Top 10 ‘The Voice’ blind auditions – Week 2

9:15 pm EDT, September 18, 2012

The Voice returned with more blind auditions in week two, as the coaches continue to fill up the 16 spots on their teams. Check out our favorite auditions of the week!

Rounds four and five of the season 3 blind auditions left Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green with 11 contestants each, Christina Aguilera with 10 and Blake Shelton with seven contestants on his team.

1. Avery Wilson

Coming from a dance family, Avery Wilson needed a push from his father to pursue singing. The 16-year-old blew the coaches away with his rendition of “Without You,” with Christina pointing out that what Avery did with his voice isn’t something that can be taught.

2. Mycle Wastman

The rasp, the soul and the killer falsetto at the end of his performance of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” secured Mycle Wastman a spot on Cee Lo’s team, after the “Forget You” singer declared that in 2012 “nobody does soul music better than Cee Lo Green.”

3. Melanie Martinez

Adam, Blake and Cee Lo duked it out for 17-year-old Melanie Martinez after her folksy interpretation of Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” She went on to pick Adam.

4. Benji

With “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” 24-year-old Benji caught Cee Lo and Adam’s attention with “the scream that should be heard around the world.” Adam won him over.

5. Nicholas David

He looked a bit like Iron & Wine or a more Minnesota wilderness man version of Hank Williams Jr., but Nicholas David sounded more like Aaron Neville in his performance of “Stand By Me.” Only Cee Lo turned around for him, but he was unique enough to make our list of favorites for the week.

6. Brian Scartocci

The 26-year-old father of two from Austin, Texas, sounded a bit like James Taylor in his yodel-y runs during his performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely.” His gutsy decision to wander into “Stevie WonderLand,” as Cee Lo put it, got all the coaches except for Christina to turn their chairs. Despite Blake pointing out the many non-musical commonalities they shared, including their beards and vests, Scartocci chose to go with Team Adam.

7. Collin McLoughlin

Singing “Wild World” with an accompanying guitar, 24-year-old NYU dropout, Collin McLoughlin, caught the attention of the gentleman coaches. Adam won him over in the end, though, after calling him one of the “purest singers I’ve heard.”

8. J.R. Aquino

YouTube sensation J.R. Aquino suffered from nerves once Adam, Cee Lo and Christina turned around for him, but his take on Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” showed moments of greatness. The Alaska native chose to join Team Cee Lo.

9. Alessandra Guercio

Hailing from “Fame” school La Guardia Arts High School, 17-year-old Alessandra Guercio got two chairs to turn, going with Team Adam in the end. Her nerves kicked in once Adam turned his chair, but her take on “The Climb” was worthy of a spot on the show.

10. Joselyn Rivera

Born premature and with neurological deficiencies, 17-year-old Floridian Joselyn Rivera was prescribed music as a child. She performed Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” which landed her on Team Xtina, despite a shaky start.

Tune in for more blind auditions on The Voice Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 on NBC. Who are your favorite contestants so far?

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Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

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So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.