Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg denied reports that Madonna is planning to write and direct her first film, that she was going to appear the film in ‘Love Actually’, and that she was talking with Andrew Lloyd Webber about starring in a new musical. Instead, the Material Girl is in London focusing on her next album and her Kaballah-inspired children’s book.
Madonna Penning Movie Based On Her Life
October 20, 2002 – The Sun reports that Madonna is writing a comedy movie based on her life. The Material Girl revealed, “I have started writing my own thing, which I would like to direct. It’s about a girl who’s incredibly famous and all the insanity of her life. She lives in Hollywood and is well known but she’s not well respected. It’s about the absurdity of fame, the absurdity of people having preconceived notions about celebrities. It’s based on a lot of characters and people that I know. I think it’s hysterically funny.”
James Bond And Madonna Needed Reinventing
October 20, 2002 – Airplay Monitor editor Sean Ross tells USA Today that James Bond and Madonna were destined to make beautiful music together for the ‘Die Another Day’ theme song. “The winning combination here is a still-hot artist and a contemporary song,” Ross says. “In recent years, some of the Bond themes came out more as a genre piece than something that was actually supposed to compete on the charts. An artist who reinvents herself regularly was a good choice for a series that needed reinventing.”
Madonna’s ‘Swept Away’ Makes $120/Screen Thursday
October 19, 2002 – Madonna’s new film ‘Swept Away’ was down to a lowly $120 per screen for Thursday, of the 196 screens it was being shown at. The film’s gross so far is around $500,000.
Madonna’s Halloween Outfit
October 19, 2002 – Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Friday, “Everyone is getting ready for Halloween. Only in West Hollywood can you see a man in heels and a dress on his way to get a costume, you see? Madonna is also very excited about Halloween. This year, she’s going as an actress.”
Guy Ritchie’s Tailor Too Hot For Envious Madonna
October 18, 2002 – Ted Casablanca of E! Online reports Madonna recently booted a drop dead gorgeous woman from her pad when she stopped by to give hubby Guy Ritchie measurements for a few new suits. Ted said of the jealous Madonna, “I’m just guessing, but I’ll bet the follow-up fitting was by someone with a tad more testosterone. Perhaps Ms. M. herself?”
Guy Ritchie’s Dad Doubts Madonna Will Have More Kids
October 18, 2002 – WENN reports Guy Ritchie’s father John Ritchie says Madonna’s complications giving birth to son Rocco almost killed her, and doubts the Material Girl will make another attempt at conceiving a child. “I don’t think Madonna and Guy are going to have more children,” he said. “She had a difficult time with Rocco and I personally think it would be unwise for her to try and have more children, as it was such a close thing. I don’t know whether it was her age or whether it was just difficult for her to have more children, but Rocco was born a month early and it was very scary. I would have thought she would have taken that as enough is enough and be thinking she won’t risk it.”