According to The New York Post, supermodel Janice Dickinson told Webster Hall’s Baird Jones: “In the ’80s before she was famous, I used to go dancing with Madonna at Danceteria. She and I would be dancing all night on top of the speakers. Madonna had the most vicious body odor. It was like she had not showered in a week. She was a great dancer, but I tried not to get too close to her or I would literally pass out. It was that bad. It was total skank.”
Kabbalah Centre Investigations Don’t Interest Madonna
June 27, 2005 – After the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles was investigated by ’20/20′ and Radar Online, The New York Post spoke with the rep for its top celebrity advocate, Madonna. “Madonna has not seen the ’20/20′ show,” Liz Rosenberg said. “She is not actively involved with the financial aspects of the Kabbalah Centres, aside from her donating money over the years – primarily to the Spirituality for Kids Foundation.” But the Post warned that the IRS took notice of the recent stories, and is rumored to be soon investigating the Kabbalah Centres’ tax-exempt status.
Madonna Live 8 Update
June 26, 2005 – The press and media build-up to next Saturday’s Live 8 concerts has begun, today’s edition of UK newspaper The Sunday Times mentions that Madonna had been rehearsing for a duet with Sting but that was not happening now: Madonna had been rehearsing a duet with Sting, Geldof said, but the planned performance has since been dropped. Instead Sting is believed to be using Spitting Image-style puppets of Tony Blair, George Bush and other world leaders for a rendition of the Police song Every Breath You Take – with the words changed to ‘We’ll be watching you’.
Madonna Gives 8-Year-Old Daughter Credit Card
June 25, 2005 – In Touch magazine reports that Madonna has given her eight-year-old daughter Lourdes a credit card with a $10,000 limit. “Minors are not usually allowed credit cards so she had to pull a few strings to get it issued in Lourdes’ name,” a close friend told the mag. “She is hoping to teach Lourdes to be responsible with money.”
Madonna Ranked #8 On The Forbes Celebrity 100
June 25, 2005 – Contributed by StilettoSadist: Madonna comes in at #8 on Forbes’s list of the top 100 celebrities, just ahead of Elton John at #9 and the highest spot for a musician. Madge earned $50 million and received over 3 million web hits from June 2004 to June 2005. Her world tour grossed $125 million, impressive for a performer who’s been at it for more then two decades.