2389 posts categorized "MADONNA"

Feb 27 2015
Lana Turner Overdrive Comments (0)

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My friend Chexy called my attention to this great poem by Frank O'Hara (March 27, 1926—July 25, 1966), written in 1964, just two years before he was struck and killed by a beach taxi on Fire Island.

The poem captures the bond gay men have with their icons, and is timely in light of Madonna's accident at the Brits, which continues to be a point of discussion on social media. (I also think it applies because I think Madonna is much more reminiscent of Turner than some other icons to whom she is compared and to whom she compares herself, like Marilyn Monroe or Mae West.)

And aside from Madonna (gay gasp) it's just a fucking great poem, and it made me smile before reading of his shocking death made me not smile.

“Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)”


Lana-turner-collapseLana Turner has collapsed!


I was trotting along and suddenly


it started raining and snowing


and you said it was hailing


but hailing hits you on the head


hard so it was really snowing and


raining and I was in such a hurry


to meet you but the traffic


was acting exactly like the sky


and suddenly I see a headline


LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED!


there is no snow in Hollywood


there is no rain in California


I have been to lots of parties


and acted perfectly disgraceful


but I never actually collapsed


oh Lana Turner we love you get up

 
Feb 26 2015
Shut Up Comments (0)

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“Unless you can do what Madonna can do, shut up.”—Whoopi Goldberg (and most of the others on The View)

See the panel's chat here.

Only the youngster on the panel kinda-sorta slammed Madonna, albeit passive-aggressively. Her point is that Madonna's not being criticized for her age, she's being criticized for what she wears. At. Her. Age. 

Out of the mouths of babes.

 
Bad Form Comments (0)

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This guy's cute but what an idiot. Like some (mostly younger? because they've grown up in a world gripped by conspiracy theories?) others, he openly suggests Madonna's fall at the Brits was staged. I mean, you'd have to be a complete idiot to think that for one second upon viewing that tape. Madonna was forcefully dragged backwards off of three steps and fell on her ass in mid-sentence. There's no way she could have rehearsed that safely. It's obnoxious, but it's also incredibly stupid, to think such a thing because while one might understand being cynical in general, the fact that common sense can be thrown out the window is scary.

Meanwhile, this is incredibly creative and not unkind, a funny way to laugh off what happened. I think Madonna should use it on tour.

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— cyriak harris (@cyriakharris) February 26, 2015

 
Cape Fear Comments (0)

Gotta agree...no capes!

So glad Madonna's fine and that rational, empathetic human beings realize mistakes happen and that she did well under the circumstances. Nice shoot-outs from Cher, Elvira, Boy George, Adam Lambert, Liza Minnelli and others on social media.

Still so many nut jobs in the world talking about how it was staged, insisting she was lip-synching (I guess a lot of people with zero showbiz experience fail to realize that a light track with a hot mic is not lip-synching), saying she's an Illuminati witch or—more mundanely—insisting this had anything to do with her age. So may gay people joining in the bashing. Madonna may not be your cup of tea, but she isn't your enemy. Pathetic.

 
Feb 25 2015
She's Gonna Carry On Comments (0)

Sadly, Madonna's big Brits performance didn't go as planned. Some sort of mishap with her cape led to her being forcefully dragged from the stage by a dancer when it failed to disengage. Madonna, stunned momentarily, gathered herself and returned to the performance, singing live strongly over her track.

This is the true meaning of irony: Singing a song about stumbling and falling and carrying on right after being snatched off a stage.

MadonnaThis reminds me of the Hillary Clinton sunglasses meme—she is falling but looks very focused, like plotting how to right it.

My heart sank. I hope she will make light of it and persevere. She sure continued on like a pro after a fall that had to hurt.

MADONNAVia Joseph Mora!

 

 
Feb 24 2015
She'll Come, She'll See, She'll Conquer Comments (0)

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Madonna is Rolling Stone's cover girl for the zillionth time; out tomorrow. Also tomorrow: Watch the Brits live here around (I think) 2PM ET.

Madonna will perform selections from Victor/Victoria. Take that, Gaga!

No, actually, she is supposedly getting a lifetime achievement honor and performing at least two tracks. Reviews of Rebel Heart are very positive; so far, it seems IN to say Madonna has put out her best since Ray of Light. Check Telegraph (gotta love a 4/5-stars review that raves it's her “least desperate” album in a while), The Sun and Attitude.

Also, The Advocate has published a piece arguing on Madonna's behalf.

Keep reading for a rather amazing homage to “Vogue”...

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Feb 20 2015
REBEL, REBEL Comments (0)

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In the “Bizarre” column, Dan Wootton has the first real review of Madonna's Rebel Heart in tomorrow's The Sun...and he loves both the album and the artist.

 
No Bull: Madonna Nabs A #1 Comments (0)

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With “Living for Love”, Madonna now has her 44th #1 hit on the Dance Club Songs Billboard chart. Only George Strait has had as many hits on a single chart (Hot Country Songs).