Adam Levine Takes The High Road When Questioned About The Voice vs. American Idol

NUP_155860_1724.JPGFor the past few seasons, the NBC talent music show The Voice has beaten FOX’s American Idol in the ratings and popularity. In years past American Idol ruled television, pulling in over 20 million viewers a night. But this season, Idol is at its lowest in ratings, while The Voice’s ratings are on the rise and are easily beating Idol each week.

This week Adam Levine was asked why he thinks The Voice is beating American Idol. While Levine is known to be outspoken on his views, he gave a politically correct answer, saying that he and the show don’t get involved in a war of words. He also said that he has a lot of respect for American Idol’s past and just wants to concentrate on making The Voice as good a show as he can. (Click on the media bar below to Adam Levine)

Which is the better show? The Voice or Idol? Let us know!

The Voice airs Monday & Tuesday nights 8/7 central on NBC.

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Dwayne Johnson Says ‘Pain & Gain’ Is A Love Letter To Miami

Pain & Gain (Paramount) With Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay directing Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg in Pain & Gain, it’s pretty obvious that the film will draw a sizable audience this weekend.  Expect the movie to edge The Big Wedding as the #1 film, and one is assuming Paramount wants the flick to have a huge opening since Iron Man 3 opens up the following weekend.

During the Pain & Gain press conference, Dwayne Johnson said the film is a love letter to Miami. A longtime resident of the area, Mr. Johnson says he’s pretty much “embedded” in the Miami community.

Click on the media bar below to hear the actor talk about his love for the city.  The clip also has Johnson talking about the bodybuilding culture portrayed in Pain & Gain.

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Working with Legendary Directors Helped Mold Tom Cruise’s Career

144Over his long career, Tom Cruise has worked with some of the best directors that the big screen has ever seen, including Francis Ford Coppola (The Outsiders), Ridley Scott (Legend), Martin Scorsese (The Color of Money), Stanley Kubrick (Eyes Wide Shut), and Steven Spielberg (Minority Report & War of the Worlds) .

Cruise, who still is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, told us that working with those great directors helped mold him into the actor he is today. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Cruise)

Tom Cruise currently stars in the box office hit, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

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‘Iron Man 3’ Clip Features An Emotionally Scarred Tony Stark

Iron Man 3 (Marvel, CR: Zade Rosenthal)

The newest clip released for Iron Man 3 features Tony Stark sans the devil may care bravado, as the recent events from The Avengers have left him emotionally scarred.

Robert Downey Jr. has never been one to shy from vulnerability, and it’s great to see him have a tender moment with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) in the following scene.  Obviously Iron Man 3’s bread and butter lies in the high flying action sequences we’ve come to know and love, but it’s Stark’s battles with his own personal demons which makes him more than just a man in a high powered suit.

Check out the clip below, and tell us what you think of the following scene:

Iron Man 3, co-starring Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, and Guy Pearce, opens May 3rd.

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Nintendo Wii U Update Released, Promises Faster Functionality

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The Nintendo Wii U update that fans have been waiting for is now available for download, as Nintendo released a press announcement this morning regarding the excellent news.

Along with faster load times and improved performance, as well as setting the table for the upcoming Wii U Virtual Console service, this update has a bunch of improvements.

“Wii U continues to grow and evolve with new features that make it a better experience for everyone,” said Nintendo of America’s president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Now owners can navigate to their favorite games and services even faster, or play some of their favorite classic games.”

Here are the updates, as stated in the press release:

  • The time required to start the Wii U console, launch built-in applications, exit software and return to the main menu, jump between applications, and jump between software and Miiverse has been reduced.
  • While the Wii U logo is being displayed during the system startup, users can directly transition to the Wii Menu by holding down the B Button on the Wii U GamePad.
  • Users can install games and applications from the Nintendo eShop in the background while other software is being used.
  • When powering off during a download, Wii U will go into a standby mode, then power off when all downloads and installations are complete.
  • Users can transfer and copy data between two USB storage devices in Data Management. This allows users the opportunity to upgrade or replace a current USB storage device that is connected to the Wii U Console.
  • Users can control the priority of their downloads when downloading multiple items at once.
  • Improved account selection when powering on the system now displays Nintendo Network IDs to clearly distinguish accounts.
  • TV screen size output can now be adjusted in the System Settings.
  • An Undo/Redo button was added to the Miiverse drawing input screen.

It’s the hugest update since the console’s launch last November, and it’s great to see the Nintendo Wii U gain positive momentum with E3 just around the corner.

Once you download the Nintendo Wii U update, we’d love to know what you think of all the improvements.  Feel free to comment below!

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