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Madonna Gets Court Order to Stop 'Outrageous' Auction

Halted (for now): sale of star's worn underwear, hairbrush, letter from Tupac

(Newser) - Most people would consider love letters, hairbrushes, and underwear to be "highly personal items"—and a New York state Supreme Court judge agreed that, in Madonna's case, those items shouldn't be put up for auction, the AP reports. On Tuesday, the pop star received the emergency... More »

Tupac's Candid Reason for Breaking Up With Madonna

Dating a white woman would let his fans down, says his newly revealed letter from jail

(Newser) - Late rapper Tupac Shakur apparently had plenty of time to reflect while in jail in early 1995: He wrote a letter to ex-girlfriend Madonna explaining the reasons for their breakup, which he said happened partly because she was white, TMZ reports. "For you to be seen with a black... More »

Madonna Faced 'Uncomfortable Questions' Before Adopting Twins

Singer confirms adoption of 4-year-old girls from Malawi

(Newser) - After initially denying reports that she was in the process of adopting more children from Malawi, Madonna confirmed Wednesday she had done just that—twin girls. A judge in the African country ruled in favor of the adoption Tuesday after asking Madonna what he termed "uncomfortable questions" in court... More »

Madonna: No, I'm Not Adopting More Kids

Multiple outlets reported she was in Malawi to apply to adopt 2 more

(Newser) - Scratch that: Outlets including the BBC and the AP reported that Madonna had applied to adopt two children in Malawi, but the Material Girl has since refuted those reports. "I am in Malawi to check on the children's hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi,... More »

Gingrich Would Like to See Madonna Arrested

Dismisses singer's attempt to clarify remark about 'blowing up White House'

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich blasted Madonna on Monday, declaring she "ought to be arrested" for saying on Saturday she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House." In an appearance on Fox & Friends , Gingrich, an adviser to Donald Trump, likened Madonna’s remarks at the... More »

Madonna Defends Her Speech: I Don't Condone Violence

Line about 'blowing up the White House' taken out of context, she says

(Newser) - Madonna is defending her fiery, expletive-laden speech at the women's march Saturday in Washington, saying her words were "taken wildly out of context." In her speech, the singer said that she had at times been angry after the election and had thought "an awful lot about... More »

Madonna Describes Her 'Horror Show' on Election Night

'We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God'

(Newser) - "It was just like watching a horror show," and now she wakes up every morning "stuck in a nightmare." That's how Madonna describes Election Night 2016 and its aftermath in a new Harper's Bazaar interview. As they watched the election results roll in, Madonna... More »

Madonna Gives Old Boys' Club Hell in Speech

'To age is a sin,' she says and women are routinely 'criticized, vilified'

(Newser) - Madonna, the New York Times notes, is the highest-grossing female touring act ever—having just wrapped up one that pulled in $170 million—and boasts an accolade-filled career that has comfortably spanned four decades. Do not take that to mean those feats were easy, she told the Billboard Women in... More »

Madonna Casually Discusses Kissing Michael Jackson

Reveals relationship to James Corden on 'Carpool Karaoke'

(Newser) - During her appearance on " Carpool Karaoke " Wednesday night, Late Late Show host James Corden asked Madonna what it was like to be friends with Michael Jackson. "So you want me to kiss and tell, then?" Madonna replied, and then "Of course. Of course. Of course,"... More »

10 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

Somehow Diddy makes the list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is officially bigger than the Rolling Stones—at least in North America. In Forbes ' list of the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, Swift takes the top spot by breaking the North American touring record formerly held by the Rolling Stones. She also has endorsements in the seven... More »

Madonna's 16-Year-Old Arrested for Pot: Report

Madonna tells the AP it's 'a family matter'

(Newser) - Madonna says she is supporting son Rocco Ritchie after reports surfaced Wednesday that the 16-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana in London. Madonna released a statement to the AP Wednesday calling the September arrest "a family matter." She said: "I love my son very much. I... More »

Madonna Exposes Teen Audience Member's Breast

But the aspiring model doesn't mind

(Newser) - Hot on the heels of showing up to a Brisbane concert three hours late , Madonna is making headlines yet again for exposing a teenage audience member's breast at another concert in the city. The Material Girl pulled Josephine Georgiou onstage and tugged on her shirt, briefly exposing the 17-year-old'... More »

Madonna 3 Hours Late to Concert, Blames Audience

Hundreds of fans had already left

(Newser) - Madonna is performing in Australia for the first time in more than two decades this month, but apparently the occasion isn't major enough for her to bother being punctual. As the Guardian reports, the Material Girl arrived for her Wednesday night show in Brisbane at 11:22pm. It was... More »

France's Le Pen Sues Madonna Ex Over Selfie

'Do you find it normal to be photographed while asleep on a plane?'

(Newser) - A far-right French politician is suing one of Madonna's ex-boyfriends for nearly $55,000—all because of an unflattering selfie taken on an airplane. Jean-Marie Le Pen—whom the Telegraph labels a "veteran xenophobic firebrand"—is miffed that the now-viral photo of him snoozing away in his... More »

Here's Why Madonna's Son Is So Mad at Her

It sounds like typical teenage stuff

(Newser) - Madonna's 15-year-old son has been ordered by a judge to return to his famous mom in New York, though it's not clear whether Rocco Ritchie—who, his lawyers have said , would much rather stay with dad Guy Ritchie—has actually complied with said order. Sources have been saying... More »

Madonna's Teen Son Refuses to Return to NYC Home

But a judge has ordered him to do just that

(Newser) - Madonna may be endlessly cool to her fans, but that doesn't mean she's exempt from the typical struggles of a mom of teenagers. Her 15-year-old son, Rocco, recently refused to get on a plane from London (where his dad, Guy Ritchie, lives) to New York (where Madonna lives),... More »

Madonna: Sean Penn Never Assaulted Me

She's supporting his $10M defamation lawsuit

(Newser) - Madonna says Sean Penn never assaulted her during their tempestuous marriage in the '80s and it's "outrageous" for anybody to claim otherwise. Madonna is supporting Penn in his $10 million defamation lawsuit against director Lee Daniels, who Penn says falsely accused him of domestic violence, People reports.... More »

Madonna's Unusual Opener: Amy Schumer

Her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, clarifies that it's not him

(Newser) - Madonna might well get upstaged by her opening act in three upcoming shows in New York City, though not musically. Comedian Amy Schumer will do the honors for the mid-September shows, reports Billboard . The news comes with two unusual tweets: The first, from Schumer, is a video clip of her... More »

Madonna Drops a Very Uncomfortable Kiss on Drake

Drake doesn't seem too happy about it

(Newser) - Madonna and Drake performed together last night at Coachella, and things got a little awkward. At one point, Madonna kissed Drake—an apparently willing Drake, at least at first. But as the moment stretched on, Drake's arms started to flail, and the look on his face when they finally... More »

Why Madonna Wishes She Were Married to Jay Z

Because then maybe she'd finally score a White House invite

(Newser) - Madonna seems pretty happy with herself, for the most part—but it sounds like there's at least one reason she might be jealous of Beyonce. She recently admitted in Us Weekly 's "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" that the person she most wants to... More »

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