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Manhunt for Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released


DPSCS(BALTIMORE) — A manhunt is underway for a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Baltimore detention center and even the suspect's mother wants him back in prison.Rodriquez Purnell, 30, remains on the loose after he was accidentally

Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Iraqis


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Four former guards of a U.S. security company hired to protect diplomats were found guilty Wednesday in the September 2007 shooting deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 17 others.The men, who were on trial for a

Huge Academic Scandal at UNC Involved Athletes


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- The University of North Carolina admitted Wednesday that about 3,100 students took so-called "paper classes" with no faculty oversight and no actual class attendance from 1993 through 2011.The school estimates th

World Series Wish Comes True for 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient


Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A six-year-old Kansas boy who suffers from a painful tumor on his spine was in the stands when the Kansas City Royals threw their first pitch in a World Series game since 1985.On Tuesday, cancer was the last thing on you

Little League Champ Mo'ne Davis Stars in New Chevrolet Commercial


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Little League star Mo'ne Davis is back in the spotlight, starring in a new Chevrolet ad that aired during Game 1 of the World Series.And the pint-sized pitcher is still out to prove that throwing like a girl is a good

Wife Discovers Trove of Letters From Husband After His Death


iStock/Thinkstock(LONGVIEW, Texas) -- Even after his death, Mitchell Whisenhunt has found a way to surprise and bring comfort to his wife and young daughter, with a trove of letters he designated to be opened on certain dates.Whisenhunt, who would have tu

Texas Woman Gives Birth 20 Hours After Home Burns Down


iStock/Thinkstock(HITCHCOCK, Texas) -- Newlyweds in Texas are rebuilding their lives after a fire burned down their home -- just 20 hours before they welcomed their son into the world.Chad and Leslie Hunt, of Hitchcock, Texas, were out to dinner Saturd

What Supreme Court Did (and Did Not) Reveal About Three Hot Button Issues


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Without uttering a word from the bench, the Supreme Court acted on major hot button issues in the last month concerning voting rights, abortion and gay marriage.The cases weren’t on the Court’s argument calenda

Indiana Serial Killer Suspect Refuses to Speak in Court


iStock/Thinkstock(CROWN POINT, Ind.) -- The accused serial killer who police say confessed to murdering at least seven women in Indiana refused to speak to a judge in court Wednesday, forcing her to cancel the arraignment.Suspect Darren Vann was silent as

Eric Frein Lookalike Stopped by Cops 20 Times in Manhunt


iStock/Thinkstock(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- A Pennsylvania man says he's been stopped by police more than 20 times as authorities continue to search the area where he lives for accused cop killer Eric Frein.James Tully's walk to work crosses right through the m

Passenger Arriving at Newark Evaluated for Possible Ebola


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEWARK, N.J.) — A passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Brussels on United flight 998 Tuesday was being evaluated for possible symptoms of Ebola, according to the Centers for Disease Control a

Samantha Greenlee, Pregnant 22-Year-Old, Found Dead in Ohio


Columbus Division of Police(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The body of a missing pregnant 22-year-old Ohio woman was found and her boyfriend is under arrest, charged with her murder, authorities told ABC News.Samantha Greenlee had been missing since Oct. 8.Her boyfri

Wireless Store Robbed of $100K Worth of Phones and Computers


Apple(GARDEN GROVE, Calif.) -- In what could be described as the modern day equivalent of a jewelry store heist, thieves in Garden Grove, California, broke into a wireless store early Tuesday morning and made off with what cops say was about a $100,000 wo

Dallas Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Upgraded to Good Condition


The Pham Family(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Nina Pham, the first nurse who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was upgraded from fair condition to good condition on Tuesday.Pham was transferred to the National I

Coach Suspensions Continued in NJ High School Football Hazing Scandal


ABC News(SAYREVILLE, N.J.) -- The Board of Education at the New Jersey high school embroiled in a football hazing scandal continued the suspension of the team's coaches with pay during an emotional meeting Tuesday night.Among the teachers suspended at Say

Adam Levine Calls His Wife "The Best Dressed Woman Out There"


Christopher Polk/NBCAdam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo is a model, so of course she's going to have some sort of style.  But Adam thinks that when it comes to getting fashion right, there's nobody who can touch her.During an interview with Refinery29 about the newest holiday designs for his clothing line, The Adam Levine Collection, the Maroon 5 singer was asked to name the best fashion advice his wife ever gave him.  "Well, I’m...really lucky because my wife happens to be — in my opinion — the best dressed woman out there," he says. "Obviously, I’m biased, but I just feel like she’s very creative, inventive, [and has] good taste. I’d be silly not to try to recreate that for the line."Asked to reveal what outfit he wore when he first met his future in-laws, Adam says, "Oh God, I don’t remember. If I had to put a bet on it, I’d say it was a T-shirt and jeans. I don’t remember what happened yesterday, so unfortunately I can’t remember too specifically.”  Still, he says that in general, when you're meeting the parents, you should go subtle, not sexy. However, when asked to recommend a specific outfit that fits the bill, Adam wouldn't take the bait, responding, "God, I don’t know. What I think is passable and what other people think is passable are probably very different. I don’t think it makes a difference as long as it’s not revealing.”Overall, Adam says his vision for his clothing line is the same as it's been since he started it:  "Super-simple, classic things that I’ve always loved for men and...that I think that women would really like."  He adds that he's "not trying to push the envelope too far, because that’s not what I do.""I don’t wake up in the morning and put on a Versace gown," he adds. "Although that would be funny if I did.”Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Katy Perry Takes Birthday Celebration to Morocco


Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsAfter reportedly cancelling plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt, word is Katy Perry has relocated the festivities to another country in Africa.The Hollywood Reporter had said Katy was going to party and go sightseeing with her crew in Egypt to mark her milestone birthday. However, she reportedly nixed her plans due to "safety concerns."Instead, Us Weekly reports, Katy will celebrate in Morocco. The magazine says she's already arrived in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.Katy turns 30 on Saturday.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Annie Lennox Takes on "Evocative" Standards with New Album "Nostalgia"


Blue Note RecordsIn the '90s, Annie Lennox released Medusa, a disc of cover versions of pop and rock songs from the '60s, '70s and '80s.  But on her new album Nostalgia, Annie goes back much farther than that, tackling legendary standards from the Great American Songbook.  It's something she says she never would have even considered doing back in the '80s, when she was topping the charts as a member of Eurythmics."I would have had absolutely no interest in doing it," she tells ABC News Radio. "It would have been inappropriate. At that time, in the eighties, Dave Stewart and I were creating music with Eurythmics that was very ground-breaking and, we felt, very fresh and new -- innovative, in fact.  I would never've taken a backwards step into a genre like jazz. But now, it just feels so appropriate."Annie decided which songs to include on the album by scouring YouTube and finding songs that struck a chord with her.  "Usually, when I hear a song, I'll know within the first few seconds whether it's going to hold interest for me," says the Scottish singer. "By and large, these songs all have those qualities in them that, right from the moment that you first hear them, they continue through."Speaking about the classics she ended up tackling, like "Georgia on My Mind," "God Bless the Child," "Summertime," "The Nearness of You" and "I Put a Spell on You," Annie explains, "They have a narrative.  They have a certain sort of shape.  They tell stories.  They create something evocative.  Each one is like a little journey."Because she's not a trained jazz singer, Annie says she was able to put her own spin on these songs by digging deep into their musical roots."What I did discover was that, underneath, the real core of jazz, lies blues," she explains. "And, of course, I've come from R&B and soul music that has influenced me since I was a young person...So, I kind of colored a great deal of the songs with blues, and that informed me a lot in terms of my approach to the songs."Annie doesn't think it's odd that at this stage in her career, she would attempt a musical genre she's never sung before.  "I am a person who likes to sing to my own tune, literally," she tells ABC News Radio. "I like to explore and chart new territory and push my own boundaries in a way.  And I don't think that singers necessarily all have to be hemmed in to one label and one type and to say, 'Well, because you sing in one style that doesn't mean that it cancels out every other style.'  I have very eclectic taste in music."She says her fans seem to like the direction she's gone on Nostalgia, too. "I think people are charmed by it actually, more than anything else," she says. "It's something new and different for them."Of course, the big question now is whether or not Annie will tour in support of the album.  She doesn't particularly like the grind of being on the road, and then there's the issue of how she'd mix these standards with her past hits. That's why, she says, she just hasn't made up her mind yet."Everyone is asking me if I'm going to tour," she sighs. "And, I mean, I'm just not going to think about it until we come up to the end of the year and I'll take a break and then I'll consider what the next step should be -- whether I should tour or not." Nostalgia, which is available on vinyl and on CD, is in stores now.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Sting Talks Tantric Sex in Advance Clip for "Inside the Actors Studio"


Tony Behar/NBCUSting is not only a singer and songwriter, he's also an occasional actor, having appeared in quite a few movies over the years.  But during his appearance this Thursday night on the series Inside the Actors Studio, he ended up having to talk to host James Lipton, not about his craft, but about his sex life.Specifically, Lipton asked Sting about his infamous quote regarding "Tantric sex," in which he and his wife Trudie Styler allegedly had eight-hour lovemaking sessions.  Sting has since backpedaled, saying the whole thing was a joke, but in an advance clip from the episode, Lipton still insists he explain the audience of young people just what he meant."If we had seven hours, I would demonstrate," Sting said, to huge laughs and cheers.  "Maybe not. But there is some truth to it.  The idea of tantric sex is a spiritual act. I don't know any purer and better way of expressing a love for another individual than sharing that wonderful, I call it, 'sacrament.' I would stand by it.  Not seven hours, but the idea."He then quipped, "Seven hours includes movie and dinner," getting another round of laughs.Sting's appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, which airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo, is mostly focused on the opening of his first Broadway musical The Last Ship.  He wrote the music for the show, which is based on his own childhood growing up in a shipbuilding town in the north of England.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Taylor Swift Reveals Full Tracklisting for "1989"


Big Machine RecordsAfter teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram.The songs are:"Welcome to New York""Blank Space""Style""Out of the Woods""All You Had to Do Was Stay""Shake It Off""I Wish You Would""Bad Blood""Wildest Dreams""How You Get the Girl""This Love""I Know Places""Clean"The deluxe edition of Taylor's album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27.Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor's new album have already been used for previous songs.  For example, Mariah Carey has a song called "Shake It Off."  Maroon 5 has a song called "This Love."  Train has a song called "I Wish You Would."  And back in the '70s, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka had a hit with "Bad Blood."  You can't copyright a song title, however, so there's no issue with it. The full track list. #TS1989A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:51pm PDTFollow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift to Discuss Favorite Books, Importance of Reading in New Scholastic


ABC/ Lorenzo BevilaquaTaylor Swift is teaming with children's book publisher Scholastic to bring her youngest fans an exclusive video interview that will highlight the importance of reading.As part of Scholastic's new reading initiative, the 30-minute exclusive video chat with Taylor will air on Scholastic.com beginning on October 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET.  Taylor will talk about how reading and writing can open a world of possibilities for kids, and she'll share the books that have had the most impact on her.  An exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from one of her video shoots is also included in the package.You must register to watch the video at Scholastic.com/taylorswift.Students in grades 3 to 8 who attend U.S. schools can also enter a special "This Is How I Shake It Off" writing contest, in a nod to Taylor's #1 hit. Kids must submit a one-page creative essay or poem on how they "shake off" hurtful comments or difficult situations.  Prizes include tickets and a meet-and-greet for two at one of Taylor's upcoming concerts, plus transportation and accommodations, as well as a signed guitar, and signed copies of Taylor's new album 1989.  You can enter at Scholastic.com/TaylorSwift.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pink, U2 & Bob Seger Debut Score Top-10 Debuts


RCA RecordsPink, recording under another name, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bob Seger and U2, have all notched top-10 debuts with new albums on this week's Billboard Top 200 album chart.Seger's new album, Ride Out, enters at #3.  It's the 69-year-old Detroit rocker's highest-debuting album ever, and his highest rank on the chart since 1986. In at #4 is rose ave, the debut album from the musical duo You + Me.  The duo features Pink and Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green.  On her own, Pink has scored seven top-40 albums, while Green has scored two, under his usual musical moniker, The City and Colour.In a statement, Pink, who for this project is using her birth name of Alecia Moore, said, “We really had no intention for this to become what it is. We were just two friends getting together and doing what we love and I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished.” Green adds, "I am so very thankful for my friend Alecia and the beautiful music we've made together. We had no idea what would come of these songs and knowing that people are listening and loving it as much as we do is humbling.“As for U2, their much-maligned new album Songs of Innocence enters at #9.  While the album was downloaded 26 million times globally after the album was offered to iTunes users last month, those downloads were free, so they didn't count toward a chart position.  The album was made widely available for purchase last week and sold 28,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.  This is U2's first album since the release of 1987's The Joshua Tree not to debut in the top three.In at #10 is "Domino" singer Jessie J, with her second U.S. release, Sweet Talker. The #1 album on the chart is from country duo Florida Georgia Line, who scored a huge pop hit with "Cruise." This is their first #1 album on the general Billboard album chart, as opposed to the country album chart.It's worth noting that Sam Smith's debut album, In the Lonely Hour, has risen to #6 on a 53% sales gain, following his high-profile TV appearances on NBC's Today show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Katy Perry Cancels Plans for Birthday Bash in Egypt


Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsKaty Perry was planning to spend her 30th birthday on Saturday like the Queen of the Nile, but now she's suffering a "denial" of celebration opportunities.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy was set to take her crew to Egypt to celebrate her milestone, and while there, had booked a schedule of parties and sightseeing, including a cruise down the Nile River.  However, news of her visit leaked out, and a source tells the publication that the singer scrapped the plans due to "safety concerns."The idea for Katy to travel to Egypt may have been sparked by the Ancient Egypt-themed video for her #1 hit, "Dark Horse."Katy is on a break from her PRISMATIC world tour, but it will pick up against November 7 in Australia, where she'll remain until December 20. Another break will follow, and then a European leg begins February 16.  Between those two dates, Katy will presumably perform at the halftime show at the Super Bowl, though the NFL hasn't officially confirmed that.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Colbie Caillat Trying to Live the Message of Her Hit "Try," Wishes Others Would


ABC/Adam TaylorColbie Caillat's latest hit "Try" is a call for women to stop trying to mold themselves into a certain image or adopt certain behaviors so they'll fit in, be liked or be considered attractive.  While Colbie says she wrote the song as a message of empowerment to herself, she says she's happy to see that everyone can relate to it.  Take her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars a couple weeks ago, for example.During the show, Colbie performed her hit "Try" while YouTube star Bethany Mota and her partner Derek Hough danced a routine inspired by the bullying that Bethany had to endure when she was younger.   "I loved it," Colbie says. "It meant so much to me because...Bethany's message, what she was trying to portray from what she's always felt her whole life, is something I've always felt, which is why I wrote the song 'Try.'  And now we're realizing that everyone has these self-confidence issues and personal insecurities and it starts when we're young."Colbie says even though she wrote the song, she still finds she has to take its message to heart every day.  "I'm learning to try not to try so hard, and to accept and embrace these things that I wish I could change or have always thought I could change," she says.Unfortunately, she says that some people close to her are still struggling with self-doubt."I have a really good friend...that right now...actually wants to get a nose job," Colbie reveals. "And it makes me so sad because I think she's beautiful the way she is. But she thinks someone is gonna like her better if it's fixed. And it's what we all do.""Try" is featured on Colbie's new album Gypsy Heart, in stores now.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift Debuts New Song, "Style," in Latest Target Ad


Credit: Sarah BarlowYou may have seen paparazzi photos of Taylor Swift a few months ago, walking around in New York City holding a bunch of balloons?  Well, turns out she wasn't on her way to a birthday party: she was filming her new commercial for Target.  The spot, which just debuted, also features about thirty seconds of a brand-new Taylor song, called "Style."In the spot, Taylor is seen in various New York City locales, and speaks about what she finds inspirational about living in the Big Apple.  "Everything from what people are wearing on the street to the way they're interacting with each other," she says. "To...drive through the West Village at night and you see a couple kissing on the street or you see someone fighting outside their apartment...you see so much humanity on a daily basis that even if you're not inspired by your own life that day, you can be inspired by someone else's life."As for "Style," it's an upbeat tune, in which Taylor sings, "You've got the long hair slicked back, white t-shirt/And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt/And when we go crashing down, we come back every time/Because we never go out of style, we never go out of style.""Style," which some speculate was inspired by former beau Harry Styles, is on Taylor's new album, 1989, due out Monday.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

James Blunt Admits His #1 Hit "You're Beautiful" Is "Annoying"


Scarlet Page/Atlantic RecordsIt's not like we don't already know this, but James Blunt is finally owning up to it: his #1 hit "You're Beautiful," he admits, is "annoying."In an interview with Hello! magazine, James says "You're Beautiful" is the reason he's been the target of so much abuse over the years, and that's because, he says, it was over-marketed.  Speaking about his debut album, Back to Bedlam, he says, "There was one song that was force-fed down people's throats -- 'You're Beautiful' -- and it became annoying. And then people start to associate the artist with the same word." "I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives' commercials and you lose 50 per cent of the population in doing so," he adds.James, a former soldier, says the marketing also "painted me out as an insanely serious person, an earnest person and, as all my friends know, I'm anything but.""I have a couple of over-emotional miserable songs that I’m known for, but I think it’s turned that corner now," he tells Hello! "People can see I don’t take myself that seriously."That's evident in what James tells Hello! about his and his new wife's plans to have kids one day."Having children seems like an amazing thing to do," says James, who got married last month in Mallorca, Spain. "A lot of my friends and family have done it. It would be a shame not to experience that. Failing that, I'll just have to buy a little dog."Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"The Voice" Recap: The Battle Rounds End with a Gwen Steal


Trae Patton/NBCThe Voice wrapped up its Battle Rounds Tuesday night on NBC. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani all rounded out their teams to eight artists each.Gwen was the only coach who still had a steal to use entering the one-hour episode. She spent it after the final battle, taking Beth Spangler from Team Adam.The guest mentors returned for one more appearance during rehearsals: Alicia Keys, with Team Pharrell; Stevie Nicks, with Team Adam; Gwen's husband, Gavin Rossdale, with her team; and Little Big Town, with Team Blake.The final battle for Team Pharrell involved Brittany Butler and Ricky Manning. The duo was assigned the George Benson version of "On Broadway." Alicia encouraged them in rehearsals to "jazz it out."Adam commented that Ricky took a huge leap in his ability during the battle. He then joked that Ricky strongly resembles actor Joaquin Phoenix. Blake said Ricky has a greater tendency to let things fly on stage. Pharrell named Ricky the winner because of the strides he's made. Pharrell and Gwen consoled a crying Brittany backstage.Blake matched Kensington Moore with Reagan James. They were given the Lorde song "Team." Kensington missed one rehearsal due to illness, so Reagan spent time practicing with Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman. Kensington made it back for band rehearsal.Gwen said Reagan's voice was even better than she thought, and Kensington's vocals were dynamic. Adam noted that there was a word or two that got away from Reagan, but Pharrell chimed in that she handled it well. Reagan was declared the winner.At this point in the episode, the show recapped three battles: Allison Bray defeated Fernanda Bosch in a Team Blake matchup; Anita Antoinette advanced over her Team Gwen teammate Mayra Alvarez; and Bryana Salaz beat out Gianna Salvato for Team Gwen.Team Adam closed out the episode with a battle between Beth Spangler and Mia Pfirrman. They perform a duet of "I Turn to You," the single by on-again, off-again Voice coach Christina Aguilera. Stevie advised them not to emulate Christina, because Christina is too powerful of a vocalist.Pharrell saw potential in both, but sided with Beth. Gwen felt the song better suited Mia, and said she would choose her if the decision was hers to make. Adam went with Mia. Gwen then used her steal on Beth.Next Monday night on NBC, The Voice will begin its Knockout Rounds. Taylor Swift will serve as an adviser for all four teams.Here's a rundown of the artists who have advanced to the Knockout Rounds:Team Adam: Alessandra Castronovo, Blessing Offor, Chris Jamison, Damien, Matt McAndrew, Mia Pfirrman, Rebekah Samarin, Toia Jones. Team Gwen: Anita Antoinette, Bryana Salaz, Craig Wayne Boyd, Ryan Sill, Beth Spangler, Sugar Joans, Taylor John Williams, Troy Ritchie. Team Pharrell: DaNica Shirey, Elyjuh Rene, Jean Kelley, Katriz Trinidad, Luke Wade, Menlik Zergabachew, Ricky Manning, Taylor Phelan. Team Blake: Allison Bray, Grant Ganzer, Griffin, James David Carter, Jessie Pitts, Reagan James, Tanner Linford, Taylor Brashears.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Jennifer Lopez Sings "Jenny from the Block" with "American Idol" Contestant in N


Michael Becker/FOXAmerican Idol's 14th season kicks off in January and Fox has just released a new promo to E! Online that showcases some of the auditions, including one courageous male contestant who not only sings judge Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny from the Block," but also coaxes J-Lo to chime in.Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are also back as judges this season, along with host Ryan Seacrest.American Idol's 14th season premieres January 14 on Fox.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Receive Tabloid Apology for False Flirting Re


David Becker/Getty ImagesJustin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have settled their lawsuit against Britain's Heat magazine for publishing what they claim was a "false and unfounded story," implying their marriage was in trouble, E!Online reports.The September 6-12 edition of Heat magazine published an article under the headlines: "Justin Timberlake Gets Flirty with Another Woman, It Is Not His Wife!" and "The Flirty Photos That Rocked Justin and Jessica's Marriage."On Tuesday, representatives of the celebrity gossip magazine read an apology at the High Court in Dublin, Ireland, and retracted the story, which featured pictures of Timberlake at a party in a Paris nightclub.The defense stated the article "was based on an unfounded report regarding Justin Timberlake's alleged behavior at a club following a performance in Paris to celebrate a birthday and also included a number of purported statements improperly attributed to Jessica Biel, which Heat now understands had never been made by her."The defense statement continued, "The Defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraws any inferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica's marriage. The Defendant regrets any embarrassment caused to the couple and unreservedly apologizes to them."Paul Tweed, an attorney representing Justin and Jessica, said in a statement that the couple is "very satisfied with this categoric retraction of what was a false and unfounded story, together with the comprehensive apology from Bauer Consumer Media, the publishers of Heat magazine."Tweed said the couple "will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated."Details about any possible financial settlement were not disclosed.Timberlake, 33 and Biel, 32, married in 2012.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Adele Is in "Spectacular" Voice, Not Rushing New Album, Says Collaborator


Cliff Lipson/CBSNow that we know that Adele's new album won't see the light of day until 2015, we've got plenty of time to speculate on what it might sound like -- and it seems that even the people who collaborated with the star on the disc have no idea how the project is shaping up.Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who's written numerous hits for the likes of Celine Dion, Cher, Toni Braxton and Aerosmith, tells the British the paper The Sun, "I flew to London to work on new stuff with Adele last year. We did some great songs but I don’t know if they’ve made the record. I don’t think anybody does."Explaining why it might be taking Adele so long to come up with the follow-up to her world-beating album 21, Warren says, "She has a mind of her own. Nobody rushes Adele or makes decisions for her, which is probably why she’s a great artist. She wants to get it right.”However, Warren can confirm that Adele's voice seems to be in great shape.  You might recall that the singer had to have vocal cord surgery in 2011, but Warren says, "She was singing her a** off when I was in the studio. Her voice was spectacular.”OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder also worked with Adele on the album, but he's also said he doesn't know much about the final product.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Mike Tyson, Man of Letters: Ex-Champ Applies to Join Union of Russian Writers


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