Monday, December 11, 2017

Cee Lo isn't coming back to 'The Voice'

Another DUI for Todd Harrell

That vehicular homicide charge he's facing in Tennessee didn't stop Todd Harrell — a founding member and bassist of Three Doors Down — from allegedly driving under the influence in Mississippi on Tuesday night. Officers found Harrell "slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle," D'Iberville police Chief Wayne Payne told the Associated Press. "On arrival our officers made contact with the driver and there were signs of his being impaired," Payne said. Harrell was arrested and charged with a second-offense DUI with a substance other than alcohol. "We don't know what the substance is at the time. We sent the (blood) sample on to the crime lab for testing," Payne said. Harrell's latest run-in with the law caused him to bow out of his band's upcoming world tour, set to kick off in May. In July 2012, Harrell rear-ended another vehicle and was convicted of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. He is also accused of driving impaired while involved in a fatal accident in April 2013. Police say Harrell admitted to drinking and taking prescription drugs before speeding down the interstate in a Nashville suburb and clipping the back of a truck. The driver of that pickup, 47-year-old Paul Shoulders Jr., was killed. Harrell checked himself into rehab that spring. We can see how much good that did. The rocker faces charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of the implied consent law and possession of contraband. My. Seems driving not-so-sober is Harrell's Kryptonite.

Candy Spelling: Tori should give Dean another chance

Multimillionaire mom Candy Spelling is telling daughter Tori to stand by her cheating man, Dean McDermott, for the sake of their four kids. The 47-year-old Chopped Canada host is still in rehab after rumors surfaced that he cheated on his wife of seven years with at least five other women. "Candy certainly is not a big fan of Dean at the moment, because of the hell he has put her daughter through," a source tells Radar Online. "But she does recognize that he is a great father and he does love Tori. Tori finally confided with her mom about her ultimate fear that Dean could cheat on her again in the future. It was a very open and honest conversation. At the end of it, Candy told her daughter, 'You will never know unless you try.' Since Dean did decide to get help, Candy thought that he at least deserved another chance." The insider flapped on, "She is going to forgive him, but will never forget what happened. The real question is going to be if Tori can ever trust Dean again." Insiders predict that if Tori, 40, does decide to go through with a divorce, things could get very messy. "The couple has no prenuptial agreement and Tori is the sole breadwinner. Dean wouldn't settle for anything less than joint custody and Tori would be forced to pay him spousal and child support." Meanwhile, Tori was just spotted having some somber quality time with gal pal Jennie Garth on Wednesday. The former Beverly Hills 90210 co-stars had lunch at Kiwami Sushi in Studio City, where they appeared to pout on their way out of the restaurant. Nevertheless, an insider tells E! Online Tori is staying strong, "focusing on the kids and her new TV show, which are keeping her busy." Oh yeah, about that show: Spelling and Garth are reuniting as stars of the ABC Family comedy series Mystery Girls about two former detective actresses who are trying to solve a real-life crime. Now, if only they could get to the bottom of all these cheating rumors.

Well, looks like NBC's The Voice is losing its most quirky coach: Cee Lo Green told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that aired Wednesday that he's done with the show for good.

You're up, Usher!

Green appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Lionel Richie, who he's heading out on tour with soon. (Including a Tampa stop in July!)

He also released a statement Wednesday confirming he wouldn't be returning as a coach for the seventh season of the singing competition, which starts next week, and said he doesn't want to wear out his welcome on the show.

Then he added this, as only Cee Lo could: "I will not go quietly into the night … expect more great music and entertainment done in my own unique unmistakable and undeniable way. The Voice has given me all the altitude and incentive to do just that."

NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming Paul Telegdy added in a separate statement that Cee Lo is indeed not coming back, so it's really legit, you guys.

Apparently he will still continue his relationship with NBC, though, and might even become the host of his own music show.

The Voice returns on Monday with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Shakira and Usher as coaches.

Watch Cee Lo make the announcement to a surprised Ellen at tampabay.com/blogs/media.

— Michelle Stark

   
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