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Madge Comes To The Aid Of Italian Quake Victims

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Her Madgesty? More like Saint Madge!

Madonna has generously made a "substantial donation" to the Italian city of Pacentro to aid the victims of the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the Abruzzo region of Italy on Monday.

It turns out that Madonna's grandparents were residents of the small town of Pacentro until 1919!

"I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town that my ancestors are from," says Madge. "My heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones or their homes.

Although M's rep, Liz Rosenberg, has remained mum on the amount her client donated to the city, sources have spilled that Madonna has donated a dollar amount in the $500,000 range!

Hopefully more celebs will follow suit!

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  1. 1

    if that's true then shame on her - $500,000 is pocket change to your fucken saint, Mario…….



  2. 2

    first bitches

  3. AalaA says – reply to this


    3

    :-)



  4. 4

    Hey maybe she can adopt one of the orphans there….



  5. 5

    that's really impressive.



  6. 6

    more reason to luv luv luv her…april 8th is St. Madge's Day…hehe



  7. 7

    OHH. now we all love her again!!



  8. 8

    why make it so public? probably because the malawi authorities are watching her every movement…



  9. 9

    Nice of her to donate, but only 500,000? She probably makes more money in interest on her bank accounts in a day.



  10. 10

    ITALIANS DO IT BETTER!
    LOVE HER



  11. 11

    Well, VADGE couldn't adopt a child for publicity so she donates her chump change to the Italians to earn the publicity she craves. Still generous but it's kinda pathetic, since everyone knows how she, or I mean IT, is.



  12. 12

    Re: anon808 – LOL - probably so….



  13. 13

    Ok, so that was nice, can't really say anything negative about that, not that is anything thousands of other people are not doing, but ok, I'll pass on negative comments on this, I am sure she will do something whacked any minute it's in her nature!



  14. 14

    so where is the post about hot sugar babe meet me? you know the place with hot sexy rich women?



  15. 15

    Re: cookieliao – shit missed it, thanks i forgot the address



  16. 16

    Stupid bitch!!! That amount is peanuts based on her net worth (over $600 million) which has been publicly disclosed. Her brother's book said she would NOT donate any money to support/caretake her OWN grandmother. Even with $500,000 she thinks she can fool people and this goes to show you that this bitch is totally disconnected and defunct of feelings toward others.



  17. 17

    yay for madonna



  18. 18

    Please, Perez, stop calling these people "saints". They are far from it and more like fame whores.



  19. 19

    Madonna is an amazing person



  20. 20

    OH PLEEEASE! The only reason she did that was because she didn't get her kid in court the oher day and now she wants attention. $500,000 is chump change Mario! Chelsea is right SHE IS A RIDICULOUS PERSON and just because your gay doesn't mean u HAVE TO worship her. Get some orginality.



  21. 21

    Re: former M fan – #14 Her publicist probably told 'it' to donate the money because 'it' wouldn't think to do it on her own. At the end of the day, she seeks adulation and will do anything to get it. This is where Jolie is generous compared to 'it': I believe Jolie donated over $10 million to Hurricane Katrina…my mind isn't serving me well right now but it was the hurricane in the south a few years ago. Jolie isn't even connect to that neck of the woods. I am not a Jolie fan but I have to blog about the contrast between the two when it comes to donating a lot of money by these two celebrities.



  22. 22

    how much did you guys donate……..



  23. 23

    It still has the hands of a monster



  24. 24

    She just wants someone- ANYONE- to give her another baby. Why? To fill her menopausal void.



  25. 25

    don't rag on other celebrities mario if they don't donate. yes, it is nice she donated the money but-it is where some of her family came from, and a large donation when she is fighting an adoption is questionable. STILL-it will be a great help-but, again, this is where her family is from. lots of earthquakes, volcanos all the time, everyone has to chose their own charities. BTW-MARIO, HOW MUCH DID YOU SEND?



  26. 26

    please Please no more of this scank, just let her go away and that will give here more time to go and buy more babies



  27. 27

    ok so I really can't stand her… but come on every bit of money does help.(even if it is chump change for her)



  28. 28

    mario, it is truely sickening the way you annoint someone a 'SAINT' because they throw money at something. And the amount of money they throw, while it might be a big deal to the people receiving it, is not a large amount to the giver. It is not even like a tithe. Saints, like Mother Theresa, gave without thought, gave even when their bodies gave out, lived in squalor, kept only enough to survive. A SAINT DOES NOT TELL PEOPLE WANT THEY DID, DOES NOT CALL ATTENTION TO IT, DOES NOT CALL PRESS CONFERENCES, DOES NOT WALK AROUND WITH CAMERA CREWS. none of your stupid celebrities friends are even close to being called Saints



  29. 29

    What is wrong with all of you losers who can only condemn a woman for doing good things. Any donation amount is a good thing, and $500,000 is a lot of money. I think Madonna does good things in the world because she has a heart. If publicly stating the amount of the donation inspires others to donate what they can (i.e. $10, $50, $50,000) then why put her down? Obviously the reason why there are so many negative comments is due to the fact that many people who comment on this site are immature and unable to appreciate the good nature in people.
    Way to go Madonna…keep the faith and continue to do good. Thanks for being the fabulous lady that you are



  30. 30

    Well thank god she's finally realizes she has ITALIAN BLOOD running through her blood. Not British blood. With all her money she could of donated a couple of million. Im sure she donated a few million to Africa.



  31. 31

    Re: SeekTruth – YOUR A CLOSETED MADONNA FAN!!!!



  32. 32

    When she starts forking over that money for victims of hurricanes and floods, and other natural disasters HERE in the UNITED STATES…then I'll be interested in reading more about it. Until then, I could give a shit less what she does for people in other countries…which brings me to another matter…why not adopt a child HERE in the UNITED STATES? I'm sure there are plenty to choose from and she wouldn't have to go through all the drama.



  33. 33

    Good for Madonna! The people of Pacentro need all the help they can get…



  34. 34

    Why doesn't this old bitch just buy a kid that was orphaned in the quake too…she'd feel good about herself, fewer people here would be unemployed (she needs her nannies and staff to care for the kid….god forbid she do it), and she'd get free positive publicity….which I'm sure she needs after her pathetic attempt to buy another Malawi kid.



  35. 35

    Re: SeekTruth – FOR SOMEONE WHO HATED MADONNA SO MUCH YOUR REALLY ARE UP HER WHOLE LIFE EVEN READING HER BROTHER'S BOOK!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



  36. 36

    How did any of us help? I can't believe you're knocking her for this. That was a sweet and generous thing she did. Don't try to put Madonna in a "bitch" box. She does have her bitchy moments but this gesture was nothing but good and I guarantee the Italians who benefit from her donation are nothing but grateful after the horror they lived through. And 500,000 is a ton of money! She worked hard to earn every penny!! Thanks for sharing this Perez.



  37. 37

    Re: Ms. B Nice
    Your sanctimonious post was cute, but the reason why people bitch about her good deeds is 1) because we can, and 2) there's always a double standard when it comes to Perez and Madonna. PH is calling her for sainthood (yeah, right!) for donating $500,000 to an earthquake ravaged nation, but had someone else that Perez hates (J.Lo, Mariah, etc.) donated the same amount, he would have made underhanded comments about how cheap they were despite their money and generosity. You can pretend it's not true, but the rest of us are a little more enlightened.



  38. 38

    Re: justtfax – AMEN TO THAT!!!!!



  39. 39

    Re: Goddess V – #36 Her brother's book opened my eyes, truly, adulator. 'It' is bogus!!!



  40. 40

    That's ten times more than the US government donated. lol.



  41. 41

    Re: mynameis? – #37 Most of us are not worth over $600 million. We blog and have different jobs; we are certainly not entertainers. Yes, any little help but this amount is peanuts relative to 'it's' net worth!!!



  42. 42

    Re: Ms. B Nice – $500,000 is a lot of money…to most people…not to her. She didn't do it because she cared, she did it for good press. If she really were doing out of the goodness of her heart (I can't even type that without laughing), then she wouldn't have told the press about it.
    .
    Don't think for a second she is doing this for anything but positive press…she could give a shit about the people there, and clearly she could care less that she is Italian…I mean she talks with a fake british accent and everything…



  43. 43

    Re: Smirks – And just how much did Italians donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief?



  44. 44

    WELL DONE MADONNA. A SAINT AND A GODDESS ALL IN ONE!



  45. 45

    AS FOR THE WHINING SHIT EATING WHORES WHO POST ON THIS FORUM I'D LOVE TO KNOW JUST EXACTLY HOW MUCH YOU LOSERS DONATED TO THE CAUSE.

  46. mvp says – reply to this


    46

    Re: Goddess V

    haha

    SeekTruth is a stupid whoriahs fan.



  47. 47

    Re: SeekTruth – Everyone can do something. I didn't say what did you give? I said what did you DO to help? Knocking other people's good deeds is definitely not doing anything productive and definitely doesn't help the people in Italy. At least Perez posted this article which maybe draws a little attention to more peeps who don't know what happened and maybe they'll donate as well. Good job Perez at posting something worthwhile. Good job Madge for doing what you do how you do it!



  48. 48

    GOOD FOR HER



  49. 49

    Re: DanielDax – Yes you are right. If Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan or the one and only Jennifer Aniston would of went to Italy to help and donated 5 million he would still say something negative towards these women. He wont bash the slut Paris or homewreckers Angie and Madonna. In his eyes these women are saints, do no wrongs..



  50. 50

    500K???? CMON NOW… WHAT A CHEAPIE!!! SHE CAN AFFORD $10 MIL EASILY. BITCH!!!



  51. 51

    For people who don't think that's a lot of money - if she gave that "change" away to every disaster she'd be broke in a few years herself. Give her props for shelling it out to places and causes she has a connection with. Smart giver. She's drawn to Malawi - she's doing amazing work there! She's of Italian heritage - she recognized that she was asked to help - she responded in a big way.



  52. 52

    Oh please! While I am glad she did it - the REASON she did it speaks loudly. Someone sent Guy Oseary (Madonna's manager) an article that showed the Italians begging her for help - he made a statement on twitter yesterday that because that article was forwarded to him on Twitter, he was going to get Madonna involved. IF SHE REFUSED, SHE WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE THE BIGGEST BITCH ON THE PLANET Because all that was playing out on Twitter, so of COURSE she was gonna do it. You didn't see her offering to help BEFORE that happened, on her own. It took the Mayor of that small town in Italy begging her for help, having that story published in an Italian newspaper, and having a kid on twitter send it to Guy and ask why isn't she doing anything - to get her to do it.



  53. 53

    Re: LICKMYNUTZ
    "AS FOR THE WHINING SHIT EATING WHORES WHO POST ON THIS FORUM I'D LOVE TO KNOW JUST EXACTLY HOW MUCH YOU LOSERS DONATED TO THE CAUSE."
    We're doing as much as you're doing right now….nothing but running our mouths on a public forum. I can forgive you for not doing anything, though. I'm sure your barely above minimum wage job doesn't allow you to be as generous as you expect the rest of us to be.



  54. 54

    Re: crystolh – it's much harder to adopt in America



  55. 55

    Re: LICKMYNUTZ – I live in America and barely have money to survive on my own….why would I donate to some country I have no ties to. Madonna is the one that stated she has ancestors there and wants to help, blah, blah, blah. The point is, when you have that much money and $500K is pocket change, it seems greedy to not give more -IMO. I have nothing to give and don't have any ties to Italy - why would I donate?



  56. 56

    HAGdonna was out again last night with Stella McCartney, two nights in a row, but she's sooooo devastated!!! what a laugh



  57. 57

    Re: LICKMYNUTZ – I live in America and barely have money to survive on my own….why would I donate to some country I have no ties to. Madonna is the one that stated she had ancestors there and wants to help, blah, blah, blah. The point is, when you have that much money and $500K is pocket change, it seems greedy to not give more -IMO. I have nothing to give and don't have any ties to Italy - why would I donate?



  58. 58

    you guys are fuckin ridiculous, they asked for her help and she gave it to them without question, she's doing a lot more good than any of us on here so we shouldn't complain



  59. 59

    Re: LaDiva – #4Re: MarciaMarciaMarcia – #32Re: crystolh – #34. What they said … twice.



  60. 60

    Half a million is a LOT of money, no matter who gives it….do you think the other celebs are going to be digging in their pockets very deep to help those in need…well other than Brad and Angelina…no. Madonna should be praised, not condemned for every good thing she does.



  61. 61

    Donated thru Kabbalah Inc, no doubt. Shes all heart, she'd show if her face weren't dead from al that botox!



  62. 62

    RICH people make me want to vomit.
    They have so much $$$ but they prefer to hoard it than help people that are suffering.
    Yes, it is their $$$; but is keeping it the moral answer ???



  63. 63

    thats why i love her.well done madgesty.we are damn proud of you right now.well done.italy is a beautiful country ,with beautiful people.u belong to italy too.so proud of u right now



  64. 64

    Re: LICKMYNUTZ – so true.saint and a goddess.we love her so much.well done.in 2008 madonna was the number of celebrity doing charity.



  65. 65

    Re: former M fan – shut up.madonna is alone now.she needs to talk and she has great friends.the kids are with guy for a week.she can go out and have some time for herself.and guy said that.madonna is an amazing woman



  66. 66

    $500k is chump change for someone that wealthy. She disgusts me - I have no doubt that this is part of her campaign to steal that baby girl from Malawi.



  67. 67

    I have to give credit where credit is due: well done Madge!



  68. 68

    After being informed that Madonna has decided to make a donation to the victims of earthquake that has devastated the Italian region of Abruzzo Fernando Caparso, the mayor of Pacentro who the other day solicited a helping hand from the Queen of Pop, has released a statement to Adnkronos praising Madonna's gesture.
    "I'm very happy, Madonna made a great gesture and gave out a great example. I had no doubt about Madonna's intelligence and sensitivity. You have to be real special to stay on top in show business for more than twenty years" Caparso said.

    He added "The person in charge of Madonna's tours in Italy contacted me this morning and asked me to call her manager in Los Angeles who wants to talk to me. They gave me his number and I will call him tonight".

    People magazine has previously reported Madonna is willing to donate about $500.000 to the Italian region, now devastated by the earthquake, from which his grandfathers Michelina Di Iulio and Gaetano Ciccone left to find fortune in America in the early 20's.

    Caparso added that he hopes this gesture will be an example to follow by other major stars who love Italy.



  69. 69

    wheress sheena madonna was the celebrity that gave more money to charity last year.



  70. 70


  71. 71

    wheres sheena_thanks to say she did the right thing.many people still criticizing madonna ,even when she does great things.



  72. 72

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – lololol.u make me laught.what u want??u would love to have a pair like that.i love boobs.special hers



  73. 73

    she gave alf of a million



  74. 74

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – where u from??which city in spain?



  75. 75

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – i dont want to fight with u!!!where u from exacly



  76. 76

    Re: marlow
    ".do you think the other celebs are going to be digging in their pockets very deep to help those in need…well other than Brad and Angelina…no. "
    *
    I call your bullshit. Celebrities give to causes near and dear to their heart all the time…that's what they do. You'd be hard pressed to find an extremely rich celebrity who hasn't either donated or set up charities in their name. Whether or not they gave to this cause, you'll never know; Perez certainly won't print it unless it involves his precious Madonna. All this Saint & Goddess talk..fuck that..she's not the first celebrity to ever open her purse to help those in need.



  77. 77

    Re: Fluffy Kitty – shut up moron.do something o help



  78. 78

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – africa???i thought u were from spain.hum hum ok.i really thought that u were from spain.lol.yesterday u talked about spain



  79. 79

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – i think u are obessessed with madonna ,dont u???i had a friend from south africa.u know portugal?



  80. 80

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – madonna never want to buy anything.she was on court.and the judge said no.she didnt buy nothing.and adopt is a nobel thing.u have lots of violence in ur country and u know that many people die with no food.africa is a really poor country



  81. 81

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – ps:u never told me that u were from south africa

  82. CaraC says – reply to this


    82

    Madonna gave $500,000. That's a substantial amount of money for an individual to give. Good for her!
    .
    The Obama administration only gave $50,000 in Emergency Relief Funding in the name of the whole United States.
    .
    Madonna, a private citizen, gave 10 times more than the U.S. government.



  83. 83

    Awesome. That's a lot of money :)



  84. 84

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – how do u know.well next year i dont know if u will see CR in ur country.my country is not playing that good football this year.



  85. 85

    Re: stars101_sezKatyShittySingsDittys – i dont remember,u need to come to portugal.



  86. 86

    ;)



  87. 87

    ….k,



  88. 88


  89. 89

    "Although M's rep, Liz Rosenberg, has remained mum on the amount her client donated to the city, sources have spilled that Madonna has donated a dollar amount in the $500,000 range!"

    Liz Rosenberg probably put her up to this. It's a nice publicity stunt for the adoption she is fighting. Madge doesn't seem to donate much (that I have heard of) and being that she is the richest bitch in entertainment (move over Oprah!) it wouldn't hurt to donate more. $500K? Puhlease.



  90. 90

    It's really nice of her to donate anything…and half a million is a LOT of money. Not to mention she prob donates to a million other things too…I hate how everyone acts like celebs never donate enough.



  91. 91

    Madge can give 500,000 as an individual, and yet Obama DumbMama only gives 500,000 on behalf of the entire United States! What kind of a f-ing moron did we elect to office???????????????? Particularly one who BOWS down at the feet of the degenerate Saudi's!



  92. 92

    Obama just passed a multi-billion dollar stimulus package, and all you people can complain about is the sum of the US aid to Italy compared to Madonna. Had our country sent more aid overseas, then you all would have been complaining that we need to do more for this country rather than helping other countries.



  93. 93

    Re: GoodBoyNC Obama just passed a multi-billion dollar stimulus package, and all you people can complain about is the sum of the US aid to Italy compared to Madonna.

    Are you for real?????????????????????? ROTFLMAO! Messiah Hussein has placed a debt burden on the next TWO generations of youth in this country because of Messiah Obama's morons mismanagement - starting with Barney Frank! So jump up and down with joy as Messiah Obama taxes your ass off and strips your freedoms away. Americans are such uneducated fucks anymore!



  94. 94

    you know what these negative comments about madonna are so sad and uncalled for. first of all, who gives a shit about how much she's worth in relation to how much she gave? at least she gave something. second, who cares why she gave? whether it be for publicity or otherwise, there are unfortunate people in italy being helped and provided for because of that money. we are all so quick to be so damn negative, but i dont see anyone of you haters reaching into your pockets or giving of yourself to any of these charities. even if she did do this in response to her adoption being denied (which was complete bullshit), who gives a shit? rather than running off and partying or showing her vagina or shaving her head to cope, she gave to a charity. oh my God, how dare she? some of you guys need to open up your eyes and look at the bigger picture. GROW UP!



  95. 95

    It's nice to see Madge donated so much. Obama only chose to make a US donation of 50,000. Maybe if they were Palestinians they would have gotten more.



  96. 96

    Re: Hate Low Class People
    I think you fit into that class of uneducated folk, because I've never seen you post anything intelligent on these boards…just a bunch of right-wing, copy and pasted propaganda. I don't recall saying I was for or against the stimulus package. My point is the U.S. has already spent a lot of money here in the U.S to "fix" our economy. Why is the amount we sent in aid to Italy important compared to what Madonna sent? It shows goodwill on our part to send money to them; it isn't our obligation.



  97. 97

    Re: nycfierce
    "we are all so quick to be so damn negative, but i dont see anyone of you haters reaching into your pockets or giving of yourself to any of these charities. even if she did do this in response to her adoption being denied (which was complete bullshit), who gives a shit?"
    *
    Of course you don't see us "haters" giving to charity, because what we do or choose not to do doesn't make front page news. You really shouldn't assume either of one hasn't done anything. It just makes you more judgmental than the people you're accusing of being on these boards.



  98. 98

    That was really nice of her to help Italy in this time of need. Seriously some of you are such loosers to bitch about not donating enough.

    PLEASE how much did you guys donate?



  99. 99

    good for her! love ya madge!



  100. 100

    Time to shave the unibrow.

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