Amy Schumer Poses as Madonna Circa 'Truth or Dare'

The Amy Schumer-Madonna lovefest continues. First, the Queen of Pop tapped the Trainwreck writer/star to open her three New York-area shows this fall. Now, Schumer is posing like Madonna in a photo shoot for Empire film magazine.

One shot features two dapper dudes in tuxes leaning into an elegant, cleavage-baring Amy. It's a fairly direct homage to an iconic Steven Meisel pic taken during a photo shoot for her 1991 documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare (though Madonna bared significantly more cleavage).

The other pic is of Amy, finger in mouth, reacting to a man who's unzipped his pants in front of her - a pose Madge copped during a separate Meisel photoshoot related to Truth or Dare (and which appeared on the cover of The Advocate). That picture, incidentally, found Madonna in the same outfit she wore on the cover of her 'Vogue' single. Meisel also contributed to Madonna's Sex coffee-table book.

Check out the swoon-worthy pics, and check out Schumer opening for Madonna on Sept. 16, 17 and 19.

From Billboard.com

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Second Manila show added for the Rebel Heart Tour

By overwhelming demand, Madonna is adding a second night in Manila! The second night of her Rebel Heart Tour is set for February 25, 2016 at Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila.

ICON PRE-SALE FOR FEB. 25 ‚ÄĘ MANILA #2
WED., JULY 29, @ 10am-4pm PHT

The Icon pre-sale for Manila is open to all registered Week #10 Icon Live Pass holders. Lifetime Legacy member priority access will begin at 10am PHT. On the morning of the pre-sale, login to madonna.com and go to the Tour page. You will see your unique passcode displayed at the top of the page.

From Madonna.com


Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March.

'It's just the beginning, so we're working out a lot of kinks and hopefully we're going to build something unique and amazing that's going to attract a lot of people,' the 56-year-old singer said in a recent interview.

Tidal, which offers a basic subscription for $10 and a high-quality audio one for $20, hasn't made a splash like its announcement did a few months ago, when Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, Jack White and others stood onstage in solidarity along with Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z.

Since then, Tidal announced a family plan and discount for students. The company also lost its interim CEO last month.

'It's important that people understand we didn't create Tidal, we didn't put this together, we didn't all join forces because we're broke and we want more money. The idea is we want to support other artists and we want people to understand this is our heart, this is our work, and we want people to recognize that and we want other artists to have a chance,' Madonna said.

'We live in a society now where everybody just expects everything to be for free, but you don't get a house for free; you have to pay somebody to build it,' she added.

Other artist-owners of Tidal include Arcade Fire, Alicia Keys, Usher, Chris Martin, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Jason Aldean and J. Cole.

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


Madonna feels like Picasso, says art has no expiration date

Madonna thinks artists deep into their careers should stop if they don't have anything more to say. But at 56, the singer says she still has things to talk about, and in short, she feels like Pablo Picasso.

'I like to compare myself to other kinds of artists like Picasso. He kept painting and painting until the day he died. Why? Because I guess he felt inspired to do so,' she said. 'Life inspired him, so he had to keep expressing himself, and that's how I feel.' Madonna released her self-titled debut album in 1983, and her latest album, 'Rebel Heart,' earlier this year. She said the key to sticking around is her continual desire to inspire others.

'I don't think there's a time, a date, an expiration date for being creative,' she said. 'I think you go until you don't have any more to say.'

'The theme I really truly explore in this show more than anything is love and romance,' she said in a phone interview from her home in New York City last week. 'I want people to walk out like they're feeling inspired and like they've seen something they've never seen before (and) felt something they've never felt before.'

Comedian Amy Schumer, whose new movie 'Trainwreck' opened impressively at No. 2 with $30.2 million last weekend, will open for three Madonna shows in New York.

'She's a role model for women, and I am too, and I think it's a good match,' said Madonna, who added that the idea to bring Schumer on board came from the singer's management team. 'I love her and....I just thought, 'That's interesting.' (I'll) try something new and different rather than the usual run-of-the-mill - have a band, have a DJ. It's definitely a new thing. I hope it works - fingers crossed.'

Madonna says picking the set list for her upcoming tour has been hard, mainly because she wants to sing her newest songs but also satisfy her longtime, die-hard fans. 'I realize I have 32 years of other songs, so I have to pick and choose. I sit there for weeks and weeks and weeks trying to figure out which of my old catalog I want to do,' she said. 'It's a puzzle that we have to put together 'cause thematically the songs - the old and the new - they have to go together; sonically they have to go together.'

She's even picky about the costumes onstage. 'What people wear, from their footwear to the buttons on their jacket, is all very important to me,' she said.

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News


Events: Desperately Seeking Susan 30th Anniversary Screening

Fresh from the successful collaboration with community friends at Outfest 2015 for Madonna:Truth or Dare, DIVA (Diverse and Inclusive Visionary Artists) invite you and your friends to continue celebrating the legacy of the Queen of Pop!

30th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION
Special Screening of
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN

AUGUST 13 THURSDAY
7:30 pm
AMC UNIVERSAL CITY STADIUM 19
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

LIMITED SEATS! ONE NIGHT ONLY!

TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE UNTIL JULY 30.

Get your tickets here: www.tugg.com/events/15235

Just in time for Madonna’s Birthday weekend celebration, we are going to have a party at this location in Los Angeles- the same site for her inaugural 1995 Virgin Tour!

WIN PRIZES! Wear your best Material Girl gear and dance to the best of 80s-90s Madonna songs an hour before the screening - arrive early!

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Events: A Tribute to Madonna - Fireworks in Montreal

Get into the groove of the irresistible hits of this pop music icon!

Date : Saturday, August 1st

Theme : A Tribute to Madonna

Firm : Pyrospectaculars by Souza & La Ronde

For the 2015 grand finale, La Ronde and PyroSpectaculars by Souza, a pyrotechnic company from California that has participated in the Montréal’s competition in 2001 and 2007, present a tribute to one of pop music’s most famous icons: Madonna. Again this year, the soundtrack was created by an artistic committee headed by Paul Csukassy, the Montréal competition’s technical director. It will feature various musical 'personalities' of the pop diva sure to get the audience into the groove. It will be all fireworks, songs and dance with chart toppers from her debut single Lucky Star to her latest Living for Love, to her movie songs such as Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and Live to Tell, plus her irresistible dance hits, including Vogue and Ray of Light all leading to an explosive finale of party anthems.

Fireworks out of competition. The fireworks start at 10 p.m., rain or shine.

For more details on the event and tickets visit: www.sixflags.com