Ryan Murphy hints at Madonna’s involvement in Pose season 2

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Could the Queen of Pop make a cameo in Pose?

During an appearance at the 2018 Television Critics Association summer press tour in Los Angeles over the weekend, TV mastermind Ryan Murphy spoke about the future of his most recent series Pose, which was recently confirmed for a second season.

While the first season of the FX drama ended in 1988, we now know that the second season will jump forward a year to 1989, and will finish in March 1990, which is the month Madonna’s hit single Vogue – which took heavy inspiration from ball culture – was released.

Speaking about the relevance of Vogue in the upcoming second season, Ryan explained how “that song sort of took something that was unknown in the culture and made it mainstream” and said the show will explore how the characters react to this.

But will the Queen of Pop herself – who Ryan says he has a ‘good relationship’ with – make a cameo?

“I think the thing about this show thus far is the casting that we’ve done, we haven’t tried to do too much of my typical stunt casting and I don’t think we will. I don’t think that’s what the show is about,” he said in response to that question.

“But I always love to talk to Madonna. I don’t know how she’d feel about playing 1990 Madonna… I would say let’s talk to [writer, producer and director] Janet Mock about that.”

 

Set in 1987, the critically-acclaimed drama “examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world”.

Pose made history by featuring the largest amount of trans actors in regular roles of any scripted TV series in history.

The cast includes: Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

While the show hasn’t been picked up for a UK broadcast yet, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it’ll happen soon – and of course we’ll be the first to let you know when it happens.

Watch the trailer for the first season of Pose below.

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WIN IT! The First Album RSD 2018 Picture Disc – enter now!

Missed out on our first giveaway? 

Warner Music has provided the following item in our second giveaway leading up to Madonna’s 60th bday!

The First Album Japanese picture disc on vinyl was re-issued for this year’s Record Store Day and sold out quickly, missed out and want one?

Send an email to: madonnaunderground@gmail.com including your shipping address (very important! Entries without address are eliminated) and ‘RSD The First Album Picture Disc contest’ in the subject headline.

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Madonna by J. Randy Taraborrelli – winner announced

Thank you all for participating in our first of giveaways leading up to M’s 60th bday!

The lucky winner of the updated edition of Taraborrelli’s biography on Madonna is:

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You have been notified and the book will be send to you shortly!

If you didn’t win, don’t worry we have more stuff to give away.

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MADONNA by J. Randy Taraborrelli – REVIEW + wanna win a copy? Enter here!

J. Randy Taraborrelli recently updated his biography on Madonna in tribute of her upcoming 60th birthday. We were sent a copy of the updated edition for review.

Taraborrelli’s biography on Madonna has been around for quite a while and has been read by many fans. The focus here is on Madonna’s relationships, from the very early days up until her most recent flings. Taraborrelli describes in great detail Madonna’s rise to stardom, which makes for a very entertaining read. Taraborrelli draws from interviews he has done with the Lady M herself as well as quotes from other interviews, press conferences and other sources.

Madonna’s rise to stardom IS indeed fascinating, so you will find yourself skipping through the pages as it makes for such a great read. However even though many of the stuff in this book has been taken from actual quotes and interviews, you can’t help but feel that A LOT has been obviously dramatized. Many of the discussions Madonna has with her lovers or friends in this book, are obviously made up or overdone. Madonna is a true business woman and had to be to get where she wanted to go, but you can’t help but smirk at many of the things M has supposedly said.

Madonna’s studio albums and tours are also discussed but in not as great a detail as her love life is. The book’s focus is also more up until the ’90’s after that you can see that the latter years have been ‘rushed’. No book on Madonna is flawless and this isn’t too. Describing Madonna’s first magazine cover as being ‘Fresh 14’ when that is actually a club and the magazine was ‘Island’. Up until calling ‘I’m Going To tell You A Secret’ a short film (I wouldn’t exactly call two hours a short film) and saying it was about the preparation of her new tour (in the chapter Confessions Tour) and then comparing it to her 1996 ‘In Bed With Madonna’ documentary (ehm….1991 anyone?).

All flaws aside, the book is an entertaining read, just take it all in with a grain of salt.

 

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Review written by Kimberly van Pinxteren for Madonnaunderground.com
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Ryan Murphy Hints at How Madonna Will Help Shape Pose Season 2

ust shy of a month ago, the newest addition to Ryan Murphy’s armada of television shows, Pose, was renewed for a second season. And at a Television Critics’ Association preview this past Friday, Murphy gave a hint of what was to come in the next installment of the series. The first season closed in 1988; season two will pick up the following year and conclude with the release of Madonna’s “Vogue” in March 1990.

“Vogue” describes the ballroom culture that is also the subject of Pose; its release, on March 27, 1990, was one factor that helped the ballroom community achieve some mainstream recognition. (Murphy described it as putting the scene “on display” to the wider world.) Though it’s not clear if Murphy has yet acquired the rights to the track, he explained that he has “a very good relationship with Madonna thus far,” adding that the Queen of Pop offered up several songs for the series’ first season (though none of them made their way onto the soundtrack, which has featured everything from Janet Jackson to Ryuichi Sakamoto). Madonna was also the subject of an episode of Glee entitled, fittingly, “The Power of Madonna.”

Looming over the announcement was the idea that Madonna might make a cameo in the next season, given that her song is its centerpiece. Murphy didn’t dismiss the idea outright, but he noted that Pose, unlike some of his previous shows (American Horror Story: Coven, for example, featured Stevie Nicks in a season that also included a Stevie Nicks-obsessed witch), has foregone his frequent stunt casting. Instead, its focus remains on its core cast, largely made up of trans women of colorplacing queer and trans talent at the center of their own stories.“We haven’t tried to do too much of my typical stunt-casting, and I don’t think we will,” Murphy said. “But I always like to talk to Madonna.”

The same day, another major announcement emerged from the Murphy television dynasty: Jessica Lange, longtime star of American Horror Story and Feud, will return for the upcoming eighth season of American Horror Story—this one titled “Apocalypse”—reprising her role as Constance Langdon from the first season, “Murder House.” (The same day, FX announced American Horror Story had been renewed for a tenth season.) Sarah Paulson, another American Horror Story regular and the star of American Crime Story, made the reveal. Meanwhile, Murphy is off to Netflix to propagate the species elsewhere.

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Madonna covers Fabulous Magazine (out on Sunday)

OUR LUCKY STAR 

As Madonna prepares to celebrate her 60th birthday, Fabulous magazine pays tribute to the Queen of Pop in this weekend’s special issue

Don’t miss the new issue, out on Sunday, packed with celebrity interviews, gripping features and the latest fashion and beauty news

SHE might be about to become a pensioner but Madonna still reigns supreme.

In this week’s special edition of Fabulous magazine, we look at what really makes the most iconic woman in pop tick.

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We pay tribute to Madonna in this week’s Fabulous as the star turns 60

In the build up to her 60th later this month, read about the music, the men, the reinventions and the steely ambition which has made her such a trailblazer.

Also in this week’s issue, why it’s time to tackle colourism, how to nail poolside style and the nest bumbags from just £6.

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TODAY! Celebrating Madonna 60 dance event Paradiso Amsterdam this Friday! – exclusive discount code (limited supply)

Here is your chance to buy a ticket to the Madonna dance event not to be missed in legendary venue Paradiso Amsterdam today!

When you buy your ticket to Strike a Pose Celebrating Madonna 60, MadonnaUnderground visitors get an exclusive discount code. There is only a limited supply so act fast!

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She is one of the most influential and successful pop artists ever and in August she turns 60: Madonna. Therefore a big smashing danceparty at Paradiso, playing all her hits from almost 4 decades: from Holiday to Give me all your luvin’. And don’t you think there’s a better time to do that than at The Amsterdam Pride weekend?. Afterall, the Queen of Pop is a gay icon. Five hours of just Madonna might be a bit too much though. That’s why we also spin many hits from other queens: from Whitney to Beyoncé. Strike a Pose!

Ultimate Madonna dancehit

Together with you, Danserette is lookingfor the most ultimate Madonna dance hit from her almost 40-year career. Will it be Holiday, Express Yourself, Jump or maybe Vogue. Choose it now from the list of 20 Madonna dance hits we prepared for you.

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Madonna Named Top Female Artist Of Past 60 Years

Madonna has cemented her position as the Queen of Pop after she was named the all-time top female artist in the 60-year history of America’s Billboard Hot 100.

Madonna has racked up 57 entries and 12 number ones on the pop chart, while she also holds the record for the most top 10 mentions among all acts with 38.

Interestingly, the Billboard countdown was first published on 4 August, 1958 – just 12 days before Madonna was born. She will celebrate her 60th birthday on 16 August (18).

She tops Mariah Carey, who takes second place among the top-performing female solo artists with 18 Hot 100 chart-toppers – the most for any solo act – while she also boasts the most cumulative weeks in first place of any act with 79.

Rounding out the top five are Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna, who made her chart debut in 2005 and already has the third-best track record when it comes to Hot 100 number ones with 14.

Olivia Newton-John, Aretha Franklin, pop rivals Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, and Diana Ross complete the top 10.

The list of the all-time top female artists on the Hot 100 emerges shortly after Sir Elton John was named the most successful male solo act with nine number ones, 27 top 10s, and a total of 67 entries, according to Billboard.

He beat Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder to pole position, while Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney also scored spots in the top five, with Usher, Prince, Rod Stewart, Drake, and Marvin Gaye making up the rest of the top 10.

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Cardi B, Madonna and Diana Ross could headline Glastonbury 2019

Madonna, Cardi B and Diana Ross have been asked to perform at Glastonbury next year. Festival organisers are keen to address the gender ‘imbalance’ of artists on the bill at the main Pyramid Stage when the iconic event returns next summer, and they are targeting a huge list of big stars that they are keen to get involved. According to the Daily Star newspaper, joining the Beautiful Stranger hitmaker, the Bodak Yellow singer and the legendary former Supremes star on the wish list are the likes of Ellie Goulding, Mary J. Blige, Patti Smith, Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and Jorja Smith, as well as female-fronted bands like Blondie and Wolf Alice. Organiser Emily Eavis recently MusicWeek: ‘Every booking Glastonbury make is conscious, we’re trying to address the imbalance. ‘We’ve got a way to go, there are areas of the festival that have 50/50 (gender representation) like The Park last year. ‘But The Pyramid obviously isn’t and we’re working on it.’ Chain Reaction singer Diana, 74, is being eyed for the Legend slot, a Sunday afternoon set that has previously featured veteran stars including Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Dame Shirley Bassey. Bee Gees star Barry Gibb, and Neil Diamond. Emily has teased: ‘It’s a female. She is not British but I can’t give you any more clues.’ Organisers are also looking to sign up a global pop star such as Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus or Rihanna, following the success of Katy Perry’s 2017 slot. Kylie Minogue is also hoping to be asked to perform, after previously pulling out of a planned headline slot due to her breast cancer diagnosis in 2005. She said: ‘It would be amazing and very emotional to be standing there and doing what I didn’t get to do all those years ago.’

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Breaking: Madonna Confirms Her Upcoming Album Will Be Released in 2018 (according to VOGUE ITALIA article)

In the brand-new cover story for Vogue Italia — titled “Just one day out of life,” naturally — it’s confirmed that Madonna, the Queen of Pop, will be releasing new music before the end of 2018. We don’t know much about this new Madonna album, though we do know it was inspired and is an ‘answer’ to the time she’s recently spent in Portugal.

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Madonna, who turns 60 years old on Aug. 16, tells Vogue Italia, “Let’s clarify one thing, this interview for Vogue Italia — including the images that accompany it — is about my life in Lisbon, about the year in which I lived there. So it does not make much sense to talk about anything else, right?” (Note that it’s likely that quote went from English into Italian, then back into English.)

She reportedly spent a year in Portugal with four of her six children, and this new Madonna album is inspired by “the landscapes and sounds of Lisbon,” one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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The Vogue Italia August 2018 issue in which release of the new Madonna album is announced

As Vogue Italia says of the new Madonna album, “new musical pieces were born, which will be collected in an album that will be released by the end of the year.”

We also know that for this 14th studio album, which will see release 36 years after her debut single “Everybody” back in 1982, she’s rumored to be working with producer Mirwais, who also worked on her Musicand American Life albums. Based on what Madonna herself has said on Instagram, she’s no longer interested in on-cohesive albums with multiple producers.

In February, after Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary posted an old MTV News clip and proclaimed her 1998 album Ray of Light as “one of the greatest albums of all time” (also the first record he worked on with her), she fired back in the Insta comments, “Remember when I made records with other artists from beginning to end and I was allowed to be a visionary and not have to go to songwriting camps where no one can sit still for more than 15 minutes…”

We can only guess this as-yet-untitled new Madonna album features one producer from beginning to end — or at least very few producers — and that Mirwais is one of the bigger names involved.

The August 2018 cover story contains photos taken by Mert & Marcus, with an interview by Xerxes Cook. Vogue Italia says it “wanted to celebrate the most successful musician of all time.”

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(All quotes are translated from the Italian.)

Back in June Hornet spoke with legendary dance music DJ Junior Vasquez, who discussed whether he felt he and Madonna could truly patch up their relationship to make music magic one more time.

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