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.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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