Newsflash: Elton John is Crazy

Someone needs to get Elton John's doctor on the phone. I think Sir Elton needs a healthy boost in his anti-depressant medication as he seems to be on the verge of a serious meltdown, or perhaps it's just menopause. I should say that I have no actual idea whether or not he is on the meds, but I think we can all feel safe in assuming that most of the time he's higher than SpaceShipOne.

A couple weeks ago he threw a tizzy when he was ambushed by photographers as he was picking up his luggage after getting off a plane in Taiwan. I'm sure dealing with photographers when you're famous sucks plenty, but the Rocketman lost it, screaming profanities at them and calling them "rude, vile pigs". That seems a tad extreme to me. I know he hasn't had a hit since midway through the 90's, but let's have some semblance of class.

This week at something called the Q Awards in London he decided to take on Madonna's stage show. Apparently Madonna was nominated for some live performance award and Elton took issue with this: "Since when has lip-synching been live? Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot". No explanation of why he thinks this or how he knows it to be true, just taking a shot at her presumably because now that she lives in England he's no longer the baddest bitch in UK showbiz. Now I'm the last one to be defending Madonna, I could really care less about whether she sings or plays checkers on her tour, but this seems ridiculous. She's performed thousands of times on tour and I've never heard this about her before. If you're calling out someone like that in public, you'd better have a good reason. But perhaps the two of them simply staged this mini-feud in order to revive their sagging careers.

But that's not all. It seems Elton wasn't sure was at a loss as to who he should leave his stacks of money to. His solution to this problem was to divide it evenly amongst his 10 godchildren. Oh, that's nice isn't it. I should mention that his godchildren include the kids of Elizabeth Hurley and David & Victoria Beckham. Seriously, what better legacy than to leave your fortune to kids you aren't actually related to you and will never ever need it.

So there you have it, Elton is slowly coming apart at the pudgy seams. In my humble opinion, I think he needs to perhaps get over himself. We get it Elton, you're English, gay, and cranky. But wacky glasses alone don't give you license to be a douche.

@ 6:13 AM, mario kicked the following game:

Elton John has always been a bit wacky. I personally am for celebrities freaking out on photographers and paparazzi. My all-time favorite is when Bjork beat the crap out of a photographer in an airport, she was pulling her around by the hair, dragging her on the ground.


@ 7:29 AM, Mike kicked the following game:

Elton should take that photographer out for a beer since it's people like him who keep his name in the spotlight even though he doesn't deserve to be. He hasn't written a decent song since 1975. He should feel lucky that people still want to take his picture.


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