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Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' - AUDIO

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The upcoming Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics album features the Queen of Soul covering some truly great female music icons of the past and present - including Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Sinead O'Connor, the Supremes, Alicia Keys, Gloria Gaynor, Destiny's Child and others. 

One of the more contemporary additions to the "diva" pantheon is Adele, whose 2010 mega hit "Rolling in the Deep" is one of the featured songs on the album due October 21.

Listen to Franklin kill it on the track, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Adele Makes People Gay, Says 'Doctor' in UK Program About 'Ex-Gay' Quackery: VIDEO

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On a UK Channel 4 tabloid-style show being broadcast tonight, Dr. Christian Jessen visits some mostly U.S.-based quack therapists who offer harmful gay 'reparative therapy' to ask them to (the show's title) Cure Me, I'm Gay.

The Telegraph writes:

The names of the treatments are appalling enough: aversion therapy (offered on the NHS well into the Eighties); gay rehab; reparative therapy; deliverance. And if he understandably doesn’t try them all, his enquiries strike a neat balance between laughing at the absurdity of the theories and highlighting how dangerous they are when levelled at vulnerable people. As he points out, therapy is usually intended to build up self-esteem, rather than shatter it.

But Jessen is no journalist, and finds it hard to maintain an emotional distance as brainwashed teenagers inform him that homosexuality is caused by demons. There’s also a feeling that he lets his quarries off the hook: while unmasking arrant nonsense is easy enough, he doesn’t really challenge, or engage, with their arguments face to face.

SmidSeveral of the "doctors" he visits with may be familiar to Towleroad readers. One in particular, Dr. John Smid, ran the Love in Action ministry for gay 'reparative therapy' in Tennessee. Smid came out of the closet in 2011 and now says gays cannot change their sexuality, and has since retired.

So, who knows what approach Smid is taking to this program - if he's recommending his old nonsense for the fee that Channel 4 is paying him — because according to media reports he tells Jessen on the program that if he wants to cure his gayness he should stop listening to Adele:

Retired doctor John Smid from Texas offers rehab and orders him to strip his life of things that encourage him to be gay. He throws out Jessen’s Adele CD and tells him: “Adele is very popular within the gay community. You have to listen to Christian music.”

Smid also makes him bin his tight undies claiming they will “stir his sensuality” and make him want sex.

Looks like Richard Cohen also makes an appearance. Wonder if he'll do any pillow beating?

Watch a preview of the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Madonna and Adele to Collaborate: REPORT

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Madonna has turned to Adele for help putting together a "grown up" album of ballads, the Mail Online reports:

Queen of reinvention Madge has asked the 25-year-old songstress to help her, promising in return to write a song for Adele's next record.  'They have met in London and plan  a writing session to produce a track for each other's new albums,' says a source close to 55-year-old Madonna.


'Drag Race' Alum Mimi Imfurst Gets Raunchy With Adele Parody 'Someone To Screw': VIDEO

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Mimi Imfurst, the notoriously funny and controversial queen from RuPaul's Drag Race, has released a hilariously lewd parody of Adele's "Someone Like You." Titled "Someone to Screw," Mimi unleashes a tirade of pent up frustration with her past sexual partner, and wishes him nearly every sexual ill in the world. I would not want to get on this beauty's bad side...

Warning: Large quantities of work-unfriendly language.

Watch the black-and-white saga, AFTER THE JUMP...

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NEWS: Turner Field, Drug Sentences, The Deficit, Clinton 2016, Musicians, and Superheroes

 Road President Obama has announced the leader of its new independent committee that will be investigating potential ethics violations by the nation's surveillance programs. At the head of the committee is James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who has already previously misled Congress. Turnerfield

Road A Georgia man fell to his death last night at Atlanta's Turner Field during a match-up between the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Road US Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that he will work to cut mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses, stating that "too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long."

Road Current peace talks taking place between Israel and Palestine are facing potential problems as 26 long-term prisoners were moved by Israeli officials shortly before their release.

 Road North Dakota's U.S. attorney Timothy Purdon addressed a crowd of hundreds during a recent joint Pride Celebration hosted by Fargo and Moorhead, MN. During his impassioned speech, he told the state's LGBT citizens point-blank: "you have an ally". 

Road The U.S. Government announced yesterday that its budget deficit through July of next year will be 37.6 percent, and that the budget starting in September 2014 is on its way to having the smallest deficit in five years. 

Road Rihanna and Katy Perry recently reunited during a restaurant opening in NYC. No word yet as to whether there were any more "quasi-bi" antics this time around. 

Road Anthony Weiner, intentionally or not, teased a 2016 bid by Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, telling Buzzfeed that he "knows his wife's role" in the upcoming campaign. 

Road Adele is currently in talks to make a cameo appearance in Mathew Vaughn's upcoming film The Secret Service. If successful, she will be appearing in the film alongside David Beckham and Elton John. 

Road Those wishing to partake of fried food without the sting of racism can breathe a little easier

Road The Wanted released a new music video. Apparently, they also own the night. Who knew? Batman Wedding

Road Lady Gaga committed another possible fashion faux-pas in her quest to obtain even more "Applause". 

Road Meanwhile, Madonna was possibly channelling her uber-butch self a little too much during a recent paintball game. 

Road Breaking Bad continues with its ultra-violent final season.

Road Robert Downey, Jr continues to roll in it after new endorsement deals follow him after his successes with The Avengers and Iron Man 3

Road Torn between you love for your hubby and your love for Batman? Can't decide how to properly honor them both. Just do what these two guys did!


Rev The Dog Attempts A Duet With Adele: Video

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What can stir Rev the dog from this tranquil nap? None other than a song from Adele. Watch the black lab get nostalgic, all thanks to the singer's rendiiton of "Make You Feel My Love," AFTER THE JUMP...

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