Adoption Might Still Be Possible for Elton John and David Furnish

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Getty ImagesUkraine's family, youth and sports minister, Yuri Pavlenko has had a change of heart in terms of Elton John's adoption bid. He had previously said Elton was too old and too homosexual to adopt 14-month-old Lev from the country (the Ukraine doesn't recognize same-sex unions), but for whatever reason, Pavlenko corrected himself yesterday. He said (via The Telegraph): [Sir Elton John] has the right and opportunity to invite the family of this boy to visit him, take them under his...Read Full Story

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Calls Elton John a 'Sinner'

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Bauer GriffinBad news all around for Elton John. First he was told he can’t adopt a 14-month-old boy from the Ukraine because he's homosexual (and too old). And now, he's been slammed by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, who have “thanked God” he won’t be allowed to care for the child.Spokesman Father Georgy Gulyaev of the Donetsk Diocese of the Orthodox Church is quoted by Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper as saying: Thank God it's impossible under Ukrainian law for Elton John to adopt a child...Read Full Story

Elton John's Adoption Bid Rejected

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Sixty-two-year-old Elton John and his partner David Furnish wanted to adopt 14-month-old HIV-positive Lev from the Ukraine after the child "stole his heart" when he met him at an orphanage. But Ukraine's Family, Youth and Sports Minister Yuriy Pavlenko has spoken out to state the adoption would not be approved because the country's law requires parents to be no more than 45 years older than an adopted child. Elton is more than 60 years older than Lev.The law also requires adoptive parents to...Read Full Story

Adoption Bid Refused for Elton John and David Furnish?

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Elton John and his husband David Furnish were excited about adopting 14-month-old boy Lev, whom they met at an orphanage over the weekend, but their bid may be refused because it's illegal for same-sex couples to adopt in the Ukraine. The 62-year-old musician and his 46-year-old husband will need to appeal to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko for special dispensation to bring the toddler back to the UK to live with them.To further complicate things, the couple are also deemed too old to...Read Full Story

Lily Allen: The Source of Elton John's Anger

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Singer Lily Allen arrives at the GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Royal Opera House on September 2, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe)It was not a good night for Lily Allen. The British singer single handedly angered music mogul Elton John and blinded the world by wearing one of the most hideous dresses in existence.Allen arrived at the GQ Men of the Year Awards dressed in an ill-fitted, oddly-printed, bell-shaped gown with what looked like a toilet paper...Read Full Story