Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday, “In a recent interview, Madonna’s husband, Guy Ritchie — I just call him madonna’s husband. But he says that they haven’t watched TV for three years ’cause they didn’t want to hear anything negative about themselves. That’s right. Yeah, after hearing this, Michael Bolton said he hasn’t had electricity since 1971.”
Madonna Prefers Shoes To Sex
January 14, 2003 – Madonna tells the Observer that she is crazy for Manolo Blahnik’s trademark high-heeled shoes – preferring them to sex because they last longer.
Madonna Eyes Sin City
January 13, 2003 – Marc S. Malkin of New York magazine reports that Madonna is seeing the success of the Los Angeles Pussycat Dolls burlesquelike revue and the big money deal Celine Dion nabbed in Las Vegas as an opportunity to create her own Vegas act based on her infamous 1993 world tour, ‘The Girlie Show’. Madonna doesn’t plan to be in the show herself though, but instead work behind-the-scenes. Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin commented, “I’m flattered because it’s Madonna, but I also don’t want anyone copying me.” Read more.
Madonna And Guy Don’t Watch TV
January 10, 2003 – The Express reports Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie never watch TV because they don’t want to read or see anything bad about themselves. Ritchie says, “We haven’t watched TV in about three years now. Someone told me about this show that’s called ‘Survivor’ and I didn’t even know what it was.”
Madonna’s Hubby Gets Religion Bug
January 8, 2003 – The Mirror reports that though Guy Ritchie originally thought Madonna’s fascination with the Kabbalah religion was a joke, he now has become obsessed with it himself. “Madge is surprised to say the least,” says a source. “She likes to be the one calling the shots. His obsession has really put her nose out of joint.” It was a big transformation for Ritchie, who “wasn’t remotely interested in the religion to begin with,” the source insists. “He used to make a big joke out of it all. As soon as he saw the water being brought in, he’d make his excuses and pop off for a burger.”
Madonna To Release New Album In April
January 6, 2003 – The Mirror reports Madonna will be releasing her new album in April. She hasn’t decided on a title yet, but told Larry King that she’s considering giving it a Hebrew name such as ‘Ein Sof’ (meaning Endlessness). The say one of the tracks is a whopping 12 minutes long. She’ll be doing a photo shoot for the disc this week with photographer Craig McDean. A source said, “She is also planning a special tour for her fans.”
‘Swept Away’ Makes Dean Richards’ Worst Of List
January 6, 2003 – 2002 offered plenty of fine films, but there were also a bunch that left you wanting your money back. WGN movie critic Dean Richards showcases his worst picks of of the year, in which Madonna comes in at #2 with the film directed by her husband Guy Ritchie, ‘Swept Away’. She was topped only by Dana Carvey in ‘Master of Disguise’.