February 17, 2006 |
Elton John accepted an undisclosed financial settlement Thursday of a libel lawsuit against the Sunday Times of London. His lawyer, Hanna Basha, said in court that the newspaper had repeated a false rumor last June that the rocker acted in a self-important, arrogant and rude manner by telling guests at a fundraising ball not to address him unless spoken to. Times Newspapers Ltd. said it had agreed to pay damages to John, who will donate the funds to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
March 4, 2004 |
Don't start shopping for a wedding gift for Elton John just yet. The singer said that, while he supports same-sex marriage, reports are untrue that he plans to wed his longtime partner, David Furnish. "David and I are in favor of gay marriage but have no plans to get married," John said in a statement Wednesday. From Associated Press
January 6, 1987 |
British rock star Elton John underwent exploratory surgery today to discover the cause of a throat ailment that forced him to interrupt a concert tour but doctors said results will not be know for several days. "Mr. John is resting comfortably," a spokeswoman for St. Vincent's Private Hospital said. "The surgery was successful and went well and Mr. John has recovered well."
March 28, 2012 |
Rock icon Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, have listed their two condominiums in West Hollywood for sale, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The smaller of the two, with one bedroom, 11/2 bathrooms and 1,151 square feet of living space, is priced at $1.6 million. The larger, with the same number of bedrooms and baths in 1,831 square feet, is listed at $3.5 million. The Sierra Towers units, which have city and ocean views, could be combined. The building has 24-hour security, a doorman, an outdoor pool and a gym. The pair recently bought a contemporary house in Beverly Hills that had been listed at $7.695 million but was withdrawn from the market before closing.
February 22, 2006 |
Celine Dion and Elton John sang together for the first time at a Las Vegas benefit to raise money for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. workers affected by last year's hurricanes. The pair, who sang duets of "Sorry" and "Saturday Night" before a packed Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday night, also were joined by Jerry Seinfeld to raise $2.1 million for about 8,000 casino workers in the Gulf Coast region. The money came on top of $4.
September 8, 2006 |
Though he's one of the most successful pop stars in history, Elton John says he's given up on the idea of making hit records now that he's 59. "Our day in the sun has gone, as far as radio play goes," John told an audience in New York City Wednesday night. "And we're OK with that."
January 9, 1987 |
Rock star Elton John was discharged from a Sydney hospital Thursday after being told he doesn't have cancer. The singer's surgeon, Dr. John Tonkin, said a biopsy carried out after the singer's throat operation Tuesday revealed he had a non-malignant lesion. "He is expected to make a full recovery," Tonkin said. The singer's Australian publicist, Patti Mostyn, said John was resting at his hotel and probably would stay in Australia a further six weeks.
July 30, 2005 |
Elton John will take the stage just outside the Colosseum in September, Rome officials said on Friday. The free Sept. 3 concert will take place on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, the large boulevard that leads to the Colosseum and is lined with ancient Roman relics. "I can't wait to meet my fans in Rome for a unique musical happening," John said in a video broadcast during a news conference. "It is so exciting." Last year, a Simon and Garfunkel concert there drew hundreds of thousands of fans.
February 21, 2010 |
Twenty toned and lithe dancers shook their hips in exaggerated movements, pounding Dodger blue baseball bats into the ballet studio floor in time to the staccato beats of Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets." "You're giving me hips, but you're giving me ballet hips. I want jazz hips," said the energetic choreographer, orchestrating his troupe. "Make a caricature out of it. . . . How much chin can you give me? It's gotta be tight -- think Rockettes, almost. Tight, tight, tight! "Listen!