Subject: Rupert defends Madonna
Date sent: Fri 8/10/2004 8:17 AM
Rupert Everett has accused Sir Elton John of being "bossy and cranky"
after he criticised Madonna for lip-synching on her Re-invention world
The British actor became close friends with Madonna when the pair teamed
up in the film The Next Best Thing.
He has stepped in to defend her after Elton attacked the singer during a
rant at the Q Awards reports IMDb.com.
Elton slammed Madonna for charging fans upwards of #75 to see her
perform and then lip-synching certain songs.
Everett who appeared in Madonna's American Pie video said: "I don't
understand what he's got against her because this is the second time
he's stuck into her a bit. That seems really unfair to me. Listen, any
singer who dances all the time, you don't have the breath to sing all
"If you do a heavy dance routine, at some point you're going to do a bit
of lip-synch. But everybody does that. Madonna sings everything she can
sing but, if she goes into a dance routine, she's got to dance; you
can't breathe and dance and sing at the same time."
He added: She doesn't lip-synch her whole performance. I bet Elton has
lip-synched moments of his performance, even though he's at a piano all
the time. He's very bossy these days, I think. I mean he's lovely but
he's a bit bossy and he does seem a bit cranky."