Adele's Ex? of the Day

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The ex-boyfriend who became the inspiration for Adele's heartbreaking love songs is thought to be a photographer named Alex Sturrock, who the singer allegedly dated in 2008 and 2009.

While the singer has stayed mum on the ex-boyfriend's name, the press has made several attempts to unveil the man's identity.

Heat magazine named Sturrock as the mystery man, and a friend of the photographer's confirms that the two were together from the summer of 2008 until April 2009.

"It was an intense period for them," said the insider. "They met through mutual friends and hit it off straight away. He shot her a few times and that was just it."

As the two spent more time together, Adele hired him as the official photographer for her U.S. tour.

Sturrock allegedly refused to call the singer his "girlfriend", despite the fact that he was living with her in her West London home.

"Adele was pretty hurt by that," said Sturrock's friend, "but Alex didn't want to label what they had."

The singer began recording 21 in 2009, after their breakup.

[TheSun]

Adele Talks New Music of the Day

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Adele recently confirmed that she will release a new single by the end of this year, and also revealed that her next album will take "a good two years" to record.

"If I didn't write my own songs, I'd be out next week with a new album," she told a French radio station. "I have to take time and live a little bit."

The Grammy-winning singer is rumored to be recording the theme for Skyfall, the latest James Bond flick, and many are speculating that her next single will be from the movie's soundtrack.

"There were a good two years between my first and second albums," said Adele, "so it'll be the same this time."

[BBC]

One Direction Debuts At #1 of the Day

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British boy band One Direction is making music history with their debut albumUp All Night, which has debuted at number one on the American charts.

This means the manufactured tween sensation beat out bands like the Beatles and Pink Floyd to be the first British group to have their debut album start out in the number one position.

If you're not familiar with the latest British invasion, One Direction is a boy band that came together on the UK version of The X Factor. Members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson just ended a 10-week tour of America that even included a stop on The Today Show.

Up All Night has already sold 176,000 copies, which is enough to unseat Adele, the reigning queen of British music in America.

[Time]

Rumor Roundup of the Day

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<li><strong>Above:</strong> <a href="http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/67516731.html" target="_blank">New stills</a> from the upcoming March 25th <em>Mad Men</em> premiere.</li>
<li>Brad Pitt <a href="http://www.celebitchy.com/216079/brad_pitt_tells_ellen_degeneres_that_he_gets_far_too_much_credit_for_make_it_right_nola/" target="_blank">discusses his Make It Right foundation</a> with New Orleans-native Ellen DeGeneres.</li>
<li>D-list stars are <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2012/03/20/danielle-staub-michael-dina-lohan-dial-a-star-website/#.T2kMQ2JSTah" target="_blank">raking it in</a> on a new site called Dial A Star.</li>
<li>Adele's <em>21</em> has officially <a href="http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/180524/adeles-21-has-sold-more-copies-than-the-dark-side-of-the-moon/" target="_blank">sold more copies</a> than Pink Floyd's <em>The Dark Side of the Moon</em>.</li>
<li>Jessica Simpson is still <a href="http://theblemish.com/2012/03/jessica-simpson-set-to-release-flood-of-amniotic-fluid/" target="_blank">oversharing</a>.</li>
<li>Louis C.K. and Ewan McGregor <a href="http://seriouslyomg.com/?p=24140" target="_blank">are in love</a>, and it's beautiful.</li>
<li>Escándalo! Last night's <em>RuPaul's Drag Race</em> was a <a href="http://www.dlisted.com/2012/03/20/open-post-hosted-puddle-drag-queen-barf" target="_blank">big, barfy mess</a>.</li>
<li>Jon Hamm doesn't think <a href="http://videogum.com/495082/awww-jon-hamm-doesnt-think-hes-handsome/celebrity-gossip/" target="_blank">he's handsome</a>.</li>
<li>Sienna Miller is keeping a low profile, but there's no hiding <a href="http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/23017/Pregnant-Sienna-Miller-shoots-ad-in-London" target="_blank">that baby bump</a>.</li>
<li>Nick Cave and Debbie Harry <a href="http://www.pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13322-the-breaking-hands/" target="_blank">cover "The Breaking Hands"</a> by Gun Club.</li>

Rumor Roundup of the Day

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<li><strong>Above:</strong> Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/AvrilLavigne/status/174666283357446144/photo/1" target="_blank">in the studio together</a> and my ears are already bleeding.</li>
<li>This is why Nicki Minaj keeps <a href="http://www.dlisted.com/2012/03/01/what-parmesan-cheese-eyebrows-hell" target="_blank">calling Lil' Kim</a> a "Stupid Hoe."</li>
<li>K-pop groups that <a href="http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/66971666.html" target="_blank">are racist</a>? Say it isn't so, Girls Generation.</li>
<li>Adele might be <a href="http://www.celebitchy.com/212396/adele_might_be_engaged_to_her_boyfriend_of_only_a_few_months_simon_konecki/" target="_blank">engaged to her boyfriend</a> Simon Konecki.</li>
<li>Want to know how old Hollywood stars <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2108354/Not-just-pretty-faces-Thirties-film-reel-reveals-make-artists-used-geometry-Old-Hollywood-look.html" target="_blank">did their makeup</a>? Geometry.</li>
<li><em>How I Met Your Mother's</em> Neil Patrick Harris gives away <a href="http://seriouslyomg.com/?p=23778" target="_blank">the show's big secret</a>.</li>
<li>Jon Hamm hit up <em>Letterman</em> to <a href="http://www.laineygossip.com/Articles/Details/22857/Jon-Hamm-promotes-the-return-of-Mad-Men-Season-5-at-Letterman" target="_blank">promote the new season</a> of <em>Mad Men</em>.</li>
<li>Gwyneth Paltrow recommends you buy a <a href="http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/gwyneth-paltrow-recommends-20000-spring-wardrobe-201213" target="_blank">$20,000 spring wardrobe</a>.</li>
<li>Uma Thurman <a href="http://celebritybabies.people.com/2012/03/01/pregnant-uma-thurman-baby-belly-photo/" target="_blank">debuted her baby bump</a> in New York City.</li>
<li>President Obama will win the election once America find out who <a href="http://videogum.com/483762/obama-clinches-re-election-with-omar-little-name-drop/politics/" target="_blank">his favorite character on <em>The Wire</em></a> is.</li>