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Elton John brightens up his days with a new sitcom

So, it comes as no surprise that &to=http://english.pravda.ru/culture/2002/07/04/31778.html' target=_blank>Elton John is now producing a half-hour comedy for ABC about an aging rock superstar and the relationships he has with his entourage.

According to E-Online, the show will use anecdotes based on the backstage antics of his fellow companions like &to=http://english.pravda.ru/fun/2003/04/26/46433_.html' target=_blank>Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie.

"It's not about me, but about everybody we've encountered over the past 30 years. We've met every star and seen every misbehavior. And it's about the people around the star, who have to put up with them. It's an upmarket Spinal Tap," John was quoted as saying, informs New Kerala.

According to Washington Post, Michael Edelstein -- executive producer of Disney-owned ABC's new hit "Desperate Housewives" and who recently signed a contract to produce his future series at &to=http://english.pravda.ru/columnists/2002/04/26/28042.html' target=_blank>Disney -- is also on board the project, which increases its odds of actually making it to ABC's prime-time schedule. "Sex and the City" writer Cindy Chupack has been attached as writer, according to trade paper Variety, which reports the series was the brainchild of Elton's confidant and business manager Bob Halley.

Mr Halley said: "I came up with the germ of an idea three years ago while on the road. We have many laughs together, we work hard and we enjoy ourselves. Elton was up for it, so we went from there."

Sir Elton is as well known for his luxury lifestyle and temper tantrums as for a 35-year string of hits.