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Madonna Interview : Star Hits

David: Do you go to church?

Madonna: No. I never go to church anymore except to steal crucifixes. That’s a joke. But I get a lot of letters from religious freaks because of my name.

David: How does it feel to have a name like Madonna?

Madonna: It feels like I have to live up to it. I didn’t get made fun of because I went to Catholic schools and I never remember feeling tormented for my name.

David: What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?

Madonna: I don’t like ice cream, but if I made a sundae it would have vanilla, chocolate chip and coffee ice cream with hot fudge topping and whipped cream and nuts. But none of those cherries on top. Those cherries are gross.

David: What happened between you and Simon le Bon and a certain birthday cake backstage at Madison Square Garden?

Madonna: Huh? Was there a birthday cake? There was a lot of food and champagne. I fought over a piece of cake with Simon? That’s an interesting rumor. I never did anything of the sort. I actually got very ill and had to leave right when they were doing their first encore. Champagne on an empty stomach. I went to see them because Nile was going to do an encore, otherwise I didn’t think I would have found myself there.

David: What would you do if you could be invisible for a day?

Madonna: I’d go to my record company and listen to all the people saying what they’re really going to do with my next record.

David: Do you read your horoscope?

Madonna: Yeah, well, no. If I happen to read the New York Post that day, but I don’t seek it or anything. I’m a Leo. I do believe in it, but I don’t really follow it or study it. I think it’s a bona fide science. I think there really is something to say for it.

David: What do you think about Ronald Regan?

Madonna: I don’t think about him very much but I think he’s a pretty good actor. I think he’s a puppet for all the people in cabinet, I think everybody else makes the decisions and he’s the guy that gets up there and hopefully doesn’t get shot at. Nancy? Give me a break.

David: What would you do if you had more time?

Madonna: Relax. Read, watch movies. I wish I had more time to see my family. They’re in California, New York, Brazil, everywhere. I have eight brothers and sisters. Last time I went home was Thanksgiving and I hadn’t been home in two years.

David: Have you ever cried yourself to sleep?

Madonna: Oh, so many nights. What’s the point, there’s so many, they’re horrible. You just cry yourself to sleep or you don’t go to sleep at all, that’s me anyways. I have insomnia terribly when I’m upset or excited by something that’s going to happen the next day.

David: Is New York City scary?

Madonna: No, not at all, I find other places outside of New York scary where people are really backwards and they look like they want to shoot you for looking so different. Like the south, where there are some really ignorant people.

Madonna / Star Hits (December 1984)

David: What’s your favorite place to go dancing?

Madonna: There are not any great night clubs as far as I’m concerned in New York City, and I used to always think the best clubs were in New York. The last good time I had in a club was at the Paradise Garage in New York or the Rhythm Lounge in Los Angeles.

David: Who does your laundry?

Madonna: Me. I take it to this Laundromat down the street and they do it for me.

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