Elton John Opens Up About His New Baby
Elton John has a whole new generation to share his animated films with — namely, his newborn son Zachary!
The new dad is overjoyed, saying, “Fatherhood is so far one of the most incredible things I’ve ever experienced. I’m very lucky.”
Elton says he’s excited for the day his son is old enough to watch his new film ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.’ “When he’s like four or five I can show it to him and say ‘Your daddies did this,’” He says, adding, “Maybe he’ll inspire me to do other animation movies too.”
Elton serves as Executive Producer of Disney’s new animated feature, and supplied the music as well. Aside from the soundtrack, which features Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado and more, there’s another big difference from the original Romeo & Juliet. “It has a slightly different ending,” he explains. “We took a liberty with William Shakespeare … we wanted to have a positive message at the end. We didn’t want people to go out of the theater crying, little kids crying.
Who Is Natalie Portman’s Fiance Benjamin Millepied?
Natalie Portman is having quite the year between winning a Golden Globe, having a No. 1 movie, ‘No Strings Attached’, and being engaged to her ‘Black Swan’ co-star Benjamin Millepied and pregnant with his child. So who is the man behind the woman? ET gives you an in-depth look into the life of Portman’s new love interest and her future husband.
Millepied (pronounced MEEL-pee-yeh), 33, was born in Bordeaux France and started ballet training at the age of eight with his mother Catherine, according to the New York City Ballet website. “In France, ballet is on TV,” he told Details magazine in their June 2010 issue. “It’s on the eight-o’clock news. It’s a cool thing to be a dancer.”
After going to the renowned Conservatoire National dance school in Lyon, France when he was a teen, Millepied ventured to New York City in 1992 for a summer program at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. From there, Millepied worked his way up from a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet in 1995, to a soloist in 1998, to a principal dancer in 2002. He later went on to directing and doing choreography as well.
John Travolta’s Birthday Shopping Trip for Kirstie Alley
ET’s Mark Steines sits down with John Travolta for a candid interview during which the actor talks about his passion for flying, his New Jersey roots and his shopping trip last week for longtime pal Kirstie Alley’s birthday.
When Mark mentions he’s known John for a long time but never had the chance to fly with him, the star said he would welcome the chance. John said generally people seem to be very comfortable with him in the pilot’s seat and that he’s known for his smooth landings, which he calls “artistic.” He says the way he lands and “greases” the ground is unique. He also shares some tips on how he avoids jet lag.
The actor says he always wanted to become a pilot, but by age 12 was already on track as a professional actor and knew that if he stayed on this path, he had a job set for him. He also said that by sticking with dancing, acting and singing, he could pay for aviation school and planes in the future. “I’m very proud of my achievement as an aviator.”
‘Glee’ Gal Dianna Agron Talks Rumored Romance with ‘I Am Number Four’ Co-star
“Glee” star Dianna Agron addresses the rumors that she’s dating her sexy ‘I Am Number Four’ co-star Alex Pettyfer.
When asked if there’s an off-screen romance between her and Alex, she giggles, telling ET, “I never talk about those things.” As for her onscreen chemistry with Alex, she credits that with taking the film seriously. “From the moment I met him, he was really excited about the film and wanted to put the work in. It wasn’t something where we both thought, ‘Ah, this movie, we’ll just sleep our way through it.’ … When you have two people that are eager to get in and see what it brings, it was great.”
However, producer Michael Bay seems to think that their chemistry transcends off-screen as well. He told ET with a smile, “Aren’t they going out now? … I think they are.” Michael added, “I always tell my actors never pick up on the leading lady.