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Susan Boyle has her first boyfriend at 53

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It’s the holiday season, and if ever there was a story that could warm the cockles of your cold, cold heart, it’s this one. You see, Susan Boyle has her first boyfriend at the age of 53! She met her Prince Charming while over in the US doing a short promotional tour, as they were staying at the same luxury hotel in Florida. OMG, I love this story so much!

Here’s what she told The Sun (via US Weekly):

“It’s early days but we enjoy each other’s company,” Boyle told the outlet. “We just got talking in the hotel and I thought he seemed friendly enough. He wasn’t a fan but he knew who I was. He invited me out for lunch the next day, we had a nice chat and spoke about lots of things including our careers,” she continued.

“He was the perfect gentleman and even paid the bill. Afterwards we exchanged details. When we said goodbye he gave me a peck on the cheek,” she added.

“It’s very early days so we’ll see what happens. I hope he comes over,” SuBo revealed about his plans to visit her. “I don’t want to say any more about who he is right now as that would be unfair on him. All I’ll say is we are around the same age and he was a very nice guy.”

Oh, snap – get it, SuBo! I do really hope this guy likes her and that there’s something there. Then again, even if the guy was just being sweet, that’s nice, too. SuBo deserves love and happiness like everyone else! I imagine her Aspergers made it harder to form relationships like this in the past, but I think she’s actually received some proper and more manageable treatment since then, so I have high hopes for this romance!

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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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Susan Boyle Did a Duet with Elvis For Her Christmas Album

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If you’re a secret SuBo lover, time to come out of hiding. This is a safe space for you, Susan Boyle fans. This year, she’s coming out with a Christmas album entitled Home For Christmas. I love Christmas, so this is great news… but it gets even better! On the song ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, SuBo did a “duet” with Elvis Presley by using digital technology to blend their vocals. Love it!

From The Sunday People:

“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.”

I’m sure the King would be pleased.

Yes, obviously I’m sorta taking the piss because I doubt I’ll ever listen to Susan Boyle’s Christmas album, but I do think it’s great she’s found success and I wasn’t lying when I said I love Christmas. Elvis has a great Christmas album that I do actually listen to quite a lot (which is, I imagine, where SuBo got the vocals she used on her track), so there’s that.

New BFF Alert: Nicki Minaj and Susan Boyle!

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But what could outrageous hip-hip star Nicki Minaj and troubled but immensely talented singer Susan Boyle possibly have in common? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t made besties when they were both backstage for America’s Got Talent. Because they did!

The new friends’ first few items of friendship included Susan pinching Nicki’s ass because “she was fascinated by Nicki’s bum and just couldn’t take her hands off it,” Nicki teaching Susan how to rap, and Susan giving Nicki some pointers on singing.

Just because we don’t understand it doesn’t mean that we can’t find it adorable!

Jay-Z Thinks Susan Boyle Should Have Her Own Clothing Line

Along with my 60 year old alt-country former hippie father, you can add Jay-Z to the list of unlikely Susan Boyle fans.

In a recent interview, he sung the Boyle’s praises and even suggested that she capitalize on her success by starting her own clothing line.

“What Susan’s achieved is unbelievable. Everybody wants a piece of her and the market for her is huge. I could see her with her own clothing range. Sure, why not? She’ll appeal to women of a certain age. They’ll see an ordinary person who made the best of herself. It’ll give them hope.”

I’m going to ignore the fact that he used the odious phrase “women of a certain age” and just hope to high hell that we don’t see an “Oh Susan Ugh!” or “Susan B-eautiful” line of polyester blend slacks and sensible pantsuits coming to a K-mart near you anytime soon.