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Elton John Welcomes Second Son

Elton John Welcomes Second Son

Originally posted 01/15/2013 10:30PM

The musician and husband David Furnish welcomed their second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel, via surrogate Friday in Los Angeles

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How Sharon Osbourne Celebrated Turning 60 | Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne Turns 60!

Originally posted 10/05/2012 07:30AM

The big 6-0 is a number that scares many people, but not Sharon Osbourne, whose milestone birthday was celebrated in an episode of The Talk that will air on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

"With every age there's a down and a plus. You get wisdom, you get inner strength, you get empowered. I'm 60 and I'm healthy and I'm happy and I'm not going to waste it worrying," Osbourne told PEOPLE after taping the show.

As a cancer survivor, Osbourne also confesses, "I never thought I'd get here, let alone everything else. My life now is a bonus, really."

For the episode, the Osbourne matriarch was joined on-air by her rocker husband Ozzy Osbourne, her daughter Kelly Osbourneand friend Nick Cannon. Her son Jack Osbourne, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx all sent video birthday wishes, while Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman made a cake in the likeness of Osbourne's beloved Pomeranian Bella.

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PHOTO: Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris Show Off Kids in Saint-Tropez

Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris Bring Families Together for Saint-Tropez Vacation

Originally posted 08/02/2012 11:45AM

Kids, sun, the south of France – a joint family vacation in Europe seems to be going swimmingly for Elton John and Neil Patrick Harris.

The singer, 65, and the actor, 39, are pictured with their families – John's partner David Furnish and son Zachary, and Harris's partner David Burtka and twins Gideon and Harper – in this gleeful shot, taken Thursday in Saint-Tropez, France.

Teaming up for a holiday seems like the perfect idea for these couples, given the ages of their kids.

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Meryl Streep Celebrates Her Oscar Win – with a Burger | Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer

Meryl Streep Celebrates Her Oscar Win – with a Burger

Originally posted 02/27/2012 10:45AM

How do you follow up a Best Actress Oscar win?

For Meryl Streep, it seems a burger will do! The actress (who won for her starring role in The Iron Lady) indulged at the Weinstein afterparty at the Mondrian Hotel, ordering Fatburger, which was being served at the bash.

Earlier in Hollywood, the stars came out for Elton John's 20th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party – and were captivated by Streep's shocked reaction to her win (along with Octavia Spencer's emotional victory and Christopher Plummer's charming speech).

As for the host of the evening, John told PEOPLE that his party serves as a fabulous meet and greet and a chance to watch the Oscars in star company. "At the end of the day, you come away with such happy memories," he said. "I've never met Katy Perry – she's at my table tonight."

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Who Will Sing at Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Concert?

Paul McCartney, Elton John to Sing for Queen Elizabeth

Originally posted 02/07/2012 07:00AM

Talk about Royal Command Performance.

A variety of music stars – from Paul McCartney, Elton John and Annie Lennox to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran – will sing in celebration on June 4 to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne, it was announced Tuesday.

Organizer Gary Barlow, of former boy band Take That, said Princes William and Harry both have recommended acts that have yet to be announced, and more names will be revealed over the coming weeks. Among them, it is believed: Adele.

Barlow added that he wants the event, which will take place on a special stage based around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside the gates in front of Buckingham Palace, to have the feel of a "street party." ABC will air exclusive highlights of the concert on June 5.

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Elton John's Dream Biopic Casting? Justin Timberlake! | Elton John, Justin Timberlake

Elton John Wants to Cast Justin Timberlake in His Biopic

Originally posted 01/03/2012 04:00PM

The Rocket Man has spoken.

Elton John says he has the perfect person in mind to play him in an upcoming movie about his life, which his husband David Furnish recently called "very extraordinary and unique."

"No. 1 on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of 'Rocket Man' and was superb," John, 64, tells the Los Angeles Times.

There has been speculation about who might play John in the biopic – titled Rocketman – with Scottish actor James McAvoy recently rumored to be the frontrunner.

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Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel's Private Concert in N.Y.C. | Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel's Private Concert in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 10/28/2011 05:55AM

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel held court at a star-studded table during the invite-only reopening of the original Southern Hospitality on New York's Upper East Side. The on-again couple was joined by Elton John and his husband David Furnish as they watched One Republic perform a private concert, featuring all their hits. After the show, Timberlake personally poured Armand de Brignac champagne for everyone at his table – as they all toasted a friend's birthday. – Jennifer Garcia

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Elizabeth Taylor Remembered at Private Memorial for Friends, Family

Elizabeth Taylor Remembered at Private Memorial for Friends, Family

Originally posted 10/16/2011 08:55PM

Close friends and family of the late Elizabeth Taylor gathered Sunday afternoon to remember the beloved Hollywood legend during a private memorial on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, PEOPLE has learned.

With Taylor's good friend Colin Farrell hosting the 75-minute celebration in the lot's Steven J. Ross Theater, the tribute was attended by Taylor's children Michael and Christopher Wilding, Liza Tivey and Maria Burton, as well as close friends Michael Caine, stepdaughter Kate Burton and Sir Elton John, who sang a stirring rendition of "Blue Eyes" to close the program.

"To say that the world got smaller, emptier, darker and lonelier when we lost Elizabeth is an understatement," Sir Elton John told the 400 guests during his heartfelt remarks. "She was a true rock, a pioneer, a pathfinder, a trailblazer and a star who will always burn bright and always had time to laugh at herself."

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POLL: Who Should Play Elton John in His Planned Biopic?

Elton John Biopic: Who Should Play the Rocker?

Originally posted 09/30/2011 10:15AM

Who can hold a candle to Elton John?

The singer's husband David Furnish recently revealed that they've started work on Rocketman, a movie about John's "very extraordinary and unique life," he tells Entertainment Weekly.

While Scottish actor James McAvoy is rumored to be the frontrunner to play Sir Elton, we've got some other ideas for the role – especially when it comes to slipping in to John's glamorous (and spangly) '70s wardrobe.

On our list: comic actor David Cross (of Arrested Development); The League's Paul Scheer, who more than bares a passing resemblance to the '70s-era star; Mike Myers, who, apart from being a comedy star, is musically-inclined; and Scottish star Ewan McGregor who's already posed as a glam rocker in Todd Haynes's Velvet Goldmine.

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Neil Patrick Harris Rocks Out at Elton John's Vegas Show | Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Rocks Out at Elton John's Vegas Show

Originally posted 09/30/2011 05:40AM

Elton John had good pals Neil Patrick Harris and his partner, David Burtka, on hand at the premiere of his new show, "The Million Dollar Piano," at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Afterward, the group headed to Central Michel Richard restaurant for the afterparty, where they sipped champagne and munched on fried chicken and mashed potatoes, chocolate and fruit.

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