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Harry and Meghan termed ‘most down-to-earth, compassionate people’

LOS ANGELES: Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on Monday in support of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, calling them a down-to-earth and hardworking couple who were being unfairly attacked by the media. John recalled his friendship with Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, in a series of tweets in which he appealed to the press to stop the almost daily “relentless and untrue assassinations on their character.” The “Rocketman” singer was responding to criticism in Britain over two recent vacations taken by…

‘I will be creative until the day I die’

NEW YORK: Elton John announced Wednesday that he is retiring from touring, with the consummate showman saying he wants to devote himself to his children -- but after a final, massive swing around the world. The 70-year-old British entertainer, revealing his plans at a gala New York event, said he planned to "go out with a bang" with a global tour that will open in September and last through 2021. "It will be the last time that I'm touring and traveling the world, because my priorities have changed," John told several…

Elton John denies he will play at Trump inauguration

LOS ANGELES: Britain's Sir Elton John will not perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington as US president, the singer-songwriter's spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Anthony Scaramucci, an economic adviser to Trump's campaign, said John would be performing in a BBC radio interview during which Scaramucci also said the Republican president-elect had a pro-gay rights stance. "Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the Mall for the inauguration," Scaramucci added in the interview for "HARDtalk,"…