and after having a little too much of Timberlake’s brand of tequila with friends, she was recorded singing and dancing to it, but messing up the lyrics in the process. Timberlake said she sang the line, “Just electric, just electric, just electric” when, he said, “It pretty clearly says ‘just imagine.'” Appearing to be a little embarrassed, DeGeneres asked the audience to back her up. “I don’t think anyone raised their hand,” he grinned.Hasan Minhaj: Within a minute of sitting down with DeGeneres, the stand-up comedian and political commentator best known for his Netflix show “Patriot Act” corrected her pronunciation of his name. “At Starbucks, I just go by Timothée Chalamet,” he said.Blake Shelton: When “The Voice” judge appeared on “Ellen,” she told the story of how she gave Jennifer Lopez a clock with a photo of her and A-Rod kissing on it, so she could remind him “the clock is ticking, time is passing,” as an incentive for them to get engaged. And a week later he proposed. Well, DeGeneres gave Shelton a similar clock with him and Gwen Stefani on it. But it turned out that she didn’t give it to Shelton after all. “I walked backstage and somebody back there was, like, ‘Hey, thanks for being on the show. Can I have that?’ and they took it.” He joked that, whoever her next guest is, the show will just “replace the picture and do the same crap to them.”Giada De Laurentiis: In a cooking segment on “Ellen,” the Food Network’s popular chef was trying to show DeGeneres and Nicole Kidman how to make arancini balls — an Italian snack of risotto coated in flour, bread crumbs and then fried — and innuendos started to fly. When DeGeneres questioned how to roll it into a ball, De Laurentiis replied, “Haven’t you made any… kind of… balls… before?” stuttering as she realized how it sounded as she was saying it. DeGeneres grinned and shook her head no, causing the audience to burst into laughter. The host’s culinary skills didn’t get much better, which De Laurentiis pointed out. Looking at the mixture in DeGeneres’ hand, she said, “That looks like dog food now.”Wendy Williams: The two daytime talk show queens had a bit of a clash in 2013 when Williams first appeared on “Ellen,” when the comedian called her mean and asked if she had ever gotten in trouble by speaking badly about other celebs. DeGeneres then invited her to a game of Heads Up, in which Willaims is shown the name of someone and has to describe them in hopes of DeGeneres figuring out who it is. When Justin Bieber’s name popped up, Williams’ clue included, “Some people say that he looks like you.” DeGeneres looked puzzled. Williams defended herself, asking the crowd, “I’ve heard that! You’ve never heard that?!” DeGeneres laughed it off.Justin Bieber: DeGeneres put the “Yummy” singer on the spot when she interrogated him about a paparazzi photo that showed him naked on the balcony of a Bora Bora hotel, with a female seen sitting inside. She asked him who the girl was, and he said she was just a friend and they weren’t dating. DeGeneres pressed, “You just brought a friend to Bora Bora? And you’re just naked with your friend?” Bieber covered his face with his hands, saying, “Why are you putting me on the spot like this?” But she relented, “Wow. I have friends, I’ve never seen them naked like that. And they don’t bring me to Bora Bora.” Bieber responded, “Stop. You’re making me blush, dude.”Taylor Swift: The “Cardigan” singer’s love life is frequently the topic of the tabloid, and DeGeneres pretty much jumped on that bandwagon during one stop Swift made on the show. DeGeneres asked who her 2012 song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was about. When Swift declined to answer, the host put up a series of photos of Swift with different guys, handed her a bell and said if the guy was someone she dated, ring the bell. Photos of Swift with everyone from John Mayer to Danny DeVito popped up, prompting Swift to beg that DeGeneres stop. “This makes me feel so bad about myself,” she said. “Every time I come up here, you put like a different dude up there on the screen, and it just really makes me question what I stand for as a human being.”Mark Ruffalo: A photo of DeGeneres attending a football game with former president George W. Bush and her defense of their friendship started a firestorm on social media. “Just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean I’m not going to be friends with them,” she said. But Mark Ruffalo (and Susan Sarandon) took exception to her justification. “Sorry, until George W. Bush is brought to justice for the crimes of the Iraq War, (including American-lead torture, Iraqi deaths & displacement, and the deep scars–emotional & otherwise–inflicted on our military that served his folly), we can’t even begin to talk about kindness,” Ruffalo tweeted.Piers Morgan: Another photo got DeGeneres in hot water, this one was of the talk show host wishing Katy Perry happy birthday by tweeting a picture of herself appearing to ogle Perry’s breasts. The caption to the photo read, “Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” Many, including Morgan, accused her of making a sexist joke. “If a man made this joke, Ellen would lead the cries of ‘SEXIST PIG!'” Morgan wrote.NikkieTutorials: The makeup artist, YouTube celebrity and beauty influencer said on the Dutch talk show “De Wereld Draait Door” that her experience as a guest on “The Ellen Show” was not a pleasant one. She said she was “greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked,” adding, “I was expecting a Disney show but got ‘Teletubbies After Dark.'” She went on to say, “Every guest at ‘Ellen’s’ had a private toilet, but I didn’t. I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers.”Kathy Griffin: The outspoken comedian got defensive when DeGeneres decided against paying tribute to Joan Rivers after her death because she thought Rivers’ humor was mean-spirited. Griffin, in turn, called DeGeneres an untalented hack. In her book, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index,” Griffin wrote, “I’m almost positive a certain beloved daytime talk show host once had me kicked out of a backstage dressing room at the Emmy Awards. I can’t prove it, but this person, who has short blonde hair, has a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about.”Brad Garrett: As rumblings of a toxic workplace environment behind-the-scenes on “The Ellen Show” surfaced and after DeGeneres made a public apology, the “Everybody Loves Raymond” actor spoke out about his experience as a guest on her show. “Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow,” Garrett tweeted. “Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”Lea Thompson: The “Back to the Future” actress backed Garrett’s assessment of the environment at the talk show and that DeGeneres herself was the cause of it. Responding to Garrett’s tweet, Thompson replied simply, “True story. It is.”Kevin T. Porter: Comedian Kevin T. Porter put his money where his mouth is when it comes to disdain he has for DeGeneres. He tweeted, “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank.”Read original story 18 Celebs Who Have Clapped Back at Ellen DeGeneres, From Playful Ribbing to Genuine Disdain (Photos) At TheWrap

  • From going gray to growing beards, how celebrities are switching up their style while self-isolating

    Salma Hayek and Will Smith are showing off their gray roots as stars prioritize their health over trips to the hairdresser.

  • Kelly Clarkson shocked by 'Voice' contestant's appearance: 'Whoa! You're white!'

    Kelly Clarkson can't believe the voice that came out of a guy from small-town Kentucky

  • Prettiest dresses from the 2020 Grammys

    It was music's biggest night out, so of course, the red carpet fashion had to live up to the hype!

  • Miranda Lambert Reflects on Going Through a ‘Really Hard Time’ After Blake Shelton Divorce

    Miranda Lambert Went Through ‘Hard Time’ After Blake Shelton Divorce

  • Miranda Lambert talks about overcoming body image issues: ‘I wasn’t happy about the way I looked’

    Miranda Lambert opens up about struggling with body image issues and how she overcame them.

  • Blake Shelton, Shakira lead tributes to songwriter Busbee, who died at 43

    Busbee, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, has died at 43 — and the music community is paying tribute to him.

  • Gwen Stefani Remembers Her Time With Blake Shelton on 'The Voice' With Adorable Flashback Photo

    The 49-year-old singer was feeling the love on Throwback Thursday.

  • CMT Awards 2018: Red carpet arrivals

    Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean were just some of the names that hit the 2018 CMT Awards red carpet.

  • Oklahoma girl is excited her 'new' textbook belonged to Blake Shelton, but her mom is mad

    The former Oklahoma teacher calls for education to be fully funded.

  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the politics of celebrity Ring Watch

    Can you feel what’s in the air? No, not fall — another potential celebrity engagement. Yes, Ring Watch is right up there with Bump Watch.

  • Blake Shelton's New Song Sends a Bittersweet Message to Miranda Lambert

    ​​The country music star opened up about his ex during his iHeartRadio album release show​.​