DOWN & OUT

Madonna’s Brother Is Homeless

Has Madonna abandoned her brother? Anthony Ciccone claims his family deserted him when he hit hard times, losing his job at the family winery and being forced to sleep under a bridge in Traverse City, Michigan. “You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times—why my sister is a multibazillionaire, and I’m homeless on the street?” he told The Michigan Messenger. Ciccone said he last worked at the family winery, Ciccone Vineyard & Winery in Suttons Bay, Michigan, before he lost his job there a year and a half ago. Ciccone suffered frostbite on his feet last winter, and he said the city’s effort to help the homeless hasn’t been enough to help all of them from the harsh times.