A host of celebrities turned out for SIR Elton John's lavish WHITE TIE AND TIARA ball last night (24JUL04) and helped raise $2.7 million (GBP1.5 million) for charity.

Kylie Minogue, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Rod Stewart were among guests at Sir Elton's sixth annual ball - which was this year themed around hit film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

Entertainment at the bash at John's home in Windsor, south England, was compered by thespian SIR Ian McKellen and provided by the host himself, rocker Bryan Adams and R+B diva Mary J Blige .

A source reveals, "Guests paid for tickets and also donated generous amounts to the charity. Elton was hoping to raise $2.7 million (GBP1.5 million). He wanted to make sure this was the party to upstage all parties."

25/06/2004 14:03