Yes, Says a Kabbalah Spiritual Adviser
Um, ouch. A new report going around this week makes the claim that Guy Ritchie, ex-husband of Madonna, underwent a circumcision to have the foreskin removed from his penis so that he could be in compliance with Maddy‘s Kabbalah beliefs. Now, baby boys get circumcised all the time … but apparently, Ritchie was among the British men who was not snipped as a child. If true, it really sounds like Guy truly loved his wife a lot … enough to get part of his penis cut off. More »
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The TV Guide
Today is one of those rare times of the year where I, very unfortunately, do not have time to blog for a full day. It turns out that David and I have an early flight back West to LA and, therefore, I won’t have time to work today … but, seeing that it’s a holiday, I guess it’s not all bad ;) I do have time, tho, to share some fun photos from the Hauslaib family Seder Dinner that we enjoyed last night in celebration of Passover. Because David’s family celebrates both Passover and Easter, his mother wisely celebrates the holidays in the same weekend. Check out some fun photos from the Hauslaib family Seder 2011 below. More »
What Up, Chuck?
Happy Purim, y’all!! It is that time of the year of the Jewish Festival of Purim (which is an annual celebration that honors the deliverance of the Jewish people by dressing up in costume) and today we learn that Madonna — or Esther, as she is known in Kabbalah — got herself all dolled up as classic movie star Charlie Chaplin for the celebration. Check out Madonna‘s version of Chaplin below. More »
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The Family that Prays
Last week we saw photos of enfianced Reese Witherspoon doing a bit of couture shopping in Paris, France reportedly for a wedding dress. Today we get to see photos of Reese back home here in SoCal with her fiancee Jim Toth and her children Ava Elizabeth & Deacon Reese. Reese got the entire family together for church service yesterday morning. More »
Newlyishweds Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady got themselves all dolled up this week for the christening of their first born child together Benjamin Rein (who was born back in December of last year). As you may recall, it was in March that we first saw the happy Brady Bündch family all dolled up in their Sunday best for Gisele‘s sister’s wedding in Brazil … but this time, the fam is lookin’ all dressy for a more private family occasion here at home:
It is INSANE how quickly time flies … baby Benjamin was *just* born and now he’s already been christened?! I know it won’t belong ’til the little kid is walking, then driving, then taking over the world as the most beautiful human being to have ever existed! Where does the time go? Congrats to the happy fam on this very special occasion … and blessings for the precious baby boy.
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The white stuff
Madonna‘s little chick-a-dees Lourdes Maria, Rocco John, David Banda and Chifundo Mercy were spotted making their grand entrance into the Kabbalah Centre in London, England last night lookin’ ready to get their church on. All of the children were dressed in sparkling white outfits, save for one …
Now either Lola is far too cool to dress for the occasion or she has grown too old to wear the required dress of the youngest Kabbalah worshippers. Whatever the case may be, she looks infinitely cooler than her little sibs … tho, they look way cuter. It’s just crazy insane how big all of the kids have grown … OY!
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Gettin' their church on
While uncle Benji Madden was kickin’ Riki Rachtman‘s ass in a celebrity boxing match in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday night, daddy Joel Madden and mama Nicole Richie were makin’ Easter plans for the following morning. Nic/Joel were in LV to support Benji at his fight but they made a quick trip home to LA so that they could take little Harlow Winter to Easter church services in Beverly Hills, CA on Easter morn … behold:
Nic/Joel know how important it is to be present with Harlow for these important moments in her life. These are memories that she will carry with her for the rest of her life as she grows up. She looks like a total doll in her Easter dress and I’m certain she enjoyed a fantastic Easter with her mommy and daddy. Aren’t they just the cutest?
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A Royal welcome
The late Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun will be making a return visit to NYC next month and to herald his arrival, a 25-foot statue of the Egyptian god Anubis arrived on a barge in South Street Seaport yesterday. Here are a few pics of Anubis‘s grand arrival and some deets about the coming exhibit titled Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs:
Get ready to walk like an Egyptian – King Tut is on his way back to the Big Apple. Tickets went on sale Tuesday for an exhibit of artifacts from the boy pharoah’s tomb, opening April 23 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition. To mark the occasion, former Mayor Ed Koch welcomed a 25-foot black-and-gold statue of the jackal-headed god Anubis, which floated on a barge past the Statue of Liberty to arrive at South Street Seaport. King Tut was a huge hit the last time he was here, bringing 1.8 million visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979, when Koch was hizzoner. The new show, “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” has more than twice the number of artifacts. Fifty of Tut’s 3,000-year-old treasures – from his gold crown to cosmetic containers – will be on display. So will the discoveries scientists have made about the boy king using CT scan technology. The exhibit, which is now at San Francisco’s de Young museum, is making its final U.S. stop in New York and will run until next January.
I missed the Tut exhibit when it was in the States the last time around so I don’t want to miss this chance to see these ancient artifacts. I’m not sure when I’ll be in NYC next but I deffo plan to see this exhibit before it leaves for good. Egyptian myth is so fascinating, it would be a thrill to see these artifacts up close and personal. I wonder if I could talk David into letting me get a 25-foot statue of Anubis for our apartment … do you think they sell them in the King Tut gift shop?
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Then she throws a hissy fit at Elton John's Oscar party
Before the craziness of the Academy Awards took hold here in Hollywood last night, Madonna gathered up her children Lourdes Maria and David Banda for a family visit to the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre to get her church on … here are a couple photos of the 3 of them making their way out of the temple Saturday afternoon:
And while Madge did NOT attend the actual Oscars ceremony, she did make an appearance at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party after the show … and it is being reported that she was acting quite unruly, even by Madonna standards:
Within minutes of walking in, I’m told Madge was out-flouncing even her notoriously stroppy host, demanding organisers fill her glass with her personal favourite Belvedere vodka, instead of the party-sponsoring Grey Goose brand. My man with the cocktail shaker reveals: “Madonna walked in with her manager Guy Oseary and her entourage and ordered a Belvedere vodka. “It was left to one rather nervous waiter to tell her only Grey Goose was available and when he did all hell broke loose. Madonna was dropping F-bombs like they were going out of fashion. Fortunately Guy was able to calm her down. But she sulked about the vodka and ordered a non-alcoholic virgin mojito instead. She was clearly up for a drink, but wasn’t prepared to compromise on her vodka choice.” The singer’s mood failed to lift as the night wore on, especially when she ran into screen legend and former fitness queen Jane Fonda. My source tells me: “Jane spotted Madonna and yelled, ‘Hey Madonna! It’s me… Jane’. “But Madonna didn’t even turn to look at her and just said, ‘Hey Jane’ as she marched past.” And Jane wasn’t the only one who dodged a bullet. Guy Ritchie narrowly avoided crossing paths with his ex-missus … The Lock Stock director arrived at Soho House for a sesh with Brit actor Jason Statham, but called ahead to check his ex wasn’t around. Smart cookie.
Oh Madge, you’re such a diva. To be honest, I doubt the scene was quite as dramatic as this report makes it seem … she prolly threw a hissy fit but in a joking manner. Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that she IS Madonna and she can say and do whatever the hells she likes … period. As you might expect, Maddy refused to be photographed last night but, again, I guess she’s just being Madonna.
[Photo credit: X17; Source]
Earlier this month it was reported that Madonna and Jesus Luz had broken off their romantic relationship and since that time, Maddy was been mostly M.I.A. Jesus surfaced on a beach in Ipanema down in Rio De Janeiro since the break-up report came out but the only Madonna we’ve seen was in outtake photos from previous photoshoots … until now. Madonna stepped out with her young daughter Mercy James and her eldest son Rocco John for a visit to the Kabbalah Centre in NYC over the weekend … behold:
I’m still not entirely convinced that Madonna and Jesus are totally broken up. She is scheduled to visit Brazil for Carnival this coming weekend so we’ll know very soon if she and Jesus are together or not. I’m glad to see that, in the mean time, she is spending nice quality time with her children. It’s still very strange to me to see Madonna being all religious, even after all these years of her Kabbalahness. Her kids seems to enjoy the experience … they generally look very happy.
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