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Madonna News - June 2016

Madonna and Guy Ritchie put custody battle aside

The film director was spotted at his London home loading a blinged-up gold Mercedes minibus for a family getaway

After months of wrangling with ex-wife Madonna over son Rocco, Guy Ritchie smiles as he enjoys the perfect Father’s Day gift, a weekend with his kids.

The film director was spotted at his London home loading a blinged-up gold Mercedes minibus for a family getaway.

Rocco, 15, helped him with the cases as adopted son David Banda, 10, larked around with Guy ’s three youngsters with second wife, model Jacqui Ainsley – Rafael, four, Rivka, three, and Levi, two.

His stepdaughter Lourdes, 19, ­Madonna’s daughter with actor Carlos Leon, also flew out from LA.

The get-together marks the end of a bitter chapter for the family which has seen the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director and Madge clash over custody of Rocco, who looked thrilled to be alongside his extended clan.

Daily Mirror

Bobby Brown on meeting Madonna

…as for Madonna, 57, Brown said their sexual encounter was “kind of weird, but you know, memorable.”

“We met through mutual friends,” Brown told Us. “One of her dancers was dating a friend of mine and I guess she told my friend that Madonna wanted to meet me. We ended up going down to the studio and the next thing I know, there was some strange things happening to me.”

Asked to elaborate, the singer said with a laugh, “Madonna is really forceful. When she wants something, she’ll take it.”

US Magazine

Shirley Manson on Madonna, sexism

Madonna is one fifty-something musician who’s been very vocal about discrimination against ageing divas, but when asked about Madonna’s outspokenness on the matter, Manson says, “When I look at Madonna, I think Madonna should not give a f— what anybody has to say about her age. She should explore who she is now. It would be infinitely more interesting [than her] being concerned with whether we find her sexy or not. She’s got so much more to offer than that. She should be like, ‘Kiss my ass. I’m Madonna. I may be old, but I will always have my legacy behind me and you motherf—ers won’t!’ I don’t know why she cares so much.”

Manson does acknowledge that being known as a sex symbol is “a hard thing to give up on” – not just for Madonna and other music stars, but “for every woman. It’s not easy to let go of that. But you have to have the confidence to make that jump and understand that you have so much more to offer as a woman than your beauty and your youth. That’s why I always encourage women to have a second act. It’s great being beautiful and sexy, but have something else in your pocket. Age comes to us all; we can’t escape it, no matter how much Botox we put in our faces or what beautiful clothes we wear… And let’s make no mistake: When a woman [who’s had work done] walks in the room, no one thinks, ‘Oh wow, here comes a 20-year-old!’”

Shirley Manson talks about Madonna

Yahoo Music