Despite Carson Daly trying to douse any gossip on Today over Adam Levine’s planned exit from The Voice, the real story seems to be coming out. Adam flirting heavily with Blake Shelton was apparently NBC’s favorite part of the show. So the news that he’s leaving isn’t sitting well with the network. The word now is that he’s been wanting to leave for a while as well having an ongoing shit fit about changes made in the show’s structure. He alleged openly demonstrated so during the taping of the show’s semi-finals on May 12 and at the NBC upfronts the next day. So NBC, unchange shit and let Adam share Blake’s chair with him. Problem solved.
There was plenty of opportunity for some good old fashioned country music drama last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards (the ACMs, which are not to be confused with the CMAs, the other white meat of country music awards shows), but there was nary a whiff of grain alcohol-soaked card cheatin’, man stealin’, hair pullin’, cussin’ and a’fightin’, and hootin’-n-’hollerin’ at the event. The only scandal worth tellin’ a mule happened on the red carpet when Miranda Lambert, the savior of country drama, showed up looking like the cat who chicken fried the canary and ate it with a side of grits . She brought her new husband Brendan McLoughlin with her.
When you think of the Catholic Church, the image of St. Gwen Stefani, Patron Saint of Ska doesn’t exactly come to mind – but she’d like it to! In your Friday dose of random, Gwen is apparently super religious, and she wants the man upstairs to do her a solid and forget all about her marriage to Gavin Rossdale so she can be clean in the eyes of the church when she and Blake Shelton have a country-croonin’ wedding in Dogpatch or wherever it is he comes from.
People Magazine’s least sexy Sexist Man Alive, Blake Shelton, offered his ex-wife Miranda Lambert some subtle front porch country shade (with a side of extra tart lemonade) when asked about her recent marriage to the “love of her life”, 28-year old NYPD cop Brendan McLoughlin. Brendan and Miranda have only been married for less than a month which, frankly, is longer than a lot of people probably expected. They’ve only known each other 3 months and he has an infant child with a woman his ex-fiance’s mom claims he cheated with. According to People, Blake’s been reduced to speaking only in country music cliches, a source claims “he put Miranda in his rear view mirror long ago”, presumably followed by something about dirt roads, Chevy trucks, and his dog riding shotgun (Gwen has to ride in the back).
Someone might need to put out a casting call for the world’s first banjo-pluckin’, Mohawk-wearin’ ska wedding band because the Houses of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani appear to be inching closer to engagement. Those two were love at first hard-working publicity stunt sight during their time on The Voice, but they’ve kept at it since 2015. Snitches are saying they’re so serious that Blake is going to put a ring on it any day now. Ah, well, Miranda Lambert. At least you’ll find a way to turn this into an album for yourself.
It’s been three years since Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton broke up, and about three years minus a bit since he got with Gwen Stefani. If I could ask Miranda Lambert a question, I might ask: “Do your boyfriends know what a wedding ring is?” But others might want to ask Miranda what she thought about her ex-husband getting with the queen of 40-volume hair peroxide. Before today, Miranda had no comment on the topic, but she’s now ready to say the name “Gwen.”