Fact: The four judges on The Voice U.K. are set to perform a tribute to George Michael to kick off the show's final. Jennifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale will reportedly sing his hit Freedom on Saturday night (01Apr17). The singer died in December (16), aged 53, and was laid to rest this week (beg27Mar17).
Quote: "I was the first day, coming from a Thierry Mugler - which we did five shows, from 6.30am in the morning 'til 3.30am the next morning, and then had to fly on the first flight out and go Paris to London, right to set. I was exhausted, but so happy to be there." Supermodel Naomi Campbell is thankful to have been involved in George Michael's iconic Freedom '90 music video, which was directed by David Fincher and also featured Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Tatjana Patitz. The pop star died on Christmas Day (25Dec16), aged 53.
Fact: SiriusXM satellite radio bosses are to launch a seven-day George Michael tribute channel next month (Jan17). The Faith channel will feature the late singer's entire body of work from his days as a member of Wham! to his solo hits and his high-profile collaborations with the likes of Elton John, Aretha Franklin, and Queen. The channel will launch on 4 January (17). George Michael died on Christmas Day (25Dec16) due to heart failure. He was 53.
Tweet: "To my lovelies and fans around the world, thank you for all the birthday wishes, I am truly overwhelmed. I am looking forward to spending it with friends and family, thanks again, love The Singing Greek!" British pop star George Michael is grateful for fans' birthday messages as he turns 52.
Quote: "I do think that was because he spent so much time in the closet that he's sort of over-compensating, being the uber-gay man now in every positive and negative aspect of it. It's like he invented gay now." Former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson is suspicious of fellow British pop star George Michael's behaviour.
Quote: "He's doing extremely well. He is writing a new album."George Michael's spokeswoman reveals the singer is working on new songs for an upcoming release as he recovers from head injuries sustained after falling out of a moving car on a busy motorway near London last month (May13). The 49 year old is recuperating at home after spending almost two weeks in hospital following the 16 May (13) drama.
Quote: "On my way to Manchester today, can't wait! Always great fun with you there! And apparently about 40 of Coronation Street stars are coming ! I hope they are near the stage!!" George Michael is delighted castmembers from the U.K. soap opera will be in the audience for his show in Manchester, England on Tuesday night (09Oct12).
Tweet: "Morning everyone, today is a special day in my part of the world... my better half's birthday!" George Michael is celebrating his boyfriend's birthday on Thursday (24May12).
Tweet: "Just saw the Madonna video, she looks great. as for the song, err....don't really think I should comment." George Michael isn't a huge fan of the Queen of Pop's new track Give Me All Your Luvin'.
Fact: George Michael is continuing his recovery from a serious bout of pneumonia by taking a vacation in Amsterdam, Holland. Michael spent weeks being treated by doctors at a hospital in Vienna, Austria but was allowed home to London just before Christmas (11) - and on Wednesday (11Jan12) he jetted out of the U.K. for a break.
Tweet: "I have not heard any more info about GM although I'm sure he's doing better and is in the best place to get stronger!" British singer Boy George sends well wishes to his pal George Michael, who is currently battling pneumonia in hospital in Vienna, Austria.
Tweet: "Just spoke to one of GM's closest friends and George is very much alive. Poorly - but in the best hands." Boy George reassures fans George Michael is doing well as he battles pneumonia in an Austrian hospital.
Fact: George Michael has rescheduled the gig he cancelled at London's Royal Albert Hall last month (26Oct11). The singer will now perform at the venue on 2 May (12), after a viral infection prevented him from playing the original show.
Quote: "Morning everyone, just falling back to earth after Saturday nights show... it was almost an out of body experience for me." George Michael is still buzzing after performing a triumphant concert in London at the weekend (29-30Oct11).
Tweet: "In London, not speaking to anyone till tomorrow, resting my voice for the Albert Hall wanna be perfect for my fellow Londoners." Singer George Michael is preserving his vocals ahead of his gig at the city's prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (25Oct11).
Tweet: "Im feeling much better thanks....face still round.....but actually no rounder than usual." George Michael is recovering well from a tooth infection which forced him to axe a planned charity performance with Alicia Keys last Wednesday (15Jun11).
Quote: "I'd love to. No one's asked me. I'd imagine they'd go with Take That wouldn't they?" George Michael insists he's not yet been asked to perform at the London Olympics next year (12).
Quote: "I don't demand very much. I might ask for food so that people can come backstage and eat in my room and I think I ask for flowers, but I certainly don't specify which flowers. I have a very cheap rider." George Michael insists he won't be demanding backstage when he hits the road again later this year (11).
Tweet: "I'm told that Kate has my badly wrapped CD and that it will be given an airing at the reception ! Hip hip." George Michael is convinced Kate Middleton will play his cover of Stevie Wonder's You & I at her wedding reception after she marries Prince William. The singer recorded the song as a wedding present for the royal couple.
Quote: "She seems very sweet... and she's a cracker, isn't she? She's great looking. I think the boy done well." Pop star George Michael thinks Kate Middleton will make a beautiful bride when she marries Prince William in London at the end of the month (Apr11). Michael has recorded a version of Stevie Wonder's You and I as a wedding gift to the royal couple.
Quote: "Elton can do no wrong because he did so much right for my life. He was one of my mentors in every way as a child who really wanted to write and sing. He will always have a special place, regardless of if we have our tiffs." George Michael will always remain pals with Sir Elton John, no matter how many times they fall out.
Quote: "My love of George as an artist, writer, musician and friend is precious to me. FAITH is one of his masterpiece projects. Every time I listen to it, I fall in love with it all over again." Janet Jackson is a big fan of George Michael's music.
Quote: "He's a character, one of the only people I feel really speaks his mind... I really like the way he conducts his interviews. I think he's very humorous and honest. I don't think there's any need to feel sorry for George Michael, I think he's got it pretty down to be honest." British singer ELLY JACKSON of La Roux on troubled singer GEORGE MICHAEL.
Quote: "He's doing OK. I think he's going to be OK." George Michael's longterm partner KENNY GOSS after visiting the incarcerated singer in prison.
Fact: Veteran singer George Michael has become the latest star to be honoured by the creators of hit TV show GLEE - an episode dedicated to tracks from the former Wham! star's iconic debut album, Faith, is set to air later this year (10). The special will coincide with the reissue of the 1987 classic in September (10).
Fact: George Michael is re-releasing his FAITH album as a $150 (£100)-plus superfan limited edition in September (10).
Quote: "It's Frank Sinatra who reminds me of Christmas. During the school holidays, I used to work behind the bar in my dad's restaurant and he'd always play Sinatra records. So that association is very strong for me." Pop star George Michael feels festive when hears records by Ol' Blue Eyes.
Quote: "Why doesn't it snow at the right time any more, like it did in the 60s? If it could snow on Christmas Eve, that would be perfect." Pop star George Michael wants a white Christmas.
Quote: "My house is hardly subtle - I've got a huge tree and wreaths everywhere. I love Christmas but I do get superstitious about taking the decorations down. My mum always told me they have to be down by the sixth of January or it's bad luck!" George Michael is getting into the holiday spirit.
Fact: The final of U.K. TV talent contest The X Factor attracted a high-calibre audience on Saturday (12Dec09) - British royal Prince Harry was one of the revellers enjoying performances from Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and George Michael in the studio.
Quote: "In my opinion, Amy Winehouse is probably the most talented singer/songwriter to have come out of Britain in the last few years. And I'm quite impressed with Lady GaGa, too. She's a very original songwriter with a unique overall package." Pop star George Michael names his favourite musical stars of the last few years.
Quote: "There's one woman, she broke into my house seven times. The police did nothing. And I saw her down the road one day wearing my clothes." George Michael is stunned by the lengths his fans go to to get close to him.
Fact: George Michael gave a festive gift to his fans on Christmas Day - his new single December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas) was available to download free from his website.
Fact: Pop star George Michael will give his fans a special festive gift this December (08) - his new track DECEMBER SONG (I DREAMED OF CHRISTMAS) will be released as a free online download on 25 December. It will be the singer's first Christmas single since Wham!'s LAST CHRISTMAS in 1984.
Quote: "When I look at Amy and George, I know where they are, I know what they are. I know what it's like to be clacking, sweaty and chaotic and to have no clarity." Eighties pop star Boy George sympathises with troubled stars Amy Winehouse and George Michael over their drug problems.
Quote: "I really care about GEORGE. I admire his talent and I would think of him as a friend. He is a great, great talent and a really lovely guy." Former Bros star Luke Goss is a close friend of singer George Michael.
Quote: "I'd say God! You're going to get fat." Pop star George Michael reveals what he'd tell his former self 16 years ago.
Quote: "I probably shouldnt say this, but its 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. I probably shouldn't say this, but maybe you need to see someone about that." George Michael spotted the TV talk show host in the crowd at his Los Angeles concert on Wednesday night (25Jun08).
Fact: George Michael stunned the studio audience on U.S. comedienne Ellen Degeneres' chat show on Friday (04Apr08) when he phoned in to give away tickets for his upcoming 'sold out' Los Angeles concert. The generous pop superstar, a longtime DeGeneres fan and friend, offered the entire audience tickets for the show.
Quote: "I've done too many stupid things for there not to be movies made about me when I'm dead, so I might as well write the script." George Michael explains why he decided to write his autobiography.
Quote: "I don't want to look at other people my age in leather. Why would I put it on?" Singer George Michael, 44, has ruled out repeating his famous Wham! and FAITH video look on his upcoming U.S. tour.
Quote: "I find it too terrifying to go out in L.A. now." George Michael avoids being seen in Los Angeles after his controversial arrest in 1998 when he was caught engaging in a lewd sex act in a Beverly Hills public toilet.
Quote: "I don't want to look at other people my age in leather, so why would I put it on?" George Michael is adamant he won't be resurrecting his trademark 1980s leather jacket for his forthcoming U.S. tour.
Quote: "I don't want to do anything on this scale again. No more stadiums. I'd like to be the Tony Bennett for my generation." George Michael plans to down-scale his live performances at the end of his current world tour.
Quote: "For a gay man I must be responsible for a lot of conceptions." Singer George Michael insists his music is perfect for setting the mood in the bedroom.
Quote: "For a gay man I must be responsible for a lot of conceptions." George Michael considers all the love songs he's recorded.
Quote: "I'm constantly trying to smoke less marijuana." George Michael aims to lead a cleaner lifestyle.
Fact: British singer George Michael is set to auction an Armani suit he wore on his 2006 tour on eBay to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust, a British charity that raises money to fight AIDS.
Fact: British pop star George Michael celebrated his 44th birthday last night (25Jun07) at the Berkeley Hotel in central London. Supermodel Elle MACpherson, funnyman Stephen Fry, and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell were all in attendance at the happy event.
Quote: "I hear Mr Bush and Mr Blair are allegedly both transvestites. Notice I say allegedly. And on that basis I shouldn't get into trouble for it." George Michael hopes he won't be sued for slander.
Quote: "She was jumping up and down, going; 'I want to marry him!' I think she's going to be disappointed there." Singer Mutya Buena on her mother's reaction when she said she was going to duet with George Michael on single This is Not Real Love.
Fact: Classical singer Russell Watson, and not George Michael, will be the first artist to perform at London's new 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium when he sings the national anthem at the soccer F.A. Cup final on 19 May (07).
Fact: British pop star George Michael is being paid $1.4 million (GBP750,000) to perform at retail tycoon SIR PHILIP GREEN's forthcoming birthday party in the Maldives next week (begs12MAR07).
Quote: "I did not have sexual relations with that van driver - I don't s**g old men." British pop star George Michael laughs off his alleged late night encounter with a male stranger on London's Hampstead Heath earlier this year (06).
Quote: "I hope my future is very different. If I learn to shut my mouth, I can have all the sex I like, when I like. Which I do anyway, to be honest with you. I should shut my mouth and sing." British pop star George Michael outlines his future plans.
Quote: "I hate being part of a celebrity culture that is distracting us from the fact our government is changing our country." British pop star George Michael wants the press to leave him alone.
Quote: "He's fine and I've got him a MCDonald's." George Michael's partner KENNY GOSS insists the singer is well following his police caution for drug possession.
Quote: "I mean as much as I don't want to be ageist or fattist, it's dark out there but it's not that dark. I've no idea who that guy was - but thank you very much, who ever he was." George Michael explains his 'BERNARD MANNING' (veteran British comedian) description of the man he was spotted 'prowling' London's Hampstead Heath with last week (ends23JUL06).
Quote: "They have to make me look like the gay WAYNE ROONEY, don't they?" George Michael slams a British newspaper for likening him to the England soccer star who infamously cheated on his girlfriend with an ageing prostitute.