Having been on The Voice since the very beginning, Adam Levine knows how much work goes into doing the job, and it’s not easy. Levine says he and his fellow Voice coaches have a much more difficult task than judges on other competitions, but that working so closely with their contestants is also much more rewarding. (Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine)
The new season of The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
Bokeem Woodbine plays Officer Daryn Dupree in Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., and the 10-episode USA project had a personal resonance for the actor.
Woodbine struck up a friendship with Tupac and also worked with the artist on the “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” music video. The actor also reunites with Unsolved filmmaker Anthony Hemingway (the pair worked together on the series Underground).
For folks who believe Tupac and Biggie Smalls could have easily squashed their beef or simply extricate themselves from a situation, Woodbine offers up his take. “I think it’s a very natural assumption to make while these guys were making plenty of money, they could just leave the life as it were, but it’s just that cut and dry,” says Woodbine. “And in those days, artists were living their words. Their reality was intertwined with their artistry. It wasn’t as homogenized and sterilized as hip-hop has become.”
Click on the media bar to hear how Woodbine talk about the acting “tightrope” he encountered while working on Unsolved:
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., co-starring Josh Duhamel,premieres February 27 on USA Network. (10 PM et/pt).
Some of Matt LeBlanc’s co-stars on Man With a Plan were totally unaware of his role on Friends until the show aired in reruns. Can’t blame ’em, though… they weren’t born yet! LeBlanc is a stay-at-home dad on the show, and he told us he really loves working with the kids. (Click on media bar below to hear Matt LeBlanc)
Man With a Plan airs Monday nights at 8:30/7:30c on CBS
Landing a role on The Good Wife was a dream job for Cush Jumbo. But just as quickly as it came, it went — after she joined the show, it was announced the show would be ending. That’s why she’s extraordinarily happy that she’s been given the opportunity to continue playing the role on a spinoff show, The Good Fight. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cush Jumbo)
The second season of The Good Fight premieres on the CBS All Access streaming service on Sunday, March 4.
Shonda Rhimes has a new show coming to ABC next month, the legal drama For The People. It follows a group of new lawyers as they work on cases in the Southern District of New York federal court, a venue known for handling some of the country’s biggest trials. While the lawyers battle it out in court — some work for the defense, some for the prosecution — we also see the trials and tribulations of their personal lives. (Of course, being a Shonda Rhimes show, you know those personal lives will all get intertwined in drama somehow!) But when we talked to the stars of the show — Wesam Keesh, Rege-Jean Page, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Britt Robertson — they told us they were really excited about showing how the justice system really works. (Click on the media bar below to hear Wesam Keesh, Rege-Jean Page, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Britt Robertson)
For The People premieres Tuesday, March 13 on ABC.
Kelly Clarkson, as you can imagine, is intimately acquainted with the details of American Idol, the show that first brought her stardom back in 2002. Now that she’s joined The Voice, she’s had the opportunity to find out what makes that show tick. So, given the choice between joining the “Idol” reboot or The Voice, why did she choose the latter?(Click on the media bar below to hear Kelly Clarkson)
The new season of The Voice, featuring Clarkson as a first-time coach, premieres next Monday at 8/7c on NBC.