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Madonna on the Marriage Ref



                                                           MADONNA: The Marriage Ref


Tempers flared as twice-divorced Madonna weighed in with her views on married couples' real-life domestic disputes in new US TV show The Marriage Ref.

The Material Girl, who split with Guy Ritchie in 2008, pointed her finger and raised her voice as she and Brit comic Ricky Gervais argued with the “Ref”.

On the show, the pair get the hump when they realise the Ref - US comic Tom Papa - has the power to ignore the votes of the celebrity panel on whether the husband or wife wins the row.

Madonna shouts: “It's two against two!” after Papa sides against her and Gervais.

Papa, who takes the side of fellow panel member and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, tells her: “I have the final say.”

Gervais asks: “What are we here for? It was two to one! Why does he get the final vote?”

Papa says: “You're the advisers but I make the ruling.”

But defiant Madonna refuses to back down and hits back: “Why? You're not the panel.”

The new show features celebrity panelists, including Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria Parker.

It was created by US comic Jerry Seinfeld, who introduced the clip featuring Madonna during an appearance on Oprah Winfrey's chat show.

Seinfeld's wife Jessica was in the audience as he told how he came up with the idea after asking a mutual friend to rule on one of the couple's arguments.

The Marriage Ref rules on disputes such as whether a horny husband should be allowed to install a stripper pole at home to put the passion back into his marriage.


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