Elton John is a British singer who stands up for gay rights. He's been around for a long, long time.

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The legendary Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, often referred to simply as Bonnaroo, this summer.

Other headliners at the four-day event in Manchester, Tenn.: Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, the Avette Brothers and Phoenix.

We imagine not even a man with the ego the size of Mr. Kim Kardashian can complain about Sir Elton John's name appearing first on the Bonnaroo bill.

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup
Sir Elton John will headline Bonnaroo 2014.
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Elton John

1. Elton John

Sir Elton John will headline Bonnaroo 2014.


Kanye West

2. Kanye West

Kanye himself will headline Bonnaroo 2014.


Jack White

3. Jack White

Jack White will co-headline Bonnaroo 2014.


Lionel Ritchie

4. Lionel Ritchie

Lionel Ritchie will co-headline Bonnaroo 2014.


Wiz Khalifa

5. Wiz Khalifa

WIz Khalifa is one of many acts coming to Bonnaroo 2014.


Lauryn Hill

6. Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is out of prison and headed to Bonnaroo 2014.


Frank Ocean

7. Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean will perform live at Bonnaroo 2014.


Set for the weekend of June 12-15, the festival features a cross-section of artists amid multiple genres (if the headliners alone didn't make that clear).

Produced and promoted by Superfly and AC Entertainment, Bonnaroo draws about 80,000 people a year and includes a comedy tent and film screenings.

There is also a mini-craft beer festival complete with beer classes, and a 5K race. Tickets go on sale February 22 at noon EST and start at $249.50.

As for another annual, acclaimed multi-day music event, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (often just called Coachella) is sold out already.

A reunited OutKast will anchor Coachella 2014, set for the weekends of April 11-13 and April 18-20 on a polo field in the desert city of Indio, Calif.

The complete Bonnaroo 2014 lineup appears after the jump:

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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

25 Celebrities Who Are Out and Proud
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.
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Ellen Page

1. Ellen Page

Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.


Neil Patrick Harris

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother. But he's married to a man in real life.


Jim Parsons

3. Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is a multi-time Emmy winner. He came out in an interview with The New York Times.


Anderson Cooper

4. Anderson Cooper

It's the silver fox! Anderson Cooper made his announcment in a moving personal statement.


Zachary Quinto

5. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto is best known for roles in Heroes, American Horror Story and on the stage. He also plays Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.


Adam Lambert

6. Adam Lambert

There was never any real doubt about Adam Lambert's sexuality. But he made it clear not long after his run on American Idol ended.


T.R. Knight

7. T.R. Knight

He'll always be George O'Malley to Grey's Anatomy fans. T.R. Knight was at the center of a gay slur scandal that led to a series cast shake-up.


Rosie O'Donnell

8. Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is one of our more outspoken celebrities. She has five kids.


Sean Hayes

9. Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a beloved sitcom star. He'll always be revered for his role on Will & Grace.


Ellen DeGeneres

10. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia de Rossi. She absolutely cracks us up on her talk show.


Lance Bass

11. Lance Bass

Lance Bass sang his way into our hearts a long time ago. We may still have his poster on our bedroom wall.


Portia de Rossi

12. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi is married to Ellen DeGeneres and slays us on Arrested Development. She's never been shy about her sexuality.


Robin Roberts

13. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts came out in late 2013. Reporters don't get more respected than this GMA anchor.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson

14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

We adore Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family. The gay actor plays a gay character on the sitcom.


Jane Lynch

15. Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch has been out of the closet for awhile. She cracks us up on Glee.


Chris Colfer

16. Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is doubly gay! He's gay in real life and he plays a gay high school graduate on Glee.


Cynthia Nixon

17. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon slept with a lot of men on Sex and the City. But she's partial to women off screen.


Clay Aiken

18. Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is another gay American Idol alum. He's running for Congress in North Carolina.


Wanda Sykes

19. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is a hilarious actress. She has never hidden the fact that she's gay.


Ricky Martin

20. Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He's living La Vida Loca.


Melissa Etheridge

21. Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is a great singer. She wants to come to the window of women only.


Elton John

22. Elton John

It's shocking but true, folks: Elton John is gay!


Michael Sam

23. Michael Sam

Michael Sam announced his sexuality prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. He was appropriately applauded for doing so.


Chely Wright

24. Chely Wright

Chely Wright is the proud mothr of twins. The country star came out in early 2011.


Kristian Nairn

25. Kristian Nairn

Who doesn't adore Kristian Nairn as Hodor on Game of Thrones? The actor came out as gay in early 2014.


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It hasn't exactly received the same coverage as Jamie Dornan landing the role of Christian Grey, but Tom Hardy will portray Elton John in an upcoming biopic about the legendary artist.

The Wrap confirmed this casting news late yesterday, reporting that Hardy will anchor Rocktman, a film that will go into production about a year from now and which will be directed by Michael Gracey.

Rocketman will chronicle the entire life of John, from his early days as a child prodigy to his current role as a musical icon.

John is expected to re-record many of his original hits to parallel the emotional beats of the movie.

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Elton John would like to clarify his opinion on Miley Cyrus.

A few days after saying the singer is a "meltdown waiting to happen," John appeared on Ellen yesterday and actually defended the 20-year old. He spoke very highly of her.

"'Lt me tell you what worked at the VMAs," the veteran artist said of Miley's infamous performance. "The whole purpose of VMAs - when you got all these big artists competing against each other for attention - is to flatten the opposition. She flattened the opposition."

John went on to praise Miley's charity work - while admitting he isn't a fan of her prominent tongue - and added that she's clearly doing something right because "nobody talked about anybody else except Miley. She has two records in the top ten, the number one single."

And the "Candle in the Wind" crooner also had very positive things to say about Miley's ex, Liam Hemsworth. At least on the physical appearance front.

"I'll take her old boyfriend," the married gay man joked. "As the French say, 'A bit on the side.' He's gorgeous."

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To coincide with the Emmy-winning HBO film Behind the Candelabra, Sir Elton John paid tribute to the late Liberace at the 2013 Emmy Awards last night.

Stars Matt Damon and Michael Douglas introduced the singer, who took the stage to perform "Home Again," a song he said reminded him of Liberace.

John said Liberace had always enjoyed being at home. Take a look:

Elton John talked about his influence and joked about not realizing Liberace was gay, referring to him by his nickname "Lee" before performing "Home Again."

It was the first time he had performed at the Emmy Awards. "Home Again" will appear on John's upcoming album, The Diving Board, due out Tuesday.

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Miley Cyrus may be worried about Liam Hemsworth cheating on her, but Elton John is worried about something even more pressing:

This singer's life.

Talking to The Australian about this Twerking Wrecking Ball rider, the legendary artist offered a few words of warning for Cyrus:

"I see a meltdown waiting to happen,And she's so young! But she's got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her?"

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Certainly not Miley's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who reacted to his daughter's controversial Wrecking Ball video by simply gushing over her "God given talent."

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Who better to produce an Elton John biopic than...Elton John?

John's company Rocket Pictures is currently working on a movie about the artist's life called Rocketman.

But here's the best part: Tom Hardy is the frontrunner to star.

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Who doesn't want to hear Hardy with a Bane breather on, mumbling his way through Pinball Wizard?

FilmDistrict definitely does. The distribution company is near a $10 million dollar deal for the U.S. rights to Rocketman.

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Elton John and husband David Furnish have welcomed their second son into the world, a baby born via surrogate on January 11.

The tyke is named Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John and weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces at the time of his birth.

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“Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way,” the couple said in a statement.

“It is difficult to fully express how we are feeling at this time; we are just overwhelmed with happiness and excitement.”

John and Furnish are also parents to Zachary Jackson Levon, 2. We wish the new and expanded family nothing but the very best!

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Elton John recently referred to Madonna as a "f--king fairground stripper," adding that the Material Girl's career was as good as over and labeling her a certain C-word.

Those comments followed John's husband, David Furnish, also having some harsh words for the legendary artist. So, how has the notoriously combative Madonna responded?

With an attempt at reconciliation. During a concert in France last night, the singer dedicated the song "Masterpiece" to John, saying: "I know he's a big fan of it. And I know he's a big fan of mine. And you know? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere."

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Elton John has fired yet another salvo in his strange, ongoing feud with Madonna, slamming the recent antics of the "f--king fairground stripper."

Whoa.

During an interview with Australian TV show, John bristled at the mere mention of the singer, saying, "She's such a nightmare. Her career's over."

He didn't stop there, ranting that "she looks like a f--king fairground stripper" and ripping her recent gun-pulling stunt and dance-pop catalog.

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"If Madonna had any common sense she would have made another record like Ray of Light," he added, "and stayed away from the dance stuff."

The 65-year-old John said that the Queen of Pop should "just be a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly."

John's beef, or at least the latest iteration of it, may stem from her quasi-feud with Lady Gaga, godmother to Elton's 19-month-old son, Zachary.

"[Madonna's] been so horrible to Gaga," John told Sunday Night.

In May, Madonna performed a curious mash-up of "Born This Way" and "Express Yourself" that many saw as a Lady Gaga diss, not a tribute.

John's feud with Madge goes back to 2004, when he accused her of lip-syncing, a point he reiterated earlier this year before the Super Bowl.

Elton's husband, David Furnish, has also gone off on Madonna.

Choose your side in this ongoing celebrity feud:

 

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