A mansion Adele once shared with her partner has gone on the market. The Grammy Award-winning singer moved into the huge 10-bedroom property in West Sussex, England in 2012 and was reportedly paying around $25,500 (£15,000) a month to rent it.
Adele shared the house with her boyfriend Simon Konecki and their young son Angelo before moving out last year (13), and now the public has been given a glimpse of the notoriously private star's former home after it went up for sale for $10.2 million (£6 million).
The sprawling estate features a three-bedroom staff apartment and a guest cottage, as well as a leisure complex with two swimming pools and a tennis court.
John Legend has reached out to British singer Adele to offer his services for a duet on her upcoming album. The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker is rumoured to be on the verge of heading into the studio to record her highly-anticipated third album, and Legend admits he wants to be a part of the project.
The singer has reached out to the Brit and hopes Adele will agree to work with him.
He tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "I've put the message out to Adele that I think she'd be great to work with. I think that'll happen - it's just a matter of time."
Legend also lists folk band Mumford & Sons among his most wanted collaborators, adding, "I jammed on some Marvin Gaye songs with Mumford & Sons in New York recently... I've got on swimmingly with them since we did a show for David Cameron and President Obama at the White House last year. If the Mumfords ever want to do something, I'd be very open to the idea."
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It has already been acknowledged by pretty much everyone that Netflix has way too many awesome movies, making it virtually impossible to know what to watch and when. House of Cards Season 2 just premiered (and, for many of us, concluded), and basically all of this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries are on there; then there are those 27 movies in your queue that you still haven't gotten to. Well, add these amazing French titles next, because you're gonna need 'em.
It's the French zombie series you've been waiting for. And don't act like you haven't been waiting for a French zombie series.
We all know that there is no feel-good film that feels gooder than the story of the fabulous life of Amélie Poulain. Audrey Tautou's performance continues to be the one thing scientifically proven to make everyone feel all warm and gooey inside.
Little White Lies
Marion Cotillard and François Cluzet take the lead in this critically-acclaimed dramedy about a group of friends with more drama and love between them than is probably healthy. But it sure makes for an excellent story.
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Probably the most controversial, buzzed-about foreign film in a while, Blue Is the Warmest Color is finally going to be available in all its NC-17 glory for the world. Put the kiddies to bed and see what all the fuss was about come February 25. Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos star in the intense, coming of age love story which took home the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or last year.
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12 Years A Slave has been given yet another big Oscar boost after landing three nominations for the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association's 2014 Dorian Awards. Director Steve McQueen's acclaimed movie's haul from Hollywood's gay community, includes Film of the Year.
The drama will go up against American Hustle, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her and Laurence Anyways.
12 Years' star Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Film Performance of the Year - Actor, and his co-star Lupita Nyong'o will compete for the Film Performance of the Year - Actress award.
The two will face off with Hollywood heavyweights including Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), James Franco (Spring Breakers), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena) and Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color).
In television, Orange Is the New Black, American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Breaking Bad and Mad Men will compete for TV Drama of the Year, while The Big Bang Theory, Getting On, Girls, Ja'mie: Private School Girl, Modern Family and Veep will duke it out for TV Comedy of the Year.
Among the small screen actors up for Best Performance awards are Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).
Meanwhile, veteran comedienne Lily Tomlin, who wed her longtime partner Jane Wagner on New Year's Eve (31Dec13), will receive the Timeless Star accolade, which is given to "an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit."
The awards will be announced on 21 January (14), with a formal ceremony to be held in Hollywood on 9 March (14).
Rob Ball/WireImageFollowing in the footsteps of Adele, Ellie Goulding and Haim, British soul singer Sam Smith was this week crowned the winner of the BBC's prestigious Sound of 2014, the industry-voted poll which aims to predict who will achieve the biggest breakthrough over the next twelve months. Here's a brief guide to the 21-year-old.He'd been through six different managers by the time he was 18Something of a child prodigy, Smith's astonishing vocal range was discovered early on, but not one of the six managers he went through by the age of 18 appeared to know the best way to handle his talents, with one in particular attempting to turn him into the next Michael Buble.He's partly responsible for Disclosure's breakthroughThe Lawrence brothers may have built up some impressive buzz on the blogosphere with their classy brand of garage-house. But it was only when they hooked up with Smith on 2012's slinky falsetto-led "Latch" that they first troubled the charts.He already has a UK number one under his beltFurther establishing himself as the number one go-to guest vocalist, Smith then provided the emotive vocal for Naughty Boy's "La La La," a two-step throwback which sold nearly a million copies and topped the UK charts last May.His debut E.P. received rave reviewsProving he is capable of releasing his own material too, Smith then received rave reviews for Nirvana, a self-assured debut E.P. which took in everything from pitch-shifted Timbaland-inspired R&B to The xx-esque melancholic electro-soul.He's worked with Nile RodgersSmith then contributed to one of last year's best superstar collaborations when he hooked up with Chic legend Nile Rodgers and regular cohorts Jimmy Napier and Disclosure for the summery disco-funk of "Together."He's already won a BRIT AwardAs well as topping the Sound of 2014 poll, Smith was also voted this year's BRITs Critics Choice winner, and with "La La La" also receiving a nomination for Best British Single, he could find himself making two acceptance speeches come February 19.His forthcoming debut album is for lonely peopleInspired by both a string of classic soul divas (Whitney, Chaka, Beyonce) and his lack of experience in love, Smith has described his forthcoming debut, In The Lonely Hour, (due for release in May) as "an album for lonely people."
British/Irish pop stars One Direction have been praised for improving the U.K.'s diplomatic relations during a debate in parliament this week (beg16Dec13). The What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers were brought up during a discussion in the House of Lords on Monday (16Dec13) overseen by former British Prime Minister John Major.
Major cited the pop singers as a prime example of how famous British artists can increase trust in the country and improve political clout. He also hailed singers Adele and Susan Boyle, and suggested Britain's royal family, the James Bond franchise, and period drama Downton Abbey have also improved how the nation is viewed overseas.
He told a House of Lords committee, "When people refer to 'the Queen' they almost always mean our Queen. Wherever you go Bond will be known and so, these days, will be Downton Abbey. All of these reflect a rather favourable impression on Britain.
"We've had over 20 British albums top the charts in countries around the world. It's not just the established stars like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. You have Adele, One Direction, Susan Boyle. Wherever you go, they're household names... That is a background that few countries can match in terms of profile and that is important for our diplomacy."
12 Years A Slave, American Hustle and Gravity look set to dominate the International Press Academy's 2014 Satellite Awards after scoring the bulk of the nominations. Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama, about a black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1800s, leads the list with 10 nods, followed by American Hustle and Gravity with eight apiece.
All three films will compete for the coveted Best Motion Picture prize along with Inside Llewyn Davis, Philomena, The Wolf of Wall Street, Saving Mr. Banks, All Is Lost and Blue Jasmine.
12 Years a Slave's star Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for the Actor in a Motion Picture trophy and he will compete against Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Christian Bale (American Hustle), Tom Hanks, (Captain Phillips), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Matthew McConaughey, (Dallas Buyers Club), and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Gravity star Sandra Bullock will fight for the best actress award alongside Meryl Streep (August: Osage County), Dame Judi Dench (Philomena), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks).
The best directing category includes Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Ethan and Joel Cohen (Inside Llewyn Davis), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (Hustle), and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).
In the TV categories, popular drama Breaking Bad topped the list of nominees with four, along with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
Special honours will go to moviemaker Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station, while his movie's star Michael B. Jordan will receive a breakthrough performance award along with The Book Thief's Sophie Nelisse. Nebraska has been named Best Ensemble, Motion Picture; and Orange Is the New Black landed Best Ensemble, Television.
The Satellite Awards ceremony will be held on 9 March (14) in Los Angeles.
British stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law are nominated for acting prizes at the 2013 European Film Awards for their roles in period blockbuster Anna Karenina. Knightley, who played the title role, will go up against Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt) and Luminita Gheorghiu (Child's Pose) for the Best Actress prize.
Law will compete for the Best Actor trophy against Johan Heldenbergh (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Fabrice Luchini (In the House), Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) and Tom Schilling (Oh Boy).
The Best Film nominations include The Best Offer, Blancanieves, The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Great Beauty, Oh Boy And Adele: Chapters 1 & 2.
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the prizegiving in Berlin, Germany on 7 December (13).
Scottish singer Annie Lennox was honoured with the Music Industry Trusts Award for her achievements and charity commitments in London on Monday (04Nov13), and Sir Elton John and Adele were among the celebrities who saluted her. Sir Elton, a previous recipient, could not attend the gala in the former Eurythmics star's honour so he sent in a video message, which was played at the event.
He said Lennox's latest accolade was "so well deserved and not only for your extraordinary contribution to music and songwriting but also for your outstanding and tireless work as an HIV and AIDS activist and supporter of woman's rights."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was also among those who offered up a film tribute, while Adele offered a written tribute in the gala's programme, offering, "So many of her songs have been the soundtrack to my life. Annie Lennox has been a constant part of my life. An example of a brilliant talent that exudes excellence and influence on everyone."
Lennox, 58, performed at the Grosvenor House Hotel gala and admitted she was "very touched and honoured" to receive the award.
She told the audience, "Music has given me a lifetime of experiences and opportunities that I would never have dreamed possible, and I feel very privileged to have been able to become an artist and communicator, especially as a woman."
The event was hosted by BBC broadcaster Jo Whiley at short notice after colleague Paul Gambaccini withdrew from the gala following his arrest last week (ends01Nov13) as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree sex abuse investigation.
All of the biggest names in music (well, Top 40 music, anyway) are up for awards at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. From Rihanna to Justin Bieber to Nicki Minaj to Jason Aldean to Adele, all of the artists you hear ad nauseum will be rewarded for their overwhelming ubiquitous presence in pop culture and, of course, their chart-topping songs, records, and tours.
Airing live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the all-star attending, Tracy Morgan-hosted event should promise some outrageous statements, fashion or otherwise. Among the big headliners include a performance by Prince and a special award for Madonna, who is receiving the Top Touring Artist honor.
We'll have the full list of winners updated for you throughout the night, so keep checking back.
Artist of the YearTaylor Swift
Top Rap ArtistNicki Minaj
Top Digital Song"Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
Top Rap Song"Thrift Shop"- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Top Touring Artist Madonna
Top Male ArtistJustin Bieber
Top EDM ArtistDavid Guetta
Top Hot 100 Song"Somebody That I Used to Know"- Gotye feat. Kimbra
Top Duo/GroupOne Direction
Top New ArtistOne Direction
Top Female ArtistTaylor Swift
Top Hot 100 ArtistMaroon 5
Top Billboard 200 ArtistTaylor Swift
Top Radio Songs ArtistRihanna
Top Social ArtistJustin Bieber
Top Streaming ArtistNicki Minaj
Top Pop ArtistOne Direction
Top R&B ArtistRihanna
Top Country ArtistTaylor Swift
Top Rock Artistfun.
Top Latin ArtistJenni Rivera
Top Dance ArtistMadonna
Top Christian ArtisttobyMac
Top Pop Album21- Adele
Top R&B AlbumUnapologetic- Rihanna
Top Rap AlbumPink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj
Top Country Album Red- Taylor Swift
Top Rock AlbumBabel - Mumford & Sons
Top Latin AlbumLa Misma Gran Señora - Jenni Rivera
Top Dance Album MDNA - Madonna
Top EDM AlbumBangarang - Skrillex
Top Christian AlbumEye On It - tobyMac
Top Radio Song"Somebody That I Used to Know"- Gotye feat. Kimbra
Top Streaming Song (Audio)"Somebody That I Used to Know"- Gotye feat. Kimbra
Top Steaming Song (Video)"Gangnam Style"- Psy
Top Pop Song"Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
Top R&B Song"Diamonds" - Rihanna
Top Country Song"We Are Never Getting Back Together" - Taylor Swift
Top Rock Song"Somebody That I Used to Know"- Gotye feat. Kimbra
Top Latin Song"Ai Se Eu Te Pego" - Michel Teló
Top Dance Song"Harlem Shake" - Baauer
Top EDM Song"Harlem Shake" - Baauer
Top Christian Song"10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" - Matt Redman
Milestone AwardJustin Bieber
Icon Award Prince
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