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The 7 - Music - Elton John vs. George Michael
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#1 Posted on 14.12.04 1627.34
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Only REUTERS can keep us abreast of the happenings of the "gay grapevine"

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041214/en_nm/people_elton_dc&e=2&ncid=


    George Michael Hits Back in War of Words with Elton
    Tue Dec 14,12:41 PM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) - Singer George Michael has issued a stinging reply to uncomplimentary remarks made by Elton John , which he said were garnered from gossip on the "gay grapevine."

    In a very public spat between two of Britain's best known and successful gay artists, Michael published a letter in a celebrity magazine released on Tuesday in which he hit back at John's recent criticism of his private life.

    In an interview with Heat magazine last month, 57-year-old John said Michael appeared to be in a "strange place," wasting his talent by staying at home and shunning the limelight.

    He also described as "a bit disappointing" Michael's album "Patience," which topped the British charts this year.

    "Elton John knows very little about George Michael, and that's a fact," Michael retorted in the letter.

    "Sadly, I was always aware that Elton's circle of friends was the busiest rumor mill in town and that respect for my privacy was not exactly guaranteed.

    "He knows that I don't like to tour, that I smoke too much pot and that my albums still have a habit of going to Number One. In other words, he knows as much as most of my fans do."

    Michael, 41, said he had "rarely been as happy," thanks to his partner Kenny and the support of his fans.

    John is renowned for outbursts about fellow stars. In October, he accused Madonna of "lip-synching."


I think I'm rooting for........eh, I don't care. :)
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#2 Posted on 14.12.04 1638.09
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It appears as though they've "let the sun go down" on their friendship.
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#3 Posted on 14.12.04 1638.55
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    ...eh, I don't care. :)
Agreed. I'm not sure I can get as into gay pop star feuds as I can when rappers start hating on each other.
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#4 Posted on 14.12.04 1701.45
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by CRZ
      ...eh, I don't care. :)
    Agreed. I'm not sure I can get as into gay pop star feuds as I can when rappers start hating on each other.


Unless THEY started busting caps into each other. Or at least drive-by bitchslaps.

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#5 Posted on 15.12.04 0858.11
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George whining about being a star is nothing new. There was an article in the Los Angeles Times back in 1994 about George Michael the "reluctant" pop star.

It was followed in a later issue with a rebuttal letter to the editor...from none other than Francis Albert Sinatra, telling Michael to loosen up.

It's printed in The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'.
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#6 Posted on 15.12.04 1040.19
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We may need the ghost of Freddie Mercury to intervene in this one folks.
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#7 Posted on 20.12.04 1306.22
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I doubt the ghost of Freddie would intervene. He would've joined their friendship in its prime if he cared.
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#8 Posted on 20.12.04 1737.11
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I'll take the 'has been' over the 'never was' 100 times out of 100. Even if he is shilling for phones or whatever the hell it is.
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#9 Posted on 20.12.04 1833.31
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Unless THEY started busting caps into each other. Or at least drive-by bitchslaps.


Why can't I rate you higher then a 10 for that? You obviously deserve a billion...

I just wanna see a fight between the two of them, and not a fight of words cause I believe Elton John can beat the shit outta George Michael quite easily.
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#10 Posted on 21.12.04 0353.13
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I dunno, I think Michael would have the definite advantage in any fight. He's younger and keeps in better shape. "Look at that butt!" [/Dana Carvey]

In a related story, Elton John's latest album is kinda average, but George Michael's latest album is terrible. Advantage: Elton (though I'm biased since I'm a big Elton fan).
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#11 Posted on 21.12.04 1012.21
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I dunno, I think Michael would have the definite advantage in any fight. He's younger and keeps in better shape. "Look at that butt!" [/Dana Carvey]

    In a related story, Elton John's latest album is kinda average, but George Michael's latest album is terrible. Advantage: Elton (though I'm biased since I'm a big Elton fan).



I'm not a huge fan of either but a bad Elton album is much better than a good George album. After George has been at it for over thirty years he can bitch. The major difference is that Elton John is actually talented, orientation aside.
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#12 Posted on 21.12.04 1033.30
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I dunno, I think Michael would have the definite advantage in any fight.

I dunno. What about trading disses? It's going to be hard to beat the Elton John f/Eminem track.

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#13 Posted on 21.12.04 1033.31
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I dunno, I think Michael would have the definite advantage in any fight. He's younger and keeps in better shape. "Look at that butt!" [/Dana Carvey]


I think you mean, "LOOK AT MY BUTT" [/Weird Al as Michael's jeans in the UHF music video]
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#14 Posted on 21.12.04 1839.25
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
      Originally posted by Big Bad
      I dunno, I think Michael would have the definite advantage in any fight. He's younger and keeps in better shape. "Look at that butt!" [/Dana Carvey]


    I think you mean, "LOOK AT MY BUTT" [/Weird Al as Michael's jeans in the UHF music video]


Nope. He's thinking of Carvey as Michael on Weekend Update, trying to use the persuasion powers of his British Buttocks.
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