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Pharrell Williams: I Want to Work with Prince

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Pharrell Williams wants to work with the Prince.

The "Happy" hitmaker insists it would be a dream to team up with the "Purple Rain" hitmaker and get into the studio to work on material: "I'd love to work with Prince. I would love to work with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, I'd love to work with Elton John ... [Prince] makes us wonder why we all do this."

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Elton John: Reality Stars Should Be Assassinated

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Reality, Gossip,

Elton JohnElton John says that reality TV stars should be assassinated.

The 66-year-old singer thinks these kinds of shows - which he has been a vocal critic of - attract "nightmare people" who are just hungry for fame. "With reality television, you get all these nightmare people who want to be successful, when you really want them to be assassinated," Elton said, speaking on BBC World satellite radio.

The "Home Again" hitmaker - whose 31st studio album The Diving Board deals with issues surrounding entertainers finding fame young - thinks there are many talented individuals who end up spiralling out of control because they would "do anything" for fame. "It's about someone who's attracted to fame no matter what. They want fame whatever the consequences, and they'll do anything to get there," he said when quizzed about his album.

He thinks Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan - who has been to rehab on a number of occasions to combat substance abuse problems, most recently she underwent 90-days of court ordered treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic and then the Cliffside Malibu center - was a "victim of success." He added, "Lindsay Lohan, unfortunately, who had a great career as an actress and as a recording artist, she had a hit album... Suddenly, everything has fallen to bits because of the drugs. Her parents were a nightmare. She has become a victim of success and she wants success, no matter how much [it costs].''


‘Forbes’ Names Madonna Highest-Paid Musician

MadonnaMadonna has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid musicians.

The 55-year-old singer is still the queen of pop according to the magazine, earning $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013 thanks to her sell-out MDMA Tour, miles ahead of her nearest rival Lady Gaga, who raked in $80 million. Rockers Bon Jovi and country singer Toby Keith were next, with Coldplay coming in fifth place.

Despite lackluster sales of her latest album, Madonna made her fortune from fans paying $100 a ticket to see her tour - which grossed $305 million - as well as from merchandise sales, a clothing line, fragrance and investments in companies like Vita Coco. This comes as little surprise, since Madonna had already been crowned the world's highest-earning celebrity by Forbes in August, with filmmaker Steven Spielberg, author E.L. James, radio personality Howard Stern and X Factor boss Simon Cowell rounding out the top five.

However, the magazine estimates Lady Gaga could easily top the highest-paid musicians list next year because her current earnings were affected by her hip injury, which forced her to cut her Born This Way Ball tour short. Had she completed the tour, she could potentially have made $200 million.

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Lindsay Lohan Inspires Elton John

Elton John and Lindsay LohanElton John says Lindsay Lohan inspired one of his new songs.

The "Candle in the Wind" hitmaker admits the title track of his new album, The Diving Board, which deals with the subject of success at a young age and the perils of fame, was written with the troubled Mean Girls star - who recently completed 90 days of court-ordered rehab - in mind.

"It could be a summation of my career because it's about young people becoming successful and diving off into the unknown. What's going to happen? Are they going to survive it? Are they going to become victims of their own success? Are other people going to prey on them and destroy them? You could actually say it's about me, but I was thinking about Lindsay Lohan when I was writing it."

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Elton John Wins Brits Icon Award

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Performances, Pop, Rock,

Elton JohnElton John won the first ever Brits Icon award last night. The 66-year-old singer won the award at a gala concert where he made made his return to the stage after being forced to cancel a number of gigs over the summer when he was struck down with appendicitis.

"It must be nice to be in a theatre and not be lying down," host Demot O'Leary quipped.

"I'm glad to be rid of the appendix. Pesky little bugger," Elton replied.

The star was presented with the award by singer Rod Stewart - who joined Elton on stage for their first ever live performance together where they sang a duet of "Sad Songs" - who described him as "the second-best rock singer ever."

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Elton John Has Appendix Op

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music,

Elton JohnElton John has had his appendix removed. The "Rocket Man" singer - who cancelled a string of summer concert dates after being stricken with appendicitis - is said to be feeling "great" after undergoing the 45-minute procedure at Monaco's Princess Grace hospital on Thursday and is now recovering at his home in Nice, France with husband David Furnish and their sons Zachary, two, and seven-month-old Elijah.

The 66-year-old star had been taking antibiotics for weeks to reduce an abscess before he could have the operation, and is now looking forward to returning to the stage next month. "I feel great," he told a friend.

"Elton is back in Nice playing with the boys now. He is a lot better and very positive after the operation. He still has to rest up but is determined to get back on the road next month and can't wait to see his fans who have sent thousands of get well soon messages," a source added.

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Matthew Morrison Wants Elton John, Harrison Ford on ‘Glee’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Features,

Elton John and Matthew MorrisonMatthew Morrison wants Elton John to guest star on Glee.

The 34-year-old actor thinks that the "Rocket Man" singer would be perfect in the musical drama playing the boyfriend of hard-nosed cheer-leading squad coach Sue Sylvester - who is portrayed by Jane Lynch. "I would love to have Elton John, and I know the part I want for him too. I want him to play Sue Sylvester's boyfriend. Wouldn't that be funny? I think it would be hilarious, I think the two of them would be so funny," Morrison said.

The handsome star has a wishlist of other people he wants to appear in the series and top of that list is Harrison Ford, because he idolized him in the Indiana Jones movies. Matthew - who is releasing his second album Where It All Began - added, "I've always wanted to work with Harrison Ford, he's a child legend of mine. I was an Indiana Jones kinda guy. That's how I always remember Harrison Ford."


Elton John Gives Advice to Fall Out Boy

Elton John with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump

Elton John advised Fall Out Boy to "p**s people off" on Save Rock And Roll. The legendary singer appears on the "Dance, Dance" band's new album, and they knew they were doing the right thing with their songs when he said they would cause upset.

"Elton John sings on the song 'Save Rock and Roll' and going in there with him [to record] I was a little bit concerned what he was going to say about it. But he loved every part of it and that was reassuring like, 'Okay we're doing the right thing.' He was like, 'You're going to p**s off a lot of people and you should totally p**s those people off,'" singer Patrick Stump explained.

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Elton John Cancels Concert

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Concerts / Tours, Pop, Rock,

Elton JohnElton John pulled out of his Alabama concert for "medical reasons." The 65-year-old singer was due to play a gig at the Birmingham Jefferson Complex Arena in Alabama on Friday, but has been forced to cancel on medical advice, according to E! News.

A statement posted on Ticketmaster.com, just hours before the concert was due to begin, said, "This event has been cancelled. Refunds at Point of Purchase only. Internet & Phone orders will automatically be cancelled & refunded."

It was recently revealed Elton requested an extra hotel room just for his glasses during a recent visit to Brazil. The "Candle In The Wind" singer requested the additional quarters to house his spectacles at the Ouro Minas five-star hotel in Belo Horizonte ahead of a gig earlier this month, and he asked promoters of the show to ensure the temperature of the extra room was maintained at 60.8 degrees Fahrenheit. He also made a number of beverage requests including four bottles of cranberry juice, a pint of fresh skimmed milk and two bottles of good quality Pinot Grigio wine, as well as eight small bottles of French Evian water, and five large bottles or 12 small bottles of San Pellegrino sparkling water.


Elton John Is Finished Having Kids

Elton John and David Furnish

Elton John and David Furnish's family is complete. The couple - who welcomed their second son Elijah in December, and also have a two-year-old son Zachary - have insisted they don't want to have any more children.

"We're done. That I can confirm. No more. We're complete. I got my tubes tied," David said. The 50-year-old filmmaker said the six-week-old tot is settling into their family well but admitted that Zachary is a little jealous of their new addition:

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