Last week, we reported on rumors that Blake Shelton is quitting The Voice because of Gwen Stefani.
Some “insiders” claimed that the reason for both stars quitting the show is that Gwen is pregnant with Blake’s baby, and she reasons that if she has to leave her spinning coach’s chair behind, so should Blake.
That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense (With a new baby on the way, wouldn’t Gwen want someone to continue earning?), and other sources close to the show claimed have offered a more likely explanation:
They claimed that Gwen is refusing to work with Miley Cyrus, who’s reportedly set to return to the show next season.
Apparently, there’s no specific reason for the bad blood between Gwen and Miley.
They’ve never worked on the show together before, but insiders say that after hearing about the feud between Miley and Adam Levine, Gwen believes she simply wouldn’t get along with Cyrus.
Producers reportedly fear a “domino effect,” and are afraid that Gwen’s decision will prompt other coaches to quit the hit NBC series – and might even mean the end of The Voice.
“Producers would love nothing more than for both Gwen and Miley to be on the show at the same time because there would be so much drama, but Gwen simply does not want any part of it,” a source close to production tells Radar Online.
“They would even throw [Gwen] a considerable amount of money, but between her and Blake [Shelton], money really doesn’t matter.”
Yes, we imagine “a considerable amount of money” is involved in every season of the show.
Equally unsurprising is the fact that Gwen isn’t exactly struggling financially these days.
Sources say Stefani is completely inflexible on the Miley issue and has basically issued an ultimatum to NBC execs: It’s me or Ms. Wrecking Ball.
“Gwen just does not want to be any part of the show when Miley returns,” says one tipster.
Hey, we don’t blame her.
Gwen Stefani has NO TOLERANCE for spunky blondes with unique senses of style who were initially dismissed as flash-in-the-pan pop stars but wound up being taken semi-seriously as artists.
No tolerance at all, sir! Good day to you.