MADONNA has hit back at newlywed SIR ELTON JOHN after he criticised her for not attending his pre-wedding party on Monday (19DEC05).

British newspaper the Daily Mirror reported John labelled the MATERIAL GIRL a "miserable cow" after she snubbed his star-studded bachelor party at London nightspot Too2Much, which was held ahead of the ROCKET MAN hitmaker's civil partnership ceremony with DAVID FURNISH on Wednesday (21DEC05).

In response, Madonna's spokeswoman LIZ ROSENBERG tells, "Madonna wishes Elton all the best, and hopes married life will make him a happier person."