May 24th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
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.
May 17th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
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.
April 6th, 2011
04:40 PM ET
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.
March 25th, 2011
05:31 PM ET
It looks like Madonna’s plan to build a $15 million school for approximately 400 girls in Malawi won’t come to fruition, according to the New York Times.
The superstar co-founded the Raising Malawi charity through which the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls was to be built, but the organization has said that plans for the project have been discontinued and the organization’s board of directors replaced by a “caretaker board” that includes Madonna and her manager.
Update, 3/28 1:27 p.m.: A statement from Madonna's rep provides clarification that "The Raising Malawi Academy for Girls is a Malawi based organization which is independent from Raising Malawi Inc.. ," and that "the former is the organization which has made the changes. RM Inc. has been a donor to the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls but has discontinued funding because of concerns related to how funds were spent."
March 10th, 2011
12:38 PM ET
With her new album, "Femme Fatale," dropping March 29, Britney Spears' name is currently on everyone's lips. But in a new interview, she's turning the tables and speaking out about other stars.
Spears, a longtime Madonna fan, tells the latest issue of Out magazine that she is molding her career after the Material Girl's.
"She is an amazing entertainer," says the pop princess, who posed in a barely there leotard that reveals tattoos near her crotch. "Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection."
March 10th, 2011
08:29 AM ET
First she collaborated with her mom on the Material Girl clothing line and now Lourdes Leon is starring in Madonna's new movie. The 14-year-old aspiring entertainer is set to make her big-screen debut in the Madonna-directed film "W.E."
According to MTV News, "W.E." chronicles the 1930s romance of King Edward VIII and scandalous American socialite Wallis Simpson, who would go on to become the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The film also follows a modern-day woman, Wally Winthrop, who is fascinated by their love story.
Lourdes, whose father is actor/personal trainer Carlos Leon, was spotted wearing a schoolgirl uniform on the movie's set last September, and now Abbie Cornish, who portrays Wally, has the details on the teen's role.
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