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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:00 pm

Stefani returning to 'Voice'

Associated Press

Gwen Stefani will be back on "The Voice" and joining current coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 12 of NBC’s musical competition series. It will begin in February. Carson Daly is also returning as host.

NBC made the announcement Tuesday, adding that current coach Miley Cyrus will return for the 13th season next fall, with additional coaches for that cycle to be named later.

"The Voice" is now airing its 11th season.

Stefani was a coach in seasons 7 and 9 and was an adviser for seasons 8 and 10.

Bush fired

NBC News on Monday fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.

Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape were reported Oct. 7. Once it became clear he wouldn’t be back, NBC and Bush’s representatives had been negotiating terms of his exit.

NBC made the announcement of his firing in a note from "Today" show top executive Noah Oppenheim to his staff. 

Bush, a 44-year-old father of three and nephew of former President George H.W. Bush, said that he was "deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead."

Couple split

Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer have separated after nine years of marriage.

Maguire’s representative has confirmed a People magazine report on the breakup.

The former couple tell People in a joint statement that the decision came "after much soul searching and consideration."

Maguire and Meyer say their "first priority remains raising our children together with enduring love, respect and friendship."

Maguire and Meyer have a 9-year-old daughter, Ruby, and a 7-year-old son, Otis.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Artist Peter Max is 79. Actor Michael Gambon is 76. Actor John Lithgow is 71. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 71. Singer Patrick Simmons is 68. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 56. TV host Ty Pennington is 52. Actor Jon Favreau is 50. "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker is 47. Comedian Chris Kattan is 46. Singer Pras Michel is 44. Actor Omar Gooding is 40. Singer Cyndi Thomson is 40. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 39. Actress Gillian Jacobs is 34. Singer Zac Barnett is 30. Actress Hunter King is 23.