Daily Archives: February 13, 2009

Madonna’s Nude Photo Auction

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A black and white, nude photo of a 20-year-old Madonna went for $37,500 at auction Thursday, an apparent record auction price for a photograph of the superstar singer.

An unnamed European buyer bought the picture, which had been expected to sell for up to $15,000, according to Christie’s auction house.

Madonna, was a dancer trying to make ends meet when she answered a newspaper ad seeking a nude model. She may have been paid as little as $25 for the 1979 photo session.

Lee Friedlander’s image appeared in Playboy in 1985. Friedlander has said of the photo session that Madonna

“seemed very confident, a street-wise girl. She told me she was putting a band together but half the kids that age are doing that. She was a good professional model.”

Christie’s states, the photograph auctioned Thursday was one of six from that shoot that appeared in Playboy; the other five pictures were sold together in 2003 for $7,170.

Another photograph of Madonna, by Helmut Newton, sold Thursday for $18,750, beating a $15,000 estimate. In that shot, also sold to Playboy in the 1980s, Madonna sports lingerie, curly blond hair and a seductive expression. A man kneels beside her, according to Christie’s.

Do you think Madonna regrets answering that ad?

Cathy

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Jonas Brothers On Late Night With David Letterman

The Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers, aka today’s Beatles, made their 1st appearance on the David Letterman show, Thursday, February 12th.

Kevin, Joe and Nick are promoting their upcoming 3D concert film, to be released on February 27th.

As always, Letterman was quite amusing. When Nick Jonas talked about their ups and downs on the way to superstardom Dave interrupted by saying,

“Let me just interject something. You’re 16? You’ve had no ups and downs! It’s all been up! You’re 16!”

Good point Dave!!

Dave asked about ex-girlfriend,Miley Cyrus, Nick downplayed their lengthy relationship,

“I was 14. I was pretty young, so I think you can just consider it a young, little relationship.”

When asked about Taylor Swift, Joe Jonas looked a bit stunned and muttered,

“You know… we didn’t work out.”

I’m sure Taylor can attest to that statement.

And of course – what would the David Letterman show be without the famous – TOP 10 LIST!!

“Top Ten Surprising Facts About the Jonas Brothers”

10. Our new 3D concert film puts you right in the middle of a six-hour tour bus ride from Pittsburgh to Albany.
9. Often we are astonished by how adorable we are.
8. Sometimes we lather, rinse, repeat and then repeat again!
7. Last Sunday night, I won a Grammy for “Best New Jonas.”
6. Osama said he’d come out of hiding if we’d meet his 15-year-old niece.
5. One time when we were on the road, things got really crazy and we stayed up until 10:30.
4. We’ve seen Paul Blart: Mall Cop 27 times.
3. Once a week we get mail for Dr. Joyce Brothers.
2. We have no idea who that old dude behind the desk is.

And the Number One Top Ten Surprising Fact:

1. A couple years back, Angelina Jolie tried to adopt us.

I’ve always liked David Letterman but the past couple of days have been quite entertaining. I’m even considering staying up past my 9:00 bedtime to watch the show live instead of setting the DVR.

It’s Friday the 13th – What Are You Afraid Of??

It’s Friday the 13th – to me all that means is it’s the day before Valentine’s Day. To others who are superstitious – it may mean a lot more!!

Page Six, gave a list of celebrity fears and it is quite interesting. Take a look at some of your favorite celebrity’s fears.

Stephen King: bugs
Clay Aiken: Felines
Henry Winkler: Germs
Pierce Brosnan: Claustrophobia
Eminem: Owls
George Clooney: Earthquakes
Jennifer Jason Leigh: Rats
Al Franken: Balconies of tall buildings
Sigourney Weaver: Elevators
Lyle Lovett’s: Cows ( One kicked him once)
Meg Ryan: Underground garages
Cher: Dentists
Frankie Muniz: sushi
Keanu Reeves: Dark
Johnnie Depp: Clowns
Ricky Martin: Snakes
Liv Tyler is antsy if she doesn’t know the time and Andie MacDowell turns the light switch on and off three times before going to sleep. Sarah Michelle Geller has a panic that she’ll be mistakenly ID’d as dead and will be buried alive only to come to in a coffin. Winona Ryder nearly drowned at age 12 and hasn’t gone swimming since. Kim Basinger’s agoraphobia was so severe that at one point she didn’t leave her house for four months.

Steven Spielberg said, “I fear small places, airplanes, elevators, the world around me. I’m just a fearful person.”

Wow!! I have a fear of heights and dentists. No explanation for the heights and I had a bad experience with the dentist as a child. Some fears can be explained while others are just fears. What about you – what are you afraid of??

By Shari