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Rocco Ritchie Gives Madonna An Early Birthday Present

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Rocco Ritchie Gives Madonna An Early Birthday Present
Rocco Works It Out For Madge

For her upcoming 55th birthday, Rocco Ritchie (who I can’t believe is 13!), knew exactly what his mom would want for her birthday: a dance. He showed off some of his dance moves for Madge, which she posted on her Instagram with the caption “Rocco Rides the Waves.” You can hear Madonna’s coos of approval, telling Rocco to “work it out.” I’m sure none of us are surprised that the kid’s got some moves. Genetics. I’d really like to see these two go out clubbing together. [WOW]

This Week In Insanely Pricey Celeb Purchases…

In case you had forgotten that celebrities are not just like you, we have a bunch of recent evidence for you:

  • Madonna’s daughter Lourdes turned 16 recently, and as we all know, 16 is a big deal. So of course her mum bought her … an apartment, the Daily Star reports. It seems the teen has been rebelling lately, and for some reason Madonna figured the solution would be to let her move out. But don’t worry, the apartment is only a few blocks away from Madonna’s in Manhattan, and is of course close to the Kabbalah Centre. Read more…

The Good, The Bad, & The WTF: Celebs At The Madonna Concert

It’s a well-known law of physics that if you hold a Madonna concert in LA, celebs will attend in droves. Her Madgesty’s show at the Staples Center last night was no exception, and celebs like Jessica Alba, Emma Roberts, Robyn, and even my favorite Backstreet Boy showed up to cheer her on. So, whose concert outfits rocked and whose fell flat? Click through to find out!

Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of Hooliganism [UPDATED]

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The feminist punk band has pleaded "not guilty." Read More »
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A judge found three members of Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — guilty of “hooliganism,” while hundreds of people protested outside the courthouse, calling for “Russia without Putin.” The judge in the case, Marina Syrova, said the three defendants “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred.”  The sentence has yet to be handed down, but Putin himself has publicly called for leniency in sentencing, though many believe he wishes to make an example out of the punk collective.

The women have been held in prison awaiting trial for the past five months, and prosecutors in the case have asked for a three year sentence, though they could face up to seven years, according to Russian law. The women of Pussy Riot have amassed an international cadre of supporters, including musicians Bjork and Madonna, actress Chloe Sevingy, and even Russian chess champion Gary Kasparov.

UPDATE: The women received a sentence of two years in jail, with the judge saying that they had “crudely undermined social order.” [Huffington Post]

In Honor Of Madonna’s Birthday: A Voguing Bar Mitzvah Boy

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First things first, Happy 54th Birthday, Madonna! And now, onto Shaun Sperling and his Bar Mitzvah voguing. WERK! He was the belle of his ball back in 1992. That button down. Those moves. I need to know where Shaun is now so we can be best friends. While Shaun was becoming a man in suburbs of Chicago, I was becoming a woman in Phoenix, Arizona. Maybe Shaun would be impressed to know that I hired hip hop street dancers as the main attraction at my Bat Mitzvah. Or that I sang “That’s What Friends Are For” with my mom’s manicurist as a “gift” to all my guests. Yes I did. I need to find the video. [Gawker]

Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot At Moscow Concert

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The feminist punk band has pleaded "not guilty." Read More »
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Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. This video sent chills up and down my arms as Madonna spoke about censorship, democracy and freedom. What an incredible reminder not to take our freedom of speech for granted.

The three women were charged with hooliganism for performing a “punk prayer” at a Moscow church and praying for Putin to be removed from the presidency. During their five months of imprisonment, the women say they’ve been mistreated in jail. Their trial began on Monday and the women have said their judge is biased against them. I’ve been writing about Pussy Riot daily in Today’s Lady News, but Mother Jones has a good recap here. [YouTube]

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