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Simon Cowell RIPS Elton John

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

X marks the spot for Simon Cowell, and his target is Elton John. John ripped into Cowell's "X Factor" singing talent show -- an absolute hit in Bri...

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Marshall Fine

8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...

PHOTOS: Elton John Shows Off Baby Zachary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elton John and David Furnish are enjoying their adorable new son Zachary on a tropical vacation. Elton is the baby's biological father - see any resem...

HuffPost Interview: Director Kelly Asbury of Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why gnomes? Why not gnomes?, says Kelly Asbury? The result is a computer-animated comedy aimed at children and adults, using Shakespeare's romantic tragedy as the jumping-off point for a more family-friendly fairy tale.

Movie Review: Gnomeo & Juliet

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

When you mix high-brow William Shakespeare with low-brow garden gnomes the result is surprisingly entertaining. Throw in the fact that Elton John is a producer and what's not to love?

Elton John: Billy Joel Hates Me

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Just as predicted, Billy Joel now hates Elton John. In the last issue of Rolling Stone, John spoke about his close friend and tourmate Joel's struggl...

Elton John: Lady Gaga Is Like John Lennon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Well, she has worn a mop-top wig before... Elton John provides the music for the new Disney-produced lawn love story 'Gnomeo and Juliet,' and in on...

Elton John: Billy Joel Needs Rehab

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Billy Joel's reaction to Elton John's declaration that the Piano Man needs rehab is one big shrug. In a statement released Wednesday...

Elton John's A Sinner According To Joel Osteen

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Is it a big surprise to anyone that Osteen, an evangelical pastor and biblical literalist, believes homosexuality is a sin? Did Piers Morgan think that the answer would be different for a star than for a regular guy who happens to be gay?

Joel Osteen: 'Homosexuality Is A Sin'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In an interview which will air Wednesday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, megachurch pastor Joel Osteen declares that homosexuality is a sin based on hi...

Elton John's 'Glee' Star Duet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elton John was filled with 'Glee' to do this duet. Speaking at his Wednesday gay marriage fundraising gala, John touched on the recent work he did ...

Elton John Changes Stance On Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elton John has changed his tune on gay marriage. The legendary musician and gay icon performed at a $3 million fundraiser for the American Foundati...

To Sir With Love: Elton John Still Standing Tall Against Proposition 8

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Thank you Sir Elton and the American Foundation for Equal Rights -- as Elton sang so beautifully last night, "how wonderful life is when you're in the world."

Faith, The Big Payback, and a Conversation With 30 Seconds To Mars' Shannon Leto

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In The Big Payback, author Dan Charnas traces the genre's rich history from rap's street battles through MTV Raps and hip-hop's eventual conquering of the singles charts, forever influencing rockers and popsters along the way.

CNN Tackles HIV and (GASP!) Just About Succeeds

Kellee Terrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kellee Terrell

Mr. Cooper: You and your staff did a good job researching the topic, presenting its history and illuminating some of the pertinent barriers that we face today.

PHOTO: Elton John & David Furnish Reveal Their Son

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elton John and David Furnish announced last month that they had welcomed a son via surrogate and now Us Weekly has a photo of the happy family. "He'...

Elton John Is Biological Father Of Baby With David Furnish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sir Elton John has been named as the father on the birth certificate for his new son Zachary, ending speculation as to whether he or husband David Fur...

Hypocrisy or Co-Signing? Elton John Concert is Fundraiser for Anti-Gay Politicians

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

Despite campaigning for global gay rights, Elton John is very not supportive of civil marriage equality.

Elton John Becomes A Father

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Finally, Elton John can call himself a father. The pop rock superstar and his long-time husband, David Furnish, announced to Us Weekly that they ha...

Elton John Talks About His Experience With Rush Limbaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elton John is famous for speaking his mind, and he's at it again, this time in a fascinating and lengthy interview with the Telegraph newspaper, in wh...

Dog Ears Music: 'Tis The Season Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

It's not just the thought that counts; it's the overview of how each year we repeat the journey home. And on the return -- our jeans a little tighter, the déjà vu unpleasantries of travel; all a mere blip, as in the end we still do anything to come home to our loved ones.

Top 21 Albums & Tracks of 2010 -- What Are Yours?

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

2010-12-21-blackkeys.jpgHere are my top 21 fave raves of 2010. In no particular order.

Steel Tycoon Plans $6 Million French Birthday Bash

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Michelin-starred dinner buffet by acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse. Top-notch live entertainment, courtesy of Christina Aguilera and Cirque du Soleil. A...

"Tell It Like It Is": A Playlist For Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

No, you didn't actually ask, but let me tell you anyway, okay? Personally, I'm officially tired of the outdated double standard that is our military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Elton John Jokes He'll 'Probably' Perform At Royal Wedding

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We know the date and the location for the royal wedding, but who will be providing the entertainment on Prince William and Kate Middleton's big night?...