The Sun has photos of George Michael and and his boyfriend Kenny Goss appearing to have a tiff after celebrating the tenth anniversary of gay magazine Attitude at Club Tropicana. Check out the pictures of the couple, along with Will Young and Elton John, here.
After joking he’d like to share a Madonna and Britney Spears style kiss with Justin Timberlake, Sky News reports George Michael will write and help produce a song for the *NSYNC star’s next album. “It’s an honor as George’s track ‘Cowboys And Angels’ is one of my all-time favorites,” Timberlake said.
Contributed by StilettoSadist: In this month’s UK magazine ‘Attitude’ George Michael discusses Madonna. ‘Attitude’ asks George what does he make of Madonna’s current position. In there recent ‘big issue’ he said, “I always believed I would outlast everyone else, with the possible exception of Madonna.” He responded with, “Well, I think people aren’t used to seeing her fu** up three or four times in a row. They’re used to seeing her fu** up once, possibly twice and then do something really good. And she’s made a couple of mistakes in a row so everyone’s jumping all over her. But all she has to do is make another great record. She is perfectly capable of coming back and doing something wicked. I must admit, I do think she’s probably moved so successfully into being a mother and a wife that I don’t think she has the clarity of vision about what’s going to work that maybe she had before. In which case good luck to her. Her family is much more important than keeping MTV happy.”
Madonna Shaping Up For ‘Re-Invention’ Tour
April 22, 2004 – A source tells The Glasgow Daily Record Madonna is going through a grueling fitness regime for this summer’s world tour. “Madonna is a perfectionist and, at 45, she’s not taking any chances,” the source explained. “She does yoga twice a day and running, cycling and weights once a day because she wants to be in peak condition. The queen of pop isn’t ready to hand her crown to Britney or Christina just yet.”
Money Will Roll In For Madonna On World Tour
April 19, 2004 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports Madonna will rake in big bucks on her ‘re-Invention’ tour, with the Material Girl reportedly will receive either $7.5 million or 98.5% of the box office – whichever is greater, for her gig at Slane. Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg denied the deal figures, but conceded: “Will Madonna make lots of money on her tour? Absolutely. And she will earn every penny.” Read more.
Madonna Adds A Modern Twist To ‘Vogue’
April 18, 2004 – The Montreal Gazette reports that for Madonna’s forthcoming ‘re-Invention’ tour, the singer will be updating the lyrics to her hit 1990 single Vogue, those close to her are telling reporters. The original version is a little dated: “Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Dietrich and DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean, On the cover of a magazine. Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean … Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire … Ginger Rogers, dance on air.” The new version reportedly includes these words: “Britney Spears and Minogue, Aguilera and J-Lo, Jessica Simpson, Avril Lavigne, on the cover of a magazine. They have style, they have sass, Missy E kicks some ass!”
The Evening Standard reports George Michael has recorded a song especially for his gay fans. “It’s about time I made a record for the boys really, isn’t it?” he said. “This is definitely a big boystown record. I think there will be people dancing around their handbags to this one. The gay clubs will love this one.” Read more.
The Mirror reports George Michael confessed that he would like to recreate Madonna’s infamous smooch with Britney Spears by swapping saliva with the 23-year-old *NSYNC star. “I’ve already called Justin but unfortunately he hasn’t called back,” he says. The former Wham! singer doesn’t want the kiss to be part of a collaboration though. “I couldn’t bare people saying there’s this old guy clinging on to a young talent. Maybe I’m less worried that my star might fade than Madonna.”
The Enquirer reports George Michael says he’s cut down on his marijuana use, smoking only five or six joints a day instead of 18 during his peak. “It’s the only way I manage to keep myself open to the idea that what I do is good,” he explained.
The Mirror reports George Michael is telling Marie Claire magazine he is regularly unfaithful to long-term boyfriend Kenny Goss. Both he and his lover of eight years sleep with other men with each other’s consent and blessing. “Neither of us practices monogamy,” he said. “Well, if one of you does, it’s really sad, isn’t it? And yes, it works,” Has it hurt their romance? “No jealousy,” he insisted. “After eight years, I can walk out the door and tell him I’m off to get my end away. And there’s not a piece of him that worries. And vice versa.”
George Michael has hit out at Madonna for her Video Music Awards kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera while performing ‘Like A Virgin’. “I have great respect for Madonna but I was a bit horrified about that MTV thing,” he told The Courier-Mail. “It really smacked to me of ‘Oh dear, my album isn’t selling’, so within six weeks of them working that out, you see her on stage with Missy Elliott and Christina Aguilera and Britney. I just thought she didn’t need to do that. I don’t actually think it’s a bad album.”
Madonna Tour Date Scheduled For 2051
March 19, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports Ticketsolutions.com, an entertainment Web site offering seats to Madonna’s upcoming concert, had a date at the Los Angeles Staples Center listed as September 9th, 2051. “If anyone is going to still be standing in 2051, it’s going to be Madonna,” her rep Liz Rosenberg joked. “She’s 45 and in 47 years she’ll be 82. There’s an old Motown song called ‘Doin’ the 81.’ So maybe she’ll be ‘Doin’ the 82′.”
One Of The World’s Biggest Stars On Ryan Seacrest’s Show Tomorrow
March 16, 2004 – Contributed by StilettoSadist: Ryan Seacrest made a big announcement on his show ‘On Air’ today. He said one of the world’s biggest stars will be on the show tomorrow to announce their upcoming world tour. Right after rumors were flying around that it could possibly be Madonna.
Madonna And Guy Attend Kabbalah Costume Party
March 15, 2004 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports Madonna and Guy Ritchie recently attended a Purim party thrown in Los Angeles by Kabbalah. “It was a costume party and she came as a French courtier and he was dressed as a Viking,” an insider revealed. “They’re both totally normal.”
Madonna Fuming Over Tour Secret Leaks
March 14, 2004 – DrownedMadonna.com is reporting that Madonna is fuming over recent leaks that are being revealed concerning her 2004 world tour, but the website obtained some additional information anyways. The website states, “Homosexuality will be playing a pretty big role in this tour and Madonna will participate in some more girl on girl lip action. It is rumored that the ‘Die Another Day’, which was rehearsed with a male dancer will now be a performance between Madonna and another female dancer.”
Madonna Tries For Third Baby
March 14, 2004 – News of the World reports Madonna is seeing specialists at a top fertility clinic in Los Angeles in her desperate bid to have a third baby. The 45-year old singer, who was with a female assistant, spent 45 minutes inside the clinic, which specializes in reproductive problems and in-vitro fertilization.
The Sun reports George Michael’s new album ‘Patience’ has been outselling his closest rival by more than two to one since its UK release on Monday, where fans snapped up a staggering 60,000 copies in the first day of its release. “This is a great return to form by one of the world’s greatest recording artists and sets George up to be an early contender for the year’s biggest-selling album,” remarked HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo. “Patience has clearly been worth the wait. At this rate George is on target to sell well over 250,000 copies by the end of the week, and maybe even 300,000 which would earn him a platinum disc.” Read more.
George Michael tells Radio 1 he was retiring from the music business and intended instead to put all his future songs on the Internet — for free. “I think it’s going to be my last commercial promoted release. I’ve been very well remunerated for my talents over the years so I really don’t need the public’s money,” he said. Now, he added, he would “really like to have something on the Internet with charitable donation optional, where anyone can download my music for free.”