Given her famously fearless nature, the only surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner. A few months after being thrown from her horse and needing hospital treatment, Madonna has determinedly got back in the saddle to ride unaided for the first time.
The singer arrived at a ranch in the Simi Valley near her Los Angeles home looking pale and a little fragile after partying until 5am following the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood.
After tentatively getting on the animal, she trotted around the yard for a few moments led by a trainer, pulling on the reins and leaning back in the saddle. She then leant forward and praised the horse.
Gaining confidence, she broke into a canter and later joined three other riders on the open road. ‘She started out looking really, really nervous,’ said an onlooker. ‘But the longer she was on the horse, the more confident she became.’
In the riding accident last August, Madonna suffered three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a fractured hand. It happened at her country home Ashcombe House in Wiltshire, where she had been celebrating her 47th birthday with her husband Guy and children Rocco and Lourdes.
Since then, she has been on a horse only once but that was a publicity stunt for a U.S. chat show and it is believed the animal was led by a trainer.
source : dailymail
Pop star Madonna has accused American citizens of being afraid of electing a female as president of the United States.
The singer believes while other countries embrace female leadership, Americans are frightened by the concept.
She explains: “In Europe and Asia and elsewhere, women have ruled over millions; it’s not an abstract or frightening or out-of-the-box concept.
“But in America, men are still afraid of women. And women, I don’t think, trust women. I find that amazing.”
The star, who famously portrayed Argentine political icon Eva Peron, would support senator Hilary Clinton if she chose to run for president.
She adds: “She should go for it, definitely. I don’t think maybe now is her time, or the Democrats’ time, but she should certainly go for it.
“You’ve got to start somewhere in terms of women leading the US.”
source : ap
Madonna showed she is still top of the riding crops – even if her single Sorry has been knocked off the top spot.
The chart-topping singer has got back in the saddle again following a hernia operation last month in the United States.
Madonna, 47, had broken her collarbone, ribs and hand after falling from a horse at her Wiltshire estate in August. At the time, she feared the accident would derail the launch of her current album Confessions On A Dance Floor.
But the queen of pop says she is “strong again” after her fall.
And she showed it yesterday as she took the reins at a ranch in the Simi Valley, California.
source : dailyrecord
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Madonna continues to prove herself as the queen of pop as she crashes straight in at number one in the European singles chart with Sorry, while her disc Confessions On A Dance Floor remains at number two in the continent’s albums chart.
At number two in the European singles chart is Chris Brown Feat Juelz Santana with Run It, while Bob Sinclair Feat Gary Pine are at number three with Love Generation.
Notorious Big Feat P Diddy drop three places to number four with Nasty Girl, while Eros Ramazzotti/anastacia are at number five with I Belong To You.
In the European albums chart, British pop star James Blunt’s Back To Bedlam sits at number one for a seventh consecutive week, keeping Madonna at bay.
At number three are Arctic Monkeys with Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.
Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams is at number four, while Katie Melua is at number five with Piece By Piece.
source : teenmusic
When it came to the unofficial awards for the most eyecatching Oscar party guests yesterday, the result was a dead heat between Madonna and Mick Jagger.
Fellow guests could not keep their eyes off the Material Girl and the Rolling Stone when they arrived at a post-awards bash.
In 47-year-old Madonna’s case, the main reason was her dramatic pink gown, revealing acres of cleavage which seemed likely to break free at any moment.
But vying for the limelight were her arms, heavily muscled following a punishing regime of exercise in the gym.
Madonna drew the biggest cheer of the night from the crowd waiting outside Morton’s restaurant in West Hollywood, where the Vanity Fair Oscars party is held.
Her British husband Guy Ritchie joined her soon afterwards, putting on a united front following recent rumours that their marriage is on the rocks.
As for 62-year-old Jagger, he relied on the dramatic effect of his 6ft 4in girlfriend L’Wren Scott, towering over him in a shimmering scarlet off-the-shoulder gown.
Miss Scott, 38, did her level best to minimise the height difference of at least six inches between the two. She stooped and wrapped her arm tightly around the wrinkly rocker, appearing to be trying to pull him up to her level. But it was a losing battle.
Despite the age and height difference, the couple have been together for four years.
Friends have been so impressed by Jagger’s fidelity that they have nicknamed her the Loin Tamer.
source : dailymail
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