Sinead O'Connor

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Sinead O'Connor Has New Name, New Religion

She declares conversion to Islam

(Newser) - Another major life change for Sinead O'Connor: The Irish singer, who legally changed her name to Magda Davitt last year, now has another new name—and a new religion. "This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim," she tweeted last week. "... More »

Sinead Made the Song Famous. Now, Prince's Studio Version

Previously unseen 1984 video of Prince performing 'Nothing Compares 2 U' is making the rounds

(Newser) - Prince died two years ago Saturday, and a bittersweet memento of the beloved rock star has now emerged. CNN reports on a newly released video of previously unseen footage, shot in 1984 in a warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minn., showing Prince's original studio version of "Nothing Compares 2... More »

'Sinead O'Connor Is Gone,' Singer Says

She talks mom, mental illness with Dr. Phil

(Newser) - "I'm fed up of being defined as the crazy person," says Sinead O'Connor. A month after speaking of suicidal thoughts in a Facebook video , O'Connor opens up about mental illness and her troubling childhood in an interview with Dr. Phil, set to air on his... More »

Annie Lennox Joins Those Concerned About Sinead

Troubled Irish singer posted a video last week showing her in distressed state at NJ motel

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor has had her fair share of troubles over the years, and now she's back in the spotlight after a Facebook video showing her in a more recent state of distress. The 50-year-old singer put up the video Thursday, explaining she suffers from "three mental illnesses"... More »

Sinead O'Connor Apologizes for Arsenio Hall Accusations

He's dropping his $5M lawsuit

(Newser) - Arsenio Hall has dropped a $5 million defamation lawsuit accusing Sinead O'Connor of "recklessly spreading malicious, vile lies" following an apology from the singer. In now-deleted Facebook posts made weeks after Prince's death last year, O'Connor accused Hall of supplying the star with hard drugs over... More »

Sinead O'Connor Goes Missing on Bike Ride

Police in Wilmette, just north of Chicago, issue alert for "missing suicidal" singer

(Newser) - In what isn't the first instance of the media reporting on potentially suicidal behavior on the part of Sinead O'Connor, TMZ reports that the singer has been termed "missing suicidal" by police after she failed to return from an afternoon bike ride in a suburb north of... More »

Sinead O'Connor Sued Over 'Vile' Prince Accusation

She claims Arsenio Hall supplied singer's drugs

(Newser) - The death of Prince has opened up an ugly feud between Sinead O'Connor and Arsenio Hall that is now in the courts. In a Facebook post Monday, the Irish singer accused Hall—"AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch"—of supplying Prince with hard drugs over... More »

Sinead O'Connor Leaves Suicidal Facebook Note

She's found safe after claiming she overdosed

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor disturbed her followers with a Facebook post Sunday in which she said she'd taken an overdose of drugs while staying at a hotel "somewhere in Ireland" under a fake name. The singer posted on Saturday that she was "desperately in need of a job... More »

Sinead O'Connor Really, Really Hates This Cover

And expresses that in a profanity-laced rant

(Newser) - Not content with one celebrity nemesis , Sinead O'Connor is lashing out at Kim Kardashian, who, along with no small amount of cleavage, appears on the July cover of Rolling Stone . "What is this c*** doing on the cover of Rolling Stone," O'Connor complained on Facebook yesterday,... More »

13 Big Celebrity Feuds

Let's just say these stars don't get along

(Newser) - Admit it: Celebrity feuds are kinda fun. Radar rounds up 26 of the juiciest. A sampling:
  • Chelsea Handler is friends with Jennifer Aniston and thus no fan of Angelina Jolie, although she once insisted, "It has nothing to do with Jennifer." She just thinks Jolie "seems like
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Weird Miley-Sinead Feud May Never End

Singers go back and forth on Twitter, Facebook

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus obviously couldn't let it go when Sinead O'Connor called her out in an open letter , so everyone's favorite twerker responded on Twitter yesterday, AFP reports. She started by comparing O'Connor to famously troubled Amanda Bynes, tweeting , "Before Amanda Bynes.... There was...." along... More »

Miley: I Was Going to Go Topless at VMAs

Thank goodness MTV put a stop to that

(Newser) - A new Miley Cyrus documentary debuted on MTV last night, and in it, Cyrus and Britney Spears had this disturbing conversation about the VMAs, which reveals we all dodged a bullet:
  • Britney: "You're not going to be topless onstage, are you?"
  • Miley: "I tried but I don'
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20 Iconic Songs That Are Actually Covers

Cyndi Lauper didn't come up with the idea that girls just want to have fun

(Newser) - Next time you find yourself belting along to Cyndi Lauper singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" or Joan Jett singing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," know this: Cyndi and Joan didn't originate those songs, they just made them famous. Huffington Post rounds up 20 hit... More »

Sinead, Hubby Split ... Again

Marriage is off for the second time, O'Connor says on website

(Newser) - Just when you thought Sinead O'Connor's life really couldn't get any worse, the Huffington Post reveals that she has split from her husband ... again. To recap: 18 days after marrying drug counselor Barry Herridge in Las Vegas, she revealed the marriage was over . Days after that, she... More »

Suicidal Sinead Tweets Plea for Help

She tried to kill herself twice recently, she tells newspaper

(Newser) - It's been a rough couple of weeks for Sinead O'Connor, culminating in a desperate series of tweets yesterday. "does any1 know a psychiatrist in dublin or wicklow who could urgently see me today please? im really un-well... and in danger," she tweeted. She tells the Sun... More »

Sinead's Marriage Back On

She explains turn of events in rambling tweets

(Newser) - And just as suddenly as it ended, it's back on: Sinead O'Connor "had a mad love making affair with her own husband last night," she announced on Twitter , and the marriage is back on. O'Connor, who had initially announced she was splitting with Barry Herridge... More »

Sinead Explains What Went Wrong

Frantic wedding night drug hunt could have had something to do with split...

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor married on Dec. 8 and announced the end of said marriage to the world 18 days later —so what the heck happened? Well, things may not have gotten off to a great start when she spent their wedding night on a desperate hunt for cannabis, especially... More »

18 Days Later, Sinead's 3rd Marriage Over

'U love someone? Set them free,' she writes

(Newser) - Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse than Kim Kardashian and her 72-day marriage , along comes Sinead O'Connor to beat that—by 54 days. Yes, O’Connor’s marriage to Barry Herridge is over just 18 days after it began, the singer revealed yesterday on her... More »

Sinead O'Connor Tweets About Suicide, Cops Arrive

But she reassures fans in blog not to worry

(Newser) - Police turned up at Sinead O'Connor's door to check on her after the irreverent Irish singer tweeted a succession of disturbing thoughts about suicide. "I'm so tired. 24 years of being treated like a crazy person. I want to go to heaven SO bad. Have... More »

Stop Picking On Sinead O'Connor

She's older and heavier; so what?

(Newser) - Catch those new photos of Sinead O'Connor performing in Ireland? (See the video in the gallery at left for a sample.) She is, gasp, no longer the slim, bald 20-something who captivated fans, and the Internet has not been kind in pointing this out. Lay off, write Mimi... More »

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