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Sir Elton John says being angry about his father inspired him to become a musician.
A bleak warning about the dangers of Stalinism told through the perspective of a farmyard of mutinous pigs may not seem the most heartening setting or subject for a West End musical.
Sir Elton John is facing a backlash from conservative Christian groups after stating in an interview that Jesus was a gay man.
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.
For centuries, English writers and artists have fallen in love with Venice. Peter Ackroyd, literary Londoner, is the latest. Peter Popham celebrates the seductive city
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz made it to the Hollywood Domino party at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night, despite a bout of food poisoning earlier in the day.
Esko Männikkö has been awarded the 2008 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
There's plenty of smirking over at the BBC Politics office in Millbank, as correspondents watch their dragon-boss, Sue Inglish, squirm during the Peter Hain dodgy undeclared donors affair.