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Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Adele
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Adele: I won't sing at Super Bowl; show 'not about music'

 

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele says she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show.

The British singer told an audience on Saturday at her Los Angeles concert that she was asked to perform at the event.

"First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl," Adele said from the stage in a video posted on Twitter. "I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don't really I can't dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no."

She added: "I'm sorry, but maybe next time."

Performers at previous halftime shows have included Beyonce, Madonna, the Rolling Stones and Prince.

 

Madonna thanks fans for birthday wishes

 

Madonna has thanked her fans for their birthday wishes.

The Like a Virgin hitmaker who turned 58 yesterday has praised her loyal supporters after she was showered with kind messages on social media to mark her big day.

Captioning a photograph of herself, she wrote: "Thank you to all my fans and everyone who is in my gang for all your birthday Wishes!!!! You know how to make a girl feel special!!"(sic)

Social media has flooded with sweet messages for the Rebel Heart singer.

One wrote: "Happy happy birthday Madonna!wish you all the best and more" (sic)

Whilst another added: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! And many more!! You have always been a source of inspiration to me, thank you... @madonna" (sic)

Meanwhile, Madonna - who has Lourdes, 19; Rocco, 16; Mercy, 10; and David, 10 previously revealed she thinks it is easy to become famous.

She said: "I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn't the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media.

"Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artiste. Now it's easy to become famous. What isn't easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.

"I don't consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artiste. And it's an artiste's responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It's our responsibility, our duty and our privilege."

 

Selena Gomez regrets her online spat with Justin Bieber

 

Good For You hitmaker, Selena Gomez found herself in a war of words with the Sorry singer where she alleged that he had cheated on her during their on-and-off relationship, but now seems to be regretting her comments, which led to Justin deactivating his Instagram account.

Taking to Snapchat, she wrote: "What I said was selfish and pointless."

Their bitter spat kicked off when the 22-year-old singer threatened his fans that he'd make his account private if they didn't stop hating on his rumoured girlfriend Sofia Richie.

Under the comment, Selena had something to say and wrote: "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you". (sic)

But Justin was hardly enamoured by her response and slammed the 24-year-old star, claiming she used him.

He wrote: "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I'm not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers (sic)."

Then the pair's argument turned to claims about cheating, where Selena accused the singer of being unfaithful.

In retaliation, he wrote: "I cheated...Oh and I forgot about you and Zayn (sic)," appearing to reference former One Direction star Zayn Malik.