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Adele Has Great Reason for Saying No to Super Bowl

'I mean, come on, that show is not about music'

(Newser) - Those tabloid rumors that Super Bowl LI viewers would get a "hello" from Adele at halftime appear to have been unfounded. That according to the singer herself, who on Saturday told concertgoers at LA's Staples Center that she's not doing the Super Bowl. Her explanation as reported... More »

Courtroom Crooner Channels Adele at Sentencing

Michigan man is apparently very sorry

(Newser) - A convicted felon may be rolling in the deep (trouble), but that didn't stop him from breaking out into song during his recent sentencing hearing, the Ann Arbor News reports. Singer Adele was the apparent inspiration behind the courtroom crooning of 21-year-old Brian Earl Taylor, who appeared March 10... More »

11 Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Folks

Brie Larson says she used the experience for 'Room'

(Newser) - Fame doesn't necessarily guarantee ideal familial relations. Ranker rounds up celebrities who are estranged from their parents. A sampling:
  1. Brie Larson: The Room star says her own childhood inspired her performance. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she ceased contact with her dad when she was 16.
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How Adele Really Felt About Grammys Performance

There were tears, she tells Ellen DeGeneres

(Newser) - Adele seemed like she handled her Grammy performance troubles pretty well, tweeting afterward that "s--- happens" and noting that she was "treating myself to an in n out" as a result, "so maybe it was worth it." But in a clip from Thursday's Ellen DeGeneres ... More »

The 3 Most Eyebrow-Raising Grammy Moments

Including Taylor's shot at Kanye and Adele's performance

(Newser) - Now that the show is over , three story lines out of the Grammys seem to be generating the most buzz:
  • Taylor's dig: In her acceptance speech for album of the year, Taylor Swift addressed "all the young women out there" to say, "There are going to be
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Azealia Banks, Kid Rock, Adele All Talk Trump

One of the above actually supports him

(Newser) - Three celebrities have weighed in on the 2016 presidential candidates ... well, mostly Donald Trump:
  • Azealia Banks went on quite a rant Sunday night on Twitter , and though the rapper started off by saying she'd be voting Trump, the whole thing ended up being satire, Salon reports. Sample tweets : "
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Adele Just Broke a Big Sales Record

That was previously held by a boy band

(Newser) - Not shocking: Adele's 25 is selling like mad since it was released Friday. Somewhat shocking: The record it just broke was previously held by ... *NSYNC. As Billboard reports, 25 had sold at least 2,433,000 copies as of Monday, meaning that in just over three days of sales,... More »

SNL Silences Your Family Crazies at Thanksgiving

With Adele. Now give thanks and quietly eat some turkey

(Newser) - Adele unveiled a new album on Friday , then dropped a powerhouse performance on Saturday Night Live, and just for kicks can apparently stop your resident crazy relatives in their Thanksgiving-ruining tracks, reports the Washington Post . The British singer was the musical guest on Saturday's show, but she made a... More »

This Is Adele Impersonating Adele

Singer pulls prank with help from BBC

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered what Adele would sound like if she were impersonating an Adele impersonator, the answer is now clear: She'd sound like Adele. That weirdness is courtesy of a stunt she pulled with the BBC—the video is here —in which she donned a fake... More »

Adele's New Album Won't Be on Spotify, Pandora

But it's expected to sell 'N Sync numbers in its first week

(Newser) - Adele's 25, her first album in nearly five years, will soon be blasting from every commercial, shopping mall, and cellphone from here to Timbuktu. But there's one place you won't be hearing it: streaming online. The New York Times reports 25 will not be available on Spotify,... More »

NYT Goofs Adele Lyric, Issues Colorful Correction

"Hello from the outsiiiiiide"

(Newser) - The New York Times likes Adele's "Hello" ( who doesn't? ), but apparently it doesn't actually have the song memorized. "By midsong, she is also at her best. Even when she is singing at her most powerful—'Hello from the outsiiiiiide, I must have... More »

Billboard Names Greatest Album of All Time

Sorry, Julie Andrews

(Newser) - Attention, everyone: We can finally stop arguing about The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones, Wu-Tang Clan vs. A Tribe Called Quest, GWAR vs. Michael Bolton. That's because Billboard has finally named the objective, indisputable greatest album of all time: Adele's 21. To reach that conclusion, Billboard awarded points... More »

13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls

(Newser) - Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:
  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear
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Adele: Working With Blur Frontman Was a Mistake

She responds to Damon Albarn's comments

(Newser) - It may seem like everyone in the universe adores Adele , but it was revealed in September that at least one person, Damon Albarn, apparently does not. The Blur frontman and Gorillaz founder said in an interview with the Sun (reported here ) that he had collaborated with Adele on her... More »

Adele's Comeback Song Breaks Download Record

'Hello' sells 1.1M digital copies

(Newser) - Adele's "Hello" has become the first song to sell one million tracks in a week. Nielsen Music said Monday that Adele's comeback track sold 1.11 million digital songs, setting a new record. Flo Rida's "Right Round" previously had the record for most downloads in... More »

5 Reactions to Adele's New Song

Needless to say, everyone loves 'Hello'

(Newser) - Adele is out with her first new song in three years, and the Internet is decidedly happy about it. Five reactions to "Hello," the first single from Adele's 25, which will be released Nov. 20:
  • "The song [is] a heart-wrenching ballad about a woman who's
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Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names

Meet Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

(Newser) - In honor of Middle Name Appreciation Day on Tuesday, People ran down 10 celebrities with odd middle names:
  • Tina Fey: Stamatina. Her full name is actually Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, and she got "Tina" from her middle name.
  • Elton John: Hercules. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but renamed himself,
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7 Stars Who Ditched Twitter

Some of them only briefly, of course...

(Newser) - Celebrities have a very love-hate relationship with Twitter, evidenced by these stars rounded up by Perez Hilton . All of them have quit the social networking site—at least for a while. A sampling:
  • Miley Cyrus quit Twitter in 2009, at the urging of her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. She's back
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4 Stars Who Lived in Haunted Houses

Are you really surprised Nicolas Cage is one of them?

(Newser) - It's officially Halloween season, at least according to the candy aisle in your local supermarket, so to get in the spirit, the Stir offers up this list of seven celebrities who've lived in haunted houses. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the full list... More »

44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list . More »

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