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Originally posted 09/23/2013 03:00PM
Late into the 65th annual Emmys ceremony Sunday on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris announced: "No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool."
If you did happen to win, you should consider a career in statistical forecasting. The awards were all over the place.
Of the night's many surprises, the biggest was in the category of best actor. Academy voters for once decided not to give the prize to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston – but instead of rewarding Mad Men's Jon Hamm, the perennial also-ran, they chose Jeff Daniels of HBO's The Newsroom. Perhaps they concluded that Hamm is already lousy with nominations, and handsome as the devil, and that should hold him. Daniels is a fine actor, as you'll discover if you catch just about any of his many performances of the past three decades, but The Newsroom's first season was a pounding surf of angry, righteous yammering. Oh well.
Here's what else the Emmys got right and wrong:
Originally posted 09/21/2013 01:00PM
A slew of artists rocked Sin City for the iHeartRadio Musical Festival, the star-studded bonanza held Sept. 20-21 that pulled together an eclectic mix of top hitmakers and their celebs admirers.
In what essentially amounted to a mega musical mashup, a bevy of chart-topping mainstays, including Elton John, Chris Brown, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry and fun., hit the stage at the MGM Grand – that is, when they weren't schmoozing with one another in between sets.
The shindig also featured Miley Cyrus's first performance since calling off her engagement to Liam Hemsworth.
Originally posted 09/09/2013 01:00PM
Awards season is nigh! And that means live primetime performances by our most celebrated entertainers.
Cue Elton John, who will work his magic at the Emmy awards for the first time ever with a tribute to Liberace. The HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra about Liberace's life is nominated for 15 Emmys.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who are both nominated for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie for their portrayal of Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson, will also be presenting at the ceremony.
Originally posted 07/15/2013 07:00PM
When he's not touring with Taylor Swift and singing to crowds of adoring fans, Ed Sheeran fields weekly phone calls from a famous fellow Englishman.
"Elton [John]'s continually surprising me with how much he [cares]," the musician, 22, told PEOPLE Friday in New York City at a showcase for his new custom-designed CF Martin & Co. guitar.
"He'll ring me weekly just to be like, 'Don't give up. Do this single ... I know you want to do this but do this.'"
Originally posted 07/09/2013 10:50AM
The Rocket Man needs to take a little time off to refuel.
Sir Elton John, 66, has been diagnosed with an appendix abscess that requires surgery, his spokesman confirms to PEOPLE.
The affliction has forced him to postpone all upcoming shows on his European tour, including a concert Friday in London's Hyde Park alongside Elvis Costello and Ray Davies.
"Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," says his rep. "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans. He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013."
Originally posted 06/28/2013 09:00AM
It must have been a gleeful moment for Renee Puente, whose boyfriend Matthew Morrison popped the question on Thursday.
The Glee star, 34, has been dating Puente, 26 and a model, since 2011. The news of their engagement was reportedly announced at the White Tie and Tiara Ball in London by the event's hosts – and Morrison pals – Elton John and David Furnish.
According to Eonline, Coldplay's Chris Martin joined John to serenade the newly engaged couple with a duet of "Your Song."
Originally posted 05/26/2013 11:45AM
No, you are not dreaming.
Decidedly fulfilling the wishes of countless I Dream of Jeannie fans, Barbara Eden dusted off her genie garb for Saturday's Life Ball charity event in Vienna.
It's been more than 40 years since she hung up her then-controversial crop top and harem pants when the sitcom wrapped in 1970 after five seasons. But on Saturday, the actress, 78, even revisited that iconic braided 'do – to the delight of a few very special fans.
Originally posted 02/12/2013 03:50PM
Elton John doesn't perform with just anyone. So when he took the stage at Sunday night's Grammys with folkie Brit Ed Sheeran to duet on the newcomer's Grammy nominated hit "The A Team," it was a moment to remember.
Here are five things to know about the 21-year-old folk singer, whose debut, +, has sold over two million copies worldwide.
Originally posted 01/31/2013 10:00AM
Like any parents about to welcome their second child, Elton John and partner David Furnish wondered how their 2-year-old son Zachary would react when his little brother Elijah came home.
Turns out, they had nothing to worry about.
Zachary "is as excited as we are," says John, 65, who, with Furnish, 50, welcomed Elijah on Jan. 11 in L.A. via the same surrogate who delivered Zachary in 2010 (they also used the same egg donor and again chose not to learn which of them was their son's biological father).
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