The Sun reports Justin Timberlake has been asked by Elton John to play him in a movie. John feels the *NSYNC star would be perfect after he played John in the video for the track ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’. “Bernie and I are planning to do a movie of my life,” Elton said, referring to his songwriting pal Bernie Taupin. “Justin did such a great job in the video of ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’. It actually was so close to me, it gave me chills when I watched it.” Read more.
Kournikova To Be ‘Coached’ By ‘Idol’ Elton
September 21, 2003 – The Boston Herald reports Anna Kournikova, who’s headed for the Hub for next week’s ADT World Tennis Smash Hits at the FleetCenter, said she’s jumping over nets at the thought of meeting her musical idol, Elton John. “I’m so excited to meet him,” said Kournikova, who will be ‘coached’ by Elton at the event. “I’m so starstruck. Obviously, he’s a legend.”
Fame Academy Says No To Elton’s Outrageous Demands
September 15, 2003 – The Sun reports that Elton John pulled out of a guest appearance on Fame Academy after BBC bosses refused to bow to his over-the-top demands, which included the students not being able to look at him, and the insistence that the entire show be dedicated to him with the entire cast singing his hits. “We were absolutely gobsmacked when we heard Elton’s demands,” remarked an insider at BBC. “He wanted the show to be based around his music and he had to be given extra time to perform his own tracks. He also asked for promotion across the BBC and said the students could come to him at his home. But what shocked us the most was that he said the students must not talk to him or look at him. We explained it is impossible to do a masterclass without interacting with the students.”
Elton To Sign On To Caesars Palace 2-Year Run
August 29, 2003 – The Las Vegas Sun reports Elton John will reportedly be at Caesars Palace on October 21st to make the stunning announcement that he will “guest star” on approximately 150 nights a year starting in 2004 — the nights that Celine Dion is off, collecting an estimated $54 million for two years’ work, or 300 shows. On the dates when John has other commitments, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan and Jerry Seinfeld will fill in.
Elton’s 56th Birthday Party
March 26, 2003 – Salma Hayek, Kelly Osbourne and family, Kevin Richardson and wife Kristin were amongst the stars on hand at Elton John’s 56th Birthday Party at the Hamburger Hamlet in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday (March 25).