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Honest John

by | 5th, October 2004

‘BACK in the days when Madonna was writhing on her virgin’s bed, her chest ensconced in an eye-pricking conical bra as her backside asked for some hanky spanky, few noticed her vocals.

Can’t see her lips moving

Nowadays, a few years older, with two children and two marriages under her reassuringly secure belt, Elton John can still see her lips moving, but he’s spotted something amiss.

While attending the Q Awards and hearing Madonna being nominated for Best Live Act, the Sun hears the artist formerly known as Reg Dwight let fly.

“Madonna up for Best Live Act? F*** off. Since when has lip-synching been live?” he ranted as he rose to the stage where he was due to accept a songwriting award.

“I think everyone who lip-synchs in public when people are paying £75 for a ticket should f*** off.”

The Madonna of old would have been expected to have f****** off, probably with a troupe of provocatively clad dancers, and published her moves in an erotic book.

But these days Madonna is above such things and, as the Mail says, prefers to let her publicist speak for her.

“Madonna doesn’t lip-synch, nor does she spend her time trashing other artists,” said her US spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg.

A dignified response from the rather sedate Queen of Pop, but perhaps she didn’t hear what John really said.

The Mail contests the Sun’s version of events and says instead that John told the audience that anyone caught lip-synching should “be shot”.

Not necessarily shot dead, just shot – although even a kneecapping seems a rather harsh punishment for faking it.

Something the once-married newly tussle-haired crooner might like to think about as he and David Furnish polish their pistols…’



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