Kaley Cuoco's sister stepped out of the actress' shadow as she appeared on U.S. TV talent show The Voice on Monday (23Sep13). The Big Bang Theory star featured alongside her little sister Briana in an episode of the singing contest, which features Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as judges.
In the clip, host Carson Daly gives Briana the good news that she has won a chance to audition for the judges.
Meanwhile, Kaley's Emmy-winning co-star Jim Parsons has admitted he's a big fan of Briana, telling Access Hollywood, "She is great (at) a lot of things. We give Kaley a lot of hell like, 'Oh so finally the world is going to see the really talented Cuoco!' Which is not true - we just want to give her s**t!"
"I'm a big micromanager. I'm a stickler about organisation: Everything needs a place, a purpose... I think every woman should relax and allow herself to be pleased in the bedroom. It's the one place I can let go." Christina Aguilera likes her man to take control in the bedroom.
Jack Osbourne contemplated quitting U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars on the eve of Monday's (16Sep13) big premiere because he was convinced he would never compare to his celebrity competitors. Family matriarch Sharon Osbourne reveals her son, who suffers with Multiple Sclerosis, believed he had made a huge mistake by signing on for his dancing debut after sitting in on practice sessions for fellow contestants including Valerie Harper, Elizabeth Berkley, Amber Riley, Christina Milian and Leah Remini.
Jack eventually decided to face up to his fears and hit the dancefloor for the season premiere on Monday - and Sharon admits she was wracked with nerves as she cheered him on from the studio audience because of her son's pre-show confession.
Appearing on her U.S. daytime show The Talk on Tuesday (17Sep13), Sharon said, "I swear to you I felt physically sick before he started to dance because it's something he's never ever done and it wasn't until the day before that he actually got into the studio, out of the rehearsal room into the physical filming studio, and saw everybody else dance, because they watch everyone else dance.
"He texts me and says, 'Mum, I've done the wrong thing here, I can never compete, I've done the wrong thing.' And so I'm like, 'Oh, my goodness', and then he said that day he messed up his routine, so I was like, 'Oh no, it's gonna be just uncomfortable for him.' And then when he came out and he started (dancing) and... he was like, cruising, and I was like, (relieved)... Not just for Jack, but for all the people who have never danced before, it's really brave."
Jack had no need to worry - he and his professional partner Cheryl Burke impressed the judges with their foxtrot, scoring a respectable total of 23 out of 30.
Pop superstar Christina Aguilera struggled to contain her emotions during a recent charity trip to a Rwandan refugee camp, insisting it was "one of the most difficult moments" of her visit. The Beautiful hitmaker travelled to the war-torn nation in June (13) in her role as a spokesperson for Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief effort, and she spent some of her time meeting those battling severe poverty and serving food to children.
The mum-of-one admits the tour of Rwanda really opened her eyes and made her more determined to speak out to draw attention to the extent of the hunger problems suffered around the world.
She tells the Associated Press, "It's so sad to think there's nothing that sets any of us apart. And when you go into the field, you really see that and feel that we're all one in the same, it's just we're born under different circumstances, and it's sad and I don't understand why, but I feel what I feel and I did what I can."
Aguilera was particularly moved by her visit to a refugee camp, which she claims was "one of the most difficult moments" of the mission.
She adds, "They had to escape everything and everybody they knew and loved, and it's just a lot to really open yourself up and feel all that. And you just want to help out in whatever way that you can, and obviously I get emotional about it when talking about it, but I think it's important to feel those things."
The singer appears in a new public service announcement (PSA) for the World Hunger Relief campaign, which features her song Light up the Sky.
Lady Gaga has branded long-running rumours of a feud with Christina Aguilera total "nonsense" and urged fans to stop pitting female artists against each other. Aguilera was accused of copying her fellow singer's more risque look and musical sound when she launched her 2010 album Bionic, and Gaga has now insisted the Candyman star was treated unfairly.
The Poker Face hitmaker was asked about the feud rumours and the comparisons between the two women during an appearance on U.S. TV show Watch What Happens Live, and she insisted there was never any bad blood between the two singers.
She told host Andy Cohen, "I'm a very big fan of Christina Aguilera... From the very beginning of when my career started there was all this controversy about the two of us, and I always felt that it was very unfair to her... I just think it's very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman especially in the space of music when we are all just trying to be taken seriously... as females because we're not taken seriously as real musicians...
"Christina is an incredible vocalist and an incredible artist. From me to her, I'm so sorry for anything that anyone ever said to her because of my existence. I hope that she never felt (bad) about it because when I was 15, I was singing (Aguilera's song) I Turn to You at the top of my lungs trying to hit all her notes. So she was an inspiration to me to have a wider vocal range, and I just think it's all total nonsense the way that they do that."
Singer Cher has joined U.S. signing competition show The Voice as a mentor. The Believe hitmaker will be paired up with judge Blake Shelton on season five of the hit talent series, which begins on 23 September (13).
Cher will be joining fellow mentors Miguel, Ryan Tedder and Ed Sheeran, who will be working alongside Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera respectively.
Simon Cowell has opened up about the reasons behind Britney Spears' departure from The X Factor, revealing the singer found her job as a judge "very uncomfortable". Spears joined the panel of the American version of the hit TV talent show, but quit after just one season on screen.
Cowell has now revealed he made a mistake hiring the singer, because she hated interacting with contestants and voicing her opinion on the acts.
In a taped interview with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, he says, ''I didn't realise that (she was not good at talking)! I kind of booked someone who couldn't talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge... She wasn't comfortable being negative, she didn't like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year.''
Cowell also admits he became obsessed with chasing star names for the judging panel in a bid to keep up with the show's rivals, American Idol and The Voice.
He adds, "There was a time I think everyone was trying to up themselves in terms of who could find the biggest known star to be on a panel. And in terms of a pop singer? Jennifer Lopez and the other one on The Voice... I can't remember. Blondie. Christina (Aguilera). And we said, 'We'll take Britney'. She was fine, but I think she found it very uncomfortable.''
The interview will air in the U.S. on Tuesday (10Sep13).
Actor Johnathon Schaech has married his fiancee in a romantic ceremony on a beach in Maryland. The That Thing You Do! star exchanged vows with literary publicist Julie Solomon, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, at the end of July (13) in Ocean City.
Schaech confirmed the news to People.com, saying of the ceremony, "It was just a small group of family and friends on the beach at sunset."
The star was previously married to actress Christina Applegate.
The newlyweds' baby boy, who will be named Camden, is due later this month (Sep13).