Elton John World News: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

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More About Elton's Academy Awards Bash

Tuesday 7 March 2006 @ 17:44 - GMT

Elton told the Daily News that he was routing for Brokeback Mountain at the Oscars, but that Crash's Best Picture win ''livened up the most boring show'' he's ever seen.

The singer called the Kodak Theater ''the pits. It's like the set for The Price is Right. It lacks glamour. When it was at the Shrine, it was fabulous.''

But he was happy with his party, which was attended by two thousand guests--including Paris Hilton, who caused a stir by lighting up at a non-smoking event.

Wearing diamond-studded sunglasses, Elton said he was ''thrilled'' by how generous people were, and that he ''thoroughly enjoyed'' performing with John Legend (who appeared free of charge).

What's more, Sharon Stone offered $170,000 for his red piano. But others have until March 9 to top her bid at eBay.

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