The Canadian Press reports two Montreal schoolgirls were expelled from school after they were busted for charging boys $5 to watch them kiss in the school cafeteria. The students got the idea after watching Britney Spears and Madonna make out during last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Clark & Dean Spokesmen Comment On Madonna Words
January 8, 2004 – Following her website endorsement of Wesley Clark for the democratic presidential nomination, spokesmen for both Clark and the current front-runner, Howard Dean, responded. “We’re pleased to have such a big name superstar supporting our four-star,” Clark spokesman Bill Buck said. Dean spokesman Eric Schmeltzer added, “I’m kind of upset. I guess I’ll have to put away my bustier and fishnets.”
Letter From Madonna Endorses Wes Clark For President
January 7, 2004 – Madonna has issued a letter stating why she is supporting Wesley Clark for the Democratic presidential nomination. She writes, “I am writing to you because the future I wish for my children is at risk. Our greatest risk is not terrorism and it’s not Iraq or the ‘Axis of Evil.’ Our greatest risk is a lack of leadership, a lack of honesty and a complete lack of consciousness. Unfortunately our current government cannot see the big picture. They think too small. They suffer from the ‘what’s in it for me?’ syndrome. The simple truth is that the current administration has squandered incredible opportunities to bring the world together, to promote peace in regions that have only known war, to encourage health in places that are ravaged with disease, to make us more secure by living up to our principles at home and abroad. The simple truth is that the policies of our current administration do not reflect what is great about America.”
Britney Spears, You’re No Madonna
January 6, 2004 – USA Today music writer Ken Barnes took part in an online chat with readers on Tuesday, where one asked about the comparisons Britney Spears is getting to Madonna from someone insisting she didn’t deserve to be compared to the Material Girl. “Nope, I’m right with you on that. Britney wishes she could aspire to Madonna status,” Barnes said. “Madonna brilliantly used her limited vocal talents to the max and has been an underrated creative force in co-writing and determining the direction of her records, most of which showed a knack for well-timed innovation. Britney has the same avid appetite for publicity, but just ain’t as smart. Or talented. Or innovative.” Check out the entire chat transcript here.
Madonna’s Thumbs Up To Gwyneth And Chris Marriage
January 6, 2004 – Liz Smith of The New York Post reports Madonna says she is happy Gwyneth Paltrow is marrying “a country boy” like Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, of Devon, England. She says, “I have this fantasy that I’m going to end up living in the English countryside with her and we are going to ride our bikes to visit each other.”
Britney Spears And Madonna Kiss: ’03’s Greatest TV Moment?
January 1, 2004 – Us Weekly film critic Thelma Adams, humorist Andy Borowitz, and Christy Lemire, entertainment writer for the Associated Press were on CNN’s American Morning for their 90 Second Pop watch, looking at the greatest TV moment in ’03. Borowitz said, “Well, it was such a big year for television. I mean, first of all, CBS’s decision to switch to an all Jackson format was obviously an important thing. But I think the biggest moment would either be Britney and Madonna’s kiss or Saddam Hussein’s medical exam. I mean they were both, you know, because they both made history and we got to see a lot of tongue whether we wanted to or not.” Host Soledad O’Brien said, “Oh, who cares about the kiss? It was staged…” And Lemire added, “Who cares? It wasn’t even sexy. It was contrived. It’s a desperate attempt at attention. So I don’t think that was a great moment.” Read more.