Simon Cowell has denied that Madonna snubbed the chance to perform on The X Factor final.
Speaking to Digital Spy and others at The Sun’s Military Awards, Cowell denied the rumours, saying: “I don’t actually call her every week saying ‘Do you want to come on the show?’
“I just said if she wanted to, we’d love to have her on. But there’s no snub. I just don’t think she’s promoting at the moment.”
“I loved working with Madonna. The tracks have come out great and crazy-sounding. She is one of those few artists who started the trend of reinventing themselves before anybody else. She kind of began that trend of actually coming back with a refreshingly new look, music style and fresh tunes; winning it and hitting the top of the charts. She was ready to experiment while collaborating with me and was very open-minded to my ideas.”
“If my titties looked like that, I’d be nude right now,” co-host Rosie O’Donnell said on Tuesday’s show.
O’Donnell also admitted to seeing the envy-inducing boobs in the flesh, saying: “I’ve seen them, but not in real life. Actually I have but not in that way. We’re friends, get over it. The thing is, she’s beautiful and proud of her body and always has been.”
Nicolle Wallace also confessed a desire to disrobe like Madonna, but only if her body was as in shape as the pop star.
“If I looked like that, I would be naked all the time,” Wallace said.
Whoopi Goldberg, the oldest member at “The View” table, perhaps isn’t quite ready for her nude close up.
“Well, I’m just gonna pick one up and see what it looks like because it’s been so long since I’ve seen it,” Goldberg said, while pretending to pick up one of her breasts off the floor.
Madonna has never been one to shy away from making a statement, so it’s hardly surprising the Queen of Pop opted to pose topless for a new photoshoot.
However, fellow songstress Annie Lennox has questioned the 56-year-old star’s motivation for doing the risqué shoot in Interview magazine.
Although Annie, 59, has no issue with women wanting to show off their bodies, she isn’t sure about the message Madonna is trying to make other than to shock.
Speaking on Loose Women on Tuesday, she said: ‘I did get things off occasionally but not to that extent. I don’t think it’s down to me (to judge Madonna)…
‘I think already the verdict is probably out, would you not agree on that one? I think the question is, “What is Madonna telling us? Anybody know?”’
Panelist Janet Street Porter interjected, by saying: ‘I think it’s attention seeking.’
To which Annie agreed: ‘I think it is.’
Madonna is flying in the face of what the naked woman ‘should’ look like. She’s controlling her own image, just as she’s always done. Her attitude? Just because she’s in her fifties, why should she hide away?
The sugary pink cardigan that exposes her breasts in the Interview picture, says it all. ‘I’m not ready to button-up like a little old lady. Thanks all the same’.
We all should applaud her (preferably while wearing cut-off PVC gloves) for it.
Full article at Telegraph
He’s used to getting what he wants, but Simon Cowell admits Madonna rejected his invitation to perform on this year’s X Factor final.
The music mogul is desperate to get the 56-year-old queen of pop to sing on stage with a finalist.
‘Is there any artist I want on the show I haven’t had before? Madonna,’ he told Metro from his X Factor dressing room on Sunday night.
‘Will she be on the final? I don’t think so. But always next year. We always send an invite out.’ Cowell said he aimed to get a guest performer that ‘you don’t normally see on many other shows’ – such as Prince.
Jeremy Scott talks about his new book and Madonna for New York Magazine:
In the acknowledgments of this book, you thank Madonna for teaching you about being a Leo. What did she teach you?
She very astutely pointed out, when she realized that I was a Leo as she is, that we have a hard time asking for people’s help. Even in the most small way, it’s very difficult. She helped me get better about it, because I didn’t realize how bad I was about asking for people to help in any kind of way, because I guess we’re fiercely independent and feel like we have to do things on our own or whatever. But I’ve been better about realizing that it’s fine, I’m human, I can ask for people’s help, and it’s not a bad thing. So she definitely helped, and I’ll remember it all the time. There will be things where I’ll be all clammed up inside, and it’s like, It’s okay, you can ask.
Yeah, remember what Madonna taught you.