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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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Prosecutor: George Michael on a Drug Cocktail | George Michael

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Prosecutor: George Michael on a Drug Cocktail

Originally posted 05/30/2007 05:05PM

George Michael's system contained a drug cocktail at the time of his arrest in his car last year, the prosecution informed a London court on Wednesday, the BBC reports.

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George Michael Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge | George Michael

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George Michael Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Originally posted 05/08/2007 12:05PM

George Michael pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in London to driving while under the influence of drugs.

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George Michael Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

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George Michael Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

Originally posted 01/10/2007 02:55PM

George Michael pleaded not guilty to charges of being unfit to drive and possessing marijuana on Wednesday in a London courtroom.

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EXCLUSIVE: George Michael Plans U.S. Tour | George Michael

EXCLUSIVE: George Michael Plans U.S. Tour

Originally posted 12/14/2006 01:00PM

George Michael's New Year's resolution: Make a comeback.

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George Michael Arrested on Drug Charge | George Michael

George Michael Arrested on Drug Charge

Originally posted 10/02/2006 08:15AM

George Michael was arrested on a drug-related charge and given a warning by London police after a traffic incident early Sunday involving the 43-year-old singer.

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George Michael: I Want a Small Wedding

George Michael: I Want a Small Wedding

Originally posted 05/03/2006 04:00PM

George Michael, who recently announced his first tour in 15 years (including an American leg slated for 2007, a source tells PEOPLE), plans to marry partner Kenny Goss in a small ceremony – not an extravagant wedding like his rival, Elton John's.

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