Pop superstar Madonna has ordered her entire entourage to wear white when she and 2,000 members of The Kabbalah Centre celebrate the Jewish New Year in the Middle East next week (begs20SEP04).

The MATERIAL GIRL has also banned pens, computers and cameras from the pilgrimage and insists the colour rule applies to all journalists reporting on the press conference for the mystical Jewish Kabbalah faith, because the colour represents peace and optimism.

A source says, "Insisting the group wear the same colour might work at an all-night sermon in the US, but not on a foreign excursion. And the mind boggles about why she should ban pens.

"What's the point of a press conference if journalists aren't allowed to write anything down?"

17/09/2004 14:04