Shaun's Music Minute

Adele Turns Down Big Paydays To Spend Time In Her Garden              

While some stars have no problem accepting big paychecks to perform at private gigs, Adele has better things to do, like, garden. According to the UK press, the singer has turned down offers of as much as $1.3 million to perform in the Middle East because she’d rather spend time at home.

Australian singer Guy Sebastian was the one who spilled the beans on Adele’s lavish offers to perform in front of Arab billionaires, telling the “Daily Star,” “I was with Adele’s agent and two gigs offered her a $1.3 million deal to perform. Her agent said: ‘Nah, she’s not doing it. She’s busy gardening this week.’” He added, “Adele is often weeding these days.”

Of course it’s not like Adele needs the money. She’s reportedly worth $174.5 million, and was recently named the UK’s richest celebrity under 30.

Maroon 5’s Guitarist Clears Up Album Title Controversy              

Maroon 5 announced their new album would be titled “Red Pill Blues,” some folks on the Internet suggested it was in reference to the Men’s Right’s Movement, which started using the “red pill” phrase to describe the moment they realized the truth, that feminism is wrong.

The truth is the title refers to the scene in “The Matrix,” where Neo is offered a red or blue pill, with the red waking him up in the real world, and Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine insists the band had no idea about it’s other meaning. 

“We didn’t really understand the whole men’s rights thing,” Valentine tells “The Huffington Post." “Hopefully, everyone knows from all of our pasts that from our statements on the issue and our actions in the past ― that we are all hardcore feminists in the band. So that’s a horrible association, ugh, to have. The internet trolls have to ruin everything.”

As for whether they thought about changing the title when they found out, he notes, “It’s out there and I think it’s maybe too late,” adding, “I think maybe we can reclaim [it] for the good side.” 

Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues” drops Friday.

Katy Perry Fan Shares Emotional Wish On Stage At Her St. Louis Show              

Katy Perry made a fan’s dream come true at her recent concert stop in Kansas City. During the performance, Katy invited 12-year-old fan Zoe to the stage, and things got emotional when the singer asked the girl to make a wish.

“I wish for my 17-year-old sister with autism to stop getting bullied by the kids at her school,” Zoe said, later telling KCTV, “I care about my sister a huge deal. I would die for her.”

And the special wish certainly tugged at Katy’s heartstrings, because she immediately promised to visit Zoe’s sister’s school in Wichita, Kansas, and then got the crowd to start chanting “no more bullying.”

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