02:43 AM EDT 07/24/2014
Originally posted 03/04/2014 06:30AM
Three-time winner Blake Shelton struggled a bit for the right artists in the first week of blind auditions on The Voice, but he closed out Monday night's show by stealing a major talent away from nemesis Adam Levine.
After the Maroon 5 front man scored the night's country rock talent, Patrick Thompson, who seemed perfect for a country music coach, Shelton and shocked all three of his fellow judges by earning a dazzling R&B singer that everyone wanted on their team.
It took just a few bars of Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way" to show everyone that Sisaundra Lewis was likely an artist to beat.
Originally posted 02/26/2014 06:30AM
Adam Levine: sexy and shrewd?
The Voice coach – and PEOPLE's reigning Sexiest Man Alive – made a bold move on the second night of blind auditions Tuesday when he relinquished his red swivel chair to country contestant Cary Laine, who managed to turn all four chairs with her commanding performance of "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry.
Laine, 28, a mom from Pinedale, Wyo., looked and sounded like a perfect fit for coach Blake Shelton, even calling herself country "to the core." Yet Levine and fellow coaches Usher and Shakira did their best to convince Laine to step out of her comfort zone and join their teams.
"Blake is not the right one for you," Levine declared after escorting her to his chair. "Don't you want to break the mold a little bit? Do what you do, but do it through me."
Originally posted 02/25/2014 06:35AM
The Voice opened Season 6 with a wealth of new – and returning – talent and plenty of fireworks, setting up an epic battle between Adam Levine and his nemesis, Blake Shelton, who clearly didn't take losing in Season 5 too well.
And then there's Usher, who dragged out his own shimmering gold Grammy award to lure one of the night's breakout stars, Bria Kelly, 17, who threw it down with a growling version of "Steamroller Blues" that had all judges vying for her attention.
"O-M-G," a stunned Levine said of Kelly's performance, which got a standing ovation from all four coaches. "I can't believe that was you doing that. You haven't been alive long enough to feel the pain that you were showing up there."
But it was Usher's award show bling that won Kelly over, and he wasted no time throwing it up in his fellow coaches' faces, dancing in front of Levine in wicked delight.
Originally posted 02/04/2014 05:20PM
It was 10 years ago today that TheFacebook.com first surged to life in a Harvard dorm room.
In the decade since, the rise of Facebook has been good for a whole lot of people: Mark Zuckerberg, obviously, and your cousin who just had a baby, for another.
But there's one type of person who's truly made the site work for them – celebrities, who not only use the social network to speak directly to their fans but offer the outside world an intimate, unfiltered look at their lives, work and wisdom.
On the occasion of Facebook's 10th anniversary, here are the 10 celebs who deserve a place in your newsfeed.
Originally posted 01/24/2014 03:45PM
Motherhood hasn't stopped Shakira from following her creative pursuits, but it has taught her to slow down and enjoy the here and now – something she didn't allow herself to do before starting her family.
Originally posted 01/07/2014 01:30PM
Female singers in the spotlight can feel a lot of pressure to be super-thin, but not Shakira – which suits her longtime beau, Gerard Piqué, just fine.
Originally posted 12/27/2013 09:00AM
Well, we can definitely see the family resemblance...
Originally posted 08/31/2013 12:00PM
Soccer star Gerard Piqué must already be dreaming of a family legacy on the field.
Piqué, the FC Barcelona defender, posted a photo Thursday holding his sweetly grinning – and growing – son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, 7 months, with the Spanish Super Cup trophy at the team's Camp Nou football stadium.
Milan, born to Piqué, 26, and partner Shakira, 36, in January, has already adapted his father's sporting style. Just two days after his birth, the happy family posted a photo of his tiny feet, clad in white Nike sneakers, noting the baby was "a member of FC Barcelona at birth."
Originally posted 08/14/2013 12:20PM
Looking at Shakira's rock-hard abs, it's hard to believe that the singer delivered her first child earlier this year.
But the new mom, who's featured on the cover of the September issue of Self, tells the magazine that she didn't snap back into shape immediately after her son, Milan, was born in January.
"After the delivery, you look like a shar-pei!" the 36-year-old admits.
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