June 4, 2009 |
PICKING UP on something Tattle said last week about reality- TV producers' taking responsibility for messing up lives, Great Britain's culture secretary, Andy Burnham, said his nation's media regulator (Ofcom) should look into the handling of Susan Boyle. The Hollywood Reporter says Burnham is urging broadcasters to consider their "duty of care" to reality-TV contestants suddenly swallowed up whole by a media feeding frenzy. Boyle was taken by ambulance to a private clinic over the weekend, after being assessed under Britain's Mental Health Act because of erratic behavior.
July 24, 2010 |
Susan Boyle is in the studio recording a Christmas album, according to U.S. retail sources. While specifics are unclear, Sony is targeting it for an October release. Columbia spokeswoman Fran DeFeo confirmed that Boyle is "recording a new album to come out later this year. " Boyle recently announced a competition, called "Susan's Search," to give her fans the chance to sing on the follow-up to her chart-topping debut, "I Dreamed a Dream. " Aspiring Boyle collaborators can enter the competition by uploading a video of themselves singing "Silent Night" to her YouTube page.
June 2, 2009 |
DURING SATURDAY'S finale of "Britain's Got Talent," the galaxy's favorite singer, Susan Boyle, appeared so tense, it was as if rigor had sent in. It was painful to watch her try to control her nerves. So it wasn't really surprising yesterday when word came from across the pond that Boyle was being treated for exhaustion at London's Priory Clinic, checking in a day after she finished second to the dance troupe Diversity, the London Sun reported. "Nobody has had to put up with the kind of attention Susan has had. Nobody could have predicted it," show judge Piers Morgan told a British breakfast show.
June 15, 2009 |
IT LOOKS LIKE the dream that Susan Boyle dreamed on "Britain's Got Talent" is coming true. According to London's News of the World, Boyle's moonlighting while performing on the "Britain's Got Talent" concert tour. But she's not doing weddings, Bar Mitzvahs or karaoke nights. Boyle is performing for corporate clients and charging in the tony neighborhood of $165,000 for a set. A 12-minute set. That's about $13,750 per minute or $229 a second. And Boyle hasn't even signed her record deal yet. Ironically, at a BGT concert in Sheffield this weekend, Boyle was singing "Memory" and forgot the words.
April 21, 2009 |
FROM NEVER-been-kissed to porn star? Susan Boyle, the virginal wallflower whose blooming performance on "Britain's Got Talent" was e-mailed 'round the world last week, has been offered $1 million to make a porno. "We want to get this movie shot and out while Susan has the world's attention," Mark Kulkis, of Los Angeles-based Kick Ass Films, said on NewYorkDailyNews.com. "Besides, after 47 years of virginity, I'm sure Susan is also anxious to get something cracking as soon as possible.
April 23, 2009 |
Does Simon even love us anymore? Look at his face as he watches Susan Boyle, the dowdy never-been-kissed global singing sensation, on stage in Britain's Got Talent (about 70 million have already). No smirk. No sneer. No boredom. He believes. He is nearly transcendent. He is not wondering why he is sitting there. He is not doing anyone a favor. He likes Les Miz. Whereas we, American Idol nation, are like cynics in the headlights, caught mid-snark, yukking it up over the blind guy, voting for the worst, clucking over our tattoo Barbie Megan Joy, choosing from a pool of people who seemed to have already formed their backstory on YouTube.
September 2, 2011 |
AS THE calendars roll over to September and the weather starts to turn, the time is right for Susan Boyle to return with new music. After releasing her first two albums, "I Dreamed a Dream" and "The Gift," over the past two autumns, Boyle announced that her third full-length, "Someone to Watch Over Me," will be released on Nov. 1 through SYCO/Columbia Records. Boyle made the announcement after performing a new song, "You Have To Be There," on NBC's "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday.
November 25, 1999 |
Eric Macdonald, 69, of Croydon in Bucks County, the retired owner and operator of an auto body and towing service, died Friday at Frankford Hospital-Bucks Campus in Falls Township. He owned and operated Rick's Auto Body & Towing in Penndel from 1955 to 1968 and then in Langhorne from 1968; he retired last year. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Towing Association and the Towing Association of America. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Macdonald was a resident of the Langhorne area for the last 28 years.
July 22, 2009 |
Susan Boyle on the 'demolition ball' Fame is not all it's cracked up to be. Fact, fame can crack you up. So says Scottish warbler Susan Boyle in her first American TV interview due to air today on Today. SB became an overnight sensation when every man, woman, child and pet parakeet in the world watched her perform her talent show stunner, "I Dreamed a Dream" on YouTube. (The clip had 275 mil video views.) But Boyle, 48, became ill after she failed to win Britain's Got Talent.
July 21, 1995 |
Two federal lawsuits filed this week in Trenton accuse Burlington County officials and the warden of the county jail of causing the deaths of two inmates through negligence and cost-cutting. County officials declined yesterday to discuss the allegations in either lawsuit, but last week they suspended a nurse who was on duty the night inmate Gilda Mazyck died at the jail. Mazyck, 39, died March 26 of heart disease after jail officials postponed her appointment to see a cardiologist.