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Originally posted 04/12/2012 11:00AM
The debut of her ABC singing competition Duets is still six weeks away, but Kelly Clarkson has found two potential talents for her team – and she's already campaigning for a win. (On the show, Clarkson will compete with Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles to find the best duet partner, who will win a recording contract with Hollywood Records.)
At a concert Tuesday in San Diego, the pop star, 29, surprised fans by bringing Jason Farol and Julianna Gutierrez on stage to sing with her. "I've auditioned and auditioned, and I've come down to a couple of people I'm very, very excited about," Clarkson told the crowd. "But my test for them is to put them in front of an audience."
Originally posted 04/04/2012 01:00PM
Plus: During the musician's home photo shoot, he reveals how he became "best friends" with Blake Shelton
Originally posted 03/08/2012 08:30AM
There's a new singing competition coming to TV.
Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles have been picked to search for musical protégés on Duets, which will premiere on ABC this summer.
Instead of sitting on a judges' panel, these four superstars will head out across America to find two singers to be their duet partners. Each week, the celebrity and one of their charges will take the stage and perform in front of a live studio audience.
"The simple fact that I get to go out and find two people I believe in, sing with them every week and help them accomplish their dream is an amazing thing I can't wait to be a part of," Clarkson says in a press release from ABC.
Originally posted 03/06/2012 08:45AM
With the teams of 12 in place, coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green faced tough decisions Monday night as The Voice's battle rounds began.
But they had help: Kelly Clarkson and Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert assisted Team Blake; Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Ne-Yo advised Team Cee Lo; Alanis Morissette and Robin Thicke helped Team Adam; and Jewel and Lionel Richie guided Team Christina.
Levine picked U2's "Beautiful Day" for Chris Cauley and former Mouseketeer Tony Lucca. Both singers were strong in battle. Cee Lo said Lucca "articulated the song a lot clearer." Blake said he'd choose Cauley because his pitch was spot on. But Levine opted for Lucca saying, "Tony, you blow me away."
Originally posted 03/05/2012 02:00PM
With the blind auditions complete and their teams chosen, The Voice coaches are now forced to pit their contestants against each other.
The battle rounds begin on the NBC singing competition Monday as Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton each choose two contestants from their teams to face off in head-to-head "duet battles." Only one singer will remain in the competition.
Weeks of battle rounds will reduce the remaining 48 contestants to just 24. Here are a handful of the contestants performing on Monday:
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson, 31, was asked to audition for The Voice after host Carson Daly found a YouTube video of Johnson performing for the troops abroad.
Originally posted 10/26/2011 02:00PM
Lionel Richie is connecting with his country side.
The singer, who's got an upcoming country duets album called Tuskegee, will show off his chops live on the CMA Awards Nov. 9 (8 p.m. ET), performing with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town
"Over a period of time, I realized that the songs that I was writing translated to country," Richie, 62, said in a press release. "As a songwriter, I didn't really start out thinking I was country; I was thinking I was R&B."
"It was just a natural progression," he added. "I am from Tuskegee, Alabama; I am a country boy. It just felt right to do this."
Originally posted 02/16/2010 11:30AM
With Lionel Richie as the father-of-the-bride, two things will likely occur at Nicole Richie's wedding to Joel Madden.
They'll party all night long.
People will be dancing on the ceiling.
As it is, the legendary singer is overjoyed by the couple's newly-announced engagement.
"My happiness for Nicole and Joel knows no boundaries," Richie, 60, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "They have given me two beautiful grandchildren, Harlow and Sparrow, and have proven to be great parents."
Originally posted 11/10/2008 01:25PM
Proud grandfather Lionel Richie has some sage words for daughter Nicole Richie: Not only will her own daughter grow up fast, she'll soon be moving fast, too.
"I call her 'The Mouse'," Richie said of his 10-month-old granddaughter, Harlow, "and The Mouse holds on to the edge of a chair now and is gaining the confidence to think, 'Maybe these legs belong to me.' I keep telling Nicole that it's a bad sign, because once those legs gain confidence, then they're out of here!"
Richie, whose new album, Just Go, hits stores next month, tells PEOPLE he continues to be amazed not only by Harlow's growth, but that of his one-time wild-child, Nicole, who's transformed into a devoted mom with boyfriend Joel Madden.
Originally posted 06/09/2008 01:45PM
Making light of daughter Nicole Richie's troubled youth, Lionel Richie called himself a "survivor" on Sunday.
"Forget about 40 years in show business. Just surviving 27 years of Nicole Richie [is enough]," Lionel Richie joked at the sixth annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, where he accepted the Icon Award for his music career. "I stand here as a survivor."
Originally posted 04/10/2008 04:00PM
When it comes to motherhood, observes Nicole Richie (who is still fairly new to the game), "It's definitely like nothing I could have imagined."
Appearing with her father, musician Lionel Richie, at the 25th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles, Nicole, reports Extra, says life with daughter Harlow, who was born in January, is "beyond amazing, and my family has been supportive. And I go to my dad's house all the time."
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