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Nation & World

June 20, 2013

Team Blake wins 'Voice' for third straight year

LOS ANGELES -- Danielle Bradbery was crowned the winner of The Voice Season 4 Tuesday night at Universal Studios.

Bradbery, the 16-year-old country artist from Texas had never had a vocal lesson before “The Voice.” Her musical influences include Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride.

Bradbery gives country music artist Blake Shelton his third straight victory. Adam Levine’s artist Michelle Chamuel finished second while The Swon Brothers, members of Team Blake, finished third.

Christina Aguilera, took the stage with Pitbull to perform his latest single, “Feel This Moment.”

Season 5 will find Aguilera returning to her coach’s chair in September, along with fellow coach Cee Lo Green.

 

Blair plays clueless that Sheen wants her fired

LOS ANGELES -- Selma Blair took her adorable son Arthur out for a stroll in L.A. this morning, and when photographers asked her about the rumors Charlie Sheen is demanding producers fire her from Anger Management, she said, “I don’t know anything.”

That’s not exactly a denial there’s a major feud brewing between the co-stars.

According to reports, the Hollywood bad boy caught wind that the brunette beauty was trashing his work ethic on-set, which prompted him to give producers the ultimatum that either she get fired, or he will walk!

FX network execs are said to be in talks about how to handle the difficult situation.

Talk about a battle of egos.

Diving great Greg Louganis to marry in fall

NEW YORK — Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall.

People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot.

The four-time gold medalist is the only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard and platform diving — in 1984 at Los Angeles and 1988 at Seoul.

After his diving career ended, Louganis revealed he was gay in 1994 and announced he was HIV-positive a year later.

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