Pop legend Madonna’s father Silvio Ciccone is proud that his daughter has changed her ways and settled down with a family.
But Ciccone still finds it hard to believe the middle-aged mother-of-two is the same girl that he raised in Michigan.
Ciccone says, “It’s true, she’s a good wife. When I see her with Guy Ritchie, I can’t get it in my head that she’s the same girl I raised. She was hell on wheels when she was younger.
“Now she’s got this marriage and I’m proud that she’s been able to keep it going this long.”
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Madonna is reportedly becoming disillusioned with The Kabbalah Centre, an insider has been reported as saying to the Star newspaper.
The source is quoted as saying that Madonna is upset that they have apparently been marketing off of her.
The source was also quoted as saying that she is also tired of them constantly coming to the well for money, and she was furious they leaked she was to visit to Israel.
The insider said that Madonna and hubby Guy Ritchie have had enough of it feeling leaders have become too intrusive in their lives.
It was reported recently that during rehearsals for a performance Guy Ritchie was so angered with the constant interruptions that he ended up scuffling with one of the Kabbalah rabbis.
source : femalefirst.co.uk
British actor Rupert Everett has leapt to the defence of famous friend Madonna over her conversion to the controversial Kabbalah faith.
Madonna began studying the controversial offshoot of Judaism in 1997 and has managed to encourage her film director husband to embrace the mystical teachings.
Her attempts to convert the spiritually confused Britney Spears seem to have failed, but Madonna’s Next Best Thing co-star and pal Everett can see the positive affect her new found faith has had on the MUSIC superstar.
He says, “It’s made her much, much softer.”
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Madonna decided to give her Los Angeles fans a special treat on her 46th birthday – a treasure trove of her personal items.
The city’s weekly promotion Tigerheat, which marks the Music singer’s August 16 birthday annually, celebrated her big day on Friday last at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
And to give her fans an extra treat, Madonna, who celebrated her birthday in London with husband Guy Ritchie, waded through her closets and gave lucky guests a selection of her personal items.
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Madonna has spent thousands of pounds to buy a rare 12th century book on the Kabbalah religion as a gift for Britney Spears, according to reports.
Britney has kept the Zohar text with her at all times since Madonna sent it to her, according to The Sun.
Both singers are devotees of the Jewish-based religion.
Britney said the Zohar book, which offers philosophy for life as well as astrology and numerology, paints “a bigger picture than even the Bible.”
“It’s just so interesting to me because I’ve never read that stuff before,” she said.
A friend told The Sun: “Madonna has always looked out for Britney.
“When Britney was going through a tough time earlier in the year, Madonna used Kabbalah teachings to help her through.
“Britney was delighted with the book. She has read it thoroughly and seems completely taken with it.”
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True Hurts, recently interviewed by the Vibe magazine, asked if she will collaborate again with Dr. Dre, said: “I will work with Dre again. As a matter of fact I have worked with him since the last project. We worked on a Madonna cut together.”
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Portugal’s state rail operator CP said it would operate a special train to take Madonna fans from northern second city Oporto to Lisbon for the pop superstar’s first-ever concert in the country on September 13.
Return tickets will cost 21 euros (26 dollars), the company said in a statement.
The company does not have plans to operate a similar service on the following day when the top-selling singer will close her “Re-Invention” world tour with a second performance in the Portuguese capital.
Only one Lisbon date was originally planned, but a second was quickly added in response to big public demand for tickets.
The self-proclaimed Material Girl kicked off the European leg of her tour, which began in Los Angeles in May, on Saturday with the first of two concerts in Manchester, northern England.
After Manchester the 45-year-old singer is to perform in her adopted hometown of London, followed by appearances in Dublin, Paris, Arnhem in the Netherlands, and finally Lisbon.
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Pop queen Madonna’s world tour has hit London and her fans were left ecstatic after an electrifying gig at Earls Court.
She kicked off the concert with a crowd-pleasing show at London’s Earls Court Arena.
Wearing black hot pants, a sequinned silver top and knee-high black boots, the material girl mixed classics like Vogue and Into The Groove with more recent tracks such as Frozen.
The mother of two, sporting a new muscular physique, struck a series of impressive gymnastic poses.
She also performed an explosive version of American Life – the title track from her latest album – featuring a troupe of backing dancers dressed head-to-toe in military garb.
The Re-Invention tour has been getting rave reviews since landing in England but with tickets priced between GBP75 and GBP160 the she has a lot to live up to.
source : itv.com