My friend Mary’s son Leo has quite a thing for Elton John’s hit song “Crocodile Rock.” Over the past few months, he became a little bit obsessed with it — and the outlandish costume John wears in the Muppet music video for the track. So of course when Halloween rolled around, Leo had to go as Elton. Check out the cute video of Leo’s Halloween transformation.
Channing Tatum showed off his booty-poppin’ moves while Elton John performed at the 2012 Concert for the Rainforest Fund earlier this week. Tatum is, of course, a former stripper; the upcoming film, “Magic Mike,” in which he stars alongside a whole bunch of other hunky dudes, is partially based on his experience as an exotic dancer. Clearly Elton thinks he’s still got it.
“We have the breast milk Fed-Exed from where she is. We have one nanny and we’re very hands-on. We change him, we bathe him, we feed him and we read him a story every night… The worst thing you can do to a child, and I’ve seen it happen so many times, is the silver spoon. Being the child of a famous person is very difficult, and we’re very well aware of the pitfalls of that.”
—Elton John explains that, besides growing up in a household with an outrageous number of sequined platform shoes, baby Zachary is leading a relatively normal life. That said, having breast milk shipped in from his surrogate mom is a little unusual. Doesn’t it need to be refrigerated? [People] Keep reading »
“The stigma [around HIV/AIDS] hasn’t gone away after 30 years, and young people are still getting infected. We can’t get to the young people in this country because it’s very conservative and you can’t get into schools to teach people about sex. We can in Africa, but we can’t seem to over here. With young people, the infection rates rise and until you inform people and make this disease a non-stigmatized thing, you’re never going to have any change and we’re batting our heads against a brick wall. We need to get into schools.”
— Elton John, blabbing about sex education at his Oscars bash this weekend, makes more sense when he talks than the entire religious right and their “abstinence only” nonsense. Bristol Palin, listen to the crazy gay Brit who wears the silly costumes! [Fox 411] Keep reading »
“I love the smell of [soiled] nappies … Fatherhood is fantastic … It’s been the most wonderful thing that’s happened to me after meeting David. This little soul that you’re feeding, changing, bathing and telling bedtime stories to is a blank canvas. And all it needs is love and nurturing. When he gets to talking and running around, I will probably feel a little different.”
– Elton John on fatherhood. Very sweet except for the liking the smell of dirty diapers part. He and Sarah Jessica Parker should get together and discuss the exhilaration of sniffing baby excrement so that we don’t have to hear about it. [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »
Elton John is father to a new baby boy! The “Rocket Man” singer became father of his own little “Tiny Dancer” on December 25, with his husband David Furnish. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born via anonymous surrogate in California. “We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” the couple told UsWeekly.com in a joint statement. “Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.” Sir Elton and Furnish have been married since 2005. Damn, Zachary is going to inherit some kick-ass costumes. Congratulations to both the fathers! [US Weekly] Keep reading »
“I said, ‘I suppose you’re wondering what the f**k I’m doing here,’ and they collapsed in laughter. It took the heat off. I said, ‘I’m probably the most famous gay man in the world. I’m coming in peace. Please, let’s not say people are horrible because they’re different. That’s not acceptable in this day and age.’ It was a good audience. … [Limbaugh and I] talked a lot before I did it, and I was surprised how much I liked (him). If I had done it just for the money, I could have seen 40 years of my reputation go down the tube. As a gay man, I felt it my duty to find out what this guy thought. I did that before I played there. I felt there was a real reason for me going. There’s much more of a person in there than the public knows. I believe dialogue is a way forward. Come on, what era are we living in?”
— Elton John defends his performance at conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh‘s wedding this summer. Keep reading »
“I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want.”
– Eminem, who has written lyrics considered homophobic in the past, declares his support for gay marriage in an interview with The New York Times. I find it fascinating that Eminem supports marriage equality, but Elton John, a gay man, does not. Keep reading »