December 21, 2012 |
Madonna is known for speaking her mind, even if it means tongue-lashing her own fans on occasion. So when the Material Girl spotted a few people smoking during a sound check at Chile's National Stadium on Wednesday, she didn't hesitate to voice her displeasure. "There are people smoking here. No smoking!" Madonna schooled her Santiago followers. "If you're going to smoke cigarettes, I'm not going to do my show. " If you love me, don't smoke, Madonna further pleaded. PHOTOS: Madonna's life in pictures But according to a video and an account in Santiago's El Mercurio newspaper , the encounter escalated as the fans continued puffing away.
July 25, 1987
When someone gets more fame and attention than her talent warrants, then it's simple physics, mathematics and economics that the inequity will right itself. For that reason, Madonna's current tour/movie/song ("Who's That Girl") is so aptly named. It won't be long before the answer to the Madonna question will be "Who?" TAMRA TENNEY San Dimas
October 24, 2006 |
Oprah Winfrey was scheduled to tape an interview with Madonna today about the pop singer's planned adoption of a 13-month-old boy from the African country of Malawi. The interview is slated to air Wednesday on Winfrey's talk show, a spokeswoman for Harpo Productions Inc. said Monday. It will be Madonna's first TV interview about the adoption. The child, David Banda, was taken to London last week after Malawi's High Court granted Madonna and Ritchie an interim adoption order.
May 24, 2008 |
Madonna's new film on the impoverished nation of Malawi has wowed another maker of documentaries: Michael Moore. Moore says that Madonna, like himself a Michigan native, will appear for a screening of "I Am Because We Are" during the state's Traverse City Film Festival on Aug. 2. Moore helped establish the festival in 2005. "She's sort of entered my realm," Moore said. "When I saw it, I thought, 'Wow, it's like she's been making these films for years.' "
January 6, 2007 |
Malawi's government is happy with the way pop diva Madonna is looking after a 1-year-old Malawian boy after her plans to adopt the child last year caused a storm of controversy, an official said Friday. Adrina Mchiela, principal secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, said the government is satisfied so far at the way Madonna is looking after David Banda. "We have been monitoring her, and so far we see a loving mother in Madonna and David is very fine....
November 4, 1992
After reading "Some Material Girl" and hearing Madonna defend her new book as "art," I have realized what she forgot to do to make "Sex" critically unassailable. She neglected to secure a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. GREG ROUCH Pasadena
October 17, 2006 |
A chartered plane carrying a 1-year-old boy that Madonna is seeking to adopt left Malawi on Monday. A Malawian immigration official who spoke on condition of anonymity said he understood from those traveling with the boy, David Banda, -- two Britons and two Americans -- that they were headed to England, where Madonna has a home.
October 26, 2006
Re "Madonna's choice," Current, Oct. 22 I have to respond to Karen Stabiner's cruel attack on Madonna for adopting David Banda. At 72 years, the mother of five and the grandmother of 10, I am not in the cohort of Madonna's fans. Yet I protest the meanness of the essay. No matter how a child comes into a family, the child brings joy but also sleepless nights that do not end when infancy passes. It will be Madonna who lies awake at night when David Banda is 18, wondering if he wrecked the car, if he dropped out of school without telling her and a jillion other mother nightmares!
October 26, 1992
I think I'll pass on "Erotica," Madonna's latest video vulgarity (" 'Erotica' Shocker: It's a Repeat," Oct. 5). I made the mistake of watching part of her "Truth or Dare" on video, in spite of my adult son's caution of "Mom, you're not going to like this." However, its greater obscenity was not sex but the hypocrisy of the staff holding hands sweetly before each show as Madonna prayed to God to bless the sinful performance. She may know religion, but she sure doesn't know God.PATTI GARRITY Manhattan Beach
December 16, 2008 |
Madonna has settled her divorce with ex-husband Guy Ritchie by also parting with at least $76 million, the singer's spokeswoman said Monday. Liz Rosenberg said the settlement was in the range of $76 million to $92 million as part of their divorce agreement, a figure she said included the value of the couple's country home, Ashcombe House in western England, which Ritchie will keep. Rosenberg said the couple's west London pub -- the Punchbowl -- would also remain with Ritchie. The couple were reportedly worth some $525 million, the vast majority of which belonged to Madonna.