Meet The Voice’s Brennley Brown: ‘I Never in My Wildest Dreams Thought I’d Be Able to Do This — Especially at My Age’

Brennley Brown might be one of the youngest contestants on The Voice season 12 , but she has consistently been a standout performer by making old classics feel new.

On Monday’s episode, the 15-year-old California native performed the Linda Ronstadt hit “Long, Long Time” and was met with standing ovations from her coach, Gwen Stefani, and this week’s key adviser Shania Twain.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Brown told PEOPLE of the praise she received. “I’ve grown up with music from a very young age, I absolutely love her. Feedback from her and critiques, I will take with me the rest of my life.”

She added: “Literally I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be able to do this and have this experience — especially at my age.”

Of the other country music Brown’s father introduced to her growing up, she lists Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and, of course, Ronstadt.

“I love Linda’s music and it just has that beautiful, classic ,” she said. “I hope I made her proud tonight.”

Brown originally joined the show as a member of Blake Shelton’s team, but after he let her go, Stefani swept in and Shelton has said he has regretted it ever since.

“At the blind auditions, I felt like Blake was the obvious choice as a country singer because he’s country,” said Brown. “I’ll always be very grateful to him that he had that spark of belief from the very beginning, but working with Gwen is so amazing. She is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met.”

As to whether Shelton is helping his girlfriend pick out songs for her to perform, Brown said that she thinks Stefani is “doing her homework on country songs.” And when they’re not rehearsing, Brown and Stefani are sharing funny stories — particularly ones involving horses.

“One time she told me this story about riding her horse and that she fell off. So we had this full-on conversation about horses and how they can trip on their own leg,” she explained. “I went to tell her that I fell off my horse once and it was really funny.”

She added of her relationship with her coach: “I think I’ll always be a little starstruck, but the more that I work with Gwen, it’s more like she’s becoming a friend.”

Tuesday night’s episode will reveal which contestants will move on to next week, and the two with the lowest number of votes will compete for the “Instant Save.” These artists will each perform a new song that represents why they should earn the save.

“If I am in that bottom two, I just will give it all I got,” said Brown. “Know that I’m not going down without a fight.”

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Jesse Williams’ Divorce: The Grey’s Anatomy Star and Wife Clashed over Living in L.A., Says Source

News of Jesse Williams’ split from wife Aryn Drake-Lee came as a shock to Grey’s Anatomy fans — and to those who know the former couple well.

“None of us saw this coming,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Jesse lived for her.”

Williams, 35, wed Drake-Lee in 2012 after five years of dating and is father to their two young children: daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, who was born in 2015. The source believes the Grey’s star was the one to actually file for divorce.

“If you knew the couple they were back in Brooklyn, when he had dreads and a backpack and she was grinding doing real estate, you wouldn’t believe it,” explains the source, who thinks the pair’s relocation to Los Angeles contributed to tensions in their relationship.

“ thought everyone was so different from their friends back in New York, and not as genuine,” says the source, who adds that the couple was in the middle of adding a second wing to their L.A. home when news of the divorce broke Monday.

Adds the source: “And Jesse was never really around because of work and she was always just with the kids. Still, we didn’t see this coming.”

But despite the tension, the source thinks Williams and Drake-Lee were a good match.

“They are both really smart, intellectual types. Every time you meet up with them it’s like, study up on art and politics and current events or you’re just going to feel dumb,” says the source. “They’ve been together forever. We didn’t see this coming.”

Selena Gomez Debuts a New Bob Haircut

It’s never too soon to start prepping for summer — or the Met Gala, for that matter — and Selena Gomez is getting a head start in the most major way: a bold, new haircut.

The star just revealed a brand new look on Instagram, posting a photo of two Polaroids which show off her new jawline-length, choppy bob. Unfortunately, she didn’t write a caption, leaving it up to us to figure out what inspired the new cut.

The singer has been experimenting a lot with her look. Before this major cut, Gomez cut her long, dark brown waves into a choppy, piecey lob for a “secret project”.

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While Gomez has yet to reveal the motive behind the change, we couldn’t help but notice the similarity between this chop and Hannah Baker’s haircut in the Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why, which Gomez produced. And it wouldn’t be a surprising move for the star, who gave tribute to the show with a new tattoo, along with the same blue manicure that Hannah wore on the show.

What do you think of her new look? Sound off below.

Sony Reportedly Ends Relationship with Dr. Luke Amid Kesha Legal Battle: What It Might Mean for the Singer

Sony Music has cut ties with Dr. Luke amid the mega-producer’s ongoing legal battle with KeshaThe Hollywood Reporter reports.

In 2011, Sony and Luke (aka Lukasz Gottwald) founded Kemosabe Records with the producer as head of the company; now, THR reports Luke is no longer CEO of the label “and the company asserts he no longer has authority to act on its behalf.” Furthermore, a bio page on Dr. Luke is no longer available on Sony Music’s website.

Reps for Luke, Sony and Kesha did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The parting of ways comes when there is seemingly no end in sight for the lawsuit between Luke, 43, and Kesha, 30. In 2014, the pop star sued the producer, alleging he drugged, raped and verbally, physically and emotionally abused her for years. Luke has vehemently denied the allegations and countersued for breach of contract and defamation.

Kesha has been dealt a number of blows to her case against the producer and music exec: Last year, a judge dismissed her abuse claims; and last month, THR reported the same judge refused her attempt to amend counterclaims.

RELATED VIDEO: Dr. Luke Denies He Raped Kesha on Twitter

Sony cutting ties with Luke means Kesha’s future in the music industry remains murky, as she is still contractually tied to Luke’s production and publishing companies until she delivers three more albums.

In court documents obtained by PEOPLE in January, Kesha’s lawyers asserted that a separation between Luke and Sony could be detrimental to her career.

“Dr. Luke is poised to acquire even greater control over Kesha and her career in March 2017, when Sony’s contract with Dr. Luke and his companies purportedly ends,” her lawyers wrote in an amended counterclaim.

“The end of this contract means that Sony may no longer have any role in the creation of Kesha’s music, leaving Kesha’s livelihood in the hands of a person aiming to bankrupt her and her family through litigation, cutting off her legitimately earned income, and personally humiliating her as he has done for years,” Kesha’s lawyers continued in the documents. “Without the Court’s intervention and Sony’s facilitation, Kesha will remain contractually bound to Dr. Luke until she releases three additional albums, each containing six songs produced individually by Dr. Luke, no matter how many years that takes.”

At the time, Luke’s attorney, Christine Lepera, told PEOPLE in a statement: “Kesha’s new proposed counterclaim simply repeats the meritless and untrue allegations that were set forth in her earlier pleadings and which Dr. Luke fully disputes.”

Snatched Stars Goldie Hawn & Amy Schumer Weigh in on PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful


Snatched costars, Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer, aren’t holding back their feelings about not being chosen for this year’s PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful issue.

“We both felt very overlooked by the choice for Julia Roberts,” Schumer jokes to PEOPLE Now.

“Were we even considered to be the most beautiful people in the world?” asks Schumer, 35, before settling on being tied for second place.

Echoed Hawn, 71: “I did look at that and I thought, ‘Well, gee-whiz.’”

The actresses, who play mother and daughter in the upcoming comedy, then shared their own definitions of beauty.

“I mean beauty is something other than just your face,” explains Hawn. “It’s like: ‘Who are you? What do you stand for? What’s in your heart?’ Beauty is kind of like you can’t put your finger on it.”

“You can’t,” Schumer insists, before stating that she does “respect” PEOPLE’s choice “but questions it.”

Adds Hawn: “I love Julia. She’s amazing.”

“Of course,” says Schumer. “Is she the most beautiful person in the world?”

“Probably,” admits the actress, adding, “But maybe next year, just at least consider us.”

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Diane Keaton on Beauty and Aging: ‘The Dimmer Is Your Friend’

Diane Keaton still looks terrific at age 71, in part because her iconic style never gets old.

Has she changed the way she dresses as she’s aged? “Hell no, not even at all,” Keaton says. “Although if you look at Annie Hall, I’m sleeveless and my arms are dangling around. I did expose my body. Now I would say no exposing of any aspect.”

Other later-in-life rules: No blush (“You don’t want the kewpie doll look”), no gowns (“Why would anybody wear a gown after age 60 or something? I mean, are you kidding?”) and stay vigilant about lighting. “It’s important when you’re making up. The dimmer is your friend.” The effect may not translate once you step outside, she concedes, “Of course it’s going to look worse, I don’t have to look!”

Keaton talked to PEOPLE exclusively for the World’s Most Beautiful 2017 issue about her beauty routine, the male gaze and why she’s said no to plastic surgery.

How has your routine changed since Annie Hall days?

Oh you know, I don’t even remember. I just washed my face — that was a good thing, I kept clean. And I always liked eye makeup and lipstick. I still do — a little shadow and pencil, lipstick. Those lips shouldn’t be too dark. I like a beige-y pink.

In what ways have you fought the outward signs of aging?

Of course I’m going to do the best I can. Given the circumstances. I exercise — I really enjoy my treadmill. My hair is now white. It’s better to have light around your face — I think it looks better on older people. Darker hair is not as softening.

No plastic surgery?

No. My feeling is that everybody has their hands and their hands are always at the face, so if the hands don’t match the face it’s a little weird. My hands are the hands of the age I am. They’ve been through a lot and they look like it!

Teeth whitening?

Okay, here’s my feeling about teeth whiteners. Personally, I would really like to have much whiter teeth than I have. But my teeth are so bad because you know when I was younger, I went through a period of bulimia. That ruins your teeth. I’ve had so much work just to keep mine! Don’t ever go there. So, I think if I were to have whiter teeth, I’d have to get rid of my teeth.

How about your neck — do you feel bad about it?

Of course. Hello, how about every part of my body? My eyes have always drooped down and now they almost go to my ears. I’m used to them, what can I do?

Noses supposedly get bigger with age too.

Yes, thanks for the good news, Kim! We need to have this talk more often. I wasn’t even thinking about my bulbous nose until you brought it up and now I’m like, that’s not a good feature either.

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Do you feel men still look at you appreciatively on the street?

No men have any interest in me in that way. But do I have interest in them? I think I have more interest in just companions, family, old friends.

Do you remember suddenly noticing that men weren’t looking at you in that way?

I think it’s kind of happened incrementally. I mean, I don’t like to be looked past. It’s not fun. But you’re fortunate in some regards if you’re famous because you get fake interest. People pay attention to you because they have to. I do notice that if I’m, say, driving to Arizona and I don’t have my hat on, which seems to identify me, people treat me like a regular person.

Do you still flirt?

Not at all! I like to talk, I like to engage people, hear what they have to say. Stir it up a little, makes it more fun. But no, no flirting. I think it’s a natural, gradual decline in the need for that. A few failures doesn’t help!

Do you remember the last compliment you got on your looks?

I do remember it. I was in Beaumont, California, and I went to the Starbucks and some women recognized me because I had my hat on. And I was wearing one of my weird outfits and they came up to me and said, ‘Oh, you look so great!’ They were really sweet. But I think what they’re seeing isn’t really me. I think they’re seeing a symbol. It’s me, but they identify their experience of seeing the films, or seeing me on Ellen or something. But hey, I’m grateful. Who are we kidding?

As such a recognizable star, do you feel you need to look good every time you leave the house?

Yeah, you have to comb your hair and you have to wear something you think looks good, but I like that. That’s fun.

Everyone has little paths or little hints about what will make them feel good. Do whatever you want — to heck with it! But that’s the other point: Don’t take too much time on yourself. Keep looking outward — that’s where the amazing part of life is.

Ivanka Trump Refutes Claims She Pushed Her Father to Strike Syria: ‘His Decision Was Incredibly Well-Informed’

Ivanka Trump refuted her brother’s claims that she influenced their father President Donald Trump‘s decision to launch a missile attack on Syria earlier this month, while in Berlin on Tuesday, reported ABC News.

Ivanka – who appeared at the W20 Summit alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel – called Eric Trump‘s statements “a flawed interpretation” of the situation.

President Trump authorized the targeted military strike on April 7, following a deadly chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, that killed over 80 people – including children.

Following the missile launch, Eric told The Daily Telegraph that he believed his sister helped shape the president’s response.

“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff.’ My father will act in times like that,” Eric said.

The first daughter – who had previously responded to the chemical attack on Twitter – reportedly said on Tuesday, “I think it would be very hard as a human being to see the images that we saw and not react and not be very shaken to the core.”

She said that she was “aligned with” and “proud of ” president’s decision, but denied claims of her personal involvement.

“As a leader of a country you can’t make decision based on emotion alone,” she said, according to ABC. “His decision was incredibly well-informed and advised at every level.”

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During the Tuesday W20 Summit, Ivanka faced tough questions from the panel moderator, and some of her responses generated boos from the audience.

Politico reported that there was an audible groan from attendees when Ivanka said that her father is a “tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive.”

Prodded further about whether she believes that her father empowers women, Ivanka said, “I know from personal experience, and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector, are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man.”

How Mom-of-4 Heidi Klum Keeps Her Legs Looking Fabulous at 43

Heidi Klum’s legs aren’t just the most wanted, they’re also worth millions.

Back in 2011, Klum‘s legs were insured for $2.2 million. One leg for $1.2 and the other for $1 million, because “I have a big old scar on my knee,” she says.

At 43, Klum’s legs are still covetable. “I always enjoyed, and I still do, wearing super short miniskirts showing off my legs,” she tells PEOPLE. “I think legs are sexy. I do like to put a focus on my legs when I go out or when I get onto the red carpet. I do.”

She says her legs have aged well because she works out now more than ever. “When you get older everything changes,” she says.  “I have four children and I gained 45, 50 lbs. with each of them… gravity and having four pregnancies where your body stretches in and out four times, so I do more now than I have in my twenties or my thirties.”

“My thirties is when I started to take care more of my body in terms of changing my eating habits, eating much healthier, leaner,” she says. “Obviously I still have burgers and fries and all of that stuff, but not as much as I did in my twenties. I mean that’s not true, I still love my fries, I just don’t have my fries… When I was in my twenties I did not think about any of this kind of stuff. None of it.”

These days, Klum says, “I run a little bit. I don’t run like super fast or super far,” she says. “But it’s not really about how fast you do it. For me it’s just like doing it, period.” She also climbs on the treadmill wearing ankle weights, and does rear-focused “butt lifts” that also tap her inner thigh area. “It’s always good to keep the muscles underneath working so that it is nice and toned,” she says. “Toned is good.”

But if you’re not lucky enough to be blessed with supermodel genes (and a supermodel workout plan), Klum has a couple of fixes, one of which you can get at the drug store.

“If you don’t feel super-confident because maybe you are still a little scared to show your legs, I love fishnet stockings,” she reveals. “Fishnet stockings look always fantastic. You can buy them in your skin color, or in black… You’ll see a lot of performers . what do they wear? Fishnet stockings. It’s like a trick, because your leg always looks much better. So you get the illusion of a nude leg, without having an opaque stocking. You still get the illusion of seeing your skin.”

“I love Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs,” she says. “You have to find your color so that it’s not too orangy or too pasty or too chalky looking, but they do have great colors… You have to just dry a little bit before you put your clothes on, you have to like walk around without anything on for a little while, and then you put your little miniskirt on. It definitely makes your legs so much better looking… little veins that pop out on legs, so I like to cover them.”

Beach Babies! Christy Carlson Romano, Meghan King Edmonds and More Take Their Kids to Ju-Ju-Be and Baby Tula Launch Event

No better day than Earth Day to spend time at the beach — especially when you’re supporting a great collaboration.

Celebrity parents flocked to the sands of Laguna Beach, California, on Saturday to attend the 2nd Annual Ju-Ju-Beach event, this year celebrating the launch of the first collaboration between baby-wearing brand Baby Tula and Ju-Ju-Be, a diaper bag and accessories company.

Guests at the invite-only gathering included Christine Lakin and 13-month-old daughter Georgia James, pal Christy Carlson Romano with 4-month-old daughter Isabella Victoria and Devon Sawa‘s wife Dawni Sawa, with their daughter Scarlett Heleena, 13 months, and son Hudson, 3.

Romano and her baby girl posed for photos in matching navy ensembles, with Isabella sporting a pair of red Freshly Picked moccasins.

“She seems very relaxed, but she also seems like she’s able to put her foot down,” Romano told PEOPLE exclusively two months after her first child’s birth.

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The new collection features a new floral print called “Rosy Posy” across a variety of mom and baby gear like backpacks, totes, wallets, baby carriers, bibs, diaper bags and more.

Meghan King Edmonds and daughter Aspen, 5 months, looked ready for some fun in the sun.

The fit mama wore an off-the-shoulder lacy white top and jean shorts, while her baby girl coordinated in a denim onesie.

Dawni and her daughter went the matching route too, both opting for the denim look, while son Hudson made a statement in a cute navy tee that read, “Be the Leader.”

“Please say prayers that she is quiet and calm … Unlike my son, who would shoot himself out of a cannon if we let him,” Devon joked to PEOPLE following Scarlett’s March 2016 birth.

Dania Ramirez‘s beach buddies? Twins Gaia Jissel and John Aether, 3, who looked totally ready to jump into the water.

“Gaia is actually very lady-like, very girly,” the Devious Maids actress told PEOPLE in 2016. “But because she deals with Aether a lot she’s almost demanding. She knows that she has to really fight for what’s hers.”

“Rosy Posy” will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, May 30, at retailers across the country, and online at and

These $425 Jeans Come Pre-Covered in Mud from Nordstrom

You could spend $425 on so many things: a round-trip ticket to L.A. A fancy hotel room in the city of your choice. A designer pair of sunglasses. Or you could forget all that and pick up a pair of $425 PRPS “Barracuda” jeans at Nordstrom, which come pre-coated in their own mud.

Not convinced? Allow the style description to explain: “Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.”

Still not convinced? You’re not alone. People on the internet have been razzing the jeans, giving us flashbacks to Nordstrom’s holiday offering of an $85, leather-bound rock, which got similarly mocked online (but hey, it sold out, so what do we know). Though most of the teasing was good-natured, Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe was not here for it, writing the following impassioned missive about “our country’s war on work” on Facebook:

Lest you think this is the first pair of pants to provoke outrage on the internet, well, you’d be wrong. Just earlier today, Topshop drew ire for their clear jeans, and last week, Vetements raised eyebrows with its zip-butt pants. And if you thought Rowe was outraged by the price of the PRPS mud jeans, wait until he finds out that Vetements is selling their unwearable pants for a cool $1,870.

Thoughts on this crazy jeans trend?

Chris Soules’ Ex-Fiancée Whitney Bischoff Reacts to His ‘Very Sad’ Arrest


Chris Soules‘ ex-fiancée Whitney Bischoff is speaking out after his arrest on Monday for fleeing the scene of a deadly crash.

“This is a very sad situation,” Bischoff, 31, exclusively told PEOPLE. “I’m keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers, especially the victim and his family.”

The Bachelor alum was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Tuesday after the fatal incident. According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, Soules, 35, was temporarily in custody and was charged with allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal car accident that left one individual dead. Soules was not charged with driving under the influence.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says Soules’ bail has been set at $10,000 and that he has retained an attorney.

Authorities have not released further information on the accident. According to, a pickup truck and a tractor were involved in the crash, with both vehicles going southbound. Officers say the truck collided into the rear of the tractor, sending both vehicles into roadside ditches. The victim was Kenneth Mosher, 66, of Aurora.

TMZ reports that Soules, who is from Arlington, Iowa, was driving the pickup truck. The driver of the tractor reportedly was taken in an ambulance to the hospital, where he died.

Soules starred on season 19 of The Bachelor in 2015, giving his final rose to Bischoff. The pair later broke off their engagement in May 2015.

In a joint statement previously released to PEOPLE, the couple said they intended to “part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”

Bischoff is currently engaged to Ricky Angel, a regional sales manager based out of her native Chicago.

Harry Styles Scores Weeklong Residency with James Corden on the Late Late Show

Harry Styles is headed in the direction of The Late Late Show.

The One Direction vet will do a weeklong residency in May on the CBS late-night talk show, host James Corden announced on Tuesday.

Styles will perform a new song from his solo album each night of the stint, which starts on Monday, May 15, and ends Thursday, May 18. The self-titled album will be released on May 12. Styles also will appear in assorted Late Late Show segments throughout those shows.

Check out Corden’s announcement above, in which Styles Skypes the host and asks if he can crash in the Late Late Show studio, which Corden agrees to… with some conditions.

The Late Late Show airs nightly at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT.

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