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Elton John

Elton John


Famous as :

Pop singer

Birth Name :

Reginald Kenneth Dwight

Birth Date :

March 25, 1947

Birth Place :

Pinner, Middlesex, England

Spouse :

Renate Blauel (recording engineer, 14-Feb-84 - 18-Nov-88), David Furnish (filmmaker, since 21-Dec-05)

Claim to fame :

Single "Your Song" from the album "Elton John" (1970)

Latest News

Elton John: Jesus Christ Would Have Supported Gay Marriage

July 01, 2014 01:32:27 GMT

said Jesus Christ was so full of compassion that He would have been a supporter of gay marriage. The singer also thought that the rules preventing gay clergy from marrying and requiring Catholic priests to be celibate were "old and stupid."

Elton John and David Furnish to Marry Privately in May

March 30, 2014 14:18:27 GMT

and his longtime partner David Furnish already entered into a British civil partnership eight years ago, but they are going to take their relationship to the next level. Furnish told the Las Vegas Review Journal on Friday, March 28 that they would get married in spring.

Video: Ed Sheeran Joins Elton John to Perform 'Candle in the Wind' at Oscars Party

March 04, 2014 07:03:53 GMT

took the stage at the 22nd annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday night, March 2. The 23-year-old redhead joined John to perform a special rendition of the veteran entertainer's "Candle in the Wind".

Lady GaGa Attends Elton John's Oscar Party

March 03, 2014 09:10:02 GMT

had fun at the 22nd Annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party which took place on Sunday, March 2. She opted for a strapless Versace dress, Brian Atwood shoes, and jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz at the event.

Elton John to Turn 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Into Animated Film

February 06, 2014 07:12:07 GMT

has picked up movie rights to the famous stage musical "" through his production company, Rocket Pictures. According to The Wrap, the British music icon is now going to adapt the story into an animated film.

Fall Out Boy and Hunter Hayes Cover Elton John's Songs for 'Yellow Brick Road' Reissue

January 31, 2014 08:36:53 GMT

and are among musicians who have covered songs from 's iconic 1973 album "". The rock band and the country star's cover versions will be featured in the the album's reissue package, which will be released on March 24.

Elton John Slams Russia's Anti-Gay Law During His Concert in the Country

December 09, 2013 02:02:19 GMT

Sir did use his concert in Russia as an opportunity to criticize the country's controversial law which bans the "propaganda of homosexuality" to minors. During a Friday, December 6 show in Moscow, the openly gay British musician interrupted his own gig to voice his opinion about the legislation.

Elton John's Russian Gigs May Be Canceled Due to His Gay Solidarity

December 03, 2013 07:18:31 GMT

is scheduled to play two shows in Russia this Friday and Saturday, November 6-7. However, the upcoming shows may be canceled as officials in the country suspect the British musician will break their new law against gay propaganda.

Elton John to Perform on 'X Factor' Despite Slamming Show in Past

December 02, 2013 14:47:40 GMT

The season finale of "" will feature such performances from , and . John in particular will do a duet with the show's judge Gary Barlow on the latter's new single "Face to Face" from album "Since I Saw You Last".

Official: Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in Upcoming 'Rocketman' Film

October 24, 2013 01:36:47 GMT

lines up "" as his next starring vehicle. His deal caps a lengthy search to cast the role of in the film. Before the "" actor was signed, was No. 1 on the iconic singer's wish list to lead his upcoming biopic.

Elton John to Marry Partner David Furnish in 2014

October 10, 2013 05:48:52 GMT

During a recent guest appearance on "" to promote his latest album "", legendary Rocketman revealed that he would be tying the knot with partner David Furnish next year. The 66-year-old entertainer and his filmmaker partner are in a civil partnership they entered into in England back in 2005 after beginning their relationship in 1993.

Elton John Drops F-Bomb at Paparazzi

October 02, 2013 06:18:42 GMT

lashed out at paparazzi who mobbed him during an outing on Monday night, September 30. John, who once called shutterbugs "rude, vile pigs," dropped the F-bomb when he saw them at Craig's in Los Angeles.

Video: Carrie Underwood and Elton John Perform at 2013 Emmy Awards

September 23, 2013 06:11:02 GMT

made a special appearance at Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22. She performed a tribute to , who made their first nationwide appearance in the U.S. on TV show "The Ed Sullivan Show" fifty years ago.

Elton John Says Lindsay Lohan Inspires 'The Diving Board' Album's Title Track

September 14, 2013 05:41:08 GMT

Sir revealed that he wrote a song for his album, "", with troubled star in mind. The British singer said that the title track of his upcoming new record was inspired by the former Disney star's rise and fall in maintaining her career in Hollywood.

Elton John to Pay Tribute to Liberace at Emmy Awards

September 10, 2013 04:51:43 GMT

is set to make his first performance at the Primetime Emmy Awards. The British super star will play tribute to another legendary musician, Liberace, whose biopic "" is nominated in 15 categories at the event.

Elton John Drops 'Home Again' Music Video

August 23, 2013 09:01:17 GMT

Sir has released a new single called "Home Again" along with its accompanying music video. Directed by Brent Bonacorso, the beautiful three-and-a-half-minute video was shot in London, rural England and Iceland.

Elton John Postpones Summer Concert to Undergo Surgery

July 09, 2013 15:04:04 GMT

is not feeling well and has to take a hiatus from performing. After "a number of exploratory scans and blood tests with his medical team in the UK," the British singer/songwriter was diagnosed with "appendix abscess surrounding retrocaecal appendicitis."

Elton John Slams 'The Voice' for Focusing on the Coaches

July 05, 2013 06:55:58 GMT

In the name of his love to music, slams a reality show which helps scout singing talent and launch their careers. The "Candle in the Wind" singer recently blasted TV singing competitions, "" in particular, for producing "nonentities."

Russian Communist Group Says Elton John's Outfits Are 'Homosexual Propaganda'

June 08, 2013 06:07:47 GMT

is requested to change his flamboyant concert outfits during a Russian concert next month, or else he will face protests. The British singer is set to perform in the city of Krasnodar on July 14. However, Communists of Russia party demands him to ditch his usual concert outfits because they are deemed as "homosexual propaganda."

George Clooney Says Cheating Report Is 'Made Up'

May 30, 2013 07:15:53 GMT

slams a report of him cheating on his girlfriend with his former fling Monika Jakisic. The 52-year-old actor, who is in Europe to film "" alongside , released a statement on Wednesday, May 29, saying, "The story is made up. I wasn't holding anybody's hand. Stop trying to sell magazines by creating scandal that isn't there."

Tom Hardy Rumored to Play Elton John in Biopic 'Rocketman'

May 30, 2013 07:12:18 GMT

Since "" has been confirmed to be in the works, fans are curious to know who will end up portraying in it. As reported by HitFix, will likely land the coveted role as his name surfaces as the frontrunner for the gig. However, Rocket Pictures has not handed an official offer yet to the 35-year-old actor.

Elton John Picks Lady GaGa as Godmother to His Second Son

April 26, 2013 09:26:39 GMT

and partner David Furnish apparently are so impressed with what has done to their first son Zachary that they ask her to be the godmother of their second son Elijah. John, who welcomed Elijah in January via surrogate mother, told Extra on Thursday, April 25, that GaGa was a great person to his children.

Elton John Cancels Alabama Show Due to Medical Reasons

March 16, 2013 06:10:50 GMT

Another artist has canceled his tour date. After 's March 12 Portugal concert, 's San Francisco tour leg, and two of 's Diamonds World Tour shows, legendary "Rocketman" becomes the latest addition to the string of artists that have failed to push through with their scheduled performances.

Elton John Eyes September Release Date for New Album 'The Diving Board'

February 25, 2013 06:10:21 GMT

British rock singer-songwriter has just wrapped up work on his thirty-first career album, "", saying it is "the most piano-oriented album of my career." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is eyeing a September release date for the thirteen-track album, and unveiling the complete track list in advance of the still far off release.

Grammys 2013 Performances: Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Miranda Lambert and Fun.

February 11, 2013 06:09:14 GMT

British newcomer performed for the first time on the Grammy stage with no less than Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee . The two English musicians teamed up for Sheeran's "The a Team", which was nominated for Song of the Year. The legendary "Piano Man" showed off his key-playing talent along with the 21-year-old strumming his guitar on the set of the 55th annual Grammy Awards live from the Los Angeles Staples Center.

Elton John and David Furnish Confirm Arrival of Their Second Son Elijah Joseph

January 16, 2013 05:01:38 GMT

, 65, and his longtime partner David Furnish, 50, have welcomed a new addition to their family. The baby was born via a surrogate mother Friday, January 11 at 6:40 P.M. in Los Angeles, weighing in at 8lb and 4oz. A day earlier, their representative shot down rumor that their second child had arrived.

First Look at 'Private Practice' Wedding in Series Finale

January 03, 2013 08:32:32 GMT

"" will host a wedding before it takes a final bow. 's Addison and 's Jake will walk down the aisle in the series finale of the "" spin-off and the first look at the wedding has been shared in a picture.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Acting 'Stupid', Admits She Was Obsessed With NSYNC

January 03, 2013 08:19:43 GMT

Though she has scored plenty of achievements and critical acclaims thanks to her acting skills, casually thinks that being an actor is not really an impressive job. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Oscar-nominated "" actress even calls acting "stupid."

Peggy Carter Won't Return to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

January 03, 2013 07:27:05 GMT

Steve Rogers' first love interest Peggy Carter will not appear in "", so it's confirmed. , who played the character in "", has stated that she would not reprise her role in the upcoming movie which is going to be set in present day.

'Unfinished Song' Trailer: Gemma Arterton Tames a Grumpy Old Man

January 03, 2013 06:53:28 GMT

The Weinstein Company has released a trailer for Paul Andrew Williams' dramedy "". The trailer boasts simple-but-touching scenes of a temperament old man whose heart is melted slowly-but-sure by an optimistic young lady played by .

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