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A Conversation With Team Pharrell's Koryn Hawthorne

May 25th, 2015 12:03pm EDT
Koryn Hawthorne After 'The Voice': 'This Has Been An Amazing Jou
We know you're bummed that The Voice is over, so this week we sat down with all four of your finalists for one last conversation about season 8. First up is Team Pharrell's spirited pop singer and fourth place finisher, Koryn Hawthorne.

"This has been an amazing journey and an amazing ride," Koryn told us in our exit interview, "and I'm so thankful to be a part of just the Voice legacy."

While the audience at home waited to find out who would be named the winner last Tuesday, she might have been the calmest finalist in the history of the show.

"I didn't really think about it too much," s...
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The Doobie Brothers Look Forward To Upcoming Tour

May 21st, 2015 9:00pm EDT
The Doobie Brothers Are Ready To Rock This Summer
There’s not one moment that you turn on the radio and the timeless classic tunes of The Doobie Brothers music doesn't come on. They receive numerous amounts of airplay on Top 40 and Classic Rock stations across the country. Their music is the soundtrack of our lives with hits ‘Black Water,’ ‘China Grove,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ ‘Long Train Running,’ 'Jesus Is Just Alright,’ ‘Listen To The Music,’ ‘Taking It To The Streets’ ‘Rocking Down the Highway’ and ‘What A Fool Believes.' These are just some of the songs that receive regular airplay.

The band is now a trio featuring John McFee, (guitar, ...
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'The Voice' Names Its New Winner!

May 20th, 2015 9:40am EDT
Sawyer Fredericks Wins 'The Voice' For Team Pharrell
In a conclusion that seemed to be forgone, Sawyer Fredericks of Team Pharrell was named the eighth winner of The Voice on Tuesday night. Fredericks beat out Team Blake's Meghan Linsey (the runner-up), Team Adam's Joshua Davis (third place) and his own teammate Koryn Hawthorne (fourth place) to claim the trophy.

After the celebration was over, Sawyer and Pharrell joined the media to give their first reactions to the good news. Read on for what they had to say and our take on what Sawyer's victory means for The Voice, which will be back for its ninth season this fall.

"You've got to think a...
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Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams Ready For Tonight's Finale

May 19th, 2015 9:42am EDT
Koryn Hawthorne & Pharrell Williams On 'The Voice' Journey
Continuing our look at each of the duos remaining on The Voice, after Monday night's last performance show we checked in with Koryn Hawthorne and her coach, Pharrell Williams.

What does Pharrell think is so special about Koryn (and her teammate and fellow finalist, Sawyer Fredericks)? What was it like for Koryn to record a song written by Pharrell? They told us on the red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood.

"This whole journey has just been life-changing and amazing. I've grown so much as an artist, but I've grown as a person also," reflected Koryn. "It gets me emotional because I'm so...
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Jimmy Fallon Picks Out Insane Hipster Outfits For Charlize Theron And Himself!

May 13th, 2015 8:54am EDT
What The Heck Was Charlize Theron Wearing On 'The Tonight Show S
And this is why Jimmy Fallon will never make it in the fashion industry.

On Monday, actress Charlize Theron (starring in the upcoming "Mad Max: Fury Road") was a guest on "The Tonight Show," and as a gag she and Fallon picked out each other's wardrobes for a segment on the show.

The result? Theron strutted onstage wearing a blazer, shiny gold harem pants, platform sneakers, an extra-long curly wig, mini top hat and some gold dollar sign bling.

Fallon rocked a shiny bowl cut wig, massive Elton John sunglasses, a pink pantsuit, fur vest, and enormous cheetah-print heels with dice in the he...
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'The Voice': Blake And Meghan Give Insight On Their Sucess

May 12th, 2015 9:08am EDT
'The Voice': Blake Shelton And Meghan Linsey Talk Season 8 Suces
On The Voice, nobody pushes around four-time champion Blake Shelton - except for maybe Meghan Linsey, who on Monday night made her bid to represent Team Blake in the season eight finals.

We caught up with Blake and Meghan on the red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood to talk about Meghan's semifinal performances, how Blake coaches the woman who once opened for him, and if they feel the competition is really as close as it seems.

"Here's what's funny. She may be the only one that I've worked with on this show that I would say this about," Blake said. "With Meghan if I have an idea, it's...
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Hear What Russell Simmons Has To Say On New Live Comedy Project

May 11th, 2015 12:06pm EDT
Russell Simmons Talks 'All Def Comedy Jam': 'I Love Exposing Tal
Russell Simmons is a groundbreaker in many ways, but you might not know just how big a contribution he's made to the world of stand-up comedy. When he co-created HBO's Def Comedy Jam in 1992, he helped to give a national audience to a different kind of comedy, and now he's doing it again for a new generation - this time, live and online.

Hosted by Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, All Def Comedy Live takes place every Wednesday and presents some of the best comedic talent. At the same time, it has an online counterpart called All Def Digital, which serves as a platform for comedians to find ...
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Austin Basis Of The CW's Beauty And The Beast

May 9th, 2015 12:09pm EDT
Austin Basis Previews Season 3 Of 'Beauty & The Beast'
Austin Basis is helping to fight bad guys on TV and working for a good cause off-screen, too. Tonight he'll be part of the JDRF's 12th annual Imagine Gala, raising funds to support Type 1 Diabetes research - a cause near and dear to his heart, as Austin himself is one of the many people who are Type 1 Diabetic.

He's truly out there making a difference in the world, along with many of the fans of The CW's Beauty and the Beast, on which Austin plays the loveable J.T. Forbes. Before heading to the Gala, Austin sat down with us to preview the upcoming third season of BATB - which begins next m...
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Ethan Embry Talks Netflix Comedy Series 'Grace & Frankie'

May 8th, 2015 2:06pm EDT
Ethan Embry Returns In Netflix's 'Grace & Frankie'
Ethan Embry isn't just America's most beloved record store employee; he's also a TV stalwart who brings something different to every role. After discussing the success of Empire Records with us in part one of our interview, in part two he's now looking forward to his starring role as Coyote in the new Netflix comedy series Grace & Frankie.

He joins an all-star cast that's led by Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, and as he points out, this is not your average comedy. "It's a love story, but instead of the relationships you think you're going to watch grow, it's the re...
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Rutledge Wood Tells Us About His New Adventure 'Lost In Transmission'

May 7th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
Rutledge Wood Finds Himself 'Lost In Transmission'
Rutledge Wood makes everything better. He just does. Top Gear viewers and NASCAR fans will tell you that he's one of the most upbeat guys on the planet, and he also loves cars almost as much as he adores his family.

That's what makes his new series Lost In Transmission so darned awesome - it's pure Rutledge, as he and his good friend George Flanigen use their powers to save other folks' rides from certain doom. Because if you were ever in trouble, Rutledge is the guy you'd want coming to your rescue. If your car broke down, he wouldn't just call you a tow truck and give you a ride, he'd pr...
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