2164 posts categorized "MADONNA"

Jul 07 2014
Madonna: She's Fresh & She's New & She's '85! Comments (0)

Madonna-1985

A deliciously vintage (29 years old!) report on Madonna Mania from the UK...

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Jul 06 2014
Some Time To Celebrate Comments (0)

Nadya-Ginsburg

Dennis Hensley and Nadya Ginsburg star in If We Took a Holiday, a short, comedic film about spending the day with Madonna. Or rather, with the next best thing...

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Jul 05 2014
Lady Gaga Tweets Wrong Pics, Trolls Madonna Fans Comments (0)

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Lady Gaga posted a shot from a 2011 Metallica concert, claiming it was from her own gig this week. When called out, she testily reposted a photo from the festival she was playing, snarking that perhaps some Madonna fans could use a microscope to count the obviously large number of people who were there to see...

...well, to see a number of acts. It's a festival, not a Gaga concert.

Oh, and the second image she tweeted was from the Quebec festival she was playing, but from 2013.

Just a really weird exchange.

 
Jul 02 2014
Orchestral Manoeuvres Instagram Comments (0)

Wow, Madonna seems to be hinting at a new song (I'm guessing an album track!) that sounds like a hauntingly beautiful ballad. Or at least, part of it does.

 
Jul 01 2014
Need To Know: Two Drunk Girls + Cuomo vs. AIDS + Killing Choke + Orlando In Bloom + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culturePeople You Know, a new LGBT Web series, is here!

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court deals a blow (snicker) to ex-gay advocates.

*widget boy cultureDrunk-ass girls fall down go BOOM.

*widget boy cultureBET gives Lionel Richie lifetime achievement award...to Lionel Ritchie.

*widget boy cultureGov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) has plan to “end the AIDS epidemic.”

*widget boy cultureCharles Saatchi sells painting of him strangling Nigella Lawson.

*widget boy cultureAgeless, shirtless Orlando Bloom.

*widget boy cultureMadonna announces funding for 3 Detroit orgs.

*widget boy cultureSMOOTHIE: Red-hot Michael Thurston.

*widget boy cultureThe homophobia of...Rocky & Bullwinkle?

GiphyAnimated activities

 
Jun 29 2014
Need To Know: Ian McKellen Gets VICIOUS + Amy Adams Is A Trooper + Bush's LGBT Traitors + CEOuting + A Tale Of Two French Bulldogs + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mmg8ywJjEz1qak3qto1_500Indeed.

*widget boy cultureVicious, with Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi as 70something lovers, premieres tonight.

*widget boy cultureAnti-LGBT discrimination in long-term care facilities.

*widget boy cultureAmy Adams is a goddamned saint.

*widget boy cultureApproximately 70 douchey gays & lesbians worked directly for George W. Bush.

*widget boy cultureFor some odd reason, Paris Hilton is still alive.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama's pro-LGBT policies go global, come what may.

*widget boy cultureCNBC host accidentally outs glass-closeted Tim Cook, Apple CEO.

*widget boy cultureAuthor & ex-CEO says leaders should come out—being gay is good for business.

*widget boy cultureAbfab Herb Ritts outtake of Madonna a la Carmen Miranda leaks.

*widget boy cultureNew front in the Gaga & Madonna Wars: French bulldog copying.

SiaChoreographer Ryan Heffington, Sia's stand-in

*widget boy cultureSia performs “Chandelier” with NYC Gay Men's Chorus.

*widget boy culturePat Sajak needs to buy a consonant (LGBT?) when it comes to en-gay-gements.

*widget boy culturePrison record for crimes related to bizarre fetish? Perfect GOP candidate.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith wants your (homo)sexuality to be “a normality.”

*widget boy culture140 things you never knew about Twitter. The pager thing is crazy!

*widget boy cultureSen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) leads her rivals in (conservative) poll.

*widget boy cultureFloyd, Virginia, expects dozens or more at 2nd annual Pride march.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand thumbs his nose at his critics.

Steve-GrandHe ain't all that!

 
Jun 27 2014
The Heroine Of The Story Comments (0)

Madonna

I'm working on a rather complete Madonna magazine-cover post and just ran across a brand-new one: As Is #21 uses a 1985 candid (a lovely one) to illustrate a sordid, poorly written (“Peter Shue was an American dream to the average impressionable mind,” it begins!) cover story about a drug dealer whose story sounds like something out of Goodfellas.

The Madonna angle? She allegedly met him in the '90s and tried to get him out of the (heroin) game, starting with an appearance in her “Secret” video...which never came to pass, as he stood her up in favor of his girlfriend. Arlyne Brickman, a mobbed up moll and prostitute, was a federal informant who wound up helping get this guy locked up, and apparently Madonna was being courted to turn her life story into a movie. Madonna herself was not called to testify because she sent word that it wouldn't help his case.

It's messy story, one in which he casually says he “hit that” and wasn't impressed with Madonna's stardom. One of the tackier Madonna cover stories ever, which makes it, of course, a must-have.

 
Need To Know: Brief Encounter + The Queen & Prince + World Cup Cojones + Holy Frustration! + Let's Get Physical + MORE! Comments (0)

UnderwearChip & Dale probably stored some nuts in the front.

*widget boy cultureFabio Fognini's is kiddin' around with these briefs.

*widget boy cultureDan Nolan remix of “Frozen.” Queen Latifah remix of “Keep It Together.” Japan-muscle-men

*widget boy cultureRemembering the heyday of Madonna & Prince.

*widget boy cultureWorld Cup peen on display.

*widget boy cultureMassively cool macho-men shirts.

*widget boy cultureMichael Stipe on his first anonymous HIV test.

*widget boy cultureNASA's flying saucers.

*widget boy cultureKid takes selfie with Queen Elizabeth.

*widget boy cultureNutty gay Christian thinks celibacy is required.

*widget boy cultureSupremes side with anti-abortion activists on invading personal space.

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox on transphobia and Season 3 of Orange is the New Black.

*widget boy cultureOITNB's Natasha Lyonne doing audio book of Lyme disease memoir.

*widget boy cultureRichard Kline, physical instructor to the stars of yesteryear.

Richard_kline_booklet_02For your health! (Meanwhile, the poor dude died at 57.)

 
Jun 26 2014
Need To Know: Walk On Bi + Gaytime Emmys + Fehr Lady + Sam Smith Almost On Top + Birther Boone + Soccer Flashers + Coffee-Table Book, Tea Or Me? + MORE! Comments (0)

Tim-dionne-warwick-drag-queens-billboard-650He's got your number, hussy.

*widget boy cultureGreat divas with their drag mini- and maxi-mes.

 *widget boy cultureAdvocate owners blew Daytime Emmys red carpet.

*widget boy cultureAnti-Defamation League calls bullshit on Gary Oldman's apology.

*widget boy cultureThis guy's thighs could drive a man to distraction.

*widget boy cultureBrendan Fehr gives superdated interview on “playing homosexual.”

*widget boy cultureSam Smith debuts at record-smashing #2.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley & Dustin Lance Black PDA it up.

*widget boy cultureNutjob Pat Boone still pushing birther claptrap.

*widget boy cultureNew Sia: “Big Girls Cry.”

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay rant: “The gas pump does not belong in the radiator!”

*widget boy cultureBoehner to sue Obama. [Eyeroll]

*widget boy cultureLisa Whelchel & Charlotte Rae take the good, take the bad, take the selfie.

Lisa-WhelchelWhelchel says Rae had good advice for her in their recent meeting.

*widget boy cultureFairly disastrous (in a good way) soccer wardrobe malfunctions.

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer out, David Muir is in. But will he be out?

*widget boy cultureVeep Joe Biden = a KatyCat.

*widget boy cultureGay Survivor contestant killed in freak accident.

*widget boy cultureAppeals court decision “eviscerates states' same-sex marriage bans.”

*widget boy cultureME, ME, ME: Is there a self-promotion backlash? Follow me on Instagram!

*widget boy cultureFrequently married AG to argue against marriage equality in Florida.

*widget boy cultureSen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) barely survives primary.

*widget boy cultureSome guy in Pittsburgh was attacked by a frickin' scorpion at Walmart.

*widget boy cultureMark would like $7K to do a coffee-table book of, well, this:

Mark-DouglasBest $7K ever spent?

 
Jun 25 2014
30 Years Of Slut-Shaming Madonna Comments (0)

1985-Kenji+Wakasugi-MadonnaBoy Toy vs. girl

A stan war over whether Madonna is a slut or a great female role model—when does it end? More interesting is remembering when it began: An archived Usenet discussion that started in May of 1985 reveals how early the pro- and anti- factions entrenched themselves in the Madonna Wars. And it was all the same crap fans hear today, nearly 30 years later.

MadonnaOn May 28, 1985, Chris Koenigsberg got the ball rolling with some Madonna love:

“Well, Madonna is playing in Pittsburgh tonight and I wish I could go but  the tickets sold out for the Arena in a couple of hours. I don't want to talk about the music, I am just glad that some women are becoming mega-superstars on an equal footing with men. And I loved the movie she made too.

“The more successful role-models that young girls have while growing up, the healthier their outlook on life will be, I think. And the more informed choices they'll be able to make later on.”

That led to some prehistoric outraged WTF responses, including choice morsels such as:

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