Elton John Played Rush Limbaugh's Wedding for $1M
We're a little late on this one, but, seriously, we couldn't pass this up.
Rush Limbaugh got married for the 4th time last week and Elton John was his Wedding Singer.
For 1 million dollars (who was Rush's Wedding Planner? Dr Evil?).
From The Guardian:
On Saturday, Elton John performed at the wedding of Rush Limbaugh, a rightwing DJ who has previously denied the severity of AIDS in Africa. The British singer, a leading AIDS activist, reportedly received $1m (£690,000) for the appearance.
Limbaugh, 59, married Kathryn Rogers, 33, at a ceremony in Florida's Palm Beach. The guests of the controversial American radio host included former Republican svengali Karl Rove, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Fox News talk-show host Sean Hannity, according to People magazine. Sir Elton serenaded 400 guests into the wee hours, with security on hand.
Even more unexpectedly, Sir Elton's million-dollar fee may have been a reduced rate. Last year, Reuters reported that the Candle In the Wind singer is the "second most expensive" wedding performer, charging more than $2m (£1.38m) for private gigs. Proceeds from these concerts go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Yeah, sure, you can be all clever and say "See, Elton managed to get a lot of dough for his AIDS foundation out of a disreputable windbag." Or, you could also say "The disreputable winbag got himself a world-class wedding singer for tax-deduction money he won't pay the government he hates."
Either way--kinda gross. Right?
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