When 20-year-old leukemia patient Ben received a surprise visit from Taylor Swift at Boston Children’s hospital last month, he’d been in the process of learning to play Adele’s “Someone Like You” on the piano. A nurse had brought a keyboard to the hospital to help him pass some time while recovering from a bone marrow transplant, and he’d been writing down the notes of the song on blank staff paper as he learned it. When Taylor dropped by, she asked him to play a song for her. What followed was a magical moment that made Ben feel, according to the Huffington Post, “like the luckiest person in the world for days afterward.” In case that wasn’t amazing enough in itself, Ben also got a hug from Taylor when the camera stopped rolling. His cancer is currently in full remission! [Huffington Post]
Adele has reportedly backed away from a $20 million contract with L’Oreal that she has been negotiating since March. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, sources had said the singer needed “a lot of persuasion to get her to agree” but “it looks like she’s close to landing a deal.”
Only … not. The company is apparently extremely surprised Adele backed out. Anyone who has read interviews in which she has warned about being a “sell out” and becoming “tainted” is perhaps not so surprised.
But what would it have meant for Adele, one of the most famous and beloved plus-size women, to have fronted a major beauty brand? Keep reading »
How would it sound if Celine Dion sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? What if she sang it and then passed the song off to Adele, who then passed it off to Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera and Shakira? Singer Christina Bianco has a show called “Diva Impressions,” and during a recent performance she sang the classic Bonnie Tyler hit as 19 different famous singers. Her Zooey Deschanel is so spot on. The whole thing is pitch perfect. [YouTube]
Grammy-winning singer Adele has understandably chosen to keep her baby boy pretty well concealed. This is actually one of the first times we’ve gotten a glimpse of the eight-month-old. Though she hasn’t yet confirmed the little goober’s name, several sources have said that Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki named him Angelo. Adele was even spotted wearing a necklace bearing the name. Whatever they call him, it’s clear Adele and Simon have one adorable baby boy on their hands! [Huffington Post] [Photo: Splash News]
Adele is pretty loyal to her signature glamorous, ’60s-inspired beauty look — the chanteuse is rarely spotted without voluminous hair, flawless skin, a serious cat eye, and a bright red or nude lip. A more pared-down “natural” look is not one we’re accustomed to seeing on her… But now that we’ve seen it, we can’t imagine why she doesn’t wear it more often! The milkmaid-style braids are a massive departure from her trademark beehive, but she wears them well. Perhaps being a new mom has Adele interested in a more low-maintenance look, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that she’s in New York right now, where the current temperature is one million degrees. Regardless, so pretty! (I would also add that this is total summer hair inspiration, but those braids are complicated, goddamnit!)