Elton John News Archive
Elton John Goes In On North Carolina For Their Discriminatory & Dangerous 'Brand Of Ignorance' Over House Bill 2!
Preach it, E!
Elton John is arguably the most famous gay musician in the world, so it's about time for him to officially speak out against Gov. Pat McCrory and his beyond bigoted House Bill 2.
Luckily, the 69-year-old AIDS ambassador did just that in an open letter to North Carolina through The Hill on Tuesday where he not only defended his LGBT peers, but also offered suggestions on how to move forward!
In his essay, the Can You Feel the Love Tonight singer first pointed out how discriminatory and dangerous the laws truly are, saying:
Taylor Swift Lands The No. 1 Spot On Billboard's Top Earners Of 2015 — But The Rest Of The Top 10 May Surprise You! See The Full List!
Taylor Swift had one hell of a 2015!
With the mega success of her Grammy-winning album 1989, and her epically lucrative 1989 World Tour, the New Romantics songstress was the top earner of last year!
Swifty absolutely slayed the competition, earning a whopping $73.5 million largely thanks to her tour — which cashed in $61.7M for her 2015 haul.
But other factors like album sales and streaming sales helped — and even Ryan Adams' 1989 cover album helped make the pop star the top earner of publishing royalties!
While Swift's success isn't that surprising, the rest of the top ten earners may be…
Coming in at number 2 is
These two are collaborating on everything these days!
Per a report from Women's Wear Daily, Lady GaGa and Elton John are putting out a fashion line called Love Bravery. The musically inspired clothing and accessories collection hopes to "inspire compassion and combat prejudice".
According to the performers, the line will be featured in 150 Macy's stores as well as online between May 9 and August 30. To make matters even better, nothing in the collection will be priced higher than $100. Oh, and 25% of the purchase price items will go to Gaga's Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John Aids Foundation. So wonderful!
Summing up the line's vision, GaGa gushed:
"It's an honor to team up with Sir Elton John to create this line with Macy's. We need to make the world a kinder and braver place where men and women everywhere are empowered to live with compassion. That's what Born This Way Foundation is all about, that's what the Elton John AIDS Foundation is all about and that's what Love Bravery is all about."
Mr. John added:
"I love the idea of fusing who you are on the inside — your passions and dreams — with what you wear on the outside. Love Bravery is about the compassion on the inside to understand someone's fears, and the bravery on the outside to stand up for them, and for yourself: to accept others for who they are and to be who you want to be. It's what I‘ve tried to do in my life, my career and with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and it's a passion Lady Gaga and I share. So I'm thrilled we are collaborating on this project and delighted Macy's understood our dream to connect with people this way."
Well, that sounds like an honorable mission! You can't go wrong with LOVE!
So, will YOU buy from this collection?
[Image via Macys.]
Elton John is NOT staying silent!
It was revealed yesterday that the singer's former bodyguard, Jeffrey Wenninger, has filed a lawsuit against the pop powerhouse claiming his ex-employer sexually harassed him back in 2014.
But now, the acclaimed artist is speaking out against the allegations.
The musician's lawyer, Orin Snyder told People that his client believes Jeffrey is coming forward with these scandalous statement in a an attempt to make a quick buck:
"This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment."
The attorney added the 69-year-old is flat-out denying that he ever assaulted the member of his security team, continuing:
Wow, these are some SERIOUS allegations.
On Monday, Sir Elton John's former bodyguard Jeffrey Wenninger slapped him with a MAJOR sexual assault lawsuit. Jeffrey alleges the incidents in question occurred back in 2014.
Unfortunately, the claims are very salacious and quite disturbing if true. Not only does Wenninger claim the singer got forceful with him, but he also revealed the icon spewed very offensive sexual remarks over the course of his employment.
According to Jeff, E.J. tried to put his hands in the bodyguard's pants, attempted to put his fingers between his butt cheeks, and also made a move to grope his genitals. In one particularly bold incident, Elton allegedly twisted Jeffrey's nipples.
Whenever these purported situations occurred, the 69-year-old would allegedly throw in crude remarks for good measure — like telling Jeff to "get his todger out" and to "say hello to Uncle Elton".
Well… there ya go.
Now the former employee is suing for sexual battery and harassment.
If these wild accusations are true, it would be especially damaging for his husband and two sons. As of now, Elton has yet to respond to the suit.
[Image via WENN.]