Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
It’s Monday (again). A lot happened over the weekend. Here’s just some of what you might have missed…COMPUTER SAYS WHOA!: Days after being fired as CEO of OpenAI, gay tech guru Sam Altman has been hired by Microsoft as the head of artificial intelligence research.
When the computers actually take over is still TBD. [CNN]HUNK VS. HUNK: Netflix‘s Kissing Booth trilogy made stars out of Jacob Elordi and Taylor Zakhar Perez, but they have very different opinions about the teen rom-com franchise. [People]THE MOST AMBITIOUS CROSSOVER IN HISTORY: Fellow Travelers hotties Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey broke the gay internet by posing alongside All of Us Strangers studs Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.
Everyone needs to check on their friends!Matt Bomer, Andrew Scott, Jonathan Bailey and Paul Mescal recently ? pic.twitter.com/xfxTUUsveMBEYOND RUSTIN: Bayard Rustin’s surviving life partner Walter Naegle opened up about his 10-year relationship with the civil rights icon and gave high praise for Colman Domingo’s portrayal in the Netflix biopic. [Business Insider]JOY TO THE WORLD: The View co-host Joy Behar once again showed her allyship with the LGBTQ+ community as she had blunt words for Fox News after they had a hissy fit over Target selling inclusive holiday ornaments. [Entertainment Weekly]HELLO DOLLY: Queen Dolly Parton‘s new album Rockstar includes classic rock duets with LGBTQ+ artists like Elton John, Brandi Carlisle, Linda Perry, Rob Halford from Iron Maiden, and Melissa Etheridge, and features a cover of “Jolene” with Maneskin. [Billboard]DADDY GAINS: Newly single and still straight Hugh Jackman, 55, is back in beast mode as he gets his muscles pumped to reprise the role of Wolverine in Deadpool 3.A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman)WORDS MATTER: Out author Justin Torres won the National Book Award for fiction for his queer novel Blackouts. [NBC News]BABY’S FIRST GAY SEX SCENE: With over 20 years in Hollywood, Jesse Eisenberg described his experience filming.