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Adele Sets U.K. TV Concert Special

Adele will give her new album 30 a serious send-off party with a primetime U.K. concert special.

An Audience With Adele will beam out Sunday, Nov. 21 on the free-to-air ITV channel and its on-demand ITV Hub platform.

The one-off concert is captured at the prestigious London Palladium, in the heart of the capital’s West End. According to the broadcaster, fans tuning in will catch Adele performing new songs and classics, before an audience comprised of her “own personal heroes and heroines, fellow musicians, artists, actors, sportsmen, sportswomen and more.”

With her fourth studio album set to drop two days prior, on Nov. 19, ITV’s execs anticipate big things from its Adele special.
“As one of the world’s most in-demand stars, we are beyond thrilled to bring this one-off night to ITV,” comments Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV. “Adele is a remarkable artist and this will be a very special event.”

International broadcast partners for the TV special have not been announced.

As the release date for 30 draws closers, Adele is flexing on sales charts around the globe.

The first single from it, “Easy On Me,” is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts, and on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, where it broke streaming records in its first week.

Adele wasted no time in claiming this month as her own. On Monday (Nov. 1), she shared the track list for 30, as well as the bonus tracks included on a Target deluxe edition. A week before, Adele announced a pair of 2022 summer concerts at London’s Hyde Park. with pre-sales opening last Thursday (Oct. 28). All tickets for both shows have sold out.

30 is the followup to 2015’s 25, which logged 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, won album of the year and best pop vocal album at the 2017 Grammy Awards, and was certified diamond by the RIAA, for combined units of more than 10 million.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks continue their hold on Pistons

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and four blocks as the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks continued their dominance of the host Detroit Pistons with a 117-89 rout on Tuesday night. Milwaukee has won 15 consecutive games against its Central Division opponent, including the postseason. Pat Connaughton and Jordan Nwora had 16 points apiece […]

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Donovan Mitchell scores 36, guides Jazz past Kings

Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points, Mike Conley Jr. fired in 30 and the Utah Jazz toughened up in the clutch to pull away from the Sacramento Kings for a 119-113 win Tuesday night in Salt Lake City. Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points while Rudy Gobert had another double-double with 20 rebounds and 12 points as […]

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Herro lifts Heat past Doncic, Mavericks for fifth consecutive win

Tyler Herro scored 25 points off the bench, leading the Miami Heat to their fifth straight win, a 125-110 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Herro had 15 of his points in the key second quarter, when the Heat took control of the game, and they never trailed again. The Heat also […]

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Stars in Hawks-Nets battle still adjusting to rule change

Early on, James Harden and Trae Young expressed some frustration about the NBA’s new rule change banning players from leaning into their defenders and getting foul calls on non-basketball plays. Harden said “for sure” that he felt like the poster boy for the new rule change, while Young said last week: “It feels like (officials […]

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Lovelyz reportedly planned to release one “last album” before contract woes

Lovelyz reportedly had plans to release one one last album before parting ways with their longtime agency Woollim Entertainment.

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Yesterday (November 2), YouTuber and former entertainment reporter Lee Jin-ho claimed in a new video that discussions between the group’s members and Woollim over renewal of their contracts had initially been a positive affair, with the members purportedly voicing their willingness to remain under the agency.

His video comes just days after Woollim announced that seven out of the eight members of Lovelyz have decided part ways with the company after their contracts expire on November 16. However, neither the company nor the members of Lovelyz had referred to the situation as a “disbandment”.

“If the agency showed an active will, Lovelyz could continue even if it wouldn’t be a complete group,” Lee alleged in his video, according to a translation by Reddit user h_yeri. “It was the disagreement in the last album which resulted in the disbandment”.

However, Lee claimed that an “unexpected disagreement” arose before the release of Lovelyz’s final album, and that a “conflict” arose between the agency’s representatives and the members of the girl group. Neither Woollim Entertainment nor the members of Lovelyz have publicly addressed the claims made by Lee Jin-ho as of writing.

In his video, Lee also touched on the potential future of the Lovelyz members, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong and Yein have all decided to part ways with Woollim, leaving leader Baby Soul as the only member who renewed her contract.

“The members’ future plans are very different, such as actors, broadcasters and singers,” he alleged. “The members are in contact with new companies. I heard from an agency official who contacted the members, and some members have expressed resentment and disappointment towards Woollim.”

Yesterday (November 1), the members of Lovelyz have spoke out about their departure from Woollim Entertainment with handwritten letters. The group thanked their fellow members for the years they spent as a group, while some also addressed concerns about their future.

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Adele announces UK TV special ‘An Audience With Adele’

Adele has announced a UK TV special called An Audience With Adele.

READ MORE: Adele’s voice has never sounded better than on her stunning new song ‘Easy On Me’

The show will see the singer showcase material from her fourth album ’30’ along with classic hits at the London Palladium. It’s due to air on ITV on Sunday, November 21.

Adele is set perform in front of an audience made up of her “own personal heroes and heroines, fellow musicians, artists, actors, sportsmen, sportswomen and more”, according to ITV.

Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, said: “As one of the world’s most in-demand stars, we are beyond thrilled to bring this one-off night to ITV. Adele is a remarkable artist and this will be a very special event.”

You can see Adele’s post below.

It comes after the ‘Easy On Me’ star announced Adele: One Night Only, a two-hour US special which will include live performances and a new sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey “from her rose garden”. The programme will air on CBS on November 14.

Earlier this week, Adele revealed the full tracklist for ’30’. The album features song titles such as ‘Strangers By Nature’, ‘Oh My God’, ‘I Drink Wine’ and ‘Love Is A Game’. A Target bonus edition will boast three extra tracks including a duet with Chris Stapleton.

Adele will perform two huge shows at London’s Hyde Park next summer, marking her first UK headline dates since 2017. Tickets for both British Summer Time events have now sold out.

Adele will release ’30’ on November 19.

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Ed Sheeran cleared to resume live commitments after completing COVID isolation

Ed Sheeran has been cleared to resume his scheduled live appearances after completing a period of coronavirus isolation.

READ MORE: Ed Sheeran – ‘=’ review: the millennial Lionel Richie indulges his saccharine streak

The singer-songwriter confirmed he had tested positive for COVID-19 on October 24, meaning that the planned promotion around his new album ‘=’ had to be conducted from home. He later told fans that he’d suffered a “pretty gnarly” bout of the virus.

Ahead of his appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend (November 6), Sheeran has now confirmed that he’s recovered from COVID and has left quarantine.

“Posting this pic to say I’m released from covid isolation today, so if you see me out and about I’ve had the all clear and done my quarantine,” he wrote on Instagram yesterday (November 2).

“Excited to hit the ground running with work again, and SNL is still on, so tune in Saturday, see you there x.”

You can see the post below.

Next month, Ed Sheeran will return to London for an intimate show at St John at Hackney Church. The gig will be held in aid of the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation.

In a three-star review of Sheeran’s new record, NME said: “So, ‘=’ adds up to another album on which Sheeran comes off like a millennial Lionel Richie – namely, a very gifted singer-songwriter who’s sometimes sunk by his saccharine streak.

“When Sheeran gets a Glastonbury legends slot in 25 or 30 years’ time, he’ll probably nail it as Richie did in 2015 with a joyous procession of gold-plated hits. But for now, his persistent bad habits make this album a little less enjoyable than it could be.”

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Atlanta Braves thump Houston Astros to snap 26-year World Series drought

The Atlanta Braves overcame a season full of setbacks to win the World Series for the first time since 1995 after a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros in Tuesday’s Game Six sealed the championship 4-2. The Braves’ run through the postseason included series victories over the Milwaukee Brewers and defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers […]

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Chris Paul climbs to third in all-time assists as Suns top Pelicans

Chris Paul posted a double-double and reached a career milestone as the host Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 112-100 on Tuesday night. Paul scored 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 18 assists while passing Mark Jackson and former Sun Steve Nash to move into third place in […]

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Bucks star Khris Middleton tests positive for COVID-19

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton tested positive for COVID-19, coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed to reporters Tuesday. Middleton was held out of the Bucks’ previous game Sunday with an illness that, at the time, was termed non-COVID. It is unknown how much time Middleton will miss now. “We thought he just had a head cold or […]

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IZ*ONE’s An Yu-jin joins Starship Entertainment’s new girl group IVE

Former IZ*ONE member An Yu-jin has been unveiled as the first member of Starship Entertainment‘s upcoming girl group IVE.

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The label announced the addition of An as the first member of its forthcoming act IVE through the girl group’s Twitter page yesterday (November 2). The news arrived alongside new profile images of the K-pop idol.

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2003.09.01#IVE #아이브#YUJIN #유진 pic.twitter.com/udocYQk4Mu

— IVE OFFICIAL (@IVEstarship) November 2, 2021

The brand-new Starship girl group was officially revealed on November 1, alongside the launch of the act’s social media pages. The label had also released sleek animation video of IVE’s official logo. Captioned “I HAVE___”, it seems to suggest that the group’s name is based on the phrase.

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I HAVE ______https://t.co/Hs7bjT2sO1#IVE #아이브 #アイヴ pic.twitter.com/p4pQZfHSWN

— IVE OFFICIAL (@IVEstarship) November 1, 2021

News of the upcoming Starship Entertainment act had first been confirmed in late August, when the entertainment company announced plans to debut a new girl group following reports. However, at the time Starship had declined to confirm nor deny the that ex-IZ*ONE members An and Jang Won-young would be joining the group.

While further details have yet to be fully disclosed, information about the group’s concept, size and members as well as the involvement of Jang are expected to be unveiled in the coming days.

Meanwhile, fellow former IZ*ONE member Miyawaki Sakura has reportedly signed an exclusive contract with HYBE Labels, and is speculated to be part of an potential upcoming girl group to be managed by HYBE subsidiary Source Music.

Kim Chae-won and Kim Min-ju had also allegedly been in discussions to join her in the upcoming group, however the latter has since reportedly rejected the offer.

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