Elton John and Lady GaGa have been friends for ages and she’s already godmother to his and partner David Furnish’s son Zachary. Therefore, it made perfect sense for her to take on the same role with the couple’s new son, Elijah. Considering she’s apparently one of the most influential people on the planet, that may have been a wise choice.
From Extra TV:
Elton and David spilled the beans on baby Elijah’s godmother. It turns out Lady Gaga will be looking out for both little ones.
“She’s a great role model,” Elton said. “She’s been a great godmother to Zachary. She came to bathe him in Las Vegas. She was already dressed to go to the show, and she was sitting there and she bathed him, and she was like dressed like Audrey Hepburn… and she fed him… We’re all bonkers in this business, but we’re human beings at the same time.”
I’m torn on GaGa as a role model. The whole rampant drug and alcohol use isn’t so great and she does dress a bit inappropriately for children, but I guess her politics are pretty good and she’s pretty generous with her money and gold wheelchairs and the like, so hey, why not?
Here’s a video of Elton and David talking about GaGa:
April 27, 2013 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
In a story too good to make up, Elton John apparently booked a separate hotel room for his sunglasses in Brazil last week ahead of a show he’ll be performing there on Saturday. The reason the specs needed their own space? He wanted them to be kept at a specific temperature. Let’s all pretend this makes any kind of sense at all and isn’t the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard today.
From The Sun:
The Rocket Man singer booked the added accommodation at the five star Ouro Minas for his legendary glasses, ahead of a gig in Brazil.
And organisers were sent in to make sure the temperature of the room stayed at 16 degrees Celsius (60.8 Fahrenheit).
A spokesperson for the show said: “Elton John asked for an extra room in the hotel for some of his collection of glasses because he needs a temperature of 16C to preserve the accessories.”
The 65-year-old star also requested large vases of red and white roses, four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of fresh skimmed milk and two bottles of good quality Pinot Grigio wine, plus eight small bottles of Evian water, and five large bottles or 12 small bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water.
I think Elton is losing his mind. First he befriends Chris Brown, now this? It sounds like a case of too much money, not enough sense. I gotta say, though, he’s a man after my own heart with all the beverages. Just on the table in front of me right now I’ve got an iced coffee, a glass of water and a bottle of Diet Coke. I could drink some chocolate milk right now if I had it, too. Drinks for everyone!
March 7, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Chris Brown turned up at Elton John‘s AIDS Foundation gala last weekend looking like the worm from Labyrinth and started bragging to reporters about how he and Elton are BFF, which is hard to believe since he’s a scumbag who hates gay people and Elton is… decidedly gay and, I have to assume, anti-violence and domestic abuse. I’m not sure what’s going on here.
From The New York Post:
“I met Elton about a year ago, and he’s been a good friend to me,” Brown revealed, adding, “So it is great to be here tonight to support him.” Of the possibility of working with John in the future, Brown said, “Music is music. It transcends everything, so I would love it if we could work together.”
I feel like turning up to this was Chris’s way of trying to prove that he’s this peaceful, harmonic soul – a bullshit image he’s attempted (in words) to convey in recent months. It’s like when white people insist they’re not racist because one of their best friends is black – just… no. I don’t think Chris Brown gives a shit about Elton John, the AIDS Foundation or anything else, but it was a night out while Rihanna was busy “rehearsing for tour” (read: smoking copious amounts of weed and Instagramming it) and it gave him an excuse to dress like Johnny Depp‘s understudy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
March 1, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Elton John and David Furnish have been together for ages, have an adorable baby together (and another on the way) and have been in a civil union in the eyes of the United Kingdom since 2005. However, the fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a big gay wedding, so the couple are going to throw one in Los Angeles to celebrate the legalisation of same sex marriage in California.
From Hollyscoop.com (via WENN):
The couple entered into a civil partnership in 2005 in the UK, where they hope to legally renew their vows later this year, but the new fathers’ goal is to celebrate the much-anticipated lifting of a ban outlawing same sex marriage in California by staging a big party.
Furnish tells Hollyscoop.com, “Los Angeles is like a second home to us. We have a civil partnership… and when we go back to Britain, we will definitely renew our vows under the gay marriage act, but, to do it here in Los Angeles, which is a second home to us, we’d love to do it here too! Let’s renew those vows everywhere they become legal!
“It is one of the pivotal defining issues of our time and this moment has arrived and even though we have our relationship legally recognized, people are fighting hard for this issue everyday and deservedly so. If we can give it profile and support, we’ll continue to do that.”
I can dig that. I’m not big into marriage despite having very happily found my life partner, but I can see why people would want to do it – even if only for the tax benefits (zing!). Plus, imagine how good that party will be! I mean, I still jam to an old DJ AM mix from one of Elton’s parties years ago in my iTunes, so shit is gonna get crazy, you can bet. Good on Elton and David – I’ll keep an eye out for my Evite.
February 25, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
“I’d like to dedicate this next song to Mr. Elton John. I know he’s a big fan of it [Madonna's song 'Masterpiece']. And I know he’s a big fan of mine. And you know? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere.”
See, the funny thing is, Madonna dedicating this particular song to Elton John was more of a slap in the face than anything, because it was the song that beat his ‘Hello Hello’ at this past year’s Golden Globes. So much for that ‘forgiveness’ vibe that Madonna’s trying to pass off as her own, huh? And what exactly, pray tell, is Madonna ‘forgiving’ Elton John for, anyway? For saying that she’s a common, granny fairground stripper? Because, I don’t know … Telling the truth, last I checked, wasn’t exactly something that warranted an apology, which obviously necessitates Madonna’s said ‘forgiveness’, right?
Go back to supporting gay rights, Madonna. It’s the only right thing that you’ve done in the last decade, anyhow. Stick with what you’re good at—because honestly, music just isn’t it anymore, and neither is it coming up with snarky comebacks to epic slams.
August 24, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
“She’s such a nightmare. Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger ****. If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to go and prove … she looks like a f***ing fairground stripper. She’s been so horrible to Gaga.”
Ha! In a recent interview, Elton John slammed Madonna for being nothing better than a common “fairground stripper,” which I would guess, in UK-speak, might translate to “cheap, overdone, hasbeen ho with an overblown sense of both entitlement and importance.” At least that’s what *I* want it to mean, so we’re going to go ahead and say it’s that because it fits all too well.
Some of you might be surprised that I’d side with Elton for his nasty little diatribe, but then those of you who would be surprised either haven’t been here long enough to know my feelings on Madonna, or haven’t read any of my forty-plus prior posts regarding Madonna, or the Open Letter, for that matter, and maybe it’s because you think she’s a piece of shit, too. And in either case, that’s OK. Elton did my talking for today on the topic of Madonna, and I couldn’t be more grateful for how spot-on an articulate he was in voicing my very thoughts on this fetid old vampire with beef jerky arms.