Blake Shelton is giving a big old country shout-out to those down-home westerns. The Voice coach and country music legend is set to take on the role of Wyatt Earp in an Adam Sandler movie, reported the Wrap.
Sandler’s Ridiculous 6 will be a Happy Madison production that constitutes his first movie under the auspices of his Netflix deal. Starring along with Shelton are Nick Nolte, Whitney Cummings, Danny Trejo, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Jon Lovitz, and other performers whom Sandler hopes will be ridiculously entertaining as an ensemble.
In addition, Shelton recently appeared on Saturday Night Live with both some good-old-boy fun and some rookie moves, reported CMT News. While it was a “neigh” for his bigger-than-life hay bale in the background, it was a “yay” for Blake’s opening monologue.
“I’m kind of like the Justin Bieber of country music — just a trouble-makin’ cutie,” declared Shelton.
What’s particularly significant about Blake’s appearance on Saturday Night Live is its history-making aspect. Shelton is the first country western singer to host SNL since Taylor Swift, according to the Washington Post.
Shelton’s rise to Taylor-Swift-style fame began when he landed his role as coach for The Voice. Viewers were charmed by his “bromance” with Adam Levine and no-holds-barred attitude, turning him into a TV star as well as a musical legend.
And Blake also is a rising star on Twitter, where he is candid about his fondness for alcohol. Many of his tweets are explicit about his booze habit.
“Spending the day writing and rehearsing for @nbcsnl… Drunk.”
“Just spent 2 days filming The Voice season 8… Drunk..”
It also helps his public persona that he’s married to another country music legend, Miranda Lambert. As the Inquisitr reported, Blake has confessed that Lambert plays the role of stage mom, and he sometimes humiliates her with his TMI tendencies.
She was particularly concerned that she could not filter his impromptu performance on SNL.
“She’s like a stage mom and she won’t be here to go, ‘Oh, I really don’t think you should do that,'” said Blake, prior to his appearance.
However, in an interview with Marie Claire, Miranda opened up about her use of alcohol and pills.
“I’m not afraid of a pill,” she commented.
“I have to take them in the mornings because I drink a lot. Advil helps. So does a Bloody Mary.”
When she was questioned as to the quantity of alcohol that equates to “a lot,” Lambert was equally candid.
“You know when you have to check those boxes when you go to the doctor? Do you drink every day? Never? Socially? I’m always like, Hmm, the truth or not the truth?”
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