Elizabeth Alexander, Marilyn Minter, Madonna and Anne Pasternak at Brooklyn Museum – press images

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: (Exclusive Coverage) Elizabeth Alexander, Marilyn Minter, Madonna and director of Brooklyn Museum Anne Pasternak speak on stage at Brooklyn Museum on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Brooklyn Museum)

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Megan Mullally Says Madonna Didn’t Know the ‘Will & Grace’ Casts’ Names: ‘Why Should She, Who Cares?

Megan Mullally pulled a Karen Walker on Thursday night, dishing out all the best celebrity guest star gossip from the Will & Grace set during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The 58-year-old actress visited the late night show to talk about the highly anticipated NBC reboot of her beloved comedy sitcom. She noted that in its nine seasons on the air, Will & Grace, had a handful of A-list guest stars, including Madonna, Cher, Matt Damon, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, and more.

WATCH: ‘Will & Grace’ Revival Series Officially Coming to NBC

One big surprise came when Madonna appeared on the show in 2003.

“We had a lot of other famous, movie star type of people but the pop stars were really interesting,” Mullally dished. “Everybody was really cool though. A lot cooler than you would think, like Madonna was very cool.”

The comedian added that Madonna was “really nice and really present,” saying the chart-topper was not a prima donna, despite her name’s implications.

“She didn’t necessarily know our real names in real life because why should she, who cares?” Mullally quipped. “Some of the cast were really offended, like, ‘She doesn’t even know my name!’ and I was like, ‘Who cares? Madonna’s doing our show! It doesn’t matter.'”

“So she’d be like, ‘Hi, Will, hi, Grace?'” Kimmel asked.

“Yeah, kinda, yeah, yeah, yeah, but in a nice way,”Mullally admitted. “She doesn’t need to know our names for crying out loud. She’s doing our show. Who cares?”

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Madonna on Trump: ‘We Have Gone as Low as We Can Go’

New York (AP) — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.

“He’s actually doing us a great service, because we have gone as low as we can go,” she said Thursday night. “We can only go up from here, so what are we going to do? We have two choices, destruction and creation. I chose creation.”

The superstar, dressed in all black and wearing a shirt that read “Feminist,” spoke at the Brooklyn Museum with artist Marilyn Minter about art in a time of protest, among other things, in a discussion moderated by author and poet Elizabeth Alexander, who performed a work at the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.

A clip of author James Baldwin, an inspiration of Madonna’s, played before the talk, as did her 2013 short film “Secret Revolution,” dedicated to people whose rights have been abused and denied.

On the eve of Trump becoming president, both Madonna and Minter vowed to lead protests against him, including attending Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington.

“This is the most frightened I’ve ever been,” Minter said. “The most qualified candidate who ever ran was defeated by the most unqualified candidate who ever ran, and it’s all because of misogyny.”

Madonna said that while she was “horrified” Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, she now believes it was necessary.

“I do believe that Trump was elected for a reason, to show us how lazy and un-unified and lackadaisical and taking for granted we’ve become of our freedom and the rights that we have as Americans,” Madonna said. “I feel like people forgot what was written in the Constitution.”

She added: “They always say it’s darkest before the dawn and I feel this had to happen to bring people together, so let’s get this party started.”

It wasn’t all political talk. Madonna talked about her early days in New York, hanging with artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, and how her kids are not the least bit impressed with her iconic career.

“They want nothing to do with it,” she said. “I always say with my kids, every day is a small crucifixion.”

Madonna also explained why she considers herself a feminist.

“I believe that women have the right to be treated with the same human rights as men,” she said. “I feel like we are still very far behind.

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Reminder! Madonna X Marilyn Minter conversation tonight in Brooklyn Musem! Tune in live!

Tune in to Madonna’s Facebook page from 7:30-9p EST for the Madonna X Marilyn Minter conversation . The event will include a live Q&A so get your questions ready! #BrooklynTalks

The Facebook Live will start at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm ET. Turn on notifications to be alerted when the live streaming starts. To do this, click on the button above to visit Madonna’s page. Click on “Following” located right next to the “Like” button and select “Get Notifications”

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Strike a Pose – all about the film (memorabilia, press stills, live reports, video’s, galleries & more) NEW!

We have just completed our new feature: Strike a Pose!

This magnificent film directed by Reijer Zwaan and Ester Gould on the dancers from Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour was released in 2016 and has won many awards thus far (and rightfully so). We are very proud to present this new feature that brings you various goodies:

  • Film facts & links
  • Press stills
  • Memorabilia items (from our own personal collection)
  • Watch the trailers
  • Watch various video’s
  • Read various live reports
  • View our own private galleries
  • Buy the film!

We hope you enjoy and please make sure you will catch this not to be missed film in a cinema near you!

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Madonna Live Reports – from 1987 up until now experience it all!

We wanted to present to you again our large feature: Live Reports

In here we have documented every single Madonna live event we have attended, whether it was traveling throughout Europe to witness various Blond Ambition Tour shows, meeting Madonna at a signing in Selfridges in London in 2004, seeing the world premiere of The Girlie Show in London or attending the launch of the Hard Candy Fitness in Berlin and getting our arms signed.

Since 1987 we have traveled around the world seeing Madonna perform her world tours, promo tours, attend premieres and more. Our live reports come with various pictures that we took during our journey to give you a better idea of the experience. We have recently switched a few features in our menu causing for a few dead links. Every report has been thoroughly checked, updated and corrected!

To have a look at all the reports, visit Live Reports now (in the menu under ‘LIVE’)

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Join Madonna and Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum – win a chance to be in the audience

Madonna will join Marilyn Minter at the Brooklyn Museum on January 19th to talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs.

For a chance to be in the audience, pick a photo that defines art for feminism to you and share a link to it as a comment to this post + the #MadonnaxMarilynMinter hashtag before Midnight on January 15th on Madonna’s offcial Facebook page.

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Why We Need More Glorious Women Like Madonna

 

 
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In a time when we’re still seeing women struggle for their rights the world over, this writer thinks we are blessed to have one icon who uses her platform to speak about the revolutionary acts that we can and should be doing to combat this: Madonna. But even saying the performer’s name in 2017 can polarise the audience – including the female audience – and I’m continually baffled by the negativity that now seems to come along with being Madonna. She was always a symbol of rebellion, the underdog; a woman who, through music and her art was intent on changing the status quo for what it meant to be a woman. In her view, anything was possible with the right attitude and determination – she came to New York with nothing more than a few dollars in her pocket determined to her her ambitions fulfilled  – and her lyrics acted as a social commentary for how things should be challenged.  She was a voice for so many who couldn’t be heard and she knew people would despise her for that; for saying “no way am I taking this because you say I should.” Why would you accept the basic in life when you can and could have the best of everything?

That’s the empowering premise of Madonna.

You, yourself are the woman who can make this happen. Regardless of age, regardless of anything else, you can stand up and demand the best. That was what Madonna always stood for. She still does. Over three decades into a career which has seen her become the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time, she still demands the best of everything life has to offer. And this is the problem as may see it; this is why she is vilified. Is it because she’s a woman approaching 60, still relevant in an ageist industry that favours 20-year-olds still demanding the best? Yes is the short answer. Because there’s always one rule for men and another for women.

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Brooklyn Talks: Madonna X Marilyn Minter SOLD OUT

Brooklyn Talks: Madonna X Marilyn Minter SOLD OUT

January 19, 2017

8:00–10:00 p.m.

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, join Madonna and Marilyn Minter—two fearless feminist provocateurs—as they talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs. Connecting Madonna, an artist, activist, and philanthropist, with Minter, whose work explores cultural perceptions of women, this unprecedented conversation will highlight the impact of female artists within broader culture and social change. Moderated by poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander and by Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum.

This historic program is part of our A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

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Madonna & Marilyn Minter Will Speak At The Brooklyn Museum On Inauguration Eve

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On the evening before Donald J. Trump becomes the President of the United States of America [pause for fear, dread, denial, anger, gagging, productive organizing and resistance], the Brooklyn Museum will host a discussion with “two fearless feminist provocateurs,” Madonna and Marilyn Minter. From their announcement, which was made Friday morning:

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, join Madonna and Marilyn Minter as they talk art, culture, feminism, and the current state of affairs. Connecting Madonna, an artist, activist, and philanthropist, with Minter, whose work explores cultural perceptions of women, this unprecedented conversation will highlight the impact of female artists within broader culture and social change.Moderated by poet, essayist, and playwright Elizabeth Alexander and by Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum. This historic program is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism, a yearlong series of exhibitions and programs celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

The January 19th event will begin at 8 p.m., and tickets ($50 to $125) are on sale now to museum members, and will be on sale at 4 p.m. today (Friday) for the general public.

Madonna announced via the below tweet yesterday that she will be taking part in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st.

 
 Prior to Election Day, she had put on a surprise concert in Washington Square Park, where she sang and spoke out against Trump.
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Madonna Step To The Beat: Rare Radio & TV Broadcasts on Vinyl – new independent release

itemSpanning nearly 10 year period and covering some of her most iconic performances in history, this LP collection is essential for any fan of the Queen of Pop. Starting off with her legendary and controversial 1984 MTV Video Music Awards performance of “Like A Virgin”, performed a month before the single was even on the market, and closing with her lascivious cover of “Fever” from SNL in 1993, Step To The Beat: Rare Radio & TV Broadcasts covers a bunch of ground and includes classic live versions of “Into The Groove”, “Holiday”, “Express Yourself”, and more.

  • 1.Like A Virgin (MTV Video Music Awards 1984)
  • 2.Holiday (Live Aid 1985)
  • 3.Into The Groove (Live Aid 1985)
  • 4.Love Makes The World Go Round (Live Aid 1985)
  • 5.Causing A Commotion (MTV Video Music Awards 1987)
  • 6.Express Yourself (MTV Video Music Awards 1989)
  • 7.Sooner Or Later (Academy Awards 1991)
  • 8.Fever (Saturday Night Live 1993)

Label: EGG RAID

Release date: 02/02/2017

Barcode: 8592735005891

Catalog no.: EGG0000357


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Dutchies can also order HERE

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