Madonna’s “Sweet and Sticky” tour has claimed victim #2. While setting up the lighting for Madge’s concert in Marseilles, France, on Thursday, a crane collapsed, killing a 53-year-old French man and a 32-year-old Brit. Madonna has canceled her Sunday concert and sends her deepest condolences to the families. Hopefully the three other people currently hospitalized will have a smooth recovery. [CNN]
Unfortunately, Madonna’s “Sticky” stage situation is not the only concert tragedy to note. The dangerous world of concerts after the jump. Proceed with caution. Keep reading »
Clearly, Madonna is ready to put on a show for all the peeps at the M.E.N. Arena. Yes, that’s really what the venue is called, you can’t make this crap up. [Manchester, UK 7/8/09] Keep reading »
A photo from Madonna’s second Louis Vuitton ad campaign was leaked, and — surprise, surprise! — it features Madge wearing a pair of the bunny ears she rocked at last month’s Met Ball. Luckily, they look a lot less crazy in the campaign than they did in real life — some fashion just doesn’t translate to life beyond the Playboy mansion. In this upcoming campaign, she appears less like a hooker than she did in the last one, but I still prefer the brand’s series featuring former astronauts. No one sells Louis bags like Buzz Aldrin. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
A little over a week after Madonna won custody of four-year-old Mercy James, a nanny was sent to Malawi via private jet to pick her up. The two arrived in London’s Heathrow airport on Saturday where Mercy was immediately whisked away to meet her new mother and siblings, Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, and David, 3, at a local Kabbalah center for a meeting. I realize the tot got to fly first class, but even so, a flight from Malawi to London is no small deal for a kid — you’d think she could at least get a bath and nap first before hitting the prayer beads. The family — including Guy Ritchie, who is taking sons, Rocco and David, to his place for a bit while Mercy settles in — spent an hour at the center before heading back to Madonna’s London home (wonder when/if they’ll be heading to New York?).
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