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Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish make plans to tie the knot!

Unfortunately for anyone expecting a hugely lavish and over the top wedding, we might be disappointed.  The couple DID wed back in 2005 in a "civil union", but now since same sex couples are legally allowed to marry in England the two are going to make it officially official.

Admitting liking "big parties" the two had 650 people for a celebration for their civil union ceremony...but this time around they are going more low-key, as they see it as more of a "formality".

David Furnish told reporters, "I think what we’ll do is go to a registry office in England in May, and take the boys with us, and a couple of witnesses."

The couple has already been together for more than 20 years, so I would say they are fully committed. They also have two children together Elijah, 14 months and Zachary, 3.

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Elton John is set to release his 30th studio album 'The Diving Board,' on September 24.  He revealed this week that the title track is all about Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber.

The singer, who has had his share of dark days due to drugs and depression, admits, "You could actually say it's about me, but I was thinking about Lindsay Lohan when I was writing it."

He states emphatically, “The drugs, the excesses, the tantrums ... it’s about Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, all these kids who are out there now not knowing what the hell is going on.”

“I feel sorry for these kids. I worry that they will just get swallowed up.  They get lost in the idea that they are famous for who they are, not what they are.”

He is apparently not convinced that Lohan has cleaned up her act after rehab, “I hate to think of Lindsay because she had a talent. She was a great actress, and then it became all about the madness, the parties, and everyone forgets about what put them there in the first place.”

While we are on the subject of Lilo, her momma Dina Lohan has battled her own demons for quite some time now and got popped for a DWI Thursday.

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sir elton john with bill clinton earlier this year

Sir Elton John underwent a planned appendectomy on Thursday at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco and is now recuperating at his home in Nice, France.

The 66-year-old singer had been battling symptoms of appendicitis for over a month.  After consulting with his doctor, he postponed the rest of his European summer tour in order to schedule the surgery.

He recently acknowledged, "I'm lucky to be alive.  I was a ticking time bomb.  I guess I could have died at any time.  I feel so lucky and so grateful to be alive.  I played nine gigs and the White Tie and Tiara Summer Ball in agony."

During the 2013 Life Ball in Vienna in mid-June, Sir Elton rubbed elbows with former President Bill Clinton during Europe's biggest HIV-AIDS fundraising event of the year.

Sir Elton posted a message to his fans via Twitter: "I cannot wait to see you all and thank you in person when I resume my concert schedule later this year.  In the meantime, please know that I consider myself a very blessed man to have such caring and considerate fans."

Elton and his partner David Furnish have two sons, Zachary, 2, and Elijah, 6-months.

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elton john and madonna

Stop the presses!  You will be relieved to know that Elton John and Madonna have kissed and made up... well sort of.

Elton and his husband David Furnish sat down for an interview recently with Extra reporter Terri Seymour and the subject of his feud with Madge came up.  The flaming diva singer responded that the fight came to an end last summer in France.

He told Seymour that they made up when he happened to spot Madonna while they were dining at the same restaurant, "She came in, and I sent over a note. She was very gracious. I apologized profusely because what I said should never have appeared in public. She accepted our apology, and then we bought her dinner. That's over and done with. She was really great about it."

David added, "We don't believe in putting negativity out in the world, both of us were embarrassed when all that stuff came out. But you've got to put all that behind you and just go forward with the positivity."

Elton continued, "I have to say, she was fantastic. She was just, 'Okay, let's get a move on.' I was very relieved, because she had every right to say 'I don't want to talk...' I said, 'Listen -- you have an option of not talking to me again and I completely understand it,' and she said 'No, no. I accept your apology. Let's move on.'"

The drama began back in 2002 when Elton bashed Madonna's song for the 007 film, 'Die Another Day,' calling it the worst Bond song ever.  Then in 2004 Elton accused her of lip syncing during her Re-Invention Tour and again before her Super Bowl performance where he wished her lucky by saying, "Make sure you lip-sync good."

Furnish wasn't an innocent bystander.  In 2012 at the Golden Globes he said, "I like Madonna's music, but not her movies. She should stick to what she is good at."

The kicker came last year when Elton said she looked like a "fairgrounds stripper" and indicated that her "career was over."  Ouch!

Kudos to Madonna for turning the other cheek after several years of bitter trash talk.  Did she let Elton and his partner off too easy?

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elton john and david furnish baby

Congratulations to Elton John and husband David Furnish on the birth of their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

The baby was born via surrogate on Friday, Jan. 11 in Los Angeles, weighing in at 8 lbs., 4 oz.  Their first child Zachary Jackson Leven is 2.

Elton and David, who exchanged wedding vows in 2005, released a statement on their new baby:

“Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way.  It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”

John previously addressed the impact having two dads can have on a child, “I know when he goes to school there’s going to be an awful lot of pressure, and I know he’s going to have people saying, ‘You don’t have a mummy.'  It’s going to happen. We talked about it before we had him. I want someone to be at his side and back him up. We shall see.”

Check out photos below of Zachary and his fathers:

Photo Credit:  Andres Otero-WENN

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elton john interview with molly meldrum

Elton John's publicity team is trying to do damage control after the singer blasted Madonna in an interview with Molly Meldrum on Australia's Channel 7.

At the mere mention of Madonna's name, Sir Elton went into a tirade. "She's such a nightmare. Her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't happen to a bigger c___," he said in the interview, adding, "She looks like a f***ing fairground stripper. She's been so horrible to Gaga."

Lady Gaga is godmother to John's son Zachary.

When contacted about John's comments, a representative claimed the quotes were fabricated. After telling him the interview aired on television, he said the conversation was allegedly "off the record."

Molly Meldrum, who has been a longtime friend of both Elton John and Madonna, says the interview was not off the record.

"Unless you actually specify it's off the record, then everything is up for grabs," he said.

The interview aired Sunday night, and Elton John is said to be shocked that the tirade was broadcast.

Watch video of Elton John's interview with Molly Meldrum below.

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elton john and david furnish

Singer Elton John and husband David Furnish have been talking about expanding their family in order to provide son Zachary Furnish-John with a sibling.

John, 65, chatted with The Guardian and spoke about growing up as an only child and the downfalls, "I spent it in my room, listening to music if my parents were arguing.  I think it’s difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous.”

Elton said, “I want him to have a sibling so he has someone to be with.”

Hoping to save Zachary, now 17-months-old, from being bullied in the future, the thought is that a brother or sister could smooth over an uncomfortable situations.

“I know when he goes to school there’s going to be an awful lot of pressure, and I know he’s going to have people saying, ‘You don’t have a mommy.  It’s going to happen. We talked about it before we had him. I want someone to be at his side and back him up. We shall see.”

Their child was born via surrogate mother and the proud dad couldn't help boasting that the toddler kisses the housekeeper and plays football.  Elton stated emphatically, "He’s so straight."

The singer and Furnish wed in 2005.

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elton john and david furnish purchase beverly hills home

Elton John and boyfriend David Furnish have purchased a Beverly Hills home listed for $7,695,000.

The couple recently sold their two-unit condo in the Sierra Towers apartment complex in West Hollywood and were looking for a larger home to bring up their baby.

The mid-century modern home, originally built in 1966, has just over 4,200 square feet of indoor living space and boasts 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

Located in the Trousdale Estates community of Beverly Hills, the re-designed contemporary has been impeccably remodeled with elegance, style, and the essence of Ralph Lauren, according to the realtor's listing.

Features include clean lines with open spaces and white oak floors that meet walls of glass inviting light and seamlessly fusing the interior and exterior spaces.  Living room formal dining room family room, and gourmet chef's kitchen with breakfast room.  The private master suite offers a romantic retreat with magnificent views, patio, custom dual closets, and a divine master bath.  There are two additional bedroom suites each with large walk-in closet and bath, powder, spacious laundry room, and maid's suite.  The home features a wonderful outdoor space with patios, lawn, pool, and a fabulous cabana featuring a living room, gym and bath.

The actual price paid has not been disclosed, but the listing was removed in January.

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elton john and madonna

Madonna picked up Best Original Song honors for Masterpiece last night during the 69th Golden Globe Awards, but not everyone in the audience was thrilled with her good fortune.

Elton John and his partner David Furnish had a few things to say about the outcome in a category that also nominated Elton for Hello Hello.

Furnish looked miffed when the camera panned to him after Madge's name was announced and it didn't end there.

He later hit Facebook with a mini-rant, "Madonna.  Best song???? F**k off!!!  Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it's narcissism. And her criticism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is."

Elton seemed bitter towards Madonna before the awards even began by telling a reporter on the red carpet that he believed Madge had no "f**kin' chance" of emerging victorious.

Backstage at the Globes, Madonna talked about beating out Sir Elton: "I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years.  He's been known to get mad at me so I don't know.  He's brilliant and I adore him so he'll win another award.  I don't feel bad."

View Madonna's "narcissistic" acceptance speech below:

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elton john and justin timberlake

Sir Elton John wants Justin Timberlake to take on the lead role in the upcoming biopic Rocket Man.

The iconic singer thinks the 30-year-old entertainer would be the perfect guy to portray him in the movie detailing his life story.

Timberlake was cast as Elton in a Rocket Man video that director David LaChapelle created for Elton John's long-running Las Vegas show The Red Piano.  The veteran English recording artist felt that portrayal was "very extraordinary and unique."

John and JT were seen in NYC this past October but Elton remains coy, "We're making an announcement about that very, very soon.  We have a director on board, and then it's just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it."

The singer revealed an interesting twist to the project, "I just don't want it to be a normal biopic because my life hasn't been like that. It starts with me going into rehab in 1990 and ends when I come out,"

Watch Timberlake's Rocket Man video below:

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