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Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh is a married man again, and outspoken gay rights advocate Elton John helped ring in his wedding to Kathryn Rogers!

Elton serenaded the 400 guests into the wee hours Saturday night to celebrate the marriage of Limbaugh and Rogers at the Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

The couple met six years ago, while Kathryn Rogers, 33, was running a charity golf tournament and Rush Limbaugh, 59, was going through his third divorce.

The Palm Beach Post reports that guests included Karl Rove, Fred Thompson, George Brett, Sean Hannity, Rudy Giuliani, James Carville and Clarence Thomas.

Elton John, however, was perhaps the most notable, given his ideological differences with Rush. Then again, his $1 million fee for the evening goes a long way.

ODD COUPLE: Can't say we saw this ne coming.

A million bucks is pretty steep, but did Rush and Kathryn get a discount? Reuters says that of all wedding singers, John is among the most expensive worldwide.

The music icon charges up to "$2 million for private performances, with all earnings from private concerts going to his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation.”

Yes, his AIDS foundation. Remember last October 2009, when Limbaugh compared the disease to swine flu in the way both were being "hyped"? That crazy Rush.

Or in 2007, when Limbaugh said other, equally incorrect, equally reprehensible things about AIDS? Elton John could have charged the full $2 million, you'd think.

Anyway, congratulations to Rush and Kathryn Rogers! Hopefully she sticks around the radio magnate longer than his previous three wives, and he's feeling better.

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She's not Christina Aguilera, but she has risen from little-known dance act to one of today's major international music superstars. Such is the life of Lady Gaga.

There's no disputing her sales. But how do you know she's really made it? Because she was invited to perform at Sting's annual Rainforest Fund benefit show.

On Thursday night, Gaga was on-hand for the star-studded show at New York's Carnegie Hall, which also featured performances by a roster of music greats.

Elton John, host Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Blondie's Debbie Harry and many others were there - the first two performing with Lady G herself.

She has her detractors, but Gaga brings her A-game to every concert. Follow the jump for a second video of the rumored hermaphrodite rocking with Sting.

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On one hand, according to his new interview with Parade, Elton John does not want to be a celebrity anymore.

On the other hand, the singer guaranteed himself headlines when he took the controversial stance that Jesus Christ was gay. He also referred to the Son of God as "super-intelligent," two remarks that have elicited a response from Catholic League President Bill Donohue.

He's released a statement that reads:

Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say He was “super-intelligent” is to compare the Son of God to a successful game-show contestant. More seriously, to call Jesus a homosexual is to label Him a sexual deviant.

But what else would we expect from a man who previously said, “From my point of view, I would ban religion completely.”

We’re not sure what’s worse—John’s ignorance or intolerance. In any event, if we thought we could persuade him to issue an apology, we would try. But given his recidivism, we won’t even bother to ask. One thing is clear: someone needs to straighten John out.

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What do you think of Donohue's retort? Too harsh, not enough or dead on?

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In a new interview with Parade magazine, Elton John says he doesn't wish to be famous. How come?

"Princess Diana, Gianni Versace, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, all dead. Two of them shot outside their houses. None of this would have happened if they hadn't been famous. Fame attracts lunatics. I never had a bodyguard until Gianni died. I don't like celebrity anymore."

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That's all well and good, but it then makes the singer's subsequent comments about Jesus Christ - yes, that Jesus Christ - all the more unusual.

If you don't wish to be in the news, Elton, you probably shouldn't say that Jesus was a homosexual.

"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems," John said. "On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel."

Come to think of it, Jesus was really into fashion. You could argue that he started the crucifix-wearing trend that continues to this day. He's also well-remembered for eating dinner with 12 other men. Hmmm....

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by Mischalova at

Give Elton John a microphone and he'll either make sweet music or provide you with a nice soundbite.

In terms of Whitney Houston news, the British singer provided fans with the latter.

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"Bobby's not good for her, and because of the addiction thing, she keeps going back. The writing was on the wall many, many years ago with that one."

We smell an Elton John/Bobby Brown feud in the works! Jello wrestling, anyone?

John, a longtime gay activist, also shared his thoughts with Access Hollywood on the speculation over the sexuality of Clay Aiken, based on a recent interview the singer gave with Diane Sawyer.

He understands that Sawyer had to ask Aiken if he is gay, John says, but he's personally not interested in the answer.

"I don't even care if Clay Aiken is gay or not," John says of the American Idol star. "It's none of my business."

Elton also discusses his own dangerous past and how it inspired him to become an AIDS activist today.

"I've dodged so many bullets," he says. "Not just because of unsafe sex, but because of the amount of drugs I did, the amount of alcohol, the amount of work I was doing. I started the Elton John AIDS Foundation because I got so lucky."

John's foundation has distributed more than $60 million to global HIV/AIDS prevention efforts since it was established in 1992.

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