Madge No More

Moving to London and adopting a British accent: that was child's play. The mother of reinvention, MADONNA has gone and changed her name--her religious name, anyway. In adherence to Cabala, the medieval Jewish mysticism she famously studies, the Ethereal Girl has taken on the Hebrew name Esther because her given name, which belonged to her mother, who died young of cancer, carries negative energy. Dropping her dead mother's name? If it's good karma she's after, this seems like a wash.

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