Sain magazine of Australia did a Q&A with Michelle Branch, and asked the singer about her Maverick Records boss Madonna. “I’ve met Madonna a few times and, to be honest, I just could not get over the fact that she was so normal,” Branch said. “I was like wow, you’re Madonna and you’re just like sitting there breathing like everyone else! She was just so normal and sincere and she’s like, ‘Dude, you made a great record. I love your record.’ And she’s really supportive and she’s really cool. And Alanis was just like, ‘Great to see there are more chicks out there rocking!'”
Madonna, Celine & Camilla Parker-Bowles: Relatives
July 17, 2003 – What do pop queen Madonna, Canadian singer Celine Dion, and the Prince Of Wales’ mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles have in common? American genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner claims that they are all related.
Call Madonna ‘Esther’
July 17, 2003 – The New York Post reports pals of Madonna’s tell them that the Kabbalah practicing singer has instructed her close pals to use her “Jewish” name “Esther” when addressing her. “She is really into it,” one friend revealed. A rep for the singer laughed saying, “Oh, God! No, that’s not true.”
Star Treatment # 10 To Feature Madonna, Britney & J.Lo
July 14, 2003 – Contributed by ballersfantasy:
The Biography Channel will air a special called Star Central: The Star Treatment # 10 on Saturday, July 19, at 6:30 pm ET talking about the inside track of celebrities. On this show Craig “Fin” Finley, a road manager, reveals whats its like traveling with the Barenaked Ladies. Celebrity photographer Roxanne Lowit describes photo shoots with Jack Nicholson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Dolly Parton. Yoga instructor Baron Baptiste talks about stretching out Helen Hunt, Madonna, and Elizabeth Shue. Also, Karina will show how she works with stars like Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez when she custom designs eyeglasses.
Madonna Slashes Price Of UK Single
July 13, 2003 – In a desperate bid to get to the top spot on the British singles charts, Madonna’s ‘Hollywood’ CD is selling at just £1.99. Other new releases such as Eminem’s ‘Business’ and Beyonce Knowles’ ‘Crazy In Love’ sell for £3.99 and in some cases £4.99. Despite the lower price, ‘Hollywood’ has managed to sell just 16,000 copies, less than Beyonce’s chart topping 27,500 units. “This is an embarrassment for Madonna,” a music industry insider said. “She is supposed to be the queen of pop and she can’t even get to No 1 with what is supposed to be the strongest song on her album. It’s highly unusual for someone as high-profile as her to be selling her single for such a low price. It smacks of desperation. The discount trick hasn’t worked. It does make you wonder if people are losing interest in Madonna’s music.”