[Blind Gossip] This celebrity feud has another round coming up in the next couple of weeks! In the competition for Oscar party guests, this Diva has scored a small early victory over her Rival.
The Diva sent out a super-early invitation to this very popular Singer and secured her commitment to attend her Oscar party. Diva then instructed several of her other guests to do everything possible to keep the singer at Diva’s party all night. The plan includes bribing the Singer’s driver to feign an engine problem once they have arrived at the Diva’s party. Diva wants to prevent the Singer from attending the party of the Rival, scoring points for the Diva’s popularity… and very effectively ruffling the feathers off the Rival, whose anticipation of the arrival of the Singer all night will end in bitter disappointment.
Rival: Elton John
Madonna and Elton John feuded for over a decade. lots of name-calling and animosity. This article (which we have condensed) from CBSNews details the feud:
Madonna and Elton John:
Inside their decade-long feud
Madonna and Elton John’s latest feud is nothing new. For years, their remarks have been playing out on a public stage.
John, for one, doesn’t hold back when he talks to the media, oftentimes spewing controversial comments about the “Queen of Pop.”
November 2002 – John bashed Madonna’s theme song for the 007 movie, “Die Another Day,” calling it “the worst Bond tune ever.”
October 2004 – John famously slammed Madonna at the 2004 Q Awards in London. During the show, hosted by British music magazine Q, John said he was surprised to see Madge nominated in the best live act category.
“Since when has lip-synching been live? Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot. Thank you very much.”
August 2005 – Madonna and John were still on rocky ground a couple of years later. “I did send her two Christmas cards and they both came back,” John said.
December 2005 – It appeared as though Madonna still wouldn’t forgive John for accusing her of lip-synching in concert. The New York Post reported that John tried to make amends by inviting her to perform at his and David Furnish’s bachelor party in London. But John reportedly told his guests, “Madonna, the miserable cow, wouldn’t do it.”
February 2011: And in 2011, John didn’t change his tune on lip-synching. “Anyone who lip-syncs should be shot. Just take ’em out on the street and shoot ’em. I think Madonna ‘s a fantastic showgirl — show-woman — and I’m a big fan of some of her records. I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, and subsequently I’ve made up and apologized. I think she paved the way for everybody, but I am right. I’m right. Live means live.”
January 2012 – John’s partner, David Furnish, got involved. John and Madonna were competing against each other in the best original song Golden Globe category, and after Madge’s win, Furnish, blasted the singer in a private message on Facebook, which was later deleted. He reportedly wrote: “Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!”
“Madonna winning best original song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit,” Furnish added. The British filmmaker called Madonna’s acceptance speech embarrassing in its narcissism, noting that her criticism of Lady Gaga “shows how desperate she really is.”
John, meanwhile, launched into the Madonna bashing even before the ceremony began, telling Carson Daly that Madonna had “no f—ing chance” of winning the honor. When asked if “those were fighting words,” he said, “No, those are accurate words.”
July 2012: John reignited the Madonna feud this summer in an interview with Molly Meldrum.
John said, “Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger [expletive].”
“If Madonna had any common sense, she would have made a record like ‘Ray of Light,’ stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and made great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to prove that she was like …,” he said, not specifying. “And she looks like a [expletive] fairground stripper.”
Elton John and Madonna each throw parties after The Oscars. They are very competitive about their guest lists. In 2012, each of them invited Adele, who was having a huge year in music. Adele wound up winning the Oscar for “Skyfall” that year.
Madonna is the one who invited Adele to her party prior to official invitations going out. Madonna is also the one who schemed to keep Adele at her party by any means necessary (including trying to bribe Adele’s driver) to thwart any attempts Adele might make to leave and attend Elton John’s party.
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