Sharon Osbourne tells British GQ that Madonna is one of three “nightmare” dinner guests on her list, joining Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. “I would like to punch her,” Ozzy’s wife revealed. “She is so full of sh**. She’s into Kabbalah one minute, she’s a Catholic the next. She’ll be a Hindu soon, no doubt.” Responding to the remark, the Material Girl’s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg tells Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com that she has “no idea why Sharon Osbourne finds Madonna loathsome because she has found a form of spirituality which she has studied seriously for ten years and that gives her serenity in her life.” Read more.
Madonna Can’t Do Superficial
October 30, 2005 – Dig beneath the buoyant beats and neo-disco arrangements of Madonna’s new album, and Elysa Gardner of USA Today says you’ll find wistful undercurrents in both the music and lyrics. “That’s why I called it ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’,” Madonna explained. “Most people equate dance music with being fluffy and superficial; it’s just about having fun. That’s fine, but I can’t write 12 songs about nothing. My feelings or point of view inevitably sneaks in.”
Madonna Explains Poor Sales Of ‘American Life’
October 30, 2005 – Asked why her last CD, ‘American Life’, became the first disappointing seller of her career, Madonna tells The New York Daily News it was “because I was critiquing America. We had just gone to war in Iraq, and I was criticizing George Bush’s decision. People were saying, ‘You’re not supporting the troops. ‘You don’t care.’ “Which is bullsh**. I care a lot. That’s why I didn’t want it to happen. I said the wrong thing at the wrong time.”