Peoplenews.com reports the stepmother-in-law to Madonna has revealed details of her first meeting with Madge and Guy Ritchie. Shireen Ritchie explained, “Guy rang to ask if he could come over for a bite to eat with a friend. So I nipped out to the supermarket and got a couple of packets of fishcakes and peas.” Not knowing who was being brought over, Shireen was stunned to see it was the queen of pop. “I was rather embarrassed and said something like, ‘Tell me dear, how did you get into the music business?'”
Madonna Buys In Bulk
March 4, 2002 – According to a message board poster at Popbitch.com, Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie have been loading up on both food and clothes for the singer at local shops in England. A shop worker loaded up five shopping carts full of food at Marylebone Waitrose while Madonna was later spotted at Supermarket Sweep in Selfridges buying an estimated GBP40,000 in clothes: “grabbing ten items at a time off the shelves in just about every designer concession.”
Madonna Is ‘Up For Grabs’ In London
February 28, 2002 – BBC reports Madonna will make a return to the stage for the first time in 13 years for her role in the West End show ‘Up For Grabs’ which will kick off in May at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. A spokeswoman for the production confirmed, “It’s true. I can confirm that Madonna will be appearing in ‘Up for Grabs’ from May.” Read more.
Anti-Hunt Protesters Send Madonna Fox Killing Tapes
February 27, 2002 – Anti-hunt protesters have been flooding Madonna with graphic videos of foxes being killed, in an effort to stop her allowing her and husband Guy Ritchie’s land to be used for hunts. Neil Buckoke, organizer of the Dorset Anti-Blood Sport and Animal Action Group explained the move: “They will have no excuse. They will know the truth. So if they don’t stop the hunt, they can’t say they don’t know.”