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Gwen Stefani Still a Rockstar at 46; Sings ‘Misery’ on The Voice (see!)

Gwen Stefani is still a rock chick who knows how to work a stage, even at the advanced age (for rock chicks) of 46. She returned to NBC’s “The Voice” to perform her new single “Misery,” a power ballad reportedly inspired by new boyfriend Blake Shelton. The camera cut to a Shelton with a smile a mile wide during the performance and also showed a shot of Christina Aguilera, looking smug. ...

Taylor Swift Takes Victory Lap, Performs on ‘The Voice’ (watch!)

Taylor Swift took a victory lap on NBC’s reality music show “The Voice,” performing her hit song “Blank Space,” from her chart-topping fifth studio album, 1989. After serving as an adviser, she showed how it’s done. Swift released the only platinum-selling album this year as the music industry continues to struggle with declining sales. “Blank Space” is the follow-up single from the album to “Shake It Off,” which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks....

Ariana Grande Hints at Big Sean Relationship on Today Show (see)

Ariana Grande, one of the summer’s breakout artists, received a royal welcome on NBC’s “Today Show” this morning. Matt personally handled the interview and she sang four top songs from her new album. Grande, 21, has been been on the road promoting her sophomore album My Everything, which has hit No. 1 in 80 countries. Matt did his best to dig up some dish on her personal life....

Phillip Phillips, American Idol’s Next Superstar, Hits Today Show (video!)

Phillip Phillips, who won Season 11 of “American Idol” in 2012, could well be the latest artist from the show to build a successful music career. He appeared on the “Today Show” this morning (June 27), in a superstar performance. Phillips, who is only 23, has been hampered by medical problems since he won the reality show. On the “Today Show,” he sang the lead single from the new album, “Raging Fire,” a top ten hit. ...

Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Hit Voice With Hollaback Throwback (watch!)

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, the newest coaches on ABC’s “The Voice,” gave a glimpse of what they’ll bring to the show last night (May 6) with a kickin’ rendition of Stefani’s 2004 hit, “Hollaback Girl.” The song has a lot of meaning for both. The song appeared on Stefani’s debut solo album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby and Pharrell co-wrote it with her and Chad Hugo....

Jewel Busts Out All Over; Readies for ‘Sing Off’ Debut (photos, video)

Jewel Kilcher, better known simply as Jewel, looked shockingly busty in a low-low cut gown during her performance at the 81st Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York City. Fortunately we’ll see a lot more of her on NBC’s “The Sing Off.” The 39-year-old pop, folk, country and rock singer, who also dabbles in acting, is replacing Sara Bareilles as a judge on the talent competition show’s fourth season....

Christina Aguilera Leads ‘Voice’ Coaches on ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’

Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, showed why they’re coaches on NBC’s “The Voice,” with a rousing rendition of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” to open Season Five of the reality competition series. “The Voice” has moved ahead of the pack of reality music competitions like “The X Factor” and “American Idol.”...

Demi Lovato Sings Passionate All I Want for Christmas at White House

As a Disney teen queen, Demi Lovato took a back seat to Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. But she came into her own at a high profile performance as part of NBC’s holiday special, “A White House Christmas.” She belted out the popular chestnut “All I Want for Christmas is You,” a risky pick since Mariah Carey just revived the 1966 song as part of her Christmas album. Nonetheless, Demi pulled off the song with aplomb by singing more of a classic arrangement compared with Mariah’s up-tempo pop treatment. Demi also imbued the song with passion, rising to the occasion....

Cheyenne Jackson Sings, Dances in 'Don't Wanna Know' Video (watch!)

Cheyenne Jackson, the openly gay actor and singer who has appeared on such shows as Fox’s hit “Glee” and NBC’s “30 Rock,” has stepped back into the musical arena with a new video for his latest song, “Don’t Wanna Know.” The video opens with the 37-year-old in bed, rolling over and finding that his lover is gone. The scene cuts to a nightstand photo of him embracing his lover, who is a man. ...

Christina Aguilera Ramps Up Vamp in 'Your Body' Video (watch!)

Christina Aguilera goes back to her dirrty gurl X-Tina ways in what can only be described as ’80s trailer-tramp style in the new video for her song “Your Body.” Is a throwback anyway to make a comeback? Aguilera has been trying to find her footing in a comeback fueled by her dramically increased visibility on the hit show “The Voice,” where she’s a judge. Kristina released “Your Body” as the first single off her upcoming album Lotus....

Monkee Micky Dolenz Drops Song From Upcoming Album (Listen!)

Monkees singer Micky Dolenz has dropped a track from his upcoming album Remember. Titled “Randy Scouse Git,” it’s the first song he ever wrote that made it onto the charts in 1967. Bandmate Peter Tork calls it one of his favorite Monkees songs. Dolenz, 67, wrote the song after a party the Beatles threw for Monkees band members, which also included lead singer Davy Jones and guitarist Michael Nesmith. The song was also featured on “The Monkees” tv show and was originally a track on the band’s album Headquarters....

Micky Dolenz Still Monkee-ing Around 46 Years After TV Show

Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith, known collectively as The Monkees, made their television debut 46 years ago this month (Sept. 12). The made-for-TV band’s show lasted two years, but their music career still lives on today. Dolenz characterized the band’s improbable success in an interview this year: “The Monkees really becoming a band was like the equivalent of Leonard Nimoy really becoming a Vulcan,” he said. Micky is still going strong with a reunion tour and new album on tap. ...

Christina Aguilera New Single 'Your Body' Reaches High (listen!)

Christina Aguilera leaped feet first into a market crowded with power pop princesses with the release of the first single “Your Body” off her upcoming album Lotus. Say what you will about the competition, there’s no denying the power of her vocals. Aguilera, 31, has lifted her profile considerably on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” which premiered last year, but she’s still struggling to make a comeback. She stared in 2010 movie “Burlesque,” with an all-star cast that included Cher, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci. ...

Katherine McPhee Featured on New Smash Sountrack Album

Katherine McPhee, Debra Messing and Megan Hilty have hit the ground running in the NBC hit “Smash,” and producers are wasting no time capitalizing on the show with the release of a new soundtrack album. The show debuted to stellar ratings in no small part to McPhee’s hot role as an aspiring actress trying to make it big in a Broadway musical. about Marilyn Monroe. The show is being executive produced by Steven Spielberg...

Lindsay Lohan, Jack White to Tackle Saturday Night Live

Lindsay Lohan is taking another stop in her comeback effort, She's landed a return spot as host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." She also will have a powerful music guest, Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes. The move will give her a chance to regain control of her image. Since her DUI arrest in 2007 and the string of legal problems that followed, she's been a creature of the tabloids....

Smash So-So, But Katharine McPhee Makes It Worth Watching

As a sometime player in the Broadway follies, I was most excited to finally see NBC’s "Smash" debut last week, after a more-than-relentless series of promotional ploys. I mean, I saw promos, adverts and hype, literally, everywhere. There was even a special premiere at the esteemed Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Executive Producer Steven Spielberg didn't show, but everyone else did. The cast, crew, writers, it was quite the scene....

Katy Perry Crazy Sexy Cute on Today Show (videos)

Katy Perry was in top form on NBC's Today Show this morning (Aug. 27), performing two of her hit songs off her latest album. With her great curves, black hair and bouncy bangs, she's quickly becoming the modern equivalent of '50s pin up Betty Page....