It's no fun living upstairs from Madonna, it turns out. Her upstairs neighbour, being a New Yorker, is resorting to legal action rather than merely banging on the floor with a broom handle:
Karen George, of Manhattan, lives above Madonna in a building on Central Park.
She said in a lawsuit filed Friday against the building's co-op board that the Material Girl is using her apartment as a rehearsal studio, forcing neighbors to endure "blaring music, stomping and shaking walls," for up to three hours each day.
George complained about "unreasonably high-decibel, amplified music" and vibrations pouring through walls, ceilings and radiators.
The complaint doesn't say if Madonna is playing her own music. If she is - especially if it's late-period - forget the lawsuit, Ms George, and head straight for the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishments.