Monday, June 27, 2011
[NEWS] BLAKE SHELTON ON CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S PAY WAGE: 'HELL, I'D PAY HER MORE'
If there's one person who agrees that Christina Aguilera should be making the most money on The Voice, it's her co-mentor Blake Shelton! "I read all the stuff," Blake tells Life & Style. "Like Christina is making more money than Adam [Levine]... Well, no s--t -- she's Christina Aguilera! Hell, I'd pay her more, too, you know what I mean?" Adam, 32, is reportedly receiving $75,000 per episode while Christina, 30, is raking in $225,000.
Despite reported rivalries between all of the show's mentors over their pay differences, Christina and Adam, who usually bicker on screen, hugged it out in a very public PDA during Wednesday's results show. Midway through the show, the Maroon 5 front man received news that his duet with Christina, "Moves Like Jagger," had just hit No. 1 on iTunes. Proving there was no love lost between the two, Adam made a beeline to his co-mentor and embraced her, then grabbed a microphone, an eyewitness tells Life & Style. "I just want to announce that our single has gone No. 1," beamed an exuberant Adam to the studio audience.
While Blake, 35, insists everything is pretty harmonious backstage, there are some tense moments. "Hell yes, we bitch at each other backstage, there's no question," he tells Life & Style. "When you work with people and are close to them, of course there will be times that you ask, 'What the hell, why did you say that?' But at the end of the day, there's not any of them I wouldn't consider a friend. I consider everyone on the show a friend."
Tune in for the live results show and season finale on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.