One of the top runners on season four of ‘The Voice’ was faced with a huge challenge, when her coach chose a song for her that hit extremely close to home.
The Voice was full of powerful voices and amazing talent when the Top 10 took the stage on May 20. The pressure was on and the contestants rose to the occasion, delivering their best — and most emotional performances yet. One performance even caused Blake Shelton to “wet his pants,” according to Adam Levine!
Maroon 5 Opens Show In White Out Performance
Maroon 5 took the stage first to perform their new song “Love Somebody.”
With a white backdrop and all white outfits, Adam looking and sounded perfect in his basic tee. The performance was sexy, sweet, and entertaining – the way that everything he does turns out.
Then came the competition!
Adam Levine’s Team Gets Emotional & Powerful
Judith Hill took on “The Way You Make Me Feel,” by Michael Jackson, who she worked with and became close with right before his death. It was emotional for Judith, but she rocked it! Her sexy performance impressed all the judges — like all of her performances do!
Usher especially felt for Judith and really related to her.
“I, too have always been an incredible fan of the inspiration and creator and singer of the song, so it almost conjured the same emotions that I think you’re feeling right now. Just hearing the song, I miss him.” he said. “I miss him so much.”
Amber Carrington also took on a song that related to her: “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson. Blake and Usher were impressed with her (and the wind they used to blow her hair around).
Sarah Simmonshowever, really brought out the love in the judges. She wanted to perform something more upbeat, so she chose “Mama Knows Best.” The first note alone was incredible, and it was just a preview for the rest of her song.
Blake continued to yell out how sexy she was. Usher agreed, telling her that she’s “got it,” and that he felt “some energy,” too. Then, Adam fanned himself down, showing her just how hot her performance was, and added that he loved “hearing Blake wet his pants over you.”
Blake Shelton’s Country Team Hits High Note
Blake’s all-country team showed up ready to fight for their spots!
Holly Tucker went back to her roots, singing gospel song “How Great Thou Art.” Usher didn’t love it, but Shakira called it “heavenly,” and Blake really loved it, relating it to the horrific disaster that occurred in his home state of Oklahoma.
The Swon Brothers performed “How Country Feels,” a super fun country song. The judges were smitten by the brothers, as per usual, after they put on such an impressive and down right country show!
Danielle Bradbery took on a ”Heads Carolina, Tails California,” making us all forget she’s only 16. Apparently, Usher also forgot since he said he’d go to California or Carolina with her!
Shakira Chooses Top 40 Songs For Sasha & Kris
Shakira brought in Cee Lo Green to help out her team this week.
Sasha Allen completely brought down the house with a powerful performance of “Next To Me.” Shakira was full on rocking out! Adam, Blake and Usher were all very impressed, too, saying that it was really nice to see her having fun.
Kris Thomas sang “Adorn” by Miguel, a more upbeat song than we are used to with him. Adam and Usher agreed that he was great, but added in that he thinks Kris thinks too much. Shakira came to his defense though — causing Adam and Usher to run and hide behind their chairs!
Usher Gets Serious With Team
Meanwhile, Usher really felt that after the elimination, his team to really step up.
Josiah Hawley sang ”Clocks,” and of course, the girls went crazy. It was different for Josiah, as it took his voice to new heights. Giving him a standing ovation, “Ursh” was proud! However, Shakira and Adam found it tough to compare any voice to Coldplay‘s Chris Martin.
Michelle Chamuel sang another song by Pink – this time taking on “Just Give Me A Reason.” It was another great performance by Michelle, and Adam admitted that all the judges really love her.
Tell me HollywoodLifers – What did you think of the top 10 performances?
Kelly & Paulina will join Simon Cowell & Demi Lovato on the judges’ panel this fall!
Ever since Britney Spearsand L.A. Reidannounced they wouldn’t be returning to The X Factorfor its third season, the world has been clamoring to find out which celebs would take their seats — and now, we finally know! Kelly Rowlandand Paulina Rubiohave officially signed on to replace the exiting judges, Fox announced May 20.
Simon Cowell & Demi Lovato Announce Their Return
Demi Lovatoconfirmed her return March 28, releasing the following statement:
I am so excited to return as a judge and mentor on The X Factor. Last season was an unbelievable experience and I really enjoyed developing personal relationships with the contestants and the panel. I look forward to taking my previous experience and applying it to make this season even better!
And Simon Cowell, who was the only judge originally guaranteed to return, is thrilled to be keeping Demi on board:
I couldn't be happier that Demi wants to come back this year. She's a superstar in her own right and was a fantastic mentor last year. Even though she can be really, really annoying – I truly enjoyed working with her and so did the artists. I'm especially pleased she's back, even during her world tour!
The finale is here! Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman fought hard for that mirror ball trophy, but Kellie and Zendaya destroyed their competition, making this a two horse race for the win!
The season finale of Dancing With the Stars began on May 20 and while Kellie Pickler andZendaya brought their A game and got perfect scores, Jacoby Jones and Aly Raismanfell a little flat. Zendaya pulled out all stops and won the Cha Cha challenge, while Aly got sexy and pole danced for the freestyle round and Kellie moved Carrie Ann Inaba to tears with her performance. The first of a two night finale, Kellie and Zendaya proved that they are the ones to beat!
‘Dancing With The Stars’: The Scores
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff: (27/30) Jacoby and Karina danced a jive to “Shake It,” and they rocked it! Len Goodman said there was “improvement,” while Bruno Tonioli loved it but said he lost footing. I thought Jacoby was pretty good, but that definitely was not good enough for the finale!
Super Freestyle Round: (27/30) Jacoby killed it! It felt like Mardi Gras in New Orleans during Jacoby’s free style dance. There was stomping of feet and beating of drums, but Jacoby did make a lot of mistakes… However, the energy was so amazing it didn’t seem to matter!
Aly Raisman & Mark Ballas: (28/30) Aly was amazing! Dancing the samba to Shakira, Aly’s hips didn’t lie, and the judges loved it! Carrie Ann called Aly the full package, and Len said it was full of “sexy moves.” Somehow Aly didn’t get a perfect score, which was so unfair.
Super Freestyle Round: (30/30) Aly got sexy and pole danced for her free style round and it was fantastic! Being a professional gymnast, Aly used her strength to climb the pole and gave a stunning performance, and Len even called her “Alexander the Great!”
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough: (30/30) Kellie and Derek danced a quick step, and Kellie looked just like Marilyn Monroe! Derek pulled a Jacoby move and jumped over Kellie’s head, and they were seriously awesome! The judges loved it and Bruno called it “fantastic,” while Carrie Ann thanked them for improving on her one critique. Kellie is looking like the front runner right now!
Super Freestyle Round: (30/30) Kellie was literally weightless during her contemporary dance, and it was utterly stunning! Carrie Ann even broke down in tears after! It was so beautiful, and she got a standing ovation from the entire room. Bruno called it “spell binding,” while Len stood up and clapped. It was absolutely one of the best dances this whole season. Kellie is killing the competition!
Zendaya& Val Chmerkovskiy: (30/30) Len called Zendaya’s Samba “eye popping” and overall her critique was amazing. Bruno said she has a “natural flamboyancy.” I thought Zendaya and Val totally killed it, and Zendaya proved she is a truly sensational dancer. I think I see a mirror ball trophy in her future!
Super Freestyle Round: (30/30) Zendaya was fabulous at the freestyle dancing! Dancing a hip hop slash contemporary number, Zendaya was simply wonderful. Rocking out to Justin Bieber‘s “Beauty and A Beat,” Zendaya leaped off a stage, and Carrie Ann said it was the “perfect way to take it home.” She really was amazing.
Zendaya Wins The Cha Cha Relay
The four couples then competed in a Cha Cha relay, and it was the highlight of the night! Each star was better than the next, but the judges chose Zendaya as the winner!
Jacoby came fourth, Aly came third and Kellie came second.
The first of the two night finale, Zendaya and Kellie really tore down the competition. I predict they will be in the final two, but it is impossible to call a winner!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Who is going to win?
So amazing! When a massive tornado hit an elementary school in Oklahoma, a courageous teacher risked her life to protect six of her students from the powerful storm by covering them with her body.
On May 20, a two-mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Okla. destroying hundreds of businesses, homes, and two elementary schools. The devastating twister killed 51 people, including seven elementary school students.
Heroic Teacher Saves 6 Students From Oklahoma Tornado
At Plaza Towers Elementary School, a brave teacher made the ultimate sacrifice by risking her life to save her students. The teacher laid across six children, using her body as a shield to protect her young students from the violent tornado. What an incredible hero!
Two Elementary Schools Flattened By Oklahoma Tornado
Rescuers discovered the bodies of seven children believed to have drowned in a pool of water at Plaza Towers Elementary. Authorities fear up to 30 more children at the elementary school are dead.
Right before the storm hit at 3 p.m., around 30 children — 4th, 5th, and 6th graders — were taken from their school to a nearby church for shelter. A reporter asked a medic about the injuries at the elementary school, but the medic “just shook his head.”
Along with Plaza Towers Elementary School, the massive tornado also destroyed another school, Briarwood Elementary.
At 2:45 p.m., Briarwood Elementary sent out an email notifying parents that the school was on lockdown, and the children would be held at the school until the storms passed. According to authorities, all of the children were accounted for at 5 p.m.
Poor Kristen! Kristen and Rob decided to call it quits for now, and a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Kristen is ‘depressed’ because of the breakup and leaning on her friends to help her through this rough time.
Although Robert Pattinson, 27, and Kristen Stewart‘s relationship seemed to be better than ever, the 23-year-old actress and her longtime boyfriend decided to take a break for now. Apparently Rob wanted the break more than Kristen did, because a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Kristen isn’t taking the breakup well!
Kristen Stewart Is Sad Over Breakup With Rob
“They are basically allowed to date other people and Kristen is super sad over the whole thing,” the source explains. “She’s depressed and rightly so.”
The source explains that Kristen has surrounded herself with friends to help her through the breakup. “Her good friends have been hanging out with her at her house giving her support. She has quite a few close friends.”
The source adds, “And it’s not like Rob is all cheery and happy. This is a tough time for both of them. But Kristen seems to be taking the split the hardest.”
How horrible. A massive tornado ripped through a suburb in Oklahoma leaving major destruction in its path. The devastating storm leveled two elementary schools, leaving children trapped beneath the rubble.
Around 3 p.m. on May 20, a two-mile-wide EF-4 tornado touched down in an area right outside of Oklahoma City, Okla. The powerful tornado tore through a highly-populated suburb in Moore, Okla. and completely flattened two elementary schools. Six people, including two children, are feared dead from the twister, and many injuries have been reported.
Two Children, Four Others Feared Dead From Oklahoma Tornado
The violent storm claimed the life of two children: a three-month-old baby and a four-year-old child, according to KWTV. The station also reports that three people were killed at a 7-Eleven.
Many people were injured by the devastating tornado including nine in critical condition, nine in serious condition and seven in fair condition, including two children. The numbers of injuries from the tragedy are expected to rise.
Two Elementary Schools Flattened In Oklahoma Tornado
Along with leveling hundreds of homes and businesses, the massive tornado completely destroyed two elementary schools, Plaza Towers Elementary School and Briarwood Elementary. At Plaza Towers, third graders were pulled from the rubble at alive, and at least 15 other children are believed to be trapped under the debris, according to KFOR.
One teacher laid across six students to protect them from the storm, and another teacher suffered serious injuries from covering three children. Around 30 children — 4th, 5th, and 6th graders — were taken from Plaza Towers to a nearby church for shelter before the tornado ripped through the school. When a reporter asked a medic about the injuries at the elementary school, the medic “just shook his head.”
At 2:45 p.m., Briarwood Elementary staff sent out an email to parents alerting them that the school was on lockdown, and they would keep the children at the school until the storms passed. The children were all accounted for at 5 p.m., according to authorities.
The excited dad-to-be can’t wait to welcome his little bundle of joy, and even said he’s ready for all of the sleepless nights as a new dad! Do YOU think he’ll be a good father?
AsKate Middleton and Prince William prepare to be first-time parents to the royal baby this summer, the proud dad-to-be is already gushing about his fatherly duties!
Prince William’s Baby Joy — Royally Excited To Be A Dad
Will and his younger brother Prince Harry visited the Help for Heroes recovery center for injured troops at Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire, where he mingled with injured service members and their families.
The heir to the throne got a first-hand look at being a dad by the troops who brought along their young kids. Will was even asked by Corporal Josh Boggi – who brought is two-year-old son Jenson with him — if was looking forward to being a dad himself.
“Very much so,” Will answered, according to the Daily Mail.
Prince William Looking Forward To ‘Long, Sleepless Nights’
He also revealed that he has been warned about the long, late nights with a newborn baby!
“All the mothers have been looking at me, ‘just you wait, just you wait. Long sleepless nights,’” he joked.
But we have no doubt that Prince William will be willing to stay up late with his baby — he has already proved that he wants to be a hands-on dad! Will is planning on being in the hospital room when the baby is delivered, and he is even going to take a leave from his job in the military to be home.
So sweet! Sounds like he’s going to be an amazing dad.
What do YOU think about what William said, HollyMoms? Do you think he’ll
After a devastating tornado hit Oklahoma, celebs took to Twitter to share their prayers and support for the victims of the horrible tragedy.
On May 20, a two-mile-wide EF-4 tornado ripped through an area outside of Oklahoma City, Okla. leaving major destruction in its path. Josh Groban, Elizabeth Banks, and more stars tweeted to show their support for everyone affected by the storms.
Celebs Tweet About Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Kelly Ripa: “Praying for the people of Oklahoma. Unbelievable and horrific images.”
Martina McBride: “Watching this Oklahoma footage. So sad and scary. #prayersforoklahoma”
Missy Elliott: “Praying for those areas effected in this Devastating storm in Oklahoma City… So many Prayers God!”
Josh Groban: “Oh dear this tornado is a doozy. Be safe out there, OK. Sending love.”
Caroline Manzo: “Oklahoma footage is devastating – my thoughts are with all those affected. Stay safe. Xo”
Elizabeth Banks: “Shocking images from that Oklahoma tornado. Thoughts with all the people affected. #yikes #prayforoklahoma”
Reba McEntire: “All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!”
Erin Andrews: “Man…Oklahoma has been through enough..stay safe everyone”
Olivia Munn: “School in Oklahoma totalled by a torando, homes destroyed and there are people trapped under debris. Please get somewhere safe!!!”
Aviva Drescher: “My thoughts go out to those in Kansas, Oklahoma affected by the Tornados! Stay strong! #kansas #humanspirit”
Chris Harrison: “Heart & prayers go out to those in Oklahoma right now. Devastating storms.”
Amber Riley: “Thoughts and prayers for Oklahoma, so tragic.”
Melissa Joan Hart: “All of my thoughts and prayers going out to those in the tornado in Oklahoma! #prayersforOK”
Jenelle Evans In Jail — Turns Herself In After Failing To Appear In Court
Jenelle’s court date was for a hearing regarding the cyber stalking charges her ex-fiance Gary Head took out on her, but her lawyer Dustin R. T. Sullivan tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Jenelle was running late for her appearance.
“She had a court date [on May 20], and she was running late to court,” Dustin tells HollywoodLife.com. “They basically just closed, and allowed me to wait to see if she showed up before the end of the day. It wasn’t a full court day.”
But Dustin says the court kept waiting for Jenelle — but she was a no show.
“When they were ready to close she wasn’t’ there yet. She got [charged with] a fail to appear,” he adds.
He also reveals that Jenelle turned herself in, and was later released on a $1,000 secured bond.
Jenelle Evans: New Court Date Set With Gary Head
Dustin also says that a new court date was set for Jenelle and Gary for the cyber stalking charges, but he won’t reveal when the new date is.
What do YOU think about Jenelle not showing up to court, HollyMoms? Are you shocked?
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The songstress managed to show off three totally different looks at the award show — but which one did you really like? VOTE!
Selena Gomez dressed to impress at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 19, where she showed off three seriously sexy looks.
Selena Gomez Billboard Music Awards 2013 Dress:
When she first hit the blue carpet the star donned a white hot Versace couture gown from the Spring 2013 collection. The sheer panels allowed her to show some cleavage while the neon piping added a flirty element to the ensemble. The 20-year-old star looked so sexy! A thigh-high slit added to the showy vibe of the ensemble.
Selena Gomez Billboard Awards ‘Come & Get It’ Performance Dress:
The next time Selena stepped out it was on stage, where she performed her latest hit “Come & Get It.” Selena stuck to the theme of the video and looked sexy in a gold bustier and flowing skirt that allowed her to put her legs on full display. The hardware on the bustier really stood out against Selena’s complexion. Although when she hit the blue carpet her hair was pulled back in a ponytail, Selena let her hair hang straight around her face to finish off the sexy performance look.
Selena Gomez Billboard Awards Dress:
Selena’s final frock of the night was a plunging black gown with sheer panels. The long-sleeved dress was sexy and sophisticated — I think this frock was my fave of the night! Although the star looked seriously sexy in the ensemble she did narrowly avoid a wardrobe malfunction in this look.
A photo of Jay-Z and Drake in the studio has prompted speculation that the two may be collaborating on music together. Has Jay-Z picked a side in the long-standing Chris and Drake feud?
After teaming up with Justin Timberlake for “Suit & Tie”, Jay-Z is now allegedly working with Drake on some new music!
Jay-Z & Drake In The Studio Together
The photo, of the two superstars in the studio together, was posted by producer Lenny S. Under the photo, he wrote: “Warning: Please be very afraid of the music we’re working on. OVO x ROCNATION.”
It’s unknown where the potential music will end up, but signs are pointing toward Jay’s new LP. His last solo album, The Blueprint 3, was released in 2009. However, Drake is also working on a new album, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Jay-Z and Drake have worked together in the past on “Light Up” off Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later. (Watch the video below.)
Jay-Z: Is He Dissing Chris Brown?
Drake and Chris Brown wouldn’t exactly be considered friends. And now that Jay-Z is working with Drake, it appears as though he’s possibly chosen a side in the long-running feud.
Chris and Drake’s rivalry allegedly started over Rihanna — both singers were romantically linked to the “Awake” singer at one point or another.
Here’s how Jay-Z is connected — he’s been a mentor to Rihanna for quite some time. In February 2005, RiRi signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning in front of CEO Jay-Z. He’s been a leading force throughout her career ever since. And Jay was allegedly not a fan of Rihanna reuniting with Chris after he assaulted her in February 2009.
Jay appears to be taking sides!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Jay-Z dissing Chris by teaming up with Drake? And where do you want to see the song end up?
WATCH: Drake Ft Jay-z & Lil Wayne – ‘Light Up’ [Official Video HD]
Justin was booed when accepting the Milestone Award at the 2013 Billboard Awards, but he doesn’t care! Justin has since taken to Twitter to once again thank his fans and prove he is ignoring the ‘bull.’
Justin Bieber gave a pretty controversial speech at the 2013 Billboard Awards on May 19, and he was booed by the audience when he said he was sick of all the “bull.” Justin has since tweeted and it is clear he is taking his own advice, because he is ignoring the haters and thanking his fans instead!
Justin Bieber Tweets About Billboard Win
Justin, 19, tweeted on May 20 that he is grateful for his double win at the awards ceremony.
“2 performances and 2 awards. Grateful to my #Beliebers . Our awards. Love u” said Justin, followed by “I love music, my fans, my family, my friends.. And I love The Lord. Blessed.”
That sounds just like his speech!
Justin was presented the award by Cee Lo Green, and when he took to the stage, he said that his career was all about his fans, and that he was tired of all the “bull” he has to deal with. He then said he loves his mom, his dad, his younger siblings and Jesus Christ, but he failed to mention his girlfriend Selena Gomez.
While Justin faced controversy over his speech, his two performances were undeniably awesome! Singing “#thatpower” with Will.i.am, Justin brought down the house, and his performance of “Take You” was equally good.
Wearing aviator sunglasses, leather trousers and a black tank top, Justin jumped out of a pod and danced with a group of sexy girls. He totally stole the show with his awesome moves!
What do YOU think of Justin’s speech, HollywoodLifers? Did you think Justin was right to defend himself?