Madonna admits to Living Abroad Magazine that there is a downside to fame. “Fame can be very disruptive,” she said. “It can be like a drug. It gives you the feeling that you’re happy, it gives you the feeling of self-importance, it gives you the feeling of fulfillment… but it can distract you from what is really important. A lot of people think that being a star is about getting your picture taken all the time, having everyone worship and adore you, getting the best table at the best restaurants and never having to wait in line. Studs galore always knocking at your door, being rich, rich, rich, having it all… and you know what? They’re absolutely right! [But] it’s hard for [people] to think of me as a person made of flesh and blood, with feelings and fears and joys and frustrations like anyone else. The public has a hard time thinking of any celebrity as human. We become larger than life, and are no longer attributed with human characteristics.”
Madonna’s Surprise Saturday Gig
April 25, 2003 – The New York Post says rumor has it that Madonna will perform a surprise concert at Paul Rauhofer’s birthday party tomorrow night at the Roxy, where he’s the house deejay. Rauhofer remixed the Material Girl’s latest single ‘American Life’.
Madonna’s Scary Sitcom Appearance
April 24, 2003 – Madonna admitted to Radio 1 that the recording of her appearance on ‘Will & Grace’ was a bit scary. “I wasn’t nervous about the live audience, I think I got that covered,” she said. “But what I was nervous about was, we’d rehearse, we’d rehearse, we’d rehearse and I finally had everything memorized. Then they’d come out with these really long things and I’d just think, ‘I’m never gonna remember that.'”