Elton John’s going to the net tonight ‘ and the ‘Net.

He’s playing tennis with Billie Jean King live on the Internet for his Elton John AIDS Foundation. Here’s the link.’The fun begins at 8pm Eastern time.

Smash Hits 2009, taking place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will also feature Serena Williams, Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, Liezel Huber, Jan-Michael Gambill, Devin Britton and local favorite Chanda Rubin of Lafayette, La.

They do say that Sir Elton will also participate in a doubles match. He must be feeling a lot better since his health scare last month. Forget “Take Me to the Pilot.” I just hope they don’t take him to the hospital! Good luck Elton!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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