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Tom Hardy is set to appear on the big screen as Elton John in a new biopic based on the singer's life.
Focus Features announced on Wednesday, Oct. 23, that Hardy will play the music legend in a film called "Rocketman," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set to start shooting in 2014 with an original screenplay by "War Horse" scribe Lee Hall.
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Elton John is set to perform at the 2013 Emmys and pay tribute to Liberace, the late famous pianist who is the subject of the Emmy-nominated HBO film "Behind The Candelabra."
Both performers are known for their striking, often over-the-top stage outfits. This will mark John's first performance at a Primetime Emmy Award ceremony and comes ahead of the release of his new album "The Diving Board," his first major studio record in seven years, organizers said. The album is set for release two days after the Emmy Awards, which will take place on Sept. 22.
Britney Spears, Dr. Dre and Taylor Swift are among the pack in Forbes' list of the 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012.
Spears, 30, earned $58 million from May 2011 to May 2012, nabbing the seventh place spot on the esteemed list. The performer returned to the ranks of music's elite earners thanks to her fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden, her latest album Femme Fatale and her current judging gig on the hit singing competition "The X Factor."
Madonna dedicated her Golden Globe-winning song "Masterpiece" to Elton John, months after beating him for the Award.
While performing in Nice, France, Madonna dedicated the song to John, telling the crowd that he's a "big fan" of hers and that she "forgives him," according to local news outlet Nice Matin's Twitter feed.
Madonna walked away with the award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for the song 'Masterpiece' from the film 'W.E.' but not everyone was happy about it.
Elton John, who was also up for the award for his song "Hello Hello" from the animated film "Gnomeo & Juliet," told reporters before the ceremony that Madonna didn't have a "(expletive) chance" of winning. And after her win, Elton's partner David Furnish called her acceptance speech "embarrassing in its narcissism."
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Sir Elton John hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on April 2 and joked about homosexuality, being a father and performing at the royal wedding.?
On the show, John starred in skits like "Laser Cats: The Musical" and "Knights of the Realm," where those who've been knighted by the Queen are called upon to save the country. John took over in the NBC live sketch show in a Lawrence Welk opening number which combined his musical and comedy skills.
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Bob Dylan are among the artists featured on the "Songs for Japan" compilation released on Friday through iTunes.
Proceeds for the $9.99 release will benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and go towards earthquake and tsunami relief.