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A Portofino Party For Madonna's 51st Birthday

August 17, 2009 at 8:39 AM | by | ()

You know, when you think of an "over the hill" birthday party, you usually think of gag gift diapers and getting something like the "Tour of Italy" platter at Olive Garden. Of course when it's Madonna celebrating her 51st birthday, all bets are off. This Sunday she arrived in the Italian resort town of Portofino for her own tour of Italy, or rather a stay at the town's Splendido Hotel after renting out a whole floor.

What then did Madonna get as a gift for her birthday? Her designer pals Dolce & Gabbana will be taking out for a spin on their yacht, with a possibly stay at one of their villas; no gag gifts here.

Madonna is hopefully relaxing in Portofino, seeing as how her last Sticky and Sweet concert in Warsaw was protested by conservative Catholics who didn't appreciate her performing on the Feast of the Assumption—which celebrates Mary's ascension straight to heaven—considering her name and everything. Alas, then Madonna went straight to Italy, cradle of Catholicism; that'll show those Polish religious fiends.

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· Madonna In Italy For 51st Birthday Bash [AFP]
· Celeb Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: AFP and Google Maps]

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Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson Keep the Mancation Alive

July 20, 2009 at 8:59 AM | by | ()

With the economy the way it is, mancations have become a thing of the past. Sure, bromances live on but when it comes to celebrating the love and friendship of two or more dudes by going on vacation somewhere, well that's probably one of the first thing to get cut when money is tight. Unless you're a celebrity of course. Then mancations are totally recession-proof.

Well known mancationers, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, were spotted tussling on a raft in Portofino, Italy over the weekend. Portofino, originally an old fishing village, is now a swanky section of the Italian Riviera heavily favored by celebrities for summer getaways. And while Owen and Woody took it rather easy on their raft, more active water sports can be done in Portofino like jet-skiing, diving and snorkeling.

And let's not forget about the designer shopping and fabulous Italian restaurants in town--both are perfect ways to end the idle days aboard a bro-raft.

Related Stories:
· Owen and Woody: Wet and Wild [TMZ]
· Portofino [Destination 360]