Culture Shock 4/3

Katherine Chirillo

New Kids on The Voice
The Voice returns to NBC for its fourth season featuring two new judges, Shakira and Usher, alongside returning judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. The adjusted judging panel is seen as successful compared to their declining rival show over on Fox, The X Factor.

Lilo Dis
James Franco turned down sex with Lindsey Lohan “back when she was a lot hotter.” In an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show the past gossip surrounding the two was questioned. Indeed, Franco claims, “she was just a friend.” He is reportedly currently dating his Spring Breakers co-star Ashley Benson.

Calling out Kendall’s weight
Kendall Jenner claims she can’t gain weight and strikes out against those who criticize her for being too thin. “What people don’t understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat. It’s not a nice feeling,” Jenner told Harpers Bazaar Arabia.

Dory keeps swimming!
Everyone’s favorite fish is back! Dory of “Finding Nemo” will be starring in her own self-titled film, “Finding Dory.” The film is scheduled to premier for November of 2015 and will feature all of our favorite ‘friends’ including Nemo and Marlin. Ellen DeGeneres, the voice of Dory, is ecstatic according to Perez Hilton. “The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: it’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory,” she said.

“The Pope of Pop” has passed
Music producer Phil Ramone has died at age 79. He was well known in the music industry and could be seen as one of the most successful producers of his time. Over his career he received 14 Grammy awards and worked with artists like Paul McCartney, Barbara Streisand and Ray Charles.

Re-Rehab for Glee star

Cory Monteith, 30, who plays Finn on the Fox series Glee is reportedly back in Rehab. In the past he has spoken of dealing with substance abuse and a previous visit to a treatment facility at age 19. The majority of his fans seem positive and supportive for his decision to get help.

A little too Buckwild?
21-year-old Shain Gandee was found dead in Sissonville, West Virginia in a vehicle Monday morning with his uncle and a family friend. Gandee had previously been a castmember on MTV’s reality series Buckwild.