What have you done with Madonna?

Maturity and wisdom heard emitted from the Material Girl's historically dirty mouth; "Sex and the City" star tries to sell sex tips. Plus: Wonder Woman returns, and John Stamos plants a foot in the eccentric camp.

By Amy Reiter

Published November 27, 2000 8:30PM (EST)

Is Madonna getting what Kate Winslet would call "squishy"?

Motherhood and impending matrimony have mellowed her, admits the Material Girl.

"I'm more comfortable with myself and I am different," Madonna told the U.K. Sun after airing her plans to marry Guy Ritchie and settle in London. "It grounds you when you're a parent. I could have spiraled into the clouds, but I look at my children and the person I love and realize this is reality."

Does she miss the old, self-centered Madonna of yesteryear? Nope. Not one bit. "There is always a part of me that's just like anyone else," she says, "but I suppose I sometimes used to act like I wasn't a human being. It takes time to handle things more gracefully."

In fact, she says, it can be tough to look her less-evolved self in the eye. "Sometimes I look back at myself and remember things I used to say, or my hairstyle, and I cringe -- but that's life," she shares. "I wish I knew then what I know now. But you can't spend all your life worrying about that -- and then you die!"


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Feet -- you can't live with 'em

"I don't like my feet."

-- Naomi Campbell on her least favorite body part.

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Sex and the married girl

As if you hadn't learned enough from those "Sex and the City" women ...

Kim Cattrall, who plays sexual conquistador Samantha on the HBO show, is reportedly shopping around a book to help you learn more.

According to MSNBC columnist Jeannette Walls, Cattrall is looking to co-author a book -- on how to please a woman -- with her husband, sound equipment exec Mark Levinson. "The thinking is that if she writes [the book] with her husband of two years, she looks less like a desperate single woman, and more like someone who has found what she's been looking for," comments one publishing source. The couple is expected to score a deal in the high six figures.

And just think, if they make this book into a TV show -- it'll be a show based on a book based on a show based on a book. Whoa!

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Mies would be proud

"Don't overdo it ... Less is more."

-- Tammy Faye Bakker Messner's makeup advice for Laura Bush and Tipper Gore.

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Juicy bits

Get out your bulletproof bracelets and your widow's peak tiara. The success of "Charlie's Angels" has apparently jogged another '70s female icon out of retirement: Wonder Woman. The U.K. film site Popcorn reports that "Wonder Woman," the film, is flying out of development and into production. Who will lasso the role Lynda Carter made famous? The latest rumor is that Kristen Johnston, of "Third Rock From the Sun" fame, may snag the part out of the grabby hands of Sandra Bullock, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mariah Carey. Mariah Carey?

M-I-C ... C what John Stamos does with his money? Blows it on eBay. The actor has plunked down $30,700 for a section of the huge "Disneyland" sign that adorned the California theme park from 1989 to 1999. "I think I got a steal," Stamos told the press last week. "It's a piece of California history, like having the 'Hollywood' sign." However, says Stamos, he only has room to display the letter "D" on his new ranch in Santa Monica and will probably put the rest of the 14-foot-high letters in storage. "I didn't realize how big it was," he says. Anyone wanna buy a vowel?

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