"The Voice" has something new to sing about.
The NBC breakout hit singing competition scored a prime-time scheduling coup with the announcement that a special hour-long episode will be shown following Super Bowl XLVI in February.
“There is no better showcase on television than to follow the Super Bowl, and we believe ‘The Voice’ is deserving of such high-profile exposure,” Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, said in a statement. “The attention grabbing blind audition phase of ‘The Voice’ has mass appeal and will fittingly team up with the biggest sporting event of the year.”
That could mean millions of new eyes on the new series. The show features singers Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as celebrity mentors who compete along with the contestants to find a new singer who will be dubbed "The Voice."
Within a week, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” has gone platinum.
The 25-year-old’s anticipated record has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, selling 1,108,000 albums in the first week, Billboard reports.
This isn’t truly a surprise, as “Born This Way” was expected to enter at No. 1, but just a month ago the singer’s record label was expecting sales to be around 400,000. On the album's May 23 release date – the same day that Amazon was offering the album for 99 cents – that estimate was bumped up to somewhere between 650,000 and 700,000.
Photos claiming to be of a naked Blake Lively spread across the Web Tuesday, but a rep for the actress says they’re not really her.
According to Us Weekly, the images show a blonde woman taking photos of herself in the buff, but the 23-year-old “Gossip Girl” star’s rep says Lively hasn’t done such a thing.
"The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites including Perez Hilton and Zap2it are 100 percent fake," her rep tells Us. “Blake has never taken nude photos of herself.”
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