Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone denied a report in the New York Post that the Material Girl helped him write his tell-all book ‘Life with My Sister Madonna’. “If she did, then she’s doing the best acting job I’ve ever seen,” Chris joked to TMZ. “No. Whoever is doing it (making up the stories) is doing me a great favor. I appreciate it.”
Madge’s rep Liz Rosenberg backed up Chris’ denial, taking a shot at him in the process. “If she had anything to do with that book, it would have been better written and more eloquent,” Liz said. “To say Madonna needs publicity is insane.”
Madonna Manipulated Alex Rodriguez For Publicity?
July 27, 2008 – A source tells The New York Post that Madonna has been using her relationship with New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. “She flirted with him and manipulated him,” the tipster insisted. “She didn’t count on wife Cynthia leaving him and naming her in the divorce, though.” Look for Madonna to take advantage of the situation while she tours in support of ‘Hard Candy’. “She’s ordered three A-Rod Yankee jerseys she’ll wear in the finale of her upcoming shows,” the source added. “All of this was created to sell tickets for her tour, which hasn’t been selling so well.” Read more, including a claim that there is no controversy with Chris’ book and that she actually ghost-wrote parts of it here.
Madonna Facing Father Time
July 27, 2008 – The Sunday Mirror profiled how Madonna’s cheeks looked swollen and her skin appeared stretched as the Material Girl left the Kabbalah center in New York on Friday night, asking London based cosmetic surgeon Alex Karidis if he believes the soon to be 50-year-old has had plastic surgery. “Madonna has definitely had work done,” he opined. “Her face is defined and structured with parts of it almost too good to be true.” The article, including a picture of the strained Madge, has since been removed at mirror.co.uk.
Guy Ritchie: My Marriage Is Fine
July 26, 2008 – Madonna’s husband Guy Ritchie spoke with People magazine, quipping that his marriage to the singer is fine, “as far as I’m aware of.” Guy was promoting his new film ‘RocknRolla’ on Thursday afternoon at the San Diego International Comic-Con. The director added that being married to the Material Girl allows him to look at his hometown of London with fresh eyes.
“I was born there and I’ve seen it change and I know a great deal about it, I’m invested,” the director said. Read more.
Britney Spears Records Video To Be Used During Madonna’s Tour
July 7, 2008 – Britney Spears on-again manager Larry Rudolph spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’, confirming reports that the recovering pop star is making a video to be featured on Madonna’s upcoming ‘Sticky & Sweet’ world tour. “Britney’s doing a video piece this week for Madonna’s new tour,” Rudolph said. The Material Girl’s rep Liz Rosenberg confirmed the news as well, telling the ‘Access’, “Britney shot some footage with Madonna yesterday that will be used during Madonna’s upcoming tour.” Read more.
Alex Rodriguez’s Soon To Be Ex-Wife: Madonna Situation Was The Last Straw
July 6, 2008 – Alex Rodriguez’s wife Cynthia is set to file divorce papers on Monday morning to end her marriage to the New York Yankees star, her lawyer Earle Lilly confirmed to Usmagazine.com. “I’m sure you’ve heard rumors of the relationship he’s had with Madonna – that’s the straw that broke the camel’s back,” Lilly explained. “She’s been fighting these terrible, demonic problems for two years and they don’t go away.” Despite Madonna’s denials, Cynthia believes that A-Rod’s visit to the Material Girl’s New York apartment late at night makes them more than friends. “Call it an affair, call it a relationship,” Lilly says, “[she’s put] up and tolerated his misconduct.” The full story at usmagazine.com has since been removed.
Madonna Denies Plans To Divorce Guy Ritchie Or A-Rod Affair
July 6, 2008 – Madonna released a statement to People magazine, denying that she is divorcing Guy Ritchie or having an affair with married New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, as his estranged wife Cynthia has alleged. “My husband and I are not planning on getting a divorce,” the Material Girl stated. “I know Alex Rodriguez through Guy Oseary, who manages both of us. I brought my kids to a Yankee game. I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez. I have nothing to do with the state of his marriage or what spiritual path he may choose to study.” Read more.