Madonna publicly thanks ex-husbands
September 2nd, 2011
12:50 PM ET

Madonna publicly thanks ex-husbands

In a curious show of affection for her ex-husbands, Madonna has publicly thanked Guy Ritchie and Sean Penn for their help with her second directorial effort, “W.E.”

Madge expressed her gratitude in a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival, reports The Huffington Post.

"I am and was attracted to very creative people which is why I married Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie, two very talented directors," Madge said of her film industry exes. "They both encouraged me as a director and as a creative person to do what I did, and they were both very supportive."

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Madonna's daughter launches makeup line
August 11th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

Madonna's daughter launches makeup line

She’s growing up so fast! Madonna’s 14-year-old daughter Lourdes “Lola” Leon already has a clothing line, and now she’s got her own makeup range.

The teen launched her new Material Girl Beauty line in New York City on Tuesday.

“It was so much fun getting to pick all of my favorite scents for the Material Girl body products and lip glosses,” Leon says in a press release. “The body products have fun names like Wicked Watermelon, Flirty Fruit, Midnight Magnolia and Sinful Sugar. I chose scents that I loved.”

The original Material Girl, Madonna, helped pick products, but Lola also looks to other celebrities for cosmetic inspiration.

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Weinstein grabs rights to Madonna movie
June 15th, 2011
12:51 PM ET

Weinstein grabs rights to Madonna movie

Madonna's movie "W.E." is set to arrive in theaters stateside thanks to The Weinstein Co., which has acquired U.S. rights for the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Madge directed and co-wrote the feature, which balances the love life of a New Yorker named Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) with the love affair between American divorcee Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough) and King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy), a romance with which Wally becomes enthralled.

Madonna's daughter Lourdes plays a younger version of Wally in her big screen acting debut.

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Jose Canseco professes love for Gaga on Twitter
May 24th, 2011
04:26 PM ET

Jose Canseco professes love for Gaga on Twitter

Former ball player Jose Canseco is in the mood for some "Bad Romance."

“I love lady gaga wish I could meet her. would marry her in a second,” he tweeted on Monday, the same day Gaga released her third album, “Born This Way.”

We’re not sure if Canseco has picked up a copy of the album yet, but we do know he’s been listening.

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Johnny Depp and Queen Elizabeth are cousins?
May 17th, 2011
03:07 PM ET

Johnny Depp and Queen Elizabeth are cousins?

Johnny Depp might be upset about being left off the royal wedding guest list now that it's been revealed that he and Queen Elizabeth are reportedly distant cousins.

According to the Daily Mail, the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" star and the British monarch both share the same bloodline. One branch of Depp's ancestors are descended from 15th-century aristocrats Sir William Gascoigne and his wife Margaret Percy, who hailed from Yorkshire, England.

Margaret was the daughter of the third Earl of Northumberland and also a direct descendent of King Edward III. Queen Elizabeth is Edward III's great-granddaughter, 17 times removed, and Depp's cousin, 20 times removed.

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Madonna: I'm not being investigated
April 6th, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Madonna: I'm not being investigated

Following reports that plans for a school Madonna's charity was helping build in Malawi have been scrapped, the singer would like to make it clear that neither she, nor her charity, are currently under investigation.

"In recent days a number of wild and totally false rumors about Madonna's philanthropy - spread by bloggers and tabloids - have begun appearing on the internet," Madonna's  spokesperson  said in a statement to CNN.  "As we have said previously, Raising Malawi is currently undergoing a series of positive changes in an effort to serve more children."

It was reported recently that a plan to build a $15 million school for approximately 400 girls in Malawi had been halted by The Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, a Malawi based charity.

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