Arts and Entertainment Blink and you'll miss it: Medallion man Prince

Talk about suspense. Further to the news that Prince is soon releasing PLECTRUMELECTRUM, his first album with all-female rock trio 3RDEYEGIRL, a short teaser for their track "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" went up on YouTube this week. Warning: blink and you'll miss it. The album was written and recorded in Prince's Paisley Park recording studio in Minneapolis, London and New York. Meanwhile, at time of writing, we are still waiting to know exactly which "iconic venues in and around London" Prince will be playing on the Hit and Run Tour any time from Monday. Keep your diary clear…

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Sir Elton John will attend the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Elton John won't spoil son

Sir Elton John wants his son to have an "old-fashioned childhood".

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Sir Elton John says being angry about his father inspired him to become a musician.

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.

Elton John slams 'idiot' record company chiefs

Sir Elton John is "sickened" by "idiot" record company chiefs.

Elton John styled by James Blunt

James Blunt once styled Elton John for one of his concerts.

BBC coverage of Elton's baby provokes claims of homophobia

Gay rights campaigners urge viewers to boycott licence fee in protest

Elton John and David Furnish overjoyed at birth of surrogate son

It was, you might say, an immaculate conception: to Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish, a child is born. On Christmas Day in California, a surrogate produced the couple's first son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, 22in tall and weighing a healthy 7lb 15oz.

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