Tuesday, November 29, 2005

John Reid Threatens Tell-all Book.

From everyone's favorite, and not always accurate, music news site Contact Music;

SIR ELTON JOHN's ex manager and lover JOHN REID is threatening to cast a shadow over the pop superstar's 21 December (05) wedding to partner DAVID FURNISH, by releasing a tell-all autobiography about his time with the star.

Reid and John ended a tempestuous 28-year relationship in a messy 2000 court case when the rocker attempted to recover $25.2 million (GBP14 million) he claims he was owed by one of Reid's former employees.

The battle lost him $14.4 million (GBP8 million) in legal fees and exposed his extravagant lifestyle to the public, including the staggering $72 million (GBP40 million) John spent in a 20 month period.

More details about their partnership will enter the public domain if Reid carries out his threat and publishes the memoir.

He recently said of the rocker - who will marry Furnish when gay civil partnerships become legal in Britain - "(He is) a modern day potentate - everything revolves around him."

Monday, November 28, 2005

Billy Elliot wins Evening Standard award as best London musical

LONDON (AP) - Billy Elliot, the crowd-pleasing stage adaptation of the hit film about a miner's son who wants to dance, was honoured Monday as best musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Rock legend Elton John, who did the score, was at the ceremony to watch the show beat out rivals Mary Poppins and The Big Life.

Elton John To Join With Life Partner in Civil Union

Legendary musician Elton John has announced that he intends to make an honest man of his longtime partner David Furnish next month in a small civil ceremony to seal their union .

On December 21, laws go into effect in the couple's home of the UK that recognize gay partnerships as legal unions and the two have chosen that date to marry in a civil ceremony.