Madonna's Gay Brother Christopher Ciccone Has Controversially Defended A Country Clerk In Kentucky Who Refused To Give Marriage Licences To Same-sex Couples, Insisting "She Needs Our Support".
Christian Kim Davis was jailed for breaching a court order forbidding her to stop denying marriage licences to gay couples on religious grounds, but she has received a little sympathy from a strange source - gay activist Ciccone, who has posted a message of support on Facebook.com.
He insists Davis has the right to refuse licences, and compared her "religious freedom" to that of a Muslim woman covering her face and hair.
The music video director wrote, "The county clerk deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a Muslim (woman) who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriage licences, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without your man's approval.
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The siblings fell out with each other in 2008 following the publication of Ciccone's memoir, Life With My Sister Madonna, in which he accused the pop star of cheating on her then-husband Guy Ritchie with baseball star Alex Rodriguez, but it appears brother and sister have since put their differences aside.
The interior decorator tells In Touch magazine, "(The book) was just my desire to tear away from that and find my own way and get people to understand my involvement in that world and what it was about.
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Fashion designer Christopher Ciccone has revealed he and his sister Madonna have repaired their damaged relationship after he wrote a book about her in 2008.
Madonna's brother doesn't regret writing a tell-all book about her.
Christopher Ciccone spent 25 years working with his famous sister before falling out with her after writing the revealing tome 'My Life With My Sister Madonna' in 2008 but the pair have now repaired their relationship and Christopher has no regrets.
He told HollywoodLife.com: ''It was something I needed to do so I didn't go crazy. I needed to crawl out from that shadow.
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Christopher Ciccone and London Fashion Week - Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone Friday 14th September 2012 London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 - Nico Didonna and The Ciccone Collection held at Italian Cultural Institute
Christopher Ciccone has revealed he has reconnected with his sister Madonna after the pair fell out over his tell-all book.
The designer-and-director angered his superstar sibling back in 2008 when he released his bestselling memoirs 'Life With My Sister Madonna', but he has revealed the pair are now close again.
Speaking on UK TV show 'Lorraine' this morning (13.09.12) about his new shoe collection 'Ciccone', he admitted that he has learned from his mistake, saying: ''We've gotten to a point where, as far as I'm concerned, we're back to being a brother and sister and this is a good place for me.
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Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, to launch shoe collection at London Fashion Week in September.
Christopher Ciccone - who recently penned a best-selling book about his famous sibling, entitled 'Life With My Sister Madonna' - signed a deal with Czechoslovakian shoe company Novesta nearly a year ago, and his first collection will be unveiled at LFW in September.
The line is aimed at men, women and children and will comprise a mixture of traditional styles made using modern materials.
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The interior designer and painter has come up with an art show inspired by the music of Tallulah Rendall.
The pair has courted some of London's best artists, jewellery designers, aerial performers and painters and created a visual showcase that will be available at Rendall's upcoming shows, beginning with a concert at London's The Tabernacle in Notting Hill on 4 March (11).
Much of the art on display will feature on Rendall's upcoming album.
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Ciccone was banished from the Holiday superstar's inner-circle when he published his tell-all tome, Life With My Sister Madonna, in 2008 - which exposed the singer's private life, shining a specific spotlight on her marriage to Guy Ritchie.
Madonna reportedly offered an olive branch to her brother earlier this month (Sep09), emailing the interior designer to try and repair their broken relationship for the sake of her ageing father.
But it seems as if Ciccone is still bitter about his sibling's fame and fortune - and has launched another venomous attack about her dress sense and new-found love interest.
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The Holiday hitmaker was allegedly furious over Ciccone's tell-all book, Life With My Sister Madonna, last year (08), which lifted the lid on the star's private affairs.
Ciccone also incurred the wrath of his famous sibling when he spoke to the media following her split from Guy Ritchie in late 2008.
The pop superstar has now taken the first step towards a reconciliation, according to British tabloid the Sunday Mirror, writing her brother an email in a bid to repair their broken relationship.
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Ciccone, 48, had collaborated with his famed older sister as director on several of her epic world tours. Yet she dropped him in favour of celebrity choreographer Jamie King in 2001, and her marriage to Guy Ritchie in 2000 left Ciccone feeling frozen out.
He has since published his controversial tell-all book, Life With My Sister Madonna - in which he speaks of his ever-decreasing relationship with the star.
He tells British newspaper The Observer, "From the moment I found I wasn't doing (Madonna's 2001 tour) Drowned World, to her and Guy's wedding, everything became a bit of a blur, a dark, fairly negative period of time for me.
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The couple announced their separation last month (Oct08) and they are currently in the middle of legal proceedings to make their break-up official.
The pop superstar is rumoured to be planning to leave the family home in England and return to her native U.S.
And a move to the States means the divorce could turn ugly if the pair is forced to fight it out over custody of the children - eight-year-old son Rocco, adopted tot David Banda, three, and Madonna's 12-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from a previous relationship.
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Jordana Brewster, Christopher Ciccone and Madonna Wednesday 30th July 2008 at the book signing for the new Christopher Ciccone biography 'Life with My Sister Madonna' at the West Hollywood book shop Book Soup Los Angeles, California
Chris Palzis, Christopher Ciccone and Madonna Wednesday 30th July 2008 at the book signing for the new Christopher Ciccone biography 'Life with My Sister Madonna' at the West Hollywood book shop Book Soup Los Angeles, CA