"George Michael tem investido seu dinheiro em casas. Depois de comprar um apartamento no Rio de Janeiro, com vista para a comunidade da Rocinha, o cantor inglês teria pago a bagatela de três milhões de libras (cerca de oito milhões de reais) em uma residência em Sidney, na Austrália. Segundo o jornal The Sun, a casa tem três andares, cinco quartos, uma área com piscina, paredes de vidro e um enorme deck. George teria conhecido o espaço durante passagem pela cidade em fevereiro para a realização de um show. O cantor teria gostado tanto de Sidney que resolveu ficar por dois meses no local. De acordo com uma fonte que falou à publicação, ele pretende dividir seu tempo entre Londres, onde reside, e a cidade australiana."
"George Michael has splashed out on a home in the popular Australian seaside town of Whale Beach near Sydney, according to reports. The British singer is said to have paid $6million for the three-story, five-bedroom property that overlooks the Palm Beach cliffs. The home, “ideal for entertaining”, has a lap pool, glass walls, a terrace and a huge deck. The former Wham! singer had been scheduled to spend only a few days in Sydney earlier this year during his world tour, but is said to have enjoyed his time in the harbour city so much he extended his stay to two months. “He loves Aussie guys ... loves Sydney and plans to split his time between here and London," the Daily Telegraph quotes a well-placed source."
"Showbizspy.com reported on the story that Sir Elton John has been getting a slew of phone calls from former Wham singer George Michael's friends, all expressing their concern for Michael's well being.
It was stated that George Michael's friends are so worried about the singer's drug and sex addictions they feel that Elton John may be the only person left to convince Michael's to seek treatment.
Legendary popstar Elton John's husband David Furnish revealed 'They keep calling us and saying You have to do something, George is in a bad way."
Furnish continued in stating that "George has to want help himself and if he wants help we are here for him. If he doesn't want help that is his choice too or if he doesn't think he needs help then that's also fine."
Singer George Michael has openly spoke out about his drug use and love for meeting men for casual sex, but most recently voiced his concerns about Elton John voicing his concerns on how he lives his life.
George Michael said "Elton will not be happy until I bang on his door in the middle of the night saying .Please ,please help me Elton, take me to rehab. It's not going to happen.
Friends of George Michael keep expressing their concerns about Michael's health and his state of mind , thinking Elton has experienced sobriety for the past 19 years and that he would be in the best position to help George Michael.. Let us know what you think Can Elton John make a difference in George Michael's life.?"
"Após um longo período de procura, o cantor George Michael finalmente comprou um apartamento no Brasil.
Segundo a coluna Página 3, do jornal "O Dia", o imóvel de 220 m² fica localizado em São Conrado, atrás do shopping Fashion Mall, Zona Sul do Rio. No final do ano, o popstar pretende inaugurar o imóvel com uma grande festa. Antes da “open house”, porém, o cantor fez uma exigência excêntrica ao arquiteto que está cuidando da reforma.
No quarto, ao invés de pedir vista para a praia, Michael optou por olhar para a favela. "Ele pediu uma banheira de hidromassagem no quarto e um deque para ver a Rocinha", contou Chico Vartulli à coluna."
"George Michael gosta mesmo do Brasil e provou isso em sua mais nova aquisição imobiliária. No novo apartamento, comprado no Rio de Janeiro, uma das exigências do cantor era que a residência tivesse vista para uma das maiores comunidades do país, a Rocinha.
- Ele pediu uma banheira de hidromassagem no quarto e um deque para ver a Rocinha, contou o arquiteto Chico Vartulli, responsável pela obra, ao jornal O Dia.
Depois de muito procurar, foi o advogado brasileiro de George Michael quem finalmente achou um apartamento de 220 metros quadrados, atrás do shopping Fashion Mall, para seu cliente. O cantor pretenderia inaugurar o imóvel no final do ano com uma festa de arromba."
"George Michael deu uma reveladora entrevista em que fala de seus problemas com drogas e admite que gosta de sair em busca de sexo com estranhos. "Eu sou assim", definiu o cantor ao The Guardian.
O cantor, que foi preso em 1998, acusado de "ato obsceno” num banheiro público de Los Angeles, admitiu que busca sexo rápido no parque de Hampstead Heath, em Londres, mesmo vivendo com o namorado, Kenny Goss. "Sempre que estiver um tempo quente, uma boa noite de verão, eu farei isso", disse.
Ao definir o namoro como "aberto", George afirmou: "Acredite em mim, também tenho tempo para Kenny".
Ela ainda admitiu que fuma maconha e que em 2006, quando teve problemas com a polícia por dirigir perigosamente, estava sob efeito de remédios para dormir. "Por um ano e meio eu tive problemas com pílular para dormir. Elas acabavam comigo", contou.
George ainda comentou sobre Elton John, que disse estar preocupado com as escolhas do cantor. "Elton é desse jeito. Ele não vai ficar feliz enquanto eu não bater em sua porta no meio da noite dizendo: 'Por favor, me ajude. Elton, me interne numa (clínica de) reabilitação'. Mas isso não vai acontecer. Ele precisa calar a boca e cuidar de sua própria vida", afirmou ele sobre o colega, que foi um de seus melhores amigos nos anos 90. "
"George Michael and his long-term partner Kenny Goss put on a united front in London last night.
Two weeks after the gay couple were reported to have split, the pair showed they were still very much an item after 13 years together.
The former Wham! singer, 46, and the Texan gallery owner, 50, showed off their commitment rings as they enjoyed a romantic meal at Nobu Berkeley in Mayfair.
Reunited: George Michael and Kenny Goss dined at Nobu Berkeley last night
The couple were celebrating Goss's return to London after he spent months working in his native US at his gallery.
Leaving the Japanese eaterie last night, the pair were wearing gold bands on their wedding fingers, a symbol of their commitment to each other.
The pair have worn the rings for many years, but are yet to wed in a civil partnership ceremony.
Speaking before civil partnerships were made legal in 2005, Michael said he hoped to marry Goss in a private ceremony 'without the whole veil and gown thing'.
He said: 'We'll probably do it here, not abroad.'
The public show of togetherness last night follows reports they had secretly split last Christmas.
Symbol of commitment: The couple were both wearing gold bands on their wedding fingers
It had been claimed Goss called off the relationship after growing tired of the Careless Whisper singer's promiscuous behaviour and heavy drug use.
An incident which saw the singer charged with drug possession after being arrested in public toilets on Hampstead Heath last year was cited as the last straw.
However, Michael's spokesperson told the MailOnline: 'There is no truth in the matter at all.
'Kenny has been away in Dallas where he owns a gallery but is scheduled to return home this Friday. They are planning a lovely weekend together.'
Michael is currently preparing to release his new Live In London DVD, which features behind the scenes footage of his Earl's Court concerts last year, on December 7.
Home time: Michael looks sleepy as he and Goss are driven back to their Highgate home"
"George Michael teria levado um fora do namorado Kenny Goss, depois de 13 anos de relacionamento, segundo o site Female First. O rompimento teria acontecido no Natal de 2008, mas amigos e parentes mantiveram segredo para evitar o assédio da imprensa.
Contam que Kenny teria deixado George depois que o cantor foi preso em um banheiro público de Londres por posse de drogas. “Ele deu muitas chances a George. Mas depois disso, não segurou. Todos sabem que Michael não estava lá para usar drogas, porque o lugar é conhecido como local para apanhar homens”, disse uma fonte.
Apesar da relação aberta, Kenny não aprovava o apetite do parceiro para procurar outros homens e essa foi a gota d’água. Fontes garantem que desde então Michael está deprimido: “Ele levanta às 14 horas, fuma um baseado e fica brincando nos joguinhos de computador até às 7 horas da manhã. No dia seguinte, faz tudo de novo”. Mesmo com todo o tititi, George nega a separação. "
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"George Michael and his long-term lover Kenny Goss have broken up – and pals fear the singer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Long-suffering Kenny finally walked out on George after 13 years together.
The final straw came when George, 46, was arrested in the toilets on Hampstead Heath and charged with possessing drugs last year.
Furious Kenny, 50, walked out at Christmas, but they kept their separation quiet as George begged him for another chance.
But despite remaining business partners in their art gallery in Dallas, Kenny decided enough was enough and told him they were history.
Devastated George then turned into “a hermit” in his North London mansion and sacked his loyal manager Andy Stephens.
One pal said: “Kenny had given George many chances. But after the Hampstead Heath incident he said he couldn’t take any more. Everyone knew George wasn’t just in there to do drugs – the place is well known as a place to pick up men.
“Despite George saying they had an open relationship, Kenny never agreed with George’s urges to go out cruising for other men, or with his excessive use of cannabis. He is embarrassed by what George had put him through.
“They had been due to marry on their 10th anniversary back in 2006, but Kenny told him it was off unless he changed his ways. But it seems George just couldn’t.”
When Kenny walked out, George postponed all his work commitments, including the release of a DVD for his 25 Live Tour.
He refused to leave his house and became addicted to computer games. Then he shocked manager Andy by duetting with Beyonce at the O2 Arena in June without warning.
His irrational behaviour has become a cause of concern for his pals.
One said: “When Kenny left him, George wasn’t in the right frame of mind for anything. He seemed to become really depressed and no one could talk him out of it. He had promised to release a Live In London DVD of the tour but he couldn’t get it together to even look at clips of himself. Only now is he starting to get his head around it and is releasing it on December 7 – almost a year later.
“George would get up at 2pm, have a couple of spliffs, and play computer games until 7am, then do it all again the next day.
“His manager Andy couldn’t get through to him. And then he was absolutely furious when he found out he had driven himself to the O2 and got on stage with Beyonce.
“He tried to confront the star about it but George sacked him.
“George also has all these ideas about going back on the road – but no one knows if his state of mind will take it. The split has hit him hard.”"
"George Michael teve um acidente na madrugada desta sexta-feira, quando o automóvel que conduzia a alta velocidade chocou com um camião numa auto-estrada do sul de Inglaterra, diz o 20minutos.
A polícia revelou, este sábado, que o cantor foi detido por suspeita de condução sob efeito de álcool ou droga.
O britânico acabou por ser libertado depois de quatro horas de interrogatório.
O condutor do camião contou ao Daily Mail que George Michael «parecia estar completamente desorientado, como se não tivesse noção do que aconteceu», acrescentando que o cantor tentou subir à cabine do veículo.
«Não parava de dizer que tinha medo de ir preso», acrescentou. Recorde-se que o ex-líder dos Wham já foi condenado a dois anos sem licença por conduzir drogado. "
"The Careless Whisper singer's silver Land Rover was left mangled by the 1am crash with the seven-tonne truck on the A34 near Newbury, Berkshire.
Onlookers feared the star was dead as he sat in the wrecked vehicle for ten minutes, said The Sun.
The 46-year-old had only just got his licence back after a two-year ban for drug driving in 2007.
He was taken into custody by police and questioned on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs and released around five hours later without charge.
The lorry driver, Laurie Rowe, told the Daily Mail: "He seemed completely disorientated, like he had no idea what was going on.
"He looked totally dazed and even tried to climb into the cab of my lorry. He kept saying he was worried he would go to jail."
Mr Rowe, from Scotland, said he saw the silver 4x4 weaving from one side of the road to the other in his rear view mirror seconds before the crash.
He said the impact was so great he feared the driver was dead.
"He hit me so hard that it knocked my rear axle two feet up in the air," he said.
"When I stopped the lorry and got out to see what had happened, I didn't think he would have survived."
In June 2007, Michael was banned for two years and sentenced to 100 hours' community service after he admitted driving under the influence of drugs.
He was found slumped at the wheel of his Mercedes with a cocktail of legal and illegal drugs in his system.
In May 2004, he wrote off his BMW on the A40 in Acton, west London, and crashed into railings."