Gwen Stefani's move to The Voice next season is not a done deal yet. But there's no doubt she'll be more than welcome to take a swiveling seat next to perennial judge Adam Levine.
"If there's any truth to the rumors, I'd just be really excited because I'm a huge fan," Levine told reporters after Monday night's live show kickoff. "She's a wonderful human being. I love her to pieces. So talented."
Host and producer Carson Daly also heaped praise on Stefani, but seemed to want to manage expectations about whether she'll be the one to replace Christina Aguilera.
"She would be great," Daly said. "These things are tough to work scheduling-wise. I don't know where we're at with it."
Is Ramonja no more?
Hold the Pinot Grigio: A sneak peek at the next Real Housewives of New York City suggests best buddies Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan are on the outs.
Singer, 56, missed Morgan's "cabaret-meets-soft burlesque" show a few episodes back while vacationing with her daughter in South Africa. Once Singer returned, she apparently unfurled less-than-flattering comments about Morgan's performance – and the toaster-oven entrepreneur isn't putting up with her friend's criticism.
The Real Housewives of Orange County celebrated Halloween on Monday night's episode, and the scariest part wasn't that Vicki Gunvalson admitted she still loved on-again, off-again boyfriend Brooks – it was that she actually liked the newest Housewife.
"Oh, joy," Gunvalson stated when Tamra Barney told her that Shannon Beador would be attending her Halloween party. "Another new bitch I gotta like."
But holistic Housewife Beador (who always keeps nine lemons in a basket for good feng shui energy) made a good impression on Gunvalson, who requires three things from friends.
Looks as if they won't be there for you.
Courteney Cox visited The Late Show Monday night and, when asked by Dave Letterman – per a federally mandated law that requires everyone to inquire about this – about a Friends reunion, Cox was unequivocal: No dice.
Stop trying to make a Friends reunion happen, everyone.
Country singer Kristen Merlin was made fully aware Monday night that The Voice competition is now live.
Performing as one of season 6's Top 12 finalists, Merlin's mic dropped out for more than a few seconds, leaving her to continue – and exhibit some admirable "show must go on" professionalism – after she had only delivered a little more than half of a touching and intimate version of Sugarland's hit "Stay."
The judges were on their feet and Adam Levine was effusive after Merlin jerked out her ear monitor, took hold of a new mic from a stage manager and continued like nothing went wrong.