Latest Madonna Tidbits
Billy Sloan from the SundayMail column Entertainment Mail claims his music biz spies told him that Madonna is planning a series of outdoor dates and a first gig in Scotland will be a priority.
Madonna has never played in Scotland but record company buzz is she’ll go BIG in 2004 with a series of outdoor UK shows, possibly including Murrayfield or Hampden.
BBC News reports again that Madonna and her husband are concerned about ramblers using their land
A row between Madonna and ramblers trying to use footpaths across her Wiltshire estate is to be settled by a public inquiry.
The singer and her film director husband Guy Ritchie are concerned about a new “right to roam” law which would allow walkers access to her £9m property in Wiltshire.
The Countryside Agency has already agreed ramblers will be denied access to about 15 acres of the estate to stop them getting within 100 yards of the couple’s home.
The agency said the paths were not included on maps as they did not meet open access criteria but stressed that Madonna used an appeal process open to any landowner and was not treated any differently.
A spokeswoman for the Planning Inspectorate said: “There will be a public inquiry but a date has not yet been set.”
The couple’s Grade II listed Georgian mansion, set in 1,200-acre grounds near Tollard Royal on the border with Dorset, was the former home of photographer Cecil Beaton.
Speaking about houses, Gwineth Paltrow tells the New York Post that she’s not sure whether she and Martin will raise their child in the United States or his native England, saying only, “I would love to have one home base, somewhere in the country in the middle of a lot of land – I’m not sure which country.”
But one of her best pals weighs in on the subject.
Madonna, who lives in London, reveals that she and Paltrow “have this fantasy that I’m going to end up living in the countryside of England with her, and we’re going to ride our bikes to visit each other.”
Source: SundayMail/BBC News/New York Post