AP Archive
Welcome  Guest
Sign in or Register

 

Displaying 1 - 10 of 21 results

Entertainment Review 2000: Part 1
Title:
SD
Summary: Madonna and Guy (A)
Story No: X02981
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 18/12/2000 00:00 AM
People: Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Sean Penn, Carlos Leon, Britney Spears, Brad Pitt
Subscription:

MS Guy Ritchie and Madonna at album launch party

SOT Ritchie (on Madonna after first meeting with her - 4/9/98)

MS Ritchie behind the scenes of Snatch (17th November 1999) and looking at phone after cut (Madonna kept calling him on set)

SOT Ritchie (on set of Snatch 17/11/99)

B-roll Madonna and Guy Ritchie arriving together (first public appearance) at Evening Standard Film Awards (6th Jan 2000)

Comedian ALI G cheekily says he wishes ''he could'' (have) Madonna at the beginning of the video to the hit single ''Music''.

One ''guy'' who definitely has is director GUY RITCHIE who has snagged pop''s ultimate prize - the Queen of Pop herself. The couple are due to get married on December 22nd at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland in what will be the showbiz wedding of the year. But how did it all begin?

Back in 1998, Guy Ritchie was a little known director trying to raise backing for his first feature ''Lock Stock and two Smoking Barrels''. One person who was interested was Sting''s wife Trudie Sttyler. She held a dinner party - and when the young director heard Madonna was invited, rumour has it he insisted he sat next to her. He made such an impression on the Material Girl, she later penned the song ''Impressive Instant'' (included on the album ''Music'') about their meeting.

Despite living on different continents, romance blossomed and before long the gossip columns were flooded with news of their flourishing relationship.

She loved the film ''Lock Stock'' and her record company Maverick produced the soundtrack album.

Rumours started flying that the couple were more than business associates. On the set of ''Snatch'', the director was allegedly always on the phone to ''Madge'' - so much so, filming was interrupted almost every day. But Guy was cagey about the exact nature of their relationship.

Their long distance relationship went through a period of strain ; Madonna , used to getting her own way, was apparently unhappy about Guy''s refusal to live in the States. However, he won her over - so much so, she now spends more time in the UK than in the USA. Any doubts that the relationship would last, were laid to rest when it was confirmed that the couple were expecting a baby. When Rocco was born in August this year, it was only a matter of time before the couple would tie the knot.

Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone always dreamed of stardom. Her mother died when she was only six and her father, Sylvio, raised his children with solid catholic morals and a dedication to hard work. At school Madonna was a cheerleader and a straight A student. She took dance classes and after leaving school won a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan.

But after a year at college she was yearning for the bright lights of the big city and headed off to New York hoping to find fame and fortune. After struggling in the world of dance for several years, including a stint in Paris, Madonna began to broaden her artistic horizons. In 1982 she hit the mainstream pop charts with `Holiday'', which launched her career on both sides of the Atlantic.

A string of hits followed including, `Like A Virgin'', `Material Girl'' and `Papa Don''t Preach''. In 1985 she married Hollywood wildman Sean Penn, but the relationship failed and the couple divorced four years later.

Her raunchy, sexy image, meant controversy was never far away and in 1989 she was condemned by the Vatican for the video of `Like A Prayer'' which linked religion and eroticism.

In 1992 her graphic book, Sex, which featured nude pictures of the star, topped the best-seller list, but again she drew condemnation from religious and women''s groups. Madonna has also enjoyed a successful film career, starring in movies such as `Desperately Seeking Susan'', `Evita'' and `Dick Tracy''. In 1996 she gave birth to her first child, Lourdes, and while the relationship between her and the father Carlos Leon (Madonna''s one time fitness instructor), did not work out the pair are still friends.

Two years ago the release of her highly acclaimed ''Ray of Light'' dance album, rejuvenated her career and won her a new generation of fans. Only last month she beat off young pop pretenders such as Britney Spears, who is half Madonna''s age, to be named Best Female Artist and Best Dance Act at the prestigious MTV Europe Music Awards.

Ritchie, who is almost eleven years younger than his fiance, has enjoyed a whirlwind couple of years.In 1998 he took the movie world by storm with his first feature film, ''Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.'' The gangster flick, about East End low lives, took a staggering $11 million at the British box office alone. His follow up, Snatch, about a diamond heist, had Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt begging to appear, and also enjoyed phenomenal success. "I haven''t drawn breath in two years. It''s been mad. I haven''t even had time to think about it all but I am happier now than I''ve ever been," he said earlier this year. Despite portraying the image of an East End wideboy, Ritchie''s childhood was one of privilege.

His father was a successful advertising executive, responsible for the classic Hamlet ads, and his mother was a model. Rather than the gritty streets of the East End, Ritchie''s first "manor" was trendy Fulham, West London. He was educated at a number of public schools but suffering from dyslexia found education a humiliating experience.

"I had no interest whatsoever in what was being taught. At first they focused on the fact that I was lazy and disruptive," he once said. "By the time I found out I was dyslexic I didn''t give a hoot," he added. He left school with just one O'' Level, appropriately enough, in Film Studies. After leaving school he took a job at Island Records but it was not until he was in his mid-twenties that he began to work on the film script which would later make him a household name.

When Madonna and Ritchie met she was reported to be taken by his apparent disinterest in her. And when the couple began dating, cynics were queuing up to denounce the relationship as one which was doomed.But despite a few ups-and-downs and arguments about where they would settle, the pair grew closer and in August an ecstatic Madonna gave birth to their son, Rocco. They are reported to be looking for a property to buy in London and Madonna has stated how she would like to bring her children up in England.

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
Subjects: Celebrity children, Celebrity, Music, Celebrity relationships, Couples, Relationships, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment, Lifestyle
People: Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Sean Penn, Carlos Leon, Britney Spears, Brad Pitt
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 2
Title:
SD
Summary: Madonna and Guy (B)
Story No: X02982
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 18/12/2000 00:00 AM
People:
Subscription:

SOT Madonna (on what she thinks it would be like having a boy)

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 3
Title:
SD
Summary: Madonna and Guy (C)
Story No: X02983
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 18/12/2000 00:00 AM
People: Madonna, Debi Mazar
Subscription:

SOT Ritchie (just after baby was born) - 23rd August 2000

Performance of ''Impressive Instant'' by Madonna (5th November 2000)

SOT Debi Mazar (friend of Madonna''s and TV actress - features in ''Music'')

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
People: Madonna, Debi Mazar
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 4
Title:
SD
Summary: Madonna and Guy (D)
Story No: X02984
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 18/12/2000 00:00 AM
People:
Subscription:

SOT Sting (on wedding)

B-roll Madonna slipping and Ritchie helping her

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 5
Title:
SD
Summary: Britney Spears Tour (A)
Story No: X02985
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 21/06/2000 00:00 AM
People: Britney Spears
Subscription:

VS Britney waving & mooning from limo

VS Britney goes into studio (incl UPSOT)

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
People: Britney Spears
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 6
Title:
SD
Summary: Britney Spears Tour (B)
Story No: X02986
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 21/06/2000 00:00 AM
People: Britney Spears
Subscription:

SOT BRITNEY SPEARS

VS Prince William studying in Eton college library

SOT BRITNEY SPEARS

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
People: Britney Spears
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 7
Title:
SD
Summary: Britney Spears Tour (C)
Story No: X02987
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 21/06/2000 00:00 AM
People: Britney Spears
Subscription:

SOT BRITNEY SPEARS

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
People: Britney Spears
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 8
Title:
SD
Summary: Britney Spears Tour (D)
Story No: X02988
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 21/06/2000 00:00 AM
People: Britney Spears
Subscription:

SOT BRITNEY SPEARS

b-roll photo shoot

SOT BRITNEY SPEARS

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
People: Britney Spears
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 9
Title:
SD
Summary: Britney Spears Tour (E)
Story No: X02989
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 21/06/2000 00:00 AM
People: Britney Spears
Subscription:

SOT BRITNEY SPEARS

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
People: Britney Spears
Show story thumbnails
Entertainment Review 2000: Part 10
Title:
SD
Summary: Potter Launch (A)
Story No: X02990
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 10/07/2000 00:00 AM
People:
Subscription:

UPSOUND CHILDREN WITH BOOKS SHOUTING "HARRY POTTER"

VARIOUS CHILDREN READING BOOKS

TROLLEY WITH NEW POTTER BOOK WHEELED OUT

CHILDREN LINING UP TO GET BOOK

CASH REGISTERS

UPSOUND BOY READING FROM NEW POTTER BOOK

CLOSE UP BOOK COVER

Expand shotlist extract
Minimize shotlist extract
Subjects: Children
Show story thumbnails

Displaying 1 - 10 of 21 results

 
Share Story
 
*
*
*
 

You have successfully shared item(s).
Share
Cancel
Close
 
Message Box

OK
No
Yes