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10 Snowscapes through Art History to Get You in the Seasonal Spirit

‘Tis officially the season for sleigh rides and snowball fights. Now that we’re past the winter solstice, we’re at the beginning of what is at best a …

George Michael's 'Father Figure': When Love Meets Crime

FaithBillboard<p>When he began his solo career in 1987, George Michael faced a major quandary: How could he bridge the gaps between his public persona …

George Michael, Through George Michael's Eyes

The late singer’s autobiographical documentary conveys a man in charge of his own narrative—and reticent to reveal all.<p>The most mysterious period of George Michael’s life was the final one, the years he spent in his mansion in Goring-on-Thames, largely unseen by the outside public, following him …

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George Michael Doc 'Freedom': 9 Things We Learned

Though most listeners know George Michael as the man behind a series of indelible, million-selling pop hits – many of which still play on radio today …

2016: The year the music died

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over, 1959. Step aside, 1970.<p>When it comes to the deaths of musical icons, 2016 may be the worst year ever.<p>Sunday's startling death of pop singer George Michael caps 12 wretched months in which we've already said goodbye to David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Merle Haggard and Leonard …

14 Photos Celebrating George Michael, The Beautiful Style Icon Who Didn't Shape The 80s, He Was The 80s

From brunette to blonde, we loved it all.<p>George Michael, like all of our great, musical icons, will live on forever in his music.<p>From Faith to …

Listen back to George Michael's intimate Desert Island Discs interview

December 26, 2016 In News<p><b>George Michael’s eight castaway records.</b><p>George Michael passed away aged 53 on Christmas Day. His death was announced by his …

Elton John 'Breaks Down As He Performs Tribute To Friend George Michael In Las Vegas'

The two stars were longtime friends.<p>George Michael’s death has brought sorrow to the world of music - evident on the face of Elton John, when he …

George Michael’s ‘Freedom ’90’ Is an All-Time Power Song

Before I ever heard “Freedom ‘90” or saw its official music video with Naomi and Cindy, Linda and Christy, I saw this live performance, from a …

Our Last Christmas With George Michael

On Christmas 2005, my boyfriend (now husband) Andy and I started something that has become a tradition: We stay home and do super-gay things, like create a new “frame cluster,” or alphabetize our gardening books. Trust me: This is not the sort of stuff we do any other day of the year, but because …

15 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat

Hard-and-fast food rules are made to be broken. But some common foods are seriously bad for you. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die …

What George Michael Was Like 20 Years Ago

Lunch with George Michael takes place at an Italian restaurant in London’s Highgate on a Saturday.<p>He arrives in a sensible Range Rover from his …

15 Drugstore Products That Makeup Artists Depend On

If you’re a makeup artist or just love beauty, it’s easy to get blindsided by the glitz and glam of high-end products. But pricier cosmetics don’t always out-perform their drugstore counterparts (just ask these celebs). In fact, there are countless affordable options that are so legit, they might …

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George Michael portrait by Damien Hirst sells for $580,000

<b>A portrait of the late George Michael by artist Damien Hirst has sold for just under half a million pounds at a charity auction.</b><p>The money raised from the sale of Beautiful Beautiful George Michael Love Painting will go to HIV/Aids charity The Goss-Michael Foundation.<p>The charity was founded by …

Animated interview with a young George Michael

George Michael, 23, had just ended Wham! and launched his solo career when he spoke with Joe Smith, author of Off The Record: An Oral History of …

When is George Michael's funeral, and where is it taking place?

Pop star George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day. Initial uncertainty surrounding the cause of his death led to the funeral being delayed by several weeks.<p>However, following a recent coroner's report concluding that the star died from natural causes, arrangements are understood to be under …

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George Michael cause of death revealed

George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner says.<p>Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire, says a post-mortem has found that the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver."<p>Dilated cardiomyopathy is a …

George Michael Was a Master of Covers. These Are 10 of His Best.

George Michael wasn't just a brilliant purveyor of pop—he was a scholar of it, studying the ins and outs with a keen eye and taking those lessons to heart in the studio and on the stage. As he told <i>Rolling Stone</i> in 1988, “If you listen to a Supremes record or a Beatles record, which were made in the …

George Michael: The

<b>This blog belongs to Radio Creme Brulee – an internet music radio station that broadcasts globally.</b><p>For many of us, music is a reminder of times or …

George Michael, Freddie Mercury & Elton John: How They Ruled the '80s British Pop Empire

The Live Aid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, was, among other things, a time capsule of British pop at its imperial peak. It …

George Michael: Why He Turned His Back on Fame, and the 'Faith'-like Songs He Recorded Before His Death

After an 18-month rehab stint, Michael had been looking to release new songs that were "totally pop" along the lines of his smash 1987 LP.<p>George …

Boy George Explains 'Feud' With George Michael - "We Were All Bitchy About Each Other'

Both were superstars.<p>Boy George has opened up on the alleged long-running feud between him and George Michael, as they both became huge stars on the …

George Michael: Master craftsman of pop

<b>If you wanted to know how to succeed in pop, George Michael's career would give you a pretty good template.</b><p>Wham! may have been considered a joke by critics who couldn't see beyond the schoolgirls clutching Smash Hits posters to their chests, but the band were a commercial phenomenon.<p>Their throwaway …

George Michael hid his sexual identity for years — and he never got over the damage

Who was the real ‘Yog’, as he was known to his nearest and dearest? In truth, a tormented soul who had lived a lie for too long, to the point that it …

George Michael and Freddie Mercury Traced Parallel Arcs and Styles

After George Michael captivated 72,000 at Wembley Stadium in 1992 by putting his stamp on Queen’s “Somebody to Love” during the Freddie Mercury …

George Michael on the charts

In a year when celebrity deaths were all too common, the sudden demise of George Michael, aged just 53, on Christmas Day still came as a shock and …

The 79 books Barack Obama recommended during his Presidency

Throughout his time in the White Office, President Barack Obama has recommended hundreds of books.<p>For the last two years, for instance, Obama has …

The Freedoms of George Michael

He proved he could still move records even after he discarded his teen idol image, and after the world knew he was gay.<p>George Michael was already a big star by the time I was developing musical tastes. I knew I liked his music; my sister had introduced me to “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” and the …

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In 2016, a year of painful goodbyes and politics

Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in …

James Corden Remembers George Michael, The First-Ever 'Carpool Karaoke' Star

“The Late Late Show” host mourns the musician, who was "always ahead of his time."<p>James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” is a runaway success with fans and celebrities alike.<p>What many don’t know is that pop star George Michael, who died on Sunday at the age of 53, was Corden’s first-ever partner in the …