The Voice Contestants’ Professional Pasts

In: Donovan, TV Shows

When Frenchie Davis popped up on the premiere of “The Voice“, a few moaned that she shouldn’t be allowed to perform since she’s already had her shot at fame. Davis was infamously booted from “American Idol” during its second season. Topless photos of her popped up and the producers deemed her unworthy to compete for the Idol crown. Since then she’s appeared on Broadway in “Rent” and done various professional gigs. But that hit record remained elusive.

Now she’s back on TV and competing in another reality singing competition. She’s not the only one though. Not only have some appeared on Idol also, but there are others who’ve competed on other shows and even won them. Then, a few others have been signed to record labels and released albums. Maybe Taylor Hicks or Ruben Studdard should’ve thrown their hats in the ring too. They’re both doing squat these days. Would that be fair? Before you check out tonight’s episode of “The Voice”, learn about the professional pasts of some of “The Voice” contestants.

view their professional pasts after the jump

What do the Green Lantern and Ron Weasley have in common? They both think milk does a body good. I certainly couldn’t agree more, especially in the superhero’s case. Ryan Reynolds and Rupert Grint are the two latest celebrities donning milk moustaches for the “make mine milk” campaign in the UK. Previous celebrities featured in the British version of “Got Milk?” ads include Elle Macpherson, A-Team cast, The Wanted and most recently Usher.

The campaign was created by the Milk Marketing Forum in hopes of “reviving the nation’s love” for milk. The 22-year-old star of the Harry Potter films completed a challenge of drinking a pint of low-fat milk to promote the new ads. He did it in a respectable 20 seconds. Here’s why Grint lent his face for the initiative:

“I come from a big family and my mom always made sure we had lots of milk to drink as kids. It’s low in fat, refreshing and good for you, and really tasty too,” Grint said. “Nowadays I still have milk with cereal for breakfast and always try to pick up a milky cappuccino when I’m on set or on a photo shoot – it’s important to get your daily dose of milk.”

check out the both ads in full after the jump

A while back, I had found a Glee Spoiler that turned the Glee story lines upside down. The return a recurring character that would change Rachael Berry’s story arc for the finale of the show. The one to return? Jesse (aka Jonathan Groff). His return sparks rumors that he is trying to win back Rachael’s heart.

In tonight’s much anticipated Prom episode, Lea and Jonathan revisit old harmonies and great vocal chemistry to cover Adele’s massive hit Rolling In The Deep. However, its not your usual Glee cover. This one has some a cappella appeal and sounds quite amazing with the random background vocals coming from those around them.

I am really excited about tonight’s episode especially with the MASSIVE SPOILER that came from an extra who worked on Glee quite frequently when she released who won Prom King and Prom Queen on her Twitter page. Tonight’s episode is not to be missed.

Watch Lea and Jonathan sing some Adele here.

His name is Dallas Wiens and he’s the first person to receive a full face transplant in the United States. On the left, you can see what his face looked like in December 2010 prior to his surgery. The photo on the right is from May 9th, 2011 at a press conference in Boston, where the historic 15 hour surgery took place. The results are astounding! And it’s not only visually.

In an interview with ABC News, they talked to the 26 year old about being reunited with his daughter and him being able to feel her kisses again for the first time. That is so touching. “It’s an amazing experience just to be able to feel a kiss again after two an a half years of having no feeling in my face.”

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Gossip Girl Season 5 Cast Changes

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Hello, Upper East Siders. Looks like two characters won’t be receiving invites to return next year. Gossip Girl herself might never tell, but I will. For Gossip Girl’s fifth season, the producers are shaking things up. Two series regulars who’ve been with the show since Season 1 aren’t coming back full-time. Not surprising, Taylor Momsen (Jenny Humphrey) is one of the two casualties. She’s only appeared in a handful of episodes this year despite being a series regular. While the showrunners claim it’s due to the organic nature of the story and nothing else, there was early speculation Taylor’s off-set antics were responsible for her limited screen time.

The second actress given the heave-ho is Jessica Szohr who plays “wham, bam, thank you ma’am” Vanessa Abrams. Seriously, whenever any of the guys hook up with her, they discard her faster than yesterday’s newspaper. After joining forces with Jenny and Juliet to drug Serena this year, she’s been on the outs with everyone on the show. A few episodes ago, Vanessa revealed that she’d be studying abroad next season. Maybe Hilary Duff and her can participate in threeways all across Europe. Though both Szohr and Momsen won’t be regulars for Season 5, they’ve already been invited back to guest star next season. Probably to stir up trouble, as per usual.

find who producers are adding on a full-time basis next year after the jump

Model Behavior: Parker Hurley

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!

For those who love their men a little edgy, this week’s Model Behavior selection will make your heart beat faster. While I don’t mind a couple of tasteful tattoos on my men, usually guys who are inked all over the place do nothing for me. Well, that was until I saw Parker Hurley. The 24-year-old male model has turquoise bands around his ankles and wrists, five small birds on his left side, a half-sleeve on his right arm and circles running along his spine. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also got a bit of hardware as well. Ten piercings to be exact. I only counted a handful, which means he’s probably got a couple where the sun don’t shine.

Normally, designers and magazine editors love a clean palette with models, but that hasn’t stopped Hurley from booking steady work. It’s hard not to be mesmerized by his cut body and chiseled good looks. He’s a regular on the runways in Milan, Paris and New York. For print work, Nick’s worked for a wide range of brands from Energie, Von Dutch to the ultra-conservative Dockers. It’s his unique look that has made him a favorite among photographers looking for a little something, something.

The self proclaimed nerd is also an artist, bartender, personal trainer, kick boxer, video game junkie, music lover and a whole lot of other things including a pancake enthusiast. LOL. You can also add studly sex stick, walking wet dream to that multi-hyphenate as well. When TLC named their album, “Crazy Sexy Cool”, they clearly had someone like Parker Hurley in mind. Check out his tattoos and modeling pics below.

view lots of sexy pics of Parker Hurley after the jump

Rihanna Lays In Her “California King Bed”

In: Music, Tyrell, Videos

Rihanna is SO GORGEOUS! There is no denying that. Her newest music video for California King Bed only proves it.

Filmed in March and directed by Anthony Mandler, we begin with Rihanna looking stunning lying in some long grass by a real nice house. The sound of waves hitting the beach are in the distance as we cut to inside the bedroom of said house, wind blowing through the white curtains. It all looks like a dream. The entire video follows Rihanna through the room and onto the deck where we turn black and white for a moment.

The colors of this video are so amazing and make you feel like you are in this dream with Rihanna, not to mention that this song is totally killler. A few of us got to see Rihanna perform this track live at American Idol and I have to tell you, it was pretty stellar.

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It’s not a tumor rumor. It’s not a rumor at all. After 25 years of marriage, the former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have separated. The LA Times had speculated that this was the case, and as a result, the couple released the following statement:

“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.

We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives. We consider this a private matter and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment. We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public.”

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