Entertainment Weekly (April 1, 2011) recalls Madonna's F-bomb tirade versus David Letterman on March 31, 1994, 17 long years ago. No matter what anyone says today, I will never forget watching it and cringing in embarrassment at her utter inability to spar with Letterman using her wits. She resorted to just humiliating him. I thought it was similar to going and taking a dump on his stage—sure, it soiled him and left him befuddled, and The New York Times later pointed out his ratings slid afterward, but still, she was the broad taking the dump, you know?
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Cher gave a hilarious interview to David Letterman last night. He deserves some of the credit for presenting her with a list of men she's rumored to have bedded, eliciting responses from her that ranged from "yes" to "once" to "noooo!", but giving candid, funny, earthy interviews is in my opinion what Cher does best. She also talks about her son Chaz's transition and her, er, eagerly anticipated film Burlesque (the lips and cheeks look painful! There, I said it!)...after the jump...
In honor of her upcoming appearance on the show this Friday (repeat), Boy Culture reader Daniel contributes this fanciful look at Madonna (and Madonna...and Madonna...and Madonna...) on the couch with David Letterman. I think my favorite look was the first one, though her face was great for "Hung Up"! And her "Don't Tell Me" acoustic performance was brilliant. No matter what anyone says, the great F-bomb incident was an embarrassment I hope to never watch unfold again.
For Carmen: As much as I enjoyed Cyndi Lauper's Bring Ya To The Brink, it was patently obvious that she was faking it in order to give her audience some of what it wanted—a gay-friendly diva singing club music. She's far better just singing and riffing, as she was on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, belting "Early in the Morning" with Allen Toussaint on the piano.
Reminds me a bit—if not in sound, then in milieu and style—of her grand days with Blue Angel, when the unusual part was just window dressing and the vocals were the main draw. You remember, like this (unfortch not live):
Lauper's Memphis Blues is out June 22 on Downtown Records...and she's touring!
...but from what I've gathered, Madonna's latest Letterman appearance will be filled with more "pucks" than "fucks." Looks brill. I know much is already available online, but I prefer to wait. I'm not sure what surprises she has in store to garner attention to her new album, but this has already been done.
I knew this but was sworn to secrecy, and it wasn't that great to begin with—Madonna will be on Letterman September 30th.
"It's important to realize that I was actually black before the election"—Obama to David Letterman on whether racism fuels some of his detractors