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Susan Boyle Makes Triumphant Return to BGT After Stroke

Singer reveals she fought to regain her speech, ability to sing

(Newser) - Susan Boyle returned to the Britain's Got Talent stage Sunday, 14 years after she wowed judge Simon Cowell and a whole lot of others with her rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream." On the reality competition's 16th season finale, she performed the song again, this time...

Susan Boyle, 53, Lands First Boyfriend

Though relationship in 'very early days'

(Newser) - Fame came years ago for Susan Boyle. Love took a little longer to arrive. In an interview with the Sun picked up by the Daily Mail , the singer reveals that she has her first boyfriend. Though "I don't want to say any more about who he is right...

Susan Boyle: I Have Asperger's

Singer told she suffered brain damage, but 'my IQ was above average'

(Newser) - After a lifetime of being told she suffered brain damage, reclusive Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle finally sought out a specialist and came away with an entirely different diagnosis: Asperger's syndrome. "It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid," she tells the Observer . "I...

Susan Boyle Musical to Open in 2012

'I Dreamed a Dream' chronicles singer's rise to fame

(Newser) - Producers say the spectacular rise to fame of singer Susan Boyle is being turned into a stage musical that will tour Britain, the US, and Australia. But if you're hoping to see the internet sensation herself, you're out of luck: Scottish actress Elaine C. Smith has been cast...

Eminem Snags 10 Grammy Noms

Lady Gaga also does well—but where's Song of the Year nod?

(Newser) - Eminem raked in the Grammy nominations last night, leading the ranks with 10 nods including Album of the Year, Best Rap Album, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. Next up were Bruno Mars with seven, and Lady Gaga , Lady Antebellum , and Jay-Z with six each. Of...

Susan Boyle Rules US and UK Charts—Again

Only the Beatles and Monkees have done it in a year

(Newser) - Susan Boyle has the No. 1 album on both the US and UK charts for the second time in one year. It's a sales metric achieved only twice before—by the Beatles in 1969 and the Monkees in 1967—making Boyle the first woman to pull it off. The...

Britney Will Guest-Star on Glee

Episode will showcase pop star's songs

(Newser) - An upcoming episode of Glee devoted to the musical stylings of Britney Spears will have a very, very special guest star, Us reports : Britney Spears. "Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode," show creator Ryan Murphy said today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show....

Susan Boyle to Appear on Glee

 Susan Boyle to 
 Appear on Glee 
as will the music of...

Susan Boyle to Appear on Glee

And Paul McCartney's music will be used

(Newser) - Susan Boyle’s star continues to does that of a certain celeb-attracting TV show: The Britain’s Got Talent phenom will likely appear on the new season of Glee. She’s expected to play a lunch lady at the school in a Christmas-themed episode, which should tie in...

10 Celebs Who Got Naughty at Sporting Events

Yep, that's Marisa Miller getting pantsed

(Newser) - After Lady Gaga’s stripping, middle-finger-flipping spectacle at a recent Mets game, The Frisky decided to take a look at nine other celebrities who have behaved badly at sporting events:
  1. Tom Arnold: pantsed model Marisa Miller at a pre-Super Bowl celebrity tag football game
  2. Larry King: makes the list for

Boyle's Now a Prisoner of Her Own Fame
Boyle's Now
a Prisoner of
Her Own Fame

Boyle's Now a Prisoner of Her Own Fame

Singer can't fade into obscurity like author Harper Lee

(Newser) - It's been exactly 1 year since Susan Boyle's star-making turn on Britain's Got Talent , and the singer is now crazy famous—but she doesn't seem to be enjoying it much. Friends say Boyle's suffered a breakdown and doesn't enjoy her celebrity, writes Ben Macintyre for the Times of London . She...

Singing Granny Goes Viral

Susan Boyle Who?

Singing Granny Goes Viral

Britain's Got Talent finds another diamond in the rough: Janey Culter

(Newser) - In an almost eerie rerun of the Susan Boyle incident, Britain's Got Talent has found yet another unlikely star: angel-voiced 81-year-old Janey Cutler. The video of Cutler's "spine-tingling" performance of Edith Piaf's "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" has racked up 407,000 views on YouTube, and, according to...

Susan Boyle Lands Deal for Autobiography

'The Woman I Was Born to Be' will be out in the fall

(Newser) - Susan Boyle is out to conquer a new medium. The Scottish singer is working on an autobiography to be published in the fall, reports the BBC . The Woman I Was Born to Be will chronicle her unlikely rise to fame after she appeared on Britain's Got Talent, with the main...

This Kid Sings Like Whitney Houston
 This Kid Sings 
 Like Whitney Houston 
in case you missed it

This Kid Sings Like Whitney Houston

Lin Yu Chun is the latest viral video star

(Newser) - This Chinese boy could be the next Susan Boyle. Gawker points to a video that is quickly making the rounds on the Internet, showing reality show contestant Lin Yu Chun—“an overweight teenager with an awkward haircut,” writes Maureen O'Connor. Surprisingly enough, he does a dead-on Whitney Houston...

Susan Boyle, Pebbles Separate

 Susan Boyle, 
celebrity breakups

Susan Boyle, Pebbles Separate

She just doesn't have time for her once beloved cat

(Newser) - There was a time when Susan Boyle was lonely, and her cat Pebbles was her only comfort—but now the Britain's Got Talent phenom has had a taste of success, and the once inseparable pair has split. They just don't have as much in common now that Boyle, who has...

Susan Boyle 'Shocked' by Home Invader

Scottish singer unharmed; police nab man for questioning

(Newser) - Singer Susan Boyle is “unharmed” but still “shocked” after a late-night run-in with a mysterious man who had infiltrated her home. The Scottish chanteuse and reality star was coming home around 10pm after recording a Haiti charity single. “Susan returned home with a friend and found an...

Simon Cowell to Produce Single for Haiti

Gordon Brown asks the 'Idol' judge to work on charity project

(Newser) - Simon Cowell says he will produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti. No word yet on which British stars will perform, but Susan Boyle is a possibility. Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Cowell to put together the single, which will be exempt...

Susan Boyle 'Has Not Seen a Penny': Bro
 Susan Boyle 
 'Has Not Seen 
 a Penny': Bro 

Susan Boyle 'Has Not Seen a Penny': Bro

But she's planning to buy a $1M home when royalties roll in

(Newser) - Despite her 4 weeks at the top of the charts and her massive popularity, Susan Boyle is still living on a $285 weekly allowance, her brother says. “At present she has not seen a penny of her fortune,” Gerry Boyle tells Irish Central . No word on when she'll...

Boyle's Album on Track to Be Year's Top Seller
 Boyle's Album 
 on Track to Be 
 Year's Top Seller 

watch out, taylor swift

Boyle's Album on Track to Be Year's Top Seller

No. 1 seller for 4th week may just beat out Tayor Swift

(Newser) - Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream was the top-selling album in the country for the fourth week in a row last week, and its total of 2.4 million copies makes it the second-best-selling album of the year. The leader is Taylor Swift’s Fearless—and Fearless has had...

Good or Bad, the Aughts Were Real
 Good or Bad, the 
 Aughts Were Real 

Good or Bad, the Aughts Were Real

Terrible events of last decade encouraged a healthy skepticism

(Newser) - The aughts were quite a shock after the “remarkable air of unreality” that perfumed the end of the last century—but we may have actually learned something, Alan Murray writes. “Unlike the Hollywood-scripted decade that preceded it, this one turned out to be more like the reality-television shows...

Boyle's I Dreamed Great for Fans, But...
 Boyle's I Dreamed 
 Great for Fans, But... 
music REVIEW

Boyle's I Dreamed Great for Fans, But...

Her voice is serviceable, some gripe, but why are we listening?

(Newser) - Critics agree that for what it is, Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream ain't half bad. Fans will love it, and the rest of the world may respond with the same odd mixture of feelings that accompanied her television debut. Some takes:
  • "Boyle's record is no joke," Linnie

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