Star reports Britney Spears is upset at Madonna after the Material Girl earlier said she’d like to do a duet with Spears. When Britney was warm to the idea and plans were set in motion, Madonna had a change of heart and Spears has been unable to contact her. Madonna’s business associates say she’s too busy to do a duet.
Madonna Runs Into Guy’s Ex Tania Strecker
February 3, 2002 – The Tuesday night Mario Testino’s party at the National Portrait Gallery not only had Madonna, hubby Guy Ritchie, and daughter Lourdes as a celebrity guest but also featured the woman who Guy was dating before and according to her, during the time now married pair were going out and during Madonna’s pregnancy. They apparently managed to keep their distance and never exchanged words. The complete article at vogue.co.uk has since been removed.
Madonna, Guy & Lourdes Visit Testino Photo Exhibition
February 3, 2002 – Ananova reports Madonna and Guy Ritchie made a rare move by taking Madonna’s daughter Lourdes out in public to the Mario Testino photo exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London’s West End. The five year old has been photographed before by Testino with her mother. Pop singer Natalie Imbruglia and several other celebs attended as well.
Chelsea, Madonna, Gwynnie Hit Fashion Show
January 22, 2002 – Peoplenews.com had a photo of Chelsea Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna enjoying the Donatella Versace’s couture show at the Theatre National du Chaillot in Paris at the weekend. Chelsea commented on the model’s outfits saying, “It was brilliant. I love the colors.”
Madonna & J.Lo May Perform At South Africa AIDS Benefit
January 22, 2002 – The New York Daily News reports Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child, Wyclef Jean, Eve, Nelly, Shaggy, Fred Durst, Erykah Badu, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, and Madonna are amongst those who have been invited to perform at the Artists Against AIDS Worldwide concert in Johannesburg. No date has been set for the show, but organizers plan on broadcasting it around the world when it happens.