Despite the rise of tabloid journalism, Meldrum’s duty of care to so many stars who have inevitably become his friends hasn’t waned. Even the interviews that didn’t pan out as expected, as with a rising Madonna.

“I was in the office in New York and I was given this huge lecture [for being late],” Meldrum said of their first meeting.

“I said, ‘who the f—is Madonna, anyway?’.

“She looked at me and said, ‘I’m f—ing Madonna, and what’s a f—ing Molly’?”.

“We were great friends straight away.”

Taken from an article by Canberra Times

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