Musician Elton John and Downtown Abbey actress Dame Maggie Smith are among celebrities who have painted individual gnomes in support of the Chelsea centenary appeal, which aims to bring more young people into the industry.
Santa Ynez Valley resident Bernie Taupin — the lyricist behind nearly all of Elton John's most celebrated songs, including “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Rocket Man,” and others — was arrested May 5 on suspicion of DUI.
Bieber's song "Baby" featuring Ludacris becomes the highest-certified single in history now that the RIAA incorporates on-demand streaming numbers into its Gold and Platinum certifications for digital singles. Elton John's double-sided hit "Candle in the Wind"/"Something About the Way You Look Tonight" was previously the top song in history with a certification of 11-times platinum all the way back in 1997. Bieber's "Baby," which has 3.9 million track sales and over 857 million views on Vevo, is now 12-times platinum.
The Robin Hood Foundation raised more than $80 million to fight poverty in New York at its star-studded gala Monday night, thanks in part to a matching $25 million donation by a group of anonymous donors.
Music icon Elton John is set to perform at Walmart’s shareholders event in Fayetteville next month, alongside country music artist Luke Bryan and special guest Ed Sheeran, according to a Walmart spokeswoman.
Today, May 6, Davey Johnstone, guitarist and Music Director for the Elton John band, and keyboard player Kim Bullard are each celebrating their birthdays in Las Vegas on a night off during the current run of The Million Dollar Piano at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace.
Last night, Elton John performed at the 20th annual Race To Erase MS benefit in Los Angeles. The event is put on by activist and author Nancy Davis to raise funds and awareness for the fight against multiple sclerosis. It's grown considerably since its start, from a ski event in Colorado to a celeb-laden dinner and concert that in recent years has featured the Eagles, Heart and more. Despite that expansion, there was a feeling of community and intimacy last night at the Century Plaza Hotel. Jack Osbourne, who was diagnosed with MS last year, was honored along with his mother, Sharon Osbourne.
British garden enthusiasts who plan on attending the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show in London next month may notice a difference from previous years' events: garden gnomes. The RHS has lifted the ban on gnomes for this year's show and has invited Elton and other celebrities to help raise funds for the nationwide RHS Campaign for School Gardening.