BBC News reports that Sir Elton John publicly accused Madonna of “cheating” out her fans by constantly lip sycing at the Q Awards, in which he won a award for Song writing. “Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay £75 to see them should be shot,” Sir Elton said. Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, then hit back by denouncing Elton John’s claims and insisting that Maddona did sing live and that “Nor does she spend her time trashing other artists”. Read more.
Madonna To Study Literature At Oxford
September 30, 2004 – The Sun reports that Madonna is to further her knowledge of British literary greats such as Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen by taking an Oxford University home study course for a Bachelor of Arts qualification. “Madonna was always frustrated about having to sacrifice her education when her music career took off,” a source explained. “She is fiercely intelligent and incredibly well read and has always taken a keen interest in literature. She is determined to get a qualification.” Read more.
Elton Battles To Save Posh And Becks
July 12, 2004 – The People reports that Elton John is battling to bring former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and husband David together after their fifth anniversary getaway to Morocco exploded into a series of disagreements. “Elton is acting as a marriage guidance advisor,” a source revealed. “They respect his judgment and advice. He’s a great listener and isn’t taking sides. He is by far the best person for the job because there is a real bond between him and the Beckhams. He knows them better than practically anyone.” Read more.
Elton Blasts Jordan For Fling With Becks Claim
February 15, 2004 – The Sun spoke with Elton John as he kicked off his new Las Vegas show, and he was quick to blast Jordan for making the claim that she and David Beckham had a fling while the soccer star was married to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. “I’ve spoken to David and he is really pissed off,” Elton told Victoria Newton. “He doesn’t usually let things like this get to him but he’s furious. The whole idea that David Beckham would have anything to do with someone like Jordan is a ridiculous joke. It’s all lies. David told me he’s only met her once and he was with Victoria at the time. It’s just nonsense. She was just trying to promote herself and her book, But it’s not fair dragging someone else’s name through the mud.” Read more.