Sir Elton John: Regular Guy

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Singer Taylor Hicks may be the new American Idol. But longtime superstar Elton John wants you to know that he's just a regular, approachable, guy. And he won a libel suit against a British tabloid for suggesting otherwise. The Daily Mail had covered his annual charity bash — the Tie and Tiara Ball — reporting Sir Elton issued a command that no guest was allowed to approach him. The pop singer collected damages Wednesday.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Singer Taylor Hicks may be the new American Idol, but longtime superstar Elton John wants you to know that he's just a regular, approachable guy. And he won a libel suit against a British tabloid for suggesting otherwise. The Daily Mail had covered his annual charity bash - the Tie and Tiara Ball - reporting Sir Elton issued a command that no guest be allowed to approach him. The pop singer collected damages Wednesday. It's MORNING EDITION.

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