Scoop: Adele declares: ‘I don’t want to be the face of anything’

Could Adele, giving interviews to promote her upcoming album “25,” be more endearing about not selling out?

“I don’t want to be the face of anything,” the Grammy winner told the New York Times this week. “If I wanted to just be famous, like be a celebrity, then I wouldn’t do music,” she said.

In 2013, she reportedly turned down a $19 million cosmetics company deal to replace Cheryl Cole as the UK face of L’Oreal. (The company’s current world ambassador, named in June, is Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana.)

Over the years, she’s declined other similar offers: “Commercials, nail (polishes), shoes, bags, fashion lines … hair products, being in movies, being the face of a car,” she said, providing a contrast to some of 2015’s biggest celebrity endorsements, including: Justin Timberlake (McDonald’s, $6 million), Justin Bieber (OPI Nail Polish, $12 million), George Clooney (Nespresso, $40 million), Nicole Kidman (Chanel No. 5, $4 million), Beyonce (Pepsi, $50 million), Charlize Theron (Dior, $55 million) and 50 Cent (Vitamin Water, $100 million), according to The Richest.com.

Perhaps Adele would be more charmed to know that she’s among the celebs being parodied in the current edition of “Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon.” Other notables earning the honor in The City’s beloved musical revue include Donald Trump, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Taylor Swift, Caitlyn Jenner, President Barack and Michelle Obama, Jeb Bush, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus.

NANNY-GATE UPDATE

The latest in the Gavin Rossdale-Gwen Stefani saga: Sources connected to the Bush rocker told People on Thursday that reports that he left the hospital after the birth of their son Apollo to cheat with their former nanny Mindy Mann are “100 percent untrue.”

Meanwhile, E Online reported that Stefani learned about her husband’s alleged affair when she found sexy texts and nude photos on his iPad.

Rossdale apparently is dealing with the infidelity rumors “as best he can,” trying to focus his attention on his kids — Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months — with Stefani, according to People.

Rossdale, 50, and Stefani, 46, went public with their breakup in August. Rossdale now is working on a new Bush recording, and Stefani, who released a new single, remains a fixture on “The Voice,” and is dating fellow judge Blake Shelton.

QUICK TAKES

San Francisco singer-songwriter (and Adam Levine protégé) Rozzi Crane appeared Wednesday at 111 Minna at a bash to launch JBL’s new luxury wireless headphone series, Everest. … In the current Vogue, A-lister Jennifer Lawrence, 25, said she spends Saturday nights at home — because “guys are so mean” to her.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

San Jose Shark Brenden Dillon is 25. … S.F. Giant Juan Perez is 29. … Actor Gerard Butler is 46. … Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 48. … Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 60. … Actor Chris Noth is 61. … Actor Joe Mantegna is 68. … Producer-director-actor Garry Marshall is 81.

— Staff, wire reports

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