After conceding its regular Tuesday slot to the presidential election, The Voice returned with live performances from Team Cee Lo and Team Christina. We rank the best performances of the night in our Live Playoffs Part 2 recap.

Teams Adam and Blake had the chance to prove what they were made of on Monday as puffy-shirted Cee Lo and pink-haired Christina looked on. Red, white and blue were the colors of the night for coaches Christina and Cee Lo Wednesday as they watched their teams take the stage together singing My Chemical Romance’s “Sing.”

Team Cee Lo

1. Trevin Hunte

Twitter: @Tamor_11

Nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than listening to Trevin’s dulcet tones. He’s only 18 years old and he’s likely the frontrunner in the competition. Singing Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You,” Trevin overshadowed everyone.

2. Nicholas David

Twitter: @TheFeelin

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After conceding its regular Tuesday slot to the presidential election, The Voice returned with live performances from Team Cee Lo and Team Christina. We rank the best performances of the night in our Live Playoffs Part 2 recap.

Teams Adam and Blake had the chance to prove what they were made of on Monday as puffy-shirted Cee Lo and pink-haired Christina looked on. Red, white and blue were the colors of the night for coaches Christina and Cee Lo Wednesday as they watched their teams take the stage together singing My Chemical Romance’s “Sing.”

Team Cee Lo

1. Trevin Hunte

Twitter: @Tamor_11

Nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than listening to Trevin’s dulcet tones. He’s only 18 years old and he’s likely the frontrunner in the competition. Singing Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You,” Trevin overshadowed everyone.

2. Nicholas David

Twitter: @TheFeelin

Minnesota soulman Nicholas David did Cee Lo proud with Barry White’s “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.” He said he didn’t quite understand swagger, but it looked like he got it as he strutted around the stage. In fact, he did so well, Adam Levine felt “like making a baby after listening to that song.”

3. Cody Belew

Twitter: @CodyBelew

Who knew one could successfully shimmy to George Michael’s “One More Try”? Cody Belew proved shimmying during a ballad only makes the performance better, as do his killer high notes.

4. MacKenzie Bourg

Twitter: @BourgMacKenzie

The “Harry Potter-meets-Justin-Bieber” singer continued his streak of putting his spin on bubblegum pop songs (remember his take on “Call Me Maybe”?) – this time with One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” He even put his guitar aside after the opening. MacKenzie has our vote for most adorable.

5. Diego Val

Twitter: @DiegoValMusic

“Sexy, hairy” Diego Val found his inner Latin lover for Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailamos.” As Adam Levine mentioned, the Peruvian singer seemed disengaged at times, but he still showcased his natural rasp.

Team Christina

1. Sylvia Yacoub

Twitter: @SylvsYacoub

The Egyptian singer went for a softer, stripped down performance by playing the piano during Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away.” Cee Lo called it his favorite performance of the night and we don’t disagree. Sylvia Yacoub is a powerhouse with a beautiful vulnerable side.

2. De’Borah

Twitter: @MusicTrappa

The Chicago church singer took on Pink’s “Who Knew” adding extra soul to the emotional song. Anyone else would have looked awkward skipping around the stage the way she did, but De’Bo’s movement evoked only pain and emotion.

3. Dez Duron

Twitter: @DezDuron

The former Louisiana football player put the Dez twist on Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted.” The ladies in the crowd loved him (read: his face) and we loved his runs (read: his bod).

4. Devyn Deloera

Twitter: @DevynDeLoera

The Texas singer showed off her more vulnerable side, with Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love.” An otherwise great vocal performance was overshadowed by Devyn’s struggle to hit some of the high notes and her overly dramatic and rehearsed moves.

5. Adriana Louise

Twitter: @Adriana_Louise

Nerves may have gotten the better of Adriana Louise during her rendition of Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Though it got better as it went on, she seemed to have difficulty with the lower notes in the beginning. Still, the judges had nothing but kind words for the Brooklyn waitress.

Season 2 winner Jermaine Paul and Maroon 5 will return to The Voice during Thursday’s results show where Adam Levine’s band will debut its new single, “Daylight.”

America will save two contestants on each team by voting on Facebook, NBC.com, and via phone, text message or by purchasing the an artists’ cover song on iTunes. Voting ends at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday. During Thursday’s results show, the coaches will each save one more artist per team, taking three artists on to the Top 12 next week.

Although each team will say goodbye to two contestants this week, things change starting next week. As per a new rule change, the two artists with the lowest votes will be eliminated no matter the team.

Who should move on in the competition?

Photo Credit: Tyler Golden/NBC

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

anne-of-green-gables-book

According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!