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This Beatle Is a Billionaire After Beyonce Boost

After Beyonce's cover of 'Blackbird,' Paul McCartney hits a new milestone

(Newser) - It may seem wild that it took this long, but one of the Beatles is finally a billionaire in the UK, and he has Beyonce to (partially) thank. Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy, have popped up on this year's "Sunday Times Rich List," with a net...

Elton John, Bernie Taupin Win 'Incredible Honor'

They're the third duo to win Gershwin Prize

(Newser) - The Library of Congress says its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song this year is going to "one of the greatest songwriting duos of all time"—Elton John and Bernie Taupin, who have been writing hits for more than half a century. They will be honored at an April...

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Latest to EGOT: Elton John

Emmy win cements him as one of the few

(Newser) - Elton John has achieved EGOT status. The famed British singer-pianist secured an Emmy Award on Monday night for best variety special (live) for Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium, a three-hour concert documentary that streamed on Disney+, the AP reports. John said he was "incredibly humbled" to join...

Elton John Spends Night in the Hospital

Entertainer, 76, fell at his French villa, is now back home

(Newser) - Elton John had to spend the night in the hospital after falling at his villa in Nice, France, reports the Guardian . The 76-year-old is back home again. A spokesman tells the BBC that John had a "slip" at the villa on Sunday and went to the Princess Grace hospital...

Elton John Testifies in Kevin Spacey Trial

Singer recalls the actor attending his party in 2001, and the timeline is important

(Newser) - The ongoing Kevin Spacey trial in London got an infusion of celebrity power on Monday: None other than Elton John testified. As the AP reports, John got roped into the trial because one of Spacey's accusers claims the actor groped him as they were on the way to the...

After '52 Years of Pure Joy,' Elton John Ends Final Tour

Singer, 76, says he'll still produce new music

(Newser) - Paying tribute to his fans, his band, and his family, Elton John performed his final concert on tour on Saturday night in Stockholm, dedicating "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" to them. "It's been my lifeblood to play for you guys, and you've...

Prince Harry Makes Surprise Court Appearance

Royal is among several celebrities suing a group of British tabloids for invasion of privacy

(Newser) - Prince Harry had his day in court on Monday, appearing unexpectedly at London's High Court in his lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited that accuses the Daily Mail publisher of phone-tapping and invasion of privacy. As CNN reports, the Duke of Sussex is among several celebrities suing ANL, including Sadie...

God Save the King From Trying to Find a Band to Play Coronation

Harry Styles, Adele, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Spice Girls all can't do it; get out the B-list

(Newser) - Here's hoping King Charles has his date to his coronation all locked down, because as Fox News reports, Buckingham Palace is having a hard time finding British musical royalty to headline the event. Harry Styles? On tour, technically with availability, but his crew needs some downtime. Sir Elton John?...

Apple Music Reveals No. 1 Song of the Year

'Stay' by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber tops the list

(Newser) - "Stay," the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, topped Apple Music's global songs chart in 2022 as the giant music streamer released its end-of-year lists and provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes. Some details, per the AP :
  • "Stay,

Elton John Stops Traffic in NYC for Final US Performance

He played one song at unveiling of Saks Fifth Avenue's holiday window

(Newser) - The last night of Elton John's three-night run at Dodger Stadium was billed as his last-ever US performance—but the Sunday night gig was followed by a final performance on a New York City street. In what the Washington Post calls "a curious and minor epilogue to his...

Elton John's WH Concert Ends With a Big Surprise

President Biden presented 75-year-old singer with National Humanities Medal

(Newser) - Elton John is currently on his farewell tour after a half-century of performing, and he made an extra-special stop on Friday night: the White House. The 75-year-old singer appeared as a guest of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden for a performance meant to help honor "everyday history...

Britney Spears, Elton John Team Up for New Single

'Hold Me Closer' uses 'Tiny Dancer,' adds more

(Newser) - Elton John and Britney Spears have collaborated for the first time, creating the slinky, club-ready single “Hold Me Closer” that sees the pop icons take old sounds and fashion something new, the AP reports. The funky, piano-driven single uses John’s 1971 hit “Tiny Dancer” as the skeleton...

Elton John Cancels Shows After Testing Positive

He's fully vaccinated and only experiencing mild symptoms, arena says

(Newser) - Elton John's long-delayed farewell tour has been delayed again after he was back on the road for just three concerts. The singer has postponed two shows in Dallas after testing positive for COVID, the BBC reports. "It's always a massive disappointment to move shows and I'm...

Palace Questioned Lyrics for Elton John's Diana Tribute

Queen's team feared words about 'England's rose' were too sentimental

(Newser) - The reworked lyrics for "Candle in the Wind," which Elton John sang at Princess Diana's funeral, were not an immediate hit with Buckingham Palace, according to just-released government documents. In fact, CNN reports, there was a Plan B: A saxophonist was ready to play the melody instead....

Elton John's Ex-Wife Takes Legal Action

Renate Blauel is seeking an injunction

(Newser) - Elton John's ex-wife has stayed largely out of the public eye since the couple's 1988 divorce—but now Renate Blauel is seeking an injunction against the singer. The Guardian reports that it's not clear why Blauel is doing so, but notes that injunctions are often sought for...

Stars Join Pandemic Fundraiser on TV Tonight

Elton John will host concert to aid coronavirus battle

(Newser) - Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish and Tim McGraw are among the stars scheduled to perform in a televised benefit tonight honoring those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Elton John will host the commercial-free concert, to be carried at 9PM EDT on Fox, as well as iHeart radio stations. Fox said the performers...

Tearful Elton John at Concert: 'I've Got to Go'

Singer had earlier been diagnosed with walking pneumonia

(Newser) - A performance by Elton John in New Zealand had a surprise interruption Sunday, at the hands of a tearful John himself. Per the BBC , the 72-year-old singer had earlier told the audience at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium that he'd been diagnosed that day with walking pneumonia. John seemed...

Elton John Drops Bomb About His 'Sociopath' Mom

The pop legend opens up on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

(Newser) - Elton John is talking about his turbulent relationship with his mother—and says he's "glad" she never met his two young sons, People reports. The singing legend opened up on CBS Sunday Morning about how his mother, Sheila Farebrother, didn't meet sons Zachary, 8, and Elijah, 6,...

Elton John to Media: Leave Harry, Meghan Alone

He accuses press of 'relentless' attacks on royal couple after kerfuffle over private jet

(Newser) - Elton John provided a private jet for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their baby son Archie to stay at his home in France last week—and he would like the British media to shut up about it. The singer is urging the British press to cease its attacks on the...

Putin Answers Criticism After Rocketman Censorship

Elton John had posted a letter to Russia's leader

(Newser) - Elton John is a musical genius, Vladimir Putin says, but he's mistaken about the Russian leader's attitudes on LGBTQ rights. John had criticized Putin over remarks he'd made in an interview with the Financial Times , after scenes showing gay sex and drug use were removed from John'...

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