In spite of huge ratings and positive viewer response to new judges Shakira and Usher, NBC plans to bring back Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green for Season 5 of The Voice. The two original judges both took a season off to focus on other projects. There was also speculation that the judging panel would retain Shakira and Usher in the future, especially since they have amazing chemistry with veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The Season 4 premiere ratings went up by 11 percent with the introduction of Shakira and Usher.
Aguilera will reportedly be paid $12 million for returning to the show, $2 million more than her paycheck for Season 3. Although Green has yet to sign on for Season 5, he's reportedly in negotiations with the network to come back with Aguilera.
On last night's How I Met Your Mother, viewers finally got a glimpse of the MOTHER! The reveal has been eight seasons in the making, but in the last few minutes of the finale, the camera panned up to reveal her face.
The actress playing the Mother is Cristin Milioti, best known for her role as "Girl" in the Tony award-winning musicial, Once. Her final performance was on March 24, 2013, opening her up to play the Mother in Season Nine of HIMYM. Season Nine will be the show's final season, which makes the Mother's reveal even more exciting. Viewers still don't know if the final season of the hit CBS show will be about Ted falling in love with his future wife or if another surprise twist is in store.
Angelina Jolie, actress and director, surprised the world by announcing in the New York Times that she had chosen to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer. The preventative procedure was the subject of an op-ed she penned herself, published on Tuesday under the headline, "My Medical Choice."
The surgery, which occurred between February and April, had been kept a complete secret from the media, but Jolie felt it was important to tell her story because she wanted to encourage other women to get tested for the gene mutation that causes breast cancer, BRCA1, and for them to know that they have options.
From Disney child star to Maxim's hottest woman alive? No one saw this coming when Miley Cyrus became an international sensation as Hannah Montana! The actress/singer shoots to the top of the list from #68 to #1, unseating model Bar Refaeli. Miley announced the honor on her Twitter, gleefully tweeting, "Didn't know this was coming out yet! I'm so happy to be #1 on Maxim's HOT 100!"
In her interview with Maxim, her enthusasim continued, telling the magazine, "It feels amazing to be No. 1, especially because it was voted on by the fans. I have the best fans in the world!"
"It's every woman's fantasy to be told she's No.1 on Maxim's Hot 100! So crazy!"
As if instituting a tanning regiment that produced a skin color easier found in a box of Crayola crayons than nature wasn't enough, Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil, has found a way to trump her ridiculousness. In a pathetic attempt to add 30 seconds to her 15 minutes of fame, Krentcil has released a rap single entitled “It’s Tan Mom!”
Written and co-produced by singer Adam Bartais, “It’s Tan Mom!” begins with what has become a signature of terrible music, an idiotic proclamation of the track's feature followed by profanity. Sadly, It's Tan mom, bitch! proves to be the highlight of the song, as it’s downhill from there for both the listener’s ability to survive the length of the track and seemingly Krentcil’s sobriety. Slurred, off-beat lyrics couple with amateur dance craze rhythms to create arguably the worst song to ever hit the airwaves.
Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to host the 67th Tony Awards at the Radio City Music Hall on June 9th. The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the numerous accolades for his previous hosting performances and the actor's love for all things musical. The Tony Awards honor the best of Broadway, and since NPH is known for being a song-and-dance man, he’ll certainly be performing a few numbers!
The How I Met Your Mother star is enthusiastic about the show, stating “It'll be more impressive than ever—if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year.”
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have reportedly split! The Vampire Diaries co-stars dated for three years, bringing their romance from the small screen into reality. The two play Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert on the hit CW show, which was just renewed for its fifth season. Although the romance between their characters is often tumultuous, the relationship between the two actors was relatively drama-free.
Kim Kardashian was spotted making her Met Gala debut Monday night alongside current boyfriend, and future baby daddy, Kanye West. Once rumored to have been banned from the industry event by fashion guru Anna Wintour herself, it is of no surprise that Kardashian would look to make a major statement at the Costume Institute's annual festivities. Unfortunately for her, that statement was more so a reminder to visit the Botanical Gardens than a fashion nod.
Justin Timberlake announced on Sunday that the eagerly-awaited follow up to the chart topping album will drop on September 30, 2013. The first half of The 20/20 Experience was Timberlake's first musical endeavor in six years since FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006; JT took time off from music to star in films such as The Social Network and Friends with Benefits. He co-wrote and produced for artists such as Ciara during that time, but his fans were clamoring for a solo-album from the former boybander.
The 20/20 Experience didn't disappoint, releasing hits such as "Suit and Tie" and "Mirrors" and selling nearly one million copies in its first week. JT confirmed back in March that there would be a second installment, but fans didn't know if the release was imminent or if they'd have to wait another six years!
In the least surprising news of the week, Chris Brown confirmed on an Australian radio show that he and Rihanna are officially finished as a couple. The pair have been on-and-off again since 2008, first ending their tabloid-friendly relationship when Brown assaulted the Barbadian-born songstress in 2009. Pleading guilty to felony assault, Brown received 10 years probation and a restraining order that required him to remain 50 yards (10 yards at public events) from his ex-girlfriend. In 2011, Rihanna requested that the order be relaxed so that they could appear at awards shows together.
In adorable celebrity spotting news, Jared Padalecki, and his wife, actress Genevieve Padalecki (née Cortese), who formerly played the demon Ruby on Jared's show Supernatural, were seen in the Big Apple on May 5th. Jared is visiting New York and New Jersey for a convention, and he decided to bring the entire family along for the trip!
The two met on the set of Supernatural, and married on February 27, 2010. On October 10, 2011 he announced via his twitter that they were expecting their first child together. Thomas Colton was born on March 19, 2012. The 13-month old boy certainly seems to have inherited his father's stature, based on the photos!
The actor just wrapped up filming the newest season of his hit CW series.
Below is the family out-and-about recently, both in Los Angeles and New York City.