"She's definitely a hands-on mother," choreographer James King said. A regular June Cleaver with those hands. "We'd be in the middle of rehearsal on the Drowned World tour and, say, in the middle of doing 'Holiday,' Lourdes would come in and Madonna would stop everything and ask what kind of day she had at school."
Madonna has yet to receive a Mother of the Year award, but corporate pimps looking to cash in on what's left of her fame have come up with something even more outrageous. Next week, she'll launch a line of children's books -- five "morality tales" -- to be hawked on Amazon.com, at GapKids stores, in more than 30 languages and in more than 100 countries. Explaining her noble motive for delving into kiddie lit, she condemned the "vapid and vacant" stories she was reading to her children. "There were, like, no lessons. . . . There's, like, no books about anything."
Uh-huh. Madonna shares the frustrations of normal parents like you and me who are worried about our nihilistic world going to hell in a handbasket. Reacting to lowered standards of decency on television last year, she indignantly exclaimed, "People have no morals, I swear to God."
By purchasing children's tales authored by a freak of Hollyweird willing to employ her own daughter in her obscene and insatiable quest for buzz, the people will prove her right.