The Voice (TV Show)

  • Music

    January 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Reality TV Hoaxster Ken Tarr Charged With Felony Eavesdropping for Prank Calls to Coaches

    In June of this year, the Voice unfolded the curious tale of Ken Tarr, a 32-year-old serially unemployed Los Angeles man who found his true calling as a reality TV scam artist. Tarr managed to talk himself onto eight different reality shows, playing a variety of outsized characters: an inebriated "G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Suspected Gunman at the University of New Haven In Custody [UPDATE]

    Update, 3:22 p.m.: Update, 5:20 p.m.: The University of New Haven has lifted the lockdown after police completed their search of campus. Update, 3:22 p.m.: NBC Connecticut reports that the suspect is a University of New Haven student, and that he was carrying two handguns in addition to a rifle. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Taxi Cab Jumps Curb in front of 30 Rock, Severing A Woman's Legs and Injuring One Other Victim

    A taxi cab jumped the curb in front of 30 Rockefeller Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. FDNY has confirmed that at least one victim, listed as 23 years old in numerous reports, lost at least one leg in the crash.

  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Car Crashes Into East Village Shop, Puts 8 in Hospital (UPDATED)

    Just before 7 this morning, a car coming down 2nd Avenue crashed into an East Village bodega at East 4th Street. Eight people were injured, three of whom were employees of the store. A man claiming to be the owner of the business declined comment.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    I Was Namechecked On Smash!

    On Saturday night's airing of the NBC show about Broadway, Ivy (Megan Hilty's character) made mention of a blind item a certain Michael Musto allegedly wrote in the Voice! She's freaking out about it!

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Lady Antebellum and Brandy Clark Headline a Night of Country Concerts

    Better Than: This divided by two. Let it go into record that for once, on the night of May 7 in the year 2013, Manhattan had too many good country—country referring to popular country, as imported from Nashville—shows to attend, overlapping bookings that could have both been the highlight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Spring Reading: Top 5 Book Events of the Week

    Julia Solis Spectacle Theater Thursday, 8pm, $5 There aren't any actual deaths in the ghost story Solis tells, but it's still mighty chilling. In her new photography collection Stages of Decay (Prestel), she chronicles the fallen grandeur of abandoned theaters across America and Europe, affectionate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    BOYCOTT! Like Rick Ross, These Product-Endorsing Artists Have Said Vile Things

    Yesterday activists protested Reebok's flagship store to put pressure on the company to cut its ties with rapper Rick Ross, who recently ... well you already know this story. Whether or not the more than 71,000 signatures collected to get Ross fired will work remains to be seen, but Big Corporations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Catch Robert Sietsema on NBC Tonight!

    Calling all spurned restaurant chefs and adventurous food fans: Your chance to see our own Robert Sietsema on live television is here. Don't get too excited -- he'll be wearing a mask. The food critic (and brownie expert) will appear on NBC New York News at 7 p.m. tonight to tell you about the Voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Four Months After His Presidential Loss, Romney Snags New Job In Old Field

    Over the summer, when we first began our recurring 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series, it became increasingly evident that Mr. Romney's campaign for the White House had gained its largest financial support from a familiar network of friends. Most of our profiles spotlighted those in the leveraged buyouts busi ... More >>

  • Film

    September 26, 2012

    In Hotel Transylvania, A Comic Dracula Still Kills

    Everybody knows I'm a movie-favorite monster

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    BREAKING: Shooting at Sikh Temple in Milwaukee

    This is the last bit of news we want to hear today.The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel is now reporting that a distress call at 10:26am came in to the Oak Creek Police Department - a town just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Apparently, a white man with two handguns attacked a service at the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Methadone Found Near Alexander Jentzsch's Body; LAPD Says Natural Death Or Overdose Likely

    I just got off the phone with Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department, who is overseeing the detectives handling the investigation into the death of Alexander Jentzsch. He just gave me this statement about the police department's understanding of the case so far: "While I understand pe ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2012

    Midyear Report: 12 for '12

    A dozen of the best singles from the year so far

  • News

    May 16, 2012

    "Gary Jones" Wants Your Nudes

    Is one hacker behind many of the "revenge-porn" photos that were posted on Hunter Moore's Is Anyone Up?

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Lisa Marie Presley Removes All Mention of Scientology From Her Official Website (UPDATED)

    After the jump: Less than 30 minutes after we pointed out one last CCHR mention on her website, Lisa Marie scrubbed it! Yesterday, the Voice revealed the lyrics to the song "So Long" on Lisa Marie Presley's new album, Storm and Grace, which seem to confirm what she was saying in her advance single, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    The Best Reasons Why You Should Doubt the Allegations in the John Travolta Sex-Assault Lawsuit

    Monday evening, we wrote that the sex-abuse lawsuit filed against John Travolta read like something someone had imagined in a dream. The account by "John Doe" that was described in the lawsuit's complaint stretched credulity beyond the breaking point, and was one of the sloppiest jobs of lawyering t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Sylvia Panetta, 64, Charged With Animal Cruelty: 76 Rottweilers Seized

    The Voice was so busy on the street yesterday that we didn't notice this item until a little while ago: Cops say that 64-year-old Sylvia Panetta, a dog breeder in Wallkill N.Y., kept her pups in some of the worst living conditions they had ever seen. So they nabbed Panetta on animal cruelty charges ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2012

    Carly Rae Jepsen: Crush Patrol

    The singer infatuates the charts

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    5 Biggest Lies in Scientology's 2-Minute TV Ad

    We keep seeing Twitter reactions as people are stunned to see a 2-minute ad for Scientology show up on network television. We've written earlier about the negative reactions the ad is getting as it appeared during NFL playoff games, the Miss America pageant, the Golden Globes, and during such weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Scientology Half-Cocked: Commenters of the Week!

    ​It's been another blast of a week here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. We started off the week by marveling at the "thrill" of Scientology fundraising in our regular weekend feature, Sunday Funnies. On Monday, we collected a few dozen of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Scientology Network TV Ads: More Precious Reactions!

    Scientology's aggressive network TV ad campaign continued last night with another 2-minute commercial that aired on Fox's American Idol right after the New York Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC championship and earn a spot in the Super Bowl. Poughkeepsie's Michael Farrell was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2012

    Scientology Viscosity: Commenters of the Week!

    It was an amazing week here at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology. Let's take a look back at how the week unfolded before we recognize the work of our illustrious commenting community. We starting things out by having fun with the Tone Scale in our regular weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Did You See a Scientology Ad This Weekend?

    Update: After the jump, we'll show you the church e-mail that confirms just about everything we were told by Jefferson Hawkins about this sudden ad campaign. The Church of Scientology bought network TV ad time in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, we started noticing Twitter users complaining tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Martin Luther King, Defender of the "Most Powerless"

    Today is day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States, one of the single individuals to do the most of anyone in advancing the cause of civil rights in our nation during the twentieth century. It's worth remembering King's time in New York -- specifically two events, which both relate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2011

    Scientology Infusion: Commenters of the Week!

    "This Will guy is so cool! I can't wait to tell Dave."​We're still taking your votes for Scientology Story of the Year, and in general, things here in the underground bunker are frenetic as we prepare for year-end festivities. We also managed to keep the beat going this week with some interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Scientology Celebrities Who Partied on the Freewinds While Valeska Paris Was Held on the Ship Against Her Will

    We've been reporting all week on the stunning story of Valeska Paris, the Swiss-born woman who now lives in Australia and who says that from 1996 to 2007, beginning when she was only 18 years old, she was held on Scientology's private cruise ship, the Freewinds, as a virtual prisoner. Valeska alleg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Justin Bieber Will Not Be in NYC at the Same Time as Barack Obama This Week

    Last week, many New Yorkers were under the impression that Justin Bieber was scheduled to be here for the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting at the same time that President Obama planned to come to NYC for fundraisers. This would be spell doom for everyone's commute, which is already hard. Good n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Crack Investigative News Team Discovers Beer Pong

    &#a0;Watch this at WJAR Providence A Rhode Island NBC affiliate put its boots to the ground and dug up something good: a curious "beer pong" game is being played in bars, right under the authorities' noses! This merits a three-part investigative series (click through, video isn't embedding).

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Scientology Thursday Stats: This Week's Roundup!

    Heldal-Lund takes on an Idol​Every Thursday afternoon, Scientology's "orgs" -- its churches, as it were -- scramble to report their weekly stats to show how much progress they've made over the week before. And woe to those whose numbers are sagging! We do something similar here at Runnin' Sca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Lost Boys, Life Under Occupation

    ​This week in the Voice, out today: Kristen Hinman explores new research on teenage sex workers. Rosie Gray discusses how the community around Zuccotti Park is reacting to Occupy Wall Street's continuous presence. Michael Musto gets personal with fading stars and is determined to get one deg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Kelly Clarkson's Seven Best Cover Songs

    Bryan Horowitz​In this week's Voice I talked about the new album by Kelly Clarkson, inaugural American Idol and the pop star who seems most likely to be a rip-roaring time at a coffee klatsch/Tupperware party/gathering of pals. The show that put her on the map, of course, is known for putting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Helicopter Has Crashed in the East River Bearing Five Passengers [Updated]

    According to reports, a helicopter has gone down in the East River. NYPD divers have rescued four people and one is reportedly unconscious -- we haven't heard reports of the fifth person's status. Police spokesman Paul Browne told the AP that the private Bell 206 helicopter plunged into the river of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Radio Hits One: Reality TV Propels Aging Stars Back Into The Top 40

    ​ When I heard that Jennifer Lopez was leveraging her new position as an American Idol judge to launch her new single, premiering the video for "On The Floor" on one episode and performing the song on another, I rolled my eyes at what I thought was her hubris. It'd been less than two years sin ... More >>

  • Art

    July 20, 2011

    Artists Reveal the Tunes They Work To

    The sonic muses of Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, John Chiara, Jaime Hernandez, Demetrius Oliver, and James Casebere

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Post, Daily News, Others Pick Up Voice Exclusive on Mata and Moreno's Prior Complaint

    ​The New York Post and the New York Daily News both followed our story on the prior complaint filed against police officers Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno. And they cited the Voice story in their articles. The UK Daily Mail also weighed in on the story. As did Gawker, Jezebel, NBC New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    The Voice Trots Out The Biggish Names, Crowns Its First Champ

    Here we are, at the end of The Voice's almost shockingly successful debut season, one that may have actually turned around NBC's abysmal fortunes. There's not a ton of internal drama in The Voice's reality, and I can't say I cared too terribly much which of the four finalists would win. But the jou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    The Voice Feels The Pressure Before Its Big Finish

    via Rickey​ Already, The Voice is just about over. Tomorrow, the field of four contestants gets wiped away and we get a winner. This show could've kept going for another three months or so if it followed a less fucked-up elimination schedule, but maybe NBC didn't realize they had an actual hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    The Voice: All Of A Sudden, There Are Only Four Contestants Left

    via Rickey​One thing about The Voice that bugs me: Way too many people getting sent home way too quickly. It's hard to develop that much of a connection to the contestants when half of them get axed once a week. So on this results show, people were, once again, just dropping like flies. Would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    "Take Me By The Tongue" As A Come-On: Sexy Or Kinda Gross?

    ​Well, "Moves Like Jagger," the Voice-synergizing duet between Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera that raises the sexual specter of the Rolling Stones frontman while, some hope, making people forget about Aguilera's overall pretty terrible 2010, has landed. It's an uptempo track with a riff that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    The Voice: Cee Lo Wigs Out, Adam Levine Gets Inspired By Old VH1 Playlists

    via Rickey​Hey, The Voice! It's still pretty good! And right now, there's pretty much nothing else on TV except for Game of Thrones! On last night's episode, Carson Daly, you'll be happy to learn, moved on from the detestable suit-with-sneakers look he was rocking last week. Unfortunately, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Here's Hoping That Christina Aguilera And Maroon 5 Kill The "Lazy Mick Jagger References In Lyrics" Trend Dead

    ​ I mean, oh, honestly: Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine of NBC's talent show "The Voice" are putting their voices together on a new Maroon 5 single. Aguilera is featured with Levine and his band on the tune "Moves Like Jagger," which will be released next week on iTunes. "Moves Like Jagg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    The Voice Keeps The Niceness Quotient High

    via Rickey​After the first of its live shows, some real problems have emerged with The Voice. Similar to the last season of American Idol, none of the celebrity panelists is willing to say anything remotely critical, although that reluctance at least makes more sense here because they're suppo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    The Voice Battles Over Reality-Show Staples

    The Voice is now a month or so in. It's a massive hit. It's the show NBC's putting on after the Super Bowl. It's out of American Idol's shadow. And it's a week away from becoming a live show and really launching into its season. It has arrived. So someone should really say something about Christina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    The Voice Battles On

    ​On the same night that American Idol rumbles on to its inevitable conclusion, it's pretty great to switch the channel over an hour later and catch one of these zippy, not-too-serious battle-round episodes of The Voice. This show has its problems, and it's still very early on, but right now it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Voice: Let's Keep The Neon Boxing Ring Lit Up Forever

    ​I'm going to be sad when all the duet battles on The Voice end. I honestly can't tell you how much I love the idea of duet battles. They're such an awesome hook for a reality show like this one, and the show pulls off every goofy thing they do with them. The neon-and-glass boxing ring is tota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Voice Gets Ready To Rummmmbllllleeeeeee

    Lewis Jacobs/NBCMichael Buffer might have sold that a little better, dude. ​ A couple of weeks in, The Voice is already turning out pretty great. The singers, at least thus far, can all actually sing, the coaches all have sharp and productive things to say, and the show's setup provokes more a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    "The Voice" Closes Its Eyes And Takes On "American Idol"

    ​So: The Voice. The big challenge. American Idol has been the dominant ratings force in American TV for a full decade now, but none of the other networks has really managed to do much with that show's format, which seems like a relatively easy thing to steal. (Or they haven't made a big singin ... More >>

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