Elton was unimpressed with the Oscars, blasting them as ''boring'' and claiming he's never seen ''such a pile of rubbish."
His party, however, was anything but rubbish: Guests included Sheryl Crow, Gloria Estefan and Sharon Stone. And the auction included a one-hour soccer lesson for four with David Beckham; a five-day stay at Villa Fontanelle, the Versace family home at Lake Como, Italy, and tickets for Elton's 60th Madison Square Garden gig next month.
Thanks in large part to the auction, the 15th annual EJAF Oscar bash raised more than unexpected: a total of $4.2 million.
Elton and his partner, David Furnish