I have lots of problems with Miley Cyrus, namely her at-times idiotic behavior, but I find her music fun and enjoy her voice, especially when it’s been stripped down. I loved her pre-Bangerz, “Backyard Sessions” phase, when she covered songs like “Jolene,” her voice rich and clear as a bell. Last night, “Unplugged: Miley Cyrus” aired on MTV and featured a somewhat in-between version of Miley — both the country girl and the hip-hop-loving goofball. Clad in a gingham onesie, with a plush horse mascot by her side, Miley sang countrified versions of songs like “Do My Thang,” “Wrecking Ball,” and “Rooting For My Baby.” She was also joined on stage by none other than Madonna, and the two duetted on a mashup of Madge’s “Don’t Tell Me” and Miley’s “We Can’t Stop.” Obviously, there was still some twerking involved. If you can put aside their collective asshole-ish-ness, it’s actually pretty fun. Watch their duet above and a few other clips after the jump! [MTV] Keep reading »
I was traveling last night, so I missed most of the Grammys. I tuned in for about four minutes, in which I caught 34 couples getting married by Queen Latifah. It was like one of those strange, “Wizard of Oz”-type dreams that would be hard to explain: “It was the Grammys and Madonna was there and Macklemore and it was a giant wedding!”
Yeah right. But really. That happened. The Grammys went there. And it was pretty amazing. Keep reading »
Last night, Madonna posted the above photo to Instagram of 13-year-old son Rocco doing a little boxing. Her caption included the hashtag “#disnigga.” Nope, not cool, Madge. About 45 minutes later, she deleted the photo and reposted it, this time with the hashtag “#get off of my dick haters!” Yes, the many people who responded to Madonna’s original post and reminded her that it is NOT OKAY to use the n-word if you’re white, even if you dated Dennis Rodman, are just “haters.” Ugh, lady, you’re embarrassing yourself. In a statement to the Associated Press today, Madonna offered a contrite “Forgive me,” and, according to AP, said she’s not a racist, and that she did not mean to use the word as a slur but knows there is no way to defend its use. She said she used the word as a “term of endearment,” and that she’s sorry if it gave the wrong impression. [Defamer]
Just one month following her split with her 25-year-old boyfriend Brahim Zaibat, Madonna has a new boy toy to play with. It is being reported that Madonna is now dating 26-year-old Dutch dancer Timor Steffans. A new report claims that Timor applied for a role in Madonna’s MDNA Tour in 2012 but did not make it. Read more on Celebuzz…
I went to see Beyonce in concert a few months and was walking around for a week, all Braggy McBraggerson about how good my seats were, but now I’m frowning like I had nose bleeds. I was definitely nowhere close enough to get a kiss on the head like Madonna’s daughter Mercy. JEALZ.
“New York wasn’t everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, had my apartment broken into three times. I don’t know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time… [I] wasn’t anything I prepared for, trying to be a professional dancer, paying my rent by posing nude for art classes, staring at people staring at me naked. Daring them to think of me as anything but a form they were trying to capture with their pencils and charcoal…I was defiant. Hell-bent on surviving. On making it. But it was hard and it was lonely, and I had to dare myself every day to keep going.”
– Madonna comes out as a rape survivor in an essay she penned for the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar. In all fairness, she talked about her rape once before in an interview in 1995. “I have been raped and it is not an experience I would ever glamorize. Although it was devastating at the time, I know that it made me a much stronger person in retrospect. It forced me to be a survivor,” the singer revealed. I’m glad that Madge has chosen to talk about it once again in such a public forum. [ONTD]