Elton John

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Elton John Calls Out Georgia Rep. for 'Horrific' HIV Comment

The singer became the latest to attack Betty Price

(Newser) - Elton John has jumped into the American culture wars in response to comments from a Georgia state representative suggesting a quarantine might be necessary to stem the spread of HIV, Politico reports. In a statement released by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the legendary British singer-songwriter lashed out at Rep.... More »

Trump Disses N. Korea's 'Rocket Man'

It's a busy day on the president's Twitter feed

(Newser) - It's another busy morning on Twitter for President Trump, with the leader of the free world zinging the leader of the Hermit Kingdom with none other than an Elton John reference, reports Politico . "I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man... More »

Firefighter Reveals What Diana Said at Crash Scene

He speaks publicly on it for first time

(Newser) - She was the "People's Princess," a fitting title considering the outpouring of love from people around the world on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's cardiac arrest death following a car crash in Paris. Even today, the shock of her death still lingers. How the world... More »

Elton John Cancels All May Shows After 'Unusual' Infection

Singer became 'violently ill'

(Newser) - Elton John has cancelled more than a month of upcoming shows after contracting an unusual bacterial infection during a South America tour that left him in intensive care for two nights, the AP reports. John is scrapping all upcoming April and May dates of "The Million Dollar Piano" at... More »

Wedding Singers Mariah, Elton Score $4.2M

It's a big payday for duo who played nuptials of Russian billionaire's granddaughter

(Newser) - This should help soothe the hard feelings over her debacle of a New Year's Eve show: Mariah Carey made few million easy bucks over the weekend—by performing at a wedding. TMZ reports that Carey and Elton John were hired to sing in London at the reception for the... More »

Elton John Not Playing Trump Inauguration

Trump team sets $1M corporate donation limit for event

(Newser) - Celebrity Hillary Clinton supporter Elton John hasn't suddenly switched sides and he definitely will not be playing at Donald Trump's inauguration, a rep says. "There is no truth in this at all," she tells the BBC , responding to Trump transition team member Anthony Scaramucci's claim... More »

5 Celebs Who've Struggled With Mental Health

And what they had to say about it

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore has been opening up about mental health issues recently, first revealing she struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her second child, then later talking about her childhood, during which she was "institutionalized" at a hospital for the mentally ill at age 13. The Chive rounds... More »

8 Celebrities Who Got Their Start as Backup Singers

Mariah Carey was a dancer, too

(Newser) - Not everyone skyrockets directly to fame: Ranker lists 24 celebrities who started out as backup singers. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry: When she still went by her birth name of Katy Hudson, she sang backup for P.O.D. and appeared in one of the band's 2006 music videos ("
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Putin Calls Elton John—for Real

The singer had previously been punked by pranksters

(Newser) - Elton John got seriously punked recently , when a couple of Russian pranksters called him up pretending to be Russian President Vladimir Putin and his translator wanting to talk to the singer about LGBT rights. But today Putin himself actually called John, the BBC reports. The Russian prez asked the singer... More »

Sorry, Elton, Putin Didn't Invite You to Gay Parade

Phone call between singer, Russian president was a prank

(Newser) - "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" will probably be set to "Repeat" on Elton John's playlist after he gets word he won't be going to Moscow at Vladimir Putin's invite after all. The singer has publicly said in the past he wants to engage... More »

Elton John, Michael Stipe Team Up for Transgender Rights

They call for better treatment for transgender inmates

(Newser) - On Friday, the DoJ backed Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman housed in a male prison, by deeming it "cruel and unusual punishment" for Georgia to deny hormone therapy for gender dysphoria. Now she has more high-profile supporters: Elton John and Michael Stipe have put out a joint statement applauding... More »

Dolce & Gabbana: Boycotting Us Is 'Medieval'

Italian designers talk to CNN

(Newser) - Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are continuing their explanation tour after calling kids born via IVF " synthetic ." In an interview today, Dolce told CNN that though he does "believe in the traditional family," he doesn't judge those who use IVF. His fashion designer partner Gabbana,... More »

Courtney Love, Other Celebs Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

After designers' comments on gay families

(Newser) - From the Oscars red carpet to the TV smash Empire, Dolce & Gabbana is everywhere in Hollywood. But might that soon change? Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro... More »

Elton John: Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

Singer outraged by 'synthetic children' comments

(Newser) - The gay men behind fashion icon Dolce & Gabbana have spoken out against gay couples having children—and Elton John says he will never wear their clothes again. The singer joined gay rights groups in calling for a boycott of the label after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized IVF... More »

Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names

Meet Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

(Newser) - In honor of Middle Name Appreciation Day on Tuesday, People ran down 10 celebrities with odd middle names:
  • Tina Fey: Stamatina. Her full name is actually Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, and she got "Tina" from her middle name.
  • Elton John: Hercules. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but renamed himself,
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Elton John Puts a Ring On It

Singer, David Furnish marry 9 years after civil partnership

(Newser) - Entertainer Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish have finally put an official ring on it in a ceremony that took place exactly nine years after they entered into a civil partnership. The couple was able to marry under new laws that took effect in England earlier this year. John... More »

Elton John Is Getting Married

He'll wed David Furnish this weekend

(Newser) - After 21 years together, Elton John and David Furnish are getting married this weekend. The couple will wed in England now that same-sex marriage is legal there, John's rep tells Us . John, 67, and Furnish, 52, who met in 1993, became civil partners in 2005 and are parents to... More »

'Impossible Orchestra' Performs Beach Boys Classic

Supergroup includes Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, and many more

(Newser) - The BBC managed to put together one of the greatest "supergroups" of all time: 27 famous artists who came together to perform the Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows." Brian Wilson is there, of course, but other singers include Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Kylie Minogue, Dave... More »

Elton John: WWJD? Approve of Gay Marriage

Says he wants to talk to Vladimir Putin about gay rights

(Newser) - Elton John is finally getting married , and the outspoken singer thinks Jesus would totally be down with gay marriage—even among priests ( he's claimed Jesus was himself gay in the past). "If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that... More »

Elton John Getting Married

He'll wed David Furnish in May

(Newser) - Mazel tov: Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish are getting hitched in May, Furnish reveals to the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The two have been civil partners for eight years, but now that gay marriage is legal in England, they're planning a wedding at a registry office with just... More »

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