Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Friday night, “Madonna has called for U.S. troops to pull out of Iraq. That shows you times have changed. Remember the old days when people used to call for U.S. troops to pull out of Madonna?”
Madonna Promotes ‘The Adventures of Abdi’
November 14, 2004 – Reuters reports Madonna, promoting her fourth children’s book ‘The Adventures of Abdi’ made a rare public appearance as she read to school children and signed copies at a London department store on Thursday (November 11).
Madonna Launches Latest Children’s Book In London
November 13, 2004 – Madonna launched her latest illustrated children’s book ‘The Adventures Of Abdi’ at Selfridges on Thursday (November 11) in London, England. The book is the fourth in the series of five books based on the moral teachings of Kaballah and aims to “touch children of all backgrounds everywhere in the world'”. The fifth and final publication ‘Lotsa Decasha’ arrives June 2, 2005. Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Madonna Gets Mushy Over Award
November 13, 2004 – The Mirror reports that Madonna showed her emotional side at the first ever UK Music Hall of Fame awards on Thursday night, where she was named one of the founding members, alongside legends Bob Marley, The Beatles, U2 and Elvis Presley. Madonna stated, “If anybody had told me when I was a little girl growing up in the Mid-West that I would be married to a Brit, be living in England and be inducted into the Music Hall of Fame I would have said ‘bollocks to that!” She singer added, “I have to thank Tracey Emin who truly is la grande fica (a colourful Italian insult), Jo Whiley, Stella McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow, who are truly formidable women. In spite of the title of this ceremony, I think this award is more to do with my accomplishments than my fame. Just because I am famous, doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to say.”
‘Jewish’ Madonna Goes Forward
November 12, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports The Forward has decided to make Madonna its 51st name on the “Forward 50,” the paper’s annual survey of the 50 most powerful and influential Jewish Americans. Madonna’s long-time publicist, Liz Rosenberg, repeatedly advised the Jewish weekly of the fact that “Madonna is not Jewish” and “it wouldn’t be appropriate to include her on such a list.”
Madonna On Iraq And U.S. Election
November 11, 2004 – In an exclusive interview with Pat O’Brien of ‘The Insider’, Madonna expanded on her comments regarding the war in Iraq and last week’s U.S. presidential election. “My point of view is that this war is not founded in anything truthful,” she said. “(But) we’re in it so deep. How do we pull out now? How do we go backwards and right the wrongs? And, you know – I think it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. I voted for Kerry, and I think everybody assumed that. And I’m sad that he lost, but I’m not paralyzed by it. In a way, it’s a blessing in disguise. We need to come together, to unite. It’s a call to action.” Read more.
Rumsfeld Responds To Madonna’s Troop Suggestion
November 11, 2004 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Madonna said today that we should pull all of our troops out of Iraq. Donald Rumsfeld said, ‘No, I think we better wait and hear what Britney Spears has to say about it first’.”