Star Scoop: Aguilera Has The Voice, Beyonce x Pharrell, Meet Amal... Clooney

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Christina Aguilera is back! After taking time off from The Voice for newborn duties, she’ll be re-joining Pharrell WilliamsAdam Levine, and Blake Shelton for season eight. Gwen Stefani is currently holding down the fort... but her departure just means more No Doubt on the way. [E! Online]

While everyone else is freaking out over Beyoncé’s new bangs, Mrs. Carter is reportedly working on a new record with Williams and The Dream called “Donk.” Let me hear you say Heeey, Mrs. Carter. Bey and Pharrell worked on two tracks for her self-titled LP, and was spotted backstage at his Paris show with hubby Jay Z. Could that have made some magic in the City of Light? [The YBF]

Mrs. Amal Clooney—it has a ring to it, no? George Clooney’s wife has officially changed her last name from Alamuddin to that of her better half. We’re just waiting on baby news. [ELLE UK]

Apparently, people like zombies. So much so that The Walking Dead’s fifth season debuted with record ratings: 17.3 million viewers to be exact. [Vulture]

Speaking of lucky number five, American Horror Story will be around for another year. It’s fourth installment, Freak Show, set a record as the most-watched series debut in FX history with 10 million fans tuning in. The impressive stat was more than enough to convince execs to give the show a fifth season, which will bow in October 2015. And, Ryan Murphy says that if you’ve paid attention to the first two episodes of Freak Show, you’ll get an idea on what the new plot will entail. [Entertainment Weekly]

That’s not to say the ratings were won for everyoneBill Hader’s presumably golden return to Saturday Night Live was pretty bleak. It surprisingly tied with Charlize Theron’s May 2014 stint as the series’ lowest-rated show to date. [A.V. Club]