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Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
Blake Shelton announces new album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'

Blake Shelton announces new album 'Bringing Back the Sunshine'

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Blake Shelton's ninth studio album, "Bringing Back the Sunshine," is scheduled for release September 30.
Annie Martin
Alicia Keys joins Pharrell Williams' team on 'The Voice'

Alicia Keys joins Pharrell Williams' team on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --Alicia Keys will advise Team Pharrell on season seven of "The Voice."
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Little Big Town joins Blake Shelton's team on 'The Voice'

Little Big Town joins Blake Shelton's team on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) --Country group Little Big Town will advise Team Blake Shelton on season seven of "The Voice."
Annie Martin
Gwen Stefani recruits husband Gavin Rossdale for 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani recruits husband Gavin Rossdale for 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Gwen Stefani will begin her first season as a coach on "The Voice" with husband Gavin Rossdale as a mentor.
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CeeLo Green explains why he left 'The Voice'

CeeLo Green explains why he left 'The Voice'

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) --CeeLo Green opened up about his departure from NBC's singing competition, 'The Voice,' during an interview with Us Weekly Thursday.
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Gwen Stefani spotted taking newborn son Apollo to baby class

Gwen Stefani spotted taking newborn son Apollo to baby class

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) --Gwen Stefani was spotted taking her newborn son Apollo to a baby class in Los Angeles this week.
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Gwen Stefani, Pharrell sing 'Hollaback Girl' on 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani, Pharrell sing 'Hollaback Girl' on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Gwen Stefani sings "Hollaback Girl" on "The Voice" with Pharrell Williams, who co-wrote the song.
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Gwen Stefani to replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani to replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Gwen Stefani will replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on "The Voice" when Aguilera takes leave to give birth to her daughter.
Annie Martin
Avril Lavigne debuts 'Hello Kitty' video

Avril Lavigne debuts 'Hello Kitty' video

OTTAWA, April 23 (UPI) -- Avril Lavigne unveiled the official video "Hello Kitty," the fourth single for her fifth studio album, Avril Lavigne on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Pharrell Williams' second Coachella set includes Jay Z, T.I. and Usher [VIDEO]

Pharrell Williams' second Coachella set includes Jay Z, T.I. and Usher [VIDEO]

INDIO, Calif., April 21 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams debuted another line up of stars for his second Coachella set.
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Gwen Stefani to replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice?'

Gwen Stefani to replace Christina Aguilera on 'The Voice?'

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Christina Aguilera will be nearing the end of her pregnancy during taping for "The Voice;" Gwen Stefani could step in.
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Justin Bieber makes Coachella cameo [VIDEO]

Justin Bieber makes Coachella cameo [VIDEO]

INDIO, Calif., April 14 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber surprised festival attendees during Chance the Rapper's set on Sunday.
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Gwen Stefani, Pharrell bring back 'Hollaback Girl' for Coachella

Gwen Stefani, Pharrell bring back 'Hollaback Girl' for Coachella

INDIO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Pharrell's star-studded Coachella set included a surprise appearance from Gwen Stefani.
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Heidi Klum under fire for her support of 'redface' photo shoot

Heidi Klum under fire for her support of 'redface' photo shoot

UNTERFöHRING, Germany, April 9 (UPI) -- Heidi Klum continues to take criticism for her support of a "redface" photo shoot on "Germany's Next Top Model."
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Actress/singer Gwen Stefani takes to the runway after presenting designer Gwen Stefani for L.A.M.B.2006 Spring wear collection on Sept. 16, 2005 at New York's Olympus Fashion Week. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Gwen Renée Stefani (pronounced /ˈɡwɛn stɛˈfɑːni/; born October 3, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and fashion designer. Stefani is the lead vocalist for the rock band No Doubt. Stefani recorded her first solo album Love. Angel. Music. Baby. in 2004. The album was primarily inspired by music of the 1980s, and emerged a success with sales of seven million. The album's third single "Hollaback Girl" was the first U.S. digital download to sell one million copies. Stefani's second solo album, The Sweet Escape (2006), yielded "Wind It Up", "4 in the Morning" and the highest-selling single "The Sweet Escape". Including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. She won the World's Best-Selling New Female Artist at the World Music Awards 2005.

In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L.A.M.B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture and fashion. Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls dancers. She married British grunge musician Gavin Rossdale in 2002 and they have two sons: Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, who was born May 26, 2006, and Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale, who was born August 20, 2008. Billboard magazine named Stefani thirty-seventh Hot 100 artist of the decade. Stefani was ranked the 54th best artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard.

Stefani was born and raised in Anaheim, California, and grew up in a Roman Catholic household. Gwen attended Loara High School. Her mother named her after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops' 1968 cover of The Left Banke's 1966 hit song "Walk Away Renée". Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian-American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive. He currently is Executive VP of The Added Value Company. Her mother, Patti (née Flynn), is of Irish and Scottish descent and worked as an accountant before becoming a homemaker. Gwen's parents were fans of folk music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris. She is the second oldest of four children: she has a younger sister, Jill Stefani, a younger brother, Todd, and an older brother, Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt but left the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons on the FOX TV network.

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