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What are your thoughts? Real or not? And who could these songs be about?!
'Cut me down the middle, f***ed me up a little. You said I was your queen. I tried to give you everything. And now you want your freedom.'
'You got just what you came for, a bit of fame and fortune, and I'm no longer needed.'
'You tore me into pieces, you didn't have no damn reason. I let you in my kingdom, you helped yourself with everything.'
'I curse the day we met. This memory is haunting me. I wish I could forget.'
'Two Steps Behind Me'
'You're a copycat, Where is my royalty? You're a pretty girl, I'll give you that. But stealing my recipe, it's an ugly look.'
'Did you study me hard enough? You're never gonna be, you're just a wannabe me. Like a sister all messed-up, who's gonna help you out? In your fantasy, you can try it all. But you can't be me.'
'You can walk the walk, even talk the talk. But you'll always be two steps behind me.'
'Ode to all corrupt regimes! #disobedientobjects #unapologeticbitch'
'Lynch mob mentality! Lets all jump on the bandwagon without thinking! #disobedientobjects #victoriaandalberuaseum'
The DJ and producer was enlisted by the Queen of Pop earlier this year as she worked on new material.
Speaking to Billboard, Diplo said that the duo ended up getting drunk in the recording studio whilst writing.
He said: 'One [song] is super weird. Late one night in the studio we got a little bit drunk and she improvised a little hook and we made a song out of it. I think it’s going to be a breakthrough if she can manage to get everything together and get it out properly.'
Talking meanwhile about another track they wrote together, Diplo said:
'That song is on like version 20. It went from a piano ballad to a 'Turn Down for What'-style song, which I didn’t like. Now it’s somewhere in the middle.'
Based on previous birthday entertainment (Kolpakov Trio in Sticky & Sweet tour, Kalakan Trio in MDNA tour), will we also see these musicians on Madonna's next tour?!
The Marilyn Monroe-inspired gown and jewelry that Madonna donned in her 1984 'Material Girl' music video will also be up for grabs, Beverly Hills-based Julien's Auctions said Tuesday.
Highest bidders will also be able to take home some of the many awards won by Madonna, as well as handwritten notes on concert choreography and working lyrics.
The personal and professional collection includes a day planner from 1988 in which Madonna jotted down notes on everything from dates with her then-husband Sean Penn to an appearance on 'Late Night with David Letterman.'
More risque are negatives and prints of nude photographs taken of the diva for Penthouse magazine.
Fans could even snap up Madonna's 1972 junior high school yearbook and signed checks, as well as a document related to her separation from Penn.
Outfits Madonna wore in movies such as 'Evita,' 'A League of Their Own' and 'The Next Best Thing' will also be on offer.
With price estimates ranging from $600 to $40,000, the auction will take place on November 7 and 8 over the course of four sessions.
The public will be able to get a glimpse of the collection November 3-7 in Beverley Hils.
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills
Monday, November 3rd – Friday, November 7th, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Daily)
Also a special exhibit of the Collection of Madonna Memorabilia will open at the Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) on Monday, August 18, 2014 and run through Monday, September 15, 2014 in Kildare, Ireland. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sundays and bank holidays. Free entry and parking is included.
For more information visit www.juliensauctions.com/press/2014/madonna
'Happy and tired gracias mert&marcus. #laislabonita'
'OMG Scrillex Wtf!!!!! #sleepdeprived'
'Of course you can dance on my table! #turkishdelight #didem'
'Looking for Sirens! #esvedra #magic'
'A beautiful celebration for the Birthday Girl @madonna photo by @jr'
'Loving my new birthday ring made by Neil Lane! Amethyst and Citrine! So Lovely #grateful'
'Instagram can take away our nipples but they cant take away our fun!!!! #hypocrisy #unapologeticbirthdaybitch'
'Best Night Ever! #livingforlove'
The 40-year-old supermodel joined the 'Material Girl' singer in celebrating her 56th birthday at a lavish 1920s-themed celebration in a private villa in Cannes, France, where the pair were pictured cosying up together in revealing flapper outfits.
Madonna posted the photo of herself wearing a beaded black dress next to the iconic model - who was clad in an strappy black gown - on her Instagram account.
She captioned the image: 'Bow down Bitches! #whatitfeelslikeforagirl'
The 'Holiday' singer also shared a shot of partygoers posing in front of giant 'M' and intertwined with pink feather boas, who were clearly enjoying their evening.
She wrote: 'House of M! House of Fun! La Vie en Rose! #unapologeticbirthdaybitch'
Madonna - who was joined the event on Saturday by her children, Lourdes, 17, Rocco, 14, David, eight, and Mercy, also eight - also shared a picture of her youngest son looking dapper in a black tuxedo.
She wrote alongside the picture: 'My escort for the evening! #swag #boom #livingforlove'
Saturday August 30, 2014
4 - 8 PM
102 Scaup Walk
Music by DJ Marc Coté
Full Drag is Mandatory
We're attempting a world record! Because of that, we’re asking our guests to register ahead of time so we can get a head count.
Darlings, if it was up to us we’d tell you to just show up and surprise us at the door. We're always glad to see you.
But the Guinness people have rules and one of their rules is that we need at least 250 guests dressed as Madonna or we won’t set the record and everyone will see us fail and that would be confusing and disappointing, like a Guy Ritchie film.
Registration takes only a minute. Are you in? It won't be any fun without you!
To register visit www.fireislanddragparty.com
Click on the image to enlarge. Thanks to http://www.stylight.co.uk/
Includes a special Madonna Themed STRIPPED: ALL MALE REVUE, our weekly Strip Show, plus 1am performances by Melissa BeFierce, Trinna Modele & Cassandra Fever.
The event is 18+ And is FREE before 9pm.
After Hours and Boy Toy Dancers with DJ Wes ‘til 3am! Two Levels and THREE dance floors!
Last year it was the club’s most successful event of the year and also was the most attended event in the club’s 2 ½ year history until Bianca Del Rio arrived a few months ago.
The staff will be dressed in special VOGUE shirts and the party will most definitely be a CELEBRATION!
340 Night Club
340 South Thomas Street
As first reported by Slate, all of the 16 Hollywood icons named in singer Madonna's pop song, "Vogue," have now died after the passing of Bacall on Tuesday.
The song, released in March 1990, was inspired by the New York City dance community. Voguing is a stylized dance that evolved from the Harlem ballroom scene in the 1980s.
One section of the song contains only spoken words in which Madonna quickly lists off 16 celebrities that are considered part of the golden era of Hollywood: 'Greta Garbo, and Monroe / Dietrich and DiMaggio / Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean / On the cover of a magazine / Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean / Picture of a beauty queen / Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers, dance on air / They had style, they had grace / Rita Hayworth gave good face / Lauren, Katharine, Lana too / Bette Davis, we love you.'
The black and white music video was famous for its unique choreography, an homage to classic Hollywood. The video was directed by David Fincher who went on to direct films such as 'Fight Club,' 'Se7en,' and 'The Social Network.'
At the time of the song's release, some of the stars mentioned had already died, including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Jean Harlow and Bette Davis. Now, 24 years after the song's release, Bacall's was the final name on the roster.
The following is a list of the legendary stars in the order they are mentioned in the song:
Greta Garbo, 84 (died April 15, 1990)
Marilyn Monroe, 36 (died August 5, 1962)
Marlene Dietrich, 90 (died May 6, 1992)
Joe DiMaggio, 84 (died March 8, 1999)
Marlon Brando, 80 (died July 1, 2004)
James Dean, 24 (died September 30, 1955)
Grace Kelly, 52 (died September 14, 1982)
Jean Harlow, 26 (died June 7, 1937)
Gene Kelly, 83 (died February 2, 1996)
Fred Astaire, 88 (died June 22, 1987)
Ginger Rogers, 83 (died April 25, 1995)
Rita Hayworth, 68 (died May 14, 1987)
Lauren Bacall, 89 (died August 12, 2014)
Katharine Hepburn, 96 (died June 29, 2003)
Lana Turner, 74 (died June 29, 1995)
Bette Davis, 81 (died October 6, 1989)
From http://edition.cnn.com - thanks to Michael and Wil
'Birthday Shoot out!!!!! No one cheated! #bruisedbitch #boom'
'Pretty Hurts. #boom #fuzzy #killinit'
Bigger + better every year, MADONNATHON is the annual celebration/dance party in honor of Madonna's birthday, featuring LIVE performances by some of New York City's most talented musicians/singers, collaborating to bring you the very best of Madonna's huge repertoire! Hosted by Cathy Cervenka & friends!
With Simon Cowell returning to the judging panel, alongside Cheryl Cole, it would seem the music mogul is pulling strings for some A-list guests.
Madonna has never appeared on any kind of talent show before, but it seems the queen of pop is set to make her debut this autumn.
A source told The Sun: 'It's looking very hopeful Madonna will perform, possibly in November on one of the live shows. There are a lot of big names releasing music at that time, but she's absolutely the number one name we are trying to secure.'
They added: 'She needs her next album to be a success in the UK and a performance on ITV in front of 12 million people would be the best platform.'
Madonna is reportedly being lined up for the much-coveted live final performance - but she's not alone.
X Factor producers are reportedly sweet-talking Irish rockers U2 and British superstar Adele for the slot.
Directed by Susan Seidelman, this classic 1985 movie set in New York stars Rosanna Arquette as Roberta Glass and Madonna, in her first feature film, as Susan.
We will also be screening the exclusive debut episode of Dr Madonna' a web series created by Melbourne-born, now Hollywood-based Richard Cotzabuyucas. To tie in with our screening, he has devoted his first episode to Desperately Seeking Susan.
The date of our screening is also no coincidence... It is Madonna's 56th Birthday!
In celebration, there will be music, there will also be a bunch of prizes for our raffle - including signed 8x10s from the beautiful / talented / very generous Rosanna Arquette!!
Don't be shy, come dressed up in 80s gear!! We want to see excessive necklaces, wrist accesories, rags in your hair, fishnet stockings, lacy gloves ... get into the spirit and get... Into the Groove!
FREE car parking at the venue. There's a Cafe and bar on site, serving all types of alcohol and snacks too.
Saturday 16th of August 2014 from 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start at The Backlot Studios, 65 Haig Street, Southbank.
Tickets: $15 Full / $12 Conc.
(OR $20 AT THE DOOR – subject to availability)
Pre-booking is strongly suggested as tickets are limited!!!
Hope to see you there!
Please contact email@example.com for more information or visit DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN Facebook Event Page or click on the flyer below to enlarge.
'#baguette #gluten #france'
'#macarons #moregluten #saltycaramel #yum #france'
'Getting ready for my B-day! Yes we hang our dresses in the bathtub! thanks D&G! #unapologeticbitch'
UK fans can also check if their local newsagent stocks the magazine using the postcode checker or buy online at: www.classicpopmag.com/buy-online/
'My first B-day present! Yaaaasssssssssss bitch!! #livingforversace'
The two pop superstars are both keen to sing at a special event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the historic collapse which united Germany on November 9.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: 'Madonna and Gaga are equally desperate for the honour of performing. They both like to think of themselves as very political, and will also have new albums to promote by then.'
The pair have clashed in the past over claims the 'Applause' hitmaker has copied Madonna's image, and it is said the 'Papa Don't Preach' singer is the favourite to perform at the event.
The insider added: 'It could reignite their long-running feud as the date draws nearer because neither are used to being told no. However, it's highly likely organisers would choose the Queen of Pop over Gaga, if push came to shove.'
Aug 29 - Miami
Sep 02 - Atlanta
Sep 05 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sep 09 - Montreal
Sep 12 - Washington
Sep 16 - New York City
Sep 19 - Brooklyn
Sep 24 - Philadelphia
Sep 26 - Boston
Sep 28 - Chicago
Oct 01 - Detroit
Oct 03 - Atlantic City
Oct 05 - Toronto
Oct 08 - St. Paul
Oct 11 - Edmonton
Oct 14 - Vancouver
Oct 17 - Portland
Oct 19 - San Jose
Oct 22 - Glendale
Oct 24 - Las Vegas
Oct 27 - Los Angeles
Nov 04 - Koln
Nov 07 - Prague
Nov 10 - Berlin
Nov 14 - Stockholm
Nov 17 - Herning
Nov 21 - Turin
Nov 24 - Barcelona
Nov 28 - Antwerp
Dec 01 - London
Dec 05 - Amsterdam
Dec 09 - Paris
Dec 14 - Manchester
Dec 16 - Birmingham
Dec 20 - Glasgow
ASIA / AUS TO FOLLOW