Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Watch Madonna’s Live, Beguiling Unplugged Ukulele Version of “La Vie en Rose”


Madonna never sings at charity shows, rarely performs live without some kind of backing track or big time accompaniment.

But last night at ex husband Sean Penn’s Haiti fundraiser in Beverly Hills, Madonna got up and sang on stage with just a ukulele. She said her daughter (presumably Lourdes) taught her how to play it. Madonna was absolutely captivating. You can see below what was going on. Justin Bieber, with a weird blonde top knot and aviation wings tattooed on his neck, came in, watched and left as soon as she was done. Penn smoked a cigarette and was mesmerized. His son Hopper (named for Dennis Hopper) was there, also smoking and enjoying the show (very nice kid, 22 years old). Madonna brought her two adopted kids from Malawi.

In the audience: Leonardo (i want that Oscar) DiCaprio, plus best looking couple in town, Rebecca Gayheart and Eric Dane. They left after Madonna to prepare for their 4 year old daughter’s birthday party today…

Here she is:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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