Australian promo poster, courtesy of Madonna Australia
When Madonna‘s not living for love, she’s living for Ellen (appearances).
The singer will be Ellen‘s musical guest for a full week, Live Nation announced today. She’ll be on the program Monday March 16 through Friday March 20. (Rebel Heart, her latest, drops March 10 in the United States.)
In addition to the music, the two will be sure to discuss her just-announced massive world tour, which will kick off August 29 in Miami.
The countdown to some kind of viral-y video with Ellen DeGeneres falling over in a cape begins now.
France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen has said yes to an offer from US pop icon Madonna to “sit down and have a drink”. The pair famously fell out when one of Madonna’s videos featured an image of Le Pen complete with a swastika on her forehead
Madonna has always said you should “Express Yourself” and that’s exactly what the 56-year-old singer has been doing while in France this week.
She first hit the French newspapers last week after comparing France and Europe to Nazi Germany – leaving some to question her authority on the matter considering she was born in the US in 1958.
On Monday, she made headlines in France again after inviting the leader of the National Front for a meeting over a ‘demi’ bière or two.
“I think I would like to sit down and have a drink with Marine Le Pen,” Madonna said on the Grand Journal TV programme. “I want to understand where she’s coming from.”
It certainly sounded like a prayer for the Material Girl – and that prayer was answered on Tuesday afternoon.
After initially telling RTL radio that she wouldn’t be meeting the diva, Le Pen did an about turn later in the day.
“I accept Madonna’s invitation with pleasure,” she told the AFP news agency.
“I appreciate people who make overtures in good faith.”
The relationship between the two women has a rocky foundation.
In 2012, the American kicked off her world tour with a show featuring a video montage of Le Pen with a swastika on her forehead. The footage was followed by another photomontage of Hitler and Le Pen.
The French political party threatened legal action over what they called an “odious comparison”, and Madonna cut the montage from her show.
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We apologize for the lack of updates yesterday and this morning. Some of us had an unexpected last minute trip to Le Grand Journal in Paris, and an even more unexpected ending to the day: a meet & greet with M and our photo taken with her.
Full story and of course the picture coming soon!
The first pictures of the meet & greet at Le Grand Journal yesterday. This is the presentor and the team pictured with M
We are in the process to transfer all the sections of the ‘old’ website onto the current one, which is a long and slow process especially during such a hectic ‘Rebel Heart’ time.
We have just completed the ‘Madonna Live Reports’ section under ‘Special Reports’ in the main menu. This section contains all of our live reports from attending the Who’s That Girl Tour in 1987 up until the latest Hard Candy launch Berlin in 2013 where we met Madonna. This is a section that has always been very popular and we have received many positive comments about it.
Step back in time and relive some of the (promo) tours that you have attended as well.