Elton John Will Accept Money Only From One American Idol, Named Rush Limbaugh
|Clearly, Elton John's not as desperate for attention as American Idol contestants.|
The negotiations reportedly hit a snag due to John's schedule. God forbid he doesn't have time for important projects like turning Orwell's Animal Farm into a musical.
I suspect that the real reason he won't take the spot vacated by fellow Brit Simon Cowell is that Sir Elton is a snob.
Such an insufferable snob that he can't spend a few weeks listening to the inspired caterwauling of self-delusional Americans.
OK, it is a pretty rotten gig, no matter how much it pays. But if Elton's going to be a snob, he should at least be a consistent one. Besides being the wedding singer for Limbaugh's third bride, some more instances where John hasn't been too proud to say yes:
- Disney asked John to make a song for The Lion King, a movie enjoyed by the same people who enjoy American Idol. He said yes.
- David Beckham and Posh Spice asked John to be godfather to their two children. He said yes (only to banish them a few years later).
- Caesars Palace asked John to perform for five years, from 2004 to 2009, alternating concerts with Celine Dion. He said yes and played 241 shows to a demographic that overlapped with American Idol viewers.