Christina Aguilera signs up to judge NBC’s The Voice with Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine

NBC confirmed today that Christina Aguilera will judge–er, be a “musician coach”–on The Voice, along with Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine. She will sit in one of the show’s signature swivel chairs, which may be risky considering her recent mishaps. The announcement comes one day after she was arrested for public intoxication.

The three singers are defined as “musician coaches” instead of judges because the show, while it is an imported format, is set up to be a preemptive strike at Fox and Simon Cowell’s X Factor, which has its judges mentor a group of singers.

In a press release quote, Christina/the publicist who wrote the quote said, “To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.” And producer Mark Burnett insists in his quote that “my first choice for a female coach had to be Christina Aguilera.”

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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