The Voice Recap: Sisaundra Lewis Profoundly Impresses Chris Martin (4/1/14)

Last season was all about Tessanne Chin’s out-of-this world vocals. Tonight, Sisaundra Lewis claimed the vacated spot on The Voice and made a believer out of anyone who heard her onslaught to a James Brown classic. Early on, Chris Martin sensed Sisaundra’s brilliance, hailing her as one of the few singers who can empower a song. Sisaundra’s battle with Biff Gore (stolen from Team Usher) was larger than life: she slickly tackled the lower and upper ranges, found her big moments (that long note towards the end was a killer) and bitingly accentuated the ironic truth behind It’s a Man’s,…

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Judge Judy Recap 4/1/14: Cases v. Helpful Boyfriend’s Aunt, Mom Dismissed

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Lilia Holland’s $964 suit against her boyfriend Chance Henson’s aunt Robin Peterson for utility bills. After Lilia & Chance moved out, Robin did not pay for the utility bills. The judge also dismisses Michelle Davis’ $1,600 suit against her mom Debbie Malone, for breaking into her house to get Michelle’s dog. Utility Bills Lilia & Chance had lived with Robin for 3 months. The judge tells Lilia that she could have taken her name off the utility bill. Lilia claims that the agreement was for Robin to pay the utility bill. House Damage Michelle Davis had…

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Billy Dee Out; Meryl Tops (3/31/14)

Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater leave Dancing with the Stars tonight. Meryl Davis (right, photo) & Maksim Chmerkovskiy (left) have the highest combined judges’ score of 39/40 for their routine tonight; Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke, the lowest. Tonight’s theme was the celebrity’s most memorable year. Charlie White & Sharna Burgess Before their Jive, we catch a glimpse of Charlie’s welcome home ceremony at Canton, Michigan. He talks about how he and Meryl were so determined to win gold after winning silver. They get 9′s from all 4 judges, including Robin Roberts, for dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. In rehearsal, Sharna points out to Charlie that…

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The Voice Recap: Tess Boyer Reborn as Supreme Power Vocalist (3/31/14)

For the first time in The Voice‘s history, the battle round returns where the survivors of the first round in every team tackle each other the 2nd time around. It’s not going to be a smooth ride this season, that’s for sure. Coldplay’s Chris Martin had his hands full as he mentored all artists from four teams. Tonight featured a reinvented Tess Boyer (photo in this recap) who packed her performance with so much gusto that left all mentors standing in awe, three of which fought for a steal. Tess gave a lasting impression and had Shakira proclaiming that she’s hands…

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Judge Judy Recap: $125 for Daycare Contract Breach (3/31/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin directs Jessica Fink to pay $125 to Kaylee Novitske (photo), for breach of daycare contract. The judge awards $2,800 to Justin Anest and his wife Angela Archuleta, for money loaned to Melody Dunn, to save her home. Judge Judy dismisses Melody’s counterclaim for damage to her home. The judge dismisses Mario Cruz‘s suit for a Russell Terrier against his wife Sarah Cruz‘s cousin Guy Adams. Judge Judy also dismisses Leslie Foye‘s suit against Monique Bangura, for rental car damage. Daycare Provider Kaylee, of Davenport, IA, 25, sues Jessica of Des Moines, IA, for  $500, for breach of…

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