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Gwen Stefani rides on cartoon clouds in 'Spark the Fire' video

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Gwen Stefani’s video for “Spark the Fire” is full of subtitles—that is, if you speak emoji.

The No Doubt frontwoman kicks off the video by flying over a colorful cartoon city on a cloud that faintly resembles the Snapchat ghost before finding herself in a dark club filled with dancers and jewel-toned lights. Speech bubbles pop up next to Stefani’s head every so often, with cartoons illustrating that she’s singing lyrics like “Get off my cloud” or “Let’s spark the fire. ” Lyric videos, take note. READ FULL STORY

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell are at it again with 'Spark the Fire'

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Gwen Stefani and Pharrell are no strangersmost memorably, they collaborated together on her 2005 hit “Hollaback Girl”and they’re at it again, this time for Stefani’s latest single, “Spark the Fire.”

Stefani hasn’t released a new album since 2006’s The Sweet Escape, and “Spark the Fire” is the second single she’s released since then. The first was “Baby Don’t Lie,” a track she released in October. READ FULL STORY

Blake Shelton on his new 'Voice' costars Gwen Stefani and Pharrell: 'That's my competition'

Tonight’s premiere of the new season of The Voice features two familiar faces and two newcomers. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are back once again, but they’ll be joined by first-time coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani. The latter two are both new to singing competitions, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of personalities emerge as the blind auditions roll on.

But neither Stefani nor Williams should look to their left for advice, Shelton tells EW: “I didn’t tell them crap,” Shelton said, laughing. “That’s my competition. We do these interviews, and Adam will get mad at me because I won’t help them. This is a competition, and my job is to try to win this thing. When I started on this show, nobody helped me!”

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On the scene: Rolling Stones open tour in L.A. with help from Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban

The Rolling Stones unofficially kicked off their 50th anniversary tour with a secret show at a small Los Angeles club last week, but Friday’s real opener at the Staples Center was anything but quiet or modest. The Stones opened their more than two-hour set with the UCLA marching band coming through the crowd (which included various celebrities, including Jack Nicholson in his usual Lakers spot, natch) playing the familiar chords of “Satisfaction.”

The Stones put on a show that included guest spots from Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban, as well as former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. Proving that they’ve still got the moves, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts (age total combined: 274) strutted their stuff on a stage that jutted out from a pair of lips into their unmistakable tongue logo that allowed the band to walk into the crowd, or in Mick’s case, skip.

Celebrating 50 years as a band is no small feat and the show opened with a video montage of famous fans reminiscing about their favorite Stones albums and shows, from Iggy Pop (“I’d never seen people with teeth like that!”) to Pete Townshend to Cate Blanchett (“Just how skinny they are really pisses me off”).

Ticket prices for the show were astronomical, ranging from the steal of a pit ticket for $85 to more than $600 for better seats in the sold-out 20,000 capacity venue (although last-minute tickets were reportedly available under face value on ticket broker StubHub). Jagger didn’t let the price factor go unnoticed, greeting the crowd with a tongue-in-cheek jab at his wealthy clientele: “Good evening, Los Angeles — or is it really just Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and parts of Santa Monica?”

The Stones may be getting up there but they are no strangers to the Web. If you want to feel like you’re really at every show, following @rollingstones on Twitter is a sure-fire way to get addicted. The feed tweeted the entire set list — which barely missed a beat of the hits, from “Paint It Black” to “Start Me Up” — in real time. While a Stones show is always a special occasion, the show’s set closely followed their show in Brooklyn late last year, with deep cut departures and special guests to set the night apart.

Below, a look at the show’s biggest highlights:
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No Doubt working on another album, postponing 'tour plans'

Can one postpone something that was never scheduled in the first place? It may sound like a philosophical prompt, but it’s actually No Doubt’s latest announcement.

In a message on their official Facebook page, the Gwen Stefani-fronted band announced that they’ll be heading back into the studio this year for the follow-up to 2012’s Push and Shove, the comeback album that ended their 11-year silence.

“We have decided to follow our muse for the time being and focus on this new music that we don’t want to stop,” the post read. “So, we will be postponing our tour plans briefly while we endeavor to create something special and inspired.”

As a few observers have pointed out, No Doubt did not have any publicly announced live dates prior to the statement, and, all told, only played a handful of shows to promote Push and Shove, an album that was met with lukewarm critical and commercial reception.

So, it seems a regroup might be a good thing for the band. Read on to see the full message from No Doubt’s Facebook page:

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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale duet on 'Glycerine'

Grab your hankies, Gen Xers, ‘cus it’s about to get real nostalgic.

Friday night at KROQ’s 23rd Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in Universal City, Ca., Bush singer Gavin Rossdale surprised the audience by bringing out his wife, Gwen Stefani, for a duet on Bush’s 1996 hit “Glycerine.”

The two ’90s icons have been married since 2002, but they first met in 1995 — at the very same KROQ Christmas show. Bush and Stefani’s band, No Doubt, went on tour together after the event, and the rest is…oh, you get it.

Watch the video after the jump:

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No Doubt pull 'Looking Hot' video, apologize for offending Native Americans

Did you catch the video for No Doubt’s new single “Looking Hot,” which premiered online on Friday? If you didn’t, it’s gotten harder to find. Shortly after the premiere, the band pulled the clip because of negative reactions to their use of Native American imagery.

In the video, Gwen Stefani dresses up in a fashion-Pocahontas head-dress and is saved from a pair of cowboys (band members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young) by bassist Tony Kanal (who also dresses up in stereotypical teepee-living garb). Though it seemed no more culturally insensitive than Stefani’s melange of Asian imagery during her solo period or No Doubt’s well-documented appropriation of Jamaican ska and reggae culture, it was deemed beyond the pale by YouTube commenters who bombarded the clip with negative comments.

On Saturday, the band issued a long apology on their website. READ FULL STORY

No Doubt drop new single 'Settle Down': Watch the video here

It’s been almost a decade since No Doubt released a single, and even longer since they gave us an album. That all ends now!

The Gwen Stefani-led Orange County band is releasing their comeback album Push and Shove on Sept. 25, and today they debuted their LP’s first single, “Settle Down.” And it’s good!

Check out the reggae-infused, summer-loving No Doubt track below and let us know if you like what you hear:

[Update: There’s a video now!]

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No Doubt announce comeback, new single; what should we expect?

In a post on their official website Monday, No Doubt revealed that their long-awaited sixth studio album will be titled Push and Shove, and that its first single, “Settle Down,” will arrive in July. The news follows last week’s announcement of the band’s upcoming set of live performances in support of the album: at the Teen Choice Awards, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series, all in July.

The question, then, isn’t whether No Doubt still has it. On their last tour in 2009 — meant to inspire the band after an unsuccessful attempt at recording — the group rocketed through its catalog of older and newer hits while Stefani showed that having two kids hasn’t harmed her onstage energy (or her impeccable abs). The real question is: Which No Doubt will fans get to hear this summer? READ FULL STORY

No Doubt, Nicole Scherzinger Twitter accounts hacked by Ron Paul supporters

Is Kelly Clarkson a trendsetter?

Eyebrows were raised when No Doubt, X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger, and political punks Rise Against all expressed their support for Ron Paul via Twitter yesterday.

But it didn’t take long for said eyebrows to return to their proper positions, as it was revealed that the artists’ feeds had actually been hacked by Ron Paul supporters.

“Today We Officially Endorse Ron Paul 2012,” said a tweet from No Doubt’s verified account early in the day. “If you actually read what Ron Paul is saying, you will discover that for the first time in your life a politician is not lying to you.”

The band later issued a correction, writing, “Our Twitter account was hacked last night. No political endorsements at this time. Love, No Doubt.”

“We were hacked,” echoed Rise Against’s Twitter account, whose apparent endorsement tweet included a link to a Ron Paul donation page. “As you would all assume, We DO NOT support Ron Paul.”

Scherzinger, rather than clarify that she was duped, simply deleted the planted tweet.

Yet it’s time to re-raise those tired eyebrows, because the techno-political plot thickens: All of the hacked artists in question are signed to Interscope.

Could there be something more sinister going on, or does the label just assign the same password (probably “password”) to all of its artists?

Either way, our eyebrows are getting a serious workout today. Readers, what are your conspiracy theories? Leave them in the comments below.

Read more on EW.com:
No Doubt says first album in 10 years will now be their first album in 11 years
Kelly Clarkson gets into extended Twitter war over endorsement of Ron Paul
Kelly Clarkson isn’t the only celeb showing support for a presidential hopeful

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