Natalia brings you the latest news on Adele’s interview with Anderson Cooper, Kristen Bell’s interview on Ellen is auto tuned, Ladehawke’s latest music video and much more!
In her first televised interview since her throat surgery, Adele talks openly and honestly with Anderson Cooper in next Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes”
She of course addresses the public hysteria over her weight.
“I’ve never seen magazine covers and thought ‘I need to look like this’,” she said.
She also told Anderson details of her laser surgery last year, that forced her to cancel her entire US tour.
“They put a laser down your throat, cut off the polyp and kind of laser your hemorrhage back together and fix it,” she said, adding that she couldn’t utter anything for all of November and December.
Adele found an iPhone app that helped her communicate (and at times swear, which she admits she loves doing) with those around her. To prove she’s feeling much better and that she’s still got it, she sang Anderson a little a capella.
Watch Adele sing here:
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, we didn’t expect fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld to apologize over his nasty comment on Adele’s weight.
We spoke to soon, it seems. Karl touched base with New York Metro, where the initial interview had been printed, and said he’s Adele’s biggest admirer.
He saved face by saying:
“What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published.”
He went on to express how much he loves her music.
“I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.”
Do you believe this apology is sincere?
He may have built a career out of sewing dresses but now a days, Karl Lagerfeld needs to sew his mouth shut.
The old geezer landed in hot water after publicly picking on Adele for her weight. In an interview with Metro Newspaper, Karl Lagerfeld said the Grammy award-winning singer is “a little too fat.”
Look at this photo of Adele and tell me she’s NOT hot, I dare you.
His decision to speak his mind has gotten a lot of people pissed, including the president of the National Eating Disorder Association.
“It is inappropriate that he is commenting on her weight. It is inappropriate, tacky, and rude. Mr. Lagerfield is a body-snarker, he wins the body-snarking award for today,” said president Lynn Grefe.
Jennifer Berger, also agrees that Karl is nothing but a bully. Jennifer is the executive director of About-Face, an L.A. organization that helps girls resist harmful media messages that affect self-esteem and body image.
“Adele’s size is her own business. People can be healthy at all sizes,” she says.
Adele not only had a gorgeous voice but a gorgeous appearance. If Karl wants to continue living in La La Land where everyone is a size 0 and walks around in mini skirts then so be it. While he’s free to his own opinion, he needs to think about the message he’s sending to little girls if he continually rips someone apart for being “fat”. Amen!
We found another precious post on Buzzfeed today, this time about the corniest Adele jokes on the internet. The singer just announced she’ll be making her first performance since undergoing throat surgery late last year. She’s slated to perform at the Grammys airing next week.
Here are some of our favourite ones. You can head over to Buzzfeed to check out the full collection.
This is a montage of worldly proportions.
Luc Bergeron has compiled about every single cover of Adele’s hit song “Rolling in the Deep” in one big music video.
Since the original there have been over 300,000 covers of the song uploaded to YouTube. In this video, 71 versions are cut and pasted, including one from Aida of the X Factor, American Idol’s David Cook and Canadian producer Mike Thompkins.
What’s great about this song is that it’s not just a tune popular among the female demographic. Both guys and girls can appreciate and connect with the song that’s going to win a ton of Grammys for Adele next month.
Adele’s music might be in turmoil as she is back in love with a Zack Galifianakis stunt double. Well he’s not technically his stunt double, but they look quite similar.
The Sun reports her new man is Simon Konecki, a 36 year old gentleman who runs a charity called Drop4Drop.
The couple was spotted hanging out in Florida, and they seemed to be very much in love. And here’s hoping Simon is a funny guy. Adele once said, ”If they make me laugh, I’m in the bed.”
The 23-year-old Brit beat out Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in the American magazine’s prestigious Best Artist and No.1 Billboard 200 Album (with ’21′). She fought off the likes of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem and Katy Perry’s Firework to become top single with ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Although, it’s really a no-brainer.
Tye Corner, editor over at Billboard.com, said that “her success is really inspiring because it shows that there is still room in the music industry for an artist to make it with true, raw talent.
“It’s not necessarily always about the outrageous outfits or flashy videos, but an amazing voice coupled with the right song still has the ability to turn the ears of millions of people and keep them interested.”
Also Rolling Stone, the granddaddy of all music magazines, named ’21′ the Best Album of the Year and her soulful breakup scorcher made the Best Single of the Year also. It’s nice to see an honest and refreshing ballad recognized amongst the Gaga’s and the Perry’s of female pop.
Her smug graces the cover of Billboard’s latest issue and it includes an interview with the soulful singer. She answers the question that everybody wants to know, what she feels about finding love again:
“Not having someone to share all this with made me miserable at times, to be honest. I wanted nothing more than to be in love and be loved back. That was until I remembered I was sharing it with millions and millions and millions of people! I haven’t been ready to be in love again since summer 2009 … until now. And I hadn’t met anyone along the way who’s changed that.”
She also shared some details on her next album:
“I’m really looking forward to some time to do nothing. I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet. I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
Canada’s not only a leader in premium maple syrup and the most tender, crispiest back bacon, we’re masters of the Billboard music scene.
According to the Billboard Hot 200 Charts, four of the top five positions on the Billboard Chart are held by Canadians. Not too shabby for a country that repeatedly gets made fun of for “being too nice”. It’s a-boot time Americans paid more attention to our fine exports.
Michael Buble’s “Christmas” album reigns in the top spot. Justin Bieber’s “Under the Mistletoe” is in third place. Drake’s “Take Care” is holding steady at four while Nickelback rounds out the top 5 with “Here and Now”.
Ah, if it weren’t for Adele maybe we could have finally had all top 5 positions to a Canuck. She’s interrupting the Canadian flow by being in second place with “21″.
Such achievement has never been made by Canadians. Canadian broadcaster Alan Cross commented on this phenomenon, saying, “earlier this year I think there were three in the top ten, but never four in the top five. Canadians continue to punch above their weight.”
Let’s hope this Canadian momentum will last enough to take us in to the new year.
She may not be able to speak but damn, can Adele tweet!
The singer, who now has the highest ever selling album in England, promises to tweet more, according to Perez Hilton.
Adele has one of the greatest voices of the century, and it’s not just when she sings. Her bubbly British accent really makes my heart swoon. I already miss the sound of her voice but I’m glad that she’s going to be interacting with fans via Twitter more often now. She says if the clean water initiative she works for, Drop4Drop got 10, 000 followers.
The ginger diva recently posted a photo of herself posing next to a large Beyonce magazine cover. She wrote, “F*ck me that was quick!ThankU! I’m in bed,watchin Gladiator,eatin an apple. Heres a pic of me&Queen B last wk in NYC!X”
Adele looks like a knockout for someone that just underwent surgery. If she heels in time, she may be able to appear and performance at the 2012 Grammys in February.
An artist that goes by the name of Mashup-Germany has compiled a wonderful mashup of the most popular songs of 2011.
From Taio Cruz’s “Hangover” to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” to Rihanna’s “We Found Love” this DJ mixes the best with nothing but the best. It’s an incredible song to play at your next Christmas or New Year’s Eve party!
What are you waiting for? Polish off your dancing shoes and listen to this song over and over again.
The fun video was produced by PANOS T. Check it out below.
She may not be talking for a while, since she just got out of throat surgery, but you can relive an amazing Adele moment where she speaks out about Miley, Twilight and Gwyneth Paltrow.
I personally could listen to Adele sing or talk forever. Give me a 24 hour Adele channel, and I’m so there. I love hearing Adele speak her mind about pop culture. She’s one of the few artists that isn’t afraid to say if she hates something or someone. She’s certainly my number one celeb to interview.
Check out this rad interview with Adele as she stands up for Miley. “It’s not like it was her fault she was a Disney star. She was growing up, you know?”
And, when asked about the newest Twilight movie, she has a bone to pick with one vampire in particular.
“People here [in England] think he’s American. It’s like ‘no, no no, he belongs to us, thanks!” she says of Robert Pattinson.
The guy interviewing her asked if she reads GOOP (Gwyneth Paltrow’s pretentious online lifestyle magazine). Adele said no, adding “it sounds like 2 girls 1 cup!”
Check out the hilarious interview below. Pardon the subtitles!
The nominees were announced last night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. It was a great way to wrap up a stellar year in music. The nominations were followed by a spectacular concert featuring Lady Gaga and Usher.
The awards don’t get handed out until February 12 but if you want to start picking your winners now, here’s a look at the popular nods (those with an * are the one’s I except to see up at the podium):
Record of the Year:
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele *
“Holocene” – Bon Iver
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Firework” – Katy Perry
Album of the Year:
“21″ – Adele *
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – Bruno Mars
Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver *
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body and Soul” - Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” - The Black Keys
“Paradise” – Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People *
“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” - deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” – Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” – David Guetta and Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” – Robyn *
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
“Save The World” - Swedish House Mafia
Best Rock Album
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul” – Jeff Beck
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Come Around Sundown” – Kings of Leon
“The Whole Love” – Wilco *
“I’m With You” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Best Rap Album
“Watch the Throne” – Kanye West and Jay-Z *
“Tha Carter IV” - Lil Wayne
“Lasers” – Lupe Fiasco
“Pink Friday” – Nicki Minaj
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West
Kanye West leads with seven nominations and Adele comes in second place with six. I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins them all! For a look at all the nominees, go to the official Grammy website.
She’s back! Well, she’s not singing again exactly, but it’s great to hear Adele is getting better.
The chart-topping singer has returned to her blog on Monday to announce to her fans that she is on a road to recovery. The singer wrote:
“Sorry I haven’t written for a while. Thank you for all your positive thoughts and get well wishes. I’m doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all. The operation was a success and I’m just chilling out now until I get the all clear from my doctors. Thank you to everyone who voted for the awards I’ve won recently as well. Hugely appreciated. I best get back to practicing my mime show now. Take care, miss you all – Always adele xx.”
Adele underwent surgery back in the beginning of November on a polyp in her throat.
This is the 23-year-old’s first blog post since October 4, when she apologized profusely to her fans, explaining how her problems with her voice began last year. “I will be back and I’m gonna smash the ball out the park once I’m touring again. I apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do,” she wrote.
Adele, we have no doubt that you will blow out of the park with your new music next year.
We wish her a quick and full recovery!
After canceling her U.S. tour in October because of hemorrhaging due to a benign polyp in her vocal chord, proving the throat cancer rumors untrue, Adele has had laser surgery on Monday to stop the bleeding. The singer is expected to make a full recovery.
From her singles, “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You,” alone, it is easy to see what a talented gift this British singer-songwriter has. We hope that Adele is back on her feet in no time, making her third record which is sure to be filled with her heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies.
Adele isn’t the only singer that will be put on vocal rest due to a polyp.
It was announced at the beginning of November that country singer Keith Urban is also set to undergo throat surgery later this month due to a polyp on his vocal chords. Following his surgery, Urban says that he will be forced to postpone or cancel any of his appearances which require him to sing more than one song, and will be rescheduled in 2012.
Singer John Mayer also underwent surgery in October, due to a granuloma just above his vocal chord, and will be on vocal rest for the rest of he month.
“I should be frustrated but I can’t seem to stop thinking about beautiful things… I never thought I’d be wishing I could do what I love again,” Mayer posted on his blog the day of his surgery. “The only difference between now and when I was 18 is that now I have this beautiful, meaningful record waiting for me when I can sing it.”
We can’t wait to see all three back on the music scene very soon!
Apparently Kelly Clarkson attended the Chris Brown school of affection. Let’s be clear, there’s nothing funny about domestic violence and Ms. Clarkson was probably joking but I digress.
While she over-seas doing press Kelly Clarkson was asked about Adele. Bewildered by her overwhelming success and incredible talents, the American Idol created quite the stir today on the Internet. During an interview with the Guardian Kelly allegedly stated the following:
“I want to punch Adele in the face!” …. “She is just too good.”
Her sentiments were meant to be a compliment but didn’t exactly drive home a flattering message. This is the type of rational stalkers use to justify wanting to keep a celebrity locked in their closet indefinitely. Let’s hope “Miss Independent” doesn’t become “Miss Prohibited To Come Within 100 Meters.”
Awesome singer Adele has revealed her perfect man.
“I like tall, dark guys. Sometimes I like guys with a bit of meat on them as well. So tall, dark and a little bit chubby,” she laughed to Look magazine.
She also admitted in the interview that she’s bad at flirting.
“I’m so bad at it,” she laughed. “I try to be really funny. I try to make them laugh. You know the best way to a man’s heart is food and laughter.”
The “Guinness Book of World Records” 2012 edition has some notable accomplishments for some notable singers.
Justin Bieber: The singer’s “Baby” was dubbed the Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online, thanks to 463,820,304 views as of February 16, 2011.
Lady Gaga: Most Followers on Twitter with 11,259,372 as of June 29 (she’s currently at 13,469,754).
Adele: She has the most consecutive weeks with the #1 album in the U.K.. Also the first female to land two singles and two albums in the U.K. top five simultaneously.
The Black Eyed Peas: The Biggest Selling Download in the U.K. is “I Gotta Feeling,” the first-ever track to go over 1 million downloads in England.
J.K. Rowling: The “Harry Potter” author is lauded for being the First Billionaire Author thanks to sales of more than 400 million copies of the books worldwide.
“Glee”: The hit show scored the Most Hit Singles in a Calendar Year with 48 making it into the U.K. top 75 in 2011, breaking their previous hit of 45 hits in 2010.
Rihanna: First Female to have U.K. #1 singles in five consecutive years (2007-2011), from “Rude Boy” to her most recent, “Only Girl (In the World).” Only Elvis and the Beatles have had more U.K. #1 singles in consecutive years.
Willow Smith: The Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist, thanks to “Whip My Hair” hitting the top 20 when she was only 10 years old.
Lil Wayne: Most U.S. Hot 100 Hits by a Rap Artist with 64 between 1999 and 2010.
U2: Highest Grossing Music Tour for the 360 outing, which by April 2011 had raked in more than $539 million for 110 shows between July 2009 and July 2011.
“I puke quite a lot before going on stage,” said the 23-year-old Grammy winner. “Though never actually on stage.” While some might consider the pre-show jitters troublesome, she took it as good sign – explaining, “But then, I s**t myself before everything … The bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show!”
And in regards to her weight issues?
“I’ve seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down,” she said. “And I don’t want that in my life … I have insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”
In case you missed the MTV VMAs last night, below are the list of the winners via EW:
Video of the Year: Katy Perry, “Firework”
Best Female Video: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Best New Artist: Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
Best Male Video: Justin Bieber, “U Smile”
Best Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
Best Video With A Message: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Best Choreography: Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
Best Visual Effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
Best Art Direction: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Editing: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Cinematography: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep