2224 posts categorized "MADONNA"

Sep 17 2014
ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Hits HuffingtonPost! Comments (0)

MadonnaPhoto courtesy of Gregory Pace

My pal Greg took the photo above, which is the gayest picture available of me, not counting any unfortunate iPhone snaps taken during the heat of the moment of which I am unaware. So Encyclopedia-Madonnicatherefore, I love it.

I also love the fact that HuffingtonPost ran a piece on my quest to do Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition. I'm shocked they'd plug a Kickstarter, but plug it they did—and I hope it will help.

I'm edging closer and closer to being 50% funded, which is awesome since I'm still less than a week into the month-long campaign.

But once I'm halfway there, I still have halfway to go.

Please consider backing my campaign. Thanks, and thanks for putting up with a couple of pitches a day.

 
Sep 16 2014
Madonna-Love Technician Comments (0)

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Eddie Jelinet has reimagined some of Madonna's raciest poses in his new show Sex Erotica, coming in October to L.A. More after the jump...

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All The News That's Worthless To Print Comments (0)

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An original press clipping from the Indianapolis News (April 12, 1995) promoting my original edition of Encyclopedia Madonnica. It was helpful exposure, though I think the phrase for trivia is useless bits of information, not worthless...thanks, bitch!

Meanwhile, check out the quote the paper ran on its front page below the masthead every edition:

“Where the Spirit of the Lord Is, There Is Liberty.”

I never had a shot! 

P.S. The Indianapolis News had a run that lasted just shy of 130 years, ending on October 1, 1999. Madonna has less than 100 to go to match it!

Please pledge to my Kickstarter so I can produce a fully updated Encyclopedia Madonnica: 20th Anniversary Edition. Thank you!

 
Sep 15 2014
On The Cover Of A Magazine: Madonna's 200+ Greatest Magazine Covers Comments (0)
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Above: A gallery of 30 more, unranked Madonna mag covers! 

Unlike any star since—and unlike only a precious few before—her, Madonna has made the act of being on the cover of a magazine into an art form. A gung-ho participant in creating a visual record of her beauty, her aesthetic, her political and quasi-punk challenging of social norms and her status as a visual icon, Madonna has always taken her covers seriously, in some cases as seriously as other rockstars take music videos or even albums.

As a rabid collector of Madonnabilia, I specialize in ephemera, especially in magazine covers. I would hate to be presented with a calendar and shown exactly how many months of my life I've spent tirelessly pursuing new, old and new-to-me old magazines with Madonna on their covers, valuing some for their uniqueness (she posed specifically for the cover!), some for their status within her career (it was her very first time on a cover!), some for the exotic nature of their home countries (Japan! Japan! Japan!), some for being totally weird (ugliest Madonna cover ever!) and some just for the sake of fulfilling my desire to have one of everything.

Song Hits May 87 copyChoosing Madonna's best covers took forever, and it will take another forever for us to duke it out in the comments over my rankings, over which ones I forgot, over which ones I personally detest and excluded on purpose...these kinds of lists are a recipe for dissent.

But if you're into this shit, you're into it, and the time spent is as good as the time spent inhaling and exhaling oxygen.

V Summer 2014Madonna's still causing a cover commotion in 2014...

Please enjoy this list, and please comment on it. If I have forgotten any major ones, I'll happily amend my list. And if you have Long Island's Nightlife and/or Hamptons '85, I'm all ears and am ready to buy them.

Each entry contains the magazine's title, the country (it's the United States unless otherwise specified), the date of publication and then a credit for the cover photographer. In cases where I was unable to quickly determine the ID of the shooter, it's listed with a question mark. If you think you have info on any of who any of these photographers may be, I'm all ears for that as well.

One more thing: This 32,000-word post is my gift to you. But I would appreciate it if you would consider contributing any amount to my Kickstarter so that I can produce a 20th anniversary edition of my book Encyclopedia Madonnica. Click here! Tell your friends!

Thanks! Now, on with the list...

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Sep 14 2014
Chain, Chain, Chain... Comments (0)

Madonna

Owned it long enough—this chain is for sale! (Sold the coins bracelet years ago. Selling some of the other jewelry, visible and not, from this shoot at Kickstarter.)

 
Need To Know: Up In The Hair + GOOPs! She Did It Again + Madame President + Didn't Ask Didn't Tell + MORE! Comments (0)

Mike-StalkerAre you a stalker Stalker?

*widget boy cultureMike Stalker's legs are hairy, chest is smooth...wonder what else is hairless?

*widget boy cultureA courageous young Texan's coming-out story.

*widget boy cultureMartha Stewart says Gwyneth Paltrow “needs to be quiet.”

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton is running for president, duh.

*widget boy cultureISIL beheads British aid worker David Haines.

*widget boy cultureComing Out Under Fire (1994) makes a comeback.

Coming_out_under_fire-01Military service: What a drag!

*widget boy cultureFashion Week posers skewered by Jimmy Kimmel.

*widget boy cultureTexas teacher dodges sex charges by marrying his 16yo girlfriend.

*widget boy cultureArkansas judiciary stacks the deck against gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureMaher IDs the dude keeping “twentysomethings in their parents' basements.”

*widget boy cultureZimmerman threatens motorist: “Do you know who I am? I'll fucking kill you!”

*widget boy cultureMadonna collaborator Patrick Leonard teaming up with Leonard Cohen.

*widget boy cultureEven Russell Crowe's own kid wants him to get out of his face.

*widget boy cultureGuess whose tits these are:

JACKSON-SPIDELL-BARECHESTEDI love him, a bushel and two pecs!

 
Sep 12 2014
Innocence Regained Comments (0)

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As I was launching my Kickstarter to write a second, updated edition of my Encyclopedia Madonnica, I ran across the original press release for the book from 1995 and had to laugh at how prominently that atrosh FOX movie about Madonna—Innocence Lost—was featured in it.

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I had this stunningly gorgeous publicist, Andrés du Bouchet, who was trying to be a stand-up comic back then. I recall seeing him at Don't Tell Mama and thinking I could never do that. Turns out today he is a professional comedian and staff writer for Conan O'Brien!

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Take that, Terumi Matthews!

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Having Fun, Wishing It Was Next Year Comments (0)

Madonna-Diplo

Madonna, saying she's been “having a lot of fun with” her collaborator Diplo, confirms to Billboard she's aiming for a 2015 album release.

My (smart) source was right!