#411: Why Adam Levine Really Left The Voice, Jeopardy Champ Surpasses $2M

Adam Levine Quits “The Voice”

  • After 16 seasons, Adam Levine is leaving “The Voice” leaving Blake Shelton as the last remaining original coach
  • Levine will be replaced by former coach Gwen Stefani, who happens to be dating Blake Shelton
  • Carson Daly announced the news late on the Today Show Friday morning, and Adam Levine took to Instagram to explain and thank everyone involved in the show
  • In his Instagram post, Adam claims it was time to move on however the rumors are swirling he was actually fired for a myriad of reasons-- he was extremely difficult to deal with behind the scenes, he embarrassed the NBC exec’s, he quit because he wasn’t happy about a rule change in season 15
  • Just weeks ago it was announced Adam would be returning as a judge for the fall season so this announcement definitely came as a shock for most

 

Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Surpasses $2 Million, Within $325K of Ken Jennings

  • Last Friday current Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer surpassed the $2 million dollar mark
  • After last night’s 28th consecutive win, Holzhauer is just $325,000 away from Ken Jennings’ record which sits at $2.5 million dollars (Jennings’ took 74 games to tally up that much $$$)
  • Holzhauer has currently collected a cool $2.1 million dollars

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Stan Lee’s Former Manager Arrested For Elder Abuse

  • Stan Lee's former business manager is in custody facing felony charges of theft, embezzlement and more against an elderly adult
  • He’s accused of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from autograph signings, and taking Lee from his home to a condo “where Morgan had more control over Lee.”
  • Before Lee’s death in May 2018, his daughter tried to put a stop to Morgan’s alleged manipulation by requesting a restraining order against him

Aladdin Dominates The Box Office

  • The live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated film Aladdin did a whole lot better than anyone anticipated, it earned $112.7 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend
  • That easily beat Disney's projection of $75 to $85 million
  • Aladdin, starring Will Smith, had the fifth-highest grossing Memorial Day weekend ever

Here’s the top 5:

1. Aladdin - $112.7 million

2. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - $31 million

3. Avengers: Endgame - $22.3 million

4. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu - $17.3 million

5. Brightburn - $9.5 million

Premiere Of Disney's "Aladdin" - Red Carpet
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