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Not even the power of Britney Spears could top the allure of giant red swiveling chairs. The Voice, in its third night of blind auditions, scored higher ratings than the premiere of The X Factor on Wednesday, a fact that surprised, well, everyone. The Voice won by a small margin in head-to-head competition at 8 … Continue reading »
Los Angeles (CNN) — Rapper Nicki Minaj and Australian country singer Keith Urban will join the “American Idol” judges panel when the TV competition’s 12th season starts in January, the Fox network said Sunday. The panel is growing from three to four judges next season, with singer Mariah Carey, hired in July, and “Idol” original … Continue reading »
Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will not be involved in the fourth cycle of “The Voice,” NBC announced today. The two coaches will be replaced by R&B artist Usher and Grammy-winning songstress Shakira when the show returns for a fourth season in the spring. Aguilera is taking time off from the talent competition to … Continue reading »
Nicki Minaj let her political flag fly on the fifth track of Lil Wayne’s mixtape Dedication 4, wherein the pop star announces in no uncertain terms that she’s voting for Mitt Romney. During the track “Mercy,” Minaj rhymes: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are fucking up the economy.” Nicki, who … Continue reading »
Although it has been months of making rounds since it was first uploaded on Youtube, Mick Pennisi made it to Mashable’s list as it rundowns 25 of Youtube’s funniest sports fails. Listed at #4, the blurb reads: 4. Flopping Fail In sports, to “flop” is to exaggerate the force of contact in hopes of drawing … Continue reading »
A case of suspected vandalism in a church in a northeastern village in Spain has turned out to be probably the worst art restoration project of all time. An elderly woman stepped forward this week to claim responsibility for disfiguring a century-old “ecce homo” fresco of Jesus crowned with thorns, in Santuario de la Misericordia, … Continue reading »
Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5. His family said in a statement that the cause was “complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.” He had undergone heart bypass surgery earlier this month in Cincinnati, near where … Continue reading »