The Voice 2013 Live Shows have started but the contestants are only part of the story.
There was a great deal of excitement on NBC as The Voice’s live shows got underway this week. Here are a few of the highlights.
Team Usher showed off their new kicks in their group number, performing “Black and Gold” in hot red high tops donated by McDonald’s. While Usher claims they are a part of a charity event to support the Ronald McDonald House, our inside sources say that he is also taking the opportunity to build a fashion empire based on McDonald’s iconic look, with his “House of McUsher” shoe and accessory line.
Carson Daly’s hair had a great week, as its new heights earned it its own Hollywood zip code, but it still wasn’t enough to please its hair mentor. Ryan Seacrest’s locks sent a note of condolence, as it still doesn’t quite measure up. Maybe next week, Carson.
Blake Shelton repeatedly thanked Starbucks for his “very special latte,” which was later found to have a secret recipe that was, well, not really a secret.
Usher also took this week’s live show as an opportunity to introduce the world to a previously unknown artist, as his final team member covered “Take a Look at Me Now” by the singer-songwriter Phil Collins. Continue reading →
New York—In an effort to attract new, younger viewers, CBS News weekly magazine and Sunday night stalwart “60 Minutes” announced yesterday that this would be the last season they use “Edward R. Murrow-style reporters” and will be shifting to four new “news anchor-likes” next fall with the hiring of Shia LaBeouf, Lance Bass, Usher and Seth Meyers.
“Obviously snagging Meyers out from under NBC is the biggest coup,” said newly hired executive producer Miles Anniston. “He brings the credibility that was necessary to the new news crew. We’re just thrilled.”
Anniston said that each of the four co-hosts CBS News hired could easily carry the show themselves, but felt that the mix and chemistry of the four together would balance the show well and attract the demographic that the news program had lost over the last 40 years or so. Continue reading →
Iconic. Visionary. Charismatic. Desirable. Thought provoking. These words are rarely used in connection with Carson Daly.
Insomniacs, rejoice! NBC announced that “Last Call With Carson Daly” has been renewed for an eleventh season, and even Carson Daly was surprised to learn that his show was still being aired.
“It’s on at 1:35 (ET) in the morning, I’ve been told,” Daly said. “But I mean, really, who the hell is up at that time? Nobody I know still is up that late.”
NBC said that “Last Call” is currently experiencing its highest-rated season yet, though that’s “mostly really just conjecture. Nielsen Ratings don’t really measure ratings that late at night. We’re pretty sure, though, that it’s been a good year for the program.” Continue reading →