Elton John To Host SNL

New dad Elton John is set to perform double duty on Saturday Night Live on April 2nd when he hosts the show and appears as the musical guest with Leon Russel. This will be Elton John’s first appearance on the show since 1982.

Everyone learned the news at Elton’s Oscar Party held on Sunday at the Pacific Design Center. The party was swanky as always with a live auction that benefited the Elton John Aids Foundation. Among the items up for bid were two VIP passes to the April 2nd taping as well as an invite to the cast after party, all courtesy of executive producer, Lorne Michaels. What was the winning bid on this prize? $75,000.

Elton doesn’t just have this new gig to celebrate. The film Gnomeo & Juliet nabbed the top box office spot over the past weekend. Elton wrote the music for the film and beau David Furnish produced it. Congrats to them both.

I think Elton will be a great host for the show. Will you be tuning in?