2197 posts categorized "MADONNA"

Aug 18 2014
Need To Know: New Old Madonna + Ferguson Rages On + Escaping ISIS + The Great Hair Debate + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-1920sThe above snap was deleted by Instagram due to that topless “Josephine Baker” on the right.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's unflapperable at '20s-themed b'day bash, sings '40s song “La Vie en Rose”.

*widget boy cultureTwitter outrage as Justin Timberlake calls b'day girl Madonna his “ninja.”

*widget boy culture2008 tune “The Beat Is So Crazy” by Eve feat. Madonna leaks. MICHAEL-BROWN

*widget boy cultureIf you like your men HUGE....

*widget boy cultureSlut-shaming on the road to the Yellow Brick Road.

*widget boy cultureLAPD beats a man to death

*widget boy cultureAnother very bad night in Ferguson, MO.

*widget boy cultureHolder authorizes 2nd, federal autopsy of Brown.

*widget boy cultureGovernor disparages release of Brown store video.

*widget boy cultureShirtless Amell takes on ALS ice bucket challenge.

*widget boy cultureGambling for children.

*widget boy cultureRob Lowe sends his kid off to college.

*widget boy culturePositive or negative, who could date this Islamophobic wingnut?10574218_10202560867894120_9133047200721891183_n

*widget boy cultureHow one man escaped from ISIS.

*widget boy cultureDenzel said yes, yes, yes to a stint in rehab.

*widget boy cultureOh, BTW, Nixon was a traitor.

*widget boy cultureOpera singer Licia Albanese dies @ 105 (!!!).

*widget boy cultureShould Doug Repetti grow his hair out again?

Doug-RepettiLong hair, do care.

 
Aug 16 2014
56 Unusual Madonna Images In Honor Of Her 56th Birthday! Comments (0)

Madonna 1991Shot by Mario Sorrenti backstage at her 1991 Rolling Stone shoot

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Madonna-Liz-RosenbergFantastic shot of Madonna with her publicist (and her wit!) Liz Rosenberg by Armando Gallo

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In honor of Madonna's 56th birthday, here are 56 not-so-common images (including lots of oddball pic-withs) of the not-so-common beauty, thinker, musician, performance artist, provocateuse and popstar...

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Aug 15 2014
Excuse Me While I Kiss This Sky Comments (0)

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Inveterate Madonna fangirl Sky Ferreira has curated a fabulous Madonna playlist in honor of the pop legend's 56th birthday tomorrow, one that stretches from “Holiday” to “Sorry”. Check it out...

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Totally Awesome '80s: Girl Power Comments (0)

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Debbie was decidedly upbeat about Madonna in 1987, as seen in the (now defunct) New York Talk Magazine.

 
Need To Know: Faux News + Bacall Me Any Time + Is That You, Norman? + Breast In Show + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDavid Pakman calls out faux-apologetic Shep Smith over Robin Williams.

*widget boy cultureWilliams was secretly battling the early stages of Parkinson's Disease.

*widget boy cultureThe other song Madonna sang about Lauren Bacall.

*widget boy cultureMight Norman Reedus's character on The Walking Dead be gay?

*widget boy cultureChristian singer Vicky Beeching is gay, by God!

*widget boy cultureMissouri Highway Patrol's black captain takes over Ferguson security.

*widget boy cultureWhy Ferguson's militarized police failed so miserably.

*widget boy cultureArtist shoots herself topless every year for 40 years.

*widget boy cultureAndrew Rannells does photos just before taking on Hedwig.

*widget boy cultureDaphne Guinness has put out quite the gorgeously nutty video.

Daphne-GuinnessI almost wore this outfit today!

 
Aug 13 2014
Golden Age Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Dies @ 89 Comments (0)

BacallSeptember 16, 1924—August 12, 2014

Bacall-lookThe look...the voice...Lauren “Betty” Bacall, one of the last remaining bona fide stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood and one half of its most famous film team with the late Humphrey Bogart (December 25, 1899—January 14, 1957), died today of a stroke.

She was just over a month shy of her ninetieth birthday.

Bacall first became a star in 1944 with her silver-screen debut, To Have and Have Not, delivering one of the most famous lines (at 2:53) in film history to the man who was 25 years her senior but who would become the great love of her life, the father of two of her children and whom she would outlive by nearly 50 years:

Bacall-big-sleep-slinky-black-evening-gownIn a series of indelible classics—The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Written on the Wind (1956), Designing Woman (1957)—Bacall became an icon of cool sensuality and sophistication, one with a razor-sharp tongue. She worked steadily but never to excess, preferring to do films and, later, TV and theater, that drew her in. She was only nominated once and never won a competitive Oscar [and indeed was the victim of perhaps the worst-ever case of bait-and-switch when she seemed destined to finally win for The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996, only to lose unexpectedly to The English Patient's Juliette Binoche (b. March 9, 1964)], but was awarded one for life achievement in 2009 and won two Tonys, for Applause (1970) and Woman of the Year (1981).

Birth-2004-05-gBacall's last work appears to have been a voice on The Family Guy (2014) this year. Her last on-screen appearance was the teen drama The Forger (2012), starring Josh Hutcherson (b. October 12, 1992) and Hayden Panettiere (b. August 21, 1989).

Some of her more interesting later works would include Paul Schrader's (b. July 22, 1946) The Walker (2007) with Woody Harrelson (b. July 23, 1961), and a pair of films with Nicole Kidman (b. June 20, 1967): Dogville (2003) and Birth (2004).

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For sheer fun, check out Bacall in Murder on the Orient Express (1974). For unpleasant camp, it's gotta be The Fan (1981).

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Bacall was an outspoken personality, not known for suffering fools, gladly or otherwise. She denounced the House Un-American Activities Committee during its Communist witch hunt at great personal risk to her career.

After Bogart's death, she was married to fellow actor Jason Robards (July 26, 1922—December 26, 2000) for several years in the 1960s, and had a son with him, actor Sam Robards (b. December 16, 1961).

Lauren-Bacall-Matthew-RettenmundMy shot of Bacall in 2012

I was lucky enough to have seen Gore Vidal's The Best Man (2012) the same evening as Ms. Bacall, and was ballsy enough to approach her for a photo. I did not in a zillion years expect her to acquiesce, so my interaction with her was not disappointing!

Lauren_Bacall1Still out and about, at an event in 2013

...and finally, since I have so many Madonna fans on this site, the passing of Bacall means there are now no living stars name-checked in “Vogue” (released March 20, 1990).

The 16 stars are (listed in order they were mentioned, numbered from first to last to pass away):

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Aug 11 2014
Need To Know: Prey Of Light + Open Season On Black Teens + Not-So-Mighty ISIS? + The McCain Mutiny + Super Duper Cooper + Crashing Boor + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Show-Lineup-WebsiteAnd not one of them could be bothered to mimic a brunette period?

*widget boy cultureMOTHERS OF RE-INVENTION: 6 Madonna impersonators take on all her hits. Hawk

*widget boy cultureMO cop shoots, kills unarmed black teen.

*widget boy cultureKurds battling back vs. ISIS.

*widget boy cultureMcCain thinks the Iraq War wasn't long enough.

*widget boy cultureSen. Graham (R-SC): “American city in flames!!!” if no war.

*widget boy cultureHillary distinguishes herself from Obama, pans his foreign policy.

*widget boy cultureSoap actor Charles Keating dies @ 72.

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*widget boy cultureCooper Helfet (pictured) is hella hot!

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé is not the queen of subtlety.

*widget boy cultureA collection of thousands of instant boners.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes sneaks back onto Instagram.

*widget boy cultureLive Lion King show on the NYC subway.

*widget boy cultureRon Paul is an MH17 truther. Of course.

*widget boy cultureJosh Hutcherson launches LGBTQ project.

*widget boy cultureThe real Aunt Jemima's grandson sues for $2 billion. Lawdy!

Jemima-660I sho'nuff hopes he gits some da money...because that Aunt Jemima bullshit was damn embarrassing and profitable.

 
Aug 10 2014
Need To Know: Grande Illusion + Church Won't Allow Them To Gay-Bury + Fonda Gosling + Bulge De-Mystified + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBig Brother cast flips out upon learning Frankie is semi-famous.

*widget boy cultureChurch cancels funeral because the deceased was gay. (No, really!)

*widget boy cultureInspired by God, man follows church-goer into parking lot, calls him a faggot.

*widget boy cultureJane Fonda loves sitting on Ryan Gosling's face.

*widget boy cultureUnsurprisingly, Donald Trump has no idea what he's talkin' about.

*widget boy cultureHaring/Madonna/Basquiat/Warhol, all mixed up together.

*widget boy cultureLucille Ball would've turned 103 this week.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Silvertop house for sale; first time since '74.

*widget boy cultureIdris Elba admits his bulge isn't his.

*widget boy cultureD-bag MN café charges minimum-wage fee.

*widget boy cultureWendy Davis runs tough ad in Texas gubernatorial race: