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George Michael Says Coming Out Didn't Make His Life Easier | George Michael

George Michael Says Coming Out Didn't Make His Life Easier

Originally posted 03/18/2014 03:30PM

George Michael never actually came out intentionally. It took an embarrassing, public arrest for "lewd behavior" in a park in Beverly Hills back in 1998 to do that.

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George Michael Auctions 'Dog Wall' for Charity

George Michael Auctions 'Dog Wall' for Charity

Originally posted 10/17/2012 04:15PM

Touring the world without your pets can be tough, as George Michael knows all too well.

So the singer and his George Michael Symphonica crew created a keepsake called the Dog Wall, a photo collage that they travel with, featuring everyone's pets.

The singer has announced that he's selling the signed collection – featuring three pics of his own pups Meg and Abbey – all in the name of charity.

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Listen: 20 Pop Hits of the Olympics Closing Ceremonies | Spice Girls

Olympics Closing Ceremonies Spotify Playlist: 20 Best Songs

Originally posted 08/13/2012 11:30AM

The closing ceremonies are over, the Olympic flame is extinguished and all's quiet over London. Sunday night, however, was a different story, with pop stars from the Spice Girls to George Michael to Oasis paying tribute to the games in a star-studded closing ceremony. It was a Who's Who (featuring The Who) of British pop stars!

Need a little U.K. this a.m.? Spice up your life this Monday morning with our Spotify playlist of the best songs of the Olympics closing ceremonies. And we're leaving out Russell Brand singing The Beatles. You're welcome.

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George Michael Questioned Over Car Crash

George Michael Questioned Over Car Crash

Originally posted 08/15/2009 01:20PM

George Michael was arrested and questioned by police after his car was involved in an accident near London early Friday.

The singer, 46, was held by Thames Valley Police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but was released without charges, BBC News reports.

Michael confirmed the incident Saturday but said in a statement that he was "stone cold sober" during the accident. He added that doesn't want his fans or family "worried by what they are reading," according to the Associated Press

This is not the first driving offense for the singer, who was banned from driving for two years in June 2007 after pleading guilty to driving while under the influence of drugs. At the time, he was found slumped at the wheel of his car in north London.

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Boy George Urges Winehouse to Get Clean

Boy George Urges Winehouse to Get Clean

Originally posted 10/10/2008 09:30AM

He's no stranger to drug abuse. Now Boy George is speaking out to encourage troubled singers Amy Winehouse and George Michael to get clean.

"When I look at Amy and George, I know where they are, I know what they are," he tells Britain's The Times. "I know what it's like to be clacking, sweaty and chaotic and to have no clarity."

Boy George, who had a heroin addiction in the 1980s, insists he finally kicked cocaine last year. His advice to his fellow Brits? "Seek the wisdom to soothe the soul."

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George Michael Arrested in London

George Michael Arrested in London

Originally posted 09/21/2008 09:30AM

George Michael was arrested in London Friday after being discovered with what police say were Class A and a Class C drugs, according to reports Sunday.

The singer, 45, was cautioned and has not been charged.

A Scotland Yard press spokesman says, "A 45-year-old man male was arrested on Sept. 19 in the Hampstead Heath area on suspicion of the possession of drugs."

While the statement did not name Michael, other sources confirmed his identity, CNN reports.

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George Michael Calls Out Dr. Phil At Concert

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George Michael Calls Out Dr. Phil At Concert

Originally posted 06/26/2008 02:15PM

George Michael gave Dr. Phil McGraw a little tough love at his concert Wednesday night at the L.A. Forum.

"I probably shouldn’t say this, but it’s very me. Dr. Phil is here, and in the sea of faces he has this miserable look – he's been doing it for the last hour," the British singer said from the stage at McGraw, who was in the audience. "Maybe you need to see someone about that."

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George Michael Praises Gay Marriage Ruling | George Michael

George Michael Praises Gay Marriage Ruling

Originally posted 06/20/2008 09:35AM

George Michael, who kicked off his North American tour in San Diego on Tuesday, calls California's legalization of gay marriage "fantastic."

Last month's court decision overturning an 8-year-old ban was "way overdue," the 44-year-old, British pop star, who is openly gay, told the Associated Press. "It's something that happened ... almost without a whisper in England, but it was basically because we weren't that concerned about the word 'marriage.'"

In the U.S., he added, "There are a huge number of people who want [their] unions to be part of something that they can place in their religion, so [marriage is] much more important here. I think that's why it's so long in arriving here, but I think it's fantastic, obviously."

The singer's "25 Live" tour began at the San Diego Sports Arena the day after the California Supreme Court's ruling took effect. It is his first North American tour in 17 years.

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VIDEO: George Michael Opens Up About His New Tour

Originally posted 06/16/2008 01:30PM



George Michael is set to kick off his highly-anticipated 25 LIVE tour Tuesday in San Diego – and the road trip is long overdue, the singer says in a video interview provided to PEOPLE exclusively. "I should have done it a long time ago," he says of the tour, which is his first in North America in 17 years. Calling the performance a "way better show" than anything he's done in the past, Michael says the performance will encompass material from his solo career and his time in Wham!

The singer's North American dates, which include stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, comes after a successful spate of European shows. "I've been doing a lot of work, changing [the show] and improving it," says Michael. "I'm dancing – or walking – on a stage that's completely illuminated."

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No Jail Time for George Michael in DUI Case

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No Jail Time for George Michael in DUI Case

Originally posted 06/08/2007 09:50AM

George Michael will not serve any jail time after pleading guilty last month to driving while under the influence of drugs.

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