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October 15, 2008

Elton John to Pen an AIDS Musical Comedy

In an interview with GQ’s, Sir Elton John revealed his plans for an upcoming film musical—an AIDS comedy starring Ben Stiller.

“It’s about a guy on Broadway who is gay, has HIV and AIDS, and has to go back and face his wife and his kids that he left,” John told GQ. “It’s very funny.”

When the interviewer questioned the comedic value of such a concept, John replied, “No, it’s very funny. The premise doesn’t sound funny, but it is. All right?”

John also commented on the limited edition Ben & Jerry’s flavor Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road, which was named after his hit song and released in July to commemorate his first concert in Vermont. Proceeds from sales benefited the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

“We were trying to found someone who came from Vermont that was famous, and Ben and Jerry came top of the list,” John said. “They were helpful and so great, and it was a delicious ice cream. I wanted to call it Fudge Packer.”

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