Madonna says she’d rather get run over by a train than get married again

Madonna and her chipmunk cheeks made an appearance on Letterman yesterday, and I found her moderately likable and not full of sh*t for once. Madonna often seems self-righteous and haughty, but she was in her element with Dave and came across as comfortable, funny and dare-I-say kind of cute. She quipped that her famous f-bomb laden appearance on The Late Show in 1996 (link leads to video) was due to the joint she smoked before the show. She even played along with a couple of gags, including being carried into the studio by a bunch of hockey players and taking a bite of cheeseless pizza, which she seemed to regard as some kind of alien substance that she would endure for the sake of the cameras.

As for those rumors that Madonna is set to marry her 28 years-younger boyfriend, she deadpanned that she’d “rather get run over by a train than marry again.” It wasn’t all witticisms from Madonna. She also sniped that it was hard being a single parent because “There’s no job sharing… You can’t say, ‘Hey can you give the kids a bath?’” Doesn’t Madonna have a least two nannies? Why is she adopting if even the occasional night mommy duties are too much for her? She could avoid having to give her children baths if she would pay overtime, though. She’s far from a typical divorced mother.

Madonna may be the most eligible single woman in the world but she will never say her “I do’s” with Brazilian toy boy, Jesus Luz. “I think I”d rather get run over by a train,” she declared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Sept. 30.

Looking chic and sophisticated, Madonna, 51, (sounding American again, after years of speaking with an affected English accent) joked that she’d been living in London with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, “during the Bush years, it was a good time to be out of America.”

Although she admitted, “That said I do miss things about being married. Being a single parent means you’re in charge of everything.

“You can’t say, ‘Hey can you give the kids a bath?’ There’s no job sharing.”

But will the singer, who’s been dating model Jesus, 22, for nine months, fall in love again? “I’ve lost perspective,” she replied, “I don’t know.”

When David, 62, addressed her as “Madge” the Material Girl— who has 200 million album sales under her belt — replied. “You know that’s one of the reasons I left England, so I don’t have to hear the word Madge again.

“People say it means two different things. Some say it is a colloquialism for a boring middle-aged housewife – others say it is short for majesty.”

There’s no way you could describe this mother-of-four (to Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 9, David, 3, and four-year old Mercy who she adopted from Malawi this year) as a boring or middle-aged.

Promoting her new greatest hits collection, “Celebration”, released this week. The diva mentioned her life changes since she last appeared on the show in 2007. “Last time I was on I had three kids and I was married and you had one kid and weren’t married,’ she joked to David, who wed his long-term love Regina Lasko in March.

The father-of-one asked his guest, “If you had to be one thing in your life, in this world would you just want to be a parent?’

Madonna replied: ‘No, yikes. I mean it’s a challenging job to be a parent.”

“It’s the most important job isn’t it?’ responded Dave.

“Yes – that’s the politically correct answer,” answered the singer, who’s just ended her world Sticky and Sweet tour, “It’s a great job. I wouldn’t change my job as a parent for anything but its also extremely challenging. Teenagers right?”

Madonna was most affronted, not by a question about A-Rod, but talk of her diet. “We heard a rumor that you haven’t had New York pizza by the slice,” David queried, “what do you like on your pie?”

“That’s a very personal question,” she laughed, before Dave marched her next door to Angelo’s Italian restaurant for her first visit to a NYC pizzeria, where Madonna put her macrobiotic regime aside to munch on a cheese-free slice with black olives and toast the crowd with a martini.

[From OK! Magazine]

PopEater also has a new interview with Madonna, set to be published in Billboard, in which she reveals that her soon-to-be 13 year-old daughter, Lourdes, may want to be an actress. Madonna said that’s fine with her “as long as she finishes school, and takes it seriously.” As for whether she’ll have more kids, Madonna says “I have my hands full right now… But we never say never.” Madonna also mentions that she plans to direct again, despite the fact that her directorial debut was largely panned. As Jaybird mentioned last year, it’s not like Madonna will ever admit she’s not good at something.

Madonna definitely seems much happier and less smug than usual. From her heartfelt but self-focused “me me me” speech honoring Michael Jackson at the VMAs to this semi-normal appearance on Letterman, she seems like she’s changed. I bet it has something to do with that young stud she’s been parading around. Now that we know that she has no intentions of marrying him, we can assume she’s in it for the sex – not that anyone ever assumed otherwise.

Madonna is shown outside the Late Show yesterday. Credit: and Diane Cohen/Fame Pictures

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  1. Neelyo says:

    Oops! She almost banged her head on the doorway.

  2. Linda says:

    Men all over the world are rejoicing that this shrew will never put another man through marriage again.

  3. Lauren says:

    Madonna seems like she is still healing from her divorce from Guy Ritchie. I have always been amazed by her strength & ambition. She is controlling, but she has worked her ass off for over 25 years, and no one deserves to have any access to her fortune except her children.

  4. V says:

    A successful older woman who has everything she wants is drawing jealous catty remarks from other not so lucky females? Outrageous! Unthinkable! Damn that nasty rich bitch to hell and back!!111 How dare she be 50, rich, good looking and dating someone young and hot! Burn her at the stake!!!!

  5. Kevin says:

    Hey!! Something I know something about! I’m a train conductor in the non-cyber world! Madge you don’t want to get run over by a train ya big beef jerky! I have witnessed numerous people run over by trains. Drunks here in Florida seem to think going to sleep on the tracks is a good idea. Interesting and kinda gross side note, did you know most train accidents (run over by the wheels) have very little blood? Those big wheels seal the cut up just like a zip lock. Unfortunately, the conductor is the one who has to climb down and go find the poor guy. Getting remarried to Sean might be worse than suicide by train but Jesus Luz(er)? Not so much.

  6. Giz says:

    No cat claws here. How do we know she didn’t marry jerks?

  7. Granger says:

    Oh for god`s sake. Madge, by the time bath time rolls around in your house, I highly doubt you`re so completely worn out from a day spent doing housework, cooking, laundry, grocery shopping and errands that you need to share that measly task with anyone. Puh-leaze.

  8. voodoobetty says:

    Id be happy to drive the train.

  9. Heavenbound says:

    I am not a fan but, I was surprised with the interview, she did seem some-what-likeable, and she looked great also.

  10. e says:

    finally she is wearing something age appropriate!

  11. ms.bitch says:

    She doesnt need to at this point. She already has children and is secure, wy would she? Been there done that. Some people will do it over and over ala Liz Taylor and can you hear me Jlo? I think the reasons are simply she wants a man to stand up to her but wants to be in control at the same time. Thats drama and alot of men cant put up with that bedause in essence its really childish. But thats Madonna. She will never be lonely though.

  12. SolitaryAngel says:

    What an amazing coincidence! I’m sure any man on the planet would rather be run over by a train than marry HER too. I would rather be run over by a train than have to hear, see, or read about her—EVER.

  13. Catherine says:

    Love her or hate her, you can’t say she is an addict like Lindsay or a total twit like Britney. Madonna has worked her butt off for years and basically could care less what people think of her.

  14. waldemar says:

    That was sweet. She is a great lady, 25 plus years in the business and still going strong. Love her.

  15. filthycute says:

    She looks beautiful when dressed in sophisticated, age-appropriate attire.

  16. voodoobetty says:

    When David, 62, addressed her as “Madge” the Material Girl— who has 200 million album sales under her belt — replied. “You know that’s one of the reasons I left England, so I don’t have to hear the word Madge again.

    “People say it means two different things. Some say it is a colloquialism for a boring middle-aged housewife – others say it is short for majesty.

    She is wrong on both counts. Its just a British thing. They tend to shorten names like that. Quite the same as Paul McCartney being called Macca.

  17. asiont says:

    wow :) she looks really great!

  18. fizXgirl314 says:

    you shouldn’t make comments like that in public… people will hold you to it. Mark my words, two years from now she’ll be getting hitched…

    how many times have celebrities kept their word… or their vows or their dignity for that matter… oh, like never :/

  19. Diablo says:

    I agree with Madonna. I’d rather see her get run over by a train too.

  20. LL says:

    Madonna is licking her lips that way because she can’t move her face from all the botox. Robin McGraw is the same way. There is going to be a point where all these women with their plastic surgery, facial fillers and botox are going to become cartoonish. Nature is actually much kinder no matter what some people think about aging. Jessica Lange is a good example of what we can expect these women to look like in ten years. Gross.

  21. Hieronymus Grex says:

    I’ll bring the rope to tie her to the tracks if someone wants to drive the train.

  22. kimberly says:

    I love the fact she lacks the brains to realize that she is no longer relevant to anyone under the age of 40. Sure she had some great tunes, but they were all back in the 80′s & 90′s. Post millenium Madge/esther is too predictable.

    She tries to be associated with anyone deemed “fresh” or has more press at the moment. Britney Spears and that kiss, Brits MTV documentary, VMA
    s and Michael Jackson speech??

    5bucks that Lourdes will somehow be a pop princess as well, just so madonna can have another reason to be in the spotlight.

    It’s so sad, it’s comical.

  23. chessie says:

    I would never have known this was Madonna unless you had labelled it. What on earth has she done with Madonna’s face?