Gwen Stefani splits from longtime manager

Los Angeles: No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has parted ways with her manager of 16 years. The 44-year-old singer had been signed to Jim Guerinot`s Rebel Waltz Management firm since 1998, but she recently decided to end their professional relationship, reportedly.

She has yet to officially hire a replacement, but has been aligning herself with media mogul Irving Azoff, who has been playing a big role in convincing Stefani to temporarily replace his pregnant client Christina Aguilera as a judge and mentor on the next season of US reality show `The Voice`.

Stefani had reportedly been mulling a deal to join the panel of another new talent show, `Rising Star`, before Azoff suggested she take on `The Voice`.

A deal has yet to be announced, but she is expected to join Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton when the new line-up for season seven is unveiled in the coming weeks. The show is due to begin filming in June.