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Madonna has weighed in on the Dolce and Gabbana IVF controversy. Which other celebrities have offered their views?
Madonna has offered her opinion on the Dolce And Gabbana controversy and firmly supports Elton John's views. The controversy stems from a comment made by designer Domenico Dolce in an interview in an Italian magazine, Panorama. In the interview, Dolce described children born by IVF as "synthetic babies". The March issue of the magazine was released on 12th March but the backlash against the duo continues with many celebrities and LGBT groups calling for a boycott of the label and protesters picketing D&G stores.
Madonna at the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2015.
The British soul sensation has achieved the rare feat of having the UK's Number One Album and Single at the same time, following his Red Nose Day performance.
Sam Smith has scored a rare ‘double Number 1’ in the UK’s Official Charts this week. His recent single ‘Lay Me Down’ sits atop the UK Singles Chart and his debut LP In The Lonely Hour has returned to the summit of the Official Albums Chart as well.
A re-recording of ‘Lay Me Down’ as a duet with soul singer John Legend was released as the official Comic Relief / Red Nose Day single for 2015, and his live performance of it on Friday night helped it achieve sales of 105,000. The song dislodged last week’s Number One ‘King’, by newcomers Years & Years.
Sam Smith sits atop both the UK Albums and Singles chart
Continue reading: Sam Smith Scores Rare 'Double Number 1' With Album And New Single
Despite their rocky and short-lived marriage, Penn insists that he regards Madonna with "great affection".
In an interview with The Times ahead of the release of his new movie The Gunman, the former Oscar-winner spoke about his relationship with the pop legend during the ‘80s. He frequently got into scrapes with paparazzi during that time, and was even arrested for an assault on his then-wife, but he insisted that the problems that the world could see were merely “trivial”.
Sean Penn with his current girlfriend Charlize Theron
Continue reading: Sean Penn Speaks Of His "Great Affection" For His Ex Wife Madonna
The British singer kept the Queen of Pop Madonna off the top spot on the album chart this week.
Sam Smith has taken the top spot in both the official UK singles and albums chart this week, along with setting a new record as the only male solo artist whose album has achieved six different spells at number one in Official Chart history.
Sam Smith is doing the double in this week's UK chart
Smith’s In the Lonely Hour reclaimed the top spot in the album chart this week, knocking Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday down to fourth place. The singer managed to beat off some tough competition to grab the top spot, including the latest offering from Madonna, Rebel Heart, which debut in the number two position.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Tops Both The Official UK Singles And Albums Chart
The 56-year-old singer recently revealed that she needed more creative freedom during her 7-year marriage to her second marriage.
Madonna definitely needs creative freedom! While doing promotion work of her latest studio album 'Rebel heart, the iconic singer has been more than happy to speak about an array of personal issues, and most recently she opened up about her 7-year marriage to film director Guy Ritchie.
Madonna was married to the British filmmaker from 2000 until 2008
During an interview with The Sun U.K., Madonna boldly revealed that she often "felt incarcerated" during her relationship with the British filmmaker.
The legendary songstress recently discussed her worries over the lack of progression of women's rights in recent years.
Only days after International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8th, Madonna has voiced her concerns about today's stand on women's rights and how gender equality seems to have lacked progression in recent years.
Madonna is currently promoting her latest studio album 'Rebel Heart'
While promoting her latest studio album 'Rebel Heart,' the iconic singer told Out magazine "gay rights are way more advanced than women's rights...People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period."
Even the iconic singer's 18-year-old daughter still gets embarrassed by her famous mother!
Apparently having a famous parent doesn't stop the fact that mothers can be embarrassing! Although Madonna attended the same college as her 18-year-old daughter Lourdes, the University of Michigan, the pop icon appears to be banned from hanging around the campus for too long.
Madonna recently spoke about her 18-year-old daughter attending college
While speaking with the 'Today' show's Carson Daly, Madonna revealed that because Lourdes doesn't want her celebrity mom to be attracting too much attention while the 56-year-old singer pays a visit, her oldest child will not allow her to go to the college's football games.
The iconic singer recently revealed that she and the rap star bonded while collaborating on her 13th studio album 'Rebel Heart.'
Does Madonna really see a lot of herself in Kanye West? The iconic singer, who collaborated with the rap star on three tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart', recently revealed that the pair forged a strong bond while working together.
'Rebel Heart' is Madonna's 13th studio album
During a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Madonna stated that West is her "comrade" and that they have a close relationship because the duo have both faced criticism in the "envelope-pushing genre" of music.
Continue reading: Madonna Brands Kanye West "The Black Madonna"
Kim Kardashian was inspired by Madonna was inspired by Marilyn Monroe and so on.
Ok, so maybe Kim Kardashian's new platinum blonde look wasn't just a stroke of individual genius. Apparently, Kim was inspired by another famous example of blonde ambition - the one, the only, Madonna. Apparently Kim, like most of us, has grown up with the image of the platinum pop prima and has always wanted to give it a shot. And we already know that the Kardashian sister is big on experimenting with her look - so it made perfect sense to do it now.
Kim Kardashian's blonde locks were inspired by MadonnaK, apparently.
Kardashian tells People.com, "I've always had this image of Madonna with platinum hair in my references folder on my computer and I've been waiting a long time to try the look. I thought what better time than right now for Paris Fashion Week. It was a really last minute decision."
Continue reading: Guess Who Inspired Kim Kardashian To Go Platinum
The Queen of Pop’s 13th studio album is finally here but how does it measure up to her back catalogue?
After leaked demos, Instagram controversy and a fall inducing wardrobe malfunction Madonna is finally able to let her music do the talking as Rebel Heart gets its long awaited release. With over 30 years in the music industry and 13 albums under her belt, Madonna surely shouldn’t have much to prove, except, of course that she’s still relevant.
Rebel Heart is Madonna's 13th studio album
With 19 tracks Rebel Heart is by far Madonna’s longest offering and the album also features a number of big names in the producer’s chair from Kanye West to DJ Diplo.
Continue reading: So Is It Love Or Hate From The Critics For Madonna's 'Rebel Heart'?
The legendary star attributed being able to continue her performance of 'Living For Love' to her good physical shape, and her "guardian angels".
Madonna has spoken at length for the first time about that fall at last week’s Brit Awards, saying that she “wouldn’t have survived” if she hadn’t been in such good shape physically.
In an interview with Jon Pareles of the New York Times, the singer credited her experience of how to fall properly as a result of training in how to ride horses in ensuring that she was relatively unhurt by the tumble.
Madonna performing at the 2015 Brit Awards
Continue reading: Madonna Speaks About Her Brits Fall: "My Core Strength Saved Me"
Starting in August, the 56-year-old singer will play in 35 arenas across North America, Europe and the U.K., in support of her latest studio album 'Rebel Heart.'
Madonna is set to embark on an international, all-arena, tour in support of her latest studio album 'Rebel Hearts,' which will see the 56-year-old singer perform in 35-cities across North America, Europe and the U.K.
Madonna will play in 35 cities across North America and Europe
Kicking off in Miami on August 29th, the tour will then stop off at 21 North American arenas through until October. As November begins, the iconic recording artist will head overseas to Europe and the U.K. for 14 shows, where she will wrap things up on December 20th in Glasgow, Scotland.
Continue reading: Madonna Announces North American And European 'Rebel Hearts' Tour Dates
The 56-year-old pop star recently explained why she will always embrace her sexual side and slammed anyone attacking her age.
Even though Madonna is 56-years-old, she still frequently puts on very racy performances and constantly tries to embrace her sexuality. However, this often receives leads to lots of criticism, which she thinks is totally unfair.
Madonna slammed ageism in a recent interview
The iconic pop star recently explained why she doesn't see herself as too old to be a sexual personal in a very honest Rolling Stone interview, in which she compared age-discrimination to racist and homophobic remarks.
The ‘Rebel Heart’ singer has followed up her Brit Awards performance with an appearance on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’.
Madonna has revealed she wouldn’t tell her children not to try drugs, saying it would be unfair to tell them not to do it, as she herself has experimented with various substances in the past.
Madonna at the Brit Awards earlier this week
Moving on from her Brit Awards fall, the Material Girl appeared on ITV’s ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ and spoke about her experiences in the past with drugs. “Let me ask you about a set of lyrics – in 'Devil Pray' you talk about drugs... ‘we can get high, we can get stoned, we can do Es, we can do acid,” Ross said to the 56 year old.
Continue reading: Madonna Admits She Wouldn't Tell Her Children Not To Try Drugs
'Rebel Heart' was leaked by an Israeli hacker at the end of 2014, prompting Madonna to bring forward the release and formally put the leaked tracks for purchase on iTunes.
After what’s been a pretty bad week for Madonna with that on-stage fall at the Brit Awards, there’s some good news at last. The Israeli man suspected of leaking tracks from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart, having hacked her computer, has been formally indicted.
39 year old Adi Lederman was arrested five weeks ago, and has now been officially charged by Israel’s magistrate courts on four counts of computer hacking and leaking unreleased music. The court documents were originally obtained by The Hollywood Reporter show the individual charges to be computer trespassing, prohibited secret monitoring and additional computer trespassing, copyright Infringement and obstructing an investigation.
Madonna, performing at the Brit Awards above, had her new album leaked by an Israeli hacker
Continue reading: Madonna Album Hacker Formally Indicted By Israeli Court
Madonna is alive and well and also has excellent wordplay skills.
Madonna's fall at the Brits should have been yesterday's news by now, but it turns out the singer suffered some consequences when she took her tumble. It turns out the singer got a bit of whiplash and raised concern with her staff.
Even a stage vet like Madge isn't safe from the occasional wardrobe malfunction.
"I had a little bit of whiplash," she said later, while taping her interview on The Jonathan Ross Show. "I smacked the back of my head. And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. to make sure I was compos mentis" (in other words, in full control of her facilities).
Continue reading: Madonna's Fall At The Brits Was Scarier Than You Think
Madonna down, repeat, Madonna DOWN
This year's Brit awards was the usual cringe-worthy affair, with even Ant and Dec failing to eradicate the memories of James Corden's reign in the vast soulless hangar that is the O2 Arena. It was the usual mix of "oh look it's Ed Sheeran!", dodgy presenting slots and predictable winners though one moment - one priceless moment - almost made it all worth it.
Madonna before being yanked off-stage at the Brit awards
In the concluding minutes of the show, Madonna, the Queen of Pop, took to the stage to give her first Brits performance in two decades. However, just seconds into Living for Love, things went very, very wrong. The 56-year-old was clearly struggling to untie her lengthy black cape though the dancers tasked with pulling the garment off-stage carried on regardless, resulting in Madge being flipped backwards down a flight of stairs into a crumpled poppy mess.
Continue reading: Madonna Falls Off Brits Stage, "My Cape Was Too Tight"
Madge was performing new single 'Living For Love' to close the 2015 Brit Awards when she stumbled backwards off her podium.
Madonna grabbed the headlines at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, but probably not in the way she would have wanted.
The 56 year old star was closing the annual music industry spectacular with a live performance of her new single ‘Living For Love’ when a costume malfunction caused her fall backwards off the mounted podium upon which she was standing and down a small flight of steps.
Madonna at the Grammy Awards earlier this month
Continue reading: Madonna Falls Down Steps During Brit Awards Performance
The British duo have done well both in Britain and the States throughout 2014, and their huge sales were recognised on Wednesday's glitzy awards ceremony.
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were the big winners at the Brit Awards. The annual music industry spectacular rewarded the two biggest-selling artists of last year by bestowing two trophies on each on Wednesday night (February 25th).
Sheeran won the two biggest prizes for which he was nominated – those of British Male Solo Artist and Best British Album for his sophomore record X. He beat four other UK Number 1 albums to do so – rival Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut, indie stars Alt-J’s This Is All Yours and George Ezra’s slow-burning debut Wanted On Voyage.
Ed Sheeran arriving for Wednesday night's Brit Awards, where he won twice
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Win At Brit Awards
Historically it was the rowdiest night of the musical calendar, but can this year’s ceremony remind us why we once loved the Brit Awards?
Tonight Britain’s finest musical stars (plus a few from across the pond) will gather in London’s O2 for the annual Brit Awards ceremony. With Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Madonna all set to perform, this year’s awards looks to be one of the most star studded in recent years and perhaps even the most memorable.
Can Ed Sheeran expect a big night at the Brits?
The big talking point of the night will probably be the return of the queen of pop Madonna, who will take to the Brits stage to perform ‘Living for Love’ after a 20 year absence from the awards. Always looking for a new way to shock an audience, a source close to the singer told The Mirror last month there was “no better place for a controversy-filled Madonna performance than the Brits.”
Continue reading: So What Can We Expect From Tonight's Brit Awards?
At 56, is the Material Girl finally past it for Radio One listeners?
Radio One has been forced to deny reports that they have banned Madonna’s new music and branded the singer too old for their young listeners. A story in Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper claimed the station had only played Madonna’s latest single ‘Living For Love' once since its release in December and that they now found the singer to be 'irrelevant'.
Is Madonna really too old to be relevant for Radio 1?
“At the end of the day it’s all about relevance,” a Radio One source was quoted as telling the Mail. “It’s natural that as an artist gets older their audience goes elsewhere and Radio One has to reflect that.”
We take it she won't be going to see the new film, then.
In the week when pretty much everyone has been talking about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, one big name is resolutely indifferent to the hype. Madonna, the original queen of controversial iconography, says that E. L. James’ bestsellers are “not very sexy.”
In a new interview with Billboard, she said that she wouldn’t be in much of a hurry to see the movie adaptation, released on February 13th. She dismissed it as “pulp fiction. It's not very sexy,” questioning that maybe it is aimed at “someone who has never had sex before.”
Madonna is indifferent to 'Fifty Shades of Grey', she admitted in new interview
Continue reading: Madonna Dismisses 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' As "Not Very Sexy"
The Queen of Pop is using the dating app to give some lucky fans a Valentine’s they won’t forget.
Always an innovator, Madonna has come up with an interesting new way to interact with her fans this Valentine’s Day. Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, the signer has launched a new competition which offers lucky fans the chance to talk to the Queen of Pop herself, via the dating app Grindr.
Madonna the matador at the Grammy awards this past Sunday
Yes if you fancy making Madonna your Valentine’s hook up, all you need to do is download the gay dating app and recreate the singer’s Rebel Heart album cover. The picture should then be set as your profile image alongside the hashtag #LivingForLove.
Continue reading: Madonna Offers Lucky Fans A Valentine's Day Hook Up On Dating App Grindr
For the first time in 20 years, the iconic pop star will perform at the British music industry's most prestigious awards ceremony later this month.
Madonna is set to steal the show at the 2015 BRIT Awards once again. The iconic singer will return to the country she once called home at the end of this month to perform at the British music industry's most prestigious awards ceremony.
Madonna will perform at the 2015 BRIT Awards later this month
Madonna, who will release her 13th studio album 'Rebel Hearts' on March 6th, will join a A-List roster of performers that includes the previously-announced Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Royal Blood, Take That and Taylor Swift.
Continue reading: Madonna Set For Performance At The 2015 BRIT Awards
Tracks from the Queen of Pop’s forthcoming album appeared online in December.
A 39 year old Israeli man has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of some of music’s biggest artists including Madonna and selling their music online. Madonna's 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, has been plagued by leaks in recent months ahead of its March 10th release date.
Several tracks from Madonna's upcoming Rebel Heart leaked online late last year
A police spokesman confirmed to Reuters that the man had been detained, but declined to name him or his alleged victims, citing a court-issued gag order. However Israeli media have alleged that the man taken into custody was a former contestant on a popular television singing contest in the country.
The 56-year-old singer's unveiling of the track list for her latest studio album revealed some rather surprising collaborations to say the least.
Madonna released the official track list for her latest studio album 'Rebel Heart' on iTunes Monday (Jan 19th), and it is fair to say there is more than a few surprises amongst the nineteen songs, mainly due to the choice of her collaborators.
Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' track list reveals some unexpected collaborations
Due to the 56-year-old singer releasing six tracks early last month, after several of her demos leaked online, her fans already knew that Nicki Minaj featured on the track 'B***h I'm Madonna,' but the new track list also revealed she required the assistant of other hip-hop stars.
The first round of artists have been announced for the awards ceremony which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The live line-up for this year’s Grammy Awards is beginning to take shape as Madonna, Ariana Grande, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church have all been announced as performing at the event on February 8th. The announcement was first made this morning (January 13th) by the award show’s official twitter account.
Coming back for more? Madonna at last year's Grammys
The Queen of Pop had been teasing a possible performance at this year’s awards, posting a pic on Instagram of an award mixed with her Rebel Heart artwork, along with the caption, "Rebel Hearts see you Feb 8th @TheGRAMMYs".
Lenny Kravitz will join Katy Perry when she performs at the Super Bowl halftime show.
Madonna's PR team just got weird on us.
Let’s talk about the Madonna thing. Not because Madonna still has any cultural relevance per se , but because a little bit of media buzz may or may not have been the only thing her publicity team was after with the “controversial” Rebel Heart images.
If you’ve somehow managed to stay out of the loop on this one, here’s the brief. On January 2, Madonna (or a PR assistant or something) instagrammed some photo manips, depicting cultural icons like Nelson Mandela, MLK and Bob Marley (also Marilyn Monroe, but that’s not the one people are getting angry about) tied up in the same black string (“ribbon”) Madge can be seen wearing on the album cover.
Oops! Madonna didn't mean to be racist, you guys!
Continue reading: Why Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Pictures (Probably) Were NOT A PR Blunder
The singer has said her fans created the images and she was merely reposting them on social media.
The queen of controversy has struck again, as Madonna has come under fire for posting altered images of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Bob Marley, among others, to promote her upcoming album, Rebel Heart.
Madonna has caused controversy again on her Instagram account
The 56 year old posted the pictures, which feature the icon’s faces covered in black ribbon, on her Instagram account. Alongside the image of Martin Luther King Madonna put the caption, “This #rebelheart had a dream!”
Continue reading: Madonna Defiant Over Controversial 'Rebel Heart' Images
The Italian producer and DJ believes Madonna can win back critical and popular praise if she releases 'the right album'.
2014 may have ended on a frustrating note for Madonna with the leak of unfinished tracks from her new album, but Giorgio Moroder is predicting a “big” year for the star.
In an interview with Bang Showbiz, the influential producer and DJ believes that as long Madonna releases the right sort of album she will become “big again”. He said that he was keen to hear the new LP, entitled Rebel Heart and due for release in February 2015, and that it was good news that she was working with producer Avicii, currently one of the hottest names in pop.
Madonna's new album, which has suffered from internet leaks, can still make her "big" again
Continue reading: Madonna Can Be "Big" Again, According To Giorgio Moroder
It's the second time in just over a week that the star's new album 'Rebel Heart' has been hacked by leakers.
It’s not been a very happy Christmas for Madonna, with the news that yet more tracks from her upcoming album Rebel Heart have been leaked online.
The 56 year old star had been hit with a security breach just over a week ago when a dozen songs from her thirteenth studio album, about which she hadn’t even given any details at the time, were leaked. After some outbursts and emotional pleas on Instagram, by the end of the week she had decided to release six tracks as a counter-measure.
Madonna has had tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' leaked for the second time in a fortnight.
Continue reading: Madonna Hit By Second Leak Of New Album Tracks
Here they are, the tracks you've all been waiting for.
Madonna is coming out with a new album. No, seriously, the unofficially dethroned former queen of pop has some new stuff cooking. She gave everyone a taste this weekend with the release of six new tracks off her upcoming album.
So, were the new songs even worth the wait? How do they fare compared to Madge's previous efforts?
She dropped the songs shortly after the record was leaked – in keeping with this year’s theme – and they’re already getting some serious praise. The new songs remind us of why Madge became the original pop princess in the first place. So now the question becomes, could Rebel Heart be the career revival that we've all been waiting for for a while now? Or is Madonna once again getting caught up in elaborate production and neglecting the soul of the record?
Continue reading: Madonna Drops Six Promising Tracks Off New Album "Rebel Heart"
Madge was angry after Wednesday's online leak of 'Rebel Heart', but now she's pre-empting the leakers by making part of it available for immediate purchase.
Following her outbursts on Instagram earlier in the week, Madonna has decided to hit back against the leakers by releasing six tracks from her new album Rebel Heart.
The complete tracklisting from Madge’s thirteenth full-length record, which was not due to be released until March 2015, appeared online on Wednesday (17 December) in what she insisted were unfinished demo formats. The star’s publicist Liz Rosenberg made it clear that the decision had been taken in direct response to the leak, and, while the completed album’s release date remains the same, Madonna will be released more music online on February 9th.
Madonna responded to last week's leak by releasing six tracks from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart
Continue reading: Madonna Releases Part Of New Album After Online Leak
Madonna’s new album wasn't due out until spring 2015, but leaks have forced the singer to release six tracks early.
Last week Madonna fans got to hear a taster of the singer’s new album Rebel Heart early, after a series of unfinished demos leaked online. Now the Queen of Pop has hit back at the leakers and given fans a special treat this morning, with the release of six new songs on iTunes.
Madonna has surprised fans with six new tracks
While Rebel Heart wasn't supposed to hit shelves until spring 2015, leakers released early mixes of 13 tracks onto the internet this week angering the singer. However Madonna has now retaliated by putting official versions of six songs up for sale on iTunes and other digital music retailers, effective immediately.
The Queen of Pop was interviewed by friend David Blaine for the magazine’s ‘art issue’.
Nothing’s ever boring when Madonna is concerned and at 56, the queen of pop has proved she still has the ability to provoke with her new racy shoot for Interview magazine. Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Madonna poses topless in one shot, while another shows her wearing a mask, with a daisy placed in her mouth.
Madonna left little to the imagination for Interview magazine
Inside the mag, Madonna is interviewed by her good friend magician David Blaine, who encourages her to open up on a variety of topics. Referencing Blaine’s stunt which saw him spend 44 days inside a glass box Madonna said “I think I would really enjoy it, stillness and quiet, because I feel like people are always talking to me, at me, asking things, questioning me, wanting information, work, music, loud noises, children — it's endless. So the idea of a whole day of silence sounds very seductive to me.”
While the iconic singer, and her two adopted children, visited President Peter Mutharika, her VIP status was restored in the African country.
On Friday (Nov 28th) Madonna met the new president of Malawi after her VIP status was restored in the African country where she famously adopted two children before having a public fall out with the former government.
Madonna visited the poor African nation for the first time in over a year
President Peter Mutharika greeted the iconic singer and praised her for her charity work in the poor country by stating, "My government has always been grateful for the passion Madonna has for this country."
Continue reading: Madonna And Her Two Adopted Children Meet Malawi's New President
Anna Wintour has revealed the thinking behind her decision to feature Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of 'Vogue'.
Anna Wintour at the 2014 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York in October 2014.
Items from the ‘Material Girl’s’ vast wardrobe were auctioned off in Beverly Hills over the weekend.
Ever fancied owning a piece of Madonna’s wardrobe? Well you may have just missed your chance, as several of the singer’s most iconic looks were auctioned off to the highest bidder over the weekend. Of course the 'Material Girl' wasn't just having a winter clear out, it was all done to raise money for a very worthy cause.
Madonna freed up some valuable closet space over the weekend
A collection of Madonna's clothing was up for grabs in Beverley Hills at the at Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll charity auction. But this wasn't one for the casual fan, as some pieces manage to fetch thousands of dollars.
Continue reading: Madonna's Wedding Dress And More Fetch Thousands At Charity Auction
Lindsay Lohan reportedly stumbled through the first previews of 'Speed-the-Plow' on Wednesday (24th September).
When Lindsay Lohan was cast in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow back in June, she claimed to be "nervous but excited" about her theatre debut. Unfortunately, in the first previews of the show in London's West End on Wednesday (24th September), nerves reportedly got the better of the Mean Girls actress.
Lindsay Lohan at the 2014 GQ Awards.
The 55 year-old singer decided to donate to the non-profit charities because she "was deeply inspired by the efforts of so many people" when she returned to her home city.
Madonna was in a very giving mood when she left her home city of Detroit recently.
The 55 year-old singer is donating a large amount of money to the construction of a new youth boxing gym that offers after-school boxing and education to deprived children living in the city.
She is also supplying art and music supplies, as well as a whole range of new equipment to The Detroit Achievement Academy, which focuses on schools located in Michigan's poorest ZIP code.
Continue reading: Madonna "Inspired" To Donate To Three Detroit-Based Charities
Guns N' Roses posted a photo of Nicolas Cage wearing a Nicolas Cage t-shirt at their Las Vegas concert. He's not the only celeb who rocks a celebrity t-shirt from time to time.
In what may be our favourite Instagram post of all time, rock band Guns N’ Roses have shared an image of Nicolas Cage…wearing Nicolas Cage. The band posted the image, which features the iconic actor wearing a cowboy hat, blue blazer, copious beads around his neck, a pair of sunglasses and…finest of all, a t-shirt featuring an image from one of his famous fan-made memes.
Nicolas Cage may be one of Hollywood’s most famous actors, but over the past few years it’s the collection of memes and fan videos dedicated to him which he’s become best-known for. Cage’s habit of totally surrendering himself, body and soul, to a role has led to a few onscreen outbursts which fans go freaking nuts for.
Continue reading: Nicolas Cage Wears Nicolas Cage Meme T-Shirt To Guns N' Roses Concert
'Jurassic Park' actor and coach Cameron Thor has been arrested and charged with the rape and kidnap of a 13-year-old girl. Just who is the acting coach who claims to have taught stars such as Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Wentworth Miller?
54-year-old Jurassic Park actor and acting coach Cameron Thor has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old girl he had been giving acting classes. Thor has been accused of sexually assaulting the girl over the period of a year, apparently taking her to a secluded area. He has been charged on 11 counts, including rape, sexual penetration, robbery and kidnap, according to the Daily Mail.
Gwen Stefani has been coached by acting tutor Cameron Thor, who has been arrested for the rape and kidnap of a 13-year-old girl
The LAPD arrested the acting coach, whose bail was posted at $2.6 million. The girl had apparently approached him for acting classes in 2008. He had taught the girl between April 2008 and March 2009 at the coaching school he runs with his partner Alice Carter. The website for the acting school has since been taken down.
Continue reading: Just Who Is Acting Coach, Cameron Thor?
Piers Morgan has criticised the US government for quailing under pressure from the gun lobby. Morgan delivered an impassioned speech on the last episode of his CNN show 'Piers Morgan Live'.
Piers Morgan ended his three year run on his CNN talk show Piers Morgan Live on Friday (28th March) with a plea to the US government to change "the absurd gun laws".Morgan's show was cancelled following low ratings and possibly his involvement in the phone hacking scandal, nevertheless he left the show on a somewhat controversial note.
Morgan, ever controversial, used his final show as an opportunity to comment on the social and political implications of gun laws in the US. He referenced recent tragedies in which guns were used to kill large numbers of people which prompted criticism of gun laws in the US and worldwide.
Morgan has spent a number of years in the states over the past decade and described gun violence, such as that displayed in the Connecticut Sandy Hook massacre and the Colorado Aurora Cinema, as "a disease that infects every aspect of American life". Referencing these attacks Morgan said, as The Independent reports: "I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theatre and then just a few months later 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, that the absurd gun laws in this country would change, but nothing has happened".
Continue reading: Piers Morgan Criticises US Gun Laws On Last CNN Show
Undeterred by her previous directorial failure, Madonna has signed up to make another movie.
It has been revealed that Madonna is to direct another movie, despite the critical and commercial flop of her second directorial work, W.E. The pop star will mark her return to film with Adé: A Love Story, the upcoming adaptation of Rebecca Walker's novel of the same name, according to The Guardian.
Madonna Is To Direct A New Movie, 'Adé: A Love Story.'
The 'Holiday' singer will be teaming up with producer Bruce Cohen, who was one of the producers of the successful David O Russell film Silver Linings Playbook, and a screenwriter is being sought to adapt the novel. Adé will be the third movie Madonna has directed, her previous projects being the critically-trashed W.E., which explored the life of Wallis Simpson and a researcher delving into the truth of Simpson's romance with King Edward VIII, and 2008's Filth and Wisdom.
Continue reading: Madonna To Direct 'Adé: A Love Story' Despite Failure Of 'W.E.'
The 55 year-old pop icon will take the helm of the big-screen version Rebecca Walker's debut novel.
Madonna will be taking a seat behind the camera once more.
The 55 year-old pop icon has been approached to direct the big-screen adaptation of Rebecca Walker's debut novel 'Ade: A Love Story.'
The 'Like A Virgin' singer, who made her directing debut with 2008's 'Filth and Wisdom', will be working with the 'Silver Linings Playbook' producer, Bruce Cohen, Deadline reports.
Continue reading: Madonna Set To Direct New Film Adaptation Of 'Ade: A Love Story'
Like the rest of us, celebrities just can't get enough of 'Game of Thrones'.
Are you a ‘Game of Thrones’ addict? Well if you are you’re in pretty good company. The hit show has spawned legions of fans and among them are more than a few famous faces, all of whom are very eager to share their obsession with the show.
At the weekend Madonna celebrated Jewish holiday, Purim, by dressing up as Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen. The singer posted a picture of herself on Instagram in a blonde wig and brown buckled corset with the caption ‘"Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty.” The Queen of Pop certainly made a rather startling transformation into the Mother of Dragons, but she’s not the only celebrity to public show her admiration for the programme.
Continue reading: Madonna And The Celebrities Who Love 'Game Of Thrones'
Lily Allen admitted 'misplacing' her $330,000 wedding dress, but was her's one of the most expensive celebrity wedding dresses?
We bet Karl Lagerfeld wasn’t pleased to hear that Lily Allen misplaced one of his bespoke design wedding dresses! The Hard Out Here singer married husband Sam Cooper back in 2011 and wore two dresses for the occasion. For the ceremony she wed in a Delphine Manivet design before changing in to the Chanel Couture dress for the reception.
Lily wearing one of her two designer wedding dresses
When 4Music asked Lily Allen what the most expensive item in her wardrobe was, she told the channel, “There’s two bits to this answer. One is that it’s not in my wardrobe, it’s gone missing. And two, it’s my Chanel Couture wedding dress that’s worth about $330,000. It’s gone. I don’t know where it is.”
Six members of the Russian punk activist group have disowned their most well-known members.
Members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have disowned their two most high-profile members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, for having forgotten about the "aspirations and ideals of [the] group." Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova, known as Masha and Nadia, were released from a 16-month prison stint in Russia after having performed their anti-Putin protest song, 'Punk Prayer,' in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.
Masha & Nadya Have Been Disowned By Members Of Pussy Riot.
Heavy media interest and intense human rights lobbying played a part in the women's release and has brought certain Russian freedom of speech injustices to light. On the eve of the Winter Olympic Games, currently being held in the Russian city of Sochi, the pair performed alongside Madonna at Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn last night, where the Flaming Lips, Yoko Ono, Bob Geldof, Lauryn Hill, The Fray Blondie and Imagine Dragons also contributed.
The former members of feminist group Pussy Riot gave a press conference in New York where they announced their plans for justice in Russia.
Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, have given an Amnesty International press conference in Manhattan during which they discuss their 16-month imprisonment, their current motives and the controversial Winter Olympic Games, which is being held in the Russian city of Sochi.
Former Pussy Riot Members Maria [L] And Nadezhda [R] Held A Press Conference In New York.
They were jailed for two years after singing their protest song 'Punk Prayer', which criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin and God, in a Moscow cathedral in 2012 but were freed in December after intense media scrutiny and heavy lobbying by human rights organisations. A third member of the group, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was freed when a judge suspended her sentence on appeal.
The singer reveals the extent of her influence in Russia
Madonna has never been one to hold her tongue, and became synonymous with the controversy surrounding Russia’s homophobic legislation and harsh treatment of anyone speaking out against the system by speaking out on stage.
The singer has been in support of the band, which saw two of its members imprisoned in 2012 for performing a protest song against Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow church.
Continue reading: Madonna's Russian Tour Death Threats Were Real
On Tuesday night, Miley Cyrus joined the scores of iconic performers to perform on MTV Unplugged. Also, Madonna was there.
For a young pop singer, performing with Madonna is practically a rite of passage and so is performing on MTV Unplugged. So it was about time Miley did it too. Madge and her younger, twerking counterpart performed together on Unplugged and it was... different. Miley’s entire set was completely over the top, as things usually are when Cyrus gets involved, but the duet with Madonna had to have been the highlight of the night.
If you've ever wondered what a duet between Miley Cyrus and Madonna would look like - this is your chance.
The show, complete with all the sequins, bodysuits and neon that money could buy, went from intimate and emotional on tracks like Drive and Wrecking Ball, to a full on Party in the USA – now with 100% more twerking.
Organisers of the 56th Grammy Awards have confirmed Madonna and Macklemore will be teaming up to perform Macklemore's 'Same Love.'
Madonna and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be performing together at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday! The organisers of the show confirmed collaboration yesterday (25th January) and the artists teaming up has pleasantly surprised a number of commentators.
Madonna was confirmed as appearing on the show on Friday (24th January) and it was initially thought she would appear alone. However, today it has been confirmed the 55-year-old pop icon will be teaming up with Macklemore, the hip hop duo comprised of 30-year-old Ben Haggerty and 25-year-old Lewis. They will be performing Macklemore's 'Same Love' which is nominated for Song of the Year. The duo is also nominated for another six Grammy awards including Best New Artist and Album of the Year. Madonna has won numerous Grammy awards over her thirty five year career, including the award Macklemore are nominated for two occasions.
Madonna has recently been suffering from a minor injury from dancing in high heels, yet the 'Holiday' singer was not letting this get in the way of her performance. The singer posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: "It's official! I'm off my crutches and I'm looking for the perfect pair of heels to wear to the Grammys." Initially fans assumed the singer would simply be attending the Grammys as a guest but now can be certain the pop legend will once be returning to high heels in order to perform from an even more elevated position at the award ceremony.
Continue reading: Madonna, Despite Injury, To Perform With Macklemore At Grammys
Madonna causes controversy after posting a photograph on social media of her 13 year-old son, Rocco, holding a bottle of gin, but the singer urges it was just a joke and tells haters to "get a sense of humor."
It is fair to say Madonna, as a mom, would be pretty awesome, but could she have crossed the line with this recent incident?
The 55 year-old pop icon posted a photograph on her Instagram account of her 13 year-old son, Rocco, holding a bottle of alcohol this past Saturday (Jan 4th).
Discipline is important in a mother and son's relationship but it appears that she is being just alittle too relaxed.
The veteran pop star earned most of her money through touring
Forbes have once again compiled their yearly list of highest earning celebrities in every possible respect and the winner for highest earning musician in 2013 is a very familiar face indeed: Madonna. The Queen of Pop came out on top despite tough competition and the fact that she didn't really create or release any new music in 2013. Call that staying power.
Madge earned big through her touring and business ventures
According to the magazine, Madge earned most of her money over the last year through touring, with her 'MDNA' tour grossing $305 million in total since it was launched, earning the singer a cool amount in the process. Her other major sources of income has been royalties, her clothing line and the launch of her new fragrance, Forbes revealed, putting her total earnings for the past 12 months at an estimated $125 million.
Continue reading: Madonna Tops Forbes' List Of Highest Earning Musicians In 2013
Madonna is the highest paid musician of 2013 with a large portion of her fortune earned from the 'MDNA Tour', but did anyone else even come close?
The 55 year-old has beaten the biggest names in pop such as Rihanna, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.
The 'MDNA' hit maker raked in a staggering $125 million between June 2012 and May 2013 with a large thanks going to the success of her latest tour, which reportedly grossed $305 million.
Rakin' it in from the grave.
Michael Jackson's family may have lost their $1 billion lawsuit against AEG Live, but the dead pop star is still the highest earning deceased person in the world, according to yet another list from Forbes. Jackson was cremated so there'll be no chance of a Thriller-style resurrection where he returns to spend his riches but from his grave he earned a mighty $160 million (£99 million) over the past 12 months.
Though Dead, Michael Jackson Is Exceedingly Rich.
Amazingly, and four years after his death, Jackson is also earning more than any living star, surpassing the top living earner Madonna's yearly earnings by a tidy $35 million. Second place by a long way on Forbes' list was Elvis Presley whose post-mortem earnings total $55 million.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson Is The Highest Earning Dead Person With $160m
The late King of Pop isn't just the top earning dead celebrity, but the highest earning celeb of the last year in total
In it's most recent list of top celebrity earners, Forbes has named Michael Jackson as the highest earning dead celebrity of the last year. With his estate earning an estimated $160 million between October 2012 and June 2013, not only is Michael the top earning dead celebrity, but the top earning celebrity in general.
Michael Jackson tops the list once again
Michael's earnings over the last year amount to $35 million more than the top-placed living celebrity, Madonna, who Forbes estimates earned $125 million between 2012 and 2013. As reported by Forbes, this marks the "third time in the past five years" that a dead celebrity has been crowned the highest earner of the year. How appropriate for a list that is released just before Halloween.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson Named Top Earning Celebrity Dead Or Alive
In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, the legendary pop star recalled her pre-fame years as a dancer in New York, and the terrifying incidents that nearly drove to the brink
Madonna is now the most instantly recognisable performers in the world, with a multi-decade career that has remained strong since the mid-1980's. Getting to where she is now took much more than a few talent show auditions and chance meetings however, as the singer has revealed in a moving interview with Harper's Bazaar, in which she remembered when she first moved to New York to try and make it as a dancer.
Madonna has overcome all the obstacles in her life to get to where she is now
In the November edition of the magazine, known as the 'Daring Issue,' the singer recalled how her move to the Big Apple from her native Bay City in Michigan wasn't a walk in the park. In fact, her first few years in the city were more like a nightmare, where the prospect of finding fame couldn't have been further away, as she wrote about how she was robbed on numerous occasions, held at gunpoint and was even raped whilst being held at knifepoint.
Madonna shares her rape ordeal when she first moved to New York City to become a professional dancer.
Madonna has revealed that she was raped whilst held at knife point during her first year in New York City.
The pop-culture icon made the shocking revelation in an article for the latest issue of Harper's Bizaar.
Madonna wrote the personal piece herself and she wrote about her experience moving to the big apple, "New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms".
Continue reading: Madonna Reflects On Rape At Knife Point In NYC Years Ago
Madonna Tuesday 2nd September 2008 leaving her gym after a workout London, England
Madonna performing live and Madonna Thursday 28th August 2008 Madonna concert (Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008) at Olympiastadion Berlin, Germany
Madonna Saturday 16th August 2008 Madonna is in high spirits as she arrives at a London restaurant to celebrate her 50th birthday with husband Guy Ritchie London, England
Madonna Saturday 26th July 2008 leaving the Kabbalah Centre wearing sunglasses New York City, USA
Guy Oseary and Madonna - Guy Oseary and Madonna New York City, USA - outside the Kabbalah centre at a special late night service to mark the full moon. The full moon is said by followers to bring healing and light into a person's life if they attend. Madonna's husband was not with her. Friday 18th July 2008
Madonna Saturday 28th June 2008 departing a Kabullah service New York City, USA
Madonna Wednesday 13th February 2008 arriving at Kaffee Burger bar after the world premiere of her movie Filth And Wisdom Berlin, Germany
Outside Madonna's house and Madonna Friday 25th January 2008 Outside Madonna's house and gym London, England
Madonna Tuesday 11th September 2007 Madonna leaving her Pilates class at a North London gym London, England
Madonna and Traffic Thursday 6th September 2007 leaving her gym. The queen of pop, wearing the words Bitch emlazoned on her T-shirt, stopped traffic on her bicyle - she rode through a red light. London, England
Madonna Wednesday 16th May 2007 takes a break from filming to be with her adopted son David. The queen of pop is directing a 30-minute film entitled 'Filth and Wisdom' based on her life London, England
Madonna Thursday 17th May 2007 takes a break from filming 'Filth and Wisdom', a short film based on her life.It is also her debut as a director. She also looked very unglamorous wearing a shabby cardigan and no makeup. London, England
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