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Is George Michael Battling A Crack Addiction?

7/13/2015 10:46am EDT
Family Member Claims George Michael Went To Rehab After 'Smoking
A relative of George Michael claims the singer has been battling an addiction to crack cocaine and has been in rehab for the past year.

Jackie Georgiou, wife of Michael's cousin Andros, told Britain's The Sun that the singer's family pleaded with him to check into the Kusnacht Practice treatment facility in Switzerland (costing a whopping $304,000 a month) to battle issues with crack, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana.

Georgiou revealed, "He was smoking crack. Before he went away he got to the point where he would be shaking, saying 'I need it.'

"There were parties where he was taking drugs...

This Super Star Dressed Up Like George Michael For Her 27th Birthday

5/7/2015 9:17am EDT
Adele Celebrates Her Birthday By Dressing In George Michael Drag
Adele makes a surprisingly great George Michael! For the British singer's birthday, she did herself up like the former Wham! singer- aviators, facial scruff, pompadour and a leather jacket. It's actually pretty good.

Adele posted a set of the pics to Twitter, along with a birthday-themed caption: "Thank you for the birthday wishes I had a wonderful time! I was my hero x #gottahavefaith."

But the best part? George Michael tweeted back! A few hours later he posted a response to Adele's birthday impression.

"Happy Birthday @OfficialAdele !!! I'm so flattered, love The Singing Greek! xxx"

The 15 Sexiest Music Videos Of All Time

6/1/2014 11:00am EDT
The 15 Sexiest Music Videos Of All Time
Music videos have always been a vehicle for artists who have tried to enhance their music with a visual interpretation. Many work, some do not and most make no sense at all. Still, there are some that are NSFW, home or any place else for that matter. The 10 sexiest music videos lead you. the viewer, to the question, "Just what is considered sexy?" The following top ten suit all tastes, from suggestive sexy to full on raunchy and everything in between!

15. Beyonce "Partition"

This surprise video from Queen Bee takes sexy to an entirely new level for the singer/songwriter. When "Partit...

8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiven For Their Bad Behavior

4/17/2014 8:00pm EDT
8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiv
Have a run in with the cops while high or drunk? Indecent exposure? Public beat downs? Racism? No problem if you're one of the celebrities listed below, who managed to not only do minimal time for their crime, but be forgiven by their fan base as well! Being untouchable is only one of their many charms. See which 8 celebrities got away with murder (well, not actually) and are still revered as some of the best in their fields.

David Cassidy

Three Time DUI Charges

David Cassidy, entertainer and former teen heartthrob adored by millions, just doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He was ...

9 Music Videos Once Considered Controversial

4/17/2014 5:03pm EDT
Fiona Apple
Entertainment boundaries change all the time and while musicians have always been provocateurs, some of their music videos end up laughably formulaic after a few years. Here are 9 music videos once considered controversial.

Criminal - Fiona Apple. The song that made Fiona a hit in 1997 was attached to a dim music video that seemed to follow heroin addicts. The frail singer drapes herself across furniture and in bathtubs in various states of undress. When it was released, critics saw it as an advertisement for drug use and even child porn thanks to Apple's slight stature.

Dirrty - Ch...

George Michael Involved In Car Crash North Of London

5/17/2013 2:30pm EDT
George Michael
Singer George Michael has been injured in a car crash on the M1 highway, just north of London in Hertfordshire.

The former Wham! star was a passenger in the vehicle and received treatment for only "cuts and bruises" following the accident on Thursday evening. No further details of his condition have been released.

Another man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, suffered a head injury and was flown by air ambulance to a specialist trauma centre in the U.K. capital.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson told BBC news, "The man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

1/3/2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

George Michael Cancels Australian Shows To Seek Treatment For Anxiety

9/30/2012 7:19pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has cancelled a series of shows in Australia as he struggles to recover from his major health crisis last year (11).

The British singer has axed nine dates Down Under and confirmed he will be seeking treatment for "anxiety" issues relating to his near-fatal bout of pneumonia and prolonged hospital stint in Austria, which forced him to cut short his 2011 European tour.

Michael has offered his apologies to his Australian fans and written a note of explanation in a post on his official website.

He writes, "I have today announced the cancellation of the shows in Australia whic...

Who Are The 10 Worst Celebrity Drivers?

9/14/2012 4:04pm EDT
Bad Celebrity Drivers
Most celebrities can afford to hire someone to drive for them, but instead they choose to drive for themselves; especially the younger, party-happy starlets like Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan who think DUIs don't apply to them.

Amanda Bynes

The star of such innocent films as Big Fat Liar, She's the Man and Hairspray isn't so innocent when it comes to getting behind the wheel.

2012 alone has been a bad year for Amanda and any steering wheel she touches.

In March Amanda was pulled over for talking on her cell phone. He took her license and registration, walked back to his car to start wr...

Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

8/13/2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...

George Michael Remains Defiant In News of the World Phone Hacking Case

5/9/2012 11:33pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael wants an apology from officials behind Britain's investigation into press standards after taking offense to suggestions the singer was lying when he alleged he had rejected a request to testify at the Leveson Inquiry.

The former Wham! hitmaker took to on Tuesday and told followers that he refused to give evidence at the U.K.'s Leveson Inquiry, which was set up to re-examine press controls and media ethics in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

A representative for the Inquiry dismissed the claims, stating they "never made a direct approach" ...

George Michael Hoping For Late Summer Comeback

1/30/2012 11:05pm EST
George Michael
Pop veteran George Michael is hoping to be back onstage by the summer after losing his voice during a recent battle with pneumonia.

The Faith hitmaker was hospitalized in Vienna, Austria at the end of November, when he was diagnosed with the potentially deadly lung infection. He scrapped his remaining 2011 tour dates and spent four weeks under doctors' care, before returning home just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Michael is currently continuing his recovery on a tropical vacation and he is hoping his vocals will be back on top form by the summer.

In a series of posts o...

George Michael Rants At American Christian Organization

1/4/2012 8:55am EST
George Michael
British singer George Michael has taken aim at members of an extreme religious group who allegedly prayed for him to die during his recent health scare.

The Careless Whisper star was struck down with a potentially-deadly bout of pneumonia during his tour last year and he spent several weeks being treated by doctors at a hospital in Vienna, Austria, before being released shortly before Christmas.

Michael is continuing his recovery at home in London, and he was stunned to learn members of a group called Christians For A Moral America allegedly prayed for him to pass away because they do n...

Which Celebrity Couples Will Break Up In 2012?

12/31/2011 4:00pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley's romance with cricketer Shane Warne is the shakiest in showbiz, according to a leading U.K. bookmaker who is predicting the odd couple will be the first to split in 2012.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand previously topped the break-ups list for William Hill experts, who slashed the odds on their love split in 2012 from 6/5 to 10/11 - but the British funnyman filed for divorce on Friday, thus ending that bet.

And now actress Hurley and her sportsman fiance are the showbiz couple next likely to part ways with odds of 4/1, according to William Hill bookmakers.

Brad Pitt and An...

George Michael Gets Choked Up Recalling Brush With Death

12/24/2011 7:00pm EST
George Michael
George Michael choked back tears on Friday as he told how he cheated death after contracting pneumonia on tour.

The former Wham! star sparked fears for his health after falling ill in Austria in November and he axed the remaining dates on his trek to receive emergency treatment at a hospital in Vienna.

He was released from the facility on Thursday and traveled back to the U.K. to spend Christmas at his London home - and in an emotional statement after arriving in the country, he revealed he had been close to death during his time in the hospital.

Sounding breathless and close to tears, M...

George Michael Is 'On The Mend'

11/25/2011 2:30pm EST
George Michael
George Michael is slowly recovering as he battles pneumonia at a hospital in Austria.

The former Wham! star has cancelled a string of gigs on his Symphonica tour due to ill health, and he was admitted to a medical center in Vienna on Wednesday after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly illness.

But his representative has spoken out to reassure fans the Careless Whisper hitmaker's condition is improving and he hopes to resume the tour after a period of rest.

The rep says, "He has improved. He has great care around him and is fine. He's going to get better. Rest is the best cure."

George Michael Hospitalized With Pneumonia

11/24/2011 10:00am EST
George Michael
Singer George Michael has been hospitalized in Austria with pneumonia.

The "Careless Whisper" hitmaker was admitted to a medical center in Vienna on Wednesday, just hours after his representatives announced the cancellation of some upcoming dates on his Symphonica tour to allow him time to fight the respiratory illness.

Spokeswoman Connie Filippello says Michael has been "diagnosed with pneumonia and he is currently receiving treatment."

The British star, 48, was due to perform a gig in Vienna on Monday, but pulled out of the concert just two hours before showtime.
READ MORE Outs The Worst Dressed Gay Men

9/29/2011 11:00am EDT
Out Worst & Best Dressed
During Fashion Week, asked readers to rank its list of the 50 most notably dressed gay men as the "Best" or "Worst Dressed." From actors, designers, TV personalities, and athletes, nearly 3,000 people weighed in on whom they thought pulled it off, and who just needs to pull it off and try again.

In the race for "Worst Dressed" Boy George and Perez Hilton where neck-in-poorly-accessorized-neck for the top spot, with George edging it out by two votes at closing time.

Bruce Vilanch, our favorite Hollywood Square, proudly wore his t-shirt in the third place spot, and Antony Hegarty an...

George Michael: 'My Love Life Has Been A Lot More Turbulent Than I've Let On'

8/23/2011 9:20am EDT
George Michael
George Michael opened up about his split from longtime partner Kenny Goss during a concert in the Czech Republic on Monday night, five months after dismissing reports about the break-up.

The Faith singer told fans at the Prague State Opera House that he and Goss had separated over two years ago, revealing that he has been struggling with the heartbreak.

He revealed, "It's time to be honest... Kenny and I haven't been together for two and a half years. My love life has has been a lot more turbulent than I've let on."

He then dedicated a new track, titled Where I Hope You Are, to his ex, a...

George Michael To Be Questioned By News Of The World Investigators

7/12/2011 12:10am EDT
George Michael
Pop superstar George Michael has been asked to help authorities investigating the News of the World's phone-hacking scandal after attacking the newspaper's former editor in a series of postings last week.

The "Faith" singer has revealed via that officials have requested to interview him about his comments regarding Rebekah Brooks.

He celebrated the closure of the weekly newspaper with a number of posts last week, and told followers he once confronted Brooks after she had mysteriously entered his home to tell him that police tipped reporters off about his activities...

George Michael Ecstatic About The News Of The World's Demise

7/8/2011 11:30am EDT
George Michael
Hounded tabloid target George Michael is thrilled the News of the World newspaper is shutting down following a phone-tapping scandal, insisting the announcement is "a fantastic day for Britain."

Publishing mogul James Murdoch has announced the troubled publication will shut down after this coming Sunday's issue hits the streets - and reclusive star Michael, who has often featured in the newspaper's exposes, is delighted.

Reports suggest News of the World reporters unearthed details about the singer's DUI arrest last year by illegally hacking his phone.

In a series of 'Tweets' posted af...

George Michael Cancels Charity Concert With Alicia Keys

6/15/2011 2:27pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has axed a planned charity performance with Alicia Keys on Wednesday after he was struck down with a tooth infection.

The former Wham! frontman told fans on Twitter earlier this week his face had swollen up like "a hairy football" as a result of the mystery condition, comparing himself to Marlon Brando in The Godfather.

He had hoped to recover in time to take the stage alongside Keys at her Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event in London, which raises money for victims of HIV and Aids in Africa, but he went online again on Wednesday to reveal he was still unable to perform....

George Michael's 'Gay-Friendly' Album To 'Make Up For The Bad' He Caused

5/12/2011 10:01am EDT
George Michael
George Michael is creating a "gay-friendly" dance album in an attempt to "make up for" shaming the gay community over the years.

The openly gay hitmaker has endured a series of personal troubles, most recently including a stint behind bars last year for driving his car into the front of a London photo store while under the influence of drugs.

And he accepts his bad behavior has caused gay fans all kinds of trouble.

Now he's hoping to make amends by releasing an album featuring gay or gay-friendly artists.

He tells WENN, "As a gay man, every time I make a mistake I feel I let every young...

George Michael Dedicating London Concert To Elizabeth Taylor

5/11/2011 11:58am EDT
George Michael
George Michael will pay his "respects" to his late pal Elizabeth Taylor by dedicating one of his London concerts to the Hollywood actress later this year.

The British singer announced a set of European dates for his Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour on Wednesday, his first live shows in three years. Michael is planning to use his gig at London's iconic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in November to help raise funds for Taylor's AIDS Foundation and honor her memory following her death in March.

He tells WENN at a press conference, "At the moment there are four opera houses booked - two...

George Michael Announces His Comeback Tour

5/6/2011 11:34am EDT
George Michael
George Michael is set to hit the road for a new tour, just three years after he quit performing live.

The Faith hit-maker played two London concerts, dubbed The Final Two, in 2008 and announced the shows would mark the end of his career on the stage.

He recently released a new track called True Faith, as well as recording a cover of Stevie Wonder's You & I in honor of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's wedding last month - and now he's preparing to sing the songs to his fans during a string of arena shows.

In a series of posts on his page on Friday, he wr...

George Michael Laments Tragedy-Tinged Royal Wedding

5/1/2011 7:00pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael saw the sad side of Britain's royal wedding on Friday as he lamented the loss of Prince William's mother and late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

The "Father Figure" hitmaker celebrated William's marriage to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Friday at a "wedding party" in north London.

The singer admits he was struck by sadness when the duchess appeared wearing a gown designed by Sarah Burton, who took over as creative director of the Alexander McQueen label after the famed couturier's suicide last February.

He wrote in a post on his page, "The one tragic ...

George Michael Glad Prince William Doesn't Hold A Grudge

4/17/2011 3:45pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael is thrilled Prince William likes his new royal wedding tune because he has always felt terrible about turning down his request to sing with Elton John at a family Christmas party.

The pop superstar came up with the idea of reworking Stevie Wonder's "You & I" as a wedding gift to William and his bride Kate Middleton and the couple gave him permission to proceed.

Michael, who was good friends with the prince's mother Princess Diana, admits he was relieved to hear William didn't bear a grudge for a performance snub way back in his youth.

Premiering the song on CNN chat show P...

George Michael To Record Song For Royal Wedding

4/11/2011 8:21am EDT
George Michael
Singer George Michael is planning to record a song to commemorate the upcoming wedding of Prince William.

The British royal will marry fiancée Kate Middleton in London on April 29th and the former Wham! star is looking forward to watching the nuptials - and he's promised an extra special treat for fans to mark the big day.

In a series of posts on his page, he writes, "I have been thinking about Will and Kate.... and I'm so happy for William... the whole country is getting ready to party! Let's have our own celebration twitter style.....

"Instead of Song of the Day, let's p...

The Stars Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor

3/23/2011 1:08pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Tributes are pouring in for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor following her death on Wednesday. The movie icon passed away in Los Angeles after a long battle with congestive heart failure, and within minutes of the announcement, dozens of celebrities were paying their respects to the star.

Elton John said, "We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being", while other stars flooded microblogging website to pay tribute.

George Michael wrote, "Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantasticall...

Music Mogul L.A. Reid May Judge 'X Factor'

3/17/2011 9:32am EDT
LA Reid
Music mogul L.A. Reid, the man behind Usher and Justin Bieber, is in final negotiations to land the first judging panel spot on Simon Cowell's new U.S. version of his hit talent show "The X Factor."

The record executive and producer will be among the experts on the program, according to

A source says, "L.A. wants to do it. He has his sights set on a seat on that panel, and apparently Simon would like it to happen." reports Reid will leave his job as chairman of Island Def Jam to become a judge on the show.

Cowell is also considering judging roles for Mariah Carey, ...