Consider that Elton John/Madonna score even, for now. After John’s husband, David Furnish, made some off-the-cuff comments about Madge’s Golden Globes win last weekend, he is issuing a statement about it, offering up a mea culpa of sorts.
“Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion,” he said on his Facebook page. The trouble started when the Queen of Pop nabbed the trophy for Best Original Song for her “W.E.” track, “Masterpiece,” and Furnish had some choice words for her at the time. She had been up against John and his “Gnomeo & Juliet” track, “Hello Hello.”
“Madonna. Best Song???? F— off!!!” he wrote on Facebook at the time. “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism. And her criticism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is.” (Gaga is godmother to Furnish and John’s son.)
Well, with nearly a week behind him, it seems that Furnish has changed his tune. “My passion for our film ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ and belief in Elton’s song really got my emotional juices going,” he said. “But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week’s premiere of the film ‘W.E.’ ”
With that feud behind her, Madonna now seems poised to redirect the attention back to her many forthcoming projects, including the February release of “W.E,” which she wrote and directed, her Super Bowl performance, her music video for her M.I.A./Nicki Minaj-assisted “Gimme All Your Luvin,” as well as the spring release of her album M.D.N.A.
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