When I first heard that Cee Lo Green had signed on to be a judge/mentor on NBC's singing competition "The Voice," I rejoiced. The man just seems MADE for reality television. But I was still surprised. After all, most celebrities, when they join a reality show, it's because they want to restart their flagging careers (see: Paula Abdul, Steven Tyler, J.Lo, Bret Michaels, Flavor Flav, Ozzy Osbourne, David Hasselhoff, countless "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Dancing With The Stars" alums...the list goes on). But Cee Lo's career is hotter than ever. So why would he join a show like this, right now?
And my other burning question was...just how is "The Voice" different from "American Idol," "The X Factor," "America's Got Talent," "CMT's Next Superstar," and all the other TV talent shows out there?
Thankfully, I had a chance to catch up with Cee Lo recently, when he was at Hollywood's Nightbird Studios recording a remake of his hit "F*** You" as "Thank You" for Duracell's "Power Those Who Protect Us" program in honor of our nation's firefighters. And there, Cee Lo gave me the scoop about his new reality TV endeavor and got me all excited for "The Voice's" April 26th premiere.