Date: 13th May 2003

Madonna Sings Praises Of Gwyneth's New Man

Madonna has revealed her admiration for Coldplay singer Chris Martin.

She was asked if she approved of Gwyneth Paltrow's "new man" by Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley.

In the interview, to be broadcast on Monday, Madonna says: "Yeah he's great! I think he's incredibly talented."

The programme will also feature live tracks performed by Madonna at HMV London at the end of last week.

Asked about her inspirations, she says: "Women that I really looked up to when I was first starting out were Debbie Harry and Chrissie Hynde.

I thought they were really strong. I loved their sense of irony which I think is missing from pop music right now."

She says she is happier in the UK now than before. Asked if she misses her friends when in London, she says: "
You know what, I used to get really lonely when I first came over here.

"I used to get lonely and sad and complain a lot to Guy (Ritchie) but I've got friends here now, some really nice friends now, so it's kind of cool because I see them when I come here and I see my other friends when I go there."

Source: Ananova

Source: Press Release