When Adele finished a soaring rendition of "Hometown Glory" to open her set at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club last night -- the kickoff gig for her North American tour -- she did a mini-curtsy and took a long swig from a teacup.
Thousands of fans, many weeping, packed a Hannover, Germany, stadium Sunday to pay their last respects to Robert Enke, captain of the Hannover 96 soccer club, who died last week in what police believe was a suicide.
Although Jordin Sparks was overcome with emotion when Ryan Seacrest announced that she was the sixth American Idol, she still managed to talk to reporters when the show ended. After sharing her win with her family, getting her makeup touched up - and meeting Bette Midler! - she spoke backstage at the Kodak Theatre about winning, paparazzi and what's next.