Chris Martin joins ‘The Voice’ as mentor for all contestants

03.18.14 4 years ago

Chris Martin joins “The Voice” as mentor for all contestants
As part of a new format, the Coldplay frontman will serve as “key advisor” for all the teams and all four artists.

Nat Geo”s “Kiling Jesus” expanding to a 4-hour miniseries
The follow-up to “Killing Lincoln” and “Killing Kennedy” from Bill O”Reilly is expected to air in 2015.

ABC under fire for “Alice in Arabia”
The pilot that has a female American (non-white) teen kidnapped by her extended Saudi Arabian family and held a “Virtual prisoner in her grandfather”s royal compound” has drawn backlash by those fearing that it would perpetuate Middle Eastern stereotypes.

HBO doesn't need the books to complete “Game of Thrones”
“HBO will finish 'Game of Thrones' when it wants to, with or without his books,” says James Poniewozik, pointing out that the HBO series is not going to be delayed for anything, not even the books. “And that will be fine. Maybe better,” he adds, because the books and the show could co-exist together.

“The Bachelor”s” Juan Pablo & Nikki met with “Marriage Boot Camp” counselors
WEtv stars Jim and Elizabeth Carroll offered to meet with Juan Pablo and his girlfriend after watching last week”s “Bachelor” finale.

MTV went all out with its “Teen Wolf” memorial website
Visitors to are greeted with “Neo Goth grief.”

Watch Kate Walsh sing on “Fargo”
Walsh plays a former stripper who sings while smoking about her dead husband.

Every “Lost” character, ranked
From most to least annoying.

Why “Enlisted” deserves to live
The struggling Fox sitcom is not only funny, but it”s also about something important.

“The Walking Dead”s” Beth comes out with an EP
Her song “Expired Love” has been re-released.

Is “NCIS” glamorizing electronic surveillance?
Why “NCIS” and sibling shows “NCIS: L.A.” seem to have a pro-NSA agenda.

Adam Shankman to direct “Madame Rose” biopic for HBO
“Madame Rose” will tell the story of stage mother Rose Hovick, mom of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc.

“Glee” celebrates 100 episodes
To commemorate tonight”s milestone, Variety delved into how “Glee” changed music on TV and how it turned “kitsch into classics.” PLUS: Watch 100 seconds of “Glee” from five seasons, “Glee” stars share their bucket list, and 100 reasons to love “Glee.”

In defense of Billy Dee Williams” terrible “Dancing”
Why last night”s performance wasn”t that embarrassing.

Erin Andrews” sports reporter background is put to good use on “Dancing”
As co-host, she gave the “Planet Mirrorballus the sports-arena treatment it apparently deserves,” says Annie Barrett. “Unlike the somewhat robotic (yet beautiful) eveningwear paper doll she replaced (Brooke Burke Charvet), Erin wasn”t afraid to muscle her way through post-dance chit chat with the couples and ask questions beyond 'How do you feel?”” PLUS: Andrews” voice is like nails on a chalkboard, and how was the new “Dancing” band?

Remembering obscure reality TV shows
From “Rich Girls” to “Legally Blonde – The Musical.”

Man covers his arms in “Breaking Bad” tattoos
Electrician James Allan spent 40 hours under the needle to get his lifelike tattoos.

Andrew Rannells wants “Girls” to let his character have gay sex
“I volunteered myself for nakedness,” Rannells says. “I feel like with Looking on the air, I gotta represent some gay sex on the show. I'm willing.” PLUS: Felicity Jones refuses to watch her episode.

W. Kamau Bell admits there was a “mourning process” after his FXX talk show was canceled
“The show was supposed to be on the air for the rest of my life, but that didn't happen,” the comedian jokes. “There was a mourning process, and then it quickly became clear that I needed to get back on the road.”

Watch the trailer for MTV”s “Faking It”
The unscripted series follows two female friends who pretend to be lesbians.

Mary Steenburgen on joining “Justified”: “It”s like walkin” on the wild side”
Steenburgen is referring to her first day on set, where an entire scene was reworked on the fly.

“Trophy Wife”s” Albert Tsai describes what it's like to be a 9-year-old on set
Aside from going to class on set, Marcia Gay Harden reads “Harry Potter” to him and he gets to watch Disney Channel on YouTube.

Ranking the best cult TV shows ever
From “Buffy” to “The Wire” to “Veronica Mars.”

Josh Holloway welcomes a 2nd child
The “Intelligence” star now has a son to go with his daughter.

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