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Adele Dressed Up As George Michael For Her Birthday: PHOTO

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British song-bird Adele today shared a snap from her birthday celebrations where she got to dress up as her hero, who is apparently none other than fellow pop icon George Michael. Adele posted the picture of herself on Twitter with the caption, "Thank you for the birthday wishes I had a wonderful time! I was my hero x #gottahavefaith."

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Sam Smith, Coldplay, Adele, Others to Re-Record 'Do They Know It's Christmas' for Ebola Relief

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Bob Geldof is getting the Band Aid back together again. In a press conference on Monday, Geldof and Midge Ure announced that the iconic (and some say annoying) charity hit "Do They Know It's Christmas" will be re-recorded to raise funds to fight ebola, with new artists like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, and Adele joining megabands like Coldplay and U2 (who were on the original 1984 recording). The lyrics of the song will be slightly adjusted to reflect the situation of ebola rather than famine, which was their original cause celeb. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 5.35.03 PMGeldof said that the new group, named Band Aid 30 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the first recording, was inspired not by nostalgia but by the United Nations. "Three weeks ago I got a call from the UN saying they required a 20% increase across the board [in funding to fight ebola]," said Geldof, known as much for being a humanitarian and a musician. "They are very concerned about the situation in west Africa.”

Geldof will gather all the artists in a London studio this weekend with an online release next Monday. This marks the fourth time the song will be recorded to help a humanitarian cause, the last effort being in 2004 with a hip hop-oriented cover to raise money for war torn Darfur. Geldof also mentioned that he had contacted Quincy Jones to see about enlisting American artists to help. Can a "We Are The World"-redux be next?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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