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Elton John’s Rocketman and Ellen Degeneres have been big winners at 2020 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. In the first of two big awards, Elton John and his best friend Bernie Taupin won a Golden Globe for the movie’s title track (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again. In accepting the

Delta Airlines has been accused of straight-washing the Elton John musical biopic, Rocketman by cutting out certain scenes in its inflight edited version.  The controversy began after Entertainment Weekly’s digital director Shana Naomi Krochma, took to social media criticising the Airline for its edited version of the film in which most of the films gay

The legendary British singer has been open about his struggles with addiction throughout his career, and the subject came back into the public consciousness with the release of biopic Rocketman, which was based on his rise to fame. Now, in an post on social media, he’s marked the 29th anniversary since he went clean in 1990, sharing an emotional message alongside a photo of his Alcoholics Anonymous sobriety badge. “29 years ago today, I was a broken man,” he wrote on...

Credit: Elton John Instagram Elton John penned an emotional Instagram post on Monday, July 29, which also happened to be his 29th anniversary of being sober. “29 years ago today, I was a broken man,” Elton, 72, shared alongside a photo of his new Alcoholics Anonymous chip. “I finally summoned up the courage to say 3 words that would change my life: ‘I need help.'” “Thank-you to all the selfless people who have helped me on my journey through sobriety,” he...

A celebrity gala, hosted by Sir Elton John, has raised over $6 million to help HIV testing in Kenya. The money raised will go toward providing 400,000 self-test kits to young men in the country. The singer was taking a small break from his worldwide farewell tour, and he hosted the gala in Southern France. Funds were primarily raised through an auction, which saw items like a luxury Bentley and a signed piano along with a Gucci jacket used in the...

In a recent interview with The Financial Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has no problem with gay people, despite the country’s anti-gay propaganda law and the continued arrest, torture and murder of gay people in the Russian region of Chechnya. In response, out gay rock star Elton John pointed out that the country’s anti-gay attitudes effectively censored gay content from his recent biopic Rocketman. In his Financial Times interview, Putin said that “liberal governments had not acted to...

Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher‘s Elton John biopic opened last weekend, garnering critical praise and a healthy opening-weekend box office of over $56 million worldwide. Fletcher, who took over for Bryan Singer when the alleged sex criminal was fired from Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, was recently asked by Gay Star News if he’d be interested in bringing another icon’s story to the screen. His answer: Well, Madonna, of course.  ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Director Dexter FletcherRather aptly, he said he’s not sure how game...

Rocketman, the biographical musical film based on the life of Elton John, performed strongly during its debut weekend in the United States. Box Office Mojo reported on Sunday, June 2, that it took in $25 million dollars. The movie landed at number three behind Godzilla 2 and Aladdin. Paramount Pictures, the studio that produced the film, thought it would only earn $18-$20 million. Rocketman’s weekend performance is the fourth largest opening for a...

Dexter Fletcher and Taron Egerton on the set of Rocketman from Paramount Pictures.Dexter Fletcher helms the musical Rocketman, the biopic of Elton John. Hailing from the UK, Fletcher is known as an actor in movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Layer Cake. He transitioned to directing in 2011 with Wild Bill. Several other gigs followed, including putting the finishing touches on the excellent Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer had woven his magic before leaving the film at the very...

Sean Berdy in ‘The Society’The Step Out: Rocketman At long bloody last, the wait is over. The much anticipated Elton John musical biopic finally hits the big screen. Director Dexter Fletcher gives the life and music of Elton the full-on musical treatment complete with production numbers, drama realized through song and some wild visuals (the title number takes place underwater). Even better, the film treats Elton’s sexuality (Egerton’s bare behind has a cameo) with maturity. Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell...

Rocketman is officially in theaters as of today, and to celebrate, Taron Egerton stopped by Buzzfeed to engage in a rite of passage for sexually secure stars: the reading of the thirst tweets. Egerton, who plays famed gay musician Elton John in the new biopic, is predictably adorable as he reads raunchy tweet after raunchy tweet. But something even more fun happens towards the end of the vid — he learns a certain word that will likely not be new information to many...

Rocketman opens nationwide tonight. The reviews are highly positive, with many comparing the film favorably to Bohemian Rhapsody… which, let’s face it, wasn’t a good movie.  Anyway, that’s a different story for another time. Kingsman cutie patootie Taron Egerton is making the rounds on the film’s press tour, charming the socks off of everyone in his path it appears. His most recent stop was at Buzzfeed, where he read the ever-infamous “Thirst Tweets.”  This is quickly becoming one of...

BooksmartThe Step Out: Booksmart 2019 might just have its first sleeper hit with Booksmart. The outrageous screwball comedy marks the directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy, Vinyl) and follows the misadventures of two goodie two shoes high school besties (Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever) as they try to have one night of wild partying before graduation. That the movie makes one of its main characters gay (and features several queer characters in supporting roles) sets it apart from...

“I would not have played this character if: one, I wasn’t allowed to show Elton being a nightmare, because he has been; two, if we weren’t able to explore his drink-and-drug addiction because I don’t think you can tell a story without it; and three, if I didn’t think we could make a film that the gay community would watch and feel a sense of ownership over. What right do I have to play Elton John if I am...

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