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Madonna Posts Son's George Floyd Tribute, Gets Slammed

Teen son David's dance honoring Floyd is deemed 'exploitive,' 'tone-deaf'

(Newser) - Madonna likely meant well with a tribute to George Floyd that she posted on social media Thursday, but the video featuring one of her sons has received more backlash than applause. E! News reports on the three-minute clip , which shows David Banda—the 14-year-old adopted by Madonna in 2006 from... More »

Madonna Is Ready to 'Breathe in COVID-19 Air'

Singer reveals positive test for coronavirus antibodies

(Newser) - Madonna says she plans "to breathe in the COVID-19 air" after testing positive for antibodies of the novel coronavirus. "Took a test the other day. And I found out that I have the antibodies," the 61-year-old singer said Thursday in a diary video shared on Instagram, per... More »

Coronavirus Kills a Veteran Actor

Mark Blum of 'Desperately Seeking Susan,' 'Law & Order: SVU,' dies at 69

(Newser) - Madonna is among those mourning veteran actor Mark Blum, who died this week of complications from COVID-19. The 69-year-old starred alongside Madonna in 1985's Desperately Seeking Susan, in which he played the husband of character Roberta Glass. "This is really tragic … I remember him as funny warm,... More »

Madonna Has Something to Say About the Virus. From Her Tub

Star's odd message calls pandemic 'the great equalizer'

(Newser) - From stars contracting the new coronavirus —including Tom Hanks , Andy Cohen , and Idris Elba —to what BuzzFeed deems the "celebrity nonsense" of Hollywood figures like Gal Gadot and Evangeline Lilly , famous personalities are making headlines during the pandemic. Madonna is precariously close to tumbling into the latter... More »

Madonna Cancels Gigs Due to 'Unexpected Turn of Events'

She says she is in 'overwhelming' pain

(Newser) - Madonna's grueling schedule on her Madame X tour is taking its toll. The singer says she has had to cancel three dates in Boston on doctor's orders because she is in "overwhelming" pain, the Guardian reports. "Please forgive this unexpected turn of events," she wrote... More »

Fan Sues Madonna for Changing Concert Time

'A queen is never late,' she says

(Newser) - A Madonna fan is suing the notoriously unpunctual singer for pushing back the start time of a concert by two hours. Nate Hollander says that when he bought tickets for the Material Girl's Dec. 17 concert in Miami Beach, it was scheduled for 8:30pm. But two weeks ago,... More »

Madonna Is Seriously Displeased With NYT Profile

'It makes me feel raped'

(Newser) - In her New York Times profile on Madonna, Vanessa Grigoriadis quotes the singer as saying she "felt raped" by the early leak of songs from her last album, commenting "it didn't feel right to explain that women these days were trying not to use that word metaphorically.... More »

Madonna: Harvey Weinstein 'Crossed Lines'

Describes movie mogul as 'incredibly sexually flirtatious' with her

(Newser) - At 60, Madonna reflects on a career that wasn't all sunshine and roses in a New York Times feature out Wednesday. In the process, she describes publicly for the first time the stain that was her interaction with Harvey Weinstein during the making of her 1991 documentary, Truth or ... More »

Madonna: My Daughter Doesn't Have My Drive

The Material Girl talks kids, career in 'Vogue'

(Newser) - Madonna spoke candidly about her kids during a recent interview with Vogue , saying that she gave her older kids phones at 13—and that was "a mistake" she's not planning to make with her younger kids, including now-13-year-old David, who doesn't yet have a phone. Giving her... More »

Madonna Says Panned Aretha Speech Was Not a Tribute

Madge says MTV asked her to share an anecdote about the Queen of Soul

(Newser) - Madonna has responded to widespread criticism of the "tribute" she made to Aretha Franklin at Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards. Per Entertainment Weekly , Madge explained on Instagram that she was asked by the network to share an anecdote with the audience while presenting this year's video... More »

Madonna Just Turned 60. She's Still Afraid of Thunder

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 'Material Girl' is coming out on milestone occasion

(Newser) - Who would've thought we'd live to tell the tale of seeing the Material Girl turn 60? Madonna Louise Ciccone enters sexagenarian territory Thursday, and the internet is, not surprisingly, throwing a no-holds-barred party. USA Today features a chronological timeline of 60 of the superstar's greatest moments, from... More »

Madonna Fails to Stop Sale of Tupac Breakup Letter

As well as a bunch of other items once belonging to the Material Girl

(Newser) - Bad news for Madonna: A judge on Monday said a New York auction house can go ahead and sell some of her personal stuff. Gotta Have Rock and Roll auctions got a hold of a pair of the singer's underwear, a letter Tupac Shakur wrote to her explaining why... More »

Get Some Ice Water for the Sexiest Music Video Ever

We forgot how steamy "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak was

(Newser) - Sex on the beach, a gyrating half-naked Prince, and what amounts to a mostly clothed orgy. These are just some of the sights in the sexiest music videos of all time, according to Rolling Stone . The top five: More »

Yes, This Really Is Madonna—and She Wants Her FedEx Package

Singer tweets irritated message at delivery service

(Newser) - Take a bow, FedEx—you managed to anger the Material Girl. CNET reports on a Tuesday morning tweet by Madonna that aired her grievances with the delivery service, and the look on her face in the accompanying photo (her attempt at physical proof?) says it all. "When you've... More »

Madonna Is Moving to Portugal

The singer says she finds the European country inspiring

(Newser) - Madonna is heading overseas to a new home in Portugal, the AP reports. The Michigan native had been living in New York. She said on Instagram Saturday that she finds the energy of Portugal inspiring, and it makes her feel creative and alive. More »

New Photo Is a 1st for Madonna

It's 1st pic of pop star with all 6 of her kids

(Newser) - Celebrating her 59th birthday this week in Italy, People reports Madonna did something she'd never done before: shared a photo of herself with all six of her children. The photo—posted Friday on Instagram —shows the pop star with Lourdes, 20; Rocco, 17; Mercy James, 11; David, 11;... More »

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 »

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