Us Weekly’s new cover story focuses on Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s divorce, and the publication hears from a Ritchie source that the film director and the singer peppered each other with verbal abuse. “She would taunt Guy, saying, ‘I should have married someone like me: strong, hot-blooded, intelligent, ambitious, spiritual,'” the insider said. “Their fights would often get heated. A few times Madonna slapped him or poked him.” Guy responded by calling her “old, fat, ugly and wrinkled”, adding that the Madge “was stupid and couldn’t sing.” The full story at usmagazine.com has since been removed.
Have Madonna And Guy Ritchie Already Reached A Divorce Settlement?
October 21, 2008 – ‘Showbiz Tonight’ co-host Brooke Anderson spoke with Judge Alex Ferrer of TV’s ‘Judge Alex’ and with Jeanine Pirro of TV’s ‘Judge Jeanine Pirro’ about a reported divorce settlement between Madonna and Guy Ritchie.
Pirro didn’t buy the news of an agreement. “There is no way with money as large as this that the parties made an arrangement, an agreement in six or seven days,” she said. “The bottom line is they’ve apparently been working on this, although interestingly enough, Brooke, Madonna’s spokeswoman has said that they had not really reached an agreement.”
But Ferrer said he wouldn’t be shocked about if they put this to bed so quickly. “I’ll tell you this – every divorce doesn’t have to be dragged through the mud,” he said. “I mean, it’s a little unusual for Hollywood standards. But look at Reese Witherspoon. Even though there were some interesting allegations there for the media, they were able to keep their divorce, for the most part, out of the public eye. And I think that’s what they`re trying to do here. I think like Jeanine said, they’ve been working on it for a while. But the only thing that I think is going to hold this up is getting the judge’s approval. I think they’ve obviously indicated their interest in keeping this out of the public eye and that’s probably the way to go.”
Video of the segment, aired Monday (October 20), has since been removed at Turner.com.
Madonna Gets Receives Support From Gwyneth Paltrow During Her Divorce
October 21, 2008 – As more rumors swirl on the divorce between Madonna and Guy Ritchie, the pop star’s friend Gwyneth Paltrow is offering the singer support. NBC’s Dawna Friesen reported from London for the ‘Today’ show, talking with showbiz columnist Ashley Pearson about the situation. “Everyone’s looking to lead the story,” Pearson said. “And if it means kind of making up something or pushing something a little bit they certainly are willing to do that.”
Adam Helliker of the Sunday Express said rumors that Guy is after the Material Girl’s $500 million fortune are likely not true. “I don’t think it’s about money,” Helliker said. “I think it’s giving him the chance because he’s just turned 40 to start again, and to actually calm down. I don’t think he can have a calm life when his wife is around.” Watch the segment, aired Tuesday (October 21), below.