September 10, 2013 in Nation/World

Shelton and Cher team up on ‘Voice’

From Wire Reports
 

Cher
(Full-size photo)(All photos)

NBC’s “The Voice” is getting four new advisers, with Cher among them.

The network said Monday that coach Blake Shelton picked Cher to work with in the upcoming fifth season. As an adviser, the pop star will help Shelton groom his chosen contestants as they try to advance in the singing contest.

The other coach-adviser pairings include Christina Aguilera and Ed Sheeran; Adam Levine and Ryan Tedder; and CeeLo Green and Miguel.

“The Voice,” hosted by Carson Daly, returns to NBC on Sept. 23.

Stewart shares wedding Twitter pic

Patrick Stewart is sharing the news of his nuptials on Twitter.

The 72-year-old actor posted a photo on the site Sunday of himself and his bride buried to their necks in multicolored plastic balls with the simple caption, “Yes, married.”

A Stewart spokesman confirmed Monday that the actor married Sunny Ozell on Saturday in a ceremony in Lake Tahoe officiated by Ian McKellen.

Stadium could hold all his exes

George Strait will finish off his two-year farewell tour in the biggest house in his home state of Texas – the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

The country superstar held a rare news conference Monday at the stadium to announce the last leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away tour. He announced he was retiring from the road last year but still plans to record, recently agreeing to a deal for five more studio albums.

Strait, 61, will take a who’s who of country music on the road, including Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow and Ronnie Dunn.

Lovato’s tweets to be published

Demi Lovato’s next stage will be on the page.

The singer-actress has agreed to a multibook deal with Feiwel and Friends. The publisher, an imprint of Macmillan, announced the deal Monday.

The first book features tweets she had written about her life. It’s called “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year” and comes out in November.

Lovato also plans a memoir. The 21-year-old superstar has openly struggled with drug addiction and other personal troubles, some of which she has described on Twitter.

The birthday bunch

Singer Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) is 71. Singer Jose Feliciano is 68. Political commentator Bill O’Reilly is 64. Rock musician Joe Perry (Aerosmith) is 63. Actor Colin Firth is 53. Movie director Guy Ritchie is 45. Singer Sanjaya Malakar (“American Idol”) is 24.


Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email