Will.i.am's international lifestyle is apparantly causing The Voice contestants to lose out on valuable coaching time.
The Black Eyed Peas' star's frequent trips from the show's base in the UK to the US means that all competitors on the show are affected because of BBC rules. The television network bosses say the other coaches can mentor their acts ONLY when Will.i.am sees his, to ensure fairness. His acts told last week how they saw him for just two half-hour sessions in the run-up to the opening live episode.
Yesterday, coach Danny O'Donoghue's acts revealed how their time with the script frontman had been limited by the new ruling.
"If Will is out of the country, we aren't seeing Danny. All the mentors have to do equal amounts," contestant Bo Bruce told The Sun.
"We all get the same amount of time. The coaches fit it round their schedules. We only started doing our songs on Monday -- we found out what they were at the same time as the other teams but they started on them and we were in the dark on what we were doing with them," Max Milner said.
Britney Spears wants Demi Lovato to join her on The X Factor.
The pop princess will reportedly receive $15 million to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the judging panel of the pop star search show and has asked that Demi be considered for the final position because she believes they would have great chemistry together.
"Britney is the anchor of the new judging panel and that was Simon's most important hire. Britney is extremely hopeful that Demi Lovato will become one of the judges because she truly admires her. Britney loves how open and honest Demi has been with her fans after she went to rehab last year. She thinks they have a lot in common and that they would have great chemistry on the show," a source said.
Miley Cyrus is in talks to join The X Factor.
The "Climb" hitmaker has reportedly been approached by Simon Cowell's team and is said to be in negotiations to take one of the two places on the judging panel left vacant after the departure of Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.
"There have been talks with Miley," a source told Celebuzz.
If Miley, 19, does take up the role she will join Simon, L.A. Reid and most likely Britney Spears, on the show. Simon has previously confirmed talks with Britney, saying, "I would love to have her on the show ... I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to." One of the sticking points delaying the agreement has previously been cited as the number of series she would have to commit to. "Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance. Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year of service," a source said.
Kim Kardashian wants to star in a sitcom. The 31-year-old socialite recently had a cameo in a live episode of comedy show 30 Rock and now hopes to take her career in a new direction. "She really wants to move beyond reality TV and be a comedy actress," a source said.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is said to be inspired by Modern Family beauty Sofia Vergara. "Kim wants to be the next Sofia Vergara," the source added to The Sun.
Kris Jenner wants Beyonce Knowles to appear on Keeping up With the Kardashians.
The showbiz matriarch is reportedly keen for her daughter Kim Kardashian to keep on dating Kanye West so he could eventually get his celebrity friends involved in the show - including Beyonce and husband Jay-Z.
"One of the main reasons she so approves of Kim and Kanye's romance is the fact that Kanye has tons of celebrity friends. Kris has her ways and it wouldn't surprise me if the cameras captured Kim and Kanye on a double date with Beyonce and Jay-Z," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
She is believed to be even speaking to Kanye to convince him to ask his celebrity friends to take part. "Kris is doing her best to convince Kanye to arrange the double date. Believe me, it's hard to say no to Kris!" the source said.
Lindsay Lohan was reportedly a "total nightmare" on the set of Glee.The troubled actress turned up late on set and is believed to have not prepared for the role when she arrived to play a part on the musical TV show.
"Lindsay was a total nightmare yesterday (August 25). She was three hours late in the morning and when she did finally arrive, she just didn't want to be there. She did not want to work. She did not memorize her lines and she kept disappearing so no one could find her," a source told E! News.
Lindsay filmed the first part of her role in the show - which is set to air on May 15 - last week, but the follow-up shots was not as successful. Lindsay spokesperson Steve Honig, however, claimed it was a "misunderstanding," which made her let for her call:
"The production team came to us and said that they wanted to start [with Lindsay] right after lunch, which was at 2. They wanted to begin with Lindsay at 3, so that meant she had a lot of time where she wasn't doing anything. That's why people didn't see her. She was then in hair and makeup and began after lunch at 3. If there was a problem yesterday, I would have just said 'no comment,' however I can't ignore this because this is utter B.S. This is a classic example of people trying to bash Lindsay. She busted her ass yesterday and is back on set again today."
The Kardashian family are to make a show in London. Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, their mother Kris Jenner and brother Rob Kardashian, along with Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick, are planning to relocate to the UK this summer to shoot scenes for a program that will air later this year.
"The family really feel that they've conquered reality TV in America with a number of different shows and spin offs, so the UK is the next country they want to break. The Kardashians love England and think they could get up to a lot of fun - and trouble - wih a summer in London. It would make great TV as well as boosting their profile internationally," a source told The Daily Mirror.
Cheryl Cole is being lined up for a role in Modern Family.
The 28-year-old singer - who premiered her new single "Call My Name" yesterday - has been approached by bosses of the multi-award winning ABC comedy to take on a guest part. "They really want to get Cheryl involved. And it's a coveted slot. Everyone from Britney Spears to Lady Gaga have made it known that they would love to appear in it. It's a real honor to be asked to do it and it would be a great next step after Cheryl's appearance in the movie What To Expect When You're Expecting, a source told The Daily Mirror.
Britney Spears is close to signing a deal to appear on The X Factor.
The singer is said to be in the "final stretch" of negotiations with Simon Cowell to become a judge on the singing show. Deadline.com added the final pay deal with see Britney earn "probably closer to $15 million" for the series, after it was previously reported she turned down a $10 million offer. The star's pay will exceed the $12 million which Jennifer Lopez makes from starring in rival series American Idol.
Simon is looking for two judges to replace Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul, who were axed after the first series of The X Factor after ratings didn't meet expectations. He and music executive L.A. Reid will stay on the panel.
One of the sticking points in negotiations between Britney and Simon was reportedly the number of series she would have to commit to. "Money is not an issue for the show. As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15 million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance. Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year of service," a source said.
Madonna's perfume commercial is too racy for TV. The "Girls Gone Wild" singer's new 30-second black-and-white ad for her Truth or Dare scent have been deemed inappropriate for Disney-owned channel ABC with bosses ordering that shots of her breasts and butt be digitally altered to cover them up.
"ABC viewed the ad [and] came back with a list of changes. They say they want her bra digitally made bigger, and to extend higher to cover more of her chest, and her corset longer to cover more of her bottom. ABC also wants to cut another suggestive scene where Madonna writhes around," a source the New York Post's Page Six.
However, even once the changes have been made, channel bosses have ruled the ad (seen after the jump) can only run after the 9pm watershed, with the exception of daytime show The View.
"ABC has requested some changes be made to the content of the Truth or Dare perfume commercial," another source said.
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