Madonna on the cover of new magazine 'Women In Pop'

Women In Pop is a new quarterly music magazine launching in May 2017 dedicated to female pop musicians from all over the world. The aim is to reverse both the underrepresentation and misrepresentation of female musicians in the media.

Women In Pop will feature intelligent, interview led articles with both established and emerging female pop musicians. Our articles will focus on the art, the stories, the struggles, the triumphs and the talent behind each woman’s music. No gossip, no bullying and no judgement. Inspirational women with exceptional talent. Pop music is the most glorious art form the world has to offer – and women do it better!

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The first issue of Women In Pop features Madonna on the cover along with a ten page editorial feature.

The article will look at how Madonna is the biggest selling female artist of all time whose influence has extended beyond the music scene - changing and moulding the society we live in today since she first appeared in the early 80s. It explores why the world finds it so difficult to accept women as outspoken, sexually active and opinionated, when we don't confer the same negativity on men? The article will explore why Madonna's refusal to conform infuriates so many people and why we should instead be acknowledging Madonna for the social crusader and visionary that she is.

Women In Pop is on sale 1 May, and will be available in Australia, US, UK, Asia & New Zealand - for more information visit facebook.com/womeninpop

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Madonna brands planned biopic 'lies'

Madonna has stepped up her criticism of a planned biopic about her rise to fame, branding it 'lies'.

The music superstar voiced her anger at Blond Ambition, which will tell the story of her career in the early 1980s, after previously hinting she was unhappy with the proposed movie.

She posted snake emojis on Instagram alongside the names of film-makers Brett Ratner, Elyse Hollander and Universal Studios, which has reportedly picked up the project.

'Lies Have No Legs,' Madonna wrote.

Madonna also shared a message which read: 'Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason.'

The 58-year-old had previously appeared to voice her displeasure at the planned film, writing on Instagram: 'Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work.'

She added: 'This is a disease in our society.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hollander’s script is set in New York as Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album.

From PA Movies Via Yahoo! News


Geena Davis spills 'League of Their Own' secrets on 25th anniversary

A League of Their Own has earned its place as one of America’s best sports comedies, selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2012.

As the film celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 1 (with a new special edition Blu-ray out now), Davis recounts her memories from the League set.

Madonna was a question mark: Davis admits she wasn’t sure what it would be like to work with Madonna, then in her prime.

'She was Madonna. We wondered if we were going to be able to talk to her. Was she going to have an entourage? Were they going to put up walls around her where she stands?' Davis recalls.

Ultimately, Madonna was a team player who trained hard and insisted on sliding head-first into bases. 'That was painful. But she was so game. She was a trooper,' says Davis.

From USA Today


Madonna over Manhattan

Earlier this week, Harper's Bazaar lit up the NYC skyline in honor of their 150th anniversary, projecting a retrospective of some of the magazine's most memorable images on the Empire State Building. Including pictures of Madonna. #BAZAAR150

'Cool projection on Empire State Building last night! 🎉🎉🎉 N.Y.C. 🎩🎭🗽💘💘 Harper's Bazaar'

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'Its my city baby!! 🍎The Big Apple. 🗽🗽Start spreading the news!🎉💘😂#Bazaar150 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉'

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Strike a Pose screening in London

UNICORN NIGHTS are bringing STRIKE A POSE to London's Prince Charles Cinema.

Last year, Unicorn Nights hosted two very successful screenings of the iconic film 'IN BED WITH MADONNA' [aka 'MADONNA : TRUTH OR DARE'], which detailed the pop singer's controversial Blond Ambition Tour. The film gave us to a glimpse into the lives of her seven backup dancers, who arguably stole the show.

25 years later, they are back and in STRIKE A POSE, the dancers are here to tell their side of the story. Tackling many of the controversial topics raised during and after the tour, the dancers reveal their struggle with acceptance and continue to show the world how to express themselves!

Unicorn Nights presents
STRIKE A POSE
Monday 24th April 20:45

To buy tickets visit www.princecharlescinema.com


Why Madonna is drinking in the Pepsi controversy

Madonna knows a little something about pulled Pepsi ads.

In 1989, she starred in a Pepsi commercial that was pulled because of controversy over the music video for 'Like a Prayer,' which featured burning crosses and showed Madonna kissing a black actor portraying a saint.

She reminded the world of this bit of pop culture history Wednesday when she posted on Instagram about the disastrous Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner.

'When you wake up and realize that S*** just really doesn't make sense,' Madonna wrote in her caption. 'Side Note: My Pepsi commercial was pulled 30 years ago because I was kissing a black saint! #ironic.'

In the Kendall Jenner ad, Jenner ditches a photo shoot to join a street protest, then offers a Pepsi to a stoic police officer. Pepsi withdrew it after immediate criticism that the spot was appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement to sell soda.

Madonna was paid $5 million for her Pepsi commercial, which aired on March 2, 1989, during NBC's 'The Cosby Show.' The problem came the next day, when the music video premiered for 'Like a Prayer.' The video included stigmata and other religious imagery.

Pepsi spokesman said at the time: 'When you've got an ad that confuses people or concerns people, it just makes sense that that ad goes away.'

These days Madonna is making her loyalties known: On Wednesday, she posted a picture of herself strolling with a can of Coke.

It was the kind of shade Madonna fans thirst for.

From CNN.com