Buon Compleanno Madonna!
Madonna — along with her gorgeous boy toy/model Jesus Luz — is in the Italian Riviera resort of Portofino Monday to celebrate her birthday in true star style.
The superstar singer — who turned 51 Sunday — booked an entire floor of the town’s Splendido Hotel for her stay. The Material Mom (sans kids) was snapped Sunday sharing breakfast (and a kiss!) with Jesus before joining the rest of her entourage later for dinner and cake.
Famed Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are expected to host a star studded birthday party for the Material Mom during her trip.
But where there’s Madonna, there’s always controversy. The ‘Like A Virgin’ Singer caused a flap on Saturday when her Sticky and Sweet tour concert in Poland happened on the same day as the Feast of the Assumption, a high point of the Catholic calendar marking the traditional belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus also known as the Madonna, was taken up into heaven.
She may have been branded a “Satanist” by the religious leaders of Poland, but Madonna seemed genuinely touched when the 80,000 strong crowd at her concert in Warsaw surprised her by singing a traditional Polish birthday song, ‘May You Live A Hundred Years’.
“I feel your love. I love what I do, but you regenerate me,” said a beaming Madonna.
Many of the fans near the stage also held up paper hearts. One said: “Adopt Me.”
During the concert, Madonna paid tribute to fellow pop icon Michael Jackson, who died June 25 in Los Angeles, CA.
A Jackson impersonator did the King of Pop’s signature moonwalk dance move on stage while wearing a sequined jacket, white T-shirt, white glove and white socks, while a large photograph of him as a boy appeared on stage.
“Let’s give it up for one of the greatest artists the world has ever known,” Madonna shouted, and then segued into a performance of her 80s hit Holiday.