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.
February 11, 2006 |
Madonna's performance was struck from Malaysia's television broadcast of the Grammy Awards because her skimpy outfit and steamy dance moves were too risque for audiences in this Muslim-majority nation, a network official said Friday. The Grammys aired Thursday night on Malaysia's 8TV station, 12 hours after the show took place in the United States, but Malaysian fans were surprised when the show kicked off without the much-hyped opening act, Madonna and the cartoon-fronted rock group Gorillaz.
July 15, 2003 |
Looks like the Material Girl is falling into the Gap. Madonna will appear in the mega-retailer's fall ads. The newspaper, magazine and TV campaign is scheduled to run for eight weeks, beginning at the end of this month. Madonna and Gap Inc. are also in discussions about promoting Madonna's new children's book, according to Gap spokeswoman Rebecca Weill. This book will be markedly different from her earlier literary effort, the controversial 1992 photo tome, "Sex."
August 17, 2005 |
Madonna's 47th-birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident at her country home outside London, her publicist said Tuesday. The superstar was hospitalized with three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand, according to Liz Rosenberg, her spokeswoman based in New York.
September 6, 1987
That's it! I've had it with Madonna! I'm going to say what I've been dying to say for a long time now. Madonna has harsh bone features, crooked teeth, a big nose and bushy eyebrows. She is also missing the one ingredient that makes a glamour girl or actress or whatever, and that is class. Madonna, along with her petulant husband, Sean Penn, seems to take pleasure in arguing with photographers. I don't seem to recall Marilyn or Jean or Carole fighting with photographers, do you?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1986
Bravo to Ellen Goodman for her article (Editorial Pages, Sept. 23), "No Sermon, Madonna, If You Cut the Propaganda." Unfortunately, Madonna's hit song, "Papa Don't Preach," has become a hit song not only on America's pop charts but also among those who oppose a woman's legal right to choose abortion. These anti-choice proponents are using her song to encourage pregnant teen-agers to carry their pregnancies to full term, and to promote their political agenda, which would eliminate the right to legal and safe abortions in the United States.