Blake Shelton NOT “Pressuring” ‘The Voice’ To Bring Back Gwen Stefani
“Package Deal! Blake Pressuring ‘The Voice’ Execs To Bring Back Gwen Stefani,” RadarOnline blares in a headline on Thursday. The accompanying story claims Shelton “is not going to take no for an answer when it comes to bringing Gwen Stefani back on the show!” A so-called “network insider” is quoted as saying, “Blake is seriously pushing for the higher-ups to offer Gwen a contract for Season 12!”
“Blake told his bosses that they would be really foolish if they didn’t,” alleges the supposed source, who adds, “‘The Voice’ executives already know that Gwen and Blake together is ratings gold because they saw it last season.”
The outlet’s alleged snitch further claims, “Right now Blake, Gwen and the bosses are in a back and forth bidding war over their contracts because the bosses want them to sign over exclusivity for certain things, such as anything to do with their possible upcoming engagement. They’re discussing a contract for him, a contract for Gwen and an added joint contract for whatever they require of them as a couple.”
Uh, not so fast. RadarOnline has an increasingly bad track record when it comes to the couple and the NBC music competition. Gossip Cop already busted the site’s story from last week that falsely claimed producers wanted Shelton to do a proposal to Stefani on “The Voice.”
The webloid also wrongly alleged back in May that Stefani was quitting “The Voice” after fighting with executives. Its insight into the show’s behind-the-scenes ongoings has not gotten any better. A source close to the couple exclusively tells Gossip Cop that while “it’s not out of the question” that Stefani could “come back for another season,” Shelton “certainly hasn’t put pressure on anyone” to make it happen. And given that season 11 hasn’t even started airing yet, it’s way too soon to know what will be with season 12.