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Sam Smith Talks Anti-Gay Bullying, Teen Crushes in 'Rolling Stone' Cover Story: VIDEO


Out crooner and Grammy nominee Sam Smith covers this month's Rolling Stone with the title "The Lonely Boy Inside The Big Voice" accompanying a brooding image of Smith clad in a black leather jacket. In the cover story, Rolling Stone talks with Smith about his public perception and also digs into his painful past.

On Smith's teenage crush on a straight boy:

As a young teen, Smith wrote a "really intense" love letter to a popular, artistic kid two years older than him. The student turned out to be straight, but he wrote a long, thoughtful letter back, saying he only saw Smith as a friend. "It makes me emotional, actually," Smith says, his eyes clouding up. "He looked out for me for the rest of school. He just made sure that if anyone took the piss out of me, he would stick up for me. He could have made it hell for me, you know?" 

On being bullied after coming coming out:

Smith maintains that his childhood was happy "80 percent of the time," but he details several painful experiences he had growing up. Once, as he was walking through his small hometown with his dad, someone drove by and yelled "faggot." "I was just embarrassed that my dad had to see that, because I could only imagine how you feel as a parent. You just want to kill them. I was always embarrassed for the people around me. It actually never deeply affected me, you know?" The worst incident happened after he moved out of his small hometown. Soon after arriving in London, he was attacked while walking around in makeup. "I got punched in my neck, just out of nowhere," Smith says. "It wasn't the easiest." 

Smith also shared the magazine cover on Instagram as well, noting, "As a kid I dreamed of being on the cover of Rolling Stone. I couldn't be happier x."

Watch a video of Smith talking with Rolling Stone and, interestingly enough, taking the famous music rag along with him for a trip to the dentist, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sam Smith Responds to Howard Stern Calling Him a Fat, Ugly, Gay One-Hit Wonder: VIDEO


Sam Smith took to Twitter over the weekend to respond to shock jock Howard Stern's backhanded compliment last week that the crooner was a "chubby and gay" one-hit wonder and an "ugly motherf--er."

Tweeted Smith:

He also retweeted a note of encouragment from actress Bonnie Hunt: 

For those keeping track, Smith has two songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week "I'm Not the Only One" and "Stay With Me". His debut album In the Lonely Hour has sold over 1.2 million copies and was the third best-selling album of 2014 behind Taylor Swift's 1989 and the Frozen soundtrack. 

[h/t Buzzfeed]

Howard Stern Thinks Sam Smith is a Fat, Ugly, Gay One-Hit Wonder: VIDEO


Counting down the top five songs in the country on his SiriusXM radio show this past week, Howard Stern served up some colorful commentary on crooner Sam Smith and his hit single "I'm Not the Only One".

Said the shock jock:

"He's an ugly motherf--ker...I like that he's chubby and gay. That's why I love him. He's one of those guys I feel like, he's really good but I feel like that will be his only hit song...that's how good he is. He's fat and gay and little girls worship him. That's when you know you have a good song and a good voice."


On Thursday, we reported Sam's split from boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel. 

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Sam Smith Announces Split from Boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel: VIDEO


Sam Smith has apparently split with his boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel.

Ziezel_smithSmith made the announcement, which was documented by Vine user Merna, during a concert last night in Toronto, before launching into his break-up track "Like I Can".

Zeizel and Smith met on the set of the music video for "Like I Can". The clip was released in December. Soon after, Smith revealed the two were dating, and documented the lovers' New Years Eve holiday in Australia on Instagram.

Said Smith before the song, "This song is very special for me today, as I’ve actually had to do a very similar thing with someone I’ve been seeing.”

Smith told reporters backstage after the show:

"Hopefully I will find someone soon and when I do I think it will be a bit more difficult to sing songs because I will want to sing happy songs. Right now when I’m on stage I feel like it is good for me, it is like therapy every night. The music comforts me.”

Smith later sulked on Instagram, writing: "Sometimes you just need to lay in bed with a glass of red wine and a football T shirt and listen to Joni Mitchell. It's been a sad day. Beautiful show, but sad day x"


Rihanna's Cover Of Madonna's 'Vogue' Surfaces: LISTEN

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Hints of Rihanna's return to the music scene are surfacing as the singer's cover of Madonna's classic Vogue surfaced this week reports OutAccording to U.K.'s Attitude, the cover is from 2008 and her vocal stylings sound reminiscent of her Good Girl Gone Bad days, which served as a guide track for a live performance. Rihanna's absence from the music scene and pop charts has fans and others anxious, and curious, about the release date of her next album, which many, including Rihanna, have dubbed #R8. The singer has dropped an album virtually every year since her debut album Music of the Sun in 2005, and her last album Unapologetic was released in 2012.

However, Rihanna's kept busy in the interim with her film career in a cameo role in 2014's Annie and one of the lead roles in DreamWorks' new animated film Home--set to debut on March 27, features on other artists songs including Shakira's Can't Remember to Forget You and world tours. Rumblings of a new album began in early 2014 after Rihanna left her label Def Jam to fully sign with Roc Nation and news of rising artist Kiesza writing new material for the artist. Rihanna posted a snippet of demo song Kiss it Better on her Instagram late last year and a rough demo of a song called World Peace leaked on the internet and was subsequently taken down. Crooner Sam Smith also let slip that Rihanna shared details with him about the new album stating that he's "excited," for it.

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 4.08.48 PMMeanwhile Rihanna's fans certainly haven't forgotten the singer. Notable fan Mina Gerges, a college student with 35,000 followers on Instagram, recreates famous photographs of female celebrities including Kim Kardashian's "Break the Internet" picture, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Rihanna and posts them on his Instagram.

In the meantime Gerges, and other Rihanna fans hungry for new music, can listen to the singer's cover of Vogue in full, AFTER THE JUMP... 


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Sam Smith's Boyfriend Catches The Crooner Singing Beyoncé's 'Drunk in Love' in the Shower: WATCH


In high spirits after his Sydney, Australia vacation with dancer boyfriend (and extra from "Like I Can" music video) Jonathan Zeizel, Sam Smith was caught this week singing in the shower to Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love".

A typical bath-time track for the crooner or a sign of something more between Smith and Zeizel?


Previously, "Sam Smith Does a Karaoke Cover of Beyoncé's Greatest Hits" [tlrd]


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