David Furnish

Canadian filmmaker David Furnish

David James Furnish is a Canadian/British filmmaker, former advertising executive, and now a film director and producer most known for his documentary Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras. He is the civil partner of British entertainer Elton John.
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Elton John Gives Piano Eulogy For David Bowie
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The Marquis of the Wiltern Theater for Elton John's Special Event Elton John performed a rare appearance at the Wiltern Theater last Thursday, in a one night special event to promote his new album "Wonderful Crazy Night". The intricately designed interior of the landmark theater, one of the art deco masterpieces of Las Angeles, made for an unusually intimate space to see a performer who is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, second only to Elvis Presley and the Beatles, and who has no problem filling much larger stadiums. "I would be lying if I said this wasn't a nerve wracking night," John said halfway through the evening. "Singing new songs is terrifying, and thank you for your patience!" The new album will be released in a few weeks and he was singing to the choir as the insiders and fans who paid $200 a ticket to see him started cheering from the first chord of "Funeral For A Friend", an old favorite he often starts his concerts with...
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Dolce & Gabbana Sparks Controversy Again For New Ad That Glamorizes Gang Rape
The Inquisitor - almost 3 years
It’s safe to say that more people will boycott Dolce & Gabbana this week. Just days after the Italian designing duo shared their thoughts about same-sex marriage and children conceived via IVF, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are now creating controversy for their new ad campaign. Kelly Cutrone, fashion publicist and judge on America’s Next Top Model, slammed Dolce & Gabbana on Twitter for an ad that glamorizes gang rape. Cutrone says that she believes the new ad depicts a woman about to be gang raped, according to E! Online. As you can see, the ad shows a woman pinned to the floor by a shirtless man as three other men hover around her. You can check out the controversial ad by clicking here. “I guess simulating gang bangs are fine – but IVF and same sex marriage are not – life according to @dolcegabbana,” Cutrone tweeted. The outspoken fashion queen continued, “Just arrived LA. Wish I were home so I could make a video of myself cutting up my @dolcegabbana clothes!...
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The Untold Story of the Beatles' Gay Manager
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In the early 1960s, Beatles manager Brian Epstein made two bold and visionary statements about the future. He's famous for the first one: "The Beatles are going to be bigger than Elvis!" (At the time, the Fab Four were a middle-of-the-road Liverpool band rejected by every record company in the business.) Epstein's second visionary statement has been largely overlooked, but it was in fact bolder, more inspiring, and not only dangerous but borderline seditious. During a media appearance, after dashing lovestruck fans' hopes by revealing that the Beatles would one day be married, Brian added, "And someday, I might be married too!" No one paid much attention to that sentence. The media recorded it, thinking it a lighthearted joke, but it was hardly a laughing matter. What the public didn't know was that Brian Epstein was gay. And in 1960s England, forget about being allowed to marry; gay men and lesbians weren't allowed to openly walk the streets! It was literally a felony to be attract...
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David Furnish: To Those Who Stood Against AIDS Apathy: Thank You
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
I remember seeing the first TV reports about a mysterious new disease called "AIDS" when I was a closeted young man in Canada. They started with images of gaunt, almost skeletal gay men losing hope as fast as they lost weight, which were followed by clips of fundamentalist preachers gloating that everything they said had been vindicated. Here, they announced, was God's judgment on perversion. They were not alone. Even the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, was privately saying he suspected they were right. As I watched this witch hunt, I backed deeper into the closet, and deeper into despair. Indeed, I ran to the very back of the closet and tried to nail it shut. The illness was gleefully labeled "the gay plague," and victims were treated like lepers, denied even the basics of compassionate care. Back then, everybody knew how the story of AIDS was going to play out. It was going to rage through gay people and prostitutes and injecting drug addicts across the...
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New Las Vegas Champagne bar will have celebrity backing
USA Today - over 4 years
Fizz Las Vegas will reflect the 'personal style' of Elton John and David Furnish.
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Jim David: God Save the Gracious Queen!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the reigning constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of the Commonwealth realms; Supreme Governor of the Church of England; head of the Commonwealth of Nations; mother of Charles, Prince of Wales; grandmother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry of Wales; former mother-in-law of Diana, Princess of Wales; daughter of King George VI; great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria; and heir to Queen Elizabeth I, King Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots and God knows who else, has given her "royal assent" that puts marriage equality into law in England and Wales. The. Queen. Of. England. Has. Just. Approved. Marriage. Equality. Once more, ladies and gentlemen: The Queen of England has just approved marriage equality. I'd say this qualifies as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in a series of very big deals. It was a big deal when the Netherlands became the first country to legalize marr...
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Receives Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Yahoo News - over 4 years
8th Consecutive Four-Star Rating; 3rd Under New Rating SystemNEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today that it has received its 8th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the third such rating under their new, enhanced metrics. "Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that our Foundation consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and adheres to good governance and other best practices that promote and ensure ethical and transparent business dealings," stated EJAF Chairman David Furnish. ...
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Huffington Post - over 4 years
Matthew Morrison, star of Fox's musical show "Glee," is engaged to model Renee Puente. According to Us Weekly, Elton John and David Furnish announced the engagement last night at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball shortly after Matthew Morrison popped the question. The couple has been dating for two years. Morrison is 34, while Puente is 26. Morrison recently opened up about his sexuality, saying that despite being a "song and dance man" he is straight and deeply in love with Puente, and that she is the one. When asked the most romantic thing he's ever done for her, Morrison responded: Wow. Hard to pick just one thing. We are really both into horses. Every new city or place we go, we always try to find a place to go horseback riding. One time in particular, after our horseback riding, we went along this beach in Hawaii. I set up this nice little picnic. We just had a beautiful day surrounded by the things we love: nature and each other. We wish the couple well!...
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Elton John on feud with Madonna: 'I apologized profusely because what I said ... - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 5 years
New York Daily News Elton John on feud with Madonna: 'I apologized profusely because what I said ... New York Daily News Can you feel the love between Elton John and Madonna? Sir John told Extra their decade-long feud is no longer. “We were in a restaurant in France in the summertime,” he explained. “She came in, and I sent over a note. She was very gracious. I apologized ... Elton John and David Furnish Reveal Baby Elijah's GodmotherExtra Lady Gaga Named Godmother To Elton John's Second Son ElijahMTV.com Elton John, David Furnish Asked Lady Gaga to Be Son Elijah's GodmotherUs Magazine Hollywood Reporter -Cinema Blend -RollingStone.com all 54 news articles »
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Elton John And David Furnish Discuss Fatherhood, Reveal Godmother Of Second Son
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Elton John and his husband David Furnish shed some light on their parenting methods in a new interview with Extra TV. The Rocket Man, 66, said that becoming a parent to sons Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John had "changed [his life] beyond recognition." Having used a surrogate for their children, the famous couple was being honored with a special award from the American Fertility Association. "Everything I thought I would find annoying about having children -- screaming, shouting, tantrums and anything like that -- I don't find any of it annoying. I find it all enchanting," he observed. Read More...
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These Celebrities Used Surrogates
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Not everyone has an easy time conceiving, which makes the incredible gift of surrogacy so rewarding. Countless numbers of celebrities have struggled to have children on their own, whether its due to medical reasons, age or personal choice. Stars like Nicole Kidman, Giuliana Rancic and Sarah Jessica Parker have been open and honest about their battles with infertility and have discussed how gestational mothers changed their lives. Surrogates have also allowed gay couples to welcome babies and have brought joy to stars like Elton John and his husband David Furnish, as well as Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka. Recently, Elizabeth Banks welcomed her second child via gestational surrogate -- a baby boy named Magnus, who joins big brother Felix. The actress gushed about her experience, taking to her website to thank the woman who helped make her dream of motherhood a reality. "This experience has exceeded all expectations, taught us a great deal about ...
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Elton John, David Furnish welcome 2nd son
CBS News - about 5 years
The singer said, "I think it's difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous. I want Zachary to have a sibling"
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David Furnish: We Must Act Now To Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Today, Dec. 1, 2012, we mark the 24th annual World AIDS Day since it was first observed in 1988. World AIDS Day has always been an occasion for renewing our urgency in the fight against AIDS, and this year is no different. In fact, this year new data are forcing us to confront a disturbing and sobering challenge: Although the rate of new HIV infections has leveled off in most demographics in America, there is one group in which it is still rising: young people. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every month approximately 1,000 more young people ages 13 to 24 become HIV-positive. Meanwhile, 60 percent of HIV-positive young people don't know they've contracted the virus, yet only 13 percent of high school students have been tested. This crisis of awareness is leaving our young people, and young black men in particular, unacceptably vulnerable. We have to act. If we are to achieve an AIDS-free generation, we must immedia...
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LOOK: Out Magazine Chooses The 100 LGBT People Of The Year
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Each year Out magazine chooses 100 of the most compelling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the world to create its Out 100 list. Those chosen for the list are shot by a renowned photographer, this year Michael Sharkey, who has blogged for HuffPost Gay Voices in the past, and featured both in the magazine's December/January double issue and on Out.com. Honorees are chosen from all walks of life and include celebrities, writers, politicians, activists, sports figures and artists, among others. The Out 100 cover stars this year include "Glee" star Jane Lynch, "RuPaul's Drag Race" season four winner Sharon Needles, "The New Normal" star Andrew Rannells and '80s icon Boy George. Other honorees include Elton John and his husband David Furnish, trans model and designer Isis King, HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her wife Kim Catullo, actor Michael Urie and 14 LGBT members of the ...
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Sir Elton John and David Furnish expecting second child?
Monsters and Critics - over 5 years
Sir Elton John and David Furnish are reportedly set to have another child with the same surrogate they used to
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Furnish
  • 2015
    Age 52
    In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men.
  • 2014
    Age 51
    After same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014, Sir Elton and Furnish retrospectively converted their civil partnership into a marriage and marked the occasion with a ceremony in Windsor, Berkshire on 21 December 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership.
  • 2005
    Age 42
    Furnish and Sir Elton entered into a civil partnership on 21 December 2005, the first day that civil partnerships could be performed in England, in the town of Windsor, Berkshire.
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  • 1993
    Age 30
    Furnish began a relationship with singer Sir Elton John in 1993.
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  • 1962
    Born on October 25, 1962.
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