Monday, September 30, 2013

Strike a Pose...1985

 
 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Do you still hate Madonna?


Cher is clearing up some rumors that she and Madonna don't get along. During an 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit, Cher revealed that she doesn't actually hate Madge, she just always considered her a ... well, see for yourself: "I never hated her, I just thought she was a bitch. Actually I quite respect her," Cher admitted." To be honest, Cher is a huge fan of Madonna's and thinks she paved the way for artists like Lady Gaga. Just last week, the 67-year-old told USA Today that Gaga has "got 'it'" the way Madonna "had 'it.'" "Actually I think Madge might be one of the most amazing artists I've known. I don't like everything she does, for sure, but she is always riding the crest of the wave. She always saw trends WAY before anyone else, and had great videos," Cher explained of the 55-year-old singer on Reddit, continuing, "So, besides saying "WTF [is] MDNA", I'm fine with it." Back in July 2012, Cher tweeted, "WTF is mdna," and got some backlash from Madonna lovers. "Didnt mean throw shade on Madge!," Cher responded, "shes [the] Best at a what She Does! Called her Bad word once! Not nice! Ok didnt know Mdna shoot me i liv[e] in cave."





Strike a Pose...1984

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Poison Penns

LARRY RUDOLPH: “BRITNEY’S NEW ALBUM HAS A MADONNA VIBE


"There are a couple other songs that have a really modern EDM vibe and other stuff that has more of a Madonna's 'Ray of Light' vibe. I really think of this as Britney's 'Ray of Light' album - it's kind of like that in a lot of ways. She wrote everything on the album with collaborators. There’s one or two she wrote herself.” - Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph on Britney Spears 8th studio album.
He also added "There’s a lot of other material on here that is really rich. There’s a ballad called ‘Perfume' that she recorded recently. Britney wrote it with Sia.
It’s a breakup song that’s about wanting the next girl to smell your perfume on the guy afterwards. The lyric is really unique and she sings the s**t out of it. I think everyone will be really impressed by the song. I don’t know if it will be the second or third single, but it will definitely be a single.”
"After the ‘Scream & Shout’ exercise, which went so well, the public seems to really like Britney and Will together. There’s something about them that works. He understands who she is and what her audience wants. 'Work Bitch' is a great example of a song that's from this album, but I don't know that it necessarily defines the album.”

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Madge'c




secretprojectrevolution


'secretprojectrevolution' is a 17-minute film directed by Madonna and Steven Klein. The film launches Art ForFreedom, a global initiative to further freedom of expression, created by Madonna, curated by VICE, and distributed by BitTorrent.

Art ForFreedom encourages the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Join the revolution by uploading original artwork to ArtForFreedom.com or tagging original posts #artforfreedom. 

secretprojectrevolution, plus bonus content including VICE's interview with Madonna (http://youtu.be/4U93frWrToI) and a handwritten message from Madonna and Steven Klein, is available to the public for free download exclusively at BitTorrent Bundle. 

Join The Revolution here: http://www.ArtForFreedom.com
Download here: http://bit.ly/1e3TrVH 
Subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

So....Boring, eh?!


Madonna's Art For Freedom project launches with prison dance film

Monday night Madonna screened her Secret Project Revolution film guerrilla-style at locations all over the world, including here in Toronto where a crew reportedly set up at the Distillery District.
Meanwhile, the website Art For Freedom, claims to be a “platform to give people around the world an opportunity to answer the question: what does freedom mean to you?” Madonna previously said of the film that, “My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression.”
An alert viewer at the screening that took place in Berlin has uploaded the film to YouTube. The film, co-created with Steven Klein, runs 17 minutes and features Madonna playing both a prisoner and a jailer (and sometimes looking like Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS) being thrown into a cell, then shooting fellow decoratively draped prisoners. There’s some beautiful dancing and it’s all in black and white, which signals how SERIOUS she is about saving the world.
As the good-looking violence happens on the screen, Madonna says things like, “Democracy doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Freedom of expression sounds like a catch phrase” and “This will be the revolution of thinking for yourself. Of having your own opinion.”
She lost me when she spat “burn, baby burn” and a baby stroller spontaneously caught fire.
Madonna has been very vocal in, for example, her support of the members of Russia’s Pussy Riot and her heart is probably in the right place. Unfortunately, this comes across as a blend of well-meaning high school theatre, un-scintillating bondage and the camera lingering unrelentingly on, yes, Madonna.
Towards the end, the film runs in reverse, making it look like she resurrects the prisoners she’d previously shot.
Then she says, “I know what you're thinking: if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. (Spoiler alert: that isn’t what I was thinking at all, but thanks for the suggestion.) But it’s too late. I’m in the kitchen and the burners are on full blaze.” Oooooh. We’d better all be careful we don’t burn our fingers or that our baby carriages don’t get cooked.
Madonna also tells the audience, “the revolution won’t be an app, won’t be available on the Internet” and then ends the film with the address for Art For Freedom.
The film, which is a co-production with VICE, will be released today (Tuesday) to BitTorrent Bundle.

Strike a Pose...1993

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Strike a Pose...1987


"MDNA World Tour" on Billboard Charts

The album version of Madonna's "MDNA World Tour" concert video release debuts at No. 90 with 4,000 sold. It was issued only as a digital album and a CD-R on demand from Amazon.com. It is her 26th chart entry on the Billboard 200.
Meanwhile, on the Music Video Sales chart, the blu-ray and DVD version of the "MDNA World Tour" release combine to sell 11,000 for a No. 1 debut. It's her 10th No. 1 and sixth chart-topper in a row.
Her last live album and video release, 2010's "Sticky & Sweet Tour," was released on blu-ray, CD/DVD and as a digital album. The former configuration enabled its No. 1 debut on Music Video Sales with 5,000, while the latter two combined for a No. 10 arrival on the Billboard 200 (28,000).
Had "MDNA World Tour" been issued on traditional CD and CD/DVD (and/or CD/blu-ray combo), then the album would have naturally charted much higher than No. 90 on the Billboard 200.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Strike a Pose...2008


BitTorrent & Madonna


BitTorrent, the P2P network with 170 million users that has been building out a business as the go-to platform for writers, musicians and other media creators to share their content with each other and with their fans, is today taking a step to raise its profile with mainstream users. It’s announcing a deal with Madonna that will see the singer put her latest project, a film she co-directed with Steven Klein called secretprojectrevolution, in a BitTorrent Bundle, along with other content that includes film stills and an interview with Eddy Morretti of Vice, which collaborated with Madonna on the project. The bundle goes lives on the 24th of this month.

To be clear, Madonna has not gone so far as to post her music in a BitTorrent Bundle; that, perhaps, remains too valuable and more easily monetizable for the star and her label. But even so,considering her profile and millions of diehard fans, it’s the biggest name yet that BitTorrent has pulled in it is bid to build out its network and become a name synonymous with legit content with consumers.

As with other Bundles that have been released up to now, the idea behind Madonna’s will be to provide supplementary promotion along other distribution channels. In this case, that will be to kick off Art for Freedom, a bigger initiative Madonna is leading to promote the idea of freedom of expression. BitTorrent will help power that bigger project, with people able to upload original artwork in the form of video, music, photography and poetry “to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution,” BitTorrent’s Matt Mason notes.

The film is Madonna’s way of leading by example, she says. “My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression. I hope my film and other submissions to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency,” she said in a statement.
Madonna | AFF

Sunday, September 15, 2013

On the Cover of a Magazine...1989

GLAMOUR Blog

madonna-black-jeansFlashback Outfit Idea: Madonna in Black Jeans!
It’s no secret that Madonna is, was, and always will be an insanely cool style icon. When she burst onto the music scene in the early ‘80s, her signature look was a colorful mishmash of lace, glitter, and tulle that was immediately copied by everyone she cast under her pop-star spell. So imagine my surprise when I spotted these vintage photos of Madge wearing a—dare I say—minimal all-black ensemble.

I'll Remember...1990

Paparazzi...1992

Thursday, September 12, 2013

DanceOn's Edge Madonna Episode



The Edge, a celebrity docu-series showcasing the world's biggest music artists and the dancers who live to work for them!   In the making of Madonna's hit, 'Girl Gone Wild', we head to the set to discuss the choreography in her music video! This exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews Madonna, and the 'Girl Gone Wild' choreographers and dancers! 

Donna Delory News



Donna De Lory, who traveled the globe for 20 years as a backup singer and dancer for Madonna has just released a brand new album! Download 'The Unchanging' from iTunes now!https://itunes.apple.com/album/the-unchanging/id680990656

Paparazzi...1993

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Drop Videos For Their Madonna Song Verses


Madonna dropped a tour DVD today; Madonna: The MDNA Tour. You might care because said release features a pair of videos for her collaborations with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, "I Don't Give A" and "Revolver," respectively, which have leaked online.
The two visuals were used during Madonna's world tour in support of the MDNA album she dropped last year. The YMCMB Barbie's tune is from said album, while Weezy's song is a bonus cut from her Celebration compilation that dropped in 2009. The latter video was directed by Jonas Akerlund.
Check out Lil Wayne's "Revolver" video below and Nicki Minaj's clip for "I Don't Give A" on the flip.
Also, catch up with the slander Gucci Mane recently hurled Nicki's way right here.

Applause Gone Wild - MashUp


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Erotica, romance...

Warren Beatty And Madonna Never Should Have Broken Up; every part of their relationship is fascinating… not to mention totally sexy.  So, we should probably take some time to talk about the greatest romance of the whole entire 1990s.  First, a bit of backstory on Beatty is in order, it lasted only 15 months and was largely for show, but it continues to boggle minds with its weird and wonderful SENSUALITY more than two decades after its conclusion. 
It’s the ballad of Madonna and Warren Beatty, and, as far as relationships that are essentially three-ways with the paparazzi go, it’s basically perfect in every way.