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.”
October 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
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.
2. Lady Gaga is in a relationship with actor Taylor Kinney.
3. Johnny Depp is in a relationship with actress Amber Heard.
4. Why would he care? Yeah, Gaga is his son’s godmother, but it still doesn’t make sense, because of points #2 and #3.
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.
October 6, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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.
September 25, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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.
I wonder if he’ll do a song about Chris Brown, since they’re such BFFs.
September 15, 2013 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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!