Elton John had a few words to say about the church and gay marriage, mainly that he believes Jesus would be all for same-sex marriages. Here’s what he told Sky News, via Huffington Post:
“These are old and stupid things,” John said of the restrictions that prevent gay priests from marrying and having sex. “If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen. He was all about love and compassion… and that’s what the church should be about.”
Do you agree with him? Or do you have a problem with Elton John speaking for Jesus?
Gay marriage is finally legal in the UK, which means lots of couples are now able to tie the knot… and about fucking time, too! People are starting to take advantage of having basic human rights, and Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish are ready to get in on the fun, too!
“We don’t feel the need to take an extra step legally. But since we’re committed for life, we feel it’s really important to take that step, and take advantage of that amazing change in legislation. We all live by example,” Furnish said.
I told him I was surprised he and Elton don’t want to throw another big wedding party.
“We do like big parties,” Furnish said. “Over eight years ago, we had 650 people on the 21st of December at our house in Windsor.
“But with the kids, everything is different. I think what we’ll do is go to a registry office in England in May, and take the boys with us, and a couple of witnesses.”
The wedding is scheduled for May, which is about the best you’re gonna get of summer weather in the UK if you’re outside of London. Don’t forget they were apparently going to throw a big gay wedding in Los Angeles last year, but apparently that never happened. It’ll be better for them this time around.
Congrats to them, and to all the couples who can now tie the knot!
I’m not too convinced, but apparently some casting directors were as Tom Hardy was given the role of Elton John in the upcoming musical biopic Rocketman. This movie has the seal of approval from Elton himself, as well – he’ll be re-recording a lot of his hits for the film so that it fits the emotional tone. Weird!
Here’s some statements by some movie execs about Tom’s casting:
Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw said: “Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton’s story to life. We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board, and equally excited to be in the hands of Peter Schlessel and the entire Focus Features team.”
Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel said: “Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world’s most versatile actors, and like others at the top of their craft, he has proven his ability to transform himself completely into the character or subject found in the material.
“We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton. This, in conjunction with the creative team led by Michael and Rocket Pictures, will provide the foundation for something that will be a unique cinematic event.”
Well, that’s that, I suppose. Rocketman is due to start filming this time next year. I haven’t seen Tom in anything that I can remember, so I don’t have any feelings on this one way or another. I also have no feelings on an Elton John biopic. He’s a classic, sure, but I cannot imagine sitting around watching a movie about his life. I’ll pass on that. Tom seems like a decent dude, though, so maybe this’ll be a big breakout role for him.
Elton John is coming out with a new album (with a song inspired by Lindsay Lohan, I’m sure it will be a real winner) so here comes the publicity. Not sure who leaked this, but let’s file it under, “Yeah That Happened.” Apparently Elton John is trying to set up Lady Gaga with Johnny Depp. This makes no sense because
1. Elton John recently admitted that he has a hard time even getting a hold of Lady Gaga.
They’re going so far as to say he set up a “surprise blind date” for them. Here’s even more from Entertainmentwise:
A source revealed: “Elton was determined to hook up Johnny and Gaga,” adding: “While the meeting was under the guise of a future musical collaboration, Elton is convinced the two superstars would make an amazing power couple even though they’re both dating other people right now.”
Apparently the duo “bonded over music, flirted a little and basically got to know each other. By the end of the night, they’d already made plans to see each other again. Elton just sat there grinning.”
Such fan fiction. If this happens, I’m sure Ke$ha will be devastated. The only steady relationship Johnny Depp needs to be in is one with a shower.
Since Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth officially announced their break-up earlier this month, that means Liam’s back on the market, technically speaking. Well, not really, since he’s already dating Eiza Gonzalez, but you know what I mean. Well, if things don’t work with Eiza, Liam can always give Elton John a call. That’s right, ol’ Elton wants a piece of Liam.
He revealed his secret desire on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. Well, he was actually talking about Miley’s VMA thing, but of course all roads lead to Liam (via DS):
“Miley Cyrus went on a performed like she did. And the whole purpose of VMAs when you got all these big artists competing against each other for attention is to flatten the opposition. She flattened the opposition.”
He added: “Nobody talked about anybody else except Miley. She has two records in the top 10, the No.1 single. Even though I think it was a weird performance.”
John then joked of Hemsworth: “I’ll take her old boyfriend, though. As the French say, ‘A bit on the side’. He’s gorgeous… those Australians.”
Ha! I’m sure Elton’s phone will be ringing by the end of the week. Liam isn’t really my cup of tea, but obviously he does it for plenty of other people.
Elton John wrote a song about Lindsay Lohan, and thankfully it wasn’t yet another reworked version of Candle In The Wind (Lohan wishes!). The song is “The Diving Board” and was inspired by Lohan’s ~~turbulent~~ life.
It could be a summation of my career because it’s about young people becoming successful and diving off into the unknown. What’s going to happen? Are they going to survive it? Are they going to become victims of their own success? Are other people going to prey on them and destroy them?
You could actually say it’s about me, but I was thinking about Lindsay Lohan when I was writing it.
I hate to think of Lindsay because she has a talent, she was a great actress, and then it became all about the madness, the parties and everyone forgets about what put them there in the first place – they get lost in the idea that they are famous for who they are, not what they are.
Oh yes, let’s all cry a river for Lindsay Lohan. He’s making it sound like someone did something to her. Everything she did, she did it to herself. Please tell me Bernie Taupin wasn’t involved in this mess.
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: