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Shakira, Usher In Talks To Join 'The Voice' And More Casting News

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Usher and Shakira are in talks to join
Usher and Shakira are in talks to join "The Voice."

Could two of the biggest names in the music world be on their way to "The Voice"?

According to THR, Shakira and Usher are reportedly nearing deals to be the next "Voice" coaches.

Current coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green could sit out the planned fourth cycle bowing in winter 2013. Producers of the series have said the coaches can come and go as their musical careers dictate.

In other casting news...

Laura Prepon will star in "Orange Is The New Black." The "That 70s Show" actress has been cast in the new Netflix series as Alex, Piper's (Taylor Schilling) ex-girlfriend. [Netflix]

Adina Porter is guesting on "Grey's Anatomy."
The "True Blood" actress will appear as Dr. Ramsey, one of the doctors that survived the plane crash at the end of Season 8. [TV Guide]

Tatiana Maslany has landed a role on "Orphan Black."
Maslany will play Sarah, an orphan with a mysterious past on the BBC America series. [BBC America]

Sean Kanan is on his way back to "General Hospital."
Kanan is reprising his role as A.J. Quartermaine on the ABC soap, with details of his appearance being kept under wraps. [TV Guide]

Natalie Morales is "90210"-bound.
The "Parks And Recreation" vet has booked a recurring role on the CW series as Ashley, a professional, independent woman who has more to her than it initially seems. [TVLine]

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