Madonna Eats Pizza, Talks A-Rod on “David Letterman”

October 1st, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

September 30th, 2009 was a historic day for Madonna. After winning countless Grammys, shattering tour records and entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Material Girl did something she’d never accomplished before on the Late Show With David Letterman: She ate a slice of pizza. Yesterday marked Madonna’s eighth appearance on Letterman’s couch, and after Madonna’s revelation that she has never tried perhaps one of New York’s trademark foods, Letterman escorted her to a nearby pizzeria, where flashbulbs and video cameras captured the historic meeting of Madonna, cheese, bread and sauce (and, uh, olives).

Madonna gets Sticky & Sweet on her record-busting tour: photos.

Madonna made an usual entrance into the Ed Sullivan Theatre — she was carried out on the sticks of the New York Rangers — which set the tone for one of the most light-hearted interviews the star has ever had on the Letterman couch. Dave helped bring out her rarely seen funny side, something fans have glimpsed during her Rock Hall acceptance speech and the “Beautiful Stranger” video. Talking about her eight-year marriage to director Guy Ritchie, Madonna said the union and the move to London strategically corresponded with “the Bush Years.” Madonna also, surprisingly, fielded questions about her relationship with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and admitted to smoking a joint backstage before her infamous, expletive-heavy Letterman interview back in 1994 (watch it below). “I didn’t inhale,” Madonna joked.

So what did Madonna not discuss? For starters, the whole reason she was likely on the show, the release of her greatest hits collection Celebration. Madonna also didn’t perform either new songs “Revolver” or “Celebration” on the show, as Harry Connick, Jr. served as musical guest. But for Madonna, just showing up is promotion enough.


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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