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Madonna Won't Help Homeless Brother, "Jersey Shore" House For Rent, and Fox Turning "The Punisher" Into a Series


Madonna's Brother is Homeless and She Won't Help Him

Madonna isn’t just known for her music, her style, and her relationships.  She’s also known for being involved in a whole bunch of philanthropies. Madonna and Christopher Ciccone She’s donated her time and money to help AIDS research, children’s charities, and other countries that have been affected by natural disasters.

Although her wallet seems open to many in need, she apparently snaps it shut when it comes to her own family.

You see, apparently her older brother is homeless and she won’t help him.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?

According to reports, Anthony Ciccone has been homeless and living under a Michigan bridge since he lost his job at his father’s business—Ciccone Vineyard.

Considering how famous and rich his sister is, you’d think he’d have all the help he needs.  But, he claims that his family has basically turned their backs on him, forcing him to make money by collecting and selling discarded cans and bottles.

Hey Madonna, throw a twenty his way! 

Jersey Shore's Ratings Fall, But Fans Still Pay to Stay in the "Jersey Shore" House

Jersey Shore castYou’d think that by now the overly tanned guidos and guidettes from Jersey Shore would have burned through their 15 minutes of fame.  If the low ratings from their recent season in Italy is any indicator, then it may be heading that way.

But for now, it seems that the show still has quite a following, and apparently fans will do whatever they can to get close to the cast--even if it means shelling out a whopping $2,500 to spend a night in the 'Jersey Shore' house.

Renters willing to pony up the dough can make calls on the duck phone, check out the view from the deck, and even sleep in the Smush Room bed.

Although it usually looks like a mess when you see it on TV, the landlord has made sure that the house is spic and span and ready to go.

Clean or not, you still may want to bring your own sheets.  Just saying…   

Fox Turning "The Punisher" Into a SeriesPunisher photo: www.digitalbusstop.com

In the past few years a ton of superhero movies based on comic books have made it to the big screen.  But we haven’t seen a whole lot of the same being planned for the small screen.  Sure, there was a lot of buzz about a new and improved Wonder Woman, but uh, that didn’t get very far.

Now it looks like TV execs are going to try and bring another comic fave to television.

It has recently been announced that Fox is looking to make The Punisher into a new series.

 In the procedural drama, Frank Castle, an NYC detective, will do a little side work as a The Punisher, a merciless vigilante.

Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds and Third Watch) is working on the project, which has gotten a commitment for a pilot.

No word yet as to when the show will premiere.  Keep an eye out for it.

Valerie Schirmer is a freelance writer/editor who has written about a wide variety of topics for newspapers, magazines, and websites. She currently resides in South Jersey with her husband, daughter, and a crazy dachshund.
Photo of Madonna and Anthony Ciccone from celebritystatus.com
Photo of Jersey Shore cast from jaunted.com
Photo ofThe Punisher from digitalbusstop.com

Contact Valerie at writerval@comcast.net

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