Somewhere in the UK, Sir Elton John is gorging himself with Hot Pockets and positioning himself for his next personal attack on Madge.
Madonna spoke out for gay rights at a concert on Thursday in St Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin's home town, where activists say a law adopted this year to curb homosexual "propaganda" is discriminatory.
In Moscow on Tuesday, she told a crowd she prays for the release of three members of the band Pussy Riot, who prosecutors want jailed for three years for their "punk prayer" criticising Putin on the altar of Russia's main cathedral.
She told Reuters Television that the three women, whose trial verdict is to be announced on Aug. 17, had been treated unfairly and suggested they were victims of censorship.
Madonna had promised to use her St Petersburg show to speak out against legislation adopted by the city in March that imposes fines for spreading homosexual "propaganda" that could "damage the health, moral and spiritual development" of minors. (The Huffington Post)