SIR Elton John ended his bitter feud with George Michael by taking him out to dinner, but the outspoken singer is finding it harder to win back the affections of Madonna.

John and Michael fell out in November last year (04) after John accused his fellow homosexual of being an unhappy drug-user and branded his album PATIENCE "disappointing".

ROCKET MAN singer John also angered Madonna when he accused her of lip-synching at Britain's Q Awards last year (04).

He says, "That one's slightly more difficult. I did send her two Christmas cards and they both came back.

"It was just one of those off-the-cuff things.

"(But) George and I are fine. We've had dinner, and I've apologised to him if I hurt his feelings.

"It was handbags at 50 paces. We like each other too much to fall out."

04/08/2005 17:07