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  1. Holiday offering

    Scottish singer Susan Boyle attends a photocall to announce a charity single for Save the Children at Sony Music in London on Oct. 28, 2013. (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Sacred visit

    Boyle holds a banner with an image of the Virgin Mary as she poses for a photograph in a hotel during her pilgrimage to the city of Lourdes, France, on May 21, 2013. (AFP-Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Her 'Standing Ovation'

    Boyle attends an album signing at HMV in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 20, 2012. Dozens of fans lined up to get signed copies of her new album titled "Standing Ovation." (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Great pride

    Boyle attends the Pride of Britain awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Oct. 29, 2012. (Tim Whitby / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Poppy appeal

    Boyle and the Scottish Military Wives choir launch the Poppy Scotland appeal in Glasgow on Oct. 24, 2012. Boyle and the choir called for help to raise vital funds for Scotland's Armed Forces community during the campaign. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Her dream

    Boyle performs during her musical "I Dreamed A Dream" at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, on March 27, 2012. (Scott Heppell / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Hearing her now

    Boyle visits SiriusXM Studio on Nov. 1, 2011, to talk up her new album, "Someone to Watch Over Me." Though the title Gershwin tune is included, much of the other selections are takes on rock tunes. (Andy Kropa / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Lady in red

    Boyle spent time in "China's Got Talent" in July 2011, where she met Cai Hongping, a Shanghai market stall owner considered to be the Susan Boyle of China. Hongping's rendition of "Amazing Grace" on the Chinese version of YouTube garnered her 10 million hits within 10 days ... and landed her a slot on "Talent." (Chinafotopress / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Beside herself

    A wax figure of Boyle was revealed at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, England in April 2011... and the original apparently approves. (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Her 'Dream' job

    Boyle performs at a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 16, 2010. In a pre-Mass statement, the Scottish-born Boyle said "it's a great honor to sing for the pope and it's something I've always dreamed of." (Phil Noble / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Knock 'em dead, Susan

    Boyle performed "I Dreamed a Dream" on the "Dancing With the Stars" results show on Nov. 10, 2009. Accompanying her performance were professional dancers Tony Dovolani and Chelsie Hightower.

    The 47-year-old singer became a worldwide phenomenon after her rendition of the Les Miserables song on the reality TV show "Britain's Got Talent." (Adam Larkey / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Celtic pride

    Boyle holds up a celtic scarf during the UEFA Europa League Group C soccer match between Celtic and Hamburg at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 22, 2009. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Fame takes its toll

    Boyle entered The Priory, a private clinic in north London, on May 31 2009, to be treated for exhaustion according to the "Britan's Got Talent" producers and a newspaper report. Television company TalkbackThames said on June 1, 2009 that Boyle was “exhausted and emotionally drained” and was taking a few days off. (Adrian Dennis / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. The pressure mounts

    Boyle leaves Wembley Plaza Hotel in London on May 27, 2009. Britain's tabloid newspapers wrote about how the singer had lost her temper and swore at two journalists who were taunting her in the days before the finale. (Tim Clarke - Staff / Zuma Press file) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Larger than life

    Locals gather at Blackburn community center to watch Boyle on TV during the final of "Britain's Got Talent" on May 30, 2009. (David Cheskin / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Sad song

    Boyle fans show their frustration after she finished second in the "Britain's Got Talent" finale on May 30, 2009. Boyle's financial future is seen as secure, as Simon Cowell and his Syco music label are widely expected to sign her up for an album and there is talk of a Hollywood movie. (David Moir / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. A little Susan in all of us

    Friends and fans at Blackburn community center show their love for Boyle. Although she lost to the dance troupe Diversity, Boyle remains a winner to millions. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Thumbs up, Mum!

    “I did this for my late mother,” the unemployed Boyle said about her appearance on "Britain's Got Talent." “I wanted to show her I could do something with my life.” (Andrew Milligan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. The world at her doorstep

    Boyle faces the media outside her home on Thursday, April 16, 2009. (Andrew Milligan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Singing telegram?

    Boyle receives a well wishing message from an unidentified fan at her home on April 16, 2009. In a telephone interview, Boyle did express some impatience with questions over her love life: She raised eyebrows when she told the "Talent" audience that she'd "never been kissed." "It was said as a joke, not an advert. Can we move on?" Boyle said, laughing. (Tony Marsh / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. A new look

    Boyle, pictured outside her home in Blackburn, Scotland, reveals a new hair color and style after undergoing a makeover on April 24, 2009. (Andrew Milligan / PA via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Wardrobe change

    Boyle returns to her home in Blackburn, Scotland, on April 21, 2009 sporting a new leather-type jacket and print dress. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Caught in the Web

    A young boy watches Boyle on YouTube on Monday, April 21, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland. The boy is not alone. Millions of people around the world have watched Internet clips of Boyle singing on "Britain's Got Talent." (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Instant fame

    Boyle poses with fans outside of her home in Blackburn, Scotland, on April 21, 2009. (David Moir / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Town pride

    Locals in the town of Blackburn show their support for Boyle on April 18, 2009. To friends and neighbors in the community of 4,750 people 20 miles west of Edinburgh, it was not surprising that the talent of a local treasure should finally be recognized. “Susan can’t help herself. She just sings whenever she can sing,” said Jackie Russell, manager of Blackburn’s Happy Valley Hotel, where Boyle sings karaoke. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. King and singing queen

    Boyle appears on "Larry King Live on April 17, 2009. She asserted that she wouldn't be opting for a new look. "Why should I change?" she said, according to the show transcript. But she conceded, when King mentioned that she's been receiving a lot of fan mail: "I certainly won't be lonely anymore." (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Brush with fame

    Boyle poses singing with a hairbrush at her home in Blackburn, Scotland, on April 16, 2009. The unlikely star said she loves the attention and isn't bothered by those who poke fun at her unpolished appearance. "It goes with the territory. It doesn't bother me." (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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By The Scoop
msnbc.com
updated 10/25/2009 10:37:35 PM ET 2009-10-26T02:37:35

This isn’t a dream for Susan Boyle — she really did have a wardrobe malfunction at an Oct. 22 soccer match.

It was nothing on the level of Janet Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl malfunction, however. The Scottish singer's pants appeared slightly undone as she waved a scarf over her head in support of her team, Celtic, at a match against Hamburg. The incident took place when Boyle was drawing the name of the game’s lottery winner.

Boyle hasn’t commented on the incident, but it just might fall under the category of all press is good press. Her upcoming debut album, “I Dreamed a Dream,” due out Nov. 23, is already Amazon’s biggest pre-order album in the history of the site's music store.

Amazon didn’t release the exact number of preorder sales, but said “Dream” outranked previous pre-order records set by Norah Jones, U2, and Bruce Springsteen.

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Madonna and kids arrive in Malawi
Making good on her promise to return to Malawi and see through the charity efforts she began there, Madonna and her kids Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy arrived in the African country Oct. 25, according to officials there.

The Material Girl arrived via commercial flight on Ethiopian Airlines, and is in the country for a groundbreaking for a school for girls scheduled for Oct. 26. The school will be funded by Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity, and will be “similar to Oprah’s school in South Africa,” according to some familiar with plans.

No ‘Normal’ weekend at the box office
“Paranormal Activity” has ceased being a normal surprise hit. Four weeks after opening on only 12 screens, the low-budget horror flick killed at the box office again, besting “Saw VI” and coming in at No. 1.

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“Paranormal Activity” opened this weekend in 1,945 theaters and brought in $22 million, while the No. 2 “Saw VI” made only $14.8 million—and that’s with an opening across 3,036 theaters.

Paramount, the studio that released “Activity,” had some news that can be filed under “surprising, not.”

“We have the rights on a worldwide basis to do ‘Paranormal 2’ and we’re looking to see if that makes sense,” Paramount chairman Brad Grey said in interviews.

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