An Interview with The Most Sought After Doctor in New York: Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank

Bhavna: It is common knowledge that you work with Madonna. Every time I’ve seen her, she appears ageless. Can you talk a little bit about how you met, how has she changed your perspective on aging and beauty in general and the MDNA skincare collaboration? 

Dr. Frank: So, we met about five years ago and she came to me on a recommendation of another patient, as sadly the last doctor she worked with had passed away. After working with her for about a year or two, I got involved in developing the skincare line with her and a Japanese technology company. Together, our tools and our formulas created the perfect synergy to defy the boundaries of modern science and deliver game-changing results.

I think that with Madonna – she’s learned a lot from me, I’ve learned a lot from her. To me, she is a perfect example of the ethos of my profession right now. There isn’t one thing that will keep you from aging. It’s a lifestyle combination. Madonna is the example of someone that is so driven in all of the aspects of her life. She takes good care of herself and her body with diet and exercise. So the small things I do make me look very talented as a doctor because she takes great care of herself. She also does all of these other things, from religion to meditation to diet to exercise to spending time with her family. These are the things that keep her looking ageless as you say, and they are working really well.

Before you walk through my doors, your diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, intimacy levels at home, and meditation should all be things that you are working on at home. I’m the icing on the cake – that is my philosophy. I really take a very holistic approach. You can’t inject happiness into someone’s life. However, when someone is taking care of themselves and working on themselves holistically, then it makes my job easy and together we can achieve the patient’s desired results.

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Taylor Swift Praises Madonna for ‘Outstanding’ N.Y.C. Concert: ‘M Gave It Everything’

The pop star, 29, was joined by the show’s culinary expert, Antoni Porowski, at Madonna’s final Madame X theater tour show in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Swift documented the fun outing with a selfie of her and Porowski, as well as other friends, on her Instagram Story, praising the “Like a Prayer” singer for putting on an incredible performance.

“Thank you Madonna for an outstanding show,” she wrote. “Shout out to the phenomenal dancers, singers, musicians, set designers, crew, wardrobe, glam and M who gave it EVERYTHING.”

The setlist for the show was packed with tracks from Madonna’s latest album, Madame X, but also included classics like “Human Nature,” “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer.”

After multiple gigs at Brooklyn’s BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the concert series will have a short residency at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago in late October, then another at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater in November.


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WRAPS UP MADAME X TOUR IN NEW YORK … With Possible Dancer/Boyfriend

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45 of the most iconic music video looks of all time

Madonna put an edgy spin on bridal wear for her “Like a Virgin” (1984) music video.

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Madonna pushed fashion boundaries. 

Throughout her career that spans multiple decades, Madonna cemented herself as the queen of pop in a series of iconic music videos, one of the earliest being her 1984 hit “Like a Virgin.”

At the beginning of the video for “Like a Virgin,” the songstress can be seen wandering throughout Venice in a look that would become her signature for the time — a cropped black tank top, mixed rosary beads, a “boy toy” belt buckle, and pops of neon — before donning the ubiquitous lace and tulle wedding dress. 

Madonna would later spark controversy by wearing a version of the wedding dress at the very first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984, before paying homage to her original performance in 2003 with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Elliott, in which the two pop princesses wore similar bridal get-ups on stage with Madonna as their makeshift groom.

Watch the full video here.

Madonna continued to prove she was a style icon in the music video for “Material Girl (1985).

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The singer channeled Marilyn Monroe for the video. 

From the same album, Madonna released a slew of hits back-to-back, the second being “Material Girl,” her ode to riches over romance.

In the video, she pays homage to another blonde icon, Marilyn Monroe, recreating her performance of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The singer’s pink satin gown and matching gloves, along with a handful of diamonds and a fur coat, helped make this one of Madonna’s most famous videos to date.

Watch the full video here.

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25 candid photos of icons who shaped pop culture (Madonna on the set of Who’s That Girl)

This image of Madonna in 1986 is also one of the photographer’s favorites.



Courtesy of Oscar Abolafia

In 1986, Madonna was filming the movie “Who’s That Girl” in New York, and production closed off one of the city’s blocks. To get close, Abolafia lied and told the officials he lived on that block, so they let him through. He then knocked on a random apartment’s door and asked to be let inside to use a window for a better view.

“I was very lucky to be in the right spot when she was taking a break,” he said. “She was chewing gum and blowing bubbles, and I got that picture.”

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The Mix: Madonna live, Chicago Film Festival and more cool things to do Oct. 11-17

Looking for some cool things do to and see in Chicago in the week ahead? Here are some highlights:

Into the Madonna groove

Leave it to Madonna to always shake things up. Her Madame X tour, a series of multi-night residencies in smaller venues than usual, began with 17 nights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Gilman Opera House and is now headed here for seven shows at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. The iconic performer celebrates her 14th studio album while also performing hits and fan favorites. Rolling Stone says the tour is “a testament to the genius in her madness” and that Madonna is “as gloriously weird as ever.” An Oct. 15 show has been rescheduled for Oct. 28. Other dates: Oct. 16-17, 21, 23-24, 27. Tickets begin at $98. Visit

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Parlor Social ‘Not Giving Up On You Tour’ dates (don’t miss out)

Don’t miss out on any of the Not Giving Up On You live shows by Parlor Social (Ric’key Pageot + Dessy Di Lauro)

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA, United States

‘Not Giving Up On You’ US & Europe Tour
Chicago, IL, United States

‘Not Giving Up On You’ US & Europe Tour
San Francisco, CA, United States

‘Not Giving Up On You’ US & Europe Tour
Los Angeles, CA, United States

‘Not Giving Up On You’ US & Europe Tour
London, United Kingdom

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The Real-Life Diet of Loic Mabanza, Madonna’s Secret Weapon

As Madonna’s lead dancer, Loic Mabanza, tells me about the scripts he’s working on, as well as his nightly journaling habit, he almost passes for another chic Brooklyn creative. He’s sitting in a coffee shop in Fort Greene, sporting a ribbed short-sleeved turtleneck and a silver chain necklace—think the Rock but couture-ified—along with sleek black pants, suede Chelsea boots, and a healthy collection of chunky silver rings. He looks so at home that I briefly forget he spends most of his waking hours with one of the most famous and beloved pop musicians ever.


Across the street from the coffee shop is BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House, where Mabanza has been dancing at the fore of Madonna’s Madame X show for the past month. The tour, an intimate no-phones affair set to hit 11 cities over the next six months, is a sort of musical revue/performance art hybrid, more “no-holds-barred fever dream of Madonna’s most outlandish impulses” than “concert.” It’s a chaotic, occasionally self-indulgent, damn good time, and it’s the third world tour Mabanza has been on with Madonna—a rarity for her dancers.

man in a dance studio wearing a black hoodie and silver jewelry stretching in a lunge position

Mabanza can’t recall exactly when he actually started practicing his chosen profession, but by age 13, his nights were spent dancing with friends in the underground hip-hop scene of his Paris-adjacent hometown, Persan (population: 10,000). He’s never been formally trained, but anyone who’s watched him lean his entire body into a 45-degree angle to the floor can tell you he most certainly knows how to move. Nine years ago, he was dancing in international competitions when he was introduced to Madonna at an after-party in a London club. Once she saw him dance, she asked him to join her for performances here and there, and soon enough, he found himself on her 2012 MDNA tour. He followed that one up with the Rebel Heart tour in 2015, then accompanied Madonna on her charity trips to Malawi supporting her non-profit organization, and now he’s here, in New York for Madame X.

Read full interview at GQ

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Desperately Seeking Susan blu-ray release in Germany

Desperately Seeking Susan is coming to blu-ray in Germany planned for a March release!

Herausgeber: Just Bridge
Regisseur: Susan Seidelman
Produktion: USA / 1985
Kategorie: DramaKomödien
Verpackung: HD Keep Case
Sprachen: Deutsch DTS-HD MA 5.1 / Englisch DD 5.1
Untertitel: Deutsch
Region: B
Disc Kapazität: BD-25 GB
Bildformat(e): 1920x1080p (1.85:1) @23,976 Hz
Video-Codec: MPEG-4/AVC
Spieldauer: 104 Minuten
Veröffentlichung: vsl. März 2020
Once we have more info and pre-order links we will update you!
Thanks to Basti!
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Madame X concert update – BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

With the Madame X concerts departing from the Brooklyn Academy of Music this weekend, we regret to inform you that Madonna is unable to reschedule the concert previously scheduled for Monday, October 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Refunds will be automatically issued to the credit card on which they were ordered.

Both tonight’s show (October 10) and Saturday’s show (October 12) at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House will proceed as scheduled.

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Madonna, Bjork and Star Wars feature in kimono exhibition

Madonna, Bjork and Star Wars will all feature in a new exhibition on the kimono.


The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is planning its first major exhibition on the “ultimate symbol of Japan” and a “constantly evolving icon of fashion”.

Highlights will include the Alexander McQueen dress worn by Bjork on her Homogenic album cover.

It will also feature original Star Wars costumes modelled on the kimono, and the Jean Paul Gaultier ensemble which Madonna wore for her Nothing Really Matters video.

The Star Wars costume, a light brown robe of threadbare cloth, was worn by Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

More than 315 works will be featured in the exhibition, including kimonos especially made for the show.

Curators said Japan itself is enjoying a resurgence of interest in the garment.

Anna Jackson said: “From the sophisticated culture of 17th century Kyoto to the creativity of the contemporary catwalk, the kimono is unique in its aesthetic importance and cultural impact, giving it a fascinating place within the story of fashion.”

Rare 17th and 18th century kimonos will be displayed for the first time in the UK, alongside work by a new wave of contemporary designers and stylists.

Madonna, Nothing Really Matters video, 1999 (Photo by Frank MicelottaImageDirect/ Getty Images)

Paintings, prints, film, dress accessories and other objects will also feature, as well as Oscar-winning costumes from the film Memoirs Of A Geisha.

More at BelfastTelegraph

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Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me vinyl release on RSD Black Friday (‘Beautiful Stranger’) is reporting that  Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack will be released on transparant tan vinyl on Record Store Day Black Friday November 29.

This soundtrack includes Madonna’s ‘Beautiful Stranger’ and it’s the first time the soundtrack will be released on vinyl.

For the collector’s among us there are now two records to hunt down!

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A Certain Sacrifice German advance viewer’s promo VHS (collector’s corner!)

For all our Madonna movie collectors out there, we have added a new item to the ‘A Certain Sacrifice’ page in our Filmography.

This is a German promotional advance viewer’s timecoded VHS video for Madonna’s ‘film’ debut directed by Stephen Jon Lewicki. The promotional VHS is overdubbed, meaning it’s spoken in German from start to finish (and not by Madonna as you probably figured out). The film is by HVW-Focus-Film and reads ‘pressekassette’

The video comes with a folded ‘Muster’ sample video cover of the upcoming homevideo release.

Check it out HERE

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Madonna injured, postpones ‘Madame X’ concert in Brooklyn

There are some more Xs on Madonna’s 2019 “Madame X” tour calendar.

The 61-year-old pop icon announced she will postpone Monday night’s Brooklyn Academy of Music residency show after sustaining a knee injury.

“Unfortunately, Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ concert this evening at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House is postponed,” the statement read. “Madonna is currently dealing with a knee injury and has been advised rest for the next three days to assist in her recovery.”

The “Madame X” tour dates slated for Thursday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 12, are expected to proceed as scheduled. No information about rescheduling the Oct. 7 show has been released.

More here

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