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Elton John sings for BFF Andy Roddick's kids charity

December 2, 2009 |  7:32 am


The Ministry loves it when strange celebrity bedfellows come together to support each other's pet projects.

Thus our delight in star tennis player Andy Roddick asking his pal Elton John to swing through Austin, Texas, for the fourth annual gala thrown by Roddick for his eponymous children's foundation.

Sir Elton very generously offered a lucky bidder the chance to pick his set list for the evening. Winning numbers included "Tiny Dancer" and "Crocodile Rock." (Predictable but probably a lot more entertaining than this so-called shockfest).

The Grey Goose-sponsored bash counted guests such as Brooklyn Decker (Roddick's insanely hot wife, who's also a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model) as well as crooner John Legend and his gal Chrissy Teigen.

"Andy was the first to stand up for ovations after Elton's songs," a party-goer tells us, "and the last person to sit down."

Roddick and Decker were lucky enough to have the British import serenade them at their April nuptials in the same town.

Tickets to the event started at $750, with tables fetching a minimum of $7,500, snatched up by local athletes and social types. Proceeds were given to Roddick's foundation, which strives to serve "children who are neglected, abused, at risk or with catastrophic illnesses."

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Andy Roddick and Elton John at the Andy Roddick Foundation Gala.  Credit: Full Picture