Madonna: Age Questions Are Sexist; Cooking Questions Are Not

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Madonna is still the reigning Queen of Pop, even though she's getting stiff competition in that arena. At 56 years of age, she shows no sign of stopping, but don't ask her about her age.

"To me it's a sexist thing to ask why I keep going," Madonna told Entertainment Weekly. "No one said to Picasso when he was 80, 'why are you painting?'"

Why does Madonna think asking her that is sexist?

"Because he's a man and nobody asked him that," Madonna insists. "But because I'm a woman, people ask me. Does anyone ask Mick Jagger why he keeps going on tour?"

Well, yes. They ask Mick Jagger that. But Madonna apparently has never read that.

She does, however, have a lot to say about how she manages to stay is such great shape for her tours. Madonna says she eats a lot.

"I eat anything I can get my hands on," Madonna said. "I have to keep eating so I have energy. I eat food, you know normal food. Omelettes for breakfast. Healthy lunches, and things like that, but I'm also supplementing that with power shakes in those energy bars."

How does a megastar like Madonna manage to eat well when she stays so busy?

"I have a woman who follows me around. I called her the food police. 'Are you eating? Did you drink enough water?'"

Does Madonna cook for herself? That's not a sexist question, honest.

"Cooking is not one of my talents, I'm sorry to say," Madonna reveals. "Everyone asked me that, including my 14-year-old son Rocco, who is absolutely not satisfied with all of my accomplishments. He just wants me to cook for him. I'm like, 'OK, I'll get to that. I promise you, when this tour is over with, I'm going to cook for you.'"

Mike Tuttle
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