Elton John Is Going On a New Baby Spending Spree

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Sir Elton John has been on a spending spree for his newborn son with husband David Furnish, Zachary Levon. The flamboyant rocker took delivery at his Los Angeles mansion Thursday of a variety of goods, including a state-of-the-art designer cot called a MamaRoo.The egg-shaped MamaRoo chair simulates gentle rocking in five different styles, including car ride, kangaroo and tree swing.A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “There was much excitement at the John-Furnish household. They are...Read Full Story

Elton John Scaling Back Career to Focus on Baby Boy

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Sir Elton John is planning to “focus on family life” now that he is a father. The "Rocket Man" singer and his husband David Furnish announced Tuesday they had become parents to a baby boy, Zachary, born by a surrogate mother in California on Christmas day. Now Elton is planning to scale back his career commitments to do everything he can for his son.A source said: “The past year has been leading up to this. Zach is now Sir Elton's life. This means there is now an heir to his throne, his...Read Full Story

Sir Elton John is a Daddy!

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The musician and his husband David Furnish welcomed son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John – born to a surrogate mother – into the world on Christmas Day.A statement from the couple told Us Weekly magazine: "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment."Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."The baby weighed a healthy 7 lbs 15 oz, was 22 inches long and was born in California, but no further details about the pregnancy or...Read Full Story

Elton John Plans to Keep Making Music Forever

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Elton John recently released his 30th studio album The Union, so he's pretty sure he's on track to keep working for as long as he wants.He said: “I feel really confident about my career now. A friend once said, ‘What happens if it all ended tomorrow?’  I said, ‘It’s not gonna happen.’“You’ve got a while catalogue of songs you can rely on and I’m driven and I’m ambitious and I don’t wanna stop there. Billy Joel hasn’t written a song since 1993 and is quite happy to go around singing his old...Read Full Story

Elton John's Greatest Achievement Was Getting Sober

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Elton John spent decades of his life addicted to drugs and alcohol, and it wasn't until he got sober in 1990 that he was able to fall in love and lead a normal life. Now he's happily married to David Furnish.The 63-year-old said: "My greatest achievement in life was getting sober and clean because I was a real mess. That happened in 1990."I don't know how I kept my career going with my drug consumption but I did because I loved to work. If I hadn't worked I'd probably be dead."Sir Elton also...Read Full Story

Elton John Plays Rush Limbaugh's Wedding for $1 Million

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(Photo by Photo Agency | Getty Images)Elton John and Rush Limbaugh make an odd couple, but over the weekend Rush threw the biggest party in Florida as he married fiancee Kathryn Rogers and brought in Elton to play the reception. Rush, 59, married his 33-year-old fiancee at a ceremony in Palm Beach that boasted a bevy of famous guests, but none so well known as the British singer who entertained them into the early hours of Sunday morning. It may seem strange that such an outspoken gay...Read Full Story

Elton John Celebrates His Anniversary Weekly

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Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish -- who he married four years ago after 12 years together -- insist on sending one another a note every weekend, regardless of where they are in the world.David said: “Elton and I write to each other every Saturday wherever we are in the world. We met on a Saturday, so it’s like a weekly anniversary card. The note always sits on the side of the bed wherever I am.”The couple own several homes around the world but Elton always leaves their design and...Read Full Story

Elton John Putting Adoption Plans On Hold For Now

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David Furnish and Elton John have been trying to adopt a baby from another country for a while now, and have been very disappointed after some big letdowns. The Canadian filmmaker and his musician husband tried to give a home to a Ukrainian child last year, but the adoption didn't go through because Elton, at 63, was deemed too old and because of their gay marriage. Speaking at the Butterfly Ball in London's Battersea Park, David told BANG Showbiz: "We did take age into consideration but...Read Full Story

Elton John Turns Down $33 Million Offer to Replace Simon Cowell on 'American Idol'

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With Simon Cowell's exit from American Idol fast approaching, the search is heating up for his replacement. And while there's no denying that British singer Elton John would make the next season of Idol a must-watch event, the word is he's turned down a $33 million offer to join the show's panel of judges. Access Hollywood reports that Elton, who was a guest judge on Idol during its third season, has turned down the offer, but there's no word on why he's not interested. It could be the...Read Full Story

Elton John and Partner Exchange Cards Every Saturday

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Elton John says he basically fell for David Furnish after their first date. The "Candle in the Wind" singer, who married the Canadian filmmaker in December 2005, was pretty sure he was the one right off the bat. He said: "I was attracted to David immediately. He was very well dressed, very shy. The next night we had dinner. After it, we consummated our relationship. We fell in love very quickly."The pair met during a dinner party at Elton’s house in 1993, after the pop star begged a...Read Full Story