Is Guy Ritchie looking to make his own “Passion”?
Madonna’s hubby had been trying to make a film called “Revolver,” but studios have shied away it because the script is filled with references to Kabbalah, the branch of Judaism that Ritchie and Madonna follow that has been called a cult.
Now, a source says, Ritchie has been scouting out historic sites in Israel for a movie he wants to make. “Guy refused to make changes in ‘Revolver’ because he said it was inspired by God,” says the source. “Now he’s going ahead with some sort of film about Israel anyway. It’s unclear if he wants to make a documentary or a drama filled with religious references or maybe if he wants to film Madonna singing there, but he’s very deep into Kabbalah — even more than her at this point — and he is clearly eager to make a religious statement in film.”
Madonna raised eyebrows earlier this month when, as reported here, she made plans to give concerts at various sites in Israel, including the historic King Solomon’s mine. Spokeswomen for Madonna and Ritchie didn’t return calls for comment.
The radio station, which is dropping Howard Stern from some of its stations because of his vulgar and off-color comments, is also sponsoring Britney Spears' bump and grind concert. Spears' Onyx Hotel concert, which has been blasted as banal and uninspired by some reviewers, has also been called “tawdry” and “racy.” At one point she pulls a man’s head between her legs, and at another, couples are seen writhing in bed.
“Clear Channel bans Howard and promotes this?” gripes one Stern fan. “Can you say ‘hypocrisy’?”
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