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.
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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]
B-b-b-baby and the dads! (Sorry.) Elton John and David Furnish are showing off son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John on the cover of Us Magazine this week, and the proud papas are understandably ecstatic. “I’ve never felt anything like it in my life,” said John about when he first held Zachary. “You’re so awestruck. What can you say? You take it in. The feeling, the joy, the warmth of his body, his breathing…I will never forget that experience ever.” Though he’s godfather to at least ten children and the pair are still providing for the two Ukrainian orphans they weren’t allowed to adopt in 2009, this is Elton’s first child of his own, as somehow he didn’t manage to impregnante wife Renate Blauel in the eighties.
Elton and David were there for the birth of their son, through an American surrogate program that allowed both men to “contribute” to the pregnancy effort (“For the time being we don’t have a clue,” said Furnish about whose sperm actually did the job). “Suddenly, at 2.15am on Christmas Day, we were woken up. They said, “Quickly! The baby’s coming!’ We went in and stood behind the bed. Then the top of the head came out and David said, “My God, there’s the head! Then he shot out like a rocket basically—so much so that the obstetrician sort of caught him! It was so dramatic and exciting, we didn’t have time to get emotional. Like there he was, talk about fast!” We’re sure they’ll have a long, long time to get emotional about their rocket baby in the future (can’t…stop…making…song references!).
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.
In a story we’ve had to read a few times because it’s so unlikely-sounding (while also checking the date to absolutely make sure it’s not April Fool’s Day), apparently Victoria Beckham has bought a pet pig. Yes, the woman who doesn’t “do” casual, and who’s so impeccably groomed at all times we imagine her kids are terrified of getting a sticky hand on her skirt, has given a miniature pig as a present to hubby David. Mm-hmmm.
According to London’s Evening Standard, VB has purchased two nine-inch tall “micro pigs” which are currently taking up residence at their Hertfordshire mansion. “She has already reportedly nicknamed the miniature pot-bellied Gloucester Old Spot cross-breeds Elton and David, after good friends Elton John and his partner David Furnish,” it claims.
We swear we are not making this up. But until we see Posh out walking her new muddy friends, we’ll file this under “oh, really?” But wouldn’t it be great if it was true? [Photo: FilmMagic]