Elton John Likens Madonna to a 'Fairground Stripper'

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(Getty) Elton John is one of precious few performers who are so revered, they can literally do and say pretty much whatever they please — but he's pretty much the only one to fully take advantage of that status.On Sunday, John stoked the fires of his long-running feud with pop empress Madonna. Asked his opinion on the spate of bad press Madonna's received on her MDNA tour, Elton John got candid on Australia's Channel 7 program. "Why is she such a nightmare? Her career is over, I can tell you...Read Full Story

Elton John Calls Kings of Leon A-Holes for Not Green Lighting Music for 'Glee'

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Elton John became the latest combatant to enter the Glee music rights battlefield last night when he told Jimmy Fallon he thinks bands should "lighten up" over the hit show using their songs. While he didn't mention Guns 'N' Roses or Dave Grohl by name -- Slash and Dave are not fans of the show -- he did call out Kings of Leon, who have refused to let the show cover its hit single "Use Somebody.""It's a compliment when someone records or does one of your songs. It doesn't matter if it's a bad...Read Full Story

Elton John and David Furnish Leave Son at Home to Host Oscars Party

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Elton John and David Furnish hosted guests like Kim Kardashian, Sharon Osbourne and Heidi Klum at the annual Academy Awards Viewing Party last night -- while their baby Zachary was tucked up in bed.Asked about Zachary’s whereabouts, David said: “Our baby is at home with the nanny.”However, he did want to get home to his “little guy” after a visit to the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party.He said: “We’ll make a quick stop at Vanity Fair and then go home to the little guy.”Elton and David recently...Read Full Story

New Dads Elton John and David Furnish Are Closer Than Ever

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Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their first son Zachary into the world on Christmas Day, and they've found their relationship has improved since the new arrival.David explained: "It's joyful, and it was interesting -- I didn't think, after 17 years we could feel any closer to each other, but I feel like the whole experience has brought us even closer together."And I just marvel at Elton at 63 years of age, attacking fatherhood for the first time. He's just a complete natural, he's...Read Full Story

Elton John Opens Up About Troubled Relationship with His Father

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Elton John wishes his father Stanley had been “more loving,” but he believes his negative feelings towards him gave him the drive to pursue his songwriting career.Elton told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I blamed a lot of my lack of self-esteem on him, my problems with weight, my glasses -- all these things which are so rooted in your childhood and never go away.“I always wanted my dad to hug me and tell me he loved me. He didn’t but he loved me in his own way. I now think that maybe my...Read Full Story

Elton John Advises Billy Joel to Go to Rehab

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Billy Joel became a rock legend after writing free-spirited songs like "Only The Good Die Young," but peer superstar Elton John wants the musician to check himself into more serious rehab than he has in the past. "He's going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they've been light," John, who went to rehab for drug and alcohol abuse in 1990, told Rolling Stone. "When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors. He goes to rehab where they have TVs."John, who welcomed a son with...Read Full Story

Elton John and David Furnish Want Their Son to Be Accepting of Everyone

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Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their first child Zachary into the world on Christmas Day last year, and Furnish hopes the tot with learn from the message of their new film Gnomeo and Juliet.Speaking on the special green carpet at the film’s UK premiere, David told BANG Showbiz: “We’re really excited when he’ll be old enough to see it. It’s a wonderful message that we’d love him to learn about. It’s important to love people for what they are and everybody in life should get along...Read Full Story

Elton John Dresses His Son in Hand-Me-Downs

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Elton John and his husband David Furnish, 48, became parents to Zachary Jackson Levon through a surrogate mother on Christmas Day, and although the pop star is famous for his extravagant spending habits, David revealed the couple are relying on friends' generosity for the baby.He explained: "We haven't spent thousands on clothes and toys. All you need is a couple of Babygros and a lot of muslin. Friends are being really great giving us hand-me-down stuff."While the doting dads witnessed the...Read Full Story

Elton John Says Becoming a Dad Has Brought Him Closer to Partner David Furnish

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Elton John and his long-term partner David Furnish recently became parents to Zachary, who was born through a surrogate mother last month, and the singer feels “blessed” by his good fortune.He said: “It’s made me very relaxed, it’s definitely brought David and I closer together. We were pretty close together anyway -- we have been together 17 years -- but it’s definitely brought us closer together.“It seems to be that everything in my life is so wonderful. I have a wonderful partner, an...Read Full Story

Elton John and David Furnish Gush Over New Baby Boy

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Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their surrogate baby Zachary into the world on Christmas Day, and it sounds like the birth was quite a dramatic affair.Elton explained: "Suddenly, at 2:15 am on Christmas Day, we were woken up. They said, 'Quickly! The baby's coming!' We went in and stood behind the bed. Then the top of the head came out and David said, 'My God, there's the head!'"Then he shot out like a rocket basically -- so much so that the obstetrician sort of caught him! It was so...Read Full Story