Liz Smith talks to Madonna about her album reaching #1 all over the world: “It was my husband, Guy, who told me the album was No. 1 in America. I was shocked, stunned, happy. I said, 'We have to celebrate.' So we opened a bottle of champagne — not something I usually do, though I probably should do more of that — I had a glass, and then I sat and cried for 20 minutes. Really. So many conflicting emotions, but basically tears of joy. Don't let anybody tell you commercial success doesn't matter." M ("everybody calls me M now, I never hear my own name!") is busy planning her next video for the second single, "Sorry." She says, "I want it to be a sequel to the 'Hung Up' video — what happens after she dances the night away because her boyfriend is so unavailable." And M is thinking about her "Confessions" concert tour, which might include smaller venues "where I can hear myself singing; I can see the faces!" Madonna also wants to build a film around her current troupe of dancers, which includes the phenomenally talented Cloud and Hypnosis. "They are not just dancers. They're filmmakers and artists. Creative cyclones. I adore them." We spoke of broken bones — I recently shattered a wrist, she quite a few more — and she said it was terribly difficult coming back from that, to dance again. "Your 46th comeback!" I joked. She laughed, "Yes, I've lost track of how many times I've been written off." She paused. "Maybe that's the reason I cried when I heard about the record. Here's a big scoop. We're human, too."
Gwyneth your pregnant, I see it, the world sees it, just come out with the news already. Nice of you to attend the U.K. screening of Madonna’s new doc “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret”. Suppose the morning sickness is now long gone since you’re due any day ;-)
Donald Trump is moving "The Apprentice" to SoCal for Season 6, which will likely air in fall 2006. "Donald has so many recent West Coast projects, that it made perfect sense to change locations and along with it change the flavor of the weekly tasks," says Mark Burnett, in a statement.
Simon Cowell signs on for five more "Idol" seasons. Now that Cowell and "Idol" producer Simon Fuller have settled their legal battle, Fox has announced that the "Idol" franchise will likely be around for up to six more years.