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Jan. 17-23: Madonna And Prince, Friends Again?

Stop The Presses!

That's Really Week is so accustomed to covering celebrityscandals, feuds, and all-around bad news that we were touched to learnthat two of pop music's biggest names have mended theirdifferences.

Madonna was a special guest at Prince's January 18 "Welcome2 America" concert at Madison Square Garden.The "Like A Virgin" singer hardly went unnoticed.

According to Us magazine, the Purple One acknowledgedMadonna during his show, making a joke about the cost of her concert tickets."I know I'm expensive," he said.

In 2007 things weren't so peachy between the two. Princedismissed Madge during a Londongig, saying that he had more "hits than Madonna's got kids."

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They dated in the '80s, and recorded "Love Song" forMadonna's 1989 album "Like A Prayer." But during the '90s, Madonna made itclear that she and the "Purple Rain" singer did not get along.

Madonna referred to him as a "little troll" and complainedthat he opted not to eat during a dinner date. "He was just sipping tea, verydaintily," according to Us.

We're happy that the queen of pop can cross a name off ofher list of nemeses. Maybe she and new CNN personality Piers Morgan will alsomake amends. Last week, Morgan revealed to AccessHollywood why he and the Material Girl aren't cordial.

Morgan alleges that a lie was the most significant in aseries of crimes Madonna committed against him. "You know the worst thingMadonna did to me?" Morgan asked Access Hollywood's Billy Bush. "Madonna'spublicist once said to me, 'Listen to me, Madonna is not pregnant,' when I wasrunning a newspaper. And I said, '\'Are you sure? She said, 'Listen to me, Piers.Madonna is not pregnant.'" "The next day, they announced [the news] on a rivalnewspaper's website," Piers added.

If Morgan's account is true, we would agree that beingscooped by a competing publication is never good. But That's Really Week wouldlike to advise Mr. Morgan in the future to not hate the player, but to hate thegame. We were hoping there was some real dirt behind this beef.

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In related news, Morgan, a former "America's GotTalent" judge, should be happy for the folks at AGT's sister show "AmericanIdol," which opened a new season this week to positive reviews from critics andfans. Britney Spears' new single "Hold It Against Me," came in at No. 1. And ifthat wasn't enough good news, Elton John and David Furnish celebrated thearrival of their son Zach. Unfortunately, the week also included the sad news of the loss of famed song publisher Don Kirshner.

We hope that next week offers more makeups and good news. See you then.

THIS WEEK'S TOP 5MUSIC NEWS STORIES

1) SignOf The Times - Prince and Madonna make amends

2) SimonSaid -- Steven Tyler adds flare to new "American Idol" season

3) MyTwo Dads -- Elton John and David Furnish welcome child

4) HoldOn -- Britney Spears debuts at No. 1

5) LegendRemembered -- Music icon Don Kirshner dies

 

[Prince and Madonna photo credit: Getty Images; Getty Images/Us Magazine]

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