Elton John and Helen Mirren to Host Saturday Night Live!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Elton JohnELTON John and Helen Mirren have signed up to host episodes of Saturday Night Live in April.

NBC announced Thursday that Elton will host and perform on stage with fellow musical guest and collaborator Leon Russell on April 2.

It is the singer’s first return to the show in nearly three decades.

Meanwhile, Dame Helen will make her debut as host a week later with musical guests Foo Fighters.

Sir Elton last appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1982 when he performed Empty Garden and Chain in a show hosted by Johnny Cash.

He recorded his latest album, The Union, with American musician Russell.

Meanwhile, Elton has revealed he wants his son to have an “old-fashioned childhood”.

The Rocket Man singer and his husband David Furnish became parents to baby Zachary Jackson Levon through a surrogate mother on Christmas Day but despite their wealth, Elton is determined the tot will remain grounded.

“I so value my own childhood now, and the sense of wonder and personal discovery that I enjoyed, that we want to give Zachary — as much as we possibly can — the same thing. A solid old-fashioned childhood, if you like,” he said.

“I know it’ll be hard with my life, but we want him to have that same normality and for things in life to have real value. So we don’t intend to spoil him – we’re going to try to give him a fun, carefree time of innocence, freedom, love and stability.”


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