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Susan Boyle Has Her First Boyfriend at 53

Susan Boyle Has Her First Boyfriend at Age 53

Originally posted 11/30/2014 08:00PM

At the age of 53, Susan Boyle finally has her first boyfriend.

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Susan Boyle Confesses Asperger's Syndrome Makes Her Feel Like 'King Kong's Mother'

Susan Boyle Confesses Asperger's Syndrome Makes Her Feel Like 'King Kong's Mother'

Originally posted 11/15/2014 02:45PM

On stage she feels "safe," but it's life out of the spotlight that's difficult for Susan Boyle.

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Susan Boyle Applies for a Job with Online Betting Company

Susan Boyle Applies for a Job with Online Betting Company

Originally posted 01/27/2014 02:15PM

What are the odds?

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Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

Originally posted 12/14/2013 07:45AM

A gifted singer's lifelong struggle with a mystery setback is at long last properly diagnosed, and readers respond with love and support.

Conversely, a new-generation star doesn't quite measure up to the late screen legend she so loves to emulate.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

To tell us what you think of what's going on in the news, click on the appropriate icon appearing at the bottom of every story.

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Listen to the 10 Strangest Holiday Duets of All Time

UpdatePosted 12/10/2013 04:00PM

From Bing to Bieber, Listen to the 10 Strangest Holiday Duets of All Time

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:00AM

As any Hallmark card can tell you, the holidays are about bringing people together. For some of us, that means reuniting with grown-up children, or welcoming long-lost cousins into our homes. But for musicians, it means something else: seasonal duets, often performed with the oddest of partners.

From reality-show novelty songs to stocking-stuffer EPs, Christmas isn't Christmas until two people who have no business being in the same room have crowded in front of the mic to sing a holiday classic. Why do they do this? You should just as soon ask Black Friday shoppers why they camp out for hours in front of big-box stores. Holiday magic is a compelling thing.

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Mila & Ashton Are the Best Wedding Guests Ever & More from the Weekend

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Attend Her Brother's Wedding, Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger's Diagnosis

Originally posted 12/09/2013 07:00AM

Forget snowstorms and football games – here's what you really missed this weekend while mulling over your holiday shopping lists:

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Susan Boyle Says She Feels 'More Relaxed' Since Asperger's Diagnosis

Susan Boyle Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome

Originally posted 12/08/2013 10:15AM

Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism – and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.

Boyle told the Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago, who told her she had Asperger's and an above-average IQ.

Boyle, 52, had learning difficulties as a child, which she was told were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth. She struggled in school and was bullied by other children.

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Editor's Take: Taylor Swift Talks Guys, Alec Baldwin Melts Down & More Top Stories

Editor's Take: Taylor Swift Talks Guys, Alec Baldwin Melts Down & More Top Stories

Originally posted 11/19/2013 01:00PM

The latest scoop on the hottest stories of the day

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Susan Boyle Cancels DWTS Performance Due to Sore Throat

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Susan Boyle Cancels DWTS Performance Due to Sore Throat

Originally posted 10/04/2010 07:35PM

Susan Boyle, whose second album is due out later this fall, had hoped to showcase one of her new songs on Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday night.

But the singer got sick during her trip from Scotland to Los Angeles and had to cancel her second major TV appearance.

"Her doctor advised her not to sing due to a severe throat infection," her rep says in a statement to PEOPLE. "Susan is very upset at letting her fans down. Their continued support means so much to her."

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Susan Boyle's Dream Comes True: She Sings for the Pope

Susan Boyle's Dream Comes True: She Sings for the Pope

Originally posted 09/16/2010 03:20PM

Susan Boyle got her wish to sing for the Pope when she helped mark the end of his open air mass in Scotland on Thursday.

The committed Catholic's rendition of the hymn, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, was heard across the a park in Glasgow as Pope Benedict XVI was saying his farewells to church leaders following mass.

Around 65,000 people had attended the ceremony in Bellahouston Park where, about three hours earlier, Boyle, 49, was met with waving white and pale yellow Papal flags and enthusiastic applause as she helped herald his visit.

Dressed in an elegant long black coat and black heels, her flawless rendition of her signature I Dreamed a Dream and hymn How Great Thou Art brought the crowd to their feet and inspired many to sing along with her.

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