Despite reports to the contrary, The Voice exec producer Mark Burnett says that the singer-turned-judge/mentor will not be vacating her big red swivel chair in Season 2 of the singing competition. “Christina is absolutely staying. She is not going anywhere, 100 percent,” Burnett tells E! Online.
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• Praise the soap gods! Melody Thomas Scott (who plays the presently unseen, but oft mentioned, Nikki Newman) has finally renewed her contract with CBS’ The Young and the Restless, TVGuide.com reports. She will return to Genoa City around Thanksgiving.
• Dallas vet Ken Kercheval will reprise his role as Ewing family rival Cliff Barnes for multiple episodes of the TNT reboot, per TV Guide Magazine. Dallas is set to bow in summer 2012.
• Tania Raymonde is the latest Lost actor headed to Hawaii Five-0, EW.com reports. The actress — who played Ben Linus’ adoptive daughter Alex back on the island — will guest star as a married woman involved in a nasty love triangle.
• V alum Morris Chesnut has booked a major arc on FX’s upcoming drama American Horror Story, per Variety. Little is known about the character other than that his name is Luke. The spooky show premieres Oct. 5.
• Looks like One Life to Live‘s Josh Kelly may not be moving to the web with the ABC soap. The actor has been cast as a lead in MTV’s pilot Dumb Girls, per Deadline. The comedy, from Awkward showrunner Lauren Iungerich, has also tapped Christine Evangelista (The Joneses) and Nico Evers Swindell (William & Kate) to co-star.
• Style Network has renewed freshman hit Tia & Tamera for a second season, Deadline reports.
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