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Sep 17 2017
Aris Channeling The '80s With THE MUSIC Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-09-17 at 11.20.28 PMArtist Aris volunteers that his song and the music video for “The Music” is meant to channel Madonna and George Michael.

I can't speak to the George influences (well, there's that facial hair and that leather jacket), but I do see/hear some Madonna-ness, and the song/video are great regardless ...

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Aug 30 2017
RuPaul & World Of Wonder's Bailey & Barbato Have — And Share — ALL Of The Receipts Comments (0)

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RuPaul knocks down and drags out not one but two Out covers in honor of the magazine's 25th year — one shot from 1996, one from 2017. In the interview, he really opens up ...

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Aug 17 2017
6-PACK — Worst Advice Kathy Griffin Ever Received + Bannon Goes Rogue + Apple Knocks Trump + Trump Lauds The Confederacy + Bubble 101 + Jane Badler Music! Comments (0)

19142962_1209653555829815_7612601499792035524_oHolding up an image showing what looked like Trump's severed head — does that still sound so bad, post-Charlottesville?

When in the midst of her PR crisis over doing just that, Kathy Griffin says she received an outrageous note from a CBS exec, telling her to beg Trump for forgiveness — and to give the exclusive regarding her apology to rival FOX.

Keep reading for that and more of the day's hottest links, including Trump's Confederate love missives, Bannon's boo-boo, Apple's big donations, some booty and Jane Badler's new music ...

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Aug 14 2017
Madonna, Michael & LA ISLA BONITA Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 2.07.09 PM(Michael by Greg Gorman; Madonna via Warner Bros.)

Idolator underscores an interesting bit from my Patrick Leonard piece — the history of “La Isla Bonita”!

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Aug 09 2017
Patrick Leonard On Madonna, Part 2: Don't Underestimate Their Point Of View Comments (0)

Lap_02Yesterday, I published the first part of my chat with Patrick Leonard, the musician who co-wrote so many classic songs with Madonna, and who is bringing an instrumental show of their work to NYC on September 12 at Joe's Pub.

Click Here for Part 1!

Now, check out the second and final part of the interview, in which Leonard talks about how his daughter inspired “Dear Jessie,” the time he lost seven Madonna tracks in a limo and his work with Ms. Ciccone on the aborted film project Hello, Suckers! ...

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Aug 06 2017
Laverne Cox's Pitch For DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN Comments (0)

Dssat30_28One of my very favorite movies is Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). As perfectly cast as Madonna is, I would love this movie all the same had one of the other actresses vying for her role — Kelly McGillis, Jennifer Lason Leigh, etc. — won the part instead.

It is a terrific film and was wonderfully well-reviewed. Keep reading to listen to Laverne Cox rave about this '80s classic ...

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Aug 02 2017
Patrick Leonard's Collaborations With Madonna Comments (0)

DG0UgtQU0AAvRuNPatrick Leonard on Madonna: “I have the demos where she sang a song, having written it 15 minutes before, and it was a #1 record and remains valid 30 years later, who’s gonna tell me that’s not a real artist?” (Image by Bill Lanphier)

If you've read Part 1 and Part 2 of my long chat with Patrick Leonard, you'll want to check out this handy guide to all the times he's worked with her:

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Aug 01 2017
6-PACK — Patti LaBelle On Divettes & Gay Love + What's New, Gay Buenos Aires? + Jock Poetry + Madonna's Fake Corset & Real Polaroids + Huff Post On BOY CULTURE! Comments (0)

Patti-LaBelle-Last-Unbroken-Heart“I just want all of my gay fans to know that I will always be here for them the way I am: honest, to the point, and loving my gay fans even more and more each day,” Patti LaBelle says. “I mean, when I think about it, the gay fans are some of the reason — one big reason — I'm still standing, 'cause they loved me when other people tried not to. Everybody always says, 'What makes gay men like you?'... I know that love has lifted me up for many, many years.” More from Ms. LaBelle, including her rumored Aretha beef, plus other hot links of the day after the jump ...

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