US TV: Madonna On 'Live With Kelly And Ryan' Today

On Friday, December 8, 2017, Madonna will sit down with one of our favorite fan girls Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest for an exclusive interview on ABC's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'. The Queen of Pop will discuss her career, philanthropic activities, as well as her current projects, including her brand new MDNA Skin care line, which was recently launched in the U.S.

The last time Madonna 'officially' met with Ripa was back on January 11, 2007 on 'Live', but the two of them made the headlines twice over the past years, Ripa attending Madonna’s 2012 Sticky & Sweet Tour and 2015 'Rebel Heart Tour', the Material Girl handing her microphone for Ripa to sing along from the front row!

Will Kelly and Ryan get the MDNA Skin Chrome Clay mask treatment from Madonna herself? Find out by watching the show next Friday and get ready for more fun!

From Madonna.com


Pretty in Pink!


Onlookers stunned as Madonna hops off economy

Stunned passengers were left open-mouthed as they watched Madonna get off an economy flight - loaded with her Louis Vuitton luggage - after their plane was diverted on its way to Lisbon.

The music legend, worth around Β£600 million, was flying from Heathrow with Air Portugal earlier this week when the crew told passengers that the plane had to refuel in Porto instead.

The American, 59, looked tired as she wore a long, black and white multi-checked coat, a monochrome striped scarf and hid her make-up free face under a grey fedora hat, reports Daily Mail.

She had been hiding completely unrecognised in the cheap seats - which cost from just Β£42 instead of Β£180 for business class tickets - until the flight landed in Porto and her agent whisked her through business class to the front of the plane.

An onlooker said: 'We'd been on the ground for about 20 minutes when I saw her assistant speaking with crew members at the front of the plane. Then I noticed all this Louis Vuitton luggage being carried past me down the aisle too. And Madonna literally walked by me. I couldn't believe it. She had no make-up on but I Googled her and I discovered that she's recently bought a place in Lisbon, so her being on the flight suddenly made sense.'

'I thought to myself 'Madonna is on my flight!'

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'She looked tired as she sat and waited at the front of the plane for about half an hour. I could barely see her face, she was constantly turning away or hiding her face in her scarf. She didn't say or do anything while her agent was on her phone. Madonna was just sitting and waiting. Then she got off the plane and I saw her get on to an airport bus. I'd heard her agent saying that her car was waiting out front - they must have meant outside the airport.'

The assistant appeared to have told the crew she was Madonna but they remained professional and didn't react. No one else appeared to recognise the Holiday superstar in their midst.

The lunchtime flight sat on the Porto runway for about an hour before flying on to Lisbon.

The source continued: 'Then a lady asked why two women had left the flight at Porto. A female crew member whispered to her that it was Madonna. She was gobsmacked!'

The rest of the passengers eventually arrived in Lisbon three hours late yesterday evening.

When MailOnline spoke to Madonna's publicist Barbara Charone about this story, she refused to comment.

A spokesman for TAP said heavy rain in Lisbon meant there was bad air traffic over Lisbon.

The pilot was told that they would be in a holding queue for half an hour when they got there so they decided to touch down, he said.

The spokesman added that while TAP always carried sufficient fuel they decided that the better course of action was for the plane to land in Porto.

'TAP confirms Flight TP359 from November the 28, from Heathrow to Lisbon, diverted to Porto (distance between the 2 cities around 300 km) due to bad weather in Lisbon.'

From NZHerald.co.nz


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Desperately Seeking Votes!

madonnalicious reader Ryan wants some help from fellow Madonna fans:

My latest enamel pin design is based on the Desperately Seeking Susan pool scene, and it’s the finalist to be produced as a limited-edition run via pin giant, Pin Lord. I submitted the design because I wanted to introduce 80s Madonna to their 100k following (it’s a young-ish following), I didn’t realistically think the design would be shortlisted.

If you like it, and would be kind enough to help me out, all you and your followers need to do is write @windowblues (that’s my Insta) on the Instagram post stated below. That’s it! I would be forever grateful.

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Voting closes on Friday 17 November at Noon EST.

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Madonna's long-time supporter and columnist Liz Smith dies

It has been announced that Liz Smith, legendary gossip columnist and long-time Madonna supporter has died. We at madonnalicious always loved her columns and insights on Madonna and will miss them and her.

Former New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith, who won her own A-list status with her witty chronicling of the glitterati, died of natural causes on Sunday, said her literary agent, Joni Evans. She was 94.

An affable blonde known for pealing laughter, Smith wrote a column that celebrated her famous friends, from Tom Hanks to Liza Minnelli to Madonna, and was read around the world for more than a quarter-century.

Despite her towering reputation, Smith held a lighthearted opinion of herself.

'We mustn’t take ourselves too seriously in this world of gossip,' she said in 1987. 'When you look at it realistically, what I do is pretty insignificant. Still, I’m having a lot of fun.'

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1923, Smith graduated from the University of Texas in 1949 with a degree in journalism and, a year later, moved to the Big Apple.

For nearly 30 years, Smith bounced from job to job - publicist for singer Kaye Ballard; assistant to Mike Wallace and 'Candid Camera' creator Allen Funt; ghostwriter for Igor Cassini’s Cholly Knickerbocker gossip column.

Smith ultimately wrote for nine New York newspapers and dozens of magazines, but it was a stint writing for Cosmopolitan that led to her big break.

While establishing herself as an authority on Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Smith attracted the attention of the New York Daily News. She started her own column at the tabloid in 1976 - and a gossip star was born.

By the 1990s, she began a syndicated daily column that ran in Newsday and the New York Post.

The column, which was reprinted across the country and abroad, reportedly earned her more than $1 million a year.

Her scoops included Donald Trump’s 1990 split from first wife Ivana. Later, in The Post, she supported her celebrity friends, including backing Billy Bob Thornton after word got out that he and Angelina Jolie had gotten married and exchanged necklaces adorned with vials of each other’s blood.

Smith’s 2000 memoir, 'Natural Blonde,' in which she admitted she was bisexual despite having married two men, was a best-seller.

In an interview with the New York Times this past July, Smith revealed that she was having trouble moving after suffering a minor stroke.

'I can’t walk. I can’t talk as well as I used to, but I’m relatively healthy otherwise,' she explained. 'I needed access to people,' she said. 'And you’re not supposed to seek access. You’re just supposed to be pure and you go to the person you’re writing about and you write the truth. Nobody can do it totally.'

'But everybody gives up something to be able to do a job, a demanding job,' she added. 'And being a reporter is a demanding, dangerous job. It may be glamorous or put you in harm’s way. I gave up being considered ethical and acceptable, for a while.'

From New York Post


Madonna Shares an Intimate Cover of Elliott Smith Performed While β€˜Everyone Else Is Asleep’

Madonnaβ€˜s children get the best lullabies at bed time, if the singer’s latest video is any indication.

The Grammy winner, 59, shared a cover of Elliott Smithβ€˜s 'Between the Bars' on her Twitter page, where she’s softly singing and playing guitar during a late-night music session.

'Strumming my favorite song when everyone else is asleep,' she captioned the black and white video posted early Thursday, adding the hashtags #prayer #lullaby and #love.

This isn’t the first time Madonna has expressed her love for the track off Smith’s 1997 album Either/Or. In a 2006 interview with Q magazine, she named 'Between the Bars' as the song from the last 20 years she wished she’d written.

She also covered the tune at a 2013 screening of the short film #SecretProjectRevolution. The singer was dragged into the room by men dressed as prison guards. Halfway through the performance, she was accompanied by a masked dancer dressed head-to-toe in blackβ€”who just happened to be her son Rocco.

From People.com