It's gratifying to read a former Madonna critic—who had previously snarked about Madonna's relevance, talent, motivation—take in a Rebel Heart Tour show and ... take it all back!
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Miley's SNL monologue was a song—a hilarious song.
Madonna's Atlantic City Rebel Heart Tour stop was all wet.
Grace Jones's book party left guests Jonesing for Grace.
Another gay bashing in NYC.
Joe Biden gets rock-star welcome at HRC.
Bernie Sanders gets rock-star welcome in Boston.
Kochs might now think Fiorina is dumb enough to pull it off after all.
Dan Osborne's most bulge-tastic shots!
Handsome Matt Morrison jettisons his beard.
Lady Gaga wants your love, she wants — your love.
HOT tennis daddy.
David McIntosh's KILLER ass. (Work Unfriendly)
Hey, there, Handsome! I do anal!
Who would report his work of art? (The book's nice, too.)
Amazing coverage of Madonna in Philly, her “Popey-Wopey” dedication.
Another devastating Stonewall review.
The Pope spanks Congress.
NO MORE TEARS: The Speaker has left the House ... or is about to.
Sam Smith's Bond theme is here.
Amazing Dancer from the Dance to get film version 40 years on!
Tim Tebow tries dating a woman.
Eric Decker is rock-hard!
JUICY: On how to write someone else's memoir!
Caitlyn Marie Jenner is now legally a woman.
Str8 boy who bottoms and swallows? Put a ring on THAT.
GHOULISH: Ghost Adventures couple dead in murder-suicide.
Republicans' descent into madness on display in debate.
Jeb humiliates himself with tippy-toe gambit.
Perhaps Fiorina was the least insane last night?
Rich, post-menopause Fiorina don't need no stinking Planned Parenthood.
Five-star Madonna review, and the Splash photos are mine!!!
Rolling Stone gushes over Madonna.
The boy's got the right attitude.
Don't miss Matthew Wilkas on Instagram:
Why Doritos are so totally gay.
Cody Calafiore's bro has hot buns!
Is Ellen DeGeneres a Cait-haiter?
Ah-mazing Haring drawings for sale.
He's suing his insurer to be able to take Truvada.
How Jussie Smollett discovered he is famous.
Raymond Braun is Seventeen.com's new LGBT contributor.
Big and meaty J.J. Watt!
Grace Jones believes everyone copied her, drags Gaga anonymously.
Beyoncé hasn't granted a proper interview in over a year.
Actors claim cabbie hurled slurs, had them wrongfully arrested for fare-skipping.
Gay porn actor dies @ 24.
Madonna can sing ... get over it.
Kim Davis will be making bank soon, glad Survivor is teaching her a lesson.
Huckabee's Biblical B.S. torn to shreds on live TV.
Hot and hairy stud alert: Don't click if allergic to shaggy underarms.
Caitlyn goes after Kris Jenner over being disinvited from their daughter's graduation.
Caitlyn opens up about that fatal crash in which she was involved.
Oh, joy ... family values fan Liam Payne covers Attitude.
I've seen Blondie perform live so many times at this point, I've lost track. Which is a good thing, and which is a thing I could not have dreamed (even if dreaming was free) in the late '80s, when I first got into them as a group. They were broken up and I was in Flushing, Michigan.
Now, they're not. And I'm not.
Thanks to a freebie ticket, I wound up in the old-persons' seats (great view, side loge).
Excitingly, Debbie spoke about SCOTUS, and ended their set by wrapping herself in the Gay Pride flag:
Debbie sounded great and had a sort of '6os-via-'90s bubblegum-pink dress on. She's turning 70 shortly. Hard to fathom Peggy Lee running around on the stage like Debbie, much less doing the punk rock. They played all their most essential hits and some great new-ish numbers, but I missed the first couple of songs because the geezers went on promptly at 8 p.m. It's okay, I feel I am in geezer territory myself.
Blondie was opening for Morrissey. Never been very into him. “Suedehead” (1988) might be my favorite (he did a great rendition of it two songs in), but I knew I was hoping against hope that I'd get The Smiths' “Girlfriend in a Coma” (1987). I did not.
Morrissey sounds great but without an organic love of his songs, it was a tough slog for me. I appreciated his positive remark about SCOTUS, wasn't as into his sung belief that voting just supports a corrupt system (he isn't into Bernie or Hillary, just Jon Stewart or Bill Maher) and had to look away from the extensive videos of animals being destroyed for meat as he sang “Meat Is Murder” KFC Version. I'm with him for the most part; it's unconscionable how we kill animals to eat, and I gave up eating pigs and cows long ago. But it's also just too hard to watch. That kind of thing instills in me a despair that is lasting.
The night ended oddly, with Morrissey unceremoniously removing his shirt, bowing slightly and disappearing. Lights up.
My pal Alan Light, who has shot the stars for decades (and whose '70s and '80s fan images are particularly amazing), sent me this link to his photos from a recent Bette Midler Divine Intervention tour. He had fourth-row seats!
Check out Alan's firsthand report from the show and the VIP meet-and-greet after the jump ...