Sir Elton John was thrilled to get a call Monday from Russian president and Photoshop pioneer Vladimir Putin, after John had criticized Russia’s abysmal record on LGBT rights. Their chat went well, Sir Elton reported on Instagram, and a face-to-face meeting was in the offing. If that sounds suspiciously unlike the unyielding, stone-faced Vladimir Putin with whom we all coexist in precarious detante, that’s because it wasn’t.
Before performing his song "Home Again," Elton John read a speech about Liberace (the subject of the multi-nominated HBO movie Behind the Candelabra) that he clearly did not write and maybe had never seen before he read it on live television.
It's not often news when 91-year-old people go to the hospital with a bladder infection, but it is when they're royalty. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was "admitted to hospital" (that's how they say it) today, hours before the Queen's jubilee concert. He was said to be "disappointed" to be missing it.
Awards shows are compelling because they're occasions for the rich, famous, and beautiful to go above and beyond to the apogee of glamor. The Golden Globes, however—mostly due to the mass quantities of alcohol and other substances in close proximity—are often the occasion for the glamorous to become beastlike in the blink of an eye. (Except Kate Winslet. She is never not absolutely fabulous.)
Elton John and husband David Furnish had some special guests in St. Tropez on Thursday when Neil Patrick Harris and fiancé David Burtka joined them for a ride on their yacht. They even made it a family affair, with Harris and Burtka bringing along twin babies Harper Grace and Gideon Scott to play with nine-month-old Zachary, John and Furnish's son. For no other reason than how cute this all is, here are some pictures from the big gay family affair.
Divo extraordinaire Elton John is doing double duty on Saturday Night Live tonight by serving as both host and musical guest. The most surprising thing about John's monologue—besides his dressed-down look—was his knack for some parenthood-related stand-up comedy!
On tonight's Late Night, Elton John stopped by for a chat with Jimmy Fallon. When the topic of John's songs being covered—on American Idol, for example—came up, he celebrated it, while simultaneously bashing "assholes" Kings of Leon.
This weekend, Sir Elton John will be Saturday Night Live's host and musical guest. While Elton John's name isn't necessarily associated with hysteric laughter, this cute promo gives some reassurance to his comedic chops.