LIZ SMITH: “Same Love” …

“IF IT was anything else, I might plead my foot, but I won’t miss this. It’s too important — it’s about love!”

That’s what Madonna told members of her inner circle who were suggesting the star’s recent injury to her foot was too painful and “too hobbling” for her to appear at the Grammys last Sunday night.

Silly inner circle! Don’t they know by now that as soon as you tell Madonna not to do, say, or wear something, she is going to do exactly the opposite. (Alas, somebody told her not wear that silly gold grill on her teeth, so she did. At least on the red carpet.)

In any case, though Madonna looked like she was paying homage to the Amish on the way into the Grammys, she pulled it out of the fire when she went onstage. Changed into a more flattering white suit, and steadying herself on a white cane, she joined multiple Grammy-winner Macklemore, along with Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Queen Latifah in a splendid rendition of “Same Love.” (M melded her classic “Open Your Heart” with the new song. And Latifah presided over 33 weddings, both straight and gay.) Madonna was in good voice and the entire number was beautifully conceived. If you weren’t impressed or moved, your hearts of stone must weigh you down!

BY NOW, you probably know all this. What you don’t know is how much physical discomfort Madonna was in. And perhaps many of you are not aware of the beating M took on the social media — a lot of it was shockingly racist and directed at her son, David! (David looked adorable with his mom on the red carpet in a duplicate of Madonna’s black pantsuit.)

Many of these online morons don’t seem to be aware that Madonna adopted David a number of years ago. She also has an adopted daughter, Mercy. And also the two children she has given birth to. But the level of ugly vitriol on poor David is stunning.

Unfortunately, M recently lit a fire under her critics by her misguided attempt to appear as if she were getting “down with the kids” using the N-word as a “term of endearment” towards her older son, Rocco, fathered by Guy Ritchie. She apologized. But her appearance at the Grammys with David compelled her haters to decry it as a “PR stunt” to prove she isn’t racist. Please. Madonna is no racist. Her crime, if we can call it that, is she doesn’t censor herself and is often caught up in maintaining an image that needs some tweaking to maturity. And, like most adults, she should get off Twitter. (Nothing but trouble there, people.)

But so much more came pouring out — especially on the Yahoo! site — and that David was the target is pretty grim.

Read full article by Liz Smith HERE

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From Shep Pettibone

‘I think it’s quite relevant that Madonna sang at the wedding on the Grammys. She has always tried, whether successful or not, to make being “Gay” accepted. Here’s a song we wrote together about our friends who died of AIDS. Please share’

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Miley Cyrus & Madonna Performing…Together!

Get ready for the pop music world to implode!

I can exclusively reveal that Miley Cyrus’ surprise guest performer for her upcoming MTV Unplugged special is none other than Madonna!
Yes, Miley and Madonna singing together!

Sources tell me that the two were on a Hollywood soundstage yesterday rehearsing the collaboration.

No word on what exactly they’ll be performing, but does it really matter? They could read the telephone book together and the world would watch and listen.
Miley Cyrus: MTV Unplugged tapes this afternoon (I’ll be there!) and will air on the music network tomorrow night at 9 p.m.
“The performance will showcase a more intimate side of Cyrus and feature surprise guests for an unexpected re-invention of the songs that have defined her career, including several from her #1 critically acclaimed album, Bangerz,” MTV said in a press release last week. “Miley and her fans have always had an intimate and direct connection through her music, personality and no-holds-barred attitude and the Unplugged stage will serve as the perfect platform for her to show viewers what inspires and ignites her music and her passions.”

Since its debut in 1989, Unplugged has showcased Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Adele and Florence + The Machine.
Madonna most recently teamed up with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Grammys for the hip-hop duo’s performance of “Same Love.” Cyrus kicks off her 38-city Bangerz tour on Feb. 14 in Vancouver, Canada.

Cyrus actually compared herself to Madge shortly after her infamous performance with Robin Thicke (and her foam finger) at MTV’s Video Music Awards last month.

“Last night, I was talking about some Madonna performances, and I said, ‘At some point, everything becomes irrelevant.’ Like, no one even thinks about when she did ‘Like a Virgin’ at the VMAs,” the former Disney darling told the New York Times. “That just becomes a standard, where it’s just like, ‘Oh, that’s her thing.’ So, I feel like now that I did the VMAs, that just kind of became a standard for me, and then anytime I do anything else, they’re like, ‘Miley kept it tame tonight.'”

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New Premiere Date for EPIX Original Documentary Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premium entertainment network EPIX announced a new air date today for the world television premiere of Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? The documentary will make its World Television Premiere on Wednesday, March 19, at 8PM ET. This documentary by Ron Chapman profiles Arthur Fogel, a relatively unknown businessman who has revolutionized the global concert touring industry. When it airs on March 19, the documentary will include new material including concert footage and a never-before-seen exclusive interview with recording artist and pop superstar Lady Gaga.

“and he really did not need to take a chance on me. He has tons of artists, he has a huge career, he didn’t have to do it. But he did it because he believes in me and he believes in my fans, so I‘ll always believe in him.”

“Arthur is a really special person,” said Lady Gaga, “and he really did not need to take a chance on me. He has tons of artists, he has a huge career, he didn’t have to do it. But he did it because he believes in me and he believes in my fans, so I‘ll always believe in him.”

Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? includes an in-depth interview with Fogel, as well as appearances by Bono, The Edge, Sting, Andy Summers, Madonna, Geddy Lee, Bill Zysblat, Monte Pittman, Kathy Schenker, Paul McGuinness, Ray Waddell, Michael Rapino, Guy Oseary, Elliot Roberts, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Troy Carter and many many more, as well as rarely seen concert performances. In addition to the interviews, the film features the music of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rush, Sting, The Police, U2 and Depeche Mode to name a few.

About EPIX

EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EPIX.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®4 (PS4™) systems, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 43 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (https://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (https://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (https://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (google.com/+EPIX ) and Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/EPIX).

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Madonna at the Grammys: ‘I wear grills because it pisses people off’

Madonna has opened up about her unusual choice of mouth-wear at the Grammys.

The ‘Hung Up’ megastar walked the red carpet with her son David in matching Ralph Lauren suits, and wore her now-commonplace golden grills.

Speaking to E!’s Ryan Seacrest, she said: “Yeah, I’m grillin’. It pisses everybody off when I wear my grill, so that’s why I wear it. I wear it when I don’t have to eat. Actually, I’ve learned to eat with my grill in.”

8-year-old David told Seacrest: “She said she’d get me a grill for this birthday,” to which the singer responded: “We haven’t had the time, you’d have to go to the dentist and get moulds.”

David also told Seacrest that he picked out their suits and, when asked if his adoptive mother follows his lead, he quickly replied: “Yeah, very well.”

Madonna conceded: “He wanted me to dress like him, so I obeyed him.”

Madonna took to the Grammys stage with Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert to perform a mash-up of ‘Same Love’ and ‘Open Your Heart’. The performance also featured Queen Latifah performing a mass wedding ceremony for 34 couples.

Speaking before the duet, Madonna said: “I wouldn’t do any old song with any old artist, but I feel like history is going to be made tonight. So I want to be part of that.”

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Remember When: Material Girl Madonna has her moment on The Tube

You can count on one hand the number of international pop stars who haven’t played in the region.

North music fans have been lucky enough to see everyone from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin over the years.

I can only think of maybe Elvis, Abba and, possibly, Prince who never graced local stages.

But one other act who hasn’t set foot in the Toon is, of course, Madonna.

The closest she came was on this day 30 years ago – on a Friday teatime to be exact – when she appeared on the Tube, the groundbreaking music TV show produced here in the region by Tyne Tees.

Today, the 55-year-old multimillionaire is one of the biggest names in showbusiness, an icon of the MTV age, actress, author, producer and entrepreneur.

Back in 1984, Madonna Ciccone was an unknown American singer-dancer, desperate for fame and fortune.

The video slot, which appeared on The Tube, was filmed at Manchester’s famous Hacienda club.

The young New Yorker, backed by two dancers – her brother, Christopher, and Erica Bell – strutted and mimed her way through two songs.

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Macklemore, Madonna: ‘Same Love’ Grammys wedding

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were joined by Madonna for a historic performance of their LGBT equality anthem Same Love at the Grammys last night (January 26).

Some 34 couples, gay and straight, were married onstage during the performance in a mass wedding ceremony officiated by Queen Latifah. “This song is not a love song for some of us, but for all of us,” Latifah told the audience at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

After the couples had exchanged rings, Madonna took to the stage as Same Love segued into her own song Open Your Heart. She took the lead on a slowed-down version of her classic 1987 hit before trading vocals with singer Mary Lambert on a few bars of Same Love.

“I mean, I wouldn’t do any old song with any old artist,” Madonna told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet beforehand. “But history is going to be made tonight.”

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Madonna maandag op radio 10 gold

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Ze was 20 jaar oud, had 35 dollar op zak en probeerde werk te vinden in New York. Nu zo’n 35 jaar, tientallen hits en films en 300 miljoen verkochte albums later, is ze de Queen of Pop… Madonna!

Op maandag 27 januari is het Madonna Maandag op Radio 10! Daarom zijn vandaag de hele dag de hits van Madonna te horen op Radio 10.

Vanmiddag hoor je tussen 17:00 en 18:00 de Top 3 Grootste Madonna-hits aller tijden in het programma van Edwin Ouwehand.

Top 3 Grootste Madonna-hit
1. Like a Prayer
2. Papa don’t preach
3. Frozen

Ook horen de luisteraars van Radio 10 de hele dag de leukste facts over de Queen of Pop tijdens de ‘Madonna Minute’ en zijn al haar muzikale hoogtepunten achter elkaar gezet in de ‘Madonna – Greatest Hits Mix’.

 

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Madonna en Queen Latifah trouwen homostellen

Madonna heeft tijdens de Grammy Awards een optreden gegeven met Macklemore & Ryan Lewis en Mary Lambert. Het gezelschap bracht het nummer Same Love, over het homohuwelijk, ten gehore. Queen Latifah verbond tijdens het optreden 33 homostellen in de echt. Madonna sloot de ceremonie af met een opvoering van haar hit Open Your Heart.

Het publiek in het Staples Center in Los Angeles reageerde met luid gejuich en een staande ovatie op het optreden, schrijft het Amerikaanse tijdschrift Us Weekly. Veel aanwezigen konden hun tranen niet onder bedwang houden, onder wie countryzanger Keith Urban.

Eerder op de avond vond er al een memorabel optreden plaats van ex-Beatles Paul McCartney en Ringo Starr. Ze stonden voor het eerst sinds 2009 weer samen op het podium. Het is dit jaar vijftig jaar geleden dat de Beatles in New York aankwamen.

Door: Novum

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