2292 posts categorized "MADONNA"

Nov 08 2014
Material World Comments (0)

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The big Madonna auction from Julien's Live seems to have gone well. Madonna's “Material Girl” gown, which has been altered fairly dramatically since Madonna's wearing of it 30 years ago, went for $59,375, and many non-iconic, incidental sorts of pieces like belts and blouses went for ridiculously high prices.

Veronica-MayaVeronica Maya made a boob of herself aping “Material Girl” on Italian TV last night...

Most surprising to me, the series of rather lovely Herb Ritts images (some never-seen, others seen, sold for 10 or more times their estimates. For example, a common shot of Madonna bending over, cupping her breasts, sold for $28,125—the image isn't worth a fraction of that, or shouldn't be. I don't get it?

RittsWhat about this image makes it worth $30,000???

SusanThe other big-deal entries were Madonna's A League of Their Own uniform at $31,250, Who's That Girl Tour '50s-style dress at $50,000, her  Evita ball gown at $43,750, a Desperately Seeking Susan earring at $34,375, a Susan jacket (which has been shown to be Rosanna Arquette's, not Madonna's) at an insane, Marilyn Monroe-level $257,000 and Madonna's dress from her wedding to Sean Penn, which topped out at an exciting (but anti-climactic, considering the jacket's performance) $81,250.

Tell me again how Madonna is over.

 
Nov 06 2014
John Hancock-Tease Comments (0)

Autograph Captain Tennille

I was scheduled to appear on a TV talk show to discuss my then-new Encyclopedia Madonnica. I was told the other guests would be Ned & Stacey's Debra Messing and also the Captain and Tennille. Having loved the latter in the '70s, and remember I randomly owned a 45 of theirs, I brought it.

I made sure to say hello to them in the green room. Tennille was very attentive when I told her about my Madonna book (I can only imagine her feelings about Madonna in 1995), and she signed the 45 with a note wishing me luck on it. In a completely separate marker, the Captain signed “hi also.” 

It was clear it would never last.

 
Like An Innovator Comments (0)

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Happy 30th anniversary to “Like a Virgin”, the single. The song itself was recorded ages earlier and held because Madonna's eponymous first album was doing too well to put it to bed.

Not only is the song still evergreen, so is Madonna. Here she is just last night, at the WSJ Innovators bash looking like she wouldn't be caught dead in a gondola:

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Maybe it's all good diet? (Wink.)

 

 
Nov 04 2014
Queen Elton Can't Hold A Candle In The Wind To THE Queen Comments (0)

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Another episode of Madonna Dearest is here, and she's shading Guy Ritchie, Bethenny Frankel, Elton John, Lady Gaga and herself...

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Need To Know: Nebraska Cornholer + Give 'em The Business + What The Dell? + Catcall About Steve + MORE! Comments (0)

Eric-LueshenGetting the word out

*widget boy cultureOut Nebraska Cornhusker reminisces about his experiences.

*widget boy cultureWait, a business moving in to Chelsea???

*widget boy cultureDude, you're gettin' 15 dollars.

*widget boy cultureNew Hampshire GOP chair urges drowning Democrats.

*widget boy cultureI'm with Chris Rock on 1 World Trade: Never going in. Ever.

DEMOCRATSJust sayin'

*widget boy culture“Kill all black people” teacher wasn't fired! She's back.

*widget boy cultureMadonna family feud rages on.

*widget boy cultureMarvin Gaye's family winning vs. Robin Thicke/Pharrell so far.

*widget boy cultureWhitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances is here.

*widget boy cultureThis actually is Lisa Ling's first time at the (gay) rodeo.

*widget boy cultureSteve Santagati is a fucking idiot.

*widget boy cultureNo cock in 50 Shades of Grey? What's the point?

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Nov 03 2014
#dead: Songs To Play At My Funeral Comments (0)

Gay-funeral-1Come and get it come and get it come and get it...actual journal pages of mind from my teen years.

When you're as obsessive a journal-writer as I was—I wrote in one every day for probably 12 or more years—you eventually hit the need for filler. On one particularly morbid day in the life of a morbidly obese teenager, I decided to write down all the songs I wanted played at my funeral.

I'm not sure what gloomy thoughts I was having to make me feel so ready to...go into the light...but the songs are pretty hysterical. Was it my intention to force “Need a Man Blues” on my grieving extended family as a way of rubbing their noses in who the real Matthew was? (Horny, vindictive.)

And just imagine the people glancing at their watches during “Paninaro”.

Gay-funeral-2I'm sure that Goonies soundtrack song would've provided great solace.

Not to mention the sheer timing of it all...there are about 80 songs (and many, many more), so that would have mourners seated for well over two hours, just listening to, you know, Grace Jones, Gene Loves Jezebel and the more traditional Madonna-and-Cyndi-Lauper combo.

 
Oct 31 2014
You Have Placed A Chiller In My Heart: A Return Trip To Old Jersey Comments (0)
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Above, check out a gallery of 20+ stars, then and now!

Twice a year, I get on a train to New Jersey in the early morning hours, spend a day hustling to get autographs and pic-withs from celebrities who sell those things at an event called Chiller Theatre, then attempt to make it home in one piece. I've had two disastrous experiences—a crippling snowstorm and the time I was overwhelmed by a virus. This time, the worst thing that happened to me was spending hours waiting for a signed picture with Honeymooners star Joyce Randolph, who most people I told the story to thought was long dead. (SPOILER ALERT: She's not.)

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For the second time, I arm-twisted my friend John to be my starfucking wingman. How I got him to meet me at 7AM and carry my bag and take all my pic-withs, I'll never know. But I think he has a couple more in him before he refuses the job, which he will...eventually.

MusclesHe was assisting—and upstaging?—the Baywatch boys.

Our first roadblock was when we arrived and no shuttle from the Sheraton was there to greet us at the station. A serious-faced young nerd took it upon himself to call the place and, in an almost alarmingly professional tone, inquire as to the fucking whereabouts of our transporation, only to be told they weren't supposed to have shuttles until after 10AM (an hour after the early-bird tickets we held went into effect), but would send one ASAP. Long minutes passed until he called back, only to be told the hotel wouldn't send its first shuttle until 10:50AM! It was beyond stupid for them to leave people at the station like that, though they passively blamed Chiller.

We paid $20 for a town car (the driver was dozing near the train tracks), but the kid rode free since he'd been our mouthpiece.

Keep reading for my take on the stars I encountered...

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Need To Know: Deckerheads + Junk'd + I LOVE LOONY + Madonna's Single Soon Ready To Mingle? + Elsa Rules + MORE! Comments (0)

Shirtless-Eric-DeckerOn Decker

*widget boy culturePictures of Eric Decker will make you hard if you have a penis.

*widget boy cultureBruce Jenner's penis gets bullied on golf course, he responds with self-deprecation.

*widget boy cultureForget Jesus, Kim Kardashian thinks she's more popular than Lucy.

*widget boy cultureHow to handle yourself at a urinal.

*widget boy cultureamfAR gala brings out Diana Ross, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna & more.

*widget boy cultureDiplo claims Madonna's next album's  first single is chosen, is his.

*widget boy cultureThe ultimate Halloween costume.

*widget boy cultureHalloween music mix!

*widget boy cultureTeacher admits “killing all black people” is on her bucket list.

*widget boy cultureSen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) plays to white men in off-color remark.

*widget boy cultureMILLENNIAL HORROR STORY: Like, OMG, this is so...like...scary.

*widget boy cultureJessica Lange killing it as a former dominatrix on AHS.

Tumblr_ne8qi5AXJy1qcbk34o1_250Her name is Elsa...