The Voice Season 5 Finale Recap: Can Team Xtina Beat the Odds? (12/17/13)

The Voice’s 5th season finale is finally here. Here’s the big question: is Team Xtina’s fan base big enough to overcome the very formidable team Adam has put together this season? Christina Aguilera makes her first finale appearance in history, having forged a winning formula with 16-year old Jacquie Lee. Adam Levine has 2 in 3 chances of winning with either consistent performer Tessanne Chin or the resurging Will Champlin. Read on below for a live recap of the finale. The festivities start with the Top 20 reuniting and singing Outasight’s “Tonight is the Night”. It’s good to see Preston…

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Judge Judy: $1,500 for Mobile Home Renovation (12/17/13)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $ 1,500 to part-time interior decorator Therese Harrison. She sues ex-friend David O’Neill for remodeling work and furniture on his mobile home. David’s defense was that he didn’t think that he would pay for it. The judge then dismisses a suit against a friend for car payments. Therese sues David for $3,780, for furniture. She had met him when she purchased wallpaper from him. His dad was planning to use the wallpaper before he passed. David felt no need for it, so he put a Craigslist ad for it. She had answered the ad. They became…

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The Voice Recap: Can Will Champlin Tide Over Tessanne Chin & Jacquie Lee in Finale Performances? (12/16/13)

We’re finally down to The Voice’s finale performances, the last chance Tessanne Chin, Will Champlin and Jacquie Lee will get to prove if they’re worthy of a big win and a record deal. Among the three, Tessanne and Jacquie had a relatively easier ride this season with their mentors (Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, respectively) faithfully staying with them each week. Will had a rougher time but he makes a compelling example of an artist’s phenomenal ride backed by tenacity (having paid his dues in the music industry) despite stumbling along the way. Interestingly, Will started with Adam, got stolen…

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Judge Judy: $1,300 for Hot, Crowded Limo (12/16/13)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $1,300 to the customers of  James Alston‘s limousine service. The Lincoln Navigator he sent was too small for 14 people (photo). Also, the air-conditioning worked only 35% of the time. She dismisses James’ countersuit for damages. She then dismisses a repossession case and awards $542  for the counterclaim, for towing the car. Sheena Wells complains to James that the air-conditioning on James’ party bus was not working and that it arrived late. She and Tamera McPherson sue him for $5,000. Sheena shows the judge the contract that she signed and an August 31, 2013 photo of…

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Judge Judy Dismisses Property, Security Deposit and False Charges Suit (12/13/13)

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Wayne Robinsons(left in photo)’ suit against Former Roommate Willie Walton (right)  for property, security deposit and false charges. The judge did not think it rational that Wayne would box Willie’s things, pay for storage then ransack the things. She then awards $875 to a pawnshop owner, for a stolen gun pawned to him. Student/Make-Up Artist Wayne Robinsons of Los Angeles, CA, sues Willie Walton of Pasadena, CA, for $5,000, for his property, security deposit and false charges. Willie had advertised for a roommate on Craigslist. When Wayne moved in, the landlord said that Willie couldn’t accept a…

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