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Madonna's Divorce

Madonna's Divorce

Date: Jul 21 2008

Themes: News, Pop Culture

Intro

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When you’re famous, everything you do gets exaggerated in the media. If you get a little drunk, suddenly you’re an alcoholic. If you give someone a hug, suddenly you’re sleeping together. And if your spouse appears unhappy in public? Clearly you’re getting a divorce.

For the last couple of months, there have been (untrue) rumors that Madonna and her husband, Guy Ritchie, are getting a divorce. The media was so convincing that Jason believes the couple is breaking up. Listen to him tell Marni about it.

Dialog

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Jason

Jason

Marni

Marni

Jason:  Dude, you know who I thought had it all together?

Marni:  Who? Me? Just kidding. We all know I don’t.

Jason:  No, Madonna. She looks great.

Marni:  Yeah! Going on 50.

Jason:  She’s doing yoga. Just seems to have a really great life. So why did she get divorced?

Marni:  What!?

Jason:  You didn’t know?

Marni:  She and Guy Ritchie?

Jason:  Yup.

Marni:  No! That totally bums me out. I totally felt the same way.

Jason:  Really?

Marni:  Yeah, they’re this cool, super cool couple. She’s a little older. I like that. I think that’s a really good idea. They seemed like this totally cool couple that had it all together.

Jason:  So you don’t have any idea what could have caused it?

Marni:  Well, I’ve been hearing tales of her hanging out with Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees player.

Jason:  That’s so crazy. You figure at age 50 you stop trying to play the field, maybe.

Marni:  Ha! Literally.

Jason:  Yeah. And you just kind of settle down. You’ve got a good thing going.

Marni:  Yeah, you’ve got kids, you’ve got…

Jason:  More than half your life is over, just ride it out.

Marni:  Well, she just signed some insane contract with, I think, Sony Music. I’m not totally sure. So her career is going great. I mean, no problems. And I’m like, “That’s awesome, Madonna, you’re 50 and your career is just better than ever, blowing up.” And maybe Guy Ritchie’s films aren’t commanding such an interest. I don’t know.

Jason:  That does cause tension in a celebrity couple, when one side is more successful than the other.

Marni:  For sure, but still, I really liked them together.

Jason:  I mean, Gavin and Gwen can stay together.

Marni:  Exactly. Certainly one of them is more successful.

Jason:  Yeah for reals. Who knows. But I guess that means I have a shot now.

Marni:  With Madonna?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Marni:  Maybe we all do.

 

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Discussion

Neither Marni nor Jason can believe that Madonna would get a divorce. It just doesn’t seem to make sense. She looks great and has a strong career, but come on, she’s 49. Why doesn’t she just stay married?

Apparently that’s her plan for now. Despite the fact Jason seems to think she’s already divorced, Madonna has said she and her husband are staying together. Do you believe their marriage will last?

 

Comments

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katerine33

katerine33

Guadeloupe

For the first time I started to appreciate Madonna in her leading role in the film ‘Evita’.In my opinion each actor and actress are born to play their very role only once,Madonna has been born to play Eva Perron,the rest of madonna performances can be neglected but not Evita!

01:26 PM Mar 01 2013 |

dream 20

dream 20

Saudi Arabia

any body can help me Icannot understand any thinh…??

06:20 PM Nov 16 2009 |

dream 20

dream 20

Saudi Arabia

????

06:18 PM Nov 16 2009 |

tabliiq

tabliiq

Somalia

she is great artist.

04:01 PM Dec 21 2008 |

ywang16424

China

agree with your comment!

 

03:55 AM Oct 01 2008 |

shanshan_

China

great

12:23 PM Jul 27 2008 |

tkr225

Taiwan

Whether they get divorced or not, I think there's too much temptation around these superstars. The silver couple should be very careful.

06:25 PM Jul 25 2008 |

B.Y.

B.Y.

China

almost every couple today are being divorce.

08:46 AM Jul 25 2008 |

jorgebuzios

Brazil

Madonna´s is a good dancer ! I love her !!!

06:08 AM Jul 25 2008 |

FROST-SU

FROST-SU

China

it’s a famous singer!

04:16 AM Jul 25 2008 |

yanett

Chile

OH Please, don`t say that, she is a very good singer, the best

11:51 PM Jul 24 2008 |

iris20512

iris20512

Taiwan

love has no reason~

01:36 PM Jul 24 2008 |

stare-祖母绿

stare-祖母绿

China

it is life~they have their own life and mind:>

02:35 PM Jul 23 2008 |

kvhabib

India

It is her own view

 

01:38 PM Jul 23 2008 |

quangminh85

Viet Nam

is she crazy girl?:)

06:55 AM Jul 23 2008 |

vivi_lee

China

Rumor  can kill one's life.But in the real world,if u are a celebrity,u should perpare to suffer that.

05:42 AM Jul 23 2008 |

Serena-lavigne

China

i don't know nuch about her  but   the way  she act is..kinda…amazing

03:12 AM Jul 23 2008 |

Adriana15

Adriana15

Mexico

Nobody knows the real life of the famous people

01:27 PM Jul 22 2008 |

chid-son@hotmail.com

Brazil

nic work from u boch i alway love the ways u doing to insert a new vocation ..in such a nic stopics…u

ass: Marcus

make i kiss?

12:29 PM Jul 22 2008 |

.╋┈Fey

.╋┈Fey

China

old bitch

10:50 AM Jul 22 2008 |

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