Elton John came under fire when he agreed to perform at Rush Limbaugh‘s wedding earlier this year, but in an interview with the Telegraph, John defends his actions and says he did it in an effort to change Limbaugh’s mind about gay marriage. As another example of unlikely friendships, John mentioned Eminem, saying that he thinks their 2001 Grammy performance and subsequent friendship helped Eminem overcome his homophobia. As proof, Elton says that for his own civil partnership ceremony, Eminem “gave David [Furnish] and me two diamond-encrusted cock-rings.” Stars – they’re just like us! Am I right? And, you know, it’s so nice when your friends know you well enough to go off the registry.
The rest of the interview is a great read if you’re into Elton John and want to read about all the benders he went on in the 1970s and how nowadays he refuses to own a cell phone or computer. We’re guessing he has no problem with the relative low-tech-ness of his special wedding gift though. Although the scratching potential just seems dangerous.
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While rest of us have to listen to his hit song about domestic abuse, Eminem refuses to use profanity in front of his children. Says Eminem, “I’m a parent. I have daughters. I don’t cuss. I mean, how would I really sound, as a person … walking around my house [saying] ‘Bitch, pick this up,’ you know what I mean?” Umm…it would sound like every song you’ve ever written? We guess that’s what it would sound like?
We respect that every person has the right to parent their own way, but considering that one of Eminem’s most famous songs describes taking his daughter Hailie with him to disposal of his ex-wife Kim’s body, we think the cat is out of the bag with regards to no-no words. Continues Eminem,”Profanity around my house? No, I feel like it’s your job to parent them.” Which is funny, because now this story makes us want our mommy. [Photo: Getty Images]
Our eyes still haven’t quite adjusted after last night’s .
4. We give Lindsay Lohan a ton of credit for gamely making fun of herself during the opening segment of the show with Chelsea Handler by telling Handler, whose alcohol-monitoring anklet/Cheesecake Factory buzzer was set off, “Do you think anyone wants to work with a drunk? Take it from me, they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢tÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Wake up Handler! Pull it together!” Every time we think she’s committed career suicide, she manages to win us back over somehow. She’s charming, that Lindsay. We seriously hope she keeps it together.
5. We might be the only ones who caught this (actually, someone else noticed too), but did you see when 30 Seconds To Mars was about to accept their award for Best Rock Video and the microphone girl tried to hand Jared Leo a mike to accept the award and he didn’t take it? Instead, he took one from one of the Jackass guys and, audibly, Microphone Girl, annoyed that her one and only job was rendered futile, said INTO the mike she was still holding “Well, that was retarded.” Way to go, Microphone Girl. Keepin’ it classy. Also, you’re mike is on.
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Rappers Eminem and Wyclef Jean were both born on October 17. But which one’s older? Answer after the jump.