Elton John meets John Kerry, Grande signs on for TV special
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 01:14
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Elton John visits with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Ariana Grande signs on for a Christmas TV special, and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are cleared of tax evasion charges. Bob Mezan reports.
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Elton John visited with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department in Washington, D.C. to discuss his work on combatting AIDS. John has been a long time advocate in the fight against AIDS - his Elton John AIDS foundation has raised millions in an effort to combat the disease globally.
Ariana Grande will headline a Christmas TV special - entitled "A Very Grammy Christmas." The singer-songwriter will join Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Tim McGraw among others. The show will air on U.S. network CBS on December 05.
Italy's top court has cleared fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana over charges of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities. Two lower courts had previously convicted the pair for allegedly using a holding company to avoid paying taxes on royalties. The fashion duo have always denied the charges.
Queen Elizabeth sent her first tweet on Friday (October 24) to launch a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London. The Queen entered and sent the message, which expressed her hopes that people would enjoy the exhibition. The queen's official Twitter account @BritishMonarchy has some 725,000 followers.
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