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NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Avery is hinting that he was forced off, not voted off "Dancing With the Stars." Avery told "Good Morning America that he and the producer clashed over his get-to-know-you package that was aired on the first night. He says it was a "very tacky attempt" to paint him as "the bad boy" of the show and he told one of the producers how he felt about it. Avery says "if you have a disagreement with the producers then generally that seals your fate quite early." Avery was sent home as part of a surprise double elimination in the second episode. ABC hasn't commented yet.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:38

The Voice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adam Levine had sticky fingers on "The Voice" last night. He pulled off another steal. Each coach gets a steal in the Battle Round Two. Levine used his to pick up Morgan Wallen, who was dropped by Team Usher. While Morgan isn't very experienced, Levine says he's too talented to leave the competition. Usher decided to keep Stevie Jo for his team. Blake Shelton is staying with Sisaundra Lewis. Team Shakira keeps Deja Hall and Kristen Merlin. The Battle Round wraps up next week on The Voice.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:35

Rock Hall announces inductors

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Martin of Coldplay and Tom Morello are among those who will the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions. Martin will induct Peter Gabriel, and Gabriel will perform. Morello will induct Kiss, who will not perform. Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana. Questlove will do the honors for Hall and Oates, and the duo will perform. Glenn Frey will induct Linda Ronstadt, and she will have a musical tribute featuring Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow. Ronstadt will not attend for health reasons. Cat Stevens will perform at his induction but the person inducting him has not been announced. Bruce Springsteen will induct the E Street Band, and they will perform together. The Rock Hall inductions are April 10 in New York. They will be broadcast May 31 on HBO.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:36

Charlie Daniels doing Dylan covers

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - It's a trap that who listens to Bob Dylan music can fall into: trying to mimic the phrasing and style of the legendary singer. So, when Charlie Daniels set out to do an album featuring covers of 10 Dylan songs, he had one request of his producer: don't let him start trying to "do" Dylan. He says while Dylan has had a big effect on his music, he wanted his takes on those songs to sound like him, not like someone pretending to be Dylan. Daniels says Dylan has been an influence and mentor - he played as a studio musician on Dylan's landmark album "Nashville Skyline" in 1969. He released his own album the following year.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:33

Dancing with the Stars Billy Dee Williams

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billy Dee Williams is out on "Dancing With the Stars." But he wasn't voted off. Williams says he has chronic back problems and had to withdraw for medical reasons. He got the lowest judges' scores this season, but his fan base kept in the competition. We don't know who would have been voted off last night had Williams not pulled out. Meanwhile, the first 10s from the judges have been awarded on "Dancing With the Stars" this season. Olympic skater Meryl Davis got three 10s, including one from guest judge Robin Roberts. Only head judge Len Goodman kept her from getting a perfect score. Davis leads, with a large group just behind her. James Maslow, Danica McKellar, Amy Purdy, and Charlie White all tied with 36s from the judges. It was an emotional night, with the dancers having to put their most memorable year in motion. For Purdy it was when her legs were amputated and she needed a kidney transplant from her father. Robin Roberts from "Good Morning America" was a guest judge. She's survived breast cancer and a rare blood disorder. Roberts says Purdy is an inspiration to anyone facing a challenge. Drew Carey was this week's low scorer on the judges' leaderboard.

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