June 18, 2004

Esther: The Artist Formerly Known as Madonna

Madonna, in an interview with ABC News to be aired on tonight's 20/20, says she's taking a new name: Esther.

The new name is tied to her increasing religious belief in the Kabbalah, a Jewish mystic sect.

She says that the change in her name is in no way a slam against her mother, whom she was named after at birth.

"I wanted to attach myself to another name," she said according to excerpts from the interview released by ABC on Thursday. "This is in no way a negation of who my mother is. ... I wanted to attach myself to the energy of a different name."
Message to Maddie: "It's been done already. It didn't work for Prince, I don't think it'll work for you either. But thanks for playing."

The interview with ABC's Cynthia McFadden airs on tonight's 20/20 at 10P ET/PT. Posted by mhking at June 18, 2004 10:58 AM


...so I'm busy typing out my comment to the post above, and slowly, I become aware that my subconscious is trying to get my attention. I'd already heard about the whole Madonna-Esther thing, and seeing Madonna's picture earlier I quickly dismissed it, already guessing what you were going to say. But my subconscious would not be subdued. Gradually, my conscious mind caught on.

"Hey, that other picture, the one that looks like a man in drag... that's... who is that... wait, I know... Sanford and Sons... her name was--"

And then I choked on my coffee.

Posted by: Beck at June 18, 2004 11:49 AM

Madonna delves one step deeper into her all-out confusion. That girl is on my everlasting nerve. How are you from California and have an accent? Give me a break.

Posted by: ambra at June 18, 2004 01:34 PM

Oh no you didn't put those two pictures side-by side! LOL!

Posted by: Juliette at June 21, 2004 08:20 PM

Madonna Raul Think I'm Your Friend
I Know You Like Prince
Prince Is Great Dancer
I Got Your Present For Christmas
Madonna Do You Think Prince Is Sexy

Posted by: Veronica at December 7, 2004 01:55 PM
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