After last week's roller-coaster results show, American Idol wants to make it clear: There are no more second chances. Facing a double elimination, this season's crop of wannabe singers turned to the Elton John songbook. While I've been dreading this show all week, I was pleasantly surprised by a number of the renditions. But of course, there were a couple that no amount of sunglasses and feathers could save. (But there was fire!) So, which singers are at risk of walking the proverbial Idol plank? Let's break it down...
Friends and colleagues remembered Elizabeth Taylor not only as a Hollywood icon and screen legend, but for her revered generosity.
"Elizabeth, on every level, was a mensch. Kind, generous, brave," Taylor's Blue Bird co-star Jane Fonda said.
Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
Taylor, who won Best Actress Oscars for 1960's BUtterfield 8 and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died at 79 Wednesday of congestive heart failure.
"The shock of Elizabeth was not only her beauty," Mike Nichols, who directed Taylor in Woolf, said. "It was her generosity. Her giant laugh. Her vitality, whether tackling a ...
Helen Mirren, Elton John
Elton John and Helen Mirren will make their Saturday Night Live hosting debuts in April, NBC announced Tuesday.
John is scheduled to host April 2 and will pull double duty as he'll also perform with musical guest Leon Russell. John's only previous appearance on the sketch show came in 1982 as a musical guest. John and Russell recently released an album titled The Union.
Pinetop Perkins, the boogie-woogie piano player, died Monday at his home in Austin, TX, according to his official website. He was 97.
The Mississippi native, who is said to have taught...
Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Tom Waits were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Dr. John and Leon Russell.
Diamond, 70, is well known for his song "Sweet Caroline," inspired by Caroline Kennedy and now used as the Boston Red Sox anthem.
Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey and Nicole Scherzinger are on the short list to become judges on The X Factor, Simon Cowell told Access Hollywood.
"We've taken it down to a smaller group of people and she's in that panel," he said of his former American Idol colleague. "But, you know, it's more than...
First to arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party was the host himself, Sir Elton John. Tanned and relaxed from a recent vacation to Hawaii with baby Zachary and husband David Furnish, John was all smiles as he talked about the family. As for rumors of Lady Gaga being named godmother, that's still in debate...
Elton John and Billy Joel
Elton John says Billy Joel needs to get serious about rehab and "do something better than what you're doing now."
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Calling it "tough love," John tells Rolling Stone that he's upset with his longtime friend and tour-mate because they've had to cancel numerous dates on their Face to Face tour over the years due to Joel's various ailments and "alcoholism."
"He's going to hate me for this, but every time he goes to rehab they've been light," John says. "When I went to ...
Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed a baby boy to their family, according to US Magazine.
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on...
Billy Joel is recovering from hip-replacement surgery, People reports.
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"Billy Joel is doing extremely well," his rep, Claire Mercuri, told the site.
The 61-year-old Grammy winner wrapped....