Madonna's Ditching Kabbalah For A New Weird Religion

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Madonna, noted Kabbalah enthusiast, has a new religion! Now she’s (allegedly) into Opus Dei, the organization that was part of an international conspiracy in The Da Vinci Code. Her Madgesty spent 90 minutes at the Opus Dei center in London, and seems to be interested in the theology of Opus Dei, which teaches “universal holiness,” the belief that everyone should aspire to be a saint, that sanctity is within the reach of everyone, not just a few special individuals. Opus Dei has been accused of “secretiveness, aggressive recruiting methods, and strict rules” and there seems to be mortification involved — not necessarily whipping yourself, but perhaps sleeping without a pillow, sleeping on the floor, fasting or remaining silent for certain hours during the day. [Mirror]

When Nicolas Cage was in jail this weekend, it was Dog the Bounty Hunter who bailed him out. “I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy,” barks the Dog. [People]
In case you missed it: Nicolas Cage was seen arguing with his wife in a tattoo shop before he was arrested. There’s silent surveillance video at the link, but it is soooo effing boring. Basically, it seems like a drunk Cage walks into the place with a plastic cup and some buddies, his wife comes in trailing after and is like no no no come on, Cage is like no no you come on, and then exeunt everyone. Not pursued by a bear. [TMZ]
Cops say Nic Cage was so drunk he didn’t know where he lived. He did grab his wife and try to pull her, but the NOPD claims “There were no signs of injury on his wife’s arm.” [Radar Online]
The cabbie who called the cops on Nicolas Cage says: “Nicholas is one of our best clients and normally such a gentleman. He is a big tipper and always very kind.” [Radar Online]
“Bad Flicks, Bad Investments, Bad Attitude: What’s Wrong With Nicolas Cage?” [Radar Online]

Mariah Carey will be a part of Simon Cowell‘s US version of X Factor. Thinking of Christina Aguilera on The Voice and Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, what kind of judge will Mimi be? [Perez]

Rebecca Black‘s “Friday” now has over 100 million YouTube views. And she did it faster than Justin Bieber did. [Radar Online]

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