Madonna Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th December 2016

Quote: "When I post their things, they give me permission. A lot of times they’ll send me pictures and say, ‘Please don’t post this,’ and I won’t. They have private accounts, and I respect that. I also consider my ­children part of my work and the work that we do together." Madonna respects her kids' wishes when they ask her to keep things they post to mum private.

12th August 2016

Tweet: "Happy Birthday to my First Born Son! A true Warrior with a beautiful Heart. Let the Sun shine!" Madonna paid tribute to her boy Rocco as he turned 16 on Thursday (11Aug16). Mother and son are back on good terms after Rocco refused to return to America after a winter break with his dad, Guy Ritchie, in England. The drama resulted in a tug-of-love struggle between his divorced parents.

8th June 2016

Fact: U.S. leader President Barack Obama will be serenaded by Madonna when he makes his debut on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (09Jun16). The pop superstar has signed on to perform during Fallon's politically-themed episode, during which the host will no doubt grill the outgoing leader about his hopes for the future of America under a new president.

5th May 2016

Quote: "My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. I have never thought in a limited way and I'm not going to start." Madonna defends the risque, bottom and boob-baring lace gown she wore to the Met Gala in New York on Monday (02May16).

3rd May 2016

Quote: "My booty is hanging out and it's a little bit cold. And it's hard to pee." Madonna's revealing black ensemble by Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci left little to the imagination at Monday's (02May16) Met Gala. The 57 year old wore a corset with her breasts only covered by black lace, while a wide black strap covered the crack on her otherwise bare bottom.

25th January 2016

Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande joined Madonna onstage at her show in Miami, Florida on Sunday night (24Jan16). The music veteran tweeted a picture of the singer's turn on stage, and wrote, "Kewtest (cutest) Unapologetic B**ch ever!! Thanks Ariana!!! Tonight was so much fun!..."

12th October 2015

Quote: "I could see myself sitting on a stool with a bottle of wine, a guitar and working my stand-up comedy into the whole scenario. I like the idea of doing something simple." Madonna insists her live shows will become simpler affairs as she ages. The pop superstar's current Rebel Heart tour is her most extravagant to date and features 20 backing dancers and spectacular sequences.

2nd September 2015

Fact: Stars including Madonna, KIM KARDASHIAN, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and former One Direction member Zayn Malik have shared their favourite 'selfies' on new covers for America's Interview magazine. The images were taken for the publication's #ME issue, which highlights powerful people on the Internet.

16th August 2015

Fact: Madonna has proved there's no love lost with her ex-husband Sean Penn after sharing a throwback photo of the former couple from 1988 on The image, posted on Friday (14Aug15), featured Penn kissing the singer on the cheek. She captioned it, "It's almost our birthdays! 2 Leo's love #rebelhearts (sic)." The pop icon turned 57 on Sunday (16Aug15), and thanked fans for their wellwishes, tweeting, "Thanks to all my #rebelheartfans for all your birthday wishes!!!!". The Milk actor will mark his 55th birthday on Monday (17Aug15). The pair was married from 1985 to 1989.

23rd July 2015

Quote: "She's a role model for women, and I am too, and I think it's a good match... I love her and... I just thought, 'That's interesting.' (I'll) try something new and different rather than the usual run-of-the-mill - have a band, have a DJ. It's definitely a new thing. I hope it works - fingers crossed." Madonna reveals why she picked comedienne Amy Schumer to open for her at shows in New York later this year (15).

16th July 2015

Fact: Madonna showed off a new piercing on Tuesday (14Jul15), by posting a close-up shot of her face and what seemed to be a gold septum ring and white pearl on her nose. The pop star added the caption, "You Can't Mess with this lucky Star."

15th July 2015

Quote: "She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder. She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed - 'Madonna, we've been there, done that, now we're about Kim Kardashian'... With B**ch I'm Madonna, everyone said there's no way it will go anywhere, but I'm like, 'Screw it, it represents you more than anything.'" DJ Diplo defends friend and collaborator MADONNA, who has recently been criticised over her age.

22nd June 2015

Fact: Madonna is set to tour Australia for the first time in 23 years. The pop superstar will perform in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as part of her Rebel Heart tour in March (16).

25th May 2015

Fact: Rapper Drake altered the lyrics of his Madonna tribute track during his tour kick off in Houston, Texas on Sunday (24May15) by renaming it Rihanna to honour his R&B star pal.

13th May 2015

Fact: The world famous Jean-Paul Gaultier-designed cone-shaped bra Madonna wore onstage during her 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour was originally created for THE SOPRANOS star Lorraine Bracco. The actress initially rose to fame as a top model in Paris, France and worked with the fashion icon before he became an industry legend.

7th May 2015

Quote: "People think I'm short and I'm not. Did you see me next to Taylor Swift?" Madonna on the worst misconception about her.

14th April 2015

Tweet: "Don't misinterpret my shock!! I got to make out with the queen Madonna and I feel 100 (per cent) about that forever. Thank you @madonna." Rapper Drake thanks MADONNA for her surprise kiss during his set at Coachella music festival in California on Sunday (12Apr15). Video footage shows Drake appearing visibly shocked by Madonna's smooch.

13th April 2015

Tweet: "No caption necessary... @coachella. #bestnight #bigasMadonna #bitchimmadonna... If you don’t like me and still watch everything I do, b**ch, you’re a fan." Defiant MADONNA fires back at critics who attacked her onstage appearance during Drake's set at Coachella on Sunday night (12Apr15). The pop superstar strutted up to the seated rapper and passionately kissed him as he performed.

10th April 2015

Fact: Madonna recruited her teenage son Rocco to make an appearance onscreen on Thursday (09Apr15) as she performed her new single, B**CH I'M MADONNA, on America's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. The superstar began the song from her studio dressing room, before dragging out her collaborator Diplo and a group of dancers into the hallway as she made her way onto the show's stage. Rocco, whose father is British director Guy Ritchie, was featured skating into view and mouthing the hook, "B**ch I'm Madonna".

10th April 2015

Quote: "You gotta stay in shape! As my dad always told me, 'You can put a car in the garage and you can let it rot, rust out, or you can just keep driving it. Whatchu gon' do (sic)?" Madonna explains why she is determined to keep fit at the age of 56.

10th April 2015

Quote: "I'm definitely not cool enough for my kids. They remind me every day about how uncool I am. And they tell me every day that whatever I do, I can't be basic. All I hear is, 'Mum, that's so basic.' I'm like, 'What? OK.'" Queen of Pop Madonna is constantly berated by her own children. The singer has four kids, ranging in age from 18 to eight.

30th March 2015

Quote: "I wasn't laughing. Fortunately, Madonna is a physically strong woman so her body could take the fall and then the adrenaline saw her through so she recovered well. All those hours in the gym paid off for her." DAME Helen Mirren weighs in on MADONNA's now-infamous fall onstage at the BRIT Awards in London last month (Feb15).

24th March 2015

Quote: "The ultimate moment where I most felt like a rebel was in St. Petersburg, Russia when I was told they were going to arrest anyone who was openly or obviously gay and they came to my shows and I spoke out against the government. Eighty-seven people were arrested and I was fined, like, $1 million. They dropped the lawsuit, though." Madonna was at her most defiant when she took on Russia's anti-gay laws in 2012.

21st March 2015

Fact: Former Disney star Bridgit Mendler's parents used to party with Madonna after receiving the superstar's extra club invites when they were New York neighbours in the 1980s.

18th March 2015

Fact: Madonna's new video for GHOSTTOWN will feature Hustle & Flow star Terrence Howard. The promo will be directed by the pop star's longtime video collaborator Jonas Akerlund, who was behind the camera for her Ray of Light, Music and American Life videos.

17th March 2015

Quote: "He's a very sensible boy, young man; I shouldn't say he's a boy. He's intelligent, so I'm happy about that" Pop superstar Madonna approves of 18-year-old daughter Lourdes' new college boyfriend, who is one year her senior.

17th March 2015

Quote: "When I visit her, I have to stay in her dorm (room). I can't go out with her - it's so embarrassing." Madonna is relegated to staying indoors when she visits daughter Lourdes at university in her native Michigan.

10th March 2015

Quote: "I didn't feel like straight men understood me. They just wanted to have sex with me. Gay men understood me, and I felt comfortable around them. There was only that one problem, which is that they didn't want to have sex with me! So... conundrum! I was like, 'How am I ever going to get a date? Maybe if I cut my hair and I lose a lot of weight, someone will mistake me for a guy and ask me out." Madonna used to crave the attention of gay men.

10th March 2015

Quote: "My daughter, who's in university now, kept sending me text messages saying, 'Mum, can you please text me the Diplo track?'. I'm like, 'The record's not out yet, no I can't send it to you.' (She replied),'That track is fire mum, please send it to me, send it to me.'" Madonna had to turn down requests from her teenage daughter Lourdes for early copies of tracks from her new album, Rebel Heart.

9th March 2015

Quote: "It was like the first heartbreak of my life. I cried every night for weeks. I would go in her bedroom and lay on her bed and cry, it was terrible." Madonna admits she struggled when her daughter Lourdes left home for college.

9th March 2015

Quote: "I'm very 'mum'. I'm very worried: 'Are you Ok? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right?' You know, I set up a humidifier in her room with eucalyptus oil. I was worried about the fact that she didn't have enough towels, Q-tips (cotton buds)..." Madonna, a mother of four, reveals she frets about her eldest daughter Lourdes' wellbeing now she's in college. The 18 year old is a student at the superstar's alma mater, the University of Michigan.

9th March 2015

Quote: "Music is really personal to me. A lot of the stuff that's out there, I had no intention of finishing. They're like scribbles on a pad... It's unspeakably embarrassing." Pop superstar Madonna is not proud of any of the early demos which were leaked months before the planned release of her new album Rebel Heart. She previously branded the invasion of privacy "artistic rape". A man in Israel was arrested in January (15) on suspicion of hacking into the singer's computer and stealing the files.

9th March 2015

Quote: "I'm not allowed at games. You think my daughter wants me at a game?!" Superstar Madonna has been banned from attending college sports games at her alma mater, the University of Michigan, by her daughter Lourdes, 18, who is now a student there.

9th March 2015

Quote: "I have teenagers. They turn me on to a lot of music. They were a very big part of the choices I made this time, the sounds I gravitated towards." Pop superstar Madonna was inspired by her children's taste in music as she recorded tracks for her new album, Rebel Heart.

9th March 2015

Quote: "I take care of myself. I'm in good shape. I can show my a** when I'm 56, or 66 - or 76. Who's to say when I can show my a**? It's sexism. It's ageism. And it's a kind of discrimination." Madonna has no intention of covering up her assets after coming under fire for cheekily flashing her butt at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

8th March 2015

Quote: "There's a lot of reminiscing on this album. I've been doing what I've been doing for over three decades, so in many ways I feel like a survivor. I see that many of my peers, and friends, and people I collaborated with are no longer with us. That gave me pause. I said, 'Wow, I can't believe I made it this far.' That was a catalyst for me." Madonna feels grateful to still be a powerful force in the music industry.

5th March 2015

Fact: Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes is sporting a new septum piercing in her nose.

4th March 2015

Quote: "If my mother didn't die and I grew up with a feeling of wholeness and completeness and family, I probably would have stayed in Michigan and become a school teacher." Madonna believes she would have been a very different person if her mother hadn't died when she was young.

4th March 2015

Quote: "I went through this whole phase where I wanted to be (artist) Georgia O'Keeffe and one day my art teacher came over to me, and she, like, hit me over the head with this rolled-up piece of paper... and she's like, 'You're terrible! You're never going to be an artist. You're a showgirl, get out of here'." A teacher shut down Madonna's dreams of becoming an artist.

2nd March 2015

Fact: Madonna will play a week of shows on comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' daytime show later this month (Mar15). The pop superstar will be the musical guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 16-20 March.

2nd March 2015

Quote: "Yoga is a preparation for death. Yogis get to a point where they can literally slow their heartbeats down. And then as they get older, they go into the woods, and they sit in their loincloth or whatever it is, and they choose to stop their heart... It's not about twisting yourself into a pretzel." Madonna attempts to explain her love for yoga.

26th February 2015

Tweet: "Heard Madonna Fell On Stage. This is Something We All Dread!! Madge, I Give U Props, U R a Champ 4 Finishing Your Song!! Hope U R Unhurt". Cher praises fellow pop veteran Madonna for completing her set at the BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday night (25Feb15), after suffering a nasty stage fall at the start of her performance of new song Living For Love.

25th February 2015

Fact: Madonna has scored her 44th number one on America's Dance Club Songs chart with Living For Love.

25th February 2015

Quote: "My nature is to provoke... I can't help myself. But it's always with good intentions. I think there probably was a time when I was less provocative. That's when I was married... I don't think my ex-husband approved of it... I don't think he understood my provocation. He was not a fan of me kissing Britney Spears onstage, for instance." Madonna reveals ex-husband Guy Ritchie was not amused when she locked lips with Britney Spears onstage at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

15th February 2015

Quote:  "Everyone has regrets. I have regrets for the smaller things, which ultimately are the bigger things in life. For instance, I regret not being more grateful certain times in my life. I regret not being more compassionate. I regret not saying I'm sorry. I don't have any career regrets. I have human-being regrets." Madonna doesn't rue much from her three decades in the spotlight.

14th February 2015

Quote:  "Catholicism feels like my alma mater. It's the school I used to go to, and I can go back any time I want and take whatever I want from it because I suffered all the oppression, and all the abuse - and also enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance, the drama and the confusion and the hypocrisy and the craziness... I've been ex-communicated by the Catholic Church a few times, but I also feel like this new pope is kind of groovy, and I think we might be able to get together." Madonna is hoping for a meeting with the new Pope.

13th February 2015

Quote:  "I like her. She seems like she doesn't care what people think. People are always telling her she's dirty or crazy or trashy, and she doesn't care. I love that about her. In her peer group, she stands out." Madonna is a big fan of Miley Cyrus.

10th February 2015

Fact:  Madonna will be sharing the most romantic day of the year with fans on 14 February (15) after confirming she'll host a chat on The pop superstar has announced she will chat with five fans via the gay dating and social networking app, to promote her new album Rebel Heart.

9th February 2015

Quote:  "I had an inspired accidental wardrobe malfunction moment. It wasn't really mooning. I just lifted my dress up. Mooning is like naked butt. Everyone's seen my naked butt already... For a lack of a better phrase, it was just me having fun and being cheeky, no pun intended." Madonna plays down her butt flash on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15).

9th February 2015

Fact: Madonna turned heads at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15) by wearing a revealing matador outfit on the red carpet. The Queen of Pop donned a sparkling black and white corset, fishnet tights, thigh-high boots and a matador hat as she posed for photographers.

3rd February 2015

Tweet: "Hello to all my UK Rebel Hearts!!!! ️See you at the Brits on Feb 25th #BritsImMadonna #livingforlove #rebelheart" Madonna has confirmed she will perform at the BRIT Awards in London on 25 February (15), marking her first gig at the ceremony in 20 years.

28th January 2015

Quote: "It's hard letting them go out into the world but when she left home to go to college I was a mess. It was really hard letting her go. I've come to terms with it but yes I miss her and she's a part of me, it was like losing my arm." Madonna struggled to cope after her teenage daughter Lourdes left home last year (14) to attend the University of Michigan.

16th January 2015

Quote: "People often accuse me of being a member of the Illuminati, but the thing is, I know who the real Illuminati are and I know where that word comes from." Madonna claims to know who belongs to the fabled Illuminati, which conspiracy theorists are convinced is a secret group of powerful people pushing a New World Order.

13th January 2015

Fact: Madonna, AC DC, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran have been announced as performers at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony. The musicians will take to the stage during the prizegiving in Los Angeles on 8 February (15).

22nd December 2014

Quote: "I'm certainly not out in nightclubs all the time, but my kids are. My daughter and my son are my A&R people now. They're constantly playing stuff in the house, in the car, and I'm like, 'Who's that? Who's that? Who did that?' They bring me stuff all the time. And I listen to music as well, it's a combination." Madonna turns to her teenage kids to help her stay up-to-date with the latest music trends.

5th December 2014

Tweet: "This broken ipod is a symbol of my broken heart! That my music has been stolen and leaked! I have been violated as a human and an artist!" Madonna posts a photo of a broken iPod on to show fans how she feels about the leak of a new track, titled Rebel Heart.

4th December 2014

Quote: "I started doing yoga again, which I haven't done in years... I'm so used to exercising with music playing very loud, and when you do yoga, you're just listening to your breath, and I find that also incredibly... It's cathartic, for sure. But, no, it fills me up. I like the idea of going to one of those retreats where you don't speak... I don't know if I could do that right now." Madonna likes to meditate.

12th October 2014

Quote: "I was in here doing a meeting or something and she was working with Diplo. They were like, 'Oh, maybe you can play some piano on this thing.' And I was like, 'Alright. I'll try. If you hate it you can take it off.' It was just like that, casual and cool." Alicia Keys explains how she ended up playing piano on a track for Madonna.

23rd September 2014

Fact: Madonna has teased fans about a possible new collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj after posting an photo of the pair together in a New York studio. In the caption, she writes, "We go Hard or we go Home we Gon Do this all night long! #werk (sic)". The stars previously teamed up for Madonna's single Give Me All Your Luvin' and performed the track together at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012. The Material Girl icon is currently working on the follow-up to her last release, Mdna.

21st July 2014

Fact: Madonna was left with a parking ticket after her car was targeted by traffic wardens while she was out for dinner at the Chiltern Firehouse hotspot in London on Saturday night (19Jul14).

2nd July 2014

Quote: "I met Madonna because of her kids and then she invited me to a party. We ended up writing seven songs together. I do not usually feel pressured to write hits, but when it's an artist of this calibre, it's obvious that I want to push the boundaries a little bit further and surpass myself. One of the songs we wrote is very cool and is called 'B**ch, I'm Madonna'." Producer Diplo reveals what he has been working on with pop star Madonna.

20th June 2014

Fact: Madonna reunited with her fitness trainer ex Carlos Leon on Thursday (19Jun14) to take their daughter Lourdes to dinner at popular New York hotspot Beauty & Essex. The former couple dated in the mid-1990s but split in 1997, months after its now-17-year-old child was born.

17th June 2014

Fact: Madonna marked what would have been her friend Tupac Shakur's 43rd birthday on Monday (16Jun14) by attending a preview of new Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, which features the rap icon's songs. The show, about two young men dealing with life and tragedy, officially opens at the Palace Theatre on Thursday (19Jun14). The hip-hop legend was murdered in 1996 at the age of 25.

20th May 2014

Fact: Katy Perry and Madonna have teamed up for a raunchy bondage-themed photoshoot for America's V Magazine.

8th May 2014

Tweet: "Diplo is a slave driver! Got me working all hours of the night in the studio. Had to sneak into the bathroom!" Madonna's work ethic is being tested in the studio by producer Diplo.

21st March 2014

Fact: Madonna has shocked her fans by revealing she has not been shaving her armpits. The pop icon posted a picture on her page on Thursday (20Mar14) showing off her hirsute appearance while wearing a silky black bra and bow tie around her neck. In a caption alongside the image, she writes, "Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!!"

20th March 2014

Quote: "It's my real costume, I thought I was dreaming. I got an email from an amazing HBO publicist saying, 'Madonna would like to borrow the costume, is that Ok?'" Actress Emilia Clarke reveals the Daenerys Targaryen costume Madonna dressed up in to celebrate Purim over the weekend (15-16Mar14) was one she actually wore on Game Of Thrones.

16th March 2014

Fact: Madonna proved she is a fan of fantasy Tv series Game Of Thrones by dressing as the show's Mother of Dragons to celebrate annual Jewish holiday Purim on Saturday (15Mar14). She uploaded an Instagram snap of her in a curly bleached blonde wig with dragon action figures stuck to her shoulders.

9th March 2014

Fact: Madonna is working on a collaboration with superstar Dj Avicii.

27th February 2014

Quote: "Madonna only called me The Punisher because I told her to get out of her house and promote a movie. In a world where so many people say, 'Oh, Madonna, if you want to sleep today, it's Ok, sweetie. Let me tuck you in', I was honest with her." Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on why Madonna dubbed him 'The Punisher' at the Golden Globes in 2012.

13th February 2014

Quote: "I hate my music! I'm sick of it - like turn it off! Remixes are good! Remixes of my music are good because they reinvent them." Pop icon Madonna prefers not to listen to her old tunes.

7th January 2014

Fact: Madonna has recruited fellow pop star Katy Perry to curate the first Art for Freedom global digital initiative in 2014. Madonna and Perry will personally pick daily submissions from artists all over the world who have used video, music, poetry and photography to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution. The pieces will be featured on the Art For Freedom website.

31st December 2013

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna has whisked her kids away for a post-Christmas ski break in Gstaad, Switzerland.

30th December 2013

Quote: "Last night, I was talking about some Madonna performances, and I said, 'At some point, everything becomes irrelevant.' Like, no one even thinks about when she did Like a Virgin at the V.M.A.s. That just becomes a standard, where it's just like, 'Oh, that's her thing.' So, I feel like now that I did the V.M.A.s, that just kind of became a standard for me, and then anytime I do anything else, they're like, 'Miley kept it tame tonight'." Miley Cyrus compares her raunchy stage performances to those of pop superstar Madonna.

20th December 2013

Fact: Madonna's adopted daughter Mercy James received a kiss from Beyonce when her mother took her to see The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in New York's Barclay's Centre on Thursday (19Dec13). The Material Girl hitmaker took to her account to share a picture of the Crazy in Love singer planting a kiss on the eight-year-old's forehead.

8th December 2013

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna played the proud mum on Friday (06Dec13) as she attended her eldest daughter Lourdes' school production of Grease in New York. The 17 year old played Betty Rizzo, the role made famous by Stockard Channing in the 1978 film, in the LaGuardia High School musical, with her famous mother and her siblings Rocco, David and Mercy cheering her on from the audience.

4th November 2013

Fact: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes, is following her mum into the spotlight as she prepares to play Betty Rizzo in the LaGuardia High School production of Grease. Stockard Channing played the character in the 1978 film.

8th October 2013

Quote: "I got to go on her private jet. We had pasta with real cutlery and I sat in a massive leather chair that I could spin around in! It was brilliant!" British actress Vicky McClure lived the high life while shooting Madonna's directorial debut Filth And Wisdom in 2008.

18th September 2013

Quote: "I got a bong in the shape of a penis." Pop superstar Madonna reveals the best birthday present she has ever received.

18th September 2013

Quote: "Brad Pitt and I were living together and there was a small blonde child in the bed. Sorry Angelina, it was only a dream." Madonna recalls having a dream about Angelina Jolie's fiance.

19th June 2013

Fact: Madonna unveiled her backstage documentary Madonna: The MDNA Tour at the Paris Theatre in New York City on Tuesday night (18Jun13). The film focuses on the singer's successful 2012 world tour. Stars including Kelly Osbourne and Nicky Hilton turned out for the screening.

22nd May 2013

Quote: "After we kissed and hugged, he paid for my dinner - as he should." Madonna confirms she and Sir Elton John have ended their infamous war of words after meeting up over dinner at a restaurant in Nice, France.

21st May 2013

Quote: "I try to be very clear with them. This is my persona for work. What we aspire to do is to work and to be good people. If you don't have those two things, fame is nothing, so I try to drill that into their heads." Madonna on the lessons she teaches her four kids.

21st May 2013

Quote: "I met her years and years ago when she was a little girl, believe it or not. She told me she was a huge fan of mine, and it was during the time I was wearing all of the rubber bracelets on my arms. I took off all of the bracelets and gave them to her and then I completely forgot about it. She reminded me when I saw her the other night. Now she's a pregnant lady!" Madonna on meeting Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala in New York.

20th May 2013

Quote: "They obviously think I'm shorter than I am and I'm not happy about that." Madonna, who wore sky-high stilettos with her black bodysuit and garter get-up, struggles with her short microphone stand as she accepted the Top Touring Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (19May13).

8th May 2013

Quote: "Choose your underwear well. You have to dress from the bottom up." Madonna shares her style tips with daring fans after wearing racy hold-up stockings and no trousers under a studded jacket to the Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday night (06May13).

30th April 2013

Fact: Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes has shown off her daring sense of style by dyeing the front portion of her hair green.

26th April 2013

Quote: "When I was in New York and she took me out to dinner I insisted we walk to the restaurant alone. She didn't wear any make-up and no one recognised her. There was not one single fan. I think it was a good lesson for her majesty!" Moviemaker Pedro Almodovar showed his good friend Madonna how to go incognito on the streets of the Big Apple.

3rd April 2013

Fact: Madonna took her two adopted children, David and Mercy, to visit a school in their native Malawi on Tuesday (02Apr13). The trio was pictured sitting at a desk during a lesson with young students at the Mkoko primary school. Madonna is in the country to visit education facilities which have received help from her charity.

19th March 2013

Quote: "I said it was for my son... I lied. Arrest me!" Madonna on how she came by the boy scout outfit she wore to honour gay newsman Anderson Cooper at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (16Mar13).

6th March 2013

Fact: The famous conical bra worn by Madonna on her 1990 Blonde Ambition World Tour is to be put on display at a London exhibition celebrating the designs of French fashion mogul Jean Paul Gaultier. The Fashion World Of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk, which was previously shown in Canada, is transferring to London's Barbican venue in 2014.

5th March 2013

Quote: "I'm not sure if I'll be shaking it when I'm their age. I don't think I'll be able to keep up with them. It will probably be all Ave Maria stuff when I get to that point." Beyonce doubts she has the energy to continue dancing into middle age, like pop veterans Madonna and Cher.

18th February 2013

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna and her dancer boyfriend Brahim Zaibat spent St. Valentine's Day (14Feb13) last week checking out R&B singer/producer Ryan Leslie in concert at New York's Irving Plaza.

14th February 2013

Quote: "We're going out, having dinner, watch a movie (sic), something like this (sic). Like everybody else. Valentine's Day for me is every day, there is not one day for love. If you love, it's every day." Madonna's dancer/model boyfriend Brahim Zaibat reveals the couple's Valentine's Day (14Feb13) plans.

14th February 2013

Quote: "(We'll) go out, have dinner or something like this, watch a movie - like everybody else. Valentine's Day for me is every day. There is no one day for love. If you love, it's every day." Madonna's boyfriend, dancer/model Brahim Zaibat, insists he and his girlfriend have no big plans for the most romantic day of the year.

11th February 2013

Fact: Madonna has posted her first photo on Instagram after starting an account in November (12). The singer published a snap of herself drinking a cocktail on Saturday (09Feb13), with the caption, "Cheers motherf**kers! I'm on instagram."

22nd January 2013

Fact: The leading ladies of the music world have all posed for a Vogue magazine cover celebrating the best of pop. The line-up includes Lady GaGa, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.

2nd January 2013

Fact: Anne Hathaway and Madonna attended a New Year's Eve (31Dec12) party in Gstaad, Switzerland hosted by fashion designer Valentino Garavani.

3rd December 2012

Fact: Two of Madonna's iconic cone-shaped bras have sold for more than $77,000 (£41,000) at a Christie's auction in London. An unnamed bidder grabbed the Jean Paul Gaultier get up and a corset Madonna wore onstage for her Blonde Ambition shows in 1990.

21st November 2012

Fact: Madonna has posed topless for a new print ad promoting her new perfume. Ads for the fragrance, Truth or Dare Naked, features a sultry-looking Madonna, stretching with a strategically placed black censor bar covering her boobs.

8th November 2012

Quote: "I invited her onstage to sing with me. But, she turned me down. It's Ok. I've been rejected before. It builds a little character." Madonna claims she invited Lady Gaga to perform with her, but the Paparazzi singer turned her down.

30th October 2012

Quote: "I'm a rehearsal freak, I like to be prepared... I want everything to be just perfect and I didn't really have that. I was on my knees with the Nfl... begging for an extra day of rehearsal... It was a big production." Madonna on her experience headlining the 2012 Super Bowl half-time show.

30th October 2012

Quote: "One time my nipple came out and that was a mistake... It got a good reaction and I thought, 'I'll try it again...' but I don't like to repeat myself." Madonna on her penchant for baring body parts onstage.

30th October 2012

Quote: "My soundchecks are enormously long... I've created a stage that's never been created before and so I have to do these checks and make sure that all the lifts are working properly and I'm superstitious, so I go around checking things." Madonna on her lengthy pre-show ritual.

14th October 2012

Fact: SEAN PENN showed his support for ex-wife Madonna on Thursday night (11Oct12) by watching her concert at the Los Angeles Staples Center. The actor split from the pop star in 1989 after four years of marriage.

12th October 2012

Fact: Superstar Madonna has been given the wax treatment at the Las Vegas branch of Madame Tussauds. A waxwork figure inspired by the singer's performance at the 2012 Super Bowl was unveiled on Thursday (11Oct12), ahead of her sold-out shows in Sin City this weekend (13-14Oct12).

21st August 2012

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna covered up during a swim in the French Riviera this week (begs20Aug12), opting to wear a white turtleneck, three-quarter-length trousers and a cap instead of stripping down to a bathing suit. The 54 year old was joined for the dip by her teenage daughter Lourdes and her 24-year-old dancer boyfriend Brahim Zaibat.

7th August 2012

Fact: Madonna took time out of her world tour on Monday (06Aug12) to officially open a branch of her Hard Candy gym chain in Moscow, Russia.

1st August 2012

Quote: "In the morning I have a tendency to get up with my kids before they go to school and then go back to sleep and sneak in a few more hours, because I don't usually go to bed until late. So I wake up twice, or I wake up once and I'm very grumpy for the rest of the day." Madonna on her sleeping habits.

26th July 2012

Fact: An intimate club performance by Madonna featuring songs from her current album Mdna and new single Turn Up The Radio will stream live online at's channel. The concert, at the Olympia music hall in Paris, France will begin at 10.15pm local time on Thursday (26Jul12).

21st July 2012

Fact: British R&B star Craig David has been asked to turn wedding singer when pal Marvin Humes marries Rochelle Wiseman at Blenheim Palace in England. The Jls singer and his The Saturdays star bride-to-be will tie the knot next weekend (28Jul12).

16th July 2012

Fact: Madonna's Mdna tour has hit the headlines once more after the singer flashed her breast at a concert in Paris on Saturday (14Jul12). The Material Girl pulled down her bra to expose her left nipple to the crowd while singing her hit Human Nature.

28th June 2012

Fact: Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes has channelled the superstar's style by posing in her famous cone bra while backstage on her mum's Mdna world tour. The snap was uploaded to the page for the mother-daughter duo's joint clothing line Material Girl on Wednesday (27Jun12).

17th June 2012

Quote: "I don't care how old you are, flashing boobs isn't ­appropriate on stage. I can't believe she did that... nipple and all. Wow." British singer Cheryl Cole on Madonna's controversial flashing moment onstage in Istanbul, Turkey earlier last weekend (09Jun12).

1st June 2012

Fact: Madonna's moviemaker ex Guy Ritchie is in talks to tackle pirate classic Treasure Island as a new film franchise. The man behind the two hit Sherlock Holmes films is attached to direct a big-budget movie adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure novel, which was recently turned into a TV mini-series starring Eddie Izzard.

23rd May 2012

Fact: Celebrity fitness guru Tracy Anderson, who has trained stars including Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, has given birth to a baby girl.

15th May 2012

Fact: A nude photograph of Madonna smoking a cigarette in bed has sold for $23,750 (£14,800) at a New York auction. The black and white image, snapped up by an anonymous collector, fetched three times its estimated price.

2nd May 2012

Quote: "Lourdes steals my tweezers, and Mercy (takes) my pink lip gloss." Madonna's daughters are always delving into her make-up bag.

19th April 2012

Quote: "Even though I told him in 1984 that I wanted to rule the world, it's DICk Clark who has ruled the world". Pop superstar Madonna remembers the U.S. TV icon, who passed away on Wednesday (18Apr12). She famously told him of her globe-conquering plans when she first appeared on his hit show American Bandstand.

18th April 2012

Quote: "I live in her Converse sneakers and she's always wearing my combat boots." Madonna on swapping clothes with teenage daughter Lourdes.

17th April 2012

Quote: "I learned to ski this year and that was the most thrilling experience, and my children got really good at snowboarding and I was really jealous of them, so that's my next goal in life. I want to learn how to snowboard. I hope there are no paparazzi there to catch me falling on my a** every two seconds." Madonna on her latest interest.

15th April 2012

Quote: "We had two or three exchanges but I got tired, I had to go to sleep. She took too long to answer." Madonna on her recent correspondence with Britney Spears when she urged the Toxic singer to "come on stage and kiss me again". The two locked lips at the 2003 Video Music Awards.

5th April 2012

Tweet: "I worship you. Why won't you open up for one of my shows?" Madonna is begging dance music sensation Skrillex to join her on her upcoming world tour.

5th April 2012

Tweet: "Are you coming to my show in Washington D.C.? Make a girl from Detroit happy." Madonna is eager to have U.S. President Barack Obama in the audience at one of her upcoming shows.

4th April 2012

Fact: Madonna has scored her eighth number one on America's album chart. The pop star's new record Mdna has crashed in at the top of the Billboard 200 countdown with sales of 359,000, while fellow 80s pop icon Lionel Richie debuts his country duets album, Tuskegee, at number two with 199,000 first-week sales.

26th March 2012

Quote: "I have the whole thing worked out. All Quentin has to do is show up with a camera. I can't afford a director's fee." Madonna wants Quentin Tarantino to direct the video for new track Gang Bang but is hoping he will do it for free.

23rd March 2012

Quote: "I actually don't like listening to pop music while I'm working on pop music - it doesn't really work. You don't want to hear other people's stuff, you need a clean slate to work off." Madonna listened to classical musical when working on her new album Mdna.

21st March 2012

Fact: Madonna has invited U.S. chat show host Jimmy Fallon to interview her via The pair will conduct the chat before a live studio audience on Saturday (24Mar12) and it will be streamed live via her site. The interview will be Madonna's last before she kicks off her 2012 world tour at the end of May (12).

14th March 2012

Fact: Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes sings back-up vocals on the Material Girl's track Superstar, from her latest album Mdna.

12th March 2012

Quote: "That's horrible. That's ridiculous, that's just the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I don't like it when anybody says anything bad about anyone - I don't like it. Adele's a great talent and how much she weighs has nothing to do with it." Madonna steps in to defend Adele after fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld branded the soul star "too fat".

11th February 2012

Fact: Madonna's 15-year-old daughter Lourdes has unveiled an edgy new look - she's shaved off a portion of hair on the side of her head. The fashionable teenager was spotted showing off the new hairstyle in New York on Thursday (09Feb12).

10th February 2012

Quote: "No, it's just little old me. She can come onstage and perform it with me." Madonna dismisses rumours her next single Girls Gone Wild features her old collaborator Britney Spears.

10th February 2012

Quote: "They were all very angry with me... They loved Indianapolis... My daughter is in love with (New England Patriots star) Tom Brady... They couldn't believe they couldn't stay there all night." Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes and her three younger siblings were not happy they had to leave the Super Bowl game early last weekend (05Feb12) because it was a school night.

9th February 2012

Fact: Madonna's half-time performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday (05Feb12) has paid off big time - the pop superstar's new song, which she debuted live in Indianapolis, has crashed into the U.S. pop charts at 13. The track Give Me All Your Luvin' features Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., who upset censors and watchdog groups by flashing her middle finger in a rude gesture during the Super Bowl performance.

7th February 2012

Fact: Madonna was due to wear a pair of $1 million (£625,000) diamond earrings formerly owned by Elizabeth Taylor during her Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (05Feb12) but she ditched the bling at the last minute because it was too heavy.

6th February 2012

Fact: LMFAO star Sky Blue wore a customised pair of diamond-studded Beats by Dre headphones worth a whopping $1 million (£625,000) when he took to the stage as part of Madonna's half-time show at the Super Bowl on Sunday (05Feb12).

6th February 2012

Fact: Madonna's half-time spectacular at Sunday's (05Feb12) Super Bowl was all the talk on - the pop superstar set a new record as the most tweeted about subject on the social networking website, garnering 10,245 posts per second. The Material Girl's 12-minute set featured appearances from rappers Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., pop duo LMFAO and singer Cee Lo Green.

6th February 2012

Tweet: "Madonna and I finally have something in common - neither of us has sung at the Superbowl" CNN newsman Piers Morgan takes another dig at Madonna following her Super Bowl show on Sunday (05Feb12).

3rd February 2012

Quote: "Absolutely. Well, I won't give up my Blackberry!" Madonna jokes about giving up everything for love - except her cell phone.

3rd February 2012

Quote: "She's not Britney Spears." Madonna insists her one-time collaborator is a bigger star and gay icon than Lady Gaga.

3rd February 2012

Quote: "My children's attitude towards paparazzi changes from day to day. Sometimes they kind of get into it, they dress for it, they have funny faces they plan to make to them (the paparazzi) and embrace it with joviality and silliness, which I'm happy about. Other times they're seriously irritated... I feel like we live a pretty normal life, considering." Madonna's four kids have grown used to the constant presence of photographers.

3rd February 2012

Quote: "I think I have enough jobs." Madonna insists she won't be signing on as an X Factor judge following the departures of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

2nd February 2012

Quote: "I don't think you should read anything about anybody, to be honest with you... I think most things that are written about pop culture these days are not very objective." Madonna avoids reading celebrity gossip.

2nd February 2012

Quote: "I'm not going to let (being a parent) completely censor me. I say to my kids all the time, I'm an artist, this is what I do, this is what I've always done. And they need to learn to separate it." Mother-of-four Madonna refuses to tone down her style choices and performances when she's at work.

2nd February 2012

Quote: "After a few sips of champagne I kissed her." Madonna admits to locking lips with Nicki Minaj.

1st February 2012

Quote: "Fame gets you in the door but it doesn't keep you in the room." Madonna on her longevity.

31st January 2012

Tweet: "Looking forward to seeing the Superbowl! The halftime show will be wonderful I'm sure. An excuse to drink beer+watch boys in tights. #yes" Lady GaGa is excited to see pop superstar Madonna perform this Sunday (05Feb12) during the American football championship.

25th January 2012

Quote: "I just hope I can negotiate the high heels I have to dance in." Madonna on her Super Bowl half-time performance.

25th January 2012

Quote: "I was oblivious to it all. It was brought to my attention afterwards... I don't pay no mind to things like that. I was really surprised, I have to say, I always say, 'Don't expect to win and if you do, you're pleasantly surprised.'" Madonna on her apparent feud with Sir Elton John following her big Best Song win at the Golden Globes earlier this month (Jan12).

16th January 2012

Quote: "If I'm still just like a virgin, Ricky, then why don't you come over here and do something about it. I haven't kissed a girl in a few years - on TV." Madonna takes aim at Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais after he joked she is still just Like a Virgin while introducing her at the ceremony on Sunday night (15Jan12).

15th January 2012

Fact: Madonna will present the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's (15Jan12) glitzy awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. The pop superstar's directorial debut, W.E., is also up for two prizes - Best Original Score and Best Original Song for her tune Masterpiece. Madonna is a Golden Globe winner - she took home the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy gold for her portrayal of Evita Peron in Evita in 1997.

13th January 2012

Quote: "I have eight minutes to set up my stage, 12 minutes to put on the best show on earth and I have seven minutes to take it down, so that football field is clean... That's the challenge. How do you do that...? I actually wanted to have 100 drummers come from the ceiling... but it can't take the weight." Madonna on the logistics surrounding her Super Bowl half-time show in Indianapolis.

13th January 2012

Quote: "I don’t want to live my life on my own. I love being a mother. My children fill me up in many ways, and inspire me in many ways, but I need a partner in my life and I think most people feel that way. I’ve never really lived a conventional life, so I think it’s quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices." Twice-divorced Madonna on her partners.

13th January 2012

Fact: Celebrity fitness guru Tracy Anderson, who has trained stars including Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, is pregnant with her first child. Anderson tells Us Weekly she and husband Matt Mogol will welcome their first child together in May (12).

13th January 2012

Quote: "I'm sure it's somewhere... I don't ban it (but) I'm certainly not going to leave it out on the coffee table. I think it's something that you need to be mature enough to understand." Madonna on her controversial Sex book, which featured arty shots of the pop superstar naked.

13th January 2012

Quote: "I just spent the last few years making a film and I have to pay the rent. A girl has to make a living, but I do enjoy it truthfully." Madonna is planning a tour so she can pull in some more money after directing her royal movie W.E.

12th January 2012

Quote: "I go home and I wash my face and I put on my sweatpants and I lay down on the bed and I say, ‘Oh, please rub my feet,’ and you know, he says, ‘No, you rub my feet'." Madonna insists her feisty 24-year-old toyboy, dancer Brahim Zaibat, is no push over in the bedroom.

12th January 2012

Quote: "Aren’t people tired of that subject...? I didn’t, like, write down on a piece of paper, 'I’m now going to have a relationship with a younger man'. That’s just what happened... That’s the romantic in me. I just met someone that I cared for, and this happened to be his age." Madonna responds to questions about her lovelife with toyboy dancer Brahim Zaibat, who is less than half her age, during a taped interview on U.S. news show Nightline.

12th January 2012

Quote: "I thought, 'If nothing else it will be a great way to break the ice.' She looked and said, 'He did it with argyle socks. What are you doing with these pink, luminous things?'" James D'Arcy tried to impress Madonna at his W.E. audition by tucking his socks into his trousers like British royal King Edward Viii.

12th January 2012

Quote: "She is 15 but she's very sophisticated for her age. I play her songs and say, 'What do you think. Like it, don't like it? Cool, uncool?' She's very opinionated. If I say to my daughter, 'That outfit is a little bit too risque,' my daughter will look at me and say, 'That's rich coming from you.'" Madonna's teenage daughter Lourdes has plenty of attitude.

12th January 2012

Quote: "When I first saw her I was really impressed by her and she was cool. She did remind me of me back in the day. I do think she is very talented." Madonna reveals she's a fan of Lady GaGa.

12th January 2012

Quote: "She's had a few high school experiences where people have let her down, and she's said, 'You know, mom, I'm really going to focus on schoolwork and not think about boys so much.' And I'm like, 'Great! That's an excellent idea.'" Madonna on her 15-year-old daughter Lourdes' love life.

11th January 2012

Quote: "I don't know much about them. I had dinner with Prince Charles once. He stole lettuce off my plate. He was quite fun." Madonna is a fan of the British royals.

11th January 2012

Fact: Madonna has picked Emmy Award winning choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo to help her plan a show-stopping routine for the Super Bowl half-time performance in Indiana next month (Feb12). The married dancers are best known for their work on U.S. TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance.

3rd January 2012

Quote: "When you move to a new country there's an anonymity; you can start all over again. That was refreshing when I moved to England, but then there's the feeling of being an outsider, of being lonely, of not having roots, of not being understood." Madonna insists she can relate to Wallace Simpson, the subject of her directorial debut, W.E., after moving to the U.K. from America to set up home with her now ex-husband Guy Ritchie.

12th December 2011

Fact: Madonna and rapper M.I.A. teamed up to sing Happy Birthday to Nicki Minaj as the hip-hop sensation celebrated turning 29 on Thursday (08Dec11). The trio teamed up to shoot the video for the Material Girl's upcoming single, Give Me All Your Love.

11th November 2011

Quote: "I find whenever someone writes anything about me, my age is right after my name. It’s almost like they’re saying, 'Here she is, but remember she’s this age, so she’s not that relevant anymore.' Or 'Let’s punish her by reminding her and everyone else.'" Madonna on the way she's portrayed in the press.

13th October 2011

Quote: "Nobody can be like Madonna. She does things that Madonna has already done. Madonna is also very beautiful. She can be a blonde, a redhead, black-haired. Lady GaGa can’t do it." Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier remains loyal to his longtime collaborator Madonna over her young rival Lady Gaga.

12th October 2011

Quote: "If Madonna said, 'Can you write me a song?' I'd definitely have a go at it." British rocker Noel Gallagher is keen to collaborate with Madonna.

29th September 2011

Quote: "She has the most amazing shoes! Unfortunately I've grown out of her shoe size. Our new rule is that I have to ask first, because I usually sneak things out!" Madonna's daughter Lourdes, 14, is always raiding her fashion-forward mother's closet.

14th September 2011

Quote: "I would do anything for my children. For sure. Except have a Marmite sandwich. My daughter's insistent that I eat one, but I won't! Vile." Madonna would do a lot for love - apart from eat salty British sandwich spread Marmite.

7th September 2011

Quote: "I haven't read any reviews. I'm afraid to." Madonna refuses to check out the critics' verdicts on her latest film effort W.E..

5th September 2011

Quote: "I've started a little bit of work in the studio and then when I go back to New York, till the end of the year I'll be in the studio. (The album is due out) next year. I think the first single is (due in) February, March. Then the album will come out in the spring. I'm looking forward to working on it." Madonna is working on new music.

16th August 2011

Tweet: "#HappyBirthdayMadonna Two decades later, and they still can't make a more stylish video or stage show than yours! All hail the Queen!!" Burlesque star Dita Von Teese sends her best wishes to Madonna as the Material Girl celebrates turning 53 on Tuesday (16Aug11).

5th August 2011

Quote: "Madonna and the person who I was in love with since I bought my first album, Lauryn Hill. That's my baby. I used to say I wanted to marry Lauryn Hill!" Rapper Nicki Minaj is desperate to work with pop icon Madonna and hip-hop star Lauryn Hill

18th July 2011

Fact: Madonna's fashion collection Material Girl has been so successful the superstar has expanded the brand to include a full beauty line, complete with nail polish, make-up and perfume - all hand-picked by the hitmaker's daughter Lourdes. The line will also grow to include intimates, outerwear and sleepwear.

24th June 2011

Quote: "There's nobody like her. She was way ahead of Lady GaGa and Madonna and all these gals who broke the rules. She was funny." Barry Manilow heaps praise on veteran performer Bette Midler.

21st June 2011

Quote: "I don't know if I've ever met a more prepared director. She gave me I can't think how many books, with Post-Its on every page." British actor James D'Arcy on Madonna's organised method of directing her movie W.E.

10th June 2011

Quote: 'I wish I'd done all this 20 years ago. I wish I'd gone running with Madonna when she asked me 20 years ago. I used to say: 'I only run when people chase me.' But I get it now." Boy George regrets not listening to superfit star Madonna and taking up exercise years ago, after embarking on a new fitness regime.

31st May 2011

Quote: "I'd love to do a duet, always wanted to work with Madonna, but she never asked. (Madonna and Lady GaGa are) the perfect fit. I'm as outrageous as they are. I was gaudy before they were gaudy." Country music icon Dolly Parton would love to collaborate with pop superstars Madonna and Lady Gaga.

23rd May 2011

Fact: Tom Hanks introduced Madonna as "a hard-working mother of four" when he ushered her onstage at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois for Oprah Winfrey's tribute shows, taped last week (ends 20May11).

17th May 2011

Quote: "I guess she's really taught me to stay true to myself. That seems like a simple thing to say, but she taught me through action, not just by saying it. There are so many people around you that have opinions, but you just have to listen to your instincts." Britney Spears on the biggest piece of advice she's been given from pop idol Madonna.

13th April 2011

Quote: "It was beautiful to watch her evolve throughout the filming. She was a very interesting director to work with because of her life and background. She's also a sponge, she soaks everything up around her and she has such a great eye. I was intimidated at first but it was an incredible experience to work with her." Actress Abbie Cornish enjoyed working with Madonna on upcoming film W.E..

30th March 2011

Quote: "I've said some horrible things about her in the past. I'm not proud of that. I have a weird admiration for her. She's never been f**ked up and that's something to be admired. She's always been really professional." Boy George regrets criticising his contemporary Madonna repeatedly over the years.

18th March 2011

Quote: "Was I aware Madonna was copying certain elements of my style? Yes. Did I mind? Some parts, yes, some parts, no. It was love/hate. I loved her wildness and sexuality. Borderline was the material that I found most interesting. She is a force to be reckoned with in the industry - and I commend that." Blondie singer Debbie Harry on her former rivalry with Madonna.

22nd February 2011

Quote: "She loves to watch Harry Potter. It's a favourite of hers. We can watch that 100 times - well, she can. Twilight is also pretty big at our house. She likes Robert Pattinson. She's Team Edward all the way." Madonna's ex-lover Carlos Leon reveals his daughter LOURDES' favourite films.

22nd February 2011

Quote: "Sometimes she will give me a hard time about my clothes. I wore a pair of jeans once, and they weren't as skinny as I usually wear them, and she was like, 'Oh my God, Dad, those pants are ugly. Please change your pants.' They were too bootcut, so I changed." Madonna's budding fashionista daughter LOURDES lets her father Carlos Leon know when she doesn't approve of his wardrobe.

17th February 2011

Quote: "No one's stepped up to the plate yet. I'm going to have to meet him. I'm very overprotective. I don't know how cool I'm going to be." Madonna's ex Carlos Leon insists the couple's teenage daughter Lourdes has yet to date seriously.

16th February 2011

Quote: "I''ve gotten quite a few offers to do reality shows. I got offered to do Dancing With the Stars a couple years back. I didn't do it, but if they come up with the offer again, I would totally do it." Madonna's ex Carlos Leon is keen to take part in the hit U.S. TV contest.

14th February 2011

Tweet: "Did Madonna do a new song called born this way? U may not believe this but I was serious abt (about) that last tweet... I heard it in passing! Wow! Sorry yall I really didn't know it was ladygaga." Rapper Q-TIP was just as confused as fans when he heard Lady GaGa's new song BORN THIS WAY, which bears striking similarities to MADONNA's classic '80s track EXPRESS YOURSELF.

9th February 2011

Tweet: "The update is that Madonna can't wait to get into the recording studio... This will happen as soon as she finishes the movie she directed." MADONNA's manager Guy Oseary confirms the Material Girl will work on new music after wrapping up her forthcoming film, W.E.

7th February 2011

Quote: "I first smelt this on Madonna and asked her what it was. I decided there and then that I always wanted to smell like her. Who wouldn't want to smell like Madonna?" British actress/model Kelly Brook fell in love with MADONNA's perfume at first sniff.

31st January 2011

Quote: "I really didn't know what to expect from Madonna when I was called in to read for the role. But I found myself discussing Wallis over a cup of Earl Grey tea in the living room of Madonna's London home - all very civilised. And I got the role." Actress Andrea Riseborough auditioned at MADONNA's house for her role as Wallis Simpson in upcoming historical drama W.E..

25th January 2011

Fact: Kelly Osbourne has been confirmed as the new face of Madonna's Material Girl clothing line. Ozzy Osbourne's daughter will replace Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen as the range's new model for 2011.

10th January 2011

Quote: "I definitely can see myself still being out there in 20 years' time. I want to be around the way Madonna has done it. She's had her life but still maintained her career throughout." Singer Avril Lavigne dreams of emulating the HOLIDAY hitmaker's career path.

9th November 2010

Quote: "I'm editing (my film) and as soon as I'm done, I've got to get my butt in the studio and make some more music." Madonna makes plans for a new album after she wraps her upcoming drama W.E.

14th October 2010

Quote: "I lived in London for 10 years and it's great to be back. But it is a lot more expensive than it used to be." Madonna insists the cost of living in her adopted U.K. has shot up.

27th September 2010

Fact: Madonna is set to expand her Material Girl junior clothing line to include swimwear, underwear and a full footwear collection after its successful launch last week (begs20Sep10).

5th July 2010

Quote: "My biggest asset as a human being I would say is my resilience and my survival skills. I'm like a cockroach. You can't get rid of me." Madonna is a determined soul.

7th June 2010

Fact: MARY J. BLIGE is following in the footsteps of Madonna and Victoria Beckham by launching her own range of sunglasses. The R&B superstar and her Interscope Records boss Jimmy Iovine have teamed up with Orange 21 Inc. bosses to create the premium collection, which is due for release this autumn (10).

30th April 2010

Quote: "She's the new Madonna, I think, because she's young. Madonna's wonderful, but she's done her thing. Lady GaGa's passionate about what she does, it's extreme and really good fun." Alison Goldfrapp is convinced the POKER FACE hitmaker is the new Queen of Pop.

30th April 2010

Quote: "I'm thrilled to be number one. It's such an honour. It makes me want to go back into the studio and write more songs." Madonna is delighted with the success of GLEE: The Music, THE POWER OF MADONNA, which has topped the U.S. album charts. The mini-soundtrack contains the cast's renditions of the Material Girl's music performed in a recent episode.

20th April 2010

Fact: Madonna's boyfriend Jesus Luz is stranded in Barcelona, Spain. The model is trying to fly back to his native Brazil, but he is unable to jet out of Europe as a result of the volcanic eruption in Iceland, which has caused the cancellation of more than 63,000 flights.

6th April 2010

Quote: "On my first visit to Malawi, I was devastated to meet child after child who had been orphaned by AIDS. Having lost my mother at such a young age, I felt a close connection to these children. Their stories had touched my own." Madonna reveals her reasons for adopting two children from Malawi and setting up her Raising Malawi Foundation to boost charity efforts in the country.

30th March 2010

Quote: "She is inspired by kids she sees in hip-hop and ballet classes, European influences, bands she listens to. You could say it's in the DNA - but I could never tell her how to dress! If anything, I wish she'd dress more conservatively. How's that for irony?" Former wildchild Madonna admits she's not always a fan of her 13-year-old daughter LOURDES' fashion choices. The mother and daughter team are joining forces for the singer's new clothing line, Material Girl.

27th March 2010

Fact: Madonna enjoyed JAY-Z and Will Smith's Broadway musical FELA! so much, she took her daughter LOURDES to catch a performance of the show in New York on Thursday (25Mar10). The pop superstar first saw the play, about the life of revered African world music star Fela Kuti, last week (begs15Mar10).

14th March 2010

Quote: "Gaga is unique and can't be copied. Millions of girls also tried to copy Madonna. Those girls are gone now, but Madonna's still there because she's something special. I don't want to be presumptuous, but I've made it my goal to revolutionise pop music. The last revolution was launched by Madonna 25 years ago." Lady GaGa is hoping to make the biggest mark on music since MADONNA hit the scene in 1984.

12th March 2010

Quote: "I don't know Madonna; I was, like, seven when Like A Virgin and all that stuff (came out)... She was an idol to me... She hit at the age where I dressed like her, I knew every word to all her songs... Someone introduced me to her at the party... and she just started dancing with me. Luckily, I had taken my shoes off and I was drunk enough that I just kinda danced with her... but she was way too good of a dancer." Attending her idol MADONNA's post-Oscars party was the highlight of nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal's Academy Awards night.

9th March 2010

Fact: Madonna's longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg has launched her own media company, which will represent stars like Aerosmith, Cher, Madonna, Michael Buble and Stevie Nicks.

6th March 2010

Fact: Lady GaGa's debut album THE FAME has gone diamond after hitting the 10 million sales mark - matching Madonna's LIKE A VIRGIN in 1984 and Britney Spears' 2000 record OOPS!... I DID IT AGAIN.

22nd February 2010

Fact: Celebrity fitness guru TRACY ANDERSON, who has trained the likes of Madonna, Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, has landed her own U.S. reality TV show. The as-yet-unnamed series, which will follow the personal trainer as she whips her A-list clients into shape, is set to premiere this spring (10).

12th February 2010

Quote: “Lee MCQueen was a truly unique visionary in the world of fashion. A creator of beauty. What a tragedy.” Madonna pays tribute to British fashion designer Alexander McQueen - real name Lee MCQueen - who died after allegedly taking his own life on Thursday (11Feb10).

26th January 2010

Fact: George Clooney's Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon drew a massive 83 million U.S. TV viewers when it aired on Friday (22Jan10). The benefit, which featured performances from artists including Madonna, Coldplay, Beyonce, JAY-Z and Bono, has raised over $60 million (£37.5 million) to date.

22nd January 2010

Fact: Performances from artists including Beyonce and Madonna during George Clooney's TV telethon for Haiti will be made available for purchase online. The charity event will air on Friday (22Jan10) and fans will be able to download the 18 songs seen on the show via the iTunes website.

9th December 2009

Quote: “I don't think she has taken it on board. Well, I suppose she has a 23-year-old boyfriend, and if you have the stamina... Madonna (is a) control freak with a capital C. I don't know how (she) manages to let a young partner breathe." British actor Rupert Everett on how his former friend MADONNA is dealing with middle age.

9th December 2009

Quote: "He knows every song, every word, every step, and he wants to wear all the costumes - he likes my dress that I wear in La Isla Bonita." Madonna's adopted son DAVID BANDA, four, is a big fan of her work.

7th December 2009

Quote: "(The DJ) would play one of her songs then he would play one of mine and we both danced together in the middle and all of my dancers were around us and we just took turns dancing... I would dance to her songs and sing all the words and she did the same for me and it was really fun." Madonna enjoyed her dance-off with Lady GaGa at a party in New York last month (Nov09).

25th November 2009

Fact: Madonna shocked locals during her recent trip to Brazil, by hopping on a public bus for a journey through Rio de Janeiro.

17th November 2009

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna has been highly successful on her charity fund-raising trip to Brazil - the singer has reportedly earned $11 million (£6.9 million) for her Raising Malawi Foundation.

27th October 2009

Quote: "She’s really great. I guess I could say we’re friends. We got along famously. I love her daughter Lourdes." Lady GaGa bonded with pop superstar Madonna and her daughter when the stars teamed up for a skit on U.S. TV sketch show Saturday Night Live earlier this month (Oct09).

25th October 2009

Quote: "I'm not saying I'm not sexy and provocative, but I'm a one-man woman when you get down to it." Madonna believes in monogamy.

20th October 2009

Quote: "She's really into hair and make-up, so she does a lot of experimenting. She's very talented. She could absolutely design her own line of clothes, she's got great style. Everyone asks her what she thinks of their outfit. Her, not me." Madonna is convinced her daughter LOURDES has a career in fashion ahead of her.

18th October 2009

Quote: "He's an incredible musician who plays 50 different instruments, and I'm always a little intimidated by him. I always think he looks down on me... (because) I'm a pop star. He's a real musician... He's usually sitting in the corner, playing chess or playing some 16-stringed instrument that I don't even know the name of." Madonna gets nervous around Sting.

17th October 2009

Fact: Madonna once 'tagged' as a graffiti artist in New York under the name Boy Toy.

17th October 2009

Quote: "How can you be like a virgin?" Madonna questions her signature hit.

16th October 2009

Quote: "I don't know where San Pedro is. At that point, I wasn't a person who went on holidays to beautiful islands. I may have been on the way to the studio and seen an exit ramp for San Pedro." Madonna on the inspiration behind her 'Last night I dreamed of San Pedro' line from her hit LA ISLA BONITA.

16th October 2009

Quote: "I didn't really have a drink until I got divorced the first time, when I was 30." Alcohol wasn't part of Madonna's early life.

16th October 2009

Quote: "My house is like a Benetton ad. I have French nannies, my security guards are Israeli, I have assistants from Argentina and Puerto Rico and well as a Japanese assistant and chef, and another chef from Italy. It's wonderful." Madonna likes her international household.

16th October 2009

Quote: "I'm silly and geeky and nerdy and not cool." Madonna insists she's not as cool as some fans seem to think she is.

16th October 2009

Quote: "He's my biggest fan. Everybody says that when he watches the show, he stays frozen from beginning to end, and he studies everything, and he knows every dance step. He's not jaded like my older children." Madonna on adopted son David.

16th October 2009

Fact: Madonna's 2005 megahit HUNG UP hit the top of the charts in 45 countries.

15th October 2009

Quote: "I see myself in Lady GaGa. When I saw her, she didn't have a lot of money for her production. She's got holes in her fishnets, and there's mistakes everywhere. It was kind of a mess, but I can see that she has that IT Factor. It's nice to see that at a raw stage." Madonna is full of praise for the younger singer.

15th October 2009

Quote: "I had my girlfriends paint my body with fluorescent hearts and flowers. I wore a pair of shorts and a midriff top, and I just went mad... I’m sure everyone thought I was insane. That was the beginning of my provocative performances, I guess." Madonna recalls a rendition of The Who’s Baba O’Riley, which launched her love for performance.

12th October 2009

Fact: Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone will unveil his new paintings at the Avant Gallery in Miami, Florida during the Art Basel event in December (09).

7th October 2009

Fact: Madonna's best pal Debi Mazar is the latest celebrity to be voted off U.S. TV competition Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday night (06Oct09). U.S. politician Tom DeLay also hung up his dancing shoes after doctors diagnosed him with stress fractures in his feet.

2nd October 2009

Quote: "You have to be old enough to dress yourself... Usually, guys my age are either married or divorced and, like, grumpy, fat and balding." Madonna likes young lovers - but not that young.

2nd October 2009

Fact: Madonna is pitching a new script around Hollywood for a movie based on the love affair between the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

2nd October 2009

Quote: "I'm just a normal, hometown girl from Michigan... I'm that and I'm also royalty." Madonna feels regal.

1st October 2009

Quote: "He's a bit impulsive... He needs to put a lid on it. I do think he's very talented, but he gets a bit confused." Madonna on Kanye West's outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper took to the stage at the event to protest Taylor Swift winning the Best Female Video prize over his pal Beyonce.

1st October 2009

Quote: "(Lourdes is) trouble with a capital T! She's got a mind of her own. But it (parenthood)'s a great job. I wouldn't change my job for anything but it's also extremely challenging. Teenagers!" Madonna, a single mother of four, admits bringing up her daughter LOURDES, 12, isn't easy.

1st October 2009

Fact: Madonna made a royal entrance when she appeared on U.S. TV's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on Wednesday (01Oct09) - she was carried into the studio by members of the New York Rangers ice hockey team.

21st September 2009

Quote: "I'm not obsessed any more, now that my teeth are all rotten." Pop superstar Madonna has given up on her dream of working in a candy shop.

17th September 2009

Quote: "I adore Mercy, she is such a sweet child. She's doing so well. Hopefully when she's older she can be in my videos too, like the others. She could have some moves. Who knows?" Singer Madonna has big plans for her newly adopted Malawian daughter.

14th September 2009

Fact: Madonna's best pal, actress Debi Mazar, has a secret olive empire - she and her husband Gabriele Corcos are writing a cookbook and planning a skincare line inspired by olives they grow at their home in Florence, Italy.

3rd September 2009

Fact: Madonna's daughter LOURDES recreates her superstar mother's infamous wedding dress pose in the video for the singer's new track Celebration. The Queen Of Pop toted the look in the promo for her 1984 track LIKE A VIRGIN and again at that year's MTV Video Music Awards.

3rd September 2009

Quote: “My sister texted me and she was like, ‘Madonna is 15 feet away from me. And there are two guys having sex in the audience.' I just remember thinking, ‘Wow, this is exactly what I wanted. I’ve got Madonna and I’ve got gay sex!’” Lady GaGa was pleased to learn MADONNA turned up to watch her perform at a recent New York concert.

3rd September 2009

Fact: Madonna's daughter LOURDES wasn't the only one to join her mother on stage in Israel during the last concert of her Sticky & Sweet tour. The singer's nine-year-old son ROCCO was also part of Wednesday night's (02Sep09) performance - taking to the DJ decks during her rendition of MUSIC.

1st September 2009

Fact: Madonna's boy toy, Jesus Luz, has a cameo in the pop superstar's new Celebration video. The singer is seen stripping her man, who plays a DJ in the promo, before planting an open-mouthed kiss on his lips.

29th July 2009

Fact: Madonna's daughter LOURDES is to star in her mum's new music video for the single Celebration.

27th July 2009

Fact: Madonna has confirmed her upcoming greatest hits album will be the first definitive collection of all her songs. The CD will encompass tracks from her two previous bestselling singles packages, The Immaculate Collection and GHV2, as well as songs from her subsequent albums. The new record will be titled Celebration and will hit shelves on 29 September (09).

10th July 2009

Quote: "I'd love to be married in the next five years. I want someone to tell the details to - that I had dinner with Paul McCartney or that I met Madonna!" Pop star Katy Perry wants to settle down soon.

4th July 2009

Quote: "When I heard he was going to be performing at the O2 I offered to do something with him. I don't know what we could have done together, I could have carried his bags for him maybe!" Madonna would have done anything to be involved with Michael Jackson's comeback shows in London.

17th June 2009

Quote: “I met Madonna and that was pretty wild. Most everybody I’ve met is pretty cool and on the level, but Madonna is just legendary. I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a kid. So that’s definitely part of the intimidation factor.” American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert was starstruck when he met the Queen of Pop.

15th June 2009

Quote: "My goal at the beginning of X-Men (Origins: Wolverine) was to get in better shape than Madonna." Ryan Reynolds on his super-fit new look.

8th June 2009

Quote: "I'd have made a terrible nun. I'm a good Catholic girl in the way that Madonna is. In the sense that I'm no good at all". Heather Graham's glad her parents' plans to send her to a convent as a child fell through.

1st June 2009

Fact: Madonna and Kate Hudson were among the celebrities who came out to watch Prince Harry play polo in New York at the weekend (30May09). The British royal led a team to victory at the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governor's Island. Madonna took her three-year-old adopted son David Banda to the event and was joined by Hudson, LL Cool J and Chloe Sevigny.

28th May 2009

Fact: A painting of Madonna and her ex husband Guy Ritchie in the nude is expected to fetch up to $33,000 (£22,000) when it goes under the hammer at Scottish auction house MCTear's on Saturday (30May09).

4th May 2009

Fact: Lady GaGa played to a star-studded audience in New York on Saturday night (02May09). Madonna, accompanied by boyfriend Jesus Luz, took her 12-year-old daughter LOURDES along to the concert, while Cyndi Lauper was also spotted watching the show.

25th April 2009

Fact: The pink dress worn by Madonna in the promo for her 1985 hit MATERIAL GIRL is expected to fetch $120,000 (£80,000) when it goes up for auction on Tuesday (28Apr09). The frock will go under the hammer as part of the Fame Bureau's Rock 'n' Roll Art and Soul online sale which also lists a Beatles bass drum skin once owned by Ringo Starr.

21st April 2009

Quote: "Madonna fell off a horse? She should stay off of those horses. This isn't the Wild West." Billy Joel on the pop star's recent equestrian accident.

20th April 2009

Quote: "I found myself hearing this track a lot and ultimately liking it. It educated me about my latent musical snobbery." Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker credits Madonna's 1983 track BURNING UP with helping him learn to love pop music.

17th April 2009

Fact: Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow's fitness trainer TRACY ANDERSON has penned a new work-out book, called The 30-Day Method Boot Camp.

16th April 2009

Fact: Madonna will reunite with top photographer STEVEN MEISEL to shoot ads for French fashion house Louis Vuitton's autumn (09) campaign.

15th April 2009

Quote: "Madonna is the one and only Material Girl and she should be blessed with this child because this is what she really wants. I'm going to shout out to the African authorities and appeal to them to give her a baby. She's my girl." Rapper Flo Rida supports MADONNA in her attempt to adopt Malawian toddler MERCY JAMES.

8th April 2009

Quote: "I always listen to Duffy's hit MERCY when I'm in the car. (If Duffy asked to sample Abba's music) and did it cleverly in the way Madonna did. We might well agree to it. She's fantastic." ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS would consider giving DUFFY the rare honour of re-using the band's tracks.

18th March 2009

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna is 13 years older than the mother of her new toyboy beau, 22-year-old model Jesus Luz. Luz's hairdresser mum CRISTIANE REGINA DA SILVA, 37, fell pregnant with her son at the tender age of 14.

12th March 2009

Fact: Madonna lent her support to her pop pal Britney Spears by turning out to see the star's Circus tour in Long Island, New York on Wednesday (11Mar09) night.

10th March 2009

Fact: Madonna celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim on Monday (09Mar09) in costume. The 50-year-old singer punked it up in a brown-fringed wig, fishnet stockings, a mini skirt and framed glasses as she left the Kabbalah Centre in New York, joined by 22-year-old model and reported toyboy Jesus Luz, who dressed as Batman villain The Joker.

24th February 2009

Quote: "Coolest moment of the night... Meeting Jack (Nicholson), holding Penelope's Oscar and watching Joe Pesci send back 3 martinis because they were sub par." ASHTON KUTCHER Twittered about the highlights at the post-Oscars party his wife Demi Moore and Madonna threw in the Hollywood Hills.

20th February 2009

Fact: A private collection of more than 300 dresses, costumes, artifacts and personal items used by Madonna are going on display for the first time on Saturday (21Feb09). Among the items on show at the London exhibition, entitled Simply Madonna: The Materials of the Girl, include the infamous pink gown she wore in her Material Girl video and the wedding gown worn on her Like a Virgin tour.

28th January 2009

Quote: "I have the guy who created stages for Madonna working on this tour. I'm indulging my obsession with fruit and cats and designing all different outfits." Singer Katy Perry is planning a wacky world tour.

11th December 2008

Fact: Miley Cyrus, Madonna and Batman movie THE DARK KNIGHT were among the most sought-after items on auction website in 2008.

5th December 2008

Quote: I don't think the acting/recording thing really works. Maybe if you're an urban act, but I'm not sure it works if you're an actor." Gwyneth Paltrow has now plans to duet with best pal Madonna.

3rd December 2008

Fact: The downtown New York shop made famous in Madonna's 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan - which peddles all used Americana items - will be closing in mid-January (09). The owners of Love Saves the Day will be moving any unpurchased items to their sister shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

2nd December 2008

Quote: "I don't know if there ever will be (another BRITNEY). I guess they said that about Madonna, and then Britney came along. I guess someday she'll be the Madonna to that new Britney." Britney Spears' manager LARRY RUDOLPH compares her to the pop superstar.

2nd December 2008

Fact: More than 800 items of music memorabilia from stars including Madonna, Rihanna and Fall Out Boy are set to go under the hammer on internet auction site eBay. The proceeds will benefit AIDS charity LIFEbeat, the Music Industry Fights AIDS.

28th November 2008

Quote: "It was like I was summoned. I was summoned by the queen and I didn't know whether I was going to have my head chopped off." Katy Perry on recently meeting her idol Madonna.

26th November 2008

Fact: Madonna's estranged brother Christopher Ciccone will make his directorial debut after agreeing to take the helm of teen thriller TWIST.

25th November 2008

Quote: "I was married in the same month, actually, that a whole bunch of people were married; Sally Field was married that month, Madonna was married, half a dozen other big-time ladies were (married) and none of them (marriages) survived. I'm the only one. I'm a survivor." Bette Midler is thrilled her 24-year marriage has lasted longer than most celebrity unions. The entertainer wed her husband in Las Vegas after a six-week courtship.

22nd November 2008

Fact: The court hearing that dissolved Madonna and Guy Ritchie's seven-and-a-half year marriage on Friday (21Nov08) lasted just 54 seconds. A judge at London's High Court granted the former couple a decree nisi, and their marriage will be officially finalised in six weeks when they will be handed a decree absolute.

13th November 2008

Quote: "I must have been Japanese in another life. I'm pretty sure I was warrioress. I can't explain it. I just know. I'm good at fighting - fighting with a big sword." Madonna regresses to a former life when she was a fierce Samurai fighter.

12th November 2008

Quote: "I thought it wouldn't last. (He) was generally a miserable guy and he got worse." Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone on her recent split from husband Guy Ritchie.

9th November 2008

Fact: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake weren't the only stars on show at Madonna's Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday night (06Nov08) - Heidi Klum, Rita Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid and Hayden Panettiere were among the fans in the audience. Madonna's kids Rocco and Lourdes watched the show from the side of the stage.

8th November 2008

Quote: "As we were rehearsing she was running circles around me." Justin Timberlake was amazed with Madonna's fitness as the pair prepared for their Dodgers Stadium duet in Los Angeles on Thursday night (07Nov08).

7th November 2008

Fact: The father of Madonna's daughter LOURDES is designing a chain of gyms throughout New York. Carlos Leon's first work-out mecca, the Leon Fitness Center, will open in Queens, New York.

6th November 2008

Fact: The Killers' forthcoming album DAY + AGE is produced by Stuart Price - the man behind Madonna's 2006 LP CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR.

6th November 2008

Fact: The Killers' forthcoming album DAY + AGE is produced by Stuart Price - the man behind Madonna's 2006 LP CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR.

4th November 2008

Quote: "She's very petite, very small, she comes up to my chest... and I thought she was supposed to be, like, a giant." Katy Perry on meeting Madonna backstage at a recent concert.

31st October 2008

Quote: "She did SPEED THE PLOW 20 years ago. I saw her the other night and she was hitting me with all of these lines." Actor Jeremy Piven was stunned by the memory of pop superstar Madonna, who starred in the original Broadway production of the David Mamet play. Piven is currently starring in the New York play.

27th October 2008

Fact: The Scottish cathedral where Madonna and Guy Ritchie's son ROCCO was christened has been vandalised by youths. The couple baptised their son at Dornoch Cathedral in the Scottish Highlands in December 2000.

21st October 2008

Quote: “I'm ROCCO's Godmum. I love my godson and they'll work it out. They're both big enough people to become great friends in time and I'm sure that they will for the sake of their kids, if nothing else. I'm sad when great things come to an end but they both need to recapture their lives.” Sting's wife Trudie Styler on pals Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage split. Styler introduced the pair.

15th October 2008

Quote: "She has to wear belts; I don't want to see her underwear." Madonna insists her daughter LOURDES, who turned 12 on Tuesday (14Oct08), never leaves the house looking too provocative.

15th October 2008

Quote: "That's my wink and my smile to Britney Spears, whom I love." Madonna on why she chose Spears' BABY ONE MORE TIME hit for a provocative striptease scene in her directorial debut FILTH + WISDOM.

13th October 2008

Quote: "I saw her at the gym, and I thought it was Dyan Cannon - all straggly and s**t." Comedienne Sandra Bernhard compares her gym-obsessed former friend Madonna to 71-year-old movie star Cannon.

8th October 2008

Quote: "Are you f**k bored, sir? Why are you sitting? I'm busting my ass up here. Clap for me! My ego is bruised now!" Madonna wasn't impressed with a group of men who weren't dancing at one of her Madison Square Garden gigs.

8th October 2008

Quote: "I want to have shorter hair, but I have a husband that loves the long-haired look, and well, that is just one of the things I do for him." Madonna has no plans to go against husband Guy Ritchie's wishes and cut her hair.

7th October 2008

Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond…James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.

19th September 2008

Fact: Veteran entertainer Bette Midler has paid tribute to Madonna in a video parody of the pop star. Midler promotes her new album JACKPOT! THE BEST BETTE in the clip in which she is seen wielding a vacuum cleaner and speaking in a faux-British accent.

19th September 2008

Fact: Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have all been immortalised in Lego form to celebrate 30 years of the building bricks.

16th September 2008

Quote: “I'm not extravagant. We spent all of, you know, $1,080 (GBP600).” British director Guy Ritchie insists his 40th birthday was not as extravagant as wife Madonna's 50th birthday bash last month (Aug08).

8th September 2008

Quote: "She's Madonna. It was like having some sort of animal, a wild beast, walk into the room." ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven was terrified when the Queen of Pop visited the set of husband Guy Ritchie's film ROCKNROLLA.

8th September 2008

Fact: Katy Perry performed Madonna's LIKE A VIRGIN and her own summer hit I KISSED A GIRL with 'house band' DJ AM and Travis Barker at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (07Sep08). The Ting Tings, Lupe Fiasco and LL Cool J also performed with the duo.

8th September 2008

Fact: Katy Perry performed Madonna's LIKE A VIRGIN and her own summer hit I KISSED A GIRL with 'house band' DJ AM and Travis Barker at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (07Sep08). The Ting Tings, Lupe Fiasco and LL Cool J also performed with the duo.

5th September 2008

Quote: "She's been very supportive. It was great." Director Guy Ritchie praises his superstar wife Madonna for backing his new movie ROCKNROLLA. The MUSIC hitmaker took time out of her Sticky + Sweet tour schedule on Monday (01Sep08) to accompany Ritchie at the film's London premiere.

5th September 2008

Quote: "The missus loves horses, but actually I'm scared of horses. I run away, I've never been able to get over that horse thing." Guy Ritchie doesn't share his wife Madonna's passion for equestrian sports.

5th September 2008

Quote: "She was taking the trash out and I said, 'Darling, I've just bought a pub.' She said, 'OK'." Guy Ritchie on how he broke the news to his wife Madonna that he had purchased a London bar.

5th September 2008

Quote: "Madonna was so low key and so incognito that I hardly noticed her, and when I did it kinda caught me by storm. But honestly speaking, she's a really down to earth, really cool individual. I'm glad I got a chance to meet her - rub some of that energy off!" Rapper/actor Ludacris was delighted to meet his ROCKNROLLA director Guy Ritchie's superstar wife during shooting.

5th September 2008

Fact: I KISSED A GIRL hitmaker Katy Perry will reportedly pay tribute to Madonna by covering her hit LIKE A VIRGIN at Sunday night's (07Sep08) MTV Video Music Awards.

4th September 2008

Fact: Both Madonna and Michael Jackson have performed as opening acts for the Village People.

2nd September 2008

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna has become the latest celebrity to publicly endorse presidential candidate Barack Obama - by wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a picture of the politician's face.

2nd September 2008

Quote: "You've just got to love your wife. Is that boring enough?" Guy Ritchie's advise on making his marriage to Madonna work.

29th August 2008

Quote: "I'm sure Lola will be a very talented actress." Guy Ritchie is certain his step-daughter LOURDES will enjoy more success on the big screen than her mother Madonna.

27th August 2008

Quote: "NANCY REAGAN and BARBARA BUSH are going to recreate Madonna and BRITNEY's famous lesbian kiss." MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand drums up support for this year's (Sep08) prize-giving.

25th August 2008

Quote: "I love all her dark songs best. Some of the songs come from genuine suffering, let me tell you." Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie reveals his take on his wife's work.

25th August 2008

Quote: "I haven't seen a lot of the shows properly before because I always forget my glasses." Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie saw his wife's concert in Cardiff, Wales clearly on Saturday (23Aug08).

22nd August 2008

Fact: Madonna will take to the stage sporting $1 million (GBP500,000) worth of Swarovski encrusted garments across eight stage outfits for her upcoming Sticky + Sweet Tour. The singer has also reportedly stocked up on 100 pairs of fishnet stockings for the concerts, which begin on Saturday (23Aug08) in Cardiff, Wales.

21st August 2008

Quote: "It was great and it was bad and it was cool and it was tedious sometimes and it was fun. And I'm now really happy to call her a friend. She's a really, really special person." Justin Timberlake on working with Madonna.

16th August 2008

Quote: "My most memorable moment? When Madonna walked down the aisle in my dress. She's fit as hell, foxy and she knows her body." Stella Mccartney on her pal MADONNA.

13th August 2008

Quote: "I'm a big fan of the 80s and Madonna. I was a headbanger. MEGADETH's KILLING IS OUR BUSINESS... AND BUSINESS IS GOOD was my first album. Metallica was the first concert that I ever went to. Oh! And I was a huge Menudo fan." Eva Longoria PARKER on her eclectic music taste.

31st July 2008

Fact: Carlos Leon, the father of Madonna's daughter LOURDES, is to play the head of a secret society hiding the remains of Noah's Ark in upcoming U.S. TV show MONSTER ARK.

30th July 2008

Quote: "If you want to dress to feel as though you never got out of bed, Madonna, don't get out of bed... She was a fashion icon. I'm blaming Kabbalah." U.S. style king and PROJECT RUNWAY host TIM GUNN passes judgment on Madonna's fashion slip-ups.

30th July 2008

Quote: "I think when LOURDES is ready to rebel, she may call me." Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone hopes to influence his young niece.

30th July 2008

Quote: "It's possible I've shut the door forever, but that door wasn't really open to begin with. She was always on one level and everyone else was below her. That's not a way to conduct a relationship." Madonna'S brother Christopher Ciccone on the effects of his tell-all book about the star.

29th July 2008

Fact: Madonna's manager Guy Oseary is bringing out his own tome about the pop superstar - with the blessing of the singer. MADONNA: CONFESSIONS is a coffee-table book full of photographs from her 2006 world tour, all handpicked and captioned by the MATERIAL GIRL. The book, priced at $39.95 (GBP19.99), will hit stores in October (08).

28th July 2008

Quote: "Every time I do a show, I die a little bit, but no s**t is worth doing unless you're willing to die for it." Madonna on how strenuous her tours can be.

15th July 2008

Quote: "I'm happy to get paid for my work... I'm also happy to get paid for the first time what I think I'm worth. I'm not unhappy with (my payout for the book)." Madonna's estranged brother Christopher Ciccone isn't ashamed to reveal his famous family's secrets in his tell-all Life With My Sister Madonna.

15th July 2008

Quote: "She looks great. I have some issues with what she's done to her face - it suddenly got tighter, something shrank, and that's all I can really tell you." Madonna's brother Christopher Ciccone on his sister's secret cosmetic surgery.

8th July 2008

Quote: "I hate the new Madonna record. When you hit 40 and you're trying to squeeze into those Forever 21 jeans, I don't care how good of shape you're in, you're officially a cougar (middle-aged woman prowling for a toyboy lover)." Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx insists Madonna should act her age.

2nd July 2008

Quote: "I imagine she's quite tough to live with." Boy George on reports Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie are set to divorce.

26th June 2008

Fact: Lindsay Lohan's upcoming new album will be called SPIRIT IN THE DARK. Her first single, PLAYGROUND, is produced by N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams - who has a history of celebrity collaborations including Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. The album - Lohan's third - is set for release on 4 November (08).

26th June 2008

Fact: Lindsay Lohan's upcoming new album will be called SPIRIT IN THE DARK. Her first single, PLAYGROUND, is produced by N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams - who has a history of celebrity collaborations including Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. The album - Lohan's third - is set for release on 4 November (08).

17th June 2008

Fact: Pop star Robyn has landed the coveted spot of supporting Madonna on her forthcoming European Sticky + Sweet tour.

10th June 2008

Quote: "He was named DAVID for a reason - I think he is going to be a king." Superstar Madonna has big dreams for her adopted son DAVID BANDA.

3rd June 2008

Fact: Legendary music producer Nile Rodgers, who has worked with Madonna, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross and founded disco band Chic, has signed a deal to publish his memoirs.

29th May 2008

Quote: "I'm not against plastic surgery, I'm against discussing it... I swear by oxygen facials, and I'm obsessive about staying out of the sun." Madonna insists her youthful looks are all natural.

25th May 2008

Quote: "That's cheap - everyone's kissed George Clooney." Madonna is left unimpressed after learning movie hunk Clooney auctioned off a kiss for $380,000 (GBP190,000) at the annual Cannes Film Festival amFar auction. Madonna refused to consider kissing anyone for less than $1 million (GBP500,000) at this year's (08) auction on Thursday (22May08).

24th May 2008

Quote: "There's a lot of DNA there now. In case there's a murder you'll have the evidence." Sharon Stone after mopping her brow with Madonna's face blotter. The actress auctioned it off together with the contents of the pop star's handbag - and the designer bag itself - at the amFar Cinema Againast Aids benefit in Cannes, France on Thursday (22May08). The star-studded auction raised more than $10 million (GBP5 million) for Aids charities.

23rd May 2008

Quote: "Hopefully after we get through this adoption it will be easier for other people to adopt children and I'm happy to be the guinea pig." Madonna is glad her adoption of Malawian tot DAVID BANDA will set a precedent for others.

23rd May 2008

Quote: "I'm not thinking about my birthday? Why's everyone rushing me over the finish line? I'm thinking about what I'm going to eat for dinner tonight. That's my future plan." Madonna refuses to be drawn into talking about her upcoming 50th birthday plans in August (08).

21st May 2008

Fact: Madonna staged the Cannes Film Festival screening of her new documentary I AM BECAUSE WE ARE on board a $200 million (GBP100 million) yacht owned by fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg's husband, American media mogul Barry Diller.

15th May 2008

Quote: "I don't like my feet, never did. (They're) a dancer's, deformed, (with) callouses." Madonna on her least favourite body part.

15th May 2008

Fact: Madonna has a "private chamber" which houses all the costumes she has worn onstage and in videos.

15th May 2008

Quote: "(I sneaked) out of the house to see a David Bowie concert and it charged my life. I was grounded for the summer... It was so worth it." Madonna credits DAVID BOWIE with changing her life.

9th May 2008

Quote: "She never was allowed to have a childhood... she was a star when she was a child. She didn't get to grow up and make mistakes privately... she's been under a microscope since she was a teenager, which I think is really tough; it's hard to evolve that way." Madonna understands troubled pop star Britney Spears' plight.

2nd May 2008

Quote: "It was the first time I'd ever been on a plane, the first time I'd ever gotten a taxi cab. I came here with $35 (GBP17.50) in my pocket. It was the bravest thing I have ever done." Madonna relived her move to New York as a wannabe singer during her free concert in the city earlier this week (ends02May08).

2nd May 2008

Quote: "It's all too much, make it stop. Leave her alone... She's going to be 16 soon and then 17 and then 18, and then she might show her knees - and then what's gonna happen?" Madonna is annoyed about all the fuss surrounding Miley Cyrus' back-baring Vanity Fair photo.

1st May 2008

Quote: "It's all too much, make it stop. Leave her alone... She's going to be 16 soon and then 17 and then 18, and then she might show her knees - and then what's gonna happen?" Madonna is annoyed about all the fuss surrounding Miley Cyrus' back-baring Vanity Fair photo.

30th April 2008

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna gave away free tickets to her first gig of 2008 in New York to celebrate the release of new album Hard Candy. Fans queued for hours outside the city's Roseland Ballroom to guarantee themselves entry to the Wednesday (30Apr08) night concert.

30th April 2008

Fact: Enrique Iglesias has halted Madonna's European chart takeover by beating her to the top spot in France. LAISSE LE DESTIN L'EMPORTER, the Spanish hunk's duet with French singer NADIYA has beaten Madonna's 4 MINUTES collaboration with Justin Timberlake to the top of the singles chart.

29th April 2008

Quote: "Sometimes we work out together. We work out very hard. She's much fitter than I am." Gwyneth Paltrow on hitting the gym with pal Madonna.

29th April 2008

Fact: Digital sales of Madonna's 4 MINUTES hit have passed the one million mark, becoming only the second single ever to score such a feat. Rihanna's UMBRELLA was the first downloaded megahit.

28th April 2008

Quote: "I don't know what our government does except put us into debt and blow up other countries." Madonna is not a fan of authority.

27th April 2008

Quote: "My daughter has seen it and wept. I mean, there are children her age suffering so it's really hard for me. But she's gone to Africa with me and she's experienced it." Madonna admits her daughter LOURDES is distressed by mum's new I Am Because We Are documentary, which focuses on the plight of the one million children orphaned by the AIDS crisis in Malawi - the home of her adopted son, David..

17th April 2008

Fact: Madonna will play a one-off club show at New York's Roseland Ballroom on 30 April (08) - the day after her latest LP HEAD CANDY is released in the U.S..

15th April 2008

Quote: "We had to take turns in putting our foot down. I wasn't used to doing that, but I have the highest heel." Madonna on having to battle out her artistic preferences with 4 MINUTES collaborators Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.

12th April 2008

Quote: "If she's not ready, then Kabbalah can't do too much. She's talented." Madonna claims not even the Jewish mystical teachings of Kabbalah can help troubled singer Amy Winehouse.

9th April 2008

Quote: "No, I know what to make. I sent her her first macrobiotic chef. Once I was there and they had nothing to eat so I made him steaks on a George Foreman grill and her a salad out of whatever was left." MACrobiotic diet devotee Gwyneth Paltrow insists it isn't difficult to cook a meal for her close friends Guy Ritchie and notoriously picky eater Madonna.

9th April 2008

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna has applied for planning permission to build a swimming pool at her $20 million (GBP10 million) mansion in Wiltshire, England.

3rd April 2008

Quote: "Goody goody gum drops." Madonna offers an odd response to the news her new song 4 MINUTES is the number one download at

3rd April 2008

Quote: "I'm not against plastic surgery, I'm just against talking about it." Madonna refuses to address rumours she has undergone cosmetic surgery.

2nd April 2008

Quote: "I love the weather. All that rain and moisture are good for the skin." MATERIAL GIRL hitmaker Madonna loves the British weather.

1st April 2008

Fact: Sharon Stone and Madonna are teaming up to host movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's annual Cinema Against AIDS gala at the Cannes Film Festival in May (08).

31st March 2008

Quote: "You have to get to a point where you care as little about getting smoke blown up your ass as you do when you become a whipping boy in the press, because ultimately they both add up to s**t." Madonna ignores her critics.

28th March 2008

Quote: "Am I familiar with Russell Brand? No." Madonna insists she has never heard of the British comic-turned-movie star.

28th March 2008

Quote: "I can be shy. And nervous. About things. People will never think that about me." Pop superstar Madonna insists she doesn't deserve her feisty reputation.

28th March 2008

Quote: "I've seen enough butt... The reason I gave him a B-12 (shot) is because we only had a certain amount of days in the studio and I didn't want him to use that as a lame-ass excuse not to come to work. OK? It's got nothing to do with butt. I promise you. Listen, I don't need to give him a shot to see his butt. Duh." Madonna insists there was no ulterior motive when she nursed a sick Justin Timberlake during the sessions for her new album Hard Candy. Timberlake famously revealed all about Madonna's nursing techniques while inducting her into the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame earlier this month (Mar08).

27th March 2008

Quote: "What else is there for me to conquer? Hopefully my ego." Madonna is realistic about her career prospects.

26th March 2008

Quote: "I had lunch with her daughter. She is a real sweetie. I'll have to ask her to sing with us when we meet next time." Sugababes star Amelle Berrabah is a fan of Madonna's 11-year-old daughter LOURDES.

16th March 2008

Fact: Madonna, Sharon Stone, Annette Bening and Michelle Pfeiffer all turn 50 in 2008.

14th March 2008

Fact: Madonna is marking the countdown for the release of her upcoming album Hard Candy by creating a special clock, with a timer that uses vocal sound effects provided by the singer. The clock can be found at

13th March 2008

Quote: "People have become immune to the idea of raising awareness for something and getting involved... People are bombarded with problems and they have become paralysed by them. I wanted to offer simple solutions." Madonna hopes her new documentary I AM BECAUSE WE ARE inspires people to do what little they can to aid those suffering in the developing world.

11th March 2008

Quote: "You're no old museum piece." Justin Timberlake pokes fun at Madonna as he inducts her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York on Monday night (10Mar08).

11th March 2008

Quote: "He is also a little kid and silly... he would come to work, take out these Mickey Mouse slippers out of his giant Hermes bag and put them on. I don't feel like he took himself too seriously." Madonna on working with Pharrell Williams on new album HARD CANDY.

8th March 2008

Quote: "I haven't worked with a lot of songwriters where I'm instantly connected and start riffing and playing with the rhythm of the words. He's as interested in the rhythm of the words as the meaning of the words." Madonna has high praise for new collaborator JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

8th March 2008

Quote: "I really enjoy writing with Justin. We had psychoanalytic sessions whenever we wrote songs first. We'd sit down and we'd start talking about situations. And then we'd start talking about issues or problems or relationships with people." Madonna and Justin Timberlake talked through their feelings before the wrote songs together for the veteran singer's upcoming album HARD CANDY.

4th March 2008

Quote: She has a very strong opinion of clothes and fashion and a strong personality so that'll be a challenge for me. She says she wants to be an actress." Madonna's 11-year-old daughter LOURDES aspires to be like her mother.

4th March 2008

Quote: "I'm sure I wasn't put on this earth just to make records. There are a lot of things I want to achieve. I'd like to be a better human being. I'd like to be a better parent. I still have my children to raise. That's a big responsibility, I'm not done with that." Pop superstar Madonna insists life doesn't end at 50. The Vogue hitmaker will celebrate her 50th birthday in August (08).

25th February 2008

Fact: Madonna has reteamed with STEVEN MEISEL, the photographer behind her controversial SEX book, for an upcoming Vanity Fair magazine spread.

18th February 2008

Fact: Annie Lennox will re-release her 2007 all-star single SING - featuring Madonna and MARY J. BLIGE - to raise money for British fundraising event Sport Relief.

17th February 2008

Quote: "I've never met Madonna... Our paths have never crossed. Everyone thinks that everyone knows everybody, but not necessarily." Janet Jackson isn't as connected as people thing.

14th February 2008

Quote: "I stalked him like a strange fan." Madonna on how she persuaded Gogol Bordello star Eugene Hutz to appear as the narrator in her new film FILTH + WISDOM, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany on Wednesday (13Feb08).

14th February 2008

Quote: "I don't know who told you that having children and getting married means there is no erotica in your life." Pop superstar Madonna insists she still has a healthy sex life with husband GUY RITCHIE.

14th February 2008

Quote: "I got the music from people who I knew would give it to me and not charge me a lot of money. BRITNEY (SPEARS) was very generous, Ludacris, etc. Of course I wasn't going to charge myself money." Madonna on how she made new her directorial debut, FILTH + WISDOM, on a small budget.

9th February 2008

Fact: Stars including Tom Cruise, Drew Barrymore and Demi Moore helped raise $3.7 million (GBP1.85 million) for poor and ill children around the world at a lavish charity party hosted by Madonna in New York on Wednesday (06Feb08).

9th February 2008

Quote: "How can I be the best when I know millions of people around the world, who never had a shot at being best?" Madonna explains why she decided to co-host a charity party for her Raising Malawi orphan care initiative and the United Nations Children's Fund in New York on Wednesday (06Feb08).

8th February 2008

Quote: "I don't think I've been so nervous in my life. It would be easier for me to perform in a soccer stadium of 80,000 people." Madonna admits suffering from stagefright at a benefit for her charity, Raising Malawi, and Unicef on Wednesday (6Feb08).

4th February 2008

Fact: Madonna is to host a star-studded event in New York on Wednesday (6Feb08) to raise money for Unicef (United Nations Children's Fund) and her Raising Malawi Orphan Care Initiative. Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Alicia Keys and Rihanna will perform for guests including Lucy Liu and Tea Leoni, in a Gucci sponsored 42,000 square foot tent at the United Nations building.

1st February 2008

Fact: Madonna presented Justin Timberlake with a cupcake and champagne for his 27th birthday while the pair were on the London set of her new music video, 4 MINUTES TO SAVE THE WORLD. The track - which also features superproducer Timbaland - will appear on Madonna's as-yet-unnamed new album, due later this year (08).

30th January 2008

Fact: Justin Timberlake and Timbaland appear in the video for Madonna's upcoming single 4 MINUTES TO SAVE THE WORLD, which the two men co-wrote and co-produced.

11th January 2008

Quote: "I have heard her CD. I think it's her best CD, and I'm not just saying that. Well, I am just saying it, but I also mean it." Filmmaker Guy Ritchie insists he likes his wife Madonna's upcoming album.

4th January 2008

Fact: Al Gore's 2008 Live Earth concerts, which featured artists including Madonna, Foo Fighters and Snoop Dogg performing in venues across the globe, are to be honoured at a major environmental awards ceremony later this month (27Jan08). They will join Switzerland's Paleo Festival Nyon and Denmark's Roskilde Festival in winning a prize at the Midem Green World Awards in Cannes, France.

27th December 2007

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna will premiere her directorial debut, FILTH AND WISDOM, at Germany's Berlinale film festival in February (08).

17th December 2007

Fact: Veteran singer Shirley Bassey hosted a glitzy $1 million (GBP500,000) bash for her 70th birthday on Sunday (16Dec07). Guests included SIR Elton John, Madonna, ELLE MCPHERSON, Kevin Spacey and GEORGE MICHAEL.

3rd December 2007

Quote: "My kids want to go to one of his movies. ROCCO complained that he doesn't make movies that kids can watch." Madonna admits her children are unhappy with their father Guy Ritchie's hard-hitting films.

21st November 2007

Fact: A new book by photographer ALISON JACKSON, named CONFIDENTIAL, offers sneak-peeks of celebrities including Michael Jackson, SIR Elton John, SIR Mick Jagger, and Eminem going about their daily lives. The staged images, taken of celebrity lookalikes, also includes photos of Britney Spears lighting a cigarette while holding her baby son, Jennifer Lopez on the toilet, and Madonna ironing.

8th November 2007

Quote: "Madonna is a great business woman, but, come on, she's weak as an artist and we all know it. I like Madge - but, as a relevant musician, its a joke." Courtney Love pokes fun at Madonna on her blog.

30th October 2007

Quote: "If she'd said yes, I would have had sex with her. Many gay men would." Gay fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier insists Madonna is the only female he would consider getting physical with.

25th October 2007

Fact: Madonna's wedding tiara failed to sell when it was entered into a charity auction in Seattle. The headpiece was worn by the superstar when she married British director Guy Richie in 2000 but didn't attract any bidders. The hefty $350,000 (GBP175,000) starting price is being blamed for putting off potential buyers.

19th October 2007

Fact: Initial reports hinting at an imminent album release from Madonna are wide of the mark. The Kabbalah loving queen of pop's new album is now set for release in March 2008.

11th October 2007

Fact: Madonna joined former lover CARLOS LEON and longtime pal INGRID CASARES for a performance of Celia Cruz musical tribute CELIA at the New World Theatre in New York on Tuesday night (09Oct07).

9th October 2007

Fact: Adolf Hitler received more fan mail in his lifetime than Madonna, THE Beatles and THE Rolling Stones combined.

5th October 2007

Quote: "I'm dramatically un-wild... If you're prepared to put your feet up, have a cup of tea and watch TV, I'm the man to do it with." Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie loves the quiet life.

2nd October 2007

Quote: "I'm dramatically un-wild... If you're prepared to put your feet up, have a cup of tea and watch TV, I'm the man to do it with." Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie loves the quiet life.

14th September 2007

Fact: Madonna's A LEAGUE OF HER OWN co-star ROSIE O'DONNELL has escaped the furore surrounding her upcoming autobiography CELEBRITY DETOX by joining the pop superstar and her husband Guy Ritchie for the Jewish New Year in Israel.

3rd September 2007

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna is releasing four new installments in her children's book series The English Roses later this month (Sep07).

21st August 2007

Quote: "She goes on about saving the planet but she owns stock in companies that pollute the environment. It's b**locks." Jack Osbourne brands Madonna a hypocrite.

17th August 2007

Fact: Superstar Madonna celebrated her 49th birthday with a traveller-themed party at her country home in Wiltshire, England on Thursday (16Aug07).

16th August 2007

Fact: LUCY O BRIEN, the author of new Madonna biography LIKE AN ICON, once fronted feminist punk rock band THE CATHOLIC GIRLS.

20th July 2007

Quote: "He's a really good mover. I think that's why they got together - she may have seen him on the dance floor." Actor Gerard Butler understands what attracted Madonna to husband Guy Ritchie.

18th July 2007

Fact: Annie Lennox's first album for four years, SONGS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, will include new tune SING, which features contributions from 23 female superstars, including Madonna, Faith Hill, Dido, Celine Dion, Shakira and Pink.

11th July 2007

Quote: "All I see are dodgy films with Madonna in and Bono's hair. I saw (his hair) in that video... where they play on the roof. F**kin' hell, you could've used it as a wedding dress, it was that long, like a big flap of s**te." ECHO + THE BUNNYMEN star Ian Mcculloch on the worst things about the 1980s.

19th June 2007

Fact: Metallica have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Madonna, Genesis, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, Duran Duran, James Blunt, John Legend and Keane.

20th May 2007

Quote: "I don't want to tell you because she'll either kill me or she'll have me kill you. And we've got enough celebrities going to jail." Justin Timberlake refuses to divulge the name of his duet with Madonna, and takes a cheap shot at Paris Hilton while he's at it.

9th May 2007

Fact: Madonna has been spotted auditioning lap dancers for an upcoming film at a London strip club, called Secrets.

27th April 2007

Fact: Madonna, Ringo Starr and Halle Berry were among the celebrities who sent beloved US TV host Regis Philbin get-well gifts as he recovered from a heart operation. Madonna and Berry sent him luxury bathrobes, while former Beatle Starr sent the TV star a basket of apples.

23rd March 2007

Quote: "Often I have to tell her, 'Please put on some more clothes.'" Pop superstar Madonna gives her daughter LOURDES fashion advice.

5th March 2007

Fact: Superstar Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie dressed up as a 1920s flapper and NYPD police officer for a fancy dress party at the Kabbalah Center is Los Angeles on Saturday night (03MAR07).

2nd March 2007

Quote: "I like it when my husband wears suits and I tell him on a regular basis. Does he comply? Yes he does. He's very obedient in the clothes department." Filmmaker Guy Ritchie obeys his wife Madonna's wardrobe demands.

1st March 2007

Quote: "The Next Best Thing cut my career dead. It was finished from there on. It was one thing being a gay success; it's totally another thing being a gay failure." Rupert Everett analyses his flop Madonna movie.

27th January 2007

Quote: "It didn't actually sound like her because she was kind of supposed to be playing a thousand-year-old lady." Madonna's daughter LOURDES gives her critique of her mother's voice in Luc Besson's new animated movie ARTHUR + The Invisibles.

23rd January 2007

Quote: "I don't know the exact details of what went on, but I certainly wish her all the best. My thoughts go out to all the children who don't get out, and God bless the woman for what she did." Mia Farrow has nothing but praise for Madonna's planned adoption of Malawian baby DAVID BANDA.

23rd January 2007

Quote: "They are utterly fascinating to me, and I think they deserve to be written about." Rupert Everett on why he chose to discuss pals like Madonna and Cameron Diaz in his book, RED CARPETS + OTHER BANANA SKINS.

15th January 2007

Quote: "England is a small country, there is only one city." Madonna's grasp of British geography doesn't extend beyond the borders of London.

12th January 2007

Quote: "Oh God, it is so embarrassing. I was incredibly precocious and naive." Madonna cringed when shown some of her early music videos on US TV show TODAY.

12th January 2007

Quote: "I loved working with Madonna. In fact, I heard today she might want to adopt me, which is kinda cool, I'll keep my fingers crossed." US comic Jimmy Fallon on playing Madonna's little brother in new animated movie ARTHUR + The Invisibles.

12th January 2007

Quote: "I think they're bored. They need to go out and save some lives themselves." Madonna attempts to have the last word in her public feud with family groups who have criticised her efforts to adopt a baby boy from Malawi.

12th January 2007

Quote: "It looks good when you're looking at the schedule before the tour starts and then about half way through, you're like, 'Oh my God, why did I say yes to this?'" Madonna admits she often regrets the length of her world tours.

5th January 2007

Quote: "You can't just phone Madonna. You have to write to her, then she calls you back." Staying in touch with his pop superstar pal is hard for actor Rupert Everett.

30th December 2006

Quote: "I...uh...I admire her drive? Her music really doesn't do anything for me." British singer Lily Allen on her opinion of pop star Madonna.

27th December 2006

Quote: "Madonna adopted a child but I just wheel these kids into the room if I need to do the father thing." American Idol judge Simon Cowell is happy to remain childless while he works with teenage musical prodigies ANGELIS.

11th December 2006

Quote: "I was the Madonna of my day, except I never took my clothes off." Legendary crooner Tony Bennett on his 1960s heyday.

24th November 2006

Quote: "Who are you Madonna? Can everyone just shut the f**k up about her? LIKE A VIRGIN? How the hell did she become so f**king famous? What, for masturbating? Everyone does that, love..." Australian rockers Jet are scornful of Madonna's controversial publicity stunts.

15th November 2006

Quote: "If GUY (RICHIE) had his way, they'd watch three movies in a row and stay up until 3 in the morning." Madonna on her husband's parenting style.

7th November 2006

Quote: "The most important thing is their intentions are right. They're trying to give a kid a home and an education, who probably wouldn't get that... Their hearts are in the right place." Brad Pitt approves of Madonna and pal Guy Ritchie's attempts to adopt 13-month-old African baby DAVID BANDA.

6th November 2006

Quote: "They are usually kinda chubby... and they have a lot of equipment." Madonna on how she out-runs the paparazzi during her daily jogs.

3rd November 2006

Fact: Madonna's charity work in Malawi has inspired her stylists to dig deep to support her - her personal stylist ANDY LECOMPTE and staff at the celebrity-friendly Chris MCMillan salon in Los Angeles, where he works, are donating a portion of their incomes to the pop star's new foundation Raising Malawi. Madonna has donated $3 million (GBP1.6 million) to support orphan care in the African nation.

2nd November 2006

Quote: "I wouldn't mind if Hilary Clinton was president." Madonna throws her weight behind the former first lady.

2nd November 2006

Quote: "I obviously relied on her advice a lot, because she's adopted three children, to guide me through this whole process." Madonna on seeking help from pal ROSIE O'DONNELL as she tackled her adoption plans in Africa.

31st October 2006

Fact: Staff at London waxwork museum Madame Tussauds have already rushed together a model of Madonna and Guy Ritchie's newly adopted baby son DAVID to join the MATERIAL GIRL's exhibit.

31st October 2006

Fact: Madonna will appear on British TV to defend her controversial adoption of Malawian tot DAVID BANDA, on BBC show NEWSNIGHT tomorrow night (01NOV06). She appeared on US talk show OPRAH last week (ends27OCT06).

29th October 2006

Quote: "I've met Madonna a few times, so I'm going to be charitable and give her the benefit of doubt, that she is doing this for the right reasons." Electronic star Moby gives his opinion on the MATERIAL GIRL's recent adoption.

27th October 2006

Quote: "I think everyone is being very unfair to her and I don't understand why." Sting's wife Trudie Styler is appalled by how the media is treating her friend Madonna's adoption of 13-month-old Malawian DAVID BANDA.

19th October 2006

Fact: Madonna's adoptive son DAVID will take Guy Ritchie's surname, while his original family name - BANDA - will be his middle name.

30th August 2006

Quote: "If you met her you wouldn't get a megastar impression at all. Of course, you have to pass 15 bodyguards to get to her." Madonna's father SILVIO 'TONY' CICCONE is objective about his daughter's superstar status.

25th August 2006

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna and Guy Ritchie treated their son ROCCO to his own pony for his sixth birthday earlier this month (AUG06).

23rd August 2006

Fact: Hilary Duff's new movie MATERIAL GIRLS was made by Madonna's production company Maverick. Duff and sister HAYLIE did a cover version of the song Material Girl for the film.

22nd August 2006

Fact: The Danish met office launched a special weather forecast yesterday (21AUG06) ahead of Madonna's concert in the country on Thursday (24AUG06). It is the singer's first visit to the Scandinavian country. She will play a sold-out gig to some 85,000 fans at Horsens Stadium.

2nd August 2006

Quote: "I always loved Madonna videos because I'm gay. Every gay in the world... grows up loving a Madonna video; that's how you know you are gay." Designer Isaac Mizrahi on how he discovered his sexuality as a teenager.

1st August 2006

Fact: Pop superstar Madonna has the best body of an over 40-year-old in the world, according to a new survey by British health magazine Top Sante.

31st July 2006

Fact: Pop queen Madonna appears to be losing her touch - 5,000 tickets remained unsold as the MATERIAL GIRL kicked off her Confessions tour in the UK in Cardiff, Wales, last night. (30JUL06)

31st July 2006

Fact: Pop queen Madonna currently takes just two weeks to completely use up an entire Yves St Laurent mascara, thanks to the gruelling demands of her Confessions tour.

24th July 2006

Fact: Madonna's upcoming concert at Wembley Arena in London will be broadcast as a two-hour special on US network NBC in November (06).

17th July 2006

Quote: "Madonna Television has been very important to my career. I'm not sure why they shortened their name." MADONNA gets confused about what MTV stands for.

14th July 2006

Quote: "When I was 15, I was obsessed with Cole Porter. It was the height of the Madonna craze and I dressed like it was 1940s, in antique pillbox hats." Jewel on her teenage fashion sense.

29th June 2006

Quote: "I love horses. I think I may have been one of Henry VIII's knights in another life, riding through a great forest." Madonna talks about her love of all things equestrian.

29th June 2006

Quote: "Marriage is a contest of generosity, sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. But I'm still in the game and it has taught me the act of compromise and diplomacy." Madonna reveals the secret to her lasting marriage with GUY RITCHIE.

17th June 2006

Quote: "I needed something to really believe in. I do believe that Kaballah has codes to the world, and all that, but I don't live by it." Britney Spears insists she no longer has any links to celebrity religion Kaballah, which she dabbled with after being introduced to its lore by pal Madonna.

13th June 2006

Quote: "Have I ever been totally and completely intimidated by another person? Yes, my husband's mother." Madonna fears Guy Ritchie's relations.

29th May 2006

Quote: "I did hire her for a day. She was good but she was a bit sloppy - and she was GBP40,000 an hour." Ricky Gervais jokes about hiring superfan Madonna to sweep his floors.

22nd May 2006

Fact: Guests at the opening night of Madonna's Confessions tour in Los Angeles last night (21MAY06) included socialite Nicole Richie, the pop superstar's longtime pal ROSIE O'DONNELL and Kabbalah guru RABBI YEHUDA BERG.

9th May 2006

Quote: "She's nine going on 19. She's a bit of a disco queen herself." Madonna on her daughter LOURDES.

1st May 2006

Quote: "I've been to the cinema with Madonna and our knees were touching." Designer Matthew Williamson boasts friends in high places.

15th March 2006

Fact: Madonna and her movie-maker husband Guy Ritchie donned fancy dress to attend a party at Los Angeles' Kabbalah Center - Madonna wore a saucy French maid outfit, while the SNATCH director dressed up as a native American Indian.

13th March 2006

Quote: "I want to do a film about my wonderful dancers." Madonna plans her latest documentary.

10th March 2006

Fact: Madonna works out to remixes of her own hits. DJ pal Stuart Price, who produced the pop star's hit new album CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR, has filled her gym iPod with club renditions of her classics.

10th March 2006

Quote: "It's such a beautiful city. No wonder they are so stuck-up. You just want to spray perfume all over yourself when you get there." Madonna loves Paris, France.

4th March 2006

Quote: "If I had Madonna's body, I (wouldn't cover up) but I don't. And I probably never will because I'm not dedicated enough." Singer Shania Twain doesn't like showing too much flesh.

27th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna has received a pair of fake eyelashes, made from real mink and studded with diamonds, from Japanese make-up artist Shu Uemura. </p>

19th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna is taking horse-riding lessons with celebrated British Olympic champion WILLIAM FOX-PITT again, despite her horrific fall last August (05). </p>

18th February 2006

Fact: <p>The theme for Madonna's costumes for her upcoming tour will be "English riding clothes, lots of black, including black riding coats." She will re-team with fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who created the singer's famed conical bras for her Blonde Ambition tour. </p>

17th February 2006

Quote: <p>"What freaks people out the most? Having a spiritual life. That freaks people out way more than (me) taking my clothes off and having pictures of myself taken and put into a book." Madonna when asked about the riskiest thing she's done. </p>

17th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna took roller-skating lessons to prepare for her new music video SORRY. The MATERIAL GIRL's assistant broke in her skates by roller-skating all over her house. </p>

16th February 2006

Fact: <p>GOLD DIGGER hitmaker Kanye West brought along an entourage of 30 people to last night's Brit Awards (15FEB06) - beating out Paris Hilton who turned up with 12 and pop icon Madonna whose posse numbered just four. </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I hadn't really expected to be in a pop category at all, but there are a lot of pretty girls in this one so I'm happy." Brit Award winner James Blunt was delighted to be nominated alongside Katie Melua, Kelly Clarkson and Madonna in the Pop Act category. </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Yes, it was surprise. I'm not gonna all get dressed up for nothing, but it paid off. I look like a public school mum apparently." Superstar Madonna insists she didn't know she was a winner of the International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards last night (15FEB06). </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I don't like carbonated beer. I'm a bit more refined. I like ale. I've tried all the ales." Superstar Madonna refuses an offer of Budweiser backstage at the Brit Awards on Wednesday (15FEB06) and sticks to champagne. </p>

16th February 2006

Quote: <p>"It's funny, even though an I'm an American recording artist I have always been influenced by British music. Without you I'd be just another singer from across the pond." Superstar Madonna accepts the International Female Solo Artist trophy at the Brit Awards in London last night (15FEB06). </p>

12th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna doesn't watch regular television, but does watch DVDs of hit shows The Sopranos and the original British version of The Office. </p>

11th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I've got to look after the kids and she wasn't winning anything." Guy Ritchie explains why he didn't accompany Madonna at last week's (08FEB06) Grammy Awards. </p>

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"I think she has the drive and strength that I'll never have, but there is also a side to her that's very soft and lovely. That's where we connect more. In private we're more similar than you would think, but out in the world we're definitely very different." Actress Gwyneth Paltrow analyses her friendship with pop queen Madonna. </p>

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"You were amazing. I wish I had your thighs... I've got big old Texas things." Kelly Clarkson greets her idol Madonna backstage at the Grammy Awards after the MATERIAL GIRL wowed TV viewers and audience members alike with her opening performance. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna had to rehearse her complex Grammy opening number with Gorillaz for a month beforehand. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Really? We split up? Ok, well, he's still calling me every five minutes." Madonna rubbishes rumours she is separating from husband Guy Ritchie. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna insisted her dancers rehearse her Grammy Awards opening number during Sunday's (05FEB06) Super Bowl - because she wanted everything to go perfectly during her opening performance. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"She's a legend, she's been around a long time and I'm happy for her." Mariah Carey insists she has no hard feelings towards Madonna, despite reports she's upset about not being asked to open the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06). Madonna opened the show. </p>

9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna insisted her dancers rehearse her Grammy Awards openingnumber during Sunday's (05FEB06) SuperBowl - because she wanted everything to go perfectly during her opening performance. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"She's a legend, she's been around a long time and I'm happy for her." Mariah Carey insists she has no hard feelings towards Madonna, despite reports she's upset about not being asked to open the Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06). Madonna opened the show. </p>

9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"There's definitely, probably quite a few similarities there. I don't know if she'd like to hear that about me - sorry!" Shamed Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding compares herself to Madonna. </p>

7th February 2006

Fact: <p>Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney arrived in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards on the same plane from London. </p>

24th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Some secrets a girl does not share." Madonna vows never to start her own beauty range. </p>

19th January 2006

Quote: <p>"She (Apple) absolutely loves HUNG UP by 'Dadonna' - that's how she pronounces Madonna. She demands to hear it over and over and over." Gwyneth Paltrow reveals her daughter APPLE's favourite new tune. </p>

17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"They were very bad boys - they said f**k all the time onstage (and) the audience always booed them... I thought they were so adorable. I think I made out with Adam Yauch once in their dressing room." Madonna remembers touring with the Beastie Boys in 1985. </p>

7th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I find it disconcerting to talk to people who shake your hand and hold onto it too long." Madonna examines greeting etiquette. </p>

6th December 2005

Quote: <p>"We almost always say no to these things. Madonna's assistant came over to Sweden and played the track, and it was so catchy that Benny and I immediately said 'Yes.' We have loads of offers like that but we never say yes, but in this case it was so cleverly done." ABBA star BJORN ULVAEUS had no qualms about letting MADONNA sample GIMME, GIMME, GIMME for her new hit HUNG UP. </p>

24th November 2005

Fact: <p>Madonna has received a letter from the wife of child development expert DR BENJAMIN SPOCK praising her for speaking out about her parenting tips, after admitting she doesn't let her kids watch TV and encourages them to learn several languages. </p>

19th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm not a practising Catholic but, I have to say, I went to a friend's funeral in London and I went to a Catholic church and I really felt like I'd come home... It was familiar... Not everything I was taught, being raised Catholic, was wrong." Kabbalist Madonna returns to her Catholic roots. </p>

18th November 2005

Quote: <p>"My daughter was thrilled because it meant I had to stay in the house all the time... She said, 'Mom, can you break your arm more often because we get to see more of you,' which was not really what I wanted to hear." Madonna's daughter LOURDES was far from sympathetic while her mother was recovering from a bone-breaking horse fall. </p>

18th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm a lot of fun on morphine, but I'm not fun on Vicodin." Madonna jokes about her drugs of choice. </p>

18th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Some people have Ferraris, I have 24-carat gold eyelash-curlers." Madonna knows where her priorities lie. </p>

16th November 2005

Fact: <p>Eccentric fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has landed Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Keira Knightley among his first guests when his new chat show, ISAAC, airs on America's Style TV network next month (05DEC05). </p>

15th November 2005

Fact: <p>Actress Halle Berry has followed in the footsteps of Madonna and Demi Moore by becoming the new face of fashion house Versace. She was photographed for the latest advertising campaign by acclaimed celebrity snapper Mario Testino. </p>

4th November 2005

Fact: <p>Stars including Madonna, Robbie Williams and Coldplay were treated to goody bags worth $12,500 (GBP7,000) at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon last night (3NOV05) - with gifts including a weekend break at the Four Seasons Hotel in Lisbon, Sharm El Sheikh or Bali, Love KYLIE Lingerie and MAC cosmetics. </p>

4th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I want to say how much I enjoyed Madonna's performance. She's absolute legend. She makes us all look like amateurs." British pop hunk and Best Male winner Robbie Williams feels inferior next to MADONNA. </p>

28th October 2005

Quote: <p>"Well no (I'm not a fan of Bush). I'm sure he's a really nice guy... in certain circles." Superstar Madonna attempts to be diplomatic when discussing her feelings for US President George W Bush. </p>

28th October 2005

Quote: <p>"Well no (I'm not a fan of Bush). I'm sure he's a really nice guy... in certain circles." Superstar Madonna attempts to be diplomatic when discussing her feelings for US President George W Bush. </p>

24th October 2005

Quote: <p>"When you faint and then you wake up, it's such a drag. You think, 'Let me just get back to that feeling I had when I fainted, when everything was beautiful.'" Madonna enjoyed her unconscious bliss after she fell from a horse in August (05). </p>

24th October 2005

Quote: <p>"What's the difference between a pop star and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist." Madonna cracks a joke at her own expense. </p>

23rd October 2005

Quote: <p>"I get better police escorts (in New York). It's very important. I don't get a police escort in London and I'm very upset about that. Only the Queen gets a police escort." London-based Madonna realises she isn't as important as British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and insists there are things she prefers in New York. </p>

19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"There's nobody hotter or funnier or more brilliant than John Travolta... He's my hero." Madonna explains why she chose to pay tribute to Saturday Night Fever in the video for her new single HUNG UP. </p>

20th September 2005

Quote: <p>"Caprice is not a supermodel. She's some girl who developed a fake accent after moving to England, like Madonna." Former supermodel Janice Dickinson on her SURREAL LIFE castmate. </p>

14th September 2005

Fact: <p>Madonna has hired DAVID LaCHAPELLE, the visionary behind Christina Aguilera's controversial DIRRTY video, to direct her new promo HUNG UP - the first single from her new album CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR. </p>

8th September 2005

Quote: <p>"If myself, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and Madonna auditioned for American Idol, do you think we'd make it? We would fail." Kiss rocker Gene Simmons insists it takes more than a good voice to become a superstar. </p>

31st August 2005

Quote: <p>"I think I'm gonna move to London. Get a fake-a*s British accent like Madonna." Rapper Kanye West plans a life in England. </p>

24th August 2005

Fact: <p>Pop queen Madonna was the most searched for celebrity on Internet search engine Google in June (05).</p> <p> The MATERIAL GIRL singer topped the surfing charts ahead of other popular females, beating Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, Angelina Jolie and Lindsay Lohan. </p>


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