A special investigations unit has been sleuthing since the release of Adele’s album 21. After their tireless effort, the scumbag that inspired the heartbreaking album is busted. Of course, we love the album, but not that he broke her heart.
The guys name is apparently Alex Sturrock, a celebrity photographer and possibly an ex-boyfriend. His website features tons of portraits of a young Adele.
A source told a British tabloid (how much do we believe them anyway?) that the two met when he photographed her. She hired him as the official photographer on her tour and things got more serious. Apparently they didn’t want to label their relationship (red flag) so things ended after a year in 2009.
This mysterious source told Heat:
“They met through mutual friends while Alex was working for Viceand hit it off straight away. He shot her a few times and that was just it. They spent all their time together – and when they weren’t together they would ring each other constantly…He went with her to the States in January and they shared hotel rooms and he was on her tour bus, all the time photographing her…Adele relied on him a lot, he was her best mate as well as her boyfriend and he was very protective ofher. He’d say no one knew her like he did.”
While I’m curious who would inspire such a heartbreaking but inspiring album, doesn’t he deserve a little privacy? Many relationships end badly but most don’t end up in a hit album.
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This is crazy timing! Hardly a week after Whitney Houston’s death, Adele is set to break her record on the Billboard 200 chart. Houston previously spent 20 weeks at top spot with the soundtrack for The Bodyguard from 1992-1993. Now, Adele’s Grammy-winning album 21 has reached 20 weeks at top spot and is expected to break the record next week, after all the sales for her album are counted.
Both of Adele’s albums went up in sales after her success at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. The album 21 had a 95% gain in sales from the previous week.
Well luckily Demi was with an older dude (presumably he’s 21) who help them score the booze.
However, wasn’t Demi recently in rehab? Well yes – however TMZ reports her people say it wasn’t for drug or alcohol abuse.
Happy Birthday Demi!
Soulja Boy owes $26,805 in back taxes. He was also alleged to have owed the State of Mississippi $3,571 in back taxes, but settled that bill last month, reports RadarOnline.com.
However, even though he can’t pay his tax bill, he still threw a $300,000 birthday party for his friends in Miami.
Dude, stop lying about planes and start paying your bills.
It was released only four months ago, selling 2.5 million copies in the U.S., and 9 million globally.
Pretty amazing accomplishment, considering a couple of years ago Adele was basically unknown.
Apparently, being a terrible boyfriend and causing your girlfriend to take out her emotions in the form of phenomenal song lyrics means he deserves royalties to the album when it makes it big. Or at least, Adele’s ex-boyfriend seems to think so!
It’s no secret that her latest album, 21, is laden with hints to her past relationship. However, according to Perez Hilton, the British singer’s ex-boyfriend is now saying that he was the man behind the hurt from her debut album, 19, and therefore feels that he deserves a cut of her royalties to the tracks for being their inspiration. Really?
“For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it,” Adele said according to The Sun. “Finally, I said ‘Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.’ He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a prick. I’ll give him the credit – he made me an adult, and put me on the road that I’m travelling.”
Looks like you did the right thing in calling the relationship quits, Adele! This one seems like a real winner. But as much as we want to hate him, we have to admit that it is thanks to him we have so many amazing songs from this British artist. Is it enough for him to deserve money for it? We think not – at all! You put her through so much, let the girl have the recognition she deserves!
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer bears all in the inside article, “defining romantic relationship, her childhood and reveals that she doesn’t worry much about her fluctuating weight,” according to Rolling Stone.
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like,” Adele revealed to Rolling Stone contributing editor Touré. “I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even If I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my tits and ass out for no one.” However, Adele has no issue with other singers revealing too much. “I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum,” she says. “I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”
As for her album, 21, Adele explains that it was her ex-boyfriend who inspired the track-listing. “He was artistic, but not romantic. We’d just bicker over a cup of tea or the fact that my lighter wasn’t working…He made me an adult and put me on the road that I’m traveling on,” she says.
However, the indestructible singer does have one fear: stage fright. “I’m scared of audiences,” Adele explains. “One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”
The British singer even touched on a sore topic; her father. “I never knew my dad,” she says, commenting on her father recently talking to British tabloids. “He has no fuckin’ right to talk about me.” Her father did reveal later on that he regretted his actions, but we still feel for her – Adele, we love you despite all the drama in your life! And sometimes it takes just that to produce such an amazing and heartfelt album.
Adele’s Rolling Stone issue will be available at newsstands and the Rolling Stone digital archive on April 15.
British singer Adele took the #1 spot next week on the Billboard 200 chart, reports MTV News.
The soul singer’s album 21 has sold over 352,000 copies in the first weeks, surpassing Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never – The Remixes, which dropped to #2 as sales trailed off to 102,000.
Adele’s 2008 debut 19 continues to march its way back up the charts as well, jumping 34 spots to #16 on sales of 18,000.
I’m glad an actually talented artist is dominating the charts for once, as opposed to the pop sensations that usually dominate the sales. I personally got the chance to see Adele on the Canada AM soundstage last week, and she was phenomenal. She has a presence, a style, and a voice that could blow off the roof of any building. And she’s only 22!
I think the success of Adele lies in her widespread appeal. Her music could appeal to a younger generation, with songs like Rolling In The Deep that have a current, modern feel, but her voice alone could appeal to an older audience, as they can find nostalgia and comfort in her old-timesy feel. I know my parents love her voice, and my friends love her album, so really, who can not like Adele?
But in all honesty, the reason I’m really happy over this news is that she bumped Justin Bieber from the top spot. I think it’s about time for him to give up the #1 spot, or even his career. Actually, Jbiebz, you can just stop making music now. I think we’ll all be fine with Adele taking your place. Am I right?
Quite simply, 21 is a better movie than you’d expect.
We’ve all seen the set-up before: A university (MIT) student (Ben Campbell, played by Across the Universe’s Jim Sturgess) has big dreams (admission into Harvard Medical), but lacks the financial means ($300,000 tuition) to pay for them. So to preserve our society’s
delusional democratic belief that we live in a meritocracy, he’s given a chance to earn the money – in this case by counting cards, which, as his math professor (Kevin Spacey) repeatedly tells him, is NOT illegal – ethically questionable, yes, but so are casinos.
The film begins with Ben being caught by a card-counting guard, Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne), so you know where this is going.
Oh, and the girl of his dreams (Jill Taylor, played by Kate Bosworth) also happens to be on the team. His mom is single. He has a pair of best friends (Josh Gad and Sam Golzari) and a science project he quickly abandons. And of course this is all based on a true story. Of course!
It’s funny how easily Hollywood shoehorns real life into crassly manipulative patterns. For instance in real life Jeff Ma, the inspiration for Ben, was Asian, as was Mike Aponte (who inspired the requisite moody character, Fisher, played by Jacob Pitts), while the film’s two Asians (Aaron Yoo and Liza Lapira) are paper-thin caricatures who exist more as plot devices than anything (Ma himself has a cameo as a blackjack dealer).
Also, in real life Ma’s family was wealthy enough to pay for his tuition. So no pleading with an official to give him a scholarship, no scrimping to save $300,000 for medical school, no lying to his mother when she tried to give him a quarter of the money he needed, no genuine consequences (other than less money) if he lost.
Mickey Rosa, Spacey’s character, is a composite of two men: Johnny Chang and J.P. Massar, neither of whom threatened Ma with the academic equivalent of breaking his legs if he broke the rules.
And yet, 21 plays into its conventions well. The film is undeniably entertaining; the card counting sequences are well done and create an atmosphere of suspense, and while there’s one too many -
Ben: That’s it, I’m out of this!
Mickey: You can earn more money.
Ben: Fine, I’m back in!
(paraphrased obviously) – the characters are about as believable as they need to be. While I don’t respect 21′s decision to turn three real-life Asians into white people (there’s a Facebook group calling to boycott the film), there are worse movies to see at the multiplex.