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CeeLo Green spent a little over a year out of the spotlight and hasn’t released new music in almost five (save his 2012 Christmas LP). The last year was controversial at best: Green was sentenced to three years probation following a no contest plea after authorities charged him with supplying ecstasy to a woman. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office brought that case to court after dropping sexual battery charges, citing insufficient evidence.

The last public report on Green’s probation came in May, and it was completely positive. Green, nee Thomas DeCarlo Calloway, complied with all conditions and a judge relieved the singer of having to attend any further court hearings. It seems the experiences of his past year have affected him, but not necessarily changed the former “Voice” coach.

“I’ve endured quite a bit, and I’ve experienced quite a bit,” Green told me as we chatted for a few minutes about his forthcoming album, Heart Blanche, due out November 13. “I’m at the time of my life where, I just felt like more mature music needs to co-exist. It’s definitely from the same signature soul perspective of CeeLo Green and even more introspective and reflective, but still enjoyable and entertaining.”
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I followed up by asking if he is reflecting on the past year in these songs; he confirmed that and elaborated.

“It’s a culmination of that (and) just a desire to kind of get back in and contribute again,” Green responded. “You just feel like you’re being idle.”

But while the “Forget You” artist probably wasn’t moving at the pace he had grown accustomed to, he was far from idle. Green recorded his new LP while fulfilling community service requirements with Volunteers of America, working with homeless veterans. And his therapist said that anytime Green was asked about his upcoming project, he exhibited a “genuine humbleness.”

The same could be said during our chat, which was the second time I have interviewed Green.

“You ever heard the term, ‘carte blanche’?” he asked after I inquired about the new album’s title. “It means, ‘one who has the ability to act as he wishes, behave, create.’ You know what I’m saying?

Heart Blanche; music being a matter of the heart.”

Patti Stanger is keeping busy these days.

The “Millionaire Matchmaker” sat down with “The Ralphie Show” and covered a ton of topics, from the state of reality TV to her new sake drink with singer Cee Lo Green.

The “hardest working man in showbiz” moniker is tossed around quite a bit these days, but Cee Lo Green is one who may actually be quite deserving of the title. His current mid-week stretch is one to marvel at.

“It was even later than the red-eye, because it was delayed due to whatever weather was going on here,” Green said of the flight he took in to New York Wednesday morning. “The Voice” coach performed live in Los Angeles with Kermit the Frog as a part of the TV show’s Tuesday night episode. Then, Green linked up with The Muppets and sang at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony in Manhattan. “Yeah man, I’m right out of here in the morning, going back to do ‘The Voice’ tomorrow.”

The “Forget You” singer, who squeezed in an exclusive studio visit to 95.5 PLJ’s “The Ralphie Show” after the tree lighting, doesn’t take his hectic schedule too seriously.

“Don’t give me too much credit man, I just don’t have a choice,” he said before letting out a laugh. “I’m doing what I love man, so it seems a lot less than work. I really enjoy what I’m doing.”

Green just released, Cee Lo’s Magic Moment, a holiday album that features covers of classics and collaborations with A-listers, from his fellow “Voice” coach Christina Aguilera to the aforementioned Muppets.

“Almost everyone grew up with the Muppets, and I’m just a big fan,” he said of the song, “All I Need Is Love.” “I’m really just gracious that they would just honor me with their presence and allow me to collaborate with them.”

Cee Lo also took on Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” He received Mariah’s blessing through her husband.

“Me and Nick (Cannon) have been friends for years,” Green said. He saw Carey, who also performed at Rockefeller Center, on Wednesday night.

Usher Raymond is another one of Green’s friends; the two grew up together in Atlanta. Raymond will replace Cee Lo next season on “The Voice.” At first, Green admitted he didn’t know how Usher would fare.

“It takes an awful lot of personality and quick wittiness at times, but he is very accomplished,” he said. “I know him very well and if I was to share the seat with anybody, it would be him.”

Green will be taking season four of the singing competition off to take part in a plethora of projects – from a Las Vegas residency and a solo album to an autobiography and a new Goodie Mob release.

“We’re well in to that,” Green updated on the Goodie Mob project. “Looking forward to releasing that at the top of the year.”

Apparently Green hasn’t forgotten about you Gnarls Barkley fans, either.

“I just talked to Danger Mouse recently, and we’re going to try to squeeze it in,” Cee Lo revealed. “Just knowing him and our chemistry, things kind of flow pretty quickly. So, I don’t really know what new page he’s on production-wise, but I’d be really, really excited to hear what he’s working on new, and I’ll dial right in.”

At this pace, Green would have to take two seasons off of “The Voice” to complete everything… thankfully, he clearly has no issues with running a full schedule.

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Is the grand prize from NBC’s “The Voice” better than “American Idol”? TMZ’s Gary Trock thinks so, especially after “Voice” winner Javier Colon told TMZ that he’ll be working with both his coach, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, and Cee Lo Green.

Catch Gary on TMZ TV, local listings here.

The Fine Bros. post videos of children, mostly 8-11 years old, reacting to various videos and events. Most are innocent and funny in nature. The latest segment is those children reacting to the news delivered by President Obama that Osama bin Laden was killed. It is quite interesting and telling, to say the least.

On a much lighter note, someone has too much time on their hands. Here’s a compilation of President Obama speeches edited together to sound like he’s reciting the lyrics to Rebecca Black’s “Friday.”

And finally, check out Cee Lo Green’s new take on his hit “F You” – rewritten for volunteer firefighters – this is “Thank You.”