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Susan Boyle Has Asperger’s

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Susan Boyle‘s video of her auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent will forever make me cry tears of joy, so I’ll always hold a place in my heart for her. Yes, I cry at that video. Sometimes you need a good cry.

Anyway. Ms. Boyle revealed that she has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. She’s being very honest and brave about it so I say, you go Boyle, even if I think the idea of Meryl Streep starring as you in a film is ludicrous. But that’s not important right now. From BBC News:

The star, who shot to fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, had spent years believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.

In an interview with The Observer newspaper she told of her relief at finally getting a “clearer understanding” of her condition.

But she vowed: “It will not make any difference to my life.”

[...] Boyle, 52, revealed she was misdiagnosed after complications at birth.

She said: “It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid.

“I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”

I feel so bad for the kid version of Susan Boyle. Glad she’s finally got some understanding. Asperger’s, according to BBC News, is a condition in which those who have it, “struggle with their emotions and have difficulty in social situations, often unable to pick up on non-verbal cues.”

Boyle appears to be doing just fine. In fact, she just recorded a duet with Elvis Presley, despite him being dead for decades. Well done, Susan!

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Meryl Streep Has Been Approached for the Susan Boyle Biopic

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Please hold your laughter, but apparently Meryl Streep has been approached to play Susan Boyle in an upcoming biopic about the singer. This, according to Susan herself, who admitted that she has no desire to be in a movie about herself but would love to have someone else play her. WHO IS GOING TO WATCH THIS MOVIE?

From Metro:

SuBo revealed the casting call as she checked in on Guilty Pleasures to insist she holds on to her old suburban life in the hope that she won’t be taken advantage of in Simon Cowell’s fame game.

‘I wouldn’t like to be in the film myself,’ the Scottish spinster said of the film project.

‘I’d like someone to play me. Probably Meryl Streep – I understand she has been approached.’

Aw, man, the press is so awful to SuBo – “the Scottish spinster”? Dear me. Maybe she doesn’t want to find anyone! Maybe she likes living on her own! Anyway, that’s neither here nor there – the point is, I don’t think Meryl Streep is gonna take on this role… though we all know she would kill it (and I would watch it) if she did. I can sort of imagine it now!

Meryl, pick up the phone, girl!

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Are We All Ready for Susan Boyle’s Duet with Elvis Presley?

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Probably one of my least favourite things in existence is when living singers like to play Frankenstein and “duet” with dead ones using weird digital technology to overlap their voices (and even recreate their bodies in video form). It’s weird, it’s unnatural and I don’t like it. Yes, it’s a shame you never got to sing with old Blue Eyes or have a rap battle with your hero Tupac, but let these artists rest in peace, man. Given a choice, they may not even have wanted to collaborate with you!

Anyhow, I sorta digress, but not really. Our good friend SuBo has done a Christmas album, and who better to make spin in his grave but the King himself, Elvis Presley? That’s right – Susan Boyle and Elvis have done ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and it’s… fucking bizarre. And the video is even weirder.

Here’s what SuBo previously said about the “collaboration”:

“To put a unique twist on classic Christmas songs is truly wonderful. I grew up listening to Elvis and to sing with him, well, I didn’t think it would be possible. Isn’t technology brilliant? The track is for my father – and for Elvis.”

WEIRD! What do you think?

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