News

Blake Shelton coached James Van Der Beek at karaoke

Blake Shelton coached James Van Der Beek at karaoke

COACH BLAKE:Blake Shelton played coach to James Van Der Beek. Photo: Associated Press

Country star Blake Shelton played coach for actor James Van Der Beek during a karaoke session at a CMT Awards after party last week.

The former “Dawson’s Creek” star served as a presenter at the Nashville, Tennessee prizegiving, and attended a star-studded post-show bash, which featured stars including CMT Award winners Shelton and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley.

Van Der Beek has told People magazine the tame party soon became a raucous night of karaoke, and Shelton even used his skills as a mentor on “The Voice” to help coach the actor as performed.

He reveals, “I was handing off a drink, a song came on that I’d never heard before and a microphone was handed to me. Then Blake Shelton was coaching me through it note by note and I was on a table!”

Van Der Beek even posted a video of Kelley singing Michael McDonald’s “What a Fool Believes” on Instagram, and adds that the “Need You Now” hitmaker showed off his rap skills by performing Montell Jordan’s 1995 track “This Is How We Do It” with ease.

He says, “He was amazing! When country stars karaoke, they don’t sing country. I’m always going to party with country stars from here on out. They’re the most fun!”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 2

rock2

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

in Local

Family, doctor say injured firefighter making slow progress

wildfireranch

The firefighter severely injured in a Washington wildfire flare-up that killed three of his comrades is making progress, but he's not out of danger yet.

in Local

Records show Washington school shooter planned killing

A student wearing a Marysville Pilchuck football jersey is comforted at a church Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, where students were taken to reunite with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

Newly released investigative records show the Washington state high school freshman who fatally shot four friends then himself planned the slayings

in Local

NTSB releases factual report on Seattle news chopper crash

The wreckage of a news helicopter sits on a city street after crashing Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. A news helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle on Tuesday, killing two people, critically injuring a person in a car on the ground and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning rush hour.

Federal investigators have released factual findings into last year's Seattle news helicopter crash

in Local Sports

Morrison’s 2-run homer in 8th helps Mariners over Astros 7-5

logan morrison from twitter

The game was tied 5-5 when Morrison hit the third pinch-hit homer of his career, sending a pitch from Pat Neshek (3-4) into the seats in right field.