Report: Madonna Berates Film Crew Over Baby “Insult”

The Mirror reports that Madonna berated two female crew members on the set of her husband Guy Ritchie‘s film, RocknRolla. Allegedy, the two workers had commented on Madonna’s adoptive son, David Banda:

One of them asked the other what the baby’s name was. It is then claimed that one of the girls replied: “Lucky B*****d.”

Our on-set source tells us: “Madonna looked astonished by what was said and words were exchanged between them.

“Madge seemed very protective of her son and didn’t want anyone talking of him in such a manner.

“At the end of the day, she’s just a mum and doesn’t want anyone speaking ill of her family. She looked really hurt and shocked by the comment and let her feelings be made known.”

I’m sure they simply meant that Little Davey really lucked out by scoring such a wealthy mum. But in a time in which Madge has been accused of harvesting young Malawians for their skins, she’s got reason to be touchy on the subject.

In other news:

  • Gavin Rossdale, out with wife Gwen Stefani and baby Kingston, sports a David Beckham-like platinum do.(Just Jared)
  • Coldplay‘s next album will have a “Hispanic” vibe.(BBC)
  • The Daily Mail takes almost ghoulish pleasure in scrutinizing Amy Winehouse‘s “deteriorating body.” The Sun even goes up her nose.
  • Girls Aloud‘s Sarah Harding cries “sexism” on charges that she and Winehouse drink too much.(Mirror)
  • The Cribs call today’s music rubbish: “There aren’t any bands with ethics. Things have got how Britpop was a few years ago, with people identifying something that is popular, and just doing the same and jumping on the bandwagon.”(NME)
  • UK dance band Soul II Soul are back together, recording new material with singer Caron Wheeler.(Mirror)
  • A New York Times review of Morrissey in Philly: “His normally smooth voice sounded a little froggy, but he seemed to be in a great (even goofy) mood, which more than made up for the occasional rasp.”
  • Sharon Osbourne honors her late father.(Mirror)
  • Who frontman Roger Daltrey is ticked off about Britain’s copyright laws. Speaking on behalf of aging musicians who lack proper pensions, Daltrey says, “They are not looking for a handout, just fair reward for their creative endeavours.”(NME)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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