The Sun reports Boy George has been threatened suit by Madonna over his spoof version of her hit ‘Vogue’ in his West End musical Taboo. George said, “I thought she was having a joke. I used to think she was an icon but she’s more eyesore to me now. It’s all so inoffensive – it’s a tiny send-up.” The Culture Club star adds, “It’s a shame because the song was funny but she obviously has no sense of humor. Americans don’t have that ability to laugh at themselves in the way Brits do.” Read more.
Madonna Chooses Between Bag & Shirt
April 19, 2002 – Star magazine reports Madonna recently had to choose between a $12,000 Louis Vuitton garment bag and a vintage one-of-a-kind shirt she had bought for a couple dollars at a flea market in Los Angeles when the bag’s zipper got jammed with the shirt. It was either cut up one or the other and Madge choose to keep the irreplaceable shirt, thinking she could always buy another pricey bag.
Madonna Sends Out Letter To Fans
April 18, 2002 – Madonna fan site madonnarama.com was one of those who received a letter from the singer recently which includes the lines, “You may look at my life and think I live a charmed existence. I am rich and famous. I have a talented and gorgeous husband and 2 beautiful children. I could go on and on. But you would not be looking at the whole picture if that was all you could see. I too have my moments of doubts and weakness. . . . My moments when I gossip and am envious.”
Madonna Not Pregnant
April 18, 2002 – London’s Evening Standard reports that Madonna’s press agent has told them that the singer is not pregnant. “We have been inundated with calls over the last 10 days about this,” adding that she has been “reliably informed she’s not pregnant.” Apparently the talk started after pictures of Madonna in Beverly Hills had her lifting her shirt trying to get son Rocco to pat her stomach.
Madonna Prefers To Be Called ‘M’
April 17, 2002 – The Australian reports Madonna has asked those on the play set of her West End debut in ‘Up For Grabs’ to not call her ‘Madge’, but rather ‘M’. The play’s writer David Williamson revealed, “The English newspapers call her ‘Madge’ to try to domesticate her, and she hates it. One of the actors didn’t realize and called her that in rehearsals and got a fairly sharp response.”
Madonna Rumored To Be Pregnant
April 16, 2002 – With the 43 year old’s biological clock minutes from midnight, gossipers are wondering if Madonna is pregnant following photos in Heat magazine that show the singer ‘more rounded and softer’ than normal. Peoplenews.com reports rumors have Madonna expected to give birth to a baby boy in December.
Guy Ritchie’s Dad John Furious Over Madonna Nudes
April 12, 2002 – The Mirror reports Guy Ritchie’s father John is very unhappy with the controversial paintings by Scottish artist Peter Howson depicting her daughter in-law in the nude. John said, “I thought the pictures were disgusting. I’m not impressed by them at all and they are so inaccurate as to be absurd. I think Guy would prefer not to see them.”
Bodyguards To Protect Stage Bound Madonna
April 12, 2002 – The New York Post reports Madonna will be using two bodyguards at both ends of the Wyndham Theater’s stage for her West End debut in ‘Up for Grabs’. The stage at the London theater will also be raised three feet to protect Madonna from over-eager fans. The show is set to debut next month.