The Sunday Mirror reports Madonna’s last-minute cancellation from tonight’s Golden Globe Awards is because her son Rocco is sick. Madonna has chosen to stay at the two-year-old’s bedside at the family’s home in Beverly Hills. It has not been revealed what is wrong with Rocco, but a source close to the star said: “He seems to be quite sick. All Madonna will say is that she is not attending the Globes because of a family emergency.”
Madonna Love Split Fear
January , 2003 – The Sunday Mail reports Madonna could be preparing to leave Britain after pulling her daughter from the French Lycee, an exclusive London school. The move has fueled rumors that her marriage to Guy Ritchie is in trouble. The singer also pulled out of the Golden Globe Awards at the last minute, citing a “family emergency.” A source at the awards show said, “She sounded worried but she wouldn’t elaborate.”
Electronic Influence Lessened On Madonna’s New Album
January 16, 2003 – The New York Daily News spoke with Madonna’s rep Liz Rosenberg after reports surface in The Mirror that Warner Bros. ordered the Material Girl back into the studio to tone down its “over the top” electronic sound on her new album. “Certainly there is some electronic influence,” Rosenberg said. “But way less so than [the last album] ‘Music.’ Her voice sounds beautiful, very romantic and melodic. She plays guitar on a lot of the cuts.”
Madonna’s People Deny Re-Write Story
January 16, 2003 – Radio 1 reports Madonna’s record label Warner Bros. have strongly denied rumors in The Mirror that she has been ordered to re-record some of her new album. The label said both Madonna and French producer Mirwais flew to LA after Christmas to work on some tracks together – they’ve heard several and are ‘knocked out’.
Atomic Kitten Enlist Madonna Songwriters
January 15, 2003 – The Sun reports Atomic Kitten have enlisted Madonna’s songwriters Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, who penned ‘Like A Virgin’, in a bid to achieve stardom in the U.S. “The girls are keen to break the American market and think Steinberg and Kelly will best help them do it,” a label insider revealed. “It is a powerful ballad.” The songwriters came up with ‘Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt’, which is due out March 31st.
Madonna Desperate To Get Pregnant Again
January 15, 2003 – The Mail reports Madonna has turned to Kabbalah to help her conceive a third child. She has adopted the teachings on sex and procreation and is said to be desperate and determined to get pregnant again with Guy Ritchie.
Madonna Asked To Re-Record Tracks On New Album
January 15, 2003 – The Mirror reports record bosses at Warner Brothers have asked Madonna to re-record a number of tracks on her new album, which is scheduled to be released on April 15th. “Madonna feels like she delivered her best album yet last week but the record label have insisted that the material needs to be changed,” a source said. “They really liked what they heard and it’s another example of Madonna reinventing herself. But the problem is that it’s too avant garde to be a commercial success. She had used far too many electronic synthesizers on her voice and had morphed a lot of her vocals to sound like a robot. There was even a 12-minute long track.”
Madonna May Be Golden Globes No-Show
January 15, 2003 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC reports Madonna, who was billed to be a presenter at the Golden Globes, may be a no-show. “It’s still unconfirmed,” a rep in her label’s office says.