Madonna forgives Elton John
August 24th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

Madonna forgives Elton John

Although Elton John's sniped about Madonna's latest tour, likening her style to that of a "fairground stripper," Madge tried to take the high road at her tour stop in Nice, France, on Tuesday.

She even dedicated her song "Masterpiece" to Sir Elton, noting that "he's a big fan of it, and I know he's a big fan of mine."

Fans might beg to differ, recalling the words the music legend told an Australian TV outlet earlier this month.

"She's such a nightmare," John said to Australia's "Sunday Night." "Her career's over ... and she looks like a f*****g fairground stripper."

However, Madonna's putting all that aside. "You know what?" she told the audience. "I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere."

Check out the video, as posted on, below.


Filed under: Celebrities • Elton John • Madonna

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  1. Strike 2

    queen madonna is not pig like gaga

    August 31, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Pedro

    Madge ain't a girl scout either.
    But she likes to eat their cookies!

    August 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Buck

    and that's why he has to bang her...duh...i love myself sometimes i truly do.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Meh

    Silence you 2 old queens...only one of you has man parts....Madonna

    August 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Byrd

    The preceding tour announcements brought to you by Colon Blow: When that last break before the encore goes a little longer than expected.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. elyo

    I have to give it to her in this case. Elton has been a sore loser since he lost the Golden Globe. Not to say that Madonna's song was any better. But for any man (yes, even gay men) to insult a woman publicly like that, shows lack of manner and class.

    August 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hnk

    Madonna received a good pounding for the fake british accent which was well deserved...
    Madonna cut it out and is speaking more NY and acting proud of her Italian Heritage. She
    deserved alllllllllllll of those blogs. She is Italian American she should be proud of it.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. el&m

    Madonna said she takes it because she cares for him. (i'm sure she'd like to give him a good right hook, but she won't). Madonna is very strong.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • knucklecheese

      Madonna is a total flake. The only thing bigger than her ego is her narcissism. She moves over there, puts on a pathetic phony "British" accent, and walks around like she was born there. SO insulting to English people! Frankly, I'm surprised a bunch of them haven't tarred and feathered her and run her out on a rail. She really is disgusting.

      August 27, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  9. Andrew

    I used to like both of them, but now only one of them: Madonna. I cannot believe what a bitter, old queen Elton has become. She has been nothing but civil to him and he keeps taking pot shots at her. Let's face it – both of there careers are not what they used to be, but Madonna is much more successful than he is, and overall she's still had a more successful one than him.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. wow

    she s a amazing a woman her age still has x written all over it.
    hope i am still like that when i'm her age

    August 27, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. PastherPrime

    She is a petrie dish and he is banal.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jose Miguel

    Why doesnt he concentrate on his own sinking career..........I have never been a fan of artist who bad mouth other artist.
    As for her career being over, her MDNA cd was #1 in 44 country. That does not sound over to be. He is acting like a bitter old gay man who is waving at a parade that has long past him by. what a loser

    August 27, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. Buck

    publicity stunt.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Leif

    As they grow older, they look more and more like one another. Maybe one of them is the alter ego of the other. Has anyone ever seen both of them in the same place at the same time?

    August 27, 2012 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. cris rodriguez

    i like sr. Elton John the song BELIVE its a great song and a like Madona LA ISLA BONITA them are a nice great artist PAPOTES

    August 27, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  16. cris

    i like sr elton jhon BELIVE its a greet song ... and i like

    August 27, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  17. Martina

    Can't help admiring her. She's a one of a kind performer.

    August 27, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  18. Shannon

    Elton John is an embarrassment.

    August 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Madonna.

    Madonna's career is not over for now...she brought in $340 mil on this tour at 54 yrs old. that's not bad.
    i suspect because of her age she will decide year by year what she will be working on.

    she tours every 3 tour she will be 57..i'm not sure if she will be touring this heavily anymore. Madonna is is very lucky she became famous at 24 yrs old she can be a drama queen but she still brings the bucks into the record co.– she is able to control her own destiny.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Tony

    Madonna's music and concerts vastly outsell Sir Elton's and always have. In fact I think she had the highest grossing world tour of 2011. If "her career is over", I wonder how he evaluates the state of his own career. Personally I like them both, but John made an ass of himself with this statement.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobby

      Just so you know, in 2011 Madonna's tour didn't rank in the top 25

      August 27, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • debbie338

      @Bobby: The reason Madonna's tour didn't rank in the top 25 in 2011 was because she DIDN'T TOUR in 2011. Her last concert tour, Sticky & Sweet, was #4 in the world.

      Elton John, on the other hand, hasn't done much of anything in awhile.

      August 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. patrick

    w/e they are both a couple of has beens who are no longer relevant. this little manufactured fued serves both of them well by keeping their names in the press. it was probably all pre-arranged by their publicists.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Maddox

    people people...this are just jokes. never take any of that personally. its all in fun.

    August 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Madonna

    i heard she's made over 340mil now with this

    August 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
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      Medical Marijuana Patients against Obama – STOP the attacks by Obama's federal thugs – STOP the Stupid Joke.

      August 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  24. dont take this was just a joke

    cooked wire

    August 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  25. you will never be brad

    your just a pugsley making trouble...

    August 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Eddie Munster

    Mom? along with the fried mouse tails can i have a glass of frog toad ear milk. thanks.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Sack

    madonna is rumored to be amazing in bed...elton? i would have to say flat tire.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. brad1001

    "Don' shoot me, I'm just the piano player" was the last good music Elton made. Early 70's when he was young and full of it. Madonna, meh ... she never made music, tho she's got pipes at least. So props to them for what they have done, but I wish they'd retire.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Joe Caliazzo

    Elton is Kool!

    August 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Michael Caliazzo

    Elton is a bigtime star and very gracious.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  31. True

    sure dignity is important...but when its time for fun..its remains there.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  32. yoshimoto

    What kind of world do these people live in? Sure they have money, but it's warped their brains. That's not worth it to me. Dignity is more important because when you die, that's all that remains.

    August 26, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  33. vett

    my cousin vetts in passing just said...she still has bedroom eyes..i'd take

    August 26, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  34. ItalyBound

    these 2 are suvivors and they will get over this mess.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  35. El

    Elton can be a old fart, i thought he was much more fun.

    August 26, 2012 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  36. whogivesashhhhhhht

    Entertainers are well – entertainers. These two never made a penny off of me!

    August 26, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  37. whogivesashhhhhhht

    Do you think the fr uit cake cares what she thinks?

    August 26, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  38. GGGG

    Jealousy bites, I mean look at her, she's hot, and he wishes he could be hot. That's got to hurt, that whole mirror image every day. Ouch. Old age, it sucks, oh well. Fugly, never good. Darn, Elton, sucks for you, and not in a good way either.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  39. mona19595

    Madonna hon it's over please take your trashy concert tour and be done with it already. You my dear are way past your prime..........You are no longer the Material Girl or wait perhaps you are and this is what you turned into!

    August 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. blessedgeek

    Is Elton and Madonna getting married already?

    August 25, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Joke Hair Bare

    its ok...take it easy..xo–

    August 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |


    August 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  43. you big fat pig

    its just a joke folks.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  44. beach-gaga

    is a loser

    August 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  45. sorry there are over 28 now fatso


    August 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |


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    August 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. JOregon

    Unlike Madonna, Elton is actually a musician.
    I think the reason he popped off at M is because of her remarks about Lady Gaga.
    Since Lady G is the Godmother of his child I would think M just P'd him off.
    Besides what he said is pretty much true. Today M seems to need to create controversy to be relevant.

    August 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. e&m

    get a room guys..i've been saying this for years!!

    August 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. sinner preest

    great publicity stunt for both of them. that's why they are where they are.

    August 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit –

    August 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Tom

    i hate women

    August 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  52. elton and madonna

    i'd still bang elton he's hot.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Michael Calaizzo

    She has a Golden heart and we are proud of her.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  54. tibbar

    old tired queen Elton, he should stick to performing in drag shows in gay bars

    August 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • gallopagus

      Uh, actually Elton's venue is not gay bars but world-class stadiums of 40,000, 60,000, 80,000 people. And that's worldwide. He's a household name in EVERY household worldwide. He's been an icon for 40 years and continues to sell out huge stadiums. What did you do with your life? Hater...

      August 26, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  55. tibbar

    she couldn't sing then and she can't sing now . as for Elton hes nothing more than an old tiered queen

    August 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. benihanna

    Ummm.... CNN? She was obviously being sarcastic since he's publicly stated his disdain for both the song & her.

    August 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Talent

    they gotta bang.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  58. Jason Glugla

    Two pompous jerks who should spend their time giving thanks to all of the people who have purchased their albums over the years.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  59. David

    This will end when the "people" decide to end it. It's not even up to Madonna or Elton John. If people pay to see them that's all they need. When they don't pay to come and see them then it's over. How can ONE indiviudal say it's over when they haven't heard the voice of the other 7 billlion? Kind of arrogant. Now for ME, theya re over, I don't watch them anymore. But GUESSS WHAT? I don't DECIDE for everyone. YOU GUYS, individualy, decide for you own selves.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  60. The Dude

    What a com guzzling gutter tramp. John not Maddona

    August 25, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  61. Blow Over

    this will end soon and i feel they are the right track slow as it might be. did i mention she still has darn good hair for her age?

    August 25, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  62. Love Is The Only Way

    Elton and Madonna must realize they have to hop on the that soul train of love. they are professionals and are able to get the decision made. they've been this business a long time and i don't see the problem

    Best of Luck Elton and Madonna!

    August 25, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  63. HEY BILLY?

    did you get them all?

    August 25, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  64. Billy Moses

    Reblogged this on Billy Moses.

    August 25, 2012 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  65. Bear...

    Most reviews are crap and repeat themselves. sorry about yesterday mumzy was around.
    we will try next week, make sure you in a good mood.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jolly good show!

    It's great to see Madonna being the more mature person here. Elton John has been rude to her and it seems that it's just because he is jealous of her success.

    Madonna still has it!

    August 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  67. W.G.

    It´s nice to see Madonna without her "Walker" . Maybe Elton´s just jealous of her,
    I understand that he can´t bend over in the wind because he begins to "Whistle " .

    August 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Shawn Irwin

    They are probably just doing it on the sly to get into the news anyway.

    August 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  69. AndrewA

    Madonna forgives the f@#$king bloated hippo in the suit.

    August 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  70. David

    Did anyone here ever stay awake in grammar class?

    August 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  71. tardsarestupid

    He's just jealous that he looks worse than her when he is half naked on stage that's all. If they teamed up they could both rule the fairgrounds!

    August 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  72. 80's pop stars

    i love these 2 there are wonderful human beings

    August 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |

    messed up again.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Elton--

    thats right elton never asked her sh-t...thats why she's hurt.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  75. maria

    Madonna forgive elton? since when Elton ask her for forgiveness?

    August 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  76. mad

    who care about them..they've been fighting for year...
    enough already

    August 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Q

    i love madonna.. she made the move-she's still hurt..he'll let go of it.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Michel

    Madonna shows here who is a classy lady!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      Classy lady ? what a riot! she is not more tha a vulgar wannabe singer! I disike Elton but in terms of musical knowledge he is the winner,Madonna went to the peak bin those years was not such a thing but she is not that good indeed,besides Elton never ask her for forgiveness ....about what? he is a millionaire more than her he don't care about her at all,,she is getting old and is time for her to RETIRE! not very impress by her ,did you read her nasty book? she is vulgar !

      August 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  79. saw an interview with ms ciccione--

    They are done with the feud. he's still going to call her a lip sync old biatch, but she said at least she knows he's thinking about her now...LOL

    August 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Sudosyco

    They will have to bury her in a Y-shaped coffin. Little Diva dont like bid bad man-
    diva spewing bile about her. You get what you give out sister! Now go and solve all the world's problems by telling them what to do since you are such the stateswoman. So she wont have to try to jiggle it.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Boo

    I think she should apologize to the world for polluting the airwaves with the crap she calls "music."

    August 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Observer

    How are these two in any way still relevant?

    August 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Louie

    He's the head of the Gay Mafia......she had better forgive him.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Bang

    she can't bang him because he's a wimp...madonna wants a freak..not a wimp

    August 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  85. .•|•.

    "And they live happily ever after" 🙂

    August 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Edrama

    i always thought they should the sheets but he's too vicious and you have to be a fake american or a troll to fit in.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Pliny

    She hasn't done anything new/important/fun in years.

    He hasn't done anything new/important/fun in DECADES.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Queen Madonna

    Pizza in Princeton? never you cannot be trusted as a matter of fact i am scared Elton. One should stay clear of him.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  89. Queen Madonna

    she has to forgive him..he's a very mean person.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

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