Adele rewears Chloe dress to watch iconic Glastonbury performance

Adele rewore her couture Chloe dress while she watched her iconic Glastonbury performance at home.The British festival was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in honour of the much-loved music event, BBC executives treated …

Adele rewore her couture Chloe dress while she watched her iconic Glastonbury performance at home.

The British festival was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in honour of the much-loved music event, BBC executives treated viewers to classic headline sets from acts such as Coldplay, Beyonce, JAY Z, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie.

On Saturday, the TV network aired Adele’s iconic headline set from 2016, and the Grammy-winning singer was unable to resist tuning in and reliving the experience at her home.

Joking that she’d had a few drinks to celebrate, the 32-year-old jumped at the chance of rewearing the hand-embroidered Chloe dress that was designed especially for her Glastonbury headline set in her living room.

“5 ciders in,” Adele quipped in the caption alongside two snaps. In the first image, the mother-of-one crouched in front of her television wearing grey sweatpants and an oversized white T-shirt, and the second snap saw the Rolling in the Deep hitmaker rocking the Chloe dress as she spun around her living room, dancing along to her set.

The custom-made gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller, who was artistic director of the fashion house at the time, and the show-stopping dress took more than 200 hours to make due.

Back in 2016, the designer took to social media to share her delight at Adele wearing her creation at one of the world’s biggest music festivals.

“So proud – the incredible amazing @adele live at #Glastonburyfestival in @chloe green bespoke beaded dress,” Clare wrote on Instagram at the time.

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Sarah Paulson enjoys comparisons to Adele

Sarah Paulson is thrilled that people think she looks like Adele.Earlier this month, fans commented on the uncanny resemblance between the pair when the Oscar-winning musician posted a picture of herself, showcasing her enviable new figure, to celebrat…

Sarah Paulson is thrilled that people think she looks like Adele.

Earlier this month, fans commented on the uncanny resemblance between the pair when the Oscar-winning musician posted a picture of herself, showcasing her enviable new figure, to celebrate her birthday.

And the American Horror Story star was shocked to find her name trending on Twitter, after thousands remarked on the similarities, with one user commenting: “I’m not saying Adele and Sarah Paulson are the same person but…” followed by pictures of the pair side by side.

Commenting on the comparisons, Paulson told SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio: “I was on Twitter and I just happened to be scrolling through and it said Sarah Paulson is trending… I was like, ‘Wait, what?'”

The 45-year-old then realised it was “the Adele thing again” and noted that it wasn’t the first time she’s been compared to the Hello hitmaker.

“Listen, I’ll take it,” she quipped. “I mean, what I wish they were comparing was my talent to her talent and saying that mine was as great as hers, which quite honestly they can’t say because no one’s talent is as great as hers, which is really irritating… But I’ll take looking like her. Man, she’s a beauty. So, sure. Great. Give it to me. I’ll take it.”

The comparisons first began in December last year, when Adele posted a photo of herself from her Christmas party, and during an Instagram Live Q&A session earlier this month, Paulson was overjoyed to be told she looked like her.

“I think the person who’s the most talented is the person that other person looks like,” the Ocean’s 8 star said. “She doesn’t look like me, if anything, I look like her. She’s Adele, she’s ADELE!”

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Adele’s trainer claps back at weight loss criticism

Adele’s personal trainer has blasted online trolls for suggesting the singer’s stunning weight loss is all about album sales and ongoing success.The Hello hitmaker posted a photo of her new look on social media earlier this week, and in among all the c…

Adele’s personal trainer has blasted online trolls for suggesting the singer’s stunning weight loss is all about album sales and ongoing success.

The Hello hitmaker posted a photo of her new look on social media earlier this week, and in among all the congratulations, there were some snide remarks about the motivation behind the slim down, with some critics claiming she may have felt the need to lose weight to fit music industry stereotypes.

But Pete Geracimo, the London-based trainer who helped motivate Adele at the beginning of her weight loss journey, has now clapped back, admitting he’s disheartened by all the negative feedback and “fat-phobic accusations questioning the genuineness of her amazing weight loss”.

“In my personal experience of working with her through many highs and lows, she always marched to the beat of her own drum on her own terms,” Pete wrote in an Instagram post. “When Adele and I started our journey together, it was never about getting super skinny. It was about getting her healthy. Especially post-pregnancy and post-surgery.

“When (album) 25 dropped and the tour (was) announced, we had to get ready for a 13-month gruelling schedule. In that time, she warmed to training and made better food choices. As a result, she lost considerable weight and people took notice. Her body transformation was splashed across every media outlet. The attention it generated was mind-blowing.

“Since she moved to LA, it’s been well documented that she underwent some tough personal changes. It’s only natural that with change comes a new sense of self and wanting to be your best possible version. She embraced better eating habits and committed to her fitness… I could not be prouder or happier for her!

“This metamorphosis is not for album sales, publicity or to be a role model. She is doing it for herself and for (son) Angelo.”

The changes Pete is referring to include her split from husband Simon Konecki and their subsequent divorce.

“My hope is that people appreciate the hard work that Adele has done to improve herself for the benefit to her and her family only,” the trainer added. “She did not lose the weight to make others feel bad about themselves. This personal transformation has nothing to do with me or you. It’s about Adele and how she wants to live her life. She has not changed from the Adele we grew up with and have loved. There is just a little less of her to go around.”

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Adele shows off incredible transformation in rare social media post

Adele has showed off her incredible transformation in a new social media post to mark her 32nd birthday.The Hello singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to upload a picture of herself posing in a black, high-neck minidress with puffball sleeves while st…

Adele has showed off her incredible transformation in a new social media post to mark her 32nd birthday.

The Hello singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to upload a picture of herself posing in a black, high-neck minidress with puffball sleeves while standing in front of a giant floral arch outside of her home in Los Angeles.

In the accompanying caption, Adele thanked her fans for their well wishes and also took the time to acknowledge essential healthcare workers on the frontline during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time,” she wrote. “I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels. 2020 okay bye thanks x.”

Famous followers including designers Riccardo Tisci and Virgil Abloh, Lil Nas X, Jameela Jamil, and Rita Wilson were quick to wish the Someone Like You hitmaker a happy birthday in the comments on the post, which has already amassed almost two million likes.

And Chrissy Teigen was one of the first to note the mother-of-one’s total body transformation, with Adele having reportedly lost around seven stone (44 kilograms).

“I mean are you kidding me,” the model and cookbook author quipped, while Oprah Winfrey pressed the British star for new music this year: “Our birthday gift should be an Adele 2020 album, yes?!”

The Oscar winner split from her husband, Simon Konecki, in April last year.

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Cary Joji Fukunaga thrilled with Billie Eilish’s James Bond theme

No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga has raved over Billie Eilish’s new 007 theme song.The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter released the moody track, also titled No Time to Die, on Thursday night, becoming the youngest-ever artist to record…

No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga has raved over Billie Eilish’s new 007 theme song.

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter released the moody track, also titled No Time to Die, on Thursday night, becoming the youngest-ever artist to record a theme tune for a James Bond movie.

An audio clip has already racked up over 3.5 million views on Billie’s YouTube channel, and accordingly, Fukunaga is very impressed with what the 18-year-old and her producer brother Finneas came up with for his blockbuster.

“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme. I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas,” he praised. “Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought – a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come.”

Billie will debut the track live at the BRIT Awards, accompanied by Finneas, composer Hans Zimmer and the Smiths star Johnny Marr, in London next week. And the Bad Guy hitmaker still can’t believe she has recorded a Bond theme.

“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock,” she shared, while her sibling added: “Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die. We feel so, so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

The brother and sister duo join the likes of Shirley Bassey, Sam Smith, and Adele in recording Bond themes.

No Time to Die, which stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, and Jeffrey Wright, will hit cinemas from 2 April.

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Billie Eilish to perform theme song for No Time to Die

Billie Eilish has been tapped to perform the theme song for new James Bond film No Time to Die.Producers confirmed that the Bad Guy singer had signed on to perform the title track for the upcoming spy movie on Tuesday, with the gig making her the young…

Billie Eilish has been tapped to perform the theme song for new James Bond film No Time to Die.

Producers confirmed that the Bad Guy singer had signed on to perform the title track for the upcoming spy movie on Tuesday, with the gig making her the youngest artist in the history of the franchise to the tackle the theme.

Billie has teamed up with her older brother and frequent collaborator, Finneas O’Connell, to work on the tune, described by Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli as “an incredibly powerful and moving song”.

Gushing about the historic role, the 18-year-old shared, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”

While Finneas added, “Writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die. We feel so, so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.”

Elsewhere, director Cary Joji Fukunaga insisted that James Bond fans will instantly fall in love with the song.

“There are a chosen few who record a Bond theme,” he commented. “I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas. Their creative integrity and talent are second to none and I cannot wait for audiences to hear what they’ve brought – a fresh new perspective whose vocals will echo for generations to come.”

The track will be released to coincide with the global launch of No Time to Die, starring Daniel Craig, in April.

Billie follows in the footsteps of artists like Sam Smith, Adele, and Shirley Bassey in landing the prestigious honour.

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Adele sheds 100 pounds after undertaking weight loss regime – report

Adele has reportedly told a fan that she’s lost around 100 pounds (45 kilograms) in weight.The Hello singer hit headlines last week when she was seen on the beach in Anguilla showcasing a noticeably slimmer frame as she holidayed alongside pals Harry S…

Adele has reportedly told a fan that she’s lost around 100 pounds (45 kilograms) in weight.

The Hello singer hit headlines last week when she was seen on the beach in Anguilla showcasing a noticeably slimmer frame as she holidayed alongside pals Harry Styles and James Corden.

During the vacation, Adele dined at a beachside restaurant, where she got chatting to two fans who asked her about her new look.

“Adele came over and sat down next to me and my friend and was like, ‘So what can I do for you girls?'” Lexi Larson told People. “We were so excited. We were talking to her for a little while, and then she got Harry Styles to come over and sit with us also. We took a picture with Harry, and we talked to them for 15 minutes probably.

“She said she lost something like 100 pounds and that it’s such a crazy positive experience. She seemed so happy, and she looked amazing. She seemed really confident.”

According to reports, Adele has been following The Sirtfood Diet, which encourages people to eat sirtuin activator foods that suppress the appetite, such as apples, citrus fruits, blueberries, green tea, olive oil, and kale.

The 31-year-old has also apparently been participating in Reformer Pilates classes and taking part in regular sessions with private trainer Dalton Wong.

Previously, Adele showed off her svelte new figure in some snaps posted on Instagram at Christmas time, one of which she showed her posing next to a person dressed as The Grinch.

The British star has been steadily shedding the pounds since she split from her long-term partner Simon Konecki, the father of her seven-year-old son Angelo, in April 2019.

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Adele shows off svelte new figure in Christmas party snaps

Adele has given fans another glimpse of her svelte new figure by sharing pictures from a recent Christmas party.The 31-year-old shared two snaps from the festive bash on Instagram on Monday, showing off her staggering weight loss, which is estimated to…

Adele has given fans another glimpse of her svelte new figure by sharing pictures from a recent Christmas party.

The 31-year-old shared two snaps from the festive bash on Instagram on Monday, showing off her staggering weight loss, which is estimated to be around 42 pounds (19 kilograms), while wearing a black silk dress.

“We both tried to ruin Christmas but then both our hearts grew! Thank you for coming to my party and making us feel like kids Grinch,” Adele wrote alongside the black-and-white pictures of her posing with The Grinch and Santa Claus. “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone x.”

The mother-of-one paired her dress with pieces of costume jewellery, her signature red lipstick and chic waves in her shoulder-length hair.

“The only Christmas present I need!” one fan commented on the post, while another gushed: “YOU LOOK AMAZING GO OFF QUEEN.”

The Hello hitmaker has been steadily shedding the pounds since she split from her long-term partner Simon Konecki earlier this year. The couple, who share seven-year-old son Angelo, announced their separation in a statement in April, after eight years together.

Adele first debuted her dramatic weight loss at the end of October, when she attended Drake’s star-studded 33rd birthday bash in Hollywood wearing an off-the-shoulder black velvet dress.

“I used to cry but now I sweat,” she wrote alongside snaps of her from the party, referencing her new workout regime.

According to People, the Grammy winner takes part in regular sessions with private trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with her close friend Jennifer Lawrence, Pilates classes, and workouts at Rise Nation.

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Adele’s acting skills set to be tested for Oliver! role – report

Disney executives reportedly want Grammy Award-winning singer Adele to audition for the role of Nancy in the reboot of musical Oliver!British newspaper The Sun first revealed in 2017 that Adele and Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne were the top choice…

Disney executives reportedly want Grammy Award-winning singer Adele to audition for the role of Nancy in the reboot of musical Oliver!

British newspaper The Sun first revealed in 2017 that Adele and Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne were the top choices to play Nancy and rogue Fagin in the movie, which will be produced by West End maestro Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films, the team behind the three-time Oscar-winning 2012 film version of Les Miserables.

However, despite her world-class credentials, bosses in charge of remaking the musical Oliver! want the Hello singer to audition for the part of Bill Sikes’ prostitute lover, alongside the rest of the cast, to test out her ability to act.

“Bosses are still really keen to get Adele on board but they will not be seen to be giving her preferential treatment,” a source close to the Disney production told The Sun. “They know she has a world class voice but want to see if she can sustain that while also acting and dancing.

“It’s going to be a huge production and they need to cast the right people with enough stamina.”

The 1968 film version of Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, featuring the songs of Lionel Bart and starring Ron Moody as Fagin and Shani Wallis as Nancy, was nominated for 11 Oscars and won six. Adele herself already boasts an Oscar which she collected for Original Song for Bond theme Skyfall in 2013.

“There’s been a few bumps in the road on the project but everybody is quietly hopeful that once they get Adele in front of the panel they can move forward,” continued the source. “If it gets anything like the success of Cameron’s Les Miserables remake, everybody will be chuffed.”

Toby Haynes, of hit BBC drama Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, will direct the remake.

“She’s talked about (her son) Angelo being her number one priority and she sees this as a role that he could appreciate too,” a source told The Sun last September. “It would be a new challenge for her but one she would definitely be up for.”

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Adele dresses up as her ‘hero’ Dolly Parton

Superstar Adele has honoured country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online. The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night …

Superstar Adele has honoured country icon Dolly Parton by dressing up as her busty blonde “hero” and sharing a sweet message online.

The 29-year-old took to social media on Tuesday (30Jan18) to show off the complete makeover she underwent for a night out, wearing an all-pink pant suit with a low-cut white shirt and a big curly blonde wig while holding a guitar.

Adele, who also sported blue eye shadow and long red nails, captioned the photo: “The effortless queen of song, Dolly Parton! We love you! We wish we could possess an ounce of your ability. You were the hero of our night! A hero of my life.”

“I’ll always love you,” the Brit added, quoting Dolly’s 1970s hit I Will Always Love You, which was revamped by Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack in 1992.

The Hello hitmaker didn’t reveal the reason for her fancy dress, but Dolly has since praised the costume effort, commenting on her Instagram picture: “And I will always love you!”

Dolly previously expressed her admiration for Adele, whose signature cat-eye make-up inspired a lyric in the 72-year-old’s 2016 song Head Over High Heels, on which she sings, “I painted my lips red/And my eyes like Adele”.

“Everyone loves Adele,” Dolly gushed to the BBC at the time. “With all my little nieces, it’s all, ‘Adele this’ and ‘Adele that!’ And I love how she does her make-up, and so I’m always saying to my little nieces, ‘Can you fix my eyes like Adele?’.

“When I started that (Head Over High Heels) song, I had not planned to write that line. I was just thinking, ‘This needs to be about a girl dressing up sexy, so she’s got to have some make-up, and she’s got to paint her eyes.’ And all of a sudden it’s like, ‘And my eyes like Adele!'”

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