Jeannette Walls of MSNBC reports Madonna shyly apologized to the crowd at the Herb Ritts memorial, according to a source who was there, when she had to whip out a pair of glasses to read her prepared comments about the late photographer. A source said of the 44-year-old singer/actress: “I guess they were pretty fashionable, but they were another reminder that she’s been around for a while.”
Madonna Plans Complaint Over Pregnancy Story
February 5, 2003 – Madonna’s rep tells the New York Daily News that her client is so fed up with rumors that she’s expecting again that she plans to file a complaint with Britain’s press watchdog commission. “She dyed her hair brown instead of blond,” the rep said. “She’s been wearing track suits forever. And once people see her new video [which she’s taping today], they’ll see she’s obviously not pregnant.”
Madonna Again Reportedly Pregnant
February 4, 2003 – Heat magazine is reporting Madonna, 44, is pregnant with her third child. Her pregnancy with husband Guy Ritchie was the reason why the couple recently moved from London to Los Angeles, according to the report. Ritchie’s mother, Shireen Ritchie, commented, “We know nothing about it. All we know is there’s been a lot of speculation in the press.”
Madonna To Make Anti-War Statement In New Video?
February 3, 2003 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC reports Madonna had planned to perhaps make an anti-war statement in her upcoming video ‘American Life’. A casting sheet that has been circulating calls for, among others, actors to play soldiers and two Iraqi children, between ages 4 and 7. “My understanding is that Madonna wants to remind people about the human costs of war,” a source revealed. A spokesman for the Material Girl said, “A casting director who is no longer the casting director was circulating that.” But she wouldn’t comment on any possible changes.
Dominic Mohan Sticks Up For Madonna After Brit Backlash
February 3, 2003 – The New York Post chatted with The Sun gossip guy Dominic Mohan after Madonna e-mailed him to insist she still loves England and isn’t moving out on them — despite some of the negative comments about her coming from other British tabs. “There has been a bit of sneering at her in some quarters,” Mohan said. “But it’s only really the British snobs.” Mohan says she’s ditched the megastar entourage as well. “Now you see her cycling in Hyde Park without a minder at all,” he said.