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CeeLo Green

In & Out of Custody

Officially Booked for Ecstasy

10/22/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news
0208-cee-lo-green-article-tmz-2CeeLo Green spent just over half an hour with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon ... getting booked for allegedly giving a woman ecstasy last year.

CeeLo's booking sheet lists his birth name -- Thomas DeCarlo Callaway -- as well as his height and weight ...  5'7", 260 lbs ... if you were curious.

Earlier Monday ... CeeLo pled not guilty to furnishing ecstasy to the woman who had accused him of sexual assault. The D.A. declined to prosecute on the sexual assault charge due to insufficient evidence.

The whole booking process took 33 minutes, and interestingly ... the 38-year-old singer's hair color is listed as black.

Guess "bald" isn't really a color -- or maybe, CeeLo busted out that hideous Prince wig he sported last year on "The Voice."


CeeLo Green

CLEARED Of Sexual Assault

Charged with Ecstasy Possession

10/21/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The L.A. County D.A. will CLEAR CeeLo Green of charges he sexually assaulted a woman by allegedly slipping a drug in her drink ... TMZ has learned.  CeeLo will, however, be charged with the felony of furnishing ecstasy ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say the D.A. will officially REJECT the sexual assault case this morning.  A woman had claimed she and CeeLo went to a sushi joint in downtown L.A. more than a year ago.  She told cops the star of "The Voice" had slipped ecstasy in her drink and the next thing she knew she was naked in his bed.

Law enforcement sources tell us, authorities had problems with the woman's story ... one of which was that she and CeeLo had been dating for months and had already been intimate.

We're told CeeLo not only denied the allegations ... he encouraged the D.A. and the LAPD to fully investigate.  In the end, we've learned the D.A. will reject the sexual assault case because of insufficient evidence.

As for the drug charge ... law enforcement sources tell us CeeLo will be charged with 1 count of furnishing ecstasy ... a felony, and he may be arraigned as early as this afternoon.

As we previously reported, the woman claimed to have a tape recording of CeeLo talking about the incident.  Although our sources say CeeLo never said anything about slipping ecstasy in her drink, he did reference the drug.  It appears the D.A. views the tape as a confession to drug use ... thus the charge.

We're told the criminal complaint will NOT allege the singer had any criminal intent to harm the woman when he allegedly shared ecstasy with her. 

As for punishment ... we're told most people with such a first offense get probation.

CeeLo Green

'Voice' Chair Not in Jeopardy

After Felony Drug Charge

10/21/2013 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

CeeLo Green
's gig on "The Voice" is rock solid -- his looming felony charge for furnishing ecstasy will not cost him his judge's chair on the hit show ... TMZ has learned.

'Voice' executive producer Mark Burnett tells us they have no plans to make any changes this season -- adding, "CeeLo will not be fired."

As for next season ... Burnett says they're already shooting, and the judges are Shakira and Usher (along with Blake Shelton & Adam Levine) -- which was scheduled long ago.

We're told NBC was completely unaware the charge against CeeLo was coming down  -- in fact, they learned about it on TMZ.

You're welcome, Peacock.


'Voice' Finalist Jamar Rogers


From Hospital Bed

9/13/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0912-Jamar-Rogers-hospital-tmzFormer "The Voice" finalist Jamar Rogers is staying positive following his stint in an intensive care unit at an L.A. hospital -- sending TMZ a pic in which he's smiling and giving a big thumbs up. 

It's a great sign considering Rogers -- who is HIV positive -- was in a bad place earlier this month after suffering a nasty lung infection. 

At one point during his hospital stay, doctors determined Rogers was in critical condition -- but he's doing better now ... and was recently moved out of the ICU. 

Jamar tells us, “They still have me on oxygen but they have lowered it. My body is still super weak but my mind is really strong.”

We're told Jamar has lost a bunch of weight over the past few days -- mainly because he's living on a Jello diet -- but everyone's optimistic that he'll be healthy and singing again in no time. 

Get well soon.

'Voice' Finalist Jamar Rogers

Intensive Care

After Lung Infection

9/11/2013 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0911_jamar-rogers_gettyJamar Rogers -- a finalist on Season 2 of "The Voice" who was diagnosed  with HIV in 2006 -- is in intensive care in an L.A. hospital after suffering a lung infection.

TMZ spoke with Jamar's rep who tells us ... the 31-year-old was admitted to the hospital on September 3rd at the urging of his manager.

But the rep says Jamar's health took a turn for the worse ... and on Monday he was listed in critical condition.

Jamar's rep tells us several friends and family members have reached out to the singer -- including his former "Voice" coach Cee Lo Green.

We're told doctors expect Jamar to remain hospitalized for at least another week or so.

'Voice' Star Jessica Childress

Oy Vey!

I'm on Jewish Television

5/18/2013 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Whoever wins this season of "The Voice" will no doubt land an appearance on Leno or Fallon ... but when you finish in the middle of the pack, you end up on Jewish Life Television. Shalom!

Jessica Childress was eliminated a few weeks back, and earlier this month taped an appearance on "The John Kerwin Show," a monthly talk show that airs on JLTV.

Childress performed a song called "Be My Baby." It's unclear when the episode will air, but the show airs Saturday nights on DirecTV.

FUN FACT -- In 2006, David Carradine appeared on "The John Kerwin Show." It turned out to be his last talk show appearance before his death.

Christina Aguilera


Does A Body Good

3/25/2013 5:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Christina Aguilera looks like she's shed weight since leaving "The Voice" -- and we think we know why ... those super-luxurious spinning chairs might be too comfy! You've been warned, Usher.

Check out TMZ on TV -- click here to see your local listings!

Former 'Voice' Contestant

Cee Lo's No Sex Criminal

11/8/2012 4:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cee Lo
 is nothing but a professional, respectful gentleman ... at least on the set of "The Voice" -- so says a former contestant on the judge's team, who also happens to be female.

42-year-old Terisa Griffin -- who was eliminated from Cee Lo's team last week -- tells TMZ, "He was a lot of fun and even complimented me on my engagement ring. Cee Lo was extremely professional, not a drop of disrespect."

Teresa adds, "I was shocked to hear about the investigation."

As we first reported, Cee Lo is currently the target in a sexual battery investigation, after a woman claims the singer drugged her and then sexually assaulted her.

Cee Lo denies any wrongdoing.

Cee Lo

No Top, No Problem

11/5/2012 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Cee Lo Green
is stickin' with sexy black hot rods -- a classic convertible and looking cool as a cucumber.

"The Voice" judge -- who's tooling around L.A. today in the whip -- is under investigation by the LAPD for sexual battery, after a woman claimed he slipped her ecstasy at a restaurant and then sexually assaulted her back in July.  She says she passed out in the restaurant and the next thing she knew she was naked in a bed with Cee Lo in the room.

The singer has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.


Cee Lo

Accused of Sexual Battery

Singer Calls BS

10/31/2012 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cee Lo Green is the target of an LAPD sexual battery investigation, TMZ has learned ... but  the singer is adamant he did NOTHING wrong. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... a woman recently filed a police report with the LAPD, accusing "The Voice" judge -- real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway -- of a sexual assault.

Our sources say detectives have already visited a restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles in connection with the case and questioned several employees, including the manager.   We do not know if the alleged incident occurred at the restaurant.

The LAPD is mum on the identity of the alleged victim, when and where the incident allegedly occurred, and what Cee Lo allegedly did.

Cee Lo tells TMZ he categorically denies ANY wrongdoing. In fact, the singer says he hasn't been to the restaurant in question in 3 months ... and insists, "Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else."

We also spoke with a source who is constantly with Cee Lo ... who tells us, "I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody."

The investigation is in its infancy ... no charges have been filed and the case has not been referred to prosecutors.

Cee Lo

Endures Street 'Voice'

Audition from TMZ Photog

10/22/2012 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
102212_cee_lo_launchCee Lo Green busted out "The Voice" spinning chair routine on the streets of NYC -- and he did it strictly for one unforgettable performance ... from our camera dude.

Our guy -- whose only previous singing experience (we're being generous) was at his Bar Mitzvah -- attempted to sing the classic 90s song "Cupid" by 112.

It only took a few seconds for Cee Lo to turn around -- just like they do on the show -- and declare ... our photog is 'Voice' ready!!  Just not necessarily on Cee Lo's team.

Tough, but true.

Cee Lo Green

Mariah & Nicki's Beef


10/5/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"The Voice" judge Cee Lo Green is calling BS on Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's fiery feud -- telling TMZ, we're in L.A. ... practically EVERYTHING is fake in this town.

Cee Lo had just finished lunch in West Hollywood yesterday when we asked if he thought Nicki and Mariah's "Idol" fight was legit -- and he said, "This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything's legit."

As for a possible "American Idol" ratings boost following the Nicki/Mariah fight -- Cee Lo says he's not worried, claiming, "I'm not intimidated. I think it's entertainment for everybody."

'Voice' Contestant Vicci Martinez

Her Guitars Gently Weep

After Car Wreck

9/16/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Voice" finalist Vicci Martinez was thrilled to walk away unscathed this week from a horrific car accident in Delaware ... but she was especially relieved her precious guitars were unscathed.

Martinez was leaving a radio interview to promote a benefit she was playing for a local children's hospital when she was rear-ended at a stop light.

Martinez -- who made the final four on season one of "The Voice" -- tells TMZ she was way more worried about the fate of her guitars than herself -- one of which was sitting precariously in a soft case on the back seat and the other in the trunk.

Amazingly, the guitar in the trunk was unblemished. Ditto the back seat strummer. As for Vicci, she was sore but uninjured.

The guitar went to good use ... the benefit raised $122,000.

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