Elton John Calls For A Dolce & Gabbana Boycott Over In Vitro Fertilization Feud

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(PCM) A social media war has sprung up between singer Elton John and fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana over both the hot-button issues of gay marriage and in vitro fertilization. Both John and Dolce & Gabbana are calling for a boycott of each other’s brands and it is beginning to get ugly.

The feud began after designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana gave a recent interview and made comments criticizing the use of in vitro fertilization in the creation of babies saying “No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”

Dolce also added “You are born to a mother and a father — or at least that’s how it should be … I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from catalog.” Gabbana closed by remarking “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”

Upon learning about Dolce & Gabbana’s comment, Sir Elton John was understandably infuriated and he and his husband David Furnish have two beautiful children as a result of the use of IVF. He slammed Dolce & Gabbana on social media saying “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.’ And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF — a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana.”

Dolce & Gabbana’s comments are definitely surprising as both men are openly gay and were together in a relationship for nearly 20 years. However, both have spoken out in the past about being against same sex marriages and gay adoption.

Many other celebrities are standing behind John and supporting the Dolce & Gabbana boycott including Al Roker and Ryan Murphy. Dolce & Gabbana are calling for their supporters to boycott Elton John and even resorted to calling him a “fascist”. They claim that it was not their intention to judge anyone else’s choices and Dolce was speaking from his own family experience.

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Have A Rockin’ Thanksgiving! A Looks At Some Of Our Favorite Songs About Giving Thanks!

(PCM) Thanksgiving is finally here and we have put together a list of some of our favorite songs that are all about being thankful.

They are sure to put you in the right frame of mind to celebrate the spirit of the holiday and will be the perfect soundtrack to a truly grateful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends.

1. Thank U — Alanis Morissette

The track was written after Morrisette returned home from a journey to India with her mother and a few friends. It is a reflection of the gratitude she experienced during her journey.

2. Thank You  — Dido

Dido wrote the track to express her feelings about her then boyfriend and despite the fact that the couple has since split, the song still holds a thankful and hopeful message.

3. Someone Saved My Life Tonight — Elton John

You can truly feel the raw emotion and sensitivity along with a deep sense of gratitude within Elton’s vocals.

4. Shelter From The Storm — Bob Dylan

Dylan inspires us to be thankful for the protection we feel within our community and surrounded by our friends.

5. Thank You — Boyz II Men

There is no mystery here. Boyz II Men get right to the point and show their extreme gratitude with this heartfelt track.

6. Thank You, Thank You, You’re Far To Kind — Jay Z

Jay-Z released this track as a thank you message to his fans. Maybe a little egotistical but the message of gratitude towards fans is quite apparent.

7. Thank You For Being A Friend — Andrew Gold

There is no way we could leave this classic track about the gratitude of friendship off this list. Most people will recognize it as the theme to the hit TV series “The Golden Girls”.

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Bonnaroo Reveals An Epic 2014 Line-Up!

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(PCM) The line-up for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been unleashed and this year they have truly outdone themselves. This year’s festival will take place from June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN and tickets will go on-sale on February 22nd at 12PM EST on Bonnaroo.com

Bonnaroo 2014 will feature over 125 bands and 20 + comedians performing on 13 stages over the course of the weekend. The entertainment never stops as Bonnaroo is the only music festival in the country that operates 24 hours a day without a curfew.

This year’s line-up features performers such as Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, Phoenix,The Avett Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Kaskade, Wiz Kahlifia and many, many more!  See the Official Line-up announcement video below:

Each year Bonnaroovians gather together from all over the world to celebrate music and camaraderie. They have even developed the Bonnaroovian code which encourages Bonnaroovians to adequately prepare for the weekend, look after each other, respect the farm, and project a positive attitude.

Over 80,000 fans attend Bonnaroo each year and with a line-up like this one I would expect their numbers to skyrocket even higher in 2014. Will you ‘Roo this year? We want to hear your thoughts on this year’s line-up below!

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Bonnaroo Reveals An Epic 2014 Line-Up!

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(PCM) The line-up for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been unleashed and this year they have truly outdone themselves. This year’s festival will take place from June 12th-15th in Manchester, TN and tickets will go on-sale on February 22nd at 12PM EST on Bonnaroo.com

Bonnaroo 2014 will feature over 125 bands and 20 + comedians performing on 13 stages over the course of the weekend. The entertainment never stops as Bonnaroo is the only music festival in the country that operates 24 hours a day without a curfew.

This year’s line-up features performers such as Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, Phoenix,The Avett Brothers, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Kaskade, Wiz Kahlifia and many, many more!  See the Official Line-up announcement video below:

Each year Bonnaroovians gather together from all over the world to celebrate music and camaraderie. They have even developed the Bonnaroovian code which encourages Bonnaroovians to adequately prepare for the weekend, look after each other, respect the farm, and project a positive attitude.

Over 80,000 fans attend Bonnaroo each year and with a line-up like this one I would expect their numbers to skyrocket even higher in 2014. Will you ‘Roo this year? We want to hear your thoughts on this year’s line-up below!

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Ed Sheeran To Perform At The Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party

Ed-Sheeran1The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today that it has selected British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to perform at this year’s Academy Awards Viewing Party to be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at West Hollywood Park. This annual gala, sponsored by Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo, is the largest fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night and has raised nearly $40 million to support the Foundation’s mission to achieve an AIDS-free generation.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Ed Sheeran to EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party,” said Founder Sir Elton John. “I’ve been following his work closely ever since I heard his independent EP, ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project.’ He’s an amazing artist, and I know our guests will be thrilled by his performance.”

“I’m thrilled to have been invited to perform at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar-night party,” said Sheeran. “HIV/AIDS is a huge concern for all young people, and I’m delighted to do my part to raise funds for Elton’s vision of a world without AIDS.”

 

In addition to Sheeran’s performance, guests can look forward to an evening of fun that includes a dinner prepared by internationally renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay, a live auction, and dance tunes spun by DJ Johnny Dynell. The event will play host to a myriad of Hollywood top names, many of whom are committed supporters of the Foundation’s work to provide services, including direct treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities. Among the individuals who will attend the celebration are the 2014 Event Chairs, including Bill and Tani Austin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph W. Blount, Jim Carrey, Chris Colfer, John Demsey, Judi Dench, Greg Gorman, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Diana Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Heidi Klum, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Shelley Lazar, Sandra Lee, Jared Leto, Andra Liemandt, Eric and Janet McCormack, Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Katy Perry, Tyler Perry, Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Caroline Scheufele, Bryan Singer, Sharon Stone, Steve Tisch, Steven Tyler, and John Waters.

Audi and MAC Viva Glam are the evening’s Co-Sponsors. The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for its continued collaboration with EJAF. American Airlines is EJAF’s official sponsoring airline.

For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.

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Elton John Performs With At USC w/Student Choir & Orchestra

Elton John recently performed “Home Again” from his new album The Diving Board with the USC student choir & orchestra. The Diving Board, produced by T Bone Burnett, marks Elton’s first solo album in 7 years and features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as three piano interludes composed by the artist.

The Diving Board returns Elton John to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artist’s introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago. As Elton explains, “In many ways, I feel like I’m starting again, making records. Several years ago when beginning to work with T Bone and being in the studio with Leon Russell for The Union, I had to ask myself, ‘What kind of music do I really want to make?’, and I realized that I had to go back to go forward again. I needed to strip away the excesses and get back to the core of what I do as an artist. That’s what The Diving Board represents. I’m incredibly excited about every aspect of this album: The performances, T Bone’s production, Bernie’s lyrics and the songs we’ve created. The Diving Board is the album I’ve been waiting to make for decades.”

According to T Bone Burnett, The Diving Board also evokes memories of the producer’s first exposure to Elton John as a live performer, “I saw Elton at the Troubadour in 1970, in a legendary week of shows. Those shows never left me. A three piece band – piano, bass, and drums, like one enormous instrument – just killing it. So we started from there. I wanted to be able to superimpose this recording over my memory of the sound and the wild intelligence of those shows. From that perspective, forty years down the road, The Diving Board is an album of music by a master at the peak of his artistic powers.”

 

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