It’ll cost you a whole lot to get Susan Boyle to sing a little ditty at your next party. The “Britain’s Got Talent” star is charging $203K for a 12-minute set—if you do the math, that comes out to about $16,000 per minute. This is the most preposterous thing I’ve heard in days, but corporate clients are actually booking her. Since the idea of someone actually spending $16K for 60 seconds of Susan Boyle makes me want to dry heave, I’ve compiled some items with $16,000 price tags that are actually worth the money and will last longer than a minute. (Plus, listening to your “Cats” soundtrack is totes free!) [News From All Angles] Keep reading »
The are two ways celebrities who need a little attention can guarantee publicity. Actually, scratch that, there are many ways celebs can get publicity, including sex tapes, pregnancy rumors, dramatic break-ups, and quickie marriages. But the two strategies that seem to be the most popular lately are the always-successful yo-yo dieting blitz, as perfected by Oprah, Jessica Simpson, Kirstie Alley, and Mariah Carey, and bad-mouthing another celeb on twitter or one’s personal blog. Keep reading »
She’s baaaaack! Susan Boyle returned to the “Britain’s Got Talent” stage on Sunday to perform in the semi-finals. She chose to sing “Memory,” from the musical Cats — so what do you think? Was Susan’s latest everything the hype made her out to be? Keep reading »
Susan Boyle hasn’t even won “Britain’s Got Talent,” yet she’s already sealed her place in pop-culture history with a tiny doll created in her likeness. Created by 46-year-old Debbie Ritter from Illinois, who says she’s watched Boyle’s YouTube video “literally one thousand times,” the dolls are made from clothes pegs, wire, and clay. Ritter painstakingly hand paints each four-inch doll and assembles miniature dowdy church-lady outfits for which Susan Boyle is so well known. Of making the dolls, Ritter says: “It’s a lot of work and each doll takes at least a couple of hours. It’s more of a hobby than a job for me but I sell them to collectors too.” The dolls sell for about $21 at Ritter’s Etsy shop. You could also buy a Paul Potts doll from Ritter for $22 and then make Susan and Paul make out. If you’re sick like that. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Susan Boyle gets a surprise delivery of Irn Bru, a carbonated soft drink. She was leaving her house when the Irn Bru truck was passing her home. The driver screeched to a stop to give Boyle a hug and a free bottle. [UK, 4/30/09] Keep reading »
Ever since the video of Susan Boyle singing “I’ve Dreamed A Dream” hopped onto the internet, the world has been talking about her awe-inspiring performance on “Britain’s Got Talent.” This 47-year-old, unmarried, frumpy cat-owner shocked the show’s judges, the studio audience, and YouTube viewers by looking like one thing and sounding like another.
Over the past week or so, people on both sides of the debate have spoken about whether they thought Susan should change her look, and bloggers monitored every little change in her appearance, down to the pruning of her eyebrows. Now, a New York Times article says that snap judgments, like the one we made based on Susan’s looks, are only natural. Keep reading »
Scottish songstress Susan Boyle needs a makeover, but L.A.-based Kick Ass Films doesn’t care. The company offered Boyle $1 million to lose her V-card on camera. [NY Daily News] — But this isn’t the first time a tabloid fave has been offered cash to get down and dirty. Keep reading »