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George Michael News from October 2007

October 21, 2007
The Palm Dallas hosts benefit for Family Place Thursday

The Palm Dallas hosts benefit for Family Place Thursday:

The Palm Dallas restaurant will host its annual benefit Thursday for the Family Place, a United Way affiliate that helps families escape from domestic violence.

In addition to the pre-dinner cocktail party at 6 p.m., Palm Night includes a "fab" raffle and live auction with items that include a Nicolas Varney ring designed for the Family Place and donated by Neiman Marcus and tickets to a George Michael concert in New York with backstage access.

Major donors are:

Ring of Honor ($15,000) Patti and Ken Crews, Goss-Michael Foundation/Kenny Goss and George Michael and Joyce and Tim Goss.

October 18, 2007
Lennox Lures Michael

Lennox Lures Michael:

For her intimate Sunday concert at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium, Annie Lennox attracted an entertainer who fills stadiums with his shows.

George Michael watched the former Eurythmics' singer perform from the seventh row, center section, with his partner, Kenny Goss.

October 9, 2007
The BBC Radio Six's List Of The Top 10 Worst Duets

The BBC Radio Six's List Of The Top 10 Worst Duets:

  1. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder - "Ebony and Ivory"
  2. Arthur Mullard & Hilda Baker - "You're the One that I Want"
  3. Mick Jagger & David Bowie - "Dancing In the Streets"
  4. Bing Crosby & David Bowie - "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth"
  5. Rene & Renata - "Save Your Love"
  6. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson - "The Girl Is Mine"
  7. Elton John & Pete Doherty - Children Of The Revolution (Live 8)"
  8. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans - "I'll Be Missing You"
  9. Elton John & George Michael - "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me"
  10. Band Aid - Do they Know It's Christmas? tied with Girls Aloud & Sugababes - "Walk This Way"

Eli Stone

Parking Restriction Set For Pasadena On Wednesday

Parking will be prohibited Wednesday in two areas near Pasadena City Hall because of the filming of a television series, an official said.

The ban will be in place on Euclid Avenue between Thurgood Marshall and Union streets and the south side of Thurgood Marshall Street between Garfield and Euclid avenues, according to Ann Erdman, Pasadena's public information officer.

Filming of the midseason legal drama "Eli Stone" will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at City Hall, but offices will remain open, Erdman said.

October 8, 2007
Will the Real Blue-Eyed Soul Artists Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Blue-Eyed Soul Artists Please Stand Up?

Michael is a classic, a true talent who's never compromised his artistry for the sake of mass appeal. From his early blockbusters with Wham!, like "I'm Your Man," "Careless Whisper," and "Everything She Wants," to his early solo hits, like "A Different Corner," "Freedom '90," and "Too Funky," to his later masterpieces, like "Older," "Fastlove," and "Flawless (Go to the City)," George Michael has always had something meaningful to say with his music, something lasting and memorable, something worthy of being considered true blue-eyed soul.

Texan Kenny Goss, Pop Star Partner George Michael Showcase Emerging British Artists

Texan Kenny Goss, Pop Star Partner George Michael Showcase Emerging British Artists

With a big budget and a fearless eye, Dallas collector makes a home for shock-and-awe pieces

October 3, 2007
Madison Square Garden Concert?

Imagine that:

In related news, Mr. Michael and Mr. Goss are moving their hallowed John Lennon piano back to their Goss-Michael Foundation art gallery for next Wednesday's preview party for the Palm Night benefiting the Family Place. In 2000, Mr. Michael paid $2.1 million for the upright Steinway on which the ex-Beatle composed "Imagine."

Kenny's brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Joyce Goss, are co-chairing the annual benefit at the Palm steakhouse with Robin and Steve Ladik.

They are letting Palm Night sponsors get a view of the Lennon Steinway at Little Palm, an auction preview party.

Among the items being auctioned Oct. 18 at the Palm Night is a trip by private jet to New York plus six tickets and backstage passes for Mr. Michael's 25 Live show at Madison Square Garden.

October 1, 2007
Eli Stone

George Michael Gets Stoned for ABC:

The network has inked a deal with the '80s pop icon turned courtroom staple to appear in two additional episodes of its buzzworthy midseason entry Eli Stone. The spiritually-tinged legal drama revolves around an attorney (played by Jonny Lee Miller) who, after a string of bizarre hallucinations, thinks he might be a prophet. In the pilot, Eli keeps hearing the sound of "Faith" in his head, and at one point has a vision of George Michael performing the song in his office. For his return engagement, GM will show off more than just his singing chops.

"Having George and his music in the pilot was great because it really set the tone for the entire show," says executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who cocreated Eli with Greg Berlanti. "But if there's anything better, it's having him in the series for two episodes singing and acting. He's such a talented and smart guy and amazingly collaborative."

Eli's guardian angel will pop up again in the show's eighth and ninth episodes.

George Michael: I Stayed in the Closet to Protect my Mum

George Michael: I Stayed in the Closet to Protect my Mum:

George Michael kept his homosexuality a secret because he didn't want his mum to worry about Aids.

'Every day would have been a nightmare for her thinking what I might have been subjected to,' says George, 44.

It was only after his mother Lesley died in 1997 that the Careless Whisper star started to be more open about his sexuality.

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