Madonna news - Oct. 2010


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11 October - Stalker must stay away from Madonna
A Madonna fan who was arrested for scrawling messages outside the star's New York home has been ordered to stay 10 blocks away from the location.
The condition was set for retired fireman Robert Linhart as he was released on bail for $20,000 (£12,555).
The 59-year-old denied resisting arrest and weapons possession, and he will not be tried for creating graffiti.

His lawyer contested that his messages were not threatening and demonstrated he was a fan of the singer.
One of Mr Linhart's messages read: "M, the universe brought us together in 1992 and again this year in Prague. Meet me please."

An ice pick was also found in his car for which he was charged with criminal possession.
At the time of his arrest last month, Mr Linhart's lawyer Cheryl Bader defended his actions, saying: "There was no threatening conduct. My understanding is it's not a crime to adore Madonna. If it were, the court would be a lot more crowded."
The New York fire department said Mr Linhart retired from his job in 1998. (source: BBC)


11 October - Yes, your Madgesty
Pop queen Madonna has been courting the Royal Family over her new movie about King Edward VIII's romance with US divorcée Wallis Simpson.
Princess Michael of Kent has given tips to director Madge, 52, who wants her film W.E to be hot on accurate detail.
The Material Girl has also had audiences with Buckingham Palace staff and top historians in her quest to piece together the story of the affair which led to the abdication crisis of 1936.

The romantic drama - starring James d'Arcy and Made In Dagenham actress Andrea Riseborough - is Madonna's second attempt at directing.
She is desperate to make it a success after her first movie Filth And Wisdom was panned by critics two years ago.
A source said: "The entire Royal Family were contacted and asked if they would like to meet Madonna and production staff - and many took up the opportunity.

"Some senior figures turned it down. But others, including Princess Michael of Kent, jumped at the chance."
W.E focuses on how Edward gave up the throne to marry Mrs Simpson - who was still wed to her second husband when they met - plus a modern-day romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.
The source added: "When the Palace were contacted by the film company for guidance on historical fact, they were a bit apprehensive at first given the subject.
"But when they heard Madonna was behind it they lent their support and arranged for key people to get involved."
The film - which has been shot in London and France - is due for release next year. (source: The Sun)


05 October - Madonna tops 100 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books List
SEX, the bookSex, a 1992 picture book by Madonna, led the 2010 edition of BookFinders' 100 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books List.
The annual list should give publishers plenty of ideas, especially since digital books can quickly resurrect backlist titles. The top ten most sought after out-of-print books are listed below. This GalleyCat editor remembers reading a battered paperback copy of Rage in middle school.

Here's more about Madonna's book from the post: "This explicit collection features photos of the Material Girl, without the material, has been a collector's item since it first hit shelves in 1992. Since Madonna is never one to do something twice, and the fact that the once highly controversial book is less edgy than it once was leads us to guess that Sex will remain out-of-print." (source: Mediabistro)

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