The Voice Recap: Shakira & Usher Suffer Back-to-Back Setbacks (4/29/14)

It’s confirmed! Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will be on-board The Voice next season. They will be taking the seats vacated by CeeLo Green (yup, there’s no turning back for this guy) and Christina Aguilera (will she still return?). Pharell and Gwen will be performing in the show next Monday. While we rejoice for next season, tonight’s mood is the exact opposite for Shakira and Usher who each lost a team member for the 2nd straight week into the live shows. Tess Boyer and Bria Kelly (right and left in photo, respectively) did their best for the Twitter instant save…

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Judge Judy Recap: $4,209.74 for Car Damaged by Insured Car (4/29/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards Terry Bross (left, photo) $4,209.74 for car damage caused by Christianna Castillo (middle, photo) driving Megan Mulroy(right)‘s allegedly insured car. The judge dismisses Jacob Thomas‘ suit for a car 50% paid for by his ex-girlfriend Alicia Fox. Judge Judy awards Ron Berry and Handyman Jeffrey Irwin $2,700, for a fence that they put up 2x for Debbie Toga. Judge Judy dismisses Debbie’s countersuit for a broken door. The judge dismisses Anne Klugherz‘s suit for furniture and TV that Alan Jones had taken out of her house due to a “misunderstanding”. Judge Judy does not say anything about the vase that Alan had…

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: NeNe & Tony Out (4/28/14)

NeNe & Tony (leftmost in photo) leave Dancing with the Stars’ Latin night with Ricky Martin. Her team also lost the team dance to, as usual, Derek Hough/Meryl’s group. Amy was brought to the hospital for her back injury, and could not do her team dance live. The judges based their scores on the dress rehearsal recording. Also injured was Danica, who danced with a broken rib. Ricky Martin The show opens with Ricky Martin performing “Vida”. His dancing is lackluster, so inapt for DWTS. He’s not the young star who danced “Livin’ La Vida Loca”. Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy What did…

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The Voice Recap: Kat Perkins, Sisaundra Lewis Capture Depth of Iconic Hits (4/28/14)

As we headed into the Top 10 performances on The Voice tonight, two facets made it clear that the show is extremely committed to being the venue for breeding artisty rather than marketing strategy. For one, the mentors called in the big guns with their guest mentors, featuring legendary singer Graham Nash (Team Adam), music producers Busbee and Scott Hendricks (Teams Shakira and Blake, respectively) and musical director Natural (Team Usher). Second, the contenders gave astounding performances by going further with their song choices and creativity. My personal favorites came from Kat Perkins (photo in this recap) and Sisaundra Lewis…

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Judge Judy Recap 4/28/14: “Legal Pyramid Scheme” Lost Income Suit Dismissed

Judge Judy Sheindlin dismisses Jeannette (photo) & Michael Kelly‘s $5,000 suit against David Kennedy and his mom for lost income. Jeannette had invested $135 into a “legal pyramid scheme”. The judge also dismisses Angela Fishe’s $2,699 suit against ex-live in boyfriend Michael Cuffie for a destroyed laptop. He denied destroying the laptop and there was no proof that he did. On the other hand, Donald Carley admits owing sister Cherie Guarino, for a divorce loan, so Judge Judy awards $500 to Cherie. The judge dismisses his countersuit for the pick of the litter. Laptop Angela sues the father of her…

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