Phew. It is deathly quiet out there in showbizland, except for, of course, the rather odd news yesterday that Simon Cowell has fathered a child with his friend’s wife.
But, actress Debi Mazar popped along to ”Watch What Happens: Live” with Andy Cohen and answered 45 seconds’ worth of questions about her long-term pal Madonna.
Through his grilling of Mazar he learned that Madge smells like gardenias, loves salted fish and is a feisty Leo. Mazar also said that “Sean” was Madonna’s true love – but when asked to clarify if she was referring to Sean Penn, she said only, “Maybe.”
“Did Madonna ever steal any of your boyfriends?” Cohen asked her. Mazar said yes, but then backed up. She said that Madonna had tried to steal her boyfriend, but it didn’t happen. She also revealed a strange Madonna-Bravo connection. Apparently, Madonna used to get “spiritual baths” and “blessings” from self-professed witch, Mama Elsa of “The Real Housewives of Miami.”
Mazar and Madonna met in an elevator back in the ’80s before Madonna became a superstar.
That saddens me that Madonna’s true love is Sean Penn, because put quite simply, he was an absolutely horrific c-nt of the first order to her during their relationship.
As well as hitting her across the head with a baseball bat in June 1987, he tied her to a chair with twine and roughed her up for a total of nine hours whilst swigging liquor straight from the bottle. He left for a couple of hours, leaving her bound and gagged then returned and continued his attacks before telling her he would release her if she performed what police records state was a “degrading sex act” on him.
And, to this day if their paths cross he’ll make some derogatory comment designed to wound: After he won an Oscar for his performance in Milk, she offered her congratulations and Sean looked at her companion, Jesus Luz and said, ‘Thanks, another kid already?’. This was shortly after he publicly criticised her for adopting Davey Banda from Malawi.
Sadly, I’ve heard that Em’s father was quite violent and there’s some suggestion that a later relationship was physical in a similar, although not as extreme way but with lashings of emotional violence (EG: ‘you look like a granny’ etc.).
For all Madonna’s strength, we’re all human and subject to the full weight of the frail human condition. Whenever I see her with Brahim Zaibat, I can totally understand why all she wants these days is a young, fun, bit of eye candy with no threat of falling too hard for them and marrying them.
Still, what I’d give to see Madonna getting spiritual baths from Mama Elsa, I’m not sure but I think she might just be my spirit animal…