The People reports that Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie are returning to the same fairy-tale castle where they married, renting out Skibo Castle for £1,000-a-night in the Scottish Highlands next week, celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. “Madonna and Guy have both been so busy lately they decided to do something really special for their anniversary,” a source close to the couple revealed. “Madge has been all over the world promoting her new single and album and has had a really hectic time. She’s also been outspoken about her marriage in the last few months. Skibo Castle is the perfect place for the couple to celebrate because it’s where their married life began. And it’s the perfect place for romance.” Read more.
Madonna In Talks To Perform At Brit Awards
December 10, 2005 – The Sun reports that Madonna is being secretly lined up as the star performer at next year’s Brit Awards. “The Brits is being talked about but nothing has been signed,” a source close to the singer told the tabloid. “It’s been a great year for Madonna and she will be a strong contender for awards. It’s ten years since she last performed there and she wants to make sure that she steals the show.”
PCD Knock Madonna Off UK Singles Chart Pole Position
December 6, 2005 – The Pussycat Dolls ended Madonna’s run atop the UK singles chart, debuting at #1 with ‘Stickwitu’. Oasis got the #2 position with ‘Let There Be Love’ while the Material Girl’s ‘Hung Up’ dropped two to #3. Other notables included Westlife, dropping two to #4 with ‘You Raise Me Up’, ex-Blue star Simon Webbe dropping two to #6 with ‘No Worries’, and ‘American Idol’ season one champ Kelly Clarkson, debuting at #7 with ‘Because of You’.
Madonna Explains Why She Quit Hunting
December 6, 2005 – Madonna spoke with Tatler magazine about why she quit hunting. “I was mad for shooting a couple of years ago,” she said. “I loved my bespoke outfits and everything. It was so much fun. That all changed when a bird dropped in front of me that I’d shot. It wasn’t dead. It got up, and it was really suffering. Blood was gushing out of its mouth, and it was struggling… I haven’t shot since… I realized I had a kind of bloodlust, and was manically shooting things and trying to kill as many birds as possible.”
Madonna’s ‘Confessions’ Knocked Off Top Of Billoard Charts
December 6, 2005 – Replacing Madonna’s ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’ at the number one spot, is the brand new album, ‘Hypnotize’, from the rock band System Of A Down, selling over 330,000 copies. Rising to the number two position is the brand new album, ‘The Road and the Radio’, from country superstar Kenny Chesney, selling nearly 300,000 copies. Coming up from number five to number three, is the music compilation album, ‘Now 20’, selling 285,000 copies. Down from number one to number four, is Madonna’s latest album, ‘Confessions On A Dance Floor’, selling 214,000 copies. Up one position to number five from number six, is the soundtrack to rapper 50 Cent’s movie, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin” selling a total of 201,000 copies.