Mark Blum, Star of ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ and ‘You,’ Dies at 69 Due to Coronavirus Complications

Mark Blum, a veteran character actor who starred in the films “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” as well as the recent TV series “You,” has died due to complications from the coronavirus. He was 69. The New York theater company Playwrights Horizons first announced the news, and SAG-AFTRA executive vice president Rebecca Damon confirmed…

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Madonna in 2000: Reinventing Pop ‘Music’

Courtesy Photo Madonna, “Music” Following our Billboard staff-picked list of the 100 greatest songs of 2000, we’re writing this week about some of the stories and trends that defined the year for us. Here, we look back at the way Madonna, arguably the most iconic pop star of the ’80s and ’90s, entered her third decade: with an album…

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Madonna’s Coronavirus Diary Is Her Best Work in Years

Madonna might not have had the most graceful transition into the modern era, evidenced by her recent album Madame X. But the coronavirus pandemic seems to have brought out the best in the queen of pop — a flare for drama, comedy and reinvention — just when we needed her most. Related | Madonna X-periments With ‘The Madame…

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Through the Years: Madonna’s Iconic “Vogue” Turns 30

From MTV to Madame X, the queen of pop’s ode to voguing continues to endure three decades later.     Photo: Warner Bros. Released in March of 1990, Madonna’s “Vogue” wasn’t just a hit single—it was a cultural phenomenon. Ironically, no other song better exemplifies both the singer’s influence on pop culture and the accusations…

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Coronavirus: Forget Nostradamus, people think Madonna predicted the COVID-19 pandemic

CORONAVIRUS was foretold by the pop star Madonna, not Nostradamus, conspiracy theorists have bizarrely claimed online. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 284,000 people since it appeared unannounced last November. The virus’ sudden appearance in China and its rapid spread across the globe has led many to speculate about its origin. Coronavirus: Why are people…

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