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Elton John buys Dolce & Gabbana 24 hours after claiming to boycott the brand

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Part of me was hoping this whole thing was just the usual Daily Mail bullhonkey that’s part for the course around that site – i.e. it generally has zero merit whatsoever. But there’s actual VIDEO of this and the truth is out there: less than 24 hours after making a giant (rightful) stink over Dolce & Gabbana calling IVF babies “synthetic” and claiming that he’d boycott the brand forevermore, Elton John was seen in Los Angeles… carrying a Dolce & Gabbana bag. LOL.

I mean, did Elton actually go to D&G that very day and go shopping? Maybe not. Maybe he was doing what middle-aged ladies on the subway do and carrying his lunch and other random shit he’ll need that day in an old shopping bag because it’s easier than ordering out or carrying an actual cloth bag? Who can say? Either way, this is a hot ass mess.

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Elton John making $500k per show in Las Vegas

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Elton John may be long past the prime of his career, but he’s also a living legend, so obviously he’s getting paid the big bucks to perform in concert. How many “big bucks”, exactly? $500,000 per show to perform in Las Vegas at The Colosseum, far outdoing Britney Spears‘ run at Planet Hollywood.

From TMZ:

Elton’s definitely in the driver’s seat. According to his deal he gets 88% of the door for every show. He also has a sign off on ticket prices, which range from $55 to $1,000 for VIP seats.

Captain Fantastic is putting Britney’s $475K take a show to shame, because he’s doing it with fewer seats — The Colosseum only seats 4,296 while Britney’s show at Planet Hollywood has 4,600.

The show began Friday and runs through April 14.

Isn’t it crazy how easy it is for rich people to get even richer? $500k! For ONE SHOW that runs about 2 hours! That’s like, a decade of work for normal people!

Sigh. Maybe he’ll write me a check if I ask nicely?

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Elton John and David Furnish are officially married

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Elton John and David Furnish have been together for absolutely ages – they’ve actually been civil partners since 2005 – and this weekend, they made things official with a lavish wedding ceremony at home in England.

From BBC News:

The couple have been hosting a ceremony at their Windsor estate in Berkshire with a number of stars in attendance.

David and Victoria Beckham, musician Ed Sheeran and actor David Walliams were among the guests.

The couple’s sons Zachary, who was born in 2010, and Elijah, born last year attended the ceremony.

Cute! It’s nice to see love being celebrated and I’m sure it was a fantastic day. They initially announced their plans to get properly married back in March, and they’ve managed to turn it all around in under a year, which is pretty impressive. Though I suppose with millions of dollars at your disposal, that’s a whole lot easier.

Congrats, in any case!

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Elton John falls off a chair, world laughs

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Is there anything better than a video of a celebrity falling down? I mean, granted the person isn’t hurt and isn’t, like, 90, then I’m all for it. It’s too good! This one of Elton John taking a tumble off his chair at a charity tennis match at Royal Albert Hall in London this weekend is probably the best I’ve seen in a long time.

However, while Sir Elton busting his ass is enough of a gift on its own, but perhaps the best part of this video is the reporter, who literally can’t stop herself from making various “Ooh!” and “Aah!” sounds and laughing rather than, you know, helping. I’m sure he has people for that, clearly, but I just think that brings this clip up an extra notch or 10.

Anyhow, happy Monday!

Ha! So, so good!

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Elton John Says Jesus Would Support Same-Sex Marriage

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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?

John is still planning his wedding to longtime partner David Furnish.

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Elton John and David Furnish are getting married!

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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!

From the Las Vegas Review Journal:

“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!

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Can Tom Hardy Convincingly Portray Elton John?

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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.