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Who said it? “No more stadiums. I’d like to be the Tony Bennett for my generation.” I did a double-take too.

Anyway, British bad boy George Michael, 44, has a new album, “Twenty-Five”, out April 1, and this summer he’ll be making his first U.S. tour in 17 years. Michael says he’s completing the first phase of his career. The next Tony Bennett? We’ll see. But thanks to “Eli Stone,” Michael is cool again. He plays himself on Thursday night’s episode.