New interview by Any Cohen with Madonna on Rebel Heart Tour in Entertainment Weekly

Andy Cohen recently sat down with Madonna to talk about her preparations for the upcoming Rebel Heart Tour, to her opinions on Taylor Swift and the use of Instagram.

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…”Cohen, who has made no secret about wanting to interview Madonna on WWHL, sat down with the Queen of Pop as she gets set to launch her Rebel Heart tour in September. It’s the first time he has ever interviewed his favorite singer—and no question was off limits. The two discuss everything from her setlist to her thoughts on Taylor Swift and Beyonce to why she loves using Instagram. “It’s an important part of my work now,” she says of the social media platform. “I like to think of it as a kind of art gallery for my thoughts, my dreams, my wishes, my state of mind. Can’t ignore social media.”


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The Official Pole Trainer for the Madonna Tour!

UPA writes:

Mona Marie is the official pole trainer for Madonna’s upcoming tour, Rebel Heart.  She is a well known and extremely popular show girl in New York City.  She is known for her dare devil tricks on some of the city’s tallest poles.

Mona told UPA, “I haven’t got any word if I am going on tour yet but I was hired to teach and train Madonna and her dancers how to do the pole, for the pole piece in her tour which I am collaborating with the head choreographers.”  We would like to officially congratulate Mona on her new position, working with Madonna and the other dancers.  Sending good vibes and hopes that they take this bad ass lady on tour!

You can find Mona on Facebook.

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Material girl with 15 bathrooms: Madonna’s Beverly Hills mansion for sale at $28 million

Madonna’s single now, having long said goodbye to former husband, Guy Ritchie, and their former Beverly Hills mansion, where they lived from 2003 to 2012.

The French Country estate on fabled Sunset Boulevard is now listed for sale by Kurt Rappaport and Drew Meyers of Westside Estate Agency and stars in the week’

Set at the end of a 500-foot gated drive on 1.14 acres, the house is 5,800-square feet,slightly 64 feet larger than one on the 2015 Street of Dream.

Madonna’s old pad has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, two living/reception rooms, a two-story dining room, a junior dining room, large kitchen/breakfast room/den, a full-size screening room/theater, two offices, assistants’ offices, a gym, staff rooms, two guest houses, tennis court and a resort size pool.

Madonna bought the house for $12 million when she married Ritchie in 2003. She listed it for sale in 2012 for $28 million and sold it in 2013 for $19.5 million, according to the listing agent.

The 56-year-old songwriter, singer, actress, business woman, philanthropist, author is now a stand-up comedienne — did you see her April bit on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”?

She has sold more than 300 million records — you know you had one — and is considered the richest recording artist in the world with a net worth of $800 million.

Her art collection includes more than 300 paintings by Picasso, Léger, Dali, Frida Kahlo and renowned modern artists. She displays them in her several houses.

One of the closest celebrity neighbors is Simon Cowell. Wonder what he thought of her singing?

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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1992, Madonna Sported the No. 1 ‘This Used to Be My Playground’

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Madonna in “A League of Their Own” in 1992.

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Aug. 8, 1992
Olympic memories: Madonna‘s lush ballad “This Used to Be My Playground,” from the Olympics-themed 1992 album Barcelona Gold, finished first on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is also beloved via another sports-related tie-in: as the theme to the hit baseball film A League of Their Own, starring, among others, Madonna, Tom Hanks and Rosie O’Donnell.


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Watch Madonna live for free

Why settle on spending thousands of your hard-earned money for Madonna’s Rebel Heart concert next year when you can be among the first to catch the Queen of Pop conquer the stage again this October.

It will be an an all-expense paid trip for two in Las Vegas.

As a new and value packed treat to those who #ChooseBetter, Sun is giving away free Madonna Rebel Heart tickets and a trip to Las Vegas for two.

Sun gives subscribers the chance to watch Madonna’s Rebel Heart this year in Las Vegas

You do not even have to wait for next year. You can be among the first to watch Madonna’s highly anticipated concert tour at the entertainment capital of the world on Oct. 24 this year!

“Everybody knows the Queen of Pop and to see the music icon perform live is truly a memorable experience. And as a treat to our subscribers who Choose Better, we will make this a more unforgettable moment as we fly them to Las Vegas for free and catch the spectacular concert earlier than the rest of us and enjoy the music of the Madonna live without having to spend thousands of pesos,” says Joel Lumanlan, Sun VP for Postpaid Marketing.

“The concert is creating so much buzz on the music scene and we all know Madonna, she’s unpredictable on stage and her shows are always deemed to be a larger-than-life experience,” says MCA Music Inc. Frontline Marketing Manager Haze Romawac. “This is why it is really generous for Sun to come up with this promo to reward practical Filipinos who make intelligent choices with a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Concert Tour marks the Queen of Pop’s return to a worldwide concert tour since 2012. With new songs from her album Rebel Heart, fans can now watch her perform new songs like “Living for Love” and “Ghosttown,” alongside her other hits from her large repertoire of songs live.

To join the promo, Sun subscribers just need to register for free on the award winning music app Spinnr by going to the promo registration page within the app or at Raffle entries can be earned by subscribing to Spinnr’s Live Package in-app or by texting LIVE to 4067. This gives Sun subscribers 30 days of all-day music access  with no added data charges for only 99 pesos. Sun subscribers can also earn more raffle entries by purchasing or gifting a Madonna song via Spinnr.

Three winners will be selected and each awarded with a free trip for two to Las Vegas for three days and two nights — complete with hotel accommodation, transportation expense, meal allowance and of course, concert tickets to Madonna’s Rebel Heart Concert at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Promo winners will then be notified by phone call and registered mail.

So what are you waiting for? Choose Better and start making your ultimate Madonna playlist! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Queen of Pop live in Las Vegas for free. Promo runs until Oct. 4. Promo is also open to Smart, Talk ‘N Text and PLDT subscribers.

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Tony Villanueva: “I wish I could tell you what I saw yesterday in rehearsals, it made my heart race with excitement”

Throw back Thursday (it’s Sunday!? )”DROWNED WORLD” Tour 2001 with my partners in crime Barbara Chennault and Phyllis Toney. Our first Madonna tour-God did we have fun! Drowned World has been my favorite M tour for years but “REBEL HEART” is gaining fast (Jamie King and Tiff Dog are back) . Madonna is an artist and uses the stage as her canvas. I wish I could tell you what I saw yesterday in rehearsals, it made my heart race with excitement (but I can’t). I turned to my co worker Laura Spratt and ask, what did you think? She said “I got chills” (but I can’t) – Madonna never disappoints! 💋🔜


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Madonna Scores 46th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart


Madonna’s back at No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart, as her latest single, “B**** I’m Madonna” rises 2-1 on the chart dated Aug. 15.

It’s the diva’s 46th No. 1 on this chart, and extends her own record for the most No. 1s on a singular Billboard chart. (She broke the record in May, when she surpassed George Strait’s 44 leaders on the Hot Country Songs chart.)

The new Aug. 15-dated Dance Club Songs chart — which measures reports submitted by a national sample of club DJs — will post to Billboard‘s websites on Aug. 4.

“B**** I’m Madonna,” featuring Nicki Minaj, is the third single from Madonna’sRebel Heart album. The set debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking her 21st top 10 effort.

For Minaj, “Madonna” is her fifth No. 1. She also hit the top with “Turn Me On” (David Guetta featuring Minaj), “Give Me All Your Luvin'” (Madonna featuring Minaj & M.I.A.), “Pound the Alarm” and “Beauty and a Beat” (Justin Bieber featuring Minaj).

Here is an updated look at Madonna’s 46 Dance Club Songs No. 1s, beginning with the double-sided single “Holiday”/”Lucky Star,” which reached the top the week of Sept. 24, 1983. You’ll notice that one of her No. 1s is an entire album: You Can Dance (1988), a collection of mostly remixes of previously-released songs (and one new cut, “Spotlight”). Prior to Feb. 23, 1991, the chart wasn’t always song-specific and full albums were, at some points, allowed to chart.

(For titles that spent multiple weeks at No. 1, total frames in the lead are noted in parentheses.)

Madonna’s 46 Dance Club Songs No. 1s

1983, “Holiday”/”Lucky Star” (five weeks at No. 1)
1984, “Like a Virgin” (four)
1985, “Material Girl”
1985, “Angel”/”Into the Groove”
1987, “Open Your Heart”
1987, “Causing a Commotion (Remix)”
1988, “You Can Dance (LP Cuts)”
1989, “Like a Prayer” (two)
1989, “Express Yourself” (three)
1990, “Keep It Together”
1990, “Vogue” (two)
1991, “Justify My Love” (two)
1992, “Erotica”
1993, “Deeper and Deeper”
1993, “Fever”
1994, “Secret” (two)
1995, “Bedtime Story”
1997, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”
1998, “Frozen” (two)
1998, “Ray of Light” (four)
1999, “Nothing Really Matters” (two)
1999, “Beautiful Stranger” (two)
2000, “American Pie”
2000, “Music” (five)
2001, “Don’t Tell Me”
2001, “What It Feels Like for a Girl”
2001, “Impressive Instant” (two)
2002, “Die Another Day” (two)
2003, “American Life”
2003, “Hollywood”
2003, “Me Against the Music,” Britney Spears featuring Madonna (two)
2004, “Nothing Fails”
2004, “Love Profusion”
2005, “Hung Up” (four)
2006, “Sorry” (two)
2006, “Get Together”
2006, “Jump” (two)
2008, “4 Minutes,” Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland (two)
2008, “Give It 2 Me”
2009, “Celebration”
2012, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
2012, “Girl Gone Wild”
2012, “Turn Up the Radio”
2015, “Living for Love”
2015, “Ghosttown”
2015, “B**** I’m Madonna,” featuring Nicki Minaj


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