Superstar Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the fifth time, thus putting him in the elite “Five-Timers Club”. He also reunited with Lonely Island cohort Andy Samberg, impersonated Elton John, stood next to the Three Amigos, and brought us all down to Veganville.
Oh, and he sang two songs from his new album, too.
We really don’t know what else to type except the facts and maybe, throw in some butt puns for good measure. That’s Elton John on the left, chilling out with his pals and partner, David Furnish, on a boat in St. Tropez. Just hanging out, no big deal. Cracking open a few beers, knocking back some champers — regular stuff. By boat we mean yacht, of course, but you already knew that. Then, there’s Elton John on the right, who decided to drop his pants and give the the paparazzi — and thus, us and by proxy, you — the full moon. A very large, fleshy, pale full moon. The fullest moon we’ve seen all year. Is this a French thing? Have we started dropping our pants as a friendly way of saying hello? Or is this Elton’s equivalent of a warning sign? Like — back off, or I’m going to back up on you. For real — like, really back up on you. Or maybe it was something as simple as Elton needed a tan. By the looks of his, erm, lack of tan lines. Dude just wanted some color, is all. Anyone else got Bad Side Of The Moon stuck in their heads now?
There’s only one diva big enough to publicly take on Madonna, and Elton John really went for the protruding jugular while discussing the MDMA singer during an interview with Australia’s Sunday Night host Molly Meldrum yesterday. “If Madonna had had any common sense, she would have made a record like Ray Of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly,” he rants. The fact that is by far the nicest thing he has to say about Madge during the entire segment is pretty telling. Touching on everything from Madonna’s on-going tour problems to her beef with Lady Gaga, the “Yellow Brick Road” singer had a number of choice things to say about Madge, comments that the rest of us wouldn’t even mumble under our breath lest we want a stiletto heel slashing our faces. Comments like…
“She’s such a nut now.”
“Her career’s over, I can tell you that.”
“That tour’s been a disaster.” (Note: between the gun waving and the audience booing, we kind of agree.)
“It couldn’t happen to a bigger c—.”
“She looks like she’s a f—ing fairground stripper.” (Note: what kind of fairs are they having over in England?)
“She’s been so horrible to Gaga.”
Elton also took the time to gush about Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Just in case you needed a little bit more salt in that wound, Madonna!
We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge andRobert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.
As a very wise man once sang, “I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind.” Knowing R. Kelly, he would have given Channing Tatum and Elton John a standing ovation had he witnessed their sleeveless sexy dancing on stage at the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest in New York. Clearly Tatum doesn’t want to let his Magic Mike skills go to waste: so much squatting! So much fedora! Later in the evening, the 21 Jump Street actor performed a sensuous routine with wife and Step Up costar Jenna Dewan, but since we assume they do that every night, we’re going to concentrate more on these amazing booty-dancing photos. Go for it, Elton! Living the dream!
Jennifer Hudson, James Taylor, Meryl Streep and Bill Clinton also took the stage at the event last night, which we can only assume raised $5,000,000,000 for charity. At least it would have, if we had been there…and had all our cash in ones…and Security let us stuff it in the top of Channing’s tuxedo pants. If this is what it takes to save the environment (and we always knew it was), then may Elton John and Channing Tatum spasmodically gyrate forever.
Elton John doesn’t do things by halves. He felt like shopping at the Harry Winston store yesterday in L.A., and even though he was accompanied by two bodyguards and partner David Furnish, he obviously wanted to be the center of attention without screaming “Look at me!” So he let his outfit do all the screaming for him. This is color coordination to the max, folks. Blue sunglasses, blue shirt, blue blazer, blue trousers and, last but not the least, those incredibly shiny blue brogues. We’re honestly surprised he didn’t get a blue rinse to go with all of that. Is it wrong that we want those shoes?
Oh, this is awkward. Elton John’s husband David Furnish feels so sorry for those comments he made about Madonna‘s Golden Globes win for Best Original Song earlier this week. Well…Furnish feels so something, that’s for sure. “”Best song??? F— off!!!,” Furnish initially raged after Madge’s song “Masterpiece” snatched the award instead of John’s “Hello, Hello.” David ranted, “Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s narcissism.” On one hand, David is way too attached to the world’s critical response to Elton’s film Gnomeo & Juliet. On the other hand, LOL.
Today Furnish addressed his comments while not technically admitting they were wrong. “My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton’s song really got my emotional juices going,” David posted to Facebook. “But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week’s premiere of the film W.E.” David’s passion for their film Gnomeo & Juliet knows no bounds and permits no allegiances, Madonna. We and David Furnish have at least that one thing in common.
Honky cats, we don’t know how many times we have to tell you to get back, but we are not kidding around this time! Based on comments he made to the L.A. Times, Elton John is angling for his “number one” choice Justin Timberlake to play him in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, a film that is, according to the singer, “going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life.” Well, this sounds like a perfect match for Justin. Singing? Check. Acting? Check. Wearing skin-tight ’70s bell bottoms while spiraling into a drug-filled vortex of debauchery? Oh, sorry, we just snapped our pencil in anticipation! The splinters, we can barely feel them!
If Elton John sounds a little biased, it’s only because he already knows Timberlake will look amazing in gigantic novelty glasses and a receding hairline; Justin portrayed Elton once before, in 2001. “He played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and it was superb,” Elton added, though Rolling Stonegently points out that it was John’s video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” which starred a surprisingly convincing, adorably gap-toothed Timberlake. So what do you think? Should Justin Timberlake go full Elton, or does this have “fabulous disaster” written all over it?
You have to feel sorry for Taylor Lautner. No, not because someone faked this People magazine cover story in which he apparently comes out of the closet and is “more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been” as a result. (Just in case you didn’t smell a rat about such a story being a “special double issue,” a People rep confirmed that it was fake to GossipCop.com. Also, that quote should seem mighty familiar to some of you … more later.) But because he’d be in some really great company if he were gay and chose to come out in this manner. So many celebs have been announcing their sexual preference via their own websites or TV interviews, but the tradition of the heartfelt magazine cover story interview — whether it’s a shocking revelation or confirming years of rumors and speculation — has a warm place in our pop-culture hearts. Scroll down for some classics:
Back in 1976, Elton John’s first admission in print that he was bisexual isn’t even mentioned on the cover of Rolling Stone. In fact, it isn’t discussed until the very end of the article. We’re not sure if that’s because it was too shocking or not shocking in the least. “There’s nothing wrong with going to bed with somebody of your own sex,” the singer declared. “I think everybody’s bisexual to a certain degree. I don’t think it’s just me. It’s not a bad thing to be.” Read more…
Prince William with his brother, Prince Harry, has just left Clarence House dressed in dashing red as the Colonel of the Irish Guards. But waiting for him at Westminster Abbey amongst the throng of wedding guests are some well-known celebrities. We spotted David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and his partner David Furnish, Guy Ritchie and Brit socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Tara’s got this electric blue ensemble on right from her hat to her shoes. The men are looking quite elegant and understated in their morning coats. Victoria looks impeccable as usual in a midnight blue dress she’s apparently designed herself! Check out our gallery below for the outfits. Next up, the bride and groom! [Photos: Getty Images]