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Adele reportedly turns down seven-figure book deal

Posted by Rachel Raczka April 18, 2013 09:22 AM

"Rumor Has It" that 24-year-old Grammy winner Adele has turned down a seven-figure deal to pen her biography. The "Rolling in the Deep" songstress reportedly declined the publishing offer because she felt she's still too young to write a memoir. According to UK news source, The Mirror, several publishing houses, including Harper Collins, approached the new mom but she's shied away from signing onto a project.

Could age be the only thing holding Adele back?

Huffington Post points to Adele's "severe stage fright" and "struggles with her voice and health" as reasons for the "Skyfall" singer's reluctance to share her private life with the media and fans.

What do you think of Adele's rumored book deal? Do you think she should write a biography in the future? Sound off here.

More headlines:
-- Photos: Jennifer Aniston shows off cupping marks on red carpet (E! Online)
-- Hugh Jackman thanks fans for support after gym attack (Just Jared)
-- How Suri Cruise got her name -- and why it never became trendy (omg! from Yahoo!)

Bieber tweets beef with Black Keys drummer

Posted by Rachel Raczka February 12, 2013 11:32 AM

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Justin Bieber was left out of last weekend's Grammys festivities, but he managed to keep his presence up, hosting "Saturday Night Live" and a shirtless livestream slated for the same time as the award show. However, Patrick Carney, one-half of The Black Keys who took home the awards for Best Rock Performance and Rock Song, showed little love for the Biebs.

TMZ caught Carney on camera outside Hollywood's Chateau Marmont and asked the drummer if he thought of Beiber's Grammy "snub."

"I don't know. He's rich, right?" Carney replied, between signing autographs. "Grammys are for like ... music, not for money and he's making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess."

Bieber's response to the comment?

Ouch.

Carney took to Twitter for a response of his own:

What do you think of Bieber's alleged "snub"? What do you think of the Twitter responses? Comment here.

More headlines:
-- Taylor Lautner celebrates 21st birthday with Kristen Stewart (US Magazine)
--Vivienne Jolie-Pitt's salary revealed: Angelina Jolie's daughter earns $3,000 a week for 'Maleficent' (E!)
-- Selena Gomez hits Grammys after-party with Justin Bieber's friend Alfredo Flores (Huffington Post)

On our radar: Katherine Jackson speaks out, director apologizes for Kristen Stewart affair

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 26, 2012 11:06 AM








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In the latest turn in the ongoing Jackson family drama, Katherine Jackson has returned home to her grandchildren from an extended stay in Arizona. Jackson also appeared on ABC News alongside her children Janet, Jermaine, and Rebbie, explaining the nature of her trip, and saying that she is upset that her guardianship of Michael's children has been suspended. A judge appointed the children's cousin TJ as temporary guardian on July 25 amid reports that Katherine has been unable to perform her duties as guardian due to ‘‘intentional acts of third parties,’’ according to The Associated Press.


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Beyonce co-signs 'Snuggie' version of her 'Countdown' video

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 19, 2012 02:48 PM

An enterprising Snuggie enthusiast's highly produced tribute to Beyonce has scored tons of fans online - including the Queen B herself.

A YouTube fan who goes by kkpalmer1000 uploaded a homemade version of Beyonce's "Countdown" video that has gone viral due to, well, a ton of reasons, specifically the fairly faithful recreation of the video's elaborate choreography and pop-art style editing. One of the main differences though is that the superfan swaps 'Yonce's slinky leotards for a color-shifting Snuggie.

After fans went nuts over the video online, Beyonce shared the clip on her website in a post titled "Brilliant," along with the message, "I Think he did this video better than I did :)."

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And a side-by-side comparison ...

And let us know what you think.


Kids no more: New Kids on the Block members show off 'staches

Posted by Rachel Raczka July 19, 2012 02:05 PM

Dorchester's own Donnie Wahlberg tweeted a picture of himself with fellow members of New Kids on the Block sporting some rather lush upper lip facial hair. The tweet was a follow-up to an earlier picture of the fivesome's stubble growth spurts that proclaimed: "Stache solidarity!!!!" in late May.

What are your thoughts on the 'staches? Should them keep them or shave away? Vote below!


'17-20-23': a lip-sync video that took six years to create

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe July 12, 2012 11:08 AM

Boston-based student Alex Dainis recorded herself lip-syncing to the Aaron Carter's "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" when she was 17. Then she did it again at 20. Aaand at 23. Now, six years later, she mashed-up the footage from her teen to twentysomething years to create an epic "trio" of lip-syncing Alexes. Her well-planned, forward-thinking moments of silliness have scored the attention of media outlets like BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post. Dainis also writes in the video description that she plans to do this every three years.

Check it out and let us know what you think.


Adele is pregnant

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe June 29, 2012 01:35 PM

She's already got a shelf full of awards, but even more congratulations are in order for Adele: The British songstress is pregnant.

The Grammy-winning singer, who has scored boatloads of acclaim with her chart-topping album "21," has announced that she is expecting a child with her boyfriend, entrepreneur Simon Konecki.

Although "21" resonated with fans because of its collection of heart-wrenching breakup songs, Adele appears to have found a fulfilling relationship with Konecki. The superstar revealed the news on June 29 on her website:

Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx

Share your well-wishes for the couple in the comments.

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On our radar: Britney Spears in Rhode Island, Kesha's lip tattoo, Rihanna dodges fire

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe June 28, 2012 10:41 AM

Britney Spears was spotted in Rhode Island recently for "X-Factor" auditions. The superstar singer turned heads in a form-fitting crimson dress, sky high heels, and blonde wavy locks.

Check out Chris Rock, Shaquille O'Neal, and more stars out about in the greater Boston area.

Kesha got some brand new ink in a seemingly painful part of her body. The "Tik Tok" singer tweeted a picture of her new tattoo, which says "Suck It," inked into the inside of her lower lip.

Rihanna dodged danger across the pond earlier this week after evacuating a London hotel that had caught fire. Fortunately, the star, who was in city after a Sunday performance, is doing fine.

Bobby Brown marries Alicia Etheredge

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe June 19, 2012 11:46 AM

Bobby Brown is off the market.

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The New Edition frontman and ex-husband of Whitney Houston married his fiancee and manager Alicia Etheredge on June 18 in Hawaii, according to People.

In attendance were Brown's kids Landon, La'Princia, Bobby Jr, and Cassius, Brown and Etheredge's 3-year-old son together. In a picture posted to Bobby Jr.'s Instagram account, Brown and his toddler son are both rocking Adidas kicks, possibly as an homage to his Boston roots.

Bobbi Kristina, Brown's daughter with Houston, reportedly skipped the nuptials, and may have been filming her new reality show instead.

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Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge watched as their son, Cassius Brown, talked on the microphone during a visit to "Sway in the Morning" on Eminem's Shade 45 Channel in the SiriusXM Studio May 29 in New York City.

About Pop Radar

Boston.com's entertainment staff brings you the latest celebrity news and pop culture updates, along with discussions on the day's hot topics. And you're invited to weigh in. Let's dish.

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Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.

Kristi Palma is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.

Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.

Emily Wright is an Arts & Entertainment producer at Boston.com.

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