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Putin says 'genius musician' Elton John mistaken on Russia LGBT rights

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian authorities had a “relaxed and unprejudiced” attitude towards LGBT people, but decisions about gender identity could only be made by adults and therefore minors need to be “left alone”.

Elton John blasts Putin for calling liberal values 'obsolete'

Elton John, who is gay, also accused Putin of hypocrisy for saying that he wanted LGBT people to be happy. Russia has reportedly censored gay scenes in the movie Rocketman based on John’s life.

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Elton John gets top French award, joins AIDS fight call

Sir Elton John received the Legion of Honor, France's highest award and spoke alongside French President Emmanuel Macron to fund AIDS research and treatment, in the presidential Elysee Palace courtyard for an event of the annual Fete de la Musique.

Russians criticise heavily edited version of Elton John film

The Moscow movie theater Pioner, noted for its adventurous programming, said it would ask for an original cut of Rocketman with Russian subtitles. But the theater said Sunday it had not received a response from the distributor.

Elton John objects to Rocketman scene deletions in Russia

A joint statement by Elton John and the filmmakers said they were unaware that scenes featuring gay sex and drug use would be removed from Rocketman at a screening in Moscow on Thursday.

Rocketman movie review: Hits all the right notes

Taron Egerton is an inspired choice to play the flamboyant rock star, and more than physical resemblance, the actor goes for capturing Elton's essence, as the film pans outside the studios to film his hits against settings that could have been a possible inspiration.

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Justin Timberlake was Elton John's first choice for Rocketman

Elton John and producer husband David Furnish had Justin Timberlake in mind for Rocketman after he featured in the 2001 music video "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" as the man of the moment.

Taron Egerton on Elton John biopic Rocketman: It's a celebration of a truly great man

Rocketman has been helmed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall. The movie also features Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard in pivotal roles.

Elton John biopic Rocketman to premiere at Cannes

Rocketman will be directed by Dexter Fletcher, who stepped in to helm the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after Bryan Singer was fired.

Elton John's biopic Rocketman to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Rocketman cast includes Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Gemma Jones. It is set to be released in the UK on May 24 and in the US on May 31 by Paramount Pictures.

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Rocketman: Taron Egerton to sing his heart out in Elton John biopic

Rocketman, the Elton John biopic, stars Taron Egerton in the title role. The Dexter Fletcher directorial recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Film Festival Day 3: Elton John, Penelope Cruz, Priyanka Chopra and others in attendance

The third day at the Cannes International Film festival saw the premiere of films like Rocketman, Atlantique, Sorry We Missed You, The Shining and Pain and Glory. Here are all the photos from the prestigious event at the French Riviera.

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