Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie have put on a show of togetherness and stepped out in public – to prove their marriage isn’t falling apart.
The Queen Of Pop booked a table at a posh Mayfair restaurant on Thursday amid claims their relationship has reached breaking point.
Madge, wrapped in a warm tweed coat, smiled as she and the Lock Stock director turned up at pal Marco Pierre White’s eaterie Luciano for a slap-up meal.
The singer had been left fuming after it was claimed she was enjoying a “special working relationship”? with her musical collaborator Stuart Price.
Stuart, musical director on her Re-Invention tour, co-wrote much of her current album, Confessions On A Dancefloor.
Reports suggested his friendship with Madonna was driving her and Brit flick filmmaker Guy apart.
But last night a spokesman for the Hung Up star insisted “She and Guy had a big laugh over the recent reporting of the special friendship with her songwriting/producing partner, dance music genius Stuart Price.”?
And she added the persistent rumours of trouble in the Ritchie marriage are “so not true.”?
There’s no doubt that Madonna is working overtime in the run-up to her world tour which will kick off in the US in early summer.
She has also been spending up to 15 hours a day rehearsing for her duet with the Gorillaz at next week’s Grammys.
So while Guy has been kicking around the house being bored, Mrs Ritchie has been prancing about in her pink leotards rehearsing dance moves.
A source told me: “Madonna and Guy’s marriage has always been extremely fiery but they make no secret of that. She was attracted to Guy because he is his own man and he stands up to her.
“She is a strong, bossy person, too, and she likes to have things her own way. Often it’s fireworks between them.
“It is fair to say their relationship has been under huge strain because of Madonna’s excessive workload recently.
“She has thrown herself 100 per cent into promoting her album and has little time left to spend with Guy.
“But he’ll get over it. He is going to the Grammys with her next week and he will be at her side at the Brit Awards the following week.”?
Perhaps it might be a good idea to say “Sorry”? to Guy now, Madge even if you don’t mean it!
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MTV News presents “All Up in the Grammys,” the official pre-show of the Grammy Awards, which takes over the red carpet — and the Internet — to give viewers an all-access pass to this star- studded event celebrating music. The MTV News team will be at the Staples Center to capture the big arrivals and outfits of the hottest music stars as they get ready to celebrate one of the biggest nights in music.
Hosted by MTV News’ Sway Calloway, John Norris and SuChin Pak, the hour- long “MTV News: All Up in the Grammys” will also feature an exclusive sneak peek into Madonna’s new video for “Sorry,” as well as the worldwide premiere of Kanye West’s video for “Touch the Sky.” “MTV News: All Up in the Grammys” will air live on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT).
source : yahoonews
Pop superstar Madonna has furiously denied reports her close relationship with producer Stuart Price is threatening her marriage to Guy Ritchie.
British newspaper The Daily Mirror, today claimed the Hung Up singer spends all her available time with the 28-year-old musician – despite work on their project album Confessions On A Dancefloor having long finished.
A source tells the tabloid, “It’s no secret that Madonna and Stuart have developed a special working relationship. They enjoy each other’s company and respect each other. She confides in him and regards him as one of the most important people in her life.”
But the 47-year-old singer’s publicist Liz Rosenberg insists Madonna has only sisterly feelings towards her young colleague.
She says, “There’s no strain in Madonna’s marriage. Her relationship with Guy is good. They are happy.
source : femalefirst
Showbiz Exclusive – She spends hours working with producer Stuart, 28.
Madonna giggles as she leaves the flat of her handsome pop producer – sparking fresh fears about her marriage.
The pop queen, 47, regularly spends hours with Stuart Price, 28 – as friends fear their “special working relationship” is driving her and husband Guy Ritchie apart.
Madonna, left, has even compared working with the studio mastermind to falling for a new lover. A source close to movie director Guy, 37, admitted last night: “It’s as if work is the only thing that interests her. Guy’s spending a lot of time at home alone.”
source : daily mirror
Hung Up was #2 on TRL today (49th Day on the list). Monday will be the last day for this video on Total Request Live. Madonna’s “Hung Up” and Mariah’s “Don’t Forget About Us” will be retired on the same day, so keep voting for Madonna at MTV.com or by phone 1-800-DIAL-MTV [1-800-342-5688].
A limited edition double pink vinyl of Madonna’s Confessions On A Dance Floor album will be released in the UK on March 6. This edition will feature all of the unmixed versions of the album’s songs. This will also be the first coloured vinyl record officially released by Warner Bros since the ‘Don’t Tell Me’ blue one, back in 2000.
source : madonna.com
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Thursday, February 9 – Show # 3-103
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