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MADONNA was visibly shocked last night when faced with a large screen tribute from her friends Stella McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow. Dressed in some of the pop queen's more outlandish and memorable outfits - Stella in a Material Girl dress and Gwyneth in a conical bra and basque - the pair hammed it up to pay tribute to her as she was inducted into the first UK Music Hall of Fame in the Hackney Empire. The public has chosen one act to represent each decade since the Fifties as part of a Channel 4 series, which saw Robbie Williams represent the Nineties, Michael Jackson the Eighties, Queen the Seventies, the Rolling Stones the Sixties and Sir Cliff Richard the Fifties. Madonna, along with the likes of Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, U2 and the Beatles, was made an honorary member. "If someone had told me while I was a little girl growing up in mid-west America that one day I'd be married to a Brit, living in England and inducted into the UK Hall of Fame, I would have said: 'Bollocks to that'." (November 12 2004, AM)
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It takes a very talented actor to play a man who is a drag queen/transgender. Did anyone see "Soldier's Girl"? The actor who played Calpernia Addams, Lee Pace, was excellent. Having a WOMAN play Candy is just so banal.
They really should pick a man.

Some stuff about Lee Pace preparing to play the TG Calpernia.
Agreed. What a disservice to Candy. Madonna should NEVER, EVER, EVER act in another movie again. Like, ever! I think she's entertaining for music videos and concerts but that's pretty much it. (exceptions: Desperately Seeking Susan, Truth or Dare, Evita and that bit part in Dick Tracy)

And agreed it would have to be a very special woman to play a transgender (recalling the disaster that was Raquel Welch as Myra Breckenridge -- not again!). In this day and age there's no reason not to cast a talented man or trannie. Sherry Vine anyone?
Sorry, but movies were always her ultimate goal.
(well, at least in 1983 they were). She used to tell me that music was just a stepping stone to Hollywood. She wanted to "be" Jessica Lange but was going to "be" Tina Marie to get there.
("Tina Marie" -Remember this was in 1983)
Sorry, but she wants this bad. (poor thing)
We haven't seen the last Madonna movie by far. I think she would even marry a film director to get in a...
wait a minute.
She did.
I just read it and I'm totally stunned. I know it's a children's book but...

Well, Anyway, here's my review:
If you loved her in "Swept Away" this book is for you.

But in other news, I just found this on
From an article on Area, the post-Studio 54 club on Hudson Street that, in its heydey (1983-1987), was frequented by artist Andy Warhol, singer Boy George, the "brat pack" actors, writer Jay McInerney, and an assortment of artists, musicians, and NYC party people: [DJ Johnny Dynell:] "One summer night the room was really packed, and I noticed a sudden commotion on the floor. I ran down from the DJ booth to see what was happening. This guy had had a heart attack, and was just lying there. My first reaction was to stop the music and turn the lights on. But I realized that people would stop dancing and start crowding around him. So I decided to keep playing music until the doctor got there. But what should I play? It would be the last thing this man would ever hear, assuming he was still listening. ˜Last Dance' by Donna Summer would have been good, but I didn't have it. I hate to say it, but the last record he heard was Madonna's ˜Holiday.' It was just out and very popular, and I knew it would keep people dancing. But if it was the last record I ever heard, I'd be really pissed."
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My kid is way beyond Madonna books... last night in an effort to ignore his bedtime he kept calling me into his room with bogus excuses.. the last and best excuse was "mummy, mummy come here I have a PRESENT for YOU!" . I go in and there he was in his bed in the dark holding a small crumpled empty raisen box. I scold him and tell him enough already its bedtime when he gives me this fake look of shock and says "But Mummy this IS a PRESENT" I say "Luka is an empty box, its garbage!" he says channelling Warhol no doubt, "Mummy! Its an art project!!".
The kids slick ... and he's only 4!
F ester!
Daddy, surely you didn't DJ this and not invite your favorite Madgie? Man, she's looking old.

NEW YORK - JUNE 07: Television personality Matt Lauer and singer Madonna attend a party in celebration of Madonna's latest children's book "Lotsa De Casha" at Bergdorf Goodman June 7, 2005 in New York City. "Lotsa de Casha" is the last of five children's books by Madonna. A portion of the money raised from the evening's book sales will benefit UNICEF. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)


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P-U! What's that smell?

Madonna: The Fragrance

Madge on the verge of signing with Coty

NEW YORK: Tuesday, June 14, 2005

She may drink only Kabbalah water, but when it comes to her scent, Madonna seems to prefer the smell of herself, thank you very much. The Daily has learned that the Material Girl is close to signing a fragrance deal of her own, rumored to be with fragrance giant Coty Inc. The deal, according to a beauty executive familiar with the specifics terms, has Madonna being paid a cool $15 million to have her scent bottled. Both print and television spots, which will be filmed in her hometown of London, are included. Coty is a natural partner for Madonna; in the last few years, it has manufactured successful fragrances for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and it has also signed on other celebrity powerhouses like David and Victoria Beckham, Shania Twain, and Sarah Jessica Parker. And just shy of a month ago, Coty flexed its muscle further by buying Unilver's global prestige fragrance business for $800 million. The fragrance is still in the developmental phase, and the details have yet to be finalized. But don't be surprised if it features a thin, red string tied around the cap.

Madonna is a worldwide pop icon, once notorious for her desire to shock.

But as she nears 50, she has become a puritanical parent who is a disciplinarian with her children, nine-year-old Lola and Rocco, four.

Madonna, married to film director Guy Ritchie, says she has banned television and punishes her daughter's messiness by confiscating her clothes.

"I'm a disciplinarian. Guy's the spoiler," she says in an interview with Harpers & Queen magazine.

"When Daddy gets home, they're going to get chocolate. I'm more practical; I worry about their teeth and make sure they're getting their schoolwork done. I'm very schedlotuled, I make lists."

The woman who made her name as a mass media idol, continues: "My kids don't watch TV. We have televisions but they're not hooked up to anything but movies.

"TV is trash. I was raised without it. We don't have magazines or newspapers in the house either."

Ritchie, who directed Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, treats the children to pizza and bike rides. "Guy is into doing wild stuff outside, taking them out on bikes," she says.

"He's good cop, I'm bad cop. The kids watch movies every Sunday, so if they're naughty, they get their movie taken away. If they're a little naughty, then no stories before bed."

But 47- year- old Madonna is strictest of all about Lourdes's clothes.

"My daughter has a problem picking things up in her room, so if you leave your clothes on the floor, they're gone when you come home," she explains.

Bad behaviour is repaid by chores. "Lola has to earn all her clothes back by being tidy, making her bed, hanging up her clothes," she says.

As for the family diet: "It's whole grains, eating things by season, staying away from food that's been bioengineered in some way.

"[Our cook] prepares food like sushi or salmon. And vegetables. We don't eat any dairy here."

The singer also reveals how her social life is virtually non-existent. The daily routine means getting up at 7.30am, seeing the children off to school, a morning in the office, lunchtime exercising, then more work in the afternoon. Dinner is at 9.30pm, after Ritchie comes home.

"We eat late, we go to bed late, I get up early," she says. "I don't see a of my girlfriends. When you have a husband, two kids and a job, you don't go out that much." Madonna, who has a new single, Hung Up, out on 14 November, also talks about her love for London.

"I never thought I'd settle," she says. "I quite disliked the place for a while. When I was just starting out, the press was terrible to me. Then I met my husband. I realised that, if I didn't live here, I wouldn't get to see him very much. I feel freer here."

"¢ The full interview appears in the November issue of Harpers & Queen, on sale now.

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