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Elton: I'm the daddy

Sir Elton John's son will call him "Daddy" while David Furnish will be "Papa", said the couple at the premiere of their film Gnomeo and Juliet yesterday. Furnish said Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John would not be spoilt with gifts.

US chain backtracks after store puts 'shield' over Elton cover

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Sir Elton John is facing a backlash from conservative Christian groups after stating in an interview that Jesus was a gay man.

Dress code: David Furnish, Film Maker

What are you wearing right now?

Elton John and David Furnish's clothing up for grabs

On December 12, the British public will see their Christmas dreams come true, as the doors of ‘Out the Closet 2009’ in Covent Garden’s Flower Cellars will fling open and shoppers will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance, to get their hands on an exclusive array of Elton John and David Furnishes’ flamboyant clothing collection, direct from their wardrobes.

Independent journalist wins Stonewall award

The Independent's Johann Hari has been named Journalist of the Year at the Stonewall awards.

Sir Elton 'doing fine' after E. coli leaves the Rocket Man grounded

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Seriously-ill Sir Elton John has cancelled more shows on doctor's orders.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: We could learn a thing or two from the French

A schoolboy who recently joined an anti-Scientology demonstration in London had his name taken by the police when he refused to lower a placard which called Scientology a cult. Luckily the case against him was dropped after the human rights organisation Liberty intervened on his behalf.

A fine farewell: Ireland's send-off to Stephen Gately

The famous of the music industry mingled with those who had known him all his life at an emotional funeral service for the Boyzone star

Minister vetoes Elton's adoption plan

Elton John will be banned from adopting the Ukrainian toddler he found in an orphanage because he is too old and unmarried, the country's minister for family and youth affairs confirmed today.

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