Fashion Star: Tickets to NBC’s new fashion show with Elle Macpherson, Jessica Simpson and more!

If you have ever wanted to attend a real runway show with celebrities, this is your chance… tickets are FREE.

Elle Macpherson is bringing the glitz and glam of fashion to NBC PRIME TIME television. Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos have been named as the show’s celebrity mentors!!

All across America, students, soccer moms, accountants, and people from all walks of life are sewing in their basements, selling jewelry at small town conventions and creating incredible works of fashion. And even though they all may come from different walks of life, they all share the same burning desire… to be discovered and expose their designs and creations on a national level, and most importantly, to see their dreams become a reality.

This show will inspire them to do just that. In this new competition series, Elle Macpherson – model, successful businesswoman, and an icon in the fashion world – is searching for the next big fashion star. In every episode, designers will be faced with challenges specifically crafted to further develop their fashion lines. With the help and guidance of Elle, they will present their new creations to a team of buyers and expert designers who will ultimately decide who stays and who goes each week. In the final episode, only one designer will be crowned the winner and their collection will be showcased in several major department stores across the nation for all of America to buy.

GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. Schedules are subject to change and tickets run out fast so schedule right away. Open dates available as of this writing: July 13- July 29 and August 5th.

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Us Weekly: This minute you want to know about Christina Aguilera’s comeback

Aguilera tells Us how she’s moving on from a rocky year…

On this week’s Us Weekly Issue No 848 published on May 16th, 2011, Christina Aguilera appears on page 86 of the celebrity magazine.

She talks about her comeback via “The Voice” – NBC’s instant smash and answer to Fox’ reality television singing competition, American Idol and X-Factor. Aguilera is joined by Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the panel as music coaches. NBC’s The Voice airs Tuesdays at 8PM.

Sarah Grossbart reports.

 

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A new “Voice” in reality television premieres April 26th, it isn’t Idol or the X-Factor (Videos)

NBC promises that the new singing competition, “The Voice” will be like no other.

It isn’t American Idol or the X-Factor where too often, contestants are picked or NOT picked for a number of reasons other than their singing talent. The idea: they’re looking for a ‘true vocal talent” – judging the talents based ‘purely’ on their voices hence the ‘blind audition.’

Blake Shelton, Grammy Award winners Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) make up the coaches/judges who will help shape America’s next top singing star. Carson Daly hosts the series, which premieres April 26th.

NBC has teamed up with hit-making reality show pioneers John de Mol, Mark Burnett and Warner Horizon Television to bring Holland’s top-rated vocal talent discovery show “The Voice of Holland” to America. The grand prize winner of this new competition will receive $100,000 and a record deal with a major label!

Auditions promo: “Casting Calls”

Meet the cast:

Blake Shelton (Blake Tollison Shelton: born June 18, 1976, in Ada, Oklahoma) is an American country music artist. In 2001, he made his debut with the single “Austin”. Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, “Austin” went on to spend five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. (Wiki page)

Cee Lo Green or simply Cee Lo (Thomas DeCarlo Callaway: born May 30, 1974), is an American singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. He originally came to prominence as a member of the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob, later launching a critically acclaimed solo career. (WIKI page) His latest hit is the song “Forget You” or “F*** You.”

Christina Aguilera (Christina María Aguilera: born December 18, 1980) is an American recording artist and actress. Aguilera first appeared on national television in 1990 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star in Disney Channel’s television series The Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994. Rolling Stone ranked her number fifty-eight on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, ranking as the youngest and only artist on the list under the age of thirty. She was ranked the 20th Artist of the 2000–09 decade by Billboard and is the second top selling single artist of the 2000s behind Madonna. Aguilera has sold nearly 50 million albums worldwide making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. (Wiki page)

Adam Levine (Adam Noah Levine: born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the frontman for the alternative, pop-rock band Maroon 5.

Carson Daly, (Carson Jones Daly: born June 22, 1973) is an American television host. He is the host of NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, a late-night talk show that began airing on January 7, 2002. (Wiki page)

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Last Comic Standing ‘resurrected’ Premieres June 7

Premieres Monday, June 7 at 8/7c

NBC’s laugh fest “Last Comic Standing” returns for a seventh season with new host Craig Robinson (“The Office”) who will helm the search for the funniest comedian in America.

This season, the Emmy-nominated series joins NBC’s summer lineup on June 9th. As with previous seasons, celebrity talent scouts in Los Angeles and New York will watch performances from aspiring and professional comedians.

In addition to the open casting calls, “Last Comic Standing” will invite some of the best and brightest comics from all over the country to participate in the competition. Then America will vote to decide who will be the “Last Comic Standing” and win a $250,000 prize and an exclusive talent deal with NBC.

‘Daring to dream’ Susan Boyle Chats with NBC Today’s Meredith Vieira

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Overnight singing sensation Susan Boyle has told NBC’s “Today” show that the impact of sudden fame hit her like a “giant demolition ball.” (July 23)

This is part one of the full video interview of Susan Boyle in London. ‘Daring to Dream:’ A Meredith Vieira exclusive. Also features British Got Talent judge Piers Morgan.

Part two if the interview featuring Boyle’s ‘idols’ Donny Osmond and Elaine Paige (best remembered for the song “Memory”)

‘America’s Got Talent’ looking for its own Susan Boyle

This season, the most important contestant for “America’s Got Talent|shows|site” isn’t competing on the show. She doesn’t even live in America.

Susan Boyle is the frumpy, 48-year-old Scottish singer who rocketed from obscurity to international celebrity after surprising judges with her assured performance this spring on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Now the question is whether Boylemania will boost the popularity of “America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s sister program, which starts its fourth season on Tuesday. Both the American and U.K. versions are made by the same company, FremantleMedia.

Executives are already counting on Boyle, who was the eventual runner-up on “Britain’s Got Talent.” One NBC promo starts with a shot of her singing on the British show — a video seen by tens of millions of viewers online — while a voice-over says, “This June, the international sensation comes home to America.” Viewers might need a second or two to register that the “sensation” being referred to is the “Got Talent” format, not Boyle.

susan-boyleCalling her “the television equivalent of Viagra,” Piers Morgan, a judge on both the British and American versions of “Got Talent,” says the producers are giving “serious consideration” to having Boyle appear in some fashion on the U.S. show.

“In terms of the potential effect she could have on ratings, the British show jumped nearly 50% because of Susan,” Morgan said in an interview. “And I believe the American show could do the same.” NBC’s Season 3 premiere last June drew 12.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Simon Cowell, the “American Idol” judge who created the “Got Talent” format, told reporters in April that the show was a “sleeping giant” and that Boyle could help the program double or triple its ratings this season.

But some analysts are skeptical about whether “America’s Got Talent” will see any long-term benefit from Boyle, a plain-looking, very shy woman who stunned judges with her powerful voice. Whether the show can find American contestants with similarly compelling back stories is an open question. In its first three seasons, none of the “America’s Got Talent” contestants sparked anything even close to Boyle’s wildfire popularity.

“It’s unlikely the show will be able to create talent again the way they did with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and Susan Boyle,” said John Rash, of the Minneapolis ad firm Campbell-Mithun.

But that won’t stop NBC and Fremantle from trying. The network is heavily promoting a family act who told the judges during taped auditions earlier this spring that they began rehearsing as singers after their mother was paralyzed from a head-on auto collision with a drunk driver. Their contest song? “God Bless America.”

“I think a lot of viewers would turn up for ‘America’s Got Talent’ with or without the Susan Boyle phenomenon,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s new reality programming chief. “We have had our own phenomenon come out of the show. I remind people that Terry Fater is the most-paid reality show contestant of all time.” Fater is the ventriloquist/comedian/impersonator who won the $1 million top prize in 2007 and has a multimillion-dollar deal performing at the Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip.

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America’s Got Talent Season 4 Premiere Set for June 23rd

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The fourth season of NBC’s summer reality competition series begin on Tuesday, June 23rd 9/8 C with a two-hour show. The same trio of clowns err judges are back: Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoof and Sharon Osbourne but NBC says bye to Jerry Springer! Hurray for that!

Nick Cannon joins “America’s Got Talent” as the new host. According to its about page at NBC.com, Nick is:

Cited by People magazine as one of the “Top Ten Most Successful Young People in Hollywood,” Cannon also was featured on the cover of Black Enterprises’ “40 Under 40.” Cannon, 28, is a successful, multi-faceted entertainer: film star, comedian, musician, writer and executive producer of his own hit TV shows.

A San Diego native, Cannon began performing at the age of eight after his grandfather left him several instruments as gifts. Through what Cannon recalls as “a lot of trial and failure,” he recorded his first song at home on his boom box. Soon after, Cannon took to the stage to perform his music along with standup comedy.

In 2008, Cannon hosted the Teen Choice Awards for FBC, and most recently was the host/deejay for ABC’s highly successful Presidential Inaugural Neighborhood Ball. Cannon’s other film credits include the Sundance Film Festival films “Weapons” and “American Son.” His most recent role in the psychological thriller, “The Killing Room.” He now has his own multi-media company — NCredible Entertainment — which has several TV shows and films in development.

So long as Jerry Springer isn’t around anymore, we’re happy. America’s Got Talent will be on every Tuesday night all summer long at 9/8pm Central.

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US WINS GOLD in OLYMPIC HISTORIC EVENT! NBC Fails To Medal. Bryan Clay, #1 Hero of the Olympic Games!!

Poorest Coverage Of Decathlon EVER!

W e have often been amazed at how a single man can perform so many feats and get such a small reward. In the decathlon, a man must perform 10 events, and the grueling preparation to do it all is mind-boggling. As one man runs 100 Meters for a medal, the decathlete must compete in 10 grueling events to get the same reward.

There was a time when coverage of the Decathlon was quite good, but NBC dropped the ball this year showing just small snippets and then the final crossing of the finish line in the 1500 Meter that sealed the Gold for America.

Bryan Clay is a most handsome young man, and a true American, proud of his accomplishments, and yet American Television gave his efforts the slightest of coverage as he took the Gold in the most punishing event in the Olympics.

Not only did he do so, but this was historic. He was the first in 12 years to reach this accomplishment, and yet we in America received better coverage of Canoe Races and Ping Pong (Is that even a sport, c’mon) than we got of this great American.

Clay, in an interview said, “I’d love for this to be a spark for the decathlon and bring it back to the forefront of track and field”. Bryan, we would just like to see some respect for your efforts by American Television who would rather cover Chinese “Balls Of Fury” than American historic Gold!

Frank Zarnowski, a decathlon historian, stated, “He smashed them! He mastered the conditions, something that no one else there could handle.”

Bryan is an American Champion and our choice for Olympic Hero of the entire games. Step Aside Michael Phelps.

NBC is our choice for the Gold for Olympic opportunist with the least insight into America or what is important in our eyes or the games, and with more insight into how to sell commercials.

We hope Fox will get the Olympics next time around in 2012. They do everything better than NBC.

BRYAN CLAY, THE GREATEST ATHLETE IN THE WORLD!!