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Adele offers to be 'surrogate'


Adele offered to be a "surrogate" mother to a gay couple who got engaged at her concert in Copenhagen on Tuesday (05.03.16).

The 28-year-old singer invited the two guys to join her on stage after spotting they were wearing quirky Tiger glasses at the Forum in the capital city of Denmark.

Much to her surprise, Swedish fan Andre Soderberg decided to drop to one knee and pop the question with a plastic ring to his partner Simon Carlsson who excitedly said "yes".

A delighted Adele congratulated the happy couple and then offered to help them start a family.

In front of the sold-out crowd of 10,000 fans, she said: "Should I be your surrogate if you have children? I'd love to have a baby with someone Swedish."

Discussing his impromptu proposal on stage, Andre told Danish TV station TV2: "It came as a big surprise that we were up on stage. I made the decision on the spur of the moment - I felt the love! Everyone cheered, it was crazy. I have never heard so much noise!

"I felt like a rock star, and I might think I'm deaf now. But it was the best concert ever."

Andre also praised Adele for being such a "beautiful" person and for giving him the opportunity to make an unforgettable marriage proposal.

He added: "She's wonderful and beautiful and has a great soul. She is incredibly fun and a lovely person."

Andre and Simon are now planning their nuptials and both want to tie the know by the end of the year.

He shared: "We both love winter, so that's a possibility."

This is not the first proposal to take place on the 'Hello' hitmaker's 'Adele Live 2016' tour.

Back in March, a couple got betrothed in the crowd at one of her concerts at The O2 in London.

After seeing what had happened, Adele - who has three-year-old son Angelo with her partner Simon Konecki - invited Natalie King and her partner of 12 years Johnny Biggle on stage to congratulate them.

She said: "That was the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed at one of my shows. Are you gonna set a date? Wait, save up

"That was amazing, people started cheering, then they started kissing, then she started crying, it was lovely. Oh my goodness!"





JT's new single out Friday


Justin Timberlake is set to release his new single 'Can't Stop The Feeling' on Friday (05.06.16).

The 'Sexy Back' hitmaker has revealed to his 54 million Twitter followers he has been secretly working on new music and will drop his first fresh musical offering in three years in two days' time.

He tweeted: "CantStopTheFeeling 2 more days (sic)"

The 35-year-old pop star impressively kept the news of his fresh track tightly under wraps, until now, and managed to avoid any leaks of the song online.

However, Justin's record company have been distributing the track to radio stations ahead of its release on Friday and their presenters have been getting in touch with the star to share their praise and excitement over the incredible "hooks".

KISS FM's 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest' wrote on Twitter: "I just heard the new @jtimberlake song!!! OMG! SMASH!!! (sic)"

While Justin retweeted a message from radio host Michael Bennett, who wrote: "This @jtimberlake is one of the best records I've heard this year. Can't wait to play it for u on Fri on @965ampradio #CantStopTheFeeling (sic)"

And music producer Scott Venner declared: "HOOK AFTER HOOK AFTER HOOK (sic)"

Justin recently teased fans that he was spending time in the studio with long-time collaborators Timbaland and Pharrell Williams as well as country group Little Big Town.

And although the former NSYNC star - who has 13-month-old son Silas with his wife, actress Jessica Biel - released the song 'Drink You Away' in November, it was taken from his 2013 album, 'The 20/20 Experience', which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

In 2014, the 'Cry Me A River' singer released 'Not a Bad Thing' from the album, which reached Billboard's top 10, and appeared on Michael Jackson's second posthumous record 'Xscape' that same year.



Oasis film is 'biblical'


Liam Gallagher has proclaimed the upcoming Oasis documentary is "biblical".

The 'Some Might Say' band's former frontman has watched a first edit of the film - which has been made by the team behind Amy Winehouse doc 'Amy' - and admits he couldn't be happier with it.

Taking to his Twitter account, he posted: "Just seen the 1st cut of the OASIS film BIBLICAL what ever happened to my ROCKNROLL LG x (sic)"

Liam, 43, has given numerous interviews for the film as has his older brother Noel Gallagher and other band members and people who were integral to the Manchester group's incredible rise to become the biggest band in the world just a couple of years after the release of their debut album 'Definitely Maybe' in 1994 - the fastest-selling debut LP in British music history

The film has been made by James Gay-Rees of production company On The Corner, executive director Asif Kapadia and director Mat Whitecross.

The movie focuses on the band's formation in 1991 and journey to their historic concerts at Knebworth Park in 1996 at which they played to 250,000 people following the runaway success of their second LP '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?', which went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.

At the time, 2.6 million people applied for tickets for the concerts, and the band could have played 20 sold out nights at the venue.

Noel, 48, previously revealed there was lots of footage collected from Oasis' tours which couldn't be used because of the hellraising antics captured.

The guitarist said: "We have all this footage from behind the scenes leading up to the gigs, most of which can't be used as there's just monstrous drug taking."



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Lovato takes on Twitter trolls


Demi Lovato has blasted Twitter trolls and told the cyber bullies to log off and do something positive with their lives.

The 'Stone Cold' singer has had enough of the abuse she receives on the social media platform and has called on her Internet aggressors to take a hard long look at their behavior.

Demi will no longer apologize for her honest posts on Twitter or defend herself against faceless critics and revealed the site is a good outlet for her bipolar symptoms.

And the 23-year-old brunette - who was diagnosed with depression in 2011 - urged anyone who doesn't like her activity on the website to press the unfollow button.

In a series of angry tweets, she wrote: "Sometimes there's more to the story ... Sometimes there's more s**t going on than you see. "Maybe you DON'T know every aspect of my life so maybe you shouldn't assume you know ... Maybe I'm tired of sharing my story with the world ... Maybe my midnight rants are a part of my bipolar disorder. Can't change being crazy ... But you can press unfollow. Maybe I rant online because people assume they know things and their entitlement to know makes me feel obligated to defend myself (sic)"

Calling on her trolls to properly examine their awful actions, Demi urged them to consider what their loved ones would think about them if they confessed they spent their free time abusing famous people.

The pop star - who is in a long-term relationship with Wilmer Valderrama - added: "Imagine the love of ur life/biggest crush finding out u spend time on the internet commenting negative shit about celebrities ... Embarrassed?

"Imagine your grandparents finding out you spend your free time being an internet troll to celebrities you don't even know

"Or imagine telling your future children how you spent more time cyber bullying strangers than you did building a better future for them ... I'd rather annoy people with my honesty and loud opinions than stay silent and be fake as f**k. (sic)"



Upton's 'exceptional ring'


Kate Upton's fiancé wanted to create a "one-of-a-kind" engagement ring that resembled their "exceptional" love.

The 23-year-old beauty's baseball player beau Justin Verlander - who she has been dating for over three years - popped the question over four weeks ago but spent many months leading up to the engagement designing the diamond sparkler with the talented designer Anita Ko.

Speaking to E! News, the jeweler said: "Justin and I collaborated on creating the most perfect one-of-a-kind ring that is rare and of exceptional quality ... just like their love."

The blonde beauty announced her exciting news at the Met Gala in New York on Monday (05.02.16) when she walked the red carpet with the eye-catching bling attached to her finger.

She said: "He asked me right before the [baseball] season started, so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while, so I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world."

And, although the couple have taken the next step in their relationship, Kate isn't in any rush to walk down the aisle.

She explained: "We are enjoying the engagement [for now]."

Meanwhile, the loved-up pair may live the majority of their lives in the spotlight but Justin, 33, recently claimed he and his beautiful other half have a very "normal" life.

And the pair supported one another after they were victims of the infamous hacking scandal in 2014, which saw a number of celebrities have the contents of their iCloud accounts leaked online.

He said of the scandal, which was dubbed 'The Fappening': "Obviously it was tough. I still don't talk about what happened.

"I grinded through it ... Kate's there a lot for me. And we're just normal people. You know, normal relationship - believe it or not."



Local dancer pays it forward

Jera Wolfe began studying ballet as a teen at Kelowna’s own Mission Dance Centre & Company. He then went on to train at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and in 2010 was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance. Wolfe, of Metís heritage, currently dances professionally with Canada’s leading Indigenous dance company, Red Sky.

In town to perform with Mission Dance Centre & Company in their upcoming performance, Swan Lake, Wolfe’s enthusiasm for dance is contagious to the next generation. Dancing the role of Prince in this age-old story, Wolfe partners with female dancers from MDC’s High Performance Program in breathtaking lifts and choreography that will be sure to please audiences.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our pre-professional level dancers to learn partnering with someone so capable,” says Tanya Bakala, Artistic Director of Mission Dance. “These lifts require both dancers to have perfect timing, trust, precision and strength; Jera makes it look effortless.”

The classical ballet – Swan Lake – features Jera Wolfe, with Annette Bakala and Lydia Swart dancing the roles of White and Black Swan on Saturday, May 14 at Evangel Church in Kelowna, a 1200 seat auditorium with plenty of free parking. There will be two shows with a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m.

Admission by donation at the door, or by advance donation online for preferred seating at www.missiondancecentre.com. Proceeds go to Youth in Performing Arts and The Metro Community.



Dion to receive Icon Award


Celine Dion will receive the Icon Award and perform Queen's 'The Show Must Go On' at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards (BMAs).

The 48-year-old singer will be recognized for her 36-year career at the upcoming ceremony by becoming just the fifth person to receive the prestigious accolade, following in the footsteps of Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, the late Prince and Jennifer Lopez.

Celine - whose beloved husband René Angelil and brother Daniel Dion both died of cancer earlier this year - also personally chose the Queen song to perform on May 22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and BMA Executive Producer Mark Bracco thinks the song is a fitting choice.

Mark said in a statement on Wednesday (05.04.16): "Celine Dion has a huge repertoire of monster hits and she personally chose to perform 'The Show Must Go On' as her Icon performance on the Billboard Music Awards. I think at this moment in her life, the song has many meanings and it's an amazing choice."

The Icon award will join Celine's many other career accomplishments, including another 10 Billboard awards and five Grammies, while she has also sold a staggering

250 million albums worldwide.

Celine was just 12 years old when she began her writing and recording music but her career really took off in the 90s when she moved away from her native French and began releasing records in English.

And things escalated in the latter part of the decade, largely thanks to recording 'My Heart Will Go On', the theme from hit 1997 movie 'Titanic', which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as doomed lovers aboard the ill-fated ship.

Celine - who married René, her manager, in 1994 - has had a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for the last five years, but took a break in August 2014 to support her husband through his cancer battle, and also called off a number of shows at the beginning of the year following her spouse's death, before returning to the stage on February 23 for the first time.

However, the 'Think Twice' singer - who had sons Rene-Charles, 15, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy with her husband - is currently on a break from the run of shows and will return on May 17.

Meanwhile, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber and Pink will all perform at the BMAs and more artists are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Rapper Ludacris and R 'n' B star Ciara will host the annual awards show on Sunday, May 22 at 8 pm.



Jay Z making lemonade?


Jay Z is reportedly making his own version of Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'.

The couple recently found their marriage under scrutiny when lyrics from the 'Crazy in Love' singer's new record appeared to suggest her husband of eight years - with whom she has four-year-old daughter Blue Ivy - had cheated on her, but they have worked through their problems.

And though neither of them have directly addressed the claims, the 46-year-old rapper is said to be planning to make a record of his own which will chronicle his side of the story.

A source said: "Jay is working on an album telling his side of things."

In one hard-hitting clip on Beyoncé's visual LP - which debuted on HBO - a couple were seen cuddling up to one another, as the brunette beauty sings: "Looking at my watch he should have been home. I regret the day I put that ring on."

And to add even more fuel to the fire, the curvaceous star belted out the lyrics: "This is your final warning, You know I give you life, If you try this s**t again, You gon' lose your wife"

A source close to the couple insisted the album - which was split into themes starting with with Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness and ended on Forgiveness, Hope and Redemption - "says it all" and retells how they recovered from a difficult patch in their marriage.

They told Us Weekly: "The album says it all. It explains how she and Jay got through their problems. The good outweighed the bad, so she gave him a second chance."

And some believe that Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' is directly linked to an incident that took place in an elevator at a Met Gala afterparty in 2014, where her younger sister Solange, 29, appeared to kick Jay Z , reportedly because she found out he had cheated on her sibling.



Pink needs break from love


Pink is "due" a break from Carey Hart.

The 36-year-old singer has been with the retired BMX star since 2001, but they split in 2003, before reconciling and tying the knot, before going their separate ways again in 2008.

However, they got back together again in 2010 and worked through their problems, welcoming daughter Willow into the world in 2011, and the 'Just Like Fire' hitmaker joked they won't be staying together much longer.

Joking they are "due" a break, she said: "Today is a good day. We take breaks. We've had two breaks."

The couple most recently clashed because of Carey's habit of falling asleep in their daughter's bedroom when Pink wants to get intimate.

Asked by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres when their last fight was, she said: "He always falls to sleep putting Willow to bed.

"The other night I said, 'Are you going to stay up tonight?' And he said, 'I would like to.' I said, 'I don't really know what that means. Should I light candles and open wine and put on a show? Like, are we going big here? Or are you going to fall asleep again?' So, I lit the candles and opened the wine, and an hour and a half later, [he was asleep]."

However, the 'Trouble' singer joked there was a positive side to her 40-year-old spouse falling asleep.

She said: "I'm caught up on 'Homeland', so we're good. And then he wakes up eventually; I'm pretending to be asleep. He comes in bed --it's pitch dark; he cannot see my face -- and yet he rolls over and says, 'What's wrong?' He just was guilty."

And Pink insists she won't hold it against Carey because he is such a great husband and father.

She said: "He sucks. No, he's good. He doesn't. He's very, very handsome.

"He's an incredible dad. That's why he falls asleep, because she wants him to stay."



Baron Cohen's dad has died


Sacha Baron Cohen's father has died.

Millionaire businessman Gerald Baron Cohen, 83, passed away at his home in London on Tuesday (05.03.16) following a brief illness.

Gerald owned two upmarket menswear stores in Wales and a string of properties in Cardiff and London, according to WalesOnline.

Former workers paid tribute to the late businessman following his death, with Malcolm Cohen, who worked at Calders, his Cardiff menswear store, saying: "Gerald was a real gentleman who really looked after his staff.

"I worked for him for over 30 years and talked him often on the phone and when he visited the store.

'He was over 80 but still loved to work. He was very proud of his family. It's very sad news to hear he has died."

Another worker Joseph Lowe, 53, added: "It was a real shock to hear he had died. He seemed fit and well a few months ago. I can't believe he is gone. His family must be devastated."

Sacha, 44, is married to Australian actress Isla Fisher, 40, and the couple have children Olive, Eluna and Montgomery together.



2nd Michael Bolton concert

Mission Hill today announced that a second Michael Bolton concert has been added to the winery’s popular Summer Concert Series after a quick sell-out of Michael Bolton’s initial concert on Friday, August 5th. The second concert has been confirmed for Sunday, August 7th and comes hot on the heels of the record-breaking sell-out of all three initial concerts at Mission Hill in just 20 minutes.

Tickets for the second Michael Bolton concert go on sale Tuesday May 3rd at 10:00 am and are once again expected to sell out quickly. To purchase tickets for the concert and experiential dinner & reception packages visit missionhillwinery.com.
 



Prince's jab at Justin Bieber


Prince described Justin Bieber as a mediocre artist in a never-before-seen interview

The late 'Purple Rain' hitmaker had a phenomenal pop career which spanned five decades and saw him release 35 albums on which he mastered all musical genres.

Since his shock death at the age of 57 last month an interview he conducted in 2014 for Rolling Stone magazine has now surfaced in which he took aim with a jibe against 'Sorry' singer Justin, whom he claimed epitomized record labels obsession with signing a personality over a purely talented individual.

In the Q&A, Prince said: "You're trying to find the personality first, make sure you've got that locked in. And it's better if they got scandal on 'em or a reality show or sex tape. And they have it down to an art. They're getting street cred for Justin Bieber now!"

Prince conducted the interview at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis when he was aged 55 and Justin was 20. It was intended to run as a cover on the magazine but was later scrapped and this is the first time excerpts from the chat have been released.



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