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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

Madonna’s Photo Shoot For W Magazine

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Madonna is featured in W Magazine March’s issue in a 46 page photo spread that was shot in Rio de Janeiro.

The newsworthy part of the shoot are the photos of her and latest boy toy, Jesus Luz. Madonna was so enamored with Jesus after meeting him on the photo shoot last December, she invited him to accompany her on a string of dates on her “Sticky and Sweet” world tour. They have since been pictured dining together in New York and are believed to be dating.

The photos are rather steamy!! What do you think??

New Year’s Alone For Guy Ritchie

According to Contact Music, GUY RITCHIE saw in a lonely 2009 at his English country manor. His divorce from MADONNA was finalized on January 3rd.  Just a few days after their would be – 8th anniversary.  That couldn’t have been easy for him.  Especially since the former pair called a truce after Christmas and spent time together with the kids.

A source is quoted as saying,

“He was surprised at how friendly and natural it felt. I suppose it got him wondering whether they could have handled things differently.”

Some think Guy is not taking the divorce as easily as initially thought. If spending New Years alone is an indicator I would have to agree.

If you look at most break-ups – men tend to do really well in the beginning. Once they have had a couple of months and realize that the relationship is over – that is when the “What Have I Done?” usually kicks in.  I guess this is the case for Guy Ritchie as well.  What do you think??

Madonna and Guy Ritchie Reach a Settlement

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Madonna is said to have settled with ex-husband Guy Ritchie for at least $76 million.

Madonna’s rep, Liz Rosenberg tells The Associated Press that Madonna has given Ritchie between $76 million to $92 million as part of their divorce agreement. (The figure includes the value of the couple’s country home Ashcombe in western England.)
Although the singer keeps the bulk of her estimated $500 million fortune,

“I’d assume it’s one of the largest payouts ever in a divorce settlement,” Rosenberg noted.

A-Rod Denies Being More Than Friends with Madonna

madonna21Alex Rodriguez recently spoke to People Magazine about his charity work and of course about his relationship with Madonna.

When asked about his relationship with Madonna he said:

“We’re friends”

When asked if there is any romance between them at all he said:

“We’re friends – that’s it.”

There have been so many rumors about the two of them – i have lost count.  From flying around the country for some alone time, to attending numerous concerts of Madonna, to moving in together – A-Rod summed it up by saying:

“You have to have a sense of humor when it comes to this stuff.  If I answered every rumor we’d be here for three weeks.”

I don’t believe they are just friends.  Remember the movie, ‘When Harry Met Sally’??  Is it humanly possible for a heterosexual man to be “just friends” with a heterosexual woman.  I’m going to go with I doubt it.  What about you – what do you think??

Madonna and A-Rod Mansion Shopping in Manhattan – Fact or Fiction??

madonna3There have been rumors floating around that MADONNA and Alex Rodriguez are quietly shopping for love nests on the Upper East Side and on the East End, sources told Page Six.

A knowledgeable real estate source said the couple are

“discreetly looking at properties between Fifth and Park avenues, from just above 60th Street through the 80s.”

I’m not sure just how discreet it is since it’s now public knowledge.

They’ve been looking at double-width mansions in the vicinity of $30 million to $60 million.”

Both A-Rod and Madonna have homes in Manhattan but A-Rod’s home has been on the market since he announced his split with his wife.  Madonna has a place in Central Park West.  

Do you think there is any truth to this rumor??

Madonna and A-Rod Are On Vacation!!

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Yes – it’s true!!

According to People Magazine, Madonna and Alex Rodriguez were both spotted in Mexico City last weekend.

Although the two have not confirmed their romance, there was a “moment” that said it all – when, according to E!, A-Rod handed Madonna a bottle of water during her concert in Miami. 

What do you think – does handing someone a bottle of water – especially when they’re thirsty – mean your a couple??  If so – I had better be more careful going forward.

Do you think they’ll last??