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George Michael's art collection unveiled at auction

George Michael's art collection unveiled at auction

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In the two years since he died, we've learnt more and more about the occasionally troubled private life of George Michael. Now an auction and accompanying exhibition in London give an insight into one of the musician's big enthusiasms - visual art.The coincidence in timing was perfect. In the late 1980s, George Michael's lucrative solo career was taking off post-Wham! And at the same time the media and art-buying public were fascinated by a new phenomenon attracting levels of coverage normally associated with major rock-stars - the Young British Artists.The best-known YBAs included Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Their names became familiar to the general public to a degree which hadn't been seen in British art for years. By his ...
George Michael APOLOGISES to Fadi Fawaz – despite being called a ‘f****d up icon’

George Michael APOLOGISES to Fadi Fawaz – despite being called a ‘f****d up icon’

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Christmas Day 2018 will mark two years since musical icon George Michael died at the age of 53 from natural causes; consisting of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.The soulful singer, whose hits included the likes of Faith and Freedom, was adored by fans the world-over.His following was treated to a deeper look into George’s life upon his death in his documentary –  George Michael: Freedom.The short film explored all aspects of the notoriously private singer’s life – from his tumultuous relationship with Sony record label, to his heartbreak over the death of his first love Anselmo Feleppa – which many say George never fully recovered from. Related Articles But the former WHAM member inadvertently found himself at the middle of sca...
George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94

George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94, his son George W Bush has announced.Bush Sr served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, his term defined by the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq war against Saddam Hussein. While his health had been failing in recent years, he still managed to make public appearances. The former president died at 22:10 local time on Friday (04:10 GMT Saturday), a family spokesperson said.In April, he was admitted to hospital with a blood infection but had since been discharged. Bush was also being treated for a form of Parkinson's disease.He died seven months after his wife, Barbara. "Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after ...
Britain to have three drivers in Formula One next season as George Russell joins Williams

Britain to have three drivers in Formula One next season as George Russell joins Williams

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taking over He will join Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris on the grid George Russell will become the third British driver in Formula One next year after agreeing a deal to race for Williams. The Englishman, 20, will follow in the footsteps of 2009 world champion Jenson Button, who made his debut for Williams nearly 20 years ago. The highly-rated Russell is the reserve driver for Lewis Hamilton‘s Mercedes team this year, and following Lando Norris’s McLaren promotion, he will now become the second British rookie on the grid in 2019. Russell is also on the brink of securing the Formula Two championship, the feeder series to F1, following an impressive debut campaign in which he has won six races. He holds a 37-point title lead with just the season-deciding...
George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

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The former Trump adviser whose remarks in a London pub sparked the US inquiry into possible collusion with Russia has been sentenced to 14 days in jail.George Papadopoulos, 31, told the court in Washington DC he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying.He pleaded guilty last October to lying to the FBI about the timing of meetings with alleged go-betweens for Moscow. He was the first former Trump aide arrested in the probe into an alleged Kremlin plot to sway the 2016 US vote.US President Donald Trump reacted by taking an apparent swipe at the cost of the investigation into the former aide. Who's who in the Russia-Trump inquiry? How Trump's Russia trouble unfolded In Friday's sente...