Elton John will be rehearsing this week with the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live, where he is expected to host and perform.  Plan accordingly!  Elsewhere:

HE LOVES GARDENS, HATES GARDENING

Friday was his 64th birthday. One of the Rocket Man’s recent projects was lending his voice and music to the film Gnomeo & Juliet, which tells the story of Romeo & Juliet with garden gnomes. Elton revealed that he’s loved gardens since his youth.

“I grew up at my grandmother’s house and it was a beautiful garden but I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding which is what you do when you’re a kid and I loathe them. And I loathe gardening but I love gardens and I have two beautiful gardens but I cannot bear gardening.”

Gnomeo & Juliet is still in theaters.