If you're the one into Madonna's knickers, keep them to yourself
Admiring a high-skilled individual is one thing - but Sophie Donaldson asks why do we feel the need to own a piece of them?
It's not often we sympathise with celebrities. The hardships they endure are usually unrelatable while the trappings of fame and fortune seem more than enough compensation for their woes.
However, every so often something happens to a celebrity that reminds us that despite the luxurious lifestyles there are some circumstances no sane person would swap their plebeian existence for.
For the past few months pop mega-star Madonna has been embroiled in a court case with her former personal assistant, Darlene Lutz. Even regular folk must endure high- profile legal cases, but it's the subject of the case that makes you feel a twinge of sympathy for this multi-millionaire.