Over the past 30 years Red Nose Day has been the #1 television fundraising event in the U.K. raising money and awareness for children in need. Thursday May 21st at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC in a star-studded three-hour event it’s crossing the pond to take over America!
Recently I sat down with funny man Jack Black to discuss his involvement with the Red Nose Day event and what he learned through his trip to Uganda where he experienced first hand the dire conditions many families are struggling to survive in. Along with Jack we spoke with Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Bridget Jones Diary,” “Notting Hill”) who created Red Nose Day back in 1985 to shed light on the devastating effects poverty has on children and their families and hopefully lead the way to make a positive change.
When Cycle 8 of The Voice returns in early 2015 – it will be with original coach Christina Aguilera rejoining original coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine and relative newbie Pharrell Williams. Details follow the jump.
NBC’s The Voice is introducing The Voice 360: Be The Coach a virtual reality fan experience that could put you in a chair at The Voice’s blind auditions using Oculus Rift Technology.
Beginning today, in New York and ending on Monday, September 22nd, The Voice 360 will cross the country with four coaches chairs. Fans can sit in the chairs and, via a virtual reality headset, see the entire The Voice set and reach out to the coaches seated virtually beside them – Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
For the complete listing for The Voice 360 tour, follow the jump.
Another year, another host of award nominations for Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton. Swift garnered eight noms for the Fourth Annual American Country Awards, while Shelton and Florida Georgia Line each nabbed seven. Fans can vote for their favorite artists online at www.theacas.com, starting today.
The Fourth Annual American Country Awards will be hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick. The awards will be broadcast live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, on Fox, on Tuesday, December 10th (8/7C). The complete list of nominees follows the jump.
The 47th Annual CMA Awards nominees were announced this morning and, to no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift with six and Blake Shelton with five were among the leading nominee-nabbers. An actual surprise might be first-time nominee Kacey Musgraves, who was nominated for six awards – tying Swift and leading Shelton by one. The press release – with the complete list of nominees – follows the jump.
The 47th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live, Wednesday, November 6 (8:00-11:00/7:00-10:00C) on ABC.
Blake Shelton has organized Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert – a benefit concert to raise funds to fund relief efforts in Oklahoma following the destruction wrought by tornadoes in Monroe earlier this week. Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill and Reba will also perform.
The concert take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on May 29th and will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis. Tickets will go on sale on May 25th at 10am CT.