Madonna Talks Feminism, Skin Care, and Faking a Good Night’s Sleep

As I’m running on a solid five hours of sleep, Madonna calls to talk about her new MDNA Skin Finishing Cream ($250), a thermal-water-infused moisturizer that’s supposed to fake a full night of peaceful slumber. So, how many hours does Madonna usually take to rest up? “Six,” the icon said. “If I’m lucky, and it’s a Sunday sleep-in day, eight. And that’s just a marvelous privilege.”

It’s hard to imagine Madonna sleeps at all, considering how hard the woman works. Between being, you know, Madonna and all, earlier this Fall she also launched MDNA Skin, her passion-project skincare line. The Finishing Cream is her latest drop, and given its major hype, it just might become her most popular.

What’s so special about this cream? For one, it contains M.T.PARCA Thermal Water extracted from Montecatini, Italy. This province in Tuscany has won fame for the healing properties of its water. “People go to these spas to heal everything from arthritis to skin ailments,” Madonna said. “The water rises to the surface of the volcanic eruption, and then that’s skimmed off of the top. That’s purified, and those waters have a specific molecular structure that not only heals the skin but also purifies, tightens, hydrates, and illuminates.”

According to Madonna, eczema, acne, scars, and rosacea can all be healed or reversed with M.T.PARCA Thermal Water. I ask her if it can go on other parts of your body, like how she previously told us that her Magnetic Clay Mask should be applied to your butt because “it has an audience.”

“Well, that was a joke,” she said, laughing. “But, absolutely. It has a microcurrent quality, so it’s stimulating your muscles. You can use it anywhere.”

I ask her about my problem area — dark under-eyes — and it turns out that Madonna and I have exactly one thing in common (and thus, my life is complete). “I tend to wake up with really puffy eyes, so if it’s early in the morning, the first thing I have to do is put ice on my eyes and do things to make the swelling go down,” she said. For that same reason, she always pops her Eye Mask ($50) in the fridge before using.

“It’s not just equal rights for women, it’s equal rights for women of all ages.”


Then the Material Girl herself tells me that, in fact, there are some skincare results money can’t buy. “The thing that makes you feel the most beautiful is when you’re happy with yourself, and you’re confident, and you’ve done something good,” she said. She referenced when she gave an emotional speech on being a woman in the music industry at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, or the time she built a pediatric care wing at a hospital in Malawi. “Those are empowering moments that make me feel beautiful inside and out.”

And as we endure a watershed moment in the women’s rights movement, the lifelong feminist is hopeful. “We need to get people to look deeper into the double standards and hypocrisy that have existed for so long,” she said. But Madonna is not just talking about fulfilling the cookie-cutter definition of feminism. “It’s not just equal rights for women, it’s equal rights for women of all ages. Ageism is something that runs very, very deep in our DNA as humans. I think women and men are guilty of it. So, I hope that that is the result of what’s happening right now.”

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Madonna Visits LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, 12/8

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will sit down for an exclusive interview with the “Queen of Pop” herself, MADONNA, on Friday, December 8, on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN. The global superstar, who is recognized by Guinness World Records as the best-selling female recording artist of all time, will update the hosts about the latest in her life, career, philanthropy, artistry and most recent projects, including her MDNA Skin care line.

This marks Madonna’s sixth interview on “Live,” and her first visit to “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Her last appearance took place on January 11, 2007.

Also during the hour, Ripa and Seacrest will make festive holiday wreaths with lifestyle expert Katie Brown, and pop band 98 Degrees will perform a Christmas favorite for the “Live” audience.

About “Live with Kelly and Ryan” “Live with Kelly and Ryan” is distributed in national Syndication by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Visit “Live” on the web (, Facebook and Instagram (@LiveKellyandRyan), and Twitter and SnapChat (@LiveKellyRyan).< 


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Greatest of All-Time Charts: Madonna n°1!

Greatest of All-Time Charts: Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Adele & LeAnn Rimes Are Hot 100 & Billboard 200’s Leading Ladies…

The four stars top Billboard’s all-time recaps of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart & Billboard 200 albums tally.

As Billboard celebrates the accomplishments of Women in Musicthroughout the industry with this year’s festivities, the charts likewise reflect that female artists have achieved some of the biggest hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and Billboard 200 albums ranking.

In honor of this year’s Women in Music event, Billboard has compiled four special Greatest of All-Time charts: the top female artists and songs by women over the history of the Hot 100 and the top female artists and albums by women on the Billboard 200.

Madonna (Billboard‘s 2016 woman of the year) reigns as the all-time top-performing female artist since the Hot 100 launched in the issue dated Aug. 4, 1958. She boasts a record (among all acts) 38 top 10s, including 12 No. 1s.

Full article HERE

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Desperately Seeking Susan rare original Japan DVD added

We have just added this rare original Desperately Seeking Susan from Japan with alternate cover to our Desperately Seeking Susan filmography page (memorabilia tab).

This original DVD in thick CD jewel case with obi and different artwork is rarely seen and was manufactured by Culture Publishers Inc. This is the promotional edition (has promo sticker on the back).

To view both the front and the back in HQ click HERE

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The MDNA Tour update – a total of 292(!!) magazine and newspaper articles online!

Our MDNA Tour page is probably the largest we have on MADONNAUNDERGROUND.

Not only do we have 292(!!) magazine and newspaper articles scanned, there’s a whole lot of memorabilia and MANY videos of the tour! View the full Olympia in Paris gig, see many TV news reports on the tour, watch various live videos, see backstage material and official backdrop videos!

We also have shared official press pictures as well as our own galleries and live reports!

To check everything out including the newly added newspaper articles click HERE

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Madonna’s Hanky Panky discography online – 16 different pressings

Next up in our discography is the next single to be taken off of I’m Breathless: Hanky Panky.

Hanky Panky was first performed live during Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour in 1990 and then again at her Re-Invention Tour in 2004. There was no music video shot to go with the single, instead the live performance from the Blond Ambition Tour was used.

We have collected 16 different pressings, including this rare promo from Brazil with different artwork!

To check them all out, click HERE

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True Blue large discography update – many new items added

Time for the second large update to our current discographies


Click on the title to access the discography and check out the HQ scans

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Madonna Bedtime Sampler – rare promo cassette from Malaysia added

Probably one of the rarest Madonna cassettes around is this 100% official promotional sampler cassette from Malaysia.

‘Bedtime Sampler’ was issued in 1994 to promote the upcoming Bedtime Stories album and the single ‘Secret’. Oddly it contains ‘This Used To Be My Playground’ on the B-side. The HQ scans will be added to our upcoming Bedtime Stories discography.

For now check out the photographs in the memorabilia section of the Bedtime Stories album promo page.

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‘Like a Virgin’ era discographies updated with new items

Second large discography update is the Like a Virgin era:

Access the discographies for the HQ scans

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‘MADONNA’ discography update – new items added

We have quite a large update to the current discographies (thanks to a visit to the record fair). First up are new additions to the first album era:

  • MADONNA – LP Germany 1st edition with 4:48 version of Burning Up, no GEMA/BIEM on labels and white sticker on front
  • MADONNA – West Germany CD (silver CD, not the target edition)
  • Everybody – rare Spain promo LP with rare Rusty Egan remix (otherwise only available on the U.K. vinyl singles)
  • Holiday – 7″ Guatemala promo

Click on the release to check out all the HQ pictures

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