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'The Voice' Producers Yay, We Won an Emmy ... And Screw Kimmel!

9/19/2016 7:17 AM PDT

Producers Ashley Baumann-Sylvester and Barton Kimball were thrilled to have won an Emmy for "The Voice" ... maybe Ashley more so than Barton. 

We got them leaving The Governor's Ball Sunday where they riffed on the suggestion that Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys would make good Supreme Court justices. Check out the clip -- Ashley loses sight of the question ... all in good fun.

We even asked about Jimmy Kimmel faking out the Emmy crowd with a Bill Cosby introduction ... they had some choice words for that too.

Christina Grimmie Emotional Farewell For Family & Friends

6/17/2016 4:15 PM PDT

Christina Grimmie's family gathered in her hometown for a final farewell, and invited her fans to share in the experience.

The 'Voice' singer's family had a private funeral Friday morning, and then streamed a memorial service with friends and relatives from Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, NJ.

The biggest tearjerker came when Christina's mom got up and thanked everyone ... especially her son, Marcus, who was with Christina last week when she was murdered in Orlando

Not a single dry eye.

Christina Grimmie Killer's History with Violence

6/13/2016 4:03 PM PDT

Cops were called to the home of Christina Grimmie's killer, Kevin Loibl, on at least two separate occasions for battery ... TMZ has learned.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ ... Kevin and his father's fiancee, Dawn, got into an argument in 2013 at their St. Petersburg home. Dawn told cops Kevin slammed the door on her arm and broke her wrist.

Kevin gave cops a different story claiming Dawn was intoxicated, and he slammed the door while fleeing to his room. He said he didn't know her arm was in the doorway.

Cops noted Dawn appeared to be "very intoxicated" and she couldn't tell officers if Kevin acted intentionally. No arrest was made.

Cops were also called in 2014 for a fight between Dawn and Kevin's father. Again, no charges ... but fair to say, it was a turbulent home situation.

As we've reported, Loibl's family taped an apology note to their door following Grimmie's murder.

'Voice' Star Christina Grimmie Shot and Killed

6/11/2016 1:02 AM PDT
Breaking News

Former 'Voice' competitor Christina Grimmie is dead after a shooting in Orlando.

Christina was doing a meet and greet with fans Friday night following a concert ... when a man walked up to her and simply opened fire. Her brother tackled the shooter, but the man was able to get free enough to shoot and kill himself.

This picture was taken minutes before Christina was shot.

Christina was rushed to a hospital, but died early Saturday morning from her injuries. Police are hailing her brother as a hero for stopping the massacre of countless more people.

Christina had opened Friday night for the band, Before You Exit. Since finishing in third place on "The Voice" Season 6 (2014) ... Christina signed with Island Records, and was reportedly working on an album.

Grimmie was 22.

We've learned Christina's twitter account was hacked, but her team has regained access and taken down the message. 

'Voice' Contestant Christina Grimmie Murderer was a Stranger

6/11/2016 7:42 AM PDT

The man who shot and killed "Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie had no known connection to her ... law enforcement tells TMZ.

We're told the investigation is still active, but so far homicide detectives in Orlando have found no ties between the shooter -- who killed himself -- and Christina.

We're told as far as law enforcement knows ... there were no red flags associated with the shooter in terms of doing bizarre or violent things in the past, but again we're told the investigation is ongoing.

There will be a news conference at 11 AM ET.   TMZ will livestream.

Whitney Houston Hologram Duet With Christina Leaks!! Update: 'Voice' Gig Canceled

5/19/2016 1:00 PM PDT
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4:45 PM PT -- The duet isn't going to happen, after all. Sources connected to the deal tell us Whitney's estate decided to pull the plug once they saw the finished product 2 days ago.

We're told they weren't satisfied because the hologram simply "didn't look like Whitney." Producers and the estate reps all agreed Christina was flawless, but until technology can do the same for Whitney ... no deal.It appears the Christina Aguilera-Whitney Houston duet rumors are true -- what looks very much like video of the performance just popped up on the Internet ... briefly.

It was supposed to be a surprise for Monday's season finale of the "The Voice" -- though there's been a ton of buzz about it, so the surprise was already kinda blown. It's unclear who got the footage or how it ended up on a Facebook page ... but it's already been taken down.

We've seen the whole thing, and we won't blow the whole secret ... but it appears Christina will sing a medley of Whitney's hits with the hologram. 

'Voice' reps haven't gotten back to us yet about whether the footage is legit.

'Voice' Champ Craig Wayne Boyd Secretly Hitched, Ya'll

5/12/2016 2:36 PM PDT

"The Voice" winner Craig Wayne Boyd put a smile on his baby's face by making her an honest woman ... on the sly.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ the country star got hitched to his fiancee, Wilhelmina model Taylor Borland, on April 28, but there was no big fancy ceremony. Instead, they did the deed at the Franklin, TN courthouse. Craig's assistant and 2 of Taylor's family members were there too.

CWB's wedding ring is turquoise with diamonds, and we're told it set Taylor back about $10k. Don't worry, she's got a giant rock on her hand too. 

The couple plans to throw a huge party at the end of the year for family and friends. Craig and Taylor got engaged last August, and already have a 4-month-old daughter.


Andy Biersack & Juliet Simms Secret Marriage

4/16/2016 11:08 AM PDT

Andy Biersack -- lead singer of rock band Black Veil Brides -- and Juliet Simms will tie the knot Saturday in a secret wedding ceremony. Oops.

The couple got engaged on the downlow a few months back and will seal the deal this afternoon in front of a select group of friends, family and bandmates.

Simms -- runner-up on season 2 of "The Voice" -- has been dropping Instagram hints for months.

We're told the couple dropped off their pooch at The Wagmor Luxury Pet Hotel Thursday on their way out of LA. They're keeping the location super secret.

Geez ... they didn't invite the dog.

Miley Cyrus Joins 'The Voice' As Coach No Gwen in Season 11

3/25/2016 5:34 PM PDT

Miley Cyrus is getting the chair.  We've learned she'll be a coach on "The Voice" Season 11.

It's a big deal for lots of reasons. It's an extremely high-profile show, and producers have decided not to rotate Gwen Stefani back into a coaching role, currently held by Christina Aguilera.

Our sources connected with the show say Miley will be a key player because she appeals to the desired TV demo.

It also means Shakira's on the back burner. 

Miley will be joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.  Pharrell will not be returning.

Blake and Gwen Maybe It's Real

12/16/2015 6:23 AM PST

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani may be the real deal, because not only is sweeps over, the show's done too ... but they're still together.

Blake and Gwen left the after-party for "The Voice" Tuesday at Avalon in Hollywood, and they sure seemed together.

As for how long it will last ... the bets are on.

Blake Shelton Mouthful o' Gwen

12/8/2015 7:59 AM PST

This thing might be real after all ...

Blake Shelton playfully gnawed at Gwen Stefani while "The Voice" was on a commercial break Monday night.

Officially, for all the doubters, the TV sweeps period ended 12 days ago -- so maybe they're not together just for ratings.

Then again, for you true believers ... there is still a 'Voice' finale to promote. 

Blake Shelton Lackluster Emotion for Gwen 'Relationship'

11/19/2015 6:34 AM PST

Blake Shelton does not sound like a man head over heels in love these days.

The country star was heading into a studio Wednesday when the photog asked about his relationship with Gwen.

Listen closely. He qualifies his answer with the always dreaded word "friends."

Some people thought it was true love. Some thought it was a quickie rebound. And some thought it was a sweeps ploy. BTW, sweeps ends next week

Gwen and Blake Adam Busts Their Chops On 'The Voice'

11/9/2015 6:00 PM PST

Blake Shelton gave Adam Levine an opening on "The Voice" Monday night, and Adam seized the moment by poking fun at Blake's relationship with Gwen Stefani.

Here's the context ... Gwen was Craig Wayne Boyd's coach during Season 7, and got him to cut his hair. Gwen ended up letting Craig go, Blake took him and Craig won.

Now watch the clip ... Blake's doing a call back to Season 7, but Adam is lying in wait and not only made it seem like Blake was referring to his relationship with Gwen, he even mocked her laugh.

Adam's funny.

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