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?
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The 26th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony happened last night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Eight artists were honored, including Alice Cooper, who was inducted by Rob Zombie. Cooper made it an unforgettable night for everyone else as well as himself! He made a dramatic entrance wearing a blood splattered shirt, and a boa constrictor draped around his shoulder. We’re exceedingly glad to report that the snake did not get hungry, and all eight honorees and members of the audience are in one piece! Paul Simon inducted the Neil Diamond in, John Legend did the honors for Dr John, while Elton John inducted Leon Russell, making it quite a show. Congratulations! [Photos: Getty Images]
The beef is on between Simon Cowell and Elton John! Sir Elton had recently said that he held reality shows like X Factor responsible for having “killed talent” in the United Kingdom, making comments like “Can any X Factor people cut the mustard?” Guess who’s bringing that show to the U.S.? Exactly… Simon Cowell! And if you thought he would take it sitting down, then you were so very wrong.
Simon appeared on Piers Morgan‘s show on CNN and gave it right back to Elton saying, “Well, look. This is somebody who charges what—a million dollars a private gig? Two million dollars, you know? I don’t know whether he’s concerned about himself, but, they always bleat on that we’re not giving other people a chance…” And that’s not the best part! He finished his scathing repartee saying, “And I always want to say to them, ‘I tell you what, you just made a millions dollars off—off your last private gig. Go and give it to a bunch of young musicians you care about, put them in the studio. Go and nurture them. Go and spend some time looking after them.’ Then I’ll buy your argument. They’re only worried about themselves.” So he basically called Elton John self-centered. Excellent. We’re waiting for a response, because you know there’s going to be one. We’re also backing Simon on this one because in terms of music, he really does put his money where his mouth is.
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All hail the diva baby! And no, it’s not Mariah Carey‘s. It’s Ã‚Â Sir Elton John and David Furnish‘s, who are now parents to baby boy Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. Little Zach is a a Christmas baby as he was born on the 25th of December through a surrogate (insert “gift of life” sentiment here). This is especially good news given that Elton wasn’t allowed to adopt an HIV-positive child last year, due to the singer’s age and the fact that civil unions weren’t recognized by law.
The new parents are ecstatic, and released a joint statement which read, “We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment.Ã‚Â Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.” Congratulations, you two! Elton and David have been one of the most stable couple’s in show biz, having met in 1993! We can’t wait to see photos of Zachary and his platinum-and-diamond crib. You know it’s going to happen. This is Elton John and nothing’s going to be too big for his Tiny Dancer. Awww.
It seems Sir Elton John and Lady GaGa are suddenly BFFs. And why not? Both sing. Both play piano. Both wear outlandish costumes. And at least one of them loves both “God and the gays!” If having all of this in common weren’t already enough, the two definitely cemented their friendship after Lady Gaga performed in a see-through plastic dress at a ball for Sir Elton’s AIDS foundation last week.
According to The Sun, Elton thanked Lady Gaga with a vintage tea set after she took a “tour of his home and was awestruck by his china collection.” Remember, this is a girl who carried her own teacup and saucer everywhere and wouldn’t drink out of anything else. Let’s hope owning an entire set of fine china won’t push her over the edge.
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