In case you’re above following these sorts of things, Her Madgesty has been all over the news, the blogs, and the tabloids again lately. There was September’s much-disparaged hydrangeas incident. Critics’ chilly reception to her new movie, “W.E.” The “narcissistic” acceptance speech she gave upon receiving a Golden Globe award for best original song (beating out rival Elton John, who later snarked that she’d better “lip-sync good” at her upcoming Super Bowl performance).
As a devout Madonna fan since age six, as far as I’m concerned, she’s worked hard enough to earn every blip of press she gets. Say what you want about her — and you will — but if there’s one thing M knows how to do, it’s bust her ass to get something she wants. And if the recent onslaught of press is any indication, what she wants right now is to build buzz for her upcoming studio album, “MDNA” (to be released on March 26). What better way to do that than by performing at America’s most center-stage stage of all, the Super Bowl’s halftime show? Here’s why Mads is the perfect pick for such an exclusive gig — which, in classic overachiever form, she’s striving to make “the greatest show on earth.” Keep reading »
Madonna has returned! The Material Girl has laid low for a few years, but the new video for her song “Give Me All Your Luvin’” proves that 30+ years after rising to fame, she still somehow looks, sounds, and even moves like no time has passed. That’s the extent to which I will allow myself to compliment the pop star’s recent musical debut.
I shouldn’t “hate” on someone who was just resurrected from the grave, but after watching the video, I am tempted to believe that Madonna may actually be a zombie trying to turn me by way of music video zombification. I was literally stuck in a trance-like, brain-dead state after exposing my senses to the neuron-murdering chant: “L-U-V Madonna, Y-O-U, you wanna” compounded by the confused high school football-themed visual diarrhea. Keep reading »
“I go home and I wash my face and I put on my sweatpants and I lay down on the bed and I say, ‘oh, please rub my feet,’ and you know, he says, ‘no, you rub my feet.’ So, you know, behind the curtain, I’m just like everybody else. … I didn’t choose to, you know, I didn’t, like, write down on a piece of paper I’m now going to have a relationship with a younger man. That’s just what happened. You see, that’s the romantic in me. I just met someone that I cared for, and this happened to be his age.”
Well, I can’t get behind Madonna being “just like everybody else.” Girl, please, you are an icon. But it’s good to know that Madonna has to sweet talk her boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, into rubbing her feet just like the rest of us. I have to say it’s cool that she’s not just able to boss him around. Props to her 24-year-old boo for saying, “No, you rub my feet.” Of course, if Madonna told me to rub her feet, I would just shut up and do it. [ONTD]
“By the way, I enjoyed my first marriage. It’s definitely not something I regret. The experience was ultimately very positive. I love the kids that came out of it, and I could see no other route to take. But you move on, don’t you? You’re right, I stepped into a soap opera, and I lived in it for quite a long period of my life. I’ll probably be more eloquent on it 10 years from now. When you end up with a lot of the things you set out to chase and find that you’ve stumbled into all sorts of hollow victories, then you become deeply philosophical. I’m quite happy that that experience was accelerated for me. I’m glad I made money, in other words. And I’m glad I got married.”
– Guy Ritchie counts the blessings that his marriage to Madonna resulted in, namely his children (including biological son Rocco), and, duh, the boatloads of money he got paid when they divorced. As usual, Guy is just being his charmingly honest self. Remember when he said that making love to the Material Girl was like “cuddling a piece of gristle”? Oof. That was mean. [Details]
“Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that. So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”
– Madonna explains what she was like as a teenage girl before she became the international superstar she is today. I did not have to grow out my armpit hair in order to keep the boys away. My impressive array of acne did that! [Crushable]
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Okay, not really, but she’s gripping the neck of Andrea Riseborough, the star of her new movie, “W.E.,” rather fiercely, wouldn’t you say? Inside, Madonna discusses making the film, about the life of Wallis Simpson, and how she’s faring as a single 50-something dating younger men. “Well, it can also be more than just sexual, um, appendages. I don’t necessarily like to use the word lover because it sounds like they just come over and have sex with you,” she said of the young French breakdancer she’s currently boning. “I aspire to more than that, and I need more than that.” Check out the subscriber-only cover after the jump!
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