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August 2016

Madonna Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 58th Birthday

The Queen of Pop is missing her King. Madonna took to Instagram to pay tribute to her late friend and fellow superstar Michael Jackson on Monday, August 29, what would have been his 58th birthday.

Her Madgesty, who herself just turned 58 two weeks ago, posted four feels-inducing throwback pics of the pair from the ’80s and ’90s, including a snap from their iconic red carpet appearance at the 1991 Academy Awards.

'Happy Birthday to this wonderful and glorious creature!!' the 'Vogue' singer captioned the collage. 'πŸ‘‘ The King! Gone too soon! ❀️ ❣❀️❣❀️❣❀️❣❀️❣❀️❣.'

Jackson tragically passed away in June 2009. That same year, Madonna honored her pal and his chart-topping career during a heartrending speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

'In a desperate attempt to hold on to his memory, I went on the internet to watch old clips of him dancing and singing on TV and on stage, and I thought, β€˜My God, he was so unique, so original, so rare. And there will never be anyone like him again.’ He was a king,' she told the star-studded audience in 2009. 'But he was also a human being, and, alas, we are all human beings, and sometimes we have to lose things before we can truly appreciate them.'

During an October 2009 interview with Rolling Stone, the Material Girl revealed that while she and Jackson made a failed attempt to work together, they ended up spending the entirety of their friendship having fun. 'So that’s what we were doing: watching movies, having dinner, hanging out, going to the Oscars, being silly, seeing if we could work,' she told the magazine. 'He got relaxed. He took off his sunglasses, had a glass of wine, I got him to laugh.'

From Us Weekly

Madonna Makes Surprise Appearance at MOMA's Screening of 'Truth or Dare'

Madonna still loves to shock.

The Queen of Pop made a big entry when she showed up for the 25th anniversary screening of Madonna: Truth or Dare at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday night (Aug. 24) in New York City.

Some 400 guests were caught off guard when the pop legend, wearing a red off-the-shoulder red dress, turned up unannounced and mingled with fans.

Madonna's revealing Truth or Dare documentary was originally released in 1991 and captured the action and controversy of her worldwide Blond Ambition Tour.

MOMA's special anniversary event included a conversation with the film's director Alek Keshishian, Blonde Ambition Tour choreographer Vincent Paterson, and dancers Jose Gutierez and Salim Gauwloos.


'It's not too late to make my Birthday Wish Come True!'

'The Candles have been blown. The Cake has been cut, but it's not too late to make my Birthday Wish Come True!! I want to take you on an unforgettable trip to Art Basel. Enter to win and support Raising Malawi:'

Happiness! β£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸŽ‚β£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸŽ‚β£πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸŽ‚β£Viva Cuba

Madonna's Instagram: More from Cuba

Madonna shared some more pictures from her Cuba trip (including one with Debi Mazar) on her Instagram page and looks like they all had a fabulous time:

'Pina Coladas in Loma del Angel! πŸŽ‰πŸ’˜πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί'


'Muy Caliente in Havana! πŸ”₯πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί'


'Get in the Car! πŸš—πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί'


B Akerlund also shared this great shot of Madonna in Cuba on Instagram:


Madonna's love letters to feature in documentary

Madonna's deeply personal letters and recordings she made in bed will be included in a new documentary.

The 'Ray of Light' singer's 18-month romance with Breakfast Club singer Dan Gilroy will be the focus of a new film, and her former lover is said to have turned over 'hours' of video, as well as a huge number of letters and photos to director Guy Guido for inclusion in 'Emmy and The Breakfast Club'.

According to the director, the movie - which will focus on the period of 1979 to 1982 when Madonna was living in an abandoned synagogue in New York with Dan and his brother Ed - will include interviews and re-enactments and feature 'sweet little love notes that she would leave for Dan' and 'very poetic love letters Β­expressing her feelings for him and the struggles of their relationship.'

There is also a 20-minute recording of 'silly, romantic bantering' which the couple made in bed and that features Madonna and Dan 'having fun with each other and bedroom talk, and also getting into a little philosophical life discussion.'

The filmmaker insisted using personal material without the 57-year-old singer's consent wasn't a decision taking lightly, but Dan felt it was time to 'share' the 'intimate' footage.

He told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: 'There are some intimate things, but at this point they're ready to share. Especially Dan - he's been holding this in a very long time.'

Guy described the couple's relationship, which began in 1979, as the 'meat' of the movie, but said the documentary also explored Madonna's ambition and determination to make it in the music industry.

He is hopeful the film will be complete by January 2017, and that a major distributor will release it.


Madonna on the cover of LOVE magazine

Madonna will appear on the cover of the next issue of LOVE magazine (out on 19/09/2016) photographed by Mert Alas.


Some quotes from the magazine:

'I don't consider myself a pop act, I consider myself an artist. And it's an artist's responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It's our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.'

'I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn't the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it's easy to become famous. What isn't easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.'

'I like Instagram because it's like keeping a diary and every day I get to share different aspects of my personality, my life, and what inspires me, what infuriates me, or what causes I want to fight for. It allows me to be mysterious, ironic, provocative or proud. I get to use it as a platform to bring attention to people or issues that I think are important. It allows me to be the curator of my life.'

Family Mambo Cuban Style

Madonna is sharing more media from her trip to Cuba, including a great video of her and Rocco dancing:

'Walking in the HOT πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯Streets of Havana! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί


'Family Mambo Cuban Style! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ί

Madonna visits Cuba for her birthday

Madonna is the latest celebrity to visit Cuba, dancing in a restaurant for her birthday and touring Havana with her family and friends.

The singer arrived in Havana on Monday. Excited crowds have gathered outside the hotel where she is staying in historic Old Havana, but have caught few glimpses of the 58-year-old star.

Fan Taimi Estrada Joba says she hopes to see Madonna perform a concert in Cuba someday. In her words, 'We are very happy she came.'

A string of U.S. celebrities has visited Havana as part of a boom in tourism set off by the declaration of detente with the U.S. in December 2014. Cuban state media posted enthusiastic reports about Madonna's visit and the Foreign Ministry sent a string of tweets welcoming her.

From Associated Press Via Yahoo! News

Vogue with Madonna at Art Basel Miami


Are you Like a Virgin to the art scene? There’s no better place to immerse yourself in some of the world’s most inspiring artists, galleries and collections than Art Basel. And when you factor in the one and only Madonna, who’ll be there in all her Madonna glory, you’ll be Vogue-ing your way to popstar heaven. Grab a friend and head to Miami, where you’ll go to Art Basel, get pop cultured at an art auction and then get 1-on-1 hangout time with the music queen and Ray of Light herself! Yes… your pop music prayers have been answered. Flights and hotel included.

Events: The 11th Annual Brisbane Madonna Party

Australia's longest-running MADONNA PARTY celebrates the Queen of Pop's birthday and 30 years of TRUE BLUE, her biggest-selling studio album.

Strike a pose and get into the groove as upstairs at The Wickham hotel is transformed into a dance club playing only the music of Madonna - 1980s, 1990s, Noughties & Now!

Gather upstairs, meet other fans, grab a drink and watch a fan-compiled collection of Madonna music videos, live clips & rare footage.

8.30PM TIL 12.30AM
Join DJ Sean Manley (SYD) - official DJ for the Madonna Rebel Heart Tour VIP parties - who plays you nothing but the best music of Madonna - the greatest hits, fan favourites....and everything in between! From 'Everybody' to the latest 'Rebel Heart' songs.

With licensed bar, roving photographers, merch stall and more!


Wickham Hotel, 308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley


Tickets $15.00 + booking fee (presale) or $20.00 (at the door) 18+ event


Events: The 13th Annual MADONNATHON

Cathyland presents:

The 13th annual MADONNATHON
LIVE Tribute Show & Dance Party
Special appearance by drag superstar & #1 Madonna Impersonator VENUS D LITE
Sat, Aug 20 doors 6pm, showtime 8pm $15
@ BROOKLYN BOWL 718-963-3369
61 Wythe Ave (bet N 11th St & N 12th St) Brooklyn, NY
Tix avail online:


'Where's the Party?' At Brooklyn Bowl for the 13th annual MADONNATHON - the biggest Madonna celebration in the world! Each year we pack the house with a crowd of die-hard, fun-loving Madonna fans who get into the groove, paying tribute not only to Madonna's amazing music, but also her ever-evolving looks and influence on our lives. Happening every year in honor of her birthday, MADONNATHON features LIVE performances by some of New York City's most talented musicians, singers & dancers, collaborating to bring you the very best of Madonna's huge repertoire!

And this year, for the first time, the dance afterparty will go til 2am with DJ CHAUNCEY D (Madonna Worship, Stonewall Inn) spinning Madonna hits and showing Madonna videos all night long! (afterparty tix only $5 after 11:30pm)

Wear YOUR best Madonna look (killer matador cape, virgin bride, lucky star, peepshow dancer, geisha glam, cone bra & ponytail, urban cowgirl, Evita, Material girl....), because best-dressed Madonna fans will sing onstage w/the band + win prizes. Onsite makeup artists will also be providing red lips and beauty marks at the 4-minute Madonna Makeover booth.

Special appearance by drag superstar & #1 Madonna Impersonator VENUS D LITE - as seen on RuPaul's Drag Race, Botched & My Secret Obsession - Meet & greet Venus after the show!

Hosted by: Cathy Cervenka & friends

MADONNATHON 2016 event page:


Events: NYC Madonna Birthday Boat Party

LUCILLE YACHT – 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Empire Cruises: ​2430 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010

Calling all Rebel Hearts! Your are invited to a once in a lifetime dance party experience! Be apart of the Madonna Fan Documentary called 'Living for Madonna' that will be filming on board while taking a 3-hour cruise with breathtaking views of Manhattan! + Win Deluxe Madonna Giveaways all Night!

Tickets are strictly limited, but you can also buy tickets one hour before boarding time, which will be 7pm. So we advise you to buy them online to not miss out on this special event. Must be 21 years old to participate.

The party starts just before 7pm and we Don't Stop The Music til just before 11pm on this multi-level dance party cruise! Drinking, Dancing, and Partying on a yacht with breathtaking views of the NY Skyline and Statue of Liberty is the very definition of how to party in the grab your friends, family, co-workers, whomever....and purchase tickets for this ultimate late night summertime event.

To purchase tickets visit or

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