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Monday
Apr182011

Elton John to Talk Baby with Barbara Walters

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- In his first major U.S. television interview since becoming a dad, Elton John will sit down with Barbara Walters for an exclusive interview set to air on ABC's 20/20 on Friday.

Joined by his partner David Furnish, Elton will talk all about baby Zachary, revealing why he and David wanted a child, how they kept him a secret until after he was born, and how fatherhood has changed them both.

Viewers will also get to see Zachary, who is now four-and-a-half months old.

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Thursday
Jan272011

Elton John Magazine Photo Censored by Arkansas Grocery Chain

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Ida Mae Astute(MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas) -- The customers of Harps, an Arkansas grocery chain, appear to be offended by the Us Weekly cover featuring Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, showing off their new son, Zachary.

When Jennifer Huddleston of Mountain Home, Arkansas visited a branch of Harps not long ago, she noticed the store had placed what is called a "family shield" -- basically, a piece of plastic -- over the magazine's cover.  On the shield are the words, "To protect young Harps shoppers."

The shield is the kind you often see in stores covering the lower two-thirds of adult magazines, like Playboy.

Outraged, Huddleston took a photo of the shield, which she then tweeted, along with the number for the Harps corporate offices, asking everyone on Twitter to bring attention to the incident.  According to ABC News, the company was flooded with calls, and the shields were taken down within a few hours.

A company spokeswoman told ABC News that they'd been put in place to begin with because a customer had complained.

The spokeswoman said, "It's company policy that we use those shields if we get a customer complaint on a certain [magazine] cover.  We have no opinion of what's covered up.  It's strictly because we got a complaint." ´╗┐

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Elton John and Partner Welcome New Baby

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Ida Mae Astute(LOS ANGELES) -- Elton John and his longtime partner, David Furnish, received an amazing present this Christmas -- a new baby son.

A surrogate gave birth to Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John in California on Dec. 25, according to UsMagazine.com.  The baby boy weighed in at seven pounds, 15 ounces, and is the first child for the couple, who married in 2005 after being together for 12 years.

In a statement to Us, John and Furnish said, "We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment.  Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents."

A rep says the couple intends to protect and respect the privacy of the surrogate, and they will not be discussing any details related to the surrogacy.

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