Category: Pollyanna

Susan Boyle sings with Elaine Paige, crushes on Hasselhoff -- and will perform for Michelle Obama?

SuboWhen Susan Boyle first appeared on "Britain's Got Talent," she told judge Simon Cowell that her dream was to be as successful as Elaine Paige.

Seems that's working out OK for for Susan -- she and the "first lady of musical theatre" just sang "I Know Him So Well" together for "I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story." The special airs this Sunday

Cutest thing -- according to the Daily Mail, the duet was kept a secret from Susan until shortly before the performance. 

There's also word via Britain's Daily Express that Boyle has been invited to sing at the White House on Jan. 17 for First Lady Michelle Obama's birthday, in a "small, intimate gathering" at the private residence.

But what's her most memorable moment, to date, during her rapid ascent to fame?

(Remember, the world met SuBo only this past April).

It was, she says on her YouTube channel, when she appeared on "America's Got Talent" and got to meet Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and "the Hoff -- he's a nice wee hunk." 

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Adam Lambert performs 'Whataya Want From Me' on Letterman's show. World does not end. [VIDEO UPDATED]

Adammug Adam Lambert's performance on David Letterman's show, sans any sit-down interview, couldn't have been scripted more perfectly to flow gently out of the week's American Music Awards controversy. [UPDATED, Nov. 26, 9:02 a.m.: The preview video previously embedded has been replaced with a full-length version, above.]

Singing "Whataya Want From Me?," the tune he also did on "The Early Show" on Wednesday morning, Adam took it down to his rocker essentials -- the band, the leather pants, the lyrics, the makeup, the voice.

Call the Ministry a mushy Pollyanna, but to us the words of the song sound more like a young person trying to figure things out than any provocative diatribe from a political-statement-making, standard-bearing lightning rod.

Just don’t give up
I’m workin’ it out
Please don’t give in
I won’t let you down
It messed me up, need a second to breathe
Just keep coming around
Hey, what do you want from me
What do you want from me

Maybe it's just the holiday, but we were touched.

Happy Thanksgiving, sports fans. Enjoy your day.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

P.S. "The Early Show" performance is after the jump. 

Photo: Adam Lambert on "The Early Show" on Nov. 25, 2009. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press.

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Chaz Bono speaks out -- happily, and in a much lower voice

ET chazChaz Bono's interview with Mary Hart airs later today on "Entertainment Tonight," and from the teaser video, it's interesting stuff -- perhaps even more so for those of us who remember Chastity Bono fondly from when she was just a little thing (like we were at the time) on "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour."

"I am literally going through puberty," Chaz tells ET, with negative side effects limited to "just muscle aches… growing pains."

The 40-year-old LGBT activist, who came out 15 years ago, started the sex-change process in March

For some reason -- maybe just a sentimental mood -- the ET teaser video put a big smile on my face. Along the lines of "dreams really do come true" and all that.

Call me Pollyanna. I dare ya. 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled snark.

-- Christie D'Zurilla


Photo: A 1971 portrait of Cher, then-Chastity and Sonny Bono, painted in acrylic by LeRoy Neiman. Credit: LeRoy Neiman.


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