The airline have denied that the incident had "anything to do with race" after the musician was met by police when the plane landed in Sydney.
Tulisa opens up about her cosmetic surgery woes and whether she'll make a return to The X Factor
It seems most of us were distracted by the outfits though: Will.i.am fresh off the set of A Clockwork Orange, Tom as Colonel Sanders and Jennifer as the coconut Quality Street. Money can’t buy you everything it seems, including a decent stylist.
Tom Jones is fine with it but I’m not alone in feeling distraught on the rejected constestants’ behalf. Rachel Rose – a versatile vocal in a good performance but maybe not original enough – and Jamie Greer, who bravely covered an All Saints song, which I thought would see him through, both earned standing ovations from the audience – not a bad response to take away, but how much more valuable would it have been if the judges had told them to their faces what their opinions were: great singers but not what they’re looking for. Jason Jones, a mild mannered, nice family man who works in a customer service call centre, knocked us all out with unexpected vocal greatness, a passionate and musical rocky-ish but contemporary one.
You’d think Tom Jones and Will.i.am could stretch to the odd steak bake on their seven figure salaries, wouldn’t you? One London bakery has roasted ITV bosses after receiving an email asking them to provide The Voice’s judging panel with a selection of FREE baked goods to munch on while filming the show. Vincent Ayres, who runs a bakery in Nunhead, South London told The Star he received a rather flaky email begging for his pastries with a promise of ‘influential’ celebs tasting his wares.
ITV have announced the coaching line-up for their upcoming show The Voice Kids – the children’s version of the popular singing competition – as will.i.am promises a “dope” new series. With blind auditions right around the corner, it has been revealed that the Black Eyed Peas frontman will be joined by pop sensation Pixie Lott and McFly’s Danny Jones in the famous red chairs. Starting her music career at age 15, Pixie has sold more than 1.6 million albums and 4 million singles worldwide, claiming three UK number-one singles, before appearing on London’s West End in September this year.
The Voice UK host Emma Willis has revealed that the revamped version of the talent show is moving to its new home on ITV with a particularly brutal twist. In addition to the new TV station and judging line-up, there will be a drastic shake-up at the blind auditions stage of the singing competition, where all four coaches have to judge a contestant based purely on their vocal abilities. Presenter Emma Willis opened up about the exciting new format change, explaining how she thinks it will help to refocus the coaches’ feedback and allow for far more honest critiques.
Will.i.am announced the project on Instagram and Twitter, sharing a list of musicians with the hashtag #WHEREStheLOVE. Black Eyed Peas want to inspire millennials to “care like your freedom depends on it” following a series of tragic new stories, which have recently broken around the globe.
The Goop founder and Black Eyed Peas star will act as advisors on Planet Of The Apps set to be co-produced by Apple and Propogate. Gwyneth will put her business expertise to the test as a mentor to budding developers alongside Will and hopes she’ll create opportunities for life changing software to break through.
With The Voice moving from the BBC to ITV, producers are reportedly eager to land a star-studded judging panel to ensure a successful series. According to new reports, the broadcasters are “determined” to sign up Sir McCartney as a coach for the talent competition. While the future of current coaches Boy George, Ricky Wilson, Will.i.am and Paloma Faith remain unclear, the Beatles legend is reportedly at the top of ITV’s wish list.
Kylie Minogue and Jennifer may be set to join will.i.am on the sixth series of The Voice. Minogue, below, proved hugely popular as a mentor during her first stint in 2014 and a source told the Daily Mirror: “They’ve pushed the boat out to get Will to stay and are very much hoping he’ll say yes. “We all know Kylie loves her spinning around and it would be just brilliant to have her back.
Lydia Lucy wowed crowds at the Royal Albert Hall last week when she stood in for Fergie at a Black Eyed Peas gig. Now it’s being reported that the singer could be a permanent replacement for Fergie on an upcoming tour. According to The Sun, it was Will.i.am’s plan to snag Lydia, after she impressed him on The Voice earlier this year.
It looks like the only original coach on The Voice is set to walk away from the show ahead of its move to ITV next year. Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am has been a regular in the spinning chairs since the show started in 2012. This news comes just days after Will confirmed that The Black Eyed Peas would be reuniting this year.
Will.i.am is proving to be more of a diva than Mariah Carey and touchier than Robert Downey Jr in an interview.
If he didn’t have millions in the bank thanks to a string of chart hits his questionable fashion taste and questionable use of punctuation would make it hard for him to land women.
Critics have drawn comparisons between the Titanic and The Voice before. Now judge Paloma Faith has appeared to quit as a judge on the show, days before the series’ final. Faith, above, who joined the panel in January, said: ‘Last night I went down with the ship, power dressing in possibly my last foray into reality TV shows.
AC/DC have postponed the rest of their US tour after the band’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, was told he risks total hearing loss if he continues. The 68-year-old has been the lead singer of the band since 1980 – and their future has now been put in doubt. However, he is not the first musician to suffer from hearing problems due to his line of work.Action on Hearing Loss said anyone regularly exposed to noise levels above 85 decibels risked permanent hearing damage.The charity’s senior audiologist, Louise Hart, said: “If you’re a musician, or someone who enjoys going to concerts regularly, you should wear ear protection, which reduces your exposure and could save your hearing.”
You might expect to see Justin Timberlake and Will.I.Am strutting down red carpets, donning their best suits, but they could soon be wearing them under a whole different circumstance. The musical duo might have to take a stand in court as they are being sued for their collaborative work on the song “Damn Girl”, which featured on Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds album in 2006.
The Voice veteran will.i.am has spoken out about the way his long-time co-star Tom Jones was axed from the series after four years on the BBC show. In a statement in August 2015, Tom said he had put aside time in his busy schedule for The Voice and had “no idea” he faced being replaced.
The Voice newcomer Boy George made the jaw-dropping claim that he had slept with US singer Prince, according to a report. Sitting on his red throne alongside Will.i.am, Kaiser Chief’s frontman Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith, a discussion ignited between the foursome about who they had collaborated with. The 54-year old boasted: “I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.” In true competitive style of pitching to the singer on stage, Paloma reportedly replied: “Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.” The Stone Cold Sober singer surely had it in the bag… that was until London born singer/songwriter Boy George quipped: “Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.” Gulp. The source added: “Production staff had to come up on stage and speak to them.” “After that, Boy George started backtracking saying he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that in reality, he just had his poster on his wall.” It might have been dismissed as ‘banter’ but as far as the crowd were concerned the cat was well and truly out of the bag.